The Director, Planning, Development and Transportation submits a report on planning applications received for consideration by the Panel.
A) 19 ST JOHNS ROAD
Planning Application 20181776
CHANGE OF USE FROM SURGERY (CLASS D1) TO HOUSE (1 X 3BED) (CLASS C3); DEMOLITION OF SIDE EXTENSION AND GARAGE TO CONSTRUCT A DETACHED THREE STOREY DWELLING (1X 4 BED) (CLASS C3); ALTERATIONS
There were no objections over the change of use of the original building back to residential or the proposed demolition of the single storey link and garage, with the panel accepting that this was an opportunity for an infill development, subject to appropriate size, scale and design.
The principle of a 3-storey development, with a matching front building line was considered appropriate, whilst the proposal for a contemporary design was considered to be the correct approach.
The panel did however raise concerns over the level of detail provided within the application, commenting that the lack of a wider streetscene elevation made it difficult to appreciate how the new build would sit within the streetscene, in particular its relationship with 15 & 17 St Johns Road.
Concerns were also raised over a number of design features proposed, as the square windows to the ground floor and proposed stringcourses are at odds with the overall vertical design of the building. The panel did appreciate the proposal for the upper floor windows to project from the building line, breaking up the elevation, but were concerned over how this detailing would be achieved; the submission of detailed window cross-sections was recommended to address this.
It was also felt that the lack of a boundary treatment / soft landscaping was a missed opportunity and that this should be requested in order to improve the appearance of the frontage.
In summary, although the panel agreed with the general principle of the proposal, it was felt that the design of the new build needed further work before it could be supported in order to ensure that the proposed development would sit comfortably within the streetscene, complementing the existing high quality building stock.
B) 38 WELFORD ROAD, SITE OFF MARLBOROUGH STREET
Planning Application 20181702
CONSTRUCTION OF 4 STOREY BUILDING WITH GROUND FLOOR RETAIL UNIT (CLASS A1 AND A2) AND 17 APARTMENTS (7 X 1 BED, 9 X 2 BED, 1 X 3BED) (CLASS C3)
The panel accepted the proposed development, stating that it was of an appropriate size, scale and design for the location and would preserve the setting of the adjacent designated heritage assets.
It was however recommended that the applicant improves the active frontage to the ground floor, Marlborough Street elevation. To achieve this, it was recommended that the applicant introduces glazing to the mailroom (instead of the brick feature panel).
C) 176 - 178 HIGHCROSS STREET
Planning Application 20181102
REFURBISHMENT OF TWO RETAIL UNITS ON GROUND FLOOR AND BASEMENT; FORMATION OF RESIDENTIAL LOBBY; CHANGE OF USE OF FIRST FLOOR RETAIL (CLASS A1) TO RESIDENTIAL AND EIGHT STOREY EXTENSION TO CREATE 36 RESIDENTIAL UNITS (27X 1BED, 9X STUDIO) (CLASS C3)
Strong objections were raised by the panel to the proposal, as the scheme was wholly inappropriate for the location, as it would undermine the appearance of the existing buildings, which positively contribute to the All Saints conservation area, and would harm the setting of All Saints Church.
The panel noted that the existing conical roof and turret were important design features of No. 176 and that they should not be lost, whilst the size & scale of the extension would completely dominate the original buildings.
Questions were also raised over whether the proposal could actually be constructed without the necessary steelwork undermining the original buildings.
The following applications were reported for Members' information but no additional comments were made.
D) 46 FOSSE ROAD CENTRAL
Planning Application 20181601
E) 100 LONDON ROAD
Planning Application 20181455
CHANGE OF USE OF PART OF GROUND FLOOR FROM ESTATE AGENT (CLASS A2) TO RETAIL (CLASS A1); INSTALLATION ROLLER SHUTTER TO SHOP FRONT; REMOVAL OF CHIMNEY STACK AT GROUND LEVEL; ALTERATIONS
F) 8 ASHLEIGH ROAD
Planning Application 20181438
CHANGE OF USE FROM THREE SELF-CONTAINED FLATS (2 X 1 BED, 1 X 2 BED) (CLASS C3) TO ONE STUDIO AND FIVE SELF-CONTAINED FLATS (4 X 1 BED, 1 X 2 BED) (CLASS C3); CONSTRUCTION OF TWO STOREY EXTENSION, FIRST FLOOR EXTENSION AND DORMER TO REAR; ALTERATIONS
G) 17 HORSEFAIR STREET, LLOYDS TSB
Listed Building Consent 20181732
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL WORKS TO GRADE II LISTED BUILDING
H) 8 NORTH AVENUE
Planning Application 20181453
I) 7 HIGH STREET
Listed Building Consent 20181729
J) 2-4 ST GEORGES WAY
Planning Application 20181585
K) GUILDHALL LANE, THE GUILDHALL
Listed Building Consent 20181711
L) 116 LONDON ROAD
Planning Application 20181891
M) 46-48 CHURCH GATE
Planning Application 20181462
N) 10 MORLAND AVENUE
Planning Application 20181537
O) 156 ST SAVIOURS ROAD
Planning Application 20181697
CONSTRUCTION OF DORMER TO REAR OF HOUSE (CLASS C3)
P) 10 ST JAMES ROAD
Planning Application 20181534
Q) 133 LOUGHBOROUGH ROAD; REAR OF
Planning Application 20181653
R) 52-54 GALLOWTREE GATE
Planning Application 20181922
S) 2 PORTLAND TOWERS, FLAT 5
Planning Application 20181888
T) 201 KNIGHTON ROAD, CRADOCK ARMS
Planning Application 20181428
U) 25 PORTLAND ROAD
Planning Application 20181652
NEXT MEETING – Wednesday 17th October 2018, G.02 Meeting Room 2, City Hall
Meeting Ended – 17:50