Agenda, decisions and minutes

Area Planning Panel (Keighley and Shipley)
Wednesday, 13th June, 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber - Keighley Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Palbinder Sandhu 

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.


All Panel Members disclosed that they had received emails from objectors in relation to the Branch Hotel, 106 Bradford Road, Shipley (Minute 5(a)) but had not responded to them.


Action: City Solicitor



Recommended –


That the minutes of the meeting held on 21 March 2018 be signed as a correct record.


(Palbinder Sandhu – 01274 432269)


Resolved –


That the minutes of the meeting held on 21 March 2018 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 Interim City Solicitor in Room 112, City Hall, Bradford, by mid-day on Monday 11 June 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 “A” relating to items recommended for approval or refusal.


The sites concerned are:


(a)       Branch Hotel, 105 Bradford Road, Shipley         Shipley


(b)       Green Lane, Baildon (Approve)                            Baildon

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

(d)       Land at Halifax Road, Denholme (Refuse)        Bingley Rural


                                                            (Mohammed Yousuf – 01274 434605)


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


(a)       Branch Hotel, 105 Bradford Road, Shipley                             Shipley


Demolition of the former Public House to facilitate a junction improvement scheme at the Branch Hotel, 105 Bradford Road, Shipley - 18/01310/FUL


The Strategic Director, Place gave a presentation setting out the proposals and tabled plans detailing the layout.  He explained that the application was solely concerned with the demolition of the building and not a future highways scheme for the area.  He stated that in 2017, following an amendment to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development Order), permitted development rights, which previously allowed for the demolition of public houses, was removed and therefore the application was before the Panel.  He stated that the building was a prominent landmark on the junction of Bradford Road with Otley Road; it had a large tarmac car park to the rear; it was not a listed building; it was not sited within a conservation area; it was located at the southern extremity of the Saltaire World Heritage Site Buffer Zone; the public house had been closed since approximately 2013; and the application had been submitted by Bradford Council as owners of the site since 2017 in order to facilitate an eventual junction improvement scheme; there were no details about that scheme at present.  87 objections including those from Ward Councillors had been received to the proposal and were outlined in the officer’s report.  A number of concerns raised by objectors referred to the loss of a historic landmark but many also raised concerns about road congestion, pollution, air quality and cost in relation to a future highways scheme which was not relevant in determining the application.  He also reported that eight additional representations had been received in objection to the application since the publication of his report; one of which was from Baildon Friends of the Earth raising concerns in relation to the road improvement works, which he stated were subject to separate processes during which information would be available in relation to detailed requirements and safety audits.  He stated that very few objections referred to the loss of a public house for the community and he assumed, due to the building remaining vacant for a number of years, that it had not received interest from other public house operators whilst it had been on the market.  In relation to the impact of the demolition on amenity; he stated that the tarmac car park would remain the same and the footprint of the building would be soiled and seeded with a low rail placed at the road frontage.  In relation to the history and heritage issues raised by objectors, he reiterated that the building was not listed but acknowledged that it was a prominent feature and used as a direction finder and that many objectors had expressed an attachment to the building.  He stated there were varying accounts of the age of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.



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


(a)-(b)             Request for Enforcement/Prosecution Action

(c)-(i)               Decision made by the Secretary of State


                                                            (Mohammed Yousuf – 01274 434605)




(a)       Land at Butler Lane, Baildon                                          Baildon


Unauthorised development to create a parking area involving the removal of a section of walling, excavation and the laying of hardcore - 16/00693/ENFUNA


The Area Planning Manager authorised the issuing of an Enforcement Notice under delegated powers, on 24 May 2018.


(b)       Land at Potter Brow Road, Baildon                              Baildon


Unauthorised development including excavation work, deposit of materials, construction of timber outbuildings, construction of fencing and gates, storage of timber and building materials, depositing of hardcore, formation of access and felling and processing of timber - 18/00032/ENFUNA


The Development Services Manager authorised the issuing of a Temporary Stop Notice under delegated powers, on 22 May 2018.







(c)       Land Adjacent To 27 Kirk Drive, Baildon                    Baildon


Demolition of garage and construction of a detached dwelling - Case No: 17/05665/FUL


Appeal Ref: 17/00131/APPFL2


(d)       Land South of 10-12 Main Road,                                    Craven

Steeton With Eastburn    


Construction of two semi-detached two-storey houses - Case No: 17/03334/FUL


Appeal Ref: 17/00139/APPFL2


(e)       Wrose Lodge, Elm Grove, Shipley                     Windhill and Wrose


Demolition of outbuildings and construction of earth-sheltered house and associated earthworks, landscaping and tree planting - Case No: 17/02638/FUL


Appeal Ref: 17/00120/APPFL2





(f)        1 Little Lane, East Morton, Keighley                 Keighley East


Construction of decking to side - Case No: 17/05655/HOU


Appeal Ref: 18/00004/APPHOU


(g)       39 Mayfield Avenue, Ilkley                                    Ilkley


Construction of a two storey extension reducing to single storey to the front of the dwelling. - Case No: 17/05934/HOU


Appeal Ref: 18/00003/APPHOU


(h)       Baildon Woodbottom Working Mens Club,    Baildon

Otley Road, Baildon


Extension to form cellar and toilets - Case No: 17/05076/FUL


Appeal Ref: 18/00007/APPFL2


(i)         High Beck Park, Ilkley Road, Riddlesden        Keighley East


Change of use of land to form extension to caravan park for 6 twin units - Case No: 17/05399/FUL


Appeal Ref: 18/00005/APPFL2


Action:          Strategic Director, Place