Planning Committee – 16 November 2016

Chair:  Councillor N Sherwood
Venue:  The Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Scunthorpe
Time:  2 pm          
Email address:  planningcommittee@northlincs.gov.uk

 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 19 October 2016 as a correct record and authorise the chairman to sign.

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

5.  Major Planning Applications

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

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, Collinson, Glover, Grant, Longcake, Mumby-Croft, Ogg and Oldfield.

Councillor(s) L.Foster, T.Foster, Hannigan, Marper, Rowson and Waltham attended the meeting in accordance with Procedure Rule 37(b).

The committee met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.

1769   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) Nature of Interest
Cllr Allcock 1774(i) 1774(ii) 1774(iii) 1774(xiii)

1774(ii)

1774(xiii)

PA/2016/271 PA/2016/777 PA/2016/968 PA/2016/1389

PA/2016/777

PA/2016/1389

Member of the Isle of Axholme and North Nottinghamshire Water Management Board.

Knows the speaker.

Knows the agent.

Cllr Ogg 1774(ix) PA/2016/1301 Knows the applicant.

The following members declared that they had been lobbied:-

Member(s) Application(s) Minute
Cllr Allcock PA/2016/1230 PA/2016/1532 1772(i) 1774(xvi)
Cllr Bainbridge

Cllr Collinson

 

Cllr Glover
Cllr Grant

Cllr Hannigan

Cllr Longcake

 

Cllr Mumby-Croft
Cllr Ogg

 

Cllr N Sherwood
Cllr Waltham

PA/2016/1389 PA/2016/1532

PA/2016/1230 PA/2016/1389 PA/2016/1532

PA/2016/1230 PA/2016/1532 PA/2016/1389

PA/2016/1230 PA/2016/1532

PA/2016/1531

PA/2016/1230 PA/2016/1532

PA/2016/1532 PA/2016/1230

PA/2016/1230 PA/2016/1301

PA/2016/1389 PA/2016/1532 PA/2016/1230

1774(xiii) 1774(xvi)

1772(i) 1774(xiii) 1774(xvi)

1772(i) 1774(xvi) 1774(xiii)

1772(i) 1774(xvi)

1771(i)

1772(i) 1774(xvi)

1774(xvi) 1772(i)

1772(i) 1774(ix)

1774(xiii) 1774(xvi)

1772(i)

 

1770   MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of the meeting held on 19 October 2016, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the Chairman.

1771   (i) PA/2016/1531 by Mr Mark Snowden, Keigar Homes Ltd for planning permission for revised plot layout and change of house type to plot 6 previously approved under PA/2015/1195 and to erect two additional detached dwellings and a detached double garage including associated access, drives, gardens and private shared driveway at former Brocklesby Hunt Inn, Howe Lane, Goxhill, DN19 7HL.

At the discretion of the Chairman this item was brought forward on the agenda from items to be discussed under minute 1774 covering planning and other applications.

The Interim Head of Development Management updated the committee and informed them of a correction on page 119, paragraph two to delete ‘aspart of the Section 106 Agreement to PA/2015/1125’ and asked that the words ‘the remainder of’ also be deleted in connection with the section 106 agreement.

An objector addressed the committee and raised a number of concerns from local residents. These concerns included the issue that they felt it was not a minor variation, it would set a precedent if granted, and it was not in the original spirit of the Section 106 agreement and Keigar Homes had over valued the Public House.

The agent believed it would make the area a better place to live, and asked the committee if they had any reservation on the applications to have a site visit before they made a decision.  He said the proposal was for two additional dwellings and the re-arrangement of plot 6 that were in keeping with the existing development.

Cllr Hannigan raised concerns at the possible loss of the Public House, he believed that a Public House makes the area a better place to live being a vital community asset. He said 12 months had been given for such discussions, but negotiations had been very slow, and may not be successful.  He stated that a further two dwellings would mean a 50% increase to that what was in the original plan, it was unreasonable development, and not in keeping with the local plan.

Resolved – That a decision on this application be deferred to allow the committee to have a site visit.

1772   (19)  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 Interim Head of Development Management submitted reports and updated them orally.

