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110.

Declarations of Interest

Members will be asked to make any declarations of interest in respect of items on this agenda.

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Minutes:

The following declarations of interest were made in the accordance with the code of conduct.

 

Name

 Minute

Reasons

Interest

Councillor Nicholson

 

Minute 115

Knows the applicant

Private Interest

Amelia Boulter (Democratic Advisor)

Minute 118

Lives on the estate and used the green space

Personal Interest

Councillor Michael Leaves

Minute 120

Former employee lives near this property

Private Interest

 

 

111.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 87 KB

The Committee will be asked to confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 11 March 2021.

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Minutes:

Agreed the minutes of the meeting held on 11 March 2021.

112.

Chair's Urgent Business

To receive reports on business which, in the opinion of the Chair, should be brought forward for urgent consideration.

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Minutes:

As this was the last municipal meeting the Chair wanted to give thanks to colleagues as this would be their last meeting.  A big thank you to Councillor Sam Davey and Councillor Mike Leaves for their service at the council.  The Chair wished Peter Ford good luck in his new role at the Planning Advisory Service and for support provided over the years as well as his contribution to the successful running of the Planning Committee.

 

Councillor Nicholson seconded the Chair and also gave thanks to Peter Ford for his 24 years of service and thanks to Councillor Sam Davey and Councillor Mike Leaves for a sterling service to the Planning Committee and they would be missed as members of the council.

113.

Questions from Members of the Public

The Chair will receive and respond to questions from members of the public submitted in accordance with the Council’s procedures. Questions shall not normally exceed 50 words in length and the total length of time allowed for public questions shall not exceed 10 minutes. Any question not answered within the total time allowed shall be the subject of a written response.

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Minutes:

There were no questions from members of the public.

114.

Planning Applications for consideration

The Service Director for Strategic Planning and Infrastructure will submit a schedule asking Members to consider Applications, Development proposals by Local Authorities and statutory consultations under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and the Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Areas) Act 1990.

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The Committee considered the following applications, development proposals by local authorities and statutory consultations submitted under the Town and Country Planning Act, 1990, and the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservations Areas) Act, 1990.

115.

55 South Down Road, Plymouth, PL2 3HP - 21/00277/FUL pdf icon PDF 320 KB

Applicant:

Mr Mark Stephens

Ward: 

Peverell

Recommendation:

Grant conditionally

 

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Minutes:

Mr Mark Stephens

Decision:

Application GRANTED conditionally.

 

(This item was moved up the agenda ).

116.

170 Hemerdon Heights, Plymouth, PL7 2TY - 21/00357/FUL pdf icon PDF 176 KB

Applicant:

Mr and Mrs Sharp

Ward: 

Plympton St Mary

Recommendation:

Refuse

 

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Minutes:

Mr and Mrs Sharp

Decision:

Application deferred for further negotiation and delegated to the Service Director for Strategic Planning and Infrastructure, in consultation with the Chair, Vice-Chair and Lead Opposition Member to make the final determination.  Proposed by Councillor Nicholson and seconded by Councillor Stevens.

 

(The Committee heard from Mr Sharp, the applicant).

(A site visit took place on 7 April 2021 in respect of this item).

(Councillor Nicholson declared a private interest in respect of this item).

117.

34 Powisland Road, Plymouth, PL6 6AB- 21/00264/FUL pdf icon PDF 303 KB

Applicant:

Mr and Mrs Constantinou

Ward: 

Budshead

Recommendation:

Grant conditionally

 

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Minutes:

Mr and Mrs Constantinou

Decision:

Application GRANTED conditionally to include the following condition:  A 2 metre high wooden privacy fence on the north facing side of the garden shall be installed prior to first use of the proposed terrace and remain in-situ thereafter in perpetuity.  Officers to negotiate the practicalities of the pre-commencement condition with the applicant.  Proposed by Councillor Nicholson and seconded by Councillor Morris.

 

(The Committee heard from Councillor Jon Taylor, Ward Councillor).

(A site visit took place on 7 April 2021 in respect of this item).

118.

32 Radford Park Road, Plymouth, PL9 9DP- 21/00196/FUL pdf icon PDF 209 KB

Applicant:

Mr Jordi Armitage

Ward: 

Plymstock Radford

Recommendation:

Grant conditionally

 

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Minutes:

Councillor Ms Watkin withdrew the Member referral and therefore the application will be determined under delegated powers.

119.

14 Cameron Way, Plymouth, PL6 5WB - 20/00492/FUL pdf icon PDF 222 KB

Applicant:

John Purchase

Ward: 

Eggbuckland

Recommendation:

Grantconditionally subject to S106 planning obligationwith delegated authority to Service Directorfor StrategicPlanning and Infrastructure to refuse if not signed within agreed timeframes.

