Agenda and decisions

Regulatory and Appeals Committee
Thursday, 6th February, 2020 10.00 am

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

Items
No. Item

1.

ALTERNATE MEMBERS (Standing Order 34)

The City Solicitor will report the names of alternate Members who are attending the meeting in place of appointed Members.

2.

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.

3.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 5 December 2019 be signed as a correct record.

(Yusuf Patel – 01274 434579)

4.

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. 

 

(Yusuf Patel – 01274 434579)

5.

MEMBERSHIP OF SUB-COMMITTEES

The Committee will be asked to consider recommendations, if any, to appoint Members to Sub-Committees of the Committee.

 

(Yusuf Patel – 01274 434579)

6.

AMALGAMATION OF AREA PLANNING PANELS pdf icon PDF 98 KB

The Strategic Director Place will submit a report (Document “Z”) which relates to proposals to merge the two Area Planning Panels into one single Planning Panel due to the gradual decrease in number of planning applications being dealt with at the existing Keighley and Shipley Area Planning Panel and the Bradford Area Planning Panel. The Regulatory and Appeals Committee would continue to consider strategically significant and major applications with the other applications being dealt with at a single Planning Panel which would meet more regularly to ensure applications are determined in a timely manner and performance targets continue to be met.

 

The report recommends implementation of the new panel arrangements for the next municipal year.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       It is recommended that the Regulatory and Appeals Committee agree to recommend to full Council:

 

(2)       The amalgamation of the Keighley / Shipley and Bradford Area Panels into a single Planning Panel.

 

(3)       That the City Solicitor be requested to place this report (if            approved) before the Independent Remuneration Panel with a        view to a recommendation regarding the Chair’s and Deputy          Chair’s SRA .

 

(4)       That the City Solicitor be asked to draft amendments to the         Constitution to implement this decision, including references to the Planning Code of Conduct and the proposed amendments be      recommended to the Governance and Audit Committee to then be             forwarded to Council for approval.

(Chris Eaton -  01274 432483)

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That Option 1 that is to do nothing and continue with the two Area Planning Panels be approved, however further consultation be undertaken on the proposals with all Councillors, Parish and Town Councillors and other interested parties, such as the Ilkley Civic Society.

 

ACTION: Assistant Director Transportation, Design and Planning

7.

PRIVATE HIRE AND HACKNEY CARRIAGE VEHICLE SPECIFICATION AND 5 STAR BASE AUDIT pdf icon PDF 143 KB

The Strategic Director Place will submit a report (Document “AA”) which seeks the approval of the Regulatory and Appeals Committee to make changes to the Private Hire and Hackney Carriage Vehicle Specification and to publish the results of Base check Grades.

 

Recommended –

 

1.         That the six proposed changes from the on-line engagement     survey set out in Appendix A to Document “AA” be approved and    take effect on the dates stated.

 

2.         That approval is given for the 5 Star Base Audit results to be      made public.

(Carol Stos - 01274 435706)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)          That the following proposed changes from the on-line engagement survey be approved and that they take effect on the dates stated:

 

(i)            Proposal 1 - Vehicle proprietors be offered the option to apply for an extension to their current vehicle licence (as above) beyond the 10 (12 for WAV) years maximum age limit with immediate effect.

 

(Background - For proprietors (owners) of vehicles which were first licenced prior to 1 November 2019 and whose vehicle is due to reach the maximum age for a licenced vehicle (10 years or 12 years for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAV)) on or before 31 May 2020, it is proposed that a dispensation be made available to allow such vehicles to be re-licenced for an additional period not to exceed 12 months or beyond 1st June 2021.  This will provide time for Bradford’s future Clean Air Zone emission standards to be clarified and thereby aide proprietors to purchase vehicles which will meet future CAZ requirements.  Standard licensing fees will apply to the licence extension.

 

Dispensation would only be granted subject to:

 

•  There has been no break in the vehicle’s licence.

•  Vehicles which do not pass a vehicle safety inspection due to a major     defect and an appeal is not upheld will not be licensed for this extra period. 

•  Vehicles which are granted a dispensation will be subject to random testing given 24hrs notice). 

 

 

(ii)          Proposal 3 - It is proposed that any Vehicles being considered for first registration be limited to a maximum of 5 years of age from 1 March 2020 unless said vehicle is Hybrid (Euro 5/6 Petrol), Electric or Ultra Low Emission.

                        

(Background - The safety and engine emission features of newer vehicles are constantly and rapidly evolving to ensure that newer vehicles are safer for drivers, passengers and road users and also cleaner and more environmentally friendly.  Many manufacturers are now offering various forms of Hybrid and Electric vehicles as standard models and this is forecast to increase substantially in the coming years.  As part of its commitment to safety and also in anticipation of the introduction of a Clean Air Zone, as the Government requires Bradford Council to improve air quality and protect public health, it is proposed to limit the option for vehicles to be first licenced to a maximum of 5 years of age.)

 

(2)       That the 5 Star Base Audit results be made public.

 

ACTION:       Strategic Director Place

 

(Carol Stos – 01274 435706)

8.

HAINSWORTH ROAD, SILSDEN pdf icon PDF 619 KB

The Assistant Director (Planning, Transportation & Highways) will submit a report (Document “AB”) which sets out an outline application for residential development of land, requesting consideration of access at The Willows, Hainsworth Road, Silsden.

 

Recommended –

 

That the application be approved subject to completion of the Section 106 and conditions set out in Appendix 1 to Document “AB”.

 

(John Eyles – 01274 434380)

9.

LAND AT WOODHALL ROAD, BRADFORD. pdf icon PDF 1 MB

The Assistant Director (Planning, Transportation & Highways) will submit a report(Document “AC”) which sets out a  reserved matters application requesting consideration of appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for means of access for employment development B1, B2 and B8 uses (pursuant to outline approval 17/02463/MAO) on land at Grid Ref 419205 434606, Woodhall Road, Bradford.

 

Recommended –

 

That the application be approved subject to the conditions set out in Appendix 1 to Document “AC”.

(John Eyles – 01274 434380)

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the application be approved subject to amendment of the Condition relating to Drawing number M2597/01: revision F to be replaced by revision G.

 

ACTION:       Assistant Director Transportation, Design and Planning

 

(John Eyles – 01274 4343780)