Agenda, decisions and minutes

Area Planning Panel (Keighley and Shipley)
Wednesday, 27th February, 2019 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 Brown disclosed, in the interests of transparency,  that he had received an email from the Co-operative Group in relation to Haworth Fire Station, Station Road, Haworth (Minute 41 (b)) but stated that he had not read or responded to it.


Action: City Solicitor



Recommended –


That the minutes of the meeting held on 12 December 2018 be signed as a correct record.


(Palbinder Sandhu – 01274 432269)


Resolved –


That the minutes of the meeting held on 12 December 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 25 February 2019.


                                                (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 “M” relating to items recommended for approval or refusal.


The sites concerned are:


(a)       24 Bingley Road, Shipley (Approve)                    Shipley

(b)       Haworth Fire Station, Station Road,                     Worth Valley

Haworth, Keighley (Approve)                   

(c)        Land at 5 Whiddon Croft, Menston,                     Wharfedale

Ilkley (Approve)

(d)       The Holy Family Catholic School,                        Keighley Central

Spring Gardens Lane, Keighley (Approve)

(e)       Buildings at Grid Ref 407023 443083,                 Keighley East

Banks Lane, Riddlesden, Keighley (Refuse)


(Mohammed Yousuf – 01274 434605)


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


(a)       24 Bingley Road, Shipley                                    Shipley


Full planning application for the change of use from a hair and beauty salon (Use Class A1) to bar (Use Class A4) (re-submission of 17/05818/FUL) at 24 Bingley Road, Shipley - 18/04421/FUL


The Strategic Director, Place gave a presentation setting out the proposals and tabled plans detailing the layout.  He informed the Panel that the site was located within a commercial row of units within the Saltaire Local Centre, but not within the Saltaire World Heritage Site Buffer Zone.  He explained that planning permission had been granted, in February 2018, for the site’s use to be changed from A1 to A4 and that the premises had been brought into use by the applicant during the summer of 2018 without three pre-commencement conditions being fulfilled; one related to noise insulation measures (condition 3) and two (conditions 5 and 6) related to an extraction system and flue.  He stated that, as the plans did not include a kitchen area, unfulfilled pre-commencement conditions 5 and 6 were not considered necessary to satisfy at this time.  He stated that the A4 bar use was to be confined to the ground floor of the premises, with customer toilet facilities in the basement and the first floor being restricted to staff welfare and office accommodation for the business. A residential flat would be retained at the second floor level.  One letter of objection and a petition containing 18 signatures had been received against the application which was supported by two Ward Councillors.  64 representations had been received in support.  The main issue raised by the objections related to noise and music from the bar and outside areas.  He did not consider that noise levels from such a relatively small size of A4 use was likely to be a significant cause of loss of amenity for nearby residents. Environmental Protection had raised no objection to the application and were satisfied with the sound insulation installed by the applicant and recommended that the opening hours be restricted to 11.00am-11.00pm, seven days per week, as per the granting of the previous planning permission.  He stated that whilst the hours of operation could be conditioned by the Panel, the noise from the outdoor seating area and live music played from the premises was a licensing, rather than a planning, matter.  He then recommended the application for approval.


In response to Members’ questions, the Strategic Director, Place stated that, if the application was approved with the hours proposed, planning permission would be required to amend them in future and that the application site was not within a conservation area.


An objector was present at the meeting and made the following points:


·         She resided near the site and found it difficult to sleep due to the sound of live music and singing from the bar.

·         She started work early in the mornings and the noise  ...  view the full minutes text for item 41.



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


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

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


(Mohammed Yousuf – 01274 434605)




(a)       1 Green Lane, Addingham                       Craven


Without planning permission the construction of a single storey extension on the side elevation of the building - 17/00760/ENFUNA


On 12 September 2018 the Planning Manager (Enforcement and Trees) authorised enforcement action requiring demolition of the extension, removal of the material and make good any damage to the property as a result of this remedial action.


(b)       1 Green Lane, Addingham                       Craven


Without planning permission the siting of a metal storage container within the curtilage of the property - 17/01087/ENFUNA


On 12 September 2018 the Planning Manager (Enforcement and Trees) authorised enforcement action requiring the removal of the container together with all means of support.


(c)       4 St Pauls Road, Shipley                          Shipley


Unauthorised front dormer window - 17/01072/ENFUNA


On 6 February 2019 the Planning Manager (Enforcement & Trees) authorised the issue of an Enforcement Notice. 


(d)       10 Gledhow Drive, Oxenhope                 Worth Valley


Condition 4 of planning permission reference number 17/05084/HOU - 18/00613/ENFCON


The Planning Manager (Enforcement and Trees) authorised the issuing of an Enforcement Notice under delegated powers, on 11 January 2019.







(e)       Mother Hubbards, Bradford Road,        Keighley Central



Appeal against Enforcement Notice - Case No: 16/00066/ENFUNA


Appeal Ref: 18/00122/APPENF





(f)        1 Cross End Fold, Addingham               Craven


Construction of single storey sunroom extension to side (Retrospective) - Case No: 18/03175/HOU


Appeal Ref: 18/00101/APPHOU


(g)       1 Wharf Street, Shipley                             Shipley


Appeal against Enforcement Notice - Case No: 17/00260/ENFUNA


Appeal Ref: 18/00120/APPENF


(h)       16 Cavendish Drive, Eldwick                  Bingley


Demolition of existing garage and construction of two storey side and single storey rear extension - Case No: 18/01517/HOU


Appeal Ref: 18/00099/APPHOU


(i)         2 Oakdale Avenue, Shipley                      Windhill and Wrose


Demolition of existing garage and construction of new two storey side extension with new porch to the front elevation. - Case No: 18/03018/HOU


Appeal Ref: 18/00123/APPHOU



Resolved –


That the decisions be noted.


Action:          Strategic Director, Place