Agenda, decisions and minutes

Area Planning Panel (Bradford)
Wednesday, 25th August, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: the Banqueting Hall - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Su Booth 

No. Item



(Members Code of Conduct - Part 4A of the Constitution)


To receive disclosures of interests from Members and co-opted members on matters to be considered at the meeting. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.


An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the Member during the meeting.




(1)       Members may remain in the meeting and take part fully in discussion and voting unless the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an interest which the Member feels would call into question their compliance with the wider principles set out in the Code of Conduct.  Disclosable pecuniary interests relate to the Member concerned or their spouse/partner.


(2)       Members in arrears of Council Tax by more than two months must not vote in decisions on, or which might affect, budget calculations, and must disclose at the meeting that this restriction applies to them.  A failure to comply with these requirements is a criminal offence under section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. 


(3)       Members are also welcome to disclose interests which are not disclosable pecuniary interests but which they consider should be made in the interest of clarity.


(4)       Officers must disclose interests in accordance with Council Standing Order 44.


In the interests of transparency, Councillor Cunningham declared that he was a member of the Town Scape Heritage Board.


Action: City Solicitor



Recommended –


That the minutes of the meeting held on 30 June 2021 be signed as a correct record.


(Su Booth – 07814 073884)


That the minutes of the meeting held on 30 June 2021 be signed as a correct record.


Action: City Solicitor




(Access to Information Procedure Rules – Part 3B of the Constitution)


Reports and background papers for agenda items may be inspected by contacting the person shown after each agenda item.  Certain reports and background papers may be restricted. 


Any request to remove the restriction on a report or background paper should be made to the relevant Strategic or Assistant Director whose name is shown on the front page of the report. 


If that request is refused, there is a right of appeal to this meeting. 


Please contact the officer shown below in advance of the meeting if you wish to appeal. 


(Su Booth – 07814 073884)


There were no appeals.




The Panel is asked to consider the planning applications which are set out in

 Document “C” relating to items recommended for approval or refusal.



The sites concerned are:






97 Whetley Lane Bradford BD8 9DS - 21/02835/FUL  [Approve]



16 Victor Street Heaton Bradford BD9 4RB - 21/02913/HOU  [Refuse]



2 - 4 Rawson Place Bradford BD1 3QQ - 21/02029/FUL  [Refuse]



2 - 4 Rawson Place Bradford BD1 3QQ - 21/03003/LBC  [Refuse]



68 Allerton Grange Drive Bradford BD15 7HE - 21/01977/HOU  [Refuse]

Thornton And Allerton


(Mohammed Yousuf – 01274 434605)



A.   97 Whetley Lane, Bradford                                   Manningham


This is a full application proposing a first floor rear extension to an existing shop above an already approved extension.  Officers submitted an overview of the application indicating the nature of the application and previous approved planning permission demonstrating that materials used would be in keeping with neighbouring properties.  The impact on a neighbouring property was also considered and was judged that there would be no impact both presently and in the future due to the nature and use of the adjoining properties.


Members asked the following questions for clarity:


A Member asked whether the property was commercial or residential and was advised that the property was for commercial use and that there was a neighbouring property with some residential use.


Officers were asked whether there was space for commercial waste bins at the rear and were advised that there was sufficient space and reminded Members that the ground floor application had already been approved and that this was for the first floor.


Resolved –


That the application be approved for the reasons and subject to the conditions set out in the Strategic Director, Place’s technical report (Document “C”).


Action: Strategic Director, Place



B.   16 Victor Street, Heaton, Bradford                     Manningham


This is a householder application for dormer windows to the front and rear roof of 16 Victor Street, Manningham.  The application seeks permission for dormer windows to a property which sits in a conservation area. 


Officers presented an overview of the application stating that the proposed windows were disproportionate in size and would impact on the appearance of the property and the wider street for this reason and due to the proposed materials.  There were other properties in the vicinity with dormer windows but these were pitched roof dormers of an appropriate size and were possibly installed prior to the introduction of the Council’s Householder SPD.


Members were then given the opportunity to ask questions of Officers, the details of which and responses given, are as below:


·         Was the issue with the rear dormer that the property was in a conservation area? 

·      Officers advised that there were no permanent development rights in conservation areas and they were looking to protect the property’s appearance.  A dormer window with a pitched room design would be acceptable


·         Had special circumstances been used before?

·      Officers advised that larger dormer windows were not permitted and the special circumstances would not change the outcome.  The addition of cladding was also not permitted, the guidance hadn’t changed and the design was not acceptable


The applicant and Ward Councillor attended the meeting and addressed the Panel stating that there was a specific need for more room as the family living in the house was growing and there were disabled children needing more space.  It was not economically viable for the family to move to a larger property and that the applicant was willing to work with Planning to find a solution.


A brief discussion then took place as to how to proceed  ...  view the full minutes text for item 44.



The Panel is asked to consider other matters which are set out in Document “D” relating to miscellaneous items:


(A-M) Requests for Enforcement/Prosecution Action


(N-V)   Decisions made by the Secretary of State – Dismissed


(W-X) Decisions made by the Secretary of State – Varied and Upheld


(Mohammed Yousuf – 01274 434605)



The Panel was asked to consider other matters which were set out in Document “D” relating to miscellaneous items:


(A-M) Requests for Enforcement/Prosecution Action


(N-V)   Decisions made by the Secretary of State – Dismissed


(W-X) Decisions made by the Secretary of State – Varied and Upheld



Resolved –


That the requests for Enforcement/Prosecution Action and the decisions made by the Secretary of State as set out in Document “D” be noted.


Action: Strategic Director, Place


(Mohammed Yousuf – 01274 434605)