Planning Minutes 26th Nov 2019

PONTELAND TOWN COUNCIL

MINUTES OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING

26th Nov 2019

Present:  Councillor Mrs S Johnson (in the Chair), Mrs K Woodrow and Mr A Hall.

 

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors: Mr S Ahmed, Mrs K Overbury and Councillor Mr T Edwards-Clay

 

  1. PLANNING APPLICATIONS

 

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

 

1.1       Application No: 19/04338/FUL, Location: 83 Runnymede Road, Darras Hall, Ponteland NE20, Proposal: Construction of a single storey detached dwelling with integral garage.

Comment: The Planning Committee understand the concerns of the neighbours regarding the utility supply. They also feel the other matters are issues for Darras Hall Estate Committee.

 

1.2       Application No: 19/04379/FUL, Location: 22 Moor Lane, Darras Hall, Ponteland NE20 9AD, Proposal: Construction of two detached dwellings and garage.

Objections: The Planning Committee have concerns regarding this application and the lack of adequate information and request that the application be deferred until the following can be supplied, geological, wildlife and bat reports, a tree survey and a flood risk assessment to be carried out. The committee seek clarification that a property has to be demolished on this site, as this isn’t stated in the application.

The committee request a review from the planning officer regarding the missing information and an extension granted on the expiry date.

It has also been brought to the Planning Committees attention that the next-door neighbour to this property has a medical condition and has expressed serious concerns via social media regarding this application and the impact this possible demolition/construction will have on her health.

 

The Committee made no comments about the other 5 applications considered.

 

  1. DECISIONS: APPLICATIONS AND APPEALS; WITHDRAWN APPLICATIONS

 

2.1       DECISION:  19/02229/FUL, Land North of 12 Darras Road, Ponteland. Proposed construction of a two-storey dwelling.

Permission granted under delegated powers on 15th November2019. The Committee had made no comment about this application.

 

2.2       DECISION:  19/03956/FUL, 44 Meadow Court, Darras Hall, Ponteland, NE20 9RB. Proposed detached dwelling with 7m ridge height and integral garage.

Permission granted under delegated powers on 19th November 2019. The Committee had made no comment about this application.

 

2.3       DECISION:  19/00956/FUL, Land South West of Middle Coldcoats, Milbourne, Northumberland. Proposed change of use from a private stable to commercial breeding stable including new access (amended description 8/11/19).

Permission granted under delegated powers on 12th November 2019. The Committee had made an objection about this application.

 

2.4       DECISION:  19/02754/FUL, Land North of 7 Ladywell Way, Ponteland, NE20. Proposed new residential dwelling with associated parking. New access proposed off Ladywell Way (amended plans received 10/10/19)

Permission granted under delegated powers on 12th November 2019. The Committee had made a comment about this application.

 

2.5       DECISION:  19/3725/FUL, Land South West of Airport Roundabout, Prestwick Ponteland. Proposed removal of existing 15-metre-high telecommunications monopole and associated ground-based equipment and fenced compound. Installation of a 20-metre monopole and associated ground-based equipment within a fenced compound.

Permission granted under delegated powers on 15th November2019. The Committee had made an objection about this application.

 

  1. ANY OTHER BUSINESS

 

  1. PLANNING ENFORCEMENT ISSUES

 

4.1     Bridgfords Estate Agents Planning Enforcement are waiting for a response.

 

4.2       Finnerans Electricians have submitted a planning application for illuminated signage and this will be passed to the Planning Committee to consult on in due course.

 

4.3       Stonebridge Interiors The applicant has been in further contact with Planning at NCC outlining that they will be open some evenings through the week for events etc… with a standard 6:30pm closing time on a Thursday. He is hoping this satisfies Ponteland TC’s concerns. The Planning Committee and they would like their objection to stand.

They feel that the rules for the conservation area are there for a reason and should not be broken as this will only cause a precedent within the town. They believe the lighting from the applicants evening events should be enough to attract people to their property.

They also would like to point out that the other premises within the conservation area who do not have Planning permission for illuminated signage have been passed to Planning Enforcement and they will be instructed to remove all illumination or apply for retrospective planning permission, which in turn will be put forward to the Planning Committee.

Ponteland Town Councillors feel very strongly about protecting the towns conservation area and will do everything they can to ensure the policies remain enforced.

4.4       Signature by Mark Small has erected a strip lighting without planning permission above their sign in the conservation area, this has been passed to Planning Enforcement.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING:  10th December 2019

 

 
 

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