Planning and Development Committee Minutes

Planning and Development Committee Minutes

Date:
Monday 11 March 2013
Time:
1:30 p.m.
Place:
Council Chamber, Town Hall, Middlesbrough
 

Attendance Details

Present:
Cole (Chair), Clark, J Hobson, McIntyre, P Purvis, Sanderson
Officers:
S Harker, R Farnham, P MacGregor and E Vickers
Apologies for absence:
were submitted on behalf of Councillors Brunton, Cox and Hawthorne
Declarations of interest:

No Declarations of Interest were made at this point of the meeting.

Item Number Item/Resolution
PUBLIC
12/42 MINUTES - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE - 4 FEBRUARY 2013

The minutes of the meeting of the Planning and Development Committee held on 4 February 2013 were taken as read and approved as a true record.

12/43 SCHEDULE OF REMAINING PLANNING APPLICATIONS TO BE CONSIDERED BY 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.

 

SUSPENSION OF COUNCIL PROCEDURE ROLE NO. 10 - ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

ORDERED that, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule No. 10, the Committee agreed to vary the order of business.

 

ORDERED that the following applications be determined as shown:

 

M/FP/0012/13/P - Retrospective change of use from agricultural land to stables and grazing including the erection of 1 No. stable block at Stainton Vale Farm, Thornaby, for Mr G Rock.

 

The Head of Development advised Members that this application had been deferred.

 

M/FP/0969/12/P- First floor only extension at rear at 79 Thornfield Road, Middlesbrough, for Mrs B Brown.

 

The Head of Development advised Members that this application had been deferred.

 

M/FP/1242/12/P - Erection of 52 No. dwellings at the Former Guide Dogs For the Blind, The Ridings, Middlesbrough for Partner Construction Ltd.

 

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 prior to the meeting.

 

Full details of the planning application, plan status and planning history were outlined in the report. The report contained a detailed analysis of the application and analysed relevant policies from the National Planning Policy Framework and the Local Development Framework.

 

Should the application be approved, the applicant undertook to amend the Section 106 agreement to allow an additional 15 properties.

 

Neighbourhood consultations had taken place and a number of objections from local residents had been received, the details of which were advised to the Committee. There were no objections from the statutory authorities.

 

The applicant was present at the meeting and elected to address the Committee. Councillor Kerr, Ward Councillor, addressed the Committee and spoke in opposition to the application. Two objectors present at the meeting elected to address the Committee and spoke in opposition to the application.

 

ORDERED that, subject to the signing of a Section 106 Agreement, the application be Approved subject to the conditions included in the report for the reasons set out in the report.
 

M/FP/0013/13/P- Dormer window to rear and bay window to front at 26 Grange Crescent, Marton, Middlesbrough for Mr J Taylor.

 

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 prior to the meeting.

 

Additional information in relation to the property was tabled at the meeting.

 

Details of the planning application, plan status and planning history were outlined in the report. Revised plans for the creation of a bay window in the front elevation in addition to the dormer window at the rear, had been submitted following the publication of the report. The report contained a detailed analysis of the application and analysed relevant policies from the National Planning Policy Framework and the Local Development Framework.

 

Neighbourhood consultations had taken place and one objection from a local resident had been received, the details of which were advised to the Committee. There were no objections from the statutory authorities.

 

Councillor C Hobson, Ward Councillor, addressed the Committee and spoke in opposition to the application. An objector present at the meeting elected to address the Committee and spoke in opposition to the application.

 

ORDERED that the application be Refused for the following reason:

 

The proposed dormer window to rear is unacceptable as the design is considered to be inappropriate on this part of the extended bungalow and will therefore be detrimental to the visual amenity of the locality and the neighbouring occupiers in particular, all of this in conflict with policies DC1 (General Development) and CS5 (Design) of the Council's Local Development Framework.

 

INFORMATIVE

 

Planning permission was refused for the development because it was not in accordance with Section 38(6) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act  2004 or the policies of the Middlesbrough Development Plan set out below or 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 dormer window at rear.  Members were also appraised of the current building works on the site, pursuant to planning permission M/FP/0142/12/P.

 

Having done so, Members considered that the proposed dormer window at rear was unacceptable on the side extension to the property , as it was visually inappropriate along with the already constructed dormers and would therefore be detrimental to the visual amenity of the area and in particular the adjoining occupiers.

 

M/FP/0016/13/P - Retrospective air intake unit to rear and 2 no extraction flues at 3 Otterburn Gardens, Brookfield, Middlesbrough for Mr G Keala.

 

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 prior to the meeting.

 

The planning application had been submitted retrospectively following receipt of a complaint. The proposal included the erection of a brick built enclosure housing the flues and a screen fence along the boundary with the adjoining neighbour at 5a Otterburn Gardens.

 

Full details of the planning application, plan status and planning history were outlined in the report. The report contained a detailed analysis of the application and analysed relevant policies from the National Planning Policy Framework and the Local Development Framework.

