Agenda, decisions and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019 6.00 pm

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

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

Items
No. Item

123.

Welcome and Introduction

Minutes:

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

124.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Rebecca Noblet (Vice Chair) and Mick Higgins.

125.

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:

The Chair mentioned that all Members of the Committee were aware that the applicant of Item 8 was Councillor Susan Snape who was an elected Member of South Ribble Borough Council.

 

Councillor Celeb Tomlinson declared a non-prejudicial interest in Item 7 – 2-4 Spinners Square, Bamber Bridge

126.

Minutes of the Meeting on Wednesday, 6 March 2019 pdf icon PDF 77 KB

To be signed as a correct record by the Chair.

Minutes:

RESOLVED (Unanimously)

 

That the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 6 March be confirmed as a correct record for signing by the Chair.

127.

Minutes of the Meeting on Monday, 11 March 2019 pdf icon PDF 71 KB

To be signed as a correct record by the Chair.

Minutes:

RESOLVED (Unanimously):

 

That the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 11 March 2019, be held as a correct record for signing by the Chair.

128.

Appeal Decisions

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

Minutes:

There were no appeals to report.

129.

07/2019/1571/FUL - 2-4 Spinners Square, Bamber Bridge pdf icon PDF 910 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the planning application be refused for the following reasons:

 

1.    The 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)

 

2.    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 Policies B1(c) and G17(a) of the South Ribble Local Plan, Policy 17 (c & d) of the Central Lancashire Core Strategy

Minutes:

Speakers: 2 Objectors and the Applicant’s Agent (Mr Chris Weetman).

 

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

 

Applicant: Mr Lee Forshaw

 

Agent:            Mr Chris Weetman, CW Planning Solutions Ltd, 1 Reeveswood, Eccleston PR7 5RS

 

Development: Change of use from A1 (shop) to A4 (drinking establishment), single storey side extension and decking area to front and side (resubmission of 07/2018/3514/FUL)

 

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the planning application be refused for the following reasons:

 

1.    The 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)

 

2.    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 Policies B1(c) and G17(a) of the South Ribble Local Plan, Policy 17 (c & d) of the Central Lancashire Core Strategy

130.

07/2018/8493/PIP - 25 Midge Hall Lane, Midge Hall, Leyland pdf icon PDF 478 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED (Yes: 8: No: 5)

 

That the planning application be refused for the following reasons:

 

1.    The proposal constitutes inappropriate land use in the Green Belt.  The applicant has failed to demonstrate very special circumstances to justify the proposal which would harm the character and openness of the Green Belt contrary to Green Belt policy. The benefits of the scheme insufficiently outweigh the harm to that landscape and as such, the proposed development is contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework (2018) and Policy G1 of the South Ribble Local Plan 2012-2026

 

2.   The proposed development would result in an incongruous feature which if appropriately placed would result in overdevelopment of the site, and would be out of keeping with the immediate street scene to the detriment of to the character and appearance of the area. As such the proposal is considered to be contrary to Policy G17 of the South Ribble Local Plan 2012-2026 and Central Lancashire Core Strategy Policy 17

Minutes:

Councillor Susan Snape left the meeting.

 

Speakers: 3 Supporters and the Applicant’s Agent (Dan Matthewman, Country Planning Ltd)

 

Address:   25 Midge Hall Lane, Midge Hall, Leyland

 

Applicant:      Mrs Susan Snape

 

Agent:Dan Matthewman, Country Planning Ltd, 23 Granary Lane, Worsley M28 2PH

 

Development:Application for Permission in Principle for erection of one dwelling 

 

Councillor Barrie Yates moved a motion, seconded by Councillor Jim Marsh to approve the application on the basis that the applicant had demonstrated special circumstances for development in the Green Belt.

 

Councillor William Evans moved an amendment to the motion, seconded by Councillor Caleb Tomlinson to refuse the application for the reasons outlined in the report.

 

The vote on the amendment was taken first and the electronic voting system recorded a vote of (Yes: 6, No: 6). However, with 13 Members being present at the Committee meeting, the Monitoring Officer noted that only 12 Members names were showing on the voting screen. Upon checking it was realised that Councillor Mal Donoghue was not registered as taking the vote, even though the central unit showed that he had voted, so the electronic vote was deemed null and void as it was factually incorrect.

 

A further vote on the amendment was then taken by going round the Committee individually and asking whether they were in favour of approval or refusal, the vote was subsequently

 

RESOLVED (Yes: 8: No: 5)

 

That the planning application be refused for the following reasons:

 

1.    The proposal constitutes inappropriate land use in the Green Belt. The applicant has failed to demonstrate very special circumstances to justify the proposal which would harm the character and openness of the Green Belt contrary to the Green Belt policy. The benefits of the scheme insufficiently outweigh the harm to that landscape and as such, the proposed development is contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework (2018) and Policy G1 of the South Ribble Local Plan 2012-2026.

 

2.    The proposed development would result in an incongruous feature which if appropriately placed would result in overdevelopment of the site, and would be out of keeping with the immediate street scene to the detriment of the character and appearance of the area. As such the proposal is considered to be contrary to Policy G17 of the South Ribble Local Plan 2012-2026 and Central Lancashire Core Strategy Policy 17.

131.

07/2019/7012/FUL - Railway Bridge at Asland Close and Brennand Close, Bamber Bridge pdf icon PDF 663 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED (Unanimously):

 

That the planning application be approved with conditions.

Minutes:

Speakers: None

 

Address: Land to Rear Asland and Brennand Close, Bamber Bridge.

 

Applicant: Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd

 

Agent: Mrs Sue Wood, Network Rail

 

Development:   Erection of footbridge over railway line and 4m wide access track together with the formation of temporary compound and temporary 8m wide access track within Withy Grove Park (as previously approved by 07/2015/1536/FUL)

 

RESOLVED (Unanimously):

 

That the planning application be approved with conditions.