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The Director of Regeneration and Place submitted the above application for consideration.


Ward Councillor Mike Collins was unable to attend the meeting as he was away.  Mr M Neal, Legal Advisor to the Committee, therefore read out to the Committee his statement requesting that the application be refused.


The applicant’s Agent addressed the Committee.


It was moved by the Chair and seconded by Councillor B Kenny that the application be approved subject to the following conditions.


The motion was put and carried (10:0). 


Resolved (10:0) – That the application be approved with the following conditions:


The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of 3 years from the date of this permission.


The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the approved plans received by the local planning authority on 25 March 2021.


Before any construction commences, samples of the materials to be used in the external construction of this development shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The approved materials shall then be used in the construction of the development.


Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2008 (or any Order revoking or re-enacting that Order) no external alterations or extensions shall be carried out to the building(s) hereby approved.


No tree felling, scrub clearance, or building works is to take place during the period 1 March to 31 August inclusive. If it is necessary to undertake works during the bird breeding season then all buildings, trees, scrub and vegetation are to be checked first by an appropriately experienced ecologist to ensure no breeding birds are present. If present, details of how they will be protected are required to be submitted for approval.


The development hereby permitted shall not be occupied until details of bird boxes to include number, type and location on an appropriately scaled plan as well as timing of installation, has been provided for approval and implemented in accordance with those details.


No development shall take place until the applicant has submitted a written scheme of investigation for archaeological work for approval in writing by the local planning authority. The work shall be carried out strictly in accordance with the approved scheme.


Works will not commence until the local planning authority has been provided with a copy of a licence issued by Natural England pursuant to Regulation 55 of The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017 (as amended) authorising the specified development to go ahead or until the local planning authority has been provided with confirmation that the site has been registered under the mitigation class licence to allow low impact work on bat roosts (CL21).


Pre commencement and during development, mitigation to be instated must match that as described in Dusk Survey Results (Tyrer Ecological Consultants Ltd, 2020), namely implementation of a Schwegler 2F bat box (or suitable equivalent) as a receptor roost and creation of new roosting provision in the form of two access points at the roof verge/wall plate along with the local use of bitumen 1F underfelt. A scheme of supervision will be required whereby all identified potential roost features are dismantled under the supervision of a suitably qualified Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW). One Schwegler 2F bat box (or suitable equivalent) and one Schwegler 2FN bat box (or suitable equivalent) will be erected on a suitable tree in proximity to the survey area; if this is not possible, a pole-mounted box is required prior to commencement of development. This box will act as a receptor should bats have to be captured and relocated to it during the work schedule. The structures provided as mitigation should be retained as bat roosts in perpetuity.


PRIOR TO OCCUPATION, details of all soft and hard landscaping including the surface material for the proposed car parking area shall be submitted to and agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority. The approved scheme shall be implemented prior to occupation in full to the satisfaction of the Local Planning Authority.


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