Decision Maker: Planning Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
This was an application for full planning permission for the extension of the Lion Inn pub car park and access.
Councillor S Burrell, Ward Member, spoke against the application.
Councillor A Wilson, parish councillor, spoke in opposition to the application on safety and visibility grounds.
Mr A White, the applicant’s agent, spoke in favour of the application stating that the works would provide a betterment to road and pedestrian safety.
The Principal Planning Officer stated that the Lion Inn was an asset of community value protected by planning policy Com1. The proposals would result in the loss of some of the public house’s beer garden but believe that the policy Com1 would still be satisfied. The reconfiguration of the pub car park would create 27 marked vehicle spaces as well as space for cycles and motorcycles. A s106 agreement would secure funding for offsite works to improve highway safety around Edgmond and it was proposed that car park works would take place prior to any work at the site to the rear (which was subject to a separate application). In addition to the s106 agreement, a s278 agreement would provide a vehicle activated sign, this would be maintained by the Council. The road for the site had been designed to adoptable standards and would be adopted by the Authority if it were put forward for adoption. Officers concluded that the application was compliant with both Local and Neighbourhood plans and recommended it for approval subject to the s106 agreement.
A number of Members expressed reservations on visibility and safety grounds, as well as noting the possible increase in traffic.
On being put to the vote, it was, unanimously:
RESOLVED – that delegated authority be granted to the Development Management Service Delivery Manager to grant full planning permission subject to a Section 106 Agreement, Condition(s) and Informative(s).
Publication date: 08/03/2023
Date of decision: 08/03/2023
Decided at meeting: 08/03/2023 - Planning Committee