Agenda, decisions and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 6th December, 2018 6.00 pm

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

Contact: Charlotte Lynch  Email: clynch@southribble.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

74.

Welcome and Introduction

Minutes:

The Chair, Councillor Jon Hesketh, welcomed members of the public to the meeting, introduced the committee and explained the proceedings and roles of its members.

75.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Renee Blow, Jacqui Mort and Rebecca Noblet.

76.

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 judgement 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:

Councillor Mick Higgins declared a prejudicial interest in Item 7 – the Conservative Club – and left the meeting for consideration of this item.

 

Councillor Derek Forrest declared a prejudicial interest in Item 8 – Land to the Rear of 61 Church Road – and left the meeting for consideration of this item.

 

Councillor Caleb Tomlinson declared a prejudicial interest in Item 8 – Land to the Rear of 61 Church Road – and left the meeting for consideration of this item.

77.

Minutes of the Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Held on Wednesday, 7 November 2018, to be signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 7 November 2018 be signed as a correct record by the Chair.

78.

Appeal Decisions

The Director of Planning and Property will update at the meeting.

Minutes:

There were none to report.

79.

07/2017/3843/FUL - Land at Olive Farm, Hoghton pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Yes: 9, No: 3)

 

That the application be refused for the following reasons:

 

1.    The proposed site layout fails to meet paragraph 127 of the National Planning Policy Framework which seeks positive improvements to the quality of the area.  The layout is of poor design that fails to respect the character and appearance of the area in terms of the development density and Design Principle 6 of the Central Lancashire Design Guide SPD.  The proposal would not accord with Policy 17 of the Central Lancashire Core Strategy and Policy G17 of the South Ribble Local Plan.

 

2.    The submission fails to demonstrate that the development would meet an identified local need, with works recently commencing on a residential development on Brindle Road 1.4 miles to the south-west within the PR5 that will provide 43 affordable homes (application ref. 07/2017/2900/FUL).  As such the proposal is contrary to Policy B2 of the South Ribble Local Plan.

 

3.    The proximity of the proposed dwelling Plot 28 with first floor habitable room windows on the front elevation to the ground floor window serving a habitable room on the south-western side of the farmhouse at Cuerdale Hey Farm will result overlooking / loss of privacy which would be detrimental to the residential amenity of the occupiers of Cuerdale Hey Farm.  As such the proposed development is contrary to Policies B1 and G17 of the South Ribble Local Plan, Policy 17 of the Central Lancashire Core Strategy and the South Ribble Residential Design Guide SPD.

 

4.    The height and proximity of the proposed acoustic fencing along the northern boundary of the site, together with the changes in ground levels, would have an overbearing effect on the ground floor habitable room window on the south-western side elevation of the farmhouse at Cuerdale Hey Farm which would be detrimental to the residential amenity of the occupiers of Cuerdale Hey Farm.  As such the proposed development is contrary to Policies B1 and G17 of the South Ribble Local Plan.

 

5.    The proximity of the proposed dwelling on Plot 48 to the ground floor windows serving habitable rooms on the northern side of 25 Methuen Avenue, when considering the proposed finished floor level, would have an overbearing effect which would be detrimental to the residential amenity of the occupiers of 25 Methuen Avenue.  As such the proposed development is contrary to Policies B1 and G17 of the South Ribble Local Plan, Policy 17 of the Central Lancashire Core Strategy and the South Ribble Residential Design Guide SPD.

