Agenda, decisions and minutes

District Planning Panel
Wednesday, 24th February, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: remotely

Contact: Su Booth/Fatima butt 

Items
No. Item

13.

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 A Ahmed declared an interest in Minute 16 (D) and did not take part in discussions or voting.

 

(b)  In the interest of transparency Councillor Amran declared an interest as a property owner in the vicinity of the application.  Minute 16 (E) However, he had not discussed  the matter under consideration with any interested party.

 

Action: City Solicitor

14.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meetings held on 17 December 2020 and 27 January 2021 be signed as a correct record.

 

(Su Booth/Fatima Butt – 07814 073884/01274 4322227)

Minutes:

 

That the minutes of the meetings held on 17 December 2020 and 27 January 2021 be signed as a correct record.

 

Action: City Solicitor

15.

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. 

 

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 22 February 2021

 

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

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest in matters under consideration.

 

 

16.

APPLICATIONS RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL OR REFUSAL pdf icon PDF 4 MB

The Panel is asked to consider the planning applications which are set out in

 Document “E” relating to items recommended for approval or refusal.

 

The sites concerned are:

 

Item

Site

Ward

A.

29 Hebers Ghyll Drive Ilkley   [Approve]

Ilkley

B.

30 - 34 Church Street Keighley   [Approve]

Keighley Central

C.

51 Pullan Avenue Bradford [Approve]

Eccleshill

D.

Land Adjacent To 117 - 119 Beckside Road

Bradford [Approve]

City

E.

160 - 160A Allerton Road Bradford   [Refuse]

Toller

F.

Land To The West Of Low Mill The Old

Cotton Mill Gresley Road Keighley [Refuse]

Keighley Central

G.

Land To The West Of Low Mill The Old

Cotton Mill Gresley Road Keighley [Refuse]

Keighley Central

H.

Old Goods Yard Station Road Steeton With Eastburn [Refuse]

Craven

 

(Mohammed Yusuf – 01274 434605)

 

 

Minutes:

(A)       29 Hebers Ghyll Drive Ilkley                                Ilkley

 

Householder planning application for the demolition of the existing garage and greenhouse and the construction of single storey side and rear extensions at 29 Hebers Ghyll Drive, Ilkley, LS29 9QH  

 

An overview of the application was presented showing details of the location of the proposed extension with relevant height measurements and information in relation to its proximity to a neighbouring property. 

 

The site is on the west side of Ilkley and is occupied by a large detached house faced in render under a stone slate roof. The house is set well back from Hebers Ghyll Drive behind a front garden that is screened by mature trees and shrubs. Hebers Ghyll Drive is lined by a wide variety of houses, but most share the similar characteristics of being substantial detached dwellings in generous verdantly landscaped plots. The application property is within Ilkley Conservation Area. The land levels vary on site and between plots, with ‘High Garth’, the neighbouring dwelling to the west being located on a slightly higher land level.

 

A number of objections had been received including three from local Councillors concerned with the visual impact on the neighbouring dwelling and the potential damage to a hedge which runs between the two properties.

 

Officers advised that a previous application had been submitted with a detached garage and a higher roof level but stated that the current application did not present significant harm to residential amenity due to the difference in land levels.  The hedge was not a matter for planning and should be dealt with as a private boundary matter.

 

A written statement was circulated to Members and Officers from the Chair of Ilkley Town Council which laid out it’s reasons for objecting to the application being granted and was related to visual impact and proximity to the neighbouring property.

 

An objector and his representative were also present at the meeting and addressed the Panel stating that the impact of the extension would be significant in relation to their use of a kitchen and dining area which would face directly onto the new structure.  They further stated that properties in the vicinity were spacious in character and this would be compromised by the building of the extension.  They also wished the hedge to be considered in terms of biodiversity.

 

Officers advised that there was a garage already on the site and therefore disputed the impact on the neighbouring property.  They also stated that protection of the hedge had no planning merit.  The proposed extension would only be slightly higher and the roof would slope downwards away from the host property.

 

The applicant was also present at the meeting and addressed the Panel stating that there was no intention to damage the hedge and the purpose of the extension was to create extra living space for elderly relatives and that the ridge level of the proposed structure had been reduced.

 

A Member asked whether there were any images available which would show how the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 16.

17.

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS pdf icon PDF 5 MB

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

 

(A-I)                 Request for Enforcement/Prosecution Action

 

(J-L)                Decisions made by the Secretary of State – Allowed

 

(M-Q)              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 “F” relating to miscellaneous items:

 

(A-I)                 Request for Enforcement/Prosecution Action

 

(J-L)                Decisions made by the Secretary of State – Allowed

 

(M-Q)              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 “F” be noted.

 

Action: Strategic Director, Place