Planning Committee – 5 April 2017
Chair: Councillor N Sherwood
Venue: The Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Scunthorpe
Time: 2.00 pm
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- 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).
- To take the minutes of the meeting held on 8 March 2017as a correct record and authorise the chairman to sign.
- Applications deferred from previous meeting for a site visit.
- Major Planning Applications.
- Planning and other applications for determination by the committee.
- Planning Transformation – Planning Applications Publicity.
- 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 state
PRESENT: – Councillor N Sherwood (Chair)
Councillors Allcock (Vice-Chairman), Ali, Armitage, Bainbridge, Glover, Grant, Longcake, Ogg and C Sherwood.
Councillor(s) Briggs, T Foster, Marper, Poole and Rowson attended the meeting in accordance with Procedure Rule 37(b).
The committee met at Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.
1802 DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS, SIGNIFICANT CONTACT WITH APPLICANTS OR THIRD PARTIES (LOBBYING) AND WHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS (IF ANY)
The following members declared a personal interest:-
|Member(s)||Minute||Application(s)||Nature of Interest|
|Cllr Allcock||General||General||Member of the Isle of Axholme and North Nottinghamshire Water Management Board|
|Member of the Fire Authority, and member of the Isle of Axholme Water Management board.|
|Cllr Marper||1806(v)||PA/2017/198||Knows the Applicant|
The following members declared that they had been lobbied:-
|Cllr T Foster||PA/2016/2033||1804(ii)|
|Cllr C Sherwood||WD/2016/1916||1805(i)|
1803 MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of the meeting held on 8 March 2017, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the Chairman.
1804 (35) APPLICATIONS DEFERRED FROM PREVIOUS MEETING – In accordance with the decisions at the previous meeting, members had undertaken site visits on the morning of the meeting. The Head of Development Management submitted reports and updated them orally.
(i) PA/2016/1855 by Mr C McGurran for application to variation of condition of PA/2013/0734 to amend the boundary treatments to plots 6 and 7 at Ferry Boat Inn, 24 High Burgage, Winteringham, DN15 9NE.
Cllr Marper addressed the committee after calling in the application to committee. In doing so raised a number of concerns about the loss of parking spaces for plot 6, blocking access and the issues that it was situated on a narrow lane. She also indicated that the 1.8 metre high fence on the boundary did not enhance the character of the area.
Cllr Allcock stated that following the site visit he was happy with the application before him, and felt the dispute over the access was a civil matter and not a planning consideration.
Resolved –That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report.
(ii) PA/2016/2033 by Walkers for planning permission to erect five dwellings and on pair of semi-detached dwellings off Temperance Avenue, Messingham.
The Head of Development Management updated the committee and informed them that following the deferral of the application a further consultation exercise had been conducted and no objections had been received in regard to the revised house type for Plot 5. The Head of Development Management also updated the committee in relation to the outstanding consultation responses.
Cllr Poole spoke as the local ward member with concerns about the overlooking and access to the site. He requested that the existing highways scheme be extended to include Temperance Avenue.
Cllr T Foster as local ward member also raised concerns over the parking and traffic issues, and requested that the parking restrictions be part of a satisfactory Traffic Plan.
Cllr Allcock supported the officer’s recommendation to grant permission but suggested a highways review be completed as part of the permission. Resolved – That the planning committee are minded to grant permission in accordance with the officer’s report, with the decision delegated to the Head of Development Management.
1805 (36) MAJOR APPLICATIONS – The Head of Development Management submitted a report containing details of major applications for determination by the committee, including summaries of policy context, representations arising from consultation and publicity and assessment of the applications.
(i) PA/2016/1916 by Mr L Dodds, Bio Waste Solutions Ltd for planning permission to vary condition 2 of WD/2014/0908 at Bio Waste Solutions, Bonby Lane, Bonby, DN20 0PJ.
Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report. (ii) PA/2017/176 by Mr Robert Greenow, BioG UK Ltd for application for minor material amendment WD/2015/1196 for addition of a gas dome to the digester, replace the 499kw CHP unit with 2 x 400kw units within the single container and add 2 x 199kw biogas boilers at CorrBoard UK Ltd, Waldo Way, Normanby Enterprise Park, Scunthorpe.
The agent stated that this application was just for a minor amendment to what already existed on the plant, and to make it more efficient. He highlighted that the dome would be no bigger than the existing one, but it would allow the factory to be self-sufficient and aid the future viability of the project. Resolved – That a minor material amendment be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report.
1806 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) PA/2016/966 by Mr Mark Hutton, Trent View Medical Practice for outline planning permission to erect 11 two-bedroom terraced properties with allocated parking (layout not reserved for subsequent approval) at land adjacent to 45 Trent View, Keadby, DN17 3DR.
