Venue: Mandela Room
Contact: Georgina Moore
Declarations of Interest
There were no declarations of
interest received at this point in the meeting.
minutes of the meeting of the Planning and Development Committee held on 7
October 2022 were submitted and approved as a correct record.
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Shelton Court - Page 9
The Head of Planning submitted plans deposited
as applications to develop land under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
Installation of air conditioning plant within inner courtyard; and new
deliveries ramp to rear at 15 Shelton Court, Middlesbrough, TS3 9PD for One
Stop Stores Limited
The above application had been identified as
requiring a site visit by members of the Planning and Development Committee.
Accordingly, a site visit had been held prior to the meeting.
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 application was to seek planning approval for the installation of an air
conditioning plant within the building’s inner courtyard; and new deliveries
ramp to rear.
The site was located within the designated
Shelton Court Local Centre.
Members were shown several images, illustrating
both existing and proposed rear, side and front elevations.
The existing deliveries route to the rear was
to be altered to provide improvements and ramp access, instead of the existing
It was planned that the air conditioning units
would be purely functional and fairly typical and utilitarian in their design.
The units were to be positioned within the existing external central courtyard
and as such would be entirely screened by the existing building. The
positioning of the units planned to ensure that there would be no significant
impacts in terms of noise.
Three objections had been received, which had
raised concerns with regards to the use of the premises and possible littering,
anti-social behaviour and parking problems associated with it. A signed
petition had also been received, which referenced licensing issues. Those
matters were not material to the consideration of the submitted application, as
the change of use of the premises to a retail outlet was a permitted change.
Ultimately, the objections received related mainly to the change of use and as
such were not material or relevant to the consideration of the application.
The Head of Planning advised that the proposals
were considered to be suitably scaled and appropriate additions in the
location, which would have minimal impact on the appearance and character of
the area. The application was considered to be acceptable, fully in accordance
with the relevant policy guidance.
A discussion ensued and a Member commented that
there were no material considerations or technical reasons, which indicated
that the application should be refused.
ORDERED that the application
be Approved for the reasons set out
in the report.
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).
Any other urgent items which in the opinion of the Chair, may be considered.
terms of the Nutrient Neutrality advice that had been recently issued by
Natural England, the Council had commissioned consultants to consider
population impacts of new developments. The
consultants had determined that the figure suggested by Natural England for use
in the nutrient calculator had, in the case of Middlesbrough, overestimated the
likely additional population that would result from the development of new
housing and it had been stated that a formula of 0.6 persons per dwelling
should be applied. Members were advised that the consultant methodology had
been accepted by Natural England. It was considered that the revised figure was
robust and would reduce the impact of the advice on new developments and
subsequently the mitigation measures required.