Planning Committee – 31 July 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 3 July and 17 July 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), Armiger, Collinson, J Davison, Foster, Grant, Longcake, C. Sherwood and Southern.

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

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

1967    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 Briggs
Minute : General  Application : General
Nature of Interest : Member of the Fire Authority & member of the Isle of Axholme Water Management board.
Councillor L Foster
Minute : General  Application : General
Nature of Interest : Member of Bottesford Town Council.
Councillor C Sherwood
Minute 1970 (vii) Application PA/2019/604
Nature of Interest : Lives on Manley Gardens
Councillor N Sherwood
Minute 1970 (vii) Application PA/2019/640
Nature of Interest : Chairman of Brigg Fishing Club.

The following members declared that they had been lobbied:-

Councillor Briggs
Application PA/2019/24;  Minute 1970 (ii)
Councillor Collinson
Application PA/2019/640;  Minute 1970 (vii)
Councillor Glover
Application PA/2019/267;  Minute 1969 (ii)
Councillor Poole
Application PA/2018/2447;  Minute 1969 (v)
Application PA/2019/538;  Minute 1970 (vi)
Councillor C Sherwood
Application PA/2019/640;  Minute 1970 (vii)
Councillor N Sherwood
Application PA/2019/640; Minute 1970 (vii)
Councillor P Vickers
Application PA/2019/527; Minute 1970 (v)

1968    MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of the meeting held on 3 and 17 July 2019, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the Chairman.

1969    MAJOR APPLICATIONS – The Group Manager – Development Management and Building Control 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/2015/0396 by Mr Mark Graves, Maltgrade Limited for Outline planning permission for the development of up to 2500 new homes including a village centre (Use Classes A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B1 and D1), a health care facility (Use Class D1), community facilities (Use Class D1), a 3 form of entry primary school (Use Class D1), new roads and footpaths, informal areas of open space, play spaces and new wildlife habitats, water bodies and wetlands with all matters reserved for subsequent approval at Lincolnshire Lakes, M181 from M180 to A18 Burringham.

The Group Manager – Development Management and Building Control provided an update to the committee.

An objector spoke against the application and in doing so urged the applicant to have a joined up/ co-ordinated approach, and felt there should be evidence that they are all working together.

The agent indicated that they had three applications on the agenda and was happy with the officer’s report, and the relevant update received from the Group Manager. He indicated it would be the southern gateway area of Scunthorpe, it complied with policies and the area action plan, and would also provide a great deal of new infrastructure and provision for the area.

Cllr L Foster stated that he had always been in support of the project, but was disappointed that the application did not include affordable housing. He also had concerns on the foul water management system in Scunthorpe South and felt improvements needed to be made by Severn Trent as a matter of urgency.

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

(ii)       PA/2015/0627 by Mr Mark Graves, Maltgrade Limited for planning permission for highway works to deliver the new terminating junction to the M181 motorway (due to the de-trunked section of the highway to the north and south of the terminating junction) and the development of the eastern and western sections of the east west link road connecting to the B1450 Burringham Road at Lincolnshire Lakes, M181 from M180 to A18, Burringham

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

(iii)      PA/2015/0628 by Mr Mark Graves, Maltgrade Limited for hybrid application for full planning permission for new road and footpaths, informal areas of open space, parklands, play areas and new wildlife habitats, attenuation ponds, recreational lakes and wetlands community; and outline planning permission with all matters reserved for non-residential institutions (Use Classes D1 and D2), leisure facilities (Use Classes A1 and A3) and storage (Use Class B8) at Lincolnshire Lakes, M181 from M180 to A18, Burringham

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

(iv)  PA/2018/2186 by Mr Shaun Hunt, Lincolnshire Lakes Ltd for Outline planning permission for 36 dwellings including new access road and adoptable sewage pumping station (appearance, landscaping, layout and scale reserved for subsequent approval) at Woods along Scotter Road, Scunthorpe

The Group Manager – Development Management and Building Control provided an update on a number of conditions that needed to be added to the permission if the committee approved the application.

The agent stated that the application would have zero impact on the street scene if it was approved as it was in a secluded area. He indicated it would fulfil the five year housing land supply, and that there had been no statutory objections, with the Environment agency removing their initial objection.

Cllr Grant stated the application was outside the development boundary, and was not in line with planning policy and therefore could not support the application.

Cllr Collinson had concerns with regard to the foul water and sewage and could not support it as it was outside the boundary limits.

