Agenda and minutes

Eastbourne Borough Council Planning Committee
Tuesday, 28th August, 2018 6.00 pm

Venue: Court Room at Eastbourne Town Hall, Grove Road, BN21 4UG

Contact: Committee Services on 01323 410000 

Items
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33.

Minutes of the meeting held on 24 July 2018. pdf icon PDF 120 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 24 July 2018 were submitted and approved and the Chair was authorised to sign them as an accurate record.

 

34.

Apologies for absence.

Minutes:

An apology for absence was reported from Councillor Metcalfe MBE.

 

35.

Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests (DPIs) by members as required under Section 31 of the Localism Act and of other interests as required by the Code of Conduct.

Minutes:

Councillor Taylor declared an interest in minute 37, land off Brede close as he had raised concerns at a previous Council meeting regarding Council policy for loss of parking for residents as a result of the redevelopment of Council owned garages. He felt that this had predetermined his decision of future applications of this nature.  Councillor Taylor withdrew from the room whilst the application was considered and did not vote thereon.

 

Councillor Taylor also declared an interest in minutes 39 and 40, Victoria Drive Bowling Club, The Drive, 153 Victoria Drive, as his daughter lived in the vicinity of the application site.  He did not consider that this would predetermine his decision on the application.

 

Councillor Coles declared an interest in minutes 39 and 40, Victoria Drive Bowling Club, The Drive, 153 Victoria Drive, as a patient of the practice in Green Street.  She did not consider that this would predetermine her decision on the application.

 

Councillor Murdoch declared an interest in minute 41, as he had been appointed as a member of the Wish Tower Project Board.  He did not consider that this would predetermine his decision on the application.

 

36.

254 Victoria Drive. Application ID: 180582. pdf icon PDF 112 KB

Minutes:

Proposed loft conversion to include hip to gable roof extension, dormer to the rear, two roof lights to the front and one window to the side – OLD TOWN.      

 

Resolved: (Unanimous) That permission be granted subject to the following conditions:

 

1.  The development hereby permitted shall be commenced before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

2.  The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the approved drawings submitted on 05 June 2018:

- Drawing No. DWG2 – Pro S/F Plan

- Drawing No. DWG3 – Section A:A

- Drawing No. DWG4 – Pro F/F Plan

- Drawing No. DWG5 – Pro Rear Elev

- Drawing No. DWG6 – Pro Front Elev

- Drawing No. DWG7 – Pro Side Elev

- Drawing No. DWG8 – Pro Side Elev

3.  The external finishes of the development hereby permitted shall match in material, colour, style, bonding and texture those of the existing building.

4.  Notwithstanding the plans hereby approved, all water run-off from the new roof shall be dealt with using rainwater goods installed at the host property and no surface water shall be discharged onto any adjoining property, not shall the rainwater goods or downpipes encroach on the neighbouring property and thereafter shall be retained as such.

37.

Land off Brede Close, Brede Close. Application ID: 180438. pdf icon PDF 175 KB

Minutes:

Demolition of existing garages, and construction of six new dwellings one 1 bedroomed and five 2 bedroomed houses; including associated parking, access, & landscaping. Amended plans submitted to provide improved access to proposed garages by moving the proposed development 1.4m further into the site – DEVONSHIRE.

 

Mr Stidder, on behalf of the residents of Brede Close, addressed the committee in objection stating that the development would result in a loss of daylight and privacy and would increase congestion and flooding.

 

Councillor Wallis, Ward Councillor, addressed the committee in objection stating that he was concerned about the loss of parking for local residents, the height of the proposed development, the potential risk of flooding, the loss of light and privacy and the narrow access road to the site. 

 

The committee was advised, by way of addendum report, that two additional objections had been received as follows;

§  Damage to wall around garage forecourt shows the access is narrow and results in difficulty with access. Concern that more buildings will generate more traffic, more parking issues and make the close more inaccessible

§  Flooding will be aggravated by additional further development

§  Loss of parking spaces for existing residents

§  Impact of already high houses and flats on site adjacent, danger of Brede Close being surrounded by high rise and high density developments

§  During winter when the sun is low the residents will not benefit from it

§  Impact from events in Princes Park on traffic and parking

§  Impacts on flooding

§  Impact on wildlife

§  Eastbourne Core Strategy pledges to increase access to open space and resist the loss of amenity space. This proposal rejects this.

