Agenda

Venue: Guildhall

Contact: Committee Administration 01905 722027, 722006, 722085 

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Substitutes

To receive details of any Member nominated to attend the meeting in place of a Member of the Committee.

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.

3.

Minutes of Previous Planning Committee pdf icon PDF 114 KB

of the meeting held on 21st February 2018 to be approved and signed.

4.

Minutes of Previous Conservation Advisory Panel pdf icon PDF 775 KB

Minutes of the meeting held on 9th January 2019 to be received.

5.

Site Visits

Such inspections of current application sites as may have been recommended by Officers and as may be approved by the Committee.

 

Members of the Committee should inform the Development Services Manager of any requests for site visits by 5.00 p.m. on the Tuesday immediately prior to the meeting (19th March 2019) and reasons for the request.

 

Members of the public should contact the Democratic Services Administrator either by email: committeeadministration@worcester.gov.uk or telephone: 01905 722085 on the day before Planning Committee so the Administrator can advise of the start of the meeting.

 

Site visits will be conducted in accordance with the procedure attached which forms part of the Council’s Good Practice Protocol for Members and Officers dealing with Planning Matters.

 

6.

Public Participation

Up to a total of fifteen minutes can be allowed, each speaker being allocated a maximum of five minutes, for members of the public to present a petition, ask a question or comment on any matter on the Agenda or within the remit of the Committee in accordance with Committee Procedure Rule 10.

7.

Public Representation

Members of the public will be allowed to address the Committee in respect of applications to be considered by the Committee in accordance with Committee Procedure Rule 11. Members of the public will address the Committee during the Committee’s consideration of the respective item.

 

8.

Application P18K0195 - Land to the rear of 31 Hopton Street pdf icon PDF 178 KB

The Deputy Director – Economic Development and Planning recommends that the Planning Committee be minded to grant planning permission, subject to the applicant and all persons having an interest in the land entering into an agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act in accordance with the agreed Heads of Terms, and subject to the Deputy Director - Governance being satisfied with the nature of such an Agreement delegate to the Deputy Director - Economic Development and Planning approval to grant the necessary planning permission, subject to the conditions set out in the schedule to this report.

 

9.

Application P18K0195 - Footpath Diversion, Buck Street pdf icon PDF 91 KB

That the Planning Committee  authorise the making of an Order to divert  part of footpath no. 681 pursuant to S257 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and that the Deputy Director - Governance be authorised to take all necessary action in connection with the proposed diversion.

10.

Application P18B0548 - Middle Battenhall Farm, Upper Battenhall pdf icon PDF 136 KB

The Deputy Director – Economic Development and Planning recommends that the planning committee authorises the issuing of a notice allowing the removal of the two 15m lengths of hedgerow. The potential exemption of the proposed works to the western hedge is noted, subject to a requirement to fill the existing gap at the south-eastern corner of the western field.

 

11.

Application P17E0327 - Worcester Garden Centre, Droitwich Road pdf icon PDF 199 KB

The Deputy Director - Economic Development and Planning recommends that the Planning Committee refuse planning permission for the following reason:

The proposal would constitute inappropriate development in the Green Belt as defined by the National Planning Policy Framework and is, by definition, harmful to the Green Belt and should not be approved except in very special circumstances. The National Planning Policy Framework confirms that substantial weight attaches to any harm to the Green Belt and very special circumstances will not exist unless the potential harm to the Green Belt, by reason of inappropriateness, and any other harm, is clearly outweighed by other considerations.

In the opinion of the Local Planning Authority the proposal would, by reason of its siting and the scale of the proposed development, result in a material reduction in the openness of the Green Belt in this location, and would cause significant encroachment into the countryside, in conflict with the purposes of including land within the Green Belt. No very special circumstances are considered to exist that are sufficient to outweigh the harm that would be caused by the development to the Green Belt. 

The proposal would thereby also be contrary to the aims and interests that policy SWDP 2 and the National Planning Policy Framework seek to protect and promote with regard to protecting Green Belt land.

 

12.

Applications P18D0503 and L18D0063 - 27 Friar Street pdf icon PDF 279 KB

The Deputy Director - Economic Development and Planning recommends that the Planning Committee: -

 

                      i.        grant planning permission, subject to the conditions set out in the schedule to this report; and

                    ii.        grant listed building consent, subject to the conditions set out in the schedule to this report.

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13.

Application P19D0005 - Lowesmoor Trading Estate, St Martin's Gate pdf icon PDF 253 KB

The Deputy Director – Economic Development and Planning recommends that planning permission is granted, subject to the retention and variation of condition 3 and the conditions set down in the schedule to this report.

 

 

14.

Footpath Diversion - Land east of Parsonage Way/Trotshill Way pdf icon PDF 94 KB

That the Planning Committee  authorise the making of an Order to divert  footpath no. 564(C) pursuant to S257 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and that the Deputy Director - Governance be authorised to take all necessary action in connection with the proposed diversion.

 

 

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15.

Any Other Business

Which in the opinion of the Chairman is of sufficient urgency as to warrant consideration.