PROPOSAL: the development proposed the prior approval for an additional one storey (height 2.9 m) of development containing 4 flats on an existing detached block of flats. Prior approval was sought for transport and highways impact; air traffic and defence asset impacts; contamination risks; folding risks; the external appearance of the building; the provision of adequate natural light in all habitable rooms of the new dwelling houses; impact on the
amenity of the existing building and neighbouring premises and the impact on a protected view.
The Committee received representations from Councillor John Hinkley and Councillor Jean Lammiman, who both outlined reasons for seeking refusal of the application.
The Committee resolved to accept officer recommendations.
The Planning Committee was asked to:
1) agree the reasons for approval as set out in the report; and
2) grant the prior approval subject to the conditions listed in Appendix 1 of the report.
The Committee wished it to be recorded that the decision to grant the application was by a majority of votes.
Councillors Ali, Brown, Maru and Robson voted for the application.
Councillors Ashton, Baxter and Patel abstained from voting on the application.