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62.

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 invited to declare, at this point in the meeting, any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests, any prejudicial interests or any disclosable pecuniary interests that they might have in the business on the agenda. None were declared.

 

63.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the last meeting of the Area Planning Sub-Committee held on 6 December 2018.

 

Minutes:

Resolved:  That the minutes of the Area Planning Sub-Committee meeting held on 6 December 2018 be approved and then signed by the Chair as a correct record.

64.

Public Participation

At this point in the meeting members of the public who have registered their wish to speak regarding an item on the agenda or an issue within the Sub-Committee’s remit can do so. Anyone who wishes to register or requires further information is requested to contact the Democracy Officers on the contact details listed at the foot of this agenda. The deadline for registering is at 5.00 pm on Wednesday 6 February 2019.

 

Filming, Recording or Webcasting 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. The broadcast can be viewed at http://www.york.gov.uk/webcasts or, recorded, this will be uploaded onto the Council’s website following the meeting.

 

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, i.e. 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 no registrations to speak under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme on general issues within the remit of the Sub-Committee.

65.

Plans List

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.

 

 

65a

Hazelwood Guest House, 24 - 25 Portland Street, York, YO31 7EH [18/02444/FUL] pdf icon PDF 121 KB

Change of use from hotel (use class C1) to 8no. flats (use class C3) with management office and single storey extension to side/rear (Guildhall) (Site Visit).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered a full application from Mr Matt Cullen for the change of use from hotel (class C1) to 8 flats (class C3) with management office and single storey extension to the side/rear.

 

Officers provided an update to Members of the Sub-Committee highlighting the following points:

-      That 5 additional letters of objection had been received including a new issue of ‘noise disturbance from rooms across party walls’.

-      That the site is to be removed from the Residents’ Parking Zone.

 

Mr Roger Lake addressed the committee regarding the application and processes. Mr Lake highlighted that it was difficult to follow planning applications and it was unclear when certain documents had been received by the planning authority. Mr Lake was concerned that people inexperienced with planning applications would struggle to have their say.

 

Ms Jude Warsop then addressed the committee in objection to the application. Ms Warsop made the following points with regard to the application:

-      That the proposal, with 8 new flats and potential for 11 new residents with staff and visitors would have a detrimental impact on their community.

-      The change from C3 to C3B use significantly alters the proposal

-      The development is too dense and incomparable to that of the hotel that currently exists in this space

-      The committee report states that there were no comments from the Design Conservation Sustainable Team, however the CAAP minutes from 5 December stated that they did object and that it was regrettable that the properties were not being returned to family homes and that the proposal did not fit the area, making section 4.12 and 4.13 of the report incorrect.

-      Public Protection have approved this development, under the proposal for full time supervision to control noise issues, the plans state that full time supervision is not mandatory.

-      Local Development Plan section HH8 states that planning permission will only be granted for the conversion of dwellings to flats where it would not have an adverse effect on the neighbouring amenity. This proposal does not fulfil this test.

 

Mr Martin Legg then spoke in objection to the application. Mr Legg made the following comments:

-      The development is too big and is out of proportion for the street

-      The use of these properties should return to family homes

-      The committee report fails to apply the draft SPD on ‘sub division of dwellings’.

-      The 2005 Local Plan states that approval should not be granted where it may cause an adverse effect on neighbouring amenity, this has not been considered.

 

Matt Cullen and Colin Swaine, the developers, then spoke in support of the application. Mr Swaine highlighted that the developers (Merston) only develop properties in partnership with local authorities where a need has been identified. The company specialise in supported living accommodation.

In response to Member questions Mr Cullen and Mr Swaine informed the committee that:

-      with the proposed user groups, a lift would not be necessary due to residents not  ...  view the full minutes text for item 65a

65b

Club Salvation, George Hudson Street, York, YO1 6JL [18/01866/FULM] pdf icon PDF 105 KB

Conversion of first, second and third floors and erection of a roof level extension to create 19no. serviced apartments, change of use of 23 and 25 Tanner Row ground floor and basement to A3 with ancillary accommodation with conversion of ground floor of 31 George Hudson Street  to amenity space for serviced apartments above (Micklegate).

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

This application was withdrawn by the applicant prior to the meeting.

65c

Club Salvation, George Hudson Street, York, YO1 6JL [18/01867/LBC] pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Internal alterations to Nos 27-31 George Hudson Street involving the removal of existing partitions and the installation of new partitions and doorways to enable conversion of the properties to serviced apartments (Micklegate).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

This application was withdrawn by the applicant prior to the meeting.

