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MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF INGLEBY BARWICK PARISH COUNCIL, HELD AT ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH CENTRE, BARWICK WAY, INGLEBY BARWICK, ON WEDNESDAY 13TH APRIL 2005, COMMENCING AT 7.15 P.M.

 

PRESENT:

 

Chairman:  Councillor T.W. Bowman; 

 

Vice-Chairman:  Councillor Mrs I Machin;

 

Councillors:  W. Feldon, N. Morrison, R. Patterson and Mrs S. Rouse;

 

Ward Councillor: Mrs J. Beaumont;

 

Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer:  Paula M. Hall;

 

21 Residents of Ingleby Barwick.

 

 

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Ms J. Morrison and D. Scott.

 

216. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

 

(a) Cross Keys, Leven Bank Road – Proposed Development.

Concerns were raised regarding the proposed road layout for Leven Bank in respect of road safety issues.

 

(b) Planning Application No. 05/0381/REM (Revised Layout and Content)

     Proposal: Reserved Matters Application for Residential Development for 431

     Dwellings.

     Location: Broomwood, Village 5, Ingleby Barwick.

Concerns were raised in respect of the following issues:

 

-                     a high density development;

-                     impact on the traffic situation;

-                     preservation of the existing hedgerow;

-                     second exit into adjacent development, still not adequate;

-                     four storey apartments too high;

-                     need for adequate footpath provision and safe crossing points for access to local schools and shops;

-                     limited public open space provided.

 

Chairman…………………………..

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(c) Planning Application No. 05/0870/OUT

Proposal: Outline Application for Means of Access and Siting of Mixed Use Development with Associated Car Parking and Landscaping.

Location: Site North of Blair Avenue, Ingleby Barwick.

Concerns were raised with regard to the possibility of a business park being located within a residential area.

 

217. CODE OF CONDUCT – DECLARATION OF INTERESTS.

 

Councillor R. Patterson declared a personal/non-prejudicial interest in relation to the following item on the Agenda, as he is a self-builder and looking to purchase land on Persimmon’s River View Development in Ingleby Barwick:

 

Item No. 4 - Planning Application No. 05/0381/REM (Revised Layout and Content)

Proposal: Reserved Matters Application for Residential Development for 431 Dwellings Comprising 104 Flats/140 Sheltered

Apartments and 187 Terraced, Semi and Detached Houses Together with Associated Means of Access and Landscaping.

                Location: Broomwood, Village 5, Ingleby Barwick.

 

218. PLANNING APPLICATION NO. 05/0381/REM (REVISED LAYOUT AND CONTENT)

PROPOSAL: RESERVED MATTER APPLICATION FOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT FOR 431 DWELLINGS COMPRISING 104 FLATS/140 SHELTERED APARTMENTS AND 187 TERRACED, SEMI AND DETACHED HOUSES TOGETHER WITH ASSOCIATED MEANS OF ACCESS AND LANDSCAPING.

LOCATION: BROOMWOOD, VILLAGE 5, INGLEBY BARWICK.

 

The Parish Council considered all the information and plans provided in respect of planning application no. 05/0381/REM (Revised Layout and Content).

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk submit the following comments to Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council (S.B.C.) on behalf of the Parish Council:

 

The Parish Council would refer to its previous submission and notes that the proposed amendments do not address many of the concerns raised, which still stand.  

 

There are still considerable concerns with regard to the level of density of this proposed development, as the layout looks to be very cramped.  The appearance of the apartment and retirement blocks remains to be very solid and unbroken and will have a visual impact on the surrounding development. 

 

 

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The Parish Council does not support the provision of 3.5 storey apartments, these should be reduced to 2.5 storey i.e. 2 storey’s plus use of the roof space, which is in-keeping with the already approved development in the surrounding area.

 

The variety of houses on the proposed development offers an attractive, sought after range of mixed dwellings within this expanding development and has the potential to encourage a healthly lifestyle mix.  However, concerns are raised with regard to the lack of bungalows within the proposal.

 

It is noted that there is now a second access provided, which will link into the proposed adjacent development, however it is still considered that vehicular access is limited for the size of the development.  Concerns are raised in respect of access for emergency/ambulance services, especially to the retirement apartments.

 

There will be a major impact on the traffic situation at the location, with Lowfields Avenue extension closed.  The additional traffic generated from not only this development but also the recently approved Broom Park (Southern Part) Village 5 development, will cause traffic congestion, in particular at Sandgate roundabout and on the current road network.

 

It would make sense to establish the road layout for the whole of Villages 5 and 6, so that a complete picture of traffic flow can be considered.

