Planning Committee – 21 September 2016

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 31 August 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 (Chair)

Councillors Allcock(Vice-Chairman), Bainbridge, Collinson, L.Foster, Glover, Grant, Longcake, Ogg and Poole.

Councillor(s) Rowson and Waltham attended the meeting in accordance with Procedure Rule 37(b).

The committee met at Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.

1761   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 1765(ii)

1765(iv)

PA/2016/981

PA/2016/1184

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

Cllr L Foster

Cllr N Sherwood
Cllr Waltham

1763(i)

1763(i)

1763(ii)
1763(ii)

PA/2015/1586
PA/2015/1586PA/2016/233
PA/2016/233
Member of Bottesford Town Council. Member of Bottesford Town Council.

Use to reside on the same street.

Knows the applicant.

The following members declared that they had been lobbied:-

Member(s) Application(s) Minute
Cllr Allcock PA/2016/1214 1765(iv)
Cllr Bainbridge

Cllr Collinson

Cllr Glover

Cllr Longcake

Cllr Ogg

Cllr N Sherwood

PA/2016/995

PA/2016/1214 and PA/2016/995

PA/2016/1214 and PA/2016/995

PA/2016/1214 and PA/2016/995

PA/2016/1214 and PA/2016/995

PA/2016/1214

1764(i)

1765(iv) 1764(i)

1765(iv) 1764(i)

1765(iv) 1764(i)

1765(iv) 1764(i) 1765(iv)

1762   MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of the meeting held on 31 August 2016, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the Chairman.

1763   (15)  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)          PA/2015/1586 by SPB Plant & Tool Hire Ltd for planning permission for change of use of land from storage of aggregate materials to crushing and processing/washing of aggregates at land north of 35 Hoylake Road, Bottesford, DN17 2AZ.

Councillor Allcock stated that following the site visit he felt that the land was in close proximity to some properties and therefore thought it would be better if the proposed working hours were reduced, particularly on a weekend.

Moved by Councillor Allcock and seconded by Councillor Ogg:-

That permission be granted with the working hours amended to 8am-6pm Monday to Friday and 8am – 1pm on a Saturday.

Motion Lost.

Moved by Councillor Collinson and seconded by Councillor Grant:-

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

Motion Lost.

Moved by Councillor Longcake and seconded by Councillor Poole:-

That planning permission be refused for the following reason:-

The proposed activity associated with the crushing and processing/washing of aggregates would have an unacceptable detrimental impact on the amenity of residential properties by reason of noise, dust and disturbance from the operation. The development is therefore contrary to saved policies DS1, DS11 and W20 of the North Lincolnshire Local plan 2003 and CS20 of the North Lincolnshire Core Strategy 2011.

Motion Carried.

(ii)         PA/2016/233 by Mrs Melanie Glentworth for planning permission to carry out alterations and sub-divide an existing dwelling to form two dwellings and erect a new detached dwelling at Treetops, 2 Nicolgate Lane, Brigg, DN20 8UE.

Councillor Waltham having called in this application addressed the committee, and asked them to consider the impact this development of three new dwellings would have on what was already a very busy road.  He indicated that the visibility was already poor and it would only worsen the access onto Wrawby Road if approved.

Councillor Allcock had concerns that the development would have a detrimental impact on the area as it was out of character.  He also agreed that the access would be a problem on a very busy road, situated opposite a school.

Councillor Bainbridge believed it was a good design statement for the area, similar to existing properties, and that the additional traffic would be of minimal impact.

Moved by Councillor Allcock and seconded by Councillor Glover:-

That planning permission be refused for the following reason:-

The proposal represents a cramped, uncharacteristic form of development which is out of keeping with the surrounding area. The development is therefore contrary to saved policy H5(c) and (e) of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan 2003 and policy CS5 of the North Lincolnshire Core strategy 2011.

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

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

Amendment 

Motion Carried.

(iii)        PA/2016/870 by Mr & Mrs G Cochrane for planning permission to erect a four-bedroomed detached dwelling with detached double garage to rear at 4 Dunstan Hill, Kirton in Lindsey, DN21 4DU.

The agent informed the committee that whilst this was back land development it complied with planning policy.  It was a development intended to support a family and their local business in allowing the parents and their daughter to live and work in close proximity, and keep the family business running.

