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									                                         SITE VISITS

                 Members will recall deferring the following for site visits



1.   029475/AB: Queens Road, Nuneaton
     Erection of foodstore with enclosed car park.
     Lidl Uk

     Reason for site visit:
     To assess the levels, size, impact and security of the car parking, retaining wall and
     landscaping area in relation to the properties in Mount Street and Mount Street
     Passageway.

     Neighbours notified:        1-23(odd) Mount Street; 1-4(inc), 5-8(inc) Abbeybrook,
                                 Foundry House, Mount Street Passage; Abbeybrook Ltd, 6
                                 Abbey Brook, Mount Street Passage;
                                 Nuneaton Central Scout Group, Nuneaton Arts Centre,
                                 Pool Bank NHS Centre, Community House, Warks & West Mids
                                 Army Cadet Force, 2A & 2-14(even), 22, 24-40(even), 32A, Pool
                                 Bank Service Station, Pool Bank Street;
                                 Sayeed Halal Meal 121, 123, Binneg Textiles 123A, Watts 125,
                                 Queens Road Books 127, Pronto Pizza 135, Spectacular
                                 Fireworks 137, Golden Star 139, Adults Only 141,
                                 The Electrical Connection 143, 123B, Flat above 141,
                                 The Crew 75-77, Gas Showroom 73, Home Improvement
                                 Centre 69, Cash Converters 58, Entertainment Exchange 60-62,
                                 Distant Echos 64, Ignitez 66, Rosies Pantry 68, Crystals Bridal
                                 Centre 70, 64A, 64B, 64C, 68A, 70A, 76, Nuneaton
                                 Launderette 78, 80, The Private Shop 82, 84, McLeod & Lowe
                                 Dental Surgery r/o 86, 86, The Surgery 88/90, Scissorhands 92,
                                 Botterills 94, Dr Simon Rixon 92A, 72A-82A(even),
                                 The Bed Shop 96-110, Mugals 106, Ink world 108,
                                 Hers of Nuneaton 110, Haywards Opticians 112,
                                 Lloyds Pharmacy 114, r/o 108, Queens Fish & Grill Bar 116/118,
                                 Point Made 120-122, 124, Shortcuts 126, Flair 128,
                                 In Control 130, MP Superstore 132, 116A, 126A, 128A & 130A
                                 Queens Road; Hospice Shop 2 Edward Street.

     Letters of Comment to original plans:-
     Hayward Opticians, 112 Queens Road
                                1)     Support proposal- better than derelict site. Would like to
                                       see Nags Head demolished.

     45 High Street-             1)    Should look at Lidl Supermarket very urgently to have a
                                       brand new store in Nuneaton –will be creating 30 new jobs
                                       in our Community.
                                 2)    Over the weekend someone tried to burn down the old
                                       Nags Head.


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                           3)     Local Councillors are supporting Lidl Planning Application
                                  as well, so it would be very nice to give them the Green
                                  Light to start to build new store from next Monday 18th
                                  May 2009 & be ready to be trading this Christmas instead
                                  of opening in Spring 2010.

Abbeybrook Limited:        1)     Support in principle
                           2)     Front boundary just over a car width from site with
                                  majority of windows overlooking site.
                           3)     In past had problems with poor maintenance,
                                  management and anti social behaviour. Recent hoarding
                                  type fencing has worsen problems and blocked off
                                  emergency access. These problems have been the
                                  subject of communication with various public agencies
                           4)     Consider situation will be greatly improved if development
                                  takes place. Does require appropriate fencing and
                                  landscaping, and proper management of the site

Occupiers of 6 Abbeybrook:-
                         1)       In principle support application- see it as a remaining
                                  opportunity to :-
                                 Re-instate access for emergency vehicles for residents of
                                  Mount Street Passageway across the car park in line with
                                  Fire Service Risk Assessment
                                 Re-instate pedestrian access to Queens Road from Abbey
                                  Green area encouraging more footfall to shops in line with
                                  West Nuneaton initiative
                                 Enhance environment with appropriate landscaping and
                                  fencing
                                 Enhance safety of area by use of additional lighting and
                                  CCTV cameras
                           2)     Proposed development on these derelict sites will
                                  hopefully encourage an active, useful, and safer
                                  environment for residents of Abbey Ward
                           3)     Should take opportunity to bring Mount Street
                                  Passageway up to a fit and proper state with ongoing
                                  maintenance.

E mail from interested person:-
                           1)     Any new building should be of architectural merit- this is
                                  an important site – a gateway to town. Previous building
                                  had local significance and was of interesting/imposing
                                  design. To replace with cheap, identikit supermarket
                                  building would be a missed opportunity. A poor or
                                  interesting building would be regretted in years to come
                                  (as was in 60’s and 70’s).
                           2)     Can the terracotta tiles salvaged from previous building be
                                  reused in this development.

