Agenda, decisions and minutes

Regulatory and Appeals Committee
Thursday, 24th June, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: the Council Chamber

Items
No. Item

8.

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 declarations of interest were made in the item relating to Land to the South of Rooley Crescent, Staithgate Lane Bradford – 21/01137/MAF (Minute 12)

 

(i)         Councillors Ali, Wainwright and Warburton declared they had            determined the previous application which was refused on 6 March          2020, however they stressed that they would consider this revised           application with an open mind.

 

(ii)        Councillor Edwards declared a pecuniary interest in that he had       already expressed a view on the matter, and he therefore left the      meeting during consideration of the application.

 

ACTION:       City Solicitor

 

 

9.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 27 May 2021 be signed as a correct record.

 

(Tracey Sugden – 01274 434287)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 27 May 2021 be signed as a correct record.

 

 

10.

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:

No requests were made to review restrictions on reports or background documents.

 

11.

MEMBERSHIP OF SUB-COMMITTEES

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

 

                                                            (Tracey Sugden– 01274 434287)

Minutes:

There were no changes to Membership of Sub-Committees.

 

12.

LAND TO THE SOUTH OF ROOLEY CRESCENT, STAITHGATE LANE, BRADFORD - 21/01137/MAF pdf icon PDF 772 KB

The Assistant Director Planning, Transportation & Highways will present a report (Document “E”) which presents a full application for the demolition of a dwelling followed by the construction of a residential scheme of 146 units with associated engineering, landscaping and access works at land to the south of Rooley Crescent, Staithgate Lane, Bradford (21/01137/MAF).

 

Recommended –

 

That the application be approved subject to the completion of the Section 106 legal agreement and to the conditions included in appendix 1 to Document “E”.

 

(Mark Hutchinson – 01274 434741)

Minutes:

The Assistant Director Planning, Transportation & Highways presented a report (Document “E”) which set out a full application for the demolition of a dwelling followed by the construction of a residential scheme of 146 units with associated engineering, landscaping and access works at land to the south of Rooley Crescent, Staithgate Lane, Bradford (21/01137/MAF).

 

The Assistant Director gave a comprehensive overview of the application, including site plans, layout and photographs of the site and the adjoining area, as well as the representations that had been received.  In reference to the site history, a similar application had been previously considered by this Committee in March 2020, whereby that application was refused.

 

The reasons for refusal of the application were dismissed by the Inspector with the appeal subsequently being dismissed on the grounds of the Unilateral Undertaking submitted by the Appellant not being the appropriate means for securing the required affordable housing provision and commuted sum for surface water drainage infrastructure.

 

The main issue relating to the proposal is the impact it would have on the Councils ability to provide the Park and Ride Scheme allocated on land to the west of the site. The Park and Ride Scheme is one of the schemes now being considered for funding through the "Transforming Cities Fund Stage 2 Big Bid" and is important in relation to the Council trying to reduce road traffic and vehicle emissions in order to improve air quality within Bradford. The access route to the proposed Park and Ride Scheme is on a route that is allocated to run across the northern section of the application site. The design of the layout of the development has provided the opportunity for an access to be created that would preserve the route to the allocated Park and Ride Scheme site and would provide a road to the constructional specifications that will enable it to serve both the Park and Ride Scheme and the proposed residential development. It is considered that if the application were approved in its current form it would not impact adversely on the proposed Park and Ride Scheme. 

 

The application was therefore recommended for approval subject to the conditions set out in the Assistant Director’s technical report, and that if Members were minded to approve the application, that an additional condition requiring an archaeological survey be added, to be undertaken by the West Yorkshire Archaeology Service, prior to commencement of the development.

 

In response to a question regarding the numbers of affordable housing units proposed, the Assistant Director stated that as the applicant had agreed to construct a residential road and given the costs involved in doing this, the levels of affordable housing had therefore been slightly reduced.

 

In relation to a question regarding contamination and a reference that residents on this site would be unable to grown vegetables, the Assistant Director stressed that this was not the case as all contamination would have to be removed via a remediation strategy and that any new soil brought onto  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12.

13.

BULMER & LAMB LTD, BULMERS MILL, ROYDS HALL LANE, BRADFORD - 21/00842/MAF pdf icon PDF 991 KB

The Assistant Director Planning, Transportation and Highways will present a report (Document “D”) which outlines a full application for the construction of four industrial buildings and the refurbishment of existing industrial buildings at Bulmer & Lamb Ltd, Bulmer’s Mill, Royds Hall Lane, Bradford (21/00842/MAF).

 

Recommended –

 

That the application be approved subject to the conditions set out in appendix 1 to Document “D”.

 

(Mark Hutchinson – 01274 434741)

Minutes:

The Assistant Director Planning, Transportation and Highways presented a report (Document “D”) which outlined a full application for the construction of four industrial buildings and the refurbishment of existing industrial buildings at Bulmer & Lamb Ltd, Bulmer’s Mill, Royds Hall Lane, Bradford (21/00842/MAF).

 

The Assistant Director gave a presentation setting out the details of the application.  The application comprised two parts, firstly the refurbishment of part of the existing industrial building and secondly the construction of 4 new industrial units, three of which are subdivided into two or four smaller units. The development would create an additional 2,340 square metres of floor space for B2, B8 and other E(g) uses. Access would be taken via the existing access from Royds Hall Lane.

 

The layout of the development was such that all future operations, such as deliveries and servicing of the units, would be satisfactorily accommodated within the site and would not therefore impact on highway safety. The level of traffic likely to be generated by the proposal would be satisfactorily accommodated within the surrounding highway network.

 

The trees along the northern boundary (Halifax Road) of the site would be retained and would provide a screen to the site when viewed from the north. The site would be visible from the east (Royds Hall Lane) but some additional landscaping was proposed and the difference in land levels would further reduce the impact of the buildings. It was considered that the siting of the buildings results in a sufficient separation distance from the adjacent residential dwellings and the design incorporates minimal openings on the elevation facing onto the dwellings. It was not considered that the proposal would have a detrimental impact on the visual character of the immediate locality or on the residential amenities of the occupiers of the neighbouring dwellings.

 

Environmental Health had however expressed some concerns around the previous operations on the site and therefore a condition regarding noise would be added and subject to this addition, the application was recommended for approval.

 

An objector was present at the meeting and stated that he lived in close proximity to the site and had reservations around noise, pollution, safety of traffic, and that the development would result in a significant number of HGVs entering and exiting the site.  He suggested that the possibility of a new access road should be looked at, as well as that of additional planting to improve the aesthetics and at the same time creating a natural noise barrier.

 

In response to the concerns raised regarding the traffic movements generated from the new development, the Highways Engineer stressed that the traffics impact would be minimal,  and that no traffic movement modelling was possible from this marginal increase. In terms of the noise issue, the Assistant Director added that again the new units would be small in scale and were not intended to create an additional noise issue.

 

A Ward Councillors written representations were read out at the meeting as follows:

 

I acknowledge the proposed plans  ...  view the full minutes text for item 13.