Planning Committee – 27 June 2012
Chair: Councillor Bunyan
Venue: The Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Scunthorpe
Time: 2 pm
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 30 May 2012 as a correct record and authorise the chair to sign.
4. Planning and other applications for determination by the committee.
5. Able Marine Energy Park (AMEP) – Local Impact Report (LIR).
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.
PRESENT: Councillor Bunyan (in the chair).
Councillors Ali, Allcock, Bainbridge, Collinson, Ellerby, England, Glover, Rowson and N Sherwood.
Councillor Waltham attended the meeting in accordance with Procedure Rule 1.36 (b).
The committee met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.
1448 DECLARATIONS OF 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|
|Councillor Ali||11/1306||Knew the objector|
|Able Marine Energy Park
|Member of the Environment Agency Trent Regional Flood and Coastal Committee; the Environment Agency Anglian (Northern) Regional Flood and Coastal Committee; the Environment Agency Humber Estuary and Coastal Authorities Group, Elected Members’ Forum; Environment Agency Humber Joint Group and the North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority.|
|Councillor N Sherwoood||12/0475||Owned property in the vicinity of the application site.|
The following members declared that they had been lobbied: –
|Cllrs Ali, Collinson and Rowson||11/1306|
1449 MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of the meeting held on 30 May 2012, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the chairman, subject to the addition to Minute 1443 of Councillor England declaring that, in relation to applications 12/0328 and 12/0354, the applicant was a fellow member of the Messingham Show Committee.
1450 (4) 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) 11/1306 by Ahmadiyya Muslim Association for change of use to mosque, community use and living accommodation at Concorde House, Bessemer Way, Scunthorpe.
Prior to consideration of this application an objector and a representative of the applicants addressed the committee.
The objector stated that he supported the reasons for refusal put forward by officers.
The applicants’ representatives stated that apart from the objections on policy grounds all other issues could be dealt with by the imposition of suitable conditions. The proposal was in accordance with the requirements of Paragraph 17 of the National Planning Policy Framework and Policy CS 22 of the North Lincolnshire Core Strategy.
Resolved – That permission be refused in accordance with the recommendation contained in the report.
(ii) 11/1469 by Mr P Tasou for the felling of two yew trees and pruning of a yew tree and a sycamore tree within a conservation area at East Acridge House, East Acridge, Barton–upon-Humber.
A verbal update confirmed that an objection had been received from a local resident and the Town Council to the proposed tree removal.
Resolved – That the Tree Preservation Order be confirmed to continue protecting the three yews and the sycamore.
(iii) 12/0475 by Messrs Smith and Richardson for the erection of three link houses and widening of existing entrance into Brocklesby Park Homes (resubmission of PA/2011/0541) on land adjacent to 1 Alexandra Terrace, Bridge Street, Brigg..
Prior to consideration of this application a representative of the applicants addressed the committee. He stated that the Environment Agency had offered no objection to the application. The alternative sites identified in the sequential test were not suitable for the development. The application incorporated improvements in the access which also served the caravan site to the rear. The design would complement the existing buildings and improve the street scene.
Councillor Waltham, attending the meeting in accordance with Procedure Rule 1.36 (b) spoke on this application.
Members considered that the proposal would enhance the street scene and improve the access to the caravan park at the rear.
Resolved – That permission be granted subject to conditions relating to time limit, development to be in accordance with the submitted drawings, construction materials, contamination, Flood Risk Assessment, surface water run-off , no loose gravel, car parking and no outward opening ground floor windows onto the street.
(iv) 12/0588 by Keir Living for a minor material amendment to application 7/375/1995 for substitution of house types and layouts and alignment of turning head to the north of the site on land off Lancaster Drive, South Killingholme.
Prior to consideration of this application a representative of the applicants addressed the committee. He stated that the proposal was an amendment to a scheme previously approved in 1995, which “rounded off” the site. His client was happy to sign an agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
Resolved – That permission be granted in accordance with the recommendation contained in the report, subject to amendments to Conditions 5,11, 14, 15 and 17 as suggested by the Head of Development Management and the deletion of conditions 7 and 12.
1451 (5) ABLE MARINE ENERGY PARK (AMEP) – LOCAL IMPACT REPORT (LIR) –The Head of Development Management submitted a report advising the committee of an application by Able UK Ltd to the National Infrastructure Directorate (NID) which sought permission for the construction of a marine energy park on approximately 250 ha of land 1 km south of the Humber Sea Terminal at South Killingholme. The proposal involved the construction of a new quay and the reclamation of 45 ha of the Humber Estuary.
The Town and Country Planning act 2008 required the council to prepare and submit a LIR and in due course a Statement of Common Ground. As no planning application would be made to the council, due to the project’s national significance, the view of the committee was sought to advise the NID of issues that were pertinent to the examination and of local significance.
A proposed LIR was appended to the report.
Resolved – That the LIR appended to the report be approved and forwarded electronically to the NID in time to comply with the deadline of 29 June 2012.