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DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS
Members are invited to disclose any interest in any of the items on the agenda at this point in the meeting.
Members may still disclose any interest in an item at any time prior to the consideration of the matter.
There were no disclosures of interest.
To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 24 March 2022 and to authorise the Chairman to sign them.
The minutes of the meeting held on 24 March 2022 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
The report before the Committee sought planning permission for the Hybrid planning application for phased mixed-use development for the provision of seven blocks (Block A to G) of 2 to 12 storeys to include up to 972 residential units comprising:
Full application (Block A) for a total of 146 (70 x 1bed, 68 x 2bed, 8 x 3bed) flats (Class C3); 648sq.m of retail/restaurant unit (Class E), medical/neighbourhood centre (Class E(e)/F2); 149sq.m energy centre (sui generis); parking, access from the southern roundabout and temporary road access arrangements.
The report included an outline application for site preparation for erection of six blocks (Blocks B to G) of up to 826 residential units (Classes C3); up to 223 later living/extra care/residential units (Classes C2/C3); up to 2,726sq.m of medical facility (Class E(e)), flexible retail and cafe space (Class E), gym facilities for residents and NHS Staff (Class E), Medical/neighbourhood centre (Class Ee/F2); energy centre, basement, associated landscaping, car parking, refuse storage and other associated works with all matters reserved.
In accordance with the public speaking arrangements the Committee was addressed by an objector with a response by the applicant and its agents.
The Committee considered the report and RESOLVED to GRANT PLANNING PERMISSION subject to the conditions as set out in the report.
The vote for the resolution to grant planning permission was carried by 5 votes to 3 against.
Councillors David Durant, Linda Hawthorn and Reg Whitney voted against the resolution.