Agenda, decisions and minutes

Area Planning Panel (Keighley and Shipley)
Wednesday, 12th December, 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 Naylor disclosed an interest in relation to the Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton with Eastburn application (Minute 34(a)) as he was a member of Silsden Town Council and had been involved in developing the Silsden Neighbourhood Plan.  He therefore withdrew from the meeting during the consideration of the 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 Godwin disclosed that he was currently employed by Airedale NHS Foundation Trust in relation to the Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton with Eastburn application (Minute 34(a)). He therefore withdrew from the meeting during the consideration of the 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).


Action: City Solicitor



Recommended –


That the minutes of the meeting held on 31 October 2018 be signed as a correct record.


(Palbinder Sandhu – 01274 432269)



Resolved –


That the minutes of the meeting held on 31 October 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 Monday 10 December 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)       Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road,          Craven

Steeton with Eastburn (Approve)             

(b)       Land at Redcar Farm, Redcar Lane,                    Craven

Steeton with Eastburn (Approve)                         

(c)        Peaselands, Westcliffe Road,                               Shipley

Shipley (Approve)               

(d)       The Holy Family Catholic School,                        Keighley Central

Spring Gardens Lane, Keighley (Approve)        


(Mohammed Yousuf – 01274 434605)


(a)       Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road,                   Craven

Steeton with Eastburn


Full application for the construction of car parking with associated infrastructure at Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton with Eastburn - 18/03920/FUL


The Strategic Director, Place gave a presentation setting out the proposals and tabled plans detailing the layout.  He explained that Airedale Hospital was a major employer in the area and the site comprised of land within its complex.  He stated that the site had previously been occupied by buildings for staff accommodation/offices but, following a recent site visit, he confirmed that all of these buildings had been demolished and the site was now a roughly surfaced area being used for car parking.  He stated that the application, for 314 car parking spaces specifically for hospital staff, had been submitted to alleviate pressures on car parking for staff and visitors to the hospital and that the current shortage of car parking spaces was leading to indiscriminate parking taking place on grass verges and double yellow lines in the area.  The application included electric vehicle charging points and an acceptable surface water drainage plan.  He reported that there had only been one objection to the proposal from Steeton and Eastburn Parish Council stating that the proposal was contrary to Policy SWES 9 and Objective 8 of the Steeton, Eastburn and Silsden Neighbourhood Plan in terms of the effect on parking, traffic and road safety and the noise and general disturbance to adjoining properties.  The Parish Council also made reference to details of their Neighbourhood Plan which stated that they wanted parking charges to be abolished at Airedale General Hospital and resident only parking to be introduced in Steeton with Eastburn.  The Parish Council had requested that the application be determined by the Area Planning Panel.  With regard to the concerns raised by the Parish Council, he stated that he did not consider the proposal would create noise and disturbance as there were no near neighbours that would be directly affected by the additional car parking and the adjoining land to the site was open countryside to the north and was located within the confines of the existing site next to the circulation road.  The applicant had responded to the Parish Council’s concern about parking, traffic and road safety stating that the additional car parking was essential to provide extra parking infrastructure on the site, to formalise the existing parking on the poorly surfaced area and to meet the demand for parking for existing staff numbers.  He stated that although the emerging Neighbourhood Plan was a material consideration, only limited weight could be given to it because it had not been adopted.  The application was then recommended for approval.


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


·         Indiscriminate parking was taking place around the hospital site.

·         Visitors to the hospital were parking on residential streets to avoid paying the car parking charges on the hospital’s site which was causing access problems, particularly for ambulances.

·         Residents were  ...  view the full minutes text for item 34.



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


(a)                   Request for Enforcement/Prosecution Action

(b)-(k)              Decision made by the Secretary of State


(Mohammed Yousuf – 01274 434605)





(a)       3 Oakdale Avenue, Wrose, Shipley                   Windhill & Wrose


Breach of condition 2 of planning permission 12/04160/HOU - 18/00878/ENFCON


On 12 October 2018 the Planning Manager (Enforcement & Trees) authorised the issue of a Breach of Condition Notice.






(b)       Wood Mill Farm, Wood Mill Lane,                       Keighley West

Laycock, Keighley


Change of use of a chalet style cabin situated in the garden of the property to all year round holiday let accommodation - Case No: 18/01564/CLP


Appeal Ref: 18/00067/APPCLP




(c)       1 Priestthorpe Hall, Park Road, Bingley           Bingley


Detached glazed outbuilding (retrospective) - Case No: 18/01253/HOU


Appeal Ref: 18/00091/APPFL2


(d)       18 Rhodes Street, Saltaire, Shipley                   Shipley


Retrospective planning application for the removal of unsafe concrete wall at the front and the side with property number 20 and replace with timber fence panels/posts and gate. - Case No: 18/01144/HOU


Appeal Ref: 18/00077/APPHOU


(e)       21 Easby Close, Ilkley                                           Ilkley


Two-storey extension to side and rear with single storey extension to rear - Case No: 18/00543/HOU


Appeal Ref: 18/00078/APPHOU


(f)        22 Rycroft Avenue, Cottingley, Bingley           Bingley Rural


Porch to front, two-storey extension to side and rear and hip to gable roof extension with dormer windows to front and rear - Case No: 18/01809/HOU


Appeal Ref: 18/00076/APPHOU


(g)       Anley Clarence Drive, Menston, Ilkley              Ilkley


Construction of detached dwelling and garage - Case No: 17/06251/FUL


Appeal Ref: 18/00079/APPFL2


(h)       Land at Hag Farm Road, Sandholme Drive,   Wharfedale

Burley in Wharfedale, Ilkley


Outline application for two dwellings - Case No: 17/04724/OUT


Appeal Ref: 18/00058/APPOU2


(i)         Pennywell, 19 Hunters Green,                            Bingley Rural

Cullingworth, Bingley


Demolish and replace existing gable end porch - Case No: 18/01410/HOU


Appeal Ref: 18/00094/APPFL2


(j)         Unit B, 194-196 Saltaire Road, Shipley             Shipley


Change of use from off licence/convenience store to micro pub serving alcohol - Case No: 18/00780/FUL


Appeal Ref: 18/00085/APPFL2




(k)       Land at 5 Whiddon Croft, Menston, Ilkley        Wharfedale


Submission of details to comply with conditions 3, 4, 8, 12 and part of condition 7(4), of permission 15/01204/FUL dated 16.02.16: Construction of a single detached dwelling - Case No: 15/01204/SUB01


Appeal Ref: 18/00039/APPNO2


Resolved –


That the decisions be noted.


Action:          Strategic Director, Place




The Chair stated that at a previous meeting of the Panel she had made comments in relation to a Member who had referred items to the Panel but had not attended the meeting to explain his reasons for doing so.  She stated that Cllr Kevin Warnes had contacted her after the meeting as he considered her comment to be inappropriate.  She therefore apologised to Cllr Kevin Warnes for the comment but maintained that it would be courteous for the Panel to be informed as to the reason why a Ward Councillor who had referred an item could not attend the meeting and the reasons for the referral.