Agenda and minutes

Special Meeting, Planning & Development Committee
Wednesday, 8th January, 2014 3.30 pm

Venue: Town Hall, Scarborough

Contact: Christine Armitage 

Items
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1.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 21 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:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

2.

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.

3.

Planning Application (13/01881/FL) - Land at Scarborough Road and Pasture Lane, Seamer pdf icon PDF 219 KB

To consider:

i.          a planning application for residential development comprising 26 units for affordable rent and 4 units for low-cost home-ownership on existing agricultural land, for Synergy Housing Solutions Ltd (Mrs Karen Howard); and

ii.         a report by the Planning Services Manager (reference 14/19) attached.

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Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered:-

i.       a planning application for residential development comprising 26 units for affordable rent and 4 units for low-cost home-ownership on existing agricultural land, for Synergy Housing Solutions Ltd (Mrs Karen Howard); and

ii.      a report by the Planning Services Manager (Reference 14/19) attached.

The Area Planning Manager (Rural) advised members that the reason for the Special Meeting to consider this application was to assist the applicants to meet a Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) funding deadline.  In order to receive the funding for this scheme work must have started on site by 21 March 2014 which meant either implementation of permanent drainage works or undertaking groundworks for the laying of foundations.  Members were advised that the funding deadline should not influence their decision and the scheme had to be considered on its merits.   However, if the scheme was approved this would have a bearing on the wording of the conditions attached to the permission.

The Area Planning Manager (Rural) reported on the petition referred to in paragraph 3.17 of the report regarding no objection to affordable housing but objecting to the road layout.  A further 29 signatories had been received.

County Councillor David Jeffels had written submitting comments and these were read to the meeting.  The Area Planning Manager (Rural) responded to those comments in respect of the financial contribution to education provision, access along Pasture Lane, the old A64, speed limits and residential amenity.

In respect of the archaeological significance of the site, no investigations had been undertaken due to restrictions on access to the site.  In the circumstances the County Archaeologist had recommended a survey be undertaken after consideration of the application by this Committee and prior to the commencement of the development.  The Council does have control of the site as landowners.  The outcome of the survey could affect the implementation of any planning permission given.

The drainage would be dealt with by condition, as usual full details would be required, to the satisfaction of Yorkshire Water and the Environment Agency.

In respect of the financial contribution to the education facilities the developer had suggested that the development would not house additional children as the housing was for families already living in Seamer.  The Education Authority have advised that they do not accept this view as the existing houses in Seamer, when vacated, may draw in families with school age children from outside the area, therefore creating a requirement for additional school places.  In addition, as people settled in the new houses they may start a family.  Therefore the Education Authority’s stance was that the shortfall in school places should be funded by the developer in accordance with the SPD.  Members were advised that a partial solution to this may be to restrict the occupancy of the bungalows within the scheme to elderly persons only, but negotiations had not been entered into and therefore there was a need to explore this further.  The recommendation was to request delegated powers to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.