Agenda and minutes

Planning & Development Committee
Thursday, 7th February, 2019 1.00 pm

Venue: Town Hall, Scarborough

Contact: St John Harris, Democratic Services Manager 

Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 43 KB

Members are reminded of the need to consider whether they have a disclosable pecuniary, prejudicial or other (personal) interest to declare in any items on this agenda.  Details of any interest must be declared at the start of the meeting or as soon as any interest becomes apparent during the meeting.  The attached form must also be completed. Any advice required should ideally be sought before the day of the meeting.

 

Minutes:

Both Councillors Broadbent and Jenkinson declared a personal interest in agenda item 6, Planning Application - (18/02988/FL) Duraweld Ltd, Salter Road, Eastfield since each had a granddaughter who was a member of the applicant organisation, East Coast Tigers.

 

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 17 January 2019.  (Minutes attached).

 

Minutes:

It was noted that both Councillors Chance and Cluer had been omitted from the list of attendees at the meeting on 17 January 2019.

RESOLVED that, subject to the above amendment, the minutes of the meeting held on 17 January 2019 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 questions had been received.

 

4.

PLANNING APPLICATION - (18/02811/RG4) PUBLIC CONVENIENCES, PIER ROAD, WHITBY pdf icon PDF 202 KB

To consider:-

(i)            a planning application for demolition of redundant public toilets and construction of a restaurant and bar, for Mr Patrick Cuddy; and

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

 

View Plans and Documents

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered:-

(i)            a planning application for demolition of redundant public toilets and construction of a restaurant and bar, for Mr Patrick Cuddy; and

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

Members welcomed this application.  One Member expressed disappointment that there was no outside seating in the plans; however, it was noted that there was plenty of seating available around the bandstand nearby.

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

 

5.

PLANNING APPLICATION - (18/02818/FL) OLD PRINT WORKS, MELROSE STREET, SCARBOROUGH pdf icon PDF 184 KB

To consider:-

(i)            a planning application for erection of new 1 and 2 storey commercial buildings and recladding and extending an existing commercial building. Speculative development for  A1, B1, B2, B8 and D2 uses for Thompson Homes (Yorkshire) Ltd; and

(ii)          a report of the Planning Services Manager (19/13) attached

 

View Plans and Documents

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered:-

(i)            a planning application for erection of new 1 and 2 storey commercial buildings and recladding and extending an existing commercial building. Speculative development for  A1, B1, B2, B8 and D2 uses for Thompson Homes (Yorkshire) Ltd; and

(ii)          a report of the Planning Services Manager (19/13).

In reply to a Member’s queries and comments, the planning officer explained that cycle parking could be provided in the proposed development through condition.   Further, the planning officer advised that the proposed new units would be set back from the road to create additional width for parked cars. Condition 4 in the report restricted the D2 use to a gymnasium.  Should any alternative use involving music come forward, then this would be dealt with by appropriate condition requiring sound insulation.  Should there be a problem obtaining right of access to the development from Melrose Street, then an amended application with alternative access arrangements would have to be considered by the Committee.

RESOLVED that permission be GRANTED subject to the conditions set out in the report, a condition in respect of cycle parking, and any additional conditions considered necessary in relation to ground contamination, following a review of the applicant’s proposed ground investigation works.

 

6.

PLANNING APPLICATION - (18/02988/FL) DURAWELD LTD, SALTER ROAD, EASTFIELD pdf icon PDF 155 KB

To consider:-

(i)            a planning application for part conversion of building for cheerleading academy, for Mr Ryan Heath; and

(ii)          a report of the Planning Services Manager (Reference 19/30) attached

 

View Plans and Documents

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered:-

(i)            a planning application for part conversion of building for cheerleading academy, for Mr Ryan Heath; and

(ii)          a report of the Planning Services Manager (Reference 19/30).

The planning officer advised that comments were still awaited from Seamer Parish Council.  In accordance with the Council’s Public Speaking Scheme, Ms Jessica Mortimer (applicant) spoke in favour of the scheme.  Members welcomed the scheme citing its health, wellbeing and economic benefits, and the positive publicity the cheerleading academy generated for the Borough.

RESOLVED that permission be GRANTED subject to no planning issues being raised by Seamer Parish Council, and to the conditions set out in the report.

 

7.

PLANNING APPLICATION - (18/02447/RG3) SCARBOROUGH BOROUGH COUNCIL, TOWN HALL, ST NICHOLAS STREET, SCARBOROUGH pdf icon PDF 150 KB

To consider:-

(i)            a planning application for installation of 9 no. uPVC double glazed units in rear of modern extension fronting St. Nicholas Street, for Scarborough Borough Council; and

(ii)          a report of the Planning Services Manager (Reference 19/29) attached

 

View Plans and Documents

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered:-

(i)            a planning application for installation of 9 no. uPVC double glazed units in rear of modern extension fronting St. Nicholas Street, for Scarborough Borough Council; and

(ii)          a report of the Planning Services Manager (Reference 19/29).

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

 

8.

CURRENT PLANNING APPEALS pdf icon PDF 59 KB

To consider a report of the Planning Services Manager (Reference 19/34) attached

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Planning Services Manager (Reference 19/34) in respect of current appeals which had been lodged against decisions of the Council. There were no updates to the report.

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

 

9.

UPDATE TO THE STATEMENT OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT pdf icon PDF 174 KB

To consider the report of the Director (RB) (Reference 19/26) attached

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report by the Director (RB) (Reference 19/026) in respect of an update of the Statement of Community Involvement.  Members were advised that the Statement had been revised following a public consultation last year, principally to increase publicity around potential housing allocations and generally to increase use of twitter and other social media platforms.

RESOLVED that the Committee recommend that the Council adopt the revised Statement of Community Involvement and that it is used thereafter as the basis for consultation on both the Policy and Development Management elements of Planning.

 

Reasons

Under the provisions of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as

amended), local planning authorities must prepare a Statement of Community

Involvement (SCI).  A local planning authority’s SCI is a statement of their policy for involving interested parties in matters relating to development in their area and should be reviewed at least every five years.

                                                                

Additionally, the Planning Inspector who examined the Local Plan, whilst confirming that all consultation requirements had been met, recommended that in light of comments from consultees that the SCI be reviewed at our earliest convenience.