Agenda, decisions and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 18th July, 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

24.

Welcome and Introduction

Minutes:

The Chair, Councillor Jon Hesketh welcomed everyone to the meeting, introduced the Committee and explained the proceedings and role of its members.

25.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

An apology was received from Councillor Mal Donogue.

26.

Minutes of meeting Wednesday, 20 June 2018 of Planning Committee pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 20 June 2018 be approved as a correct record for signing by the Chair.

27.

Declaration of Interest

Members are requested to indicate at this stage in the proceedings any items on the agenda in which they intend to declare an interest. Members are reminded that if the interest is a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest (as defined in the Members’ Code of Conduct) they must leave the room for the whole of that item. If the interest is not a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest, but is such that a member of the public could reasonably regard it as being so significant that it is likely that it would prejudice their judgment of the public interest (as explained in the Code of Conduct) then they may make representations, but then must leave the meeting for the remainder of the item.

 

Minutes:

Item 6: 07/2018/3514/FUL – Councillors M Higgins and C Tomlinson declared a prejudicial interest.

Item 7: 07/2018/3291/FUL – Councillor M Higgins declared a prejudicial interest.

28.

Appeal Decisions

The Director of Planning and Property will update the Committee.

Minutes:

The Director of Planning and Property reported on one appeal decision that had recently been dismissed, relating to a change of use at the White Bull, Walton-le-Dale. One appeal that had been allowed for outline planning permission at Todd Lane North and update the Committee on the two appeals relating to Brindle Road. Two separate planning enquiries would take place on 14 August 2018 (Bellway Homes) and 18 December 2018 (Persimmon Homes).

 

The information was noted.

29.

2018/3514/FUL - 2-4 Spinners Square, Bamber Bridge pdf icon PDF 889 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the application be refused as per officer recommendation for the reasons in the report.

Minutes:

Councillors M Higgins and C Tomlinson left the meeting.

 

Speakers: 3 Objectors, 1 Supporter and the Applicant

 

Address:                    2-4 spinners Square, Bamber Bridge, Preston PR5 6EQ

 

Applicant:                  Reginald James Ltd

 

Agent:                        Mrs Melanie Scarff, 7 Edgefield, Astley Village

 

Development:           Change of Use from A1 (shop) to A4 (drinking establishment), single storey side extension and decking area with fencing to front and side.

 

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the application be refused as per officer recommendation for the reasons in the report:

1.    The submission fails to demonstrate that internal and external use of the premises by virtue of noise, increased use and activity would not have an adverse impact on the amenities of neighbouring properties. The proposal is therefore contrary to Paragraph 109 of the National Planning Policy Framework, Policies B1(c) and G17(a) of the South Ribble Local Plan, Policy 17(c&d) of the Central Lancashire Core Strategy.

2.    Proposed external development would be out of keeping with, and as a result harmful to the character and appearance of the immediate area and is therefore contrary to South Ribble Local Plan Policy G17(a&b)

30.

2018/3291/FUL - Unit 3, Station Road, Bamber Bridge pdf icon PDF 980 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the planning application be approved with conditions.

Minutes:

Councillor C Tomlinson returned to the meeting.

 

Speaker: Ward Councillor David Watts

 

Address:                    Unit 3, 143 Station Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston PR5 6LA

 

Applicant:                  Mr Mark Bentham

 

Development:           Change of use of former shop (Class A1 retail) to drinking establishment (Class A4 Drinking Establishment)

 

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the planning application be approved with conditions.

 

Councillor M Higgins returned to the meeting.

31.

2018/2742/VAR - Oaklands Farm, Hollins Lane, Leyland pdf icon PDF 355 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

To defer the application to allow Planning Officers to reassess the application in light of information provided by the applicant at the Planning Committee meeting.

Minutes:

Speaker(s): Supporter of the application (Mr Cowley)

 

Address:                    Oaklands Farm, Hollins Lane, Leyland Preston PR26 8LJ

 

Applicant:                  Mr Lewis Buller

 

Development:           Application for the variation of condition 2 (Restriction of repair and storage) of planning permission 07/2017/2505/FUL – use of polytunnel 3 for general storage (B8)

 

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

To defer the application to allow Planning Officers to reassess the application in light of information provided by the applicant at the Planning Committee meeting.

32.

2018/1674/REM - Land of Shaw Brook Road and Altcar Lane, Leyland pdf icon PDF 315 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

Approval of the planning application with conditions.

Minutes:

Speaker(s): Ward Councillor Alan Ogilvie.

 

Address:                    Land off Shaw Brook Road and Altcar Lane, Leyland

 

Applicant:                  Redrow Homes Lancashire

 

Agent:                        Miss Laura Birkett

 

Development:           Application for Reserved Matters for residential development for 232 dwellings (Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale applied for)

 

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

Approval of the planning application with conditions.

33.

2018/1838/FUL - 72 Marsh Lane, Longton pdf icon PDF 577 KB

Addendum report and original report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

To refuse the planning application as per officer recommendation for the reasons in the report.

 

Minutes:

Address:                    72 Marsh Lane, Longton, Preston PR4 5ZL

 

Applicant:                  Mr Andrew McKerney

 

Development:           Erection of 2 no 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)

 

To refuse the planning application as per officer recommendation for the reasons in the report:

1.    The submission fails to demonstrate the ‘need’ for the proposed agricultural stores/shelter with the proposed structures also not considered to be suitable for housing of sheep. As such the proposal constitutes inappropriate development in the Green Belt. The applicant has not demonstrated ‘very special circumstances’ to justify the proposal. As such the proposal is contrary to Paras 87-88 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and Policy G1 of the South Ribble Local Plan.

2.    The proposal would introduce development into an open, green area which would result in a detrimental impact on the openness and visual amenity of the Green Belt, contrary to Policy G1 of the South Ribble Local Plan and paragraph 89 of the National Planning Policy Framework.