 

6.    The proposed site layout, with an acoustic fence ranging from 2m-2.5m along the side of Footpath 108 adjacent to Plot 28, would result in an overbearing feature.  As such the proposed development fails to protect and enhance the public right of way which runs through the site and is contrary to paragraph 98 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

Minutes:

Speakers: 5 objectors, Ward Councillor Warren Bennett and the Applicant (Mr Simon Peak of Galliford Try Partnerships)

 

Address: Land at Olive Farm and Land North of Methuen Drive, Hoghton, Lancashire

 

Applicant: Galliford Try Partnerships

 

Agent: Mr Jake Crompton, WYG Group, Quay West at MediaCityUK. Trafford Wharf Road, Trafford Park, Manchester, M17 1HH

 

Development: Erection of 70 dwellings (including 18 affordable rent and 12 shared ownership properties) details of access, landscaping and associated works (amended description)

 

RESOLVED: (Yes: 9, No: 3)

 

That the application be refused for the following reasons:

 

1.    The proposed site layout fails to meet paragraph 127 of the National Planning Policy Framework which seeks positive improvements to the quality of the area.  The layout is of poor design that fails to respect the character and appearance of the area in terms of the development density and Design Principle 6 of the Central Lancashire Design Guide SPD.  The proposal would not accord with Policy 17 of the Central Lancashire Core Strategy and Policy G17 of the South Ribble Local Plan.

 

2.    The submission fails to demonstrate that the development would meet an identified local need, with works recently commencing on a residential development on Brindle Road 1.4 miles to the south-west within the PR5 that will provide 43 affordable homes (application ref. 07/2017/2900/FUL).  As such the proposal is contrary to Policy B2 of the South Ribble Local Plan.

 

3.    The proximity of the proposed dwelling Plot 28 with first floor habitable room windows on the front elevation to the ground floor window serving a habitable room on the south-western side of the farmhouse at Cuerdale Hey Farm will result overlooking / loss of privacy which would be detrimental to the residential amenity of the occupiers of Cuerdale Hey Farm.  As such the proposed development is contrary to Policies B1 and G17 of the South Ribble Local Plan, Policy 17 of the Central Lancashire Core Strategy and the South Ribble Residential Design Guide SPD.

 

4.    The height and proximity of the proposed acoustic fencing along the northern boundary of the site, together with the changes in ground levels, would have an overbearing effect on the ground floor habitable room window on the south-western side elevation of the farmhouse at Cuerdale Hey Farm which would be detrimental to the residential amenity of the occupiers of Cuerdale Hey Farm.  As such the proposed development is contrary to Policies B1 and G17 of the South Ribble Local Plan.

 

5.    The proximity of the proposed dwelling on Plot 48 to the ground floor windows serving habitable rooms on the northern side of 25 Methuen Avenue, when considering the proposed finished floor level, would have an overbearing effect which would be detrimental to the residential amenity of the occupiers of 25 Methuen Avenue.  As such the proposed development is contrary to Policies B1 and G17 of the South Ribble Local Plan, Policy 17 of the Central Lancashire Core Strategy and the South Ribble Residential Design Guide SPD.

 

6.    The proposed site layout,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 79.

80.

07/2018/6511/FUL - Conservative Club, Chorley Road, Walton-Le-Dale pdf icon PDF 203 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the application be deferred to allow further dialogue to take place with the applicant regarding amendments to the application.

Minutes:

Councillor Mick Higgins left the meeting for the duration of this Item.

 

Speakers: the Applicant

 

Address: Conservative Club, Chorley Road, Walton-le-Dale, Preston, PR5 4JA

 

Applicant: Mr Sean O Hagan

 

Development: Change of use from Private Members Club (Sui Generis) to drinking establishment (Class A4). Timber cladding, canopy and raised decking area incorporating ramp to front. Alterations to windows, new door opening and fire escape to rear.

 

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the application be deferred to allow further dialogue to take place with the applicant regarding amendments to the application.

81.

07/2018/5821/OUT - Land to Rear of 61 Church Road, Leyland pdf icon PDF 865 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Yes: 9, No: 1)

 

That the application be approved with conditions.

Minutes:

Councillor Mick Higgins returned to the meeting.

 

Councillors Forrest and Caleb Tomlinson left the meeting for the duration of this Item.

 

Speakers: 2 objectors and the Agent

 

Address: Land to the Rear of 61 Church Road, Leyland, PR25 3AA

 

Applicant: Ms Hilary Sangster

 

Agent: Bramley Pate & Partners, 184-186 Station Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston

 

Development: Outline application for the erection of 5 dwellings (all matters reserved except Access)

 

RESOLVED: (Yes: 9, No: 1)

 

That the application be approved with conditions.

