Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

(Hybrid), Planning Committee - Thursday, 12th November, 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Accessible via MS Teams and YouTube

Contact: Charlotte Lynch  Email: charlotte.lynch@southribble.gov.uk

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64.

Welcome and Introduction

Minutes:

The Chair, Councillor Caleb Tomlinson, welcomed the committee and members of the public and explained that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting was being held over Microsoft Teams and livestreamed to YouTube.

65.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

None.

66.

Declarations 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 judgment 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 6 – 175-177 Station Road, Bamber Bridge – and would leave the meeting for the duration of the item.

67.

Minutes of meeting Thursday, 15 October 2020 of Planning Committee pdf icon PDF 224 KB

To be signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: (For: 12 Abstain: 1)

 

That the minutes of the previous meeting, held on Thursday, 15 October 2020, be signed as a correct record by the Chair.

68.

Appeal Decisions

An update will be provided at the meeting.

Minutes:

There were none to report.

69.

07/2020/00761/FUL - 175-177 Station Road, Bamber Bridge pdf icon PDF 432 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: (For: 12 Abstain: 1)

 

That

 

1.    members are minded to approve the application subject to the rewording of condition 5; and

 

2.    the decision be delegated to the Director of Planning and Property in consultation with the Chair and Vice-Chair of Planning Committee upon expiration of the publicity period.

Minutes:

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

 

Speakers: None

 

Address: 175-177 Station Road

                 Bamber Bridge

                 Preston

 

Applicant: Mr Andrew Bland

 

Agent: Bramley – Pate and Partners

             184 Station Road

             Bamber Bridge

             Preston

 

Development: Proposed change of use from A1/A2 to American diner restaurant and drinking establishment with live music (A4).

 

The Head of Development Management advised at the meeting that, in the interests of clarity, condition 5 in the report should be reworded as follows:

 

The use hereby approved shall not be open to the public outside the hours of:

 

Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 12.00 midnight

Friday 9.00am – 1am (Saturday)

Saturday 9.00am – 1am (Sunday)

Sunday and Bank Holidays 9.00am – 11pm

 

REASON: In the interests of the amenity of the nearby residents in accordance with Policy 17 of the Central Core Strategy

 

RESOLVED: (For: 12 Abstain: 1)

 

That

 

1.    members are minded to approve the application subject to the rewording of condition 5; and

 

2.    the decision be delegated to the Director of Planning and Property in consultation with the Chair and Vice-Chair of Planning Committee upon expiration of the publicity period.

70.

07/2020/00549 - Land adjacent to The Oaks, Potter Lane, Salmesbury pdf icon PDF 650 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the application be refused for the following reasons:

 

1.    The application site is allocated as Green Belt in Policy G1 of the South Ribble Local Plan. The proposed development would be contrary to the Green Belt designation and is not classed as limited infilling in villages. Therefore, the proposal would not meet exception (e) of paragraph 145 of the NPPF or exception (e) of Policy G1 of the South Ribble Local Plan.

 

2.    The proposal would introduce residential development into an open, green area which would be contrary to Policy 134 of the NPPF which seeks to safeguard the countryside in the Green Belt from encroachment.

Minutes:

Speakers: 1 supporter

 

Address: Land adjacent to The Oaks

                 Potter Lane

                 Samlesbury

 

Applicant: Mr and Mrs Darbyshire

 

Agent: The Artistry

             16 Winckley Square

             Preston

             PR1 3JJ

 

Development: Erection of two storey plus basement level family eco-home with associated landscaping and sublevel car parking and proposed new access.

 

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the application be refused for the following reasons:

 

1.    The application site is allocated as Green Belt in Policy G1 of the South Ribble Local Plan. The proposed development with a separate access and frontage from Potter Lane would be contrary to the Green Belt designation and is not classed as limited infilling in villages. Therefore, the proposal would not meet the exception (e) of paragraph 145 of the NPPF or exception (e) of Policy G1 of the South Ribble Local Plan

 

2.    The proposal would introduce residential development into an open, green area which would be contrary to Policy 134 of the NPPF which seeks to safeguard the countryside in the Green Belt from encroachment.

 

71.

07/2020/00705/FUL - Oakland Farm, Hollins Lane, Leyland pdf icon PDF 564 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the application be refused for the following reasons:

 

1.    It has not been demonstrated that a development of 4 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.    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: None

 

Address: Oakland Farm

                  Hollins Lane

                  Leyland

                  PR26 8LJ

 

Applicant: Mr Lewis Buller

 

Agent: Mr Andrew Cowley

             1086 Estates Ltd.

             50 Merlin Grove

             Leyland

 

Development: Erection of 4 no. dwellings.

 

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the application be refused for the following reasons:

 

1.    It has not been demonstrated that a development of 4 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.    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.

 

72.

07/2020/00682/VAR - Land at Oldfield and Long Meadow, Much Hoole pdf icon PDF 396 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the application be approved.

Minutes:

Speakers: None

 

Address: Land at Oldfield and Long Meadow

                 Oldfield

                 Much Hoole

 

Applicant: Applethwaite Ltd.

 

Agent: Mr David Devine

 

Development: Variation of condition 2 (Approved plans) pursuant to planning permission 07/2020/00277/FUL for erection of 14 no. bungalow for over-55 age group to allow for removal and replacement of a tree (T9) adjacent to the Knoll Lane boundary to further assist the formation of the approved construction access from Knoll Lane.

 

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the application be approved.