(i)          PA/2016/1230 by Mr Andrew Proctor for planning permission to erect a two-storey terraced house (part retrospective) at 1 End Terrace, School Lane, South Ferriby, DN18 6HW.

Councillor Waltham addressed the committee and indicated that he felt the application was an inappropriate and intensive development, and would not fit into the street scene.  He raised concerns with regard to the neighbour’s party wall adjoining the development, and the viability of the Public House.

Councillor Grant stated that nothing had changed since the initial response and that the officer’s recommendation to grant permission should be moved.

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

1773   (20)  MAJOR APPLICATIONS – The Interim Head of Development Management submitted a report containing details of major applications for determination by the committee, including summaries of policy context, representations arising from consultation and publicity and assessment of the applications.

(i)          PA/2016/1024 by Techrete UK Ltd for planning permission for change of use of land to form extension of existing curtilage to be used for B8 storage only  at Techrete, Station Road, Hibaldtsow, DN20 9DT.

Resolved – That planning permission be granted subject to the recommendations contained within the report.

1774   (21)  PLANNING AND OTHER APPLICATIONS – The Interim 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 Interim Head of Development Management updated the reports orally where appropriate.  Other officers attending gave advice and answered members’ questions as requested.

(i)          PA/2016/271 by R C Holgate for planning permission to erect a detached dwelling on vacant plot with detached garage at land adjacent to 28 Bracon, Belton, DN9 1QP.

An objector spoke at the meeting raising various issues with regard to the application, including the fact that he felt some of the information was incorrect.  Along with the fact that the proposed development would lead to loss of visual amenity and home for a variety of wild birds and small animals.  He also mentioned the development would destabilise the surrounding horse chestnut trees.

The agent confirmed that the mature trees on the surrounding land would be protected as part of the development, and that and privacy issues raised in the report had now been resolved.

Councillor Allcock confirmed that he was happy to move the officer’s recommendation to grant approval after reading page 31 of the report which stated that the application was subject to a condition securing the proposed tree protection measures.

Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report. (ii)         PA/2016/777 by Mr Farmer for planning permission to demolish existing garage and erect three town houses at The Old Chapel, Commonside, Westwoodside, DN9 2AP.

A local resident spoke in favour of the application, and indicated he spoke on behalf of a number of residents who were in support of the development.  He said town houses would be very appropriate, and allow more youngsters to be able to purchase property in the area where they live.

Councillor Allcock had concerns over the parking for the development, and sought clarification from the Highways officer’s present to confirm they were happy with the suggested parking.

Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report. (iii)        PA/2016/968 by Mr & Mrs J Clarke for outline planning permission to erect a proposed three bedroom chalet bungalow with appearance, landscaping, layout and scale reserved for subsequent approval at Plot 4 Half Acre Wood, Althorpe, DN17 3HT.

The applicant addressed the committee and asked it to approve his application to build himself and his family a property in the area where his family were from.  He indicated there had been no objections from statutory consultees, and any concerns for flood risk had now been rectified.  He felt it would not harm the character of the area, with no loss of amenity to the adjacent dwellings.

Councillor Allcock referred to the officer’s report on page 46 that highlighted the reasons why it was previously dismissed, and what changes had been made to recommend that it now be approved.

Resolved – That planning permission be granted subject to the recommendations contained within the report.

(iv)        PA/2016/1219 by Mr Albert Newberry for application to remove condition 4 of 7/758/1986 to allow access onto Smithy Lane at 95 St Barnabas Road, Barnetby le Wold, DN38 6JE.

The applicant set out his case for the need to remove condition 4 to allow him access onto Smithy lane.  He stated he was unaware of the condition when he purchased the property, and the present access was dangerous and problematic with the position of the British Telecom manhole on the access.

Councillor Allcock sought clarification from the Highways officer’s and moved that permission should be granted as recommended in the report.

Resolved –That permission for the removal of condition 4 be granted.

(v)         PA/2016/1226 by Mr David Maxwell for planning permission to erect a single-storey extension at 29 Rochdale Road, Scunthorpe, DN16 3JQ.

The agent spoke on the application and indicated that a previous two-storey application was refused due to the impact it would have on the amenity and the adjoining property.  He stated that the application was only a single storey proposal and there was already an extension to the back that would be demolished, therefore causing no greater impact then that what already existed.

