Agenda and draft minutes
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which they may have in respect of business on this agenda.
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.
Cllr Fisher declared that he was a member of the Campaign for Real Ale and that the interest was not prejudicial or pecuniary.
To approve and sign the minutes of the last meeting of the Area Planning Sub-Committee held on 13 October 2021.
Resolved: That the minutes of the Area Planning Sub-Committee meeting held on 13 October 2021be approved and then signed by the Chair as a correct record.
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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.
Conversion of public house to 16no. student studio apartments with two storey extension to the side/east elevation, first and second storey extension to the rear/north elevation, and single storey rear/north extension following the demolition of the single storey projections. [Guildhall Ward]
Members considered an application which sought permission for the conversion of the public house to 16 no. studio apartments for student accommodation. In addition there would be a two storey extension to the side/east elevation and rear/north elevation and a single storey extension to the north following the demolition of the existing extensions. A communal room was proposed on the ground floor, there would be external cycle and bin store and outside communal space.
The Development Manager gave a presentation on the application. This was followed by a number of questions from members, to which the officer answered that:
· The cycle parking provision had undergone various revisions in order to achieve the correct layout and mix of cycle parking storage types.
· The open space contribution and the cost of removing the site from the resident’s parking zone R25 was included in the Section 106 agreement. The Development was not required to make a sports provision contribution due to the provision via the University’s sports facilities. It was not considered reasonable to request a contribution to the CYC Travel Plan due to the size and car-free nature of the site.
· As an existing building it was not necessary to add a requirement for a turning point for waste removal vehicles.
· All rooms have a window and/or roof light.
· In paragraph 5.23, there was a typographical error – the building itself is a non-designated heritage asset.
He was joined by the architect Nick Watson to respond to questions from members. They confirmed the following:
· There was a management plan working with the existing Coal Yard student accommodation to work with residents and students to manage waste collection, changeover days and the communal garden.
· Prior to the applicant purchasing the pub, it had been closed and was marketed as a pub since 2017. There had been no bids received from pub operators, when it was marketed informally. It was then marketed actively, as a pub, for seven months.
· There would be a construction environment management plan that outlines how the site and construction parking would be managed.
In response to further questions from members, officers noted that:
· A construction environment management plan had not been required due to the size of the project. The site would be managed effectively ... view the full minutes text for item 29.