(Councillor John Kaiser declared a disclosable pecuniary interest and left the meeting before the item was addressed.)
Proposal: Full planning application for the proposed erection of 2no two bedroom flats and 2no one bedroom flats with associated parking and landscaping. (Part retrospective)
Applicant: Wokingham Housing Limited
The Committee received and reviewed a report about this application, set out in Agenda pages 147 to 170.
The Committee were advised that the Members’ Update included:
· Proposed amendment to the Planning History, and
· Proposed amendments to Conditions 7 and 8.
Members had visited the site in 2015.
Darren Toes, Wokingham Housing Limited, spoke in favour of the application, stating that it provided valuable affordable housing in the Shinfield/Woodley area, using land with little amenity value. There would be an increase in the number of car spaces and solar panels would be installed, which would reduce energy costs for lower income families.
In response to a Member question, the Case Officer explained that the application was a full application as the additional parking was outside the existing red line.
Resolved: That Application no 171436 be approved subject to the conditions set out in Agenda pages 147 to 170, the amendment to the Planning History and the amendments to conditions 7 and 8 as laid out in the Members’ Update.