Agenda, decisions and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 15th November, 2017 6.00 pm

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

Contact: Dave Lee  Email: dlee@southribble.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

69.

Welcome and Introduction

Minutes:

The Chairman, Councillor Hesketh, welcomed members of the public to the meeting and introduced the committee and explained the proceedings and the role of its members.

70.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

None, all members of the committee were present.

71.

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 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 Malcolm Donoghue declared a personal interest in planning application 07/2017/2486/FUL.

 

Councillor Warren Bennett (in the audience) declared a personal interest in in planning application 07/2017/2325/FUL.

72.

Minutes of the Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Held on Wednesday, 18 October 2017, to be signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED: that the minutes of the meeting held on 18 October 2017 be approved as a correct record and signed by the chairman.

73.

Appeal Decisions

A verbal update will be given in respect of recent planning appeals.

Minutes:

There were no appeal decisions to report.

74.

Planning Application 07/2017/2325/FUL - Land On The North Side of Brindle Road, Bamber Bridge pdf icon PDF 880 KB

Report of the Director of Development, Enterprise and Communities attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED (14 Yes, 1 Abstention, 0 No): that planning permission be refused for the reasons as set out below with the final wording for the reasons to be delegated to the Planning Manager in consultation with the Chair of Planning Committee –

 

1. The proposed site layout fails to meet paragraphs 9 and 56 of the National Planning Policy Framework which seeks positive improvements in the quality of the built and natural environment.  The layout is of poor design that fails to respect the character and appearance of this area in terms of building to plot ratio and the height of dwellings compared to the surrounding properties. The proposal would not accord with Policy 17 of the Central Lancashire Core Strategy and Policy G17 of the South Ribble Local Plan.

 

2. That the traffic flow through the site access onto Brindle Road, as a result of the number of dwellings served by that access over what was anticipated at the adoption stage of the Local Plan, would have a detrimental impact on the residential amenity of the occupants of the properties opposite and adjacent to that access, ie Nos. 209, 227 and 296 to 302 Brindle Road in terms of the amount of traffic and associated noise resulting from the proposal.  The proposal is therefore contrary to Policy B1 criterion c of the South Ribble Local Plan.

 

3. The site layout fails to provide adequate on-site car parking contrary to Policy G17, Policy F1 and Appendix 4 of the South Ribble Local Plan

 

4. The submitted Planning Noise Impact Assessment report September 2017 together with the design of the site layout and insufficient buffering to the M6 and M61 motorways fails to demonstrate that adequate noise mitigation can be achieved within the scheme. The development may therefore result in a detrimental impact on future residents of the development, contrary to Policy 17 criteria d) in the Central Lancashire Core Strategy.

Minutes:

Councillor Warren Bennett (in the audience) declared a personal interest in this item as he had rented one of the premises in the area next to the application site, but was able under the Code of Conduct for Elected Members, to remain in the meeting during the consideration of this matter.

 

Address: Land On The North Side Of Brindle Road, Bamber Bridge, Lancashire

 

Applicant: Persimmon Homes Lancashire

 

Development: Erection of 261 dwellings including 30% affordable homes, associated road infrastructure, landscaping and open space following demolition of 215 Brindle Road

 

RESOLVED (14 Yes, 1 Abstention, 0 No): that planning permission be refused for the reasons as set out below with the final wording for the reasons to be delegated to the Planning Manager in consultation with the Chair of Planning Committee –

 

1. The proposed site layout fails to meet paragraphs 9 and 56 of the National Planning Policy Framework which seeks positive improvements in the quality of the built and natural environment.  The layout is of poor design that fails to respect the character and appearance of this area in terms of building to plot ratio and the height of dwellings compared to the surrounding properties. The proposal would not accord with Policy 17 of the Central Lancashire Core Strategy and Policy G17 of the South Ribble Local Plan.

 

2. That the traffic flow through the site access onto Brindle Road, as a result of the number of dwellings served by that access over what was anticipated at the adoption stage of the Local Plan, would have a detrimental impact on the residential amenity of the occupants of the properties opposite and adjacent to that access, ie Nos. 209, 227 and 296 to 302 Brindle Road in terms of the amount of traffic and associated noise resulting from the proposal.  The proposal is therefore contrary to Policy B1 criterion c of the South Ribble Local Plan.

