Agenda, decisions and minutes

Area Planning Panel (Keighley and Shipley) - Wednesday, 25th October, 2023 10.00 am

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

Contact: Asad Shah 

Items
No. Item

7.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

(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.

 

Notes:

 

(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)

OR

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)

OR

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.

Minutes:

No disclosures of interest in matters under consideration were received.

 

8.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 2 August 2023 be signed as a correct record.

 

(Asad Shah – 07970 414022)

 

 

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 2 August 2023 be deferred to the meeting of the 29 November 2023.

 

9.

INSPECTION OF REPORTS AND BACKGROUND PAPERS

(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. 

 

(Asad Shah– 0970 414022)

 

 

Minutes:

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

 

10.

PUBLIC QUESTION TIME

(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 Director of Legal and Governance in Room 112, City Hall, Bradford, by mid-day on Monday 23 October 2023

 

(Asad Shah – 07970 414022)

 

 

11.

APPLICATIONS RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL OR REFUSAL pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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 sites concerned are:

 

Item

Site

Ward

A.

Eldwick Grange Sheriff Lane Eldwick Bingley West Yorkshire BD16 3EN - 23/01142/FUL  [Approve]

Bingley

B.

Windward 29 Breakmoor Avenue Silsden Keighley West Yorkshire BD20 9PW - 23/02369/FUL  [Approve]

Craven

C.

21 Heather Grove Keighley West Yorkshire BD21 2RP - 23/02539/HOU  [Refuse]

Keighley Central

D.

Land At Grid Ref 399074 437004 Ponden Wood Ponden Lane Stanbury Keighley West Yorkshire - 23/01413/FUL  [Refuse]

Worth Valley

 

(Amin Ibrar – 01274 434605)

 

Minutes:

(a)       SHERIFF LANE, ELDWICK, BINGLEY - 23/01142/FUL             Bingley

Full application seeking permission for Residential development of 3 detached houses with new section of adopted road and turning head and private drive atSheriff Lane, Eldwick, Bingley - 23/01142/FUL.

 

The Area Planning Manager (APM) was in attendance and at the invitation of the Chair, gave a detailed presentation of the report.

 

A Bingley Town Councillor objecting to the application was in attendance and with the invitation of the Chair voiced his concerns. This proposal would have implications on highway safety. The development was of a significant large scale and lacked a quality of design to the extent of exterior design would compromise the design of neighbouring properties. The garage was a cause for concern as it had windows and designed for the needs of a habitual abode. The proposal would also entail a lack of visibility. The road was currently a very substandard highway, and this development would only worsen the inadequate standard of the road.

 

In response, the APM stated that the development was a substantial distance away and neighbours would not be harmfully impacted by the proposals. This amended scheme was visually acceptable and of an appropriate scale and design on their allocated plots and as part of the wider street scene.

 

A Bingley Ward Councillor was in attendance and was invited to make representations to the committee. She stated that the proposal would create congestion and traffic, resulting in highway safety issues. The consequence of the proposal of the scheme would have a significant adverse effect on residential amenity. The density following the development of the proposal would be questionable. There were ongoing highway safety concerns on Sherriff Lane and an additional development would only escalate issues for residents. Due to various amenities allocated at top of Sherriff Lane, residents walked their dogs to amenities during the quiet time and with such a development would increase a number of cars in the locality resulting decreased visibility with the potential of harm to people walking on an already narrow path.

 

The agent on behalf of the applicant made representations in support of the proposal. That having carefully acknowledged the concerns raised by officers, the initial proposal for 5 dwellings had been withdrawn for the purpose of meeting every level of sustainable development in accordance with the Statutory Development Plan. As detailed in the report, the Highway Engineer was in support of the amended layout proposals and suitable visibility splays to Sheriff Lane had also been incorporated in the amended proposal. The architectural design of the dwellings was in reflection of the properties in the area. Trees would not be overbearing.

 

A Q&A session ensued:

·         What was the approximate distance from the closest point of the dwellings to the boundary?

o   The garage was set 2 metres off the shared boundary defined by a hedge. It was also important to note that there was no overbearing on the common boundary.

·         What were the significant changes from the initial proposal  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.

12.

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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

 

(A - D)Items to note.

 

(E - H)Decisions made by the Secretary of State – Allowed.

 

(I - N)   Decisions made by the Secretary of State – Dismissed.

 

(Amin Ibrar – 01274 434605)

 

Minutes:

The Panel considered other matters which are set out in (Document “D”) relating to miscellaneous items:

 

(A - D)            Items to note.

 

(E - H)            Decisions made by the Secretary of State – Allowed.

 

(I - N)              Decisions made by the Secretary of State – Dismissed

 

Resolved –

 

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

 

To be actioned by: Strategic Director, Place