The Committee considered an
application for the proposed variation of condition 2 of
application P01A0240 (restriction of retail sale categories),
former ‘Homebase’ Ltd, Hylton Road.
Reason Why Being Considered by Planning Committee
The application had been
referred to the Planning Committee at the request of Councillor
Udall on the grounds of impact on the St John’s retail
The application had not been
the subject of a site visit.
The report set out the
background to the proposal, the site and surrounding area, the
proposal itself, relevant planning policies, planning history and
representations and consultations where applicable.
The Committee’s attention
was drawn to the late paper which related to correspondence in
support of the application.
The information in the report
was presented as set out by the Deputy Director – Economic
Development and Planning.
There had been no one
registered to speak on the application.
Points of Debate
- Members supported the proposal which provided employment
opportunities which was welcomed. It
also maintained the vibrancy of the area.
- It was
asked what effect the proposal would have on the St John’s
shopping area. The Principal Planning
Officer explained that because of the small scale floor space it
did not need to be supported by a retail impact
assessment. This type of business would
not trade in a City Centre and it was the
Officer’s opinion that it would
not have an unacceptable effect.
referring to the sale of goods the post office services was
queried. Members were concerned that
this would have an effect on the post office in St
John’s. The Principal Planning
Officer said she would ask them to specify exactly what this
On being proposed and seconded
and put to the vote the proposal was agreed, subject to
clarification of the nature of the ‘post office
services’ referred to and confirmation that this would not
comprise a Royal Mail post office.
RESOLVED: That the Committee grant permission to vary condition
2 of planning application P01A0240 to the following:
1. Notwithstanding the
provisions of the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order
1987, the units shall only be used for sale of carpets, furniture,
furnishings, electrical goods, automotive and cycle products, DIY
maintenance and improvement products for the house and garden, pets
and pet products, and office equipment and accessories (including
blank cassettes and compact discs relating to computers and
of goods within the following categories shall be permitted from a
maximum of 925 square metres of the
Food and drink;
Clothing including children’s clothing and sports
Stationary items and post office services;
Toys and sports goods;
Fashion accessories including handbags and luggage;
Watches and jewellery;
(viii) Perfume and toiletries;
Music, records, CD’s, pre-recorded videos and audio
retail sale of goods shall not be permitted other than as detailed
above and the store shall be used for no other purpose (including
any other purpose in Class A of the schedule to the Town and
Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987, or in any provision
equivalent to that Class in any statutory instrument revoking and
re-enacting that order with or without modification) without prior
written agreement with the local planning authority.
safeguard the vitality and viability of the City Centre and St
Johns District Centre in accordance with the aims and objectives of
2. Approve the variation of
the Section 52 Agreement dated 21st April 1986 as
amended by previous Deeds of Variation dated 24th July
2001 and 19th November 2015 respectively.