Planning Committee meeting 22 April 2014 – Minutes

PONTELAND TOWN COUNCIL

MINUTES OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING:
22 APRIL 2014

Present: Councillor Mrs E Thompson (in the Chair), Councillors P Cowey, Mrs S Johnson, Mrs L Noble and C Rawlings

1. PLANNING APPLICATIONS

A list of planning applications received since the previous Committee meeting had been circulated.

1.1 14/01039/FUL: 32 Darras Road, Darras Hall, Ponteland NE20 9PA – Replacement dwelling and detached garage and alterations to existing access

COMMENT: Given the proposal and changes to the access, it is hoped that no trees or hedges will be removed, but if so we request that suitable replacements are made.

The Committee made no comments about the other 4 applications considered.

2. DECISIONS: APPLICATIONS AND APPEALS; WITHDRAWN APPLICATIONS

2.1 DECISION 13/02987/FUL: Oakwood Cottage, The Avenue, Medburn NE20 0JD – Construction of two dwellings
Permission granted under delegated powers on 7 April 2014.
The Committee had made no comment about this application.

2.2 DECISION 14/00389/FUL: North Road Ponteland NE20 0BW – Proposal to install a single storey residential registered care facility for people with learning disabilities. The proposed Portakabin Limited Ultima modular building will be hired from Portakabin Limited for 3 years
Permission refused under delegated powers on 9 April 2014.
The Committee had made a comment that it was noted that the proposal site is in the Green Belt; but given the proposal’s location adjacent to the Self Unlimited development, its stated purpose and that it is only temporary we have not made an objection in this instance. Also, this should not be taken as setting a precedent in respect of any possible future applications of a more permanent nature.

2.3 DECISION 14/00460/FUL: 12 Grenville Court, Darras Hall, Ponteland NE20 9HT – Alterations and extension to existing dwelling to create first floor and attic room
Permission granted under delegated powers on 9 April 2014.
The Committee had made no comment about this application.

2.4 DECISION 14/00625/VARYCO: Land North of Dyke House, The Avenue, Medburn – Variation to condition number 2 (approved plans) of application 12/03378/FUL
Permission granted under delegated powers on 14 April 2014.
The Committee had made no comment about this application.

3. ANY OTHER BUSINESS

3.1 14/00457/FUL: 236 Western Way, Darras Hall, Ponteland NE20 9ND – Two-storey alteration to existing bungalow and associated landscaping including revised ground floor layout, sunroom and integral double garage and three bedrooms and family bathroom on the first floor

The Town Council had been invited to speak at the West Area Planning Committee Meeting on 16 April 2014 regarding the above application which was recommended for approval contrary to objections from 5 members of the public.
The Town Council had made no comment about the proposal and Councillors did not attend the meeting.

3.2 14/00504/FUL: Old Plant Yard, Prestwick, Ponteland NE20 9BX – Resubmission of revised application for demolition of industrial building and construction of one new dwelling (reduced in height and repositioned)
The Town Council had been invited to speak at the West Area Planning Committee Meeting on 16 April 2014 regarding the above application which was recommended for refusal contrary to the views of more than 5 public responses in support of the proposal.
The Town Council had made no comment about the proposal and Councillors did not attend the meeting.
WAPC agreed to make a site visit on Monday, 28 April 2014, at 10am.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING: 6 May 2014