Agenda, decisions and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 7th March, 2018 6.00 pm

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

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

Items
No. Item

105.

Welcome and Introduction

Minutes:

 

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

106.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

An apology for absence was submitted on behalf of Councillor Rebecca Noblet.

107.

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 Jim Marsh declared a personal interest in planning application 07/2017/2900/FUL 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.

 

Councillor Warren Bennett (in the audience) declared a personal interest in planning application 07/2017/2900/FUL 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.

 

108.

Minutes of the Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Held on Wednesday, 7 February 2018, to be signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 7 February 2018 be approved as a correct record and signed by the chairman.

109.

Appeal Decisions

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

Minutes:

The Planning Manager informed the Committee on the following appeals in respect of Withy Arms, 122 Station Road, Bamber Bridge:

 

Appeal A:  Ref 07/2017/1539/FUL

 

Alterations to the rear external seating area (retrospective) with an extension of opening hours, provision of timber frame shelter over front external seating area, alterations to fascia and first floor rear extension to facilitate ancillary managers accommodation. Dismissed: except for the managers accommodation- a first floor rear extension which has been allowed.

 

Appeal B:  Dispute of Condition 3 Hours of operation on 07/2017/1708/VAR

 

The use of the outside seating area shall be restricted to the hours of 10am – 10pm on all days including weekends and public holidays. All artificial lighting to this area must also be restricted to these times and locks installed to gated/other access into this area within 1 month of the date of this permission to prevent unauthorised customers gaining entry to this area outside of the above specified times”.. Dismissed

110.

Planning Application 07/2017/2989/FUL - St Marys Church Hall, Cop Lane, Penwortham pdf icon PDF 668 KB

Report of the Planning Manager attached.

Decision:

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED:

 

That the Committee be minded to approve the application with the decision being delegated to the Planning Manager in consultation with the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Planning Committee upon the successful completion of a Section 106 Agreement to secure a financial contribution towards off-site affordable housing.

Minutes:

Address: St Marys Church Hall, Cop Lane, Penwortham, Preston, PR1 0SR

 

Applicant: McCarthy & Stone Retirement Lifestyles Ltd

 

Agent: Mr Chris Butt, Unit 3 Edward Court, Altrincham Business Park, Broadheath, Altrincham, WA14 5GL

 

Development: Erection of Retirement Living Accommodation (51 apartments) together with communal facilities, landscaping and car parking following demolition of existing Church Hall

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED:

 

That the Committee be minded to approve the application with the decision being delegated to the Planning Manager in consultation with the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Planning Committee upon the successful completion of a Section 106 Agreement to secure a financial contribution towards off-site affordable housing.

111.

Planning Application 07/2017/2333/REM - New Mill, Wesley Street, Bamber Bridge pdf icon PDF 996 KB

Report of the Planning Manager attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED (8 Yes, 0 Abstention, 6 No):

           

That the Committee be minded to approve the application with the decision being delegated to the Planning Manager in consultation with the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Planning Committee upon successful completion of the Deed of Variation to the Section 106 Agreement.

Minutes:

Address: New Mill, Wesley Street, Bamber Bridge, Preston, PR5 6NP

 

Applicant: Countryside Properties (UK) Ltd

 

Agent: Miss Kirstie Hopcroft, Ship Canal House, 98 King Street, Manchester, M2 4WU

 

Development: Reserved Matters application for the erection 196 dwellings following outline approval 07/2012/0728/OUT with matters of layout, scale, appearance and landscaping applied for (Amended Plans)

 

RESOLVED (8 Yes, 0 Abstention, 6 No):

           

That the Committee be minded to approve the application with the decision being delegated to the Planning Manager in consultation with the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Planning Committee upon successful completion of the Deed of Variation to the Section 106 Agreement.

112.

Planning Application 07/2017/2900/FUL - Land Off Brindle Road, Bamber Bridge pdf icon PDF 962 KB

Report of the Planning Manager attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED (10 Yes, 0 Abstention, 4 No):

 

That:

 

1.    planning permission be refused for the reasons as outlined below:

 

·         The proposals for greenspace are inadequate both in terms of the level of usable greenspace and also its location

 

·         Part of the proposed development, and particularly plots 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 163, 164 and 165, due to their location in close proximity to the M61 motorway, would suffer an unacceptable level of noise and air pollution, detrimental to the health and well-being of the future residents of that part of the development

 

·         The affordable housing element of the proposed development were grouped in clusters and therefore was contrary to The Central Lancashire Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document which requires affordable housing units to be pepper-potted throughout the development

 

2.    the actual/final wording for the reasons (in 1 above) to be agreed in consultation with the Chair, Vice Chair, the Proposer of the Motion (Councillor Barrie Yates) and the Planning Manager.

Minutes:

Address: Land Off Brindle Road, Bamber Bridge, Lancashire

 

Applicant: Bellway Homes Limited (Manchester Division)

 

Agent: Mrs Anna Relph, 1 New York Street, Manchester, M1 4HD

 

Development: Erection of 193 dwellings with associated parking, landscaping and public open space with access off Brindle Road following demolition of Grey Gables Farm and associated buildings (Amended Plans)

 

RESOLVED (10 Yes, 0 Abstention, 4 No):

 

That:

 

1.    planning permission be refused for the reasons as outlined below:

 

·         The proposals for greenspace are inadequate both in terms of the level of usable greenspace and also its location

 

·         Part of the proposed development, and particularly plots 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 163, 164 and 165, due to their location in close proximity to the M61 motorway, would suffer an unacceptable level of noise and air pollution, detrimental to the health and well-being of the future residents of that part of the development

 

·         The affordable housing element of the proposed development were grouped in clusters and therefore was contrary to The Central Lancashire Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document which requires affordable housing units to be pepper-potted throughout the development

 

2.    the actual/final wording for the reasons (in 1 above) to be agreed in consultation with the Chair, Vice Chair, the Proposer of the Motion (Councillor Barrie Yates) and the Planning Manager.