Planning Committee – 12 February 2020

Chairman:  Councillor N Sherwood
Venue:  Conference Room, Church Square House, Scunthorpe
Time: 2 pm                               
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mail 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 meeting held on 15 January 2020 as a correct record and authorise the chairman to sign.

4.  Applications deferred from previous meetings 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 Group Manager – Development Management and Building Control unless otherwise stated.

MINUTES

PRESENT:-  Councillor N Sherwood (Chair)

Councillors Evison (Vice-Chairman), Bainbridge, Clark, L Foster, Grant, Longcake, C. Sherwood, Southern and Wells

Councillor(s)  Armiger, Briggs, J. Davison, Mitchell, Poole and Rose attended the meeting in accordance with Procedure Rule 37(b).

The committee met at Church Square House, High Street, Scunthorpe.

2001   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:

Councillor Briggs
Minute – General    Application – General
Nature of Interest – Member of the Fire Authority and member of the Isle of Axholme Water Management Board.

Councillor J Davison
Minute 2004(ii)   Application PA/2019/1782
Nature of Interest – Member of Bottesford Town Council

Councillor L Foster
Minute 2004(ii)   Application PA/2019/1782
Nature of Interest – Member of Bottesford Town Council

Councillor Mitchell
Minute 2004(iii)  Application PA/2019/1800
Nature of Interest – Member of Epworth Town Council, member of the Isle Drainage Board and member of Epworth Heritage Group.

The following members declared that they had been lobbied:-

Councillor L Foster
Application PA/2019/1782 Minute 2004 (ii)

Councillor Mitchell
Application PA/2019/1800 Minute 2004(iii)

Councillor Poole
Application PA/2019/164   Minute 2004(i)

2002   MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of the meeting held on 15 January 2020, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the Chairman.

2003   APPLICATION DEFERRED FROM PREVIOUS MEETING – In accordance with the decision at the previous meeting, members had undertaken site visit on the morning of the meeting.  The Group Manager – Development Management and Building Control submitted reports and updated them orally.

(i)       PA/2019/1475 by Mr Nicholas Blackburn for Planning permission for a change of use to the storage and sale of vehicles at The Woodlands, Brook Lane, Scawby Brook, DN20 9JY

An objector spoke against the application with concerns around the access, safety and suitability.  Raising concerns on the shared access and the amount of vehicles visiting the site on a daily basis. In addressing the committee the objector felt that the business was inappropriate for the setting, and was also worried about the chemicals used on the site.

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

2004   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/2019/164 by Mr A E & D M Swaby for Outline planning permission to erect up to 25 dwellings with all matters reserved for subsequent approval at land off Scotter Road, Messingham, DN17 3QE

The agent spoke in support of the application, and in doing so stated that the development would be a natural extension to the existing village, and was highly sustainable with its primary school, doctors, public house and good transport links. He said it was a natural infill with no significant harm, no flood risk or drainage issues, and any technical issue could be resolved.

Cllr Poole spoke as the local ward member against the application, and urged the committee to support the officer recommendation to refuse permission. He had grave concerns with the drainage issues and stated that a full study needed to be undertaken in the area.

Resolved – That planning permission be refused in accordance with the recommendations contained in the officers report, with the following addition:

2.
The proposed development, by virtue of its location outside the defined settlement boundary for Messingham and the scale of development proposed (up to 25 dwellings), is considered to have a significant urbanising effect on the south western edge of the settlement by introducing a significant level of built form into the rural landscape, to the detriment of its open character and appearance. Therefore, the development is considered contrary to policies RD2, H5, DS1 and LC15 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan, and CS5 and CS8 of the adopted Core Strategy.’

(ii)      PA/2019/1782 by Mr S Akins, Bildurn (Properties) Ltd for Outline planning permission for up to 200 dwellings with appearance, landscaping, layout and scale reserved for subsequent consideration at land south of Moorwell Road, Yaddlethorpe, Bottesford

The Group Manager – Development Management and Building Control gave an update on the application and an informative that would need to be added to the decision notice if approved by the committee.

Two objectors one of whom lived on Scotter Road South raised concerns with regard to the very busy road, and number of accidents that occur on there. He felt that the addition of the new junction on this development also merging onto this road, without adequate footpaths or cycle ways would only make the problem worse, and even dangerous. The second objector stated the application was just a re-submission with a minor tweak, and did not fall within the land identified as a contingency site.  He said the travel plans were not practical, and that the current infrastructure could not cope with further development.

Cllr J Davison spoke as the local ward member and felt that the re-submission was just the same as the previous one refused by the planning committee in 2019.  He said it was not suitable for the area, it was outside the development boundary in the open countryside. He had various concerns over the travel plans, footpaths and roads not suitable, and the land was prone to flooding and sewage issues.

