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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 8TH SEPTEMBER 2004, COMMENCING AT 7.15 P.M.

 

PRESENT:

 

Chairman:  Councillor T.W. Bowman; 

 

Vice-Chairman:  Councillor Mrs I Machin;

 

Councillors:  Ms J. Morrison, N. Morrison, R. Patterson, Mrs S. Rouse and D. Scott;

  

Ward Councillor:  Mrs J. Beaumont;

 

Clerk and Treasurer:  Paula M. Hall;

 

Mr John Hegarty, Planning and Policy Development Officer, S.B.C.;

Mr Gordon Malary, Architectural Manager, S.B.C.;

Mr Stephen Barker, Head of Planning and Environment, S.B.C.;

Ms Jane Hall, Planning Officer, S.B.C.

 

18 Residents of Ingleby Barwick.

 

 

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor W. Feldon.

 

51. CODE OF CONDUCT – DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST.

 

Councillor T.W. Bowman declared a personal/non-prejudicial interest in relation to the following item on the Agenda, as he is a Governor at Whinstone Primary School, Ingleby Barwick:

 

Item No. 4 - Planning Application No. 04/2607/REM, Reserved Matters Application for the Erection of a 630 Place Primary School and 39 Place Nursery Together with New Means of Access, Car Parking and Associated Landscaping.

Playing Fields at Barwick Lane/Low Lane, Ingleby Barwick.

 

 

 

Chairman……………………………

 

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Councillor R. Patterson declared a personal/non-prejudicial interest in relation to the following item on the Agenda, as he is a member of the Green Wedge Group:

 

Item No. 4 - Planning Application No. 04/2607/REM, Reserved Matters Application for the Erection of a 630 Place Primary School and 39 Place Nursery Together with New Means of Access, Car Parking and Associated Landscaping.

Playing Fields at Barwick Lane/Low Lane, Ingleby Barwick.

 

Councillor Mrs S. Rouse declared a personal/non-prejudicial interest in relation to the following items on the Agenda, as she is a School Governor at Ingleby Mill Primary School and St. Francis of Assisi Primary School, Ingleby Barwick:

 

Item No. 4 - Planning Application No. 04/2607/REM, Reserved Matters Application for the Erection of a 630 Place Primary School and 39 Place Nursery Together with New Means of Access, Car Parking and Associated Landscaping.

Playing Fields at Barwick Lane/Low Lane, Ingleby Barwick.

 

Item No. 5 – Planning Application No. 04/2641/FUL, Relocation of Existing Nursery Unit and Pond Within the Site.  St. Francis of Assisi CofE Primary School, Ingleby Barwick.

 

Alteration to Agenda: It was agreed that Planning Application No. 04/2607/REM

be brought forward on the agenda.

 

52. PLANNING APPLICATION NO. 04/2607/REM

PROPOSAL: Reserved Matters Application for the Erection of a 630 Place Primary School and 39 Place Nursery Together with New Means of Access, Car Parking and Associated Landscaping.

LOCATION: Playing Fields at Barwick Lane/Low Lane, Ingleby Barwick.

 

The Chairman informed the meeting that representatives from S.B.C. had agreed to attend the meeting to answer any questions on the issues relating to this application.  The public attending the meeting were then given the opportunity to raise any comments and concerns.

 

The residents expressed their disappointment that the school is to be sited on designated green wedge.  It was noted that the Green Wedge Group had dedicated time and effort to defend the land from previous development proposals on this site.

The need for a school is not disputed, however objections were raised to the location of it.

 

 

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The residents then outlined their objections to the detailed proposals submitted, which included the following:

 

-                     The location of the school building, which is situated very close to the adjacent houses;

 

-                     The access road and car parks are also close to the properties,

which will be used by numerous cars and delivery wagons daily, increasing the noise and causing disturbance;

 

-                     The existing footpath which is shown on the plans to be relocated to the rear of houses off Danes Brook Court, will reduce privacy;

 

-                     Traffic congestion concerns on Barwick Way;

 

-                     Parking problems within the roads around the school from parents accessing Barwick Lane;

 

-                     The sports pitches are sited where the land is boggy, which will

           reduce the time they can be used.

 

Various suggestions were raised as to how the site could be better laid out to reduce the impact on the nearby properties and provide positive solutions to development of the site.

 

The residents strongly objected to the lack of consultation, with particular regard to the detailed proposals now submitted for planning permission, which they had been promised at the outline planning stage.

 

The Chairman invited Mr Stephen Barker, Head of Planning and Environment, S.B.C. to respond to the issues raised.  Mr Barker introduced himself and his colleagues Ms Jane Hall, Planning Officer, Mr Gordon Malary, Architectural Manager and Mr John Hegarty, Planning and Policy Development Officer.

 

It was noted that consultation regarding the detailed proposals has started and S.B.C. will take account of all comments.

 

It was reiterated that the provision of a primary school on this site has been given outline planning approval and it is now time to look at the detailed planning of the development.

 

 

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Archaeological excavation is currently in progress at the site, which was a condition on the outline planning approval given and is expected to take in the region of six weeks to evaluate.  It was confirmed that soil was being moved due to the shear quantities involved.