It was moved by Cllr Evison and seconded by Cllr C. Sherwood –

That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the officer’s report, with the addition of the following conditions:-

1.
The details submitted in pursuance of the outline permission shall be accompanied or preceded by the submission to the local planning authority of an archaeological strategy that provides the following:

Stage One
(i)         the proper identification and evaluation of the extent, character and significance of archaeological remains within the application area comprising geophysical survey followed by the excavation of trial trenches in accordance with a brief provided by the North Lincolnshire Historic Environment Record

(ii)        an assessment of the impact of the proposed development on the archaeological remains

(iii)       the submission of an updated written scheme of investigation for the approval in writing of the local planning authority setting out mitigation proposals that include the following:

Stage Two
(i)         measures to ensure the preservation in situ or by record of archaeological features of identified importance

(ii)        methodologies for the recording and recovery of archaeological remains, including artefacts and ecofacts

(iii)       post-fieldwork methodologies for assessment and analyses

(iv)       report content and arrangements for dissemination, and publication proposals

(v)        archive preparation and deposition with recognised repositories

(vi)       a timetable of works in relation to the proposed development, including sufficient notification and allowance of time to ensure that the site work is undertaken and completed in accordance with the strategy

(vii)      monitoring arrangements, including the notification in writing to the North Lincolnshire Historic Environment Record of the commencement of archaeological works and the opportunity to monitor such works

(viii)     a list of all staff involved in the implementation of the strategy, including sub-contractors and specialists, their responsibilities and qualifications.

2.
No development shall take place until the applicant, or their agents or successors in title, has provided the local planning authority with written confirmation that they have secured the implementation of the programme of archaeological work set out in the approved written scheme of investigation for archaeological mitigation (Stage Two).

3.
The development shall not be occupied until any archaeological mitigation investigation and post-investigation assessment has been completed in accordance with the programme set out in the approved written scheme of investigation, and provision made for analysis, publication and dissemination of results and archive deposition has been secured.

4.
A copy of any analysis, reporting, publication or archiving required as part of the mitigation strategy shall be deposited at the North Lincolnshire Historic Environment Record within one year of commencement of the archaeological programme of work or such other period as may be agreed in writing by the local planning authority.

Reason (for all the above conditions)
To comply with paragraph 199 of the National Planning Policy Framework, policy CS6 of the Core Strategy and policy HE9 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan because the site has the potential to contain significant archaeological remains, including human remains, that the development would otherwise destroy. The evaluation strategy is required in order to assess the archaeological significance and the impact of the proposals, and to inform a subsequent archaeological mitigation strategy to preserve archaeological evidence in situ or by means of a comprehensive record and creation of a permanent archive, to advance public understanding. The Stage Two archaeological mitigation strategy must be prepared and approved for implementation prior to the commencement of any groundwork within the application site that would otherwise result in destruction without record.

5.
No development shall take place until a scheme for the disposal of foul water has been agreed in writing by the local planning authority and none of the dwellings shall be occupied until it is connected to the approved drainage system.

Reason
To ensure satisfactory drainage is provided in accordance with policy DS14 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

Moved by Cllr Grant and seconded by Cllr Collinson as an amendment –

That planning permission be refused.

Amendment Lost
Motion Carried.

(v)  PA/2018/2447 by Partner Construction and Acis Group for planning permission to erect 20 residential dwellings at land adjacent Pumping Station, Ings Lane, Hibaldstow.

Four objectors spoke against the application and in doing so had concerns over the following areas: loss of agricultural land, unstainable development, possible increase in crime and disorder, highway could become congested with parked cars, increase in traffic and impact on the local highway network, worries about the impact on foul drainage and possible increase of flooding.  They did not feel it was an appropriate location, and would have a detrimental effect on the character of the village.

The agent for the development indicated that a need had been identified in Hibaldstow for more affordable housing, and the provision of much needed bungalows. He stated that the development plan had all been addressed and it was a sustainable development.

The chairman read out a letter of objection from the local MP Nick Dakin.

Cllr Poole spoke as the local ward member and queried the consultation that had taken place, and the needs assessment that had taken place for Hibaldstow. He felt there was no established need in the area, and the consultation outcome confirmed that. He was concerned about the drainage in the area and urged the committee to refuse the application as it was development in the open countryside.

Cllr Evison did not feel the application was a rural exception, he stated it was outside the development area in open countryside, and there was no indication of housing need in Hibaldstow so could not support the application.

It was moved by Cllr Evison and seconded by Cllr J Davison that –

Planning permission be refused for the following reasons:-

1.
Insufficient evidence has been provided to prove that there is a demonstrable need for the proposed affordable housing to serve the settlement of Hibaldstow. The proposal is therefore contrary to policy CS9 of the North Lincolnshire Core Strategy.

