Last year PG submitted a Section 73 amendment application to the planning authority to make changes to the planning permission namely internal changes, facade changes and extra floorspace for more residential units. (These were discussed at length at January’s community meeting).
However, because of a recent change in case-law, S.73 cannot now be used to change the description of a development (e.g. a change to the number of units).
As a result PG are proceeding with an amended S.73 application which doesn’t involve any change to the number of units and instead focuses on the internal and facade changes. Later on they will submit a full planning application for the two extended floors/extensions to create the extra floorspace and flats.
We understand that the planners will try to process the revised S.73 so that deadlines set by funders can be met and the site development can progress.
Update: Planning permission was granted on 17 April 2020