Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday 2nd June 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: Church Square House, High Street, Scunthorpe

Contact: Tanya Davies  Email: tanya.davies@northlincs.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

2095.

Substitutions

Minutes:

Councillor Ogg substituted for Councillor Ross.

2096.

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).

Minutes:

The following member declared a personal and prejudicial interest in the following item:

 

Councillor Hannigan           PA/2021/271           Reason: Applicant

 

The following members declared that they had been lobbied on the following items:

 

Councillor Bainbridge         PA/2020/240

Councillor J Davison          PA/2020/240

Councillor Grant                PA/2020/240

Councillor Mitchell              PA/2020/1117

Councillor Poole                PA/2020/2063 and PA/2021/22

Councillor N Sherwood      PA/2020/240

2097.

To take the minutes of the meeting held on 26 April 2021 as a correct record and authorise the chairman to sign. pdf icon PDF 421 KB

Minutes:

Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of the meeting held on 26 April 2021, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the Chairman.

2098.

PA/2020/1117 - Planning permission to erect three dwellings and associated garages at 7 Belton Road, Epworth. pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Group Manager - Development Management and Building Control submitted a report on this application for consideration by the committee.  In accordance with the decision at the previous meeting, members had undertaken a site visit on the morning of the meeting. 

 

Prior to consideration of the item, an objector addressed the committee and was very concerned with the safety of the access and egress at the site.  He stated that the road was very narrow and there was not enough room for vehicles to pass each other.  He felt it would cause problems for emergency services and increase the number of vehicles in the area.

 

Councillor Mitchell as the Ward member also raised a number of concerns with the application and raised them on behalf of a number of residents.  He stated there was two issues and they were road safety and loss of amenity.  He felt the access to the development was very narrow and vehicles would struggle to pass, and that it would be detrimental to neighbouring properties with it being backland development.

 

Councillor Grant having attended the site visit said he did not see a problem with the application, and felt that the majority of properties within the vicinity already had backland development.

 

Councillor J Davison said the development had terrible access for a development of this size and was far too narrow with no line of sight, and it was often grid locked. He was not happy with the backland location of the plot and the detrimental effects it would have on the area.

 

It was then moved by Councillor J Davison and seconded by Councillor Wells –

 

That planning permission be refused for the following reason-

 

1.

The proposal is situated in a backland location within a plot of land to the rear and alongside existing properties. It would create a backland form of development that would be out of character with the area to the detriment of the amenity of neighbouring properties through noise and disturbance generated by vehicular movements. The proposal is therefore contrary to policies H7, T2 and DS1 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

 

                                                                                  Motion Carried

2099.

PA/2021/6 - Planning permission to erect four dwellings, including demolition of existing garages ion land between Chaucer Avenue and Chapman Avenue, Scunthorpe. pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Group Manager - Development Management and Building Control submitted a report on this application for consideration by the committee.  In accordance with the decision at the previous meeting, members had undertaken a site visit on the morning of the meeting. 

 

Prior to consideration of the application, Councillor Len Foster addressed the committee as the local ward member and in doing so raised his concerns.  He felt the site visit had taken place at the wrong time of day, as there was major parking problems at busy times.  He stated there was access and egress problems already in that area, and this would only add to that.

 

Councillor Hannigan also had concerns with regard to the parking in the area, although stated that in the report a parking survey that was carried out by residents was quite positive, and that was carried out at 7am in the morning.

 

Councillor J Davison disagreed with the previous speaker and felt there was quite a lot off parking problems in the area, 52 objections against the application, and not enough off street parking available.

 

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

2100.

PA/2019/2064 - Planning permission to erect four agricultural buildings for poultry rearing, together with associated feed bins, infrastructure and new highway access at Hall Farm, Middlegate Lane, Bonby pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Minutes:

The Group Manager – Development Management and Building Control submitted a report containing details of a major application for determination by the committee, including summaries of policy context, representations arising from consultation and publicity and assessment of the applications.

