Planning Committee – 7 December 2005

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

AGENDA

1. Substitutions.

2. Declarations of Personal and 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 meetings held on 9 November and 11 November, 2005 (copies enclosed) as a correct record and authorise the chairman to sign.

4. Applications deferred from previous meeting for site visits: –

  1. 05/1385 by K-Cube Ltd for the erection of a double garage at 9 Haytons Lane, Appleby
  2. 05/1386 by K-Cube Ltd for the erection of a detached house with detached double garage at 9 Haytons Lane, Appleby
  3. 05/1387 by K-Cube Ltd for conservation area consent to demolish a garage at 9 Haytons Lane, Appleby
  4. 05/1596 by AJ Payne for the erection of a two -storey extension at Willow Tree farm, Kirton Toad, Messingham
  5. 05/0213 by Mr R J Rayner for the erection of 13 town houses, including the demolition of an existing building at The Gables, 195 Ashby Road, Scunthorpe

5. Planning and other applications for determination by the committee.

6. Applications for Approval of Reserved Matters.

7. 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: – Councillor Wardle (Chairman).

Councillors Long (Vice – Chairman), Bunyan, Collinson, Eckhardt, England, Grant, Kirk, Phillips, Stewart, and Whiteley.

The committee met at Pittwood House, Scunthorpe.

751 DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL AND PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS, SIGNIFICANT CONTACT WITH APPLICANTS OR THIRD PARTIES (LOBBYING) AND WHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS (IF ANY) – The following member declared a personal and prejudicial interests as follows:-

Member
Minute
Application
Nature of Interest
Cllr Stewart 755 (x) 05/1561 Had land in vicinity

The following members declared personal interests as follows: –

Member(s)
Minute
Application
Nature of Interest
Cllr England 753 (i) 05/1385 Knew one of the objectors
753 (ii) 05/1386
753 (iii) 05/1387
753 (iv) 05/1596 Knew the applicant and member of the parish council
Cllr Long 755 (viii) 05/1454 Knew the company
Cllr Wardle 755 (i) 02/0650 Knew objector and applicant
754 02/0651
755 (ii) 03/1121
755 (xi) 05/1663 Member of Barrow Parish Council
755 (viii) 05/1716 Knew applicant
755 (xvi) 05/1757

The following members declared that they had been lobbied –

Member
Application
Councillor Bunyan 05/1716
Councillor Wardle 05/0651

752 MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of the meetings held on 9 and 11 November, 2005 having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the chairman.

753 (45) APPLICATIONS DEFERRED FROM PREVIOUS MEETING – In accordance with the decisions at the previous meeting, members had undertaken site visits earlier in the day. The Head of Planning and Regeneration submitted reports and updated them orally.

(i) 05/1385 by K-Cube Ltd for the erection of a double garage at 9 Hayton’s Lane, Appleby

Resolved – That consideration of this application be further deferred to enable officers to consider additional information.

(ii) 05/1386 by K-Cube Ltd for the erection of a detached house with detached double garage at 9 Hayton’s Lane, Appleby

Resolved – That consideration of this application be further deferred to enable officers to consider additional information.

(iii) 05/1387 by K-Cube Ltd for conservation area consent to demolish a garage at 9 Hayton’s Lane, Appleby

Resolved – That consideration of this application be further deferred to enable officers to consider additional information.

(iv) 05/1596 by A J Payne for the erection of a two -storey side extension at Willow Tree Farm, Kirton Road, Messingham

Resolved – That permission be granted subject to conditions relating to time limits and materials.

The committee’s reasons for taking this decision were that the development would not be overbearing in the location ,would be of a scale appropriate to its location and would make a better use of the plot than currently.

(v) 05/0213 by Mr R J Rayner for the erection of 13 town houses, including the demolition of an existing building at The Gables, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe

Prior to consideration of this application, an objector and the applicant addressed the committee in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 35 (e).

The objector stated that his objections as outlined at the last meeting still stood.

The applicant stated that the number of houses had been reduced, the houses could easily be accommodated on the site There was no history of road accidents in the vicinity.

Resolved – That permission be granted in accordance with the recommendation contained in the report.

754 (46) APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL OF RESERVED MATTERS FOLLOWING THE GRANT OF OUTLINE PERMISSION – 02/0651 by Keigar Homes Ltd relating to Outline Permission 1998/1322 dated 10/01/2000 for residential development on Plots 1 -41, Spuce Lane, Ulceby – The Head of Planning and Regeneration submitted a report informing members about this application for approval of reserved matters which was ready for determination. Outline planning permission had already been granted and the development 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).

