Planning Committee – 12 December 2012

Chair:  Councillor Bunyan
Venue:  The Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Scunthorpe
Time:  2 pm

 AGENDA

1.  Substitutions.

2.  Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Personal or 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 14 November 2012 as a correct record and authorise the chairman to sign.

4.  Major planning applications.

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

6.  Planning Statistics – April to September 2012.

7.  Any other items, which the chairman decides are urgent, by reasons of special circumstances, which must be specified.

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

MINUTES

PRESENT:  Councillor Bunyan (in the chair).

Councillors Wardle (Vice – Chairman), Bainbridge, Collinson, England, Grant, Kirk, Poole, Rowson and N Sherwood.

Councillors Marper, Ogg and Mrs Redfern attended the meeting in accordance with Procedure Rule 1.36 (b).

The committee met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.

1482  DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS AND PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS, SIGNIFICANT CONTACT WITH APPLICANTS OR THIRD PARTIES (LOBBYING) AND WHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS (IF ANY)

The following members declared a personal interest: –

Members Minute Applications /Item Nature of Interest
Cllr Collinson 1485 (iv), (v), (vi) & (vii) 12/1093, 12/1094, 12/1096 and 12/1097 Tesco Clubcard holder
Cllr Kirk 1485 (iv), (v), (vi) & (vii) 12/1093, 12/1094, 12/1096 and 12/1097 Tesco Club CardTesco Credit Card

Tesco Insurance

Cllr Wardle 1485 (xi) 12/1196 Knew applicant

The following members declared that they had been lobbied: –

Members Minutes Application/Items
Cllrs Bainbridge, Collinson, Bunyan, England, Grant, Rowson, N Sherwood and Wardle 1485 (iv)

(v)

(vi)

(vii)

12/109312/1094

12/1096

12/1097

Cllrs Collinson and Grant 1485 (x) 12/1126
Cllrs Bainbridge, Bunyan, England and Poole 1484 (i) 12/1101

The following members, attending the meeting in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 1.36 (b) declared a personal interest –

Member (s) Minute Application(s) /Item Nature of Interest
Cllr Mrs Redfern 1485 (iii) 12/0960 Member of Epworth Town Council

The following members, attending the meeting in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 1.36 (b) declared that they had been lobbied: –

Members Minute Application/Item
Councillors Marper and Ogg 1485 (iv)

(v)

(vi)

(vii)

12/109312/1094

12/1096

12/1097

Councillor Mrs Redfern 1485 (iii) 12/0960
Councillor Mrs Redfern 1485 (x) 12/1126

1483  MINUTESResolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of the meeting held on 14 November 2012, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the chairman.

1484  (24) MAJOR PLANNING APPLICATION – The Head of Development  Management submitted a report containing details of a  major application for determination by the committee including a summary of policy context representations arising from consultation and publicity and assessment of the applications. In accordance with Procedure Rule D1.34 (i) (a), members had previously undertaken a site visit. The Head of Development Management updated the report orally. Other officers attending gave advice and answered members’ questions as requested.

(i) 12/1101 by ECO2 North Lincs Ltd for variation of condition 2 of PA/2009/0334 dated 18/10/2011 in order to incorporate amendments to boiler house and turbine hall, air-cooled condenser, flue gas treatment area, administration block, water management, electrical equipment and new ammonia tank at former sugar beet factory, access roads to power station, Scawby Brook, Scawby.

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

The applicants’ representative stated that the application was for a number of minor amendments none of which were of any individual significance. The changes would result in only one additional vehicle movement a week and would not affect views of the site from Brigg or Scawby Brook. There would be no additional noise and drainage arrangements were unaffected. The development would result in long -term economic benefits for the area including the creation of new jobs.

The objector was concerned that there had been no updated Environmental Assessment or Flood Risk Assessment produced.. She also raised issues relating to drainages from the site and flood risk, noise and traffic. She stated that there had been a recent change of government policy on biomass. As the plant would not be a Combined Heat Power station it was contrary to the council’s policy.

Resolved – That permission be granted subject to the conditions contained in the report and to an amended Section 106 Agreement in accordance with that prepared for the original application.

1485  (25) PLANNING AND OTHER APPLICATIONS – The Head of Development Management 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 Development Management updated the reports orally where appropriate. Other officers attending gave advice and answered members’ questions as requested.

(i) 12/0792 by Mr and Mrs R Newbitt for the erection of a detached bungalow (re-submission of PA/2012/0519) at 8 South Street, Owston Ferry.

The Head of Development Management reported that the applicant had agreed to submit a revised proposal for evacuation in the event of flooding.

Resolved – That consideration of this application be deferred to enable revised proposals for evacuation to be considered.

(ii) 12/0831 by Mr and Mrs J Wilks for alterations and change of use of barns into a dwelling at Manor Farm, Townside, East Halton.

Prior to consideration of this application the applicants’ agent addressed the committee. He stated that the proposal would have little impact on the heritage site.

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

(iii) 12/0960 by Miss A Oliver for variation of condition 2 of planning permission PA/2002/0592 relating to the operating hours of the riding school and for the removal of condition 4 at Skyers Farm, access road to Carrside, Epworth.

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

The agent stated that the site was an important equestrian operation. The relevant planning policies were adequately addressed in the report. He drew attention to the provisions of the national Strategy for the Horse published in 2005. The access to the site could be improved at the applicant’s expense. The applicant was happy to accept the proposed conditions and to provide warning  signs on the access road.

