Planning Committee 4 July 2018

Chairman: Councillor N Sherwood
Venue: The Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Scunthorpe
Time: 2 pm
Email address:  planningcommittee@northlincs.gov.uk


AGENDA

  1.  Substitutions.
  2.  Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Personal or Personal and Prejudicial Interests, significant contact with applicants, objectors or third parties (Lobbying) and Whipping Arrangements (if any).
  3. To take the minutes of the meeting held on 16 June 2018 as a correct record and authorise the chairman to sign.
  4. Major Planning Applications.
  5. Planning and other applications for determination by the committee.
  6. Any other items, which the chairman decides are urgent, by reasons of special circumstances, which must be specified.

Note: All reports are by the Director: Operations unless otherwise stated.

MINUTES

PRESENT:-  Councillor N Sherwood (Chair)

Councillors Bainbridge, Collinson, J Davison, Ellerby, Glover, Longcake, Mumby-Croft, Oldfield and Wells

Councillor(s) Briggs, Hannigan, Poole, Reed and Robinson attended the meeting in accordance with Procedure Rule 37(b).

The committee met at Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.

1892   DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS, SIGNIFICANT CONTACT WITH APPLICANTS OR THIRD PARTIES (LOBBYING) AND WHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS (IF ANY)

The following members declared a personal interest:-

Member(s) Minute Application(s) Nature of Interest
Cllr Briggs General

 

 – Member of the Fire Authority and the Isle of Axholme Water Management Board.
Cllr Collinson 1895(x) PA/2018/804 Member of Bottesford Town Council.
Cllr Oldfield General   Member of Gunness Parish Council and Burringham Parish Council
Cllr Mumby-Croft General   Member of Broughton Town Council.

The following members declared that they had been lobbied:-

Member(s) Application(s) Minute
Cllr Bainbridge PA/2017/1006 1895(i)
Cllr Collinson PA/2017/1006 1895(i)
Cllr J Davison PA/2017/1006 1895(i)
Cllr Glover PA/2017/1006 1895(i)
Cllr Longcake PA/2017/1006 1895(i)
Cllr Poole PA/2018/606 & PA//2018/792 1894(ii) 1895(ix)
Cllr N Sherwood PA/2017/1006 1895(i)
Cllr Wells PA/2017/1006 1895(i)

 

1893   MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of the meeting held on 6 June 2018, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the Chairman, subject to the correction Cllr Robinson declared he had been lobbied on minute 1884 and 1885 and not on minute 1887.

1894   MAJOR APPLICATIONS – The Group Manager – Development Management and Building Control submitted a report containing details of major applications for determination by the committee, including summaries of policy context, representations arising from consultation and publicity and assessment of the applications.

(i)          PA/2017/2080 by Mr Mark Snowden, Keigar Homes Ltd for planning permission to erect fourteen dwellings with associated garaging, driveways, new access road, creation of a pond and open space area at land north of Front Street, Ulceby.

A number of objectors spoke at the meeting against the application covering areas of concern with regard to the loss of wildlife habitat because 80 % of the meadow site will be designated to the development, with a big impact on the hedgehog habitat. There was also worries that the drainage system would not be able to cope in the village, especially with the influx of water during heavy rain periods.

The agent responded to the concerns and indicated that to the North West of the site there was to be an ephemeral pond which would form a habitat for great crested newts that are a protected species, and stated that the proposal involved the insertion of gaps within garden fencing to enable hedgehogs to move around the site.

Cllr Hannigan the ward member and reiterated the residents’ concerns about the wildlife habitat, and the sewerage and flooding issues. He felt it would be better to refuse the application until planned improvements are made to the sewerage system in Ulceby.

Cllr J Davison having been on the site visit stated it was an overgrown and unkept area, he was impressed with the proposed ecological area and pond, and felt the surface water issues had been addressed by the applicants.

Resolved – That planning permission be approved in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report.

(ii)         PA/2018/606 by Ms H Jones, Merlin Renewables Ltd for planning application to vary condition 23 of WD/2012/1336 to increase the processing tonnage from 35,000 tonnes to no more than 48,000 tonnes per annum of non-waste plant material at Biomass Facility, Hibaldstow Airfield, Redbourne Road, Hibaldstow, DN20 9NN.

Cllr Poole spoke as the ward member and had concerns with the existing traffic flows in the area with significant increase in vehicle movements, which would impact on residents and increase traffic through the village. He indicated that there should be a traffic management plan   prior to any planning approval.

Cllr Wells agreed that it would be better for the application to be deferred until the officers could look into a traffic management plan.

Resolved – That the application be deferred for a transport action plan (routeing).

(iii)        PA/2018/845 by Spencer Group for outline planning permission (with all matters reserved) for residential development, including demolition of existing buildings at C Spencer Ltd, Mill Lane, Barrow upon Humber, DN19 7BD.

Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report.

1895   PLANNING AND OTHER APPLICATIONS – The Group Manager – Development Management and Building Control submitted a report incorporating a schedule containing details of applications for determination by the committee including summaries of policy context, representations arising from consultation and publicity and assessment of the applications.  The Head of Development Management and Building Control updated the reports orally where appropriate.  Other officers attending gave advice and answered members’ questions as requested.

