Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Monday 18th March 2019 5.30 pm

Venue: Rennes Room, Civic Centre, Paris Street, Exeter

Contact: Howard Bassett, Democratic Services Officer (Committees)  01392 265107 or email  howard.bassett@exeter.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

15.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 126 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 11 February 2019.

 

 

 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 11 February 2019 were taken as read, approved and signed by the Chair as correct.

16.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors are reminded of the need to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests that relate to business on the agenda and which have not already been included in the register of interests, before any discussion takes place on the item. Unless the interest is sensitive, you must also disclose the nature of the interest. In accordance with the Council's Code of Conduct, you must then leave the room and must not participate in any further discussion of the item. Councillors requiring clarification should seek the advice of the Monitoring Officer prior to the day of the meeting.

 

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were made by Members.

 

17.

Planning Application No. 19/0055/VOC - Sandy Park Lodge, Old Rydon Lane pdf icon PDF 144 KB

To consider the report of the City Development Manager.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Principal Project Manager (Development) (MH) presented the application for Variation of Condition no. 3 of Planning Application Reference Number: 17/0665/OUT granted planning permission on 26/06/2018 to remove requirement for one-way system on Old Rydon Lane to be implemented/completed prior to implementation of permission.

 

Councillor Newby, having given notice under Standing Order No. 44, spoke on the item. He raised the following points:-

 

  • local residents are concerned about access onto the site by heavy, eight wheeler vehicles during the construction stage and believe that, with satellite navigation, it is likely that many lorries will be directed down the full length of Old Rydon Lane rather than approaching along Clyst Road. Such problems had occurred during the construction phase of houses on the Bricknells site; and
  • request a change to condition 12 to ensure that all vehicles approach the hotel site via the A379, along Clyst Road and use the emergency vehicle entrance into Sandy Park. This route should also be clearly signposted at both ends of Old Rydon Lane - at the west end on Newcourt Way and at the Clyst Road end.

 

Councillor Leadbetter, having given notice under Standing Order No. 44, spoke on the item. He raised the following points:-

 

  • support comments of Councillor Newby; and
  • local residents do not wish to see a delay in the construction of the hotel development but seek an assurance that a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) will be implemented to prevent heavy vehicles using Old Rydon Lane and a guarantee that, until the TRO is implemented, all access will be via Clyst Road and the emergency vehicle entrance leading to Sandy Park.

 

Mr Bishop spoke against the application. He raised the following points:-

 

  • during contractual discussions with hotel operators, Kensington Taylor were aware the condition for a One-Way Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) since June 2018. This variation was submitted the day after the Exeter Highways and Traffic Orders Committee approved the TRO. The applicant had assured residents at two separate meetings that if the TRO was approved construction would not go ahead until the TRO was implemented;
  • Devon County Council Highways, Exeter Cycling Campaign and 87 other people objected to this Variation. Highways stated that it’s at odds with the safety of Old Rydon Lane and the plan is to have the TRO Implemented within 15 weeks of this meeting. Signing a Construction Contract, producing a Construction Plan and completing all other Pre-Commencement conditions will no doubt take that time.
  • approval is recommended with a managed Construction Plan that could allow building work to start. However, the planning authority have a poor track record of enforcing Construction Plans in this area. Planning Officers told residents who complained about non-adherence to Construction Plans that they cannot enforce them. Bricknalls, Persimmon, Heritage Homes, IKEA and the Sandy Park Rugby ground extension are examples of this. The building of the Sandy Park training pitch used the safety access road leading into Old Rydon Lane for earth movement lorries despite there being a Construction  ...  view the full minutes text for item 17.

18.

List of Decisions Made and Withdrawn Applications pdf icon PDF 45 KB

To consider the report of the City Development Manager.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the City Development Manager was submitted.

           

RESOLVED that the report be noted.

 

19.

Appeals Report pdf icon PDF 71 KB

To consider the report of the City Development Manager.

Minutes:

The schedule of appeal decisions and appeals lodged was submitted.

 

RESOLVED that the report be noted.

 

 

20.

SITE INSPECTION PARTY

To advise that the next Site Inspection Party will be held on Tuesday 2 April 2019 at

9.30 a.m. The Councillors attending will be Councillors Harvey, Mrs Henson and Edwards.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the next Site Inspection Party will be held on Tuesday 2 April 2019 at 9.30 a.m. The Councillors attending will be Councillors Harvey, Mrs Henson and Edwards. There will also be a site inspection in respect of the Fairpark Almshouse proposal and Bull Meadow for all Committee Members.