Planning and Development Committee Minutes

Planning and Development Committee Minutes

Date:
Friday 7 February 2014
Time:
1:30 p.m.
Place:
Mandela Room, Town Hall, Middlesbrough
 

Attendance Details

Present:
Cole (Chair); Councillor Clark, Cox, Hawthorne, J Hobson, F McIntyre, P Purvis, P Sanderson
Officers:
B Carr, P Clarke, A Hughes, B Roberts and E Vickers
Apologies for absence:
Councillor J Brunton
Declarations of interest:

There were no Declarations of Interest at this point of the meeting.

Item Number Item/Resolution
PUBLIC
13/35 MINUTES - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE - 10 JANUARY 2014

The minutes of the Planning and Development Committee held on 10 January 2014 were taken as read and approved as a true record.

13/36 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 reported thereon.

 

SUSPENSION OF COUNCIL PROCEDURE RULE NO 10 - ORDER OF BUSINESS 

 

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/1094/13/P - Residential development comprising 8 no. dwellings with associated access, landscaping/boundary treatment and car parking at Land at Penrith Road, Middlesbrough for Ms S Wilson

 

The Head of Development advised Members that the above 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 the morning prior to the meeting.

Full details of the planning application and the plan status 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 to the application had been received. There were no objections to the application received from the statutory consultees, Ward Councillors or the Community Council.

 

ORDERED that the application be Approved on Condition subject to the conditions contained in the report.

 

M/FP/1095/13/P - Residential development comprising 16 no. dwellings with associated access, landscaping/boundary treatment and car parking at Land at Corsham Walk, Middlesbrough for Ms S Wilson

 

The Head of Development advised Members that the above 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 the morning prior to the meeting.

 

Full details of the planning application and the plan status 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 following publication of the report, a petition from residents of Corsham Walk and the surrounding area, which was signed by 65 residents from 43 properties, objecting to the application, was received on 6 February 2014, the details of which were reported to Committee. A Supplementary Committee Note was circulated to Members of the Committee with regard to receipt of the petition. The Head of Development advised Members that another petition had been received when the site was initially marketed for disposal.  The Ward Councillor had attended the site visit and expressed concern with regard to the existing car parking arrangements on the roads adjacent to the site. There were no objections to the application received from the statutory consultees.

 

The applicant's architect elected to address the Committee in support of the application. Two objectors elected to address the Committee in objection to the application. The Head of Development responded to a number of the concerns raised by the objectors.

 

ORDERED that the application be Approved on Condition subject to the conditions contained in the report.

 

M/FP/1096/13/P - Residential development comprising 8 no. dwellings with associated access, landscaping/boundary treatment and car parking at Land at Royston Avenue, Middlesbrough for Ms S Wilson

 

The Head of Development advised Members that the above 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 the morning prior to the meeting.

 

Full details of the planning application and the plan status 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 a petition from residents of the surrounding area, which was signed by 39 residents from 26 properties, objecting to the application was received, the details of which were reported to Committee. The Ward Councillor had submitted written representations in objection to the application and had also attended the site visit and expressed concern with regard to the existing car parking arrangements on the roads adjacent to the site. A late email had been received from the occupier of 12 Royston Avenue in objection to the application. There were no objections to the application received from the statutory consultees.

 

The applicant's architect elected to address the Committee in support of the application. The architect advised that Erimus had funding available to improve the nearby neighbourhood park. 

 

ORDERED that the application be Refused for the following reasons:-

 

The proposed development is considered to be unacceptable as the layout and configuration is felt to be extensive, having regard to the limitations of the site area and the known issues of intensive on street car parking in the area caused by a combination of the lack of in-curtilage provision and narrow estate roads. The proposed development would therefore result in further loss of amenity for local residents, as a result of increased pressure on the existing provision. All of this would be in conflict with Policies DC1 and CS5 of the Councils Development Plan.


INFORMATIVE


Planning permission was refused for the development because it was not in accordance with Section 38(6)of the Planning & 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
CS4 - Sustainable Development
CS5 - Design
CS9 - Housing Strategy
CS11 - Affordable Housing


In reaching this decision the Planning and Development Committee were mindful of the particular circumstances of this application, namely having carried out a Committee site visit, Members were familiar with the content of the proposed scheme and in particular the relationship between it and the adjoining residential area. Having done so, Members considered the scheme unacceptable, as it would result in increased pressure on the existing parking provision in the area. This is already sub-standard and does not provide adequate in-curtilage provision. On street parking is already at a premium and the proposed development would only go further by worsening the current situation. Members therefore rejected the application.
 

