Having declared that she is a Governor of the
School, Cllr Wendy Thompson took no part in the discussion during
the consideration of the application and sat in the public
The Committee received a report regarding
demolition of existing staff room and
construction of additional teaching space, ancillary areas,
associated access and landscaping.
Cllr Craig Collingswood addressed the
Committee and spoke in opposition to the application.
Trudi Young addressed the Committee and spoke
in support of the application.
Some members of
the Committee felt that the main entrance to the School could be
used by construction vehicles to access the site rather than the St
Jude’s Road access. Concern was
also expressed that the School Travel Plan would not mitigate the
increase in congestion on Tettenhall Road and Paget Road. A request
was made for a condition to be added regarding the
provision of obscure glazing on proposed side gable of the
extension. Jenny Davies, Senior Planning Officer reported
that she was not adverse to the request subject to the
Committee’s decision on the application.
The Senior Planning Officer also reported that
she was satisfied that the chosen route to the site was appropriate
for the construction traffic, subject to suitable conditions and to
address safety issues.
Tim Philpot, Transportation Lead also reported
that the Service had identified the increase in pupils at the
School would cause an increase in vehicular trips which would be
likely to lead to increased congestion.
As a result the School had been asked to produce an updated Travel
Plan to cover the issues. The updated
plan had been received and he reported on some of the actions
within the plan to mitigate the issues.
That the Strategic
Director of Place be granted delegated authority to approve
planning application 16/01104/FUL subject
to a satisfactory access agreement for construction lorries between
the School, the contractors and the Local Authority.