Agenda, decisions and minutes

Area Planning Panel (Keighley and Shipley) - Wednesday, 26th October, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Farzana Mughal  Email:

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 must consider their interests, and act according to the following:


Type of Interest

You must:



Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Disclose the interest; not participate in the discussion or vote; and leave the meeting unless you have a dispensation.



Other Registrable Interests (Directly Related)


Non-Registrable Interests (Directly Related)

Disclose the interest; speak on the item only if the public are also allowed to speak but otherwise not participate in the discussion or vote; and leave the meeting unless you have a dispensation.




Other Registrable Interests (Affects)


Non-Registrable Interests (Affects)

Disclose the interest; remain in the meeting, participate and vote unless the matter affects the financial interest or well-being


 (a) to a greater extent than it affects the financial interests of a majority of inhabitants of the affected ward, and


(b) a reasonable member of the public knowing all the facts would believe that it would affect your view of the wider public interest; in which case speak on the item only if the public are also allowed to speak but otherwise not do not participate in the discussion or vote; and leave the meeting unless you have a dispensation.


(2)       Disclosable pecuniary interests relate to the Member concerned or their spouse/partner.


(3)       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. 


(4)       Officers must disclose interests in accordance with Council Standing Order 44.



In the interests of transparency, the following declarations were made in relation to items contained within Document “D” (Minute no. 16)


Cllr G Barker – item A was in his Ward


Cllr Amran – item B - was acquainted with the agent


Cllr Nazam – item B - was acquainted with the applicant


Document “E” (Minute no.17)


Cllr K Warnes – items A & L.  Involved as Ward Councillor seeking enforcement.


Action: Director of Legal and Governance




Recommended –


That the minutes of the meetings held on 29 June and 13 July 2022 be signed as a correct record.


(Farzana Mughal – 07811 504164)



Resolved –


That the minutes of the meetings held on 29 June and 13 July 2022 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. 


(Su Booth – 07814 073884)



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 24 October 2022. 


                                                (Su Booth – 07814 073884)



No public questions were received.



The Panel is asked to consider the planning applications which were

set out in (Document “D”) relating to items recommended for approval

or refusal.


The sites considered are:


(a)   Land at Grid Ref 415820 444018 Moor Lane, Menston, Ilkley, West Yorkshire - 22/02914/FUL (Approve) Wharfedale


(b)  12 View Road, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD20 6JL - 22/02632/HOU (Refuse) Keighley Central


(c)  Land 404492 438794 Goose Cote Lane, Keighley, West Yorkshire - 22/03576/OUT (Refuse) Worth Valley



(Mark Hutchinson – 01274 434741)


(A)      Land At Grid Ref 415820 444018 Moor Lane Menston Ilkley West Yorkshire  - 22/02914/FUL                         



This was a full planning application for conversion of an existing agricultural building to a detached dwelling house (C3 use) on land at Moor Lane, Menston.


The application proposed the conversion of a storage building which had a steel portal frame and was faced partly in stone to its lower part, with a dull green coloured cladding to the upper section and roof. The building stood on a parcel of land on the corner of Hillings Lane and Moor Lane with a gated access onto Moor Lane. It was set back towards the rear corner of the plot and was not especially prominent due to a large amount of conifer tree cover around the edges of the plot which obscured the building from the adopted roads. The surrounding area was rural in nature but there were residential properties set along both highways at irregular intervals - including houses lining Moor Lane to the east. The site was located within the Green Belt and in the Wharfedale Landscape Character Area.


Officers presented the application including details of the site history with supporting photographs.  The site had originally been used in connection with the sale of Christmas trees but this had lapsed.  A summary of support and objections from the circulated report was provided stating that the only alteration in appearance would be to the glazing.  A previous application was refused but this related to demolishing the existing structure and a new build, the application presented was to grant permission for re-use with no substantial re-build.  Officers summarised the structural report to support their view noting that the outside would be re-cladded.  They further stated that there would be no impact in relation to additional access requirements and there was no greater effect on openness.  Members were shown access and egress which were set away from the nearby road junction and stated that there would no significant traffic from the site and vehicle turning would be contained within.  Officers stated that the scheme was restrained and on a well-covered site.  They also clarified that permitted development rights to change to residential were rejected as the building was not previously used as strictly defined as agricultural.


Members were then given the opportunity to comment and ask questions, the details of which and the responses given are as below.


·       Would some trees be cleared?  Officers advised that the trees were being retained but were not protected


·       Could future tree clearing be prevented by conditions?  Officers advised that trees would require a Tree Protection Order (TPO) but could be circumvented and would need a good planning reason to include.  A tree scheme could be required as part of planning permission, added as a landscape proposal to keep and re-stock with better trees.


A representative from the local Parish Council attended the meeting and with the Chair’s permission addressed the Panel as an objector to the application stating the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 16.



The Panel is asked to consider other matters which are set out in

(Document “E”) relating to miscellaneous items:


(A-Q) Items to note.


(R-W) Decisions made by the Secretary of State – Allowed.


(X-AE) Decisions made by the Secretary of State – Dismissed.



(Mark Hutchinson – 01274 434741)





That the decisions made by the Secretary of State as set out in (Document “E”) be noted.


Action: Strategic Director, Place