Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday 24th February 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: Virtual meeting Microsoft Teams

Contact: Tanya Davies  Email:


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Councillor E Marper substituted for Councillor J Davison.


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 12 KB


The following member declared a personal and prejudicial interest -


Councillor T Foster

Application: PA/2020/554 (Minute: 2075(i)

Interest: Personal friend of an interested party.


The following member declared a personal interest –


Councillor T Mitchell

Application: PA/2020/1928 (Minute: 2076(xii)

Interest: Member of same community group as owner of adjacent property.


The following members declared that they had been lobbied –


Councillor R Allcock

Application: PA/2020/2037 (Minute: 2076(i)


Councillor S Bainbridge

Application: PA/2020/613 (Minute: 2076(ii)


Councillor J Briggs

Application: PA/2020/613 (Minute: 2076(ii)


Councillor J Evison

Application: PA/2020/613 (Minute: 2076(ii)


Councillor L Foster

Application: PA/2020/613 (Minute: 2076(ii)


Councillor M Grant

Application: PA/2020/613 (Minute: 2076(ii)


Councillor R Hannigan

Application: PA/2020/613 (Minute: 2076(ii)

Application: PA/2020/1756 (Minute: 2076(ix)


Councillor T Mitchell

Application: PA/2020/1928 (Minute: 2076(xii)


Councillor N Poole

Application: PA/2020/554 (Minute: 2075(i)

Application: PA/2020/764 (Minute: (2074(i)


Councillor J Reed

Application: PA/2020/613 (Minute: 2076(ii)


Councillor N Sherwood

Application: PA/2020/613 (Minute: 2076(ii)


Councillor D Southern

Application: PA/2020/613 (Minute: 2076(ii)

Application: PA/2020/1066 (Minute: 2074(ii)


Councillor P Vickers

Application: PA/2020/613 (Minute: 2076(ii)


Councillor J Walshe

Application: PA/2020/1732 (Minute: 2076(vii)


Councillor D Wells

Application: PA/2020/613 (Minute: 2076(ii)

Application: PA/2020/1563 (Minute: 2076(xi)

Application: PA/2020/1746 (Minute: 2076(viii)


To take the minutes of the meetings held on 16 December 2020 as a correct record and authorise the chairman to sign. pdf icon PDF 244 KB


– That the minutes of the proceedings of the meeting held on 16 December 2020, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the Chairman.



Applications deferred from previous meetings for a site visit. pdf icon PDF 81 KB

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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.


(i)             PA/2020/764 by Mrs Smith for planning permission to change the use of a paddock to a children's eco-nursery, including the erection of an office, teaching lodge and polytunnel, and other associated alterations at Field south-east of Catchwater Farm, Butterwick Road, Messingham, DN17 3PL.


An objector addressed the committee and opposed the application due to its adverse impact on providing local employment in the countryside.  Messingham was currently served by two children’s nurseries which were not at full capacity.  Allowing this application may result in the existing nurseries closing and local people becoming unemployed.  The proposed development would not add anything new or innovative to Messingham as the two existing providers could offer exactly the same facilities.  The proposed site was not in the village, there was no public footpath leading to the site and was not served by any public transport.


Councillor Poole, as local ward member, addressed the committee.  He too was concerned that the proposed site was not served by a public footpath.  Access to the site was off a national speed limit road and all users of the nursery had to travel to the site by car.  Councillor Poole also had serious concerns about the floor height of the development in relation to nearby fields.  It would only be 20 cm higher than the level of nearby fields.  There was also no statement on the application that stated the need for the development.  He respectfully requested that the application be deferred for further work to be carried out with the applicant on a number of the conditions.


Councillor T Foster also spoke as a local ward member.  He concurred with the representation made by Councillor Poole.


Councillor Evison agreed more work needed to be carried out on the travel plan, and further consultation with the application was required before making a decision.


Resolved – That the application be deferred to allow council officers to discuss the application with the applicant, with particular emphasis on conditions 7, 9 and 10 and the proposed floor levels of the development.


(ii)            PA/2020/1066 by Mr M Richards for outline planning permission for up to five dwellings and associated works with appearance, landscaping, layout and scale reserved for subsequent consideration at Butchers Arms, White House Lane, West Halton, DN15 9AZ.


An objector spoke on behalf of a number of residents raising concerns on the impact the proposal would have on the community as it would directly affect the public house.  He stated it was an essential community site, and this would reduce the viability of the pub.  He highlighted the number of family events, and outdoor socialising would be lost, and it was the only pub within the vicinity. There was also concerns for access to the pumping station on the site.