The Head of Development Management updated the committee and informed it that there was an amendment to the officer’s report, and on page 37 under ‘Development’ it should be updated to read ‘Outline planning permission for residential development (All matters reserved)’.
Cllr Briggs as the local ward members urged the committee to hold a site visit before they made a decision. He said there was already parking issues on Trent View and that the application would only add to the problem.
Resolved –That consideration of this application be deferred to a future meeting and that members visit the site prior to the meeting. (ii) PA/2016/1556 by Veolia ES (UK) Ltd for planning permission for construction and operation of a new waste transfer station facility and associated development including new weighbridge facility, pump house, water holding tank and relocation of existing wash bay at Plot 13 Sunningdale Road, Bottesford, DN17 2TY.
The Chairman updated the committee and informed it that this application had been withdrawn at the request of the applicants.
(iii) PA/2017/127 by Ms T Roberts for planning permission to erect a two-storey side extension and a single-storey rear extension at 35 School Lane, Appleby, DN15 0AL.
An objector raised a number of concerns with the application. These included loss of privacy, being overlooked by the extension into her property with the rear window looking onto her patio area. She was concerned that the condition for obscure glazing could be removed and it would be life changing for her and her family. She asked the committee to consider a site visit.
The agent informed the committee that there had been no highway objections, and that the initial objection by the Conservation Officer had since been removed. Following the objection of the Parish Council regarding overshadowing, parking issues etc., revisions had been made to the plans with parking spaces added, and obscure glazing to the rear facing window to remove overlooking.
Cllr Glover requested that the committee hold a site visit before any decision was made on the application.
Resolved – That consideration of this application be deferred to a future meeting and that members visit the site prior to the meeting. (iv) PA/2017/177 by Mrs R Easterbrook for planning permission to erect a studio flat at rear of 42-44 High Street, Epworth, DN9 1EP. Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report.
(v) PA/2017/198 by Mr Clark for planning permission to erect two dwellings with separate garages and one double garage to the rear of 41 High Street at 41 High Street, Burton upon Stather, DN15 9DG.
An objector raised a number of issues and in particular the impact on neighbouring and adjacent properties. He stated that the development would be to the detriment of the character and appearance of the conservation area and would contravene planning guidance. He also highlighted the worry that it would be constructed within the root protection zones of trees and would be detrimental to their existence.
The agent spoke in support of the application and highlighted that there was no flood risk associated with the application, and although it was for back land development, a precedent for such development had already be set in the village. She said the impact on the highway was deemed acceptable, and it would improve parking at number 41.
Cllr Rowson spoke as the local ward member raising concerns with the application not being in keeping with the local street scene, was contrary to local plan policies, and therefore should be refused.
Cllr Allcock was concerned that the application was in a conservation area, and suggested that extra conditions should be attached to the reasons for refusal, referring to policies HE2, H7 and DS1.
It was moved by Cllr Allcock and seconded by Cllr Longcake –
That planning permission be refused with the addition of the following reasons:-
- The proposed development, by virtue of its siting, scale and design, is considered to result in an adverse impact upon the character and appearance of the Burton upon Stather Conservation Area and thus the development is contrary to saved policy HE2 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan (2003). 2. The proposed development, by virtue of its associated traffic movements, is considered to result in an unacceptable impact in terms of noise and disturbance to 41 and 43 High Street. The development is therefore contrary to the provisions of saved policies DS1 and H7 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan (2003).
(vi) PA/2016/1631 by Mr Richard Briggs for planning permission for the installation of multi-use games area incorporating flood lighting, storage container, boundary treatments and associated works at Baysgarth School, Barrow Road, Barton upon Humber, DN18 6AE.
An objector spoke on the application on behalf of residents North, East and west of the application site. He said they had a number of concerns with the proposals, mainly, the intrusive light which would be detrimental to the neighbourhood, the unacceptable noise disturbance caused by a 3G pitch, and the operational hours of the facility and suggested they should be restricted to protect neighbouring living conditions.
The applicant stated that a full consultation on the proposal had been carried out for phase two of a sports village, providing an all-weather pitch for local residents. She indicated the lights that would be used would be very directional to the pitch and not onto neighbouring properties, and as part of the scheme a Director of Sport would be appointed to deal with any complaints, with responsibility to put in place any noise measures.
Cllr K Vickers spoke in favour of the application and indicated it would be a great asset for the community and the school.
Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report.
1807 (37) PLANNING TRANSFORMATION – Planning Applications Publicity – The Head of development Management submitted a report informing the committee of the adoption of an alternative practice on the publicity of planning applications that commenced on 1 April 2017.
The council would continue to satisfy the statutory publicity requirements using the web, site notices and press notices only.
Resolved – That the change in practice be noted.