82.

07/2017/2993/FUL - The Brambles Rest Home, New Longton pdf icon PDF 401 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

That the application be refused for the following reasons:

1.    The construction of seven bungalows and a linked canopy to provide semi-dependant living accommodation and associated car park spaces within the curtilage designated as Green Belt would amount to disproportionate additions over and above the size of the original building and is therefore inappropriate development in Green Belt, which is contrary to Paragraph 145 criterion (c) of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and Policy G1 criterion (c) of the South Ribble Local Plan.

 

2.    The construction of seven bungalows and a linked canopy to provide semi-dependant living accommodation and associated car park spaces within the curtilage designated as Green Belt would be inappropriate development which would cause harm to the openness of the Green Belt, contrary to Paragraph 143 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

 

3.    The proposed development is within the Consultation Distance of a major hazard pipeline. An assessment indicates that the risk of harm to people at the proposed development site is such that the HSE’s advice is that there are sufficient reasons on safety grounds for advising against the granting of planning permission in this case.

 

4.    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 Paragraph 144 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and Policy G1 of the South Ribble Local Plan.

 

Minutes:

Councillors Forrest and Caleb Tomlinson returned to the meeting.

Speaker: One objector, one supporter, Councillor Colin Clark and the Applicant

Address: The Brambles Rest Home, Park Avenue, New Longton, Preston, PR4 4AY

Applicant: Mr Guloo Virdee

Agent: Mr Chris Weetman, 1 Reeveswood, Eccleston, Chorley, PR7 5RS

Development: Erection of a block of 7 No. intermediate residential care bungalows with a linked canopy to main building, re-alignment of existing internal road together with additional car parking spaces.

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

That the application be refused for the following reasons:

1.    The construction of seven bungalows and a linked canopy to provide semi-dependant living accommodation and associated car park spaces within the curtilage designated as Green Belt would amount to disproportionate additions over and above the size of the original building and is therefore inappropriate development in Green Belt, which is contrary to Paragraph 145 criterion (c) of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and Policy G1 criterion (c) of the South Ribble Local Plan.

 

2.    The construction of seven bungalows and a linked canopy to provide semi-dependant living accommodation and associated car park spaces within the curtilage designated as Green Belt would be inappropriate development which would cause harm to the openness of the Green Belt, contrary to Paragraph 143 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

 

3.    The proposed development is within the Consultation Distance of a major hazard pipeline. An assessment indicates that the risk of harm to people at the proposed development site is such that the HSE’s advice is that there are sufficient reasons on safety grounds for advising against the granting of planning permission in this case.

 

4.    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 Paragraph 144 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and Policy G1 of the South Ribble Local Plan.

 

83.

07/2018/4725/FUL - Junction of Golden Hill, Leyland Lane and Longmeanygate pdf icon PDF 573 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the application be approved with conditions.

Minutes:

Speakers: One objector and Councillor Mary Green

 

Address: 332 Golden Hill Lane and Junction of Golden Hill, Leyland Lane and Longmeanygate, Leyland, PR25 2YJ

 

Applicant: Wainhomes and Redrow Homes

 

Agent: Mr Chris Bradshaw, Quay West at MediaCityUK, Trafford Wharf Road, Trafford Park, Manchester, M17 1HH

 

Development: Demolition of 332 Golden Hill Lane and alterations to the junction of Golden Hill Lane, Leyland Lane and Longmeanygate.

 

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the application be approved with conditions.

84.

South Ribble Local Plan/Central Lancs Core Strategy - 2017/18 Monitoring Reports pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member (Strategic Planning, Housing, and Economic Growth) attached.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report of the Cabinet Member (Strategic Planning, Housing and Economic Growth) which presented an update on the progress of the South Ribble Local Development Scheme.

 

The report was noted.