Planning Committee – 21 May 2008

Chair: Councillor Collinson
Venue: Council Chamber, Pittwood House, Scunthorpe
Time: 2pm

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 meeting held on 23 April 2008 as a correct record and authorise the chair to sign.
  4. Applications deferred from previous meeting for site visit.
  5. Planning and other applications for determination by the committee.
  6. Applications for approval of Reserved Matters.
  7. Enforcement Update.

Note: Reports are by the Head of Planning unless otherwise stated.

Minutes

PRESENT: Councillor Collinson (Chair).

Councillors Armitage, Bainbridge, Barker, B Briggs, Bunyan, Carlile, Eckhardt, England, Grant, C Sherwood, Mrs Sidell, and Whiteley.

Councillors Mrs Bromby, Stewart, Swift and Wilson attended the meeting in accordance with Procedure Rule 37 (b).

The committee met at Pittwood House, Scunthorpe.

1038 DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL OR 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 interest :

Member
Minute
Application
Nature of Interest
Cllr M Grant 1041 (viii) 2008/0382 Knew applicant

The following members declared personal interests :

Member
Minute
Application
Nature of Interest
Cllr D Whiteley 1041 (viii) 2008/0382 Member of Bottesford Town Council
Cllr D Whiteley 1040 (v) 2008/0396 Member of Bottesford Town Council
Cllr S Swift 1040 (v) 2008/0396 Member of Bottesford Town Council
Cllr S Swift 1041 (viii) 2008/0382 Member of Bottesford Town Council
Cllr Mrs Sidell 1041 (vii) 2008/0367 Daughter was consultant on wind energy
Cllr Grant 1040 (v) 2008/0396 Member of Bottesford Town Council
Cllr Grant 1041 (xvi) 2008/0561 Knew applicant’s agent
Cllr P Carlile 1041 (ii) 2008/0268 Ward Member, and member of Acorns board
Cllr P Carlile 1041 (iii) 2008/0297 Ward Member, and member of Acorns board
Cllr P Carlile 1041 (iv) 2008/0299 Ward Member, and member of Acorns board
Cllr P Carlile 1041 (v) 2008/0300 Ward Member, and member of Acorns board
Cllr P Carlile 1041 (vi) 2008/0301 Ward Member, and member of Acorns board
Cllr J Collinson 1040 (v) 2008/0396 Member of Bottesford Town Council
Cllr J Collinson 1040 (viii) 2008/0382 Member of Bottesford Town Council
Cllr England 1041 (viii) 2008/1942 Member of Messingham Parish Council
Cllr B Briggs 1041 (xii) 2008/0426 Member of Epworth Town Council
Cllr A Bunyan 1041 (x) 2008/0412 Member of Broughton Town Council
Cllr T Barker 1041 (xi) 2008/0424 Member of Crowle Town Council

The following members declared that they had been lobbied:-

Members
Minute
Application
Cllr S Armitage 1041 (ii)
1041 (iii)
1041 (iv)
1041 (v)
1041 (xv)
2008/0268
2008/0297
2008/0300
2008/0301
2008/0552
Cllr S Bainbridge 1041 (xv) 2008/0552
Cllr M Sidell 1040 (ii) 2008/0199
Cllr J Collinson 1041 (iv)
1041 (xv)
2008/0299
2008/0552
Cllr Barker 1041 (xv) 2008/0552
Cllr Carlile 1041 (xv) 2008/0552
Cllr B Briggs 1041 (xv) 2008/0552
Cllr M Grant 1041 (xv) 2008/0552
Cllr D Whiteley 1041 (xv) 2008/0552
Cllr A Bunyan 1041 (xv) 2008/0552
Cllr England 1041 (xv) 2008/0552

1039 MINUTESResolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of the meeting held on 23 April 2007, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the chair.

1040 (1) APPLICATIONS DEFERRED FROM PREVIOUS MEETING –In accordance with the decisions at the previous meeting, members had undertaken site visits on the morning of the meeting. The Head of Planning submitted reports and updated them orally.

(i) 08/0345 by Mr S Clark for planning permission to erect a new grain store, garaging, workshop and store, (including demolition of existing derelict sheds), at High Burnham Farm, High Burnham, Haxey.

Prior to consideration of this application a supporter of the application addressed the committee. He stated that there was no other building on the site suitable for storing grain. This was vital for the farm to function as an agricultural operation. It would be on the site of a brick outhouse that had already been demolished. Storing cereal produced on the farm rather than taking it away for storage would reduce the amount of traffic generated by the business.

