Agenda, decisions and minutes

Regulatory and Appeals Committee
Thursday, 14th January, 2021 10.00 am

Items
No. Item

40.

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:

No disclosures of interest in matters under consideration were received.

 

41.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meetings held on 15 October, 12 November and 19 November 2020 be signed as a correct record.

 

(Tracey Sugden – 01274 434287)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the minutes of the meetings held on 15 October, 12 November and 19 November 2020 be signed as a correct record.

 

42.

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 to review decisions to restrict documents.

 

43.

MEMBERSHIP OF SUB-COMMITTEES

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

 

                                                            (Tracey Sugden – 01274 434287)

Minutes:

There we no membership changes.

 

44.

CHAIR'S OPENING REMARKS

Minutes:

The Chair remarked that Councillors Abid Hussain and Michael Ellis had recently passed away.  They had both served as members of this Committee and Councillor Ellis was also a former chair.  Their contribution, service and hard work was alluded to, and on behalf of the Committee, the Chair expressed his sincere condolences to the family and friends of Councillors Abid Hussain and Michael Ellis, adding that they will be greatly missed.

45.

SITE OF FORMER ALEXANDRA WORKS, GRESLEY ROAD, KEIGHLEY, WEST YORKSHIRE - 20/00359/MAF pdf icon PDF 1010 KB

Previous Reference: Minute 24 (2020/21)

 

The Assistant Director, Planning, Transportation and Highways will present a document (Document “AV”) which details a hybrid application comprising - full planning application for the construction of a retail food store (Use Class A1) and 3 retail units, together with car parking, landscaping and associated works and outline planning for a retail unit (Use Class A1) and coffee drive-thru (Use Class A3/A5) requesting consideration of access.

 

Members will recall that the Committee deferred determination of the hybrid application at its November meeting in order for the applicant to undertake further consultation with the Assistant Director (Planning, Transportation and Highways) on the layout of the site and the pedestrian link to the town centre at the intersection of East Parade/Coney Lane. The applicant has subsequently revised the application and redesigned the proposed development to include retail units on East Parade and included pedestrian links as part of the full part of the hybrid application.

 

Recommended –

 

That the application be approved subject to the conditions set out in the report.

 

(Mark Hutchinson – 01274 434605)

 

Minutes:

Previous Reference: Minute 24 (2020/21)

 

The Assistant Director, Planning, Transportation and Highways presented a report (Document “AV”) which detailed a hybrid application comprising a full planning application for the construction of a retail food store (Use Class A1) and 3 retail units, together with car parking, landscaping and associated works and outline planning for a retail unit (Use Class A1) and coffee drive-thru (Use Class A3/A5) requesting consideration of access.

 

Members will recall that the Committee deferred determination of the hybrid application at its November meeting in order for the applicant to undertake further consultation with the Assistant Director Planning, Transportation and Highways on the layout of the site and the pedestrian link to the town centre, at the intersection of East Parade/Coney Lane. The applicant had subsequently revised the application and redesigned the proposed development to include retail units on East Parade and included pedestrian links as part of the full part of the hybrid application.

 

The Assistant Director gave an overview of the application which was detailed in the report, showing photographs of the site and the adjoining area, as well as the elevations and an artistic impression of the proposed development.  He also summarised the representations that had been received.

 

In response to a question regarding a pedestrian link alongside the existing petrol station, the Assistant Director confirmed that a pedestrian link would be installed at this point.

 

In relation to the proposed car park layout, the Assistant Director confimed that the car park would be a universal car park serving all the retail units on the site, however details of the car park arrangements and layout were yet to be submitted by the applicant.

 

A Member stated that Gresley Road and East Parade was already congested with traffic and ascertained if any junction improvements were being proposed, as well as the imposition of parking restrictions.  In response the Assistant Director stated that a 278 highways agreement would include elements such as a pedestrian crossing, parking in the vicinity of the site, including any traffic regulation orders pertaining to East Parade and Gresley Road, however a number of these elements would have to be worked out in consultation with the applicant.

 

In response to a question regarding the access/agrees from the existing filling station, it was stated that this was outside the remit of this application. However a signalled crossing was being  proposed as part of this development which could aid traffic flows in the area by breaks and gaps in the traffic flows

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Two Keighley Town Councillors were present at the meeting, who expressed their full support for the proposals, adding that it would significanlty improve what was currently a vacant site and once developed,  would not only enhance the retail offer but increase footfall and create a better synergy with the town centre as well as the bus and trian station.

 

The applicant’s representative was present at the meeting and stated that the applicant had worked very closely with the planning department  ...  view the full minutes text for item 45.