Venue: Meeting Room G.02, Ground Floor, City Hall, 115 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FZ
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
R. Gill (Chair), N. Feldmann (LRSA), S. Eppel (LCS), P. Ellis (VS), L. Blood (IHBC), C. Sawday, C. Laughton, C. Hossack (LIHS), S. Hartshorne (TCS), 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 16th May 2018 are attached and the Panel is asked to confirm them as a correct record.
The Panel agreed the notes.
The Director, Planning, Transportation and Economic Development submits a report on planning applications received for consideration by the Panel.
A) 341 LONDON ROAD, MARTIN HOUSE
Planning Application 20180703
CHANGE OF USE FROM CARE HOME (CLASS C2) TO COMMUNITY AND EDUCATION FACILITIES (CLASS D1); CONSTRUCTION OF SINGLE AND TWO STOREY EXTENSIONS TO SIDE AND REAR; ACCESS RAMP; ALTERATIONS
The panel were supportive of the property being brought back into use and were content with the proposed use. However, they raised various concerns with the design of the proposed development. The panel thought that the access arrangements were over engineered and could be simplified to reduce the impact. They did not object to the proposed parking close to London Road, subject to a suitable grass grid system being used. If the boundary treatment was to be altered, the panel requested that the design of the existing gate piers was matched in a wider entrance. The panel further requested that the avenue of trees be protected and, where trees have been lost, re-planted. Significant concerns were raised with the proposed rear extension, which was considered to be out of scale, overly dominant, lacking contextual design cues and of materials that were not appropriate. Although not seeking a pastiche, the panel felt the existing extension did not respond well to the existing rear elevation and that red brick was not an appropriate approach. A lighter and more modern style was suggested. The loss of the rear bay was considered to be harmful. The panel considered the existing conservatory to be of value and it was suggested that the facilities housed in the extension could perhaps be located in a new freestanding building in the rear space. The panel did not object to the proposed front extension.
B) 140-142 NEW WALK
Planning Application 20180500
PARTIAL DEMOLITION; RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT COMPRISING 52 SELF-CONTAINED STUDENT STUDIO FLATS: 2, 3 & 4 STOREY EXTENSION AT REAR; ASSOCIATED LANDSCAPING; BIN STORE AND AMENITY AREA AT REAR
The panel encouraged officers from the Planning Department to act proactively in ensuring the materials and workmanship of the works were appropriate, but were otherwise supportive of the proposed works.
C) 44 CONDUIT STREET
Planning Application 20170359
CONSTRUCTION OF SEVEN STOREY BUILDING TO PROVIDE 38 STUDENT STUDIO FLATS (NO USE CLASS)(AMENDED PLANS)
The panel did not consider that the application would have a significant impact on the setting of nearby heritage assets.
The following applications were reported for Members' information but no additional comments were made.
Further details on the cases below can be found by typing the reference number into: http://rcweb.leicester.gov.uk/planning/onlinequery/mainSearch.aspx
D) 3-5 POCKLINGTONS WALK
Planning Application/ Listed Building Consent 20180268 & 20180267
CHANGE OF USE FROM (GROUND FLOOR) TATTOO PARLOUR, BARBERS, PIERCING, EVENTS AND CONVENTIONS (NO USE CLASS) TO ONE FLAT (1 X 4 BED) (CLASS C3) AND TWO OFFICES (CLASS B1) & INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL ALTERATIONS TO GRADE II LISTED BUILDING
E) 66 STONEYGATE ROAD
Planning Application 20180913
CONSTRUCTION OF 1.3M FRONT WALL AND GATE TO HOUSE (CLASS C3)
F) 89 CHARLES STREET, BISTRO LIVE
Planning Application 20180616
INSTALLATION OF THREE EXTERNALLY ILLUMINATED WINDOW SIGNS; ... view the full minutes text for item 72.