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15/1499/FUL - Brethern Meeting Room, Radegund Road

Decision Maker: Planning

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Committee received an application for full planning permission.


The application sought approval for a front extension to create access porch, and a detached annexe to rear of site for additional floor space/storage.


Councillor Kavanagh (Coleridge Ward County Councillor) addressed the Committee about the application.


The representation covered the following issues:

       i.          Points were being made on behalf of residents in streets surrounding the application.

     ii.          The application would exacerbate existing traffic flow and parking issues in the area, mainly associated with commuter traffic.

   iii.          Residents were supportive of the hall being used, but had concerns regarding traffic.

   iv.          A banksman was in place to control traffic outside the hall, but there was a high volume of traffic and associated anti-social behaviour.

    v.          There was more demand for parking spaces than the hall could provide all ready, which impacts on surrounding streets. The application would increase the existing pressure from commuter traffic.

   vi.          Referred to paragraphs 8.12 and 8.13 of the Officer’s report and asked for a full time banksman to be in place to control traffic outside the hall, not just when the annex was in use (if the application was approved). The banksman could also advise hall visitors of parking issues in the area, plus control vehicles going in/out of the hall.

 vii.          People should be encouraged to travel to the hall using other modes of transport apart from cars eg public transport.


The Committee:


Unanimously resolved (by 6 votes to 0) 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.

Report author: Sav Patel

Publication date: 14/03/2016

Date of decision: 03/02/2016

Decided at meeting: 03/02/2016 - Planning

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