M/FP/1174/13/P - Erection of 5 storey teaching/conference building and associated offices, with car parking and new open landscaped 'campus heart' space at Land Adj. to and Opposite Dickens Inn, Southfield Road, Middlesbrough for Mr C Robinson 

 

Full details of the planning application, plan status and relevant 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 following publication of the report, a petition from residents of the surrounding area, which was signed by 471 residents, was received, together with a letter from a resident of Granville Road and an email from the Community Council, all objecting to the application, the details of which were reported to Committee. There were no objections received from the statutory consultees.

 

The applicant elected to address the Committee in support of the application. Members were advised that following concerns with regard to the location of the balcony on the fourth floor, the proposal was to include an access gate to ensure that unauthorised people could not access the balcony area.  Two objectors elected to address the Committee in objection to the application. The Councillor for Middlehaven Ward asked the Chair to clarify that whatever decision the Committee made in respect of M/FP/1174/13/P it would not have any effect on any future decisions regarding the closure or non-closure of Southfield Road.  

 

The Chair clarified for Members of the Committee and the members of the public present at the meeting that application M/FP/1174/13/P did not include any provision for the closure of Southfield Road. The decision with regard to the above would be dealt with as a separate issue and would be taken by a different Committee of the Council.

 

The Head of Development advised the Committee that Officers were requesting the addition of a further condition with regard to the provision of sample materials and the revision of Condition 2 to delete the words "to omit" after the words "detailing a revised design", and replace them with the words "detailing a revised design for the balcony area etc" in relation to the plan for the fourth floor of the building.

 

ORDERED that the application be Approved on Condition subject to the conditions contained in the report and the inclusion of a new condition with regard to the provision of sample materials and the amendment of Condition 2. as follows:-

 

Revised Condition 2.

The following plans shall be resubmitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority detailing a revised design for the balcony area to the fourth floor of the building prior to commencement of development.


* Proposed Roof Plan - Drawing number L(--)205 - Revision C
* Proposed Fourth Floor Plan - Drawing number L(--)154 - Revision Q
* Proposed East Elevation - Drawing number L(--)207 - Revision A
* Proposed West Elevation - Drawing number L(--)208 - Revision A
* Proposed South Elevation - Drawing number L(--)209 - Revision A
* Proposed North Elevation - Drawing number L(--)210 - Revision A
* Section B-B - Drawing number L(--)216 - Revision A
* Section A-A - Drawing number L(--)215) - Revision A

 

The development hereby approved shall be implemented in accordance with such plans as may be approved pursuant to this condition.

 

Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and to protect the amenity of neighbouring occupiers.

 

Additional condition re: materials

 

The development shall only be carried out using finishing materials of which samples have been submitted to and approved by the local planning authority prior to commencement of the development.

M/FP/1067/13/P - Residential development comprising 28 no. dwellings with associated access, landscaping/boundary treatment and car parking at Fulbeck House Site, Ingoldsby Road, Middlesbrough for Ms S Wilson

 

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 National Planning Policy Framework and the Local Development Framework.

 

Neighbourhood consultations had taken place and no objections to the application had been received. There were no objections to the application received from the statutory consultees, Ward Councillors or the Community Council.

 

ORDERED that the application be Approved on Condition subject to the conditions contained in the report.

 

M/OUT/1131/13/P - Outline application for 6 no. detached dwellings with associated access at Land at Ford Close Riding School, Brass Castle Lane, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough for Mr M Phipps

 

The Head of Development advised Members that the above 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 the morning prior to the meeting.

 

Full details of the planning application and the plan status 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 one initial verbal response objecting to the application had been received from the occupier of Green Willows which was later followed up in writing, together with objections from the Community Council and the Ward Councillors, the details of which were reported to the Committee. There were no objections to the application received from the statutory consultees.

 

An objector elected to address the Committee in objection to the application. The applicant's representative elected to address the Committee in support of the application. The Ward Councillor for Marton West elected to address the Committee in objection to the application.

 

ORDERED that the application be Refused for the following reasons:-

 

The application is considered unacceptable having regard to the likely traffic generation from the proposed development and utilisation of the proposed access points which would be located in hazardous positions. This would result in a danger to all road users, whether motorised or not, all in conflict with Policy DC1 (test d) of the Councils Development Plan.

INFORMATIVE

 

Planning permission was refused for the development because it was not in accordance with Section 38(6)of the Planning & 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:-


CS4 - Sustainable Development
CS5 - Design
E20 - Limit to Development
E22 - Conversion of Rural Buildings
CS1 - Spatial Vision
CS9 - Supply of Housing
DC1 - General Development


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 proposed development and the access points on Brass Castle Lane. Members considered that the access points were located in hazardous positions due to the proximity of changes in gradient, poor visibility and corners and this would create a danger for all road users. Members therefore rejected the application.