 

The committee was further advised, by way of addendum report that Councillor Wallis had written in objection covering the following:

§  The design is not in keeping with the neighbourhood

§  The height of the proposed buildings would be intrusive and impact on existing residents privacy

§  The area is already heavily developed

§  The area suffers from excessive on street parking

§  The cul-de-sac is narrow and access is already difficult for emergency or delivery vehicles.

 

NB: Councillor Taylor withdrew from the room whilst this item was considered.

 

Resolved: (By 4 votes to 2) That permission be granted subject to the following conditions:

 

1.  The development hereby permitted shall be begin before the expiration of three years from the date of permission.

2.  The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved drawings;

17-076 0007 P04

17-076 0008 P03

17-076 0009 P04

17-076 0010 P03

17-076 0011 P03

3.  The external finishes of the development hereby permitted shall be as stated on the approved drawings, unless agreed otherwise by the Local Planning Authority.

4.  Prior to the completion or first occupation of the development hereby approved, whichever is the sooner; details of treatment of all parts of the site not covered by buildings shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local  ...  view the full minutes text for item 37.

38.

Greencoat House, 32 St Leonards Road. Application ID: 180556. pdf icon PDF 151 KB

Minutes:

Provision of five new residential flats through construction of new fourth floor level to accommodate two flats and change of use of ground floor from clinic (use class D1) to residential (C3) to accommodate 3 flats – UPPERTON.

 

Resolved:  (Unanimous) That permission be granted subject to the following conditions:

 

1.  The development hereby permitted shall be begin before the expiration of three years from the date of permission.

2.  The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved drawings:-

14019/TP/001;

14019/TP/010;

14019/TP/011;

14019/TP/012;

14019/TP/013;

14019/TP/014;

14019/TP/015;

14019/TP/016;

14019/TP/017;

3.  Prior to commencement of development, details of all materials to be used on the external surfaces of the development hereby permitted (including balcony screening) shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority.

4.  The parking facilities shown on approved plans 14019/TP/010 and 14019/TP/011 shall be surfaced and marked out prior to the occupation of the development hereby approved. Thereafter, the parking facilities shall be maintained in place and be used for no other purpose for the lifetime of the development.

5.  No ground excavations or changes in ground level shall take place within the outermost limit of the branches of the Acer sp. tree within the car parking area to the rear of the site and shown on plan 1419/TP/010. No materials or plant shall be stored, rubbish dumped, fires lit or buildings erected within this area.

 

39.

Victoria Drive Bowling Club, The Drive, 153 Victoria Drive. Application ID: 180450. pdf icon PDF 188 KB

Minutes:

Application for approval of reserved matters (Access, Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale) and discharge of conditions 19 (Travel Plan) and 20 (Arboriculture Assessment) following outline approval (with Vehicular Access Agreed) development of a medical centre (Ref: 160788) – OLD TOWN.

 

Dr Gaffney addressed the committee in support stating that the existing practice needed to expand to cater for patient’s needs.  The proposal had now received full approval from NHS England.  Dr Gaffney also stated that the expected demand for the site had been considered for the next 30 years.

 

Councillor Ungar, Ward Councillor, addressed the committee in support stating that the site had been well designed to include the retention of the tree screening.  It was also anticipated that Albert Parade would benefit from increased footfall.

 

Resolved:  (Unanimous) That permission be granted subject to the following conditions:

 

1.  The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the approved drawings;

8494 P002 Rev A – Proposed Site Plan

8494 P003 Rev A – Ground Floor with Context

8494 P004 Rev A – First and Second Floor

8494 P005 Rev A – Proposed Elevations Sheet 1 of 2

8494 P006 Rev A – Proposed Elevations Sheet 2 of 2

8494 P007 Rev A – Elevation Detail

8494 P009 Rev A – Streetscene

8494 P011 – Site Section

2.  Notwithstanding the approved drawings prior to their installation details of the Solar PV units to the roof of the building shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority, to include details of the manner of fixing to the building, thereafter the panels shall be installed in accordance with the approved details and retained as such unless agreed otherwise in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

3.  Prior to the commencement of the above ground build details shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority of measures to obscure or otherwise mitigate overlooking from all windows at first and second floor level of the building in the western elevation including the waiting area windows facing south and west. The approved measures shall thereafter be installed prior to the first occupation of the building.

