Agenda and draft minutes

Tynedale Local Area Council - Tuesday, 27th April, 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: Remote Meeting

Contact: Nichola Turnbull 

Items
No. Item

207.

PROCEDURE TO BE FOLLOWED AT A VIRTUAL PLANNING COMMITTEE pdf icon PDF 144 KB

Minutes:

The Chair advised members of the procedure which would be followed at the virtual meeting and of the changes to the public speaking protocol.

208.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Quinn, Sharp and Stow.

209.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 114 KB

Minutes of the meeting of the Tynedale Local Area Council, held on 9 February 2021, as circulated, to be confirmed as a true record, and signed by the Chair.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Tynedale Local Area Council held on 9 February 2021, as circulated, be confirmed as a true record and signed by the Chair.

DEVELOPMENT CONTROL

Councillor Cessford then vacated the Chair, for Planning Vice-Chair Councillor Gibson to chair the development control section of the agenda, as was the arrangement for all Local Area Councils.

210.

DETERMINATION OF PLANNING APPLICATIONS pdf icon PDF 94 KB

To request the committee to decide the planning applications attached to this report using the powers delegated to it.  (Report enclosed as Appendix A.)

 

Please note that printed letters of objection/support are no longer circulated with the agenda but are available on the Council’s website at http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/Planning.aspx

Minutes:

The committee was requested to decide the planning applications attached to the report using the powers delegated to it. Members were reminded of the principles which should govern their consideration of the applications, the procedure for handling representations, the requirement of conditions and the need for justifiable reasons for the granting of permission or refusal of planning applications.

 

RESOLVED that the information be noted.

211.

20/03348/FUL pdf icon PDF 186 KB

Construction of a first floor extension and a new pitched roof to the existing extension (amended 23.2.21)

Dene Croft, The Dene, Allendale NE47 9PX

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Planning Officer introduced the application with the aid of a powerpoint presentation and advised that there were no updates following publication of the report.

 

N Turnbull, Democratic Services Officer, read out a statement from the agent on behalf of the applicants Dulcie Revely and Darren Lees, which would be attached to the signed minutes and uploaded to the Council’s website.

 

In response to questions from Members the following information was provided:-

 

·        Information regarding the proposed use of the extension for homeworking and the query regarding the build date of the extension had been provided to the Planning Officer after the report had been written and agenda papers issued to Councillors.  The applicant had been given the opportunity to withdraw the application from the meeting, in order to enable them to provide amended plans and additional information.  However, this had been declined as they had not wanted to incur further delay whilst the revised plans and information were assessed.  It was for this reason that that the report contained no reference to policy ANDP6.  However, officers considered that the proposal would have been contrary to bullet point 3 of that policy.

·        Clarification was provided regarding Allendale Neighbourhood Development Plan Policy ANDP9 which related to Extensions to Dwellings which stated:

·        ‘Planning permission will be granted for extensions to dwellings in settlements and in the open countryside where these accord with Policy ANDP1 provided that:

·        the overall design, size, appearance, scale, height and mass of the extension remains visually and functionally subservient to the host dwelling;

·        the external facing materials used in the construction of the extension match or complement the materials used in the construction of the host dwelling;

·        no significant and adverse impact arises from the development on the amenity of neighbouring residents;

·        the cumulative effects of such extensions across the surrounding countryside are acceptable; and

·        the effects of any significant increased run-off from rainwater arising on the additional hard surfaced area created by the extension can reasonably be mitigated.’

The aim of the Allendale Neighbourhood Plan was to see overall good design, appearance, size etc., whether it was for homeworking or a bedroom extension, good design was key.  Members were reminded that the property also fell within the AONB.  The application had been assessed against the aforementioned criteria.

·        The applicants had not provided any evidence or made reference to the extension having been built before 1 July 1948, until the written submission.  It had therefore been assumed that the flat roof section had been built more recently.

·        The discrepancy between the figures quoted in the written submission of 23% and the report were believed to be due to the agent assessing floor space, whilst the Local Authority assessed volume.  A reassessment of the proposals, assuming the flat roof extension had been built before 1948, resulted in a calculation of at least a 40% increase in volume.

·        More work might be required to establish on what basis the percentages be calculated.  If part of the building had been extended before  ...  view the full minutes text for item 211.

212.

PLANNING APPEALS UPDATE pdf icon PDF 165 KB

For Members’ information to report the progress of planning appeals.  This is a monthly report and relates to appeals throughout all 5 Local Area Council Planning Committee areas and covers appeals of Strategic Planning Committee. (Report enclosed as Appendix B.)

Minutes:

The report provided information on the progress of planning appeals.

 

RESOLVED that the information be noted.

On the conclusion of the development control business Councillor Gibson vacated the Chair.  Councillor Cessford returned to the Chair for the remainder of the meeting.

213.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 15 June 2021 at 2.00 p.m.

Minutes:

The next meeting would be held on Tuesday 15 June 2021, the time would be confirmed.

The Chair expressed his thanks to all Councillors and said farewell to those who weren’t standing in the upcoming elections or if they should not meet again.  He also wished to place on record his appreciation to all officers, including Planning, Local Services and Democratic Services for the support they had given to the Tynedale Local Area Council in the previous four years.