Agenda and minutes

Planning and Development Committee - Friday 10th September, 2021 1.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Georgina Moore/Chris Lunn 

No. Item


Welcome and Introduction


Following the Chair’s introduction to the meeting, a Member made reference to site visits and queried when these would be reinstated.  The Head of Planning advised that this was currently being explored with a view to reintroducing them as soon as possible.




Declarations of Interest


There were no declarations of interest received at this point in the meeting.


Minutes - Planning and Development Committee - 16 July 2021 pdf icon PDF 166 KB


The minutes of the Planning and Development Committee meeting, held on 16 July 2021, were submitted and approved as a correct record.


Schedule of Remaining Planning Applications to be Considered by Committee pdf icon PDF 145 KB

Item 1 - Land at Hemlington Lane - Page 11

Item 2 - Cleveland Cottage - Page 43

Item 3 - 20 Fountains Drive - Page 61

Additional documents:


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


19/0355/FUL Erection of 18 no bungalows with associated access and landscaping works on Land at Hemlington Lane, Middlesbrough for Mr K Shannon


Item deferred for the following reasons:


To allow assessment of wildlife feature found on site.

21/0041/FUL Erection of 1 no dwellinghouse (demolition of existing property) at Cleveland Cottage, Brass Castle Lane, Middlesbrough TS8 9ED for Mr and Mrs Spriggs


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 permission was sought for the erection of a large detached two-storey dwelling on the site of an existing dwelling and associated garage, which were to be demolished.  The development would largely maintain the area and character of the existing property. 


Members heard that following a consultation exercise, there had been no objections received.  Two representations had been received with comments on the proposed development, which raised issues pertaining to builders’ operations, the scheduling of construction activities, and to the septic tank serving the site.  One letter of support had been received and a Ward Councillor had also supported the proposed development.

The application site was located outside of the limits of development, however, owing to the pre-existing dwellinghouse, officers were satisfied with the proposals and the recommendation was to approve the application, with conditions.


A Member made reference to the issues that had been raised during the consultation exercise and queried what assurances could be given to demonstrate that these had been taken into account.  In response, the Committee was advised that:


  • In respect of builders’ operations and all materials, plant and temporary accommodation being kept within the site, this should happen without issue.  However, if works were to extend beyond the boundaries of the site, the Planning department would have no control or authority over this and it would need to be treated as a civil matter.  It was commented that this was a significant site and there was plenty of space available within it to undertake works; there were no particular issues from an officer perspective regarding this.
  • In terms of construction hours, the Planning department did not control these; any particular issue or cause for complaint would need to be investigated by Environmental Health.  However, it was indicated that this site was a fair distance away from other residential properties.
  • In respect of the septic tank, whereby concerns had been raised that discharge into the tank and soakaway may pollute neighbours’ land, it was explained to Members that this was an existing septic tank which could connect into it, or new former drainage installed.  There was a condition attached whereby if system changes did occur, this would need to be referred back to Planning for agreement and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 21/13


Applications Approved by the Head of Planning pdf icon PDF 162 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).

A Member referred to application reference 21/0366/TELPN and queried what constituted a wrapround cabinet.  In response, the Development Control Manager advised that it was the cabinet that wrapped around the base of a monopole; masts being erected had a minimum of two, occasionally three, cabinets on site to support various functions.  It was explained that, on occasions, the cabinets wrapped around the pole whereas on others, the cabinet was separate from the pole and sited off to one side.


A Member referred to application reference 21/0196/FUL and queried whether this related to the incident of development works taking place on land behind residential property.  In response, this was deemed to be the case, but would be confirmed by the Head of Planning / Development Control Manager.

ORDERED that the Head of Planning / Development Control Manager provide clarification in relation to the enquiry raised regarding planning reference 21/0196/FUL.


Planning Appeals pdf icon PDF 105 KB

Appeal 1 - 103 Roman Road - Page 105

Appeal 2 - 2 Newport Crescent - Page 109

Appeal 3 - 22 The Avenue - Page 113

Additional documents:


Appeal Ref: APP/W0734/W/21/3268432 103 Roman Road, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough TS5 5PH – Appeal Dismissed


The development proposed was the erection of a two-storey rear extension and a single-storey rear extension.


The main issues in the determination of the appeal were:


·      The effect of the proposed development on the character and appearance of the area having particular regard to this part of Roman Road and with reference to the Linthorpe Conservation Area (CA); and

·    The effect of the proposed development on the living conditions of neighbouring occupiers having regard to matters of outlook and light.


Appeal Ref: APP/W0734/W/21/3268549 2 Newport Crescent, Middlesbrough TS1 5EP – Appeal Upheld


The development proposed change of use from shop A1 [E(a)] to hot food takeaway A5 [sui generis] - contemporary fish and chip shop.


The main issue in the determination of the appeal was the effect of the proposed development on the retail function of the town centre.


Appeal Ref: APP/W0734/D/21/3278295 22 The Avenue, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough TS5 6PD – Appeal Dismissed


The development proposed single-storey rear extension, single-storey front extension, first-storey side extension and loft conversion including dormer windows to front and rear.


The main issue in the determination of the appeal was whether or not the proposal would preserve or enhance the character or appearance of the Linthorpe Conservation Area (CA).


In respect of the appeals, the Development Control Manager provided Members with details of the issues raised by the Planning Inspectorate.