Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee
Monday 13th January 2020 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

9.

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.

 

 

10.

Planning Application No. 19/1100/RES - Pinhoe Quarry, Harrington Lane, Exeter pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To consider the report of the Service Lead City Development.

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Principal Project Manager (Development) (MD) presented the application for the approval of reserved matters of appearance, landscaping, layout and scale relating to the residential development comprising 380 dwellings, flexible retail and community space and the associated infrastructure, garaging, parking, landscaped open space, equipped children's play and public realm. (Pursuant to planning permission reference 10/2088/OUT granted on 6th February 2012).

 

The Principal Project Manager (Development) (MD) reported the following late representations:-

 

·         following discussions with the County Council as the Lead Local Flood Authority the County Council required an increase in the size of sewer drainage pipes which would need a separate discharge of condition application under the outline consent; and

·         request from the applicant for an additional condition to detail boundary treatment.

 

Russell Smith spoke in support of the application. He raised the following points:-

 

·         planning agent on behalf of Galliford Try Partnership and Waltco Properties Ltd.;

·         applicant has increased the number of affordable housing units;

·         presentations on the scheme were made to two meetings of the Planning Member Working Group and to the Design Review Panel, the latter commenting on the high standard of design; and

·         surface water drainage ponds will have very shallow sides to secure safety of children and the suggested fencing of the ponds will be addressed as part of the discussions on the boundary treatment.

 

He responded as follows to Members’ queries:-

 

·         on street parking will assist in respect of visits to the shop;

·         cycle parking incorporated into individual dwellings together with communal cycle parking for apartments;

·         high quality passivhaus design; and

·         road network designed to accommodate an extension of the bus service through the estate.

 

A Member thanked Galliford Try Partnership and Waltco Properties Ltd. for their engagement with the Pinhoe Village Action Group.

 

The recommendation was for approval, subject to the conditions as set out in the report.

 

The recommendation was moved and seconded.

 

RESOLVED that, subject to the completion of a satisfactory legal agreement securing the Habitats Mitigation contribution, planning permission for the approval of reserved matters of appearance, landscaping, layout and scale relating to the residential development comprising 380 dwellings, flexible retail and community space and the associated infrastructure, garaging, parking, landscaped open space, equipped children's play and public realm. (Pursuant to planning permission reference 10/2088/OUT granted on 6th February 2012) be APPROVED, subject also to the following conditions:-

 

1)         All conditions imposed on notice of outline approval ref 10/2088/01 are hereby reiterated in as much as they relate to the development and have yet to be discharged in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

Reason: To safeguard the rights of control by the Local Planning Authority in respect of the reserved matters.

 

2)         The development hereby permitted shall not be carried out otherwise than in strict accordance with the submitted details received by the Local Planning Authority on 13th August and 24th November 2019, and the specific drawings referred to on the Clifton Emery Design Register of Drawings ref 170304 S 04 L and Hydrock Document Issue  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.

11.

Planning Application No. 19/1406/FUL - Land west of Ringswell Avenue, Exeter pdf icon PDF 134 KB

To consider the report of the Service Lead City Development.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Principal Project Manager (Development) (MD) presented the application for the construction of 60 dwellings (Use Class C3), means of access, public open space and associated infrastructure.

 

The Principal Project Manager (Development) highlighted the changes to the previous scheme with the removal of a through route to create two cul-de-sacs and an additional access, thereby reducing the number of properties accessing onto Ringswell Avenue.

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Alex Graves spoke in support of the application. He raised the following points:-

 

·         LiveWest, a Registered Provider of affordable homes, had a strong commitment to Exeter and provided a range of homes and re-invested profits to ensure they can continue building affordable homes. The brownfield site would deliver 60 homes, all of which would be affordable;

·         this site benefited from permission for 48 dwellings, all of which were to be accessed from Ringswell Avenue. This access was of local concern at the time of the previous application and a second point of access had been provided to reduce the dependency on Ringswell Avenue together with a central pedestrian/cycle zone. As a result there were no neighbour objections;

·         a range of one to four bed homes were proposed, including a wheelchair accessible home. The design incorporated high quality materials with key design features. LiveWest had been mindful to consider neighbours, the Council’s Design Guide and National Space standards. Landscaping and ecology had been incorporated with three high quality areas of public open space provided. Generous parking is provided, and visitor spaces will ease congestion. The site will provide increased permeability for cycling and walking in the area, creating links to Honiton Road. The Highway Authority has no objection to the proposal; and

·         a high-quality proposal will deliver significant benefits including making best use of brownfield land; providing affordable homes and public open space for the wider community and facilitating pedestrian/cycle links to Ribston Avenue and Warwick Road.

 

He responded as follows to Members’ queries:-

 

·         there had been a reduction in the number of four bed houses from the original scheme which meant that more units can now be provided;

·         engineering assessments had shown that the turning heads were sufficient to enable vehicles to reverse out of the cul-de-sacs and that generous off street parking places was proposed together with bays on the carriageways;

·         the number of properties accessing onto Ringswell Avenue had been reduced from 48 to 29;

·         street lighting would be provided within the development and discussions were being held with the County Council in respect of a financial contribution towards the provision of lighting along the proposed footway leading to Warwick Road; and

·         the two electric car charging points would not be located within the seven visitor spaces

 

During discussion the following points were raised:-

 

·         importance of providing additional external lighting;

·         concern that the visitor parking spaces could be used by residents themselves;

·         additional number of smaller properties welcomed; and

·         concern regarding the use of Lower Hill Barton Road by construction vehicles.

 

In respect of the latter point, Members were advised of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.

12.

Planning Application No. 19/1168/FUL - Land adjacent to 2A Newcourt Road, Topsham pdf icon PDF 94 KB

To consider the report of the Service Lead City Development.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Service Lead City Development presented the application for a single storey dwelling.

