Planning Committee – 28 August 2019

Chairman:    Councillor N Sherwood
Venue:           Conference Room, Church Square House, Scunthorpe
Time:             2.00 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 31 July 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 Armiger, Collinson, J Davison, L Foster, Grant, Longcake, C Sherwood, Southern and Wells

Councillors Briggs, Hannigan, Mumby-Croft and Rowson attended the meeting in accordance with Procedure Rule 37(b).

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

1971   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
Minute 1974 Application PA/2019/167
Nature of Interest : Ward Councillor
Councillor Briggs
Application General
Nature of Interest : Member of Humberside Fire Authority; Member of the Isle of Axholme and North Nottinghamshire Water Management Board

The following members declared that they had been lobbied:-

Councillor Wells
Application PA/2019/752 Minute 1973
Councillor Mumby-Croft
Application PA/2018/2305 Minute 1974
Councillor Hannigan
Application PA/2019/167 Minute 1974

1972   MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of the meeting held on 31 July 2019, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the Chairman.

1973   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/2019/538 by Mr and Mrs G Parkes for Planning permission to erect a two-storey side extension and, two-storey and single-storey rear extensions at Hop Villa, 6 Well Street, Messingham, DN17 3RT.

An objector raised concerns about the height of the proposed extension and the detrimental impact that this would have on neighbours and the character of the immediate area.

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

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

The Group Manager – Development Management updated the Planning Committee regarding changes to the Five Year Housing Land Supply Statement.  As this would have a bearing on the assessment of the merits of this application it was suggested and moved by the Chairman that the application be deferred to a future meeting.

Resolved – That consideration of this application be deferred to a future meeting.

1974   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/2108/2305 by Trustees of the Elwes Children’s 1989 Settlement for Outline planning permission to construct 10 dwellings, and associated roads and drainage works, with all matters reserved for subsequent approval at Land to the west of Old Hall Lane, Roxby.

An objector raised concerns about the proposed development, particularly regarding building upon a nearby meadow which provided natural drainage to adjacent properties.  Concerns were raised about the wider impact on the village and a number of other issues.

A second objector echoed these concerns, stating that there would be an increased risk of flooding if the development went ahead.  A third objector also repeated these concerns, stating that the proposal fell outside of the settlement boundary.

The agent for the applicant stated that the development provided an excellent opportunity to add to the housing stock with quality properties near to local amenities.  The agent expressed a number of concerns about the report and local processes.

Cllr Mumby-Croft highlighted the concerns expressed by residents on the increased risk of flooding due to the development of natural defences, and asked the committee to agree with the officer recommendations.

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

Cllr L Foster requested that his abstention on this vote be recorded.

(ii)  PA/2019/167 by Mr Hay, VolkerInfra for Planning permission for a temporary construction site compound, including portable office buildings, car parking, toilets, welfare facilities and cable drum storage areas at Land south of Unit B, access roads on disused airfield, North Killingholme

Cllr Hannigan stated that HGV traffic in the area and associated noise was becoming an increasing issue in North Killingholme, and suggested that restrictions be placed on the hours of operation.

Cllr Wells agreed that restrictions on hours of operation should be added as a condition and suggested his preferred hours.  Officers clarified the existing position.

Resolved – (a) That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the officer’s report, and (b) an additional condition be implemented stating that HGV movements to and from the site shall not take place outside of the following hours:

  • 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday
  • 7am to 1pm on Saturdays
  • 9am to 11am on Sundays

unless otherwise agreed in writing by the local planning authority.

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

1975    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/2019/297 by Mr Martin Moat for part retrospective planning permission to replace an existing passage from the main building to the WC with a wider passage, and erect an aluminium-framed building over a swimming pool at 27 A18 Trunk Road, Althorpe, DN17 3HN.

The applicant stated that there had been no objections from the parish council and the Planning Officer was supportive of the application and that there would be no detrimental impact on residents or the village.

Resolved – (a) That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the officer’s report, and (b) that condition 3 be amended to state that the swimming pool hereby approved shall be used for commercial purposes and for the domestic use of the unit of ancillary residential accommodation on site and shall not be used for commercial purposes outside of the following hours:

  • 30am to 7pm Monday to Friday,
  • 30am to 6pm on Saturdays,
  • 11am to 6pm on Sundays and public/bank holidays.

Reason: In the interests of amenity and to accord with policy DS1 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

(ii)  PA/2019/817 by Mr Andrew Fillingham for planning permission to install a dropped kerb at 47 Top Road, Worlaby, DN20 0NH.

The applicant stated that the proposed drop kerb would assist with access to the properties, avoid on-road parking, and improve the visual aesthetics of the site.

Cllr C Sherwood sought advice from officers on ensuring loose material did not enter the highway, which was clarified.

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

(iii)  PA/2019/871 by Mr Tutty for Planning permission to raise and replace garage roof, including rooflights and associated works at 3 Swannacks View, Scawby, DN20 9ET

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

(iv)  PA/2019/1117 by Mr and Mrs Paul Jackson for application for permission in principle to erect one to three dwellings at land adjacent to 61 Haxey Lane, Haxey, DN9 2ND

The agent for the applicant stated that objections from Haxey Parish Council were based on a misunderstanding of the new “in principle” application, and that the proposed site was classified as an infill development.  This had been verified by the Planning Inspectorate.

Several members of the Committee sought advice on the wider implications of the ‘In Principle’ policy, which were clarified by officers.

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

(v)  PA/2019/1130 by Mr Alan Carberry for Planning permission for change of use from office building (Use Class B1) to three flats (Use Class C3) at 8 High Street, Winterton, DN15 9PU.

An objector stated that residents had concerns around waste storage, the impact of multiple occupancy properties on fresh and waste water, and parking.

Cllr Rowson also raised concerns about parking, stating that increased housing with on-road parking would have a detrimental impact on the area.  Concerns were aso raised about a bus stop directly in front of the site.

The Committee discussed the application, seeking advice from officers as necessary.

Resolved – That planning permission be refused

Reason – The proposed development constitutes an over-intensive development, which makes insufficient provision for the storage of waste and off-street parking, and as such would have an unacceptable impact on neighbouring properties and upon highway safety. The proposed development is therefore contrary to policies DS1, T19 and H5 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

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