Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 17th July, 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

22.

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.

23.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Mick Higgins.

24.

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 Barrie Yates declared a personal interest in Item 7 – 25 Turpin Green Lane.

 

The Council’s Director of Planning and Property declared a personal interest in Item 8 – Pearson House, Station Road, Bamber Bridge.

25.

Minutes of the Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Held on Wednesday, 26 June 2019, to be signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday, 26 June 2019 be signed as a correct record.

26.

Appeal Decisions

An update will be provided at the meeting.

Minutes:

There were none to report.

27.

07/2019/3474/VAR - Land off Brindle Road, Bamber Bridge pdf icon PDF 776 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Yes: 10 No: 1)

 

That

 

1.    The decision be delegated to the Director of Planning and Property in consultation with the Chair and Vice Chair of Planning Committee following the completion of an amended Section 106 Agreement to include this Section 73 Variation of Condition application.

 

2.    The proposed changes to the boundary fence to the rear of plots 49-51 be omitted.

Minutes:

Speakers: 1 objector and Ward Councillor Jim Marsh

 

Address: Land off Brindle Road, Bamber Bridge, Lancashire

 

Applicant: Bellway Homes (Manchester) Ltd

 

Development: Application for the variation of condition 2 (Approved plans) and 7 (Environmental Noise study) to amend the boundary treatment measures of planning permission 07/2017/2900/FUL

 

RESOLVED: (Yes: 10 No: 1)

 

That

 

1.    The decision be delegated to the Director of Planning and Property in consultation with the Chair and Vice Chair of Planning Committee following the completion of an amended Section 106 Agreement to include this Section 73 Variation of Condition application.

 

2.    The proposed changes to the boundary fence to the rear of plots 49-51 be omitted.

28.

07/2019/5054/FUL - 25 Turpin Green Lane, Leyland pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the application be refused for the following reason:

 

1.    The proposed two storey rear extension would have a detrimental impact on the residential amenity of the adjacent residential dwelling, 27 Turpin Green Lane, 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.

Minutes:

Speakers: 3 objectors and Councillor Stephen Thurlbourn

 

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 including division into 2no A1 retail units at ground floor and 1no one bedroomed apartment at first floor, following demolition of existing single storey extension to rear

 

An amendment was moved by Councillor Barrie Yates and seconded by Councillor Jon Hesketh that the application be refused on the grounds that the proposed two storey rear extension would have a detrimental impact on the residential amenity of the adjacent residential dwelling, 27 Turpin Green Lane, 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.

 

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

29.

07/2019/3551/FUL - Pearson House, Station Road, Bamber Bridge pdf icon PDF 928 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the application be approved subject to conditions.

Minutes:

Speakers: None

 

Address: Pearson House, Station Road, Bamber Bridge

 

Applicant: Mr P Patel, South Ribble Borough Council

 

Agent: Mr Lee McGregor, LMC Architecture, 4 Dovedale Drive, Ightenhill, Burnley, BB12 8XD

 

Development: Conversion of existing vacant building to form 8no flats with office area at ground floor

 

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the application be approved subject to conditions.

30.

07/2019/5199/DEM - The Water Tower, 2 Cop Lane, Penwortham pdf icon PDF 650 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the application be approved subject to conditions.

Minutes:

Speakers: None

 

Address: The Water Tower, 2 Cop Lane, Penwortham, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 0SR

 

Applicant: Mr Gary Hall

 

Agent: Mr Neil Maitland, E&G Construction NW Ltd, 135 Liverpool Road, Penwortham, PR1 0QH

 

Development: Relevant demolition and replacement of existing conservatory within Penwortham Conservation Area

 

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the application be approved subject to conditions.

31.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

To consider the exclusion of the press and public for the following items of business on the ground that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

 

By Virtue of Paragraph 3: Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)

Condition:

Information is not exempt if it is required to be registered under-

The Companies Act 1985

The Friendly Societies Act 1974

The Friendly Societies Act 1992

The Industrial and Provident Societies Acts 1965 to 1978

The Building Societies Act 1986 (recorded in the public file of any building society, within the meaning of the Act)

The Charities Act 1993

 

Information is exempt to the extent that, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Information is not exempt if it relates to proposed development for which the local planning authority may grant itself planning permission pursuant to Regulation 3 of the Town & Country Planning General Regulations 1992(a).

 

Information is not exempt if it relates to proposed development for which the local planning authority may grant itself planning permission pursuant to Regulation 3 of the Town & Country Planning General Regulations 1992.

 

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the press and public be excluded from the meeting.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the press and public be excluded from the meeting.

32.

Appeal against the refusal of planning permission at Land at Olive Farm and Land North of Methuen Drive, Hoghton

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the Committee endorses the recommendation made by officers.

Minutes:

The committee received a confidential report which sought endorsement of the Council’s approach in an upcoming Planning Appeal Hearing.

 

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the Committee endorses the recommendation made by officers.