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Letter signed by occupiers of 1,3,5,7,9,13 Mount Street, 7 Mount Street Passage.
                           1)       Will infringe our privacy as development will open us up
                                   to hundreds of people using supermarket and those
                                   travelling along Queens Road. Presently we border the
                                   Nags Head Pub gardens with 6ft wall on boundary and
                                   some trees giving security and maintaining privacy.
                                   Proposal will make our rear easily accessible to trespass
                                   and criminal intent especially if not secured properly
                                   during building works.
                           2)      Security severely compromised- wall on plans only 3ft
                                   high- will not deter damage to properties from anti social
                                   behaviour, trespass and theft. Some residents are elderly-
                                   security is a priority to their peace of mind.
                           3)      Demolition of Nags Head and building work will cause
                                   noise and pollution- will affect residents health and
                                   wellbeing. Will not be able to use gardens, hang out
                                   washing or open windows due to dust in the air. Some
                                   residents have respiratory health problems. Increase in
                                   traffic when store opens which will add to health problems.
                                   Some residents work nights so will be affected by noise
                                   from building works and increase in traffic. Could be
                                   affected by lights in car park.
                           4)      When Kwik Save demolished had problems with rats -
                                   could happen when Nags Head is demolished.
                           5)      Already anti social behaviour problems in area-
                                   vandalism, damage and fighting. If supermarket was to
                                   sell alcohol could make matters worse.
                           6)      Traffic will increase with new supermarket- cause safety
                                   issues and parking problems as not all customers would
                                   use car park. Already parking problems in area and above
                                   average record of traffic accidents. Street used as a rat
                                   run to avoid congestion on Queens Road. Influx of lorries
                                   delivering to store will add to problems.
                           7)      Proposed fence along Mount Street Passage is
                                   unacceptable to residents there- will allow rubbish to be
                                   blown from car park through gaps in fence. Will not shelter
                                   properties from glare of car headlights and from lighting in
                                   car park. Loss of privacy will result from people in car
                                   park.
                           8)      Outstanding boundary issue- when wall built on rear
                                   boundary 4ft of land was taken from residents garden

Previous History:
The application site consists of two previous planning units:-
Former Kwiksave building and car park. The building was an imposing building which had
art deco features. The ground floor consisted of a retail store with a dance hall above which
was a popular venue for dances and concerts until it closed in the late 1960’s after which the
former dance club was only used on a short term basis as a lazer quest leisure use and
reopened briefly as a dance/function facility. The supermarket use continued until about 18
months ago. The Nags Head which was built as a public house closed about 9 months ago.
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Relevant Policies:
Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Local Plan June 2006 - S2 District and Local Centres,
ENV14 Supplementary Planning Guidance/Supplementary Planning Documents and T10
Car Parking Standards


RECOMMENDATION:
Subject to the completion of a Section 106 agreement between Warwickshire County
Council and the applicant, to cover a contribution towards a casualty reduction scheme in
Queens Road, the Head of Development Control be given delegated authority to grant
planning permission.

Reason for the recommendation of approval:
Having regard to the pattern of existing development in the area and relevant provisions of
the development plan, as summarised above, and the consultation responses received it is
considered that subject to compliance with the conditions attached to this permission, the
proposed development would be in accordance with the development plan, would not
materially harm the character or appearance of the area or the living conditions of
neighbouring occupiers and would be acceptable in terms of traffic safety and convenience.

Conditions:
2. The development shall not be carried out other than in accordance with the amended
   plans received on 25th June 2009 contained in the following schedule:
   Plan Description               Plan No.
   Proposed Site Plan             B4767(PL)002 W
   Proposed Elevations            B4767 PL 004 C
   Proposed Floor Plan            B4767(PL)005 D
   Street Elevations              B4767 PL 006 B
   External Works and             10257/03/003 K
   Drainage Layout
3. No development shall commence until full details and samples of materials proposed to
   be used in the external parts of the building have been submitted to and approved in
   writing by the Council. The development shall not be carried out other than in
   accordance with the approved details.
4. No development shall commence until full details of the provision of car parking,
   manoeuvring and service areas, including surfacing materials, drainage and lighting
   have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Council. The store shall not be
   occupied until the areas have been laid out in accordance with the approved details.
   Such areas shall be permanently retained for the purpose of parking and manoeuvring
   of vehicles, as the case may be.
5. No development shall commence until details of all boundary treatments, including new
   walls and fences, have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Council. The
   use of the store shall not commence until all boundary treatment has been carried out in
   accordance with the approved details.
6. No development shall commence until a landscaping scheme has been submitted to
   and approved in writing by the Council and the said scheme shall be carried out within
   12 months of the commencement of the development and subsequently maintained in
   the following manner:-

