Planning Committee – 21 October 2015

Chair:  Councillor N Sherwood                 

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 23 September 2015 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.Public Footpath Claim – Villa Farm, Burton upon Stather, report of the Director of Places.
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 N Sherwood (Chairman).

Councillors Allcock (Vice-Chairman), Bainbridge, Carlile, Collinson, England, Glover, Kataria, Longcake and Ogg.

Councillors Hannigan, Mumby-Croft, C Sherwood and Baroness Mrs Redfern attended the meeting in accordance with Procedure Rule 1.37 (b).

The committee met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe

1689    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 and prejudicial interest: –

Member (s) Minute Application (s) Nature of Interest
Cllr Allcock 1692 (iii) 2015/0384 Knows the applicant, objector and the agent
Cllr Glover 1692 (ii) 2015/0343 Member of the Town Council that approved the application
Cllr Ogg 1691(iii) 2015/0977 Knows the applicant

The following member declared personal interests: –

 Member Minute Application (s) Nature of Interest
Cllr Allock 1692(v) 2015/0572

 

 

 

Member of the Isle of Axholme and North Nottinghamshire Water Management Board.
  1692(vii) 2015/0916 As above
Member (s) Minute Application (s) Nature of Interest
Cllr England 1692 (viii) 2015/0943 Knows the applicant
Cllr Ogg 1692 (viii) 2015/0943 Knows the applicant

The following member, attending the meeting in accordance with Procedure Rule 1.37 (b), declared the following personal interests –

Member (s) Minute Application (s) Nature of Interest
Cllr Mumby-Croft 1692(ii) 2015/0343 Member of the Broughton Town Council who made the application
Cllr Baroness  Mrs Redfern

 

1692 (v)

 

1692 (vii)

2015/0572

 

2015/0916

Member of the Belton Parish Council.

As above

The following members declared that they had been lobbied: –

Member (s) Application (s)
Cllr Mumby-Croft 2015/0343

1690    MINUTESResolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of the meeting held on 23 September 2015, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the chairman.

1691    (16) APPLICATIONS DEFERRED FROM PREVIOUS MEETING – In accordance with the decisions at the previous meeting, members had undertaken site visits on the morning of the meeting. The Head of Development Management submitted reports and updated them orally.

(i)                 2015/0314 Stoneledge (South Bank) Ltd for planning permission for the use of the land for the open storage of demolition material; the crushing, grading and washing of aggregate and access; the installation of plant for the crushing, grading and washing of recycled aggregate; and a wheel-wash facility, at Middlegate Lane, Elsham.

The Head of Development Management updated the committee and informed it that there were some minor modifications to the conditions listed in the report, (as detailed in the resolution below).

The applicant addressed the committee and stated that the application was to seek to regularise the development on site by amalgamating several planning permissions into a single, new planning permission.  The only difference between the proposed development and that already consented on the site was the position of the screening/crushing plant and the use of Wold Road access for staff vehicles.

Cllr C Sherwood reminded the committee to look at each application on its own merit, and to take into consideration previous issues on this particular site.  He was concerned about the traffic coming in and out of Wold Road.

Cllr Allcock indicated that after going on the site visit and taking everything into consideration he would support the officer’s recommendation to grant permission with an extra condition that there be no access off Wold Road.

Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations within the report, and with the amendments to the following conditions.

Delete conditions 4, 5, 6 and 9

Add a condition:

Notwithstanding the details submitted, no vehicles accessing or exiting the application site shall use the access from Wold Road.

Reason

In the interests of highway safety in accordance with policy T2 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

Amend reasons for conditions 10 and 11 to:

In the interest of highway safety to stop mud and water from the site running onto the public highway.

(ii)               2015/0839 Mr & Mrs Burnett, for planning permission for the erection of seven dwellings with recreational open space (to be used as school playing field) and associated access road (including demolition of 70 High Street), Land north and west of 7 Vicarage Lane, Wootton.

The applicant stated that this development would be beneficial for the area as the housing stock was low in Wootton, and the development would also provide the local primary school with a much needed supply of public open space.

Cllr Hannigan addressed to the committee as the local ward member and opposed the application as it was outside of the planning boundary and  was inappropriate for the area.

Cllr Allcock having visited the site indicated that he agreed with the planning officer’s report to refuse the application as it fell outside the development boundary.

