Planning permission for the erection of a mansard roof over existing building to provide additional two storeys, formation of additional twenty nine residential flats within first, second and third floors, retention of retail units on ground floor and seven existing residential flats on first floor, and single-storey extension to northern elevation for use as bin and cycle store. – HAMPDEN PARK.
Mr Hearn addressed the committee in objection of the application, stating thata three story building would be an overdevelopment of the site. Mr Hearn also raised that there was not adequate parking space which would allow for the safe entry and exit of a large vehicle such as a refuse collection vehicle.
Mr Foster addressed the committee in support of the application, stating that this was best use of the brownfield site as the proposed scheme would provide a valuable contribution towards housing provision within the Eastbourne Borough. Transport assessments had been provided and there had been no objection from the relevant highways bodies. The application was in accordance with National Planning Policies which encouraged mixed-use developments, vertical extensions and more intensive uses of brownfield sites in sustainable locations.
The committee discussed the application and were in agreement that they were happy to see the area being developed. Whilst they acknowledged that there was a shortage of parking spaces across the town, there were excellent public transport links near the site which would provide alternative transport options to residents.
Mr Bennett, applicant,was present but chose not to speak.
Councillor Miah proposed a motion to approve the application subject to the following conditions. This was seconded by Councillor Coles.
Resolved: (By 7 votes to 1 against) That the application be approved subject to the signing of a Section 106 legal agreement to secure provision of affordable housing and the conditions set below:
1. The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of permission.
Reason: To comply with Sections 91 and 92 of the Town and County Planning Act 1990 (as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.
2. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved drawings:
279800-31 – Location and Block Plan
279800-37 Revision B – Proposed Ground Floor Plan
279800-38 Revision C – Proposed First Floor Plan
279800-39 Revision C – Proposed Second Floor Plan
279800-40 Revision C – Proposed Third Floor Plan
279800-41 Revision C – Proposed Roof Plan
279800-42 Revision B – Proposed Elevations (Sheet 1)
279800-43 Revision B – Proposed Elevations (Sheet 2)
Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.
3. No development shall take place until details and, where appropriate, samples of the materials (including colour of render, paintwork and colourwash) to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the development hereby permitted have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.
Reason: To ensure a satisfactory appearance to the development.
4. Prior to the commencement of development, an Employment and Training Plan shall be agreed with the Local authority together with a written commitment detailing how the developer intends to undertake the works in accordance with the Local Employment and Training Supplementary Planning Document. The Employment and Training Plan must include, but not be limited to, the following details:
a) A Local Employment Strategy to include the advertising of all new construction and operational vacancies locally (i.e. in the Borough of Eastbourne and within East Sussex), a strategy to secure the recruitment and monitoring of apprentices, work experience placements for those unemployed and NVQ training places associated with the construction and operation of the development as appropriate to the development and calculated in accordance with the Local Employment and Training Supplementary Planning Document.
b) The agreed Employment and Training Plan shall thereafter be complied with and all construction works to establish the development and the operational stage of the development hereby permitted shall be undertaken in accordance with the Employment and Training Plan Strategy approved pursuant to part a) above.
Reason: To ensure that the development helps secure Local Employment and Training in accordance with the requirements of the Eastbourne Employment Land Local Plan Policy EL1 and to meet the requirements of the Local Employment and Training Supplementary Planning Document adopted on 16th November 2016.
Further conditions relating to highways, parking and construction management will be added in receipt of formal advice from ESCC highways, which is currently awaited. These conditions will be set out on the Committee addendum sheet as below:
Further to paragraph 10.6 of the committee report, detailed comments have now been received from ESCC Highways which include suggested conditions to be attached to any approval. These conditions are listed below and would be added to the approval, if granted:-
1. No part of the development shall be occupied until the car parking has been constructed and provided in accordance with the approved plans. The area[s] shall thereafter be retained for that use and shall not be used other than for the parking of motor vehicles.
Reason: To provide car-parking space for the development.
2. No part of the development shall be occupied until cycle parking spaces have been provided in accordance with the approved details. The area[s] shall thereafter be retained for that use and shall not be used other than for the parking of cycles.
Reason: To provide alternative travel options to the use of the car in accordance with current sustainable transport policies.
3. No development shall take place, including any ground works or works of demolition, until a Construction Management Plan has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Thereafter the approved Plan shall be implemented and adhered to in full throughout the entire construction period. The Plan shall provide details as appropriate but not be restricted to the following matters:
· the anticipated number, frequency and types of vehicles used during construction,
· the method of access and egress and routeing of vehicles during construction,
· the parking of vehicles by site operatives and visitors,
· the loading and unloading of plant, materials and waste,
· the storage of plant and materials used in construction of the development,
· the erection and maintenance of security hoarding,
· the provision and utilisation of wheel washing facilities and other works required to mitigate the impact of construction upon the public highway (including the provision of temporary Traffic Regulation Orders),
· details of public engagement both prior to and during construction works.
Reason: In the interests of highway safety and the amenities of the area.
4. Upon the occupation/commencement of use, the Applicant shall implement the measures incorporated within the approved travel plan. The Applicant shall thereafter monitor report and subsequently revise the travel plan as specified within the approved document.
Reason: To encourage and promote sustainable transport