Planning Committee 18 April 2018

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 14 March 2018 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 Director: Operations unless otherwise stated.

MINUTES

PRESENT:-  Councillor N Sherwood (Chairman)

Councillors Ogg (Vice-Chairman), Bainbridge, Collinson, J Davison, Glover, Grant, Longcake, Oldfield and Wells

Councillor(s) Briggs, Marper, Reed and P.Vickers attended the meeting in accordance with Procedure Rule 37(b).

The committee met at Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.

1874   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 Briggs 1878(vi) PA/2017/1682 Chairman of SSE Windfarm Fund
Cllr Ogg 1878(ii) PA/2017/1078 Friend of the Applicant.

The following members declared a personal interest:-

Member(s) Minute Application(s) Nature of Interest
Cllr Briggs General Member of the Fire Authority and Isle of Axholme Water Management Board.
Cllr Reed 1878(vi) PA/2017/1682 Ward Member

1875   MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of the meeting held on 14 March 2018, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the Chairman.

1876   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 Group Manager- Development Management submitted reports and updated them orally.

(i)          PA/2017/1715 by Mr Andrew Roberts for planning permission to erect a two-storey extension at The Smithy, Green Lane, Westgate, Belton, DN9 1QD.

An objector addressed the committee and felt that they would be the most effected by the proposed extension. They had various concerns including the loss of light, drainage and surface water run-off issues, removal of the hedge,  loss of privacy and overlooking, and that it would be overbearing and not in keeping with the street.

Cllr Ogg, was concerned with the removal of the hedge and stated that he would like to see it retained if permission was approved.

Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report, with the addition of the following condition –
9.
No development shall take place until details of measures to protect the boundary hedge during construction of the hereby approved extension have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The hedge shall be retained and, for the avoidance of doubt, shall not be wilfully damaged or destroyed, uprooted, nor any other works carried out which would cause damage to the hedge. The hedge shall be retained at a minimum height of 3 metres unless otherwise agreed in writing by the local planning authority.

Reason

In the interests of amenity in accordance with policy DS1 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

(ii)         PA/2017/1929 by Mr Richard Mills, North Lincs Property Limited for planning permission to erect seven dwellings and associated garages at 3a – 8 Harris View, Epworth, DN9 1GJ.

The agent thanked the committee for taking time to visit the site and hoped they agreed that it would complete the development.  He agreed with the case officer report and felt all the detail was covered.

Cllr J Davison felt that there were no issues to be worried about following their site visit but he was worried about cutting into the embankment and the vegetation.

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

The proposed retaining wall/bund to be installed along the western boundary of the site shall be installed on the site in accordance with   details submitted to and approved by the Council.  Thereafter only the approved scheme shall be implemented on site at all times.

Reason: In order to safeguard the visual amenity of the locality in accordance with policies LC14 and DS1 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

The existing vegetation located on the embankment shall be retained. Any vegetation which dies, is removed or becomes seriously diseased or damaged within three years from the date of this permission shall be replaced in the next planting season with vegetation of similar size and species to those originally located on the site unless the Local Planning Authority agrees in writing to any variation.

Reason: In order to safeguard the visual amenity of the locality in accordance with policies LC14 and DS1 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

(iii)     PA/2018/40 by Mr McGurran, McGurran Assets for planning permission to erect three dwellings at land adjacent to 3 – 5 West End, Winteringham, DN15 9NR.

An objector spoke on behalf of a number of objectors on the grounds of an increase in congestion due to the lack of parking provision and the resultant impact upon the highway safety.

The agent asked the committee to support their officer’s report for recommendation as there were no reasons for refusal.  He indicated it was on a quiet road in the centre of the village with capacity for on-road parking.

Cllr Marper as the ward councillor raised a number of issues objecting to the proposal.  She felt it was against policy and had issues with the impact on the local amenity/businesses as there was not enough parking currently.  She also had reservations as to the capacity of the sewage system and its ability to cope with extra pressure.

Cllr Ogg reiterated what Cllr Marper had said and informed the committee that it was not the best of sites, and that the application should be refused as it was contrary to a number of policies.

