Venue: Presentation Suite, Ground Floor, City Hall, 115 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FZ
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
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 September 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) Pre-application Presentation: Abbey Lane / Abbey Park Road
Planning Application 20191081
DEMOLITION OF EXISTING BOUNDARY WALL; DEVELOPMENT OF SITE WITH A 4 STOREY OFFICE BUILDING (USE CLASS B1)
Although the Panel appreciated the constraints of the site, the overreaching conclusion was that the building as currently proposed is too sizeable for the site. Its height as matched by its overall mass / width were criticized as out of keeping with the streetscene. Although the brick elevations and modern aesthetic were complimented by some, most members had reservations regarding the unapologetically modern frontage, with broad windows and strong verticality throughout, considered as incompatible with adjacent properties.
A scheme of reduced overall height (with potential recessed top storey) and revised design, was considered as the best way forward for the scheme to be rendered acceptable.
C) 42 BELGRAVE GATE, FORMER ABC CINEMA
Planning Application 20191390
CONSTRUCTION OF 126 RESIDENTIAL APARTMENTS (80 X 1 BED AND 46 X 2 BED) FOR THE PRIVATE RENTED SECTOR AND RETAIL / OFFICE UNITS TO THE GROUND FLOOR (CLASS A1, A2, A3 AND B1) BLOCK FACING BELGRAVE GATE 5 STOREY'S, BLOCKS FACING NEW ROAD 5, 7 AND 9 STOREY'S, BLOCK FACING MANSFIELD ST 9 STOREY'S. CAR PARKING AND BIN STORAGE.
D) ABBEY PARK ROAD, LAND TO THE NORTH OF
Planning Application 20191730
DEMOLITION OF PART OF BRICK WALL TO FRONT BOUNDARY AND CONSTRUCTION OF REPLACEMENT WALL, CONSTRUCTION OF TWO AND THREE STOREY BUILDING TO PROVIDE SECONDARY SCHOOL (CLASS D1), CONSTRUCTION OF SINGLE AND TWO STOREY SPORTS HALL(CLASS D1), PLAYING PITCHES AND ANCILLARY PARKING, LANDSCAPING, AND TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION VEHICULAR ACCESS