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15/0134/FUL - 44 Queen Ediths Way

Decision Maker: Planning

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Committee received an application for retrospective and full planning permission.


The application was part-retrospective and sought approval for part two storey, part single storey, front, side and rear extensions including conversion of the garage to living space.


The Committee received a representation in objection to the application from a member of the public.


The representation covered the following issues:

  i.  A retrospective application was being made in addition to planning permission originally sought in 2012 ie various work has been done outside of the permission granted. Conditions had been knowingly and persistency breached.

  ii.  Work should be undertaken in-line with permission granted in 2012, which it had not.

  iii.  The application design was visually dominating and out of scale with neighbouring properties.

  iv.  Roof space usage should be controlled.

  v.  If planning permission were granted, people working on scaffolding at 44 Queen Edith’s Way could overlook neighbours.


Mr Khan (Applicant) addressed the Committee in support of the application.


Councillor Moore (Queen Edith Ward Councillor) addressed the Committee about the application.


The representation covered the following issues:

  i.  The house had a large footprint in comparison to neighbouring properties.

  ii.  There were 7 bedrooms and no garden.

  iii.  Environmental Health Officers had visited 44 Queen Edith’s Way due to safety concerns.

  iv.  If the application were approved, conditions should be imposed to manage permitted development.


Councillor Blencowe proposed an amendment to the Officer’s recommendation to include a considerate contractor informative.


This amendment was carried unanimously.


The Committee:


Resolved (by 6 votes to 1) to grant the application for planning permission in accordance with the officer recommendation, for the reasons set out in the officer report, and subject to the conditions recommended by the officers, with an additional considerate contractor informative:


New development can sometimes cause inconvenience, disturbance and disruption to local residents, businesses and passers-by. As a result the City Council runs a Considerate Contractor Scheme aimed at promoting high standards of care during construction. The City Council encourages the developer of the site, through its building contractor, to join the scheme and agree to comply with the model Code of Good Practice, in the interests of good neighbourliness. Information about the scheme can be obtained from The Considerate Contractor Project Officer in the Planning Department (Tel: 01223 457121).

Report author: Michael Hammond

Publication date: 25/09/2015

Date of decision: 02/09/2015

Decided at meeting: 02/09/2015 - Planning

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