Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

(Virtual meeting), Planning Committee - Thursday, 14th January, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Accessible via Microsoft Teams and YouTube

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

Items
No. Item

87.

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.

88.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Barrie Yates.

89.

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 Gareth Watson declared a prejudicial interest in item 6 – Land off Carrwood Road, Lostock Hall – and would not take part in the vote on this item.

 

Jonathan Noad (Director of Place and Development) also declared a personal interest in item 6.

 

Councillor Caleb Tomlinson declared a prejudicial interest in item 9 – 37 Clifton Avenue, Leyland – and would not take part in the vote on this item.

 

Councillor Phil Smith declared a personal interest in item 11 – Land to the west of Lancashire Business Park, Centurion Way, Farington.

 

 

90.

Minutes of meeting Thursday, 17 December 2020 of Planning Committee pdf icon PDF 235 KB

Minutes:

A query was raised regarding the accuracy of minute number 75 of the last meeting, which detailed the interests declared by members of the committee.

 

In response to this, an amendment was proposed by Councillor Phil Smith, seconded by Councillor Will Adams, to read that “Councillors Will Adams, James Flannery and Harry Hancock declared personal interests in item 11 Penwortham Arts Centre, The Venue, Liverpool Road, Penwortham over the course of the meeting.”

 

However, this was challenged by some members as requiring further revision and the Chair agreed not to sign the minutes at that time.

 

A vote on the amended motion was taken and it was subsequently RESOLVED (For: 11 Abstain: 1) that

 

1.    the minutes of the meeting held on 17 December 2020 not be signed by the Chair at this time;

 

2.    the above revision be made to the minutes; and

 

3.    the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday, 17 December be deferred for consideration until the next meeting of the Planning Committee.

91.

Appeal Decisions

An update will be provided at the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no appeals to report.

92.

07/2020/00440/FUL - Land off Carrwood Road, Lostock Hall pdf icon PDF 561 KB

Report of the Director of Development and Place attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That

 

1.    members are minded to approve the application; and

 

2.    the decision be delegated to the Planning Manager in consultation with the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Planning Committee upon successful completion of a legal agreement to secure a financial contribution towards public open space and affordable housing.

Minutes:

Councillor Mick Higgins left the meeting prior to the vote on this item.

Councillor Gareth Watson did not take part in the vote on this item.

 

Speakers: Councillor Damian Bretherton (ward councillor), Councillor Matt Campbell (ward councillor), a representative of the Applicant and the Agent

 

Address: Land off Carrwood Road

                 Lostock Hall

 

Applicant: Lancet Homes

 

Agent: Alec Drake

            WSP

            8 First Street

            Manchester

            M15 4GU

 

Development: Residential development for the erection of 61 dwellings with associated works and infrastructure

           

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That

 

1.    members are minded to approve the application; and

 

2.    the decision be delegated to the Planning Manager in consultation with the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Planning Committee upon successful completion of a legal agreement to secure a financial contribution towards public open space and affordable housing.

93.

07/2020/00946/FUL - Budweiser Brewing Company, Cuerdale Lane, Samlesbury pdf icon PDF 682 KB

Report of the Director of Development and Place attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

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

Minutes:

Speakers: the Agent

 

Address: Ab Inbev UK Ltd

     Cuerdale Lane

     Samlesbury

     Preston

     Lancashire

     PR5 0XD

 

Applicant: Budweiser Brewing Company Ltd.

 

Agent: Mr Dominic Page

 Gerald Eve LLP

 1 Marsden Street

 Manchester

 

Development: Construction of HGV self-registration area to provide 15 bays, new access point off Cuerdale Lane, portacabin and registration kiosk, installation of 3 weigh bridges, widening of existing internal site road and associated works.

 

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

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

94.

07/2020/00940/FUL - Tan Y Bryn Farm, Land Lane, Longton pdf icon PDF 393 KB

Report of the Director of Development and Place attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

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

Minutes:

Speakers: a representative of the Agent

 

Address: Tan Y Bryn Farm

      Land Lane

      Longton

 

Applicant: Eleni Murphy

 

Agent: Lydia Harper

 PWA Planning

 Lockside Road

 Preston

 PR2 2YS

 

Development: Formation of 1700m², all-weather outdoor equestrian arena.

 

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

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

95.

07/2020/00966/HOH - 37 Clifton Avenue, Leyland pdf icon PDF 417 KB

Report of the Director of Development and Place attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the application be approved.

Minutes:

Councillor Mal Donoghue took the chair for the duration of this item.

 

Speakers: None

 

Address: 37 Clifton Avenue

      Leyland

      Lancashire

      PR25 3ES

 

Applicant: Mr M Tomlinson

 

Agent: Mr Stephen Hunt

 63 Anderton Crescent

 Buckshaw Village

 

Development: Single-storey rear extension.

 

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the application be approved.

96.

07/2020/00881/FUL - Bamber Bridge Leisure Centre pdf icon PDF 795 KB

Report of the Director of Development and Place attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

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

Minutes:

            Councillor Caleb Tomlinson returned to the chair.

 

Speakers: Councillor Mick Titherington (Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing and Leisure) and the Agent

 

Address: Bamber Bridge Leisure Centre

     Brindle Road

     Bamber Bridge

 

Applicant: Mr Neil Anderson

       South Ribble Borough Council

       Civic Centre

       Leyland

       PR25 1DH

 

Agent: Mr Dean Woodward

 Steve Wells Associates

 17-19 Stott Hill

 Cathedral Quarter

 Bradford

 BD1 4EH

 

Development: Proposed 2no. full sized sports playing pitches, remodelled skate park, extended car park and detached pavilion.

