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MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF INGLEBY BARWICK PARISH COUNCIL, HELD AT ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH CENTRE MEETING ROOM, BARWICK WAY, INGLEBY BARWICK, ON WEDNESDAY 9TH MARCH 2005, COMMENCING AT 7.15 P.M.
Chairman: Councillor T.W. Bowman;
Vice-Chairman: Councillor Mrs I Machin;
Councillors: W. Feldon, N. Morrison, R. Patterson and Mrs S. Rouse;
Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer: Paula M. Hall;
9 Residents of Ingleby Barwick.
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Ms J. Morrison, D. Scott and Ward Councillor Mrs J. Beaumont.
188. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.
No issues were raised.
189. CODE OF CONDUCT DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST.
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 buy land on Persimmons River View Development in Ingleby Barwick:
Item No. 4 - Planning Application No. 05/0381/REM
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.
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190. PLANNING APPLICATION NO. 05/0381/REM
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.
The Parish Council considered all the information and plans provided in respect of planning application no. 05/0381/REM.
The variety of houses on the proposed development was discussed and in general it was felt that there was a good mixture of properties, however two points for concern were the lack of bungalows and also the height of the apartments, some being 3.5 storeys.
Major concerns were raised in respect of both the provision of only one access road into the development, which is totally inadequate for 431 dwellings and the overall density of the site.
Positive comments were received on the general concept and need for apartments and sheltered accommodation.
The impact on the traffic situation at the location was highlighted, 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.
The possibility of a corner shop/post office being provided within the development was raised.
The location of the public open space was discussed and it was felt that it would be much better in a more central location, preferably on the side of the site adjacent to Wheatear Lane, which already has a strip of public open space along the hedgerow.
General comments were raised with regard to the layout of the apartment blocks and the possibility of noise conflicts between residents. Also raised was the provision of lifts within the blocks as it is assumed that there is currently only a single lift proposed in-between the stores. However, a second lift should be provided to allow residents a means of entry/exit if and when lift repairs/maintenance are required.
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It was noted that the footpath outlet for the sheltered housing onto Myton Way, involves a fairly long detour.
The effect on the current medical services etc, as a result of such an increase in elderly is a factor that needs consideration.
The residents attending the meeting were given the opportunity to view the plans and raise any concerns with the Parish Council.
It was noted that not all residents living in the vicinity of the development i.e. Wheatear Lane and Stonechat Close, had been consulted by S.B.C.
Concerns were raised with regard to the density of the site, the height of the apartments, the traffic implications in respect of the number of additional cars, which will be generated from the development, as well as only one road in and out.
Concerns were raised with regard to the visual impact of the apartment blocks.
It was requested that the Parish Council seek clarification on the preservation of the existing hedgerow adjacent to Wheatear Lane.
RESOLVED that the Clerk submit the following comments to S.B.C. on behalf of the Parish Council:
Ingleby Barwick Parish Council has considerable concerns with regard to the density of this proposed development, as the layout looks to be very cramped. The appearance of the apartment and retirement blocks are solid and unbroken and will have a visual impact on the surrounding development.
The Parish Council does not support the provision of 3.5 storey apartments, these should be reduced to 2.5 storey i.e. 2 storeys 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.
The provision of only one access road in and out of the development is totally inadequate for 431 dwellings and should not be allowed.
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.
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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.
The larger area of public open space would be much better in a more central location, 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.
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.
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 inbetween 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.
The Parish Council would like to seek clarification that the existing hedgerow adjacent to Wheatear Lane is to be preserved.
The Parish Council hopes that you will give due consideration to the comments raised.
191. PLANNING APPLICATION NO. 05/0392/FUL
PROPOSAL: APPLICATION FOR CONTROL PANEL KIOSK, TELEMETRY AERIAL, SEPTICITY TREATMENT KIOSK, FENCING AROUND SITE, NEW ACCESS ROAD AND GATE FOR NEW FOUL SEWER PUMPING STATION.