Councillor Stewart, attending the meeting in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 37 (b) spoke on this application.

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

(ii) 08/0199 by I E Akester for planning permission for change of use of existing ground floor flat to a sandwich bar, at 49 Waterside Road, Barton on Humber.

Prior to consideration of this application the applicant addressed the committee. He stated that the site was surrounded by residential properties and a large supermarket. There was a lack of parking space for people wishing to buy sandwiches in the town centre. The site was close to the Humber Bridge Viewing Area. The property had been a shop for 180 years. The proposal had considerable local support.

Members considered that there was a clear need for the proposal and that no alternative sites were available nearer to the town centre.

Resolved – That permission be granted subject to conditions restricting opening hours to between 8.30 am and 7pm on Mondays to Saturday and 10.30 am to 4.30pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays and prohibiting the reheating, cooking and production of hot food on the premises.

(iii) 08/0296 by Mr P Fryer for planning permission to erect a replacement dwelling (including demolition of existing dwelling), at 35 North Street, Winterton.

Resolved – That permission be granted in accordance with the recommendation subject to an additional condition requiring a window on the side elevation to be obscure glazed.

(iv) 07/1942 by Mr P Trevethan for planning permission to convert part of an existing dwellings into two new dwellings at 66 High Street, Messingham.

Resolved – That permission be granted in accordance with the recommendation subject to an additional condition requiring two additional car parking spaces to be provided and retained.

(v) 08/0396 by Ms D Bolland for planning permission to erect five dog kennels with associated service sheds (re-submission of PA/2007/0694), at 335 Messingham Road, Bottesford.

Prior to consideration of this application the applicant and an objector addressed the committee. The applicant stated that she was an accredited Kennel Club breeder and a responsible dog owner. There would be one dog in each kennel. She had taken into account the concerns of neighbours. The development would be in keeping with the locality. The kennels would be 30 metres from the nearest properties. When the dogs were outside they would be supervised by the applicant or members of her family. Any fouling would be dealt with immediately. There was no intention to cause disruption or distress to neighbours.

The objector was concerned that the kennels could be used for commercial breeding. He stated that the development would affect the rights of neighbours to enjoy their gardens.

Councillors Mrs Bromby and Swift addressed the committee in accordance with Procedure Rule 37(b).

Members were concerned that the development would lead to a loss of amenity to neighbouring dwellings.

Resolved – That permission be refused on the grounds of loss of amenity to neighbouring dwellings due to noise disturbance.

1041 (2) PLANNING APPLICATIONS – The Head of Planning 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) 07/1129 by Singleton Birch Ltd for planning permission for the extension of a quarry with restoration to agriculture, woodland and nature conservation, at land to the north and east of Melton Ross Quarries, North side of the A18, Croxton.

Resolved – (a) That the Secretary of State be advised that on completion of a formal agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 providing for the implementation of an archaeological mitigation strategy (including a written scheme of investigation) temporary closure of a section of Bridleway 34 and creation of new bridleways and public footpaths, the council is mindful to support the development subject to the conditions set out in the report and an additional condition relating tio a landscaping scheme, and (c) that if the obligation is not completed by 30 September 2008, the Head of Planning be authorised to refuse the application on grounds of the adverse impact of the development on Yarborough Camp and Public Bridleway 34.

(ii) 08/0268 by North Lincolnshire Council for planning permission to erect a football wall measuring 9.5 metres long and 2.46 metres high, at land north of West Common Lane, Scunthorpe.

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

(iii) 08/0297 by North Lincolnshire Council for planning permission to install a multi-games unit with floodlights, at land north of West Common Lane, Scunthorpe.

Prior to consideration of this application an objector addressed the committee. He was concerned that the proposal would cause noise nuisance to neighbours, the nearest of which was 100 metres away from the site. It would attract troublemakers. The fencing and lighting would be obtrusive.

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

(iv) 08/0299 by North Lincolnshire Council for planning permission to install a multi-games unit with floodlights, at Recreation Ground, Everest Road, Scunthorpe.

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

(v) 08/0300 by North Lincolnshire Council for planning permission to install a multi-games unit with floodlights, at Recreation Ground, Enderby Road, Scunthorpe.

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

(vi) 08/0301 by North Lincolnshire Council for planning permission to install a multi-games unit with floodlights, at Recreation Ground, off Keelby Road, Scunthorpe.

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

(vii) 08/0367 by NPower Renewables Ltd for planning permission to erect anemometry mast up to maximum height of 70 metres for a period of three years, at B1206 between Elsham and Bonby Lodge, Saxby All Saints.

