Decision details


Decision Maker: Planning Applications Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Outline planning permission with the details of access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale reserved for later determination. A demolition phase and phased redevelopment (each phase being an independent act of development) comprising a flexible mix of the following uses: Residential (Class C3 and including PRS); Offices (Use Class B1(a); development in Use Classes A1, A2, A3 (retail), A4 (public house), A5 (take away), D1 and D2 (community and leisure); car parking; provision of new plant and renewable energy equipment; creation of servicing areas and provision of associated services, including waste, refuse, cycle storage, and lighting; and for the laying out of the buildings; routes and open spaces within the development; and all associated works and operations including but not limited to: demolition; earthworks; provision of attenuation infrastructure; engineering operations.


The Executive Director of Economic Growth and Neighbourhood Services submitted a report on the above application.  The report explained that an appeal against the non-determination of the application had been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate, that the appeal would be determined by way of an Inquiry and that the Council was required to submit its Statement of Case by 18 February 2022.  Whilst no longer able to decide the application it was necessary for the Committee to confirm the decision that it would have made if able to determine the planning application. This would then become the Council's case to present to the Planning Inspector in respect of the forthcoming appeal.


An update report was tabled at the meeting which set out further information on flood risk and drainage, affordable housing and natural environment. It also set out the recommended reasons for refusal which had been amended to reflect a number of corrections and clarifications which were summarised.


Comments and objections were received and considered.


Resolved –


(1)      That it be confirmed that, had the Committee been able to determine planning application 200328/OUT, it would have resolved to refuse Outline Planning Permission for the amended reasons as set out in the update report;


(2)      That the Assistant Director of Planning, Transport and Regulatory Services, in consultation with the Chair of the Committee and the Lead Councillor for Strategic Environment, Planning and Transport, be authorised to make changes to add or to remove the reasons for refusal.

Publication date: 15/02/2022

Date of decision: 15/02/2022

Decided at meeting: 15/02/2022 - Planning Applications Committee

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