Venue: Council Chamber
Contact: Georgina Moore/Chris Lunn
Declarations of Interest
The minutes of the meeting of the Planning and Development Committee, held on 11 June 2021, were submitted and approved as a correct record.
Item 1 - Whimsey Nook - Page 9
Item 2 - Land at Centre Square - Page 17
Head of Planning submitted plans deposited as applications to develop land
under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
21/0064/COU Retrospective extension to residential curtilage with boundary fencing and wall to front at Whimsey Nook, Stainton Way, Middlesbrough TS8 9DF for Mr & Mrs K Wanless
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 retrospective planning permission was sought for the change of use of land to residential curtilage and erection of a boundary wall to the front. Extension to the curtilage had taken place on both the side and rear boundaries of the site, with a total land take of approximately 719m2.
Whimsey Nook was a relatively isolated property located on the southern side of Stainton Way. The site was bounded on both sides and to the rear by open land. Cleveland Community Safety Hub was located to the west, the access road to the Community Safety Hub and the wider Hemlington Grange site was to the east with residential development beyond.
The site of the existing property (prior to the unauthorised expansion of residential curtilage) was not allocated for any specific purposes in the Local Plan and was in use for residential purposes. Land immediately abutting the site to the west, east and south was allocated as employment land and was part of the Hemlington Grange site identified in the Development Plan.
Consideration needed to be given to the principle of the change of use and whether that would restrict future development of the adjacent site, thereby hampering the implementation of the Council’s policies in relation to the wider Hemlington Grange area.
It was considered that although the proposed use did not accord with the uses set out in Policy H24 of adopted Development Plan, the extension of the curtilage of that existing residential premises would not unduly impact the potential for future development of the wider site. Nor would it prevent the implementation of the Council’s policies set out in the Local Plan. As such, the change of use to residential curtilage was considered to be acceptable in principle.
The Head of Planning advised that the recommendation was to approve the application, with conditions.
A Member raised a query regarding the purchasing of the land. In response, the Head of Planning advised that it was understood that the Applicant had been in negotiations with the Council, had agreed terms for purchasing the land and that planning permission was required before the transaction to purchase the land could be completed.
In response to a Member’s query regarding the site being currently allocated as employment land, the Head of Planning advised that the use was under review and it was envisaged that the allocation would be changed to residential use.
The Applicant was elected to address the committee, in support of the ... view the full minutes text for item 21/8
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).
commented that in respect of those applications that had been refused, it would
have been beneficial for the committee to be informed of the reason/s for