2 The Green, St. Leonards on Sea
Change of use from children’s care home (C2) into a HMO of 6 bedrooms, 5 bed-sits and 1 self contained flat plus ancillary storage and office use.
Vacant former Children’s care home (C2)
5 letters of objection received
Senior Planner, Mrs Meppem, presented this report on the change of use from vacant children’s care home (C2) into HMO: comprising 6 bedrooms and 5 bedsits, 1 self-contained flat, ancillary storage and associated office use.
She informed the Committee of an amendment to the report on page 52 of the agenda. The Highway Officer’s comments should read as follows: ‘With this in mind, it is considered that a recommendation for refusal could not be justified in this instance….’ She also said that a late objection from Councillor Cartwright had been received commenting on the car park and HMO which had been addressed in the report. Members were shown plans and photographs of the application site.
After discussion, it was proposed to include an additional informative to state that the applicant is advised that the premises should be managed in a responsible manner at all times.
Councillor Scott proposed a motion to approve the application as set out in the resolution below with the inclusion of the informative. This was seconded by Councillor Wincott.
RESOLVED - (unanimously) that planning permission be granted subject to the following conditions:-
The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission;
The change of use hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans and details: 001, 002-rev 4, 003-rev3, 004, 008 and 009-rev1;
Any external facing bathroom or WC windows shall be obscure glazed and remain as such at all times; and
Prior to occupation, details of the cycle storage and refuse storage shall be provided to and approved by the Local Planning Authority. The storage facilities shall then be provided and retained on site in accordance with these details.
This condition is imposed in accordance with the provisions of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990;
For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning;
To safeguard the amenity of adjoining and future residents; and
To ensure a satisfactory standard of development.
Notes to the Applicant
Failure to comply with any condition imposed on this permission may result in enforcement action without further warning;
Statement of positive engagement: In dealing with this application Hastings Borough Council has actively sought to work with the applicant in a positive and proactive manner, in accordance with paragraphs 186 and 187 of the National Planning Policy Framework;
The proposal may be a material change of use to which the Building Regulations 1991 apply and a building regulation submission may be necessary before the change of use takes place;
Consideration should be given to the provision of a domestic sprinkler system; and
The applicant is advised that rooms A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7 and A8 are not authorised for residential use by this permission. Should the applicant wish these rooms to be used for residential purposes a separate planning consent will be required.
6. The applicant is advised that the premises should be managed in a responsible manner at all times.
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