LOCATION: FIELD EAST OF A1044 (LOW LANE)/YARM ROAD JUNCTION, PARALLEL WITH LOW LANE, AGAINST HEDGEROW.
Concerns were raised with regard to the pumping station located adjacent to Barberry Close, Ingleby Barwick. It was noted that Northumbrian Water having neglected to keep their site clear of rubble etc., had erected a protective metal frame over the roof of the existing pumping station to protect it from youths using it as a target, for which they had to apply for retrospective planning permission.
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The application was subsequently approved with conditions. One of the conditions of consent was that the metal frame should be finished and painted in accordance with a colour scheme to be agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority.
It was noted that no further information has been received on the matter.
RESOLVED that the Clerk progress the matter with S.B.C.
It was noted for information purposes that the residents at the Old Mill are currently liaising with Dorin Construction, with regard to having their property connected into the main sewer.
The Parish Council considered all the information and plans provided in respect of planning application no. 05/0392/FUL.
RESOLVED that the Clerk submit the following comments to S.B.C. on behalf of the Parish Council:
It is noted from the plans provided that a post and rail fence is to be erected around the perimeter of the pumping station site. In respect of health and safety issues, is this adequate?
It is assumed that both the new wet well and valve chamber will be properly secured with a lid or something similar.
It is suggested that consideration be given to widening the Yarm Road junction (turn off to Hilton) to improve both access and the sight lines at the location.
As the proposal is in the close proximity of residential development both health and safety issues and hours of work need to be given careful consideration to cause as least disruption to residents as possible.
The Parish Council notes their concerns with regard to Barberry Close Pumping Station, in respect of the condition the site was in, strewn with rubble and debris, which hence then became a target for vandals throwing the rubble at the pumping station building.
It should be ensured that as part of the planning approval for this application, a condition is imposed that the site be left in good order, clean, tidy and free from rubble and debris.
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192. A1044 LOW LANE ACCESS TO FILLING STATION.
The Clerk reported receipt of a letter from S.B.C. enclosing for the Parish Councils information a copy of drawing No. D2/47/1/4A showing a proposed right turning lane into the existing filling station site on Low Lane.
The amended layout has been imposed as a condition of a planning consent for a new shop and car wash within the site, which was granted on 4th November 2004.
The Clerk noted that she had circulated the information to Parish Council Members for their observation, prior to the meeting.
It was noted that the proposed works would improve road safety at the junction.
193. TRAFFIC DISRUPTION, INGLEBY BARWICK.
The Clerk reported receipt of notification from S.B.C. that there was some traffic disruption in Ingleby Barwick this morning. A water leak near Hollybush Cottages on Thornaby Road resulted in the need to remove a lighting column. This was undertaken by Websters (a private company with expertise in erecting, maintaining and removing street lighting systems).
In order to complete the work in safety, the nearside lane on the A1045 Thornaby Road was closed, and all northbound traffic on Thornaby Road was forced to use the right turn lane. This caused queuing along Ingleby Way with longer delays than usual. In order to avoid the disruption, many drivers sought alternative routes to leave Ingleby Barwick.
A traffic survey had been programmed for the Tesco Roundabout this morning. As normal traffic patterns could not be measured, the survey was postponed (this was agreed between the survey supervisor and Group Leader (Traffic Management). The programme of traffic surveys will be amended to allow Tesco Roundabout to be surveyed before the Easter school holidays. There will be no delays to the consultation strategy as agreed previously.
194. SOUTH STOCKTON LINK ROAD INVITATION TO OPENING ON 21ST MARCH 2005.
The Chairman noted receipt of two invitations to the opening of the next section of the South Stockton Link Road, which is to be held on Monday 21st March 2005 at 8.45 am.
The Chairman Councillor T.W. Bowman and Councillor Mrs S. Rouse are to represent the Parish Council at the event.
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DATE OF NEXT MEETING.
The next scheduled monthly meeting of Ingleby Barwick Parish Council will be held on Wednesday 16th March 2005 commencing at 7.15 p.m. in St. Francis of Assisi Church Centre, Barwick Way, Ingleby Barwick.
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