Planning Sub-Committee – 5 January 2001
PRESENT: Councillor Ellis in the chair.
Councillors Barkworth, Grant, Holgate, P Kirk, Long, Regan, Rocks, Wardle and Wood.
Councillor Smith attended the meeting under the provisions of Standing Order 40(b).
The sub-committee met at The Fred Wooffitt Memorial Hall, West Butterwick.
303 DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY OR NON-PECUNIARY INTEREST – The following members declared non-pecuniary interests in the matters listed below:-
|Councillor Regan||310 (vii)||Application 00/1303|
|Councillor Ellis||310 (x)||Application 00/1321|
304 REQUESTS TO SPEAK – STANDING ORDER 38(b) – It was reported that eight requests to speak had been received in accordance with Standing Order 38(b). The chair briefly outlined the procedure, indicating that the individuals would be given the opportunity to speak prior to consideration of the relevant application.
305 MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of this sub-committee of 1 December 2000, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the chair.
306 APPLICATIONS DEFERRED FROM PREVIOUS MEETING (minute 296 refers) – In accordance with the decisions at the last meeting, members had undertaken site visits earlier in the day. The Director of Environment and Public Protection submitted reports and updated them orally where appropriate.
(213) 00/1022 by Mr B E Partridge for retention of a boundary wall and erection of a conservatory at 30 West End, Winteringham
Prior to consideration of this application, the applicant and a representative of an objector addressed the sub-committee in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order 38(b).
The applicant argued that the wall had been built to the same height as the previous one which had been over two hundred years old and which had collapsed several months ago. He conceded that its appearance from the neighbour’s side was not ideal but he had not been given access to No. 28 and had therefore been forced to leave that side as bare breeze block rather than finishing in red brick as on his own side.
The objector reminded members that the wall had been erected without the benefit of planning permission. It was not in keeping with the conservation area and was reminiscent of a prison wall. The original wall had followed the contours of the land at a constant height of six and a half feet whereas the new one was ten feet high at one end. The wall blocked out sunlight from the objector’s property.
The Director of Environment and Public Protection reminded members that the issue was whether or not the appearance of the wall was appropriate in the conservation area. There were no objections to the conservatory, but as it formed part of the same application, if members wished to refuse permission for the wall, permission for the conservatory would also have to be refused.
Resolved – (a) That permission be refused in accordance with the recommendation contained in the report, and (b) that authority be given (i) for any necessary enforcement action to be taken to secure the removal of the unauthorised building works, and (ii) to issue instructions to take proceedings in the Magistrates’ Court in the event that any notice served in pursuance of (i) or any requisition served under Section 330 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 or Section 16 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 is not complied with, subject to the Assistant Director (Legal and Administration) being satisfied as to the evidence available to support such action.
307 (214) 00/1184 by Mr F Brunt for retention of an operation of a plant nursery business from a domestic property, erection of a polytunnel, and retention of another polytunnel at Roseacre, King Edward Street, Belton.
Prior to consideration of this application an objector and the applicant addressed the sub-committee in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order 38(b).
The objector was concerned that the use generated traffic especially during the early summer when HGV deliveries were undertaken to the site. At that time of year there could be up to 60 vehicles per day visiting and these parked on the highway, on footpaths and in neighbours’ drives. He also alleged that the large polytunnel that had been erected within two metres of his boundary had caused his own land to become waterlogged and prone to flooding.
The applicant argued that the concerns of the objector in relation to noise and traffic were not shared by other neighbours, a number of whom had signed a petition of support. At most there would be around 10-15 cars in a day. Water from the site was taken away by two large soakaways. Any flooding problems for the objector could be caused by the fact that the objector had filled in a dyke between the two properties.
The Director of Environment and Public Protection reminded members that the drainage issue was not a planning matter in this instance. The concern for the sub-committee was the extent of the retail activity. The business was located in a residential area. Members nevertheless believed that there were insufficient grounds to refuse the application and that permission should be granted subject to appropriate conditions.
Resolved – That permission be granted, subject to conditions relating to the provision of an area of land for customer car parking, provision of signage and erection of a fence along the boundary with “Par Hazard”.
308 (215) 00/1213 by Mr and Mrs I Lawless for erection of a two-storey domestic extension and a single – storey extension at 78 Main Street, Saxby-All-Saints.
Resolved – That permission be granted in accordance with the recommendation contained in the report.
309 (216) 00/0907 by Mr K Card for outline planning permission to erect a café/toilet and shower block with manager’s flat at Pasture House Fisheries, Pasture Road North, Barton-Upon-Humber.
Resolved – That permission be granted in accordance with the recommendation contained in the report, subject to the deletion of Condition 8.
310 (217) PLANNING APPLICATIONS – The Director of Environment and Public Protection submitted a report incorporating a schedule containing details of applications for determination by the sub-committee, including summaries of policy context, representations arising from consultation and publicity and assessment of the applications. Officers updated the schedule orally in respect of late representations and other significant developments since its preparation.
Resolved – That the following applications be approved in accordance with the recommendations contained in the reports.
(i) 98/1533 by Mr J Rowbottom, Jonro Properties Limited for erection of four industrial units with associated access, parking and turning area at 9 Atherton Way, Brigg.
