Agenda, decisions and minutes

Area Planning Panel (Bradford)
Thursday, 17th October, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room 1 - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Claire Tomenson 

Items
No. Item

18.

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 following disclosures of interest were received at the commencement of the meeting:

 

(i)            Councillor Amran disclosed an interest in the item relating to Toller Lane, Bradford (Minute  ) as the property was owned by a family member. Accordingly, he left the room during the discussion and voting on the matter.

(ii)          In the interests of clarity, Councillor Ahmed disclosed an interest in the item relating to 31 Woodhall Road, Bradford as he was acquainted with the applicant.

 

During the course of discussion on the item relating to 2 Markfield Avenue, Bradford (minute  ), Councillor Watson disclosed in the interests of clarity that the application site was within her ward but that she had had no previous involvement with the application.

 

Action: City Solicitor

19.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 10 September 2019 be signed as a correct record.

 

(Tracey Sugden – 01274 434287)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 10 September 2019 be signed as a correct record.

 

20.

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. 

 

(Tracey Sugden - 01274 434287)

Minutes:

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

21.

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 in Room 112, City Hall, Bradford, by mid-day on Tuesday 15 October 2019. 

 

                                                                           (Tracey Sugden - 01274 434287)

 

Minutes:

There were no questions submitted by the public.

22.

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 “G” relating to items recommended for approval or refusal.

 

The sites concerned are:-

 

(a)  11 Briarwood Drive, Bradford (Approve)                         Wibsey

(b)  2 Markfield Avenue, Bradford (Approve)                                    Wyke

(c)  138 Listerhills Road, Bradford (Refuse)                         City

(d)  31 Woodhall Road, Bradford (Refuse)                           Bradford Moor

(e)  72 Toller Lane, Bradford (Refuse)                                   Toller

 

(Mohammed Yousuf – 01274 434605)

Minutes:

 

 

The Strategic Director, Place presented Document “G”. Plans and photographs were displayed in respect of each application and a summary was provided of the representations that had been received for each application.

 

(a)          11 Briarwood Drive, Bradford                                         Wibsey

 

Full planning application for the construction of a four bedroom dwelling attached to the existing house at 11 Briarwood Drive, Bradford, BD6 1RT – 19/03145/FUL

 

The Strategic Director highlighted the location in respect of this application, noting in particular the location of the windows to the next door property and the width of the street. The Panel was advised that the applicant had agreed to reinstate the correct line of the footpath which ran down the side of the proposed property boundary. The Strategic Director advised that there would be two parking spaces for each dwelling and that the style of the proposed property mimicked the style of the existing property. He did not consider the proposed property to be over-dominant and noted that it followed the contours of the  area.

 

A member queried whether the requirement to reinstate the footpath would be the subject of a condition and was advised that it was included in proposed condition (8) but that it could be reinforced by being made the subject of a separate condition.

 

An objector was present at the meeting and raised the following issues:-

·         He considered that the conditions of approval contained errors in respect of the approved plans referred to.

·         The proposal still did not show separate drains.

·         He considered that the updated plan did not show the proposed upper floor.

·         As the next door neighbour, his view would be of a three storey blank wall.

·         He was concerned that the footings for the new property would extend onto the footpath.

·         The level of traffic in the street increased significantly in the evening and at weekends and would be exacerbated by the addition of another property in the street.

·         He considered that the size of the proposed property was much higher than his property and was larger than the property  at 11 Briarwood Drive.

·         He considered that the footpath would be very enclosed by the addition of the property.

·         He was concerned at the effect of this application on any future plans to extend his property.

 

The Strategic Director undertook to ensure that the correct plans were referred to in any resolution made; he also noted that there was a proposed condition in respect of drainage and stated that the proposed property had the same upper floor layout as had always been proposed; that other residents in the street had converted their loft spaces and that the proposal for two parking spaces per dwelling was in excess of required provision for parking in a development of this type.

 

The applicant also attended the meeting and spoke in support of his application. He explained that he had previously planned to build a larger property on this site but, as a result of consultations with local councillors and residents, he had  ...  view the full minutes text for item 22.

23.

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS pdf icon PDF 3 MB

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

 

(a)-(d)             Requests for Enforcement/Prosecution Action

(e)                   Decisions made by the Secretary of State – Allowed

(f)-(h)              Decisions made by the Secretary of State – Dismissed

 

(Mohammed Yousuf – 01274 434605)

Minutes:

The Strategic Director, Place presented Document “H”and the Panel noted the following:-

 

Requests for Enforcement/Prosecution Action

 

(a)          2 Lawrence Drive, Bradford                                                        Royds

 

Without planning permission, the construction of dormer windows on the rear roof plane without top opening windows and obscure glazing – 17/00932/ENFUNA.

 

The Planning Manager (Enforcement and Trees) authorised the issue of an enforcement notice on 30 July 2019.

 

(b)          20 Prospect Road, Bradford                   Bowling and Barkerend

 

Unauthorised side dormer window – 19/00121/ENFUNA

 

The Planning Manager (Enforcement and Trees) authorised the issue of an enforcement notice on 12 September 2019.

 

(c)          24 Wellington Street, Queensbury, Bradford              Queensbury

 

Without planning permission, construction of detached garden building at the front of the property – 18/00621/ENFUNA

 

The Planning Manager (Enforcement and Trees) authorised the issue of an enforcement notice on 31 July 2019.

 

(d)          33 Brisbane Avenue, Bradford               Bolton and Undercliffe

 

Unauthorised front dormer window – 18/00170/ENFUNA

 

The Planning Manager (Enforcement and Trees) authorised the issue of an enforcement notice on 29 August 2019.

 

 

Decisions made by the Secretary of State – Allowed

 

(e)          12 Melbourne Place, Bradford                                                    City

 

Appeal against enforcement notice – Appeal Ref 18/00110/APPENF

 

Decisions made by the Secretary of State – Dismissed

 

(f)           17-19 Richard Street, Bradford               Bowling and Barkerend  

 

2 No 48 sheet freestanding digital advertising display units -  Appeal Ref – 19/00076/APPAD2

 

(g)          School Cote Farm, Brow Lane, Holmfield                   Queensbury

 

Change of use of agricultural building to three dwellings and associate building operations – Appeal Ref – 19/00077/APPPAR

 

(h)          The Lodge, Apperley Lane, Apperley Bridge Idle and Thackley

 

Ground Floor Entrance Extension with First Floor Extension over Bungalow – Appeal Ref – 19/00079/APPHOU

 

 

Resolved-

 

That the decisions be noted

 

ACTION – Strategic Director, Place