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21.

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.

 

 

Minutes:

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 might have in respect of business on the agenda. 

 

Cllr Doughty declared a personal interest in Agenda Item 4a (Frederick House, Fulford Road) because he had sought clarification from officers on boundary and Green Belt issues as mentioned in the report.

 

Cllr D’Agorne wished to place on record that he had attended a ward committee meeting at which residents had spoken on the withdrawn application 18/02797/FULM referred to in Item 4a.

 

Cllr Fisher declared a personal interest in Agenda Item 4b (The Gardens, Malton Road) as his son ran a business in the vicinity, though not on the site of the application.

 

22.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 145 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meetings of the Planning Committee held on 11 July 2019 and 12 September 2019.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 12 September 2019 be approved and then signed by the Chair as a correct record.

 

23.

Public Participation

It is at this point in the meeting that members of the public who have registered their wish to speak can do so. The deadline for registering is by 5:00pm on Wednesday 16 October 2019. Members of the public can speak on specific planning applications or on other agenda items or matters within the remit of the Committee.

 

To register, please contact the Democracy Officer for the meeting on the details at the foot of this agenda.

 

Filming or Recording Meetings

Please note that, subject to available resources, this meeting will be filmed and webcast, or recorded, including any registered public speakers who have given their permission. This broadcast can be viewed at http://www.york.gov.uk/webcasts.

 

Residents are welcome to photograph, film or record Councillors and Officers at all meetings open to the press and public. This includes the use of social media reporting e.g. tweeting.  Anyone wishing to film, record or take photos at any public meeting should contact the Democracy Officer (whose contact details are at the foot of this agenda) in advance of the meeting.

 

The Council’s protocol on Webcasting, Filming & Recording of Meetings ensures that these practices are carried out in a manner both respectful to the conduct of the meeting and all those present.  It can be viewed at http://www.york.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/11406/protocol_for_webcasting_filming_and_recording_of_council_meetings_20160809.pdf

 

Minutes:

It was reported that there had been one registration to speak at the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme on a matter not directly related to the Plans List at Agenda Item 4.

 

Dr Mick Phythian spoke in relation to the minutes of the last meeting (Agenda Item 2), objecting to the wording in the decision notice of the additional condition referred to in Minute 20a (Clifton Ings Flood Alleviation Barrier).

24.

Plans List

This item invites Members to determine the following planning applications:

Minutes:

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.

 

24a

Frederick House, Fulford Road, York, YO10 4EG [19/00603/FULM] pdf icon PDF 438 KB

Erection of 6no. purpose-built 4 storey student accommodation buildings (providing 368 bedrooms), associated change of use of and alterations to existing 'Guard House' building to multi-amenity use associated with the accommodation, construction of energy/plant facility, car and cycle parking, refuse/recycling storage and landscaping (re-submission of withdrawn application 18/02797/FULM). [Fishergate Ward] [Site Visit]

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered a major full application by Summix FHY Development Ltd. to erect 6 purpose-built 4-story student accommodation buildings (providing 368 bedrooms), associated change of use of, and alterations to, the existing ‘Guard House’ building to multi-amenity use associated with the accommodation, construction of an energy / plant facility, car and cycle parking, refuse / recycling storage, and landscaping (re-submission of withdrawn application 18/02797/FULM).

 

Officers provided an update at the meeting in relation to:

·        The distance of the northern elevations of the proposed accommodation blocks from dwellings on Kilburn Road;

·        Further objections made by local residents after publication of the report;

·        A request by Highways to include funds for a Travel Plan Officer in the Section 106 agreement

·        proposed amendments to conditions 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 12 and 18 in the report.

 

Cllr D Taylor commented as a Ward Member for Fishergate.  He expressed concerns about the height of the development, proposed access to the site and parking arrangements.

 

Angela Johnson spoke in objection to the application, on behalf of Low Moor Allotments.  She highlighted the unsuitability of the path through the allotments as an access route to the site.

