Planning Committee – 29 June 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 1 June  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), Carlile, Collinson, Glover, Grant, Mumby-Croft, Perry, Poole, and C Sherwood.

Councillors Briggs, Evison, Rowson and Wilson attended the meeting in accordance with Procedure Rule 37(b).

The committee met at Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.

1742   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 personal interests:-

Member(s) Minute Member(s) Nature of Interest
Cllr Allcock 1746(ii)

1746(iv)

PA/2016/107 and

PA/2016/326

Member of the Isle of Axholme and North Nottinghamshire Water Management Board.
Cllr Collinson 1746(iv)

 

1746(vii)

1745(ii)

PA/2016/326

 

PA/2016/588

PA/2016/1520

Trustee of Epworth and Scunthorpe Methodist Circuit.

Knows the Applicant.

Knows Landowners Family.

Cllr Grant

Cllr N Sherwood

1745(i)

1746(i)

PA/2015/1390

PA/2016/1235

Knows the Objector.

Knows the Applicant.

The following member declared prejudicial interest:-

Member(s) Minute Application(s) Nature of Interest
Cllr Poole

 

1744(ii)

1746(viii)

PA/2016/314 and PA/2016/679 Messingham Parish Council Chairman.

The following members declared that they had been lobbied:-

Member(s) Application(s) Minute
 

Cllr Allcock

 

Cllr Carlile

 

Cllr Collinson

 

 

Cllr Evison

 

Cllr Glover

 

 

Cllr Mumby-Croft

 

Cllr Poole

 

PA/2016/123

 

PA/2016/123

 

PA/2016/314 and

PA/2016/123

 

PA/2015/1235

 

PA/2016/123 and

PA/2016/549

 

PA/2016/123

 

PA/2015/1520

 

1746(iii)

 

1746(iii)

 

1744(ii)

1746(iii)

 

1746(i)

 

1746(iii)

1746(v)

 

1746(iii)

 

1745(ii)

 

Cllr Rowson

 

Cllr N Sherwood

 

PA/2015/1390

 

PA/2016/588

 

1745(i)

 

1746(vii)

1743   MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of the meeting held on 1 June 2016, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the Chairman.

1744   (4)  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/2016/129 by Mr John Cole for planning permission to erect a two-storey extension at 24 Maple Tree Way, Scunthorpe, DN16 1LT.

The applicant addressed the committee and in doing so highlighted his requirements for seeking to erect a two storey extension to his property. He indicated that the property was in an excellent location, close to friends and family and believed it would improve the character and quality of the area.  He stated there would be no over bearing, or shadowing to number 26 with no impact on the off-street parking.

Councillor Allcock stated that following the site visit held during the morning he saw no problem with the proposed extension and therefore supported the officer’s recommendation to grant permission.

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

(Councillor Poole, having declared a personal and prejudicial interest left the meeting prior to consideration of the following item – Minute 1744(ii) refers).

(ii) PA/2016/314 by Mr Ian and Mrs Alexandra Gouldthorp for planning permission for change of use to form a petting zoo, associated parking, access and café at Grange Park Aquatics, Butterwick Road, Messingham DN17 3PL.

An objector raised a number of concerns about this application mainly with regard to the loss of residential amenity, along with concerns about the opening times leaving no respite for local residents having to put up with vehicles continuously coming in and out of Butterwick Road that already had a heavy footfall of traffic. He also felt that the waste disposal method was inadequate with no mains drainage on Butterwick Road.

The applicant welcomed the site visit held that morning and believed that there would be minimal impact on nearby residential properties as the opening hours would only be from 10am-6pm being sociable hours.  Noise from the proposed animals would also be kept to a minimum as the animals in the zoo would be of a quiet nature, therefore no additional noise would be created if the application was to be approved.

Councillor Allcock said he agreed with the officer’s recommendation to grant planning permission, but in doing so would like to see an additional condition included to improve the visibility splay for the proposed new vehicle parking and turning facility.

Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report, with the following amendment to condition four:-

The proposed new vehicle parking and turning facility shall not be brought into use until the vehicular access serving it has been completed within highway limits, such details to include improved radii and visibility splays to the satisfaction of the local planning authority.

(At this stage of the proceedings Councillor Poole returned to the meeting).

1745   (5)  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/2015/1390 by Mr Mark Snowden, Keigar Homes Limited for demolition of a house and outline planning permission for the erection of dwellings (with all matters reserved), the construction of roads and sewers, and the formation of public open space and ancillary landscaping at land rear of North Street and Cemetery Road, Winterton.