 

65d

Fishergate County Garage, 14 Heslington Lane, York, YO10 4LR [18/01480/FUL] pdf icon PDF 145 KB

Variation of condition 2 (approved plans) of permitted application 16/02665/FUL (Conversion of garage into 1no. dwelling) to alter position of rooflights, omit enclosed yard to rear to provide bedroom with roof terrace, incorporation of vehicle turntable, alterations to first floor windows with associated internal alterations (retrospective) (Fulford and Heslington) (Site Visit).

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered a full application from Yorbuild Ltd for a variation of condition 2 (approved plans) of permitted application 16/02665/FUL (Conversion of garage into 1 dwelling) to alter position of rooflights, omit enclosed yard to rear to provide bedroom with roof terrace, incorporation of vehicle turntable, alterations to first floor windows with associated internal alterations (retrospective).

 

Officers informed the committee that references to ‘Condition 1’ in conditions 5, 7 and 8, should read ‘Condition 2’.

 

Mr Hammill, the applicant, then spoke in support of the application. Mr Hammill highlighted that all officer recommendations for changes have been implemented and apologised that the committee are reviewing a retrospective application, however the applicant could not wait any longer prior to starting the development. Mr Hammill also highlighted that the property is listed for a number of awards for design and build.

 

Members did raise concerns in paragraph 4.22 relating to the chimney that had been constructed and is not included in the application. Planning Officers highlighted that this element of the application was discussed with the agent at the time of the site visit however the submitted revised plans did not show the chimney and officers have to assess the plans that are submitted. In response to Member questions, Officers advised that the chimney would require planning permission. Some Members were displeased with this omission from the application.

 

It was moved and seconded that the application be approved and it was therefore:

 

Resolved:  That approval be granted subject to the conditions listed in the report.

 

Reason:     The alterations shown in the revised proposed plans, rather than what has been constructed, are considered to be acceptable. Subject to conditions it is considered there would not be any further impact to the residential amenity of the occupants of the neighbouring dwellings. Subject to the development being built in accordance with the approved plans the proposed rooflights and timber garage door would not result in harm to the setting and character of the conservation area.

65e

16 Ashwood Glade, Haxby, York, YO32 3GQ [18/02094/FUL] pdf icon PDF 48 KB

Erection of a single storey side and rear extension (Haxby and Wigginton) (Site Visit).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered a full application from Mr and Mrs Jagger for the erection of a single storey side and rear extension.

 

Officers provided an update to Members of the committee, highlighting that:

-      Yorkshire Water and the Environment Agency have withdrawn their objections to the proposal following changes by the applicant.

-      The Flood Risk Drainage Engineer has requested an additional condition relating to surface water drainage.

 

Following the withdrawal of objections and the additional condition, it was moved and seconded that approval be granted. It was therefore:

 

Resolved:  That approval be granted subject to the conditions listed in the report.

 

Reason:     The removal of the detached annex from the scheme has significantly reduced the visual impact on neighbours to the north. The replacement of a pitched roof on the proposed extension with a flat roof and removal of the feature chimney considerably reduces the overall visual impact upon the general surroundings and it is considered that they will respect the general character of the building and area and will have no adverse effect on the amenity of neighbouring residents. It is considered the proposals comply with national planning guidance, as contained in the NPPF, Publication Draft York Local Plan 2018, City of York Council Development Local Plan 2005 and the City of York Council’s Supplementary Planning Document (House Extensions and Alterations).

 

65f

33 Burton Green, York, YO30 6JZ [18/01443/CLU] pdf icon PDF 17 KB

Certificate of lawfulness for use as a House in Multiple Occupation within Use Class C4 (Clifton).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered an application for the Certificate of Lawful Existing Use from Rev. Christopher Cullwick. This report had come to the committee as the applicant was a Councillor at City of York Council.

 

In response to Member questions, Officers clarified that the application would not have come to the committee, had the applicant not been a Councillor.

 

It was moved and seconded that approval be granted and it was therefore:

 

Resolved:  That approval be granted

 

Reason:     The local planning authority are satisfied that, on the balance of probability, the property would have been in use as a House in Multiple Occupation (use class C4) for up to 3  occupants on 20 April 2012, prior to the introduction of an Article 4 Directive removing permitted development rights for changes of use between Use Class C3 (Dwelling houses) and C4 (Houses in Multiple Occupation) and remains so on the date of this application.

 

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