Planning Committee – 25 September 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 meeting held on 28 August 2019 as a correct record and authorise the chairman to sign.

4.  Major Planning Applications.

5.  Planning and other applications for determination by the committee.

6.  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), Collinson, J Davison, L.Foster,   Longcake, Mumby-Croft, Southern, Yeadon and Wells

Councillor Hannigan attended the meeting in accordance with Procedure Rule 37(b).

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

1976   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:-

Councillor Wells
Minutes 1978 (i) 1979 (ii) Applications PA/2018/1703 & PA/2019/752
Nature of Interest : Ward Member, Parish Councillor

The following members declared that they had been lobbied:-

Councillor Collinson
Application PA/2018/1703 Minute 1978 (i)
Councillor Hannigan
Application PA/2018/1703 Minute 1978 (i)
Councillor Mumby-Croft
Application PA/2018/1703 Minute 1978 (i)
Councillor N Sherwood
Application PA/2018/1703 Minute 1978 (i)

1977   MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of the meeting held on 28 August 2019, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the Chairman.

1978   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/2018/1703 by Mr David Ashford, KBC Logistics Ltd for planning permission for change of use of land to erect a workshop, office accommodation, palisade fencing and proposed lorry park at and at the east end of Lancaster Approach, North Killingtholme.

The applicant spoke in support of the application and indicated the application was not for a lorry park, but for an operating centre, workshop and office.  He indicated there would be no increase in vehicle movements and was in a sustainable area, and within the allocation of the local plan.

Cllr Hannigan as the ward member had serious concerns about the management of the yard, and irresponsible operators on that site.  He indicated that a number of residents were not happy about the site or the application due to the noise, pollution and dust issues.

Cllr Wells requested that if the application was to be approved, then could an extra condition be attached to reduce the noise of the reversing bleepers at night.

Resolved – That planning permission be approved in accordance with the recommendations contained within the officers recommendations, with the addition of the following condition:

All forklifts operating on site shall be fitted with white noise reversing alarms unless otherwise agreed in writing by the local planning authority.

Reason: To protect the amenity of neighbouring residential properties in accordance with policy DS1 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

1979    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/2019/67 by Trustees of Lt Col R Sutton Nelthorpe’s Trust for planning permission to erect three linked dwellings and associated works, including demolition at land west of Home Farm, Main Street, Sturton, Scawby DN20 9DL.

The agent speaking on behalf of the applicants informed the committee that the primary objective was to protect and enhance the estate and heritage of the village by submitting the application.  He stated it would be good quality housing replacing old redundant buildings, and would enhance the historical assets of the area.

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

(ii)      PA/2019/752 by Mr Lewis Dillon, Proctor New Build Homes Ltd for planning permission to erect four pairs of semi-detached dwellings at Site of former Railway Inn, Kings Road, Barnetby le Wold, DN38 6HJ.

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

(iii)     PA/2019/1083 by Mr G Farmer for planning permission to demolish an existing residential dwelling and erect a steel-framed warehouse (re-submission of PA/2018/989) at 1 Doncaster Road, Westwoodside, DN9 2ED.

The applicant addressed the committee and highlighted the application was a re-submission following concerns with the previous application. He indicated that they had reduced the size, scale and mass compared to the original submission, and it was in line with the sustainable development policies.

Cllr Evison felt that the applicant had gone the extra mile with their re-submission and support the recommendation to grant permission, with the addition of another condition to ensure the cladding was green rather than grey.

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

Notwithstanding the approved plans, the external cladding used in the construction of the building shall be dark green in colour.

Reason: In the interest of visual amenity in accordance with policy DS1 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

(iv)     PA/2019/1120 by Mr & Mrs Pickering for planning permission to convert barn and erect a single-storey extension to create two dwellings (including demolition of existing crew yard roof) at Barn north of Southam Barns, Brocklesby Road, Ulceby, DN39 6SU.

Speaking on behalf of the applicants the agent informed the committee that he felt the proposed development would enhance the area, and would be better for the appearance and character of the street scene within Ulceby.  He indicated that the Parish Council were in favour of the development and it would be a great use of redundant buildings.

Cllr Hannigan spoke as the ward member in support of the application stating that it was a sustainable development, and in keeping with the surrounding buildings.

Cllr Wells highlighted that the development proposed was in the middle of a row of properties, and that every application should be determined on its own merit.  He said it was highly sustainable and within walking distance of the local amenities.

The Head of Planning & Development stated that if the permission was to be granted subject to “standard conditions” he advised that in addition to the standard time limit and plans conditions the approval should also be subject to the conditions recommended by consultees and a condition to remove permitted development rights in respect of extensions to the properties.

It was moved by Cllr Wells and seconded by Cllr Longcake –

That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations from planning and 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: 18/099/0001, 18/099/0002, 18/099/0004 and 18/099/0005.

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

3.
No loose material shall be placed on any driveway or parking area within 10 metres of the adopted highway unless measures are taken in accordance with details to be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority to prevent the material from spilling onto the highway. Once agreed and implemented these measures shall be retained.

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

4.
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 for a distance of 2 metres from the highway boundary across the site frontage.

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

5.
No dwelling on the site shall be occupied until the vehicular access to it and the vehicle parking and turning space serving it have been completed and, once provided, the vehicle parking and manoeuvring space shall be retained.

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

6.
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.

7.
The external facing materials used in the construction of the development shall be those set out in Section 7 ‘Materials’ of the submitted application form.

Reason
To ensure 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.

8.
Notwithstanding the provisions of Classes A, B and D of Part 1 of Schedule 2 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (as amended), or any order revoking and re-enacting that order with or without modification, no extensions shall be erected on the site other than those authorised by this permission.

Reason
To ensure the development is in keeping with the character and appearance of the countryside, in accordance with policies RD2 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan and CS3 of the North Lincolnshire Core Strategy.

Motion Carried.

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