Agenda and decisions

Planning and Development Committee - Thursday, 8 February 2024 6.30pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Daneshill House, Danestrete, Stevenage

Contact: Lisa Jerome 01438 242203  Email: committees@stevenage.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Decision:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors Julie Ashley-Wren, Adam Mitchell and Anne Wells.

 

Councillor Stephen Booth and Conor McGrath were in attendance as substitutes for Councillors Ashley-Wren and Wells.

 

There were no declarations of interest.

2.

MINUTES - 9 JANUARY 2024 pdf icon PDF 231 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the previous meeting held on 9 January 2024.

Decision:

It was RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Planning and Development Committee held on 9 January 2024 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

3.

23/00482/FP - CINNABAR OLD STEVENAGE, 56-58 HIGH STREET pdf icon PDF 188 KB

To consider the change of use of parking bays to facilitate construction of outdoor seating area associated with 56-58 High Street, Stevenage.

Additional documents:

Decision:

It was RESOLVED that application 23/00482/FP be GRANTED planning permission subject to the conditions set out in the report, and with the addition of the words ‘located within a conservation area’ in the reason for Condition 4, after the word development.

 

4.

23/00920/FPM - LAND TO THE WEST OF LYTTON WAY, STEVENAGE pdf icon PDF 607 KB

To consider the variation of Condition 1 (Approved Plans) to planning permission reference number 23/00655/FPM to remove undercroft parking areas to blocks 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 to provide 16 additional apartments and to cycle parking provision, communal entrances, refuse stores, plant and equipment, water tanks and storage areas. Alterations to centralised communal area and ancillary facilities layout in block 4, removal of external cycle store adjacent to block 4, addition of 13 parking spaces, amendment to affordable housing mix in block 7.

 

Decision:

It was RESOLVED that Application 23/00920/FPM be REFUSED for the following reason:

 

The removal of the undercroft parking together with the increase in the number of flats would leave insufficient off-street parking for the proposed development, which would likely result in increased on-street parking on roads to the north and west of the site. This will likely result in a situation which would be prejudicial to the safety and operation of these roads. The development proposal is therefore contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework (2023) and National Planning Practice Guidance, Policies SP6 and IT5 of the Stevenage Borough Local Plan 2011 - 2031 (adopted 2019) and the Council's Parking Provision and Sustainable Transport SPD (2020).

 

As the Committee voted to refuse the application for the residential development on the land to the West of Lytton Way, the application to vary the S.106 agreement was also REFUSED.

 

 

5.

23/00919/CC - FORMER PIN GREEN PLAYING FIELDS pdf icon PDF 453 KB

To consider full planning application for an adult day service facility (Class E) including creation of a new vehicular access off Hayward Close, circulation area, car parking, landscaping and associated development – Hertfordshire County Council Consultation

Decision:

It was RESOLVED that the Council raises No Objection to the proposed development, subject to the County Council ensuring the proposed development does not prejudice highway safety and has an acceptable drainage strategy.  Furthermore, the Council recommends that appropriately worded conditions are imposed to any permission issued as specified in the report.

 

6.

22/01052/ENF - 20 MARKET PLACE, STEVENAGE pdf icon PDF 736 KB

To consider the unauthorised construction of a single-storey rear extension.

Decision:

It was RESOLVED that in relation to Application 22/01052/ENF:

 

1.    An Enforcement Notice be issued and served by the Assistant Director (Planning and Regulation) and subject to an appointed solicitor by the Council being satisfied as to the evidence requiring the removal of the existing extension located within the rear service to the property known as 20 Market Place.  The precise terms of the Enforcement Notice, including all time periods, to be delegated to the Assistant Director (Planning and Regulation).

2.    That subject to an appointed solicitor by the Council being satisfied as to the evidence, the Assistant Director (Planning and Regulation) be authorised to take all steps necessary, including prosecution or any other litigation/works in default to secure compliance with the Enforcement Notice.

3.    That in the event of any appeal against the Enforcement Notice, the Assistant Director (Planning and Regulation) be authorised to take any action required to defend the Enforcement Notice and any appeal against the refusal of planning permission.

7.

INFORMATION REPORT - DELEGATED DECISIONS pdf icon PDF 210 KB

To note a report on decisions taken by the Assistant Director (Planning and Regulation) in accordance with his delegated authority.

Decision:

Noted.

8.

INFORMATION REPORT - APPEALS/CALLED IN APPLICATIONS pdf icon PDF 80 KB

To note a report on planning appeal decisions and planning appeals lodged.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Noted.

9.

URGENT PART I BUSINESS

To consider any Part I Business accepted by the Chair as urgent.

Decision:

None.

10.

EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC

To consider the following motions that:

 

1.    Under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as described in paragraphs 1-7 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act as amended by Local Government (Access to information) (Variation) Order 2006.

 

2.    That Members consider the reasons for the following reports (if any)being in Part II and determine whether or not maintaining the exemption from disclosure of the information contained therein outweighs the public interest in disclosure.

 

Decision:

Not required.

11.

URGENT PART II BUSINESS

To consider any Part II Business accepted by the Chair as urgent.

Decision:

None.