Agenda and minutes

Planning and Development Committee - Thursday 11th January, 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 Morgan McClintock


Agenda Item 4, Item 1, Chandlers Ridge Primary School



Minutes - Planning and Development Committee - 16 November 2023 pdf icon PDF 188 KB


The minutes of the meeting of the Planning and Development Committee held on 16 November 2023 were submitted and approved as a correct record.



Schedule of Remaining Planning Applications to be Considered by Committee pdf icon PDF 141 KB

Schedule – Page 12

Item 1 – Chandlers Ridge Primary School – Page 15

Additional documents:


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

23/0424/FUL, Chandlers Ridge Primary School, Chandlers Ridge, Middlesbrough, a single storey extension to the existing school building to create 2 new classrooms with associated external works in the existing car park.


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 along with detailing consultee and other responses.


Members heard that planning permission was sought for a single storey extension to the west of the main school building with associated external alterations, and alterations to the existing car parking area. The proposals would also alter the arrangements for the existing bin stores which would be relocated close to their existing location. Seven car parking spaces would be lost in order to facilitate the proposed extension.


The proposed extension is a modest secondary addition to the school which would be finished in matching materials and would generally be in keeping with the scale and appearance of the existing school building. The extension would be set well back into the site and would not create an incongruous feature when viewed from the public realm.


Members heard that the proposed extension would bring the school building closer to residential properties although a reasonable intervening distance would remain and as such there would be no notable adverse impact on residential amenity.


The Development Control Manager advised Committee Members that objections had been raised by residents and the Parish Council mainly in relation to parking and highway safety. 


As part of the extension the car parking area would be partly built on and changes made to the car parking layout. Parking numbers were proposed to be reduced by 7 spaces from 29 to 22. Members were advised that the school car park was only used by staff, visitors and for deliveries i.e it was not available for use by the public nor parents.


The Development Control Manager advised that the Tees Valley Design Guide indicated a parking requirement for the school including the extension as being 25 spaces.  The Tees Valley Highway Design Guide indicates that the school could provide 25 spaces. The level of provision was therefore only 3 spaces below that set out in the Design Guide. Members heard that in addition to this guidance the school had undertaken surveys which demonstrated that the parking was not fully utilised and as such the reduction in spaces could be accommodated without harm or displacement of parking.


It was also advised that the access to the school and carpark would not be altered by this proposal and there would be no change to the way in which the children attend the school.  Members heard that the addition of the 2 classrooms could increase the number of children attending the school which by default could increase the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 23/22


Applications Approved by the Head of Planning pdf icon PDF 408 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 Development Control Manager provided a verbal update to Members of the Committee on the outcome of various planning appeals.





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