PG have submitted amendments to their proposals for Block A (fronting Ashley Road). The full details can be found on the planning website.
Note that these only affect Block A and not any of the other buildings on the site. The listed Carriageworks building is not part of the proposed changes.
The proposals vary the 2015 planning permission. They affect only Block A (referred to as A1 and A2 in the planning permission). A Section 73 (minor material amendment) application to change the permission was submitted in May 2019. These latest proposals vary that S.73 application.
CAG has created the images below, showing on the lefthand side of the image the original (May 2019) application to amend with the latest proposals on the right. (Note that the lefthand side image says October 2018 – this is the month that they were first released).
The key difference to the original amendment is the greater setback of the fourth and fifth floors.
Changes to the entrance area and the configuration of ground floor servicing and retail units.
Small change to roof over entrance.
Windows facing Hepburn Road revert to original planning application. See drawing below for details.
In the original planning application the wing of the building facing Ashley Road is only four stories high (see plan to the right).
PG have told us that in order to achieve a viable scheme (the costs of demolition were much higher than anticipated) they need to increase the number of units on the site. They propose to do this by increasing the height of the Ashley Road frontage. The original proposals met with considerable opposition. The latest proposals seek to reduce the impact from street level by setting back the fourth and fifth stories.
Roof-top services are reconfigured.
Sections and Elevations
Decision Making Process
The planners will deal with the application either by using delegated powers or by referring it to the Planning Committee.