Resolved – That permission be refused in accordance with the recommendations within the report.

(Councillor Ogg, having declared a personal and prejudicial interest left the meeting for consideration of the following item – Minute 1691 (iii)refers).

(iii)             2015/0977 Merlin Renewables, planning permission to vary condition 17 on previously approved application WD/2012/1336 dated 01/03/2013 to ‘unless otherwise agreed in writing with the local planning authority, material shall be imported to or exported from the site only as follows: Monday to Saturday: between the hours of 7am and 7pm.  The following Sundays between the hours of 7am and 7pm; first Sunday in July; penultimate and last Sundays in September; all Sundays in October; first Sunday in November.  Not at all on Bank Holidays’.

The agent for the application informed the committee that they were seeking to vary one of the conditions on the planning permission to allow farming activity to be more flexible as it sometimes caused difficulties.  He stated that there would be no deliveries on bank holiday and no increase in vehicle numbers.

Cllr Allcock highlighted that in the report Redbourne Parish Council strongly objected to the application due to residential properties being located just 600 metres from the application site. He also highlighted the fact that this application had previously been refused on the grounds that the restriction on Sunday.

Resolved – That planning permission be refused for the following reason:

The prevention of deliveries to the site on Sundays and Bank Holidays is considered necessary in order to safeguard the amenities of the area and occupiers of nearby property and to comply with policy DS1 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan 2003.

Councillor Ogg returned to the meeting.

1692    (17) 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)                 2015/0312 M F Strawson Ltd for planning permission for the erection of a convenience food store and associated parking (including demolition of the existing public house) at The Brockelsby Ox, High Street, Ulceby.

The applicant stated that this proposal would alleviate some of the problems with parking and deliveries at the other store, and would allow for a wider range of goods to be sold in the store for the benefit of local residents.

An objector addressed the committee, stating that the main objection was from local residents who had concerns over illegal parking, noise disturbance, delivery times and appropriate use of the parking spaces.  The new use would be more onerous than the previous pub use due to longer opening hours leading to loss of amenity.

Cllr Collinson welcomed the application and stated that we should be encouraging life into the local communities after seeing a decline in retail in a lot of local villages.  He also said that the construction period may cause a little convenience to the area but would only be for a short period of time until it was built.

Resolved – That subject to the completion of a formal agreement under section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to secure replacement tree planting for the willow tree and highway improvements to the junction of Church Lane and High Street, planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report.

(Councillor Glover, having declared a personal and prejudicial interest left the meeting for consideration of the following item – Minute 1692 (ii) refers).

 (ii)               2015/0343 Broughton Town Council for planning permission to construct a skate park at the Community and Sport Centre, Scawby Road, Broughton.

The agent for the application addressed the committee and informed it that following an extensive consultation process with local children it was identified that there was a requirement for a skate park.  It was proposed to construct it on the existing playing fields within the settlement boundary of Broughton.

An objector raised concerns with regards to loss of amenity to nearby residents, through the congregation of young people which would result in increased noise disturbance, and no screening measures to reduce it.  She raised concerns that condition 3 of the report could not be met as there would be no one on site to manage the times it was to be used or closed.

Cllr Mumby-Croft addressed the committee as the local ward member and highlighted the overwhelming support for the applicant, and supported the officer’s recommendation to grant permission.

Cllr Bainbridge stated that she had concerns over the consultation that had taken place, the issue with condition 3 being policed, and indicated that it should be deferred for more evidence to be gathered for control on the site.

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

Cllr Glover returned to the meeting.

 (Councillor Allcock, having declared a personal and prejudicial interest left the meeting for consideration of the following item- Minute 1692 (iii) refers)..

(iii)             2015/0384 Mr & Mrs S Smithey for planning permission to erect a replacement dwelling (including demolition of existing dwelling) at Workshop 21 Spring Gardens, Thinholme Lane, Westwoodside, Haxey.

An objector raised concerns indicating that the development would cause the neighbouring property a considerable loss of light, caused overshadowing of this large two-storey building, and also with the constant flow of vehicles that would be related to the business, which is currently at the other side of the property.

The agent for the application addressed the committee and wishing to alleviate some of the objectors concerns with regards to the location of the dwelling, the loss of amenities and the fact that it was already an established business at the site.

Cllr England stated that he had some concerns with the issues that had been raised at the meeting and would like the committee to have a look at the site before making a decision.

