Agenda and minutes

Planning & Development Committee
Thursday, 8th December, 2011 1.00 pm

Venue: Westborough Methodist Church Hall

Contact: Anne Smith 

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Also present: Councillor E Broadbent, as Ward Councillor for Agenda Item 4.

 

1.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 50 KB

Members are reminded of the need to consider whether they have a personal or prejudicial interest to declare in any of the items on this agenda.  If so, the nature of the interest must be declared at the start or as soon as the interest becomes apparent, of the meeting.  In addition, the attached form must be completed and passed to the Committee Administrator.  The Officers will be pleased to advise, if necessary, and any request for assistance should be made, in the first instance, to the Committee Administrator whose name appears at the end of this agenda.  Ideally, such advice should be sought before the day of the meeting so that time is available to consider any uncertainty that might arise.

Minutes:

Councillor David L Billing, declared a Personal and Prejudicial interest in agenda item 4, Planning Applications (10/02538/FL and 11/00019/FL) - Sainsbury's Stores PLC, Falsgrave Road, Scarborough and former St Mary's and Dean Road Depot, Dean Road, Scarborough as he was a Board Member of Sea Change which owned a right of way over the land which Sainsbury wished to develop.

Councillor Nick Brown, declared a Personal and Prejudicial interest in agenda item 4, Planning Applications (10/02538/FL and 11/00019/FL) - Sainsbury's Stores PLC, Falsgrave Road, Scarborough and former St Mary's and Dean Road Depot, Dean Road, Scarborough as his wife worked for Tesco.

Councillor Mrs Dorothy Clegg, declared a Personal interest in agenda item 4, Planning Applications (10/02538/FL and 11/00019/FL) - Sainsbury's Stores PLC, Falsgrave Road, Scarborough and former St Mary's and Dean Road Depot, Dean Road, Scarborough as she was a Member of Scarborough Municipal Charities which administers the properties of Genevieve Court and the closure of the lower part of Trafalgar Street West would affect the residents' vehicle access to Dean Road.

Councillor Mrs Jane E Mortimer, declared a Personal and Prejudicial interest in agenda item 4, Planning Applications (10/02538/FL and 11/00019/FL) - Sainsbury's Stores PLC, Falsgrave Road, Scarborough and former St Mary's and Dean Road Depot, Dean Road, Scarborough as she was Vice Chair of Sea Change and Allatt House, owned by Sea Change, is adjacent to Sainsbury's extension and there was a shared right of way.  In addition Tesco had been in touch with Sea Change with regard to training of new employees.

Councillor Amanda Robinson, declared a Personal and Prejudicial interest in agenda item 4, Planning Applications (10/02538/FL and 11/00019/FL) - Sainsbury's Stores PLC, Falsgrave Road, Scarborough and former St Mary's and Dean Road Depot, Dean Road, Scarborough due to commercial matters relating to her husband.

Ms Pauline Elliott, Head of Regeneration and Planning, declared a Personal interest in Agenda item 4 and 5 as her husband had made representations on both applications.

Richard Smith, Solicitor, advised the meeting that the Standards Committee held on 31 October 2011 had considered a report by the Monitoring Officer and granted all Members of the Planning and Development Committee a dispensation in accordance with all applicable legislation and case law.  The dispensation was restricted to their elected position and land ownership in Dean Road and  applies until 20 December 2011.

 

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 248 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 17 November 2011.  (Minutes attached).

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held on 17 November 2011 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

3.

Public Question Time

Public questions of which due notice has been given and which are relevant to the business of the Committee.

Minutes:

The Chairman reported that no public questions had been received.

 

Councillor Mrs D Clegg in the Chair

 

4.

Planning Applications (10/02538/FL and 11/00019/FL) - Sainsbury's Stores PLC, Falsgrave Road, Scarborough and former St Mary's and Dean Road Depot, Dean Road, Scarborough pdf icon PDF 767 KB

To consider planning applications for:

i)          the erection of extension of the existing Sainsbury's foodstore with associated amendments to car parking, access, service yard, landscaping and creation of new colleague car park at Sainsbury's Stores PLC, Falsgrave Road, Scarborough, for Sainsbury's Supermarkets Limited (10/02538/FL) View Plans and Documents (10/02538/FL);

ii)                  the erection of a Tesco (Class A1 retail) store with car parking, petrol filling station, landscaping and associated works and change of use of former prison complex to suitable alternative uses (B1, D1 and D2) at Former St. Mary's and Dean Road Depot, Dean Road, Scarborough, for Tesco Stores Limited and Assura Properties Limited (11/00019/FL); and

View Plans and Documents (11/00019/FL);

iii)        a combined report by the Head of Regeneration and Planning (Reference 11/567) attached.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered planning applications for:

i)                                the erection of an extension to the existing Sainsbury's foodstore with associated amendments to car parking, access, service yard, landscaping and creation of new colleague car park at Sainsbury's Stores PLC, Falsgrave Road, Scarborough, for Sainsbury's Supermarkets Limited (10/02538/FL);

ii)                              the erection of a Tesco (Class A1 retail) store with car parking, petrol filling station, landscaping and associated works and change of use of former prison complex to suitable alternative uses (B1, D1 and D2) at Former St. Mary's and Dean Road Depot, Dean Road, Scarborough, for Tesco Stores Limited and Assura Properties Limited (11/00019/FL); and

iii)                            a combined report by the Head of Regeneration and Planning (Reference 11/567).