 

It is noted that pedestrians and elderly residents wanting to use the local shops will have a very long, impractical journey to make to cross the road.  Safe crossing points and adequate footpath provision for children walking to the local schools and pedestrians using the shops and local facilities, needs to be given careful consideration.

 

The Parish Council would like to see the larger area of ‘public open space’ in a more central location to the development, preferably on the side of the site adjacent to Wheatear Lane, which already has a strip of public open space along the hedgerow.  This would not only enable families to have closer contact with the children using the space and houses could overlook it, but it would also break up the solid nature of the development/roof space. 

 

It is noted that the site layout shows the possibility of ‘future over looking units’ on the adjacent development, being positioned on the public open space.  As amenity space is limited it should be safeguarded for the community created through this development. 

 

The development should be surrounded by the establishment of significant trees and landscaping, as in other areas of Ingleby Barwick, where dwellings are adjacent to busy roads.

 

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The Parish Council would reiterate the importance of the protection of the existing hedgerows, which need to be preserved, in particular those adjacent to Wheatear Lane. 

 

The Parish Council supports concerns raised by local residents in respect of removal of any hedgerow to accommodate the second access into the development, as it will reduce screening to the existing established residential development of Village 1.  Consideration also needs to be given to the impact on the safety of children playing in the area due to the traffic, which would be generated.

 

Improvements to local services will need to be addressed, as the development will have an impact on medical services, public transport etc.

 

General concerns are raised with regard to the layout of the apartments blocks and the possibility of noise conflicts between residents.  Also, the provision of lifts within the blocks as it is assumed that there is currently only a single lift proposed in-between the ‘stores’.  A second lift should be provided to allow residents a means of entry/exit if and when lift repairs/maintenance are required.

 

The Parish Council would request that the possibility of a corner shop/post office being provided within the development, be considered.

 

Ingleby Barwick Parish Council recommends that the proposed development be totally ‘redesigned’, taking all the above concerns raised into account.

 

RESOLVED that Ingleby Barwick Parish Council be represented at the Planning Committee meeting when this application is considered.

 

219. PLANNING APPLICATION NO.’S 05/0911/REV AND 05/0912/LBC

PROPOSAL: REVISED APPLICATION FOR CONVERSION OF PUBLIC HOUSE TO DWELLING AND THE ERECTION OF 9 DWELLINGS, WITH ASSOCIATED LANDSCAPING AND ACCESS.

LOCATION: CROSS KEYS, LEVEN BANK ROAD, YARM.

 

The Clerk noted receipt of the information and plans provided in respect of planning application no.’s 05/0911/REV and 05/0912/LBC.

 

Ward Councillor Mrs J. Beaumont outlined the application and requested the Parish Council’s and resident’s views on the proposals.

 

It was noted that the number of proposed new dwellings to be erected at the location has been reduced from thirteen to nine.

 

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Concerns were raised regarding the road layout, which have been highlighted by the Parish Council in previous submissions, with regard to the road safety implications on both vehicular and pedestrian traffic, if the development is allowed to go ahead.

 

It was noted that incorporating the protected right turn into the development would improve the safety of the access, however this would also reduce the length of the overtaking lane up the Bank.   

 

The need to tidy/make safe both the building and area was highlighted, as well as the importance of achieving a suitable development of the site.

 

It was confirmed that the building could be reinstated as a public house, which is still an option that could be proposed at any time.

 

A condition of any approval granted should be that a footway be provided on the western side of Leven Bank to accommodate pedestrians.  In addition, advance warning signs should be considered stating ‘caution pedestrians crossing’, particularly on the north-bound carriageway prior to Leven Bridge.

 

It was also noted that there is no main sewer at the location, which needs to be dealt with and possibly written into the conditions of this development.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk submit the following comments to S.B.C. on behalf of the Parish Council:

 

Ingleby Barwick Parish Council refers to their previous comments which state that the proposal to restore the Cross Keys building does not justify the over development of this site.

 

The Parish Council notes the reduction in the number of proposed new dwellings to be erected at the location from thirteen to nine.

 

The Parish Council does still have serious concerns, which have been highlighted in previous submissions, with regard to the road safety implications on both vehicular and pedestrian traffic, if the development is allowed to go ahead.

 

The road layout and signage, with particular regard to the design of the entrance and exit to the development should be given careful consideration, to ensure that the best option is achieved and all safety aspects have been taken into account.

 

Warning signs should be erected in advance of the site in both the north and south directions stating that this section of the A1044 is an ‘accident black spot’.

 

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A pedestrian refuge should be provided in the proximity of the existing bus stop, which is located opposite the proposed access to the development. 

