Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee - Monday 25th July 2022 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

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21.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 25 April 2022.

 

 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 25 April 2022 were taken as read, approved and signed by the Chair as correct.

 

 

22.

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.

 

23.

Planning Application No. 21/1564/OUT - Former Police Station and Magistrates Court, Heavitree Road, Exeter pdf icon PDF 3 MB

To consider the report of the Director City Development

 

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Minutes:

RESOLVED that the application be deferred to await the comments of a statutory consultee.

 

24.

Planning Application No. 21/0496/FUL - Land at Ikea Way, Exeter pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the report of the Director City Development

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Principal Project Manager (Development) (HS) presented the outline planning application for the construction of 184 dwellings, means of access, public open space and associated infrastructure (Re-submission of refusal 19/1647/FUL - Revised Plans).

 

The following key issues were referred to:-

 

·         the principle of development;

·         scale, design, impact on character and appearance;

·         access and parking and impact on amenity of neighbouring development;

·         public spaces and parks;

·         economic benefits;

·         drainage;

·         sustainable construction, biodiversity, contaminated Land and air quality;

·         viability;

·         affordable housing; and

·         development plan, five year housing land supply and presumption in favour of sustainable development.

 

The Principal Project Manager (Development) set out a detailed description of the site and surrounding area, including site photographs, aerial views, details of street views, the internal street scene and the adopted road plans and photos of views towards the site and the relationship with the surrounding area, the Ikea store, and residential properties.

 

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

 

·         the proposal related to the development of the site for 184 dwellings. These comprised of 137 houses as a mix of terraced, semi-detached, and detached properties, 39 one, two, and three bed flats in apartment blocks and eight flats over garages. The dwellings were proposed to be either two or two and a half storeys in height with parking for each dwelling located within either garages or parking spaces to the front, side or rear of the property;

·         the proposal included the provision for 307 car parking spaces. There would be vehicular access from Ikea Way with restricted vehicular access via the bridge to Russell Way. A bus only connection was proposed to link to the existing road bridge allowing two-way bus movement through the site from Russell Way to Ikea Way, with two bus stops proposed within the site;

·         pedestrian and cycle access would be included for Old Rydon Close and Ikea Way; and

·         public open space provisions would be included along with a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA), a Local Equipped Area for Play (LEAP) and a Local Area for Play (LAP).

 

Responding to Members’ questions, the Principal Project Manager (Development) also advised that:-

 

·         the internal road layout was designed to reduce speeds with shared surfaces and changes in levels and directions. There would be pedestrian accesses through the site with three points accessing onto Old Rydon Close;

·         there would generally be two parking spaces for the three and four bed houses and one parking space for two bed houses and flats. Cycle storage would be provided either in gardens or sheds;

·         an earlier proposal for a gypsy/traveller site had been suggested along Topsham Road as part of the Newcourt Master Plan and not at this site. This proposal would be reviewed as part of the forthcoming Exeter Plan;

·         a balanced approach had been given to the location of the MUGA to ensure visibility and natural policing with a 30 metre distance from houses and robust frontage between the houses and the play area;

·         the site included material’s removed from  ...  view the full minutes text for item 24.

25.

Planning Application No. 22/0313/FUL and 22/0384/LBC - Honeylands Hospital for Children, Pinhoe Road, Exeter pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the report of the Director City Development

 

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Minutes:

The Principal Project Manager (Development) (HS) presented the full planning application and listed building consent for the re-development of the Honeylands building including demolition of existing extensions and the construction of replacement part single, part single/part two storey side and rear extensions to create a 64 bedroom older persons care home (Use Class C2) together with associated car parking, landscaping, drainage and other associated works including the creation of a replacement vehicular access onto Pinhoe Road (Amended plans).

 

The following key issues were referred to:-

 

·         the principle of development;

·         impact on heritage assets, ecology, landscape assets and amenity;

·         access and parking;

·         scale, design, impact on character and appearance;

·         economic benefits; and

·         healthcare impact.

 

The Principal Project Manager (Development) set out a detailed description of the site and surrounding area, including site photographs, aerial views, photos of views of the site and 3D representations of the proposed development. He set out details of the floor plans, car parking, landscaping, drainage and other associated works and explained the relationship with the adjoining Vranch House and the wider surrounding area including residential properties.