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

1764   (16)  MAJOR APPLICATIONS – The 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/2016/995 by Aldi Stores Ltd & Ancholme Estates for planning permission for demolition of existing buildings and erection of a retail unit (Use Class A1) with car parking, landscaping and associated works at Bridge Street, Brigg, DN20 8NF.

The Head of Development Management updated the committee informing it that a numbers of the plans related to in the officer’s report at condition two were incorrect and proceeded to read out the amended numbers.

The Property Director for Aldi spoke in support of the application informing the committee of the consultation work that had been undertaken with local residents, the community, and ward members prior to the application going to committee. He highlighted that 116 letters had been received in support of the application which equated to a 92% return in favour of the development, and stated that the new store would be a good investment for the area, including new highway improvements along with new job opportunities.

Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report, and the amendment to condition two as follows:-

The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans: 1362-50, 1362-100B, 1362-101A, 1362-102A, 1362-103A, 1362-104, 1362GOLD-V100, V1362 L01 B and T345_10.DWG.

1765   (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)          PA/2015/1109 by Mr Clive Davis for planning permission for demolition and rebuild of existing house and barns at Uplands Lodge, East Marsh Road, Goxhill, DN19 7NQ.

The Head of Development Management updated the committee and informed it that the application had previously been to committee in April 2016 when members agreed to grant approval.  However, it had to be deferred to await the Environment Agency consultation.

Councillor Poole felt that the committee should respect the decision made the last time the application was approved and grant permission.

Moved by Councillor Poole and seconded by Councillor Ogg that planning permission be granted subject to the following conditions:-

  1. The development must be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

Reason

To comply with section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

  1. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans: 1476-001 A, 1476-003, 1476-050 and 1476-200 B.

Reason

For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

  1. The materials used for the development shall be those stated in section 2.3 of the submitted Design and Access Statement dated March 2015, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the local planning authority.

Reason

To ensure that the building is in keeping with its surroundings in the interests of visual amenity, in accordance with policy DS1 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

  1. No alteration or development shall take place until the applicant, or their agents or successors in title, has produced an historic building record in accordance with a written specification, including a timetable for the recording, which has been submitted by the applicant and approved in writing by the local planning authority.

Reason

In order to comply with policy HE9 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan as the existing structures are identified as being of local significance.

  1. The historic building recording shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details and timings, subject to any variations agreed in writing by the local planning authority.

Reason

In order to comply with policy HE9 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan as the existing structures are identified as being of local significance.

  1. The historic building archive shall be deposited at the North Lincolnshire Historic Environment Record within six months of the date of commencement of the development hereby approved by this permission or such other period as may be agreed in writing by the local planning authority.

Reason

In order to comply with policy HE9 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan as the existing structures are identified as being of local significance.

  1. If, during development, any odorous, discoloured or otherwise visually contaminated material is found to be present at the site then no further development shall be carried out until a written method statement detailing how this contamination shall be dealt with has been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.

Reason

To ensure that risks from land contamination to the future users of the land and neighbouring land are minimised, together with those to controlled waters, property and ecological systems, and to ensure that the development can be carried out safely without unacceptable risks to workers, neighbours and other off-site receptors in accordance with policy DS7 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

Motion Carried.

(ii)  PA/2016/843 by Mr Matthew Wilkinson, Lincolnshire Co-operative for advertisement consent to display one fascia sign, one logo lozenge and one totem sign at rear of Mellers Coaches, Howe Lane, Goxhill, DN19 7HS.
Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report.
(ii)         PA/2016/981 by Mr John Cumberland for planning permission to erect a detached house and garage at 109A on land rear of High Street, Belton.
An objector raised various concerns with regard to the size of the development that would only be 3 metres from the rear boundaries of neighbouring properties, and with new tree planting between the house and the boundary it would result in loss of light and overlooking of properties.  He highlighted that flooding had previously been a problem in the area and did not feel the drainage was capable of dealing with existing surface water in the area that would be exacerbated by the development.

Councillor Allcock sought advice and reassurance from the council’s drainage officer who was present at the meeting. The officer provided the reassurance requested.

