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Agenda and minutes

Venue: The George Hudson Board Room - 1st Floor West Offices (F045)

Items
No. Item

36.

Declarations of Interest [16.31]

At this point in the meeting, Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary interest or other registerable interest they might have in respect of business on this agenda, if they have not already done so in advance on the Register of Interests.

Minutes:

Members were asked to declare at this point in the meeting any

disclosable pecuniary interests or other registrable interests that

they might have in the business on the agenda, if they had not

already done so in advance on the Register of Interests. None were declared.

37.

Minutes [16.31] pdf icon PDF 264 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the last Planning Committee B meetings held on 17 October 2022 and 19 October 2022 [to follow].

Minutes:

Resolved:  That the minutes of the last meeting held on 17 October 2022 were approved and then signed by the Chair as a correct record.

 

38.

Public Participation [16.32]

At this point in the meeting members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. Members of the public may speak on agenda items or on matters within the remit of the committee.

 

Please note that our registration deadlines are set as 2 working days before the meeting, in order to facilitate the management of public participation at our meetings.  The deadline for registering at this meeting is 5:00pm on Tuesday, 8 November 2022

 

To register to speak please visit www.york.gov.uk/AttendCouncilMeetings to fill in an online registration form.  If you have any questions about the registration form or the meeting, please contact Democratic Services.  Contact details can be found at the foot of this agenda.

 

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During coronavirus, we made some changes to how we ran council meetings, including facilitating remote participation by public speakers. See our updates (www.york.gov.uk/COVIDDemocracy) for more information on meetings and decisions.

Minutes:

It was reported that there had been no registrations to speak at the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.

39.

Plans List [16.32]

This item invites Members to determine the following planning applications:

Minutes:

Members considered a schedule of reports of the Development Manager, relating to the following planning applications, outlining the proposals and relevant policy considerations and setting out the views of consultees and officers.

40.

6 Garrow Hill Avenue, York, YO10 3HY [22/00513/FUL] [16.32] pdf icon PDF 169 KB

Single storey side and rear extension with bin store to rear. [Hull Road Ward]

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered a full application from Nejla Aslan for a single storey side and rear extension with bin store to rear at 6 Garrow Hill Avenue, York.

 

Following a presentation on the application from the Development Manager, he was asked and confirmed that:

The wall between the kitchen and dining room on the proposed floor plan denoted where the wall would be taken out.

The increase in footprint and overall volume had not been calculated and there was nothing in the guidance to require it.

 

Public Speakers

Ben Powell spoke in objection to the application. He explained that over recent decades the community structure had eroded as houses became Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO). He noted that 14 out of 27 residents had objected to the application and outlined their concerns regarding the impact of the extension.

 

Cllr Pavlovic, Ward Councillor, spoke in objection to the application on behalf of nine residents on Garrow Hill Avenue, who were concerned about the changing nature of the street . He explained that the house extension would be overwhelming and he outlined the reasons an application for the property had been refused in 2008. He noted that the ensuites had been taken out of the revised plans and it still resembled a HMO. He asked Members to refuse the application on the grounds of it being harmful to the area. In answer to Member questions he explained that:

On the Newton Park estate, 47% of properties were HMOs, most of which being pre section 4. There were a number of enforcement cases on family homes being converted to HMOs.

There was already a condition that the property could not be used as a HMO and an informative would reinforce this. He added that his objections was on the size of the extension.

 

Emrah Ozan (Agent for the Applicant), spoke in support of the application. He noted the concerns during the consultation period that the house would be a HMP. He noted that all issues had been resolved and his client had no intention to use the house as a HMO as it would be lived in as a family home. He added that the application was different to the 2008 application and that the application had been two storey and had been changed to one storey. In response to Member questions he explained that:

The kitchen and dining room were open plan and the living arrangements for the two families in the property was outlined.

How the living room would be used.

 

During debate, the Development Manager was asked and explained the reasons for refusal of the 2008 application for a freestanding, two storey, two flat building. Following debate, the Chair moved the Officer recommendation to approve the application. This was seconded by Cllr Orrell. A vote was taken and with four votes in favour and three against, it was;

 

Resolved: That the application be given householder approval.

 

Reason: The proposal is considered to comply with National Planning Policy Framework (2021),  ...  view the full minutes text for item 40.

41.

19 Hillcrest Avenue, Nether Poppleton, York, YO26 6LD [22/00731/FUL] [[17.05] pdf icon PDF 345 KB

Erection of detached dwelling with integral garage following demolition of dwelling. [Rural West York Ward]

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered a full application from Gareth Ede for the Erection of detached dwelling with integral garage following demolition of dwelling at 19 Hillcrest Avenue Nether Poppleton York YO26 6LD.

 

The Development Manager outlined the application and gave a presentation on it. In response to Member questions, he clarified that:

The roof ridge had moved back.

The bricks from the existing building would be used as far as possible. The reuse of the bricks was included in the approved plans.

The heat pump was in the plant room at the back of the building.

Passivhaus could not be conditioned and there could be a condition in line with the 2021 building regulations.

It was the intention of the applicant to install micro solar tiles on the roof. It was not knows whether this would change the brown/red nature of the roof tiles as this was not part of the planning application.

