Agenda, decisions and minutes

Area Planning Panel (Keighley and Shipley)
Wednesday, 29th August, 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.


Councillor V Greenwood disclosed that, as part of her employment, she had dealt with a number of complaints regarding fines issued at the Car Park, Oastler Road, Shipley (Minute 16(b)) and she therefore withdrew from the meeting during the consideration of this item in accordance with the requirements of the Members’ Code of Conduct (Part 4A of the Constitution) and the Members’ Planning Code of Conduct (Part 4B of the Constitution).


Councillor Rickard disclosed that, as a member of Ilkley Town Council Planning Committee, he had expressed views on the application in relation to The Sidings, Station Approach, Ben Rydding, Ilkley (Minute 16(g)) andhe therefore withdrew from the meeting during the consideration of this item in accordance with the requirements of the Members’ Code of Conduct (Part 4A of the Constitution) and the Members’ Planning Code of Conduct (Part 4B of the Constitution).


Councillors V Greenwood, Rickard and Lee disclosed, in the interests of transparency,  that they had received emails in relation to a number of applications for consideration but had not read or responded to them.


During the meeting, and in the interests of transparency, Councillor Lee disclosed that she was a practising Catholic in relation to The Holy Family Catholic School, Spring Gardens Lane, Keighley application (Minute 16(f)).


During the meeting, and in the interests of transparency, Councillor Abid Hussain disclosed that The Holy Family Catholic School, Spring Gardens Lane, Keighley application (Minute 16(f)) was in his Ward (Keighley Central) but he had not discussed the application with any interested parties.


Action: City Solicitor



Recommended –


That the minutes of the meeting held on 13 June 2018 be signed as a correct record.


(Palbinder Sandhu – 01274 432269)


Resolved –


That the minutes of the meeting held on 13 June 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 City Solicitor in Room 112, City Hall, Bradford, by mid-day on Friday 24 August 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 “E” relating to items recommended for approval or refusal.


The sites concerned are:


(a)       2 Clifton Road, Ilkley (Approve)                            Ilkley

(b)       Car Park, Oastler Road, Shipley (Approve)         Shipley

(c)        Former annexe structure, land at Main Street,   Wharfedale

Menston, Ilkley (Approve)

(d)       Land at Tong Park, Baildon (Approve)                 Baildon

(e)       Oddfellows Hall Hotel, 125 Otley Road,              Shipley

Shipley (Approve)

(f)        The Holy Family Catholic School,                        Keighley Central

Spring Gardens Lane, Keighley (Approve)

(g)       The Sidings, Station Approach,                            Ilkley

Ben Rhydding, Ilkley (Approve)


(Mark Hutchinson – 01274 434605)


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


(a)       2 Clifton Road, Ilkley                                                                     Ilkley


Full application for the demolition of an existing detached garage and construction of a dwelling within the rear garden of 2 Clifton Road, Ilkley - 18/01858/FUL


The Strategic Director, Place gave a presentation setting out the proposals and tabled plans detailing the layout.  He explained that there was a large Victorian detached dwelling already on the site, which was located on the corner of Clifton Road and Wheatley Road.  The existing property, although not a listed building nor within a Conservation Area, was considered to contribute significantly to the character of the area and this issue had been carefully considered with regard to the proposal.  He explained that the existing house had two separate accesses therefore a new access point was not required; the new house would take its access from Wheatley Road.  He considered the proposed house would sit comfortably beside the neighbouring property at 7 Wheatley Road and stated there would be a retaining wall between them.  The application had received three representations in objection which included one from a Ward Councillor who had requested that the application be referred to the Area Planning Panel if recommended for approval.  With regard to concerns raised by objectors about the impact on the neighbouring house at 7 Wheatley Road, he stated that the proposed house would sit below the level of the neighbouring property and there were no habitable room windows proposed on the side boundary.  In relation to objections referring to the loss of trees, he stated that the applicant had submitted an arboricultural assessment which stated that no trees on the site were subject to Tree Preservation Orders.  The report also presented measures for tree protection as part of the application which would ensure sufficient planting would be retained within the garden; a condition was also proposed to ensure adequate tree protection measures.  He did not consider the loss of trees on the site to be significant and stated that there would be sufficient screening on the site.  The application was then recommended for approval.


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


·         The proposal would cause the loss of suitable amenity space for the existing property on the site.

·         Ilkley Civic Society had also raised concerns due to the site being on the fringe of a Conservation Area and due to the Victorian style of the existing house.

·         Trees had already been removed on the site and the proposal would cause further tree losses.

·         The style of house proposed was considered a poor design in comparison to the houses within the surrounding area.

·         He expressed concerns regarding car parking space.

·         He considered the proposal to be overdevelopment and detrimental to the local area.


In response to a Member’s questions, the Strategic Director, Place reiterated that the application site was not located within a Conservation Area  ...  view the full minutes text for item 16.



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


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

(g)-(h)             Decision made by the Secretary of State


(Mark Hutchinson – 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