 

An objector addressed the committee with various concerns, mainly about the worry of possible outbreaks of viruses, and the dangers of an outbreak being passed from animals to humans.

 

The agent responded and outlined the application, and indicated it was a re-design on the visual impact.  He indicated the application was on a reduced scale then the larger one previously proposed.

 

The Chairman read out a letter of objection from the local MP Andrew Percy.

 

Councillor Watham MBE spoke as the local Ward member and felt that the site was not the most appropriate for a development of this size, and was worried about the negative impact on the character, landscape and infrastructure within a rural setting.

 

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

2101.

PA/2020/1949 - Planning permission for the change of use of land to permit the siting of static caravans at Brookside Caravan Park, Stather Road, Burton-upon-Stather pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

The Group Manager – Development Management and Building Control submitted a report containing details of a major application for determination by the committee, including summaries of policy context, representations arising from consultation and publicity and assessment of the applications.

 

The agent addressed the committee outlining the detail of the application.  Highlighting it was a resubmission from an appeal that was previously dismissed on an ecological concern and this had now been resolved and the officer had recommended approval.

 

The Chairman read out a letter from the local ward member requesting the committee hold a site visit before making a decision as they felt it was over development for the site.

 

It was then moved by Councillor Ogg and seconded by Councillor Wells.

 

That the application be deferred to the next meeting to allow the committee to visit the site.

 

Motion Carried

2102.

PA.2020/2063 - Outline planning permission for a residential development of up to 16 dwellings with all matters reserved for subsequent consideration at land north of Egton Avenue, Messingham pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

The Group Manager – Development Management and Building Control submitted a report containing details of a major application for determination by the committee, including summaries of policy context, representations arising from consultation and publicity and assessment of the applications.

 

A local resident addressed the committee raising her objections against the application.  She was concerned about building outside the development boundary, along with concerns regarding surface drainage and sewerage in the area.  She also felt the access road was inadequate and it would all be of detriment to the local residents if it was passed.

 

The agent highlighted the application was only for reserved matters and the finer details would come at a later date if approved.  He indicated that a great deal of work had been undertaken to take into consideration the access, drainage and sewerage and felt that suitable conditions attached to any approval would be sufficient.  He also felt that the development would fit in seamlessly next to the existing bungalows.

 

A letter of objection was read out from the local MP Holly Mumby-Croft.

 

Councillor Hannigan said they had to take into consideration the opinion of the residents within the community.  It was outside the development boundary and had no specific purpose in a rural location.  He said it was against a number of planning policies and could not support the application.  C

 

Councillor Grant agreed and said he could not back the application as it was outside the boundary and against policies.

 

It was moved by Councillor Hannigan and seconded by Councillor Wells –

 

That planning permission be refused for the following reasons -

 

1.

The proposed development was contrary to policies RD2 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan, and CS2, CS3 and CS8 of the adopted Core Strategy, in that the site was located outside of a defined settlement boundary and was not for specific purposes associated with a rural location, which included agriculture, forestry or to meet a special need associated with the countryside.

 

2.

The proposed development, by virtue of the site being outside the defined settlement boundary for Messingham and the scale of development proposed, was considered to have a significant urbanising effect on the eastern edge of the settlement by introducing a significant level of built form into the rural landscape, to the detriment of its open rural character and appearance of the area.  Therefore, the development was considered contrary to policies RD2, H5 and DS1 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan, and CS2, CS3, CS5 and CS8 of the adopted Core Strategy.

 

                                                                                  Motion Carried.

 

2103.

PA/2019/609 - Advertisement consent for 16 internally illuminated fascia signs, 11 internally illuminated other signs and three non-illuminated other signs at the site of a new petrol station, Ferriby Road, Barton-upon-Humber pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

The Group Manager – Development Management and Building Control submitted a report for determination by the committee including summaries of policy context, representations arising from consultation and publicity and assessment of the applications.  The Head of Service updated the reports orally where appropriate.  Other officers attending gave advice and answered members’ questions as requested.

 

Councillor J Davison felt that 16 signs was a large number to be located on one site, and indicated it would be useful to visit the site before making a decision.

