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· 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.
In relation to agenda item 3a [Northern House, Rougier Street, York [19/02672/FULM], Cllr Kilbane declared a non pecuniary non prejudicial interest as a Member of Bishopthorpe Road Traders Association and Cllr Doughty declared a non prejudicial interest as his employer was an occupant of the building but he did not work there. There were no further declarations of interest.
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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.
Demolition of 1 - 9 Rougier Street and erection of 10 storey building, with roof terraces, consisting of mixed use development including 211 apartments (Use Class C3), offices (Use Class B1), visitor attraction (Use Class D1), with associated landscaping and public realm improvements at Northern House, Rougier Street, York [Micklegate Ward]
Members considered a major full application from Rougier Street Developments Limited for the demolition of 1 - 9 Rougier Street and erection of 10 storey building, with roof terraces, consisting of mixed use development including 211 apartments (Use Class C3), offices (Use Class B1), visitor attraction (Use Class D1), with associated landscaping and public realm improvements at Northern House, Rougier Street, York.
Members were provided with an update advising them of a revised recommendation in relation to affordable housing contribution from the developer, who had made an offer of £500,000 towards affordable housing in addition to the overage clause on the S106. The money would go towards off-site provision of affordable housing and would be secured in the S106 agreement. There was also a daylight/ sunlight report for which a summary of the results had been submitted. There had been additional consultee responses received from York Civic Trust, the Conservation Area Advisory Panel, and five additional letters of support had been received. Members were advised of revisions to conditions 10, 20, 38 and 41. It was noted that the recommendations remained unchanged from the published report.
Members were then given a presentation on the application detailing the location plan, existing view from the city walls and Rougier Street, proposed elevation from Rougier Street, existing heights, proposed elevations Tanner Street, section of the city skyline and Tanners Moat and visualisations.
In response to questions raised by Members, officers clarified that:
· There had been no work undertaken on the cumulative effect of planning applications on the York skyline. It was noted that harm to the skyline was harm to the historic skyline. Members were advised that each application needed to be considered on its own merits.
· The proposed development was more harmful than leaving the building as it currently stood
· There would be substantial harm to the archaeological deposits should the excavation of the double basement go ahead as it would involve removing significant archaeological deposits from the site.
· There were some significant public benefits that outweighed the harm to the site. In planning terms there was substantial harm to the heritage assets but the public benefit outweighed the harm to the excavation.
· Regarding the archaeological deposits, it was not known how much degradation would take place. It was noted that the bore holes showed evidence to suggest organic deposits were degrading. It was hoped that evidence of a roman road, stone built granaries and potential earlier structures (as well as medieval deposits) may be found
· Regarding the potential loss of 500 jobs, the developer had other schemes around York for office space and it was their intention that tenants would relocate. It could not be guaranteed that those jobs would be retained.
· There had been negotiation regarding office space and there was 30,000 square feet of office space
· There was a condition re remove permitted development rights
· Regarding the existing building being changed to residential use, the application would have to go on got prior approval bit there ... view the full minutes text for item 17a
Erection of a 65 bed residential and dementia care home following demolition of 5 and 7 York Road and existing care home, and associated access and parking and landscaping at Haxby Hall, York Road, Haxby, York [Haxby And Wigginton Ward]
Members considered a major full application from Mr L Garton for the erection of a 65 bed residential and dementia care home following demolition of 5 and 7 York Road and existing care home, and associated access and parking and landscaping at Haxby Hall, York Road, Haxby, York.
An officer update was given advising the committee of further representations from Haxby Town Council, the owner/occupiers of 3 Station Road, 2 Hall Rise and 18 York Road. Members were also advised of suggested amendments to conditions 2 and 27 and of a suggested additional informative. The additional information had been assessed and the planning balance and the recommendation remained unchanged from the published report.
A presentation was given detailing the existing care home buildings in the context of residential properties and their rear gardens and the proposed site plan.
In response to Member questions officers confirmed that:
· It would be ensured that there would be no obstruction with visibility to the entrance.
· A note could be added to condition 4 regarding the length of construction in the CEMP.
Doug Jennings, Agent for the Applicant, spoke in support of the application noting that the applicant had worked closely with the council’s Adult Social Care team and there was a demand for dementia care. He added that this was a replacement care home with uplifts in accordance with the Draft Local Plan. He noted the changes to the design that meant there was no detrimental impact on local residents.
In response to further questions from Members officers clarified that:
· Information on complainants making complaints about the development could not be shared due to GDPR.
· Regarding the quality of building materials, the applicants building to date had used quality materials and there would be a high level of details and officers would work with the applicant to get the best possible solution for the site.
· The site was not in a conservation area.
Cllr Warters moved approval subject to amendment to condition 13 to be changed to the lifetime of the development. This was seconded by Cllr Fisher. Following debate, and in accordance with the revised Standing Orders, a named vote was taken with the following result:
· Cllrs Ayre, D’Agorne, Daubeney, Doughty, Douglas, Fisher, Fenton, Hollyer, Kilbane, Lomas, Myers, Pavlovic, Warters and Cullwick and voted for the motion;
· Cllrs Barker and voted against the motion.
The motion was therefore carried and it was
Resolved: That the application be approved subject to an amendment to Condition 13 to be changed to the lifetime of the development, amendments to Conditions 2 and 27 and additional informative as detailed below:
Condition 2 (additions in bold)
The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in
accordance with the following plans and other submitted details:-
- YH030-DP(9)920 Rev A - Proposed Site Plan Alternative
- YH030-DP(0)50 - Proposed Elevations
- YH030-DP(0)51 - Proposed Elevations
- YH030-DP(0)52 - Proposed Front Elevation (with Ambulance
- YH030-DP(0)001 - Proposed Ground Floor General Arrangement
- YH030-DP(0)002 ... view the full minutes text for item 17b