Agenda and draft 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 Keith Inston, Chair of the Planning Committee, declared a non-pecuniary interest in respect of agenda item 8, application 19/00801/FUL, Land rear of 415 Stafford Road, Wolverhampton, WV10 6RP.

3.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 209 KB

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

Minutes:

Resolved:

That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 9 July 2019 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.

5.

19/00499/FUL - 5 Ormes Lane, Wolverhampton, WV6 8LL pdf icon PDF 564 KB

[To consider the planning application]

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report regarding 19/00499/FUL - Demolition of existing two storey property and construction of three new residential dwellings and ancillary garage accommodation, and a new widened vehicle access.

 

Councillor Wendy Thompson shared the same concerns as those who had objected to the application and queried whether the Tettenhall Neighbourhood Plan and Conservation Area had been considered by the Planning Officer.

 

Tracey Homfray, Planning Officer, responded to the statements made and

confirmed that the Tettenhall Neighbourhood Plan and Conservation Area had been fully considered.

 

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

 

Resolved:

That planning application 19/00499/FUL be granted subject to the following conditions:

  • Levels
  • All External Materials
  • Drainage
  • Removal of Permitted Development Rights
  • Control of External Lighting
  • Demolition and Construction Method Statement
  • Implementation of Ecological Report recommendations
  • Parking and Maintenance of Parking including Garages
  • Landscaping
  • Tree Protection
  • Vehicle Electric Charging Points
  • Road widening prior to occupation
  • Bin Storage Design
  • Boundary Treatment to Ormes Lane
  • Architectural Detail/External Joinery

Hours of Construction

6.

19/00011/FUL - Land North West of Junction with Jeremiah Road, Woden Road, Wolverhampton pdf icon PDF 364 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.

7.

19/00705/FUL - 473 Birmingham New Road, Wolverhampton, WV14 9PJ pdf icon PDF 286 KB

[To consider the planning application]

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report regarding 19/00705/FUL - Erection of outbuilding.

 

Mr Gibson addressed the Committee and spoke in opposition to the application.

 

Ragbir Sahota, Planning Officer, responded to the statements made and confirmed that the proposals were acceptable.

 

Members of the Committee sympathised with Mr Gibson and requested that the site be monitored by the Planning Officer to ensure that the approved construction was carried out promptly.

 

Resolved:

That planning application 19/00705/FUL be granted subject to the following condition:

Matching materials

8.

19/00801/FUL - Land rear of 415 Stafford Road, Wolverhampton, WV10 6RP pdf icon PDF 278 KB

[To consider the planning application]

Minutes:

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

 

The Committee considered a report regarding 19/00801/FUL - Proposed bungalow to the rear of dwelling with associated parking and garden space.

 

Mr Grice addressed the Committee and spoke in opposition to the

application.

 

Jennifer Nicholds, Planning Officer, responded to the statements made and

confirmed that the proposals were acceptable.

 

Members of the Committee sympathised with Mr Grice and shared his concerns regarding parking and access.

 

Resolved:

That planning application 19/00801/FUL be refused for the following reason:

  • Parking and highway safety

 

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

9.

19/00449/FUL - 5 Tor Lodge Drive, Wolverhampton, WV6 8EQ pdf icon PDF 149 KB

[To consider the planning application]

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report regarding 19/00449/FUL - One and a half storey rear extension.

 

Vijay Kaul, Senior Planning Officer, reported that since the agenda had been published, an amended plan had been submitted removing the proposed side elevation window at ground floor level facing 43 Mount Road. Therefore, the condition referring to obscure glazing was no longer required.

 

Mrs Chell addressed the Committee and spoke in opposition to the

application.

 

Vijay Kaul, Senior Planning Officer, responded to the statements made and

confirmed that the proposals were acceptable, as appropriate mitigation measures had been secured by conditions.

 

Members of the Committee sympathised with Mrs Chell and requested that that the application be modified in order to reduce the negative impact on neighbouring properties.

 

Vijay Kaul, Senior Planning Officer, responded to the statements made and explained that Members had to consider the application that was before them. He stated that the proposed modifications could not be secured by condition (previous windows installed under permitted development) but agreed to discuss it further with the applicant.

 

Resolved:

That planning application 19/00449/FUL be granted subject to following conditions:

  • Materials to match existing dwelling
  • Rear elevation first floor window to be obscure glazed (Pilkington Level 4) and non-opening unless more than 1.7m above floor of room
  • Utility room door to be obscure glazed.

Velux windows to be obscure glazed and non-opening unless more than 1.7m above floor of room

10.

19/00807/FUL - Network House, School Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 4LF pdf icon PDF 390 KB

[To consider the planning application]

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report regarding 19/00807/FUL - Demolition of the existing building and erection of six storey building comprising 113 dwellings and associated works.

 

Ragbir Sahota, Planning Officer, reported that since the agenda had been published, two further letters of objection had been received.

 

In response to this, Members of the Planning Committee emphasised the importance of sound proofing for the new dwellings.

 

Further to this, Members recognised the importance of developments like this within the city and welcomed the application.

Resolved:

That the Strategic Director for Place be given delegated authority to grant planning application 19/00807/FUL subject to:

 

If viable:

  • 25% affordable housing
  • Public open space contribution

 

If not viable:

 

A reduction in affordable housing and public open space contribution, 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.

 

1. Any necessary conditions to include:

  • Demolition and Construction Management Plan
  • Drainage
  • External materials
  • Implementation of landscaping and boundary treatments
  • Provision of parking
  • Ground remediation
  • Acoustic glazing and mechanical ventilation for all flats
  • Proposed Levels
  • Electric vehicle charging points
  • Targeted recruitment and training
  • Archaeology