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 21st October 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.
Planning Application 20201470
Change of use from light industrial (Class B1(c) to 31 student flats (Sui Generis); removal of existing roof, rear basement doorway and chimney stack; construction of new mansard roof, lightwell at rear and installation of new windows.
The Panel concluded that the development will have a limited impact on the Greyfriars Conservation Area but that more information and amendments are necessary to render the scheme acceptable from a conservation perspective. The precedence of mansard roofs in the locality was noted. However, members agreed that the design of the roof lights to proposed roofscape is regrettable and requested amendments to these features, to ensure they are of a more light-weight design, more akin the existing windows.
The members expressed their concerns regarding the quality of the scheme, based on insufficient information submitted as part of the application, particularly replacement windows and roof lights to the frontage. Some criticised the position and scale of the mansard roof (flush with the frontage) and the increased visual prominence of the side gable, noting that the loss of the original fabric may not be outweighed by the benefit of the scheme, calling into question if in its current form the development takes up the opportunities available for improving the character and quality of the Conservation Area.
Planning Application 20202051
Construction of single storey outbuilding with car port at side of house (Class C3)
The members noted the limited amendments to the scheme compared to the previous submission. However, the reduced height of the car port was appreciated, as was the additional information regarding landscaping works.
The members agreed that the scheme, located within the private curtilage of a dwellinghouse, with the proposed outbuilding now positioned only slightly above the existing boundary treatments (fence and hedging), will have a negligible impact on the amenity of the wider Stoneygate Conservation Area.
The Panel requested that there is a particular weight given to the protection of mature trees and associated planting in and around the curtilage of the site, regarded as important features of the Conservation Area, contributing to its character and townscape merit.
11 Stoneygate Avenue
Planning Application 20201742
Construction of single storey extension at rear of house (Class C3)
35 Devonshire Road
Planning Application 20201978
Installation of six internally illuminated fascia signs at front, side and rear; four non illuminated signs at front; one non illuminated sign on detached building at front; eight single sided free standing signs on land outside at front and side of shop (Class E)
4-8 Granby Street
Planning Application 20201868
Retrospective application for installation of one internally illumiated fascia sign at front of restaurant (Class E)
8-10 Millstone Lane
Planning Application 20201958
Internal and external alterations to Grade II listed building
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