Planning Committee – 21 October 2020

Chairman:    Councillor N Sherwood
Venue:           Virtual Meeting Microsoft Teams
Time:   2 pm
Email address: planningcommittee@northlincs.gov.uk

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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 26 August 2020 as a correct record and authorise the Chairman to sign.

4.  Applications deferred from previous meetings for a site visit.

5.  Major Planning Application

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), J Davison, L Foster and Southern.

Councillor(s) England, Hannigan, O’Sullian, Rose and wells attended the meeting in accordance with Procedure Rule 37(b).

This was a Microsoft Teams Virtual Online Meeting.

2045   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 that they had been lobbied:-

Councillor Hannigan
Application PA/2020/603 Minute 2048 (i)

Councillor Marper
Application PA/2020/333 Minute 2049 (ii)

Councillor Rose
Application PA/2020/865 Minute 2049(v)

Councillor C Sherwood
Application PA/2020/1073 Minute 2049(x)

Councillor Wells
Application PA/2020/603 Minute 2048 (i)

2046   MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of the meeting held on 26 August 2020, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the Chairman.

2047   APPLICATIONS DEFERRED FROM PREVIOUS MEETING – In accordance with the decisions at the previous meeting, members had undertaken site visits prior to the meeting.  The Group Manager – Development Management submitted reports and updated them orally.

(i)  PA/2020/982 by Mr & Mrs S Stothard for planning permission to erect a dwelling, including demolition of existing garage at land rear of Milkwood, Melton Road, Wrawby, DN20 8SL.

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

2048   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/2020/603 by Mr Mark Snowden, Keigar Homes Ltd for outline planning permission for residential development and associated public open space with all matters reserved for subsequent consideration at land off Ferry Road, Barrow upon Humber.

A number of objectors spoke against the application. In doing so they shared a number of concerns raised by local residents.  The concerns were based around the access road proposed for the development being too narrow, with a potential for increased traffic that they felt would increase bottle necks. They stated that the infrastructure was not capable of accommodating the development as the school and doctors were already at capacity, with a poor bus service route.  A large degree of concern was based on danger to the local wildlife in the open countryside and the affects the development would have on them.

The application tried to ease some of the objectors concerns and referred to a public consultation process that had taken part earlier in the year, and shaped the application.  He stated that Barrow had five of the seven key facilities, it had excellent traffic links, and was identified as a good natural growth area in a sustainable location.  He said there was a need for housing development in the area and this provided a good opportunity also to contribute to the five year housing land supply.

Cllr Hannigan spoke as the local ward member and highlighted that in his view the area had already had its fair share of new developments, and there was no requirements for 64 more dwellings in the area.  He stated it was out of the development boundary and in the open countryside, and a major concern was the highways infrastructure as the area was already busy and the access proposed would be a great concern.

Cllr Wells also spoke as a local ward member and objection to the application.  He stated  that there was already water problems in Barrow and the development would have a detrimental affect on residents., it would put extra pressure on a system already unable to cope in some areas.  He said Barrow had water table problems, and additional housing would add to the problems.

Cllr Evison had sympathy with the residents ad previous speakers but also stated that if granted there was a number of conditions to protect certain situations and if this was to go to appeal and won, those conditions would be lost and leave the development wide open for the developers to ignore any conditions.

Cllr L Foster agreed with the residents and objectors and felt that the application was contrary to policy, and the developers continue to use the lack of a five year housing land supply to support their applications.  He stated that the committee needed to consider the local residents and the local infrastructure and what affect this would have on them as he felt it would be detrimental to the area.

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

2049   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/2019/930 by Mr Mark Wall, NPP Properties Ltd for planning permission to erect a replacement dwelling and two detached dwellings at land south of Tetley House, Tetley, Crowle, DN17 4HY.

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

(ii)  PA/2020/333 by Mr James Tune for planning permission to create a new access (resubmission of PA/1999/0967) at Tyr Fryn, Todds Lane, Burton upon Stather, DN15 9DG.

