Agenda, decisions and minutes

Area Planning Panel (Keighley and Shipley)
Tuesday, 6th February, 2018 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.


In the interest of transparency, Members of the Panel disclosed that they were acquainted with one of the applicants of 6 Park Road, Bingley (Minute 33 (b)) as a fellow elected Member but had not discussed this application with him.


Action: City Solicitor




Recommended –


That the minutes of the meeting held on 15 November 2017 be signed as a correct record.


(Palbinder Sandhu – 01274 432269)



Resolved –


That the minutes of the meeting held on 15 November 2017 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. 


(Palbinder Sandhu – 01274 432269)



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 4 February 2018. 


                                                (Palbinder Sandhu - 01274 432269)



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)       20 Victoria Avenue, Ilkley (Approve)                    Ilkley

(b)       6 Park Road, Bingley (Approve)                            Bingley

(c)        Former Site of Bradford Hebrew Congregation,

            Spring Hurst Road Shipley (Approve)                 Shipley

(d)       51 Grafton Road, Keighley (Refuse)                    Keighley West

(e)       The Croft, Thwaites Brow Road,

            Keighley (Refuse)                                                  Keighley East


(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)       20 Victoria Avenue, Ilkley                                     Ilkley


Full application for construction of a two-storey, detached 4-bedroom dwelling in the side garden of 20 Victoria Avenue, Ilkley - 17/06546/FUL


The Strategic Director, Place gave a presentation setting out the proposals and tabled plans detailing the layout.  He corrected an error within the appraisal of the report and stated that the land was in the ownership of no. 20 Victoria Avenue.  Ilkley Parish Council had recommended refusal of the application and one representation of objection had been received.  The application was recommended for approval subject to the conditions as set out in the report.


An Ilkley Parish Councillor was present at the meeting and raised the following issues:


·         The site was unsuitable for the proposed development.

·         It was too dominant.

·         The proposed dwelling would be out of keeping with the street scene and would be up against the boundary of no. 22 Victoria Avenue.

·         Houses in the area were orderly and spaced out.

·         He found it surprising that Planning Officers had not taken more account of the street scene.


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


·         The proposed dwelling had been designed to create a third floor and would be disproportionate to neighbouring properties.

·         The narrow gap between no. 20 and no. 22 Victoria Avenue would not reflect the street scene.

·         A similar application on Parklands, Ilkley had been refused as it had not met planning policies UR3 and D1 of the Replacement Unitary Development Plan (since replaced by policies SC9, DS1 and DS3 in the Core Strategy).

·         He referred to an application granted approval on Bolling Road, Ilkley comprising of a large house on a small plot which had been refused previously and looked cramped.

·         He encouraged the Panel to undertake a site visit, including to the other sites mentioned.

·         Policy DS1, relating to achieving good design, was about taking a holistic and collaborative approach to design and putting the quality of the place first.

·         Ilkley was considered a jewel in Bradford’s crown and this was acknowledged in the Core Strategy so particular care was needed.

·         Ilkley Parish Council had recommended refusal of the application and Ilkley Civic Society had also made comments against the application.

·         In accordance with Policy DS3 (relating to urban character), the proposal should create a strong sense of place and be appropriate to its context, taking account of its scale, layout, density, details and materials and responding to the existing positive patterns of development.

·         Policy SC9 related to the creation of high quality places which included being appropriate to local distinctive character; this proposal did not respond to the character of large, well spaced houses.


The applicant’s agent was present at the meeting and raised the following issues:


·         At the early design stages of the application, the applicants were clear in their brief that they wanted a two storey family home  ...  view the full minutes text for item 33.



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


(a) - (d)           Decisions made by the Secretary of State


(Mohammed Yousuf – 01274 434605)






(a)       94 Gloucester Avenue, Silsden                          Craven


Construction of log cabin in rear garden for child minding business use - Case No: 17/03430/FUL


Appeal Ref: 17/00105/APPFL2





(b)       58 Old Main Street, Bingley                                 Bingley


Installation of two CCTV cameras.  One to each side wall of the property. - Case No: 17/00614/LBC


Appeal Ref: 17/00074/APPLB2



(c)       80 West Royd Drive, Shipley                               Windhill & Wrose


Replacement of existing wall sign with smaller canvas wall sign - Case No: 17/03663/ADV


Appeal Ref: 17/00122/APPAD1



(d)       Bank Bottom Laithe Farm, Turf Lane,              Bingley Rural



Construction of Oak-framed car port - Case No: 17/01701/HOU


Appeal Ref: 17/00123/APPHOU


Resolved –


That the decisions be noted.


Action:          Strategic Director, Place