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      Any tree or plant (including any replacement) which, within a period of five years from
      the implementation of the scheme, dies, is removed or becomes seriously damaged or
      diseased, shall be replaced in the next planting season with another of a similar size
      and species unless the Council consents in writing to any variation.
7.    The store shall not be opened other than between the hours as follows:-
      Monday to Saturday- 8.00 to 21.00; Sunday - 10.00 to 16.00; Bank Holidays - 8.00 to
      21.00; unless changes have been agreed in writing by the Council.
8.    The store shall not open until the vehicular access to the site has been constructed and
      completed and the existing accesses to the site have been permanently closed in
      accordance with details which shall first have been submitted to and approved in writing
      by the Council, in consultation with the Highway Authority.
9.    The use of the car park and new access shall not commence until the emergency
      access and pedestrian gates have been provided and available for use.
10.   The use of the store shall not commence until the raised garden using the reclaimed
      tiles from the former retail/leisure building on the eastern part of the site, and heritage
      board, in the area identified on the proposed site plan, have been provided in
      accordance with details which shall have first been submitted to and approved in writing
      by the Council.
11.   No external light or lighting column shall be installed on the site other than in
      accordance with details which shall first have been submitted to and approved in writing
      by the Council.
12.   There shall be no outside storage of goods and materials without the prior written
      consent of the Council.
13.   The use of the store shall not commence until a green travel plan has been submitted to
      and approved in writing by the Council. Any measures proposed to be carried out in the
      plan shall be implemented prior to the use commencing on the site. Following
      commencement of the use, the measures (and any variations) so approved shall
      continue to be implemented in full at any time when the use is being carried on.
      The plan shall:
      (i) specify targets for the proportion of employees and visitors travelling to and from
            the site by foot, cycle, public transport, shared vehicles and other modes of
            transport which reduce emissions and the use of non-renewable fuels;
      (ii) set out measures designed to achieve those targets together with timescales and
            arrangements for their monitoring, review and continuous improvement;
      (iii) explain and justify the targets and measures by reference to the submitted transport
            impact assessment;
      (iv) identify a senior manager of the business using the site with overall responsibility for
            the plan and a scheme for involving employees of the business in its
            implementation and development.
14.   The development shall not commence until a turning area has been provided within the
      site so as to enable general site traffic and construction vehicles to leave and re-enter
      the public highway in a forward gear.
15.   Notwithstanding the approved plans, no gates, bollards or control measures shall be
      installed within the vehicle access, until details have first been submitted to and
      approved in writing by the Council in consultation with the Highway Authority


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16. The development shall not commence until full details of the trolley management
    system to prevent them being left on the highway, have been submitted to and
    approved in writing by the Council in consultation with the Highway Authority. The use
    of the store shall not commence until these systems are in place and such systems
    shall be permanently retained.
17. No more than one delivery to the site shall take place each day and only between the
    hours of 7am to 10pm without the written agreement of the Council.
18. No development shall commence until details of any proposed external plant and
    equipment has been submitted to and approved by the local planning authority.
    The details shall include:
    (a) the proposed number and location of such plant as well as the manufacturer’s
         information and specifications;
    (b) the acoustic specification of the plant including general sound levels and frequency
         analysis under conditions likely to be experienced in practice;
    (c) the intended operating times;
    (d) calculations showing the likely impact of noise from the development;
    (e) a scheme of works or such other steps as may be necessary to minimize the effects
         of noise from the development.
    Any measures required to reduce noise from the plant or equipment shall be completed
    prior to the plant being brought into use
19. No development shall commence until a site investigation and assessment to determine
    the extent of any contamination has been carried out and the results submitted to the
    Council, along with any necessary remedial measures.
    No building operations shall commence until either:
    (a) the Council has agreed in writing that no remedial measures are required, or
    (b) details of remedial measures have been approved in writing by the Council, in
         which case the works shall not be carried out other than in accordance with the
         approved details.




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2.   029561/AT: 9 Abbotsbury Way, Nuneaton
     Two storey extension to rear, to include two windows at first floor level to the side
     elevations of the existing house
     Applicant: Mr Jas Rana

     Reason for site visit:
     To assess the impact of the development on the amenities of the adjoining neighbours

     Neighbours notified:        6, 7, 8 & 10 Abbotsbury Way and 2 Northbourne Drive

     Letter of comment:
     10 Abbotsbury Way, Nuneaton
                             1)        The rear of applicants address already extends 1.4 metres
                                       past the building line, with the addition of the proposal this
                                       projection will increase by 2.65 m. This will reduce number
                                       10’s outlook from both ground and first floor windows
                                       including a small view of the surrounding fields from the
                                       first floor. The proposal will also restrict the amount of
                                       sunlight into their garden, lounge, dining room and
                                       bedrooms.
                                2)     Views and light restrictions have already been reduced to
                                       property due to an extension at 2 Northbourne Dr which
                                       faces their back garden.
                                3)     Property is east facing so the sun is only on the patio area
                                       for a few hours in the morning, this will be considerably
                                       less if the proposal is approved. In Autumn and Winter this
                                       sunlight will be non existent and will make the rear rooms
                                       dark.
                                4)     Concerns about drainage as the side of the garden closest
                                       to the proposal already gets waterlogged and this will
                                       increase with the proposal.
                                5)     Objects to the side window which will cause an invasion of
                                       privacy into their garden, lounge, dining room and
                                       bedroom.
                                6)     Will reduce the property value of their own property.

