Agenda, decisions and minutes

Area Planning Panel (Keighley and Shipley) - Wednesday, 13th July, 2022 10.00 am

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

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There were no disclosures of interest.




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There were no appeals submitted by the public to review decisions to restrict





(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 XXXXXX 2019. 


                                                (Palbinder Sandhu - 01274 432269)



No public questions were submitted.




The Panel is asked to consider the planning applications which were

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

or refusal.


The site concerned is:


Land at Crossflatts Cricket Club, Keighley Road, Bingley, West Yorkshire  - 20/01995/FUL  (Approve) – Bingley




Land at Crossflatts Cricket Club, Keighley Road, Bingley, West Yorkshire - 20/01995/FUL 


Proposal: Full application for the change of use of cafe to form residential dwelling (Plot 5) with associated works, construction of one pair of semi-detached houses (Plots 6 and 7), three terraced houses (Plots 8, 9 and 10) and two detached houses (Plots 11 and 12) with associated parking, access and landscaping on land to the west of Crossflatts Cricket Club, Keighley Road, Bingley.


The Chair stressed that she has not had any contact or previously spoken to the applicant prior to the meeting and would consider the application with an open mind.


Members confirmed that they had visited the site.


The Strategic Director, Place, provided a detailed overview of the planning application, showing plans and photographs of the proposal. Members were advised that an outline application was granted in 2018 for the proposal of development of up to 10 residential dwellings including change of use of existing barn with indicative layout and associated means of access. 

In 2021, an application for development of eight homes with associated parking was approved. The approval was subsequently quashed by Judicial Review following Sport England objection in relation to the height of safety netting to the risk of ball-strike.


The Council accepted liability for the decision to grant planning permission.


Subsequently, the applicant had submitted amended plans to address the concerns in relation to design, specification, height and layout of the safety netting to include 25-metre-high nets between the pitch and highways safety.


Members were informed that whilst the applicant was served ‘A Temporary Stop Notice’ following the plans being quashed, the developers contravened the stop notice and continued to build on the site.


Subject to s106 agreement; maintenance of the safety netting and conditions outlined in the report, officers recommended approval.


In response to the Panel questions and comments, the Planning Officers clarified:


·         Sport England required the safety netting to be 26 metres high to protect residential houses. The developer would be bound by a s106 agreement which would contain the maintenance of the safety netting;

·         It was noted that the previous application (Bradford and Bingley) did not require planning permission.

·         Core Strategy policy DS5(F) stated that development should "Not harm the amenity of existing or prospective users and residents." The site was on a relatively narrow piece of land that is located adjacent to Crossflatts Cricket Club.



Representations were received from Ward Councillors and Crossflatts Cricket Club, and at the request of the Chair, raised a number of points, including:


·         The proposed development would jeopardise the club’s future;

·         The cricket club is used by many young teams including primary schools; and also used by Rugby teams;

·         There was a huge amount of footfall and a huge amount of traffic going to the club, in particular on weekends, the access to the club car park was not adequate for the current traffic;

·         The development would have a detrimental impact on Crossflatts Cricket Club and the local economy;

·         Future residents of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.