Decision Maker: Planning Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
This was an application for the erection of one dwelling on the site of 2 Elim Terrace to be used as a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) with a maximum of three lettable bedrooms.
Councillor Stephen Reynolds, parish councillor, spoke against the application with concerns surrounding traffic levels and safety, existing drainage issues for residents, and the design of the proposed building. .
The Planning Officer informed Members that a number of concerns ad been addressed in the report including increased traffic, parking arrangements, use as a HMO, and drainage. In terms of parking and traffic, it was appreciated that the road was often busy but it was considered that the increase associated with one dwelling would not have a significant impact. The parking provided by the development would be a betterment, reducing the parking space width on the main road and providing dedicated parking off road. The new access track would also mean users exited in forward gear, rather than reversing as they did prior to development. Concerns around trees and wildlife were acknowledged, a degree of felling and pruning had occurred prior to the application. However, a tree survey had been submitted and neither the Council’s tree nor ecology officer had raised any objections.
Members were informed that the current application addressed the concerns that there had been raised in relation to the refusal of applications in 2015 and 2020. These included access arrangements, the lack of a tree survey, and scale design and massing.
Members raised issues around offsite trees, traffic, and parking. It was queried whether there could be a requirement for designated parking.
Offsite trees were council owned and there were separate powers to protect them.
On being put to the vote it was, unanimously:
RESOLVED – that delegated authority be granted to the Development Management Service Delivery Manager to grant planning permission subject to the following Condition(s) and Informative(s):
Details of Materials to be Submitted
Foul and Surface Water Drainage
Details of External Lighting to be Submitted
Site Environmental Management Plan
Parking, Turning, Loading and Unloading
Tree & Hedge Protection
Works in Accordance with the Approved Plans
Removal of all Permitted Development Rights
Nesting Wild Birds
Reasons for Grant of Planning Permission
Publication date: 19/10/2022
Date of decision: 19/10/2022
Decided at meeting: 19/10/2022 - Planning Committee