Planning Committee – 16 January 2013

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 12 December 2012 as a correct record and authorise the chairman to sign.

4.  Applications deferred from previous meeting for site visits.

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

6.  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), Ali, Bainbridge, Collinson, England, Grant, Rowson, N Sherwood and K Vickers

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

The committee met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.

1487  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:

Member (s) Minute Application(s) /Item Nature of Interest
Cllr Bunyan 1489 (vii) 12/1126 Knew a speaker
Cllr Collinson 1490 (iii) 12/1209 Member of Bottesford Town Council
Cllr Rowson 1490 (i) 12/0985 Knew applicant
Cllr Wardle 1490 (i) 12/0985 May have known applicant

The following members declared that they had been lobbied:

Member (s) Minute (s) Application/Item (s)
Cllrs Ali, Bainbridge, Bunyan, Collinson, England, Grant, Rowson and N Sherwood,

 

1489 (ii), (iii), (iv)   and (v). 12/1093,12/1094, 12/1096, 12/1097
Cllr Bainbridge 1489 (vi) 12/1111
Cllrs Bainbridge, Collinson, England, Grant and Rowson, 1489 (vii) 12/1126

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 1489 (i) 12/0960 Member of Epworth Town Council
Cllr Mrs Redfern 1489 (vii) 12/1126 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:

Member (s) Minute Application/Item
Cllr Marper 1489 (ii), (iii), (iv)   and (v). 12/1093,12/1094, 12/1096, 12/1097
Cllr Mrs Redfern 1489 (i) 12/0960
Cllr Mrs Redfern 1489 (vii) 12/1126
Cllr C Sherwood 1489 (vi) 12/1111
Cllr C Sherwood 1490 (i) 12/0985
Cllr Waltham 1489 (vi) 12/1111
Cllr Waltham 1490 (i) 12/0985

1488  MINUTESResolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of the meeting held on 12  December 2012, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the chairman.

1489  (27) APPLICATIONS DEFERRED FROM PREVIOUS MEETING – In accordance with the decisions at a previous meeting, members had undertaken site visits prior to the meeting. The Head of Development Management submitted reports and updated them orally.

(i) 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 an objector and the applicant’s agent addressed the committee.

The objector stated that the use of Footpath 70 as a vehicular access was unlawful. Nor was there any private right shown in Land Registry records. There was a conflict between used by pedestrians and horses creating safety issues for the former. The council had a duty to protect the safety of pedestrians. The conditions in question had been imposed for good reason.

The applicant’s agent stated that the site visit had shown members that there was no other practical means of access to the site. The vendor’s solicitors had confirmed that the applicants had a right of access over Footpath 70.The applicant had agreed to meet the cost of road signs and resurfacing of the access road beyond her ownership. The scale of the operation was modest. Horses would only be taken off site by experienced ridings or under supervision by them.

Resolved – That consideration of this application be deferred to enable officers to explore the possibility of alternative accesses for horses and riders to make use of and circulate in the area

(ii) 12/1097 by Tesco Stores Ltd for the carrying out of alterations and to erection of fencing to facilitate its conversion to a retail convenience store at Cross Keys Public House, 5 King Street, Winterton.

Prior to consideration of this application a representative of the applicants addressed the committee. He stated that the proposal would attract trade to the town and create employment. Referring to the objection by Winterton Town Council he stated that “reversing bleepers” were necessary for safety reasons. The building was currently deteriorating and windows had been broken. There would be no access from Queen Street.

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

Moved by Councillor Rowson and seconded by Councillor N Sherwood –

That permission be refused due to the adverse impact on the Conservation Area.

Motion Lost

Moved by Councillor Grant and seconded by Councillor Bainbridge –

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

Motion Carried

(iii) 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 representative of the applicants addressed the committee She stated that the scheme involved the reuse of a redundant building as a convenience store. There was little prospect of the building being used again as a public house. The scheme would create 20 jobs.

Councillor Marper, 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.

(iv) 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 a representative of the applicants addressed the committee. He pointed out that there was no objection from Environmental health officers. Delivery lorry engines and chiller units would be switched off during deliveries. All deliveries would be to the rear of the building.

Councillor Marper, 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, subject to an additional condition preventing vehicular or pedestrian access from Queen Street.

(v) 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 applicants addressed the committee. She stated that the application had been amended following discussions with officers. The signs would be similar to the existing ones. Only 2 of them would be lit.

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

(vi) 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 the structure was larger than that for which permission had been granted. It was an extension to the public house in the guise of a smoking structure, containing tables, chairs and a large television. Noise was created from the television, piped music and patrons. The wood panelling did not screen noise. The Environmental Health Team were unhappy with the development.

The applicant stated that the primary use of the structure was as a smoking shelter. There had been no other complaints other than from the previous speaker.

Members were concerned that the structure would cause noise nuisance and wished to see conditions that would alleviate this. However it was unclear whether conditions could be placed on a permission for a minor material amendment that were more onerous than those imposed on the earlier permission.

Moved by Councillor Wardle and seconded by Councillor Bainbridge –

That permission be refused

Motion Lost

Moved by Councillor Bainbridge and seconded by Councillor Wardle –

That consideration of this application be deferred for officers to seek advice as to whether it would be appropriate to impose planning conditions on a minor material amendment application that are more onerous than the original permission.

Motion Carried

(vii) 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 addressed the committee.

The objector was concerned that the application was for unfettered storage use. The applicant had a large business operating on a number of sites and the objector was concerned that the scale of the present proposal could be much bigger than applied for. The site was in a prominent location and was not screened. The access road was used by walkers and joggers and was not suitable for heavy goods vehicles.

The applicant stated that the objections were unfounded. Environmental Health were satisfied that the use was acceptable and that the materials to be stored were not hazardous. He was happy to accept a condition making the permission personal to himself.

Councillor Mrs Redfern, 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 subject to additional conditions restricting the permission to the applicant and his business and the provision of a passing bay for HGVs to be provided on Newlands Lane.

1490  (28) 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) 12/0985 by Mr L Dodds, JM Dodds Ltd for the construction of two storage lagoons with associated bunding and fencing at OS Field 0474/1436, access roads in disused airfield, Elsham

Councillor Waltham, 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 subject to an additional condition relating to landscaping.

(ii) 12/1179 by Mr R Woodliffe for the removal of condition 4 on planning permission PA/2008/1598  (the annexe hereby permitted shall not be used otherwise than as ancillary accommodation in connection with the occupation of Field House and shall at no time be severed from Field house by way of being sold, let or otherwise occupied as a separate unit of accommodation) at Field House, Graizelound Fields Road, Haxey.

Prior to consideration of this application the applicant’s daughter addressed the committee. She currently lived in the annex which had originally been built for the applicant’s mother, who had subsequently died. The speaker was wishing to move away and if permission was not granted the building would remain empty.

Resolved – That permission be granted. The reason for granting permission is to secure the sustainable use of an existing building as a dwelling.

(iii) 12/1209 by Mr S Price for the erection of a two-storey extension and detached double domestic garage at Church House, 2 Church Lane, Bottesford.

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

(iv) 12/1373 by Mr G Nichols, Scawby Academy for advertisement consent to retain a sign at Scawby Academy, West Street, Scawby.

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

 

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