Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Tuesday, 13th November, 2018 2.00 pm

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

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No. Item


Apologies for absence


There were no apologies for absence.


Declarations of interest


Councillor Obaida Ahmed declared a non-pecuniary interest in respect of agenda item 5, application 18/01015/FUL, 1 Dovecote Close, Wolverhampton, WV6 8NA.


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 97 KB

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



That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 11 September 2018 be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.


Matters Arising

[To consider any matters arising]


Councillor Hardacre, Chair of Planning Committee, referred to Item 2 of the previous minutes and confirmed that he had declared a non-pecuniary interest in respect of agenda item 5, application 18/00296/OUT, 866 Stafford Road, Wolverhampton, WV10 6NU


18/01015/FUL - 1 Dovecote Close, Wolverhampton, WV6 8NA pdf icon PDF 486 KB


Having declared an interest, Councillor Obaida Ahmed left the meeting room whilst the application was considered.


The Committee considered a report regarding 18/01015/FUL, two-storey side and rear extension, single storey rear extension, front porch extension, new front bay window and canopy.


Mr Jacob Sedgemore addressed the Committee and spoke in support of the application.


In response to questions from the Committee, Stephen Alexander, Head of Planning, advised Members to consider the impact on neighbours’ amenities of the proposed extension before them and to give little weight to what could theoretically be built with permitted development rights.



That planning application 18/01015/FUL be refused for the following reasons:

  • Loss of natural light
  • Overbearing impact
  • Loss of outlook


Councillor Obaida Ahmed returned to the meeting.


18/00723/FUL - 2 Newbridge Crescent, Wolverhampton, WV6 0LP pdf icon PDF 772 KB


The Committee considered a report regarding 18/00723/FUL, erection of a dormer bungalow with associated access, parking and landscaping. Removal of a group of trees adjacent to driveway.


Mr Aidan addressed the Committee and spoke in opposition to the



Mr Thomas O’Neill addressed the Committee and spoke in support of the application.


Members of the Committee expressed concerns regarding the application and felt that the proposals were unacceptable.



That planning application 18/00723/FUL be refused for the following reasons:

  • Detriment to highway safety due to the site being on a bend and poor visibility when exiting the site.

Detriment to the character and appearance of the conservation area due to the size and position of the proposed development in relation to its surroundings.


18/00587/OUT - Land Behind 44 Walter Road, Bilston, WV14 8PH pdf icon PDF 808 KB


The Committee considered a report regarding 18/00587/OUT, outline planning application for residential development for up to two units (all matters/details reserved).



That planning application 18/00587/OUT be granted subject to the following:


  1. Any necessary conditions to include:


  • Reserved matters:
  • Layout;
  • Scale;
  • Appearance;
  • Access;
  • Landscaping;
  • Materials
  • Landscaping
  • Levels
  • Boundary treatments
  • Surface water drainage
  • Scheme for electric charging points
  • Site investigation report (to include physical and chemical contamination) and remediation strategy
  • Intrusive coal mining site investigation

Waste management strategy


14/00989/FUL - Land adjacent to The Old House, College Road, Wolverhampton pdf icon PDF 773 KB


The Committee considered a report regarding 14/00989/FUL, proposed dwelling.


In response to questions from a Committee Member, Stephen Alexander, Head of Planning, explained how the objections received against the application had been addressed.


Members of the Committee questioned the proposals and requested further details regarding the financial matters associated with the application.



That planning application 14/00989/FUL be deferred due to concerns over financial matters.


18/01075/FUL - Ceeders Social Club, Castlecroft Lane, Wolverhampton, WV3 8JU pdf icon PDF 228 KB


Planning application 18/01075/FUL had been withdrawn from Planning Committee so therefore was not considered.


18/00833/FUL - Bilston Urban Village, Bilston, Wolverhampton pdf icon PDF 1 MB


The Committee considered a report regarding 18/00833/FUL, erection of 420 dwellings, associated works including engineering works, new roads, landscaping and public open space. Diversion of public rights of way.


Vijay Kaul, Senior Planning Officer, reported the following updates to the report since it had been published:

  • The Coal Authority had no objections to the application,
  • The recommendation within the report should include a long-term drainage maintenance plan.



That the Strategic Director for Place be given delegated authority to grant planning application 18/00833/FUL subject to:


(i) Completion of Section 111 to obligate the developer to enter into a Section 106 agreement on taking possession of the land to secure:


·         £2,500 per unit towards the expansion and relocation of Loxdale Primary School which is located adjacent to the Application Site;

·         £2,500 per unit towards the creation, enhancement and maintenance of open space located adjacent to the Application Site;

·         The creation of a management company to maintain:

o   the on-site open space that is not privately maintained along with a long-term Landscape Management Plan

o   the underground drainage system (not adopted by Severn Trent Water) for the life of development and long-term drainage maintenance plan.


  • Provision of 25% Affordable Housing
  • £12,000 towards provision of Traffic Regulation Order
  • Legal costs


(iii) Subject to any appropriate conditions including (but not limited to):


  1. Commencement
  2. Phasing plan
  3. Approved plans
  4. Materials schedule
  5. Final finished floor levels to be agreed, with maximum 2.5m retaining for plots 223, 233 and 234
  6. Submission of detailed landscaping scheme
  7. Boundary treatment – across the site and adjacent the canal
  8. Drilling and grouting implementation
  9. Verification report of Remediation and Enabling Works Strategy
  10. Mine workings – treatment
  11. Traffic calming, bus lane signage
  12. Visibility Splays
  13. Implement in accordance with Travel Plan
  14. HGV routing plan
  15. Hoarding plan SKM04-HP-01 to be implemented
  16. Ecological mitigation in accordance with submitted details
  17. Updated badger survey should be undertaken within 2 months of the start on site and an amended mitigation strategy provided as necessary
  18. Detailed drainage design to include details of SUDS/infiltration trench drainage
  19. Tree Protection / removal in accordance with approved plan
  20. Noise mitigation (inc acoustic glazing, mechanical ventilation and 2.5 acoustic fencing)
  21. Floodlighting / school MUGA – prior to occupation impacts
  22. Details of connections to existing PRoW’s
  23. Construction methodology, materials and measures to prevent vehicles/motorbikes in pedestrian linkages to canal.
  24. Details of the new footpath link to the adjacent site along with access control.
  25. Temp PRoW to be implemented
  26. Diversion of PRoW
  27. Implementation of the Written Scheme of Investigation – Archaeology
  28. Implementation of Energy Statement.
  29. Electric vehicle charging points
  30. Updated Employment and training plan
  31. TRO – scheme to be submitted
  32. Retaining structure design / structural calculations, including any fill materials to proposed gabion baskets. Management and maintenance plan where adjacent highway, CRT land, public open space, and existing neighbours.
  33. Details of existing (retained) retaining structures adjacent canal.
  34. Updated Skills and Employment Plan submission
  35. Construction Management Plan
  36. Removal of Permitted Development rights (to protect residential amenity and impact on canal)

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