     Letter of objection:
     8 Abbotsbury Way           1)     Concerned about the aesthetics of the extension.
                                2)     Concerned that it will affect their own property price

     Background:
     This application is being reported to committee at the request of Councillor Stringer.

     Relevant Policies:
     Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Local Plan June 2006 - ENV14 Supplementary
     Planning Guidance/Supplementary Planning Documents - Residential
     Design Guide 2004.



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RECOMMENDATION:             Approval

Reason for the recommendation of approval:
Having regard to the pattern of existing development in the area, relevant provisions of the
development plan, as summarised above, and the consultation responses received, it is
considered that subject to compliance with the conditions attached to this permission, the
proposed development would be in accordance with the development plan, would not
materially harm the character or appearance of the area or the living conditions of
neighbouring occupiers and would be acceptable in terms of traffic safety and convenience.

Conditions:
2.  No window other than that shown on the approved plan shall be provided at first floor
    level in the side elevations without the prior written consent of the Council.
3.  The development shall not be carried out other than in accordance with the approved
    plan received 2/06/09 and amended plan extracts received by the Council on the
    6/07/09 and 8/07/09.




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                              PLANNING APPLICATIONS



3.   029585/WE: Nuneaton Old Edwardians Rugby Football Club, Weddington Road,
     Nuneaton
     Four 15 metre high floodlights
     Applicant: Mr John Burdett

     Neighbours notified:     Brook House, Meadow View, The Cottage & 1-6(inc) Brook
                              Lane; 149-225(odd) Cleaver Gardens; The Anker PH, Arbury
                              Citroen, Abacus Day Nursery, Cleaver Squash Club, Nuneaton
                              Cricket Club, Mitchells Fine Foods 116, The Cutting Shop 118,
                              The Tanning Rooms 120, Weddington House 122, Weddington
                              Chippy 124, Kraze 184, Coral 186, WR Stevenson 188, Zest
                              190, 129-181(odd), 186A, 188A, 190A, 184A, Flats over 116-
                              122(even), 103-113(odd) Weddington Road.

     Letters of Objection:
     163 Weddington Road      1) The lights will shine into living room and bedroom.
                              2) The existing lights are left on for most of the night.

     145 Weddington Road      1) As have not been consulted by rugby club we do not know
                                 what their intentions are with the lights in relation to how and
                                 when they will be used.
                              2) Floodlights may lead to frequency of events.
                              3) Present use of a couple of nights per week under training
                                 lights for a few hours is not obtrusive as the lights are set
                                 back. The 4 new lights at 15 metres high - 40 metres away
                                 from living room which would be an invasion of privacy.
                              4) If events to be held are bigger than normal, then this would
                                 raise issues with highway safety and traffic needs. At present
                                 there are 4 or 5 large events per year and Organisers do not
                                 control the additional parking on the grass verges outside the
                                 club and people’s houses. Extra events will not help this and
                                 will also cause extra noise and pollution.
                              5) Concerns that floodlights shining onto the busy road will
                                 distract drivers.

     143, 181 Weddington Rd   1) Increased light pollution. Due to the position of the lights
                                  pollution will be intrusive.
                              2) Light pollution will be evident several occasions during the
                                  week.
                              3) Increase noise pollution – evening matches will increase
                                  traffic and visitors.
                              4) Road safety issues. There is already significant overspill into
                                  Weddington Road during events.
                              5) Overall reduction in residential amenity – already
                                 considerable increase in the use of the clubhouse and playing
                                 facilities. Strongly against any escalation of increased
                                 business. The club is more interested in increasing revenue
                                 rather than the local residents needs
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Petition (10 signatures from 7 addresses) making the following points:
                            1) Increased light pollution. The lights will be in line with the first
                                floor of several properties in Weddington Road. Light
                                pollution will be evident on several occasions during the
                                week.
                            2) Increased noise pollution due to extra traffic and visitors.
                            3) Impact on road safety.
                            4) Overall reduction in residential amenity. There needs to be a
                                balance between the rugby club’s business plans and the
                                needs of local residents.

Letter of support - Nuneaton Old Edwardians rugby club
                           1) NOERFC is committed to community sports – 3 senior rugby
                               sides, soccer club, junior section and netball club. It is their
                               intention to increase community involvement which is the
                               reason for applying for floodlights.
                           2) Due to lack of facilities, Rugby Football Union want to
                               provide a floodlit pitch in the north of the county. Envisaged
                               that lights will be used to stage local and county games and
                               competitions to encourage health and fitness.
                           3) Recognised that existing lights to the training area are not
                               well adjusted and this will be dealt with during the proposed
                               works and they will be decommissioned if they cannot be
                               improved.
                           4) New floodlights will increase usage of the site but it is
                               recognised that only a certain number of games can be
                               played on it in order to keep pitch in good condition. Lights
                               will probably mean that one extra game per month will be
                               played.
                           5) Both new and existing lights will be turned off at 10pm.
                           6) Confident that any extra traffic will be contained within the
                               grounds
                           7) Locals are welcome to use the grounds and they wish to
                               maintain good relations with them.
                           8) Club is committed to providing the best sporting facilities that
                               they can and to become a better provider of community
                               sports.

