Planning Committee – 22 June 2001
PRESENT: Councillor Ellis in the chair.
Councillors Fordham (vice-chair), Holgate, Long, Regan, Rocks, Wardle, Whiteley and Wood.
The committee met at the Community Centre, Crowle.
14 DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY OR NON-PECUNIARY INTERESTS AND DECLARATIONS OF SIGNIFICANT CONTACT WITH APPLICANTS OR THIRD PARTIES – The following members declared non-pecuniary interests as listed.
|Councillor Holgate||29||North Lincolnshire Local Plan|
|Councillor Long||29||North Lincolnshire Local Plan|
|Councillor Wardle||29||North Lincolnshire Local Plan|
|Councillor Wood||29||North Lincolnshire Local Plan|
|Councillor Whiteley||21(ix)||Application 01/0476|
|Councillor Whiteley||21(xi)||Application 01/0556|
The following members declared that they had been lobbied in respect of the applications as listed.
|Councillor Regan||18||Application 01/0112|
|Councillor Wood||25(i)||Application 01/0321|
15 REQUESTS TO SPEAK – PROCEDURE RULE 36(e) – It was reported that four 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.
16 MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of the meeting held on 25 May 2001, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the chair.
17 APPLICATIONS DEFERRED FROM PREVIOUS MEETING (minute 10 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.
(8) 01/0370 by Coggan Brothers for erection of two dwellings on land north of 51 North Street, West Butterwick.
Prior to consideration of this application, one of the applicants addressed the committee in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 36 (e). He suggested that the application could be regarded as in-filling in the body of the village. Most of the plots already developed in West Butterwick had been sold to local people and there was clearly a local need for such housing. A re-numbering scheme had been carried out a short while ago and the application site had been allocated plot numbers in anticipation of this development.
The Director of Environment and Public Protection explained that there had been a significant change of policy in that development should now take place in accordance with the new limits as outlined in the North Lincolnshire Local Plan. Sites were available closer to the village centre and these should be given priority over the application site, which was one of a number of similarly placed ones in this part of the village.
Resolved – That permission be refused in accordance with the recommendation contained in the report.
18 (9) 01/0112 by J Wharton (Shipping) Ltd for change of use of agricultural land to open storage together with internal access roads and landscaping on land adjacent to Grove Wharf, Neap House Road, Gunness.
Resolved – That permission be granted in accordance with the recommendation contained in the report.
19 (10) 01/0240 by Smith Brothers for erection of two dwellings (renewal of 98/0014 granted on appeal) on land rear of Hillside Cottage, Sheep Dyke Lane, Bonby.
Resolved – That permission be refused in accordance with the recommendation contained in the report.
20 (11) 01/0187 by Mr D Fawcett-Brown and Mrs D Hogan for Change of Use of part of a Domestic Property to a Children’s Day Nursery at Ferlea, The Square, Goxhill.
Resolved – That permission be granted in accordance with the recommendation contained in the report subject to an additional condition restricting the use of land as an outdoor play area to that part of the garden identified on the plan.
21 (12) 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) 01/0318 by Keigar Homes Ltd for erection of two detached 3-bedroomed houses and garages on land east of 8 Park Street, Winterton.
(ii) 01/0338 by Mr J M Green for erection of a detached house and garage on land east of Blenheim, Churchtown, Belton
(prior to consideration of this application an objector and a representative of the applicants addressed the committee. The objector stated that the site was too small for the proposed building which would tower over the neighbouring property, that the implementation of the permission would lead to the destruction of a hedgerow and that the siting of the garage would create a traffic hazard. The applicant’s representative denied that the proposed building would overshadow the neighbouring property, which had been lifted considerably during renovation. The hedge in question was overgrown and the development of the site would tidy the boundary and enhance the appearance of the lane).
(iii) 01/0407 by R A C & P Banks for Change of Use of a Dwelling to a Mixed Use comprising a Dwelling and a Child Minding Facility at 23 Dryden Road, Scunthorpe.
(prior to consideration of this application an objector addressed the committee. The objector stated that the bungalows behind the property were occupied by elderly residents. Most of the play equipment was located at the bottom of the garden in close proximity to these bungalows and the noise had in the past been unbearable. The Director of Environment and Public Protection explained that the property had had planning permission before. It was felt that the level of activity was acceptable and that there were further controls available since the activity would be registered with Social Services).
(iv) 01/0423 by Chartdale Homes Ltd for consent to lift crown and clean out dead wood and damaged branches on land off Ferriby Road, Barton-upon-Humber.
(v) 01/0441 by Singleton Birch Ltd for the Determination of Conditions for a mineral site under the Environment Act 1995 at Melton Ross Quarries, B1211, Melton Ross.
(vi) 01/0444 by Mr M J Hunter for erection of a detached dwelling at Burnham Road, Epworth.
(vii) 01/0459 by Mr R Pinney for outline permission for erection of 2 pairs of semi-detached houses and garages (renewal of outline permission 98/0416) on land west of Greengate Lane, South Killingholme.
(viii) 01/0461 by Emmerson Developments for erection of a detached house on Plot 10, School Lane, Redbourne.
(ix) 01/0476 by J S Bloor Ltd for erection of 6 detached houses and garages (substitution of house types) on land of Baldwin Avenue, Bottesford.
(x) 01/0506 by Mr D Campion for Consent to prune 4 Ash trees (T2,T3,T4 and T5) covered by the Tree Preservation (Palmer Lane/Barrick Close, Barrow) Order 1987 at 42 Barrick Close, Barrow-upon-Humber.
