Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Tuesday, 11th September, 2018 2.00 pm

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 Councillor Gurmukh Singh and Councillor Jonathan Yardley.

2.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

Councillor Hardacre, Chair of Planning Committee, declared a pecuniary interest in respect of agenda item 5, application 18/00296/OUT, 866 Stafford Road, Wolverhampton, WV10 6NU, as he was known to the applicant, Mrs Delia Jacques. He would withdraw from the meeting when the application was considered and Councillor Muston, Vice-Chair, would chair the item.

3.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 85 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 July 2018 be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

4.

Matters Arising

[To consider any matters arising.]

Minutes:

There were no matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting.

5.

866 Stafford Road, WV10 6NU pdf icon PDF 438 KB

[To consider the planning application.]

Minutes:

Having declared an interest, Councillor Hardacre left the meeting room whilst the application was considered and Vice Chair, Councillor Muston, chaired the item.

 

The Committee considered a report regarding 18/00296/OUT, application to demolish the existing house and erect one house and two bungalows.

 

Mrs Sharon Stoker addressed the Committee and spoke in opposition to the application.

 

In response to statements made, Martyn Gregory, Section Leader, Planning, advised the Committee that each application had to be considered on its own merit and the proposed plans would not have an adverse impact on neighbouring properties in respect of privacy, space and noise. He confirmed that a Transportation Officer had been consulted on the application and did not have any concerns.

 

A Member of the Committee expressed concerns regarding the application, however other Members felt that the proposals were acceptable.

 

Resolved:

That planning application 18/00296/OUT be approved subject to the following conditions:

  • Outline conditions; requiring the submission of the reserved matters
  • Floor plans for dwellings
  • Boundary treatments
  • Levels
  • Tree protection measures
  • Drainage
  • External materials
  • Demolition and Construction management plan
  • Provision of vehicle circulation and parking areas
  • Bin stores
  • Electric vehicle charging points
  • Remove permitted development for roof extensions and additional roof lights to the bungalows
  • Implementation of ecology and wildlife enhancement measures

 

Councillor Hardacre returned to the meeting and resumed his role as Chairman.

6.

Former Royal Hospital site pdf icon PDF 810 KB

[To consider the planning application.]

Minutes:

The Committee considered the following two associated reports:

 

17/01209/FUL - Hybrid planning application

Area A - ‘Full’ permission for change of use of the former main hospital building (Grade II listed building) and external and internal alterations to provide 53 residential apartments; change of use of the former lodge building to Use Class A1 (Shops) / A3 (Restaurants and Cafes), associated access, car parking and landscaping; and demolition of former nurses accommodation block and redevelopment to create an apartment block (24 apartments) together with access, car parking and associated site infrastructure.

Area B - ‘Outline’ permission for up to 115 residential dwellings (all matters reserved).

 

17/01210/LBC - Listed Building Consent application

Former Royal Hospital Building – Retention, conversion and alterations to create 53 apartments.

Former Lodge – Retention, conversion and alterations to use class A1 (shops) / A3 (restaurants and cafes)

Former Nurses Home: Full demolition of building.

 

Stephen Alexander, Head of Planning, reported an update to the report since it had been published. He advised that Historic England had withdrew their objection and had no outstanding concerns with the application.

 

Mr Mark Jackson addressed the Committee and spoke in support of the application.

 

Members of the Planning Committee welcomed the application and were happy that the Grade II Listed building would be maintained and given a new purpose within the community.

 

Resolved:

17/01209/FUL - Hybrid planning application -

That the Strategic Director for Place be given delegated authority to grant

subject to:

  1. Referral of the application to the Secretary of State in accordance with the arrangements for handling Heritage Applications – Notification to Historic England and National Amenity Societies and the Secretary of State (England) Direction 2015.
  2. Signing of a S106 for:

·       highway works, including any necessary traffic regulation orders

·       management of communal areas and apartments

·       12.5% Affordable housing

·       Reduction of the Section 106 requirements commensurate with the lack of viability, with such a reduction being for a 3 year period only.

