Agenda and minutes

Planning and Development Committee - Friday 2nd September, 2022 1.30 pm

Venue: Mandela Room

Contact: Georgina Moore/Chris Lunn 

No. Item


Declarations of Interest


Name of Member

Type of Interest

Item/Nature of Interest

Councillor C Dodds


Agenda Item 5, Item 1 - Land at Low Lane, Ward Councillor

Councillor J Hobson


Agenda Item 5, Item 2 - Grey Towers Village, Ward Councillor



Minutes - Planning and Development Committee - 22 July 2022 pdf icon PDF 577 KB


The minutes of the meeting of the Planning and Development Committee held on 22 July 2022 were submitted and approved as a correct record.



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

Schedule – Page 13

Item 1 – Land At Low Lane – Page 15

Item 2 – Grey Towers Village – Page 129

Item 3 – 15 Salton Close – Page 143


Additional documents:


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


20/0510/OUT Outline planning application for commercial development (Use Class E), including access, parking, and associated infrastructure and development (all matters reserved except for access, layout and scale) at Land at Low Lane, Middlesbrough, TS5 8EH for ML Retail (Development) Limited


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 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 the principle issues to be considered in respect of the application were:


·        site proposals and the policy context;

·        retail issues;

·        highway matters; and

·        sustainability and highways issues.


The purpose of the application was to seek outline planning consent for a commercial development (Use class E) including access, parking and associated infrastructure at land at the A1044 in Middlesbrough. The proposal was for all matters to be reserved except for access, layout and scale.


The application site was an area of grassland located between the A174 and Low Lane (A1044) in Middlesbrough, an area of approximately 1.7 hectares. The site was located to the north of the A174 with the slip road from the A174 to Low Lane located along the eastern boundary of the site. Along the northern and western perimeters of the site was Low Lane.


Residential housing was located to the east (along Low Lane) with a modern housing development located to the north and west of the site, which formed part of the Brookfield allocation.


The site was located to the south of the A1044 Low Lane/Jack Simon Way roundabout and was surrounded on all sides by main highways, specifically the A1044 to the northern half of the site A174 and A174 eastbound exit slip road to the southern half of the site.


The proposed development requested planning permission for 9 units:


        Unit 1 would be 1,899 square metres of floor space for a Limited Assortment Discount (“LAD”) food store (i.e. Lidl);

        Unit 2 would be 1,858 square metres of floor space for a variety store, or variety store and food store;

        Units 3 to 6 and 8 to 9 would be smaller units of 92 square metres each; and

        Unit 7 would be 180 square metres of floor space for a drive thru unit.


The proposal planned to provide 218 car parking spaces, including 11 disabled spaces and 9 parent and child spaces with 54 cycle spaces. In addition, a Toucan Crossing was proposed to the east of the Low Lane/Jack Simon Way roundabout.


In terms of the policy context, paragraphs 4 to 49 of the submitted report provided information on both local and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 22/7