Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Thursday, 14th January, 2021 1.30 pm

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No. Item


Minutes pdf icon PDF 69 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 29 October 2020 (P.3 - P.4), attached.


The Decision:


That the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 29 October 2020 (P.3 - P.4), previously circulated, be signed as a correct record.


Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 14 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive.


Please note that plans are available to view on the Council's website through the Public Access facility.

Additional documents:


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)    20/01997/FUL - Construction of a steel portal framed agricultural building for the purpose of housing pigs at Bridge Farm, York Road, Thirkleby for Mr D Sanderson


Permission Granted


(2)    20/01136/FUL - Construction of petrol filling station (Sui Generis) with associated retail kiosk (Use Class E), drive-thru restaurant (Use Class E/Sui Generis) and drive-thru coffee shop (Use Class E) with associated parking, service arrangements, landscaping and access at Land adjacent to Oakfield, York Road, Thirsk for BP Oil UK Ltd


A PowerPoint presentation was made to Members of the Planning Committee to cover the issues raised in the Officer Report and to provide comprehensive details of the additional following matters:


Policy DP10 was relevant to the application.  Members were advised that this reads as follows:


“Permission for development will only be granted where it respects (by protecting or enhancing) the intrinsic qualities of open areas that have particular importance in contributing to the identity or character of settlements.  This includes Green Wedges between (and extending into) settlements and spaces and landscaping of townscape importance (in both towns and villages and including protected trees and woodland).”


Members were also informed about a previous planning appeal on land adjacent to the current application site to the west of York Road, Thirsk, YO7  ...  view the full minutes text for item P.6