Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Virtual, Planning Committee - Thursday, 11th February, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Accessible through MS Teams and YouTube

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

Media

Items
No. Item

101.

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.

 

The Chair also took this opportunity to welcome Councillor Chris Lomax to the committee following his recent appointment.

102.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Will Adams.

103.

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:

None.

104.

Minutes of meeting Thursday, 17 December 2020 of Planning Committee pdf icon PDF 248 KB

Deferred minutes of the meeting held on Thursday, 17 December 2020, amended as requested to be approved.

Minutes:

The committee received the minutes of the meeting held on 17 December 2020, which had been deferred at the last meeting pending a revision.

 

An amendment was moved by Councillor James Flannery, seconded by Councillor Mal Donoghue, that the minutes be approved subject to a further revision to remove any reference to Councillor Flannery having declared an interest on the application relating to The Venue, Liverpool Road, Penwortham.

 

A vote on the amendment was taken and recorded as follows:

 

FOR: Councillors Mal Donoghue, James Flannery, Mary Green, Harry Hancock, Jon Hesketh, Christine Melia, Caroline Moon, Phil Smith, Caleb Tomlinson and Gareth Watson; and

 

ABSTAIN: Councillor Chris Lomax

 

It was subsequently RESOLVED: (For: 10 Abstain: 1)

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday, 17 December 2020 be approved as a correct record subject to the amendment outlined above.

105.

Minutes of meeting Thursday, 14 January 2021 of Planning Committee pdf icon PDF 315 KB

To be approved.

Minutes:

A query was raised regarding the completeness of minute no. 90 of the last meeting, held on 14 January 2021.

 

It was requested that the minutes be revised to include that the amendment to the minutes of the meeting of 17 December 2020 was challenged as requiring further revision and that the Chair of the Planning Committee did not sign the minutes at that time.

 

Consequently, members agreed that the minutes of the meeting of 14 January 2021 should not be signed at this time, either, and that they should be deferred to the next meeting following amendment as outlined above.

106.

Appeal Decisions

An update will be provided at the meeting.

Minutes:

The Head of Development Management informed the committee of one appeal which had been dismissed by the Planning Inspector, relating to land at Much Hoole Moss, Midge Hall Lane.

107.

07/2020/00702/FUL - Lesser Marsh Barn, Station Road, Little Hoole pdf icon PDF 441 KB

Report of the Director of Development and Place attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the application be refused because 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. The 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).

 

 

Minutes:

Speakers: 3 objectors and the Agent.

 

Address: Lesser Marsh Barn

     Station Road

     Little Hoole

     Preston

     Lancashire

     PR4 5LH

 

Applicant: Create Homes

 

Agent: Mr Chris Betteridge

             De Pol Associates

 Farington House

 Stanifield Business Park

 Stanifield Lane, Farington

 

Development: Demolition of existing commercial buildings and erection of 6no dwellings with associated works (revision of 07/2019/12530/FUL).

 

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the application be refused because 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. The 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).