Resolved – That a decision on this application be deferred until a future meeting allow a committee site inspection.

Cllr Allcock returned to the meeting.

 (iv)             2015/0535 Mr & Mrs J Prew for planning permission to erect a detached dwelling at land adjacent to The Laurels, Coronation Road, Ulceby.

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

(v)               2015/0572 Mrs Howard for planning permission to erect two detached bungalows at Land adjacent to Arch Villa, Thorne Road, Sandtoft, Belton.

Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report, with the amendment of condition 9 being changed to informative.

(vi)             2015/0845 Quickline Ltd for planning permission to erect WIFI mast and accompanying generator at land adjacent to the reservoir, access road to Northwold Farm, Worlaby.

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

(vii)           2015/0916 North Lincs Property Ltd for planning permission to erect a ready-mix concrete batching plant with ancillary storage bunkers, offices and WCs, at a site rear of Danum Tyres, Sandtoft Industrial Estate, Road No 1, Belton.

A debate took place with regards to the dust measures to be taken on the site, and Councillors Baroness Mrs Redfern and Allcock stated that they would like to see this embedded within the conditions.

An objector raised concerns over the amount of increased traffic that would be using the site over a 6 day period, including HGVs.  He was also concerned with the dust suppression on the site and the problems that this might cause.

Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations within the report, and the following additional condition.

No development shall take place until a dust management plan has been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The approved dust management plan shall be implemented upon commencement of site use and shall be maintained thereafter. There shall be no change to the approved dust management plan unless this is approved in writing by the local planning authority.

Reason

For the prevention of pollution and the protection of residential amenity.

(viii)     2015/0943 Mr W Foster-Thornton for planning permission to erect two semi-detached dwellings with associated garages to the rear (resubmission of PA/2014/0838), at site of 37-39 High Street, Burringham.

An objector raised concerns that the site in Burringham had flooded previously in 2013 causing damage to dwellings, and would therefore like to see a condition added to erect some kind of barrier or flood defence mechanism to the application.

The agent for the applicant stated that this development would tidy up the current gap on the High Street that is at present an eyesore. She highlighted that there would be ample parking turning areas to the property with no visibility impact, and that there was a possibility that surge gates could be fitted to the dwelling incase of any future flood risk.

Cllr Allcock welcomed the application and stated that it would clean the site up, and that since the flooding happened in 2013 the Environment Agency had now carried out extensive works so hopefully further flooding would not occur.  However, he felt that an additional condition could be added to include flood surge gates to the dwelling.

Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report, and with the addition of the following conditions.

Before development commences on site, details of a scheme for disposal of foul and surface water, including discharge rates, shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. Thereafter only the approved scheme shall be implemented on the site.

Reason

To ensure satisfactory drainage is provided within the site to prevent flooding in accordance with policies DS14 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan and CS19 of the North Lincolnshire Core Strategy. Compliance with this condition is required prior to commencement of development to ensure that the approved scheme is incorporated into the construction process.

Before the dwellings are occupied, flood surge protection gates of a design previously agreed in writing by the local planning authority shall be permanently provided on the drive to the properties.

Reason

To ensure satisfactory drainage is provided within the site to prevent flooding in accordance with policies DS14 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan and CS19 of the North Lincolnshire Core Strategy. Compliance with this condition is required prior to commencement of development to ensure that the approved scheme is incorporated into the construction process.

(ix)             2015/0993 Mr M Parish for planning permission for the installation of three roof lights to the front elevation at Hillside Cottage, 1 Low Burgage, Winterton. 

Resolved – That planning permission be granted subject to the standard three year time limit.

(x)               2015/1009 Mr A Robinson for planning permission to erect a detached house on land adjacent to Fair View, Marsh Lane, Barnetby.

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

1693    (18)      PUBLIC FOTHPATH CLAIM – VILLA FARM, BURTON UPON STATHER – The Director of Places submitted a report informing the committee that an application to modify the definitive map had been lodged by the Burton upon Stather Heritage Group.  The claimed footpath ran along a flood bank within the ownership of a property known as Villa Farm, and it crossed into the parish of Alkborough.

 Resolved – That the application to modify the definitive map in connection with Villa Farm, Burton upon Stather based on a lack of a 20 year period of non-contentious use or other credible evidence be refused.