Recommendation: Conditional Approval.
Proposal: Reserved Matters application pursuant to Outline Planning Consent O/2009/1027 for the development of phase 1A of proposed Thames Valley Science Park comprising the construction of a gateway building and all associated landscaping and ancillary works plus temporary car parking arrangements – Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale to be considered.
Applicant: University of Reading
The Committee received and considered a report about this application, set out on Agenda pages 109 to 174.
The Committee was advised that the Members’ Update included
· a recommended amendment to condition 1 plan numbers and condition 5 – approval of materials; and
· other recommended amendments to conditions 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 17 and 20 to remove notes appended to the conditions.
Nick Paterson-Neild, Agent, spoke in favour of the application.
Confirmation was given that the concerns regarding wildlife habitats have been dealt with. Members also asked about the design and connectivity of the cycle paths.
It was noted that the reference in the report to a 20% increase to peak rainfall intensity to allow for climate change should be 30%.
RESOLVED: That application RM/2015/0630 be approved, subject to the conditions set out on Agenda pages 111 to 120, with conditions 1, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 17 and 20 amended as set out in the Members’ Update.