Planning Committee – 21 June 2017


Chair:  Councillor N Sherwood

Venue:  The Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Scunthorpe

Time:  2 pm

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  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. Applications deferred from previous meeting for a site visit.
  4. Major Planning Applications
  5. Planning and other applications for determination by the committee.
  6. Tree Preservation Order – 2 Low Street, Winterton – Report of the Director of Operations.
  7. 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 N Sherwood (Chair)

Councillors Ogg (Vice-Chairman), Armitage, Bainbridge, J Davison, Glover, Grant, Kataria, Longcake, Wells.

Councillor(s) Allcock, Briggs, Marper and Mumby-Croft attended the meeting in accordance with Procedure Rule 37(b).

The committee met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.


The following member declared a personal and prejudicial interest:-

Member Minute Application Nature of Interest
Cllr Armitage 1819(i) PA/2017/343 Owns the property next door.

The following member declared a personal interest:-

Member Minute Application Nature of Interest
Cllr Briggs General General Member of the Fire Authority, and Member of the Isle of Axholme Water Management Board.

The following members declared that they had been lobbied:-

Member(s) Application(s) Minute
Cllr Allcock PA/2017/1 1820(i)
Cllr Ogg PA/2017/343 &

Agenda Item 6.



1818   (40) 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 Director: Operations submitted reports and updated them orally.

(Cllr Armitage having declared a personal and prejudicial interest left the meeting prior to consideration of the following item – Minute 1818(i) refers).

  1.  PA/2017/343 by Groveport Logistics Limited for application for hazardous substance consent to modify the previous consent (7/100/93) at Groveport, access road to Grove Wharf, Gunness, DN15 8UA.Resolved – That consent be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained in the report.(At this stage of the proceedings Councillor Armitage returned to the meeting).

    Cllr Marper addressed the committee as ward member and thanked it for taking the time to hold a site visit before making a decision. She highlighted that there were no properties that would be affected by the proposal, and therefore saw no reason to refuse the application.

    A representative from Groveport informed the committee that this was not an application for a new consent, but purely a modification to the current consent that was already in place. He stated that for the neighbouring equestrian centre to obtain permission for their business, shed 20 on the site needed to be removed in order for the Health and Safety Executive to remove their objection to the business. He stated that Groveports were happy to accommodate the request for the neighbouring business.

1819   (41) MAJOR APPLICATIONS – The Director: Operations 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/2017/464 by Mr T Webster for outline planning permission for up to 14 dwellings with appearance, landscaping, layout and scale reserved for subsequent approval (re-submission of PA/2016/1315) at Old Railway Sidings, A18 from Althorpe to Gunness, Althorpe.

The agent spoke on behalf of the applicant who highlighted the fact that the application had been supported by planning officers and the statutory bodies. He also indicated that it had passed the flood risk test, therefore did not see how a refusal could be substantiated. He said it would be beneficial to the local area, supplying housing for those who needed it.

Cllr Briggs spoke as a local ward member who was concerned that the application was outside the development limits, it had been refused previously as it should be land used for the community and not for residential development.

Cllr Grant was disappointed that the application was before them for approval as it was outside the development boundary, and could not understand the purpose of having development boundaries if they were not adhered to.

It was moved by Councillor Ogg and seconded by Cllr J Davison:-

That planning permission be refused for the following reason:-

The proposed development lies outside of the established settlement boundary of Keadby where development is restricted to that which is essential to the functioning of agricultural or forestry enterprises. A sufficient justification for this residential development being located outside the settlement boundary has not been submitted to accompany this application. The proposal would therefore result in an inappropriate development outside of any established settlement boundary contrary to policies CS2, CS3 and CS8 of the North Lincolnshire Core Strategy, along with policy RD2 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

Motion Carried.

1820   (42) PLANNING AND OTHER APPLICATIONS – The Director: Operations 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 Group Manager – Development Management and Building Control updated the reports orally where appropriate. Other officers attending gave advice and answered members’ questions as requested.