2.
The proposal would introduce a significant amount of built form on a greenfield site outside the identified development boundaries for Hibaldstow that would urbanise the existing rural landscape. The proposal is therefore contrary to policies CS2 of the North Lincolnshire Core Strategy and RD2 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

Motion Carried.

(vi)  PA/2019/267 by Partner Constructions and Acis Group for planning permission to erect 24 dwellings at land to the east of Hillside Road, Broughton DN20 0HQ.

Five objectors addressed the committee and raised a number of concerns against the application. These concerns covered the following areas:- the impact it would have on the countryside, highway safety, ecology concerns, wildlife would be affected, it was outside the development boundary, it would increase traffic in the area significantly, drainage problems, construction traffic in the area for up to two years, far more sustainable locations for the proposal, infrastructure will not be able to cope, and it was also felt there was no overwhelming demand for people looking to move into the area.

The agent stated that whilst there was no up to date needs assessment for the village, there was adequate evidence within the authority for the need.  He outlined monies that would be made available for the schools if the development was approved, and indicated that the construction impact and traffic would only be short term as it was a short –term build.

Cllr Glover spoke against the development as the local ward member.  He stated that there had been considerable public interest against the application, and there was no local need identified.  He was against the loss of open space, it was outside the development boundary, and would generate extra traffic.

Cllr Evison having listened to the speakers indicated he was minded to refuse the application as it was outside the boundary development line.  He also had concerns that the housing need assessment was not up to date with development in the open countryside.

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

That planning permission be refused for the following reasons:-

1.
Insufficient evidence has been provided to prove that there is a demonstrable need for the proposed affordable housing to serve the settlement of Broughton. The proposal is therefore contrary to policy CS9 of the North Lincolnshire Core Strategy.

2.
The proposal would introduce a significant amount of built form on a greenfield site outside the identified development boundaries for Broughton that would urbanise the existing rural landscape to the detriment of the scenic quality and local character of the landscape. The proposal is therefore contrary to policies CS2 of the North Lincolnshire Core Strategy and policies RD2 and LC7 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

Motion Carried.

1970    PLANNING AND OTHER APPLICATIONS – The Group Manager – Development Management and Building Control 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/2018/2361 by Mr Max Lambert for planning permission to change area of residential land use, erect detached bungalow thereon and re-site a Dutch barn at Caravan, The Meadows, Carr Lane, East Lound, Haxey, DN9 2LT.

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

(ii)  PA/2019/24 by Mr Paul Harland, Walcot Farm for planning permission to erect three timber cabins and associated parking at Land west of Hill Side Plantation, Burton upon Stather Road, Walcot, Alkborough, DN15 9JT.

The Group Manager – Development Management and Building Control informed the Committee of an amendment to the recommendations in the officer’s report, and in doing so indicated that it should read ‘refuse permission’ instead of ‘granted permission’.

An objector who was a resident in Garthorpe felt that it would have a detrimental effect on the character of North Lincolnshire. She felt that it would have an adverse effect on tourism in the area as many use the cliff for cycling, walking and bird watching, and urged the committee to protect it in its current form.

The applicant put a case forward for the application, and highlighted that other locations had been considered, however, they did not have the sea views that would attract tourists to come and stay in the proposed lodges.  She said it was a small scale development, no cars would be parked on site, and it would not affect the cliff edge trees.

Cllr Briggs spoke against the application as he felt the scarp was very important to the landscape of the area, and it would be detrimental to the character of the countryside.  He said it was already an existing tourism spot with benefits for the area, and urged the committee to refuse it.

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

(iii)  PA/2019/319 by Mr D Brinkley for outline planning permission to erect 9 dwellings with all matters reserved at land north of Sandtoft Road, Westgate, Belton.

Cllr Evison stated he was minded to refuse the application as it was a departure from the development plan, and was against a number of planning policies including CS2 and CS3.

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

That planning permission be refused for the following reason:-

1.
The proposal would result in residential development outside the defined development boundary for Belton and as such is contrary to policies CS2 and CS3 of the North Lincolnshire Core Strategy, and policy RD2 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

Motion Carried.

(iv)  PA/2019/405 by S H Brown Farms Ltd for Planning permission to erect seven dwellings including demolition of existing farm building at Manor Farm, North Carr Lane, Saxby All Saints, DN20 0QH.

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

(v)  PA/2019/527 by Mrs Charlene Everitt for planning permission to erect a log cabin in rear garden to run a hairdressing business at 2 Elmdale, Barton upon Humber, DN18 5EB.

