Agenda, decisions and minutes

Area Planning Panel (Bradford) - Wednesday, 23rd February, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Su Booth 

Items
No. Item

56.

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:

In the interests of transparency the following declarations of interest were received:

 

Cllr Cunningham declared an interest in Minute 60 (e and f) as  he had previously raised funds for South Square Centre and recused himself from all discussions and votes on the applications under consideration.

 

Cllr Shakeela Lal declared an interest in Minute 60 (b) and recused herself from all discussions and votes on the application under consideration.

 

Cllr Sinead Engel declared an interest in Minute 60 (b) as the application was within her Ward but that she had not discussed the matter before the Panel meeting with any interested parties.

 

 

57.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 22 December 2021 be signed as a correct record.

 

(Su Booth – 07814 073884)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 22 December 2021 be signed as a correct record.

 

Action: City Solicitor

 

 

58.

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. 

 

(Su Booth – 07814 073884)

Minutes:

No requests to review documents had been received.

59.

APPLICATIONS RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL OR REFUSAL pdf icon PDF 1 MB

The Panel is asked to consider the planning applications which are set out in Document “I” relating to items recommended for approval or refusal.

 

The sites concerned are:

 

A

192 Reevy Avenue Bradford BD6 3RP - 21/05307/HOU  [Approve]

Royds

B

Grove Library Great Horton Road Bradford BD7 1AX - 21/01240/FUL  [Approve]

City

C

Land North Of 5 To 17 Munster Street Bradford - 21/01388/FUL  [Approve]

Bowling And Barkerend

D

Prince Of Wales Inn 91 Harrogate Road Bradford BD2 3ES - 21/02982/FUL  [Approve]

Eccleshill

E

South Square Centre South Square Thornton Bradford - 21/06073/FUL  [Approve]

Thornton And Allerton

F

South Square Centre South Square Thornton Bradford - 21/06074/LBC  [Approve]

Thornton And Allerton

 

(Mohammed Yousuf - 01274 434605)

 

Decision:

 

A.    192 Reevy Avenue, Bradford, BD6 3RP                           Royd

 

A retrospective householder planning application for the construction of a garage and store room at 192 Reevy Avenue, Bradford, BD6 3RP.

 

Resolved –

 

That the application be approved for the reasons and subject to the conditions set out in the Strategic Director, Places’ technical report (Document “I”)  with the inclusion of the following amendment to Condition 3.

 

3. The garage and store room hereby granted planning permission shall only be used for purposes which are ancillary to the residential use of the dwelling house 192 Reevy Avenue and shall not be used and occupied as a separate independent unit or used for commercial purposes.

 

Reason: To safeguard the amenities of people living nearby and to accord with Policy DS5 of the Core Strategy Development Plan Document.

 

Action: Strategic Director, Place

 

 

B    Grove Library, Great Horton Road, Bradford, BD7 1AX           City

 

       A full planning application for the change of use of part of the ground floor and mezzanine floor levels the former Grove Library, Great Horton Road, BD7 1AX to a restaurant (Use Class E(b)).

 

Resolved –

 

That the application be approved for the reasons and subject to the conditions set out in the Strategic Director, Places’ technical report (Document “I”)

 

AND

 

Subject to the additional condition:

 

7. Before first use of the development hereby approved, a scheme setting out details of access and egress from the building for people with disabilities affecting mobility shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. This should include details of how people with such disabilities will escape the building in the event of emergencies. The development shall thereafter be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

 

Reason: To ensure reasonable provision is made for people with disabilities in accordance with Policy DS5 of the Core Strategy Development Plan Document.

 

Action: Strategic Director, Place

 

 

C.   Land north of 5 to 17 Munster Street, Bradford

                                                                                    Bowling and Barkerend

 

A full planning application seeking approval for the construction of eight residential dwellings on land north of 5 to 17 Munster Street, Bradford.

 

Resolved –

 

That the application be approved for the reasons and subject to the conditions set out in the Strategic Director, Places’ technical report (Document “I”)

 

Action: Strategic Director, Place

 

 

 

D.   Prince of Wales Inn, 91 Harrogate Road, Bradford BD2 3ES

                                                                                                            Eccleshill

 

A full planning application for the construction of a new roadside service station with canopy and ancillary parking at 91 Harrogate Road, Bradford, BD2 3ES.