An objector raised a number of concerns and highlighted his disappointment that no communication or public consultation had taken place with the residents in Winterton. He said in the public’s interest they had taken it upon themselves to carry out some door knocking consultation to seek residents’ views, and informed the committee that the feedback was not positive towards the proposed development. He said the area was outside the development limit, with concerns about the stress it would put on the local amenities, the visual impact of the area, the noise disturbance, along with the potential overlooking and loss of privacy to local residents.

The agent for the application indicated that this application would go some way to helping the council achieve its target on new houses being built in North Lincolnshire as they were currently falling short by 50 per cent of the council’s goal.  He stated that this development would provide 27 new affordable houses for local people, an education contribution for the area, along with a new play area for the children.

Councillor Rowson addressed the Committee after calling in this application, raising various concerns.  She said she supported the officer’s recommendation for refusal as this application fell outside the development line, and had received major concerns from local residents in the area.  She was also concerned about the potential risk of flooding and drainage issues associated with this application and the risk to road safety.  She felt there was sufficient land allocation highlighted in other areas of Winterton for such developments.

Councillor C Sherwood stated that the application did not fall within a development limit as established within the Housing and Employment Land Allocations Development Plan Document so should therefore be refused.

Councillor Grant agreed it was outside the development boundary and should be refused.

Resolved – That the planning application be refused in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report.

(ii) PA/2015/1520 by Gelder Limited and Mr Barnard for planning permission to erect 16 three/two bedroom houses/bungalows for affordable housing with associated hard and soft landscaping.

The Head of Development Management updated the Committee and informed it that he had received some updated plans with regard to the main access road, along with a letter of concern from local MP Nick Dakin that he proceeded to read out to the Committee.

A number of objectors addressed the Committee putting forward in great detail their concerns towards the proposed development, and in summary these included the loss of the meadow and all the wildlife living there,  the fact that it fell outside the building boundary line and there was ample development ground within the plan area. Also existing facilities could not support additional growth with the potential for further flooding on a site already susceptible to flooding.  Another resident raised concerns about altering land levels and building the ‘small swale’ would affect his property in terms of land slippage and rain water that runs away on to the paddock behind them would be lost, therefore it could cause major problems with standing water and the drainage system.

The agent for the application stated that the new homes would be provided for people with a local connection, which it turn could help the town and provide Kirton residents with an opportunity to be able to reside in the village instead of having to move elsewhere.  He indicated there would be a range of house types to suit the varying needs of families and individuals.

Councillor Poole after listening to the objectors and the agent felt that due to it being a major application, with a great deal of public interest it would be beneficial for the committee to visit the site before making a decision.

Resolved – That consideration of this application be deferred to a future meeting and that members visit the site, prior to the meeting.

(iii) WD/2016/332 by Mr Matthew Hayes, Integrated Waste Management for planning permission to vary condition 4, 6, 10, 11 and 20 of WD/2003/1842 to extend life of landfill site to 2026, revise landfill phasing, final landform and restoration at Winterton Landfill site, access roads to landfill site, Winterton, DN15 9AP.

The Head of Development Management suggested that a condition be added if planning permission was granted to secure/restore the cycleway and footpath provision to the Western boundary of the site on the old line of the railway.

Councillor Rowson informed the Committee that she had concerns about the public right of way and the need to formalise it, securing links to the existing public rights of way. She also indicated that local residents were concerned about the maintenance of the water course and the requirement to protect the area from local flooding.

Councillor C Sherwood said he supported the officer’s recommendation to grant permission but would like the footpaths to be adopted rather than be permissive footpaths.

Councillor Allcock requested a further condition to safeguard the water quality in Winterton Beck.

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

  1. Notwithstanding the details submitted, the restoration works shall include the provision of a permanent public bridleway, footpath and cycleway along the entire western boundary of the site. Reason: To improve public access to the countryside in perpetuity in accordance with saved policy IG5 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan 2003.
  2. Notwithstanding the details submitted, the restoration works shall ensure that water run-off from the site is controlled and monitored to ensure no adverse effect on adjacent watercourses and the Winterton Beck.

Reason:
To ensure satisfactory provision of surface water drainage from the site and in the interests of local amenity.

1746   (6) 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/2015/1235 by Neal Group Limited for planning permission for the demolition of an existing sales building canopy link, car wash facilities and 9 Ferriby Road; part removal of a retaining wall and embankment; erection of a new sales building, jet wash bay, retaining walls, and extension of a forecourt and parking area; and installation of two 50,000 litre underground fuel tanks and alterations to access at Southbank Service Station, Ferriby Road, Barton upon Humber, DN18 5LE.

An objector addressed his concerns being the occupier of the adjacent property at number 11 that incorporated part of the archway to be demolished at number 9 Ferriby Road.  He felt that construction work would result in disturbance to the surrounding area from the increased comings and goings.  He also highlighted that the removal and alteration of the embankment and retaining wall could lead to serious structural issues to his property.

