Planning Committee – 29 June 2011

Chair: Councillor Bunyan
Venue: The Council Chamber, Pittwood House, Scunthorpe
Time: 2pm
Email address: planningcommittee@northlincs.gov.uk.

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 1 June 2011 as a correct record and authorise the chair to sign
  4. Application deferred from previous meeting for site visit
  5. Planning and other applications for determination by the committee
  6. PA/2011/0385 – Photovoltaic Field Array at Keadby
  7. Planning for traveller sites: consultation – Report of the Head of Regeneration and Planning.

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

Minutes

PRESENT:  Councillor Bunyan (in the chair).

Councillors Wardle (Vice-Chairman), Allcock, Barker, Bainbridge, Collinson, Ellerby, England, Rowson and N Sherwood.

Councillors Briggs, Eckhardt and Waltham attended the meeting in accordance with Procedure Rule1.36 (b).

The committee met at Pittwood House, Scunthorpe.

1353  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 N Sherwood 1356 (viii) 11/0554 Family member was an objector

 

The following members declared a personal interest:

Members Minute Applications Nature of interest
Cllr Barker 1356 (vii) 11/0542 Knew applicant
Cllr Wardle 1355 (i) 11/0080 Knew applicant’s family
Cllr Wardle 1356 (iv) 11/0437 Knew applicant and possibly objector

 

The following members declared that they had been lobbied:

Members Minute Application/item
Cllr Allcock 1356 (iv) 11/0437
Cllr Allcock 1356 (vi) 11/0540
Cllr Bainbridge 1356 (vi) 11/0540
Cllr Bainbridge 1356 (iv) 11.0437
Cllr Bunyan 1356 (iv) 11/0437
Cllr Bunyan 1356 (vi) 11/0540
Councillor England 1356 (vi) 11/0540
Councillor England 1357 11/0385
Cllr Collinson 1356 (iv) 11/0437
Cllr Collinson 1356 (vi) 11/0540
Cllr Rowson 1356 (vi) 11/0540
Cllr N Sherwood 1356 (viii) 11/0554
Cllr Wardle 1356 (iv) 11/0437

1354  MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of the meeting held on 1 June 2011, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the chair.

1355  (7) APPLICATION DEFERRED FROM PREVIOUS MEETING – In accordance with the decision at a previous meeting, members had undertaken a site visit on the morning of the meeting. The Acting Head of Planning submitted a report and updated it orally.

(i) 11/0080 by Mrs J Sinclair, Marshland Alpacas for the erection of a temporary dwelling, egg washing and packing unit and a wind turbine at Marshland Alpacas, Oxmarsh Lane, New Holland.

Prior to consideration of this application a representative of the applicant addressed the committee. She stated that the application constituted diversification. The applicants were the only breeders of the species in the area. The alpacas need 24 hour care as they could give birth at any time. A sound business plan had been submitted. The site had never been flooded even in 2007.

Resolved – That permission be granted subject to conditions relating to a temporary permission, agricultural occupancy and development to be in accordance with the submitted flood risk assessment.

1356  (8)  PLANNING AND OTHER APPLICATIONS – The Head of Regeneration and 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. The Head of Regeneration and Planning updated the reports orally where appropriate. Other officers attending gave advice and answered members’ questions as requested.

(i) 10/0328 by Mr A Gauntt for the removal of condition 24 of planning application WF/2004/0092 dated 28/02/2008 (turbines not in use below wind speed of four metres/sec) and variation of condition 26 (to include wind speeds below four metres/sec) on land at Medge Hall, Crook O’Moor Bridge, Medge Hall, Crowle.

Prior to consideration of this application the applicant’s agent addressed the committee. He stated that the proposal would enable the turbines to generate more electricity. It was important to protect  nearby residents from noise and modelling had been carried out which indicated that noise levels would be acceptable.

Councillor Briggs, attending the meeting in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 1.36(b) spoke on this application.

Members considered that the condition recommended by the inspector and accepted by the Secretary of State, should be retained in the interests of protecting the amenity of nearby residents.

Resolved – That permission be refused for reasons relating to noise and the amenities of nearby residents

(ii)  11/0368 by Mr C Bradley for the erection of a two-storey rear extension at Snowdale Lodge, 15 Hall Lane, Elsham.

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

(iii) 11/0396 by Mr and Mrs G Johnson for the erection of a replacement dwelling at The Bungalow, Grayingham Road, Kirton-in-Lindsey.

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

(iv) 11/0437 by Mr T Hart for the erection of a single-storey detached dwelling (re-submission of PA/2010/1124 dated 19/11/2010 on plot adjacent to Fieldview,  Gatehouse Road, Goxhill.