Previous History:
There is a variety of history at this site. The most recent applications include:
009847- Retention of storage containers which was refused in 2005.
012085 - Viewing deck to front with storage area below which was approved in 2008.

Relevant Policies:
PPS1 Delivering Sustainable Development 2005 & PPG17 Planning for open space, sport
and recreation 2002.


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RECOMMENDATION:           Approval

Reason for the recommendation of approval:
Having regard to the pattern of existing development in the area, relevant provisions of the
development plan, as summarised above, and the consultation response(s) received, it is
considered that subject to compliance with the conditions attached to this permission, the
proposed development would be in accordance with the development plan, would not
materially harm the character or appearance of the area or the living conditions of
neighbouring occupiers and would be acceptable in terms of traffic safety and convenience.

Conditions:
2. The floodlights hereby approved shall not used other than between the hours of 19:00-
   21:30 BST and 16:00-21:30 GMT.
3. The floodlights hereby permitted shall not be brought into use until the position and angle
   of the lamps and associated cowls have been installed in accordance with the details
   submitted with the application and these details shall be agreed on site by an appointed
   representative of the Local Planning Authority. The lamps and cowls shall be maintained
   in accordance with the approved details at all times and shall not be altered without the
   prior written permission of the Council. The final directional position of the floodlighting
   should be permanently marked to ensure the correct alignment is clear.




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4.   029325/EX: Land rear of 254 Wheelwright Lane, Exhall
     Erection of detached house and detached garage
     Applicant: Mrs Ramanjit Kaur

     Neighbours notified:      21-39(odd), 20-34(even) Nolan Close;
                               248-260(even) Wheelwright Lane.

     Letters of Objection:
     Petition signed by 26, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 39 Nolan Close
                                 1) Road outside the proposed development used as an
                                       ‘overflow’ parking area.
                                 2) Parking issues in cul-de-sac has resulted in clashes
                                       between neighbours.
                                 3) Removal of ‘overflow’ parking area will increase parking
                                       problems and heighten tensions further.
                                 4) Close is unadopted.
                                 5) Parking issues will get worse.
                                 6) Proposed development would result in disruption and noise
                                       whilst safety will be compromised.
                                 7) Access will be off Nolan Close, not Wheelwright Lane.
                                 8) Access to properties will be made more difficult.

     Additional comments from 33 Nolan Close
                              1) Residents were informed by Kings Oak when purchasing
                                   properties that the owner of 254 Wheelwright Lane had
                                   been approached to sell but declined. The Close layout was
                                   designed taking account of this decision and should not be
                                   changed now.
                              2) Will affect light to property.
                              3) Impact on privacy if windows are located on the side
                                   elevation adjacent to property.
                              4) Roads and design of properties in Nolan Close makes little
                                   or no allowance for visitor parking.
                              5) People use the site to park vehicles. If the development is
                                   allowed this would lead to people parking in the close
                                   leading to more congestion and making it more difficult for
                                   people to enter/exit their driveways.

     Previous History:
     There is a variety of history on the site including:
     TP090003- Two detached houses (outline) – not determined due to an unresolved land
     ownership matter.
     TP050604- Two detached houses (outline) – withdrawn due to land ownership issues.
     9634– Two detached houses (outline) – approved in 2005.
     11660 – Two detached houses – approved in 2007.

     Relevant Policies:
     Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Local Plan June 2006 - ENV14 Supplementary Planning
     Guidance/Supplementary Planning Documents – Residential Design Guide 2004. Planning
     Policy Guidance 1 2005 & Planning Policy Guidance 3 2006.
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RECOMMENDATION:            Refusal

Reason for the recommendation of refusal:
1. (i) Paragraph 35 of Planning Policy Statement 1: Delivering Sustainable Communities
       stipulates that 'High quality and inclusive design should be the aim of all those
       involved in the development process. High quality and inclusive design should create
       well-mixed and integrated developments'.

        Paragraph 12 of Planning Policy Statement 3: Housing, stipulates that 'Good design is
        fundamental to the development of high quality new housing, which contributes to the
        creation of sustainable, mixed communities'.

 (ii)   Policy ENV14 of the Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Local Plan 2006 states:-
        The design and materials of all development should be of a high standard in keeping
        with the scale and character of the locality. All development should comply with
        Supplementary Planning Guidance and/or Supplementary Planning Documents
        produced by the Borough and County Council, where detailed guidance is considered
        necessary.

(iii)   The proposal is contrary to these policies in that the scale, layout and design of the
        development would form an incongruous and overdominant feature in the streetscene
        to the detriment of the visual amenities of the area. (Contrary PPS1, PPS3 and the
        Residential Design Guide 2004).

