Agenda, decisions and minutes

Regulatory and Appeals Committee
Thursday, 10th January, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: the Banqueting Hall - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Sheila Farnhill 

Items
No. Item

70.

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:

The Chair noted , in the interests of clarity, that he had also been Chair of the Committee when the original application for the development of 130 dwellings at Shann Lane, Keighley had been considered in 2013. He stated that, as Document “AI” represented a new application, he would consider it with an open mind.

 

ACTION: City Solicitor  

71.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meetings held on 19 July 2018 be signed as a correct record.

 

(Sheila Farnhill – 01274 432268)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the minutes of the meetings held on 19 July 2018 be signed as a correct record.

 

 

72.

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. 

 

(Sheila Farnhill - 01274 432268)

Minutes:

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

73.

MEMBERSHIP OF SUB-COMMITTEES

The Committee will be asked to consider recommendations, if any, to appoint Members to Sub-Committees of the Committee.

 

                                                            (Sheila Farnhill – 01274 432268)

Decision:

No resolution was passed on this item.

Minutes:

No resolution was passed on this item.

74.

LAND AT SHANN LANE, KEIGHLEY pdf icon PDF 884 KB

Previous reference: Minute 109 (2012/13)

 

The Assistant Director - Planning, Transportation and Highways will present a report (Document “AI”) in respect of a reserved matters application for 130 dwellings (approved by outline permission 12/04674/MAO) requesting consideration of access (other than at Broadway and Shann Lane), appearance, landscaping, layout and scale on land at Shann Lane, Keighley – 18/01755/MAR.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That the application be approved for the reasons and subject to the conditions set out in the Assistant Director - Planning, Transportation and Highways’ technical report and (2) below.

 

(2)       That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director - Planning, Transportation and Highways (in consultation with the City Solicitor) to enter into a Deed of Variation, in respect of the Section 106 Legal Obligation attached to Planning Permission 12/01755/MAR, to secure additional off-site highway works – traffic calming on Shann Lane.

 

                                                                        (John Eyles – 01274 434380)

Decision:

Previous reference: Minute 109 (2012/13)

 

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the application be approved for the reasons and subject to the conditions set out in the Assistant Director - Planning, Transportation and Highways’ technical report and (2) below.

 

(2)       That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director - Planning, Transportation and Highways (in consultation with the City Solicitor) to enter into a Deed of Variation, in respect of the Section 106 Legal Obligation attached to Planning Permission 12/01755/MAR, to secure additional off-site highway works – traffic calming on Shann Lane.

 

                                                                        (John Eyles – 01274 434380)

 

Minutes:

Previous reference: Minute 109 (2012/13)

 

The Assistant Director - Planning, Transportation and Highways presented a report (Document “AI”) in respect of a reserved matters application for 128 dwellings (approved by outline permission 12/04674/MAO) requesting consideration of access (other than at Broadway and Shann Lane), appearance, landscaping, layout and scale on land at Shann Lane, Keighley – 18/01755/MAR.

 

The Assistant Director made a detailed presentation in respect of the application, highlighting first that the number of dwellings concerned had been revised to 128 from the original 130 as a result of a very recent amendment to the application to integrate the existing public right of way into the development in a sympathetic manner which would also reduce the effect on the amenity of existing properties near the footpath. He presented a series of photos and plans explaining the layout of the site, the route of the new road within the site which would link the existing roads better and permit access onto the new development by public transport and highlighting the issues which had been caused by the significant change of levels within the site.

 

He also highlighted that properties on the new development would now front onto Shann Lane, which would present a more attractive street scene but would bring which it increased traffic movement onto and off Shann Lane as residents accessed their driveways. A deed of variation was therefore being recommended to which the applicant had agreed and which would provide for traffic calming on Shann Lane. 

 

He explained the materials proposed to be used for the 128 dwellings and outlined the landscaping that was proposed to create a small copse within the development.

 

He outlined the representations that had been made in response to the application, including concerns that the development was on green belt land; that drainage problems would ensue; that local schools were already at full capacity and responded to those concerns by advising that the development was not on a green belt site; that significant measures had been put in place to deal with both draining and highways issues and that a contribution towards education provision had already been secured at outline planning stage. He also explained that loss of view did not represent a legitimate planning consideration.

 

Members then questioned the Assistant Director about the possible need for a traffic regulation order for the proposed works on Shann Lane and were advised that, while a formal TRO would not be needed, the works would be advertised and would be presented to Bradford East Area Committee for information. In response to questions about increased parking on Shann Lane, members were advised that parking restrictions would not be required and that in effect parked vehicles often served to reduce speeds, performing the same function as carriageway narrowing. It had also been proven that driving through a residential environment had a slowing effect on traffic speeds and Shann Lane would look more obviously residential once the development was concluded. The Principal Engineer, Highways Development  ...  view the full minutes text for item 74.