Agenda and minutes

Planning and Development Committee - Thursday 8th February, 2024 1.30 pm

Venue: Mandela Room

Contact: Joanne McNally 

No. Item


Declarations of Interest


Name of Councillor

Type of Interest

Item/Nature of Interest

Councillor I Morrish


Agenda Item 4, Item 1, Ward Councillor,

Member of Marton West Community Council

Councillor M McClintock


Agenda Item 4, Item 1

Ward Councillor and Member of Nunthorpe Parish Council

Councillor J Rostron


Agenda Item 4, Item 2, Ward Councillor

Councillor J Platt


Agenda Item 4, Item 3 & 4, Ward Councillor 



Minutes - Planning and Development Committee - 11 January 2024 pdf icon PDF 144 KB


Councillor McClintock requested that the minutes be amended as he had declared an interest at the meeting on 11 January 2024.


The Democratic Services Officer advised Councillor McClintock that the minutes had been amended to include the Declaration.


The minutes of the meeting of the Planning and Development Committee held on 11 January 2024 were then submitted and approved as a correct record.



Schedule of Remaining Planning Applications to be Considered by Committee pdf icon PDF 146 KB

Schedule – Page 7


Item 1 – Land at Ford Riding Centre - Page 9


Item 2 – J H Proudlock Ltd, Emmerson Street – Page 43


Item 3 – 136 Low Lane – Page 59


Item 4 – Discovery Special Academy – Page 73


Additional documents:


The Head of Planning submitted plans deposited as applications to develop land under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

22/0524/MAJ, Land at Ford Riding Centre, Nunthorpe, erection of 45 dwellings along with open space and associated infrastructure (Demolition of existing buildings)


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 along with detailing consultee and other responses.


Members heard that planning permission was sought for the demolition of some existing buildings on the site and the erection of 45 dwellings, including 18 bungalows, with associated access, landscaping and infrastructure on land at the Ford Close Riding Centre to the east of Brass Castle Lane.


The dwellings proposed consist of:


·        13. no three bed dwellings

·        15. no four bed dwellings

·        17. no five bed dwellings


18 dwellings (40% of the proposed dwellings) were bungalows, all the properties were detached dwellings.


Members were advised that the site was allocated for housing in the Local Plan therefore the principle of residential dwellings on this site would be acceptable. It was considered that the proposed development would provide a good mix of dwelling types which were of a high-quality design and materials, in an attractive landscaped setting with an appropriate layout. The development would not result in a significant detrimental impact on the amenities of existing local residents. Members heard that localised and strategic works to the highway network would mitigate against the impact of the development on the local highway network.


The Head of Planning explained that the site was located to the east of Brass Castle Lane, south east of the junction with Fulford Way. It comprised of 5.5ha of open fields and mature woodland. Part of the site had an existing dwelling and buildings relating to the riding school located along the northeast boundary of the site.


Members heard that a previous planning application submitted on 8 December 2020 which sought the demolition of existing buildings and the erection of 69 dwellings (including 19no. bungalows) with open space and infrastructure had been refused.


Members were advised that consultation letters had been sent to local residents and following receipt of revised plans a further consultation exercise had been carried out.  Objections had been received from residents from 6 properties.


The objections included:


·        Object to anymore houses in this area

·        Loss of green space

·        Increase in traffic

·        Inadequate parking/fronts dominated by parking

·        Increase in noise

·        Impact on wildlife

·        Additional tree planting should run the full length to make a natural green wall

·        An “executive” bungalow has four or more bedrooms on the ground floor, no such properties have been included

·        They have not proposed any bungalows only dormer properties

·        Not enough community assets/amenities

·        Not in accordance with the Marton West Neighbourhood Plan

·        The local plan is out of date in relation to its assessment of current housing need in 2022;

·        Middlesbrough Council  ...  view the full minutes text for item 23/28


Applications Approved by the Head of Planning pdf icon PDF 355 KB


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).



Planning Appeals




Any other urgent items which in the opinion of the Chair, may be considered.