Decision Maker: Planning Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Committee consideration a report by the Lead Planning Officer (North) (circulated previously) in relation to planning application 75690.
The Lead Planning Officer (North) outlined applications 75690 and 75691 to the Committee.
The Lead Planning Officer (North) advised that since the publication of the agenda the receipt of the following information:
· Further consultation response received from the Conservation Officer which he read to the Committee that recommended an additional condition regarding the design and detail being agreed prior to the final screens being installed.
· Highway Safety Audit had been submitted by the applicant which set out solutions to the potential issues such as a provision of a tactile pavement and further consultation with Highways groups.
· Highways Authority had confirmed that there was now no objection to the application and suggested that an additional condition be included to ensure that the doors did not open out on to the highways until approval had been sought under section 153 of the Highways Act.
The Senior Corporate and Community Services Officer read a statement received from Jon Rodney-Jones (objector) to the Committee.
Alistair Jackson (agent) addressed the Committee.
In response to the comments made, the Lead Planning Officer (North) advised that the Conservation Officer had considered the installation of glazed doors and he referred to the late consultation response received from the Conservation Officer which he had read to the Committee earlier.
In response to questions, the Lead Planning Officer (North) advised the following:
· The proposed width of the pavement was between 1m and 905mm. Following the Safety Audit, the Highways Authority had confirmed that it was content with the proposed widths.
· Any changes to the surface of Butchers Row did not form part of this application.
· The reason for the doors not opening inwards or all being automatic was partly due to costs The doors to the emergency exit would be automatic and all other doors would be manual. The reasons for the doors not opening inwards was due to fire evacuation and to maximise the space within the market.
· How many doors were open at any time when the Pannier Market was operating, was a management issue and would be dependent upon risk assessments being undertaken.
· No details of the glass specification had been requested and had not been included as a condition. A condition could be included requiring details of the glass specification to be provided prior to the planning permission being issued.
RESOLVED (unanimous) that the application be APPROVED as recommended by the Lead Planning Officer (North) subject to:
(a) Condition 3 being amended to ensure highway safety until approval under Section 153 of the Highways Act had been achieved;
(b) An additional condition being included requesting details of the gates for the internal segregation to be sought.
Report author: Matthew Brown
Publication date: 15/11/2022
Date of decision: 09/11/2022
Decided at meeting: 09/11/2022 - Planning Committee