Agenda, decisions and minutes

Area Planning Panel (Keighley and Shipley)
Wednesday, 18th September, 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.


    No disclosures of interest in matters under consideration were received.



Recommended –


That the minutes of the meeting held on 10 July 2019 be signed as a correct record.


(Palbinder Sandhu – 01274 432269)




That the minutes of the meeting held on 10 July 2019 be signed as a correct record.


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 16 September 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 “G” relating to items recommended for approval or refusal.


The sites concerned are:


(a)       7 Westcliffe Avenue, Baildon (Approve)             Baildon

(b)       78 Bradford Road, Shipley (Approve)                  Shipley

(c)        9 Yew Croft, Kings Road, Ilkley (Approve)          Ilkley

(d)       96 Kings Road, Ilkley (Approve)                            Ilkley

(e)       Keepers Barn, Ridge Lane, Silsden (Approve)  Craven

(f)        Airedale Barn, Bradford Road, Sandbeds,          Keighley East

Keighley (Refuse)


 (Mohammed Yousuf – 01274 434605)


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


(a)       7 Westcliffe Avenue, Baildon                              Baildon


Full application for construction of a two storey detached dwelling on land at 7 Westcliffe Avenue, Baildon - 19/01546/FUL.


The Strategic Director, Place gave a presentation setting out the proposals and tabled plans detailing the layout.  He reported that No 7 Westcliffe Avenue was a split level detached bungalow dating from the 1930s and constructed with a white rendered finish. It was located towards the head of a residential cul de sac leading off West Lane. Land levels rose towards the head of the cul de sac and consequently No 7 was set at a higher level relative to No 5 which was a two storey house to the east. The width of the cul de sac narrowed at this point. There was a mix of housing styles along Westcliffe Avenue which had been subjected to infill development over the years. Most recently there had been the construction of a detached 2 storey dwelling at 8A Westcliffe Avenue across the road. The land proposed for development of the house comprised a large, level side garden set at a lower level relative to the existing property.


It was reported that 7 individual objections had been received (from five neighbouring households).  The summary of the main issues included background and principle of development, design and impact on visual amenity, effects on the amenities of occupiers of adjacent land, highway safety/car parking and other matters detailed in Document “G”.


Members were informed that construction of an appropriately detailed and scaled new dwelling on this garden plot would not have an adverse impact on the character or appearance of the immediate locality.  Most importantly, planning permission had been previously granted for a detached dormer bungalow on the plot (11/01241/FUL). Although this 3 year permission had now lapsed there had been no material changes in circumstances or policies to warrant an alternative view and the applicant sought pre-application advice, the officer response to which broadly supported the principle of limited housing development provided that any scheme did not have an adverse impact on the amenities of near neighbours.


It was reported that although objections were raised regarding loss of space for wildlife, the site was a conventional lawn, it had no protective designations and there was no evidence of any intrinsic value for biodiversity.


Members agreed that a vehicle turning area should be laid out and be retained whilst the dwelling was in use.





Resolved –


That the application be approved for the reasons and subject to the conditions set out in the Strategic Director, Place’s technical report with the inclusion of the following additional condition:


Additional Condition:


Before the dwelling is brought into use, a vehicle turning area shall be laid out, hard surfaced and drained within the site, and this shall be retained whilst ever the dwelling is in use.


Reason: In the interests of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 22.



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


(a)                   Request for Enforcement/Prosecution Action

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


(Mohammed Yousuf – 01274 434605)





(a)       Jay Street, Keighley                                              Keighley Central


Without planning permission, the change of use of the land for the siting of a metal container - 19/00436/ENFCOU


The Planning Manager (Enforcement & Trees) authorised the issue of an Enforcement Notice to seek to rectify the breach of planning control on 15 August 2019.







(b)       Bents House, Hallas Bridge, Hallas Lane,       Bingley Rural

Cullingworth, Bingley


Conversion of existing garage and barn to provide extended living space for the adjoining house (Bents House), along with single storey extension to north elevation - Case No: 18/05432/HOU


Appeal Ref: 19/00033/APPHOU





(c)       17 Longwood View, Bingley                               Bingley


Two-storey rear extension, roof alterations and conversion of building to create one additional dwelling, car parking and access - Case No: 18/04970/FUL


Appeal Ref: 19/00065/APPFL2



(d)       2 Longwood Avenue, Bingley                            Bingley


Detached dwelling - Case No: 18/04075/FUL


Appeal Ref: 19/00067/APPFL2



(e)       Plot 2, 37 - 39 Highfield Lane, Keighley            Keighley Central


Change of use to a mixed use to include retail, the sale of cold and hot foods to takeaway with some seating for consumption on the premises plus extraction flue - Case No: 19/00068/FUL


Appeal Ref: 19/00047/APPFL2



(f)        Springs Farm, Enfield Side Road,                     Worth Valley

Haworth, Keighley


Part demolish rear wall and construct single storey extension - Case No: 18/02524/HOU


Appeal Ref: 18/00157/APPHOU


Action:           Strategic Director, Place