Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Regulatory Committee
Monday, 3rd February 2020 10.30 a.m.

Venue: Lancaster Town Hall

Contact: Democratic Services: telephone (01524) 582656 or email  democracy@lancaster.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

91.

Minutes

Minutes of meeting held on 7th January 2020 (previously circulated). 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 7th January 2020 were signed by the Chair as a correct record.

92.

Items of Urgent Business authorised by the Chair

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

93.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Councillors of interests in respect of items on this Agenda. 

Councillors are reminded that, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests. (It is a criminal offence not to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest either in the Register or at the meeting). 

Whilst not a legal requirement, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 9 and in the interests of clarity and transparency, Councillors should declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared in the Register, at this point in the meeting. 

In accordance with Part B Section 2 of the Code Of Conduct, Councillors are required to declare the existence and nature of any other interests as defined in paragraphs 8(1) or 9(2) of the Code of Conduct. 

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

APPLICATIONS SUBJECT TO PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

 

The Chair brought forward item A7 to avoid any delay for the members of the public in attendance.

 

94.

47 South Road Lancaster pdf icon PDF 277 KB

Change of use of Dwellinghouse (C3) to 8 bed HMO for student accommodation (Sui Generis)

Minutes:

A7

19/01286/FUL

Change of use of Dwellinghouse (C3) to 7-bed HMO for student accommodation (sui generis). 

Scotforth West Ward

   A

           

Under the scheme of public participation, Councillor Tim Hamilton-Cox spoke against the application, and Mr Thagia (the applicant) spoke in favour of the application.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Richard Austen-Baker and seconded by Councillor Robert Redfern:

 

“That the application be approved subject to the conditions set out in the Committee Report.”

 

Upon being put to the vote, 14 Members voted in favour, with none against and 1 abstention, whereupon the Chair declared the proposal to be carried.

 

Resolved:

 

That the application be approved subject to the following conditions:

 

1. Standard 3 year timescale.

2. Development to accord to amended plans.

3. Details of bike storage facilities to be submitted prior to the occupation of the property.

4. Student occupation only.

 

APPLICATIONS NOT SUBJECT TO PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

 

95.

Land Adjacent To Bulk Road Lancaster pdf icon PDF 274 KB

Erection of eight buildings up to eleven storeys in height to create student accommodation comprising 125 studios (C3), 50 cluster flats (C3/sui generis), 19 shared townhouses (sui generis), with ancillary communal facilities, study library (D1), gymnasium (D2), new vehicular and pedestrian accesses, car parking, servicing bays, public realm and landscaping (pursuant to the variation of conditions 2 and 3 on approved application 19/00962/RCN to extend the completion date for Phase 1 access to May 2020, and Phase 1 offsite highway works to be fully implemented by May 2020)

Minutes:

A6

19/01412/VCN

Erection of eight buildings up to eleven storeys in height to create student accommodation comprising 125 studios (C3), 50 cluster flats (C3/sui generis), 19 shared townhouses (sui generis), with ancillary communal facilities, study library (D1), gymnasium (D2), new vehicular and pedestrian accesses, car parking, servicing bays, public realm and landscaping (pursuant to the variation of conditions 2 and 3 on approved application 19/00962/RCN to extend the completion date for Phase 1 access to May 2020, and Phase 1 offsite highway works to be fully implemented by May 2020).   

Bulk Ward

   A

           

It was proposed by Councillor Robert Redfern and seconded by Councillor Richard Austen-Baker:

 

“That the application be approved subject to the conditions set out in the Committee Report.”

 

Upon being put to the vote, Councillors voted unanimously in favour of the proposition, whereupon the Chair declared the proposal to be carried.

 

Resolved:

 

That the application be approved subject to the following conditions:

 

1. Approved Drawings.

2. Offsite Highway works implementation by May 2020 (with pedestrian crossing in placer by 31 Jan 2020).

3. Access Works implementation by May 2020.

4. Written Scheme of Investigation for Phase II.

5. Surface Water Drainage Scheme.

6. Retention of measures for refuse provision, drop off, cycle storage and cycle runners. Detail for Phase II to be agreed separately.

