Venue: City Hall, 115 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FZ
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
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 17th June 2020 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.
Richard Gill made a speech paying tribute to the work of Chris Sawday, who passed away earlier in the month. A valued member of CAP since 2006, his loss will be keenly felt.
A) Fleet Street, Fleet House
Planning Application 20200942
The members unanimously supported the retention of the Locally Listed Fleet House and the principle of the development. The scale and massing were broadly supported, considered as appropriate for its context. The legibly modern design of the scheme was welcomed, allowing Fleet House to retain its architectural distinction and prominence.
Whilst the material palette and elevation treatments were broadly supported, the red brick blocks flanking Fleet House (Block A and C) were considered as overly prominent, of poor relationship to the existing building. The criticism was in relation to their design as read against the gables of the retained building. The members concluded that the junction between the new and the old needs to be improved and rationalised, preferably by a stepped-back massing, reconsidered alignment and an addition of a gap between Fleet House and Block A, to allow the ghost sign to be visible.
The elevation treatment and definition of Block D1 were criticised, creating a poor relationship with the Locally Listed 80 Wharf Street South. The members suggested that the horizontal alignment with the asset should be improved, whilst more definition added to the blank side gable of the grey brick block fronting onto Old Milton Street. The dominant height of the ground floor of the Locally Listed Building should be taken as a reference point for the detailing of the new build.
B) 125 - 129 VAUGHAN WAY
Planning Application 20181552
The members appreciated the reduced height and revised material palette of the scheme. Whilst the total mass and height of the extension were not objected to, the lack of clarity regarding finish (colour and quality) and the lack of definition to blank corner gable fronting onto the Grade II Listed Former Richard Roberts’ Factory were criticised.
The Panel requested that the definition of the gable is improved and suggested that this may be done by introduction of continuous banding to match features to the front elevation of the existing building. As is, this element was regarded as overbearing, of potential to adversely affect the setting and significance of the Grade II Listed asset.
C) 14 Jarvis Street
Planning Application 20200801
The scheme was supported by all members of the Panel. They complimented the finish and definition of the new development. In particular, the red brick elevations and recessed brick panels to south elevation were appreciated, considered as a good reflection of the character and features of the Locally Listed Former Generator House. The development was commended as good addition to its locality, with no objections raised. The Panel did recommend the recessed brick panel detail was pronounced as it was a visually valuable feature.
D) 19-23 Burleys Way
Planning Application 20200791
Although the Panel criticised some aspects of the ... view the full minutes text for item 136.