Planning Committee – 14 July 2004 – Special Meeting
Chairman: Councillor Wardle
Venue: Kingsway Centre, Kingsway, Scunthorpe
2. Declarations of prejudicial or non-prejudicial personal Interests, if any.
3. Enforcement Action: Land at Crowle Moors.
Note: Reports are by the Head of Planning and Regeneration unless otherwise stated.
PRESENT: – Councillor Wardle in the chair.
Councillors Long (vice-chairman), Barkworth, Bunyan, England, Holgate, Kirk, Whiteley and Wood.
Councillor Briggs attended the meeting in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 37 (b).
The committee met at The Kingsway Centre, Scunthorpe.
578 DECLARATIONS OF PREJUDICIAL AND NON-PREJUDICIAL PERSONAL INTERESTS – There were no declarations of personal interest.
(16) ENFORCEMENT ACTION: LAND AT CROWLE MOORS – The Head of Legal and Democratic Services and the Head of Planning and Regeneration submitted a joint report informing the committee of the situation relating to two Discontinuance Orders, an Enforcement Notice and a Stop Notice issued by the council in 2002 and 2003 in relation to an area of land at Crowle Moors.
Appeals had been lodged against the Enforcement Notice and both Discontinuance Notices. An Inquiry was due to be held in September 2004.
The report invited members to review the Enforcement Notice and the Stop Notice and decide whether it would be appropriate to withdraw these notices, or alternatively to withdraw the Stop Notice, in the light of representations by the owner and occupiers of the enforcement site, and all relevant information now available for consideration.
Appended to the report were a summary of the background to the issue; the statements of reasons for the making of the two Discontinuance Notices; documentation submitted by the appellants in relation to the appeals; the Executive Summary of an “appropriate assessment” report by consultants; an explanation of the human rights issues, and a letter from English Nature.
Submissions on behalf of the appellants, received after the publication of the report, were circulated at the meeting. The committee adjourned for a short time to enable members to read and consider the contents of these submissions.
Following the adjournment, the Heads of Service introduced the report and answered members’ questions on the report and on the matters raised in the submissions by the appellants.
Resolved – (a) That the situation regarding the Discontinuance Orders dated 8 November 2002 and 12 March 2003, and the Enforcement and Stop Notices issued on 12 March 2003, as explained in the report, be noted, and (b) that the Enforcement and Stop Notices issued on 12 March 2003, in respect of the site at Crowle Moors, be not withdrawn.