Agenda, decisions and minutes

Regulatory and Appeals Committee
Thursday, 11th February, 2021 10.00 am

Items
No. Item

46.

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:

Councillor Wainwright disclosed that, as he had previously supported the application in respect of land at Shetcliffe Lane(minute 46), he would withdraw from the meeting for that item and take no part in the discussion or voting thereon.

 

ACTION: City Solicitor

47.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 14 January 2021 be signed as a correct record.

(Yusuf Patel – 01274 434579)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 14 January 2021 be signed as a correct record.

 

48.

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)

Minutes:

There were no appeals submitted to review decisions to restrict documents.

49.

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)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That Councillor Engel be appointed Chair of the Education Appeals Panel.

 

ACTION: City Solicitor

 

 

50.

LAND AT SHETCLIFFE LANE BRADFORD - 20/04555/REG pdf icon PDF 1 MB

The Assistant Director (Planning, Transportation & Highways) will submit a report (Document “AW”) which sets out a full application for the construction of purpose built crematorium, bereavement suite, areas of hard standing (car park/access roads) and landscaped grounds on land at Shetcliffe Lane, Bradford.

 

Recommended –

 

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

(Malcolm Joy - 01274 434380)

 

 

Minutes:

NB: at this point, Councillor Wainwright left the remote meeting.

 

The Assistant Director (Planning, Transportation & Highways) submitted a report (Document “AW”) which set out a full application for the construction of purpose built crematorium, bereavement suite, areas of hard standing (car park/access roads) and landscaped grounds on land at Shetcliffe Lane, Bradford.

 

A full presentation of the application was made to Members, including plans and images of the site. They were also informed that, since the publication of the report, three additional representations had been received but that they had simply reprised issues which had already been raised. An objection from a local MP had also been received in respect of the consultation which had taken place. In response, the Assistant Director advised that all the usual consultation had been carried out, pandemic notwithstanding and during that process no request had been received for a public meeting. The MP had also queried whether the application complied with government guidance on crematoria and the Assistant Director further advised that, in his opinion, it did.

 

Objections had been received from the agent acting for the landowner in respect of whether the very special circumstances necessary for development on green belt had been proven; issues of car parking and issues of landscaping. The Assistant Director stated that he considered that the necessary very special circumstances had been met and that issues of both landscaping and car parking had been resolved.

 

Members were advised that the proposed crematorium would replace the facility at Scholemoor, which did not have the full suite of facilities needed. They were also advised of the criteria necessary for a modern day crematorium and how they meant that, in the .Bradford District, any new crematorium would be highly likely to be sited within the green belt.

 

Members were shown an extensive set on photographs and plan of the proposed site and surrounding locality and the design and materials for the new building were also explained. A number of rights of way crossed the proposed site and one of those would need to be diverted by a separate process than this application.

 

Members were also advised that Highways officers were content with the proposed access and egress from the site.

 

Members then asked a number of questions in respect of the application, including:-

·         The location of the nearest school

·         Whether there would be any facility for burial at this site

·         Was the footpath for walkers only and would it remain open during the construction period ?

·         Would the application need to be referred to the Secretary of State ?

·         had the legislation of 1902 referred to been updated ?

·         the photographs showed pylons on the site – would they be moved ?

·         were the roads mentioned by the local MP wide enough the amount of traffic envisaged ?

·         if this site was used for housing, what would the level of traffic movement be ?

 

In response, Members were advised:-

·         of the location of the nearest school

·         that there  ...  view the full minutes text for item 50.

51.

PROGRESS WORKS HALL LANE BRADFORD - 20/04238/MAF pdf icon PDF 673 KB

The Assistant Director (Planning, Transportation & Highways) will submit a report (Document “AX”) which sets out a full planning application for the modification and extension to an existing industrial unit and the creation of a service yard areas, relocation of existing pre-fabricated building and additional car parking at Progress Works, Hall Lane, Bradford.

 

Recommended –

 

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

(Malcolm Joy - 01274 434380)

 

 

 

 

Minutes:

NB: at this point Councillor Wainwright rejoined the remote meeting.

 

The Assistant Director (Planning, Transportation & Highways) submitted a report (Document “AX”) which set out a full planning application for the modification and extension to an existing industrial unit and the creation of service yard areas, relocation of existing pre-fabricated building and additional car parking at Progress Works, Hall Lane, Bradford.

 

The Assistant Director made a detailed presentation of the application for members, including sharing plans and photographs of the site and surrounding area. He explained that the matter required a member decision as the size of the site was just over the maximum size permitted for consideration under officer delegation.

 

He also noted that, due to the fall of the land, the impact of the extension would be no different to the current buildings in place. He also noted that there would be no detriment to the nearby footpath as increased lighting would make it safer to use.

 

A member queried whether an increase to the area of hard standing would increase the risk of flooding and was informed that both Yorkshire Water and the Council’s drainage officers were satisfied with the proposals.

 

Resolved –

 

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

 

ACTION: Assistant Director, Planning , Transportation & Highways