The agent spoke and indicated it  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2074.


Major Planning Applications. pdf icon PDF 83 KB

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The Group Manager – Development Management and Building Control 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.


(At this stage of the proceedings, having declared a personal and prejudicial interest Councillor T Foster left the virtual meeting for the following item).


(i)             PA/2020/554 by Mr Steven Ibbotson, Cyden Homes Ltd for hybrid application comprising full planning permission to erect five dwellings and outline planning permission for 94 dwellings with appearance, landscaping, layout and scale reserved for subsequent consideration at land at Brigg Road, access located between 57 and 71 Brigg Road, Messingham.


An objector addressed the committee and expressed his concern to the committee on a number of issues.


Councillor Rose addressed the committee on behalf of local residents in his capacity as Chair of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) Northern Lincolnshire and Regional Chair of CPRE for Yorkshire and the Humber.  The CPRE were concerned about the size of the proposed development and the significant enlargement of the village, the problems of traffic along Brigg Road and the issues of access and egress to the site.  There would also be an increase pressure on local services and amenities and the concern of drainage and sewerage.  It was outside the development boundary of the village and was therefore contrary to policies CS2, CS3 and CS8 of the Core Strategy and policy RD2 of the Local Plan.  There would also be a loss of hedgerows and trees and resulting in a loss of habitats and be contrary to CS5 and CS17 of the Core Strategy.  The proposed site was also subject to flooding.


The applicant spoke in support of the application.  The hybrid application would deliver much needed housing to North Lincolnshire.  Messingham was a sustainable village and had excellent public transport connections to nearby towns and villages.  The applicant had submitted a transport assessment and vehicle movement survey to the council’s Highways department, who had subsequently not objected to the application.  A flood risk assessment had been submitted and a sustainable drainage system would be installed at the site.  There were no adverse impacts to the development that were outweighed by the benefits.


The Chairman read out a letter from Holly Mumby-Croft, the Member of Parliament who served the village of Messingham.  The letter emphasised the problem of flooding at the development site.  The majority of the site was outside the development boundary and was in open countryside.  The proposed site would be detrimental to the character and appearance to the open countryside.  The village infrastructure was also unable to absorb a development of this size and scale.  A number of local residents had contacted the office to share their concerns about the proposed development site.


Councillor Poole, local ward member agreed with the observations made by the two objectors and the local Member of Parliament.  Councillor Poole raised concerns about flood risk and drainage issues at  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2075.


Planning and other applications for determination by the committee. pdf icon PDF 83 KB

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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 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/2019/2037 by Mr Anthony Hopkins, Wroot Farming Company for planning permission to site a temporary agricultural worker's dwelling, including associated works at land at Church Farm, Field Lane, Wroot, DN9 2BU.


The agent spoke in favour of the application.  The application was for a temporary dwelling to support the vineyard.  The site now contained over 3,000 vines.  The rationale behind the application was to protect the vines from frost, security presence at the site, protect the vines from vermin and ensure vine maintenance.


Councillor Allcock, as local ward member, spoke in support of the application.  The vineyard employed local people and the temporary accommodation would ensure the sites short term future.  There had been no objections to the application from the council’s Highways department, Environment Agency, Internal Drainage Board or Wroot Parish Council.  The applicant had submitted all required documentation that demonstrated the need for the temporary dwelling. 


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


That planning permission be granted in accordance with the following conditions and reasons –




The development must be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.




To comply with section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.




The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans: 2019|01, 2019|6832|02 and Static Caravan Plans and Elevations.




For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.




The occupation of the temporary accommodation (static caravan) shall be limited to a person solely or mainly working, or last working, in the locality in agriculture or in forestry, or a widow or widower or surviving civil partner of such a person, and to any resident dependants.




Permission was granted only after taking account of the particular personal circumstances involved and therefore as an exception to policies RD2 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan and CS3 of the adopted Core Strategy.




The use of the caravan for temporary residential accommodation shall be discontinued on or before seven years from the date of this permission, the caravan removed from the site and the land restored to its previous condition to the satisfaction of the local planning authority.




Permission was granted only in the light of the short-term need for the development.




No loose material shall be placed on any driveway or parking area within 10 metres of the adopted highway unless measures are taken in accordance with details to be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority to prevent the material from spilling onto the highway. Once agreed and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2076.


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


There were no urgent items considered at the meeting.