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Declarations of Interest
The minutes of the meeting of the Planning and Development Committee held on 19 November 2021 were submitted and approved as a correct record.
Schedule - Page 9
Item 1 - Land adjacent to Ayresome Gardens - Page 11
Item 2 - 2 Mallowdale - Page 27
The Head of Planning submitted plans deposited as applications to develop land under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
For consideration of the following item, Councillor Cooper advised that he was acting in his capacity as a Ward Councillor, on behalf of his constituents, rather than a member of the committee.
20/0374/FUL Erection of part-three, part-four storey residential accommodation comprising 75no. beds for use as either student accommodation or House in Multiple Occupation (sui generis) at Land Adjacent to Ayresome Gardens, Middlesbrough TS1 4QN for Mr A Mushtaq
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 Development Control Manager advised that planning permission was sought for the development of a part-three, part-four storey building comprising 75 individual bedrooms for student accommodation or House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) purposed (sui generis use class).
The committee was advised that the submitted report contained an error, Mr S Chambers had been identified as the Applicant and he was the Land Owner, the Applicant was in fact 2020 company.
Members were advised that the application site had been granted planning permission for a similar use in 2016. Through planning permission M/FP/0374/16/P, consent had been granted for the construction of a part-two/part-three storey building, with a brick/block with render external appearance, accommodating 72 student beds. Although the development had not been constructed, pre-commencement conditions had been discharged and groundworks had commenced. That meant the 2016 permission had a technical commencement and was extant, and could be built out any time. Therefore, it was considered that the principle of a development for student accommodation on the site, had been established.
The main differences between the approved development and the current application were considered to be the four-storey element of the proposal, the general design/layout of the scheme, and the removal of on-site parking. The current application also proposed 75 beds in total, rather than 72.
The application site was a narrow strip of derelict land located between the recreational area, known as Ayresome Gardens, and the rear gardens of 2.5-storey residential properties along Crescent Road and Ayresome Street. Directly to the east of the site was the former Sunday School building, attached to the northern side of the associated former Park Methodist Church, which was a Listed Building. To the west of the application site was Nos. 38-42 Crescent Road, which operated as Middlesbrough Tool Centre.
Members were advised that the site would be largely occupied by the proposed building. The committee was shown a series of artist impressions/computer generated images to demonstrate the location plan, the proposed site plan and the proposed front and rear elevations.
The building line of the proposal was similar to that of the previous extant permission.
In terms of servicing the development, access to the front of the development was limited to pedestrian access only and was ... view the full minutes text for item 21/29
Any other urgent items which in the opinion of the Chair, may be considered.
In respect of appeal decisions, the Development Control Manager provided Members with detailed information on those that had recently been published by the Planning Inspectorate.
Appeal Ref: APP/W0734/D/21/3272477 12 Levington Wynd, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough TS7 0QD - Appeal Dismissed
The development proposed was originally described as ‘Ground floor extension of garage and hall, first floor extension above garage and extended hall to provide master bedroom and fifth bedroom with conversion of existing bedroom to en-suite’.
The main issues were the effect of the development on:
· the street scene within Levington Wynd; and
· the living conditions of the occupiers of No 10 Levington Wynd with particular reference to outlook and privacy.
Appeal Ref: APP/W0734/Z/21/3272495 Land at CB Construction, North Ormesby Road, Visible from A66 flyover, Middlesbrough TS4 2AG - Appeal Dismissed
The advertisement proposed was conversion of existing 96-sheet advertising display to two digital 48-sheet advertising displays.
The main issue was the effect of the proposed advertisement on public safety in relation to road users.
Appeal Ref: APP/W0734/W/21/3283975 Land off James Street, Middlesbrough TS3 6LJ - Appeal Dismissed
The development was change of use from B8 to scrap metal yard (sui generis).
The main issues were:
· the effect of the proposal on the living conditions of existing occupiers of neighbouring properties with specific reference to noise; and
· the effect of the proposal on the character and appearance of the area.