Agenda and minutes

Planning & Development Committee
Thursday, 28th May, 2015 1.00 pm

Venue: Town Hall, Scarborough

Contact: Christine Armitage, Electoral & Democratic Services Officer 

Items
No. Item

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:

Councillor Colin Haddington, declared a Personal interest in agenda item 4, Planning Application (15/00407/RG3) - Weaponness Coach and Car Park, Ashburn Road, Scarborough since his son was a member of Kingfishers Swimming Club.  He also had corresponded with Hilary Jones over the past year concerning the operation of the swimming pool.

Councillor David Chance, declared a Personal interest in agenda item 4, Planning Application (15/00407/RG3) - Weaponness Coach and Car Park, Ashburn Road, Scarborough since he was the former Portfolio Holder for Tourism and Culture and an Executive Member of North Yorkshire County Council.

Councillor Dilys Vine Cluer, declared a Personal interest in agenda item 4, Planning Application (15/00407/RG3) - Weaponness Coach and Car Park, Ashburn Road, Scarborough since her son was a member of Scarborough Athletic.

 

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 16 April 2015 (attached).

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held on 16 April 2015 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.

 

4.

Planning Application (15/00407/RG3) - Weaponness Coach and Car Park, Ashburn Road, Scarborough pdf icon PDF 419 KB

To consider:

i.                 a planning application for new leisure village incorporating a 2,000 capacity community football ground, 25m swimming pool and learner pool with seating area, sports hall, gym and dance studio, squash courts, multi-use gaming area with car park, associated landscaping and works, for Scarborough Borough Council/Wrenbridge Land Ltd; and

ii.                a report by the Planning Services Manager (reference 15/143) attached.

View Plans and Documents

Minutes:

The Committee considered:-

i.          a planning application for new leisure village incorporating a 2,000 capacity community football ground, 25m swimming pool and learner pool with seating area, sports hall, gym and dance studio, squash courts, multi-use gaming area with car park, associated landscaping and works, for Scarborough Borough Council/Wrenbridge Land Ltd; and

ii.         a report by the Planning Services Manager (reference 15/143).

Further to a question raised at the recent site visit, the Planning Officer confirmed that the site currently had 384 car parking spaces and 38 coach spaces.  The coach parking would be relocated to William Street Coach Park which had 33 parking spaces.

Updating the report the Planning Officer advised that Yorkshire Water did not have any objections subject to works being carried out in accordance with the conditions as set out in the report.  Scarborough Borough Council Engineers did not have any objections on drainage grounds.  The Ambulance Service had no objections.

Additional information had been received from the Highway Authority regarding impact on traffic leaving the site on match days during late afternoon periods and it was noted that the junction operated within capacity.  The traffic assessment impact is calculated over an hourly period.  An evening peak traffic survey had been undertaken at the mini-roundabouts on Valley Road and there had not been any noticeable queuing.  It was expected that these mini roundabouts would operate within capacity.

The Highway Authority proposed extending the Traffic Restriction Order over part of Ashburn Road this year, regardless of any application.  If the application went ahead the waiting restrictions would be extended along the entire length of Ashburn Road.

The applicants had queried the need for an additional Puffin Crossing as mentioned in the report.  The crossing would be required by the schools to safely access the Leisure Village facilities.  A Puffin Crossing was still required near the underbridge.

The applicant’s agent had questioned whether a shuttle bus was required for the full five years, particularly if it was not well used.  The shuttle bus service would be monitored annually and promoted through the travel plan before the service was removed.

The Highways Authority recommended use of electronic signage as a way to give drivers up to date information but were prepared to reconsider if the applicants proposed an alternative plan.

An amendment was noted in paragraph 4.19 of the report which should have read the total number of representations received was 310 not 410.  However the split between supporters and objectors was correct in the report.

Three more letters of objection had been received; B and C Furby of Trinity Road had objected to the proposals and their letter was read to the meeting; Mrs Bannister of Weaponness Valley Road requested additional planting on Ashburn Road and Councillor David Jeffels had written a letter of support in terms of health benefits, local economy and the return of football to Scarborough.

Members of the Committee had received a document from the Weaponness Community Support Group.  The Planning Officer  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Planning Application (15/00118/FL) - Burnside Resource Centre, 1 Burnside, Eastfield pdf icon PDF 137 KB

To consider:

i.                 a planning application for conversion of existing day care centre to form 10 no. dwellings (C3), for Crown Properties (Scarborough) Ltd; and

ii.                a report by the Planning Services Manager (reference 15/145) attached.

View Plans and Documents

Minutes:

The Committee considered:-

i.          a planning application for conversion of existing day care centre to form 10 no. dwellings (C3), for Crown Properties (Scarborough) Ltd; and

ii.         a report by the Planning Service Manager (reference 15/145)

RESOLVED that permission be GRANTED subject to the conditions set out in the report.

 

6.

Planning Appeals pdf icon PDF 136 KB

To consider a report by the Planning Services Manager (reference 15/138) attached.

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Planning Services Manager (reference 15/138) in respect of Current Planning Appeals.

A member referred to Appeal Reference APLB/00003/15 in respect of The White Swan, 1 Church Hill, Hunmanby and noted that this was being dealt with through written representations and questioned why this could not be dealt with by way of hearing.  The Planning Officer advised that the Planning Inspectorate determined the method of appeal and planning officers had no influence in this regard.  Representations had been made to the Planning Inspectorate from third parties requesting the appeal be heard by way of a hearing, but the decision remained that of the Inspectorate.

RESOLVED that:-

(i)         the report be received; and

(ii)        progress with current appeals and recent appeal decisions be noted.