 

Public Speakers

The Chair read out a written statement from Colin Wood (registered to speak, and unable to attend the meeting), in objection to the application.

 

David Partington spoke in objection to the application. He explained that all buildings on Hillcrest Avenue were consistent and that the new building was not consistent and that that section of the avenue was not suitable location for it. He noted there had been 23 objections to the original application and many for the revised application. He noted that the application did not fit in wth the consistent design of Hilcrest Avenue.

 

The Applicant, Gareth Ede, spoke in support of the application. He stated that the bungalow was a tired 1970s building in need of renovating. He explained that it would not achieve an energy rating of C and the new build would create a passivhaus standard of building. He explained how the building would be constructed and would exceed building regulations. He added that the building would be net zero carbon to run and that under the NPPF there was a presumption for sustainable buildings. He noted that the streetscene was a mix of houses with the only consistent being the brick façades and tiled roof, which the new building would have. In answer to a Member question he explained that regarding the use of photo voltaic tiles he wanted to generate his own electricity with no reliance on the grid.

 

Members then asked the Development Manager further questions to which he responded that:

The general design ethos of the street was a buff yellow brick with a variety of roof tile shades.

The building could not be demolished without permission and there was nothing in the policy preventing demolish and rebuild.

In respect of how much weight could be given to the street scene, he outlined policy PNP 6a regarding the design and visual appearance and policy PNP 4 on the village design statement.

 

Following debate, Cllr Webb moved the officer recommendation to

approve the application and an added condition regarding sustainability. This was seconded by Cllr Fisher. A vote was  ...  view the full minutes text for item 41.

42.

York College, Sim Balk Lane, York, YO23 2BB [22/01278/FULM] [17.36] pdf icon PDF 219 KB

Two storey side extension to the construction centre. [Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward]

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered a major full application from Geoff Wroe for a two storey side extension to the construction centre at York College, Sim Balk Lane, York.

 

The Development Manager outlined the application and gave a presentation on it. He advised Members of an update to paragraph 5.16 of the report, and noted that the proposal would not increase staff or student numbers. He was asked and clarified where the roof lights were located.

 

Cllr Webb moved the officer recommendation to approve the application. This was seconded by Cllr Crawshaw and following a unanimous vote it was;

 

Resolved: That the application be approved.

 

Reason:     The proposal is for a two- storey extension to The Construction Education Centre at York College. Policy ED7 of the emerging DLP supports development for future expansion to the site and sufficient land has been identified on the DLP proposals map to facilitate anticipated growth of York College and continued delivery of its facilities in one location. The extension will provide additional workshops to practice practical manual trade skills and additional classrooms for academic studying and more office space. The proposal has been advanced as a permanent solution to the existing temporary marquess to accommodate students enrolled with the construction faculty. The extension is of an appropriate scale and design and would not harm the character of the area. Therefore, approval is recommended subject to detailed conditions on the grounds that the scheme is compliant with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and the Emerging Draft Local Plan 2018, with particular reference to policy ED7.

 

43.

56 Westminster Road, York, YO30 6LY [22/01631/FUL] [17.44] pdf icon PDF 310 KB

Single storey side and rear extension, loft conversion and dormer to rear, and raised terrace to rear following demolition of existing detached garage. [Clifton Ward]

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered a full application from Mr Jones for a Single storey side and rear extension, loft conversion and dormer to rear, and raised terrace to rear following demolition of existing detached garage at 56 Westminster Road, York.

 

The Development Manager gave a presentation on the application. Members then asked a number of questions to which he responded that:

The neighbour’s garden could be seen over the 1.4m wall.

The grey line on the plan showed the existing ground level of the garage. It was clarified that the applicant could see out of the back of the existing garage.

The 1.4m height of the garden wall was submitted by the applicant.

 

Public Speakers

Margaret Richardson spoke in objection to the application. She explained that Westminster Road consisted of semi detached houses with garages. She noted that the proposed extension would turn her garden path into a passage. She explained that the kitchen was a habitable room as they ate in it. She added that the proposed garden wall would not stop people looking into their garden and that the new terrace was 115cm away from the terrace on their house and would  mean there was a view straight onto their terrace, kitchen, and living room/snug. In response to Member questions, she explained:

The entrance to her kitchen.

Her concern regarding the creation of a narrow passageway, and that there was nothing like it on the street.

She accepted that the platform would be used as seating, and she added that next door was a higher elevation than their house.

The new terrace was 45 inches from their terrace.

 

The Development Manager was then asked and explained that the kitchen was classed as a habitable room if it was used as a dining kitchen. He was asked and confirmed that if not connected to the rear the extension would be permitted development. He was asked if the width of the alley was a change in amenity and he explained hat the issue was with the outlook,, which was something to consider as it had an impact on the house.

 

The Chair moved the officer recommendation to approve the application. This was seconded by Cllr Melly. Following a vote with six in favour and one abstention it was;

Resolved: That the application be given householder approval.

 

Reason:     The proposed works will respect the general character of the building and area and the impact on the amenity of neighbouring residents would be acceptable. It is considered it complies with national planning guidance, as contained in the National Planning Policy Framework, Publication Draft York Local Plan 2018, City of York Council Development Control Local Plan 2005 and the City of York Council's Supplementary Planning Document (House Extensions and Alterations).

 

 

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