Agenda and draft minutes

Virtual Meeting, Planning Committee - Thursday 29th April 2021 5.30 pm

Venue: Legislation has been passed that allows Council's to conduct Committee meetings remotely

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

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22.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 361 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 29 March 2021.

 

 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 29 March 2021 were taken as read, and approved as correct to be signed by the Chair at the earliest possible convenience.

 

23.

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.

 

 

 

 

24.

Planning Application No. 20/1187/FUL - Exmouth Junction Gateway Site, Exeter pdf icon PDF 410 KB

To consider the report of the Liveable Exeter Programme Director and Interim City Development Lead.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Principal Project Manager (Development) presented the application for the re-development of the site and construction of a part 3, part 5 storey building containing 51 residential units with associated access and servicing arrangements, car parking, landscaping and infrastructure ancillary to the residential use. (Revised)

 

The Principal Project Manager (Development) provided a detailed description of the site in relation to the surrounding area, the site comprising vacant undesignated “white land” of 0.21 hectares on the corner of the roundabout in front of Morrisons off Prince Charles Road. The site was in Flood Zone 1 and was potentially contaminated from its previous use as part of the Exmouth Junction railway yard. In detail, the proposal was to develop a part 3, part 4, part 5 storey building on the site comprising 51 apartments (26 no. 1-beds, 20 no. 2-beds and 5 no. 3-beds) with the apartments Build to Rent housing. There would also be an internal cycle store on the ground floor of 90 spaces with bin storage provided. The design matched the architectural principles of the main Exmouth Junction site to the west.

 

The Principal Project Manager (Development) provided the following additional information:-

 

·         a revised ground floor plan had been submitted by the applicant who had confirmed acceptance of  the £60,000 contribution towards playing pitches in the local area;

·         Devon County Council had confirmed that a surface water drainage issue would be covered by a pre-commencement condition;

·         the additional cycle storage provision had been welcomed by the Exeter Cycling Campaign;

·         the applicant had confirmed the provision of balconies for the 1-bed flats in addition to those proposed for the 2 and 3-bed flats and the recommendation had been changed to grant delegated authority to officers to agree revised plans with the applicant to include balconies for the relevant 1-bed flats.

The Principal Project Manager (Development) responded as follows to Members’ queries:-

 

·         the contaminated land condition does not cover the issue of ordnance, however the ground conditions report addressed this issue and concluded that the risk of ordnance was low - a specific condition could be added to address this issue but the Principal Project Manager (Development) had not considered it necessary;

·         the site was approximately 50 metres away from the main Exmouth Junction site;

·         the type of contamination on the site was likely to be the same as the main Exmouth Junction site and potentially includes heavy metals, asbestos , total petroleum hydrocarbons, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and ground gases.

 

Donna Norgate spoke against the application. She raised the following points:-

 

·         this development should have been included as part of the original planning application for the Exmouth Junction site as splitting the planning applications made the original size of development appear smaller;

·         the height is out of keeping with local properties and Morrisons. The five-storey element is justified by virtue of the first phase already being approved, but the height is not compatible with existing properties in the area;

·         ground water drainage is inadequate and any flooding  ...  view the full minutes text for item 24.

25.

List of Decisions Made and Withdrawn Applications pdf icon PDF 16 KB

To consider the report of the Liveable Exeter Programme Director and Interim City Development Lead.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Liveable Exeter Programme Director and Interim City Development Leadwas submitted.

RESOLVED that the report be noted.

 

 

26.

Appeals Report pdf icon PDF 226 KB

To consider the report of the Liveable Exeter Programme Director and Interim City Development Lead.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The schedule of appeal decisions and appeals lodged was submitted.

 

RESOLVED that the report be noted.

 

 

27.

Update Sheet pdf icon PDF 176 KB