Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 3 - 3rd Floor - Civic Centre

Contact: Donna Cope  Tel 01902 554452 or email  donna.cope@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Gurmukh Singh, Martin Waite and Celia Hibbert.

 

2.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

Councillor Wendy Thompson declared a non-pecuniary interest in respect of agenda item 9, application 19/00607/FUL, Wolverhampton Girls High School, Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton.

 

3.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 228 KB

[To approve the minutes of the previous meeting as a correct record]

Minutes:

Resolved:

That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 10 September 2019 be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

 

4.

Matters Arising

[To consider any matters arising]

Minutes:

Councillor Wendy Thompson referred to Minute 7, 19/00705/FUL – 473 Birmingham New Road, Wolverhampton, WV14 9PJ and enquired whether construction at the site was being monitored as requested.

 

Stephen Alexander, Head of City Planning, confirmed that an officer would provide Councillor Thompson with an update on matter.

 

5.

19/00947/FUL - Mirage Youth Centre, Howland Close, Wolverhampton, WV9 5PY pdf icon PDF 398 KB

[To consider the planning application]

Minutes:

Resolved:

That planning application 19/00947/FUL - Mirage Youth Centre, Howland Close, Wolverhampton, WV9 5PY be deferred to a future Planning Committee.

 

6.

19/00931/FUL, 19/00933/LBC & 19/00934/LBC - Old Hall Street, Bilston Street, Garrick Street and St George's Parade, City Centre, Wolverhampton pdf icon PDF 465 KB

[To consider the planning application]

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report regarding 19/00931/FUL, 19/00933/LBC & 19/00934/LBC - Creation of the City Learning Quarter, including the erection of new teaching accommodation; extensions, alterations and internal configurations to Wolverhampton Central Library (listed building) and Metro One (College), Adult Education Building

(listed building), Foyer Building, Alan Garner Building, St George's House, and associated access, parking and landscaping.

 

Mr Roger Jeavons addressed the Committee and spoke in opposition to the application.

 

Phillip Walker, Senior Planning Officer, responded to the statements made and confirmed that the proposals were acceptable as outlined in the report.

 

Members of the Committee agreed that the proposed development would hugely enhance the city but wanted reassurance that the conditions requested by Historic England would be met.

 

The Senior Planning Officer assured Members that the conditions requested by Historical England would be met, and it was agreed that Members would be provided with further details on this at a later date.

 

Resolved:

That planning application 19/00931/FUL be granted subject to conditions including:

·         Archaeology

·         Contaminated land remediation

·         Drainage

·         Demolition and Construction Method Statement

·         Targeted recruitment and training

·         Levels

·         Tree Protection

·         Landscaping

·         External Materials

·         Large scale architectural details

·         Sample panels of the external materials

·         Cycle parking

·         Bin stores

·         Electric vehicle charging point

·         External lighting

·         Provision and retention of car parking

·         Travel Plan

·       Details of external glazing for ground floor public facing college building windows

·         Noise report; Acoustic glazing and ventilation for teaching rooms

·         Noise insulation for all plant and heating equipment

·         Cooking odour mitigation

·         Hours of construction and demolition

·         Any necessary traffic regulation orders and reversal of the existing one-way traffic system on Old Hall Street

 

That planning applications 19/00933/LBC and 19/00934/LBC be granted subject to any necessary conditions including external materials and large-scale architectural details.

 

7.

19/01037/FUL - 141 Victoria Road, Wednesfield pdf icon PDF 394 KB

[To consider the planning application]

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report regarding 19/01037/FUL - Proposed change of Use from C3 to C4 - a four person HMO.

 

Mr Peter Milton addressed the Committee and spoke in opposition to the application.

 

Jenny Davies, Section Leader Planning, responded to the statements made and confirmed that the proposals were acceptable.

 

Further to this, Tim Philpott, Professional Lead, Transport Strategy, addressed the issues raised regarding parking and confirmed that the proposals were acceptable.

 

Members of the Committee shared Mr Milton’s concerns regarding parking and access and felt the proposals were unacceptable.

 

Resolved:

That planning application 19/01037/FUL be refused for the following reason:

  • Parking and highway safety

 

8.

19/01105/FUL - Tudor Villa, Finchfield Gardens, Wolverhampton pdf icon PDF 497 KB

[To consider the planning application]

Minutes:

Resolved:

That planning application 19/01105/FUL - Tudor Villa, Finchfield Gardens, Wolverhampton be deferred to a future Planning Committee.

 

9.

19/00607/FUL - Wolverhampton Girls High School, Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton. pdf icon PDF 325 KB

[To consider the planning application]

Minutes:

Having declared an interest, Councillor Wendy Thompson left the meeting room whilst the application was considered.

 

The Committee considered a report regarding 19/00607/FUL - Construction of new two storey science building including multi-use activity studio, ancillary spaces, first floor link to existing buildings with associated parking and external works.

 

Vijay Kaul, Senior Planning Officer, reported that since the agenda had been published a further objection had been received regarding parking and highway safety, air quality and environmental impacts

 

Trudi Young addressed the Committee and spoke in support of the application.

 

Members of the Committee welcomed the development in terms of the benefits to education and community use and were satisfied that construction and highways impacts could be addressed by conditions.

 

Resolved:

That planning application 19/00607/FUL be granted subject to following conditions:

  • Materials
  • Remaining tennis court improvements
  • Community Use Agreement
  • Drainage
  • Tree protection measures
  • Construction Management Plan (inc traffic control measures)
  • Travel Plan
  • Side elevation ground floor window (obscure glazed and non-opening)
  • Landscaping plan
  • Accord with recommendations of ecology report

 

Councillor Wendy Thompson returned to the meeting

 

10.

19/00011/FUL - Land North West of Junction with Jeremiah Road, Woden Road, Wolverhampton pdf icon PDF 367 KB

[To consider the planning application]

Minutes:

Resolved:

That planning application 19/00011/FUL - Land North West of Junction with Jeremiah Road, Woden Road, Wolverhampton be deferred to a future Planning Committee.

 

11.

19/00795/FUL - Land West of 91 Goldthorn Hill, Wolverhampton pdf icon PDF 339 KB

[To consider the planning application]

Minutes:

Resolved:

That planning application 19/00795/FUL - Land West of 91 Goldthorn Hill, Wolverhampton be deferred to a future Planning Committee.