Councillor Collinson said he knew the area and had taken on board what the agent had to say about the proposal, and indicated that no matter what there would always be some impact on neighbours in that area.  However, he had some sympathy with the agent as there were other structures similar and therefore had no objections to this one.

Moved by Councillor Collinson and seconded by Councillor Grant:-

That planning permission be granted subject to conditions.

Move by Councillor Allcock and seconded by Councillor Longcake as an amendment:-

That planning permission be refused in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report.
Amendment Carried Substantive Motion Carried

(vi)        PA/2016/1253 by Mrs Sharon Watson, Little Frogs for planning permission to change the use of existing outbuilding and rear garden to form children’s nursery with associated outdoor play area and on-site parking at building to the rear of 10 Queen Street, Winterton, DN15 9TT. The agent informed the committee that the applicant had run the nursery for the last 15 years with 12 children.  As the business reputation grew, so did the need to generate more places.  Therefore, the applicant needed to be able to separate the nursery from her residential setting, and felt that the proposal would do that with no impact on the community.  He highlighted that parking would not be a problem as there was a staff transport policy in place, not all parents dropped children off in a car, and if they did it was all at different times.

Councillor Rowson speaking as ward member indicated that the area was a hot spot for problem parking with residents and this would only add to the problem.  She requested that the committee hold a site visit before they made a decision on the application.

Resolved – That a decision on this application be deferred to allow the committee to have a site visit. (vii)      PA/2016/1290 by Mrs Lois Rutter for planning permission to retain a timber cabin, two sheds and a container at Plot 31-33 Leys Lane, Winterton.

Councillors Ogg and Marper as ward members informed the committee that they had received a number of complaints from local residents, and asked that a site visit be carried out before making a decision.

Resolved – That a decision on this application be deferred to allow the committee to have a site visit.

(viii)     PA/2016/1295 by Mr Allan McLaggan and Miss Kelly Grange-Smith for planning application to retain two sheds and a greenhouse for agricultural use and associated micro wind turbine at Allotment Plot 20 OS Field 0046 Leys Lane, Winterton.

Councillors Ogg and Marper as ward members asked the committee to carry out a site visit before making a decision.

Resolved – That a decision on this application be deferred to allow the committee to have a site visit.
(ix)     PA/2016/1301 by Mrs Joan Lacey, Mrs Freda Crew and Mrs Alison Lacey for outline planning permission for the erection of five dwellings and associated garages with all matters reserved for subsequent approval at Bowling Green, Station Road, Kirton in Lindsey, DN21 4BB.

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

(x)      PA/2016/1339 by Mrs C Kenny for outline planning permission to erect one detached dwelling with appearance, landscaping, layout and scale reserved for subsequent approval at land north of Ardara, Brigg Road, Wrawby, DN20 8RL.

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

(xi)     PA/2016/1345 by Mr & Mrs S Frost for planning permission to carry out extensions including an increase in roof height to provide first-floor accommodation at Olcote, Station Road, Sturton, DN20 9DW.

The interim Head of Development Management informed the committee that he had received a late objection from Scawby Parish Council who had raised various concerns that were already covered in the officer’s report. They included the loss of sunlight to the neighbouring property, overshadowing from the proposal and privacy issues.

An objector who lived next door to the proposal raised various concerns mainly being that of a loss of sunlight and daylight into her conservatory and garden, and overshadowing from the development. The height and length would dominate her property and would also lead to a loss of privacy.

The applicant stated that he had submitted the application to improve the property as it is the first house you come to in the area, and it looked rather let down, and not in keeping with the neighbouring properties.  He said the brick work was in a poor state and in need of repair, and he intended to make the property more energy efficient.

Councillor Allcock having listened to all parties, and in particular noted the officer’s report that stated that the applicant had amended the plans to remove overlooking from the rear elevation into the objector’s garden and conservatory.  He felt that the application should be granted.

Councillor Grant stated that he had some sympathy with the objector and the possible loss of light and overshadowing the proposal may cause.

