Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 18th September, 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

45.

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.

46.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Mal Donoghue and David Shaw.

47.

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 an interest in Item 10 – LCC Application – Land at Red Scar Industrial Estate, Longridge Road, Ribbleton, Preston.

48.

Minutes of the Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Held on Wednesday, 21 August 2019, to be signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

Councillor Phil Smith requested an amendment to minute number 40 to read that ‘Councillor Phil Smith left the room after making his representations’.

 

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday, 21 August 2019 be signed as a correct record by the Chair subject to the above amendment.

49.

Appeal Decisions

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

Minutes:

There were none to report.

50.

07/2019/6653/OUT - Oakland Farm, Hollins Lane, Leyland pdf icon PDF 490 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Yes: 8 No: 1 Abstain: 2)

 

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

 

1.    It has not been demonstrated that a development of 8 dwellings would not be an incongruous addition to the rural location which fails to make a positive contribution to the quality of the environment. In relation to this the proposal has the potential to conflict with and 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. 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 proposal would have a greater impact upon the openness of the Green Belt than the current use and is contrary to Policy G1 of the South Ribble Local Plan and Paragraph 145 of the NPPF.

 

Minutes:

Speakers: the Applicant (Mr Lewis Buller) and the Agent (Mr Andrew Cowley)

 

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

 

Applicant: Mr Lewis Buller

 

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

 

Development: Outline application for the erection of up to 8 no: dwellings and associated work with access only applied for.

 

RESOLVED: (Yes: 8 No: 1 Abstain: 2)

 

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

 

1.    It has not been demonstrated that a development of 8 dwellings would not be an incongruous addition to the rural location which fails to make a positive contribution to the quality of the environment. In relation to this the proposal has the potential to conflict with and 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. 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 proposal would have a greater impact upon the openness of the Green Belt than the current use and is contrary to Policy G1 of the South Ribble Local Plan and Paragraph 145 of the NPPF.

 

51.

07/2019/7352/FUL - Land to rear of 328 Chapel Lane, Longton pdf icon PDF 743 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the application be approved subject to conditions.

Minutes:

Speakers: the Applicant (Mr Chris Kelly)

 

Address: Land to rear 328 Chapel Lane, New Longton

 

Applicant: Mr C Kelly

 

Agent: Mr N Robinson, Planning Problems Solved, 19 Egerton Road, Ashton, PR2 1AJ

 

Development: Erection of 1 no: detached house with ancillary works.

 

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the application be approved subject to conditions.

52.

07/2019/2701/HOH - St Davids Road, Leyland pdf icon PDF 416 KB

Report of Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Yes: 10 No: 0 Abstain: 1)

 

That the application be approved subject to conditions.

Minutes:

Speakers: 2 objectors

 

Address: 82 St Davids Road, Leyland, Lancashire, PR25 4XY

 

Applicant: Mr T Kelly

 

Agent: Mr Jim Grundy, 26 Redwood Avenue, Leyland, Preston, Lancashire, PR25 1RN

 

Development: Dormer extension to front and rear.

 

The Chair formally expressed his disappointment that the Member who requested that this application be considered by Committee was not present at the meeting to represent the objector, and requested that, in future, any Member who brings forward an application attends the relevant meeting.

 

RESOLVED: (Yes: 10 No: 0 Abstain: 1)

 

That the application be approved subject to conditions.

53.

07/2019/7007/HOH - 327 Dunkirk Lane, Moss Side, Leyland pdf icon PDF 283 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: 327 Dunkirk Lane, Moss Side, Leyland, Lancashire, PR26 7SY

 

Applicant: Mr Liam Derbyshire

 

Agent: Mr Neil Sharp, 20 Kenford Drive, Winstanley, Wigan, WN3 6JW

 

Development: Erection of detached double garage to front.

 

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the application be approved subject to conditions.

54.

LCC Application - Land At Red Scar Industrial Estate, Longridge Road, Ribbleton, Preston pdf icon PDF 87 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Yes: 7 No: 0 Abstain: 3)

 

That a letter be sent to Lancashire County Council to advise that no objection has been raised.

Minutes:

The Committee received a report of the Director of Planning and Property which sought a resolution from the Committee as to what response be provided to Lancashire County Council in relation to a planning application under consideration.

 

The application related to an Energy Recovery Facility within the Red Scar Industrial Estate in Ribbleton, Preston.

 

Members queried the amenity as well as construction and operation noise in relation to the proposal but acknowledged that there would be no direct impact on South Ribble.

 

Consultation on the project was also questioned and members were assured that this was run through Lancashire County Council’s website and that concerns had been raised by residents.

 

RESOLVED: (Yes: 7 No: 0 Abstain: 3)

 

That a letter be sent to Lancashire County Council to advise that no objection has been raised.

55.

Exclusion of 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).

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.

56.

Land to rear of Oakdene, Chain House Lane, Whitestake, Preston

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Yes: 9 No: 1 Abstain: 1)

 

That the Planning Committee endorse the officer’s recommendation as outlined in the report.

Minutes:

The Committee received a confidential report of the Director of Planning and Property which related to land to the rear of Oakdene, Chain House Lane, Whitestake.

 

RESOLVED: (Yes: 9 No: 1 Abstain: 1)

 

That the Planning Committee endorse the officer’s recommendation as outlined in the report.