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Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Grand Boardroom, The Grand, Station Rise, York YO1 6GD

Contact: Angela Bielby  Democracy Officer

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Declarations of Interest

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.


The Chair opened the meeting by explaining that it was being held at the Grand hotel as the council offices (West Offices) were temporarily closed. He expressed gratitude to the Grand for the use of its board room. A Member sought assurances over the lawfulness of the meeting and the Chair stated that he had received assurances that the meeting was legal.


Members were asked to declare, at this point in the meeting, any personal interests, not included on the Register of Interests, or any prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interests they may have in respect of business on the agenda. Cllr D’Agorne noted that Lars Kramm, a registered speaker for the planning application was on the Green Group. He also noted that as Executive Member for Transport he had made a decision on the replacement bridge in Copmanthorpe and as such there may be a preconception that he was predetermined on the application and he would therefore leave the meeting for that item. No further interests were declared.


[Cllr D’Agorne left the meeting at 17:09]



Public Participation

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 have changed to 2 working days before the meeting, in order to facilitate the management of public participation at meetings.  The deadline for registering at this meeting is 5:00pm on Thursday 7 July 2022.


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Webcasting of Public Meetings


Please note that, subject to available resources, this meeting will be webcast, including any registered public speakers who have given their permission. The meeting can be viewed live and on demand at www.york.gov.uk/webcasts.







It was reported that there had been no registrations to speak at the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme on general matters within the remit of the Planning Committee.



Plans List

This item invites Members to determine the following planning applications:



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




OS Field Lying to the South of and Adjacent to no 1 Tadcaster Road, Copmanthorpe, York [18/00680/OUTM] pdf icon PDF 593 KB

Outline planning application with all matters reserved except for means of access for the erection of 158no. dwellings with public open space, landscaping and drainage [Copmanthorpe Ward]

Additional documents:


Members considered a major Outline planning application from Mr Gladman with all matters reserved except for means of access for the erection of 158no. dwellings with public open space, landscaping and drainage at OS Field Lying to the South of and adjacent to no 1 Tadcaster Road, Copmanthorpe, York.


The Development Manager gave a presentation on the application detailing the site allocation in the draft Local Plan and the very special circumstances that would clearly outweigh any harm to the Green Belt. The presentation demonstrated the site location, aerial photographs, the development framework plan, housing types and photos across the site.


A committee update was given and Members were informed of a change to paragraph 5.12 in the report, and two further letters of objection from local residents, additional consultation responses from ecology following pipistrel bat day roosts being found in tree T22, amended recommendation to refer to the Secretary of State,  additional conditions relating to the recreational impacts on Askham Bog and amended conditions 2, 7, 15, 23 and 29.


Public Speakers

Lars Kramm spoke on behalf of Copmanthorpe Parish Council. He noted that the Parish Council did not object to the application and the site was one of two sites identified by residents for development and it was included in their draft Neighbourhood Plan. He asked the committee to approve 75 dwellings. He requested that the application be deferred citing concerns and suggested changes regarding access proposals. He also requested passivhaus standards for the dwellings.


Chris Lee spoke in support on behalf of the applicant. He thanked the case officer for her work on the application. He addressed the very special circumstances outweighing any harm to the Green Belt. He noted that the applications would provide 111 market dwellings, and if approved the site would be sold quickly to a developer. He advised that the development would deliver 47 affordable homes, and would enable the delivery of a key strategic site. He noted that 44% of the site would be open space, the economic benefits of the development, opportunity to delivery of biodiversity and contributions in excess of £2million. In response to Member questions he confirmed that:

The play area would have play equipment and it was preferrable for the maintaence of it to be taken on by a management company paid for by the residents.

Regarding the play area being near the railway, it had been moved further north so that it was further away from the proposed railwat crossing.

The plans for the play area, sustainability and heating system  would be submitted as part of the reserved matters application.

Regarding a contribution to the bridge over the crossing, the level crossing had not been fixed and this was a pre existing issue not directly caused by the development.

The request for the mix of affordable housing came from the council.

The market housing mix had not been made at this stage and representations could be made to the developer when the reserved matters application came  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12a


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