Agenda and minutes
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Declarations of Interest
At this point in the meeting, Members are asked to declare:
· any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests
· any prejudicial interests or
· any disclosable pecuniary interests
which they may have in respect of business on this agenda.
Members were asked to declare, at this point in the meeting, any personal interests, not included on the Register of Interests, or any prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interests they may have in respect of business on the agenda. None were declared.
To approve and sign the minutes of the last meeting of the Planning Committee held on 14 March 2018.
Resolved: That the minutes of the last meeting held on 14 March 2018 be approved and then signed by the chair as a correct record.
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Members of the public can speak on specific planning applications or on other agenda items or matters within the remit of the Committee.
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It was reported that there had been no registrations to speak at the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme on general matters within the remit of the Planning Committee.
This item invites Members to determine the following planning applications:
Members considered a schedule of reports of the Assistant Director, Planning and Public Protection, relating to the following planning applications, outlining the proposals and relevant policy considerations and setting out the views of consultees and officers.
Erection of three-storey building comprising 30 apartments,
community hub and offices (use class B1) for Wilberforce Trust with associated access and parking. Construction of 13 car parking spaces for adjacent hospice use [Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward] [Site Visit]
Members considered a major full application from Philippa Crowther for the erection of a three-storey building comprising 30 apartments, community hub and offices (use class B1) for the Wilberforce Trust with associated access and parking on land to East of St Leonard’s Hospice and 13 to 20 The Square, Dringhouses, York. This also included the construction of 13 car parking spaces for the adjacent hospice.
An officer update was given which advised Members that there had been no objection from Network Management to the access arrangements or traffic generation data provided, subject to conditions. Members were advised that Network Management had commented that:
The applicant had provided evidence of nationally recognised TRICS data, which showed that that traffic generated by the development would not exceed 10 movements per hour at peak times.
· The Grove was of sufficient width to accommodate the combined traffic of existing residential development on The Grove and additional predicted traffic.
· Following the concerns raised by residents it had been found that there had been no personal injury accidents at the junctions with Tadcaster Road and The Grove or The Square that were attributed to turning in and out of the cul-de-sacs.
· The requested bus stop improvements (installation of RNIB capable real time bus information screens at the nearest bus stops) provided positive and sustainable transport measures to and from the site for staff, visitors and residents. Members were advised that the applicant had agreed this condition.
· They agreed that the additional parking for and accessed from St Leonard’s Hospice was justified given the difficulties experienced by staff and visitors.
Officers further advised of two additional highway conditions and a condition regarding the Mean of Enclosure. The additional highway conditions were as follows:
1. The development shall not be begun until details of the junction between the internal access road and the highway, including tactile crossing to footway opposite, have been approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority, and the development shall not come into use until that junction has been constructed in accordance with the approved plans.
2. The development shall not come into use until all existing vehicular crossings not shown as being retained on the approved plans have been removed by reinstating the kerb and verge to match adjacent levels.
The additional condition regarding the Mean of Enclosure was detailed as follows:
3. Details of all means of enclosure to the site boundaries, including details of the gates for the pedestrian and emergency vehicle access to/from The Square, shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority before the construction of the development commences and shall be provided in accordance with the approved details before the development is occupied. Reason: In the interests of the visual amenities of the area and the amenities of neighbouring properties.
Members were then advised that if they were minded to approve the application, the application would need to be referred to the Secretary of State under section 77 of the Town and ... view the full minutes text for item 48.