Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Area Planning Panel (Bradford)
Thursday, 19th December, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room 1 - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Claire Tomenson 

Items
No. Item

24.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

(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.

 

Notes:

 

(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.

Minutes:

(i)            Councillor Amran disclosed an interest in the item relating to 72 Toller Lane, Bradford (minute 28b) as he was related to the applicant. Accordingly he left the meeting during that item and took no part in the discussion or voting thereon.

 

(ii)          In the interests of clarity, Councillors Ahmed, Sullivan, Wainwright, Watson and Whitaker all disclosed in respect of the same item that they had considered the matter when it had been previously presented to the Panel but undertook to approach the issue with an open mind and to consider all the relevant issues before making a decision. 

 

ACTION: City Solicitor

25.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 17 October 2019 be signed as a correct record.

 

(Tracey Sugden – 01274 434287)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 17 October 2019 be signed as a correct record.

 

26.

INSPECTION OF REPORTS AND BACKGROUND PAPERS

(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. 

 

(Tracey Sugden - 01274 434287)

Minutes:

There were no appeals submitted by the public to review decisions to restrict documents.

27.

PUBLIC QUESTION TIME

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

 

To hear questions from electors within the District on any matter which is the responsibility of the Panel. 

 

Questions must be received in writing by the City Solicitor in Room 112, City Hall, Bradford, by mid-day on Tuesday 17 December 2019. 

 

                                                                           (Tracey Sugden - 01274 434287)

 

Minutes:

No questions were submitted by the public.

28.

APPLICATIONS RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL OR REFUSAL pdf icon PDF 4 MB

The Panel is asked to consider the planning applications which are set out in Document “I” relating to items recommended for approval or refusal.

 

The sites concerned are :-

 

(a)  138 New Line, Bradford (Approve)                       Eccleshill

(b)  31 Moorside Gardens, Bradford (Approve)          Eccleshill

(c)  Land at Old Allen Road, Wilsden(Approve)       Thornton and Allerton

(d)  Land at Valentine Court, Off Back Lane,

Thornton (Approve)                                                 Thornton and Allerton

(e)  46 Flockton Crescent, Bradford (Refuse)                        Bowling and Barkerend

(f)   72 Toller Lane, Bradford (Refuse)                                    Toller

 

(Mohammed Yousuf – 01274 434605)

Minutes:

The Strategic Director, Place presented Document “I”. Plans and photographs were displayed in respect of each application and a summary was provided of the representations that had been received for each application.

 

 

(a)  46 Flockton Crescent, Bradford             Bowling and Barkerend

 

A householder application for the retrospective construction of front and rear dormer windows and a single storey rear extension at 46 Flockton Crescent, Bradford – 19/04377/HOU

 

Resolved –

 

That consideration of the application be deferred to a future meeting of the Panel at the request of the applicant.

 

Action: Strategic Director, Place

 

 

(b)  72 Toller Lane, Bradford                                                              Toller

 

An application for two storey side extension with office at ground floor and residential use on the first floor linked to the existing dwelling and dormer windows to the front and rear of 72 Toller Lane, Bradford – 19/03256/FUL

 

The Strategic Director highlighted that the location of the property was on a very busy road junction and that there was limited on-street parking. He reminded the Panel that this application had been considered previously and that there had been some concern about whether the application represented a home office or a business. He advised that save for the inclusion of an internal door to link the two parts of the property this application was unchanged from the previous iteration so his recommendation was for refusal.

 

A Councillor attended the meeting and spoke on behalf of the applicant in a personal capacity. He disagreed with the view that the property was situated on a busy road as he considered that it was set back from the main road and actually sat on an unmade road. He also stated that a previous objector now supported the application and that the local mosque had offered its  car park for use by the applicant’s clients. He advised that the applicant intended to run a small internet based stationery business with some storage of stock at the premises and deliveries sent out from the premises. He also stated that the application had been necessitated by the applicant’s insurer which required separate insurance cover for the business and the family home. He stressed that the main concerns in respect of the application could be resolved as the property was on a wide through road with on street parking so there was little likelihood of vehicles reversing into the main road or performing “u-turns”.

 

A Ward Councillor also attended and supported her colleague’s representations, stressing that parking and other traffic matters were not a concern, that local people were supportive of the application and that this would be a small family oriented business with little public attendance. She also advised that previous concerns had now been addressed and that the applicant was an employee of the Council who would be continuing his employment as his family would run the business.

