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Planning Applications Received pdf icon PDF 84 KB

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2020/0366/FUL: Birchwood Lodge, Market Weighton Road, Barlby pdf icon PDF 134 KB

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Location: 2020/0366/FUL – Birchwood Lodge, Market Weighton Road, Barlby

Proposal: Erection of research and development building to replace an existing store building


The matter had been brought to the Chief Executive for consideration under urgency as the application had been called in by Ward Councillor Karl Arthur due to concerns over the impact on the residential amenity of neighbouring occupiers.

Officers presented the application to the Chief Executive who noted that it was for the erection of a research and development building to replace an existing store building.


An Officer Update Note had been circulated prior to the meeting which stated that since the publication of the report, additional written representations had been received from Councillors and a member of the public. This had resulted in several amendments to the Officer report.


The recommendation had been updated to Minded to Approve following the expiry of the consultation period on 29 May 2020, and subject the conditions and to no new material issues being raised.


An additional representation had been received from one of the neighbouring properties objecting to the proposed development and raised several concerns. These related to breaches of previous planning permissions, increased noise and pollution, loss of amenity to neighbours, over industrialisation, the viewing balcony, concerns that the site will become a mini airport, the stress and upset to surrounding residents and the increase of vehicle movements.


The Officer Update Note also included details of amendments to Conditions 7 and 8 within the Officer’s report, which had been changed to read more concisely. Condition 7 had also been amended to include a reference to the Local Highways Authority (LHA).


As part of the decision-making process Members had been consulted on the application. These comments were collated presented to the Chief Executive as part of her decision making. Comments had been received from some Members of the Planning Committee and the Ward Members.


Some Members had expressed their agreement with the Officer’s recommendation of approval, whilst also commenting that the fence along the southern boundary of the site should be strengthened to reduce the impact of noise on neighbours from gyrocopters, and that both committee site visits it was apparent that the biggest issue of noise was from traffic on the A163.


Other Members had concerns that the rural site was becoming increasingly industrialised beyond what was originally intended. The impact on the amenity of local residents would be exacerbated further by the proposals, including the cumulative impact of ongoing planning permission breaches, noise pollution, visual impacts and the effect on the health of neighbours and the surrounding natural environment. This would all result in concerns as to whether the amenity of the countryside could be protected. A number of complaints had been received over the past five years from neighbours to the site.


Some Members were of the opinion that the application should be deferred for consideration by the Planning Committee and until Ward Members had met with the Planning Enforcement Team.


Lastly, a few Members had questioned  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.1