Planning Committee – 10 June 2005 (Policy Meeting)

Chairman: Councillor Wardle
Venue: Council Chamber, Pittwood House, Scunthorpe
Time: 2pm

AGENDA

1. Substitutions.

2. Declarations of Personal or Personal and Prejudicial Interests.

3. North Lincolnshire Local Development Scheme.

4 Local Development Framework – Statement of Community Involvement.

5. Conservation Area Appraisals – Burton-upon-Stather, Scawby and Winteringham.

6. Any other items, which the chairman decides are urgent, by reasons of special circumstances which must be specified.
Note: Reports are by the Head of Planning and Regeneration unless otherwise stated.

MINUTES

PRESENT: – Councilor Wardle in the chair.

Councillors Long (vice-chairman), Carlile, Collinson, Eckhardt, England, Grant, Phillips, Sherwood, Whiteley and Wood.

The committee met at Pittwood House, Scunthorpe.

DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL AND PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL PERSONAL INTERESTS–There were no declarations of personal interest.

702 (110) NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE LOCAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK LOCAL DEVELOPMENT SCHEME – Further to Minute 656, the Head of Planning and Regeneration submitted a report seeking approval of the Local Development Scheme (LDS) to take effect from 30 June, 2005.

The Local Development Scheme had been formally received by Government Office on 21 March 2005 who had informed the Council that subject to any intervention by the Secretary of State, the Scheme could come into effect after 18 March 2005.The Secretary of State had subsequently advised that he did not intend to issue a direction under Section 15(4) of the Act.

Recommended to Council -That the North Lincolnshire Local Development Scheme takes effect from 30th June 2005.

703 (111) NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE LOCAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK DRAFT STATEMENT OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT – The Head of Planning and Regeneration submitted a report seeking approval of a draft Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) for formal public consultation The SCI was one of the documents the Council had to produce under the new planning system introduced by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. It set out the council’s proposals for involving the community not only in the preparation of the Local Development Framework (LDF) but also in the assessment of significant planning applications. The draft SCI was appended to the report.

Recommended to Council – That, subject to any amendments resulting from comments on the pre-consultation document, the draft Statement of Community Involvement be approved for public consultation purposes.

704 (112) CONSERVATION AREA APPRAISALS – BURTON – UPON – STATHER, SCAWBY AND WINTERINGHAM – – The Head of Planning and Regeneration submitted a report inviting the committee to recommend the adoption of Supplementary Planning Guidance for three Conservation Areas in North Lincolnshire, Burton – upon – Stather , Scawby and Winteringham together with amendments to the boundaries of those areas and the making of Article 4 Directions to control alterations to properties in those areas.

A review of the council’s 17 Conservation Areas had been undertaken by external consultants and completed in May 2002. Draft Supplementary Guidance had been prepared for each area, comprising in each case of an appraisal of the area’s character and planning guidance.

The council had resolved to use the draft documents as interim policy statements for development control purposes.

Consultation had been undertaken in line with that carried out for the local plan.

The consultants undertaking the appraisals had also been asked to review the boundaries of all Conservation Areas. They had concluded that there was a need to make changes to the boundaries of all three areas.

It was considered that the special character of all these areas was under threat and that the intimate rural nature of these areas was being eroded rapidly through the inappropriate use of modern materials in the renovation and repair of dwellings. Article 4(2) Directions were therefore proposed for each area. Such a direction already existed in Burton upon Stather, a new one was needed however, to cover the proposed extension.

The Article 4(2) Direction was essential for Conservation Area management and aimed to retain important architectural features such as sliding sash and bay windows, traditional doors and surrounds, old brick facades, roofs with traditional pantiles, slates and chimneys, old walls and railings etc.

Recommended to Council – (a) That the Conservation Area Appraisals and Supplementary Planning Advice Documents for the Burton – upon – Stather, Scawby and Winteringham Conservation Areas be adopted as Supplementary Planning Advice showing conformity with the provisions of the local plan; (b) that these documents be used to inform the development process as it affects these Conservation Areas and as guidance documents for Town Planning Purposes; (c) that the actions for each Conservation Area as detailed in each Conservation Area Appraisal as summarised in Appendix 3 to the report be noted as contributing toward the positive management of the conservation areas concerned;(d) that the Conservation Area boundaries for the areas referred to in this report be amended as detailed in Appendix 3 to the report and that (e) some minor works of alteration to residential properties be brought into planning control through the making of Article 4(2) Directions as detailed in Appendix 3 of the report so as to better preserve and enhance the character and appearance of those areas.