 

M/FP/1035/13/P - Erection of 1 no. dwellinghouse and associated car parking at R/O 62 Hutton Road, Middlesbrough for Mr and Mrs Rooney

 

Full details of the planning application, relevant planning history and the plan status 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 objections to the application were received from the occupiers of 50, 52, 58 and 64 Hutton Road, the details of which were reported to Committee. There were no objections to the application received from the statutory consultees, Ward Councillors or the Community Council.

 

The Head of Development advised the Committee that the owner of the adjacent land to the site had confirmed that access to the site would be granted. In the meantime, the applicants had been granted temporary access and a suggested condition regarding vehicular and pedestrian access had been included at condition 8.  
 

ORDERED that the application be Approved on Condition subject to the conditions contained in the report.

 

Conditions 4 & 6 were deleted and amended condition 8 (now 6) shown below:

 

Before the development hereby approved commences, a scheme for the provision of vehicular and pedestrian access from the adopted highway to the proposed dwellinghouse shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Moreover, the proposed dwellinghouse hereby approved shall not be occupied until the approved vehicular and pedestrian access is implemented and completed. In particular, the requested scheme shall provide for access:

 

a) On an interim basis across the development site to the north of the curtilage of the proposed dwellinghouse, and
b) On a permanent basis across the car park to the development site to the north,

 

And such scheme shall include details of location, design, layout, surfacing, drainage and delineation of the route. Such scheme as may be approved on both an interim and permanent basis shall be implemented in accordance with a programme of works also to be agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

 

Reason: In the interests of the provision of a suitable access to the dwellinghouse.
 

M/FP/0837/13/P - 2 1/2 storey care home comprising 50 no. beds, with external/internal communal facilities and associated works, including car parking/access and landscaping and boundary treatment at Land at Farndale Road, Longlands, Middlesbrough for Mr J Buchanan

 

The Head of Development advised Members that the above 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 the morning prior to the meeting.

 

Full details of the planning application and the plan status 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 a representation in respect of the application was received from the occupier of 123 Lansdowne Road, the details of which were reported to Committee. There were no objections to the application received from the statutory consultees, Ward Councillors or the Community Council.

 

ORDERED that the application be Approved on Condition subject to the conditions contained in the report.

13/37 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).

13/38 ANY OTHER BUSINESS

M/FP/0760/13/P - Erection of mixed use development comprising 9 no. units of A1 and A3/A4, 80 no. bed hotel with associated car parking, landscaping and highways improvements (demolition of Sainsbury's supermarket and petrol filling station) at land bounded by Wilson Street/A66/Hartington Road/Newport Road for Terrace Hill (Middlesbrough) Limited.

 

M/FP/0770/13/P - Public house/restaurant (A3/A4), Drive Thru restaurant (A3/A5) and Drive Thru coffee shop (A1/A3), with associated car parking, landscaping and boundary treatment, access and bus terminus at Gateway Middlehaven, between A66 and Riverside Stadium for Terrace Hill (Middlesbrough) Limited.

 

M/FP/0773/13/P - Erection of foodstore (A1), with associated petrol filling station, car parking, landscaping and boundary treatment, access and bus terminus at Gateway Middlehaven, between A66 and Riverside Stadium for Terrace Hill (Middlesbrough) Limited.

 

The Head of Development advised that the Secretary of State had indicated that he did not wish to intervene in the above applications and as a consequence, the Council had issued the appropriate planning permissions.

 

M/FP/0985/13/P - Development of a sports village, including 2 storey sports hub building (tennis courts, grandstand, changing rooms/wc and fitness studios), with outdoor athletics track, tennis courts, 2 no. all weather football pitches, car parking/access and landscaping with associated floodlighting and fencing at Prissick Base (Phase 3 (Sports Village) Marton Road, Easterside, Middlesbrough for Mr P Thorpe.

 

M/GRG/0899/13/P - Hybrid application including outline permission for 130 no. dwellings and associated works and full plans application for hospital car park, access road, landscaping/boundary treatment and associated works at Phase 2, Prissick Base, Ladgate Lane, Middlesbrough for Urban Regeneration.

 

The Head of Development advised that the Secretary of State had indicated that he did not wish to intervene in the above applications and as a consequence, the Council were free to issue the appropriate planning permissions.

 

ACKLAM HALL - UPDATE

 

Members were advised that the Council were in discussions with the applicants with regard to a possible revision to the housing scheme that had been approved earlier. It was anticipated that a revised application in respect of the housing scheme would be submitted by the applicant in the next few weeks.


 

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