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

Councillor Grant, having declared a personal and prejudicial interest in the following application 08/0382 left the meeting at this point.

(viii) 08/0382 by Dave Rylatt Motors Ltd for planning permission to erect 6 detached bungalows, at Chancel Service Station, Chancel Road, Bottesford.

Prior to consideration of this application the an objector addressed the committee. She advised that neighbours had reached an agreement with the architects for the applicants. The Head of Planning advised that some of the issues referred to by the objector were not able to be conditioned and that an amended plan would be required if these issues were all to be addressed.

Resolved – That consideration of this application be deferred to enable officers to seek an amended drawing for the scheme.

Councillor Grant returned to the meeting.

(ix) 08/0400 by Advocate Dev Ltd for planning permission to change use of an existing cart shed to office accommodation, including a single storey extension with additional floorspace at first floor level, at The Cartshed, the Nutshell Barn, Chapel Lane, Scawby.

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

(x) 08/0412 by Mr H Patel for planning permission to erect a replacement dwelling (resubmission of PA/2007/2016), at 12 Greenhill, Broughton.

The Head of Planning updated this report by advising that a bat survey had been submitted and assessed. This had not raised any issues.

Resolved – That consideration of this application be deferred and that members undertake a site visit.

(xi) 08/0424 by 7 Lakes Country Park for planning permission to provide (and retain an existing number of) verandas and decking adjacent existing static caravans, at 7 Lakes Country Park, Wharf Road, Ealand, Crowle.

Resolved – That consideration of this application be deferred and that members undertake a site visit.

(xii) 08/0426 by Meadow Homes Ltd for planning permission for alterations and an extension in connection with the conversion of a shop and dwelling to two shops or offices (Use Class A1 or A2) at ground floor level with two flats at first floor level (re-submission of PA/2007/1826), at 19-21 High Street, Epworth.

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

(xiii) 08/0464 by Mr & Mrs Hind for planning permission to erect a two storey rear extension and a conservatory, at Fox Cottage, Main Street, Howsham, Cadney.

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

(xiv) 08/0466 by Powell Engineering Ltd for planning permission to retain five lighting columns with floodlights, at Powell Engineering Ltd, Belton Road, Sandtoft, Belton.

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

(xv) 08/0552 by Mr T Drayton for planning permission to erect a detached two storey dwelling, at land on King Edward Street, Belton.

Prior to consideration of this application the applicant’s agent and an objector addressed the committee.

The objector stated that the access arrangements were unsatisfactory. Applications to develop the site had been refused previously, including on appeal. The dwelling would be too large for the site and out of place in the street scene. This application did not address the reasons for the previous refusals. The proposal would adversely affect the amenities of neighbouring properties and it failed the meet the “40 degree test”.

The applicant’s agent stated that the plans had been changed significantly since the previous refusal. The proposed building had been reduced by some 30% in size. The nearest window was 20 feet from the nearest property.

Resolved – That consideration of this application be deferred and that members undertake a site visit.

(xvi) 08/0561 by Havelock Homes, c/o Longhurst Group Ltd for planning permission to erect four two bedroom apartments with associated parking and amenity area, at land adjacent Cherry Tree House, Collum Avenue, Scunthorpe.

Prior to consideration of this application Councillor Wilson addressed the committee on behalf of an objector. The objector was concerned about access and parking. He also expressed concern about the loss of green space and the potential for an increase in vandalism

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

1042 (3) APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL OF RESERVED MATTERS FOLLOWING THE GRANT OF OUTLINE PERMISSION – 08/0472 by Mr & Mrs Taylor for approval of reserved matters (layout, scale and appearance) following the grant of outline planning permission 2004/0901 allowed on appeal 06/04/2005 for the erection of a chalet dwelling and detached garage, at land to the rear of 10 High Street, Burton Stather.

The Head of Planning submitted a report informing members about an application for approval of reserved matters which was 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 developments (excluding any of these matters which were expressly approved at the time outline permission had been granted).

Prior to consideration of this application the applicant addressed the committee. He was happy to accept all of the proposed conditions other than that relating to window materials. He asked members to consider allowing the use of wood grain effect UPVC as other properties surrounding the site had such windows.

Resolved – That approval be given subject to the conditions contained in the report with the exception of condition 5 to be amended by the deletion of “and all windows and doors….”

1043 (4) ENFORCEMENT UPDATE – The Head of Planning submitted a schedule giving details of progress in respect of matters on which he had taken enforcement action under delegated authority.

Resolved – That the report be noted.

Reports