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18/0907/FUL - 50 St Stephens Place and 51 Canterbury Street

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 the demolition of an office building and the erection of a development of nine flats.


The Committee received a representation in objection to the application from a St Stephen’s Place resident.


The representation covered the following issues:

  i.  Referred to speaking notes and attached diagram that were tabled at committee.

  ii.  The scale and massing of the development constituted an over-development of site.

  iii.  Requested the proposal be deferred until a daylight / sunlight study could be undertaken.

  iv.  The application did not answer objections from the last iteration, which had been refused. There were unresolved concerns about car parking, access and the party wall.

  v.  The application would affect the character of the area.


The Committee noted points in the written statement from Castle Ward Councillors Holt and Payne. The statement was tabled at committee. It referred to:

1.  Significant reduction of light to St Stephen’s Place and 51 Canterbury Street.

2.  The proposed development would be out of character with the surrounding area.


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: Lewis Tomlinson

Publication date: 31/05/2019

Date of decision: 03/04/2019

Decided at meeting: 03/04/2019 - Planning

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