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 16th October 2019 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) 580 GIPSY LANE
Planning Application 20191465
DEMOLITION OF EXISTING DWELLING; CONSTRUCTION OF TWO DETACHED DWELLINGS (2X 4BED) (CLASS C3); ASSOCIATED PARKING
The Panel indicated that 3D context visuals would have helped to inform their decision.
B) Land between 62-68 Constance Road
Planning Application 20191477
CONSTRUCTION OF TWO HOUSES (2 X 4 BED) (CLASS C3)
C) St Martin's, St Martin's Cathedral Church
Planning Application 20192261
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); ALTERATIONS
The Panel expressed disappointment with the revised design, which they considered to be inferior to the previous iteration. They considered that amendments to the external appearance had taken the design further away from the light weight contemporary style that had previously been espoused. Particular concern was expressed with regard to the parapet on the principle building volume, which was considered to be excessive in scale and to make the building appear unbalanced. The larger feature was seen to undermine the dominance of the fins and the Panel requested that it be significantly reduced. Although some support for the changes to the secondary volume were expressed, others considered that a simpler and more unified design for the combined building would have been appropriate, given its relatively small scale. Concerns about pastiche in terms of detailing were made and that the building was too busy in terms of detailing.
D) 101-107 RATCLIFFE ROAD, MARY GEE HOUSES HALLS OF RESIDENCE
Planning Application 20190433
DEMOLITION OF EXISTING BUILIDINGS; CONSTRUCTION OF RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OF 100 APARTMENTS WITH CARE FOR THE ELDERLY (26 X 1 BED, 57 X 2 BED AND 17 X 3 BED) (CLASS C2); ASSOCIATED LANDSCAPING AND PARKING