  1. PA/2017/1 by Mr Bruce Riley for planning permission for a change of use of domestic garage to vehicle repair garage at Hill Brow, A161 between Epworth and Haxey, Low Burnham, DN9 1DA.
  2. Cllr J Davison felt that the applicant had not adhered to the conditions of the previous planning consent, and therefore it should be refused on the same grounds.
  3. Cllr Allcock spoke as a local ward member and provided some background history to the site. He highlighted that when permission was granted previously in 2009 that it was done so with a condition attached indicating that it would be used for residential purposes only. Shortly after vehicle repairs were being advertised on the site, and planning permission was re-applied for in 2016 and once again refused, therefore that raised further complaints to enforcement.
  4. The applicant’s representative stated that the application would allow the applicant to continue running the business without upsetting the local residents, with a compromise that he felt was acceptable to them all. He stated that the problems concerned with the previous application that was refused were not relevant to the new proposal, and that the planning officers were happy with what had been submitted.
  5. An objector raised a number of concerns that included: domineering feature of the street scene, condition four of the previous planning permission stated it was for residential purposes only, no material change since the previous refusal, and that the visual impact that was unacceptable when applied for in 2009 was even more relevant now.

It was moved by Cllr J Davison and seconded by Cllr Longcake:-

That planning permission should be refused for the following reasons:-

The site has inadequate vehicle parking and turning facilities to serve the combined residential use and the unauthorised commercial use. This creates a situation where vehicles visiting the site will be forced to park on or reverse onto the A161 which is a principal traffic route. This, combined with the level of vehicle movements associated with the commercial use in this location, represents a hazard to road safety and will impede the safe and free flow of traffic along the A161 to the detriment of highway users. The development is contrary to policies T2, RD2 and DS1 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

The site is located outside the settlement of Low Burnham within the open countryside. The unauthorised vehicle repair garage is considered to be inappropriate development within the open countryside and is detrimental to residential amenity by virtue of increased noise and disturbance from the vehicle repair garage. In addition, the development also has an adverse impact on the character and appearance of the open countryside. Accordingly the proposal is contrary to policy CS3 of the Core Strategy and policies RD2 and DS1 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

Motion Carried.

(ii)      PA/2017/38 by Mr and Mrs C King for planning permission to remove condition 3 of PA/2012/1474 and use the annexe as a separate dwelling at 146 Westgate Road, Westgate, Belton, DN9 1QB.

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

(iii)     PA/2017/124 by Mr Lince for planning permission to erect six dwellings on land to the rear of The Red Lion, construct an associated private access and amend access to the public house car park at The Red Lion, High Street, Broughton, DN20 0HY.

An objector was concerned about the use of Church Lane for parking and access by the new occupants would increase existing access/parking problems. He was also worried about the proposed brick wall to be built between his property and the development.

The agent responded and indicated that extensive collaboration had taken place with all stakeholders, and it was agreed that the allocation of car parking space available would no longer be required, therefore there was enough space available for the proposals. He indicated that the concerns raised about the hedge on Church Lane would be retained.

Resolved –That consideration of the application be deferred to a future meeting and that members visit the site prior to the meeting.

(iv)     PA/2017/409 by Mrs J Burns Firth, JJ Equestrian Services for planning permission to construct an access at Gatehouse Road, Goxhill.

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

(v)      PA/2017/730 by Mr G Blair for planning permission to erect three two-bedroom terrace houses, including associated amenity area, car parking and turning (re-submission of PA/2107/283) at 36 Burnham Road, Epworth, DN9 1BY.

Resolved – That consideration of the application be deferred to a future meeting and that members visit the site prior to the meeting.

1821   (43) TREE PRESERVATION ORDER – 2 LOW STREET, WINTERTON – The Director: Operations submitted a report asking the committee to consider whether to confirm, reject or amend a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) placed on trees at 2 Low Street, Winterton.

The council had received an application for the removal of two trees in the Winterton Conservation Area. The two trees in question were protected by way of a Tree Preservation Order (TPO).

After the TPO was made, the owner of the residential property of concern raised issues that the trees were causing damage to his boundary wall along West Street. Building Control assessed the claim and concluded that the tree closest to the house (T2) was having an effect on the wall. They recommended that it was removed prior to the progress of any repairs to the boundary wall in question.

Resolved –That the modification of the Tree Preservation Order be made on the 6 January 2017 to remove tree T2, but to maintain the continuing protection of T1.