Recommendation: Conditional Approval, subject to a Legal Agreement.
Proposal: Full application for the proposed erection of 6no two bedroom flats and 3no two bedroom terraced houses including demolition of existing light industrial unit.
Applicant: Wokingham Housing Limited
The Committee received and reviewed a report about this application, set out in Agenda pages 165 to 194.
The Committee was advised that the Members’ Update included:
· further clarification on parking spaces and internal space standards;
· a recommended amendment to condition 11.
It was noted that Members visited the site on 6 November 2015 to view the site in the context of the character of the area.
Andrew Waters, representing Wokingham Town Council, spoke in favour of the application.
Members welcomed the provision of affordable housing but asked about the internal space being below standard for the higher occupancy level. Planning Officers explained that new standards were introduced on 1 October 2015 but that this application has been designed before that and complies with the current Borough Design Guide.
RESOLVED: That application no. 150066 be approved, subject to the completion of a Legal Agreement and conditions set out on Agenda pages 165 to 172 with condition 11 amended as set out in the Members’ Update.