Planning Committee – 20 July 2001
PRESENT: Councillor Fordham in the chair.
Councillors Gosling, Holgate, Long, Rocks, Smith, Wardle, Whiteley and Wood.
Councillors England and Mrs Sidell attended the meeting in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 38 (b).
The committee met at Pittwood House, Scunthorpe.
30 DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY OR NON-PECUNIARY INTERESTS AND DECLARATIONS OF SIGNIFICANT CONTACT WITH APPLICANTS OR THIRD PARTIES – The following members declared that they had been lobbied in respect of the applications as listed.
Councillor Holgate – Application 01/0656
Councillor Gosling – Application 01/0656
Councillor Wood – Application 01/0321
31 REQUESTS TO SPEAK – PROCEDURE RULE 36(e) – It was reported that six requests to speak had been received in accordance with Procedure Rule 36 (e). The chair stated that the speakers would be able to address the committee prior to consideration of the respective applications.
32 MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of the meeting held on 22 June 2001, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the chair.
33 APPLICATIONS DEFERRED FROM PREVIOUS MEETING (minute 25 refers) – In accordance with the decisions at the previous meeting, members had undertaken site visits earlier in the day. The Director of Environment and Public Protection submitted reports and updated them orally where appropriate.
(16) 01/0321 by Techrete UK Ltd for erection of factory extensions at Techrete, Station Road, Hibaldstow.
Prior to consideration of this application, an objector and a representative of the applicants addressed the committee in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 36 (e).
The objector stated that the proposal represented a heavy industrial use extending into a greenfield area. It would be contrary to policies contained in the North Lincolnshire local Plan Revised Deposit Draft. The existing use caused nuisance to neighbours in terms of noise, emissions of dust, drainage problems and damage to outbuildings through vibration and the proposal would exacerbate the nuisance.
The applicant’s representative argued that the site had a long history of industrial use predating some of the nearby properties. The proposal was a rationalisation of the present use. There would be an extensive landscaping/ screening scheme and noise insulation work would be undertaken. The majority of work would be carried out indoors which would reduce noise and emissions of dust. The proposed drainage system would control the disposal of surface water.
Resolved – That permission be granted in accordance with the recommendation contained in the report subject to an amendment to Condition 5 to read “Within 3 months ”.
34 (17) 01/0396 by North Killingholme Storage Ltd for continued use of a site for open storage without complying with condition 1 of permission 98/0127 requiring the use to be discontinued by 31 July 2001.
Resolved – That permission be granted in accordance with the recommendation contained in the report.
35 (18) PLANNING APPLICATIONS – The Director of Environment and Public Protection submitted a report incorporating a schedule containing details of applications for determination by the sub-committee, including summaries of policy context, representations arising from consultation and publicity and assessment of the applications. Officers updated the schedule orally in respect of late representations and other significant developments since its preparation.
Resolved – That the following applications be approved in accordance with the recommendations contained in the reports.
(i) 01/0487 by Sir JP Mason & R Garton c/o Mason Baggott & Garton, Solicitors for change of use of and alterations to a former dwelling and farm buildings to form four self-contained dwellings at buildings between 80 & 92 Park Street, Winterton
(subject to an additional condition referring to amended details received on 10 July 2001)
(ii) 01/0522 by Messrs Wilkins, Barnbrook, Hare and Legrove for retention of security gates and fence at Willow Gardens, Barrow-upon-Humber.
(iii) 01/0675 by Mrs Swindon for consent to remove lower branch of a Copper Beech tree covered by a Tree Preservation Order at 1 Wilderspoon Heights, Humber Grange, Ferriby Road, Barton-upon-Humber.
(iv) 01/0712 by CGR Booth Developments for change of use of retail premises to a hot food takeaway at 35 Fleetgate, Barton-upon-Humber.
35(a) 00/1530 by Mash Enterprises for retention of a sawdust storage silo, four galvanised steel storage bins and a chimney, and to reduce the size of an existing lean -to storage building.
Prior to consideration of this application, an objector addressed the committee under the provisions of Procedure Rule 36(e). He stated that the application was for retrospective permission and that the use caused nuisance to nearby residents in the form of noise, smoke and smells and expressed concern that this needed to be monitored.
Resolved – That consideration of the application be deferred until the next meeting (i) to enable members to visit the site prior to that meeting, and (ii) to enable officers to further investigate the environmental health implications of the proposal.
36 01/0598 by MFM Developments Ltd for erection of a conservatory (footings already laid), retention of a first floor bedroom over garage, and construction of a double garage and store (footings already laid) at Plot 1, The dell, Broughton.
The Director of Environment and Public Protection updated his report, indicating that, in his opinion, whilst the proposed conservatory and garage were unacceptable, the proposal for a first floor bedroom was acceptable. Should the members agree, it would be possible to split the application and determine the three component parts separately.
Resolved – (a) That permission for the proposed conservatory and detached double garage be refused for the reason contained in the report, and (b) that permission be granted for the proposed first floor bedroom.
37 Resolved – That consideration of the following applications be deferred until the next meeting and that members visit the sites prior to that meeting.
