Agenda item - BH2021/01841 - 45 and 46 Trafalgar Street, Brighton - Full Planning

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BH2021/01841 - 45 and 46 Trafalgar Street, Brighton - Full Planning


1.    The Planning Manager introduced the application to the committee.




2.    Ward Councillor Deane submitted a statement to be read out at committee: “I am writing in my capacity of ward councillor in support of the NLCA and local residents, particularly those in nearby and adjoining properties, who have deep concerns about this proposal. Residents feel that this is an over development on such a small site and fear the impact of more people coming into an already densely populated area. Concerns include greater pressure on local amenities, particularly relating to traffic, parking, waste/rubbish and increased noise. Whilst I note there are letters of support for this proposal, the North Laine is a conservation area and as such it is important that any new build should be in keeping with and reflect local character. If granted, it will inevitably be challenging for nearby residents during the construction period, and I would urge the Committee to ensure measures are in place to mitigate disruption as far as possible.”


Answers to Committee Member Questions


3.    Councillor Theobald was informed that the property was not listed and was in the North Laine Conservation Area. It was noted that this is a single dwelling not a house of multiple occupancy (HMO).


4.    Councillor Fishleigh was informed that it would against planning tests to condition the property against being an HMO.


5.    Councillor Shanks noted that whether the property was an eyesore or in a poor state was not a planning matter.


6.    Councillor Hugh-Jones was informed that the small sites don’t have method of construction statements. It was noted that the government has asked planning authorities to be flexible until September 2022 on construction times.


7.    Councillor Shanks was informed that external cycle parking was not possible at the property, only internal.


8.    Councillor Phillips was informed that nearby cycle parking could not be increased by a condition on this property as the Planning Committee can only deal within the red line boundary of the property.




9.    Councillor Shanks considered the infill to be good.


10. Councillor Yates considered the existing space to be a bit odd.






11. A vote was taken, and the committee agreed unanimously to grant planning permission.


12. RESOVLED: That the Committee has taken into consideration and agrees with the reasons for the recommendation set out in the report and resolves to GRANT planning permission subject to the Conditions and Informatives in the report.

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