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Agenda and draft minutes

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Contact: Mark Masson on Email: mmasson@aberdeencity.gov.uk / tel 01224 522989 

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1.

Wynford Farm, Borrowstone Road - Alterations and Extension to Play Barn - 210265 pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Minutes:

The Local Review Body (LRB) of Aberdeen City Council met on this day to review the decision taken by an appointed officer under the Council’s Scheme of Delegation to refuse the application for alterations and extension to the playbarn at Wynford Farm, Borrowstone Road, Kingswells, Aberdeen, Planning Reference number 210265/DPP. 

 

Councillor Boulton as Chair, gave a brief outline of the business to be undertaken, advising that the LRB would be addressed by the Assistant Clerk, Mr Mark Masson with regards to the procedure to be followed and also, thereafter, by Mr Gavin Evans who would be acting as the Planning Adviser to the Body in the following case under consideration this day.

 

The Chairperson stated that although the Planning Adviser was employed by the planning authority, he had not been involved in any way with the consideration or determination of the application under review and was present to provide factual information and guidance to the Body only.  She emphasised that the officer would not be asked to express any view on the proposed application.

 

The Local Review Body was then addressed by Mr Masson, Assistant Clerk in regard to the procedure to be followed, at which time reference was made to the procedure note circulated with the papers calling the meeting and to more general aspects relating to the procedure.

 

In relation to the application, the LRB had before it (1) a delegated report by the Appointed Officer, Aberdeen City Council; (2) an application dated 2 March 2021; (3) the decision notice dated 19 May 2021; (4) links to the plans showing the proposal and planning policies referred to in the delegated report; (5) the Notice of Review submitted by the applicant; and (6) consultee responses from the Roads and Environmental Health Teams, Aberdeen City Council, Health and Safety Executive, Shell UK Limited and INEOS FPS Limited.

 

The LRB was then addressed by Mr Evans who advised that the review had been submitted with all necessary information within the time limit of three months following the decision of the appointed officer.

 

Mr Evans then described the site advising that it was located on the C93C (Borrowstone Road - Clinterty to Kingsford) to the west of Brimmond Hill. The wider grounds extended as far as the City boundary, approx. 40m to the west. Wynford Farm was approximately 1.2km north east of Westhill and 2.1km north west of Kingswells. The wider complex comprised a 2-storey farmhouse and a converted and extended steading/portal framed sheds that formed the farm shop, café and playbarn. There were several trees along the eastern boundary, between the buildings and the road. Just north of the site on the opposite side of the road were large modern agricultural storage buildings, associated to the operation of the farm. There were a number of existing sheds and structures on site, which were located to the west of the existing building and car park. These sheds appeared to house birds and other types of animals and creatures  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

2.

9 Marine Terrace - Partial Conversion of an Existing Coach House to Domestic Garage Including Erection of Single Storey Extension; Installation of Replacement Door; Formation of Garage Door and Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Point to Rear - 210677 pdf icon PDF 5 MB

Minutes:

The LRB then considered the second request for a review to evaluate the decision taken by an appointed officer under the Council’s Scheme of Delegation to refuse the application for the partial conversion of an existing coach house to domestic garage including erection of single storey extension; installation of replacement door; formation of garage door and installation of electric vehicle charging point to rear of 9 Marine Terrace, Aberdeen, Planning Reference number 210677/DPP. 

 

The Chairperson advised that Mr Gavin Evans would again be acting as the Planning Adviser to the Body in the following case under consideration this day and reiterated that although the Planning Adviser was employed by the planning authority, he had not been involved in any way with the consideration or determination of the application under review and was present to provide factual information and guidance to the Body only.  She emphasised that the officer would not be asked to express any view on the proposed application.

 

In relation to the application, the LRB had before it (1) a delegated report by the Appointed Officer, Aberdeen City Council; (2) an application dated 14 May 2021; (3) the decision notice dated 13 July 2021; (4) links to the plans showing the proposal and planning policies referred to in the delegated report; (5) the Notice of Review submitted by the applicant’s agent; and (6) a consultee response from the Roads Team, Aberdeen City Council.