 

The figures used to evaluate the number of educational places required in Ingleby Barwick was briefly outlined as well as the background to the decision to chose this particular site.  It was noted that no land was available to purchase from Persimmon and it was confirmed that at the time when considering the proposals, this was the only site identified as available to S.B.C.

 

It was raised to the Officers that another site may be up for sale on the opposite side of Barwick Way, which is a 70- acre site at Little Maltby Farm.

 

The consultation procedure was outlined in detail informing that S.B.C. had published the statutory notice of its proposal to transfer Ingleby Mill Primary School to the Low Lane site, and establish a new primary school in its place, on 11th February 2004.  During the six-week representation period that followed, five written representations were received.  Four of these were objections to the proposal; the other was in support.

The School Organisation Committee met to determine the proposal on 20th April 2004.  In accordance with the requirements of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998, the members of the Committee received all the relevant information.

Copies of these papers were sent to the five individuals concerned, along with invitations to attend the meeting and to speak to the Committee if they wished to do so.  One of those correspondents attended the meeting but did not choose to speak.

The School Organisation Committee unanimously approved the proposals.

 

The detailed plans submitted were outlined to the meeting including the constraints of the site.  It was noted that the detail on the plan showing the relocation of the footpath was incorrect and confusing, which will be rectified.  The existing trees at the top of the site are to be retained and it was confirmed that the footpath is on the south side.

 

In order to meet the time restraints involved, the proposals, which should take about twelve months to prepare, have been designed in just four months.

 

 

 

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The location of the school within the site has been governed by a number of constraints including the mains which run through the site requiring a 10 m reserve area either side, the overhead cables and the position of the public playing field.

 

It was noted that NEDL had agreed to move the powerlines in February 2004, although there has since been notification to the contrary.   S.B.C. are dealing with the matter, however it was noted that they would not be removed before work starts on site.

 

It was noted that other difficulties include the High Leven drainage problems, which will hopefully be sorted out and main drains provided.

 

S.B.C. was awarded 5.5 million pounds by the Government for the school, which is phased to be delivered over three years.  50% has to be drawn before the end of March 2005, with the remaining 50% the following year. 

The importance of meeting the timescales was reiterated; otherwise the money could be lost.

 

It was noted that the possibility of access to the site from the existing roundabout on Low Lane had been considered and advice taken from the Highways Engineers who considered this as a poor alternative with the requirement of two lanes turning right out of Ingleby Barwick.

 

It was suggested to the Officers that land might be available on Preston Industrial Estate, which could be used for a school to accommodate children in Village 6. 

 

The possibility of altering the site constraints was discussed, including the suggestion of relocating the public playing field, which has already been disturbed for access.  This would need approval from Sports England.

 

Various options for the location of the school and access were discussed, including turning the school around, moving the school to a different location within the site and placing the playing fields at the back of the existing houses, shortening the access road in.

 

It was noted that residents should take into consideration the possible future use of the playing fields as community sports facilities and the possibility of them having flood lights.

 

 

 

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It was noted that the parking facility proposed near the football field was an advantage.

 

Mr Barker suggested that the best way forward to look at the concerns is to set up a representative group to look at possible solutions, meeting in about three weeks time.

 

Mr Barker to forward a set of plans to the Clerk.

 

RESOLVED that the matter be discussed at the next Parish Council meeting on 15th September 2004, with the view to organising a representative group, to work with S.B.C.  

 

The Chairman thanked the representatives from S.B.C. for their attendance.

 

53. PLANNING APPLICATION NO. 04/2404/REM

PROPOSAL: Reserved Matters Application for the Erection of 67 no. Dwellinghouses (Zone A 12 Units and Zone B 55 Units).

LOCATION: Village 6, River View, Ingleby Barwick.

 

The Parish Council considered all the information and plans provided in respect of planning application no. 04/2404/REM.

 

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

 

The Parish Council notes that restrictive covenants are to be applied, the value of which are questioned unless they are enforced.  What proposals does the developer have to enforce them?  Consultation is needed when designing the proposed public amenity space.  Dense shrubs are not always the answer as they become riddled with litter that cannot easily be removed.

 

54. PLANNING APPLICATION NO. 04/2641/FUL

PROPOSAL: Relocation of Existing Nursery Unit and Pond Within Site.

LOCATION: St. Francis of Assisi C of E Primary School, Lowfields Avenue, Ingleby Barwick.

 

The Parish Council considered all the information and plans provided in respect of planning application no. 04/2641/FUL.

 

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

 

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The nursery unit should be well screened with bushes or trees to reduce the visual impact of the building.

 

55. PLANNING APPLICATION NO. 2737/FUL

PROPOSAL: Two Storey Extension to Rear and Alterations to Shop Front.

LOCATION: 18 Greenside, Ingleby Barwick.

 

RESOLVED that this planning application be considered at the next Parish Council meeting, scheduled to take place on Wednesday 15th September 2004.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MINUTES

 

OF

 

SPECIAL

MEETING

 

OF

 

 

INGLEBY BARWICK PARISH COUNCIL

 

HELD ON

 

WEDNESDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 2004

 

AT

 

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH CENTRE, 

BARWICK WAY,

INGLEBY BARWICK.

 

 

 

 

PREPARED BY

PAULA M. HALL,

CLERK TO THE PARISH COUNCIL.