Planning Committee – 5 December 2003
Chairman: Councillor Wardle
Venue: Council Chamber, Pittwood House, Scunthorpe
Time: 2.00 pm
2. Declarations of prejudicial or non-prejudicial personal Interests, and significant contact with applicants, objectors or third parties (Lobbying), if any.
3. To identify any persons wishing to speak in accordance with Procedure Rule 36 (e).
4. To take the minutes of the meeting held on 7 November 2003 as a correct record and authorise the chairman to sign.
5. Applications deferred from previous meeting for site visits:-
(i) 03/1049 by Victoria Rogers for the removal of condition 2 of permission 7/683/95 which required the need for screen walling at Stable Yard, Saxby Hall, Main Street, Saxby–all–Saints.
(ii) 03/1216 by Mr D A Revis for the retention of a dwelling in connection with agriculture at Approach Farm, Sandtoft Road, Epworth.
6. Planning and other applications for determination by the committee.
7. Consultations by other authorities or bodies.
9. Enforcement update.
Any other items, which the chair decides are urgent, by reasons of special circumstances which must be specified.
Note: Reports are by the Head of Planning and Regeneration unless otherwise stated.
PRESENT: – Councillor Wardle in the chair.
Councillors Long (vice-chairman), Bunyan, England, Grant, Holgate, Kirk, Rocks, Waldron, Whiteley and Wood.
Councillors Briggs, Eckhardt, Osborne and Stewart attended the meeting in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 38 (b).
The committee met at Pittwood House, Scunthorpe.
476 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 personal interest as follows
|Nature of interest
|Neighbour of applicant
The following members declared that they had been lobbied –
|On behalf of Applicant
|On behalf of Applicant
477 REQUESTS TO SPEAK – PROCEDURE RULE 36(e) – It was reported that nine requests to speak had been received in accordance with Procedure Rule 36(e). The chairman stated that those speakers who were present would be able to address the committee prior to consideration of the respective applications.
478 MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of the meeting held on 7 November, 2003, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the chairman.
479 (46) APPLICATIONS DEFERRED FROM PREVIOUS MEETING – In accordance with the decisions at the previous meeting, members had undertaken site visits earlier in the day. The Head of Planning and Regeneration submitted reports and updated them orally.
03/1049 by Victoria Rogers for the removal of condition 2 of permission 7/683/95 requiring the need for screen walling at Stable Yard, Saxby Hall, Main Street, Saxby–all–Saints.
Resolved – That permission be ganted in accordance with the recommendation contained in the report.
03/1216 by Mr D A Revis for the retention of a mobile home already sited in connection with agriculture at Approach Farm, Sandtoft Road, Epworth.
Prior to consideration of this application, Councillor Stewart, attending the meeting under the provisions of Procedure Rule 38 (b) spoke on this application. He asked the committee to defer the application to enable the applicant to submit a financial appraisal.
Resolved – That consideration of this application be deferred to enable the applicant to produce an assessment of the financial viability of the business.
480 (47) PLANNING APPLICATIONS – The Head of Planning and Regeneration 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) 02/1824 by Mr P Holmes for the erection of a detached house and garage at Heckdyke Cottage, Heckdyke Lane, Heckdyke, Owston Ferry (subject to the amendment of Condition 1 by the replacement of “five” with “three”)
(The Head of Planning and Regeneration advised the committee of an additional letter from the objector’s solicitor. The points raised in the letter were all covered in the report.)
(ii) 03/1244 by Mr C Mappouras for the change of use of a ground floor office to a bar, including associated 2-storey extensions and alterations at Der Schapps Bar, 89-93 Frodingham Road, Scunthorpe.
(iii) 03/1260 by Mr P M Tulley for the construction of a worker’s dwelling in connection with a fish farm at Epworth Water Gardens, Sandtoft Road, Epworth.
Resolved – That the following applications be refused in accordance with the recommendations contained in the reports
(i) 03/1319 by Mr P Coggan for outline permission to erect a dwelling on land, west side of Carrhouse Road, Belton.
(Prior to consideration of this application, the applicant’s agent addressed the committee in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 36(e). He claimed that he had been misinformed by an officer of the council and as a result an outline permission on the site had expired. Subsequently the North Lincolnshire Local Plan had been adopted and the application was now recommended for refusal on policy grounds.
The Head of Planning and Regeneration advised the committee that the applicant had had ample opportunity to submit an application for reserved matters during the lifetime of the outline permission but had not done so. The local plan had been the subject of extensive consultation and had been the subject of a local inquiry. The site was now clearly outside the development limit).
03/1439 by Mrs R King for the erection of a two-bedroom bungalow including demolition of existing terrace and outbuildings (re-submission of 2003/0256 refused 28/04/03
(Prior to consideration of this application, an objector addressed the committee in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 36(e). She was concerned at the potential impact of the proposal on her own property which adjoined the application site).
482 Resolved – That it be noted that the following applications have been withdrawn
03/0668 by William Mollett for outline permission for the erection of a 40-bedroom hotel on land between Barnetby Lane and A15, Barnetby Top, Barnetby.
03/0669 by William & McDonalds Restaurants Ltd. for the erection of a restaurant on land between Barnetby Lane and A15, Barnetby Top, Barnetby.
483 Resolved – That consideration of the following applications be deferred until the next meeting and that members visit the sites prior to that meeting.
