After visiting the site, hearing briefs from officers and at the meeting, hearing oral submissions from the petitioners and the applicant, the Planning Committee decided to defer the application DC/2014/0087. Two of the Gardens described in the application contravene the minimum size allowed in the regulations and therefore reduced amenity. A number of other issues troubled members. Officers will have discussions with the developer.
Councillor and officers are aware that there is both opposition and support among local residents.