Planning Application details, including all documents and plans, can
be found via the following link Planning Application SDC/20CC004
Matthew Williams, Senior Planner, presented the report to the Committee confirming that the application was for an additional dining and kitchen space.
The school has had previous expansions, but the kitchen and dining facilities were not expanded at the same time and as a result the school was finding it difficult to operate. The kitchen and dining facilities need to be brought in line with the DfE guidelines.
The Committee noted that the design of the proposed expansion was in keeping with the structures already on site.
It was confirmed that six young trees would be lost during the expansion but there were conditions in place to replace them elsewhere on site. The County Ecologist had raised concerns about the mix of tree planned and had requested a better mix to ensure the impact of the development is offset. This has been secured by a condition.
The following additional condition was agreed by the Committee –
Before the building approved by this planning permission is first occupied a combined ecological and landscaping scheme shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The scheme shall include proposed native species planting, at least one integrated bat or bird box and one fitted to a nearby appropriate tree and details shown on plan drawings including tree planting locations and the make and location of the bat and bird boxes. The agreed scheme shall be fully implemented in the first available planting season.
Reason: In accordance with NPPF, ODPM Circular 2005/06.
The recommendation was proposed by Councillor Clive Rickhards and was seconded by Councillor Adrian Warwick. A vote was held, and the Committee voted unanimously in favour of the recommendation to grant planning permission.
That the Regulatory Committee authorises the grant of planning permission
for an extension to form additional dining and kitchen spaces adjacent to existing, associated external works and relocated bin storage, subject to the
conditions and for the reasons contained within Appendix B of the report of
the Strategic Director for Communities and subject to the additional condition recommended by Matthew Williams.