(ii) 01/0389 by LFC (Horkstow) Ltd for erection of a 3m high boundary fence to the rear of plot 4 and a 4m high boundary fence to the rear of plots 1 and 2.
(ii) 01/0481 by Eastfield Developments Ltd for erection of 3 detached 4-bedroomeddormer houses with garages and 1 detached 3/4 bedroomed dormer house and detached garage on land adjoining 77 & Prospect House, High Street, Epworth.
(iii) 01/0656 by Mr A Lindley for erection of 6 flats and construction of associated access at 15/17 Queen Street, Epworth.
(Note: following the decision to defer this application an objector exercised her right to speak under the provisions of Procedure Rule 36 (e).She stated that the proposal was contrary to a number of Policies contained in the adopted development plan and the North Lincolnshire Revised Deposit Draft Local Plan).
38 01/0571 by Mr and Mrs D Cutts for change of use of farm outbuildings to a venue for the solemnisation of marriages plus register room, erection of a marquee with toilet facilities and creation of a car parking area at Mill House Farm, Barrow Road, Goxhill.
Moved by the Chair and seconded by Councillor Rocks –
That permission be refused in accordance with the recommendation contained in the report.
Moved by Councillor Wardle and seconded by Councillor Holgate as an amendment –
That consideration of the application be deferred until the next meeting and that members visit the site prior to that meeting.
Substantive Motion Carried
(There being an equality of votes on this matter, the chair used his second and casting vote in favour of the amendment and the substantive motion).
39 01/0694 for erection of a first floor extension and detached garage/workshop with games room above at the Wheelhouse, South End, Goxhill.
With the consent of the Committee this item was withdrawn from the agenda in order the Director of Environment and Public Protection to undertake further investigations.
40 (19) APPLICATIONS FOR APPROVAL OF RESERVED MATTERS FOLLOWING THE GRANT OF OUTLINE PLANNING PERMISSION – The Director of Environment and Public Protection submitted a report informing members about applications for approval of reserved matters which were ready for determination. Outline planning permission had already been granted and the developments had therefore been agreed in principle. Consideration was now required to the details of the siting, design, external appearance, means of access and landscaping of the development (excluding any of these matters which were expressly approved at the time outline permission had been granted).
98/0124 by Abbotstone Agricultural Property Unit Trust in respect of 7/735/93 for the erection of 21 dwellings.
Prior to consideration of this application an objector addressed the Committee under the provisions of Procedure Rule 36 (e).She stated that the Revised Deposit Draft of the North Lincolnshire local Plan showed the application site as an area of open space. She argued that the land should be retained as park land. The number and siting of the houses was contrary to the Worlaby Design Statement. The proposed garages would be too large and would block out light from the gardens of existing properties. There were three potential accesses available but the proposal only used one of these which was inadequate for the development.
Councillor Mrs Sidell, attending the meeting under the provisions of Procedure Rule 38(b) spoke against the application. She argued that there was no need for the development as there was no projected increase in population for Worlaby.
The Director of Environment and Public Protection reminded members that this was an application for approval of reserved matters. The principle of development had been decided when an outline permission had been granted in 1995 by the former Glanford Borough Council and this had been renewed in 1998.The application was considered to be acceptable.
Members nevertheless felt that the proposal was unacceptable.
Resolved – That permission be refused on the grounds that the development would be out of character since the proposed house types do not fit in with the remaining houses in the location, the access is not satisfactory since access to all houses would be taken off one road, and the external materials are out of keeping with the locality.
41 (20) CONSULTATION BY OTHER AUTHORITY – 01/0512 by The National Grid Company PLC – Form B application to erect a 400 kv overhead line west of Rosper Road, South Killingholme – The Director of Environment and Public Protection submitted a report on this application to the Secretary of State on which the Council had been consulted.
Resolved – That the Secretary of State be advised that the Council has considered the application and the environmental information submitted with it and (a) does not object to the development in principle, on the basis that the line shall be the only one to pass through Burkinshaw’s Covert, and (b) requests that any permission deemed to be granted by the Secretary of State should include conditions relating to the matters set out in the report.
42 (21) APPEALS – The Director of Environment and Public Protection submitted a report informing members of the outcome of the following appeals:-
(i) Against the refusal of permission for erection of two four-bedroomed detached properties on Plots 1 and 2, Upperthorpe Hill, Westwoodside (00/1152) – Appeal Dismissed.
(ii) Against the refusal of permission for erection of 45 detached houses on land off Cornhill Drive, Barton -upon – Humber (00/1355) – Appeal Dismissed.
(iii) Against the refusal of permission for erection of a three bedroom detached dwelling to the North of Marsh Lane, New Holland, Barrow – upon – Humber (01/0003) – Appeal allowed and permission granted subject to conditions.
Resolved – That the report be noted.
43 (22) ENFORCEMENT UPDATE – The Director of Environment and Public Protection submitted a schedule giving details of progress of matters on which the sub-committee had authorised enforcement action.
Resolved – That the report be noted.