7. Phase II offsite highway works to be submitted.

8. Ventilation scheme for Phase I in accordance with approved scheme.

9. Landscaping for Phase I in accordance with approved scheme.

10. Public Realm surfacing for Phase I in accordance with approved scheme.

11. External materials for Phase I in accordance with approved scheme.

12. Boundary Treatments for Phase I in accordance with approved scheme.

13. CEMP to be submitted associated with Phase II.

14. Vegetation clearance condition associated with Phase II.

15. Finished Floor Levels agreed on Phase I to be provided associated with Phase II.

16. Development in accordance with the approved phasing plan.

17. Approved Glazing scheme for Phase I.

18. Crime prevention measures implemented for Phase I – Phase II to be submitted.

19. Approval of this application for sustainable energy measures – Phase II to be submitted.

20. Development in accordance with the approved Flood Evacuation Plan.

21. Satellite systems to be in accordance with approved detail for Phase I; Phase II to be submitted.

22. Development in accordance with the approved Travel Plan associated with the development.

23. Deliveries, servicing and maintenance in accordance with the agreed details.

24. Foul water drainage scheme to be developed in accordance with the approved scheme.

25. Remediation Certificate in connection with any contaminated land.

26. Restriction on soils.

27. Development in accordance with the submitted AIA.

28. Development in accordance with the submitted FRA.

29. Development to be occupied by only students.

30. Phase I to be cleaned and maintained in accordance with the approved façade cleaning and maintenance strategy.

31. Lighting for Phase I to be in accordance with the approved detail. Detail for Phase II to be submitted.

32.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 95.

Councillor Richard Austen-Baker left the meeting at this point and did not return.

96.

13 Dalton Square Lancaster pdf icon PDF 293 KB

Relevant Demolition of former cinema auditorium and erection of a 4 storey building with new glazed shop front for student accommodation comprising of 24 one-bed studios (C3), 3 two-bed apartments (C4) and 1 three -bed apartment (C4)

Minutes:

A5

19/00019/FUL

Relevant Demolition of former cinema auditorium and erection of a 4 storey building with new glazed shop front for student accommodation comprising of 24 one-bed studios (C3), 3 two-bed apartments (C4) and 1 three -bed apartment (C4). 

Castle Ward

   A(C)

           

It was proposed by Councillor Tim Dant and seconded by Councillor Mandy Bannon, contrary to the officer’s recommendation in the report:

 

“That planning permission be deferred until the demand for student accommodation is sufficiently evidenced.”

 

Upon being put to the vote, 2 Councillors voted in favour of the proposition, with 12 against, whereupon the Chair declared the proposal to be lost.

 

It was then proposed by Councillor Keith Budden and seconded by Councillor Alan Biddulph:

 

“That planning permission be granted, subject to the following conditions set out in the Committee Report with an amendment to condition 15 and an additional condition 16.”

 

Upon being put to the vote, 11 Councillors voted in favour of the proposition, with 3 abstentions, whereupon the Chair declared the proposal to be carried.

 

Resolved:

 

That planning permission be granted, subject to the following conditions set out in the Committee Report with an amendment to condition 15 and an additional condition 16:

 

1. Time Limits for implementation.

2. Approved plans.

3. Surface water drainage scheme.

4. Surface water management.

5. Foul water drainage scheme.

6. Archaeological recording.

7. Student restriction.

8. Noise attenuation.

9. Mechanical ventilation systems.

10. Cycle and refuse.

11. Materials.

12. Archaeological Watching Brief.

13. Development in accordance with the noise report.

14. No development to be occupied until the noise mitigation has been installed.

15. Sustainable construction to include a fabric first approach to deliver the energy efficiencies, water / carbon reductions and solar PV and thermal panels as submitted as part of the application.

16. Security measures to include gates, boundary treatments (height / materials / finishes), CCTV and external lighting.

 

 

 

97.

Delegated Planning List pdf icon PDF 410 KB

Minutes:

The Planning Manager submitted a Schedule of Planning Applications dealt with under the Scheme of Delegation of Planning Functions to Officers.

 

Resolved:

 

That the report be noted.