Cllr Armiger also spoke as the local ward member and had great concerns over the additional traffic on a dangerous road, and felt it would increase the HGV movement along that road.

It was moved by Councillor Longcake and seconded by Cllr L.Foster –

That planning permission be refused.

Moved by Councillor Evison and seconded by Councillor C Sherwood as an amendment –

That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the officer’s report subject to the section 106 agreement, and the informative received from Fisher German to be included on the decision notice.

The votes having been equal, the Chairman used his second and casting vote on the amendment.

Amendment Carried.
Substantive Motion Carried.

(iii)     PA/2019/1800 by Mr John Wainwright for Outline planning permission for residential development with appearance, landscaping, layout and scale reserved for subsequent consideration at land adjacent to Shirecroft, 34 Station Road, Epworth, DN9 1JZ

There were five objectors speaking against the application. Their main concerns and objections covered the following areas: It was outside the development area, access safety issues, the area being part of special historical landscape, concerns for flooding, and they did not feel that the village had capacity for the development, and there was already a large number of housing developments in the area.

Cllr Mitchell spoke as the local ward member raising concerns on the possible flooding and drainage risks the development could cause. He also stated it was contrary to Policy DS16, it was not a sustainable development, and there was no local need for it in the area.

Resolved – That planning permission be refused in accordance with the officer’s recommendations contained within the report.

2005    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/2019/895 by Trustees of the Elwes Children’s 1989 Settlement, c/o Balfours LLP Shrewsbury for planning permission to convert former agricultural barn to form a dwelling, including associated works at Old Farm, North Street, Roxby, DN15 0BL.

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

(ii)      PA/2019/1055 by Mrs Julie Reed, Amcotts Parish Council for planning permission for the siting and conversion of shipping containers to form a cafe, toilet, shop area and training/education room together with the installation of sewage treatment plant at Workshop, Peat Works, access track alongside Moor Middle Drain, Crowle, DN17 4BZ.

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

(iii)     PA/2019/1536 by Mr Kevin Johnson for planning permission to erect a dwelling and two stock ponds at Messingham Sands Fishing Complex, Butterwick Road, Messingham, DN17 3PN

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

(iv)     PA/2019/1614 by Mr Jason Dexter for Planning permission to erect two-storey side extensions with associated works at Ermine, 58 Messingham Lane, Scawby, DN20 9ND.

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

(v)      PA/2019/1844 by Mr Paul Elsome, Withane Property Services Limited for planning permission to erect a detached dwelling and associated works at land adjacent to Temperance Avenue, Messingham, DN17 3SF

The applicant informed the committee that the proposal would have minimal impact on the neighbours, it would match the current street scene, and the dropped kerb was already in place for access to the dwelling.

Cllr Evison felt it would be beneficial for the committee to have a look at the site as he was unsure of the locality of the proposal.

Resolved – That the application be deferred to the next meeting to allow the committee to visit the site.

(vi)     PA/2019/1854 by Mr Richard Pantry for planning permission to erect a replacement farmhouse at Tassle Croft Farm, Turbary Road, Haxey, DN9 2JN

In addressing the committee the applicant urged the committee to support this proposal. In doing so she outlined the family need for the new property as the current one was not fit for purpose. She indicated that there was a need for the property to be situated on the farm, more space was required, and it would provide more security. She felt that the development would mirror other properties in the area.

Cllr Rose as the local ward member spoke in support of the application. He indicated that the current property was small, and in a poor state of repair, and urged the committee to use their flexibility as the proposal was similar to other properties in the area, and was set back and screen with trees.

Cllr Evison stated that it was a replacement build on farming land, used for the family of the farming business, and felt that it would fit in with the current scene with no harm to the amenity.

It was move by Cllr Evison and seconded by Cllr Wells –

That planning permission be granted with 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.

2.
The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans: LIHC 001, LIHC 003, PANTRY/2019/01, PANTRY/2019/02.

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

3.
No above-ground work 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.

4.
No above-ground work shall take place until details of the positions, design, materials and type of boundary treatment to be built/planted have been agreed in writing by the local planning authority. The agreed boundary treatment shall be built/planted before the dwelling is occupied, and once built/planted it shall be retained.

Reason
To provide an appropriate level of screening in accordance with policies H8 and DS1 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

5.
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.

6.
The dwelling shall not be occupied until the vehicular access to it and the vehicle parking and turning space(s) serving it have been completed and, once provided, the vehicle parking and turning space(s) shall be retained.

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

7.
No development shall take place until a species protection plan has been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The plan shall include details of measures to avoid harm to badgers, hedgehogs, great crested newts, bats and nesting birds during vegetation clearance and construction works. Once agreed the plan shall be implemented in full for the duration of construction works.

