13 Feb 2014, 4:33 pm
Under the proposals the existing 1960s building on the 4,070 square metre site would be demolished and a new seven storey apartment building and five town houses would be constructed, comprising 61 new homes in total. The scheme also includes 1,380 sq m of office space.
The Council's planning officers said in the committee report (48-page / 8.26KB PDF) that the scheme represents a "sustainable development of high design quality that would provide a good standard of living accommodation and amenity benefits without having an unduly detrimental impact on neighbouring and nearby residents’ living conditions".
Grant of planning permission will be subject to completion of a Section 106 agreement which is proposed to include financial contributions by the developer of around £63,000 for transport and highways improvements, around £157,000 for education and around £62,000 for employment and training.