PLANNING & BUILDING COMMITTEE
19th OCTOBER 2006
(By Graham France)
In the absence of Councillor Richard Davies, the chair was taken by Councillor Mike Rendell and his place by Councillor Mike Summers. Three members of the public, including the writer, were present.
Matters arising from the meeting held on 19th September included an update on the Draft Dockyard Development Brief and it was reported that consultation with the media and others would commence at the end of this month. This is likely to include an open evening meeting at the Museum. As to controls on TV and radio aerials and TV satellite dishes, there was no progress upon which comment could be made.
Deferred at earlier meetings of the committee were applications by Joan Bound and Kevin Connolly – the former seeking permission in principle for the erection of a dwelling at rear of 10 Barrack Street was again deferred, but members were advised that some progress had been made following the recent visit of her son, Graham Bound.
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Only seven new applications for planning permission were listed for review, one of which (a proposed extension to his dwelling at 33 Ross Road East for Glen Williams) was withdrawn as it was found to be within the limits of “permitted development”. A proposal for the erection of a 73.3 metre-high guyed mast and small equipment hut by Cable & Wireless on land south of the FIDF HQ on Kiel Canal Road, was the subject of an objection by the Director of Civil Aviation and accordingly deferred to allow discussions.
Darren and Anna Shepherd submitted an outline application for a dwelling to be built on land west of 41 Ross Road West (south-west of the Beaver Hangar) and Director of Public Works Manfred Keenleyside drew members’ attention to difficulties that would be experienced with disposal of foul water drainage. Two earlier submissions had been refused consent for reasons of the need to have an overall development scheme, but as Alan Dawson pointed out the current proposal left over 30 metres to the east which would allow access to land at the rear. It was agreed that permission in principle would be granted and that the technical problems envisaged with drainage be left to be resolved at detailed planning stage when a Building Permit would also be sought.
Conditional planning permissions were granted for the following: temporary siting of a mobile tearooms coach for Paz Blyth at Gypsy Cove; an outline application for the erection of a one-and-a-half-storey dwelling with garage and off-street parking at 9A Philomel Street for Jefferey Halliday and Julie Bellhouse; and the creation of a hard-standing for Paul Ellis at 36 Boxer Bridge Road.
The final new application to be reviewed, for a hatchery and tank farm with associated buildings at 8 Coastel Road for CFL Fortuna Fish Farming, raised a lot of discussion after the Chief Fire Officer (Gardner Fiddes) explained his concerns on the risks associated with the adjacent storage and filling of LPG gas cylinders. Manfred Keenleyside suggested that a bund be built on the western boundary to help mitigate those risks, and it was decided to grant conditional planning permission with advice provided on the bund and the risks associated with the LPG as viewed by the Chief Fire Officer.
Just four applications for a Building Permit were then commented upon, to be followed by the report that no applications for off-street parking grants had been received in the past month.
8.30am in the Liberation Room of the Secretariat. Some members advised their difficulties with some dates for the future and it was agreed that the subject of these be left until the return of Councillor Davies.
Graham France 19th October 2006