Prior to consideration of this application, an objector and the applicant addressed the committee in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 35 (e).

The objector was concerned that the development would destroy the habitat of great crested newts. She questioned why no environmental impact assessment had been carried out. The development would involve the removal of a hedge and would have an adverse impact on the countryside. Trees would be destroyed. It would create extra traffic leading to increased risk of accidents.

The applicant’s representative stated that the site already had the benefit of outline permission, therefore the principle of the development was not in question. Four trees would be removed, of which three were in a poor condition and were potentially hazardous. A number of trees would be planted. The development would consist of a mix of house types including some starter homes. He had worked closely with English Nature on a management plan for a habitat for great crested newts.

Resolved – That approval be granted subject to the conditions contained in the report.

755 (47) PLANNING APPLICATIONS – The Head of Planning and Regeneration 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.

(i) 02/0650 by Keigar Homes for consent to carry our works to trees T4,5,7,8,9,11,12,13,14,15,25 and 27, and to fell trees T9,10,22 and 28 covered by Tree Preservation(Spruce Lane, Ulceby) Order 1995 on land north of Spruce Lane, Ulceby

Resolved – That consent be granted in accordance with the recommendation contained in the report.

(ii) 03/1121 by Keigar Homes for outline planning permission for residential development (resubmission of 2001/0906) on land at junction of Barrow Road and Falkland Way, Barton-upon-Humber.

Resolved – (a) That the committee is mindful to grant permission for thedevelopment; (b) that the Head of Planning and Regeneration be authorised to grant permission subject to the completion of a formal agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 requiring (i) a commuted sum relating to off-site highway and transportation works; (ii) a commuted sum in accordance with SPG 8 on education contributions towards the provision of a new primary school; (iii) the provision of a local eqiupped area of play and public open space and the payment of a commuted sum for maintenance, in accordance with SPG 10, and (iv) allocation of an area for the provision of affordable housing in accordance with SPG9, and to the conditions contained in the report.

(iii) 03/1761 by Mr and Mrs C Pearson for the erection of two dwellings (amended layout to 2003/0398) on land adjacent to 51 West Acridge, Barton-upon-Humber.

Resolved – That the amendment be approved.

(iv) 04/2198 by Mr I Garfoot for the erection of four dwellings with associated car parking and access on land off Maltby Lane, Barton-upon-Humber.

Prior to consideration of this application, an objector addressed the committee in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 35 (e). He was concerned that the development could result in the development of adjacent land that was currently “landlocked” and would cause traffic problems and congestion.

Resolved – That permission be granted in accordance with the recommendation contained in the report.

(v) 05/0879 by Mr K Brown for the change of use of an existing barn to provide 17 livery stables with associated alterations, operation of a riding school, retention of a cross – country course for showjumping and dressage competitions, and retention of a menage and toilet block at Embleton Country Park, Scawcett Lane, Epworth

Resolved – (a) That the committee is mindful to grant permission for thedevelopment; (b) that the Head of Planning and Regeneration be authorised to grant permission subject to the completion of a formal agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 providing for the sum of £250 per annum to be paid to the council before the end of April of each year and to be used for the maintenance of Scawcett Lane, Epworth as and when required at the discretion of the Highway Maintenance Team, and to the conditions contained in the report, and (c) that if the obligation is not completed by 6 June, 2006 the Head of Planning and Regeneration be authorised to refuse the application on the grounds that the development is inappropriate in this location because of the impact it will have on the highway network, particularly with regard to the maintenance of Scawcett Lane.

(vi) 05/1212 by Barratt Homes Ltd (York Division) for the amendment of Condition 3 of permission 2003/0860 (application for approval of reserved matters shall be made to the local planning authority before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission) on land off Lakeside Parkway, Scunthorpe

Resolved – That permission be granted in accordance with the recommendation contained in the report.

(vii) 05/1324 by Mr R K Ackroyd for outline permission for living accommodation, barn and land in conjunction with small animal breeding centre on Plot at Belton Fields, Belton

Prior to consideration of this application, an objector and the applicant addressed the committee in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 35 (e).

The applicant stated that the site had little archaeological importance. Whilst the site was previously part of an area of strip farms, it had been intensively farmed for three decades.

The objector stated that there were a number of strip farms left. There were good views from the site. It had been farmland for many centuries.

Resolved – That permission be refused in accordance with the recommendation contained in the report.

