Venue: Meeting Room G.03, Ground Floor, City Hall, 115 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FZ
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Cllr M Unsworth
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 5th December 2018 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) School at junction of Narborough Road and Upperton Road
B) B) ST MARTINS, ST MARTINS CATHEDRAL CHURCH
Planning Application 20182729
DEMOLITION OF SINGLE STOREY EXTENSION; CONSTRUCTION OF TWO STOREY ABOVE GROUND AND TWO STOREY BELOW GROUND BUILDING FOR A LEARNING CENTRE, STORE AND VOLUNTEERS AREA (CLASS D1); SOLAR PANELS TO ROOF; ALTERATIONS
The majority of the panel considered that the revised scheme was an improvement in relation to a series of previous design iterations for the site. The design was considered to be clearly read as modern and in visual contrast to the main building, with the majority of the panel supporting the general approach. They Panel supported the use of the light weight link to the Cathedral and made no comments on the wider landscaping elements.
However, the Panel expressed concern with the disconnection of the distinct elements of what they considered to be a relatively compact extension. These were considered to not be as cohesive as they could have been. A more ambitious design for the service wing was suggested, as this was considered to be a missed opportunity that lacked the ambition of the detailing on the principle section. Some members commented on the roof element of the principle new structure, considering it to be too crude. A range of views were made on the materials, with some concern expressed about the metal fins and backdrop of stone/fenestration. More detail on this was requested to give confidence in the approach.
The Panel also commented on the variability of the visuals provided, and requested that they should be more unified, presenting more consistent detailing.
C) 36 MARKET STREET, FORMER FENWICK BUILDING
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL ALTERATIONS TO GRADE II LISTED BUILDING /
CHANGE OF USE OF CLASS A1 RETAIL SHOP TO: (BASEMENT) CLASSES A1 RETAIL, A2 FINANCIAL & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, A3 RESTAURANT/CAFE, B1 OFFICE, C1 SERVICED APARTMENTS INCLUDING ANCILLARY GYM; (GROUND FLOOR) CLASSES A1, A2, A3, B1, C1 INCLUDING ANCILLARY RECEPTION/BAR; (FIRST, SECOND, THIRD FLOORS CLASS C1. FOURTH AND FIFTH FLOOR EXTENSIONS TO PROVIDE ROOF TOP BAR AND C1. ALTERATIONS
The comments focused on the external alterations to the structure under consideration. Although the added massing to the top of the building was acknowledged, it was concluded that the change will not have a significant impact on the designated part of the property, nor on the views onto the building. In all, the members agreed that the revised scheme is not different enough from the development as approved to warrant any objections.
D) SANDACRE STREET, CAR PARK
Planning Application 20171254
CONSTRUCTION OF 298 RESIDENTIAL UNITS. BLOCK ONE: FIVE, SIX, NINE AND TWELVE STOREY'S (78 X 1 BED, 91 X 2 BED); BLOCK TWO: FIVE, SIX, ELEVEN AND THIRTEEN STOREY'S (79 X 1 BED, 50 X 2 BED) (CLASS C3). CAR PARKING, LANDSCAPING. DEMOLITION
The alterations associated with this revised scheme were considered as broadly acceptable, supported in relation to the previous iterations ... view the full minutes text for item 92.