Planning and Development Committee Minutes

Planning and Development Committee Minutes

Date:
Monday 13 August 2012
Time:
1:30 p.m.
Place:
Council Chamber, Town Hall, Middlesbrough
 

Attendance Details

Present:
Councillor Cole (Chair), Councillors Clark, J Hobson, McIntyre, P Purvis and Sanderson.
Officers:
A Bolton, B Carr and E Vickers.
Apologies for absence:
were received on behalf of Councillor Bloundele, Brunton, Cox and Hawthorne
Declarations of interest:

There were no declarations of interest at this point of the meeting.
 

Item Number Item/Resolution
PUBLIC
12/15 MINUTES- PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE - 20 JULY 2012


The Minutes of the meeting of the Planning and Development Committee held on 20 July 2012 were taken as read and approved as a true record.
 

12/16 PRESENTATION - CLEVELAND FIRE BRIGADE - FIRE SPRINKLERS

The Head of Fire Engineering at Cleveland Fire Brigade provided Members with an overview of the benefits of the installation of sprinkler systems in domestic properties, residential care homes, commercial premises and schools. It was highlighted that the cost of installing a sprinkler system into a domestic property was in the region of £1000.

 

Members were advised that Cleveland Fire Brigade played a key leadership role in promoting a better understanding of the benefits of sprinkler systems and their overall impact in reducing the effects of fire.

 

Following a Home Fire Safety Drive which included the free installation of over 150,000 smoke alarms in domestic properties in the area, the Cleveland Fire Brigade established partnerships with the local Water Authorities, local Housing Associations and the National Fire Sprinkler Network Contractors to explore the advantages of the installation of sprinkler systems.

 

It was highlighted that the installation of sprinkler systems could be used as a compensatory feature to reduce fire resistance on elements of structure increased travel distances or access for fire appliances.

 

The Head of Fire Engineering advised Members that the way in which the local authority could assist was to inform the Fire Brigade of any building developments as soon as possible to enable the Fire Brigade to outline the virtues of sprinkler systems and inform architects and developers of the benefits they could bring to the overall design of a scheme.

 

Members were advised that the Welsh Government had introduced legislation which specified that all new domestic homes were required to be fitted with a sprinkler system. Following the action by the Welsh Government, the English Government were looking to introduce new legislation which would require a Fire Sprinkler system to be installed into all newly built residential properties. All relevant bodies including local authorities had been invited to submit comments as part of a consultation exercise by the Government.

 

ORDERED as follows:

 

1. That the Head of Fire Engineering be thanked for the informative presentation with regard to the benefits of Fire Sprinkler systems.

 

2. That the Council introduce a compulsory requirement that fire sprinkler systems be installed in any new domestic properties erected on Council land in all future development briefs for residential development.

 

3. That Members and Officers of the Council be encouraged to sign the electronic petition campaigning for the installation of sprinklers in residential properties.

 

4. That officers be authorised to write to the Government to support the campaign for the introduction of legislation in relation to the installation of fire sprinkler systems in newly erected residential properties.

 

12/17 SCHEDULE OF THE REMAINING PLANNING APPLICATIONS TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE COMMITTEE.

The Head of Development submitted plans deposited as applications to develop land under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and the Head of Development Control reported thereon.

ORDERED that the following applications be determined as shown:

M/FP/0446/12/P - Part two storey, part single storey extension to rear of 162 Marton Road, Middlesbrough, for Mr G Mohammed

The Head of Development advised Members that this application had been identified as requiring a site visit by members of the Planning and Development Committee. Accordingly a site visit had been held on 13 August 2012.

 

Full details of the planning application and plan status were outlined in the report. The report contained a detailed analysis of the application and analysed relevant Policies from the Local Development Framework.

 

Neighbourhood consultations had taken place and 14 letters of support had been received from residents of a number of the other properties that formed part of the terrace and a further letter of support was received at the meeting from the occupier of 160 Marton Road, the details of which were advised to the committee. Comments from the statutory authorities were also included in the report.

