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Declarations of Interest
The minutes of the meeting of the Planning and Development Committee held on 5 February 2021 were submitted and approved as a correct record.
Schedule - Page 13
Item 1 - Land off Stokesley Road - Pages 15 to 36
Item 2 - Melrose House - Pages 37 to 53
Item 3 - Boho X - Pages 55 to 85
The Head of Planning submitted plans deposited as applications to develop land under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
20/0644/FUL Erection of medical centre with associated car parking and landscaping at Land off Stokesley Road, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough for Assura Aspire Ltd
Full details of the planning application and the plan status were outlined in the report. The report contained a detailed analysis of the application and analysed relevant policies from the National Planning Policy Framework and the Local Development Framework.
The Head of Planning advised that the purpose of the planning application was to seek approval for the erection of a single storey medical centre with associated parking and access.
The site was generally flat and had an area of approximately 0.48ha. The proposal was to construct a single storey medical centre, which included 30 vehicle parking spaces, motorcycle and cycle parking and associated landscaping to replace the existing health centre located on Guisborough Road. Access would be located to the southern boundary of the site from Stokesley Road.
Following the usual consultation process, 18 comments had been received from local residents, 17 of which were objections. Comments had also been received from the Ward Councillors and Nunthorpe Parish Council. The greatest concern, highlighted in numerous objections, was that of highway safety. Following discussion with the Applicant, a revised scheme showing relocation of the vehicular access was submitted. It was commented that the revised access arrangements for vehicles improved highway safety and met the relevant criteria in terms of highway design. It also separated the vehicular activity from the pedestrian activity.
Members heard that the building would have a gross external area of approximately 565 sq m. It had a t-shaped design intersecting pitch roof and would be constructed using a mix of brick and cedar cladding with slate roof tiles. It was highlighted that the site also provided the opportunity for the future development of a pharmacy, the expansion of the medical centre and additional car parking spaces, if required.
The site was currently used for agriculture but formed part of the Nunthorpe Grange site. H29 of the Local Plan identified the Nunthorpe Grange site to deliver a maximum of 250 homes. Although the adopted housing policy H29 did not specifically identify a medical centre use at the allocated housing site, the Nunthorpe Grange Design Code, subsequently adopted in 2019, did.
A large portion of comments from local residents related to various aspects of road safety. Members were advised of the concerns that had been raised with regards to the access arrangements and the provision of footpaths along Stokesley Road. It was commented that the proposed access arrangements for both vehicles and pedestrians met the relevant criteria in terms of highway design. A pedestrian crossing point was to be provided at the access point and while footpath provision fell short, of what would have been expected in a new environment, the existing footpath met the minimum standard and the proposed works provided a suitable arrangement whilst working within ... view the full minutes text for item 20/39
The Head of Planning submitted details of planning applications which had been approved to date in accordance with the delegated authority granted to him at Minute 187 (29 September 1992).
Members raised queries in respect of the refusal of an application for a change of use from public house (A4) to convenience store (A1). The Development Control Manager responded and provided information on the restrictions associated with the proposed use being outside of the Local Centre.