Decision Maker: Planning Committee
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Conditional approval, as per recommendation, with amendments and additions described below, and subject to completion of a Section 106 Agreement and referral to the National Planning Casework Unit.
23 – this must be in accordance with DEFRA and the Environment Agency’s Model Procedures for the Management of Land Contamination, CLR 11 and/or Environment Agency’s Land Contamination Risk Management (LCRM) procedure (or any procedure revoking and re-enacting that procedure), or as otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
26 – No development shall take place until a Construction Environmental Management Plan has been submitted to, and agreed in writing by, the Local Planning Authority. The approved plan shall be adhered to throughout the construction period. Avoiding the bird nesting season should be the priority, however, the plan shall provide for a precautionary approach, whereby an on-site qualified ecologist is present and checks are undertaken for nesting birds and hedgehogs prior to any works, with avoidance and mitigation measures detailed as appropriate. As a precautionary measure, clearance shall be undertaken in a directional manner from south to north of the site. Any hedgehogs should be encouraged to move into suitable habitat beyond the northern boundary of the site. Should any hedgehogs be encountered during site clearance, clearance will cease and the hedgehog(s) will be moved by hand into suitable habitat beyond the northern boundary of the site before clearance works commence.
To ensure the retention and protection of protected species and biodiversity in accordance with Policy P10 of the Solihull Local Plan 2013.
27 - No development shall commence unless and until a scheme (the scheme) to ensure that there is no net biodiversity loss as a result of the development has been submitted to, and agreed in writing by, the Local Planning Authority. The net biodiversity impact of the development shall be measured in accordance with the DEFRA biodiversity offsetting metric as applied in the area in which the site is situated at the relevant time and the scheme shall include either:-
1. Proposals for on-site mitigation (full details of which will be provided in relation to each phase of development in accordance with condition X of these conditions) and /or for off-site offsetting;
2. A methodology for the identification of any receptor site(s) for offsetting measures;
3. The identification of any such receptor site(s);
4. The provision of arrangements to secure the delivery of any offsetting measures( including a timetable for their delivery); and
5. A management and monitoring plan (to include for the provision and maintenance of any offsetting measures in perpetuity).
The provision of a financial equivalent sum, the value of which should not exceed the figure provided through the approved Biodiversity Impact Assessment.
The written approval of the Local Planning Authority shall not be issued before the arrangements necessary to secure the delivery of any offsetting measures have been executed. The scheme shall be implemented in full accordance with the requirements of the scheme or ay variation so approved.
To secure no net loss to biodiversity in accordance with the NPPF and Policy P10 of the Solihull Local Plan 2013.
28 – Before the development hereby approved is commenced, details of an Employment and Skills Strategy shall be submitted to, and approved in writing by, the Local Planning Authority. The strategy shall include a method statement to indicate how the employment and Skills Strategy shall be implemented. Thereafter, the approved Employment and Skills Strategy shall be implemented in accordance with the approved details.
To ensure that recruitment and training is maximised for the local community, in accordance with Policy P1 of the Solihull Local Plan 2013.
Report author: Manpreet Gill
Publication date: 19/03/2021
Date of decision: 03/02/2021
Decided at meeting: 03/02/2021 - Planning Committee