Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday 22nd September 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: Conference Room, Church Square House, High Street, Scunthorpe

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

Items
No. Item

2135.

Substitutions

Minutes:

Councillor Poole substituted for Councillor Hannigan.

2136.

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). pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Minutes:

The following member declared a personal interest –

 

Member: Councillor D Rose

Application: PA/2021/1032 (Minute (2137i)

Nature of Interest: Chair of CPRE Northern Lincolnshire and Yorkshire and Humberside

 

Application: PA/2021/1097 (Minute (2139i)

Nature of Interest: Chair of CPRE Northern Lincolnshire and Yorkshire and Humberside

 

The following members declared that they had been lobbied –

 

Member: Councillor S Bainbridge

Application: PA/2021/1033 (Minute (2137ii)

 

Member: Councillor J Davison

Application: PA/2021/1180 (Minute (2139ii)

 

Member: Councillor M Grant

Application: PA/2021/715 (Minute (2138i)

 

Member: Councillor T Mitchell

Application: PA/2021/1033 (Minute (2137ii)

 

Member: Councillor D Robinson

Application: PA/2021/1033 (Minute (2137ii)

 

Member: Councillor D Rose

Application: PA/2021/1032 (Minute (2137i)

Application: PA/2021/1097 (Minute (2139i)

 

Member: Councillor N Sherwood

Application: PA/2021/1033 (Minute (2137ii)

2137.

Applications deferred from previous meetings for a site visit. pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Minutes:

In accordance with the decisions at the previous meeting, members had undertaken site visits on the morning of the meeting.  The Group Manager – Development Management submitted reports and updated them orally.

2137i

PA/2021/1032 Outline Planning Permission to erect a dwelling with all matters reserved for subsequent consideration at 14 Gollands Lane, Westwoodside, DN9 2AX pdf icon PDF 574 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

In accordance with the decisions at the previous meeting, members had undertaken site visits on the morning of the meeting.  The Group Manager – Development Management submitted reports and updated them orally.

 

Cllr Roe addressed the committee as the local ward member following significant opposition from local residents.  He stated there was strong planning grounds to refuse the application, he felt it was not a sustainable development and would have an adverse impact on the area, and the shared driveway with four properties was unacceptable.

 

Cllr J Davison stated he was glad the committee had the opportunity to visit the site and it highlighted just how narrow the lane was and the bad access. He was not happy with the details in the application and the access.

 

Cllr Grant highlighted that the buildings were already on that lane and the application was only for outline permission with more details coming at a later stage, he did not see any reason to refuse the application.

 

It was moved by Councillor Davison and seconded by Councillor Ross –

 

That planning permission be refused for the following reason –

 

The proposal would result in an inappropriate form of development out of keeping with the existing pattern of development along Gollands Lane to the detriment of the character and appearance of the area. The proposed development is therefore contrary to policies DS1, H5 and H8 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan and policy CS5 of the North Lincolnshire Core Strategy. 

 

                                                                                                Motion Carried.

 

2137ii

PA/2021/1033 Planning Permission for change of use of garage/outbuilding to restaurant/cafe (Use Class A3) [now Class E (Commercial, business and service)] and associated works at Garage/outbuilding at 2 Westgate Road, Westgate, Belton, DN9 1QG pdf icon PDF 675 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

An update was provided by the Group Manager Planning informing the committee that a new plan was produced by the applicant on the site visit detailing five existing spaces to be retained (unmarked in front of bungalow) in addition to the three additional spaces. The officer advised that the plan could not be accepted at such a late stage and that the application may need to be re-consulted upon/re-publicised if an amended plan is accepted. 

 

Cllr J Davison agreed that with the new information on parking the application be deferred.

 

Resolved – That the application be deferred to a future meeting to allow the new information to be considered by the officer and the appropriate statutory consultees.

2138.

Major Planning Applications. pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Minutes:

The Group Manager – 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.

2138i

PA/2021/715 Outline Planning Permission for up to 34 dwellings with appearance, landscaping, layout and scale reserved for subsequent consideration (including demolition of existing workshop, polytunnel and stable) at Fruit Farm, 58 Station Road, Epworth, DN9 1JZ pdf icon PDF 930 KB

Minutes:

The Group Manager planning and Development updated the committee and informed them that reason 2 for refusal was no longer required.

 

A number of objectors spoke against the application at the meeting. In doing so they raised concerns about a number of things, including the fact that it would destroy the historic landscape, it would have devastating effects on the area, against planning policies, it was outside the development limits, and would put a strain on the infrastructure.

 

The agent responded and informed the committee that he felt there would be no detrimental effects on the landscape, and it was a brownfield site. He stated there was an industrial unit already on site that would be replaced with well-designed buildings with 50% of the trees remaining,

 

Two further speakers spoke in support of the application. They felt it was a good development for Epworth and many residents wanted to see it progress. They felt the development would allow for the road to be widened and would be safer, and it would create additional home for the younger generation and people wanting to live in the village.

 

Cllr Mitchell spoke as the local ward member against the application.  He said the officer’s report to refuse the application was a fair and good judgement, and the risks to the environment would be unacceptable. He felt there wold be loss of historic value and amenity and over 200 residents had object to the application.

 

Cllr J Davison did not feel the site was the correct location as it was in open countryside, and having read the officer’s report there was a nuber of valid reasons for refusing the application.

 

Resolved – That planning permission be refused in accordance with the reasons outlined in the officer’s report, with the removal of reason 2.

 

2139.

Planning and other applications for determination by the committee. pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Minutes:

The Group Manager – 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 applications.  The Head of Development Management updated the reports orally where appropriate.  Other officers attending gave advice and answered members’ questions as requested.

2139i

PA/2021/1097 Outline Planning Permission to erect a two-storey dwelling with appearance, landscaping, layout and scale reserved for subsequent consideration at Pond Farm, Trentside Road, Kelfield, DN9 1AG pdf icon PDF 625 KB

Minutes:

The applicant spoke to the committee and urged them to approve the application as it was very prudent to the family to be able to live on the site, and the family home had been in the family for generations which they wanted to continue. He stated that the new property was an infill plot of land, and a similar application had recently been approved across the road.  He said it would be helpful to business if they were on site, and had no objections including from the Parish Council.

 

Cllr Rose spoke as the local ward member and supported the application.  He stated the sit had long planning history, and would be ideal for a family home involved in agriculture. He also highlighted there had been no objections from the Parish Council.

 

Cllr Davison having listened to the speaker and ward member was not against the application but queried if an agricultural tie could be placed as a condition on the application.

 

The Group Manager Planning and Development indicated that the agricultural tie had not been considered within the application, so if that was to be a reason it would have to be considered and more evidence provided by the applicant.

 

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

 

That the application be deferred for further investigation into an agricultural tie.

 

Resolved – That the application be deferred to a future meeting

 

 

 

2139ii

PA/2021/1180 Outline Planning Permission to erect five dwellings with all matters reserved for subsequent consideration and demolition of existing dwelling at 18 Manor Road, Bottesford, DN16 3PA pdf icon PDF 734 KB

Minutes:

The Group Manager planning and Development updated the committee, and recommended the application be deferred following concerns from residents around the accuracy of the tree report. Deferring the item would allow for further investigation to take place.

 

Resolved – That the application be deferred to a future meeting for further investigations into the trees to take place.

2139iii

PA/2021/1336 Application for permission in principle to erect up to three dwellings at land adjacent to 51 The Nooking, Haxey pdf icon PDF 639 KB

Minutes:

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

2140.

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

Minutes:

There were no other items for consideration by the committee at this meeting.