Agenda and draft minutes
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Declarations of Interest
At this point in the meeting, Members are asked to declare:
· any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests
· any prejudicial interests or
· any disclosable pecuniary interests
which they may have in respect of business on this agenda.
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. Referring to the objections to Agenda Item 3a [OS Fields 5475, 7267 and 8384, Moor Lane, Acomb, York [18/02687/OUTM] from York Environment Forum and the Green Cllr D’Agorne declared a personal non prejudicial interest as a member of both groups. He noted that he had not taken part in any discussions regarding the application. Cllr Fisher also declared a personal non prejudicial interest in the same application as a member of York Environment Forum and had not taken part in any discussions. No further interests were declared.
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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.
This item invites Members to determine the following planning applications:
Members considered a schedule of reports of the Assistant Director, Planning and Public Protection, relating to the following planning applications, outlining the proposals and relevant policy considerations and setting out the views of consultees and officers.
Outline planning permission (with all matters reserved except for means of access) for up to 516 residential units (Class C3) with local centre (Use Classes A1-A4, B1a, C3, D1) public open space with pavilion and associated infrastructure and full application for demolition of existing buildings and structures and creation of ecological protection and enhancement zone [Dringhouses And Woodthorpe Ward] [Site Visit]
Members considered an application for outline planning permission from Rebecca Mitchell for (with all matters reserved except for means of access) for up to 516 residential units (Class C3) with local centre (Use Classes A1-A4, B1a, C3, D1) public open space with pavilion and associated infrastructure and full application for demolition of existing buildings and structures and creation of ecological protection and enhancement zone at OS Fields 5475 7267 And 8384, Moor Lane, Acomb, York.
The Development Management Officer outlined the site, highlighting the ecological protection and enhancement zone. She advised that the main issues were that the site was not allocated in the Local Plan, was considered as being in the Green Belt and the impact of the development on the Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI) Askham Bog. She noted that 7500 objections had been received, of which there were 900 individual objections. The main areas concern included the impact on Askham Bog and infrastructure.
An Officer update in which Members were provided with a number of points of clarification as follows:
Paragraphs 3.15 and 4.34 of the Committee Report related to concern raised by the ecology officer about how increases in traffic would impact on air quality and, consequently, the ecology of Askham Bog SSSI. At the time of writing the report, the Council’s Highways consultant had suggested that proposed trip rates were too low and there was concern that higher trip rates would result in an impact on air quality in relation to the Bog. Revised trip rates have now been agreed but relevant thresholds are not exceeded on the highways closest to the Bog and officers are comfortable that there will not be an impact on air quality in relation to the SSSI.
Paragraph 4.13 stated that ‘much of the Bog is currently openly accessible with little substantial restriction between movement in and out of the SSSI and the fields to the North of it’. The applicant has commented that the fields to the North are privately owned and there is no authorised access. While this is the case, there are clear paths with no obstructions from the Bog, around the field edges and back to Moor Lane indicating that there is already a desire for residents to walk between the two locations. It is considered that closer proximity of residential development to the SSSI will only increase the likelihood of such movements.
Concerning representations, paragraph 3.82 of the report stated that two letters of support had been received, and one letter making general comments. The numbers were clarified as being three letters of support and two making general comments. No new issues were raised.
Concerning education, the applicant had confirmed that they are still considering the required education contribution in terms of its appropriateness and CIL compliance.
With regard to highways, more appropriate trip rates had been agreed. Additional analysis based on these revised trip rates has been provided but officers have advised that this analysis is not complete and does not provide an ... view the full minutes text for item 15.
Erection of 40 dwellings with associated roads, landscaping and public open space [Osbaldwick and Derwent Ward]
Members considered a Major Full Application from Andrew Black for the erection of 40 dwellings with associated roads, landscaping and public open space at Land To The North And East Of Grid House Metcalfe Lane Osbaldwick York.
Officers gave an overview the scheme to Members noting that the CTMP had been submitted and because it was a preliminary plan, there was therefore a condition proposed regarding the S106. During the Officer update, clarification was given on neighbour responses and the education contribution. Members were informed an update to the Plans Conditions. It was reported the additional information had been assessed and the planning balance and the recommendation remained unchanged from the published report.
In response to questions from a Member, the Applicant explained that having looked at the district heat network, ground source heat pumps were to be used instead of photovoltaic panels.
Officers were asked and explained:
· How the education places were calculated.
· That the Ecologist had raised no objections to the scheme.
· There had been a request for different access routes to the site from local residents.
· Fifth Avenue would be used for access to the site. Because of land for There could not be different access arrangements because of the land ownership of sites.
· The Applicant had indicated that they would carry out surveys on the condition of Fifth Avenue, which was included in the CTMP. There was a dilapidation survey carried out at phase 3 and there would be another one carried out at the end of the development.
· The access routes to the site were clarified.
· When a contractor had been appointed, further detail on the CTMP would follow and detailed matters would be resolved, which would be covered through Section 38 agreement, including road materials. Conditions had been requested.
· Traffic Management would work with the Applicant on the traffic management plan.
The Applicant, Andrew Black, spoke in support of the application. He explained that the development would provide 400 new homes on a brownfield site, 200 of which would be affordable. He noted that since the deferral of the application Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) had met with local Councillors and residents. Referring to the contractors delivering the scheme, he noted that the previous development partner contractor would not be considered as part of the tender process.
In response to Member questions concerning the CTMP, Mr Black explained that the CTMP was not exhaustible and that JRHT would continue to meet with residents to discuss the CTMP
Further questions were raised by Members to which Mr Black responded that:
· Enforcement action from CYC would be used if needed.
· The articulated lorries being used had reduced from 42 tonne to 32 tonne vehicles.
· The current preference for energy was for ground source heat pump and the use of photovoltaic panels had never been a part of the energy strategy at Derwenthorpe.
· There were charging points in the centre of parking areas.
· The right of access down Metcalf Lane was for maintenance only and Fifth ... view the full minutes text for item 16.