Decisions

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Decisions published

12/03/2019 - Making a Difference Grants ref: 1816    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/03/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/03/2019

Effective from: 26/03/2019

Decision:

The subject of the decision:

 

In February 2018 Cabinet agreed to allocate £125,000 form the One-Off Fund for the 2019/20 ‘Making a Difference’ grants scheme.  This report sought consideration of the recommendations from each of the five decision making panels made up of Elected Members from each of the sub-areas.

 

Alternative options considered:

 

None.

 

The reason for the decision:

 

Cabinet was satisfied that the recommendations from the panels supported the Council’s priorities and adhered to the principles of the grants programme which would make a difference to the quality of life for the residents of Hambleton.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That the grants proposed in Annex A of the report be approved.

Wards affected: All Wards;

Lead officer: Lisa Wilson


12/03/2019 - Future High Streets Fund ref: 1817    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/03/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/03/2019

Effective from: 26/03/2019

Decision:

The subject of the decision:

 

This report sought agreement to put forward an Expression of Interest to the Future High Streets Fund.  The Future High Streets Fund was part of the Government’s ‘Our Plan for the High Street’ and would provide co-funding towards capital projects that brought transformational change.  The fund would help the implementation of bold new visions to transform town centres and make them fit for the future.  A total of £675m was available nationally.

 

Alternative options considered:

 

None.

 

The reason for the decision:

 

Cabinet was satisfied that the development of an Expression of Interest supported the Council’s priority of driving economic vitality, and more specifically, it would support businesses to grow, help maximise private sector investment and strengthen the economic prosperity of the market town.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That Cabinet approves the submission of an Expression of Interest for Northallerton to the first round of the Future High Streets Fund on 22 March 2019.

Wards affected: All Wards;

Lead officer: Sam Swinbank


12/03/2019 - Scrutiny Report - Promoting Economic Vitality, including Markets ref: 1815    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/03/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/03/2019

Effective from: 26/03/2019

Decision:

The subject of the decision:

 

This report presented the findings and recommendations of the Scrutiny Committee on the Policy Review ‘Promoting Economic Vitality, including Markets’ for consideration.

 

Alternative options considered:

 

None.

 

The reason for the decision:

 

To take account of the recommendations of the Scrutiny Committee.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That:-

 

(1)     the Committee endorses the initiatives in delivering the Council’s key priority ‘Driving Economic Vitality’ as detailed within the Council Plan;

 

(2)     the Committee supports the continued collaborative working with stakeholders, businesses and traders working towards building more vibrant towns;

 

(3)     the success of projects identified within the individual Vibrant Market Towns Investment Plans be assessed after six months of their implementation or such other period as appropriate;

 

(4)     the issues regarding empty shops be monitored and an assessment of the new initiatives to encourage occupation by new traders be provided after six months of their implementation or such other period as appropriate;

 

(5)     continued communication with market traders and the organisers of farmers markets be undertaken in order to encourage new traders and the reinstatement of the farmers markets within the market towns;

 

(6)     the opportunities presented by hosting major sporting events and other bespoke events such as festivals and seasonal markets continue to be explored and implemented; and

 

(7)     continued improvements to communications on the support offered to businesses be explored.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Gary Nelson


12/03/2019 - Treadmills Phase 1 ref: 1820    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/03/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/03/2019

Effective from: 26/03/2019

Wards affected: All Wards;

Lead officer: Hannah Heinemann


12/03/2019 - Central Northallerton Improvement Works - Waiver of Procurement Rules ref: 1818    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/03/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/03/2019

Effective from: 26/03/2019

Decision:

The subject of the decision:

 

This report sought approval to waive the procurement rules set out in the Council’s Procurement Procedure Rules and Procurement Manual in relation to a contract to procure physical improvement works to the Link and East road in Northallerton.

 

Alternative options considered:

 

None.

 

The reason for the decision:

 

Cabinet was satisfied that request to waiver the procurement rules was necessary on the basis that there were circumstances which were genuinely exceptional, namely that the Central Northallerton Development Company Limited was best placed to deliver the improvement works and therefore represented best value.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That Cabinet grants an exemption from the Council’s Procurement Procedure Rules and authorises the Deputy Chief Executive (at his discretion), in consultation with the Leader, to negotiate the terms of and enter into an agreement with Central Northallerton Development Company Limited to provide the improvement works to The Link and East Road, Northallerton.

 

Declaration of Interest

 

Councillor P R Wilkinson declared a personal non-pecuniary interest as he was Chairman of the Central Northallerton Development Company Limited and he left the meeting prior to discussion and voting on the item.

 

Councillor P R Wilkinson did not return to the meeting.

