Planning Committee – 8 February 2017

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 meetings held on 11 January and 18 January 2017 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 Bainbridge, Glover, Grant, Longcake, Mumby-Croft, Oldfield, Ogg, O’Sullivan and C Sherwood.

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

The committee met at Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.

1791   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 C Sherwood 1796(vii) PA/2016/1677 Cycle Path User
Cllr N Sherwood 1796(vii) PA/2016/1677 Cycle Path User

 

The following members declared that they had been lobbied:-

Member(s) Application(s) Minute
Cllr Glover PA/2016/1395 1794(i)
Cllr Mumby-Croft PA/2016/1395 and

PA/2016/1777

1794(i)

1794(ii)

Cllr Ogg

 

PA/2016/1395 and

PA/2016/1777

1794(i)

1794(ii)

Cllr N Sherwood PA/2016/1395 1794(i)

 

1792   MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of the meetings held on 11 and 18 January 2017, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the Chairman.

1793   APPLICATION PA/2016/1610 – The Chairman brought this application forward on the agenda, and informed the committee that additional information had been received that needed to be assessed before a decision could be made.  Therefore, it would be in the best interest of all parties if it was deferred until all the information could be reviewed.

Resolved – That consideration of this application be deferred to a future meeting.

1794   (30)  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/2016/1395 by Mr J Davis, Renparts Ltd for planning permission for retention of car racking units and erection of 5 metre high fence at Plot 2b Sandtoft Industrial Estate Road 1, Belton, DN9 1PN.
Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report.

(ii)         PA/2016/1777 by Mr Richard Neish for planning permission to erect a detached four-bedroom house with new vehicular access at land adjacent to 30 High Street, Burton upon Stather, DN15 9DE. An objector addressed the committee stating that he felt the application was ill considered, unacceptable for the area, and not in keeping with the street scene.  He had several reservations with regard to the application that included problems with the access, the impact on local traffic, unacceptable distances between the properties, loss of light and privacy to the property at number 22 and that the removal of the wall and hedge that would be detrimental to the area.

The agent informed the committee that the application had previously been granted on appeal in 2009.  He said the gap between the properties was acceptable, and that the original plan that was approved for two dwellings instead of one left a smaller gap then that proposed in this application.  He referred to the officer’s report stating there were no problems with neighbouring properties and felt it was an acceptable plot.

Cllr Rowson spoke as the local ward member and had concerns it would spoil the street scene of the High Street.  She indicated that the property at number 22 would be the most affected by the development, and highlighted the fact that it was in a conservation area. Cllr Rowson also raised concerns surrounding the access for emergency vehicles as it appeared very narrow, and said that a smaller development with bungalows would be more appropriate.

Cllr C Sherwood stated that he could not see any problems with the application, and was assured by the report that the Conservation Officer was satisfied with the development, and did not see how it was not in keeping with the street scene.

Cllr Grant had concerns about the access being at the back of the property, and queried with Highways why it was not at the front.

Cllr Bainbridge indicated that the application had previously been refused by the committee due to access problems, and believed a smaller development of bungalows would be more appropriate for the street scene.

It was moved by Cllr C Sherwood and seconded by Cllr Longcake –

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

Moved by Cllr Grant and seconded by Cllr Bainbridge as an amendment –

That planning permission be refused for the following reason:-

It is considered, by the local planning authority, that the development of the proposed dwelling will have an unacceptable adverse impact on adjacent properties. In particular the proposal would adversely affect the outlook and amenity of existing properties to both the north and south and as a result would have an imposing and overbearing impact. The proposed access to the property from Breydon Court is narrow and would have an unacceptable impact on the residential amenity of residents of Breydon Court due to noise disturbance from vehicle movements. In view of the above, the application fails to satisfy the provisions of policies H5 and DS1 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

Amendment Carried

Substantive Motion Carried

1795   (31)  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/2016/1347 by Ms Angela Pearce for planning permission to change the use of an existing building to a residential dwelling, retain the use of existing timber constructed buildings consisting of a public recreational area, toilet housing units and storage units in a compound facility, erect animal shelters for breeding pigs in a paddock and sheep, retain a polytunnel and erect a further two polytunnels at Clampit Creek Campsite, Blackmoor Lane, Epworth Road, Haxey, DN9 2LL.

The applicant informed the committee of the requirement to reside on the site to be able to carry out her work there and support her family.  She said denying residency would greatly reduce the working hours available and she was much more prepared then when the application was previously submitted. There was no intention for her to hold any kind of music events on the site and Clampit Creek was not responsible for the construction vehicle problems.

Cllr Mumby-Croft indicated she was sympathetic to the applicant and her requirements, however as there was insufficient paperwork to support the application she would have to agree with the officer’s recommendation to refuse permission.

Cllr Bainbridge was concerned with the application submitted and the lack of evidence, or business plan to support the request.
Resolved – That planning permission be refused in accordance with the officer’s recommendation.

(ii)         PA/2016/1698 by Ongo Homes Ltd for planning permission to erect 16 one-bedroom flats arranged in eight blocks and extend the existing highway (to be adopted), create new vehicular access points, car parking and visitor parking, with new boundary treatments, hard and soft landscaping, and external lighting at land at Holgate Road, Scunthorpe, DN16 1JB.