 

It was then moved by Councillor J Davison and seconded by Councillor Wells-

 

That the application be deferred to the next meeting to allow the committee to visit the site.

 

Motion Carried

2104.

PA/2020/427 - Outline planning permission to erect a dwelling with appearance, landscaping, layout and scale reserved for subsequent consideration at land adjacent to Homeacres, Luddington Road, Garthorpe pdf icon PDF 940 KB

Minutes:

The Group Manager – Development Management and Building Control submitted a report for determination by the committee including summaries of policy context, representations arising from consultation and publicity and assessment of the applications.  The Head of Service updated the reports orally where appropriate.  Other officers attending gave advice and answered members’ questions as requested.

 

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

2105.

PA/2020/1643 - Planning permission to vary condition 2 of PA/2020/41 to include garage and gable dormer at rear and change the window materials at 27 School Lane, Appleby pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

The Group Manager – Development Management and Building Control submitted a report for determination by the committee including summaries of policy context, representations arising from consultation and publicity and assessment of the applications.  The Head of Service updated the reports orally where appropriate.  Other officers attending gave advice and answered members’ questions as requested.

 

Councillor Waltham MBE spoke as the local ward member and urged the committee to take into consideration the Parish Councils comments, and felt that weight should be offered to the Neighbourhood plan.

 

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

2106.

PA/2020/1872 - Planning permission to erect a dwelling with associated works at The Vicarage, 5 Paul Lane, Appleby pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

The Group Manager – Development Management and Building Control submitted a report for determination by the committee including summaries of policy context, representations arising from consultation and publicity and assessment of the applications.  The Head of Service updated the reports orally where appropriate.  Other officers attending gave advice and answered members’ questions as requested.

 

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

2107.

PA/2020/1973 - Planning permission for an extension to an existing dwelling to provide two dwellings as holiday accommodation at 1 and 2 Grange Farm Cottages, Station Road, Thornton Curtis pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

The Group Manager – Development Management and Building Control submitted a report for determination by the committee including summaries of policy context, representations arising from consultation and publicity and assessment of the applications.  The Head of Service updated the reports orally where appropriate.  Other officers attending gave advice and answered members’ questions as requested.

 

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

2108.

PA/2021/22 - Planning permission to erect a garage/garden room at 8 The Old School Yard, Redbourne pdf icon PDF 995 KB

Minutes:

The Group Manager – Development Management and Building Control submitted a report for determination by the committee including summaries of policy context, representations arising from consultation and publicity and assessment of the applications.  The Head of Service updated the reports orally where appropriate.  Other officers attending gave advice and answered members’ questions as requested.

 

Speaking against the application a local resident had major concerns with regard to the sewerage and drainage in the area, and specifically building over the main drainage.  He was also worried about the entrance access and felt it was too narrow, that it was too close to neighbouring properties and would have a detrimental effect on the neighbours sunlight and privacy.

 

The agent informed the committee it was for a classic car garage and would not need to use the access that regularly.  He indicated it would have low walls, flat roof and would cause minimal impact on neighbouring properties.

 

Councillor Poole spoke as the local Ward member and urged the committee to hold a site visit before making a decision on the application.  He highlighted there was flooding in that area, and foul sewerage problems.

 

Councillor J Davison having listened to the concerns was worried about the main sewer being under the foundations, and was aware of previous flooding issues and with these in mind felt a site visit would be beneficial.

 

It was then moved by Councillor J Davison and seconded by Councillor Hannigan.

 

That the application be deferred to the next meeting to allow the committee to visit the site.

 

Motion Carried

2109.

PA/2021/240 - Planning permission for a change of use of the Duke William motel to a single dwelling, including demolition of part of the restaurant at The Duke William Hotel, 27 Church Street, Haxey pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

The Group Manager – Development Management and Building Control submitted a report for determination by the committee including summaries of policy context, representations arising from consultation and publicity and assessment of the applications.  The Head of Service updated the reports orally where appropriate.  Other officers attending gave advice and answered members’ questions as requested.