 

The Service Lead City Development reported the following:-

 

·         change to previous schemes that had been refused on grounds of inappropriate design with a large flat roof and a large amenity space at the front of the property;

·         revisions including pitched roof and changes to the amenity space

 

David Williams spoke against the application. He raised the following points:-

 

·         10 applications to date had been refused on valid grounds;

·         the amenity space, cannot be regarded as being of good quality as the patio area to the rear of the proposed dwelling is heavily shaded to the south and does not therefore meet the Policy DG4 allowance that smaller houses may have reduced amenity areas if they are sunny south facing gardens;

·         the rear garden is below the minimum requirement for private amenity space;

·         the plot is completely overlooked by 2A as it was formally the front gardenof that property;

·         the view lines shown on the plan are inaccurate and the actual view line needs to bisect the southern boundary at the corner of the outbuilding of No.2. By adding the correct view line it goes through the proposed house thus restricting the view of 2A from the bottom of Newcourt Road; and

·         the latest application by moving to a pitched roof from the previous flat roof design will exacerbate the impact of the aforementioned view.

 

The Chair reported a statement from the applicant, Richard Carr, who had been unable to attend to speak at the meeting.

 

·         sale of land in 2006 by the then owners of 2A Newcourt Road was with the expectation that a dwelling would be built at some time;

·         the Inspector’s report concluded that a modest sized bungalow within the location was potentially acceptable;

·         a traditional design is proposed with a pitched roof and local materials of natural slate, render and brickwork;

·         the private outside amenity space meets the requirement of the planning department;

·         the access provides good visibility up and down Newcourt Road and no concerns have been raised by the Highways Engineer;

·         the building has been designed to retain the view from the front elevation of No 2A as seen when coming up Newcourt Road and also prevents overlooking; and

·         the land is an ideal site for an infill development and improves an untidy waste land.

 

During discussion the following points were raised:-

 

·         concerns regarding the size of the amenity space and whether the times of construction could be changed because of the narrowness of Newcourt Road and use by schoolchildren; and

·         plot size would be suitable for a single person or small family for which there was likely to be a market.

 

The recommendation was for approval, subject to the conditions as set out in the report.

 

The recommendation was moved and seconded.

 

RESOLVED that planning permission for a single storey dwelling be APPROVED subject to the following conditions:-

 

1)         The development to which this permission relates must be begun not  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12.

13.

Planning Application No. 18/0878/FUL - Land betwen 106 Hamlin Gardens and 65 Carlyon Gardens, Exeter pdf icon PDF 102 KB

To consider the report of the Service Lead City Development.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Service Lead City Development presented the application for the construction of a new apartment building (21 apartments) and associated landscaping, changes to highways and parking.

 

The Principal Project Manager (Development) reported that the Planning Committee had originally approved the application subject to the completion of a Section 106 Agreement under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to secure the affordable housing but that it was necessary to bring the matter back to Planning Committee to change the resolution to provide for the provision of affordable housing to be dealt with by way of a condition instead given that it was a Council own build project. The details of the scheme remained unchanged.

 

The recommendation was for approval, subject to the conditions as set out in the report.

 

The recommendation was moved and seconded.

 

RESOLVED that planning permission for the construction of new apartment building (21 apartments) and associated landscaping, changes to highways and parking be APPROVED, subject to the following conditions:-

 

1)         The development to which this permission relates must be begun not later than the expiration of three years beginning with the date on which this permission is granted.

Reason: To ensure compliance with sections 91 and 92 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

 

2)         The development hereby permitted shall not be carried out otherwise than in strict accordance with the submitted details received by the Local Planning Authority on 6th June, 9th August and 17th December 2018 (including dwg. nos. E1206-GSA-HG-DRG, E1206-GSA-HG-DRG-A-300 Rev C3, LL(0)HG400 Rev PT-07, E1206-GSA-HG-DR-A-1101 Rev C3, E1206-GSA-HG-DR-A-1102 Rev C3, E1206-GSA-HG-DR-A-1103 Rev C3, E1206-GSA-HG-DR-A-1104 Rev C3, E1206-GSA-HG-DRG-A-1201 Rev C3, E1206-GSA-HG-DRG-A-1202 Rev C3, E1206-GSA-HG-DRG-A-1210 Rev C1 and E1206-GSA-HG-DRG-A-1211 Rev C1) as modified by other conditions of this consent.

Reason: In order to ensure compliance with the approved drawings.

 

3)         Pre-commencement condition: A Construction Environmental Management Plan shall be submitted to and agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority prior to the commencement of development on site and adhered to during the construction period. This should include details of monitoring and mitigation measures to control the environmental impact of the development during the construction and demolition phases, including site traffic and traffic routing, the effects of piling and emissions of noise and dust. The CEMPs should contain a procedure for handling and investigating complaints as well as provision for regular meetings with appropriate representatives from the Local Authorities during the development works, in order to discuss forthcoming work and its environmental impact.

Reason for pre-commencement condition: In the interest of the environment of the site and surrounding areas. This information is required before development commences to ensure that the impacts of the development works are properly considered and addressed at the earliest possible stage.

 

4)         Pre-commencement Condition: No part of the development hereby permitted shall be commenced until the detailed design of the proposed surface water drainage management system which will serve the development site for the full period of its construction has been submitted to,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 13.

14.

SITE INSPECTION PARTY

To advise that the next Site Inspection Party will be held on Tuesday 28 January 2019 at

9.30 a.m.  The Councillors attending will be Mitchell, Morse and Williams.

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the next Site Inspection Party will be held on Tuesday at 9.30 a.m. The Councillors attending will be Mitchell, Morse and Williams.