Agenda and draft minutes
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To approve and sign the minutes of the Area Planning Sub-Committee held on 30 March 2021.
Resolved: That the minutes of the Area Planning Sub-Committee meeting held on 30 March 2021be approved and then signed by the Chair as a correct record.
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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.
Erection of 5no. detached dwellings with new access and associated landscaping following demolition of existing semi-detached bungalow and detached garage [Huntington/New Earswick Ward]
Members considered an application for the erection of 5no. detached dwellings with new access and associated landscaping following demolition of existing semi-detached bungalow and detached garage.
Officers gave a presentation based upon slides on agenda pages 41-57 detailing existing and prospective site plans, floor plans and elevations. A correction was noted in paragraph 5.35 and 6.21 to include the removal of a Sycamore (T1). An additional written representation from a neighbour was considered by all members. An update to conditions and informative was provided should the application be approved.
In response to Members questions it was confirmed:
· The application site is not in the green belt.
· A building regulations consent would be required for the demolition and works to construct a new external wall.
· The width of the access was acceptable for a minor housing development of 5 houses.
· There would be some risk to trees during construction but protection would be in place.
· Clarification of the Party Wall Act 1996 in regards to property boundaries, insulation and conflict resolution for the affected neighbour, outside of the planning process.
Cllr Keith Orrell spoke in objection of the application with concern for the neighbour stating that the Party Wall Act 1996 does not provide adequate protection. He stated the application is resulting in loss of green land which is not in line with the Local Plan, removal of trees and impact on wildlife, lack of green space for a residential area, and issues with sewage.
Mark Andrews spoke in support of the application, as the agents speaking on behalf of the applicant. He explained the extensive consultation process and the substantial difference to the previous application. The development would provide a variety of dwellings including bungalows suitable for the local market and enhancing buyer diversity and visually in line with streetscape and nearby developments. He confirmed access routes and parking have been approved, ample clearance for Root Protection zones for the TPO’s with additional tree and hedgerow planting, and the construction would be sensitive to the affected neighbour in line with Party Wall Act 1996 and building regulation standards. In response to Member’s questions it was confirmed that the boundary for the affected neighbour would be extended externally in line with building regulations for insulation.
In response to further questions from Members, officers confirmed:
· The landowner would be responsible for any ongoing tree and hedgerow maintenance and replacement.
· Condition 7 requires the junction meeting Leeway to be built to a standard approved by the local authority.
· It is not in the remit of Planning authority to enforce a condition or informative requiring the transfer of land when increasing the internal to external wall size. Planning has no power to compel any changes in ownership.
· The requirement for 8 replacement trees is covered by the Landscape Condition and TPO.
After debate, Cllr Webb moved, and Cllr Crawshaw seconded that the application be approved due to it being an application for a sustainable development providing housing options where there is a ... view the full minutes text for item 57a