Councillor McPartland, the Ward Councillor was in attendance and elected to address the Committee in support of the application. Councillor P Khan was also in attendance at the Committee and elected to address the Committee in a personal capacity in support of the application.

 

Councillor J Hobson indicated that he had abstained from the vote as he was unable to attend the site visit.

ORDERED that the application be Approved subject to the following conditions:-

 

1. That the development hereby approved shall be carried out in complete accordance with the plans and specifications received on 8 May 2012.

 

Reason: To ensure a satisfactory form of development and for the avoidance of doubt.

2. The development to which this permission relates must be begun no later than the expiration of three years beginning with the date on which this permission is granted.

 

Reason: The time limit condition is imposed in order to comply with the requirements of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

 

3. The materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the development hereby permitted shall match those in the existing building.

 

Reason: To ensure the use of satisfactory materials.

 

REASON FOR OVERTURN

 

Planning permission was granted for the development because it was in accordance with Section 38(6)of the Planning & Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and the policies of the Middlesbrough Development Plan set out below and all material considerations, including Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD) and the particular circumstances summarised below:-

 

DC1- General Development
CS5 - Design

 

In reaching this decision the Planning and Development Committee were mindful of the particular circumstances of this application, namely that having carried out a Committee site visit, Members were fully conversant with the details of the proposed development, the configuration of the application site and the relationship of the existing dwellinghouse with the adjoining houses. Members in particular paid special attention during the site visit to existing two storey offshoots at numbers 174-176, 178-180 Marton Road as these gave evidence of the overall affect of two storey extensions on adjacent homes. Having done so, Members considered that the impact created by the proposed extension was acceptable and would not be detrimental of the neighbour's (No 160) enjoyment of their dwellinghouse. Members therefore approved the application subject to the appropriate conditions.

 

M/FP/0574/12/P - Change of use from hairdressers (A1) to cafe (A3) at 6 York Road, Middlesbrough for Mr F Livingstone

The Head of Development advised Members that this application had been identified as requiring a site visit by members of the Planning and Development Committee. Accordingly a site visit had been held on 13 August 2012.

 

Full details of the planning application, plan status and planning history were outlined in the report.

Neighbourhood consultations had taken place and a petition containing 233 signatures was received on 21 June 2012 and an additional 139 signature addendum to the above petition objecting to the proposal was received on 19 July 2012. On 19 July a petition containing 49 signatures was received in support of the application, the details of which were all advised to the Committee. The report contained a detailed analysis of the application, addressed the objections and comments and analysed relevant policies from the Local Development Framework.

 

The Applicant was in attendance and elected to address the Committee. Councillor McIntyre, the Ward Councillor spoke in opposition to the application.

 

Councillor J Hobson indicated that he had abstained from the vote as he was unable to attend the site visit.

ORDERED that the application be Approved subject to the conditions detailed in the report and the inclusion of the following two additional conditions:-

 

1. The permission hereby granted is valid only for a period of 12 months from the date of this decision notice and the use as a cafe shall cease on or before that date unless the prior approval of the local planning authority has been obtained for a continuation of the cafe use.

 

2. The hours of use of the proposed cafe shall be restricted to between 08:00hrs and 16:00hrs Monday to Saturday and the premises shall be closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Any proposals to modify this opening period shall be the subject of a further formal application to the local planning authority for determination.


 

12/18 APPLICATIONS APPROVED BY THE HEAD OF REGENERATION AND PLANNING.

The Head of Development submitted details of planning applications which had been approved to date in accordance with the delegated authority granted to him at Minute 187 (29 September 1992).

 

NOTED
 

12/19 ANY OTHER BUSINESS - ACKLAM HALL DEVELOPMENT

The Head of Development advised Members that all the outstanding legal documentation in respect of the Acklam Hall development had now been signed which meant the scheme could now move forward.

 

NOTED

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