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Agenda and minutes

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Contact: Sarah White  Democracy Officer

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49.

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.

 

50.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 238 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the last meeting of the Area Planning Sub-Committee held on 15 April 2021.

 

Minutes:

Resolved:  That the minutes of the Area Planning Sub-Committee meeting held on 15 April 2021be approved and then signed by the Chair as a correct record.

51.

Public Participation

At this point in the meeting members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. Members of the public may speak on agenda items or on matters within the remit of the committee. The deadline for registering at this meeting is 5:00pm on Monday 10 May 2021.

 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, and to ensure the safety of all attendees at the meeting, the number of public participants will be restricted at this meeting. However, we continue to welcome public participation and will facilitate as many public participants as possible. For further information, please contact the Democracy Officer on the details at the foot of the agenda.

 

To register to speak please visit www.york.gov.uk/AttendCouncilMeetings to fill out an online registration form. If you have any questions about the registration form or the meeting, please contact the relevant Democracy Officer, on the details at the foot of the agenda.

 

Webcasting of Remote Public Meetings

 

Please note that, subject to available resources, this public meeting will be webcast including any registered public speakers who have given their permission. The public meeting can be viewed live and on demand at www.york.gov.uk/webcasts.

 

During coronavirus, we've made some changes to how we're running council meetings. See our coronavirus updates (www.york.gov.uk/COVIDDemocracy) for more information on meetings and decisions.

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.

52.

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.

 

 

53.

Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust, Beverley House, 17 Shipton Road, Clifton, York [20/01084/FULM] pdf icon PDF 526 KB

Demolition of existing side projection and conversion of existing office building to form 9 apartments, with development of land to side and rear to include erection of three detached buildings to provide a total of 21 apartments for senior living. External alterations of main existing building and associated landscaping, cycle, parking and refuse storage. [Rawcliffe And Clifton Without]

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered an application for the demolition of the existing side projection and conversion of existing office building to form 9 apartments, with development of land to side and rear to include erection of three detached buildings, to provide a total of 21 apartments for senior living. External alterations of main existing building and associated landscaping, cycle, parking and refuse storage.

 

Officers gave a presentation based upon slides on agenda pages 61-82 detailing existing and prospective site plans, floor plans and elevations. A correction was noted in paragraph 5.56 which referred to the loss of a pair of category B trees (T10 and T11). The latest revised drawing retains T11.

 

In response to Members questions it was confirmed that:

·        The development was in the Clifton Conservation Area but it was not a listed building.

·        The conservation officer did not consider it necessary for an angled end wall for the roof extension for aesthetic purposes.

·        Car parking spaces were policy compliant.

·        The conditions to protect the trees should be sufficient, and there are no other controls available to the LPA.

·        The trees were not covered by TPO, however the member request would be  passed to the conservation manager.

·        There was a risk of harm with construction works close to trees, however the conditions should mitigate against the risk if the measures are monitored and maintained.

·        An informative could be added for replacement tree planting to match the number of removed trees.

·        13 letters of support from 11 people had been received.

 

Public Speakers

 

Killian Gallagher (Planning Consultant) spoke in support of the application with Mark Andrews (Lead Architect) available to take questions, on behalf of the applicant. They stated the benefits of the conversion for over 55’s in an ideal location, freeing up family homes within the city, retaining the aesthetic for the street scene, all car park spaces having electrical charging points and the general positive feedback from the local community. In response to Member’s questions it was confirmed that car park spaces at the front were reduced to minimise loss to the trees and Highways Network Management agreed the parking provision was sufficient.

 

There were no further questions from Members to the officers.

 

After debate, Cllr Cullwick moved, and Cllr Crawshaw seconded that the application be approved due to an out of use building being utilised and developed to provide homes for the over 55 community, electric charging points and detailed consideration of planning policies with the condition of replacing any trees that are lost.

 

Resolved: That the application be approved subject to:

(i)   S106 agreement

(ii)Additional informative in respect of condition 12 – replacement tree planting to at least match the numbers of trees removed.

 

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