Agenda, decisions and minutes

Area Planning Panel (Keighley and Shipley)
Wednesday, 15th November, 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 disclosure of interest was received in the interest of clarity:


Councillor Miller disclosed that, having lived in this area for a lengthy period, he may know people associated with any of the applications but he had not discussed any of the matters now before the Panel for determination with any interested parties.


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 13 November 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 “G” relating to items recommended for approval or refusal:


The sites concerned are:



12 Middlefield Court, East Morton, Keighley (Approve)

Keighley East


13 Parish Ghyll Road, Ilkley (Approve)



42A Nelson Road, Ilkley (Approve)



Sunways, Otley Road, Eldwick, Bingley (Approve)



Land at Hag Farm Road, Sandholme Drive, Burley In Wharfedale, Ilkley (Refuse)



(Mohammed Yousuf – 01274 434605)


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



(a)       12 Middlefield Court, East Morton, Keighley               Keighley East


Householder application for the construction of a two storey extension to the side to create a dependent relative annexe at 12 Middlefield Court, East Morton - 17/04514/HOU


The Strategic Director, Place gave a presentation setting out the proposals and tabled plans detailing the layout.  He explained that the application was for the construction of a two storey side extension in order to provide accommodation for an elderly family member.  The annex would consist of two bedrooms, a lounge and a kitchen and would provide the occupier with independence.  The extension would be 5 metres wide and be constructed from stone and tiles to match the host property.  Members noted that the proposed development would be linked to the existing house via the conservatory at the rear and would have a lower ridge line, which would make it subservient.  The Strategic Director, Place reported that officers were satisfied that the scheme was an annex, as it was clearly attached and shared the existing property’s space.  He confirmed that the site was well clear of trees and roots and the retaining wall in the garden would be moved.  A condition to agree the methodology of the reconstruction of the boundary wall had been placed on the application.  The application was then recommended for approval, subject to the conditions as set out in the report.


In response to Members’ queries, the Strategic Director, Place stated that the dwellings would be connected via a doorway in the existing conservatory.  He added that if the properties were separated this would be a breach of the planning permission and a further application would have to be submitted.


An objector was present at the meeting and raised the following concerns:


·         He lived at 6 The Harrows.

·         His property was not overlooked and the garden was private.

·         There were no windows on the gable end of the existing property, which retained his privacy.  If there was to be a window in the extension, obscured glass should be used.

·         Tree root protection measures would be required.

·         He believed that the party wall issue was a planning matter.

·         A clear red line was not shown on the submitted plans.

·         He did not intend to give consent to the boundary fence.

·         Section 66 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) stated that discussions should be undertaken to resolve design issues, but the applicant had not been in contact.

·         The proposal contained numerous errors and design flaws.

·         Section 64 of the NPPF stated that poor design should be refused.

·         The development did not meet Council requirements.

·         The application should be refused.


In response to some of the comments made, the Strategic Director, Place confirmed that officers believed that the development was sympathetic, functional, subservient to the existing dwelling and complied with the Council’s Housing Supplementary Planning Document (HSPD).  He indicated that the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 21.



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


(a)                   Requests for Enforcement/Prosecution Action

(b)                   Decisions made by the Secretary of State


(Mohammed Yousuf – 01274 434605)



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




(a)       4 East Manywells Cottages, Doll Lane,                           Bingley Rural

            Cullingworth, Bingley


Use of land in connection with a business for the storage, sale and supply of firewood, house clearance and waste transfer services, the parking and hire of commercial vehicle, the storage of waste and storage of lawnmowers - 17/00270/ENFCOU


The Planning Manager (Enforcement and Trees) authorised the issuing of an Enforcement Notice under delegated powers, on 24 October 2017.






(b)       Marsh Farm, Banks Lane, Riddlesden, Keighley      Keighley East


Construction of a new boarding kennel for up to 44 dogs and associated parking facilities.  Amended details - Case No: 16/08142/FUL


Appeal Ref: 17/00079/APPFL2


Resolved –


That the decisions be noted.


Action:          Strategic Director, Place