Wards affected: Northallerton South Ward;

Lead officer: Gary Nelson


12/03/2019 - Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Management Plan 2019-2024 ref: 1814    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/03/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/03/2019

Effective from: 12/03/2019

Decision:

The subject of the decision:

 

This report sought consideration of and recommended adoption of the revised Management Plan for the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) 2019-2024.

 

Alternative options considered:

 

None.

 

The reason for the decision:

 

A new plan had to be adopted by the three constituent local planning authorities (Hambleton, Ryedale and North Yorkshire) and submitted to Defra by 1 April 2019.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That Cabinet approves and recommends to Council that the Management Plan for the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Landscape Management and Priority Sites (2019-24) be adopted.

Wards affected: Huby Ward; Raskelf and White Horse Ward;

Lead officer: Ann Stewart


12/03/2019 - Exclusion of the Public and Press ref: 1819    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/03/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/03/2019

Effective from: 12/03/2019

Decision:

THE DECISION:

 

That under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public were excluded from the meeting during consideration of the item of business at minute no CA.69 on the grounds that it involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act as the Cabinet was satisfied that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information.


07/03/2019 - Planning Applications ref: 1813    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 07/03/2019 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 11/03/2019

Effective from: 07/03/2019

Decision:

The Committee considered reports of the Deputy Chief Executive relating to applications for planning permission.  During the meeting, Officers referred to additional information and representations which had been received.

 

Except where an alternative condition was contained in the report or an amendment made by the Committee, the condition as set out in the report and the appropriate time limit conditions were to be attached in accordance with the relevant provisions of Section 91 and 92 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

 

The abbreviated conditions and reasons shown in the report were to be set out in full on the notices of decision.  It was noted that following consideration by the Committee, and without further reference to the Committee, the Deputy Chief Executive had delegated authority to add, delete or amend conditions and reasons for refusal.

 

In considering the report(s) of the Deputy Chief Executive regard had been paid to the policies of the relevant development plan, the National Planning Policy Framework and all other material planning considerations.  Where the Committee deferred consideration or refused planning permission the reasons for that decision are as shown in the report or as set out below. 

 

Where the Committee granted planning permission in accordance with the recommendation in a report this was because the proposal is in accordance with the development plan the National Planning Policy Framework or other material considerations as set out in the report unless otherwise specified below.  Where the Committee granted planning permission contrary to the recommendation in the report the reasons for doing so and the conditions to be attached are set out below.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That the applications be determined in accordance with the recommendation in the report of the Deputy Chief Executive, unless shown otherwise:-

 

(1)     18/02717/OUT - Outline application with all matters except access reserved for the construction of one dwelling at Land south of Skelder Bungalow, Green Hills Lane, Ainderby Steeple for Mr B Place

 

PERMISSION REFUSED because the Committee considered that the proposed development failed to comply with the requirements of the Interim Policy Guidance in terms of the character and form of the settlement.

 

The decision was contrary to the recommendation of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

(The applicant’s agent, Andrew  Cunningham, spoke in support of the application).

 

(John Underwood spoke on behalf of Ainderby Steeple Parish Meeting Village Committee objecting to the application.)

 

(2)     18/02577/OUT - Outline application with some matters reserved (access and layout) for construction of three residential units with detached garages and associated infrastructure at Land north of Fold House, Main Street, Alne for Mr John Coning

 

PERMISSION GRANTED subject to receipt of a satisfactory Tree Survey Report.

 

(Robert Brech spoke on behalf of Alne Parish Council objecting to the application.)

 

(Mick Howarth Pulleyn spoke objecting to the application.)

 

(3)     18/02653/FUL - First floor extension to dwelling, finish in render, alterations to windows/doors and formation of two car parking spaces at Garth Cottage, Monk Green, Alne for Mr and Mrs Laverick

 

PERMISSION REFUSED because the Committee considered the proposal to be over development of the site resulting in a harmful impact on the character and amenity of the area.

 

The decision was contrary to the recommendation of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

(Robert Brech spoke on behalf of Alne Parish Council objecting to the application.)

 

(Matthew Sigsworth spoke on behalf of Charles and Phoebe Kendall objecting to the application.)

 

(4)     18/02084/FUL - Construction of a two storey terraced block of seven dwellings with associated works, parking and alteration to the existing access at Land west of 8 Mowbray Houses, Carlton Miniott for Broadacres Housing Association

 

PERMISSION GRANTED

 

(The applicant’s agent, Steve Ramshaw, spoke in support of the application).

