Planning Committee – 30 July 2014

Chair:  Councillor Bunyan
Venue:  The Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Scunthorpe
Time:  2 pm


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 2 July 2014 as a correct record and authorise the chairman to sign.

4.  Planning and other applications for determination by the committee.

5.  Definitive Map Modification (Public Footpaths 1-22, Bottesford) Order 2013 (1)  – Report of the Director of Places

6.  Any other items, which the chairman decides are urgent, by reasons of special circumstances, which must be specified.

Note: All reports are by the Head of Development Management unless otherwise stated.


PRESENT: – Councillor Bunyan (in the Chair). Councillors Waltham (Vice Chairman), Ali, Allcock, Bainbridge, Carlile, Grant, Poole, N Sherwood, and Wardle. Councillors Briggs, Ogg, Rowson, Wells and Whiteley attended the meeting in accordance with Procedure Rule 1.37 (b). The committee met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe. 1600   DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS AND PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS, SIGNIFICANT CONTACT WITH APPLICANTS OR THIRD PARTIES (LOBBYING) AND WHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS (IF ANY) – The following members declared personal interests as follows:

Member (s) Minute Application(s) /Item Nature of Interest
Cllr Wardle

Cllr Wardle

1602 (v)

1602 (vi)



Knows the Objector

Knows the Objectors

1601  MINUTESResolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of the meeting held on 2 July 2014, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the chairman.

1602  (5) PLANNING AND OTHER APPLICATIONS – The Head of 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) 2013/0734 by Mr C McGurran for planning permission for the conversion and extension of a former public house into three dwellings, erection of four new dwellings, and associated access and landscaping (including demolition of part of the former public house) at the Ferry Boat Inn, 24 High Burgage, Winteringham. An objector to the application expressed concerns on behalf of the residents of Winteringham.  He confirmed that development of the site was much needed, however there was a need for further dialogue and conditions to the application for the mutual benefit of neighbours and residents. Concerns were raised over the height of the north boundary wall and the need to maintain privacy and security for residents in the neighbouring property. In addition, mention was made to the properties only having one parking space.  It was considered that this would not be sufficient for each dwelling and that vehicles would be forced to reverse onto High Burgage as there would be insufficient turning space. It was mentioned that due to the lack of parking spaces, residents may be forced to park along High Burgage, which was the main bus route through the village.  The objector explained that the Bus Service and delivery vehicles had experienced obstruction by vehicles parked along High Burgage and it was considered this would be made worse by the proposed development. A site visit was requested. The agent for the application confirmed that consultation had taken place and had resulted in the plans having been changed to address initial concerns.  This had involved reducing the number of dwellings from eight down to seven and reducing the properties adjacent to Back Lane from three storey down to two storey. Having considered the changes, the committee was advised that the final plans were to bring a derelict site back into use. The Head of Development Management confirmed that under condition of the report, the northern boundary wall would be specified to protect the privacy of the neighbours. Councillor Rowson attending the meeting in accordance with Procedure Rule 1.37 (b) spoke on this application and requested that a site visit be undertaken.

Resolved – That consideration of this application be deferred to a future meeting and that members visit the site, prior to that meeting. Reason – To view the site and consider the impact of the development on the surrounding area, traffic on neighbouring roads and safety in the vicinity.

(ii)  2014/0231 by Mr & Mrs T Patel for planning permission for extensions and alterations to provide a shop, dwelling and two flats at J H & D Newsagents, 89 Fleetgate, Barton Upon Humber. The agent for the application explained that  a previous application for this site had been refused in 2012.  Since then the proprietors had undertaken consultation with residents in the area and it had been agreed that the subway outlet would not be included in the new application. The agent confirmed that since 2012, the local Co-op shop had been placed on the market and there were no other retail outlets in the vicinity.

Resolved – That permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations made within the report.

(iii)  2014/0271 by Ms S Bayes for planning permission to erect two-storey and single storey extensions to Brook Lodge, High Street, Wroot.

Resolved – That permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations made within the report.