(iv)    The proposed dwelling would lead to a significant loss of light and create a sense of
        enclosure to number 35 Nolan Close's kitchen/breakfast room. The proximity to and
        projection along the boundary would also lead to a significant sense of enclosure to
        the rear garden area to the detriment of the amenities currently enjoyed by the
        occupiers of this property. (Contrary to paragraph 9.6 of the Residential Design
        Guide).




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5.   029631/BU: Sunny Acre, Parrotts Grove, Bedworth
     Erection of detached bungalow (to replace existing mobile home)
     Applicant: Mr T White

     Neighbours notified:        Plots 2 & 3 Hawkesbury Lane; 12-22(even) & 15-33(odd)
                                 Parrotts Grove.

     Letters of Objection:       None

     Background:
     This application is being reported to Committee at the request of Councillor O’Brien.

     Relevant Policies:
     Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Local Plan June 2006: Env1 - Green Belt; ENV14 -
     Supplementary Planning Guidance/Supplementary Planning Documents - Residential
     Design Guide 2004. Planning Policy Guidance 2 1995.


     RECOMMENDATION:          Approval

     Reason for the recommendation of approval:
     Having regard to the pattern of existing development in the area and relevant provisions of
     the development plan, as summarised above, it is considered that subject to compliance
     with the conditions attached to this permission, the proposed development would be in
     accordance with the development plan, would not materially harm the character or
     appearance of the area or the living conditions of neighbouring occupiers and would be
     acceptable in terms of traffic safety and convenience.

     Conditions:
     2. The building shall not be occupied other than by Mr T. White and his immediate family.
     3. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted
        Development) Order 1995 (or any Order revoking and en-acting that Order) no
        extensions or outbuildings to the approved dwelling shall be erected on the site without
        the prior written consent of the Council.
     4. Within 3 months of the occupation of the building hereby approved the existing mobile
        home permitted under reference 009390 shall be removed from the site.
     5. No development shall commence until full details and samples of materials proposed to
        be used in the external parts of any building have been submitted to and approved in
        writing by the Council. The development shall not be carried out other than in accordance
        with the approved details.
     6. No development shall commence until details for the disposal of both surface water and
        foul sewage have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Council. No
        development creating surface water run off and no dwelling shall be occupied until the
        drainage works in accordance with the approved details have been carried out.




                                                                   Continued . . .




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029631 continued . . .

7. The development hereby approved shall not be implemented until a contaminated land
   assessment and associated remedial strategy, has been submitted to, and agreed in
   writing by the Council. The approved remediation works shall be completed on site, in
   accordance with a quality assurance scheme, agreed as part of the contaminated land
   assessment. If during implementation of this development, contamination is encountered
   which has not previously been identified, the additional contamination shall be fully
   assessed and a specific contaminated land assessment and associated remedial
   strategy shall be submitted to and agreed in writing by the Council before the additional
   remediation works are carried out. The agreed strategy shall be implemented in full prior
   to completion of the development hereby approved. On completion of the agreed
   remediation works, a closure report and certificate of compliance, endorsed by the
   interested party/parties shall be submitted to and agreed in writing by the Council.




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6.   029137/AB: 20 Newdegate Street, Nuneaton
     Change of use of ground floor from a bank to an adult gaming centre. (To include
     internal alterations to the building)
     Applicant: Ablethird Ltd

     Neighbours notified:       Hawkins 39, Mortgage Advice Services 41/43, Bobby 45,
                                Alan Cooper Estate Agents 22, Leonardos 24,
                                European Solutions 41A, Savers 12 Newdegate Street;
                                Cambridge House, Masonic Building 12, Newdegate Place;
                                Oxfam 3, Bostock Butchers 1, Hole in the Wall 2,
                                Scope 4 & 6 Harefield Road; The Nuneaton Society

     Letters of Objection:
     Masonic Buildings, 12 Newdegate Place
                              1) Location of additional waste bins to the rear of the building –
                                 already overcrowded and littered with existing waste bins.
                              2) Changes to front doors – will they be in keeping?
                              3) Removing the complete interior – will this be replaced by
                                 something sympathetic with a grade II listed building?
                              4) Is there a need for another casino? Already 3 in close
                                 proximity to this one (not counting local pubs with slot
                                 machines).
                              5) Is it the Council’s policy to encourage people to get/try a
                                 quick fix to their financial problems? It is always people with
                                 low incomes that frequent these establishments.
                              6) Not the way to encourage growth in Nuneaton.
                              7) Will only encourage large numbers of people to congregate
                                 in and around the establishment and not to shop.
                              8) Will inevitably put the general public off coming to the town.

     126 Malvern Avenue         1) Concern about the effect of gambling – impact on family life,
                                   addiction to gambling, increase in crime to feed gambling,
                                   encourages more anti-social behaviour.
                                2) Would eventually become a casino.
                                3) Building should be used as a restaurant or library.
                                4) Should be more imaginative and settle for higher standards.
                                5) Should support family life, community development and local
                                   heritage.
                                6) Restriction to over 18s means very little.
                                7) Nuneaton has enough bingo and gaming premises with
                                   Ricoh also a few miles away.
                                8) Casino will bring about a decline in the town.
                                9) In current financial climate will encourage people to get into
                                   debt causing financial hardship on their families which will
                                   result in family breakdown and put extra pressure on public
                                   finances.