  1. Any necessary conditions to include:

·       Construction management plan and method statement

·       Drainage

·       Levels

·       Recruitment and Training

·       Bin stores

·       Cycle and motorcycle parking

·       Boundary treatments

·       Provision of electric vehicle charging points

·       Acoustic attenuation

·       Provision of parking

·       External Lighting

·       Travel Plan

·       Landscaping

·       Ground remediation

·       External materials

·       Submission of reserved matters associated with the outline

·       Demolition of the nurses’ home not to commence before a contract for the carrying out of the construction of the apartment block (24 apartments) to replace the former nurses’ home has been let

·       Prior to the demolition of the former nurses’ home a record of the former nurses’ home shall be made and the record shall be made publicly available

·       Total number of dwellings within the area of land for which “outline” consent is given to be 115.

·       Implement recommendations of the ecology report

 

17/01210/LBC - Listed Building Consent application - 

That the Strategic Director for Place be given delegated authority to grant

subject to:

  1. Referral to the Secretary of State in accordance with the arrangements for handling heritage applications – notification to Historic England  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

2 Woodcote Road Wolverhampton WV6 8LP pdf icon PDF 497 KB

[To consider the planning application.]

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report regarding 18/00737/FUL, erection of new 1.8 metre high fence and associated screen landscaping at the back edge of pavement along the Wood Road frontage, to replace the fence recently constructed.

 

Resolved:

That planning application 18/00737/FUL be approved subject to the following condition:

  • Landscaping plan

 

8.

Goodyear Development Site pdf icon PDF 761 KB

[To consider the planning application.]

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report regarding 18/00848/REM, erection of 126 dwellings (Submission of reserved matters pursuant to outline approval 11/01022/EXT - access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale to be considered)

 

Resolved:

That the Strategic Director for Place be given delegated authority to grant planning application 18/00848/REM subject to:

 

1. Agreeing the level of affordable housing provision

 

If viable:

  • 25% affordable housing

 

If not viable:

A reduction in affordable housing, commensurate with the lack of viability with the reduction applying on a pro-rata basis to all dwellings ready for occupation within three years of the date that a lack of financial viability is demonstrated and the full requirement applying on a pro-rata basis to all those that are not ready for occupation at that time.

 

2. Receipt of an acceptable flood risk assessment.

 

3. Any necessary conditions to include:

  • Construction Management Plan
  • Drainage
  • External materials
  • Implementation of landscaping and boundary treatments
  • Provision of parking
  • Ground remediation
  • Acoustic glazing and mechanical ventilation for plots facing onto the railway line
  • Levels
  • Removal of permitted development rights removed for windows / dormer windows (other than those expressly authorised by the permission) in side elevations
  • First floor side facing windows to be fitted with obscured glazing
  • Electric vehicle charging points
  • Targeted recruitment and training
  • Traffic regulation orders and raised tables

 

9.

Goodyear Factory, Stafford Road pdf icon PDF 737 KB

[To consider the planning application.]

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report regarding 17/00671/OUT, outline application for residential development (up to 230 dwellings) with all matters reserved apart from access.

 

Resolved:

That the Strategic Director for Place be given delegated authority to grant planning application 17/00671/OUT subject to:

1. Completion of a Section 106 Agreement to include:

           For the whole development:

  • Highway works, including traffic regulation orders and provision of a pedestrian crossing on Bushbury Lane
  • New staff car park and pupil drop off/pick up for Bushbury Lane Academy
  • Creation of a public open space in front of Bushbury Lane Academy including the removal of the acoustic fence
  • Targeted recruitment and training
  • Management company for external communal areas

 

If viable:

  • 25% affordable housing
  • 10% renewable energy

 

If not viable:

A reduction in affordable housing and renewable energy, commensurate with the lack of viability with the reduction applying on a pro-rata basis to all dwellings ready for occupation within three years of the date that a lack of financial viability is demonstrated and the full requirement applying on a pro-rata basis to all those that are not ready for occupation at that time.

 

2. Any necessary conditions to include:

  • Outline conditions including submission of reserved matters
  • Timing
  • Phasing
  • Construction Management Plan
  • Drainage
  • Electric vehicle charging points
  • Levels
  • Boundary treatments
  • Cycle and pedestrian routes
  • Ground remediation
  • Noise attenuation
  • Travel Plan
  • Archaeology - requirement for a desk based assessment
  • Implementation of landscaping

Implement in accordance with ecology recommendations

10.

Land Formerly BASF Premises, Well Lane pdf icon PDF 610 KB

[To consider the planning application.]

Minutes:

Planning application 17/01428/FUL had been withdrawn by the applicant prior to the meeting so therefore was not considered by the Committee.