(iv)  2014/0297 by Mr P Maw, APM Partners for planning permission for the installation of a small-scale 5kW wind turbine (18.465m hub height) at Roxby Hall Farm, 4 South Street, Roxby. The Head of Development Management provided an oral update and confirmed that the wind turbine was a replacement for one that was already on site and that following discussions with the applicants an additional conditions had been recommended.  This was as follows:- The noise emissions from the wind turbine shall not exceed 35 dBA measured as LA90, 10 min at any residential boundary. This noise limit applies up to wind speeds of 10 m/s at a height of 10m above ground. If noise from the wind turbine exhibits any audible tonality, a correction to the measured wind turbine noise shall be made in accordance with ETSU-R-97 procedures. Any such correction shall be applied to the measured wind turbine noise before comparison is made with the emission limit given above. In the event of any complaint concerning noise impact, compliance monitoring shall be undertaken by the operator in  accordance with the procedures set out in ETSU-R-97 and the ‘Institute of Acoustics Good Practice Guide to the Application of ETSU-R-97 for the Assessment and Rating of Wind Turbine Noise’. Reason: To protect residential amenity.

Resolved – That permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations made within the report and the additional condition proposed in the oral update provided by the Head of Development Management.

(v)   2014/0381 by Mr J Burns, J J Equestrian for planning permission to construct a new vehicular access dedicated to the business at J and J Equestrian Stables, Thornton Road, Goxhill. The Head of Development Management provided an oral update and referred to the additional plan that had been circulated to members of the committee which showed the location of Orchard Lodge and the proposed new access point. An objector to the application explained that the existing access point was opposite his property, however it did not present a great deal of disturbance.  By moving the location, this would result in the removal of trees, hedges and an increase in vehicle fumes which he added were contrary to Policy DS1 and RD2 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan. The objector advised that the original permission was granted in 2007 and the current access point complied with the North Lincolnshire Local Plan and had no impact on Orchard Lodge. Cllr Wardle spoke on this application. Moved by Cllr Wardle and seconded by Cllr Waltham – That the application be refused. Moved by Cllr Bainbridge and seconded by Cllr Wardle as an amendment – That a site visit be undertaken.

Amendment Carried

Substantive Motion Carried     

(vi)  2014/0422 by Clarkeson Recycling Ltd for planning permission for the siting of a container for use as a boiler house associated with farming fish and erection of a polytunnel for growing plants at the Poplars, Ulceby Road, South Killingholme. The Head of Development Management provided an oral update and advised that comments were awaited from National Grid due to the proximity of the site to a pipeline and the Highways Agency.  It was requested that authority be given to approve the scheme under delegated powers if no objections were received from these consultees. Additional conditions were also suggested re noise outputs and fuel for the boiler. Upon consideration, the members engaged in discussion and suggested that the application be deferred until further information had been received. An objector to the application welcomed the opportunity for further discussion and conditions to the application, and requested that consideration be given to residents concerns over storage of materials and correct burning temperatures being adhered to help limit pollution. The agent to the application expressed his disappointment to the decision to defer and confirmed that there would be no impact on the environment. Resolved – That the application be deferred to a future meeting, pending receipt of additional information/comments from the Highways Agency and also National Grid.

1603   (6) DEFINITIVE MAP MODIFICATION (PUBLIC FOOTPATHS 1-22, BOTTESFORD) ORDER 2013(1) – The Director of Places submitted a report which sought what to recommend to the Secretary of State in relation to the order. The council made an order on 5 June 2013 to add twenty two snickets to the “County of Lincoln, Parts of Lindsey (Glanford Brigg)” definitive map and statement which was done so under section 53 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. This complied with the council’s duty to keep the map and statement under continuous review. The Director of Places authorised the making of the order (see appendices) as the  Planning Committee had previously delegated the necessary authority allowing this.  The council received one objection dated 9 February 2014 (see appendices) in which the objector appeared to be alleging misfeasance – that the nature of the paths included in the order somehow placed them outside the scope of the 1981 Act. The objector in question was well known to the council and had regularly argued more or less the same case in the past. He continued to do so even though the Secretary of State had rejected his reasoning time and again with respect to the many other orders he had objected to. Officers saw no reason for the Secretary of State not to confirm the order as made.

Resolved – (a) That the referral of “Definitive Map Modification (Public Footpath 1-22, Bottesford) Order 2013(1)” to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for confirmation as made be approved, and (b) that the council participate fully in whichever process the Secretary of State adopts for dealing with the objection.