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Froghall Road and Froghall Terrace - erection of 41 flats - 151316

Planning Reference – 151316

 

The documents associated with this application can be found at:-

http://planning.aberdeencity.gov.uk/PlanningDetail.asp?ref=151316

 

Planning Officer – Nicholas Lawrence

 

Minutes:

At this juncture, the Convener re-joined the meeting and resumed the Chair.

 

The Committee had before it a report by the Head of Planning and Sustainable Development, which recommended:-

 

That the Committee show a willingness to approve the application for the erection of 41 two and three bedroom apartments with associated infrastructure and open space, conditionally, subject to a legal agreement covering affordable housing, car club contributions, STF payment, education (primary and secondary), community facilities, sport and recreation and open space, and the following conditions.

 

Conditions

 

1.           No development shall take place until full details of the materials (including colour of render including pantone where relevant) to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the development hereby permitted have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  Development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

 

Reason: To ensure a satisfactory appearance of the development and in the interest of the visual amenity of the area to comply with policies D1 and D2 of the Aberdeen Local Development Plan 2012.

 

2.           No cables, aerials, satellite or other communication equipment, flues, pipework (except rainwater goods) shall be fixed to any outward facing elevation of the development hereby approved.

 

Reason: In the interest of the visual amenity or the area and high quality design and to comply with policies D1 and D2 of the Aberdeen Local Development Plan 2012.

 

3.           The development hereby approved shall not be occupied until the cycle parking facilities shown on drawing No. A5390/P(--)022 have been fully implemented  and made available for use.  The cycle parking facilities shall thereafter be retained for use by the occupants of, and visitors to the development at all times.

 

Reason: In the interest of promoting and securing sustainable modes of transport and to comply with policy D3 of the Aberdeen Local Development Plan 2012.

 

4.           No part of the development hereby approved shall be occupied until the refuse and recycling facilities indicated on the approved drawings have been fully implemented and made available for use.  These facilities shall thereafter be retained for use at all times.

 

Reason:  To ensure the provision of satisfactory facilities for the storage of refuse and recycling and to comply with policy R6 of the Aberdeen Local Development Plan 2012.

 

5.           The whole of the amenity areas shown on the approved drawings (including terraced gardens) shall be retained permanently for the benefit of the occupiers of the development hereby permitted.

 

Reason:  In order that the local planning authority may be satisfied as to the amenity space provision in the scheme and to comply with policy NE4 of the Aberdeen Local Development Plan 2012.

 

6.           Prior to the commencement of development details of the proposed outdoor furniture as indicated on approved drawing A5390/P(--)004B shall be submitted to an approved in writing by the local planning authority and the development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

 

Reason:  In the interest of the visual and public amenity of the area to comply with policies D2 and D5 of the Aberdeen Local Development Plan 2012.

 

7.           Notwithstanding the approved drawings no part of the development hereby permitted shall be occupied until precise details of the materials, including specification, colour, jointing and the permeability of hard surfaces have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.  The agreed scheme shall be completed prior to the occupation of any part of the development.

 

Reason:   In the visual and public realm interest of the development and in the interest of flood management to comply with policies D1 D2, D5 and NE6 of the Aberdeen Local Development Plan 2012.

 

8.           Prior to the occupation of any part of the development hereby approved details of a travel pack including details how it is to be promoted to residents shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.

 

Reason:  In order to promote sustainable patterns of urban transport and to comply with policy D3 of the Aberdeen Local Development Plan 2012.

 

9.           Prior to the occupation of any residential unit the vehicular accesses as shown on Drawing No.  A5390/P(--)004B is constructed in full accordance with the design standards of the Aberdeen City Council.

 

Reason: To ensure a satisfactory means of access is provided in the interests of road safety

 

10.         No development shall take place until there has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority a scheme for landscaping, which shall include hard surfacing, the green wall, means of enclosure and planting of the development.

 

Reason:  To enhance the appearance of the development in the interest of the visual amenities of the area and to comply with policies D1and D2 of the Aberdeen Local Development Plan 2012

 

11.         All planting, seeding or turfing comprised in the approved scheme of landscaping shall be carried out prior to the occupation of any part of the development; and any trees or plants which within a period of 5 years from the completion of the development die, are removed or become seriously damaged or diseased shall be replaced in the next planting season with others of similar size and species. All hard landscaping and means of enclosure shall be completed before the development is occupied.