 

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

 

·         the development involved the demolition of existing extensions and retention of the core building;

·         the proposed accommodation was arranged as two-storey wings on both sides and connecting behind and to the original dwelling which was retained. Later additions and extensions would be substantially removed including the three storey element. The internal layout of the original dwelling was largely retained with a notable new access through the side wall to connect to the new reception area;

·         elevations within the site including towards Vranch House, views from Vranch House and elevations to the Pinhoe Road frontage;

·         relationship of the new buildings with the facilities within Vranch House including an assessment centre, hydrotherapy pool and an enclosed astro-turfed play area; and

·         a new vehicular and pedestrian access would be formed on to Pinhoe Road, and parking and turning provision would be accommodated on a loop road within the site.

 

The Principal Project Manager advised of a further representation from the NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) set out in the update sheet. The CCG had requested that, even though the applicant had stated that there would be no impact on local GP services as the Care Home Operator would contact directly with a private GP service, written confirmation should be provided that, at no time, would any of the residents register with the local NHS GP practices. The CCG had also sought a contribution within a Section 106 agreement towards GP surgeries provision based on a development of 64 dwellings and a population increase of 64 persons.

 

Responding to Members’ queries, the Principal Project Manager (Development) advised that:-

 

·         there was a need for an additional Care Home in the city;

·         the NHS GP contribution request was based on an Extra Care residential use of 64 residents rather than Care Home use. However, the Care Home operators had their own private GP contract  ...  view the full minutes text for item 25.

26.

Planning Application No 22/0361/FUL - 13 Monkswell Road, Exeter pdf icon PDF 297 KB

To consider the report of the Director City Development

 

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Minutes:

The Assistant Service Lead - Planning presented the planning application for a single-storey rear extension to a dwelling, with associated modifications.

 

The proposal was to demolish the existing conservatory and replace it with a rear/side infill extension. The extension would have a glazed lean-to roof and form part of an enlarged kitchen. It was also proposed to demolish an outside toilet on the rear elevation next to the northern site boundary and to introduce an enlarged window on this elevation. The demolition and replacement of windows were permitted development and were not considered part of this application.

 

The Assistant Service Lead - Planning advised that the application complied with design guidance and that there had been no objections.

 

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

 

The recommendation was moved and seconded and, following a vote, was carried unanimously.

 

RESOLVED that planning permission for a single-storey rear extension to dwelling with associated modifications 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, starting 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 permitted development shall be carried out in strict accordance with the submitted details received by the Local Planning Authority. These details and drawings are as follows: Site Location Plan - DWG No: 001 - Date Received: 15/03/2022 Amended Proposed Elevations - DWG No: 301 Rev C - Date Received: 30/05/2022 Amended Proposed Ground Floor Plans - DWG No: 101 Rev C - Date Received: 30/05/2022.

Reason: To ensure compliance with the approved drawings.

 

Informatives:

 

(1)  Under the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017, this development has been screened regarding the need for an Appropriate Assessment (AA). Given the nature and scale of the development, it has been concluded that the proposal does not require an AA.

(2)  Following Paragraph 38 of the National Planning Policy Framework, the Council has worked positively and proactively and has imposed planning conditions to enable the granting of planning permission.

 

27.

List of Decisions Made and Withdrawn Applications pdf icon PDF 124 KB

To consider the report of the Director City Development

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Director City Development was submitted.

 

RESOLVED that the report be noted.

 

28.

Appeals Report pdf icon PDF 337 KB

To consider the report of the Director City Development

 

Minutes:

The schedule of appeal decisions and appeals lodged was submitted.

 

RESOLVED that the report be noted.

 

 

29.

Site Inspection Party - Rota for Visits pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To consider the report of the Corporate Manager Democratic and Civic Support.

 

Minutes:

The report of the Corporate Manager Democratic & Civic Support was submitted.

 

RESOLVED that the circulated rota of site inspections be approved, subject to any changes during the course of the year.

 

 

30.

SITE INSPECTION PARTY

To advise that the next Site Inspection Party will be held on Tuesday 23 August 2022 at

9.30 a.m.  The Councillors attending will be Councillors, Bialyk, Foale and M. Mitchell

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the next Site Inspection Party will be held on Tuesday 23 August 2022 at 9.30 a.m. The Councillors attending will be Councillors Foale, M. Mitchell and D. Moore.