Agenda, decisions and minutes

District Planning Panel
Wednesday, 27th January, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Remote

Contact: Susan Booth/Fatima Butt 

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 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.

Minutes:

(a)          In the interest of transparency Councillor Godwin disclosed an interest in Minute () as the application was within his Ward, however, he had not disclosed any of the matters now before the Panel for determination with any interested parties.

 

(b)          In the interest of transparency Councillor Watson disclosed an interest in Minute () as the application was within her Ward, however, she had not disclosed any of the matters now before the Panel for determination with any interested parties.

 

Action:  City Solicitor

 

8.

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. 

 

(Su Booth/Fatima Butt – 07814 073884/01274 432227 )

Minutes:

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

 

9.

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 City Solicitor, please email your representation to the following Officers: Susan Booth or Fatima Butt (susan.booth2@bradford.gov.uk , fatima.butt@bradford.gov.uk) by midday on Monday 25th January 2021

 

            (Susan Booth – 07814 073884, Fatima Butt - 01274 432227)

 

Minutes:

There were no questions submitted by the public.

 

10.

CHAIRS OPENING REMARKS

Minutes:

The Chair paid tribute to the valuable work of Councillor Ellis and Councillor Abid Hussain who had recently passed away and would be sadly missed by all. A minute silence was held in commemoration.

 

11.

APPLICATIONS RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL OR REFUSAL pdf icon PDF 3 MB

The Panel is asked to consider the planning applications which are set out in Document “C” relating to items recommended for approval or refusal.

 

The sites concerned are:

 

Item

Site

Ward

A

2 Exley Drive. Keighley - [Approve]

Keighley West

B

Former Site Of Wiltex House, Odsal Road, Bradford .  - [Approve]

Wibsey

C

Land South  of 4 To 16 Brick Row, Wyke, Bradford [Approve]

Wyke

D

8 Heaton Park Drive, Bradford  [Refuse]

Toller

 

 

(Mohammed Yusuf – 01274 434605)

Minutes:

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

 

(a)       2 Exley Drive, Keighley                                        Keighley West

Construction of a two storey extension and a new two storey dwelling to the side of the existing house, with parking to the rear at 2 Exley Drive, Keighley, - 20/04286/FUL.

 

The Strategic Director, Place gave a presentation setting out the proposals and tabled plans detailing the layout.  He provided an appraisal of the application and informed Members that the application site was the side garden of 2 Exley Drive; this wa a two-storey house faced in render with a hipped roof and located on the end of terrace of 5 houses. The terrace faced onto a short and narrow cul de sac. A similar row of 5 houses in the other side of the street. There was a turning head at the end of the cul de sac with pedestrian routes running off to the west and north. The garden was on a corner plot, being visible from Exley Drive and Exley Avenue but at present the garden was screened by tall hedging. A timber fence and gate enclosed the rear garden. The existing house had parking spaces at the rear accessed via a dropped kerb off Exley Avenue.  Pedestrian access was from Exley Drive which led to the front entrance of the existing house. The land was unallocated on the Replacement Unitary Development Plan Proposals Map but it was situated in a densely populated residential setting.

 

The objector attended the meeting and made the following comments:

·         Most families who lived in a 3 bedroom house would have more than one car. This meant that the second car on the first property would have to park on the road side on Exley Avenue which was already overcrowded with cars from the local surgery which was directly in front of the development. Due to the roll out of the Covid Jabs this would only get worse.

·         The second new build home had its parking at the rear which possessed a problem in the way the drive was designed because it led out at a diagonal on to the busy footpath which ran down the back of the houses. This was not shown in the drawing and could only be seen by a site visit. With the fence staying the same height on the footpath and the cars reversing out it could easily end in someone getting knocked down on the path. A previous planning application was turned down due to parking being an issue.

·         The new roof line on the new build home was not in keeping with all the houses on both sides of the street and would look out of place.

·         The hedge down the side of the property would be taken out and replaced by a low wall. This was a mature hedge had been there for at  least 80 years. This would be a great loss to the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.

12.

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS pdf icon PDF 13 MB

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

 

(A-U)               Request for Enforcement/Prosecution Action

 

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

 

(X-AB)            Decisions made by the Secretary of State - Dismissed

 

                        (Mohammed Yousuf – 01274 434605)

 

Minutes:

The Panel was asked to consider other matters which were set out in Document “D” relating to miscellaneous items:

 

(A-U)               Request for Enforcement/Prosecution Action

 

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

 

(X-AB)            Decisions made by the Secretary of State - Dismissed

 

 

Resolved –

 

That the requests for Enforcement/Prosecution Action and the decisions made by the Secretary of State as set out in Document “D” be noted.

 

Action: Strategic Director, Place