The Head of Development Management update the committee and highlighted that the figure quoted on page 35 of the report should have read £11,738 and not £11,00738 as stated in the report.

The agent reiterated what was requested in the application and informed the committee that it was sustainable economic development, and should be a key consideration. He indicated that the officer’s report recommended refusal due to the air quality, and stated that the applicant had an independent health report carried out that was not fully outlined in the officer’s report, which indicated that the development would not constitute a significant quantity of air pollution.  He felt the air quality did not out-weigh the other benefits of the application.

Cllr Mumby-Croft still had reservations and concerns about the air quality and health issues surrounding the application, as did Cllr C Sherwood who requested further Environmental Health advice during the meeting.

Cllr Grant stated that he totally disagreed with the air quality information provided, and said it was becoming a barrier to development in Scunthorpe.

Resolved – That planning permission be refused in accordance with the reasons contained within the report.

1796   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/2016/1423 by John Halmshaw Partners for planning permission to carry out internal alterations to Unit 1, Main Hall West Wing, internal alterations and extensions and garage to Unit 2, Main Hall East Wing, and internal alterations to Unit 2, Main Hall East Wing, and internal alterations to Unit 3, Hall Servants Wing at Units 1, 2 and 3 Wootton Hall, Vicarage Lane, Wootton, DN39 6SH.

Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report. (ii)         PA/2016/1466 by John Halmshaw Partners for listed building consent to carry out internal alterations to Unit 1, Main Hall West Wing, internal alterations and an extension and garage to Unit 2, Main Hall East Wing, and internal alterations to Unit 3, Hall Servants Wing at Units 1, 2, and 3 Wootton Hall, Vicarage Lane, Wootton, DN39 6SH. Resolved –  That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report. (iii)        PA/2016/1465 by John Halmshaw Partners for listed building consent for alterations to an existing outbuilding (Unit 4) in the curtilage of Wootton Hall, including construction of a dormer window in conjunction with a change of use to form a dwelling at Wootton Hall, Vicarage Lane, Wootton, DN39 6SH.

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

(iv)        PA/2016/1467 by John Halmshaw Partners for listed building consent for alterations and an extension to an existing cottage, linked to an existing former barn (now domestic storage and garaging) to be converted and altered to form an extension to existing dwelling at Unit 6 Wootton Hall, Vicarage Lane, Wootton, DN39 6SH.

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

(v)         PA/2016/1594 by Mrs Jackie Wall for planning permission to construct a manège at OS Field 8023 Carr Lane, East Lound, Haxey, DN9 2LT.
Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report.

(vi)        PA/2016/1647 by Mrs Susan Jarman for planning permission to retain fencing at 22 The Birches, Westwoodside, Haxey, DN9 2PH.

Cllr C Sherwood asked for the photographs to be uploaded for the committee to view, in doing so he indicated he could not see any problem with the fence that appeared well established.

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

(vii)      PA/2016/1677 by Lidl UK GmbH for planning permission for an extension to an existing store car park and erection of a trolley bay, along with relocation and enhancement of a footway, and associated landscaping, including additional lighting at Lidl, Atherton Way, Brigg, DN20 8AR.

Cllr C Sherwood had reservations about the cycle path and sought clarification from the officers present.  He had concerns about the conflict between anglers and walkers/cyclists having to use the same track.

Cllr Grant was also concerned about the mixed access on the cycle track, and felt that fishermen and cyclists would not be happy about using the same access.

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

(viii)     PA/2016/1716 by Ongo Homes Ltd for planning permission to erect six one-bedroom flats, arranged in three blocks to include car parking and associated works at land to the rear of Davy Avenue, Scunthorpe.

An objector addressed the committee with a collective objection from a number of local residents opposed to the application. There had numerous concerns including the loss of light and privacy, increased noise, increased anti- social behaviour, problems with bins stored adjacent to boundary fences that will increase the noise and result in  pest problems.

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

(ix)        PA/2016/1827 by Annabel Herring, Belmar Developments Ltd for planning permission to erect a detached dwelling at 53A North Street, Roxby, DN15 0BL.

An objector who owned the bungalow adjoining the land raised concerns relating to the construction of the dwelling as it would be on a lower level to her boundary, it would cause overlooking from the attic windows that would compromise her privacy.  She was also concerned about the position of the proposed patio area as it was facing west towards her patio, and would be better placed north or east so it would not compromise her privacy.

The agent indicated it was a modest detached family home that had already been granted outline planning permission.  He stated the proposed dwelling would be exactly the same footing as that previously approved at outline stage. He did not feel privacy would be compromised for neighbouring properties and said that a 1.8metre fence would be put between the properties.

Cllr C Sherwood remembered visiting the site at outline permission stage and felt there was no great difference with this application, therefore, would agree with the officer’s recommendation to grant permission.

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

(x)         PA/2016/1867 by Mr Richard Dent for planning permission to raise the roof height of an existing dwelling to form a three-storey dwelling at Beech House, 18 Queen Street, Epworth, DN9 1HG.

The agent informed the committee that the development to raise the roof height of the existing dwelling would only enhance the street scene, and add internal valuable space to the property.

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

(xii)    PA/2016/1907 by Nim and Gurd Mattu for outline planning permission to erect five detached dwellings at former site of Sir Solomon Inn, King Edward Street, Belton, DN9 1QN.

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

Reports