 

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

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

97.

07/2020/00781/OUT - Land to the west of Lancashire Business Park, Centurion Way, Farington pdf icon PDF 729 KB

Report of the Director of Development and Place attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That

 

1.    members are minded to approve the application; and

 

2.    the decision be delegated to the Director of Planning and Development in consultation with the Chair of Planning Committee upon the successful resolution and removal of the outstanding objection by the Environment Agency.

Minutes:

Speakers: Councillor Karen Walton (ward councillor) and the Agent

 

Address: Land West of Lancashire Business Park

     Centurion Way

     Farington

     Preston

     PR26 6TS

 

Applicant: Caddick Developments Ltd.

 

Agent: Mr Nick Pleasant

 Park House

 Park Square West

 Leeds

 LS1 2PW

 

Development: Outline planning application (all matters reserved apart from access from the public highway) for up to 612,500sqft (56,904sqm) of light industrial (E(g) Use), general industrial (B2 Use), storage and distribution (B8 Use) and ancillary office (E(g) Use) floorspace.

 

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That

 

1.    members are minded to approve the application; and

 

2.    the decision be delegated to the Director of Planning and Development in consultation with the Chair of Planning Committee upon the successful resolution and removal of the outstanding objection by the Environment Agency.

98.

07/2020/00924/FUL - Two Acres, Preston New Road, Samlesbury pdf icon PDF 467 KB

Report of the Director of Development and Place attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED: (For: 7 Against: 4)

 

That the application be refused because the proposed development by virtue of its size, scale and location would have a detrimental impact on the openness of the Green Belt and the purposes of including land within it and the very special circumstances offered by the applicant are not considered to outweigh the harm. The proposal is therefore contrary to Policy G1 in the South Ribble Local Plan.

Minutes:

Speakers: the Agent

 

Address: Two Acres

      Preston New Road

      Samlesbury

      Preston

      Lancashire

      PR5 0UL

 

Applicant: Messrs Ahmed

 

Agent: Mrs Sophie Marshall

 MacMarshalls Ltd

 Hamill House

 112-116 Chorley New Road

 Bolton

 BL1 4DH

 

Development: Erection of detached commercial building.

 

An amended motion was moved by Councillor James Flannery, seconded by Councillor Will Adams, that members be minded to approve the application with the decision delegated to the Director of Place and Development in consultation with the Chair of Planning Committee following agreement on conditions.

 

Upon being put to the vote, the amendment to the motion was lost (For: 5 Against: 6).

 

A vote on the substantive motion, proposed by Councillor Gareth Watson and seconded by Councillor Mary Green, was then taken and subsequently

 

RESOLVED: (For: 7 Against: 4)

 

That the application be refused because the proposed development by virtue of its size, scale and location would have a detrimental impact on the openness of the Green Belt and the purposes of including land within it and the very special circumstances offered by the applicant are not considered to outweigh the harm. The proposal is therefore contrary to Policy G1 in the South Ribble Local Plan.

99.

07/2020/00860/FUL - 367 Brindle Road, Bamber Bridge pdf icon PDF 336 KB

Report of the Director of Development and Place attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the application be refused for the following reasons:

 

1.    due to the increase in traffic flow adjacent 365 Brindle Road and the resulting amount of traffic, associated traffic noise and type of traffic, this would have a detrimental impact on the residential amenity of the occupants of that neighbouring properties contrary to Policy B1 criteria c) in the South Ribble Local Plan; and

 

2.    the proposal introduces an industrial building with associated parking and access, a large expanse of blacktop and encloses the site with substantial 2.4m high fencing into what was a residential garden within a residential area. This is considered to be detrimental to the character and appearance of the area, contrary to Policy G17 in the South Ribble Local Plan.

Minutes:

Speakers: 3 objectors and a representative of the Agent

 

Address: 367 Brindle Road

      Bamber Bridge

      Preston

      Lancashire

      PR5 6AP

 

Applicant: Mr Chadwick

 

Agent: Mr Andrew Cowley

 50 Merlin Grove

 Leyland

 PR25 1DA

 

Development: Retrospective application for the change of use of part of the domestic curtilage, the erection of a detached building to be used as a workplace and the raising of boundary fences.

 

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the application be refused for the following reasons:

 

1.    due to the increase in traffic flow adjacent 365 Brindle Road and the resulting amount of traffic, associated traffic noise and type of traffic, this would have a detrimental impact on the residential amenity of the occupants of that neighbouring properties contrary to Policy B1 criteria c) in the South Ribble Local Plan; and

 

2.    the proposal introduces an industrial building with associated parking and access, a large expanse of blacktop and encloses the site with substantial 2.4m high fencing into what was a residential garden within a residential area. This is considered to be detrimental to the character and appearance of the area, contrary to Policy G17 in the South Ribble Local Plan.

100.

07/2020/00935/REM - Land off Shaw Brook Road and Altcar Lane, Leyland pdf icon PDF 353 KB

Report of the Director of Development and Place attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the application be approved subject to conditions outlined in the report and the amended condition 2 as outlined in the update sheet.

Minutes:

Speakers: a representative of the Applicant.

 

Address: Land off Shaw Brook Road and

     Altcar Lane

     Leyland

     Lancashire

 

Applicant: Redrow Homes Lancashire Ltd.

 

Development: Application for Reserved Matters for residential development for 54 dwellings (Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale) applied for 07/2016/0591/OUT.

 

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the application be approved subject to conditions outlined in the report and the amended condition 2 as outlined in the update sheet.