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14/1252/FUL - Citylife House, Sturton Street

Decision Maker: Planning

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Committee received an application for a change of use.


The proposal sought approval from the permitted use as a studio/cafe bar/multimedia education centre and community facility (sui generis) granted under planning permission 97/1020 to a Class D1 dance school/studio including limited alterations to the external envelope of the building.


Councillor Robertson (Ward Councillor for Petersfield) addressed the Committee about the application.


The representation covered the following issues:

  i.  Welcomed the proposal in principle due to historic problems associated with other sites:

·  Traffic movements.

·  Students travel to other sites by car (contrary to paragraph 8.17 of the Officer’s report).

  ii.  The proposal was for one large building on a single site. The impact of this on car parking spaces was unclear ie would 17 or all of the 39 spaces be allocated to the Bodyworks dance studio.

  iii.  Asked for a condition that all 39 car parking spaces be allocated to the Bodyworks dance studio.


Councillor Blencowe proposed an amendment to the Officer’s recommendation that condition 11 included a traffic management plan to ensure Bodyworks was serviced by sufficient car parking spaces.


This amendment was agreed nem con.


The Committee:


Resolved (unanimously) to approve the application for change of use in accordance with the officer recommendation, for the reasons set out in the officer report, and subject to the amended conditions recommended by the officer.

Report author: Sav Patel

Publication date: 31/03/2015

Date of decision: 04/03/2015

Decided at meeting: 04/03/2015 - Planning

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