 

Reason: To enhance the appearance of the development in the interest of the visual amenities of the area and to comply with policies D1 and D2 of the Aberdeen Local Development Plan 2012.

           

12.         If piling works are required in the construction of the development the method of piling shall be agreed in writing prior to those works commencing on site. There shall be no driven piling unless there are no other alternatives due to engineering considerations. The details of driven piling shall also be submitted to and agreed in writing by the Council and implemented in strict accordance with those details.

 

Reason:  In order to safeguard the amenity of the local area and neighbouring residents at unsocial hours and to comply with policy H2 of the Aberdeen Local Development Plan 2012

 

13.         No unit of residential accommodation unit of residential hereby permitted shall be occupied until written confirmation to the written satisfaction of the Local Planning Authority has been submitted demonstrating that the public foul sewerage network can cope with the flows from the proposed development.

 

Reason: In this interest of flood management and to comply with policy NE6 of the Aberdeen Local Development Plan 2012

 

14.         The vehicle parking area shall be completed, delineated and available for use as shown on the approved plans prior to the occupation of any residential unit and shall thereafter be retained for vehicle parking

 

Reason:  To ensure that adequate parking provision is retained

 

15.         The car club space shown on the plans hereby approved shall be provided and made available for use before any apartment/part of the Development is occupied. Thereafter the space shall be retained and used only for parking cars associated with the Car Club.

 

Reason: To limit car ownership/use and encourage sustainable modes of transport in accordance with policy T2 and of the Aberdeen Local Development Plan 2012

 

16.         Prior to the occupation of any part of the development the applicant shall have secured A Traffic Regulation Order to secure the retention of the car club and visitor parking space shown on the approved drawings.

 

Reason: To limit car ownership/use and encourage sustainable modes of transport and in accordance with policy T2 and of the Aberdeen Local Development Plan 2012

 

17.         Prior to the occupation of any part of the development hereby approved details of the area for the waiting restrictions shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority and the agreed details shall be implemented before any part of the development is occupied.

 

Reason: In the interest of highway safety and to encourage sustainable modes of transport and in accordance with policy T2 and of the Aberdeen Local Development Plan 2012

 

18.         No development shall take place unless it is carried out in full accordance with a scheme to address any significant risks from contamination on the site that has been approved in writing by the planning authority.

 

The scheme shall follow the procedures outlined in “Planning Advice Note 33 Development of Contaminated Land” and shall be conducted by a suitably qualified person in accordance with best practice as detailed in “BS10175 Investigation of Potentially Contaminated Sites - Code of Practice” and other best practice guidance and shall include:

1. an investigation to determine the nature and extent of contamination

2. a site-specific risk assessment

3. a remediation plan to address any significant risks and ensure the site is fit for the use proposed

4. verification protocols to demonstrate compliance with the remediation plan

 

Reason:  To comply with policy R2 of the Aberdeen Local Development Plan 2012

 

19.         No residential unit hereby approved shall be occupied building unless:

(1) any long term monitoring and reporting that may be required by the approved scheme of contamination or remediation plan or that otherwise has been required in writing by the planning authority is being undertaken; and (2) a report specifically relating to the building(s) has been submitted and approved in writing by the planning authority that verifies that remedial works to fully address contamination issues related to the building(s) have been carried out,

 

No residential unit shall be occupied unless a report has been submitted and approved in writing by the planning authority that verifies that the remedial works have been carried out in full accordance with the remediation plan

 

Reason:  To comply with policy R2 of the Aberdeen Local Development Plan 2012

 

Members then asked a number of questions of officers in regards to the application.

 

The Convener moved, seconded by Councillor Corall:-

That the application be approved in accordance with the recommendation set out in the report.

 

Councillor Jennifer Stewart, moved as an amendment, seconded by Councillor Jaffrey:-

That the application be refused due to overdevelopment in the area.

 

On a division, there voted:- for the motion (15) – the Convener, the Vice Convener, and Councillors Boulton, Cooney, Copland, Corall, Cormie, Crockett, Greig, Lawrence, Malik, Jean Morrison MBE, Nicoll, Sandy Stuart and Thomson; for the amendment (2) – Councillors Jaffrey and Jennifer Stewart.

 

The Committee resolved:-

to adopt the motion and therefore approve the application conditionally.

 

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