Decision details

171814/FUL - Cox & Wyman Ltd, Cardiff Road (now known as The Printworks)

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Demolition of existing site buildings and boundary treatments and erection of 96 no. dwellings including associated surface car parking, public realm and landscaping on land at the former Cox & Wyman building, Cardiff Road.

The Executive Director for Economic Growth and Neighbourhood Services submitted a report on a request to vary the Section 106 agreement in relation to the above application.

The report explained that, at the meeting held on 30 May 2018 (Minute 5 (4) refers) the Committee had authorised the Head of Planning, Development and Regulatory Services to determine the application, subject to completion of a S106 agreement.  The permission for the development had been issued on 19 November 2018 and the existing building had now been demolished and redevelopment of the site was well under way with 96 units under construction. 

The permitted scheme had been subject to a S106 Legal Agreement that secured the provision of a Local Area for Play (LAP), which required that none of the permitted units were occupied until the play areas had been laid out to the satisfaction of the Council.

A request had been received from the developer to alter the timing of the provision of the play area to be prior to occupation of the 50th residential unit. This was due to the size of the site and current construction sequence which would mean it would not be safe to allow the use of the play area on the first occupation as there would be constant construction traffic, scaffolding and material stored in these areas until the handover date.

Comments were received and considered.


That the Assistant Director of Planning, Transport and Regulatory Services be authorised to agree a Deed of Variation to the S106 Legal Agreement associated with planning permission 171814 to read:  


‘The Seventh Schedule – Local Area for Play Obligations


1.    Not to occupy or permit occupation of the 50th residential unit until the LAP has been laid out to a standard which is to the satisfaction of the Council.’

Publication date: 25/06/2021

Date of decision: 02/06/2021

Decided at meeting: 02/06/2021 - Planning Applications Committee

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