Planning Committee – 24 May 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. To take the minutes of the meeting held on 26 April 2017as a correct record and authorise the chairman to sign.
  4. Applications deferred from previous meeting for a site visit.
  5. Planning and other applications for determination by the committee.
  6. Byway open to all traffic 1, South Ferriby and Horkstow – Report by 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 Armitage, Collinson, J Davison, Glover, Grant, Hannigan, Kataria, Longcake and Wells.

Councillor(s) Marper, Oldfield and Rose attended the meeting in accordance with Procedure Rule 37(b).

The committee met at Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.


The following member declared and personal and prejudicial interest:-

Member(s) Minute Application Nature of Interest
Cllr Armitage 1815(v) PA/2017/343 Lives next door to the property.

The following members declared a personal interest:-

Member(s) Minute Application(s) Nature of Interest
Cllr Wells 1814(i)



Agenda Item 6

Member of Barentby le Wold Parish Council and an acquaintance of the applicant.

Cousin occupies a property adjacent to the site.

1813   MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of the meeting held on 26 April 2017, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the Chairman.

1814   (39)  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/2016/1703 by Mr and Mrs Stuart Mason for outline planning permission to demolish two outbuildings and to erect two pairs of semi-detached dwellings and garages with all matters reserved for subsequent approval together with new vehicular access to 12 Queens Road, Barnetby le Wold,  DN38 6JH.
Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained in the report.

1815   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/2017/192 by Mrs S Blair for planning permission to vary condition 4 of PA/2016/1532 regarding the fencing off of the existing access track to the east of the site and non-use during the construction period at Land rear of Charnwood Park Estate, Charnwood Homes, Ferry Road West, Scunthorpe, DN15 8UF.

Cllr Marper addressed the committee as local ward member and put on record her concerns about using the track for access to the site as it was unsuitable for heavy vehicles.  She stated that the track was a single one way track, near to gardens and gates where children play.  She highlighted that previously when the site had been under construction the main body of the park had previously always been used for access without a problem as it was open plan.

Cllr Hannigan stated that he had listened carefully to the concerns of the ward member, and that conditions attached to the planning permission were solid and necessary, therefore the permission should be refused.

Moved by Cllr Hannigan and seconded by Cllr Wells –

That planning permission be refused for the following reason:-

The use of the existing access road by construction traffic would result in likely conflict between pedestrians and vehicles and would be detrimental to highway safety, contrary to policy T2 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

Motion Carried.

(ii)         PA/2017/264 by Mr Broadway for planning permission to build two five-bedroomed detached houses, each with attached single garage (including demolition of existing bungalow) at Norfeld, 51 North Street, West Butterwick, DN17 3JR.

An objector addressed the committee and indicated he was not opposed to the development, more so the scale of the development.  He felt that there was no requirement in the village for two large five bedroom houses.

Cllr Rose having called the decision in had no objection to development of the land, but more the siting of the dwellings on the plot, and the fact that they could overlook properties across the road.

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

(iii)        PA/2017/302 by Mrs Jeanette Abraham, Axholme Cattery for planning permission to change the use of cattery to living accommodation in connection with cattery at Cattery, Field Road, Crowle, DN17 4HP.

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

(iv)        PA/2017/330 by Mr T Shephardson for planning permission to erect a single storey extension at Poplar View, Soff Lane, Goxhill, DN19 7NA.

The agent spoke on behalf of the applicant and sought approval for permission that previously had a three year time limit and therefore had expired.  He stated that permission was being sought for the erection of a single-storey extension that was identical to that approved previously.

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

(Councillor Armitage having declared personal and prejudicial interest left the meeting prior to consideration of the following item – Minute 1815(v) refers).

(v)         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.

The applicant informed the committee that in order for her to gain approval for her equestrian business opposite to this site, she had to get permission for the amendment to the storage of hazardous substance at Groveport. She stated that permission was already approved for storage of the substance on site, she was making an amendment for it to be contained within a certain area.

Cllr Oldfield as ward member said he had concerns for public safety as it was a dangerous substance, and consultation had been very limited with only the adjoining properties. He suggested that the original permission should be revoked and a wider consultation carried out.

Cllr Marper agreed that it was a hazardous substance and that a site visit should be carried out.

Cllr Hannigan stated that the community would need some reassurance on the storage of the substance and how it was going to be managed, and therefore suggested a site visit be made before any decision was taken.

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

(At this stage of the proceedings Councillor Armitage returned to the meeting).

(vi)        PA/2017/430 by Mr Kevin Scott for planning permission to install dormer windows and erect a garage with annex above at West End Grange, Epworth Water Gardens, West End Road, Epworth, DN9 1LA.

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

1816   Byway Open To All Traffic 1, South Ferriby and Horkstow – The Director Operations submitted a report requesting the committee to make a decision on what stance to adopt when referring ‘Definitive Map Modification (Byway Open to All Traffic 1, South Ferriby and Horkstow) 2016 (1)’ to the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for determination.

Resolved – That the Secretary of State be requested to confirm the order without modification, but that we ask them to consider the Horkstow length as having a width of five metres if they feel the current 8.5 metres is unsupportable.