     Bill Olner MP              1) If permission granted, would set a precedent for change of
                                   use of the other two floors.
                                2) Not the correct use of this building.
                                3) Town centre is not the place for a casino.
                                                                               Continued . . .


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029137 continued . . .

The Nuneaton Society        1) Concerns regarding actual structure – request any physical
                               changes are kept to the absolute minimum.
                            2) Listed building much admired and is important to the
                               residents of Nuneaton.

DPP LLP (on behalf of HJM Caterers Ltd)
                         1) Impact on viability and vitality.
                         2) Proximity to three existing amusements centres.
                         3) Fourth centre will lead to over concentration.
                         4) Diminishes shopper interest in this part of the town centre.
                         5) Frontage of 11m on Newdegate Street and 23m on Harefield
                             Road. Longest frontage on street – would create dead
                             frontage to detriment of pedestrian flow and shopper interest.
                         6) Building occupies a prominent focal position and provides
                             significant visual interest – dead frontage would deter
                             pedestrians from venturing along the street and visiting this
                             part of town.
                         7) Proposed use will attract less trade than Class A uses which
                             are part of the established shopping scene and would
                             adversely affect the vitality, viability and attractiveness of the
                             centre
                         8) Applicant has not undertaken marketing for A1 retail use of
                             premises.
                         9) Impact on internal historic fabric resulting from significant
                             amount of new works.
                         10) Nuneaton Town Centre Conservation Area Development and
                             Design Guidance identifies building as having real design
                             significance and quality that should be preserved.
                         11) Detrimental effect on character, appearance and setting of
                             building itself and area as a whole by virtue of an adult
                             amusement arcades image, static nature of window displays
                             and lack of an active frontage.
                         12) Proposed use not appropriate to the building and its setting.
                         13) Site poised between retail and non-retail uses and would
                             undermine the character of the area .

Warwickshire Police         1) No objection

Previous History:

An application for the change of use of the building from a bank to A3, A4 and A5 uses
(Restaurants, Snack Bars, Cafes, Pubs and Bars, Hot Food Takeaway), to include a
ventilation duct to the rear, was withdrawn in June 2008 (ref: 012395).

A application has also been submitted for Listed Building Consent for internal alterations to
the building in connection with the proposed change of use.


                                                              Continued . . .




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029137 continued . . .

Relevant Policies:
Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Local Plan June 2006- S1 Town Centres & T10 Car Parking
Standards. Planning Policy Statement 1 - Delivering Sustainable Development 2005,
Planning Policy Statement 6 - Town Centres 2005, Planning Policy Guidance 13 - Transport
2001 & Planning Policy Guidance 15 - Planning and the Historic Environment 1994.


RECOMMENDATION:          Approval

Reason for the recommendation of approval:
Having regard to the pattern of existing development in the area, relevant provisions of the
development plan, as summarised above, and the consultation response(s) received, it is
considered that subject to compliance with the conditions attached to this permission, the
proposed development would be in accordance with the development plan, would not
materially harm the character or appearance of the area or the living conditions of
neighbouring occupiers and would be acceptable in terms of traffic safety and convenience.

Conditions:
2. No development shall commence until full particulars and details of a scheme to
   insulate the premises against the transmission of airborne and impact sound has been
   submitted to and approved in writing by the Council. Any such scheme shall be so
   designed that noise from the use does not, at any time increase the ambient equivalent
   noise level measured immediately outside of any of the adjoining or nearby premises.
   The development shall not be carried out otherwise than in accordance with the
   approved details.




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7.   029697/AB: 20 Newdegate Street, Nuneaton
     Listed building consent for internal alterations to the building
     Applicant: Abelthird Ltd

     Neighbours notified:       Hawkins 39, Mortgage Advice Services 41/43, Bobby 45,
                                Alan Cooper Estate Agents 22, Leonardos 24,
                                European Solutions 41A, Savers 12 Newdegate Street;
                                Cambridge House, Masonic Building 12, Newdegate Place;
                                Oxfam 3, Bostock Butchers 1, Hole in the Wall 2,
                                Scope 4 & 6 Harefield Road; The Nuneaton Society

     Letters of Objection:
     Masonic Buildings, 12 Newdegate Place
                              1) Location of additional waste bins to the rear of the building –
                                 already overcrowded and littered with existing waste bins.
                              2) Changes to front doors – will they be in keeping?
                              3) Removing the complete interior – will this be replaced by
                                 something sympathetic with a grade II listed building?
                              4) Is there a need for another casino? Already 3 in close
                                 proximity to this one (not counting local pubs with slot
                                 machines).
                              5) Is it the Council’s policy to encourage people to get/try a
                                 quick fix to their financial problems? It is always people with
                                 low incomes that frequent these establishments.
                              6) Not the way to encourage growth in Nuneaton.
                              7) Will only encourage large numbers of people to congregate
                                 in and around the establishment and not to shop.
                              8) Will inevitably put the general public off coming to the town.

