Councillors have asked to defer the planning application for Devonshire Street, which was due to go to Committee today, in order to give councillors the opportunity to visit the site and consider the impacts of the application.
The proposal was made by the Chair, Councillor Jayne Dunn and supported by the committee.
Councillor Dunn said: “The history of this site and strength of feeling about this building is well known, it is important to many people from across the city. There is clearly a heritage implication of the proposals that were being brought forward as well as the impact on an area where there are significant numbers of local residents.
“I think that a decision could only be made after councillors have visited the site. Therefore, we have asked for a site visit to allow the committee members to see first-hand the impact of this development, before the application is brought to the Committee and any decision is made.”