 

Resolved –

 

That the application be approved for the reasons and subject to the conditions set out in the Strategic Director, Places’ technical report (Document “I”)

 

Action: Strategic Director, Place

 

 

 

E.   South Square Centre, South Square, Thornton, Bradford

                                                                                                Thornton and Allerton

 

This is a retrospective planning application for the erection of new fencing, gazebo and ground surfaces to rear garden at the Grade II Listed worker’s cottages at South Square Centre, Thornton.

 

 

 

 

 

Resolved –

 

That the application be approved for the reasons and subject  ...  view the full decision text for item 59.

Minutes:

 

A.    192 Reevy Avenue, Bradford, BD6 3RP                           Royd

 

This was a retrospective householder planning application for the construction of a garage and store room at 192 Reevy Avenue, Bradford.  The site was a semi-detached dwelling set amongst a mix of dwelling types and was constructed from stone to the front elevation. 

 

The application had received a number of representations both in support and from objectors, including two Ward Councillors and were focused on the use or potential use of the garage and store room.  The report included the size and materials used and made reference to legislation which would allow the keeping of animals including horses as incidental to the enjoyment of the dwelling’s occupants and therefore could not, reasonably, be a condition of approval.

 

The presentation to the Panel included diagrams and photographs.  The Chair noted the door on the structure had a letterbox and raised the issue that it could be used as a separate residence and not in accordance with the planning consent now being sought.  Officers stated that the application included a condition to address this.  A brief discussion then took place as there was a concern regarding the potential for abuse of planning consent.  Officers stated that this type of abuse could be addressed via enforcement if it became necessary.  One Member urged that a condition be specifically included to avoid the situation arising and it was agreed that an existing condition be re-drafted to ensure it was clear and not simply implied or intended.

 

Resolved –

 

That the application be approved for the reasons and subject to the conditions set out in the Strategic Director, Places’ technical report (Document “I”)  with the inclusion of the following amendment to Condition 3.

 

3. The garage and store room hereby granted planning permission shall only be used for purposes which are ancillary to the residential use of the dwelling house 192 Reevy Avenue and shall not be used and occupied as a separate independent unit or used for commercial purposes.

 

Reason: To safeguard the amenities of people living nearby and to accord with Policy DS5 of the Core Strategy Development Plan Document.

 

Action: Strategic Director, Place

 

 

B    Grove Library, Great Horton Road, Bradford, BD7 1AX           City

 

This was a full planning application to change the use of part of the ground floor and first mezzanine floor levels in the former Grove Library to a restaurant.  Officers presented the application including both interior and exterior photographs to allow Members to visualise the building, it’s location and surrounding road layout and parking availability.  Grove Library was a Grade II Listed building located in the Little Horton conservation area and had been used for a considerable length of time as a library for Bradford College.  The interior of the building had been changed previously and was minus any original features so changes would not have any impact or cause harm to the building’s significance.

 

The application was first submitted for development of the entire building but the proposal was now  ...  view the full minutes text for item 59.

60.

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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

 

 

 

No. of Items

 

Requests for Enforcement/Prosecution Action

(10)

 

Decisions made by the Secretary of State - Allowed

(4)

 

Decisions made by the Secretary of State - Dismissed

(8)

 

 

 

 

 

(Mohammed Yousuf – 01274 434605)

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the requests for Enforcement/Prosecution Action and the decisions made by the Secretary of State as set out in Document “J” be noted.

 

Action: Strategic Director, Place

 

 

(Mohammed Yousuf - 01274 434605)

Minutes:

The Panel was asked to consider other matters which were set out in Document “J” relating to miscellaneous items:

 

 

No. of Items

Requests for Enforcement/Prosecution Action

 

(10)

Decisions made by the Secretary of State – Allowed

 

(4)

Decisions made by the Secretary of State - Dismissed

(8)

 

 

Resolved –

 

That the requests for Enforcement/Prosecution Action and the decisions made by the Secretary of State as set out in Document “J” be noted.

 

Action: Strategic Director, Place

 

 

(Mohammed Yousuf - 01274 434605)