02/1253 by European Vehicle Sales Ltd. for the change of use from vacant airfield runway to HGV trailer storage compound (re-submission of 03/0549) at Unit 11, Sandtoft Industrial Estate, Wood Carr Lane, off Sandtoft Road, Belton
(Prior to consideration of this application, the applicant’s agent addressed the committee in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 36(e). He stated that the runways were already used for the storage of trailers. The damage to open countryside had already been done. With regard to the visual impact of the use, the site was bounded by a motorway and an industrial estate. If the applicant was forced to move his business, jobs would be lost.
Councillor Stewart, attending the meeting in accordance with Procedure Rule 38(b), addressed the committee. He suggested that the committee should undertake a site visit.
The Head of Planning and Regeneration reminded members that the site was defined as open countryside in the local plan. There had been no change in circumstances since an identical application had been refused earlier in the year. The issue of whether Sandtoft Industrial Estate could accommodate a larger allocation had been addressed at the Local Plan inquiry and this had been rejected.)
(ii) 03/1257 by North Lincs Property Holdings Ltd for the retention of change of use to HGV storage compound on land adjacent to Unit 11, Sandtoft Industrial Estate, Wood Carr Lane, off Sandtoft Road, Belton.
(Prior to consideration of this application, the applicant’s agent addressed the committee in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 36(e). He stated that no problems had been reported with the use. If permission was refused the applicant would have to relocate the business leading to job losses.
Councillor Stewart, attending the meeting in accordance with Procedure Rule 38(b), spoke in support of this application.
The Head of Planning and Regeneration reminded members that the site was defined as open countryside in the local plan.
484 03/1122 by Meadow Homes for the erection of three detached houses with integral garages and associated access on Plots 2,7 and 8, Burnham Road, Owston Ferry
The Head of Planning and Regeneration reported that amended plans had been received. It would therefore be necessary to re-consult on the application.
Resolved – That consideration of this application be deferred pending the outcome of further consultation on the amended proposal.
485 03/1136 by SPI NDT Ltd for the erection of 2 detached houses with integral garages and landscaping for Plot 1A as open space on Plots 5B and 6B, Bakersfield, Wrawby.
That the committee is minded to grant permission for the development subject to the completion of a formal agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 requiring the approved landscaping scheme for the public open space to be commenced by 31 October 2004and completed by 31 January 2005and, following the satisfactory completion of the approved landscaping scheme, the payment of a commuted sum to the council of 11,757.80 for the maintenance of this public open space within the development;(b) that the Head of Planning and Regeneration be authorised to grant permission upon completion of the obligation, subject to the conditions contained in the report, and (c) that if the obligation is not completed by 31 January 2004 the Head of Planning and Regeneration be authorised to refuse the application on the grounds that the development of further housing on the site without the implementation of landscaping for the open space would have a detrimental impact on the living conditions of residents of the housing development and on the amenity of the locality.
486 (48) CONSULTATION BY OTHER AUTHORITY – Consultation by West Lindsey District Council – Application 03/1694 by Ian Booker Your Energy Ltd. for the installation of ten wind turbine generators and associated infrastructure at Laughton Wind Farm, Mount Pleasant Farm, Scotton Road, Laughton
Councillor Briggs, attending the meeting in accordance with Procedure Rule 38(b), spoke regarding this application. He referred the committee to the resolution passed by the council the previous evening (Minute 954 refers). Whilst the council was generally supportive of renewable energy it had expressed a number of concerns in relation to wind farms
Resolved – (a) That this council generally supports the need for renewable energy but expresses grave concerns about this area being identified by the wind energy industry for large scale development of wind farms which will have a detrimental effect on the environment; (b) that, furthermore, this council is of the view that planning policies should contain provisions to limit the development of wind farms in each area in relation to its electricity consumption, thereby ensuring an equitable distribution of renewable energy schemes nationwide; (c) that this council will also note and have regard to the cumulative impact of any proposed schemes and any wind farms located in North Lincolnshire and adjacent areas, and (d) that therefore with regard to this application, this council objects unless it can be further evidenced that there are no conflicts with our position as stated above.
487 (49) APPEALS – The Head of Planning and Regeneration submitted a report informing members of the outcome of the following appeals: –
(i) Against the refusal of planning permission 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 – South Park Road, South Park Industrial Estate, Bottesford – Reference 02/0415 – Appeal Allowed subject to conditions
(ii) Against the refusal of outline permission for the erection of one dwelling for a manager/security guard Fair Gardens Plant Centre, Station Road, Kirton –in -Lindsey – Reference 02/1373 – Appeal Dismissed
(iii) Against the refusal of planning permission for the erection of a 17m high monopole and 3 antennas with associated equipment cabins at Heslam Park Club, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe – Reference 02/1698 – Appeal Allowed
(iv) Against the refusal of planning permission for the erection of six town houses with associated parking and means of access on land south of Hawthorn House, Townside, East Halton – Reference 02/1786 – Appeal Dismissed
(v) Against an enforcement notice – Land at South Ewsters Cottage, West Street, West Butterwick – Reference PLANCON/2002/570 – Appeal Dismissed, Enforcement Notice Upheld.
(vi) Against two enforcement notices – Land to the rear of Manchester Square/Perseverance Terrace, New Holland – Reference PLANCON/2002/605 – Both Appeals Dismissed, Enforcement Notices Upheld.
Resolved – That the report be noted.
488 (50) ENFORCEMENT UPDATE – The Head of Planning and Regeneration submitted a schedule giving details of progress in respect of matters on which the committee had authorised enforcement action.
Resolved – That the report be noted