 

The LRB was then addressed by Mr Evans who advised that the review had been submitted with all necessary information within the time limit of three months following the decision of the appointed officer.

 

Mr Evans then described the site advising that it was a residential curtilage comprising a one-and-a-half storey plus basement, mid-terraced dwellinghouse designed by Archibald Simpson and built in 1837, with associated front and rear gardens. At the far end of the large rear garden was a mews coach house, accessed via Marine Lane. The application concerned the alteration and extension of that building. 9 Marine Terrace, along with all the other properties in the terrace was Category B Listed and was located within the Marine Terrace Conservation Area. The coach house building spanned the entire width of the plot, measuring c.13m in width, 5.5m in length and 6m in height. The officer report noted that it may originally have been used as stables with hayloft, ancillary to the main dwellinghouse. Previously, it has been used as ancillary residential accommodation, which saw the most recent alterations carried out to the building. Currently, the building was used for storage purposes.

 

Mr Evans outlined the planning history and proposal for Detailed Planning Permission (DPP) which was sought for the partial conversion of the existing coach house to a domestic garage including the erection of a single storey extension; the installation of a replacement door; the formation of a garage door and the installation of an electric vehicle charging point to the rear. While it was proposed to convert part of the existing coach  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

97 Springfield Road - Erection of Two Storey Extension to Rear and Replacement Garage to Side - 210541 pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Minutes:

The Local Review Body then considered the third request for a review to evaluate the decision taken by an appointed officer under the Council’s Scheme of Delegation to refuse the application for the erection of a two storey extension to rear and replacement garage to the side of 97 Springfield Road, Aberdeen, Planning Reference 210541/DPP.

 

The Chairperson advised that the LRB would again be addressed by Mr Gavin Evans and reminded Members that although Mr Evans was employed by the planning authority he had not been involved in any way with the consideration or determination of the application under review and was present to provide factual information and guidance to the Body only.  She emphasised that the officer would not be asked to express any view on the proposed application.

 

In relation to the application, the LRB had before it (1) a delegated report by the Appointed Officer, Aberdeen City Council; (2) the application dated 19 April 2021; (3) the decision notice dated 20 August 2021; (4) links to the planning policies referred to in the delegated report; and (5) the Notice of Review submitted by the applicant’s agent along with an accompanying statement with further information relating to the application.

 

The LRB was then addressed by Mr Evans who advised that the review had been submitted with all necessary information within the time limit of three months following the decision of the appointed officer.

 

Mr Evans outlined the application site advising that it comprised of a 1½ storey detached dwellinghouse and its front and rear curtilage was in a residential area. The dwellinghouse had a northeast facing principal elevation that fronted Springfield Road and a southeast facing side elevation that fronted Springfield Gardens. The application site was bounded to the northwest and southwest by residential properties. The property had a sun room extension to its rear and an attached garage extension to its northwest side.

 

Mr Evans explained that planning permission was now sought for the erection of a two-storey extension to the rear of the dwelling and the erection of a garage extension to its northwest side, which would replace the existing rear extension and attached garage extension. The extension would cover an area of c.55sqm, would project c.6.5m to the rear, and would be located c.1m from the northwest boundary. The extension would be built over two storeys and would comprise flat roofed single storey element, which would have an eaves height of c.3.2m, and an asymmetric upper storey element that would have a maximum height of c.5.7m, a mono-pitched roof on its northwest side, and vertical elevations on its southwest and southeast sides. The walls of the extension would be finished in dark grey timber/timber effect cladding and white dry dash render. The pitched roof would be finished in roofing tiles ‘to match existing’. The fasciae would be formed in dark grey aluminium, and the windows / patio doors would be framed in uPVC. The garage would be c.6.5m in length and c.2.8m in width. It  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.