Agenda, decisions and minutes

Area Planning Panel (Keighley and Shipley)
Wednesday, 11th July, 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber - Keighley Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Palbinder Sandhu 

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(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:


Councillor Ellis disclosed, in relation to land at grid reference 416584 447411, Leather Bank, Burley in Wharfedale, Ilkley (Minute 10(a)), that he was a member of the Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee and that he may have been a member of the Panel that determined previous applications for the site, but stated he would consider the application with an open mind.


Councillor Lee disclosed that, whilst she knew a number of representatives in attendance at the meeting she did not know them personally and there were applications pertaining to her ward (Keighley East), but she had not discussed any of the matters before the Panel for determination with any interested parties.


Councillor Abid Hussain disclosed that, in relation to 48 Green Head Lane, Keighley (Minute 10(h)) he was acquainted with the applicant but had not discussed the application with him.


Councillors Ellis and Lee disclosed that, in relation to Land West of Holmfield, Jew Lane, Oxenhope (Minute 10 (i)) they were acquainted with the applicant but had not discussed the application with him.


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. 


(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 9 July 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 “C” relating to items recommended for approval or refusal.


The sites concerned are:


(a)       Land at Grid Ref 416584 447411,                         Wharfedale

Leather Bank, Burley In Wharfedale,

Ilkley (Approve)

(b)       5 Dale View, Ilkley(Approve)                                  Ilkley

(c)        10 High Wheatley, Ilkley (Approve)                      Ilkley

(d)       13 Sugden End, Halifax Road, Cross Roads,    Worth Valley

Keighley (Approve)

(e)       3 Elderberry Close, East Morton,                          Keighley East

Keighley (Approve)                                                             

(f)        6 Olicana Park, Ilkley (Approve)                            Ilkley

(g)       24 Grange Road, Riddlesden,                               Keighley East

Keighley (Refuse)  

(h)       48 Green Head Lane, Keighley (Refuse)                        Keighley Central

(i)         Land West of Holmfield, Jew Lane,                      Worth Valley

Oxenhope, Keighley (Refuse)


                                                (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)       Land at Grid Ref 416584 447411,Leather Bank,         Wharfedale

Burley In Wharfedale, Ilkley


Outline application for a new pedestrian bridge across the River Wharfe at the end of Leather Bank, following existing public right of way over ‘The Stones’ - 18/00663/OUT


The Strategic Director, Place gave a presentation setting out the proposals and tabled plans detailing the layout.  He explained that the bridge was proposed to link from the end of Leather Bank to the right of way on the north side, which entered into Harrogate.  Harrogate Borough Council had granted planning permission for the part of the bridge within its area.  He stated that there had been a long campaign by the Burley Bridge Association for the bridge.  The route of the bridge would follow the line of the existing stepping stones and the applicant had provided supporting information on how the bridge would make crossing the river safer and promote walking in Burley.  The outline application had the same position, layout and access to the bridge as a previous application approved by the Panel in 2015.  The application had received 56 representations in objection and 56 representations in support of it.  A summary of the consultation responses and proposed conditions, as set out in the report, were provided and the application was recommended for approval.


In response to a Member’s question, the Strategic Director, Place stated that the bridge would not generate traffic and Leather Bank was a private lane.


A Ward Councillor was present at the meeting and made the following points:


·         She supported the application and believed the bridge would serve residents well.

·         Plans for a bridge had been discussed for a long time.

·         In response to concerns from objectors about cars parking near the bridge, she had lived in the area for 30 years and had never seen a huge number of cars at the nearby bridge.

·         The stepping stones were used by walkers in the summer months but they were impassable and dangerous to use in the winter making it difficult to cross the river.


A representative of the applicant was present at the meeting and made the following points:


·         Good dialogue had been established with the West Riding Anglers; the owners of the south bank and the river bed.

·         Both local authorities (Bradford and Harrogate) had stated that they would consider using their statutory powers to allow the construction of the north access to the bridge to be undertaken without the permission of the landowner.

·         It was estimated that it would take three years to raise £400,000 required to fund the bridge. 

·         Olympic triathletes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee supported the efforts by the Burley Bridge Association for a safer means of crossing the River Wharfe than the stepping stones.

·         He considered the officer’s report to be balanced and comprehensive.

·         He understood that some objectors feared a change but considered 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)-(b)             Request for Enforcement/Prosecution Action

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


                                                (Mohammed Yousuf – 01274 434605)





(a)       1 Wharf Street, Shipley                                                     Shipley


Unauthorised extension (garage) - 17/00260/ENFUNA


The Planning Manager (Enforcement and Trees) under delegated powers authorised the issuing of an enforcement notice on 20 June 2018.


(b)       Land at Bank End Farm, Bank Lane, Silsden             Craven


Mixed use of land consisting agriculture and use of land as a contractor’s depot for a plant hire, waste carrier, construction, groundworks, landscaping and haulage contractor - 17/00847/ENFCOU


The Planning Manager (Enforcement and Trees) authorised the issuing of an Enforcement Notice under delegated powers, 20 June 2018.







(c)       18 Mornington Street, Keighley                          Keighley Central


Change of use of ground floor from C3 dwelling to A2 estate agent's office (upper floors to remain as a dwelling) - Case No: 17/05853/FUL


Appeal Ref: 18/00006/APPFL2


(d)       23 Springfield Road, Baildon                              Baildon


Construction of new dwelling on vacant garden plot - Case No: 17/05001/FUL


Appeal Ref: 18/00022/APPFL2


(e)       5 Long Meadows, Burley In Wharfedale          Wharfedale


Replace existing fence - Case No: 17/06242/HOU


Appeal Ref: 18/00015/APPHOU


(f)        Holly House, Spring Gardens Lane,                 Keighley Central



Change of use from Class B1 offices to a registered nursery - Case No: 17/03315/PVS


Appeal Ref: 17/00135/APPPVS





(g)       31 Otley Road, Eldwick, Bingley                        Bingley


Construction of detached dwelling (revised scheme to 17/01311/FUL) - Case No: 17/04848/FUL


Appeal Ref: 17/00134/APPFL2


(h)       39 Aire View Avenue, Cottingley, Bingley       Bingley Rural


Appeal against Enforcement Notice - Case No: 15/00951/ENFUNA


Appeal Ref: 18/00010/APPENF


(i)         9 Broadwell Drive, Bradford                                Windhill And Wrose


Construction of detached store and games room - Case No: 17/05868/HOU


Appeal Ref: 18/00016/APPHOU


(j)         Foreside Mill, Halifax Road, Denholme            Bingley Rural


Erection of 42 affordable dwellings - Case No: 17/05256/MAF


Appeal Ref: 18/00024/APPFL2


Action:          Strategic Director, Place