Agenda item - BH2021/00769 - 52 Barcombe Road, Brighton - Full Planning

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Agenda item

BH2021/00769 - 52 Barcombe Road, Brighton - Full Planning

Minutes:

1.    The Planning manager introduced the application.

 

Questions

 

2.    Councillor Theobald was informed that the there were no bathrooms on the top floor of the property, the closest being on the floor below.

 

Debate

 

3.    Councillor Childs stated they would be voting against the application as the proposals were too much for the property. Eight bedrooms in this size of property was a concern.

 

4.    Councillor Fishleigh stated they were against the application on the grounds of traffic, noise, amenity, parking and community resources.

 

5.    Councillor Moonan considered that there would be too many rooms and the application had been turned down once and then allowed at appeal by the planning inspector.

 

6.    The Senior Solicitor informed the committee that the inspectors decision carried weight and the inspector would strive to be consistent.

 

7.    The case officer informed the committee that the principal of development had been accepted and no new survey of house of multiple occupancy (HMO) had been carried out as the previous survey was considered acceptable.

 

8.    Councillor Theobald felt sorry for the neighbours and considered that eight bedrooms was a lot and the three in the loft area were not great.

 

Vote

 

9.    A vote was taken, and the committee voted 2 to 4 against the officer recommendation, 3 abstentions. (Councillor Yates did not take part in the discussions or any part of the decision making process).

 

10.Councillor Childs proposed a motion, seconded by Councillor Fishleigh, to refuse the application on the grounds of traffic, loss of amenities for neighbours, and noise and disturbance.

 

11.A vote was taken, and the committee voted 5 to 3, with 1 abstention, for the motion to refuse the application. (Councillor Yates did not take part in the discussions or any part of the decision making process).

 

12.RESOLVED: That the Committee has taken into consideration and does not agree with the reasons for the recommendation and the application is REFUSED.

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