Agenda, decisions and minutes

Area Planning Panel (Keighley and Shipley)
Wednesday, 27th March, 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 Rickard disclosed an interest in relation to 17 Victoria Avenue, Ilkley (Minute 46(c)) as he was a member of Ilkley Town Council and had taken part in a meeting when it had considered the planning application.  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



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


The sites concerned are:


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

Haworth, Keighley (Approve)

(b)       15 Wentworth Close, Menston,                             Wharfedale

Ilkley (Approve)

(c)        17 Victoria Avenue, Ilkley (Approve)                    Ilkley

(d)       Black Bull Inn, 119 Main Street,                            Worth Valley

Haworth, Keighley (Approve)

(e)       Fairfax Club, 15 Main Street, Menston,               Wharfedale

Ilkley (Approve)

(f)        4 Grange Road, Riddlesden, Keighley                Keighley East


(Mohammed Yousuf – 01274 434605)


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



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

Haworth, Keighley

Previous reference: Minute 41(b) (2018-2019)


Full planning application for demolition of existing building and construction of A1 food retail unit with parking and associated works and ATM machine at Haworth Fire Station, Station Road, Haworth - 18/02585/FUL


The Chair reminded Members that the application had been deferred at the Panel’s previous meeting on 27 February 2019 as the applicant had stated that the site plan being considered was not the correct version.  She informed the Panel that it had since been clarified that the Panel were considering the correct plan but, as there were two Panel Members in attendance who had not been present at the last meeting, the full presentation would be provided again by the Strategic Director, Place.


The Strategic Director, Place provided an appraisal of the application, as previously given at the Panel’s meeting on 27 February 2019. This again covered the main planning issues in respect of the principal of retail development and its position outside two Haworth Local Centres; the building design and the impact of development on heritage assets; and the highway safety implications.


In addition he reported on and tabled a plan (Revision L) which had been submitted by the applicant and which provided further clarification of the existing highway layout.  He also reported on the receipt of an additional objection since the previous meeting but stated that it did not raise any new issues than those already outlined in his report.  Members were informed of representations received in support and in objection to the application, including those received from representatives on behalf of the Spar convenience store, located on Station Road.  With regard to highway implications he also stated that the site was on the junction of Bridgehouse Lane and Station Road which had recently been reconfigured to include a mini roundabout.  He reported that the applicant had submitted additional highway drawings which would be negotiated with the highways department in relation to ensuring the highway works would be built to the correct specifications.  The plans also demonstrated how a 10.35 metre rigid delivery vehicle would be able to access and egress the site in forward gear and this was considered satisfactory for deliveries to the proposed store.  The size of the delivery vehicles would be limited to 10.35 metres as per Condition 8.  He then recommended the application for approval.


In response to Members’ questions, the Strategic Director, Place stated that:


·         The nearest trees were set back and remote from the site and would therefore be retained during building works.

·         The site was on the approach to a conservation area but was not inside it.


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


·         She had received a lot of comments locally; some people welcomed a new convenience store whilst others raised concerns about having two  ...  view the full minutes text for item 46.



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


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

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


(Mohammed Yousuf – 01274 434605)




The Strategic Director, Place presented Document “P” and the Panel noted the following:


(a)       Land At White Windows Farm, Black Edge Lane,     Bingley Rural



Unauthorised use of land as a residential caravan site where the caravan is occupied as a dwelling and breach of condition 2 of planning permission reference 17/03379/FUL - 16/00814/ENFUNA


The Planning Manager (Enforcement and Trees) authorised the issuing of an Enforcement Notice under delegated powers, on 19 February 2019.



(b)       85 Moss Carr Road, Long Lee, Keighley                     Keighley East


Without planning permission, the siting of a trailer with an outbuilding on top to the front (south) of the property - 18/00375/ENFUNA


On 19 February 2019 the Planning Manager (Enforcement & Trees) authorised the issue of an Enforcement Notice. It is considered expedient to instigate Enforcement (Legal) Action.






(c)       1 Stone Court, East Morton, Keighley                          Keighley East


Timber fencing fronting Morton Lane/Stone Court (retrospective) - Case No: 18/01390/HOU


Appeal Ref: 18/00104/APPHOU



(d)       14 Dorchester Crescent, Baildon                                  Baildon


Construction of garage to side - Case No: 18/04326/HOU


Appeal Ref: 18/00154/APPHOU





(e)       44 Hoyle Court Avenue, Baildon                                    Baildon


Two storey extension to rear - Case No: 18/01962/HOU


Appeal Ref: 18/00105/APPHOU



(f)        Land At Former Garage Site, Ilkley Road,                    Craven




Residential development consisting of 8 dwellings and associated works. - Case No: 17/05708/FUL


Appeal Ref: 18/00055/APPFL2



(g)       West View, Upper Town, Oxenhope, Keighley          Worth Valley


Ground floor extension - Case No: 18/03311/HOU


Appeal Ref: 18/00131/APPHOU


Resolved –


That the decisions be noted.


Action:          Strategic Director, Place