Agenda and minutes

Planning & Development Committee
Thursday, 10th May, 2018 1.00 pm

Venue: Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, YO11 2HG

Contact: Christine Armitage, Democratic Services Officer 

Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 43 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 interests.

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 77 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 112 April 2018.  (Minutes attached).

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held on 12 April 2018 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 - (18/00103/FL) - Town Farm, 48 High Street, Cloughton pdf icon PDF 192 KB

To consider:-

     i)     a planning application for demolition of three existing buildings and construction of three replacement buildings to provide five new dwellings, for Mr Iain Godfrey; and

     ii)    a report of the Planning Services Manager (Reference 18/101) attached.

 

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Minutes:

The Committee considered:-

(i)     a planning application for demolition of three existing buildings and construction of three replacement buildings to provide five new dwellings, for Mr Iain Godfrey; and

     (ii)   a report of the Planning Services Manager (Reference: 18/101).

Updating the report the Planning Officer advised that while the boundary wall would be retained details were awaited of treatments to close off the new gate under the previous planning application.  The Council’s Structural Engineer’s formal comments had been submitted since the publication of the report.  The comments stated that he agreed with the findings of the structural reports and supported the application.

Members questioned why the applicants were not aware of the state of the buildings which were to be converted before the original planning application was submitted.  Members considered it was not reasonable, with the applicants knowledge of the site, to have found at a later date that the buildings to be converted had no foundations and presented health and safety issues if they were to be converted.  Members felt that if they had this information on the original application they may have made a different decision and certainly felt that the Committee were left with little choice but to approve this application.  Furthermore the practice of submitting subsequent planning applications to attempt to alter decisions on the original application were becoming more frequent.

The Planning Officer advised that the original structural survey and Heritage Statement did advocate for conversion of the farm buildings.  However when the project engineers began looking at the construction phase to convert the buildings it became apparent at that stage that it would be too dangerous to attempt to convert the buildings.  This information was relayed to the Council’s Structural Engineer from the outset of it being reported to the Planning Officer.  The farm buildings had been empty for many years and they were not in a condition to put them to other non-residential uses.  The stonework on the buildings had also suffered from salt damage due to their proximity to the road.  There was one building on this site which the applicants felt could be converted.

Members were concerned that the remaining building to be converted would be subject to a planning application at a later date to be demolished and rebuilt and was there anything that could be done to prevent this?  The Planning Officer advised that the applicants could not be prevented from making a planning application but the Committee could raise their concerns by adding a note to the planning permission that every effort must be made to retain the existing building for conversion.

A member noted that this application would require its own planning conditions and proposed a condition be added in relation to the provision of charging points for electric vehicles.

Concerns were raised by members regarding the lack of affordable housing provision.  The Planning Officer advised that the development came under the rules regarding vacant building credit and was well within the limit for exemption from providing  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Planning Application - (18/00711/RG3) - Leisure Centre George Pindar Community Sports College, Moor Lane, Eastfield pdf icon PDF 173 KB

To consider:-

       i)   a planning application for replacement of existing artificial pitch surface with new 3G artificial grass, installation of twelve replacement luminaires to six existing floodlight masts, formation of new porous asphalt surfaced pedestrian access and siting of maintenance equipment store for Scarborough Borough Council (Mr Matt Hewison); and

       ii)  a report of the Planning Services Manager (Reference 18/93) attached.

 

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Minutes:

The Committee considered:-

(i)     a planning application for replacement of existing artificial pitch surface with new 3G artificial grass, installation of twelve replacement luminaires to six existing floodlight masts, formation of new porous asphalt surfaced pedestrian access and siting of maintenance equipment store for Scarborough Borough Council (Mr Matt Hewison); and

(ii)    a report of the Planning Services Manager (Reference 18/93).

Updating the report the Planning Officer reported that comments had been received from the following:-

The Highway Authority had no objections but had recommended a condition requiring a Construction Management Plan.  The Planning Officer advised that a Construction Management Plan was inappropriate as there was no heavy construction equipment involved in replacing the existing surface, the site was away from residents and there was an existing access and car parking on the site.