 

Also, it should be a condition of any approval granted that a footway be provided on the western side of Leven Bank to accommodate pedestrians.  In addition, advance warning signs should be considered stating ‘caution pedestrians crossing’, particularly on the north-bound carriageway prior to Leven Bridge.

 

Arrangements for vehicular and pedestrian traffic would need to be in place while building work was in progress (school buses etc using the bank).

 

Concerns are raised with regard to the issue of flooding and the Parish Council notes the Flood Risk Assessment Report provided by JBA Consulting.  If any development in this area were allowed who would be responsible for informing prospective buyers of flood risks and responsibilities for maintaining riverbanks etc? Page 15 para 7.2.9 and 7.2.11.

 

The Parish Council would also note that there is no main sewer at the location.  What would be provided if development was approved and what contingency plans would there be if the sewerage system fails?

 

220. PLANNING APPLICATION NO. 05/0955/TEL

PROPOSAL: PRIOR APPROVAL APPLICATION FOR THE ERECTION OF A 13.8M STREETWORKS POLE AND TRI-SHROUDED TELECOMMUNICATIONS ANTENNA, RADIO COMMUNICATIONS HOUSING AND ANCILLIARY DEVELOPMENT.

LOCATION: LAND OPPOSITE MYTON HOUSE PUB, INGLEBY WAY, INGLEBY BARWICK.

The Parish Council considered all the information and plans provided in respect of planning application no. 05/0955/TEL.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk submit the following comments to Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council (S.B.C.) on behalf of the Parish Council:

 

Ingleby Barwick Parish Council does not support telecommunication installations being erected within or in the vicinity of, a residential housing development such as Ingleby Barwick.

The proposed 13.8m Pole would be visually obtrusive.

The Parish Council suggest that a much more suitable location for the mast would be Teesside Industrial Estate, which is away from residential development.

It is noted that a proposed Government backed study will examine if the number of cell phone ‘relay stations’ can be reduced by making mobile phone companies share them.

The Parish Council would note that there are already two masts, which have been erected in the vicinity of this proposal.

 

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221. PLANNING APPLICATION NO. 05/0870/OUT.

PROPOSAL: OUTLINE APPLICATION FOR MEANS OF ACCESS AND SITING OF MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT WITH ASSOCIATED CAR PARKING AND LANDSCAPING.

LOCATION: SITE NORTH OF BLAIR AVENUE, INGLEBY BARWICK.

 

The Parish Council considered all the information and plans provided in respect of planning application no. 05/0870/OUT.

 

The Clerk informed that she has received confirmation from S.B.C. that the site does not have a designation within the Local Plan and is classed as white space.  The use of the land is therefore the use currently being carried out.

 

It was noted that the proposal should be considered in the context of the ‘overall scheme’ of Ingleby Barwick.  As there is only a limited amount of land left for this type of development, it is critical that it incorporates features that are needed.

 

It was noted that outline permission has already been granted for a nursery and community centre at the location.

 

It was noted that the application is for ‘mixed use’ development.  If approval is given, it should be ensured that what is proposed actually is included in the development, by way of a condition.

 

It was generally agreed that the Eco concept is good, however the application needs careful consideration, in respect of what is to be provided and the amount of traffic, which would be generated and will impact on the road network at the location.

 

RESOLVED that the application be considered more fully prior to submission of Ingleby Barwick Parish Council’s comments to S.B.C.

 

222. BARWICK POND LOCAL NATURE RESERVED – PROPOSED SIGN.

 

The Clerk noted receipt of information from S.B.C. in respect of a proposed sign to be erected at Barwick Pond, stating that ‘Fishing and access to this site is prohibited due to the presence of a protected species’.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk informs S.B.C. that the Parish Council has no objections to the proposed sign.

 

 

 

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223. DATES OF THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING AND THE STATUTORY ANNUAL MEETING OF INGLEBY BARWICK PARISH COUNCIL.

 

Ingleby Barwick Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Wednesday 4th May 2005 at 7.15 p.m. in St. Francis of Assisi Church Centre, Barwick Way, Ingleby Barwick.

 

The Annual General Meeting of Ingleby Barwick Parish Council will be held on Wednesday 25th May 2005 at 7.30 p.m. in St. Francis of Assisi Church Centre, Barwick Way, Ingleby Barwick.

 

 

 

 

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MINUTES

 

OF

 

SPECIAL

MEETING

 

OF

 

INGLEBY BARWICK PARISH COUNCIL

 

HELD ON

 

WEDNESDAY 13TH APRIL 2005

 

AT

 

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH CENTRE

BARWICK WAY

INGLEBY BARWICK

 

 

 

 

 

 

PREPARED BY

PAULA M. HALL

CLERK TO THE PARISH COUNCIL