An objector spoke against the application, and urged the committee to refuse planning permission. He had a number of concerns, including the proposed access route, trees on the development, and the stability of the banks to the boundaries.

Cllr Marper spoke as the local ward member and in doing so also raised concerns with regard the bank and possible subsidence, and the issues of vehicles driving over a public footpath.

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

(iii)  PA/2020/623 by Mr Steve Burdett, Pentire Properties Ltd for planning permission to erect two detached dwellings with associated car parking (including demolition of existing dwelling) at The Paddocks, King Edward Street, Belton, DN9 1QN.

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

(iv)   PA/2020/862 by Mr David Booth for planning application for change of use of land to form residential curtilage, and site annexe in association with Oak Barn at Chapel, High Street, Luddington, DN17 4QY.

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

(v)   PA/2020/865 by Mr J Coggon, Coggon Brothers Ltd for planning permission to erect extensions to an agricultural building comprising a general-purpose agricultural building and potato store, including hard standing and ancillary site works (resubmission of PA/2019/320) at Field 7478, land north-west of North Street, West Butterwick.

The agent spoke on behalf of the agent indicating that the site had been established since 1836 and the buildings are dated and would no longer be viable if not extended.  The development would also help alleviate problems with parking on the road, and access improved.  The extensions are required to continue with the business and would cause no harm to the area. It would create more local jobs.

Cllr Rose the local ward member spoke in support of the application.He supported the growth of local businesses. He wished for it to be painted green .

It was raised by committee whether there should be a tree planting scheme to add additional screening and minimise the impact on the landscape.

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

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: 1 of 4 – Elevations; 2 of 4 –  Floor Plan; 3 of 4 – Proposed Site Plan and 4 of 4 – Proposed Location Plan.

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

3.  The walls and roof of the building(s) hereby approved shall be finished in Olive Green steel sheeting as shown on drawing no: 1 of 4 – Elevations and shall be retained as such thereafter.

Reason
To protect the character and appearance of the area in accordance with policies DS1, RD2 and LC14 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

4.
No above-ground work shall take place until proposals for a scheme of tree planting have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.

Reason
The development site is located within a sensitive landscape and screening of the building(s) is required to satisfactorily mitigate their impact on the character and appearance of the area in accordance with policies DS1, RD2 and LC14 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

5.
The approved scheme of tree planting shall be carried out within 12 months of development commencing (unless a longer period is agreed in writing by the local planning authority). Any trees 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
The development site is located within a sensitive landscape and screening of the building(s) is required to satisfactorily mitigate their impact on the character and appearance of the area in accordance with policies DS1, RD2 and LC14 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

6.
No development shall take place until a detailed surface water drainage scheme for the site has been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The scheme shall be based on sustainable drainage principles and an assessment of the hydrological and hydrogeological context of the development. The drainage scheme shall demonstrate that surface water run-off generated up to and including the 1 in 100 year critical storm (including an allowance for climate change) will not exceed the run-off from the existing site. It shall also include details of how the resulting completed scheme is to be maintained and managed for the lifetime of the development so that flood risk, both on and off the site, is not increased.

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 adoption and maintenance, of the sustainable drainage features in accordance with policy DS16 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan, and policies CS18 and CS19 of the North Lincolnshire Core Strategy.

7.
The drainage scheme shall be implemented in accordance with the approved submitted details, completed prior to the occupation of the approved building(s), and thereafter retained and maintained in accordance with the scheme for the life of the development unless otherwise agreed in writing with the local planning authority.

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 adoption and maintenance, of the sustainable drainage features in accordance with policy DS16 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan, and policies CS18 and CS19 of the North Lincolnshire Core Strategy.

Additional informatives

1.
Our records indicate that the proposed development site is bounded by, or has running through it, a watercourse (surface water pipe/culvert or ditch). Following inspection, the watercourse may need to be cleared, replaced, protected or diverted by the landowner at their expense in accordance with their riparian responsibilities. An easement adjacent to the watercourse may need to be provided for future maintenance. Any other drainage feature found during excavations must be immediately reported to the LLFA Drainage Team on 01724 297522, prior to any further construction works being carried out.

