Agenda item

SHARP'S CARD FACTORY, BINGLEY ROAD, BRADFORD

The Assistant Director - Planning, Transportation and Highways will submit a report (Document “AU”) in relation to an application for the residential development  of 385 flats comprising conversion of two existing buildings with associated external works, construction of a new build block and the conversion of a single storey building to form communal facilities at Sharp's Card Factory, Bingley Road, Bradford - Planning application 18/04238/MAF and Listed Building Consent application 18/04239/LBC

 

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.

 

(2)       That the grant of planning permission be subject also to the completion of a legal planning obligation under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, or such other lawful mechanism for securing the heads of terms as may be agreed in consultation with the City Solicitor, in respect of:

 

(i)    The financial contribution of £377,191 for off-site affordable housing in Heaton, or an adjacent ward.

(ii)  The financial contribution of £33,000 comprising the following public transport infrastructure upgrades:

            - Bus shelter provision (20583 Haworth Road) - £13,000

            - Real Time Information Displays (20583, 20586) - £20,000

(iii)The payment of a commuted sum of £7,000 to the Local Planning Authority for the provision of a Traffic Regulation Order at the site access.

(iv)The entering into a Section 278 Highway Works Agreement

 

the legal planning obligation to contain such other ancillary provisions as the Assistant Director - Planning, Transportation and Highways (after consultation with the City Solicitor) considers appropriate.

 

                                                                        (John Eyles – 01274 434380)

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

Planning Application 18/04238/MAF

 

(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.

 

(2)       That the grant of planning permission be subject also to the completion of a legal planning obligation under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, or such other lawful mechanism for securing the heads of terms as may be agreed in consultation with the City Solicitor, in respect of:

 

(i)    The financial contribution of £389,071 for off-site affordable housing in Heaton, or an adjacent ward.

(ii)  The financial contribution of £33,000 comprising the following public transport infrastructure upgrades:

            - Bus shelter provision (20583 Haworth Road) - £13,000

            - Real Time Information Displays (20583, 20586) - £20,000

(iii) The entering into a Section 278 Highway Works Agreement consisting of the following:

- Provision of a right turn lane into the site from Bingley Road

- Upgrade of street lighting on Bingley Road frontage

- Provision of a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) at site entrance

- Closure of existing access on Thorn Lane and provision of new emergency access.

 

the legal planning obligation to contain such other ancillary provisions as the Assistant Director - Planning, Transportation and Highways (after consultation with the City Solicitor) considers appropriate.

 

ACTION: Assistant Director - Planning, Transportation and Highways

 

Listed Building Consent 18/04239/LBC

 

Resolved -

 

That the application be approved for the reason and subject to the conditions set out in the Assistant Director - Planning, Transportation and Highways’ technical report.

 

ACTION:   Assistant Director - Planning, Transportation and Highways

 

 

(John Eyles – 01274 434380)

 

Minutes:

The Assistant Director - Planning, Transportation and Highways submitted a report (Document “AU”) in relation to an application for the residential development  of 385 flats comprising conversion of two existing buildings with associated external works, construction of a new build block and the conversion of a single storey building to form communal facilities at Sharp's Card Factory, Bingley Road, Bradford - Planning application 18/04238/MAF and Listed Building Consent application 18/04239/LBC

 

Members were informed that the existing access from Bingley Road would be retained and the one onto Thorn Lane would be closed, except for emergency use only.  The scheme would create 385 flats and would preserve the character of the building.  Comprehensive landscaping would be undertaken across the site and additional parking provided.  It was previously developed land and the application would deliver a substantial provision to meet the District’s housing need, with the loss of an employment use site, however, it was noted that the site had been marketed for over two years with no offers submitted.  The Assistant Director - Planning, Transportation and Highways reported that the Council’s Conservation Team were satisfied with the proposals and financial contributions for affordable housing, public transport and a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) would be provided, along with the generation of a Community Infrastructure Levy payment.  The application was then recommended for approval, subject to a Section 106 Agreement and the amended affordable housing contribution of £389,071.    

 

In response to Members’ queries, the Assistant Director - Planning, Transportation and Highways explained that:

 

·         A Section 278 Agreement would be part of the proposal and provide a right turn lane from Bingley Road, upgrade of the street lighting at the site entrance and a TRO to prevent parking at the access point.

·         The Council’s Highways Department did not have any concerns in relation to highway safety and all highways had to meet standards.

·         The site could be used for a commercial enterprise which would bring traffic onto Thorn Lane.

·         The access onto Thorn Lane would be closed.

·         The number of trips from Thorn Lane to Bingley Road should be reduced and the entrance on Bingley Road would be beneficial.

·         The TRO would be consulted upon, submitted to the relevant Area Committee and if the junction required protection, it would be undertaken.

 

During the discussion a Member welcomed the development and the proposed parking provision.  Another commented on the deterioration of the iconic building and acknowledged the restoration that would be undertaken along with the provision of housing for the District.  Concerns were raised in relation to the increase in schools, housing and traffic in the area and noted that the situation would need to be managed.  In conclusion the Chair praised the conversion of the existing listed building and the thoughtful landscaping scheme.     

 

Resolved –

 

Planning Application 18/04238/MAF

 

(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.

 

(2)       That the grant of planning permission be subject also to the completion of a legal planning obligation under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, or such other lawful mechanism for securing the heads of terms as may be agreed in consultation with the City Solicitor, in respect of:

 

(i)    The financial contribution of £389,071 for off-site affordable housing in Heaton, or an adjacent ward.

(ii)  The financial contribution of £33,000 comprising the following public transport infrastructure upgrades:

            - Bus shelter provision (20583 Haworth Road) - £13,000

            - Real Time Information Displays (20583, 20586) - £20,000

(iii) The entering into a Section 278 Highway Works Agreement consisting of the following:

- Provision of a right turn lane into the site from Bingley Road

- Upgrade of street lighting on Bingley Road frontage

- Provision of a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) at site entrance

- Closure of existing access on Thorn Lane and provision of new emergency access.

 

the legal planning obligation to contain such other ancillary provisions as the Assistant Director - Planning, Transportation and Highways (after consultation with the City Solicitor) considers appropriate.

 

ACTION: Assistant Director - Planning, Transportation and Highways

 

Listed Building Consent 18/04239/LBC

 

Resolved -

 

That the application be approved for the reason and subject to the conditions set out in the Assistant Director - Planning, Transportation and Highways’ technical report.

 

ACTION:   Assistant Director - Planning, Transportation and Highways

 

 

 

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