Planning Committee – 20 September 2002
PRESENT: – Councillor Ellis in the chair.
Councillors Todd (vice-chair), Holgate, Rocks, Mrs Sidell, Mrs Simpson, Wardle, Whiteley and Wood
Councillors Appleyard, Barkley, Smith and Swift attended the meeting under the provisions of Procedure Rule 38(b).
The committee met at Pittwood House, Scunthorpe.
256 DECLARATIONS OF PREJUDICIAL AND NON-PREJUDICIAL PERSONAL INTERESTS AND DECLARATIONS OF SIGNIFICANT CONTACT WITH APPLICANTS OR THIRD PARTIES (LOBBYING) – The following member declared a non-prejudicial interest in the following matters:
|Member||Minute No||Subject and Nature of Interest|
|Councillor Whiteley||Application 02/0415 (Member of Bottesford Town Council)|
|Councillor Whiteley||Application 02/0960 (Member of Bottesford Town Council)|
Councillor Wardle declared that he had been lobbied in respect of application 2002/0891 (Minute263 (ii) refers).
257 REQUESTS TO SPEAK – PROCEDURE RULE 36(e) – It was reported that six requests to speak had been received in accordance with Procedure Rule 36(e). The chair stated that the speakers would be able to address the committee prior to consideration of the respective items.
258 MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of the meeting held on 23 August 2002, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the chair.
259 APPLICATIONS DEFERRED FROM PREVIOUS MEETING – In accordance with the decisions at the previous meeting, members had undertaken site visits earlier in the day. The Director of Environment and Public Protection submitted reports and updated them orally.
(30) 02/0844 by Mr and Mrs G Clayton and Mr and Mrs Cook for Conservation Area Consent to demolish an Existing Single-Storey Brick and Stone Building on area of land belonging to 66 West End, Winteringham.
Prior to consideration of this application and the following application (02/0845) one of the applicants addressed the committee in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 36 (e).
The applicant stated that the application site was part of a larger area of land owned by her family on which it had been intended to build homes for members of her family. A bungalow had been built on the south-east corner of the site in 1997. However since that time the land had been allocated as an area of amenity importance in the North Lincolnshire Revised Deposit Draft Local Plan. She argued that the council had not taken into account the existence of the bungalow on the site when drafting the Plan and this had not been shown on the site plan attached to the report to the previous meeting. She also asked why an additional reason for refusal had been added to the report since the last meeting.
The Director of Environment and Public Protection reported that when the bungalow had been built the development plan in force at the time had been the West Glanford Local Plan. However the North Lincolnshire Local Plan was now at an advanced stage and more weight should given to its policies. With regard to the additional proposed reason for refusal, the Conservation Officer had submitted a late response which was critical of the proposed design.
Members took the view that the building was of no value.
Resolved – That consent be granted.
260 (31) 02/0845 by Mr and Mrs G Clayton and Mr and Mrs Cook for demolition of an existing single-storey bungalow and erection of one detached bungalow and one chalet dwelling, each with integral garage and associated access on Plots 2 and 3, 66 West End, Winteringham.
The Director of Environment and Public protection reiterated his view that this application should be refused on the grounds that it was contrary to Policies H3 (i) and LC11 of the emerging local plan, would be out of keeping with its surroundings and would not be of a design appropriate to its location. However, members took the view that this was an appropriate development for the site
Resolved – That permission be granted subject to conditions relating to the provision of vehicular access to the site and the carrying out of a survey as requested by the Archaeological Unit.
261 (32) PLANNING APPLICATIONS – The Director of Environment and Public Protection 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. 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) 02/0358 by Mr D Rawlinson for replacement of existing windows and external doors with UPVC at 1 Whitecross Street, Barton-Upon-Humber.
(ii) 02/0543 by Mr BP Buxton for the change of use of a garage to a dental laboratory at Ashroot House, 13 Ash Grove, Messingham.
(Subject to an additional condition requiring the window on the elevation to be obscure glazed.)
(Prior to consideration of this application an objector and the applicant addressed the committee in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 36 (e).
The objector stated that that Ash Grove was a small residential cul-de-sac populated largely by retired people. The proposal would lead to an increase in traffic to and from the site. There was no adequate car parking provision. Cars would have to pull across a main road to turn into the site. He was also concerned that he was able to see the applicant carrying out fittings to customers from his own property.
The applicant stated that of 14 properties in the street, the occupiers of 9 were in favour of the proposal. With regard to the issue of parking, he parked his own car further up the road and visitors were therefore able to park on his drive.)
(iii) 02/626 by Integrated Waste Management for the erection of a new effluent treatment plant at Winterton Landfill Site, Coleby Road, Winterton.
(iv) 02/0759 by Dale Bros. Ltd for Erection of a Detached House with Single Integral Garage on Plot 19b, Bakersfield, Wrawby.
(v) 02/0762 by Lakeland (Glanford) Ltd for the removal of Condition 5 of permission 99/0157 requiring a 1.5 m high screen fence to be erected within one month of development being commenced on Plot 1, Kelsey Lane, Althorpe Park, Althorpe.
(vi) 02/0825 by Mr and Mrs W Carney for the erection of a dwelling and construction of a vehicular access at Cross Street, Crowle.
