Agenda, decisions and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 30th May, 2018 6.00 pm

Venue: Shield Room, Civic Centre, West Paddock, Leyland PR25 1DH

Contact: Dianne Scambler  Email: dscambler@southribble.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Welcome and Introduction

Minutes:

The Chair, Councillor Jon Hesketh, welcomed Councillors Mick Higgins, Jacqui Mort and Peter Mulineaux who had been appointed to the Committee for 2018/19, the Chair also welcomed the members of the public to the meeting; introduced the committee and explained the proceedings and role of its members.

2.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Renee Blow, Ken Jones and Mal Donoghue.

3.

Declaration of Interest

Minutes:

The following interests were declared:

 

Councillor Jon Hesketh – Item 2: Personal Interest

Councillor Barrie Yates – Item 13: Non-pecuniary Interest

 

Although not a Member of Committee, Councillor Colin Clark was in attendance at the meeting and declared a personal interest in Item 1- (Councillor Clark lived next door to the proposed development and had objected to the planning application.

 

4.

Minutes of the Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Held on Wednesday, 25 April 2018, to be signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED (Unanimously):

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 25 April 2018 be approved as a correct record for signing by the Chair.

5.

Appeal Decisions

Minutes:

The Director of Planning and Property reported that Persimmon Homes had appealed the decision of Land off Brindle Road, Bamber Bridge development, against the refusal of planning permission. The Council had already received an appeal for this decision from Bellway Homes.

 

Despite a request by the Council to hold the two hearings on the same day, the Planning Inspectorate had confirmed that they would hold two separate planning hearings.

6.

Planning Application - 07/2018/1838/FUL - 72 Marsh Lane, Longton pdf icon PDF 561 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED (Unanimously):

 

That the application be deferred to allow for further dialogue to take place with the applicant regarding the siting of the buildings and information on the intended use of the land and buildings for the keeping of sheep.

Minutes:

Councillor Colin Clark left the meeting.

 

Speakers: Councillor Colin Coulton (on behalf of Councillor Colin Clarke and his wife), the Director of Planning and Property (read out a letter of objection that had been submitted by Councillor Colin Clark).

 

Address:                                            72 Marsh Lane, Longton, Preston,

Lancashire PR4 5ZL

 

Applicant:                                          Mr Andrew McKerney

 

Agent:                                                Ms Suzi Darbyshire, 184/186 Station Road,

Bamber Bridge, Preston, Lancashire

PR5 6SE

 

Development:                                   Erection of 2no agricultural stores (steel shipping containers) to accommodate storage of equipment and to house sheep/feed and the formation of silo area for grass

 

RESOLVED (Unanimously):

 

That the application be deferred to allow for further dialogue to take place with the applicant regarding the siting of the buildings and information on the intended use of the land and buildings for the keeping of sheep.

7.

Planning Application - 07/2018/1646/FUL - Lane Ends Farm, Liverpool Road, Much Hoole pdf icon PDF 570 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED (Unanimously):

 

That the application be Approved with Conditions.

Minutes:

Councillor Jon Hesketh left the meeting and the Vice Chair, Councillor Rebecca Noblet took the Chair for this item.

 

Address:                                            Lane Ends Farm, Liverpool Road, Much Hoole, Preston, Lancashire PR4 5JT

 

Applicant:                                          WTC Farms

 

Agent:                                                Roger Treacher, Farriers Farm, Grange Lane, Hutton, Preston PR4 5JH

 

Development:                                   Erection of open sided agricultural building to accommodate a manure store

 

RESOLVED (Unanimously):

 

That the application be approved with conditions.

 

Councillor Jon Hesketh returned to the meeting and took the Chair.

8.

Planning Application - 07/2018/0334/OUT - Land South of 89 Langdale Road, Leyland pdf icon PDF 818 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Yes: 9, No:2)

 

That members be minded to approve the application with the decision being delegated to the Director of Planning and Property in consultation with the Chair and Vice-Chair of Planning Committee upon the successful completion of a Section 106 Agreement to secure commuted sums for affordable housing, off-site public open space and for the management and maintenance of on-site public open space and the adjacent woodland.

Minutes:

Address:                                            Land South of 89 Langdale Road, Leyland, Lancashire

 

Applicant:                                          The Trustees of Worden Estate

 

Agent:                                                Mr Richard Percy, Broadsword House, 2 Stonecrop, North Quarry Business Park, Appley Bridge, Wigan WN6 9DL

 

Development:                                   Outline application for a residential development (14 dwellings) with associated access road, earth bund and the erection of 2.5m high boundary fence to the eastern side of the site

 

RESOLVED: (Yes: 9, No:2)

 

That members be minded to approve the application with the decision being delegated to the Director of Planning and Property in consultation with the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Planning Committee upon the successful completion of a Section 106 Agreement to secure commuted sums for affordable housing, off-site public open space and for the management and maintenance of on-site public open space and the adjacent woodland.

9.

Planning Application - 07/2018/1676/FUL - Oakwell Auto Electrical Ltd, 24 Hastings Road, Leyland pdf icon PDF 102 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That members be minded to approved the application with the decision being delegated to the Director of Planning and Property in consultation with the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Planning Committee on the completion of a 28 days period from the serving of the Certificate of Ownership on the owners of the land to which part of this application relates.

Minutes:

Speaker: Councillor Susan Jones (Ward Councillor)

 

Address:                                            Oakwell Auto Electrical Ltd, 24 Hastings Road, Leyland, Preston, Lancashire PR25 3SP

 

Applicant:                                          Oakwell Auto Electrical Ltd.

