Planning Committee – 20 November 2019

Chairman:  Councillor N Sherwood
Venue:  Conference Room, Church Square House, 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 9 October 2019, and the 23 October 2019 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), Armiger, Bainbridge, J Davison, L.Foster,  Grant, Longcake, Southern and Wells.

Councillor(s) Hannigan, Marper, Poole, Rowson, and Yeadon attended the meeting in accordance with Procedure Rule 37(b).

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

1986   DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS, SIGNIFICANT CONTACT WITH APPLICANTS OR THIRD PARTIES (LOBBYING) AND WHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS (IF ANY)

The following member declared a personal and prejudicial interest :-
Councillor N Sherwood
Minute 1990 (i); Application PA/2017/731; Nature of Interest – Family Member

The following members declared that they had been lobbied:-
Councillor S Bainbridge
Application PA/2019/1267 Minute 1988 (ii)
Councillor R Hannigan
Application PA/2019/948 Minute 1988 (i);
Application PA/2019/745 Minute 1990 (ii)
Councillor N Poole
Application PA/2019/984 Minute 1990 (iii);
Application PA/2019/745 Minute 1990 (ii)
Councillor D Southern
Application PA/2019/1267 Minute 1988 (ii)
Councillor D Wells
Application PA/2019/948 Minute 1988 (i)
Application PA/2019/1267 Minute 1988 (ii)

1987   MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of the meeting held on  9 and 23 October 2019, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the Chairman.

1988   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/2019/948 by Punch Partnerships Ltd, Punch Partnerships (PML) Limited for planning permission to erect four dwellings with associated works at The Fox Inn, Front Street, Ulceby, DN39 6SY.

The agent for the application addressed the committee and highlighted that it was within the development limits of the settlement, and it was supported by planning policies and the council’s local plan. He indicated that highways had no objections to the proposals, and the parking would not be reduced following development.

Cllr Hannigan spoke as the local ward member and highlighted residents’ concerns over the application, and these were based purely on the parking issues and not the development itself.

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

(ii)  PA/2019/1267 by Mr Wayne Martin for planning permission to erect detached garage at 5 Alan Crescent, Scunthorpe, DN15 7PL.

Cllr Yeadon spoke as the local ward member, and in doing so indicated that the neighbour had no objection to the garage, just the material used in its construction.

Cllr Evison agreed that following the site visit the materials used were not appropriate facing the neighbour’s property. He had no objection to the garage but felt that all the construction should be built in the same brick.

Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the officer’s recommendation and with the following additional condition:-

3.
Within three months of the date of this permission the rear (south) facing wall shall be clad or altered to a brick finish that matches the remainder of the building in colour and texture and shall be retained as such thereafter.

1989   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/2018/2534 by Mr Craig Hawley, Gleeson Regeneration Ltd for planning permission to erect 120 dwellings at land east of Top Road, Winterton.

Cllr Rowson spoke as the local ward member stating that she had major concerns with the highway impact, particularly on the entrance and exit, and she urged the committee to hold a site visit before making a decision.

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

1990    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.

(Cllr N Sherwood having declared a personal and prejudicial interest left the meeting for the following item).

(i)  PA/2017/731 by Mr Moore for planning permission to erect three dwellings at rear of 53 Wrawby Street, Brigg, DN20 8HD

An objector addressed the committee highlighting how the development would affect his property from overlooking, loss of sunlight and privacy.

Resolved –That the application be refused for the reasons contained within the officer’s report.

(Cllr N Sherwood returned to the meeting).

(ii)  PA/2019/745 by Mr & Mrs Jenkins for outline planning permission for nine dwellings (landscaping reserved for subsequent approval) at land to the north of Habrough Lane, Kirmington.

The agent for the application addressed the committee and indicated that prior to the council having a five year land supply the application was looked on favourably. He was unsure if the authority would meet that land supply, and this application would help meet those requirements. He stated it was a good development, particularly for first time buyers, and had received some positive feedback with outline planning permission being progressed ok in April 2019.

Cllr Hannigan as the ward member felt residents had become victims of some developers and the five year housing land supply requirements. He stated that the officer’s report and recommendation was the right decision.

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

(iii)  PA/2019/984 by Mr Robert Kneale for planning permission to erect a dwelling with associated works at land adjacent to Samantha, Main Street, Howsham, LN7 6LD.

Cllr Poole as the local ward member indicated that the proposal was over the development line and urged the committee to hold a site visit.

Cllr Evison stated he was not familiar with the village so also felt a site visit would be beneficial before making a decision.

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

(iv)  PA/2019/1469 by C Denton for outline planning permission to erect a dwelling with all matters reserved for subsequent approval at land west of Glovers Paddock, Ings Lane, Hibaldstow, DN20 9PJ.

The agent informed the committee that this was a single dwelling in-fill plot, and the original outline planning permission had lapsed.  He indicated that it was the same application that had previously been approved as a small scale infill plot. He also felt in was in a sustainable development and was compliant with the NPPF.

Cllr Poole the local ward member queried why the planning officer had changed his opinion as it was previously approved, and he highlighted that the infill would continue the development line and supported the application.

Cllr Evison also felt that the previous application was approved, he did not see anything different with it apart from that it had lapsed, and therefore would support the application.

It was moved by Cllr Evison and seconded by Cllr Longcake:

That planning permission be granted subject to same conditions as PA/2015/1460 but replacing condition 9 with standard condition CC09. Need to agree pre-commencement conditions prior to issuing decision.

Motion Carried.

(v)  PA/2019/1701 by Mr & Mrs Sally Grindrod-Smith & Chris Smith for planning permission for refurbishment works to a dwelling and garage, and to erect a single-storey front entrance at 34 Northfield Road, Messingham, DN17 3SA

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

Reports