(xi) 01/0556 by J S Bloor Ltd for consent to prune 1 Sycamore tree (T12) and 2 Ash trees (T10 and T14) and to prune and lift crown of 4 Ash trees (T9,11,15 & 16) covered by Tree Preservation (Templars Bath Public Footpath No 196) Order 2001 on Open Space fronting Plots 127-130, Greenacres, Bottesford.
22 Resolved – That the following applications be refused in accordance with the recommendations contained in the reports.
(i) 01/0416 by North Killingholme Storage Ltd for the use of land for processing coal, coke, coal products and petroleum coke on land at Lancaster Approach, North Killingholme.
(subject to an amendment to the first reason for refusal to refer also to Policy IN 3(iii) of the Revised Deposit Draft North Lincolnshire Local Plan)
(ii) 01/0495 by Mr S S Woffinden for outline permission for residential development on Plot south side of Main Street, Graizelound.
23 01/0649 by BT Cellnet – Prior Notification to Install Telecommunications Equipment at Existing Site on Land at Cornhill Farm, Barrow Road, Barton -upon -Humber.
Resolved – That Prior Approval is not required for the proposal.
24 Resolved – That consideration of the following applications be deferred until a future meeting
(i) 01/0445 by Messrs William Blyth for the Determination of Conditions for a mineral site under the Environment Act 1995 on land north side of Far Ings Road, Barton-upon-Humber.
(ii) 01/0446 by Messrs William Blyth for the Determination of Conditions for a mineral site under the Environment Act 1995 on land (4.65 hectares) north side of Middle Pasture Lane, Barton-upon-Humber.
25 Resolved – That consideration of the following applications be deferred until the next meeting and that members visit the sites prior to that meeting.
(i) 01/0321 by Techrete UK Ltd for erection of factory extensions at Techrete, Station Road, Hibaldstow.
(prior to consideration of the foregoing application, 01/0321, a representative of the applicant addressed the committee. He stated that he had nothing further to add to the recommendations contained in the report at this stage but might wish to speak again when members had visited the site).
(ii) 01/0396 by North Killingholme Storage Ltd for continued use of site for open storage without complying with condition 1 of planning permission 98/0127 requiring the use to be discontinued by 31 July 2001 at North Killingholme Airfield, Lancaster Approach, North Killingholme.
26 (13) 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.
Resolved – That this application be deferred until the next meeting to enable an objector to speak, having given notice under the provisions of Procedure Rule 36(e) and for the applicants to have the right of reply.
27 01/0344 by D J Prescott in respect of 98/1417 for the erection of a detached 4-bedroomed house and garage on Plot 1, Sheepdyke Lane, Bonby.
Resolved – That approval be granted in accordance with the recommendation contained in the report.
28 (14) 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 planning permission for the erection of a 22.5 metre high telecommunication tower, transmission dishes, antenna, equipment cabin and ancillary development to the rear of Trevafield Engineering, Hoylake Road, Bottesford (00/0726) – Appeal Allowed.
(ii) Against the refusal of outline planning permission for residential development on Silversides Mobile Home Park, Silversides Lane, Scawby Brook (00/0825) – Appeal Allowed.
(iii) Against the refusal of outline planning permission for a detached house on land on the west side of Kingfisher Lodge, Main Street, Cadney (00/1100) -Appeal Allowed.
Resolved – That the report be noted.
29 (15) NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE LOCAL PLAN – The Director of Environment and Public Protection submitted a report inviting members to consider the representations received on the Revised Deposit Draft of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan and to agree the Pre-Inquiry changes.
The Revised Deposit Draft of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan had been placed on formal deposit earlier in the year and representations could be made up until 5 March 2001. At this stage objections could only be made to the changes proposed in the Revised Deposit Draft.
The representations had now been considered and any changes which the Council wished to make to the plan in the form of Pre-Inquiry changes needed to be agreed and publicised.
In total, 130 individual comments had been made on the changes proposed in the Revised Deposit Draft. Although other comments had been made these could not be considered at this stage since they did not relate to policy changes proposed in the Revised Deposit Draft.
Most of the comments related to minor wording changes to individual policies or to the deletion of individual sites. One of the more significant representations was that submitted by the Environment Agency, objecting to the allocation of four housing sites in Brigg on the grounds of flood risk. Discussions were currently taking place with the Agency on this issue to assess whether a more detailed assessment of flood risk was required.
Appendix 1 to the report set out a summary of the consultation comments in chapter and policy order together with officer comments. In a small number of cases minor changes were proposed. The Director of Environment and Public Protection recommended that these were formally approved as Pre-Inquiry Changes.
The Government Office for Yorkshire and the Humber had also made a general comment on the level of housing allocations in relation to emerging Regional Planning Guidance. In response, the Council proposed to update Policy p – which dealt with the allocation of housing land – to take account of the latest information on house completions and to incorporate new assumptions on windfalls and conversions.
As a result some of the committed sites which had now been completed had been deleted from the plan. No changes, however, had been made to the list of proposed sites. This change had already been approved by Decision Record as the Inspector for the Local Plan Inquiry had asked for any significant changes to be publicised six weeks prior to the Pre-Inquiry Meeting to be held on 23 July. A copy of the proposed changes to p was attached as Appendix 2 to the report.
Resolved – That the report be referred to the Cabinet Committee for its consideration with a recommendation that the recommendations contained in Appendices 1 & 2 be approved as the Pre-Inquiry Changes.