The applicant informed the committee that due to her family circumstance, and the stress of owning a salon for eight years she had decided to work from home for the benefit of her family and well-being. She said the neighbours were fine with her application and she would have set hours during the day for working, and by appointment only. She also highlighted that the number of clients and their cars could be accommodated on her own driveway.

Cllr P Vickers as the local ward member supported the application. He stated that the working times had been agreed with Environmental Health, and it would help with the families work like balance.

Cllr Evison stated that he knew the area very well, and it was a large residential street to accommodate the cars, and the neighbours were in support of the application. He felt that the application should be supported by the committee.

It was moved by Cllr Evison and seconded by Cllr C.Sherwood –

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

1.
SC01 (standard time limit condition)

Reason
SR01

2.
SCPLAN1 (standard plans condition) – PA/2019/527/01, PA/2019/527/02 and SO185927 rev 0.

3.
Opening hours for the hairdressing business shall be limited to:

  • 9am to 7pm Monday to Friday; and
  • 9am to 2pm on Saturdays.

The hairdressing business shall remain closed on Sundays and public/bank holidays.

No appointments shall be made outside the above hours.

Reason
To protect the amenity of neighbouring properties in accordance with policy DS4 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

4.
Visits by customers to the business shall be by appointment only.

Reason
To protect the amenity of neighbouring properties in accordance with policy DS4 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan

(vi)  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.

Motion Carried.

(vi)        PA/2019/538 by Mr & Mrs G Parkes for planning permission to erect a two-storey side extension and, two-storey rear extension at Hop Villa, 6 Well Street, Messingham, DN17 3RT.

The committee heard from an objector who opposed the application as he felt it was over bearing and would triple the size of the property.  He stated it was the second time the application had been submitted as it was refused the first time round.  He said it would result in loss of light and privacy to his property and asked the committee to have a look at the site before making a decision.

Cllr Evison was concerned about the application, and the size of the proposal so proposed a site visit be held by the committee.

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

(vii)   PA/2019/640 by Mr Chris Prince, Car & Caravan Company Ltd for   planning permission to retain a change of use of land for motor vehicle sales and storage, and retain portable offices at land south of Engine Street, Brigg.

An objector was against the development as he felt there was more suitable sites in the area that would also have better access. He said it was a site of high risk of flooding, with the pond and public space opposite the commercial site.

Cllr C Sherwood felt that there should be a soft landscaping buffer as a condition to the application if approved, and had concerns with regard to the drainage in the vicinity.

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

1.
Within one month of the date of this decision, details of the soft landscaping buffer shown on drawing reference 634‑19 shall be submitted to and agreed in writing by the local planning authority. The agreed landscaping shall be carried out within one month of the date these details are agreed unless a longer period is agreed in writing by the local planning authority. Any trees or plants which die, are removed or become seriously damaged or diseased within five years from the date of planting shall be replaced in the next planting season with others of similar size and species to those originally required to be planted, unless the local planning authority agrees in writing to any variation.

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

2.
Within three months of the date of this permission, a detailed condition survey of the existing watercourse network located within the development site shall be carried out and submitted to the local planning authority. The survey shall identify any required reinstatement works and a timetable for their implementation, and the works shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

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.

(viii)  PA/2019/662 by Mr Russell Fox for planning permission to erect dormer bungalow and attached garage at land rear of 1 Westcombe Court, Scunthorpe, DN16 2AD.

Resolved – That the application be withdrawn.

(ix)  PA/2019/697 by Mr Marsh for Planning permission to install biomass boiler, convert stable to office, extend roof to form covered store and associated alterations at Holme Tree Farm,  access road to Holme Tree Farm, Haxey, DN9 2NP.

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

(x)  PA/2019/736 by Mr M Walden for outline planning permission to erect a detached dwelling with layout, scale, appearance and landscaping reserved for subsequent approval at land east of 16 The Avenue, Burton upon Stather, DN15 9EU.

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

(xi)  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 applicant addressed the committee and informed it that he had received only positive comments from neighbouring residents, and there was a good demand for starter homes in the area. H acknowledged it was slightly outside the boundary limit but was a good use for the site.

Cllr Evison had concerns about the size of the development and the boundary limit, and felt that a site visit would be beneficial.

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

(xii)  PA/2019/753 by Mr B Rickards for planning permission to erect a single-storey rear extension and create a new vehicular access at 14 Main Street, Worlaby, DN20 0NW.

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

(xiii) PA/2019/827 by Mr D Shaw, Baddow Properties Limited for planning permission to convert and change the use of first and second floor to form four residential apartments and upgrade rear parking area (re-submission of PA/2015/0822) at 27 Market Place, Brigg, DN20 8LF.

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

Reports