Planning and Development Committee Minutes

Planning and Development Committee Minutes

Date:
Friday 2 May 2014
Time:
1:30 p.m.
Place:
Mandela Room, Town Hall, Middlesbrough
 

Attendance Details

Present:
Cole (Chair); Councillor G B Clark, Councillor J G Cole, Councillor P Cox, Councillor W Hawthorne, Councillor J Hobson, Councillor F McIntyre, Councillor P Purvis, Councillor P Sanderson
Observers:
L Henman
Officers:
B Carr, M Chilton, A Hughes and E Vickers
Apologies for absence:
Councillor J Brunton, Councillor S E Bloundele
Declarations of interest:

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

Item Number Item/Resolution
PUBLIC
13/44 MINUTES - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE - 31 MARCH 2014

The minutes of the Planning and Development Committee held on 31 March were taken as read and approved as a true record.

13/45 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 1980 and the Head of Development reported thereon.

 

SUSPENSION OF COUNCIL PROCEDURE RULE 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/0251/14/P - Erection of 2 no. bungalows with 2 no. detached double garages and associated access and boundary treatments. Alterations to existing bungalow at front and single storey extension at rear at 33 Cheltenham Avenue, Marton in Cleveland, Middlesbrough for Mr P Eccles. 

 

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, 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 initially six objections to the application had been received from local residents and the Ward Councillor had also submitted an objection, the details of which were contained within the report. Following publication of the report, objections were received from the occupier of 39 Cheltenham Avenue, Marton West Community Council and Lingfield Primary School. Confirmation had also been received from the Public Right of Way Officer that the footpath running down the side of 33 Cheltenham Avenue was 2m wide.  An addendum to the report was circulated to Members of the Committee setting out the details of the additional comments. 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 occupier of 35 Cheltenham Avenue elected to address the Committee on behalf of residents of Cheltenham Close in objection to the application. The Ward Councillor also addressed the Committee in objection to the application.

 

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

 

The proposed development is considered unsatisfactory because it would prejudice road safety and be a hazard to pedestrians and road users in the vicinity. In addition, the development is considered excessive having regard to the existing plot size and would as a result be out of character with the general area, to the detriment of the general amenity of the locality. All this would be in conflict with Policy DC1, test c - amenity and test d - highway capacity/safety in 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 and/or the policies of the Middlesbrough Development Plan set out below and/or all material considerations, including Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD) and the particular circumstances summarised below:-

 

In reaching this decision the Planning and Development Committee were fully conversant with the form of proposed development and its relationship to the existing adjacent dwellings. The location of the existing public footpaths and the existing Cheltenham Avenue turning head was also subject to close scrutiny by Members. Having done so, Members considered the development would create a road safety hazard, due to the conflict between it and the users of the existing highway arrangement, both pedestrians and vehicular. Furthermore, Members considered that Cheltenham Avenue was a development of particular character, typified by its spacious setting and layout. The proposed development would appear out of character by introducing two additional dwellings on the existing plot, and would be at odds with appearance of the area. This excessive form of development together with the issues of highway safety would constitute an unacceptable form of development which did not meet the Councils Policy tests.
 

M/FP/0088/14/P - Erection of 5 no. dwellings with associated access and boundary treatment at Westcote, Hollins Lane, Middlesbrough for Mr C Doocey.

 

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, 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 the occupier of 11 Hanover Gardens had offered no objections to the application. The occupiers of no 2 and 6 Hanover Gardens had objected to the application and following consideration of the application at the Hanover Housing Association resident's meeting, objections were received from Hanover Housing Association together with photographs showing the number of parked vehicles in the area, the details of which were contained in the report.

 

The applicant's agent elected to address the Committee in support of the application.

 

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

 

The proposed development is considered unsatisfactory as the proposed road layout would result in a built form which would have an unacceptable impact on the amenity of the occupiers of the immediately adjoining flats, in conflict Policy DC1 (test c amenity) 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 and/or the policies of the Middlesbrough Development Plan set out below and/or all material considerations, including Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD) and the particular circumstances summarised below:-

 

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 form of proposed development and its relationship with the existing flatted development to the South. Members were able to see the window arrangements to these flats and how the proximity of the nearest proposed dwelling units would impact on the windows to the detriment of the occupiers and having done so considered the application unacceptable.

 

 M/OUT/0150/14/P - Outline application for the erection of 3 storey building incorporating  existing garage/MOT station at ground floor and 24 no. bed student accommodation above at Granville Road Garage, Granville Road, Middlesbrough for Mr L White.

 

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, 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 a petition containing 8 signatures had been received in support of the application. Highways had raised concern regarding the implications of traffic generation from the proposed use and had advised that a tenancy agreement which set out the non-availability of student car parking was required.

 

The applicant's agent elected to address the Committee in support of the scheme.

 

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

 

M/FP/0142/14/P - Variation of conditions 7 & 12 of M/FP/1046/11/P to substitute house types and amend approved road layout and boundary treatments at Acklam Hall, Middlesbrough for Acklam Hall Ltd and Taylor Wimpey.

 

The Head of Development advised Members that an impromptu site visit had been carried out by Members of the Planning and Development Committee on the morning prior to the meeting.

 

Full details of the planning application, 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 two objections to the application had been received from the occupiers of 8 Thackeray Grove and 139 Oxford Road, the details of which were contained in the report. A Supplementary Committee Note was circulated to Members of the Committee setting out a summary of the comments received from English Heritage in relation to the application and the details of the revised conditions 7 & 12.

 

A representative from Acklam Hall Limited spoke in support of the application. Councillor Lowes spoke in support of the application and acknowledged the contribution that Council Planning Officers and the developer had made in bringing the application forward.

 

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

13/46 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).

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