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18/1947/S73 - Mill Road Depot, Mill Road

Meeting: 17/06/2019 - Planning (Item 7)

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The Committee received a S73 application.


The application sought approval for a S73 application to vary condition 2 of planning permission 17/2245/FUL (182 dwellings, including 50% affordable, 51sqm of Class B1 (Business) or D1 (Non-Residential Institutions) – in the alternative, basement car park (101 spaces), surface water pumping station, open space (including play area), alterations to junction with Mill Road and associated works) to change accessibility levels; introduce 4 additional units, including 1 to replace pumping station; revisions to heights and design of dwellings on Headly Street; and redistribution of 50% affordable housing provision within Phase I to 50% affordable housing provision across both Phases I and II (to be secured through S106).


The Chairman explained that he would exercise his discretion and consider agenda items 8 and 9 together however, would be voted on separately.  Public speakers would therefore have 6 minutes in which to address the Committee.


The presenting officer drew attention to the proposed amendments to the application set out within the amendment sheet circulated in advance of the meeting.


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


The representation covered the following issues:


  i.  In phase 1 building B09 was permitted to have 3 floors on the basis that it was a statement building and it would be different from surrounding buildings.  The proposal for alterations to building height loses the statement building. 

  ii.  The proposed changes were contrary to the Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) and questioned why Councillors would be prepared to diverge from agreed development standards.

  iii.  Regarding changes to the distribution of affordable housing sought assurance that there would not be ghettoising of affordable housing and that all residents would be able to access all external space and amenity. Mill Road was a very mixed environment and it was important to maintain that. 


David Digby and Fiona Bryant (Applicants) addressed the Committee in support of the application.


The Committee:


Unanimously resolved 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.