 

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Minutes:

Mr John Purchase

Decision:  Refuse on the following grounds:

The site proposed for a change of use and construction of a boundary wall is located within 'Land at Cameron Way City Green Space', designated as a City Green Space under the Plymouth Policy Area Open Space Assessment and its appendix, and is subsequently safeguarded through the adoption of the Joint Local Plan and policy DEV27 (Green and Place Spaces).  The proposal is unable to meet any of the three tests in determining the acceptability of the loss of green space, as required by point 2 of policy DEV27, in accordance with paragraph 97 of the NPPF 2019. The Green Space is not considered surplus to requirements as it forms a key local provision providing the only local play area within this part of the City. The 'Land at Cameron Way City Green Space' is the only amenity greenspace in the area with City Green Space status, meaning it delivers more functions for its size than any of the Neighbourhood Green Spaces in the wider context. The loss of the green space would cause an already existing pinch point within the greenspace to become even narrower; start to separate the North-western part of the green space from its south-eastern area; and reduce natural surveillance.  There is no evidence that the current alignment of the wall results in behavioural issues and therefore limited weight has been given to the view that the re-alignment will resolve any such issues. The reduced extent of green space lost compared to the previously refused application 19/02045/FUL and original drawings submitted as part of the current application, and the inclusion of planting along the boundary wall, is not considered to mitigate the loss of green space. No proposals have been submitted for alternative sports and recreation provision. The scheme is deemed to conflict with the functions and characteristics of the greenspace as it turns currently publicly accessible land into private inaccessible land with no commensurate benefit to the wider public and its amenity. For the reasons stated above, the proposal is deemed contrary to policy DEV27 (Green and Play spaces) of the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan 2014- 2034 (2019) and paragraphs 97 and 127 of the National Planning Policy Framework 2019.

 

(The Committee heard from Councillor Mrs Bowyer, Ward Councillor).

(The Committee heard from Mr Nicholas Jewel, in objection to the application).

(The Committee heard from Mr John Purchase, the applicant).

(A site visit took place on 7 April 2021 in respect of this item).

120.

48 Grand Parade, Plymouth, PL1 3DJ - 21/00039/FUL pdf icon PDF 184 KB

Applicant:

Mr Dougall

Ward: 

St Peter and the Waterfront

Recommendation:

Grant conditionally

 

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Minutes:

Mr Charles Dougall

Decision:

Defer decision to consider the proposal made by the Applicant during public speaking at the committee relating to setting back the development.  The decision to be delegated to the Service Director for Strategic Planning and Infrastructure in consultation with ward councillors.  Proposed by Councillor Tuffin and seconded by Councillor Nicholson.

 

(The Committee heard from Councillor McDonald, Ward Councillor).

(The Committee heard from Mr Anthony Caleshu, in objection to this application).

(The Committee heard from Mr Charles Dougall, applicant).

(Councillor Mrs Bridgeman was not present for this item).

(Councillor Michael Leaves declared a private interest).

121.

Crosshill, Plymouth, PL2 1RT 21/00339/16 pdf icon PDF 274 KB

Applicant:

Mr Will Osbourne

Ward: 

Devonport

Recommendation:

Prior approval required and given

 

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Minutes:

Mr Will Osborne

Decision:

Prior approval required Not Given based on the siting of the mast and with reference to Policy DEV20.

 

(The Committee heard from Councillor Coker, Ward Councillor).

(The Committee heard from Mr Rory Hollings, on behalf of the applicant).

(Councillor Nicholson left partway through this item).

(Councillor Mrs Bridgeman was not present for this item).

122.

Planning Enforcement pdf icon PDF 93 KB

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Minutes:

The Head of Development Management, Strategic Planning and Infrastructure reported that the department managed to close 67 cases in the last month.  The Chair gave thanks to the team.

123.

Planning Application Decisions Issued pdf icon PDF 274 KB

The Service Director for Strategic Planning and Infrastructure, acting under powers delegated to him by the Council, will submit a schedule outlining all decisions issued since the last meeting –

 

1)  Committee decisions;

2)  Delegated decisions, subject to conditions where so indicated;

3)  Applications withdrawn;

4)  Applications returned as invalid.

 

Please note that these Delegated Planning Applications are available to view online at: http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/planningapplicationsv4/welcome.asp

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Minutes:

The Committee noted the report from the Service Director for Strategic Planning and Infrastructure on decisions issued since the last meeting.

124.

Appeal Decisions pdf icon PDF 323 KB

A schedule of decisions made by the Planning Inspectorate on appeals arising from the decision of the City Council will be submitted.  Please note that these Delegated Planning Applications are available to view online at:

http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/planningapplicationsv4/welcome.asp

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Minutes:

The Committee noted the schedule of appeal decisions made by the Planning Inspectorate.  It was reported that both appeals were allowed but there were no concerns by officers on the soundness of the JLP policies or SPD.

VOTING SCHEDULE 8 APRIL 2021 pdf icon PDF 67 KB

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