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

(iv)  PA/2016/1184 by Mr Paul Couch for outline planning permission for erection of a single-storey dwelling and garage with appearance, landscaping, layout and scale reserved for subsequent approval at land adjacent 103 Westgate Road, Westgate, Belton, DN9 1PY.

The agent addressed the committee and informed them that this was a re-submission of an application that went to committee in 2014 with a few alterations.  Whilst he appreciated it was outside of the defined development boundary, he argued that two previous applications of a similar nature had previously been approved by the committee and urged them to consider this application in the same light.  He stated that there were no other single plots available to build in Belton and the applications needed to be near their elderly parents.

Councillor Allcock indicated that whilst it was one infill plot, house of a similar nature had been built on both sides of the street, and was happy with the Environment Agency’s response raising no objections to the proposed development on flood risk grounds.

Moved by Councillor Allcock and seconded by Councillor Grant:-

That planning permission be granted subject to the following conditions:-

  1. Approval of the details of the scale, layout and appearance of the building(s), 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 5(1) of the Town & Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015.

  1. Plans and particulars of the reserved matters referred to in condition 1 above, relating to the scale, layout and appearance of the building(s), 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 5(1) of the Town & Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015.

  1. 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.

  1. The development hereby permitted shall be 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.

  1. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans: Dwg No. 1 of 1 (Ref. No. 834-16).

Reason For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

  1. No development shall take place until details have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority of the make, type and colour of all external facing materials for the development and only the approved materials shall be used.

Reason To ensure that the building is in keeping with its surroundings in the interests of visual amenity, in accordance with policy DS1 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

  1. The dwelling shall not be occupied until the vehicular access to it and the vehicle parking space(s) serving it have been completed and, once provided, the parking space(s) shall thereafter be so retained.

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

  1. If, during development, any odorous, discoloured or otherwise visually contaminated material is found to be present at the site then no further development shall be carried out until a written method statement detailing how this contamination shall be dealt with has been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.

Reason To ensure that risks from land contamination to the future users of the land and neighbouring land are minimised, together with those to controlled waters, property and ecological systems, and to ensure that the development can be carried out safely without unacceptable risks to workers, neighbours and other off-site receptors in accordance with policy DS7 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

  1. No development shall take place until a scheme for the disposal of foul and surface water has been agreed in writing by the local planning authority and none of the dwellings shall be occupied until it is connected to the approved drainage system.

Motion Carried.

(iv)        PA/2016/1214 by Mr Gordon Blair for planning permission to change the use of land to provide an extension to an existing residential static home park at land at the rear of Charnwood Park Estate, Ferry Road West, Scunthorpe, DN15 8UF.

The Head of Development Management updated the committee and reminded it that the application had previously been refused on the 29 July 2016 due to drainage problems.  Since then Severn Trent Water had responded and informed the Council that there was a severe blockage causing flood and surface water problems that had since been resolved.

An objector raised a number of concerns mainly in relation to increased flood risk and the problems with the drainage system backing up.  He said the system could not cope with any additional units on the site, and the smell was already a problem with the drains in the area.

The agent spoke on behalf of the applicant and reiterated that Severn Trent Water supported the application and confirmed that a blockage was causing the previous problems in the area.  He stated that this was the reason the previous application was refused, however, most of the concerns raised are covered in the licensing conditions for the park allowing enforcement action to be taken if there was any problems in the future caused by the park and its drainage.  He highlighted that some of the concerns raised were not planning matters and the reason for previously refusing the application had been dealt with.

Councillor Rowson addressed the committee as the local ward member and outlined the long history that had been ongoing with regard to the application, and reiterated the constant problems in and around the site with drainage and sewage.  She urged the committee to refuse the application until the drainage and foul sewage had been addressed.

Councillor Ogg stated there was no change in circumstances to when the last application was refused. Therefore he felt this one should be refused on the same grounds.

Councillor Bainbridge had concerns that the application overlapped two wards and one had been missed out during the consultation period. She felt that the work had been carried out to clear the blockage in the drainage system so there was no reason to refuse the application.

Moved by Councillor Ogg and seconded by Councillor Longcake:-

That planning permission be refused for the following reason:-

Insufficient evidence has been provided to establish that foul drainage generated from the proposed development can be adequately disposed of. The proposal as such is considered to be contrary to saved policy DS14 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan 2003.

Motion Carried.

 

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