Agenda and minutes

Planning and Development Committee - Thursday 11th April, 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 M McClintock


Agenda Item 4, Item 1, Ward Councillor

Councillor Ian Morrish


Agenda Item 4, Item 1, Step-daughter works for Persimmon Homes

Councillor David Coupe


Agenda Item 4, Item 2, Ward Councillor

Councillor Jim Platt


Agenda Item 4, Item 3, Ward Councillor



Minutes - Planning and Development Committee - 7 March 2024 pdf icon PDF 100 KB


The minutes of the meeting of the Planning and Development Committee held on 7 March 2024 were submitted and approved as a correct record.



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

Schedule – Page 9


Item 1 – Nunthorpe Grange – Page 11


Item 2 – Land at Hemlington Grange South – Page 23


Item 3 – 4 Hall Drive, TS5 7EN – Page 45


Item 4 – 30 Woodvale, TS8 0SH – Page 61

Additional documents:


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

20/0658/FUL, Nunthorpe Grange, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough, erection of 69 no. residential dwellings with associated access, landscaping and infrastructure.


** Councillor Morgan McClintock recused himself from the Committee for consideration of the item**


Members were advised that planning permission was sought for the erection of 69 dwellings with associated access, landscaping and infrastructure on land at Nunthorpe Grange to the northwest of the A1043 Nunthorpe Bypass.  Members heard that the land was part of the wider Nunthorpe Grange Plan.


Members heard that the application had previously been considered at Committee on the 16 December 2022. The application was deferred for two reasons. Firstly to allow the developer time to discuss the application with residents at Nunthorpe Gardens particularly in relation to the impact of one plot on the immediate property 18 Nunthorpe Gardens. Secondly, to provide more detailed information on the legal rights of access for future residents of the development to a pedestrian and cycle link connecting to Nunthorpe Gardens providing a sustainable link to existing infrastructure and services.


The Head of Planning stated that following a consultation exercise in December 2022, 33 objections were received from 33 properties, Nunthorpe Community Council, Nunthorpe Parish Council and Ward Councillors.


Members were advised that the site was allocated for housing in the Local Plan therefore the principle of residential dwellings on the site was acceptable.  It was considered that the proposed development would provide a good mix of dwelling types


The site was allocated for housing in the Local Plan therefore the principle of residential dwellings on this site was 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 density, design, housetypes and layout were sympathetic to the local character of the surrounding area and were in accordance with the adopted Design Code.


The development would not result in a significant detrimental impact on the amenities of existing local residents.


Members heard that it was considered that the development of this site in isolation did not give priority first to pedestrian and cycle movements. It failed to provide a suitable, safe and attractive pedestrian and cycle link to existing residentials estates and infrastructure. The proposed link was long, convoluted, lacked natural surveillance and was considered to be unsafe. It does not promote and provide an attractive sustainable travel option for residents as an alternative to private car journeys.


The proposed development therefore failed to deliver alternative travel options which are sought in the NPPF paragraphs 114 and 116, and the Local Plan policy



The Committee were informed that changes had been made to the layout since the application was deferred. The majority of the changes did not materially alter the analysis of the application set out in the previous report. Members were advised that they needed to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 23/40


Applications Approved by the Head of Planning pdf icon PDF 344 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


The Head of Planning advised the Committee that the Lidl application on Green Lane would be appealed and a public enquiry would be held.  It was also advised that the appeal for 8 dwellings on Grey Towers had been approved by the Planning Inspectorate.


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