(vii) 02/0861 by R Howe for erection of 5 detached bungalows and 1 two-storey dwelling consisting of 2 self -contained flats and means of access thereto at Ings Road, Kirton-in-Lindsey.
(viii) 02/0880 by Mr R C Winning for the erection of a stable block comprising two stables and a tack room at Chapel House, Caistor Road, Caistor Road, Melton Ross.
(subject to an additional condition requiring an archaeological survey to be carried out)
(ix) 02/0911 by Orange personal Communications for the installation of a 25m telecommunications mast and ancillary equipment at DGB Services Ltd., Unit 1 East Common Lane, Scunthorpe.
(Prior to consideration of this application, an objector addressed the committee in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 36 (e). He argued that the proposal would cause inconvenience to the neighbouring business and that there were better sites available to site the mast.
The Director of Environment and Public Protection reminded members that the only issue to be considered was the visual appearance of the proposed mast. The site was nowhere near residential properties and there were no grounds to refuse the application.)
(x) 02/0960 by Mr MAC Turner for the erection of a detached garage and boundary fence at 4 Moorwell Road, Bottesford.
(xi) 02/1075 by Mrs P J Cooper for the retention of timber stables and extension to domestic curtilage (resubmission of 02/0364) at 23 The Nooking, Haxey.
(Prior to consideration of this application, an objector addressed the committee in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 36 (e). He was concerned about the possibility of foul water from the stables flooding onto his property and of infestations of vermin.
The Director of Environment and Public Protection advised members that the concerns of the objector in relation to drainage were justified. However, the proposed conditions would meet these concerns. The question of vermin was always an issue where livestock were concerned, but the authority had ways of dealing with this. The proposal only required permission because it was just outside the domestic curtilage.)
(xii) 02/1102 by Mr M Nason for listed building consent to retain front and rear doors at 70 High Street, Belton.
262 02/0764 by Mrs D Long for the erection of stables on Land at North Street, West Butterwick.
Prior to consideration of this application the applicant addressed the committee in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 36 (e). She stated that the objections raised to the present application had been addressed in April 2002 when permission had been sought for a detached house and stables. The materials proposed were the same as for the earlier application.
Moved by Councillor Holgate and seconded by Councillor Wardle –
That consideration of this application be deferred until the next meeting and that members visit the site prior to the meeting.
(Note: the voting on the motion being equal the chair used his second and casting vote against the motion)
Moved by the chair and seconded by the vice-chair –
That permission be refused in accordance with the recommendation contained in the report.
Resolved – That permission be refused in accordance with the recommendation contained in the report
(Note the voting being equal on this matter, the chair used his casting vote in favour of the motion).
263 Resolved – That consideration of the following applications be deferred until the next meeting and that members visit the site prior to the meeting.
(i) 02/0415 by NSD Ltd for the erection of an extension to a steel warehousing operation including the construction of two new buildings, the provision of plant in the form of four goliath cranes and associated landscaping, access drives and car parking at NSD Ltd, South Park Road Industrial Estate, Bottesford.
(ii) 02/0891 by Mr and Mrs Goodburn for erection of a 4-bedroom detached house with integral garage on land adjacent to The Old Nursery, Cherry lane, Barrow-upon-Humber.
(Prior to consideration of this application, an objector and one of the applicants addressed the committee under the provisions of Procedure Rule 36 (e).
The objector stated that the plot was too small to accommodate the proposed dwelling, which would tower over adjacent properties. A bungalow would be more appropriate for the site. The site was 1 metre higher than that on the other side of the road. The proposed driveway was 20 metres from a “blind corner”. The building would take away the privacy of one of the objectors.
The applicant stated that the proposal had been discussed with a planning officer and amended at his request).
264 (33) APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL OF RESERVED MATTERS FOLLOWING THE GRANT OF OUTLINE PERMISSION – 02/0950 by Mr B King in respect of Outline Permission 01/0129 granted 13/03/2000 to erect a detached chalet bungalow with integral garage site on Plot adjacent Treath, St James Road, Scawby – The Director of Environment and Public Protection submitted a report informing members about an application for approval of reserved matters which was ready for determination. Outline planning permission had already been granted and the development had therefore been agreed in principle. Consideration was now required to an application for reserved matters.
Resolved – That approval be granted in accordance with the recommendation contained in the report.
265 (34) APPEALS – The Director of Environment and Public Protection submitted a report informing members of the outcome of the following appeals: –
(i) Against the refusal to grant approval for the siting and appearance of telecommunications development at Hillgarth Farm, Ulceby (Application 01/1217) – Appeal Allowed.
(ii) Against the refusal of permission for the use of land for the processing and open storage of coal, coke, coal products and petroleum coke on land off Lancaster Approach, North Killingholme (Application 01/1237) – Appeal Dismissed.
Resolved – That the report be noted.
255 (29) ENFORCEMENT UPDATE – The Director of Environment and Public Protection submitted a schedule giving details of progress in respect of matters on which the committee had authorised enforcement action. He updated the report in respect of a successful prosecution obtained in respect of unauthorised demolition of a listed building.
Resolved – That the report be noted.