Planning Committee 6 December 2017

PRESENT:-  Councillor N Sherwood (Chairman)

Councillors Ogg (Vice-Chairman), Bainbridge, Collinson, J Davison, Glover, Grant, Kataria, C.Sherwood and Wells

Councillor(s) Briggs, T.Foster, Poole, K.Vickers and P.Vickers attended the meeting in accordance with Procedure Rule 37(b).

The committee met at Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.

1851   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 Briggs

 

 

General

 

General Member of Humberside Fire Authority and member of the Isle of Axholme &North Notts Water Board.
Cllr N Sherwood 1855(iii) PA/2017/1024 Knows the applicant

The following members declared that they had been lobbied:-

Member(s) Application(s) Minute
Cllr J Davison PA/2017/1504 1855(iv)
Cllr T Foster PA/2017/1199 1854(i)
Cllr Glover PA/2017/1504 1855(iv)
Cllr Grant PA/2017/1504 1855(iv)
Cllr Kataria PA/2017/1504 1855(iv)
Cllr Ogg PA/2017/1504 1855(iv)
Cllr N Sherwood PA/2017/1504 & PA/2017/1199 1855(iv) 1854(i)
Cllr Wells PA/2017/1504 1855(iv)

1852   MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of the meeting held on 15 November 2017, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the Chairman.

1853   (57)  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/2017/1436 by Mr and Mrs Altoft for planning permission to erect a bungalow with accommodation in the roof space, construct associated hard standing for vehicle parking, turning and access and relocate existing garage with vehicle parking to the front at 7 Elmdale, Barton upon Humber, DN18 5EB.

An objector addressed the committee with a number of concerns and these covered three principle areas, and included the fact that the proposal did not enhance the area, the character and appearance of the area would be affected as the property would be too large and, he was worried about the access and traffic on a junction with poor visability.

Cllr K Vickers, and Cllr P Vickers as local ward members indicated there had been significant public interest in the application, and also agreed with the concerns of the previous speaker.  They felt it would set a precedent if approved for back land development on other large gardens.

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

1854   (58)  MAJOR APPLICATIONS – The Director: Operations 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/2017/1199 by Green Meadow Limited for outline planning permission for up to 302 dwellings with public open space, including demolition of existing buildings, with all matters reserved except for access at RAF Kirton in Lindsey, B1400 from B1398 to B1205, Kirton in Lindsey, DN21 4HZ.

The manager from the local GP surgery addressed concerns at the lack of consultation with the local NHS.  He stated that the surgery did not have the capacity to support the development and the families who would accommodate the new dwellings as they were the only provider in Kirton-in-Lindsey.  He stated he was not against the development, but was concerned about the provision of investment being recommended for investment in the health infrastructure.

The agent highlighted areas of the officer’s report, and stated that the applicants had worked very hard with officers in proposing the application.  He said it was a brownfield site, suitable for residential development, and consistent with policy.

Cllr Poole as a local ward member also had concerns around the investment for the surgery, and the consultation carried out with the NHS.  He also requested that if the application was approved then allocation on the open space should be considered for the provision of some allotments, and also that a traffic impact assessment be carried out on Kirton Market Place.

Cllr Bainbridge was concerned about the comments made on the health care provision in the area following the statement from the surgery manager, and indicated that it would be better to defer the application until further consultation with the NSH could be sought.

Resolved – That consideration of this application be deferred to a future meeting to allow further consultation with the NHS provision.

(ii)         PA/2017/1208 by Mr Paul Nicholson, North Lincolnshire Council for outline planning application for residential development with all matters reserved at vacant land, Halkon Close, Luddington.

Three objectors spoke against the planning application and their main concerns covered the following areas: the proposal would result in less rear access to the properties on Meredyke Road, the development would leave an unsafe alleyway, already unoccupied flats on Halkon Close due to lack of demand in the area, it would devalue properties, harm the wildlife, and increase the traffic and add to the problems relating to vehicular parking on Halkon Close.

Cllr Briggs as the local ward member reiterated the views of the objectors and the residents living in the area.  He questioned if it was the right kind of development for the land, the drainage capabilities and the fact that he felt bungalows would be more appropriate for the area.

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

1855   PLANNING AND OTHER APPLICATIONS – The Director: Operations 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 Group Manager – Development & Building Control updated the reports orally where appropriate.  Other officers attending gave advice and answered members’ questions as requested.

(i)          PA/2017/159 by Rockscape Contract Services for planning permission to construct new access road with junction onto the A18 (east of Pilfrey Bridge) to serve North Moor Farm, Crowle.

The agent spoke on behalf of the applicants and outlined the difficulties they were having with the current access, hence the requirement for a new access.  Also the problems it causes through noise, dust and disturbance.  He stated that the new access would rectify the current issues and improve the access and safety concerns.

Cllr Briggs as the local ward member had concerns with the plans attached to the application, and didn’t believe it actually clarified the situation and aske the committee to hold a site visit before making a decision.

Cllr J Davison felt it was difficult to see from the drawings enclosed and thought it would be useful to visit the site.

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

(ii)         PA/2017/442 by Mr William Bradwell, Garthorpe Farming Company Ltd for planning permission to erect two detached houses at land south of 31 and adjacent to Luddington and Garthorpe Primary School, High Street, Luddington.

An objector of a local agricultural business who regularly uses the road had concerns about the lack of visibility at the crossroads junction , particularly in relation to egress from the southern farm access road, and the positioning of the fencing along the southern boundary line that would cause difficulties for large farm vehicles safely using the access road.

Cllr Ogg suggested that if the application was approved it should have conditions attached to improve the footpath and safety, including nothing to be grown or planted above 1.05metres in height.

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

  1. The proposed dwellings shall not be occupied until the footway has been provided across the whole of the site frontage in accordance with the approved details.

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

  1. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 (or any order revoking and re-enacting that order with or without modification), nothing shall at any time be erected, retained, planted or allowed to grow over 1.05 metres in height above the level of the adjoining carriageway from the highway boundary to the front building line of the dwellings across the whole of the site frontage.

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

(iii) PA/2017/1024 by Mr Wilson for planning permission to erect two bungalows with associated landscaping and access drive at land to the rear of 30 Abbey Road, Ulceby, DN39 6TJ.

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

(iv) PA/2017/1504 by Mrs Thasitha Kandappillai for planning permission to erect a single-storey rear extension and front porch, raise roof to accommodation loft conversion including installation of two front dormers, and erect front boundary wall and gates at 2 Crowberry Drive, Scunthorpe, DN16 3DE.

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

(v) PA/2017/1547 by Mr and Mrs C Trout for planning permission to erect a dwelling at land adjacent to The Forge, Traingate, Kirton in Lindsey. Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained in the report.

Reports