Agenda and minutes

Planning and Development Committee - Friday 11th March, 2022 1.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Georgina Moore/Chris Lunn 

No. Item


Declarations of Interest


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


Minutes - Planning and Development Committee - 11 February 2022 pdf icon PDF 304 KB


The minutes of the meeting of the Planning and Development Committee held on 11 February 2022 were submitted and approved as a correct record.


Schedule of Remaining Planning Applications to be Considered by Committee pdf icon PDF 185 KB

Schedule - Page 11

Item 1 - Land Adjacent to Ayresome Gardens (Update Report) - Page 13

Item 1 - Background Paper - Committee Report (17 December 2021) - Page 19

Item 2 - Unit 5, Captain Cook Square - Page 35

Additional documents:


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


20/0374/FUL Erection of part-three, part-four storey residential accommodation comprising 74no. beds for student accommodation (sui generis) at Land Adjacent to Ayresome Gardens, Middlesbrough TS1 4QN for Mr A Mushtaq (UPDATE REPORT)


The Development Control Manager advised that 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 on the morning prior to the meeting.


Full details of the planning application and the plan status were outlined in the original officer 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.


Members were advised that the application site had been granted planning permission for a similar use in 2016.  Through planning permission M/FP/0374/16/P, consent had been granted for the construction of a part-two/part-three storey building, with a brick/block with render external appearance, accommodating 72 student beds.  Although the development had not been constructed, pre-commencement conditions had been discharged and groundworks had commenced.  That meant the 2016 permission had a technical commencement and was extant, and could be built out any time.  Therefore, it was considered that the principle of a development for student accommodation on the site, had been established.


The application had initially been submitted to the Planning and Development Committee meeting held on 17 December 2021 for consideration.  The Development Control Manager advised that the purpose of the update report was to inform the Committee of the responses received from the Agent and Applicant following the issues raised by Members at the previous meeting.  They included points of clarification and revised plans relating to the following matters:


-         The potential impact on the trees in the park including their influence on the likely residential amenities of future occupiers;

-         The proposed parking arrangements to facilitate drop-offs and pick-ups of students;

-         Waste store arrangements and functionality; and

-         The practically of the bicycle store arrangements.


In addition to the above, the report also covered the issues of the access to the alleyway, the installation of alleygates, and other permissions required to access the site.


Notwithstanding the submission of additional information as discussed in the report, it remained the officer recommendation to refuse planning permission.


The scheme had been confirmed by the Applicant as now being for student use only rather than including potential use as a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO).  The number of beds had also been reduced from 75 to 74.


Regarding trees, the footprint of the proposed building would be close to the northern boundary with Ayresome Gardens, where a number of trees were situated along the boundary.  The distance between the principal elevation and the trees was approximately two metres, which included four mature trees and many saplings that had recently been planted.


In the event of approval, it was considered that the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 21/42


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


Notification of weekly planning applications for Elected Members


The Head of Planning explained that the Planning department had recently moved to a new system for how it managed planning applications, which meant that the weekly list of planning applications that was emailed to all Councillors was currently unavailable in the format previously provided; a solution to reintroduce a weekly email was currently being devised.  Reference was made to the planning pages of the Council’s website, which listed submitted planning applications.  It was indicated to Members that if any training or support to access the information was required, that was available.


A Member queried whether the applications could be filtered down to Ward level.  In response, a fellow Member confirmed that that could be achieved and briefly explained the process.