(viii) 05/1454 by PPH Commercial for change of use of the ground floor from a snooker club to a restaurant with off – licence and takeaway hot food facility at Brigg Snooker Club, 42 Bigby Street, Brigg

Prior to consideration of this application, an objector and the applicant’s agent addressed the committee in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 35 (e).

The agent stated that the site was currently largely boarded up. Soundproofing would be installed. The site was next to licensed premises. It would not be a dramatic change of use. The restaurant would be “up market”.

The objector represented a property company that owned residential accommodation nearby. He was concerned that the development would cause noise and nuisance to neighbours, including the company’s tenants.

Resolved – That permission be refused in accordance with the recommendation contained in the report.

(ix) 05/1520 by Mr J Wilks for the erection of a 1.8m high boundary fence at 48 St Helens Road, Brigg

Prior to consideration of this application, the applicant addressed the committee in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 35 (e). She stated that the fence was necessary to provide a secure boundary to her home. A fence had been chosen over a brick wall and would not been out of keeping with it’s surroundings.

Resolved – That permission be granted in accordance with the recommendation contained in the report.

(Councillor Stewart, having declared a personal and prejudicial interest in the following application, 05.1561, left the meeting at this point)

(x) 05/1561 by European Vehicle Sales Ltd for the change of use of land for the storage and sale of vehicles at OS 3068, access roads in disused airfield, Sandtoft, Belton

Resolved – That permission be granted in accordance with the recommendation contained in the report, subject to an additional condition requiring the landscaping scheme to be approved under condition 3 to be implemented.

(Councillor Stewart returned to the meeting)

(xi) 05/1663 by Johanna Belton for the conversion of ex – auction rooms into four town houses (re – submission of 2005/1239) at Forresters Hall. High Street Barrow-upon-Humber.

Prior to consideration of this application, a representative of the applicant addressed the committee in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 35 (e). She stated that the building had previously been used as a village hall which would have created more traffic than the present proposal. There was adequate screening by a fence and trees. Skylights would not overlook neighbouring properties.

Resolved – That permission be granted in accordance with the recommendation contained in the report.

(xii) 05/1701 by Mr S Wraith for the variation of condition 5 of permission 05/1407 dated 27/09/2005 to allow construction of a two – storey dormer – style dwelling adjacent to 92 High Street, Belton.

Resolved – That it be noted that this application has been withdrawn

(xiii) 05/1716 by Keigar Homes Ltd for the formation of four new accesses for car parking on site adjacent to Roxby Old Farm, North Street, Roxby.

Prior to consideration of this application, an objector and a representative of the applicant addressed the committee in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 35 (e).

The objector was concerned that the application was considerably different to a previous proposal for the site. It would not be in keeping with its surroundings.

The applicant’s representative stated that the existing boundary wall could be demolished but that the applicant would retain it. There were many other accesses through gaps in walls nearby. There were no objections from the Highways team.

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

(xiv) 05/1720 by B Askham for the removal of condition 2 of 2/0358/92 to allow occupation of the dwelling by a non – agricultural worker at Willow Farm, Wroot Road, Epworth Turbary, Epworth.

Prior to consideration of this application, the applicant addressed the committee in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 35 (e). He stated that he had had to close his mushroom farm due to financial circumstances. He had not attempted to market the site as he wished to continue living there.

Resolved – That permission be refused in accordance with the recommendation contained in the report.

(xv) 05/1731 by Mr L Jones for the retention of a garage at 42 Old Village Street, Gunness

Prior to consideration of this application, an objector and the applicant addressed the committee in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 35 (e).

The objector was concerned that the garage could potentially be used for commercial purposes. It was too high and spolit his enjoyment of his own garden.

The applicant stated that the garage would be used for two cars, one of which was his own garaged whilst he was working abroad. The other was his son’s.

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

(xvi) 05/1757 by Keigar Homes Ltd for the erection of 5 bungalows and garages together with associated access on land rear of 2 Eastfield Road, Barton-upon-Humber.

Prior to consideration of this application, an objector and a representative of the applicant addressed the committee in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 35 (e).

The objector was concerned about the entrance to the site. The additional traffic the development would create would lead to an increase in the likelihood of traffic accidents. Eastfield Road was not adequate for that volume of traffic.

The applicant’s representative stated that the site was part of a residential area .within the development limit of Barton – upon – Humber It was a “windfall” brownfield site which met the criteria set out in the local plan. The layout would avoid any overlooking. The number of vehicular movements created would not cause any problems.

Resolved – That permission be granted in accordance with the recommendation contained in the report.