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/2020/545 by Mrs Elizabeth Marrows for outline planning permission for the erection of up to 34 dwellings, following the demolition of existing dwelling and outbuildings (appearance, landscaping, layout and scale reserved for subsequent consideration) at land at 65 Marsh Lane, Barton-upon-Humber, DN18 5JD
The agent stated that a great deal of work had been carried out on the application in conjunction with all statutory bodies including Yorkshire Water and the Highways Agencies on all aspects to meet requirements. He indicated further detailed information would then be submitted as the reserved matters stage. He stated that the flood risk water would be managed properly, and development of this kind does take place in flood zones all the time. On the highways issues he said that significant contributions would be made for improvements on Marsh Lane, and would lead to future benefits for the residents.
Councillors P and K Vickers as the local ward members urged the committee to refuse the application after receiving numerous objections to the application. They had concerns about the flood risk in the area and associated problems on Marsh Lane, as they felt it was a very difficult area and could not be improved as it was a very narrow lane. It would cause increased traffic problems and felt it was against a number of planning policies.
Cllr Evison stated he had severe problems with the application. He stated he knew the area very well and it was a narrow lane that would be difficult to expand. He said it was a flood risk area that had flooded, and was not suitable for the proposed development. He quoted a number of planning policies that it was contrary to, and felt there was more suitable areas available in Barton to develop on.
Cllr J Davison after visiting the site agreed with the previous speaker and was astounded by the narrowness of the lane, and felt it was more like a farmer’s dirt track than a road, he also had concerns that the football entrance was also down there and would lead to even more traffic problems.
Cllr L Foster having visited the site and listened to the comments from the local ward members, who he believes had the in depth knowledge of the area was minded to agree due to the flood risk was an unsuitable development for the area. However, he did not agree with the highway concerns as he did not see it affecting the access and egress, and felt residents would when built park their vehicles on their own drives.
It was moved by Cllr Evison and seconded by Cllr J Davison –
That planning permission be refused for the following reasons –
The local planning authority considers that Marsh Lane is not suitable in terms of its width and overall condition to provide a satisfactory access to serve the proposed development. This is exacerbated by the high levels of on-street parking along Marsh Lane. The proposal would result in a significant increase in vehicles accessing Marsh Lane leading to increased hazards to vehicular and pedestrian users to the detriment of highway safety. The proposal is therefore contrary to policies T2 and H5 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan, and paragraphs 108 and 109 of the National Planning Policy Framework.
The site lies in flood zone 2/3a (tidal) and is therefore at high risk of flooding. In order to comply with the submitted Flood Risk Assessment, land raising would be required on the site and the finished floor levels of the habitable first floors would need to be set no lower than 6.9 metres above Ordnance Datum (AOD). This would result in a residential development that would be out of scale and very domineering in relation to the surrounding area to the detriment of the character and appearance of the locality. The proposal is therefore contrary to policy CS5 of the Core Strategy, and policies H5, H8 and DS1 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.
(ii) PA/2020/1059 by Mr Kevin Hamilton for planning permission to erect a detached dormer bungalow and garage at 18 West Street, Barnetby le Wold, DN38 6JP.
The applicant outlined the reasons for the application and in doing so indicated that the dormer bungalow was for the applicant to retire to, and meet the needs of his families’ circumstances. He stated it had been designed to adhere to the privacy of neighbouring properties, and minimise any impact.
Cllr C Sherwood spoke as the local ward member and asked that the objector’s views in the report be taken into consideration due to the position of the dormer.
Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the officer’s report.