 

Neighbourhood consultations had taken place and three objections from local residents had been received, the details of which were advised to the Committee. There were no objections from the statutory authorities.

 

The applicant was present at the meeting and elected to address the Committee. An objector present at the meeting elected to address the Committee and spoke in opposition to the application.

 

ORDERED that the application be Approved subject to the conditions included in the report for the reasons set out in the report.

  
M/FP/0970/12P - Football centre comprising 7 No. five-a-side pitches and 1 No. full size all weather pitch with changing facilities, reception, club room, bar/cafe and nursery at the TA Centre, Longlands Road, Middlesbrough for Mr J Pollock.

 

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 prior to the meeting.

 

Full details of the planning application, plan status and planning history were outlined in the report. The report contained a detailed analysis of the application and analysed relevant policies from the National Planning Policy Framework and the Local Development Framework.

 

Neighbourhood consultations had taken place and no objections from local residents had been received. One objection had been received, the details of which were advised to the Committee. There were no objections from the statutory authorities.

 

Officers from Public Protection had undertaken considerable discussions and technical investigation with regard to the proposal and possible noise nuisance and the lighting scheme. The Principal Environmental Officer was present at the meeting and gave a detailed explanation of the noise attenuation and lighting measures which were proposed as conditions to the application.

 

The Group Leader, Road Safety and Traffic, confirmed that the main access to the proposed development was suitable and there were no traffic issues. Coincidentally the dual carriageway was currently being narrowed to a single carriageway with cycle lanes and an upgrade to provide a right turn onto the development site.

 

Councillor Junier, Ward Councillor, addressed the Committee and spoke in support of the application.

 

ORDERED that the application be Approved subject to the conditions included in the report for the reasons set out in the report.

 

M/FP/1251/12/P - Alterations to hipped roof to form gable and dormer window at rear at 353 Acklam Road, Middlesbrough for Mr D Bland.

 

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 prior to the meeting.

 

The Head of Development advised Members that following the site visit, the applicant had challenged whether planning permission was required for the proposed development. Further investigation by the Head of Development confirmed that the proposed alterations were permitted development.

 

ORDERED that the application was deferred.

 

M/FP/0061/13/P - Demolition of existing buildings (youth club, caretaker’s bungalow and library) and erection of 22 No. bungalows and 2/3 storey extra care building with associated facilities, access, highway and car parking at Beresford Crescent/Birkhall Road, Thorntree, Middlesbrough for Mr S Bell.

 

Full details of the planning application, plan status and planning history were outlined in the report. The report contained a detailed analysis of the application and analysed relevant policies from the National Planning Policy Framework and the Local Development Framework.

 

Neighbourhood consultations had taken place and no objections had been received. There were no objections from the statutory authorities.

 

The applicant was present at the meeting and elected to address the Committee.

 

ORDERED that the application be Approved subject to the conditions included in the report for the reasons set out in the report.


M/FP/0062/13/P - Erection of 1 No. detached dwelling house with detached garage at 68b Southwood, Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough for Mr D Brown.

 

Full details of the planning application, plan status and planning history were outlined in the report. The report contained a detailed analysis of the application and analysed relevant policies from the National Planning Policy Framework and the Local Development Framework.

 

Neighbourhood consultations had taken place and six objections had been received. There were no objections from the statutory authorities.

 

The applicant was present at the meeting and elected to address the Committee.

 

ORDERED that the application be Approved subject to the conditions included in the report for the reasons set out in the report.

 

M/FP/0144/12/P - Erection of detached two storey dwelling house with car port connection to associated single storey dwelling at Red Cottage, 135 Guisborough Road, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough for Mr M Leader.

 

Full details of the planning application, plan status and planning history were outlined in the report. The report contained a detailed analysis of the application and analysed relevant policies from the National Planning Policy Framework and the Local Development Framework.

 

Neighbourhood consultations had taken place and no objections had been received. There were no objections from the statutory authorities.

 

Councillor Sanderson, Ward Councillor, requested that his comments with regard to access be withdrawn from the report.

 

ORDERED that the application be Approved subject to the conditions included in the report for the reasons set out in the report.
 


 

12/44 PLANNING APPEAL

The Director of Legal and Democratic Services presented a report, the purpose of which was to advise members of the findings of the Inspectorate appointed by the Secretary of State for Environment, Transport and the Regions, with regard to the following appeal:-

 

36B Cumberland Road, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough (M/FP/1177/11/P) - Appeal allowed.

 

A copy of the decision notice for the appeal was attached to the report for Members' information.

 

ORDERED that the report and its contents be noted.

 

12/45 APPLICATIONS APPROVED BY THE HEAD OF PLANNING AND REGENERATION

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

12/46 ANY OTHER URGENT ITEMS WHICH IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIR, MAY BE CONSIDERED.

Members had a brief discussion regarding Delegated Decisions.  The Planning Services Manager noted Members' comments and agreed to review the Delegation Policy.

 

NOTED 

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