Proposal Description: Approval of reserved matters for access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale (Details in Compliance for Outline Planning Permission 10/03252/OUT) and information to discharge condition 5 (drainage), condition 6 (noise from road), condition 7 (extraction method) and condition 9 (contaminated land). AMENDED PLANS
Proposal: Approval of reserved matters for access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale (Details in Compliance for Outline Planning Permission 10/03252/OUT) and information to discharge condition 5 (drainage), condition 6 (noise from road), condition 7 (extraction method) and condition 9 (contaminated land). AMENDED PLANS
The Committee considered the written report and recommendation of the Executive Head of Planning and Built Environment and Head of Development Management together with an update issued prior to the meeting.
Arising from Members’ questions, it was clarified that:
(1) although the policies relating to the MDA as a whole prohibited the building of residential units under electricity cables, there were no restrictions to the construction of car parking areas under such cables;
(2) the design and materials met the requirements for a landmark building;
(3) it was intended that materials, including the timber cladding, to be used on this landmark building would not replicate the problems experienced in the design of the Hambledon Road buildings;
(4) it was anticipated that permeable materials would be used for the car parking surfaces;
(5) the applicants had advised that, due to the nature of the proposed nursing home, a dedicated ambulance parking space was not necessary;
(6) the submitted tree planting scheme was of a high quality and considered acceptable;
(7) root deflectors would be incorporated into the tree planting scheme to minimise the risk of root damage to buildings and road surfaces;
(8) the use of climbing plants could help regulate the building’s temperature;
(9) on the basis of the information provided, the parking provision was considered to be acceptable;
(10) the Committee could require the submission of a travel plan to manage the access to a development and reduce the impact of vehicle transport on the local environment and promote sustainable modes of travel to and from the site;
(11) cycle storage would be provided on the site; and
(12) the adoption of the roads was the responsibility of Hampshire Council County, the highway authority: roads would not be made up to adoption standard whilst they were being used by construction traffic
The Committee was addressed by Mr Crichton who raised concerns that:
(a) the proposed timing for the closure of Sickle Way would increase the traffic on Darnell Road and its junction with Hambledon Road which would be likely to cause undue interference with the free flow of traffic to the detriment of other road users; and
(b) the car parking on this and the proposed extra care home was inadequate.
In response to the concerns raised by Mr Crichton relating to the proposed closure of Sickle Way, the officers suggested that the Committee could ask Hampshire County Council to consider delaying the closure of Sickle Way.
The Committee was also addressed by Councillor Stallard, who objected to the proposal for the following reasons:
(i) there were no areas to recharge or store disability buggies;
(ii) the parking arrangements and design of the building did not provide for day trips normally associated with this type ... view the full minutes text for item 10