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

(v) 11/0449 by Mr A Blogg for the replacement of extant permission PA/2008/0624 to erect two dwellings (scale and appearance reserved for subsequent approval) on land to the rear of the Laurels, Coronation Road, Ulceby.

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

(vi) 11/ 0540 for retention of a change of use from A1 to A1 (delicatessen) and A3 (Café) at 35 High Street, Haxey.

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

The objector was concerned that the road was too narrow to accommodate the traffic generated by the business and that there was inadequate car parking. The café also generated noise.

The applicant stated that the business as a shop would not be viable without the café element. It was supported by local people.

Councillor Eckhardt, attending the meeting in accordance with the provisions of procedure Rule 1.36 (b) spoke on this application.

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

(vii) 11/0542 by Mr J and Mrs S Potter, J Potter and Son for the conversion of a redundant agricultural building to form a self-contained dwelling with associated alterations (resubmission of PA/2010/0604) at Unit 1, White House Farm, 2 Derrythorpe Road, Althorpe, Keadby.

Councillor Briggs, attending the meeting in accordance with procedure Rule 1.36 (b) spoke on this application.

Members considered that the design was acceptable and the proposal was in accordance with policies RD2, RD 9 and LC4 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

Resolved – That permission be granted subject to conditions relating to standard time limit, development to be in accordance with submitted plans, materials, highways and access, a bat survey, flood prevention, a contamination survey, a photographic record for archaeological archives, details of windows and doors and removal of permitted development rights.

Prior to consideration of the following application, Minute 1356(viii) refers, Councillor N Sherwood, having declared a personal and prejudicial interest, left the meeting.

(viii) 11/0554 by Mr K and Mrs J Hastings for erection of a replacement dwelling at Nicol Lodge, Nicolgate Lane, Brigg.

Prior to consideration of this application an objector and a representative of the applicants addressed the committee.

The objector stated that the proposal was poorly thought out and unsuitable for the site. It would have an adverse impact on the conservation area and would be too high, leading to overlooking and overshadowing of neighbouring properties. The materials to be used, breezeblock, would be inappropriate close to a gothic chapel.

The applicants’ representative stated that the application had been submitted following discussions with officers. The design would be sympathetic to the local area and would have little effect on the street scene with no impact on the amenities of neighbouring properties. The area had an assortment of house types and forms. The house would be more “eco friendly” than the existing dwelling on the site.

Councillor Waltham, attending the meeting in accordance with procedure Rule 1.36 (b) spoke on this application.

Resolved – That consideration of this application be deferred until a future meeting and that members visit the site prior to that meeting. The reason for the site visit is to enable members to be familiar with the site and its surroundings.

Councillor N Sherwood returned to the meeting.

1357  (9) PA/2011/0385 – PHOTOVOLTAIC FIELD ARRAY AT KEADBY – Further to Minute 1345 (iii), the Acting Head of Planning and the Service Director Corporate and Community Services submitted a joint report inviting members to discuss potential reasons for refusal for application PA/2011/0385 (Planning permission for the installation of a photovoltaic field array, including perimeter fencing and a plant room, on land to the rear of 22 Trent Side, Keadby) following deferral of the application at the previous meeting.

Prior to consideration of this item a representative of the applicants addressed the committee. She stated that the development would include a scheme of tree screening and would create additional habitat for wildlife. The decision to refuse was unreasonable

Resolved – That the application be refused for the reasons set out in paragraph 2.2 of the report.

1358  (10) PLANNING FOR TRAVELLER SITES: CONSULTATION  – The Head of Regeneration and Planning submitted a report informing members of a consultation on planning for traveller sites and seeking approval to submit a response.

Current national planning policy and guidance for Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showpeople sites was set out in Circular 01/2006 and Circular 04/2007. These were used by Local Planning Authorities, the Planning Inspectorate and Secretary of State to plan for traveller sites and make decisions about planning applications for traveller sites.

The government through this consultation considered the details of a proposed new single Planning Policy Statement (PPS) that would cancel and replace Circular 01/2006: Planning Gypsy and Traveller Caravan Sites andCircular 04/2007: Planning for Travelling ShowpeopleThe policy aimed to put provision into the hands of elected local councils and would run until 6 July 2011. The new PPS would run on an interim basis until it was incorporated into the new National Planning Policy Framework.

The Head of Regeneration and Planning reported that the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) had decided to extend the consultation for a further month to allow a longer period of time to respond.

Resolved – That the Head of Regeneration and Planning, in consultation with the Chairman and Vice-Chairman, be authorised to submit a response to DCLG.

Reports