 

(5)     18/02022/FUL - Proposed agricultural building for cattle, farm machinery and other equipment at Land adjacent to Angrove Plantation, Yarm Lane, Great Ayton for Mr Leonard

 

DEFER for further information regarding the business case for the proposal and submission of a manure management plan.

 

(The applicant’s agent, Jonathan Saddington, spoke in support of the application).

 

(6)     18/02704/FUL - Provision of a Coach Layby at Hambleton District Council, Civic Centre Stone Cross, Northallerton Road, Northallerton for Hambleton District Council

 

PERMISSION GRANTED

(7)     18/02615/OUT - Outline application with details of access (all other matters reserved) for the construction of two bungalows at Land to the north of Springfield, Station Road, Scruton for Mr George Harland

 

PERMISSION GRANTED

 

Note: The meeting was adjourned at 3.25pm and reconvened at 3.35pm.

 

(8)     18/02614/MRC - Application for removal of condition 4 of planning permission 14/02360/FUL (change of use of building to a manager's dwelling for adjacent holiday letting units) to enable use as a permanent independent dwelling at Seamer Hill Farm, Seamer for Mr G Armitage

 

PERMISSION GRANTED

 

(The applicant’s agent, Steve Hesmondhalgh, spoke in support of the application).

 

(9)     18/02733/OUT - Application for outline planning permission with details of access (all other matters reserved) for the construction of one dwelling at Land north east of Kingsley Cottage, Sinderby for Mrs E Hopkins

 

PERMISSION GRANTED subject to an additional condition about finished floor levels.

 

(10)      18/01663/FUL - Alterations and extension to dwellinghouse and outbuildings to form two dwellinghouses with associated hardstanding, new dividing wall and new access and gate from the eastern side at Skipton Hall, Skipton on Swale for Mr and Mrs Kitching

 

PERMISSION GRANTED because the Committee considered the development resulted in no harm to the heritage asset and would optimise its future residential use and a satisfactory visibility splay was achievable.

 

The decision was contrary to the recommendation of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

(The applicant’s agent, Michael Stephenson, spoke in support of the application).

 

(Jamie Purves spoke objecting to the application.)

 

(11)      18/01731/LBC - Listed building consent application for alterations and extension to existing dwellinghouse and outbuildings to form two dwellinghouses with associated hardstanding, new dividing wall and new access and gate from the eastern side for at Skipton Hall, Skipton on Swale Mr and Mrs Kitching

 

PERMISSION GRANTED because the Committee considered the proposed alterations resulted in no harm to the heritage asset.

 

The decision was contrary to the recommendation of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

(The applicant, Audrey Kitching, spoke in support of the application.)

 

(12)   18/00952/OUT - Outline planning application with details of access (all other matters reserved) for five detached dwellings with associated infrastructure, a car park and a Primary School sports field at Land to the north of South Kilvington Church of England VC Primary School, Stockton Road, South Kilvington for Mr and Mrs M and G Fox

 

PERMISSION GRANTED because the Committee considered the development to comply with the requirements of the Interim Policy Guidance.

 

The decision was contrary to the recommendation of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

(The applicant’s agent, Ken Wood, spoke in support of the application).

 

(13)   19/00061/ADV - Retrospective application for five non-illuminated adverts, four painted wall adverts and an awning with signage at Il Mulino, Church House, 30 College Square, Stokesley for Mr Alex Cook

 

PERMISSION GRANTED in respect of elements B,C,D and E of the report

 

PERMISSION GRANTED in respect of element A of the report because the Committee considered the development caused no harm to the character and appearance of the conservation area.

 

The decision was contrary to the recommendation of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

(The applicant’s agent, James Cook, spoke in support of the application).

 

(Mike Canavan spoke on behalf of Stokesley Town Council objecting to the application.)

 

(14)   18/01971/FUL - Construction of garden centre shop, canopies, restaurant and outdoor sales area along with associated parking, store, service yard and landscaping at Strikes Garden Centre, Strikes Roundabout, Stokesley for Klondyke Properties Ltd

 

PERMISSION GRANTED

 

(David Yardley, for the applicant, spoke in support of the application.)

 

(Mike Canavan spoke on behalf of Stokesley Town Council objecting to the application.)

 

(15)   18/02416/OUT - Outline planning application with details of access (all other matters reserved) for the demolition of redundant agricultural buildings and construction of four dwellings at Ivy House Farm, Thrintoft for Mr and Mrs Peacock

 

PERMISSION GRANTED

 

(16)   18/02620/OUT – Outline application with details of access (all other matters reserved) for the construction of three dwellings at Former Derbyshire House, Thrintoft for Mr G Harland

 

          PERMISSION GRANTED subject to an additional condition regarding finished floor levels.