Erection of 27 dwellings with associated infrastructure (revised description 16/05/2022)
The Committee considered a report of the Senior Planning Officer regarding an application for the erection of 27 dwellings with associated infrastructure (revised description 16/05/2022) on the site of former J Mitchinson, Merrington Lane Industrial Estate, Spennymoor, DL16 7UT (for copy see file of Minutes).
L Eden, Senior Planning Officer provided a detailed presentation of the application which included a site location plan, aerial photograph, site photographs, proposed site plan and proposed elevations.
The Senior Planning Officer informed the Committee that since the publication of the Committee report further discussions had taken place with the applicant regarding the wording of the proposed conditions who had requested that a number of the triggers be moved back slightly into the development phase to ensure the smooth deliverability of the scheme. Officers had no objection to this and requested delegated authority to make these changes should the application be approved.
Councillor Martin referred to this development being part of a larger development site and asked what amenities would be provided. James Hall, agent for the application confirmed this application was part of a larger development site which would include commercial uses.
Councillor Boyes asked whether the affordable housing would be on-site or off-site. Mr Hall replied that the affordable housing would be delivered through a legal agreement with Home Housing Group and would be delivered on site.
Councillor Molloy informed the Committee that the proposed development neighboured his electoral division. This was a brownfield site and he had received to representations on the proposal. Councillor Molloy moved approval of the application. Seconded by Councillor Jopling and
That the application be approved subject to the completion of a S106 Legal Agreement to secure the following:
· £43,930 towards improving offsite open space and recreational provision within Tudhoe Electoral Division;
· £13,041 to increase GP surgery capacity;
· provision of 15% affordable housing units on site comprising of 3no. units for affordable home ownership and 2no. unit for affordable rent.
and the Conditions contained in the report, subject to delegation to Officers to negotiate trigger points.