The Head of Planning and Building Control submitted a report on Planning Application 2018/1146 [Erection of 3 ½ storey side/rear extension to accommodate HMO (maximum 6 persons) at 4 Springfield Place, Barnsley, S70 6HJ].
In accordance with agreed protocol, a recorded vote was taken on this planning application with the amendment to REFUSE the application being:-
MOVED by Councillor Mitchell and SECONDED by Councillor Tattersall with voting being as follows:-
In favour of the amendment to REFUSE the application:- Councillors Coates, Franklin, Dave Griffin, Hampson, Hayward, Higginbottom, Lamb, Leech, Makinson, Markham, Mitchell, Saunders, Tattersall and Wilson
Against the amendment to REFUSE the application:- Councillors Richardson, Spence and R. Wraith.
Councillor Riggs abstained from voting.
RESOLVED that the application be REFUSED against the Officer recommendation on the following grounds:
Members felt that this type of small housing unit development would lead to harm to the character of the area as it would add to multi occupancy dwelling concentration issues and that additionally the development was to an inadequate standard of residential amenity for future residents due to a lack of shared room facilities and small bathrooms.