Venue: Meeting Room G.02, Ground Floor, City Hall, 115 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FZ
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
C. Sawday, N. Stacey (LSA)
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Members are asked to declare any interests they may have in the business to be discussed.
The Minutes of the meeting held on 11th December 2019 are attached and the Panel is asked to confirm them as a correct record.
The Panel agreed the notes.
The Director of Planning, Development and Transportation submits a report on planning applications received for consideration by the Panel.
A) 29 Albion Street & 22-32 Wellington Street, Wellington House
Planning Application 20191406
TWO AND THREE STOREY ROOF EXTENSIONS TO ROOF RESULTING IN AN SEVEN STOREY BUILDING (PLUS LOWER GROUND FLOOR), SEVEN STOREY EXTENSION (PLUS LOWER GROUND FLOOR), CHANGE OF USE FROM OFFICES (CLASS B1(A)) TO CREATE 160 FLATS (37 X STUDIO), (69 X 1BED) AND (54 X 2BED) (CLASS C3)
B) 159 Charles Street, Pannell House
Planning Application 20192221
CHANGE OF USE FROM OFFICE (CLASS B1) TO 70 STUDENT STUDIO FLATS (SUI GENERIS); INCLUDING PROVISION OF ANCILLARY AMENITY FACILITIES; CONSTRUCTION OF 6 STOREY EXTENSION AT REAR. EXTERNAL ALTERATIONS.
C) LEE CIRCLE, CITY INDUSTRIAL UNITS
Planning Application 20180097
DEMOLITION OF BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTION OF EIGHT STOREY BUILDING TO PROVIDE 109 FLATS (43 X STUDIO, 51 X 1-BED AND 15 X 2-BED)
The Panel focused on the poor visual representation of the advanced scheme and insufficient information submitted as part of the amended application. From the information available it was concluded that the new proposal is a substantial improvement in relation to the previous iteration, of potential to enhance and/or preserve the local character of the area and the setting of the relevant heritage assets. However, the members considered it necessary for improved visuals (including cross sections and side elevations) and additional information to be submitted for consideration. They highlighted the necessity for the development to be presented in existing context, showcasing its exact impact on the wider locality and streetscene.
Some members commented on the unfitting addition of the archway to the centre while others appreciated the stepped form of the front elevation. The Panel also requested more information in regard to the finish and materials of the development.
MORE INFORMATION / SEEK AMENDMENTS
D) 115 Abbey Park Road, Land Adjacent
Planning Application 20192102
CONSTRUCTION OF 2 -5 STOREY BUILDING COMPRISING 77 FLATS (68 X 1 BED, 9 X 2 BED) ANCILLARY AREAS AND OFFICES, ASSOCIATED WORKS AND INFRASTRUCTURE (RE-SUBMISSION OF 20182721)