At its meeting on 5th January, the council’s Area Planning Committee voted to defer an application to demolish the bungalow at 5 Mayfield Grove and build 3 homes on the site.
The recommendation was for the application to be refused due to concerns that a bat survey needed to be carried out. The Council’s ecologist suggested that an activity survey be carried out in May 2017, therefore the applicant’s agent requested at the meeting that the application be deferred in order to give sufficient time for a bat survey to be carried out.
Speaking at the meeting, Cllr Ashley Mason suggested that parking spaces for the proposed properties were not sufficient, and the height of the proposed dwellings would dominate the surrounding properties. He also highlighted comments from Yorkshire Water over drainage problems in the area.
The committee agreed that the application should be deferred in order to address concerns raised and to allow for a bat survey to be carried out.