Agenda, decisions and minutes

Area Planning Panel (Keighley and Shipley)
Wednesday, 18th December, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber - Keighley Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Fatima Butt - 01274 432227 

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.


In the interest of transparency all Members disclosed an interest in Minute 34(d) who had been Members of the Panel when a previous application concerning Haworth Fire Station was considered.  They undertook to approach the issue with an open mind and to consider all the relevant material planning issues before making a decision.


Action:  City Solicitor



Recommended –


That the minutes of the meeting held on 30 October 2019 be signed as a correct record.


(Fatima Butt – 01274 432227)



That the minutes of the meeting held on 30 October 2019 be signed as a correct record.





(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. 


(Fatima Butt – 01274 432227)



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 16 December 2019. 


                                                (Fatima Butt - 01274 432227)



There were no questions submitted by the public.



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


The sites concerned are:


(a)       17 Main Street, Haworth, Keighley (Approve)                Worth Valley


(b)       24 Clifton Road, Ilkley (Approve)                                      Ilkley


(c)        Dove Hall, Green Lane, Baildon (Approve)                    Baildon


(d)       Haworth Fire Station, Station Road, Haworth,

            Keighley (Approve)                                                              Worth Valley


(e)       74 Wheatley Lane, Ilkley (Refuse)                                   Ilkley


                                                            (Mohammed Yousuf – 01274 434605)


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


(a)       17 Main Street, Haworth, Keighley                                Worth Valley


Change of Use from (A1) bric-a-brac shop to (A4) drinking establishment and replacement of shop front at 17 Main Street, Haworth – 19/03644/FUL.


The Strategic Director, Place gave a presentation setting out the proposals and tabled plans detailing the layout.  He provided an appraisal of the application and informed Members that 17 Main Street occupied part of the ground floor of a 3-storey, 19th century building at the lower end of the Haworth Main Street. The whole block was once a Co-operative store that was now split into 3 separate shop units on the ground floor. The shop fronts to these separate units had been altered and now lack design consistency and period details had been lost. The premises at No 17 seemed to have remained in retail use, most recently as bric-a-brac shop, but this unit was currently vacant. No 19 Main Street was granted planning permission for change of use to a tea room earlier in 2019 and this tea room was now in operation. Four residential flats addressed as 1-4 Rochester House, occupied the floors above Nos 17 and 19. These properties had a stair access from the street which was alongside the application premises. One of the flats owned by the same landlord was on the floor above No 17. There was also a row of residential dwellings facing the premises across the cobbled Main Street. The site lay within the Haworth Conservation Area.


It was reported that the suggested permitted hours, as set out in suggested Condition 3 were 09.00 to 22.00 Monday to Saturday and 12 to 19:00 on Sundays.  To safeguard amenity, no customer would be served or otherwise make use of the premises outside these hours. These hours would help to protect the amenity of nearby occupants and enable the viability of the business which would bring a vacant building back into use.


Members made the following comments:


·         Who would determine the hours of operation of the business?

·         Concerned about the impact on residents with this type of business; acknowledge that this end of Main Street did have a mix of shops and residential property.

·         In the interest of safety of the staff had a lighting scheme been considered for the rear yard? Any lighting proposed should be facing downwards so that it does not adversely affect neighbours.

·         Needed to ensure there was adequate noise insulation to the flat above.






In response to Members comments it was reported that:


·         The hours of operation would be determined by the Licensing Committee who would take into account the conditions this Panel had already agreed.

·         Noise insulation in relation to the flat above the property was the owners responsibility.

·         Main Street already had a mix of shops and residential property.


A Ward Councillor attending the meeting and spoke on the concerns of the residents which included:


·         Impact  ...  view the full minutes text for item 34.



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


(a)       Requests for Enforcement/Prosecution Action

(b-d)    Decisions made by the Secretary of State – Allowed

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



                                                (Mohammed Yousuf – 01274 434605)


The Panel was asked to consider other matters which were set out in Document “L” relating to miscellaneous items:


(a)       Requests for Enforcement/Prosecution Action

(b-d)    Decisions made by the Secretary of State – Allowed

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





(a)       Wicken Crag, Halifax Road, Cross Roads,                  Worth Valley



Without planning permission, engineering operations consisting of the deposit of excavated material to form an embankment – 18/00010/ENFUNA.


The Planning Manager (Enforcement & Trees) authorised the issue of an Enforcement Notice on 17 October 2019.  It was considered expedient to instigate Enforcement (Legal) Action.




Appeal Allowed







Bingley Rural

4 Birkshead Mews Wilsden Bingley BD15 0FL


First floor balcony to rear - Case No: 19/01297/HOU


Appeal Ref: 19/00101/APPHOU




81 Moorhead Lane Shipley BD18 4JW


New dormer window to east and south elevation - Case No: 19/01286/HOU


Appeal Ref: 19/00069/APPHOU



Keighley West

Beltrees Occupation Lane Keighley BD22 7LB


Construction of two wooden pre-fabricated outbuildings in the rear garden to be used in connection with a small-scale, home-based cattery business. - Case No: 19/00278/FUL


Appeal Ref: 19/00085/APPFL2






Appeal Dismissed







Bingley Rural

19 Hunters Green Cullingworth Bingley BD13 5JH


Replacement porch extension - Case No: 19/01694/HOU


Appeal Ref: 19/00086/APPHOU




5 Dale View Ilkley LS29 9BP


Change of use from adopted highway to private curtilage - Case No: 19/01578/FUL


Appeal Ref: 19/00104/APPFL2




Advertising Right On Gable Old House At Home 75 Otley Road Shipley West Yorkshire 


Replacement of existing advertising display with a digital advertising display with illuminated static images on a 10 second sequential rotation, illumination adjusting to ambient light levels - Case No: 19/02380/ADV



Appeal Ref: 19/00108/APPAD2



Worth Valley

Land Adjacent To 81 Hebden Road Haworth Keighley West Yorkshire 


Construction of detached dwelling with parking - Case No: 19/01340/FUL



Appeal Ref: 19/00100/APPFL2



Worth Valley

Lower Mill Hill Farm Butt Lane Haworth Keighley West Yorkshire BD22 8QJ


Two storey extension to the rear and first storey extension to Butt Lane. - Case No: 19/01177/HOU



Appeal Ref: 19/00075/APPHOU