Agenda, decisions and minutes

Area Planning Panel (Keighley and Shipley)
Wednesday, 19th July, 2017 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber - Keighley Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Claire Tomenson 

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.


The following disclosures of interest were received in the interest of clarity:


Councillors Amran and Miller disclosed that they knew the applicant, as he worked for the Council, in relation to Land at 77 Belgrave Road, Keighley (Minute 10(g)) but had not discussed the application.


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. 


(Claire Tomenson – 01274 432457)



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



(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 Monday 17 July 2017. 


                                                (Claire Tomenson - 01274 432457)



There were no questions submitted by the public.




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:


(a)       42A Nelson Road, Ilkley (Approve)                                    Ilkley

(b)       99 Bradford Road, Menston, Ilkley (Approve)        Wharfedale

(c)        Addingham Primary School, Bolton Road,                     Craven

            Addingham (Approve)        

(d)       The Bungalow, Mill Hill, Haworth, Keighley         Worth Valley


(e)       369 Bradford Road, Sandbeds, Keighley                        Keighley East


(f)        Holme Royd, Woodville Road, Keighley         Keighley Central


(g)       Land at 77 Belgrave Road, Keighley               Keighley Central



(Mohammed Yousuf – 01274 434605)



The Strategic Director, Place presented Document “C”.  Plans and photographs were displayed in respect of each application and representations summarised.


(a)       42A Nelson Road, Ilkley                                                               Ilkley


Full application for demolition of 13 existing lock up garages and construction of 7 new units for storage use at 42A Nelson Road, Ilkley - 17/01668/FUL


The Strategic Director, Place gave a presentation setting out the proposals and tabled plans detailing the layout.  He reported that the application was for the demolition of 13 garages that were in a poor state of repair and the construction of seven new units within the Ilkley Conservation Area.  The number of new units had been reduced, however, roof space would be added which would increase their height to six metres.  The units would be rendered to the front and the rear walls facing the houses would be rebuilt in brick.  Members were informed that the application proposed dark sheeting to be used for the roof but slates could be considered and this would need to be agreed with officers.  A number of representations had been received in objection and the issues raised were covered within the officer’s report.  Ilkley Town Council had recommended that the application be refused.  In relation to road safety, the Strategic Director, Place acknowledged that Nelson Road was congested, however, the site had an existing use and some of the garages were used by businesses.  He confirmed that the units would be increased in height but reduced in number and the road would be marked out to prevent parking in front of the units.  The applicant had indicated that he expected a mixed usage of domestic and small business use.  The Council’s Highways Department considered the use acceptable and stated that the narrow access would discourage large vehicles.  A condition had also been placed on the application that the use of the units be for storage only and not distribution.  The Strategic Director, Place informed the Panel that the application would bring the site back into use and confirmed that the additional height of the units would not have a great impact on the amenity of neighbours.  He then recommended the application for approval, subject to the conditions as set out in the report.


A representative of the Ilkley Civic Society was present at the meeting and made the following comments:


·         It was acknowledged that the site needed to be improved.

·         Storage facilities were required in Ilkley, but not on that site.

·         The Council had won a National award in relation to the Conservation Area and it was not believed that the scheme would be in keeping.

·         The main issues were the height and the materials to be used.

·         The Council’s Conservation Team had stated that the proposal would be harmful and not compliant with policies.

·         The scheme could provide better economic benefits.

·         The design of the units had not taken heritage into account.


The applicant was present at the meeting and made the following points:


·         Neighbours had not objected to the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.



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


(a)                   Requests for Enforcement/Prosecution Action

(b) - (e)           Decisions made by the Secretary of State - Dismissed


(Mohammed Yousuf – 01274 434605)


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




(a)       Land East of Keighley Road, Silsden                                       Craven


Unauthorised change of use of the land to a landscape/construction contractors yard incorporating material, vehicle and container storage and formation of hardstanding and access - 17/00247/ENFCOU


The Planning Manager (Enforcement and Trees) authorised the issuing of an Enforcement Notice under delegated powers on 14 June 2017.






(b)       17 Westlea Avenue, Riddlesden, Keighley                  Keighley East


Change of roof from hip to gable and front and rear dormer windows - Case No: 16/08818/HOU


Appeal Ref: 17/00030/APPHOU


(c)       The Croft, Keighley                                                           Keighley East


Construction of three detached houses, improvements to access drive with turning head - Case No: 16/06629/FUL


Appeal Ref: 17/00034/APPFL2


(d)       The Glen Tea Rooms, Prod Lane, Baildon                             Baildon


Appeal against Enforcement Notice - Case No: 16/00076/ENFUNA


Appeal Ref: 16/00126/APPENF


(e)       The Grange, Woodfield Road, Cullingworth               Bingley Rural


Appeal against Enforcement Notice - Case No: 15/00756/ENFAPP


Appeal Ref: 16/00075/APPENF


Resolved –


That the decisions be noted.


Action:          Strategic Director, Place