 

Agent:                                                Mr Bob Margerison, 213 Preston Road, Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley PR6 7PS

 

Development:                                   Single storey side extension

 

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That members be minded to approved the application with the decision being delegated to the Director of Planning and Property in consultation with the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Planning Committee on the completion of a 28 days period from the serving of the Certificate of Ownership on the owners of the land to which part of this application relates.

10.

Planning Application - 07/2018/1692/VAR - Oakwell Auto Electrical Ltd, 24 Hastings Road, Leyland pdf icon PDF 134 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That members be minded to approved the application with the decision being delegated to the Director of Planning and Property in consultation with the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Planning Committee on the completion of a 28 days period from the serving of the Certificate of Ownership on the owners of the land to which part of this application relates.

Minutes:

Speaker: Councillor Susan Jones (Ward Councillor)

 

Address:                                            Oakwell Auto Electrical Ltd, 24 Hastings Road, Leyland, Preston, Lancashire PR25 3SP

 

Applicant:                                          Oakwell Auto Electrical Ltd.

 

Agent:                                                Mr Bob Margerison, 213 Preston Road, Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley PR6 7PS

 

Development:                                   Application for the variation of condition 2 (Approved plans) of planning permission 07/2016/0117/FUL

 

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That members be minded to approved the application with the decision being delegated to the Director of Planning and Property in consultation with the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Planning Committee on the completion of a 28 days period from the serving of the Certificate of Ownership on the owners of the land to which part of this application relates.

11.

Planning Application - 07/2018/1821/FUL - 25 Turpin Green Lane, Leyland pdf icon PDF 981 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED (Unanimously):

 

That the application be refused for the following reasons:

 

1.         The proposed two storey rear extension would have a detrimental impact on the residential amenity of the adjacent residential dwelling by virtue of its massing, proximity, height, scale and window placement, leading to an overbearing effect and loss of privacy, contrary to Policy G17 in the South Ribble Local Plan

2.         The application fails to provide off-street car parking, contrary to Policies F1, G17 and Appendix 4 of the South Ribble Local Plan.

Minutes:

Speakers: 3 objectors, Councillor Susan Jones (Ward Councillor) and Mr S Porter (Applicant).

 

Address:                                            25 Turpin Green Lane, Leyland, Preston, Lancashire PR25 3HA

 

Applicant:                                          Mr S Porter

 

Agent:                                                Mr Matthew Cross, 182 Rawlinson Lane, Heath Charnock, Chorley PR7 4DJ

 

Development:                                   Two storey rear extension, sub division of ground floor shop into 2 No. A1 units together with the provision of an additional flat at first floor

 

RESOLVED (Unanimously):

 

That the application be refused for the following reasons:

 

1.            The proposed two storey rear extension would have a detrimental impact on the residential amenity of the adjacent residential dwelling by virtue of its massing, proximity, height, scale and window placement, leading to an overbearing effect and loss of privacy, contrary to Policy G17 in the South Ribble Local Plan; and

 

2.            The application fails to provide off-street car parking, contrary to Policies F1, G17 and Appendix 4 of the South Ribble Local Plan.

12.

Planning Application - 07/2018/1023/FUL - 25 Golden Hill Lane, Leyland pdf icon PDF 795 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED (Yes: 9, No 2):

 

That the application be refused because the proposal would see the loss of an existing retail premises, and subsequent reduction of retail units to an unacceptable level within Leyland Town Centre. It is therefore contrary to Policy E3 (Leyland Town Centre) of the South Ribble Local Plan 2012-2026 and South Ribble Retail Position Statement (Nov 2017)

Minutes:

Speakers: Councillor Susan Jones (Ward Councillor)

 

Address:                                            25 Golden Hill Lane, Leyland, Lancashire PR25 3NP

 

Applicant:                                          Phongsri Williams

 

Agent:                                                None

 

Development:                                   Change of use from hairdresser to massage shop

 

RESOLVED (Yes: 9, No 2):

 

That the application be refused because the proposal would see the loss of an existing retail premises, and subsequent reduction of retail units to an unacceptable level within Leyland Town Centre. It is therefore contrary to Policy E3 (Leyland Town Centre) of the South Ribble Local Plan 2012-2026 and South Ribble Retail Position Statement (Nov 2017).

13.

Planning Application - 07/2018/1850/FUL - Prospect Hill Training Centre, Old Brown Lane, Walton-Le-Dale pdf icon PDF 449 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED (Unanimously):

 

That the application be refused for the following reasons:

 

1.         The proposed industrial use would have a serious urbanising effect that would conflict with the purposes of including land within the Green Belt contrary to the Policy G1 of the South Ribble Local Plan.

2.         The proposal would harm the openness of the Green Belt and would constitute inappropriate development for the purposes of the National Planning Policy Framework and Policy G1 of the South Ribble Local Plan.

Minutes:

Speakers: 1 Objector and Mr S Ormesher (Applicant)

 

Address:                                            Prospect Hill Training Centre, Old Brown Lane

Walton-Le-Dale, Preston, Lancashire PR5 6ZA

 

Applicant:                                          Mr Ormisher

 

Agent:                                                P Wilson & Company LLP, Burlington House

10-11 Ribblesdale Place, Preston PR1 3NA

 

Development:                                  Retrospective application for change of use from a training course (Class D1), to a storage and distribution use in connection with a drain cleaning/repair business (Class B8), and retention of two 5m high poles to accommodate CCTV cameras, security fencing and access gate

 

RESOLVED (Yes: 7, Abstain: 1, No: 4):

 

That the application be refused for the following reasons:

 

1.         The proposed industrial use would have a serious urbanising effect that would conflict with the purposes of including land within the Green Belt contrary to the Policy G1 of the South Ribble Local Plan; and

 

2.         The proposal would harm the openness of the Green Belt and would constitute inappropriate development for the purposes of the National Planning Policy Framework and Policy G1 of the South Ribble Local Plan.