The Chair thanked those present for their contribution over the last 12 months and involvement in public meetings, sending emails and representations to both Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) and North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC).  The details were listed in the report. 

The Planning Officer introduced a number of colleagues who were in attendance to answer technical questions which arose and advised that, although a combined report had been produced, the applications were dealt with separately in the report.  Members were reminded that when dealing with land use issues the approval relates to the site not to the named applicant. 

The Consultant Planning Case Officer (CPCO) provided an overview of retail issues relating to both schemes and confirmed that both PPS4 and the draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) supported economic growth and required a Retail Assessment (RA) for out of centre stores.  It was confirmed that RAs had been submitted by both applicants.  He then explained the tests which had been applied and the potential impact of the proposed developments on the town centre which was considered to be within appropriate limits.  Safeguards had been built into the applications including improved linkage to the town centre and limiting the range of goods, these were addressed by conditions and Section 106 Agreement clauses as detailed in the report. 

Sainsbury’s introduction

The Planning Officer then presented the Sainsbury’s application and advised that additional letters of support had been received from six residents and Scarborough Hospitality Association.  Public consultation had started in 2009 and positive feedback had been received.  The scheme had developed over time and the application included improved customer facilities, a new car park layout, new trees to the car parking area, resurfacing of the pedestrian access, new landscaping near Roscoe Street and the staff car park.  Acoustic fencing was proposed and a new retaining wall which should address concerns regarding noise from the service area.  Improvements were also proposed to the main access and a Stage 2 Safety Audit would be carried out before implementation. 

Responses had been received from NYCC highways and various works were suggested.  A contribution towards these works would be required in the Section 106 Agreement.  Ingham & Co had concerns about the proposed alterations to the access and Members were advised that the proposed improvements would detect when traffic was  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Listed Building Applications (11/00030/LB and 11/00163/LB) Former Gaol, Dean Road Depot, Dean Road, Scarborough pdf icon PDF 206 KB

To consider:

i)          Listed Building applications for demolition of buildings/structures attached to or within grounds of the Grade II Listed Gatehouse and former Gaol View Plans and Documents (11/00030/LB) and external repairs to the Grade II Listed Gaol and Gatehouse, for Tesco Stores Limited View Plans and Documents (11/00163/LB) ; and

ii)         a report by the Head of Regeneration and Planning (Reference 11/568) attached.

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered:

i)          Listed Building applications for demolition of buildings/structures attached to or within grounds of the Grade II Listed Gatehouse and former Gaol and external repairs to the Grade II Listed Gaol and Gatehouse, for Tesco Stores Limited; and

ii)         a report by the Head of Regeneration and Planning (Reference 11/568).

Members were informed that a letter had been received from the occupant of 75 Columbus Ravine about demolition which could affect their property and three extra conditions were proposed by the Conservation Officer in relation to the repair, overhaul and repainting of all windows in the gaol block; submission of detailed schedules of all brickwork to be repointed and stonework repairs and the works to be carried out within four months of the demolition taking place.

RESOLVED that, in relation to Applications 11/00030/LB and 11/00163/LB, Land at Dean Road, Scarborough, Listed Building Consent be GRANTED, subject to a S.106 Agreement to ensure a programme and timetable of works are agreed and subject to the additional conditions agreed at the meeting and set out below and the following conditions:-

1.                  Before the following structures are demolished and removed from the site, a fully detailed measured and photographic record of the structures detailed below shall be carried out in accordance with a methodology which has first been submitted to and been approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority:-

·        The former sanatorium building in the south west corner of the site.

·        The fragment of perimeter wall in the south east of the site.

The survey carried out as a result of this condition shall be deposited in suitable archival repository such as The National Monuments Record.

Reason: To ensure a proper record of the buildings and structures is made in accordance with PPS5 policy HE12.3.

2.                  Before demolition commences a detailed schedule and method statement for the treatment of the exposed walls of the Heritage Assets following the demolition shall be submitted to and be approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The recommendations set out within the method statement shall be fully implemented with 4 months of the demolition taking place.

Advisory note: you are advised that during the demolition, sufficient materials such as brick should be reclaimed and carefully stored for use in the repair on the retained Heritage assets following the approved demolition.

Reason: To ensure the works are carried out to an appropriate standard to preserve the character and appearance of the Listed Buildings in accordance with PPS5 policy HE7.

3.                  Before demolition commences a fully detailed scheme for the interpretation of the former gaol and its historical development both in the form of on the ground signifiers and interpretation panels shall be submitted to and be approved by the Local planning Authority. The interpretation shall be fully implemented prior to the retail store being brought into use.

Reason: To ensure that an appropriate scheme of interpretation is made part of the development work to enable future interpretation  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.