(Subject to the amendment of condition 7 by the insertion of the words “surface and” before “foul water drainage …”).
(ii) 00/0756 by Dale Brothers Limited for erection of a detached house at Plot 16B Bakersfield, Wrawby.
(iii) 00/0998 by Mr M Campbell for creation of a touring caravan storage area and erection of a boarding cattery at 119 Westgate Road, Belton.
(iv) 00/1068 by R J Cadman Construction Limited for erection of 10 detached houses and garages at Plots 19, 23 and 28A – 35 inclusive, Cliff Drive, Burton-Upon-Stather.
(Subject to an additional condition requiring a drainage scheme to be completed to adoptable standards).
(Prior to consideration of the application an objector and the applicant addressed the sub-committee under the provisions of Standing Order 38(b).
The objector accepted that some development was to take place on the site. However he was concerned that the uniformity of design of the proposed houses would be out of keeping with the locality. The development should consist of bungalows rather than houses.
The applicant stated that the density and number of houses proposed was the same as in the existing permission granted in 1996. The design of the houses had been improved. The present application was simply for a change of house types.)
(v) 00/1108 by Mr P. Rowbotham for erection of a first floor extension to create a bedroom at 28 West End, Winteringham.
(vi) 00/1289 by Mr D Campling for erection of a one – bedroomed dwelling for use as a dependant relatives accommodation at Creg Ny Baa, High Street, Owston Ferry.
(vii) 00/1303 by Alkborough Children’s Play Area Committee for erection of permanent children’s play structures at Primary School Playing Field, Huteson Lane, Alkborough.
(Note: Councillor Smith, attending the meeting under the provision of Standing Order 40(b), spoke in support of the foregoing application.)
(ix) 00/1320 by Sam’s Fish and Chip Shop for variation of planning permission 00/0528 (premises not to be open between 11.30 p.m. and 9.00 a.m. on weekdays and at no time on Sundays) to the premises not being open between 11.30 p.m. and 7.00 a.m. on weekdays nor at any time on Sundays at Sam’s Chip Shop, 184/186 East Common Lane, Scunthorpe.
(Subject to the addition of conditions as contained in permission 00/0528).
(The Director of Environment and Public Protection informed members that a response had now been received from the Pollution Unit requesting a restriction on delivery times, however it would be impractical to impose different conditions to those applying to the adjoining property which formed part of the same business).
(Note: Councillor Ellis having previously declared an interest in the following item application, 00/1321, vacated the chair, and took no part in the discussion thereof or the voting thereon. In the absence of the vice-chair, Councillor Rocks took the chair for consideration of this item only.)
(x) 00/1321 by Mr P Chapman for variation of Condition 3 of planning permission 2/458/86 (the building and land will be used only for the manufacture of concrete garages) to the manufacture of kitchens at Four Acres, Windsor Lane, Crowle.
(Subject to the addition of conditions as contained in permission 2/458/86).
(The Director of Environment and Public Protection informed members that a petition of objection to this proposal had now been received).
311 Resolved – That the following applications be refused in accordance with the recommendations contained in the report.
(i) 00/0334 by Mr and Mrs Boyda for outline planning permission to erect two dwellings at Moorland House, The Nooking, Haxey.
(ii) 00/1079 by Mr A Johnson for outline planning permission to erect a Veterinary Practice/Animal Sanctuary on land adjacent The Poplars, Townside, East Halton.
312 00/1013 by Dunn and Co Developments Limited for erection of a tyre/motor vehicle service depot, a non – food retail unit and a restaurant/take-away at former Glebe Road Filling Station, Glebe Road Scunthorpe.
Resolved – That consideration of this application be deferred.
313 Resolved – That consideration of the following applications be deferred until the next meeting and that members visit the sites prior to that meeting.
(i) 00/0977 by Mr N Oxenforth for conversion of a barn to a dwelling at Carlton House Farm, Derrythorpe, Althorpe.
(ii) 00/1058 by Bottesford Town Roller Hockey Club for retention of corrugated Shelters at Bottesford Town Roller Hockey Club, Ontario Road, Bottesford.
(iii) 00/1080 by Mr and Mrs P Elliott for retention of an office building at The Bothy, Ermine Street, Appleby.
314 (218) APPLICATIONS FOR APPROVAL OF RESERVED MATTERS FOLLOWING THE GRANT OF OUTLINE PLANNING PERMISSION – The Director of Environment and Public Protection submitted a report informing members about applications for approval of reserved matters which were ready for determination. Outline planning permission had already been granted and the developments had therefore been agreed in principle. Consideration was now required to the details of the siting, design, external appearance, means of access and landscaping of the development (excluding any of these matters which were expressly approved at the time outline permission had been granted).
00/1049 by Brinkley Homes for reserved matters under permission 97/1107 on land off King Edward Street, Belton.
Resolved – That consideration of this application be deferred to enable officers to examine technical issues in relation to drainage and for members to visit the site.
315 Resolved – That the following applications be approved in accordance with the recommendations contained in the report.
(i) 00/1071 by J J Gallagher Limited for reserved matters under permission 97/0830 at Gallagher Site, land north and west of Glanford Park, Doncaster Road, Gunness.
(ii) 00/1318 by G S & J Jewitt for reserved matters under permission 98/0704 on land, Scotter Road South, Bottesford.