Land To The North And East Of Grid House, Metcalfe Lane, Osbaldwick, York [18/01778/FULM]
Erection of 40 dwellings with associated roads, landscaping and public open space [Osbaldwick and Derwent Ward] [Site Visit]
Members considered a major full application from Andrew Black for the erection of 40 dwellings with associated roads, landscaping and public open space on land to the North and East of Grid House, Metcalfe Lane, Osbaldwick, York.
Members were provided with an update from Officers. Officers advised Members of a report correction under paragraph 4.25 of the report that should read phase 3 rather than phase 4. Officers noted the additional responses from CYC Flood Risk Management, CYC Public Health, Osbaldwick Parish Council, Derwenthorpe Residents Association and from local residents. Officers noted additional conditions and obligations.
Ray Walker spoke in objection to the application on behalf of a number of residents on Derwent Way. He explained that residents felt that the application should be deferred for a number of reasons, namely no consultation on the application with the developer, problems with the Construction Traffic Management Plan (CTMP) and the enforcement of it, the impact of construction traffic on houses in Fifth Avenue, and problems road safety.
Bob Webb, a local resident, spoke in objection to the application. He explained that the residents on Fifth Avenue had suffered for 8.5 years the effects of HGVs travelling down that street. He noted that the restricted timings did not restrict the particulates from vehicles. He requested deferral because of the number of cars on Derwenthorpe and travelling down Fifth Avenue and that an alternative access route to the site needed to be looked at.
Elaine Davis spoke in objection to the application on behalf of a number of residents on Fifth Avenue. She noted that there was a petition from the residents on Fifth Avenue and she raised a number of questions concerning the application. She noted that issues needed to be resolved and would be compounded by the development. In response to a question she noted that the staff at Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) were rude and complacent.
Martin Rowley, a Governor at St Aelreds RC Primary School, spoke in objection to the application. He requested deferment of the application on the basis of the immediate and ongoing threat to the safety of children and parents at St Aelreds RC Primary School. He noted that there was no signage or road markings to indicate that there was a primary school and there was no safe crossing point on Fifth Avenue. He tabled a number of reports including a design and access statement which made no reference to the school. In response to Member questions Mr Rowley confirmed that the school was at capacity, listed the schools oversubscription criteria and percentage of Catholic children attending, and that there was no parking for parents. He undertook to check if signage to the school had been requested and he wasn’t aware if the school had made complaints about enforcement.
Alex Biddulf, a local resident and parent of children at the school, spoke in objection to the application. She explained that she had repeatedly had raised concerns regarding vehicles and traffic problems with CYC, JRHT and the school. She described the problems encountered by children and parents as a result of HGVs travelling to the site and she asked the Committee to consider the safety measures on the road. She was asked and confirmed that she had corresponded with CYC and JRHT and she added that she struggled to get her voice heard.
Katherine Jukes, Agent for the Applicant, spoke in support of the application. She gave an overview of the different phases on the site and noted the reason for the delay in phase 3. She addressed the reason for the redesign in layout. She advised that all traffic movement would be covered by a robust traffic management plan and she added that the applicant had agreed conditions pertaining to the timings of traffic to the site.
In response to Member questions Katherine Jukes
· Acknowledged the concerns of residents and noted that there was a warden in place for traffic. She was not aware of problems with the warden provision.
· Noted that there would be a planning condition applied restricting HGV movement times and that the Construction Environment Management Plan (CEMP) was conditioned.
· That the design and access statement included reference to the homes being environmentally friendly.
· Clarified the difference between the CTMP and CEMP.
In response to Member questions, Officers clarified that:
· There was a condition in place regarding lighting.
· There were no road markings as Fifth Avenue was not adopted.
· The application could be deferred for further discussions on managing construction traffic.
· Metcalf Lane was not an adopted highway.
· Additional items could be included in the CTMP regarding pedestrian routes and traffic management.
· The education contribution in the S106 was produced by the CYC education department based on 40 dwellings proposed in this application.
· The size and type of vehicles could be restricted by mutual agreement between the Highways Authority and the applicant.
Councillor Warters moved and Cllr Looked seconded deferral of the application on the basis of the Construction Traffic Management Plan (CTMP) being brought to the Committee. On being put to the vote it was:
Resolved: That the application be deferred
Reasons: In order for the Construction Traffic Management Plan (CTMP) to be brought to the Committee.
- Land To The North And East Of Grid House, Metcalfe Lane Report, item 66. PDF 208 KB
- Land To The North And East Of Grid House, Metcalfe Lane Site Plan, item 66. PDF 279 KB