You can read the full report on the council’s website.
Many, however, will be interested in the planning departments recommendations which are that the main application be refused.
The recommendation is for two reasons:
- Officers believe the application does not provide sufficient benefit to the transport infrastructure.
- Given the late change to the financial package the authority is not satisfied affordable housing should be omitted from the scheme.
Also recommended for refusal are the plans for a temporary station and the application for conservation area consent. The reason for recommendation in both cases being the absence of an approved scheme to replace.
As I have pointed out before, I have reserved my position so, in the event of the application going to full council, I can retain my vote and am presenting this purely for information. The actual decision will be taken by the planning committee at their meeting next week.