     126 Malvern Avenue         1) Concern about the effect of gambling – impact on family life,
                                   addiction to gambling, increase in crime to feed gambling,
                                   encourages more anti-social behaviour.
                                2) Would eventually become a casino.
                                3) Building should be used as a restaurant or library.
                                4) Should be more imaginative and settle for higher standards.
                                5) Should support family life, community development and local
                                   heritage.
                                6) Restriction to over 18s means very little.
                                7) Nuneaton has enough bingo and gaming premises with
                                   Ricoh also a few miles away.
                                8) Casino will bring about a decline in the town.
                                9) In current financial climate will encourage people to get into
                                   debt causing financial hardship on their families which will
                                   result in family breakdown and put extra pressure on public
                                   finances.

     Bill Olner MP              1) If permission granted, would set a precedent for change of
                                   use of the other two floors.
                                2) Not the correct use of this building.
                                3) Town centre is not the place for a casino.
                                                                               Continued . . .



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029137 continued . . .

The Nuneaton Society        1) Concerns regarding actual structure – request any physical
                               changes are kept to the absolute minimum.
                            2) Listed building much admired and is important to the
                               residents of Nuneaton.

DPP LLP (on behalf of HJM Caterers Ltd)
                         1) Impact on viability and vitality.
                         2) Proximity to three existing amusements centres.
                         3) Fourth centre will lead to over concentration.
                         4) Diminishes shopper interest in this part of the town centre.
                         5) Frontage of 11m on Newdegate Street and 23m on Harefield
                             Road. Longest frontage on street – would create dead
                             frontage to detriment of pedestrian flow and shopper interest.
                         6) Building occupies a prominent focal position and provides
                             significant visual interest – dead frontage would deter
                             pedestrians from venturing along the street and visiting this
                             part of town.
                         7) Proposed use will attract less trade than Class A uses which
                             are part of the established shopping scene and would
                             adversely affect the vitality, viability and attractiveness of the
                             centre
                         8) Applicant has not undertaken marketing for A1 retail use of
                             premises.
                         9) Impact on internal historic fabric resulting from significant
                             amount of new works.
                         10) Nuneaton Town Centre Conservation Area Development and
                             Design Guidance identifies building as having real design
                             significance and quality that should be preserved.
                         11) Detrimental effect on character, appearance and setting of
                             building itself and area as a whole by virtue of an adult
                             amusement arcades image, static nature of window displays
                             and lack of an active frontage.
                         12) Proposed use not appropriate to the building and its setting.
                         13) Site poised between retail and non-retail uses and would
                             undermine the character of the area .

Warwickshire Police         1) No objection

Relevant Policies:
Planning Policy Guidance 15 - Planning and the Historic Environment 1994.


RECOMMENDATION:
The period of consultation expires on the 28th August 2009. Subject to no new issues being
raised at the end of this period, the Head of Development Control Officer be given delegated
authority to grant planning permission.


                                                                     Continued . . .




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029137 continued . . .

Reason for the recommendation of approval:
Having regard to the pattern of existing development in the area, relevant provisions of the
development plan, as summarised above, and the consultation response(s) received, it is
considered that subject to compliance with the conditions attached to this permission, the
proposed development would be in accordance with the development plan, would not
materially harm the character or appearance of the area or the living conditions of
neighbouring occupiers and would be acceptable in terms of traffic safety and convenience.

Conditions:
2. No signs or advertisements shall hereby be displayed externally on the building or placed
   on the surrounding public highway unless details have first been submitted to and
   approved in writing by the Council.
3. No signs, advertisements or displays shall be displayed internally within the building
   unless details have first been submitted to and approved in writing by the Council.
4. No external light or lighting column shall be installed on the site other than in accordance
   with details which shall first have been submitted to and approved in writing by the
   Council.




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8.   029618/SN: 66 St Nicolas Road, Nuneaton
     First floor extension to rear
     Applicant: Mr Matthew Grant

     Neighbours notified:        64, 68 St Nicolas Road; 86, 88, 90 & 92 Oaston Road.

     Letters of Objection:       None

     Background:
     This application is being reported to Committee as the applicant is a Borough Councillor.

     Relevant Policies:
     Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Local Plan June 2006 - ENV14 Supplementary
     Planning Guidance/Supplementary Planning Documents - Residential
     Design Guide 2004.


     RECOMMENDATION:          Approval

     Reason for the recommendation of approval:
     Having regard to the pattern of existing development in the area and relevant provisions of
     the development plan, as summarised above, it is considered that subject to compliance
     with the conditions attached to this permission, the proposed development would be in
     accordance with the development plan, would not materially harm the character or
     appearance of the area or the living conditions of neighbouring occupiers and would be
     acceptable in terms of traffic safety and convenience.

     Conditions:
     2. The development shall not be carried out other than in accordance with the amended
        plan number DA 292425/A received by the Council on the 13/07/09.




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