Agenda, decisions and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 29th May, 2019 6.00 pm

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

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

Items
No. Item

1.

Welcome and Introduction

Minutes:

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

2.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

None.

3.

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:

Councillors Jane Bell declared a personal interest in Item 8 – Oakland Farm, Hollins Lane, Leyland.

 

Councillor Mal Donoghue declared a personal interest in Item 8 – Oakland Farm, Hollins Lane, Leyland.

 

David Whelan, Interim Monitoring Officer, declared a personal interest in Item 9 – The Calf Farm Barn, Hugh Lane, Leyland.

4.

Minutes of the Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Held on Wednesday, 24 April 2019, to be signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: (Yes: 8 No: 0 Abstain: 5)

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday, 24 April 2019 be signed as a correct record by the Chair.

5.

Appeal Decisions

An update will be provided at the meeting.

Minutes:

The Director of Planning and Property informed the Committee of one appeal which had been referred to the Planning Inspector relating to:

 

·         Moss House Farm, Moss Lane, Much Hoole – dismissed.

6.

07/2019/2313/REM - Land at Bannister Lane, Farington Moss pdf icon PDF 965 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the application be deferred to seek amendments to address the following factors:

 

1.    No. 2.5 storey housing

 

2.    Provision of bungalows, specifically to the rear of existing properties on Croston Road and Bannister Lane

 

3.    Pepper-potting of affordable housing across the site

Minutes:

Speakers: 4 objectors, the Applicant (Mr Paul Walton of Kier Living Ltd) and Councillor Michael Green

 

Address: Land at Bannister Lane, Farington Moss, Lancashire, PR26 6PT

 

Applicant: Kier Living Limited

 

Development: Reserved matters application for the erection of 175 residential units off Croston Road (148 dwellings and 27 affordable dwellings) following outline permission 07/2012/0627/ORM

 

An amendment was moved by Councillor Barrie Yates and seconded by Councillor Caroline Moon that the application be deferred to seek amendments to address the no. of 2.5 storey housing, the provision of bungalows, specifically to the rear of existing properties on Croston Road and Bannister Lane and the pepper-potting of affordable housing across the site.

 

Upon being put to the vote, it was RESOLVED (Unanimously) that the application be deferred for the reasons stated. 

7.

07/2018/8309/FUL - Land at School Lane and Golden Hill Lane, Leyland pdf icon PDF 976 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Yes: 8 No: 4 Abstain: 1)

 

That the application be approved subject to conditions outlined in the report.  

Minutes:

Speakers: 3 objectors, the Applicant (Mr Stuart Parks of Aldi) and Councillor Mick Titherington

 

Address: Land at School Lane and Golden Hill Lane, Leyland

 

Applicant: Aldi Stores Ltd.

 

Agent: GVA How Planning, Norfolk House, 7 Norfolk Street, Manchester, M2 1DW

 

Development: Erection of single storey food store (Class A1) with associated works and car parking following demolition of existing buildings

 

RESOLVED: (Yes: 8 No: 4 Abstain: 1)

 

That the application be approved subject to conditions outlined in the report. 

8.

07/2019/2257/OUT - Oakland Farm, Hollins Lane, Leyland pdf icon PDF 484 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the application be refused for the following reasons, as outlined in the report, and an additional reason:

 

1.    The development by reason of its layout would result in an incongruous addition to the rural location, and fails to make a positive contribution to the quality of the environment. In relation to this, the proposal would not respect or enhance the established character and appearance of the area. It would, therefore, be contrary to Policy G17(a) of the South Ribble Local Plan.

 

2.    The application site is considered to be in an unsustainable location due to the distance from the nearest shops and services, the absence of nearby public transport and the lack of connection to nearby settlements. The proposed development, therefore, does not represent sustainable development and does not comply with Chapter 9 (Promoting sustainable transport), particularly paragraphs 102c, 103, 105 and 108 of the National Planning Policy Framework, Central Lancashire Core Strategy Policy 3 (Travel) and Local Plan Chapter F (Catering for sustainable travel).

 

3.    That the increase in traffic flow along Hollins Lane and the resulting associated traffic noise and congestion, resulting from the proposal would have a detrimental impact on the residential amenity of the occupants of Hollins Lane. This is contrary to Policy B1 (criterion c) of the South Ribble Local Plan (2012-2026).

 

4.    The proposed layout is considered inappropriate development by virtue of the impact upon the openness of the Green Belt and is contrary to Policy G1 of the South Ribble Local Plan and Paragraph 145 of the NPPF.

 

Minutes:

Speakers: the Agent

 

Address: Oakland Farm, Hollins Lane, Leyland, PR26 8LJ

 

Applicant: Mr Lewis Buller

 

Agent: Mr Andrew Cowley, 50 Merlin Grove, Leyland, PR25 1DA

 

Development: Outline application for the erection of 9no dwellings and associated work with access and siting applied for (resubmission of 07/2019/0092/OUT)

 

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the application be refused for the following reasons, as outlined in the report, and an additional reason:

 

1.    The development by reason of its layout would result in an incongruous addition to the rural location, and fails to make a positive contribution to the quality of the environment. In relation to this, the proposal would not respect or enhance the established character and appearance of the area. It would, therefore, be contrary to Policy G17(a) of the South Ribble Local Plan.