 

Members questioned the Councillors about their representations, including whether stationery supplies would be kept on the premises and whether here would be deliveries to and from the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 28.

29.

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS pdf icon PDF 4 MB

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

 

(a)  – (f)  Requests for Enforcement/Prosecution Action

(g)  – (h) Decisions made by the Secretary of State – Allowed

(i )          Decisions made by the Secretary of State – Withdrawn

(j) – (p)  Decisions made by the Secretary of State – Dismissed

(q)         Decisions made by the Secretary of State – Notice Upheld

 

(Mohammed Yousuf – 01274 434605)         

 

Minutes:

The Strategic Director, Place presented Document “J” and the Panel noted the following:-

 

Requests for Enforcement/Prosecution Action

 

(a)          11 Silverhill Drive, Bradford                                            Bradford Moor

 

Unauthorised front dormer window – 18/00333/ENFUNA

 

The Planning Manager (Enforcement and Trees) authorised the issue of an Enforcement Notice on 6 November 2019.

 

(b)  117 Cumberland Road, Bradford                                   Great Horton

 

Without planning permission, the construction of four dormers on the rear of the roof plane and the construction of four dormers on the front roof plane of the property and the installation of two externally mounted roller shutters, shutter boxes and guide rails to the front elevation of the property – 17/00885/ENFAPP

 

The Planning Manager (Enforcement and Trees) authorised the issue of an Enforcement Notice on 8 October 2019.

 

(c)  2 Oakroyd Villas, North Avenue, Bradford                  Manningham

 

Breach of condition 3 of planning permission 13/00727/HOU – 15/00962/ENFUNA

 

The Planning Manager (Enforcement and Trees) authorised the issue of a Breach of Condition Notice on 25 November 2019.

 

(d)  40 Sunderland Road, Bradford                                      Manningham

 

Without planning permission the construction of a dormer window on the front and rear roof planes of the property – 18/00416/ENFCON

 

The Planning Manager (Enforcement and Trees) authorised enforcement action on 25 June 2019.

 

(e)  7 Sandhill Close, Bradford          Clayton and Fairweather Green

 

Without planning permission, the formation of a hardstanding at the front of the property without provision to direct run-off water to a permeable or porous area or surface within the curtilage of the dwelling house.

 

The Planning Manager (Enforcement and Trees) authorised the issue of an Enforcement Notice on 8 October 2019.

 

(f)   Black Dyke Mills, High Street, Queensbury                Queensbury

 

Installation of advertisement signs on grade II listed building – 16/01053/ENFADV

 

The Planning Manager (Enforcement and Trees) authorised enforcement action on 14 October 2019.

 

 

Decisions made by the Secretary of State – Allowed

 

(g)  40 Speeton Avenue, Bradford                                                    Royds

 

Two storey side and part two storey and single storey rear extension – Appeal ref 19/00087/APPHOU

 

(h)  Land at Canal Road, Bradford                Bolton and Undercliffe

 

Retrospective Application for use of land – Appeal ref 19/00088/APPFL2

 

 

Decisions made by the Secretary of State – Withdrawn

 

(i)    1A Fountain Terrace, Wyke                                                         Wyke

 

Orangery to front – Appeal Ref 19/00106/APPHOU

 

 

Decisions made by the Secretary of State – Dismissed

 

(j)    9 Ardennes Close, Bradford                   Bolton and Undercliffe

 

Retrospective construction of extension to rear and removal of dormer extension to second floor and increase of roof ridge – Appeal Ref 19/00092/APPHOU

 

(k)  Albion Mills, Hutson Street, Bradford                           Little Horton

 

1x 48 sheet freestanding digital advertising unit, measuring 3m high and 6.92m wide – Appeal Ref 19/00121/APPAD2

 

(l)    Former Site of White Bear Inn, 1222 Leeds Road, Bradford

 

Bradford Moor

 

Appeal against enforcement notice – Appeal Ref 19/00042/APPENF

 

(m)Forster Square Retail Park, Valley Road, Bradford  City    

 

Installation of digital advertising display – Appeal Ref 19/00093/APPAD2

 

(n)  Land East of 4 Bell Dean Road, Bradford                                                                                                       Clayton and Fairweather Green

 

Appeal against Enforcement Notice – Appeal Ref 19/00037/APPENF

 

(o)  Land East of 4 Bell Dean Road, Bradford                                                                                                       Clayton  ...  view the full minutes text for item 29.