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Venue: Committee Room 2 - Town House
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9 Forest Avenue, Aberdeen - 171122
The Local Review Body (LRB) of Aberdeen City Council met on this day to review the decision taken by an appointed officer under the Council’s Scheme of Delegation to refuse the request for planning permission for the erection of a single storey extension to the rear of 9 Forest Avenue, Aberdeen
Councillor Boulton as Chairperson gave a brief outline of the business to be undertaken. She indicated that the LRB would be addressed by the Assistant Clerk, Mr Mark Masson with regards to the procedure to be followed and also, thereafter, by Mr Kristian Smith who would be acting as the Planning Adviser to the Body in the case under consideration this day.
The Chairperson stated that although the Planning Adviser was employed by the planning authority, hehad not been involved in any way with the consideration or determination of the application under review and was present to provide factual information and guidance to the Body only. She emphasised that the officer would not be asked to express any view on the proposed application.
The Local Review Body was then addressed by Mr Masson, Assistant Clerk in regards to the procedure to be followed, at which time reference was made to the procedure note circulated with the papers calling the meeting and to more general aspects relating to the procedure.
In relation to the application, the LRB had before it (1) a delegated report by Ms Sheila Robertson, Planning Technician; (2) the decision notice dated 8 December 2017 (3) links to the plans showing the proposal and planning policies referred to in the delegated report; and (4) the application and Notice of Review submitted by the applicant along with an accompanying statement with further information relating to the application.
The LRB was then addressed by Mr Smith who advised that the submitted Notice of Review was found to be valid and submitted within the relevant timeframes. He also indicated that the appellant had indicated that the LRB could continue without any further procedure.
The Chairperson and Councillors Duncan and Sandy Stuart all indicated that they each had enough information before them and therefore agreed that a site visit was not required and that the review under consideration should be determined without further procedure.
Mr Smith advised that the site subject to the review formed an end of terrace 2.5 storey granite built mansard roofed house on Forest Avenue. It was bounded by Forest Avenue Lane to the south and west, with a garage at the end of the garden fronting to the lane. It was within the Great Western Road Conservation Area.
Mr Smith explained that the application sought consent for the demolition of the rear wing containing a utility room and its replacement with a full width flat roofed single storey extension. The extension would be largely glazed on the rear elevation, with light wells within the flat roof. It would be finished in white render to the walls, with grey aluminium doors and windows.
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