Councillor Evison as ward member called this application in due to numerous concerns and objections being received from local residents.  He raised concern about the possible slippage that could occur through the demolition of the property and urged the committee to attach an additional condition to the planning permission if they were minded to grant approval, and that being to obtain a structural survey before any work commenced.

Councillor Glover said he was happy with the officer’s report to grant permission on the proviso that a structural engineers report would be sought.

Resolved – That planning permission be approved subject to the recommendations contained within the report, with the addition of the following conditions:-

  1. Notwithstanding the details submitted, no development (including any demolition works) shall commence until the local planning authority has been provided with, and approved, a detailed strategy (including any necessary structural survey) for making good the flank wall of 11 Ferriby Road and securing the stability of the rear garden of 11 Ferriby Road. Reason: To ensure a satisfactory standard of development, and make good and safe the boundary, preventing any slippage, in the interests of visual and residential amenity. 18. The development shall be carried out in complete accordance with the details approved under condition 17. Reason: To ensure a satisfactory standard of development, and make good and safe the boundary, preventing any slippage, in the interests of visual and residential amenity. (ii) PA/2016/107 by Mr S Fricker for planning permission to erect a detached dwelling at land adjacent to Owston House, Akeferry Road, Westwoodside, Haxey.

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

(iii) PA/2016/123 by Mr J Singh for planning permission to erect a two-storey side and single-storey rear extension at 13 Devonshire Road, Scunthorpe, DN17 1ER.

An objector stated that the proposed extensions would have a detrimental impact on his family’s quality of life as it would enclose the space between his house and the application site.  He said it was out of character for the area and would lead to overshadowing of side windows and garden, especially in conjunction with existing garage, leading to a loss of light and having an overbearing impact.

The agent informed the Committee that is was a revised planning application due to complaints from the neighbouring property, and had subsequently reduced the size of the extension by 6ft. He stated it was to house one additional bedroom with en-suite meeting the satisfaction of all the planning policies.

Councillor Wilson addressed the Committee as ward member stating that it would have more kerb appeal and fit in better with the street scene if the extension was to be built to the rear and not on the side.  He had concerns that the extension would be built right to the edge of the boundary, allowing no room to build as there would be no access from the side.  He felt a re-assessment to build it to the rear of the property would be a more favourable option.

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

(iv) PA/2016/326 by H U Rehman for planning permission to erect a five-bedroom house, double garage and altered access at land adjacent to 11 Nethergate, Westwoodside, Haxey, DN9 2DR.

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

(v) PA/2016/549 by Mr Mark Frecknall for planning permission to erect a detached four bedroom dwelling with associated access from Burnside at land rear of 96 High Street, Broughton, DN20 0HY.

An objector raised concerns regarding the proposed access that was opposite existing properties on Burnside due to the steep gradient of their driveways serving the existing properties they cannot be used safely, and they cannot park their cars on the highway to the front of their dwellings.  She felt that the plan gave them very little space to swing out in their car to allow for good visibility.

Councillor Glover stated that he had some sympathy with the objectors due to the necessity for these properties to have to park on the highway because of their steep driveways, leading to inadequate car parking.

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

(vi) PA/2016/585 by Mrs Helen Labrooy, Bank of Ireland for planning permission for installation of ATM, extension of existing ramp and installation of 11 bollards at 11 Henderson Avenue, Scunthorpe, DN15 7RL.

Councillor Perry spoke on behalf of her and Councillor O’Sullivan objecting to the installation of another ATM cash point, as there was already three cash points available nearby at Sainsburys and the Post Office.  They believed it was not a good quality design for the highway and could possibly lead to more congestion in the area.

Councillor Allcock referred to the officer’s report highlighting that the Highways Department had no objections to the application, and bollards were to be installed to restrict parking on the frontage to stop congestion, therefore, he agreed with the officer’s recommendation to grant permission.

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

(vii) PA/2016/588 by Mr Alan Doncaster for outline planning permission to erect a detached bungalow with all matters reserved for subsequent approval at land to the rear of 12A Lindale Gardens, Scunthorpe, DN16 2HW.

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

(Councillor Poole, having declared a personal and prejudicial interest left the meeting prior to consideration of the following item – Minute 1746(viii) refers).

(viii) PA/2016/679 by Mr Thomas Fardell for planning permission to erect a two-storey rear extension and raise ridge to facilitate loft conversion at 21 Brigg Road, Messingham, DN17 3QP.

The agent stated that this was a re-application for planning permission recently gained to erect a two-storey extension, and raise the roof line to facilitate a loft conversion.  He indicated that the only difference between the previous application that was approved and this application was very minimal, and the only change was that of the roof height and the type of materials being used in order to match the appearance of the dwelling.

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

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