 

A representative of the Haxey Community Group urged the committee to refuse the application due to it being a community asset.  He felt that no effort had been made to market the property, and there was no interest from the applicant to sustain it as a business, and giving no thought to the local community.  He felt the property had deliberately been left to deteriorate, with no clear marketing so the applicant could change the use of the building.

 

The applicant responded and in doing so highlighted that following a decline in takings in 2004 the premises were put up for sale in 2009 with no interest, and stated that public houses had been in decline for years and nobody wanted to purchase them.  He indicated there was no intention to run down the premises, and as owners had to seek alternative employment to survive.  He did not feel that Haxey could sustain four public houses and without a sale applied for a change of use.

 

Letters of objection were read out by the Chairman from the local Ward members, and the local MP Andrew Percy.

 

Councillor Hannigan having listened to two different views on the application said he had concerns at the loss of a community asset as it would be lost forever.  He felt it should stay as a community asset and could not agree with the application.

 

Councillor Grant stated that if nobody was willing to buy the community asset then the applicant should be able to have change of use, otherwise they are stuck with a pub that they cannot run, and have had to find employment elsewhere.

 

It was moved by Councillor Hannigan and seconded by Councillor Ogg–

 

That planning permission be refused for the following reason -

 

1.

The proposal would result in the loss of a valued facility/service within the rural settlement of Haxey.  The council does not consider that it had been adequately evidenced that the facility was not economically viable and that all options for its continuance had been fully explored, and that there was no longer a need for the building in any form of community use.  Accordingly, the proposal was contrary to paragraph 92 of the National Planning Policy Framework, policy CS22 of the Core Strategy and policy C2 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

 

                                                                                  Motion Carried.

2110.

PA/2021/291 - Planning permission to erect a dwelling with associated access and landscaping at 111 Fountain House, Scawby Road, Scawby Brook pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

The Group Manager – Development Management and Building Control submitted a report for determination by the committee including summaries of policy context, representations arising from consultation and publicity and assessment of the applications.  The Head of Service updated the reports orally where appropriate.  Other officers attending gave advice and answered members’ questions as requested.

 

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

2111.

PA/2021/362 - Outline planning permission for three dwellings with appearance, landscaping, layout and scale reserved for subsequent consideration, and alteration to transition/drop kerb at land to the rear of 2, 2A and 4 North Cliff Road, Kirton-in-Lindsey pdf icon PDF 531 KB

Minutes:

The Group Manager – Development Management and Building Control submitted a report for determination by the committee including summaries of policy context, representations arising from consultation and publicity and assessment of the applications.  The Head of Service updated the reports orally where appropriate.  Other officers attending gave advice and answered members’ questions as requested.

 

Objecting to the application a local resident stated a lot of families would be affected by the development, and it was against a number of planning policies.  He stated it was outside the defined development boundary, and not a sustainable benefit to the community.  He said it would be detrimental to the area with increased traffic noise and disruption was over development and should stay as a single storey build.

 

The applicant stated he was familiar with all the boundaries but the application was sympathetic to the area, and it was only a small portion of the site that goes over the boundary.  He highlighted that the site was currently run down and it would increase the visual impact on the location.

 

Councillor J Davison felt the application was suitable for an outline application, and would come back to committee at a later date with more details.

 

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

 

(Prior to consideration of the following item (Minute 2112 refers), Councillor R Hannigan, having declared a personal and prejudicial interest, left the meeting).

2112.

PA/2021/271 - Planning permission to erect a prefabricated modular building at the Frank Morgan School of Flying, Plot 5A adjacent to Hangar 2, Franklin Way, Humberside Airport, Kirmington pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

The Group Manager – Development Management and Building Control submitted a report for determination by the committee including summaries of policy context, representations arising from consultation and publicity and assessment of the applications.  The Head of Service updated the reports orally where appropriate.  Other officers attending gave advice and answered members’ questions as requested.

 

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

2113.

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

Minutes:

There were no urgent items for consideration at the meeting.