(i)          PA/2017/1006 by Mr T Milner for outline planning permission for residential development for six building plots with access and layout not a reserved matter at White House Farm, Main Street, Ealand, DN17 4JG.

An objector informed the committee that some of the land in the area was already subject to standing water, and that the current drainage system could not cope with surface water drainage and the new development would only add further stress to the system.

The agent referred to the officer’s report and confirmed it was a sustainable development.  He stated that there had been no consultee objections, and the concerns of surface water flooding would be dealt with on the site.

Cllr Reed as ward member raised further concerns with regard to flooding issues, and highlighted the fact that Severn Trent had no plans within the next ten years to implement a new scheme to solve the problems.

Cllr Briggs stated that the current residents also needed protection, and the concerns with flooding and sewerage needed looking at before making a decision.

Resolved – That consideration of this application be deferred to a future meeting and that members visit the site prior to the meeting.

(ii)         PA/2017/1728 by Mr M Lambert, Trumax Building Ltd for planning permission to erect three dwellings at 13 Church Street, Owston Ferry, DN9 1RG.

Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report.

(iii)        PA/2017/2136 by Mr Mark Snowden, Keigar Homes Ltd for planning permission to erect five detached dwellings and garages, refurbish outbuilding D, demolish all other existing outbuildings, and associated works at The Manor House, Church Lane, Ulceby, DN39 6TB.

Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report.

(iv)        PA/2018/58 by Mr Neil Ball for outline planning permission to erect a dwelling with appearance, landscaping, layout and scale reserved for subsequent approval at 26 Doncaster Road, Westwoodside, DN9 2EA.

Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report.

(v)         PA/2018/150 by Mr Richard Johnson for planning application to remove condition 1 of PA/2014/1270 dated 11/02/2015 restricting occupation of dwelling to persons employed in the kennels business at Kennels and Cattery, Heron Lodge, access road to Heron Lodge, Broughton, DN20 0BG.

Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report.

(vi)        PA/2018/598 by Mr James Smith for planning permission to erect a pair of semi-detached dwellings on land adjacent to East View, Station Road, Graizelound, Haxey, DN9 2NJ.

An objector who had lived opposite the site for 20 years informed the committee that parking and access were inadequate, and would lead to parking on the road, reducing highway safety and existing poor visibility standards. He urged the committee to take a look at the site before making a decision.

The agent responded and indicated that the site was extensive and adequate for parking and turning. He also stated that it was set well back from the road, therefore it was suitable and safe with good visibility.

Cllr J Davison was a little worried about the access and visibility and felt a site visit would be useful before the committee made a decision.

Resolved – That consideration of this application be deferred to a future meeting and that members visit the site prior to the meeting.

(vii)       PA/2018/622 by Mr Singh for planning permission for a change of use of three flats to form three HMOs at 106 – 108 Oswald Road, Scunthorpe, DN15 7PA.

An objector speaking on behalf of the care home next to the proposed site raised concerns about the current unpleasant antisocial behaviour that occurs from the nearby 20 bedsits, and he stated that this proposal would only make the situation even worse.  It was an end of life care facility and it was unfair the daily problems that were occurring from occupants using the hard paved area to the south of the building.

The agent highlighted it was an application for a change of use taking into consideration all planning policies. She felt it was adaptable for the purpose, and the issues surround noise and behaviour would be dealt with under separate legislation.

Cllr Collinson had concerns about 20 people being occupied in small spaces, and had great sympathy with the care home situated next door.

Cllr Bainbridge said she would have liked Environmental Health to be present at committee to comment on the application, and as it was one of the accesses into Scunthorpe a site visit should be held before making a decision.

Resolved – That consideration of this application be deferred to a future meeting and that members visit the site prior to the meeting.

(viii)      PA/2018/722 by Mr Steve Burdett for outline planning permission to erect one detached dwelling and detached garage with access not reserved for subsequent approval at land adjacent 48 Outgate, Ealand, DN17 4JD.

An objector spoke highlighting existing problems in Ealand with drainage and the sewerage system, and stated that this would only add to the problem as the current system is not capable of accommodating additional dwellings.

The applicant informed the committee that the new dwelling would incorporate its own sewerage system, and should not have any effect on the current system in Ealand. He also indicated that the application had been reduced from three dwellings to one, and a building plot was granted only 30 metres away previously.

Cllrs Briggs and Reed the local ward members urged the committee to visit the site and have a look at the problems experienced in Ealand before making a decision.

Resolved – That consideration of this application be deferred to a future meeting and that members visit the site prior to the meeting.

(ix)        PA/2018/792 by Mrs Melanie Thompson for outline planning permission for residential development with all matters reserved at Carr Lane, Redbourne, DN21 4QZ.

An objector raised concerns about the current system in Redbourne already been at capacity and cannot cope with the excess water. She also stated it fell outside the development boundary and was contrary to a number of planning policies.

Cllr N Sherwood felt it would be feasible for the committee to visit the site and the boundary.

Resolved – That consideration of this application be deferred to a future meeting and that members visit the site prior to the meeting.

(x)         PA/2018/804 by North Lincolnshire Council for planning permission to erect an education and visitor centre, at Visitor Centre, Messingham Road, Bottesford.

Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report.

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