Sport England had no objections to the application and had removed their requirement for a Community Use Agreement as the site was already a community facility.  Sport England also raised the comments made by  England Hockey in that they had to move to a different site to play hockey due to the deterioration of the pitch. The Planning Officer advised that a 3G pitch was not suitable for hockey but it did open up the site for other sports such as rugby union and rugby league.  Although Sport England had raised these concerns on behalf of England Hockey, Sport England still had no objections as they recognised the upgrading of the pitch was part of the Council’s Sports Strategy.

The Environmental Health Officer had asked if the current curfew of 10.00 pm be maintained to prevent noise nuisance to residents and expressed concern that there may be noise disturbance due to increased use of the new pitch.  The Planning Officer advised that as there was no change of use and the pitch could currently be used up to 10.00 pm every night of the week that this concern be set aside.

The Environmental Health Officer had no concerns regarding the new lighting and the Planning Officer advised that there would be no unacceptable impact arising from the lighting scheme.

Members were concerned that the lighting would be brighter over the pitch and residents would be able to see this.  The Planning Officer advised that, whilst the pitch lights would be brighter,  the nearest residential property was 135 metres away, there was a high hedge so there was no direct view on to the pitch and the lighting scheme mitigated against upward lighting.

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

 

With the permission of the Chairman, Items 6 and 7 were considered together but voted on separately.

6.

Planning Application - (18/00544/FL) - 2 Avocet Shopping Centre, Curlew Drive, Crossgates pdf icon PDF 180 KB

To consider:-

     i)     a planning application for change of use to children's day nursery for Mrs Alison Hay; and

     ii)    a report of the Planning Services Manager (Reference 18/91) attached.

 

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Minutes:

The Committee considered:-

(i)     a planning application for change of use to children's day nursery for Mrs Alison Hay; and

(ii)    a report of the Planning Services Manager (Reference 18/91).

Updating the report the Planning Officer read out the comments submitted by the Ward Councillor, Mrs Helen Mallory, in support of the application.

Members were concerned that there was no outdoor play area.  The Planning Officer advised that this was not a planning consideration.  In relation to road safety the Planning Officer advised that for the majority of operating hours the nursery and the takeaway units would not be open at the same time.

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

7.

Planning Application - (18/00545/AA) - 2 Avocet Shopping Centre, Curlew Drive, Crossgates pdf icon PDF 161 KB

To consider:-

     i)     a planning application for replacement signage for Mrs Alison Hay; and

     ii)    a report of the Planning Services Manager (Reference 18/92) attached.

 

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Minutes:

The Committee considered:-

(i)     a planning application for replacement signage for Mrs Alison Hay; and

(ii)    a report of the Planning Services Manager (Reference 18/92).

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

 

 

8.

Planning Application - (18/00019/HS) - 4 Moor Lane, East Ayton, Scarborough pdf icon PDF 164 KB

To consider:-

     i)     a retrospective planning application for construction of garage and garden room for Mr And Mrs A Wilson; and

     ii)    a report of the Planning Services Manager (Reference 18/90) attached.

 

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Minutes:

The Committee considered:-

(i)     a retrospective planning application for construction of garage and garden room for Mr And Mrs A Wilson; and

(ii)    a report of the Planning Services Manager (Reference 18/90).

The Planning Officer advised that as per the report a condition had been added restricting the use of the garden room to be incidental to the principal residential use of the main building.

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

 

9.

Planning Application - (18/00223/FL) - Amberley House, Main Street, Flixton pdf icon PDF 154 KB

To consider:-

     i)     a planning application for erection of garage for Mr & Mrs Sterriker; and

     ii)    a report of the Planning Services Manager (Reference 18/89).

 

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Minutes:

The Committee considered:-

(i)     a planning application for erection of garage for Mr & Mrs Sterriker; and

(ii)    a report of the Planning Services Manager (Reference 18/89).

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

 

10.

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To consider a report by the Planning Services Manager (Reference 18/94) attached.

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Planning Services Manager (Reference 18/94) which advised on current planning appeals which have been lodged against decisions of the Borough Council.

RESOLVED that the report be received and progress with current appeals and recent appeal decisions be noted.