 

3. The site layout fails to provide adequate on-site car parking contrary to Policy G17, Policy F1 and Appendix 4 of the South Ribble Local Plan

 

4. The submitted Planning Noise Impact Assessment report September 2017 together with the design of the site layout and insufficient buffering to the M6 and M61 motorways fails to demonstrate that adequate noise mitigation can be achieved within the scheme. The development may therefore result in a detrimental impact on future residents of the development, contrary to Policy 17 criteria d) in the Central Lancashire Core Strategy.

75.

Planning Application 07/2017/1545/FUL - Land On The East and West Side of Watkin Lane, Lostock Hall pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Report of the Director of Development, Enterprise and Communities attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED (12 Yes, 0 Abstention, 0 No): that planning permission be approved subject to the conditions as set out in the report and the additional condition as set out in the update sheet.

Minutes:

Address: Land On The East and West Side Of Watkin Lane, Lostock Hall, Lancashire

 

Applicant: Haygrove Properties Ltd

 

Agent: Mr David Shepherd, 20 Collingwood Avenue, St Annes, Lytham St Annes, FY8 2SB

 

Development: Change of use of land for storage of caravans with alterations to access and erection new fencing to the western site boundary

 

RESOLVED (12 Yes, 0 Abstention, 0 No): that planning permission be approved subject to the conditions as set out in the report and the additional condition as set out in the update sheet.

76.

Planning Application 07/2017/2837/FUL - 69 Liverpool Road, Penwortham, Preston pdf icon PDF 938 KB

Report of the Director of Development, Enterprise and Communities attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED (13 Yes, 0 Abstention, 1 No): that planning permission be approved subject to the conditions as set out in the report.

Minutes:

Address: 69 Liverpool Road, Penwortham, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 9XD

 

Applicant: Mr Jason Colles

 

Development: Change of use from Class A2 (Financial and professional services) to Class A4 (Drinking establishment)

 

During the course of the meeting the Legal Services Manager presented a written representation from Councillor David Bird.

 

RESOLVED (13 Yes, 0 Abstention, 1 No): that planning permission be approved subject to the conditions as set out in the report.

77.

Planning Application 07/2017/2821/FUL - Howick Hall Farm, Howick Cross Lane, Penwortham pdf icon PDF 623 KB

Report of the Director of Development, Enterprise and Communities attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED (13 Yes, 0 Abstention, 0 No): that planning permission be approved subject to the conditions as set out in the report.

Minutes:

Address: Howick Hall Farm, Howick Cross Lane, Penwortham, Lancashire

Applicant: Penwortham Storage Ltd

Development: Erection of a battery storage facility with associated infrastructure, CCTV and landscaping

 

RESOLVED (13 Yes, 0 Abstention, 0 No): that planning permission be approved subject to the conditions as set out in the report.

78.

Planning Application 07/2017/2486/FUL - Land Off Shaw Brook Road and Altcar Lane, Leyland pdf icon PDF 330 KB

Report of the Director of Development, Enterprise and Communities attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED: that planning permission be approved subject to the conditions as set out in the report and the additional conditions as set out in the update sheet.

Minutes:

Councillor Malcolm Donoghue declared a personal interest in this planning application as he was a ward member, but was able under the Code of Conduct for Elected Members, to remain in the meeting during the consideration of the application.

 

Address: Land Off Shaw Brook Road and Altcar Lane, Leyland, Lancashire

 

Applicant: Redrow Homes Ltd.

 

Agent: Mrs Nichola Burns, 14 Eaton Avenue, Buckshaw Village, Leyland, PR7 7NA

 

Development: Formation of new vehicular access onto Leyland Lane

 

During the course of the meeting the Planning Officer informed the meeting that Lancashire County Council (Local Lead Flooding Authority) had initially objected to the application however they have agreed to remove the objection subject to the imposition of three conditions as set out in the update sheet circulated at the meeting.

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED: that planning permission be approved subject to the conditions as set out in the report and the additional conditions as set out in the update sheet.

79.

South Ribble Local Plan/Central Lancashire Core Strategy - 2017 Monitoring Reports pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Report of the Director of Development, Enterprise and Communities attached.

Decision:

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED: that the draft Monitoring Report (MR) be approved for publication on the Council’s website.

Minutes:

The committee considered the draft 2017 Monitoring Report (MR) for both the South Ribble Local Plan and the Central Lancashire Core Strategy.

 

The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 required every local planning authority to produce a Monitoring Report (MR). In previous years, the MR had to be submitted to the Government Office for the North West prior to 31 December; however this was no longer required.

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED: that the draft Monitoring Report (MR) be approved for publication on the Council’s website.