 

2.    The application site is considered to be in an unsustainable location due to the distance from the nearest shops and services, the absence of nearby public transport and the lack of connection to nearby settlements. The proposed development, therefore, does not represent sustainable development and does not comply with Chapter 9 (Promoting sustainable transport), particularly paragraphs 102c, 103, 105 and 108 of the National Planning Policy Framework, Central Lancashire Core Strategy Policy 3 (Travel) and Local Plan Chapter F (Catering for sustainable travel).

 

3.    That the increase in traffic flow along Hollins Lane and the resulting associated traffic noise and congestion, resulting from the proposal would have a detrimental impact on the residential amenity of the occupants of Hollins Lane. This is contrary to Policy B1 (criterion c) of the South Ribble Local Plan (2012-2026).

 

4.    The proposed layout is considered inappropriate development by virtue of the impact upon the openness of the Green Belt and is contrary to Policy G1 of the South Ribble Local Plan and Paragraph 145 of the NPPF.

 

9.

07/2019/1055/FUL - The Calf Farm Barn, Hugh Lane, Leyland pdf icon PDF 584 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Yes: 12 No: 0 Abstain: 1)

 

That the application be approved subject to conditions outlined in the report and an amendment to condition 12 to read Should the stables and sand paddock hereby approved remain unused for a period of at least six months, they shall be removed from the site and the land restored to its former condition.’ 

 

Minutes:

Speakers: 1 supporter, the Applicant and Councillor Michael Green

 

Address: The Calf Farm Barn, Hugh Lane, Leyland

 

Applicant: Pawfect Days Doggie Day Care

 

Agent: Jones & Co, 57 Liverpool Road, Penwortham, PR1 9XD

 

Development: Removal of timber pens and retention of existing timber barn for animal shelter (dog day care; sui generis), erection of detached stable block, formation of sand paddock, erection of manure enclosure and gates.

 

Councillor Barrie Yates requested that condition 12 be amended to withdraw the 10-year expiration timescale and it was

 

RESOLVED: (Yes: 12 No: 0 Abstain: 1)

 

That the application be approved subject to conditions outlined in the report and an amendment to condition 12 to read Should the stables and sand paddock hereby approved remain unused for a period of at least six months, they shall be removed from the site and the land restored to its former condition.’ 

 

10.

07/2019/2642/FUL - Conservative Club, Chorley Road, Walton-le-Dale pdf icon PDF 210 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Yes: 11 No: 0 Abstain: 1)

 

That the application be refused for the following reasons:

 

1.    The proximity of the stair access to the western side of the proposed area of raised decking to the ground floor habitable window on the eastern side elevation of 8 Chorley Road would lead to a loss of privacy by way of overlooking which would be detrimental to the residential amenity of neighbouring residents. As such, the proposed development is contrary to Policy G17 (a) of the South Ribble Local Plan.

 

2.    The height and proximity of proposed fencing along the western side of the proposed area of raised decking to the ground floor habitable room window on the eastern side elevation of 8 Chorley Road would result in overshadowing and an overbearing effect which would be detrimental to the residential amenity of neighbouring residents. As such, the proposed development is contrary to Policy G17 (a) of the South Ribble Local Plan.

 

3.    The area of raised decking will encourage patrons to congregate outside the drinking establishment resulting in increased noise and disturbance which will have a detrimental impact on the residential amenities of the locality, particularly the two habitable rooms on the eastern side elevation of 8 Chorley Road. The proposal is, therefore, considered to be contrary to paragraph 170 of the National Planning Policy Framework, Policy G17 (a) of the South Ribble Local Plan and Policy 17 (c) of the Central Lancashire Core Strategy.  

Minutes:

Councillor Barrie Yates left the meeting.

 

Speakers: None

 

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

 

Applicant: Sean O Hagan

 

Development: Erection of raised decking area with ramp and level access and erection of 2.5m high fence to side and partial to front

 

RESOLVED: (Yes: 11 No: 0 Abstain: 1)

 

That the application be refused for the following reasons:

 

1.    The proximity of the stair access to the western side of the proposed area of raised decking to the ground floor habitable window on the eastern side elevation of 8 Chorley Road would lead to a loss of privacy by way of overlooking which would be detrimental to the residential amenity of neighbouring residents. As such, the proposed development is contrary to Policy G17 (a) of the South Ribble Local Plan.

 

2.    The height and proximity of proposed fencing along the western side of the proposed area of raised decking to the ground floor habitable room window on the eastern side elevation of 8 Chorley Road would result in overshadowing and an overbearing effect which would be detrimental to the residential amenity of neighbouring residents. As such, the proposed development is contrary to Policy G17 (a) of the South Ribble Local Plan.

 

3.    The area of raised decking will encourage patrons to congregate outside the drinking establishment resulting in increased noise and disturbance which will have a detrimental impact on the residential amenities of the locality, particularly the two habitable rooms on the eastern side elevation of 8 Chorley Road. The proposal is, therefore, considered to be contrary to paragraph 170 of the National Planning Policy Framework, Policy G17 (a) of the South Ribble Local Plan and Policy 17 (c) of the Central Lancashire Core Strategy. 

11.

07/2019/3198/HOH - The Bungalow, Startley Nook, Whitestake pdf icon PDF 346 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the application be approved subject to conditions outlined in the report.

Minutes:

Speakers: None

 

Address: The Bungalow, Startley Nook, Whitestake

 

Applicant: Mr & Mrs McConnell

 

Agent: Mr N Robinson, Planning Problems Solved, 19 Egerton Road, Ashton

 

Development: Conversion of existing garage to form ancillary living accommodation

 

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the application be approved subject to conditions outlined in the report.