Planning Committee – 7 May 2014

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 9 April 2014 as a correct record and authorise the chairman to sign.

4.  Applications deferred from previous meeting for a site visit.

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 Ali, Bainbridge, Collinson, England, Grant, Ogg, Rowson, N Sherwood and Wardle.

The committee met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.

1587  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 personal interests as follows: –

 

Member (s) Minute Application(s)
/Item
Nature of Interest
Cllr OggCllr Rowson 1589 (iii)1589 (iii) 2014/01232014/0123 Knows the ObjectorKnows the Objector
Cllr Wardle 1590 (i) 2013/1592 Knows the Applicant

1588  MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of the meeting held on 9 April 2014, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the chairman.

1589  (39)  APPLICATIONS DEFERRED FROM PREVIOUS MEETING – In accordance with the decision at a previous meeting, members had undertaken a site visit prior to the meeting. The Head of Development Management submitted a report and updated it orally.

(i)  2013/1278 by North Lincolnshire Homes Ltd for the conversion and alteration of former sheltered housing scheme to individual general needs housing at 48-66 High Street and 1-18 St Peter’s Court, Barton upon Humber.

The applicant explained that a briefing and consultation had been arranged with ward councillors to discuss the application.  Following this, amendments had been made to the scheme, which it was felt addressed any concerns raised, including those of the objectors.

The dwellings were close to local amenities and offered level access accommodation, making them suitable for older persons.

Councillor England spoke on the application and confirmed his support stating that until the site visit that morning he was unaware of the state of the buildings and felt that the refurbishment would be of benefit to the community.

Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report.

(ii)  2013/1323 by North Lincolnshire Homes Ltd for listed building consent for internal alterations, alterations to the windows and door, and the installation of sun pipes to the rear elevation at 64-66 High Street, Barton upon Humber.

Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report.

(iii)  2014/0123 by Mr and Mrs G Suszczenia for permission to erect three dwellings at Greenhill Stores, 2 Greenhill Road, Haxey.

An objector to the application addressed the committee.  He explained that he felt that the number of dwellings proposed for the site was excessive and the proposed design was not suitable for the area. He also had concerns over increased traffic in a busy area.

The applicant advised that the shop was previously the main one to serve the village but business had suffered since the addition of another convenience store.  If the scheme did not go ahead it was possible that the business would have to cease trading.

Moved by Councillor Rowson and seconded by Councillor Ogg –

That planning permission be refused against the recommendation of the planning officers.  The proposal represented over development of the site and, by reason of the designs of the dwellings, would have a detrimental effect on the character and appearance of the area.  The proposal was thus contrary to policy CS5 of the North Lincolnshire Core Strategy, policy H8 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan and paragraphs 58 and 60 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

Motion Carried

1590  (40)  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)  2013/1592 by Keigar Homes Ltd for permission to erect a dwelling at land off Westwinds Gardens, Winterton.

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

(ii)  2013/0120 by North Lincs Property Holdings Ltd for outline planning permission to erect a pair of semi-detached houses (all matters reserved for subsequent approval) on land adjacent to the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 152 Westgate Road, Westgate, Belton.

The agent for the applicant addressed the committee.  He explained that the proposal was originally for three dwellings, but had been reduced to two after a meeting with the Planning Officer.  The application had been refused as it was outside the development boundary.  He advised that the site was not in open countryside and had houses either side of it.  Public houses were closing at the rate of 30 a month and there was only one now left in Belton, therefore it was a much wanted community facility.

The agent explained that the houses would not be sold but be rented to Belton residents for a period of 15 years, along with the option for the public house to be rented for the same amount of time.

The Head of Development Management advised that the council’s recommendation for refusal was in accordance with the North Lincolnshire Development Plan but material considerations could be taken into account.

Moved by Councillor N Sherwood and seconded by Councillor Rowson –

That permission be granted against the recommendation of the planning officers and that the following conditions be applied:

1.  Approval of the details of the layout, scale, and appearance of the building(s), the means of access thereto and the landscaping of the site (hereinafter called ‘the reserved matters’) shall be obtained from the local planning authority in writing before any development is commenced.

Reason – The application has been made under Article 3(1) of the Town & Country Planning (General Development Procedure) Order 1995.

2.  Plans and particulars of the reserved matters referred to in condition 1 above, relating to the layout, scale, and appearance of any buildings to be erected, the means of access to the site and the landscaping of the site, shall be submitted in writing to the local planning authority and shall be carried out as approved.

Reason – The application has been made under Article 3(1) of the Town & Country Planning (General Development Procedure) Order 1995.

3.  Application for approval of the reserved matters shall be made to the local planning authority before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

Reason – To comply with the provisions of Section 92 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

4.  The development hereby permitted shall begun either before the expiration of five years from the date of this permission, or before the expiration of two years from the date of approval of the last of the reserved matters to be approved, whichever is the later.

Reason – To comply with the provisions of Section 92 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

5.  No development shall take place until details of:

(i)  the location and layout of the vehicular access; and
(ii)  the number, location and layout of vehicle parking space(s) within the curtilage of the site;

had been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.

Reason – In the interests of highway safety and to comply with policies T2 and T19 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

6.  The existing vehicular access to the site shall be improved within highway limits in accordance with details to be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.

Reason – In the interests of highway safety and to comply with policy T19 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

7.  No development shall take place until details showing the provision of a footway across the whole of the site frontage had been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.

Reason – In the interests of highway safety and to comply with policy T19 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

8.  No development shall take place until details showing an effective method of preventing surface water run-off from hard paved areas within the site onto the highway had been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.  These facilities should be implemented prior to the access and parking facilities being brought into use.

Reason – In the interests of highway safety and to comply with policy T19 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

9.  No loose material should be placed on any driveway or parking area within ten metres of the adopted highway unless measures were taken in accordance with details to be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority to prevent the material from spilling onto the highway.  Once agreed and implemented these measures should be retained.

Reason – In the interests of highway safety and to comply with policy T19 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

10.  Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (No 2) (England) Order 2008 (or any order revoking and re-enacting that order with or without modification), nothing should at any time be erected, retained, planted or allowed to grow over 1.05 metres in height above the level of the adjoining carriageway for a distance of two metres from the highway boundary across the site frontage.

Reason – In the interests of highway safety and to comply with policies T2 and T19 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

11.  No dwelling on the site should be occupied until the vehicular access to it and the vehicle parking spaces serving it had been completed and, once provided, the vehicle parking spaces shall be retained.

Reason – In the interests of highway safety and to comply with policies T2 and T19 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

12.  Construction operations should be limited to the following hours:

8am to 6pm Monday to Friday
8am to 1pm on Saturdays

with no construction operations on Sundays or public/bank holidays.

HGV movements should not be permitted outside these hours during the construction phase without prior written approval from the local planning authority.

Installation of equipment on site should not be permitted outside these hours without prior written approval from the local planning authority.

Reason – To safeguard the amenities of neighbouring properties.

13.  The development shall be carried out in accordance with the submitted flood risk assessment dated 5 February 2014 by Howard J Wroot, in particular the setting of finished floor levels no lower than 5.25m AOD.

Reason – To reduce the risk and impact of flooding.

Motion Carried

(iii)  2014/0140 by North Lincs Property Holdings Ltd to extend a public house car park at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 152 Westgate Road, Westgate, Belton.

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

Reports