Reason
To conserve biodiversity in accordance with saved policy LC5 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan and policy CS17 of the Core Strategy.

8.
Within three months of the commencement of development, the applicant or their successor in title shall submit a biodiversity management plan to the local planning authority for approval in writing. The plan shall include:

(a) details of bat roosting features to be installed in the new dwelling;

(b) details of nesting sites to be installed to support a variety of bird species;

(c) restrictions on lighting to avoid impacts on bat roosts, bat foraging areas, bird nesting sites and sensitive habitats;

(d) provision for hedgehogs to pass through any fencing installed between gardens and between areas of grassland;

(e) prescriptions for the retention, planting and aftercare of native trees, shrubs and hedgerows of high biodiversity value;

(f) proposed timings for the above works in relation to the completion of the dwelling.

Reason
To conserve and enhance biodiversity in accordance with policies CS5 and CS17 of the North Lincolnshire Core Strategy.

9.
The species protection plan and biodiversity management plan shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details and timings, and the approved features shall be retained thereafter, unless otherwise approved in writing by the local planning authority. The applicant or their successor in title shall submit photographs of the installed bat roosting and bird nesting features, within two weeks of installation, as evidence of compliance with this condition.

Reason
To conserve and enhance biodiversity in accordance with policies CS5 and CS17 of the North Lincolnshire Core Strategy.

10.
Notwithstanding the provisions of Classes A, B, C, D, E and G of Part 1 of Schedule 2 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 (or any order revoking and re-enacting that order with or without modification), no extensions, buildings or enclosures shall be erected on the site or installed on the building other than those expressly authorised by this permission.

Reason
To safeguard the character and appearance of the open countryside and the historic landscape in accordance with policies RD2 and LC14 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan and CS6 of the North Lincolnshire Core Strategy.

Motion Carried.

(vii)    PA/2019/1912 by Mrs Marie Lydon for outline planning permission to erect a single dwelling with all matters reserved for subsequent consideration at land adjacent to Whitegate Stables, Star Carr Lane, Wrawby, DN20 8SG.

The Chairman read out a letter of support from the Lead of North Lincolnshire Council.

Cllr C Sherwood highlighted that the proposal was in open countryside, it had 3 or 4 houses situated to either side of it, so felt that the bungalow in the middle would be no different to what is actually present.

It was moved by Cllr Evison and seconded by Cllr Loncake –

That planning permission be granted in accordance with the following conditions:

1.
Approval of the details of the layout, scale, and appearance of the building(s), the means of access thereto 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.

2.
Plans and particulars of the reserved matters referred to in condition 1 above, relating to the layout, scale, and appearance of any buildings to be erected, the means of access to the site 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.

3.
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.

4.
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.

5.
The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans: DRWG/PA/2019/1912/01.

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

6.
No development shall take place until details of:

(i)       the location and layout of the vehicular access; and

(ii)      the number, location and layout of the vehicle parking space(s) within the curtilage of the site;

have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.

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

7.
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.

8.
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.

9.
No above-ground works shall take place until details showing an effective method of preventing surface water run-off from the highway onto the developed site have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. These facilities shall be implemented prior to the access and parking facilities being brought into use and thereafter so retained.

Reason
To prevent the increased risk of flooding to themselves and others, to improve and protect water quality, and to ensure the implementation and future maintenance of the sustainable drainage structures in accordance with policy DS16 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan, policies CS18 and CS19 of the North Lincolnshire Core Strategy and paragraphs 155, 157, 163 and 165 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

10.
No above-ground works shall take place until details showing an effective method of preventing surface water run-off from hard paved areas within the site onto the highway have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. These facilities shall be implemented prior to the access and parking facilities being brought into use and thereafter so retained.

Reason
In the interest of highway safety and to comply with policy T19 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan, policies CS18 and CS19 of the North Lincolnshire Core Strategy and paragraph 163 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

11.
No above-ground work shall take place until details of the positions, design, materials and type of boundary treatment to be built/planted have been agreed in writing by the local planning authority. The agreed boundary treatment shall be built/planted before the dwelling is occupied, and once built/planted it shall be retained.

Reason
To provide an appropriate level of screening in accordance with policies H8 and DS1 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

12.
No above-ground work 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.

Motion Carried.

(viii)   PA/2019/1927 by Mr Stuart Moody for planning permission to erect single-storey front and rear extensions and a detached double garage at 11 Winterton Road, Winteringham, DN15 9NF

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

(ix)     PA/2019/1945 by Mr G Baker for Advertisement consent to retain two free-standing signs at Holly Villas, Station Road, Graizelound, Haxey, DN9 2NH.

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

(x)      PA/2019/1986 by Mr Adam Rowson for planning permission to erect a two-storey rear extension including associated works at Springwold, Melton Road, Wrawby, DN20 8SL

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

Reports