The Committee considered an application for the erection of a part four storey, part three storey building including accommodation in the roof space, comprising nine self-contained flats and associated access, parking, landscaping, bin and cycle storage following demolition of existing building.
The Committee were generally very supportive of the application noting that it was encouraging that the apartments were all two bedroom and a good size. The developer had also offered to provide four active and five passive EV charging spaces which was over and above what was required by Policy.
Following a question, Thomas James explained that the scale of the development meant that EV charging points were not required to meet Policy. However, as the applicant had offered to provide them, the Committee could chose to add a condition to ensure that the proposal submitted regarding EV charging points was built to completion. The Committee agreed that they would like to add an additional condition and the appropriate wording would be drafted by Planning Officers.
Following a question regarding loss of light and overlooking from the roof top garden, the Planning Officer explained that the roof garden terrace was within the site of the roof set 1.8 metres down. This meant that there would be no overlooking and the building itself would provide adequate screening with no further screening needed.
That planning permission be GRANTED subject to conditions, including the additional condition regarding EV charging points as set out in these minutes and Section 106 Agreement.