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

Contact: Dereck Francis  Tel 01902 555835 or email  dereck.francis@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Cllr Jonathan Yardley.

2.

Declarations of interests

Minutes:

Cllr Harman Banger declared a disclosable pecuniary interest in item 5 (Application 16/00759/FUL) in so far as he is the owner/occupier of the property.

 

Cllr Louise Miles declared a non pecuniary interest in item 5 (Application 16/00759/FUL) in so far as she was previously a ward councillor for the area, was aware of all the issues relating to the application and had personal dealings with the applicant.

 

Cllr Anwen Muston declared a disclosable pecuniary interest in item 6 (Application 16/00501/FUL) in so far as she is the owner of the property.

 

3.

Minutes of the previous meeting - 28 June 2016 pdf icon PDF 109 KB

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

Minutes:

Resolved:

1.     That the recommendation to Minute 9 (16/00115/FUL – Wolverhampton Grammar School, Compton Road) be corrected by the inclusion of the words ‘to view highways implications’ between the words ‘site’ and visit’.

 

2.     That subject to 1 above, the minutes of the meeting held on 28 June 2016 be approved 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.

16/00759/FUL - 33 The Orchard, Bilston, Wolverhampton, WV14 0EA pdf icon PDF 599 KB

[To consider the application]

Minutes:

Having declared a pecuniary disclosable interest in this application, Cllr Harman Banger withdrew from the meeting room whilst the application was determined.  Cllr Louise Miles also withdrew from the meeting having declared a non disclosable pecuniary interest in the application.

 

The Committee received a report regarding application 16/00759/FUL, three new windows.

 

Resolved:

That the planning application 16/00759/FUL be unconditionally granted.

6.

16/00501/FUL - Site 18 Phoenix Street, Blakenhall, Wolverhampton pdf icon PDF 467 KB

[To consider the application]

Minutes:

Having declared a pecuniary disclosable interest in this application, Cllr Anwen Muston withdrew from the meeting room whilst the application was determined.

 

The Committee received a report regarding application 16/00501/FUL, detached outbuilding.

 

Resolved:

          That the planning application 16/00501/FUL be granted.

7.

16/00429/FUL - 113 Blackhalve Lane Wolverhampton, WV14 0EA pdf icon PDF 618 KB

[To consider the application]

Minutes:

The Committee received a report regarding application 16/00492/FUL, residential development comprising one detached house and one detached bungalow.

 

Tracey Homfray, Planning Officer reported that as a result of residents’ concerns regarding access and parking, the agent for the applicant had submitted a plan showing that two cars could be parked at the site and could enter and exit the site.

 

Cllr Louise Miles made the general observation that she was concerned too many dwelling houses were being crammed onto small sites. In relation to the site for this application she suggested it would have been far better if the application was just for the detached bungalow.  Other members of the Committee agreed with the general view and suggested that this be considered or kept under review.  That said, they felt that the map of the site did not seem to show that there was an issue.

 

Resolved:

That planning application 16/00492/FUL be approved subject any necessary conditions, such as the following:

 

·         Levels

·         Landscaping

·         Materials

·         Restrict permitted development rights of bungalow

·         Provide/maintain car parking

·         Hours of construction

8.

16/00664/RC - Star Works, Frederick Street pdf icon PDF 507 KB

[To consider the application]

Minutes:

The Committee received a report regarding application 16/00664/RC, variation of condition 5 of 15/00676/FUL to increase the number of night club events from six to ten in the first year of operation.

 

Mr James Bird addressed the Committee and spoke in opposition of the application.

 

In response to a comment made by Mr Bird, Andy Carter, Senior planning Officer advised that the original permission for the site was for one year with six events during the year.  The current application was seeking to extend the application from six events to ten in the first year of operation.

 

Mr Ryan McGillicuddy addressed the Committee and spoke in support of the application.

 

Resolved:

That the planning application 16/00664/FUL be granted subject to any appropriate conditions including:

·       Ten events in first year of operation.

·       Operation in accordance with the Noise Management Plan.

9.

14/01210/FUL - Former Fandale Junior School pdf icon PDF 772 KB

[To consider the application]

Minutes:

The report regarding application 16/01210/FUL, 15 apartments had been deferred from the previous meeting pending a site visit by the Committee which had taken place earlier in the day.

 

Members of the Committee reiterated a previous comment made regarding cramming large number of household developments onto small sized building plots and the need for the curtilage of the building to be appropriate for the number of units built upon it.

 

Resolved:

That the Service Director, City Economy be given delegated authority to grant the planning application 16/01210/FUL subject to:

 

i.        A Section 106 agreement for the following:

Targeted recruitment and training;

 

and a reduction in the Section 106 requirements for renewable energy, open space contribution, and affordable housing to reflect the lack of viability, for all flats that are ready for occupation within three years from the date that the lack of viability is demonstrated, with the full pro-rata requirement applying to all flats that are not ready for occupation by that date. 

 

ii.        any appropriate conditions including:

·         Materials;

·         Landscaping;

·         Covered cycle parking;

·         Details of bin store;

·         Hours of construction;

§   0800 to 1800 Monday to Friday

§   0800 to 1300 Saturday,

§   at no time on Sundays or Bank and Public Holidays.

 


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