Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee - Thursday, 22nd April, 2021 6.30 pm

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Items
No. Item

13.

Minutes Silence

Minutes:

The Committee took part in a minutes silence in memory of David Mitchell the Executive Manager – Communities who had passed away recently.

14.

Declarations of Interest

a) Under the Code of Conduct

 

b) Under the Planning Code

Minutes:

There are no declarations of interest.

15.

Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 385 KB

The report of the Executive Manager – Tranformation is attached.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the written report of the Executive Manager – Transformation relating to the following applications, which had been circulated previously.

 

20/03030/FUL – Proposed residential development for 3 dwellings with associated garages and off-road parking – Land North Of 18 Gladstone Avenue Gotham Nottinghamshire

 

Updates

 

In accordance with the Council’s public speaking protocol for planning committee, Neil Asher (Objector) and Cllr Rex Walker (Ward Councillor) addressed the Committee.

 

Comments

 

The Committee considered the application and raised concerns regarding access, parking and believed that the design and layout of the dwellings would be detrimental to the current street scene.

 

DECISION

 

PLANNING PERMISSION BE REFUSED FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS

 

1.           Gladstone Avenue has a strong building line and uniform appearance and scale of existing dwellings within the street scene and the proposed dwellings, by reason of their design, appearance, inclusion of car ports and set back from the highway, would not be in keeping with prevailing pattern and character of development in the immediate area. The proposal would therefore be harmful to the character and visual amenities of the area, contrary to Policy 10 (Design and Enhancing Local Identity) of the Rushcliffe Local Plan Part 1: Core Strategy and Policies 1 (Development Requirements) and 11 (Housing Development on Unallocated Sites within Settlements) of the Rushcliffe Local Plan Part 2: Land and Planning Policies, and the guidance contained within the National Planning Policy Framework, specifically Chapter 12 - Achieving Well Designed Places.

 

2.            The proposed dwellings, by reason of their size and scale, together with their proximity and orientation in relation to 8 Gladstone Avenue, would  result in unacceptable levels of overshadowing and appear overbearing, which would be harmful to the living conditions of the occupiers of this neighbouring property.  The proposal would therefore be contrary to Policies 1 (Development Requirements) and 11 (Housing Development on Unallocated Sites within Settlements) of the Rushcliffe Local Plan Part 2: Land and Planning Policies, and the guidance contained within the National Planning Policy Framework, specifically Chapter 12 - Achieving Well Designed Places.

 

3.            Notwithstanding the tracking diagrams submitted in support of the application, it is considered that, by reason of the narrowness of Gladstone Avenue and the presence of on-street parking, further restricting the available width of carriageway, vehicles would, in reality, experience difficulties entering and exiting the parking areas to the frontage of the properties.  This is likely to result in further on-street parking, exacerbating the current parking congestion along the road and further restricting access for residents vehicles.  The proposal would therefore be contrary to Policies 1 (Development Requirements) and 11 (Housing Development on Unallocated Sites within Settlements) of the Rushcliffe Local Plan Part 2: Land and Planning Policies, and the guidance contained within the National Planning Policy Framework, specifically Chapter 9 - Promoting Sustainable Travel.

 

As Ward Councillor for Leake, Councillor Carys Thomas removed herself from the meeting and did not take part in the following discussion.

 

20/01974/FUL - Demolition of existing rear garage outbuilding and erection of new dwelling and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 15.