It was moved by Councillor Ogg and seconded by Councillor Longcake –

That planning permission be refused for the following reasons:-

1.
The proposal would introduce an amount of built form to the proposed site that does not work with the site constraints. The proposal would bring two-storey dwellings within the setting of listed buildings and the development would create a terracing effect along this part of West End. Furthermore, there would be a disproportionate amount of private amenity space afforded to future residents. The proposal is therefore contrary to Core Strategy policies CS5, CS6 and CS7 as well as policies DS1, HE2 and HE5 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

2.
The proposal would impact upon the setting of the adjacent listed buildings. The scale and massing of the dwellings, as well as the contemporary nature of some of the architectural features, would challenge those protected buildings and would therefore not conserve, protect or enhance North Lincolnshire’s historic environment. The proposed development is therefore contrary to policies CS6 of the North Lincolnshire Core Strategy and HE5 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

3.
The proposal would introduce a design and built form that is at odds with the street scene and wider conservation area. The proposal would also impact the open character of the area of amenity importance that lines this side of West End. The proposal would therefore be contrary to policies HE2 and LC11 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

Motion Carried.

1877   MAJOR APPLICATIONS – The Group Manager – 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/2018/403 by Lidl UK GmbH and Hillcrest Garages (Sowerby Bridge) Limited for planning permission to vary conditions 2, 5, 7, 8, 13, 19 and 33 of PA/2017/1449 relating to drawings, revised vehicular and pedestrian access (including removal of Ferriby Road access), access road junction, access road, travel plan and foul water strategy respectively at Lidl Food Store and Pub/Restaurant on land off Ferriby Road, Barton upon Humber.

Cllr P Vickers addressed the committee as ward member and raised concerns about the change of access that would lead to all the traffic merging onto a busy road in Barton, and also the loss of tress and the requirement to protect them.

Cllr Wells stated that he was not against the application but would like to see additional conditions in the approval to protect the trees and provide adequate footpaths.

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

The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans: 7146 – P001 Rev. B, 7146 – P003 Rev. H, 7146 – P004 Rev. D, 7146 – P005 Rev. D, 7146 – P006 Rev. F, 7146 – P007 Rev. C, 7146 – P008 Rev. B, 7146 – P100 Rev. C, 7146 – P101 Rev. D, 7146 – P102 Rev. D, 7146 – P201, 7146 – P202, 7146 – P203, 7146 – P204, R/1961/1K, R/1961/2G, R/1961/3G, 001 Rev. P11 and O-2056419 DWG 01.

15.
The scheme of landscaping and tree planting shown on drawings R/1961/1K, R/1961/2G and R/1961/3G shall be carried out in its entirety within a period of twelve months beginning with the date on which development is commenced or within such extended time period as may be agreed in writing with the local planning authority. Any trees, shrubs or bushes removed, dying, being severely damaged or becoming seriously diseased within five years of planting shall be replaced with trees, shrubs or bushes of similar size and species to those originally required to be planted unless the local planning authority have given written consent to any variation.

22.
Lighting for the proposed scheme shall be installed in accordance with the Proposed Lighting Layout Drawing Number O-2056419 DWG 01.

1878   PLANNING AND OTHER APPLICATIONS – The Group Manager – 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/2017/1046 by Mr David Snowden for planning permission for change of use of ground floor of former bank to two apartments, demolition of extensions to side and rear and erection of three houses with associated parking at Bank House, 8 Holydyke, Barton upon Humber, DN18 5PT.

An objector spoke to the committee raising a number of issues she had concerns with, these included it being a congested are for parking and traffic, increase in potential for traffic accidents, loss of trees, loss of privacy with overshadowing into her kitchen window, and the potential for localised flooding issues.

Cllr Ogg felt that following the concerns from the nearby residents, and the overshadowing issues he felt that a site visit would be beneficial.

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

(Cllr Ogg having declared a personal and prejudicial interest left the meeting for the consideration of the following item).

(ii)         PA/2017/1078 by Mr John James, H  James & Son Limited for planning permission to retain a silo at Manor Farm, Burton upon Stather Road, Walcot, Alkborough, DN15 9JT.

An objector from the neighbouring property stated that the silo had a detrimental impact on his residential property and on the street scene for Walcot. He said the noise from the filling and emptying the silo was a health and safety concern, and that there were less intrusive positions within the farmyard that should have been considered.

