Planning Committee – 5 September 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 1 August 2018 as a correct record and authorise the chairman to sign.
4.  Applications deferred from previous meetings for a site visit.
5.  Major Planning Applications.
6.  Planning and other applications for determination by the committee.
7.  Any other items, which the chairman decides are urgent, by reasons of special circumstances, which must be specified.

Note: All reports are by the Group Manager –Development Management and building Control unless otherwise stated.

MINUTES

PRESENT:-  Councillor N Sherwood (Chair)

Councillors Evison (Vice-Chairman), Bainbridge, Collinson, J Davison, Glover, Grant, Longcake, Oldfield and Wells

Councillors Armiger, Briggs, and Ogg attended the meeting in accordance with Procedure Rule 37(b).

The committee met at Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.

1902   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 Isle of Axholme Water Management Board

 

Cllr Collinson 1906(iii) PA/2018/1141 Member of Scunthorpe and Gainsborough Water Management Board

 

Cllr Oldfield 1906(iii) PA/2018/1141 Member of Scunthorpe and Gainsborough Water Management Board

 

Cllr N Sherwood 1906(iii) PA/2018/1141 Knows the applicant

 

Cllr Wells 1904(i) PA/2018/130 Ward Councillor

The following member declared that he had been lobbied:-

Member Application Minute

 

Cllr Wells PA/2018/130 1904(i)

1903   MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of the meeting held on 1 August 2018, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the Chairman.

1904    APPLICATIONS DEFERRED FROM PREVIOUS MEETING – In accordance with the decisions at the previous meeting, members had undertaken a site visit on the morning of the meeting.  The Group Manager- Development Management and Building Control submitted reports and updated them orally.

(i)           PA/2018/130 by Premier Property Acquisitions Ltd for planning permission to erect a block of eight flats, communal cycle and refuse building and associated communal parking areas at Summergate House, Moat Lane, South Killingholme, DN40 3EU.

Cllr Wells stated that he had some concerns with the development, noting the narrow access and that permission had now been sought for eight properties, rather than the original four.

Cllr Bainbridge stated that, while the road was narrow, parking could be acceptable.  Cllr Oldfield sought advice from officers on a similar issue, and was assured that the plan would not create a significant issue.

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

1905   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/2018/1086 by Mr B Williams for planning permission to remove condition 2 of PA/2002/1853 to allow mobile homes to be residential accommodation at Woodcarr Caravan Park, Sandtoft Road, Westgate, Belton, DN9 1PN.

The agent for the application stated that the application was to remove the current time limitations in order to enable permanent occupation of the mobile homes for residential purposes.  The agent stated this would allow older people to downsize their properties, freeing up housing stock for those in need.  There would be no visible changes on the site, and any concerns around flooding had been addressed.  The mobile homes were of a good design, providing quality housing for older people.  The agent noted that there had been no objections to the plan.

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

1906    PLANNING AND OTHER APPLICATIONS – The Group Manager – Development Management 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 updated the reports orally where appropriate.  Other officers attending gave advice and answered members’ questions as requested.

(i)           PA/2018/938 by Mrs S A Hill and Miss R M Aked for planning permission to erect two detached dwellings at land adjoining The Old Vicarage, Church Street, Crowle.

The agent for the application stated that the property already had permission for one dwelling, and that initial plans for two dwellings had been reviewed and resubmitted following some concerns.  The development represented ‘infill’ and issues around flooding, trees, access and overlooking had all been addressed during the discussions with planning officers.

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

(ii)          PA/2018/1000 by Mr and Mrs Czerwionka for planning permission to erect stables, menage and associated hardstanding at 29 High Street, Owston Ferry, DN9 1RH.

The applicant stated that the proposed development was for private use and did not constitute a business.  The yard was raised so the flood risk was minimal, and the site was at some distance from other properties, but within the garden of the applicant’s property.

Cllr Evison stated that the development was in a rural area where horses would be expected.

Cllr Bainbridge questioned whether the recommended conditions could be altered to prevent a future change of use to the stable block, and received appropriate advice from the Head of Development Management.

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

(iii)         PA/2018/1141 by Mr George Aikenhead for part retrospective planning application to erect a dwelling with associated access and landscaping works at Whitgift House, 30 Church Street, Messingham, DN17 3SB

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

Reports