Agenda item

20191534 29 LUTTERWORTH ROAD

Minutes:

Ward: Aylestone

Proposal: VARIATION OF CONDITION 4 (HOURS OF WORK) ATTACHED TO PLANNING PERMISSION 20030774 (CHANGE OF USE FROM CAR SALES TO CAR RENTAL) TO ALLOW FOR OFFICE HOURS OF 0600-2200, OPENING HOURS OF BUSINESS TO THE PUBLIC OF 0800-1800

Applicant: ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR

 

The Planning Officer presented the report and drew Members’ attention to the supplementary report, which set out a further representation and further considerations regarding the application.

 

Councillor Clarke addressed the Committee speaking in objection to the application.

 

Members considered the report and officers responded to the comments and queries raised. 

 

Concerns were raised that vehicle movements on the site caused noise in addition to noise arising from machinery.  It therefore was suggested that Condition 5 could be amended to include reference to this.

 

The Chair moved that, in accordance with the officer recommendation, the application be approved subject to the conditions set out in the report, but that Condition 5 be amended to restrict the hours during which vehicles could be cleaned, maintained or moved on the site, machinery could be operated on the site and customers could access the site, the wording of this amendment to be delegated to the Head of Planning in consultation with the Chair and Vice-Chair of this Committee.  This was seconded by Councillor Whittle and, upon being put to the vote, the motion to approve was CARRIED.

 

RESOLVED:

that the application be APPROVED subject to the conditions as set out below, with Condition 5 to be amended to restrict the hours during which vehicles can be cleaned, maintained or moved on the site, machinery can be operated on the site and customers can access the site, the wording of this amendment to be delegated to the Head of Planning in consultation with the Chair and Vice-Chair of this Committee:

 

              CONDITIONS

 

1.           The parking areas provided on the site shall be retained for parking and not used for any other purpose. Sufficient spaces shall be reserved within the site for the use of staff and customers at all times.   (To ensure that parking can take place in a satisfactory manner, to minimise parking outside the site and in accordance with policy AM11 of the City of Leicester Local Plan and Core Strategy policy CS3.)

 

2.           Within 3 months of the date of this consent at least 1 car parking space for the use of disabled people shall be provided in accordance with guidance in the Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council document "6Cs Design Guide" and shall be retained and kept available for use by disabled people. (To ensure adequate provision for the needs of disabled people, and in accordance with policy AM11 of the City of Leicester Local Plan and Core Strategy policy CS3.)

 

3.           The use shall not be carried out outside the hours of 0600-2200 Mondays to Fridays, and 0900-1700 Saturdays, nor at any time on Sundays or officially recognised public holidays. (In the interests of the amenities of nearby occupiers, and in accordance with policy PS10 of the City of Leicester Local Plan.)

 

4.           There shall be no cleaning or maintenance of vehicles, operation of any machinery on the site or access for customers to the site outside the hours of 0800-1800 hours Mondays to Fridays, and 0900-1700 hours Saturdays, nor at any time on Sundays or officially recognised public holidays. Outside of these hours the site shall only be used by staff for administrative work within the office. (In the interests of the amenities of nearby occupiers, and in accordance with policy PS10 of the City of Leicester Local Plan.)

 

5.           The site shall only be used and the business operated in accordance with a management plan submitted to and agreed with the city council as local planning authority. The management plan shall specify how customers will be instructed in relation to the pick up and drop off of vehicles, how the site will be used  within the hours specified and how it will be secured outside those hours. The site shall only be used and the business shall only be operated in accordance with the approved management plan.  (In the interests of the amenities of nearby occupiers, and in accordance with policy PS10 of the City of Leicester Local Plan.)

 

6.           There shall be no live or amplified music or voice played which would be detrimental to the amenities of occupiers of nearby properties. (In the interests of the amenities of nearby occupiers, and in accordance with policy PS10 of the City of Leicester Local Plan.)

 

              NOTES FOR APPLICANT

 

1.           The City Council, as local planning authority has acted positively and proactively in determining this application by assessing the proposal against all material considerations, including planning policies and any representations that may have been received. This planning application has been the subject of positive and proactive discussions with the applicant during the process. The decision to grant planning permission with appropriate conditions taking account of those material considerations in accordance with the presumption in favour of sustainable development as set out in the NPPF 2019 is considered to be a positive outcome of these discussions.

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