The objector stated that it was unlawful to drive a motor vehicle on a public footpath. Access to the site was via a public footpath. There was a potential conflict between its use by pedestrians and by motor vehicles. The applicants did not have a legal vehicular right of access along this path.

Resolved – That consideration of this application be deferred to a future meeting and that members visit the site prior to that meeting. The reason for holding a site visit is to enable members to evaluate issues of access and safety.

(iv) 12/1097 by Tesco Stores Ltd for the carrying out of alterations to front elevation and erection of fencing at Cross Keys Public House, 5 King Street, Winterton.

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

The agent outlined the application, which was connected with applications 12/1096, 12/1094 and 12/1093 (Minutes 1485 (v), (vi) and (vii) refer). The proposal would secure the future of a listed building which might otherwise become derelict. It would create 20 new jobs. It would correct the adverse impact of earlier alterations on the listed building and improve the traditional appearance of the building.

The objector was concerned at the potential loss of jobs from existing shops in Winterton. She was also concerned that the store would be at the wrong location and would lead to traffic congestion and create road safety issues.

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

Resolved – That consideration of this application be deferred to a future meeting and that members visit the site prior to that meeting. The reason for holding a site visit is to enable members to evaluate the impact of the proposal on the conservation area.

(v) 12/1096 by Tesco Stores Ltd for listed building consent for the carrying out of alterations to front elevation, internal alterations, erection of fencing to the side, installation of a plant room and the display of advertisements at Cross Keys Public House, 5 King Street, Winterton.

Prior to consideration of this application a supporter addressed the committee. He was concerned that without this proposal the building could fall into disrepair and become a target for vandals. He welcomed the jobs that would be created.

Resolved – That consideration of this application be deferred to a future meeting and that members visit the site prior to that meeting. The reason for holding a site visit is to enable members to evaluate the impact of the proposal on the conservation area.

(vi) 12/1094 by Tesco Stores Ltd for the erection of a plant room at Cross Keys Public House, 5 King Street, Winterton.

Prior to consideration of this application the applicant’s agent addressed the committee. He explained that the plant room needed to be at the rear of the shop. The council’s Environmental Health Team had no objections to the proposal.

Resolved – That consideration of this application be deferred to a future meeting and that members visit the site prior to that meeting. The reason for holding a site visit is to enable members to evaluate the impact of the proposal on the conservation area.

(vii) 12/1093 by Tesco Stores Ltd for advertisement consent to display signage at Cross Keys Public House, 5 King Street, Winterton.

Prior to consideration of this application a representative of the applicant addressed the committee. He stated that the sign would be similar in style to the existing pub sign. It would be designed to minimise light pollution.

Resolved – That consideration of this application be deferred to a future meeting and that members visit the site prior to that meeting. The reason for holding a site visit is to enable members to evaluate the impact of the proposal on the conservation area.

(viii) 12/1111 by Mr M Godfrey, Amvale Ltd for a minor material amendment to a previously approved application PA/2012/0345 to retain the amended height and position of a smoking shelter at the Jolly Miller, Brigg Road, Wrawby.

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

The objector stated that, had the shelter been built in the position previously approved, existing buildings would have created a buffer minimising noise to neighbours. However as built patrons could clearly be heard from the objector’s property. The character of the building was more that of an extension than a smoking shelter.

The applicant stated that the shelter had been built no more than 1.2 metres from the approved location and was only marginally higher. There had been no complaints about noise.

Resolved – That consideration of this application be deferred to a future meeting and that members visit the site prior to that meeting. The reason for holding a site visit is to enable members to evaluate the impact of the proposal on neighbouring properties.

(ix) 12/1113 by Mr N Murray for the change of use of a cattery to a cattery with living accommodation (resubmission of PA/2012/0634) at Axholme Cattery, Field Road, Crowle.

Prior to consideration of this application the applicant addressed the committee. She stated that the accommodation was required to ensure the safety of the cats on site. The application was supported by the Feline Advisory Board.

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

(x) 12/1126 by Mr R Paddison, Paddison Ltd. for the change of use of a redundant agricultural barn for the storage of non-hazardous, mainly speciality, minerals and abrasives at Broad Lane Farm, Newlands Lane, Epworth.

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

The objector was concerned that access to the site was via a single ten foot wide track. This was well used by pedestrians and had no footways or passing places. It was unsuitable for large lorries. The use would be better sited on the Sandtoft Industrial Estate.

The applicant stated  that the proposal would address concerns over security at his other sites which had been the subject of thefts. The operation would not create dust as all materials would be bound and palletted. No noise nuisance would be created as the nearest properties were half a mile away.He intended to occupy the property on the frontage to monitor the site.

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

Resolved – That consideration of this application be deferred to a future meeting and that members visit the site prior to that meeting. The reason for holding a site visit is to enable members to assess access issues.

(xi) 12/1196 by Mr G Simon for the replacement of an extant permission (PA/2010/0282 – to erect two dwellings and domestic garage including means of access and the demolition of an existing garage with all matters reserved) at The Garage, Main Street, Horkstow.

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

1486  (26) PLANNING STATISTICS: APRIL TO SEPTEMBER 2012 – The Head of Development Management submitted details of the numbers of applications received and determined, broken down by category, in the period April to September 2012.

Resolved – That the report be noted.

 

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