Moved by Councillor Allcock and seconded by Councillor Glover:-

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

Moved by Councillor Grant and seconded by Councillor Collinson as an amendment:-

That a decision on the application be deferred to allow the committee to have a site visit.

Amendment Carried Substantive Motion Carried

(xii)    PA/2016/1346 by Ms Connie Jo Cheesman for planning permission to retain building, clad with pine including an extension at Plot 22 Leys Lane, Winterton, DN15 9QT.

The Interim Head of Development Management informed the committee that they were not being asked to make a decision on this application. It was the subject of an appeal against non-determination, and the committees views were being sought as to what decision it would have made had they been the determining authority.

Moved by Councillor Ogg and seconded by Councillor Mumby-Croft:-

That the committee would be minded to refuse the application were North Lincolnshire Council the determining authority for the following reasons:-

  1. The proposed development has not been demonstrated to be essential for the efficient operation of agriculture or forestry and it has not been demonstrated that the open countryside is the only appropriate location for this type of development. The proposal is therefore contrary to saved policy RD2 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan 2003 and policies CS2 and CS3 of the North Lincolnshire Core Strategy 2011.
  2. The proposal is considered to be detrimental to the character and appearance of the open countryside by virtue of its scale, massing and use of materials. The proposal is therefore contrary to saved policy RD2 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan 2003 and policy CS5 of the North Lincolnshire Core Strategy 2011.

Motion Carried.

(xiii)   PA/2016/1389 by Mr J Riley, J & S Metals Ltd for planning permission for change of use of land for a 13-pitch static caravan holiday park with ancillary infrastructure including site road and drainage with the demolition of existing buildings on site at former Garden Centre, Sandtoft Road, Westgate, Belton, DN9 1PN.

An objector raised a number of issues with regard to the application, and was concerned that permission was being sought for a further 13 caravan units, opposite a site that already had 21 vacant plots. Therefore believed there was no requirement or need for another caravan site. He did not think the proposal would be of any benefit to the local community, as the area was already full to the maximum with caravans.

The agent addressed the committee highlighting that the site was detrimental to the area in its current state, and was of desperate need of attention.  She indicated that with the growing success to visitor attractions in the area there was a greater demand for holiday accommodation.  Stating that the application was compliant with council policy’s, and the noise and vehicle movement would be far less than that of the garden centre that was previously on the site.

Councillor Allcock was concerned about the application, and the fact that there were vacancies on a nearby site. Therefore, he thought it would be beneficial for the committee to hold a site visit before they made a decision.

Resolved – That a decision on this application be deferred to allow the committee to have a site visit.
(xiv)   PA/2016/1399 by Mrs Kim Goad for planning permission to construct a new access (off Dunstan Hill) and install gates at 35 South Cliff Road, Kirton in Lindsey, DN21 4NR.

The agent spoke on behalf of the applicant and highlighted that there had been no objections to the application from Highways due to the entrance being set back from the highway, established in a residential setting with no unacceptable impact on the area.

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

(xvi)   PA/2016/1532 by Mrs S Blair for planning permission to change the use of land to provide an extension to an existing residential static home park at land at rear of Charnwood Park Estate, Ferry Road West, Flixborough, DN15 8UG.

The applicant addressed the committee and stated that the application had been to committee several times before, and that they were fully aware of all the issues of concern, however, he believed that they had all since then been resolved.  In paticular, the reason for refusal previously was due to foul drainage not being adequate for the extra units, however, he said Severn Trent and Anglian water said it was adequate to take the extra units.

Councillor Marper speaking as Ward Member was concerned that the application had been back to committee several times and was refused on the same grounds of drainage and sewerage that were still a problem.  She indicated that following the last time the application was refused further incidents had occurred with regard to sewerage flooding.  She urged the committee to seek assurances from both the water services before they made a decision.

Councillor Ogg reiterated what Councillor Marper had said, and indicated that he would like to seek further confirmation from the water authorities before he made a decision on the application.

Councillor Grant supported the officer’s recommendation to grant approval, and said that the applicant had covered all the issues of concerns that were previously of concern to the committee.

Resolved – That the application be deferred until sufficient information had been provided from Severn Trent and Anglian Water that the proposal would not put existing foul drainage infrastructure under excessive strain.

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