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This item invites Members to determine the following planning application:
Members considered a report of the Assistant Director, Planning and Public Protection relating to the following planning application, outlining the proposals and relevant policy considerations and setting out the views of consultees and officers.
Major Full Application for an extension to the southern elevation of the hospital to provide a vascular imaging unit (VIU). [Guildhall Ward].
Note: Annexed to the report is a series of presentation slides showing photographs of the site and plans of the proposed extension.
Members considered a major full application by Mr Richard Atwood for an extension to the southern elevation of York District Hospital, Wigginton Road, York YO31 8HE, to provide a vascular imaging unit.
Officers gave a presentation based upon the slides at pages 23-37 of the agenda, and provided an update on the response of the Lead Local Flood Authority in respect of drainage. This sought to remove Condition 8 in the report and insert three additional drainage conditions.
In response to questions from Members, Officers confirmed that:
· the Highway Network Management Team (HNMT) still had concerns about parking and congestion issues;
· the travel plan (Condition 9) could only address matters relating to this application, not to the whole hospital site;
· public protection officers had raised no objections to the proposed hours of operation.
Tim Ross, the applicant’s agent, spoke in support of the application, highlighting the regional significance of the proposed unit, the public benefit it would bring and the hospital’s commitment to sustainable transport. In response to questions from Members, he added that:
· achievement of BREEAM ‘excellent’ status was precluded by the existing hospital power system and clinical requirements;
· parking arrangements for contract vehicles could be provided on request;
· the current travel plan was a hospital initiative agreed with the council and included provision for cycle parking;
· the last Park & Ride bus to the site was at 8:30pm.
After debate, which centred around the loss of staff parking and traffic congestion issues, Cllr Kilbane moved, and Cllr Ayre seconded, that the application be approved, subject to the amendments reported by Officers and the re-wording of Condition 9. In accordance with revised Standing Orders, a named vote was taken, with the following result:
· Cllrs Ayre, Cullwick, Hollyer, Kilbane and Perrett voted for the motion;
· Cllrs D’Agorne and Pavlovic abstained.
The motion was therefore carried, and it was
Resolved: That the application be approved, subject to:-
i. Conditions 1-7 as listed in the report;
ii. The removal of Condition 8;
iii. The amendment of Condition 9 to reflect the requirement for an adequate travel plan, with the wording of this condition to be delegated to Planning Officers in conjunction with the Chair and Deputy Chair and in consultation with the HNMT;
iv. The following additional conditions:
Separate drainage systems
The site shall be developed with separate systems of drainage for foul and surface water on and off site.
Reason: In the interest of satisfactory and sustainable drainage.
Drawing details to be submitted
Prior to development details of the proposed means of foul and surface water drainage, including details of any balancing works and off site works, shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The information shall include site specific details of:
(i) the flow control device the means by which the surface water discharge rate shall be restricted to a maximum rate of 6.7 (six point seven) litres per second;
(ii) the attenuation tank the means by which the surface ... view the full minutes text for item 49a