4.  The Arboricultural Method Statement (section 8 of the Arboricultural Report 12.01.18) and associated tree protection plan (appendix 3 of the Arb Report) submitted in support of the application shall be adhered to in full, subject to the pre-arranged tree protection monitoring and site supervision by a suitably qualified tree specialist. This tree condition may only be fully discharged on completion of the development subject to satisfactory written evidence of contemporaneous monitoring and compliance by the pre-appointed tree specialist during demolition and subsequent construction operations.

5.  No retained tree shall be cut down, uprooted, destroyed, pruned, cut or damaged in any manner during the development process and up until completion and full occupation of the buildings for their permitted use within 2 years from the date of the occupation of the building for its permitted  ...  view the full minutes text for item 39.

40.

Victoria Drive Bowling Club, The Drive, 153 Victoria Drive (Parking). Application ID: 180454. pdf icon PDF 144 KB

Minutes:

Demolition of existing outbuildings and creation of 10 parking spaces, one disabled parking space, motorcycle parking with ground anchors, cycle storage and associated hard and soft landscaping works in relation to Reserved Matters application for the development of a medical centre (Ref: 180450) – UPPERTON.

 

Resolved:  (Unanimous) That permission be granted subject to the following conditions:

 

1.  The development hereby permitted shall be begin before the expiration of three years from the date of permission.

3.  The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the approved drawings and completed prior to the first occupation of the main medical centre approved under reference; 180450

8494 P053 - Proposed Site Plan.

3.  Once constructed the car, motorcycle and cycle parking facilities shall thereafter be retained for that use and shall not be used other than for the parking of motor vehicles or bicycles.

 

41.

Wish Tower Cafe, King Edwards Parade. Application ID: 180642. pdf icon PDF 198 KB

Minutes:

Demolition of existing temporary cafe building and replacement with permanent single-storey building to be used as a restaurant – MEADS.

 

A motion to refuse the application, proposed by Councillor Taylor and seconded by Councillor Murdoch was lost by 4 votes to 2 with 1 abstention. Councillor Taylor requested a named vote as follows:  (For:  Murdoch and Taylor.  Against: Coles, Choudhury, Miah and Murray.  Abstained: Robinson).

 

The committee discussed the application and suggested that the wall to the rear of the development, which formed part of the ancient monument, would require some protection from delivery vehicles.

 

Resolved: (By 4 votes to 2 with 1 abstention.  For: Coles, Choudhury, Miah and Murray.  Against: Murdoch and Taylor.  Abstained: Robinson).

 

That permission be granted subject to the following conditions:

 

1.  The development hereby permitted shall be begin before the expiration of three years from the date of permission.

2.  The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved drawings:-

3321-D100 rev P4 Ground Plan

3321-D201 rev P4 Proposed South-West Elevation

3321-D202 rev P3 Proposed North-West Elevation

3321-D203 rev P4 Proposed North-East Elevation

3321-D204 rev P4 Proposed South-East Elevation

3321-D254 rev P2 Section AA

3.  Prior to the completion of building works, a full schedule of external materials and finishes to be used for the walls, roof and decked area as well as for any balustrading, shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority. The approved materials shall thereafter be maintained in place throughout the lifetime of the development.

4.  Prior to the occupation of the development hereby approved, a Delivery & Service Management Plan, which includes details of types of vehicles used for deliveries and servicing, method and frequency of deliveries, turning facilities and timetabling of deliveries to minimise conflict with surrounding road and parking users shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority. All deliveries and servicing of the development shall therefore be carried out in accordance with the approved plan.

5.  Prior to the occupation of the building, details of all measures to enhance building accessibility including accessible toilet facilities and wayfinding signage, shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority and such measures shall thereafter be provided and maintained in place throughout the lifetime of the development.

6.  Prior to the occupation of the building, the bin storage facility shall be erected in the position shown on approved plan 3321-D100 rev P4 in accordance with details to be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority. The bin store shall thereafter be maintained in place throughout the lifetime of the development.

7.  Any digging, trenching, ground levelling or other excavation works carried out on land outside of the existing concrete plinth area shall be supervised by a qualified member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.

8.  Prior to the occupation of the development hereby approved, details of secure cycle parking facilities for staff and customers shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority. The  ...  view the full minutes text for item 41.

42.

South Downs National Park Authority Planning Applications.

Minutes:

There were none.