Description of application – Change of use of from Class B1(a) office to Class C3 dwellinghouses to form 11 flats (56 day application for prior approval in respect of highways, contamination, flooding and noise under Class O, Part 3 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development)(England)(Amendment) Order, 2015).
Oral representations from Ward Member, Councillor Colin Smith, in objection to the application were received at the meeting.
Councillor Smith referred to the history of the site and an additional application that had been received but undetermined. In Councillor Smith’s view there were potential issues with parking access and seventeen parking spaces would be excessive for the 11 flats. He was also concerned that the applicant had not complied with Highways Division’s request to provide a swept path analysis.
Members having considered the report, objections and representations, RESOLVED that PERMISSION BE REFUSED, for the following reason:-
1. As a result of an inadequate parking layout exceeding the maximum standards set out in Policy T3 and Appendix II of the Unitary Development Plan, the proposal will generate additional pressure on the existing parking demand in the area, resulting in an unacceptable increase in the demand for on-street car parking, contrary to Policy T3 of the Unitary Development Plan, the National Planning Policy Framework and draft Local Plan Policy 30. The proposal is therefore not considered to comply with Class O.2(a) of the General Permitted Development Order (2015) as amended.