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Items
No. Item

173.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies received from Councillor Edwards for absence and Councillor Scott for lateness.

 

174.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

Councillor

Item

Interest

Beaver

5a

Personal – Highways ESCC

 

175.

Minutes of previous meeting pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED – that the minutes of the meeting held on 19 December 2019 be approved by the Chair as a true record.

 

176.

Notification of any additional urgent items

Minutes:

None.

 

177.

Planning applications attracting a petition

177a

64 London Road (HS/FA/19/00355) pdf icon PDF 462 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposal

New single-storey building for a rehearsal space, office and WCs. Demolition of existing rear first floor extension and replace with a new first-floor extension over the extent of the existing ground floor extension. Entrance lobby to be replaced and enlarged. Removal of conservatory-type extension to the side and large window reinstated. Internal works and reconfiguration of the original building, including the installation of a platform lift. New pedestrian covered bridge and footpath to link the new first-floor extension with the proposed new single-storey building at the end of the garden and associated external works.

Application No

HS/FA/19/00355

Conservation Area

Yes - St. Leonards North Conservation Area

Listed Building

No

Public Consultation

Yes – 1 petition of objection, 6 letters of objection and 5 letters of support

 

Councillor Scott was not present for all of the Planning Services Manager’s report so did not take part in this item.

 

The Planning Services Manager presented the application for a new single-storey building for a rehearsal space, office and WCs. Demolition of existing rear first floor extension and replace with a new first-floor extension over the extent of the existing ground floor extension. Entrance lobby to be replaced and enlarged. Removal of first-floor conservatory-type extension to the side and large window reinstated. Internal works and reconfiguration of the original building, including the installation of a platform lift. New pedestrian covered bridge and footpath to link the new first-floor extension with the proposed new single-storey building at the end of the garden and associated external works.

 

The Planning Services Manager informed the Committee that a further letter of objection and 3 additional letters of support had been received. All of the matters raised in the comments were addressed in the report.

 

Councillors were shown plans, photographs and elevations of the application site.

 

The Planning Services Manager stated that the property was used by Mencap for adults with learning difficulties. The majority of the proposed development is located to the rear of the site and screened from the public realm. The changes that are visible are not significant enough to have a detrimental impact on the existing street scene. The rehearsal space is set lower than the properties to the rear. It is not physically attached to the rear boundary wall and there is an approximately 1 metre wide gap with paved access to allow for maintenance.

 

The petitioner Pamela Austin was present and spoke against the application. Mrs Austin said she was relieved that the revised plan will no longer attach the development onto her home but would still object for 3 reasons. The 1 metre gap between the two buildings will make maintenance impractical. Secondly, the planned activities will create frequent and unacceptable levels of noise. Finally, the close proximity of the development will pose a security and safety risk. The flat roof of the rear extension, being level with the rear boundary wall, gives burglars easy access. A large wooden clad building will be a fire risk and the flat roof  ...  view the full minutes text for item 177a

178.

Planning Appeals and Delegated Decisions pdf icon PDF 56 KB

Minutes:

The report was noted by the Committee.

 

(The Chair declared the meeting closed at 6.47pm)

 

 


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