The agent stated that the silo was on the same site and position as the old silo that was previously there, and was much shorter in height. He indicated that the neighbouring property was screen from the silo, and that the noise issue was not a material planning issue.

Cllr J Davidson was concerned that the silo was not bunded, and indicated that it should be granted permission with an extra condition for bunding for environmental issues.

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

2.
The silo hereby permitted shall not be brought into first use until an impervious bund wall has been constructed around it. The volume of the bunded compound shall be at least equivalent to the capacity of the tank plus 10%. All filling points, vents, gauges and sight glasses must be located within the bund. The drainage system of the bund shall be sealed with no discharge to any watercourse, land or underground strata. Associated pipework shall be located above ground and protected from accidental damage. All filling points and tank overflow pipe outlets shall be detailed to discharge downwards into the bund. Once constructed the bund wall shall thereafter be retained.

Reason
To define the terms of the permission, to prevent pollution of the water environment and to comply with policy DS13 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

(At this stage in proceedings Cllr Ogg returned to the meeting).

(iii)        PA/2017/1300 by Mr & Mrs Guest for planning permission to erect two-storey and single-storey extensions including alterations to existing dwelling and erection of detached garage (including demolition of existing) at Ashdene, Low Hall Road, East Lound, DN9 2LU.

The immediate neighbour tp the development strongly objected to the proposal, she was distressed it was going to cause problems with overshadowing into her property, with a loss of daylight into her kitchen. She also felt that it was over development of the site and would result in inconvenience to neighbouring occupiers.

Cllr Ogg also had concerns with the size of the development and asked that a site visit be carried out before the committee made a decision.

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

(iv)        PA/2017/1301 by Mrs M Osbourne for outline planning permission for a residential development with all matters reserved for subsequent approval at land north of 5 Commonside, Crowle, DN17 4EX.

Cllr Brigss and Cllr Reed spoke as local ward members and raised concerns with the flooding and sewerage system. They asked for reassurances for robust conditions to alleviate no further impact on the sewerage system.

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

16.
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.

Reason
To ensure satisfactory drainage is provided in accordance with policy DS14 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

(v)         PA/2017/1452 by Mr George Sargent for outline planning permission to erect a detached dwelling with all matters reserved for subsequent approval at Former Factory, Rear of Wheelgates, Brigg Road, Hibaldstow, DN20 9PB.

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

(vi)        PA/2017/1682 by Mr Chris Cowan, Clerk, Amcotts Parish Council for planning permission to site a metal storage container for a temporary period of 2 years at Millennium Gardens, corner of Church Street and Chapel Street, Amcotts.

An objector stated that the container was sited before planning permission was obtained, and was unsuitable to be sited in a public garden and was not in keeping with the character of the area.

Cllr Ogg supported the application but asked for condition 6 to be amended to allow the permission to be granted for two years from the date it was originally placed in the garden

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

6.
The container hereby permitted shall be removed and the land restored to its former condition on or before 17 months from the date of this decision unless the express consent of the local planning authority has been given for its retention.

(vii)       PA/2017/1990 by Mr K Philips for planning permission to erect a building for use as a play barn with associated works including a new car parking area at Shepherds Place, Akeferry Road, Westwoodside, Haxey, DN9 2NF.

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

(viii)      PA/2017/2043 by Mr Mark Birkett for planning permission to erect a detached domestic garage with self-contained living accommodation above for a member of the applicant’s family at Rose Cottage, Coronation Road, Ulceby, DN39 6SX.

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

(ix)         PA/2017/2044 by Mr Mark Birkett for planning permission to erect a two-storey rear extension including roof lights at Rose Cottage, Coronation Road, Ulceby, DN39 6SX.

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

(x)         PA/2017/2098 by Marjara Care Group for planning permission to erect a building to house two biomass boilers and a pellet storage area, to provide up to 100 kilowatts of energy to the care home at Rathside Care Home, 41 Gainsborough Lane, Scawby, DN20 9BY.

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

(xi)        PA/2018/75 by Mr Paul Rackham, Property Recycling Group PLC for planning permission to construct an access road at former Sugar Beet Factory, access roads to power station, Scawby Brook.

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

Reports