Ward: Humberstone & Hamilton
Proposal: Change of use of the ground floor from a public house/ restaurant (Sui generis) to a community centre (Class F2); reconfiguration of the car park; and cycle store at rear (amended plans 25/10/2023)
Applicant: Abbas Momin
Councillor Bonham remained stood down from the Committee for this application.
The Planning Officer presented the report.
Alex Prowse on behalf of the application addressed the Committee and spoke in support of the application.
Members of the Committee considered the application and Officers responded to questions and queries raised by the Committee.
The Chair summarised the application and points raised by the Committee and moved that in accordance with the Officer recommendation, the application be approved. This was seconded by Councillor Haq and upon being put to the vote, the motion was CARRIED.
RESOLVED: permission was granted subject to conditions
1. The development shall be begun within three years from the date of this permission. (To comply with Section 91 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990.)
2. The community centre use shall not be carried on outside the hours of 1000-2200 daily. (In the interests of the amenities of nearby occupiers, and in accordance with policy PS10 of the City of Leicester Local Plan.)
3. The use as a community centre shall not commence until the front area of hardstanding has been marked and laid out in accordance with details shown on the revised parking layout (Drawing No.: 25058-02C-1 Rev C), including the "sign with diagram 616 at entrance". The markings shall be retained and the front area of hardstanding shall not be used for any purpose other than access and vehicle parking for the lifetime of the use. (In the interests in highway safety, and in accordance with policy AM01 of the City of Leicester Local Plan and Core Strategy policy CS3.)
4. The external enclosed areas at the south and west of the site shall not be used for any purpose other than servicing, cycle parking, bin storage or other storage associated with the community centre use. (In the interests in neighbouring amenity, and in accordance with policies PS10 and PS11 of the City of Leicester Local Plan and NPPF 2023 paragraph 130f)
5. The use as a community centre shall not commence until the glazing/ventilation package A referred to in paragraph 8.6 and one of the secondary ceiling options referred to in paragraph 10.5 of the Noise Assessment (Acute Acoustics, Ref 2782, Rev B) have been installed. Such measures are to be retained in situ for the lifetime of the development. (In the interests of residential amenity in accordance with policy H07 of the City of Leicester Local Plan 2006)
6. The use as a community centre shall not commence until the cycle shelter has been installed in the rear courtyard in the location as shown on the approved site block plan and in accordance with details of the appearance of the cycle shelter which will have been agreed in advance in writing with the City Council as local planning authority. The shelter shall be retained for the lifetime of the use. (In the interests of the satisfactory development of the site and in accordance with policies AM02 and H07 of the City of Leicester Local Plan).
7. Development shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans:
MPD-1235-PLA-02-B – SITE LOCATION PLAN & EXISTING/PROPOSED PLANS
MPD-1235-PLA-04-B – PROPOSED ELEVATIONS
received on 25/10/2023.
(For the avoidance of doubt).
NOTES FOR APPLICANT
1. The City Council, as local planning authority has acted positively and proactively in determining this application by assessing the proposal against all material considerations, including planning policies and any representations that may have been received. This planning application has been the subject of positive and proactive discussions with the applicant during the process (and/or pre-application).
The decision to grant planning permission with appropriate conditions taking account of those material considerations in accordance with the presumption in favour of sustainable development as set out in the NPPF 2023 is considered to be a positive outcome of these discussions.