Please refer to the Environment Agency’s ‘Living on the edge – Riverside ownership rights and responsibilities’ document which can be found online for further information. Compliance with this guidance is to ensure the free flow of surface water is maintained throughout the development.

2.
The proposals indicate new connections into the watercourse. This must be consented by the local Internal drainage board through an Ordinary Watercourse Consent and appropriate discharge rates must be agreed. Please contact the LLFA drainage team on 01724 297522 or by email to llfadrainageteam@northlincs.gov.uk for further details. Compliance with this guidance is to ensure the free flow of surface water is maintained throughout the development.

Motion Carried.

(vi)   PA/2020/962 by Mr David Dowbusz, M&J Pido Properties SPV Ltd for planning permission to change the use of a dwelling to a seven-person house in multiple occupation (HMO), including loft conversion, and two-storey and single-storey extensions to rear at 34 Ferry Road, Scunthorpe, DN15 8QE

An objector spoke identifying concerns relating to loss of a family dwelling, loss of privacy and overshawdowing of neighbouring properties.

Cllr Sullivan ward member spoke objecting to the application as over development on a small site and the impact it would have on the community.

Cllr Evison had concerns with the application and in particular the detriment it would have on the neighbours.  He felt there would be parking problems and went against a number of planning policies.

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

That planning permission be refused for the following reasons –

1.
The proposed development would, as a result of the intensification of residential use, result in an unacceptable level of noise and disturbance to neighbouring residential properties. The proposal is therefore contrary to policies DS1, DS4 and H5 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

2.
There is insufficient off-street parking to cater for the proposed use as a seven-person HMO. As such, the proposal will result in an increase in on-street parking which will exacerbate existing issues of on-street parking in the area, to the detriment of the free and safe flow of vehicles using the local highway network. The proposal is therefore contrary to policies DS1, H5 and T19 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

Motion Carried.

(vii)  PA/2020/1017 by Mr Gary Baker, Oak Tree Fishery for planning permission for the permanent siting of a mobile home in connection with a fishing business at           Oak Tree Fishery, Station Road, Graizelound, DN9 2NQ.

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

(viii)  PA/2020/1035 by Mr Andrew Frost for planning permission to erect a two-storey dormer bungalow and porch at land adjacent to 154 High Street, Burringham, DN17 3LY.

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

(ix)  PA/2020/1062 by Mr G Johnston, Normanby Estate Company Ltd for outline planning permission to erect three dwellings (following the demolition of an existing agricultural outbuilding) with all matters reserved for subsequent consideration at 23 Springhead Farm, High Street, Flixborough, DN15 8RL.

An objector addressed the committee with various concerns and in particular site access and the highway.

The agent spoke supporting the application stating that it was infill with high quality homes, and there was no highway objection.

Cllr Marper spoke as ward member raising whether this was sustainable development.

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

(x)  PA/2020/1073 by Mr Andrew for planning permission to remove garage to rear, erect garage to side and replace conservatory with single-storey rear extension at 2 Atkinson Avenue, Brigg, DN20 8PP.

The agent spoke in favour of the application and Cllr C Shewood addressed the committee as the local ward member.

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

That planning permission be granted subject to 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: 2 ATKINSON AVE/200 – Proposed Plans & Elevations and Boundary Treatments; and YHFRQ13742981751580 – Block Plan.

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

Motion Carried.

(xi)  PA/2020/114 by Mrs Karen Durham for outline planning permission to erect a dormer bungalow with all matters reserved for subsequent consideration at Ash Lodge, Barrow Road, Goxhill, DN19 7LN.

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

(xii)  PA/2020/1241 by Mr M Knowles for planning permission to erect replacement dwelling following demolition of existing dwelling at 2 Nethergate, Westwoodside, DN9 2DR.

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

(xiii)  PA/2020/1277 by Mr D Trimm for planning permission to erect a two-storey side and rear extension at 87 Redbourne Road, Hibaldstow, DN20 9NW.

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

Reports