 

Mr Hopwood spoke on behalf of elderly relatives who lived directly behind Frederick House.  He objected on the grounds of noise, light pollution, loss of privacy and car parking issues.

 

Written representations were received from:

·        C J Marshall, urging refusal of the application, or deferral to find an acceptable solution to the southern exit to the site.

·        Paula Smith, asking how developer contributions to Respark permits would work in Edgeware Rd., a private road.

 

Stuart Black, representing the Applicant, spoke in support of the application.

 

Members questioned speakers and officers on the matters raised and, during the lengthy debate that followed, Cllr Fenton moved, and Cllr Widdowson later seconded, that the application be deferred.  Cllr Warters then moved, and Cllr D’Agorne later seconded, that the application be refused. 

 

The Chair called a 5 minute adjournment at this point in order to take advice.  Cllr Fenton’s motion was then put to the vote and declared carried unanimously and it was

 

Resolved:  That the application be deferred for further investigation of revisions to cycle access, sustainability measures, car parking restrictions, design, and impact on neighbouring properties.

 

Reason:     To enable the concerns raised by Members and local residents to be addressed before the application is re-considered.

24b

The Gardens, Malton Road, Stockton On The Forest, York [18/01128/FULM] pdf icon PDF 231 KB

Erection of employment units for B2 use following demolition of existing buildings together with alterations to existing access and associated car parking and landscaping [Strensall Ward] [Site Visit]

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered a major full application by Malton Road Developments Ltd. to erect employment units for B2 use following demolition of existing buildings, together with alterations to existing access and associated car parking and landscaping.

 

Officers provided an update at the meeting in relation to:

·        amendments to paragraphs 1.5 and 4.43 of the report;

·        further matters raised by Highways England, and proposed amendments to Conditions 13 and 14 in the report to address these;

·        proposed additional conditions relating to drainage and a Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP).

 

Eamonn Keogh, the applicant’s agent, spoke in support of the application.

 

With the consent of the Chair, representations were also heard from the following speakers:

·        Alan Bell expressed concerns about the safety of the proposed new access arrangements, proximity to existing dwellings and security issues.

·        Elaine Drummond raised concerns about the dumping of asbestos waste following demolition of a previous building on the site.

 

Following questions to officers and the applicant’s agent and after debate, it was

 

Resolved:  That the application be approved, subject to the conditions listed in the report and following amended and additional conditions:

 

                   Amended Condition 13

                   Prior to commencement of development, detailed design for the stopping up of the northern access subject to a full Road Safety Audit (RSA) shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  The development shall not be brought into use until the approved details for the stopping up have been implemented.

 

                   Reason: In the interests of highway safety, as the proposed development takes access directly from the A64.

 

                   Amended Condition 14

                   Prior to the commencement of development, detailed designs for a single southern access subject to a full Road Safety Audit (RSA) shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  The development shall not be brought into use until the approved details for the single southern access have been implemented.

 

                   Reason: In the interests of highway safety, as the proposed development takes access directly from the A64.

 

                   Additional Condition 1

                   No development shall take place until details of the proposed means of foul and surface water drainage, including details of any balancing works and off site works, have been submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority.

 

                   Design considerations.

 

The developer's attention is drawn to Requirement H3 of the Building Regulations 2000 with regards to hierarchy for surface water dispersal and the use of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuD's). Consideration should be given to discharge to soakaway, infiltration system and watercourse in that priority order. Surface water discharge to the existing public sewer network must only be as a last resort therefore sufficient evidence should be provided i.e. witnessed by CYC infiltration tests to BRE Digest 365 to discount the use of SuD's.

 

If the proposed method of surface water disposal is via soakaways, these should be shown to work through an appropriate assessment carried out under BRE Digest 365, (preferably carried out in winter), to prove that the ground has  ...  view the full minutes text for item 24b

 

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