Recommendation: Conditional Approval
Proposal: Reserved Matters application pursuant to Outline planning permission VAR/2014/0624 (Pursuant to O/2010/1432) for the erection of 517 dwellings including access roads, garages, parking spaces, open space and landscape treatment of Phase 1, Shinfield West. (Access within the site, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale to be considered).
Applicant: Bloor Homes, Linden Homes and Bovis Homes
The Committee received and reviewed a report about this application, set out in Agenda pages 87 to 140.
The Committee was advised that the Members’ Update included:
· Proposed amendment to condition 2 to include plan numbers;
· Proposed amendment to condition 3 regarding details of the materials for the external building materials;
· Proposed amendment to condition 6 regarding the surfacing of the vehicular access that serves the dwelling with bonded material;
· Proposed amendment to condition 8 regarding the submission of full details of the construction specification and materials of access junctions into access roads 40, 39, 41 and 51, to the local planning authority;
· Proposed amendment to condition 12 regarding first floor windows in the north facing elevation of plots B240 and B241;
· Proposed amendment to condition 13 regarding the windows shown on the approved drawings as having obscured glazing in part or full;
· Correction of typos for several condition numbers;
· Proposed additional informatives;
· Clarification on garden sizes.
Paul Dollymore spoke in objection to the application. He commented that plot A517 and to a lesser extent A516, would result in a loss of privacy for his property. He questioned whether plot A517 could be rotated 45 degrees so that it was at an angle, to ensure privacy. The Principal Planning Officer suggested that there may be an opportunity to discuss matters with the developer outside of the meeting.
Giuseppe Zanre, Bloor Homes (applicant) spoke in support of the application.
Nick Paterson-Neild, Barton Willmore (agent) spoke in support of the application.
Members questioned the separation distances of plots A517 and A516 to 21 Deardon Way. The Planning Officer indicated that they were in accordance with standards.
In response to a Member question regarding separate cycle paths, the Service Manager, Highways Development Management stated that the cycleways would be a good use of shared space.
A Member asked about parking spaces and was informed by the Service Manager Highways Development Management, that the Council’s parking standards would be met; including garages there would be 2.83 spaces per property.
A Member expressed concern regarding children travelling to school during the early phases of the development. Officers clarified that the scheme had identified an uncontrolled crossing on Hyde End Road, and that at the next stage of detailed design, a Road Safety Audit would be required and consideration would then be given to whether a more formal control was required.
RESOLVED: That application No. 161189 be approved, subject to the conditions set out on Agenda pages 89 to 91, with conditions 2, 3, 6, 8, 12 and 13 amended as set out in the Members’ Update.