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Planning Report for 16/0641/FUL - 68-80 Perne 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 Senior Planner referred to additional conditions set out on the amendment sheet.


The application sought approval for a residential development comprising 8 x 3 bedroom houses, 5x1 bedroom apartment and 1 c 2 bedroom apartment, formation of access including demolition of 74 Perne Road, landscaping, open spaces, drainage and supporting infrastructure.


The Committee received a representation in objection to the application from a local resident.


The representation covered the following issues:

  i.  Various objections had been raised by local residents.

  ii.  Expressed specific concerns about:

·  Site scale and density.

·  The application conflicted with Local Plan policy 3/10.

·  Proximity of new buildings to existing neighbours.

·  Design out of character with the neighbourhood.

·  Overshadowing.

  iii.  The overlooking issue had been somewhat mitigated but not totally overcome.

  iv.  Queried if the site was ‘brown field’ as stated by the Applicant.


Mr Waller (Applicant’s Agent) addressed the Committee in support of the application.


Councillor Herbert (Coleridge Ward Councillor) addressed the Committee about the application.


The representation covered the following issues:

  i.  There were not many applications like this one in the city, the Committee needed to consider if the level of development was appropriate.

  ii.  Expressed concern that there was overdevelopment of site, specifically caused by the inclusion of the apartment block.

  iii.  Expected traffic movements to be higher than suggested in the Officer’s report.

  iv.  Queried if the road junction design was appropriate, a single lane entry would be safer.

  v.  Queried if the landscaping was practicable and if the trees would act as a buffer between new and existing properties.

  vi.  Expressed concern over the loss of amenity space (gardens) and overlooking.

 vii.  Queried if parking space provision was appropriate.


The Committee:


Resolved (by 5 votes to 2) 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 in the main report plus additional conditions 39 and 40 set out on the amendment sheet, and subject to completion of S106 Agreement.

Report author: Charlotte Burton

Publication date: 25/10/2016

Date of decision: 05/10/2016

Decided at meeting: 05/10/2016 - Planning

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