Full Application - For change of use from A1 shop to A5 hot food takeaway - Brook House, Hathersage
Decision Maker: Planning Committee
Decision status: APPROVED (In accordance with officer recommendation with additional or amended condition|(s))
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Members had visited the site on the previous day.
Personal interests were declared by K Potter, C Howe and R Helliwell who know the applicant
The property had previously been a Post Office but this had been closed for some time and the current application was the only interest shown in the property to date.
The following spoke under the Public Participation at Meetings Scheme:
· Mr David Graham – Objector
· Jane Marsden – Hathersage Parish Council
Members discussed the recommended reasons for refusal particularly relating to the possible noise from the extractions system alone and expressed concern that if a noise assessment report could demonstrate that there would not be an adverse impact the application would then be approved. Members requested that the reasons for refusal be strengthened to reflect the possible impact on the amenity of the neighbours by the introduction of the extraction equipment and possible nuisance caused by having a take away food shop in the location.
Members noted that the Authority’s Development Management Policy allowed for the cumulative impact of development to be taken into account and the installation of the extractor equipment at this site would mean that there would be three within a small area of the village centre. Members requested that any future report for this application take into account the wider, cumulative impact on the amenity of the neighbours.
The Officer recommendation to refuse the application with the amended reasons for refusal was moved, seconded put to the vote and carried.
That the application be REFUSED for the following reasons:
1. The proposed extraction system would be situated in close proximity to two neighbouring properties. No noise assessment has been submitted to allow a detailed consideration of noise impacts to be undertaken, including cumulative impacts with other flues nearby. In the absence of this it is considered that noise from this system is likely to have a significant adverse impact on the amenity of these neighbours due to the nature of the equipment and proximity to neighbours.
2. The extract system would have an adverse impact on the visual amenity of the area including the conservation area.
Publication date: 04/01/2018
Date of decision: 08/12/2017
Decided at meeting: 08/12/2017 - Planning Committee