Agenda, decisions and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 25th April, 2018 6.00 pm

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

Contact: Dianne Scambler  Email: dscambler@southribble.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

122.

Welcome and Introduction

Minutes:

The Chair, 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.

123.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Carol Chisholm, Ken Jones and Celeb Tomlinson.

124.

Declaration of Interest

Minutes:

Councillor Mal Donoghue declared a personal interest in Item 8 on the agenda.

125.

Minutes of the Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Held on Wednesday, 28 March 2018, to be signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED (Unanimously):

 

That the meeting held on 28 March 2018 be approved as a correct record for signing by the Chairman.

126.

Appeals Decisions

Minutes:

The Director (Planning and Property) informed the Committee on the outcome of an appeal against the refusal of planning permission at Olive Farm, Hoghton.

127.

Planning Application 07/2018/0278/VAR - Land to the west of Grasmere Avenue, Farington, Leyland pdf icon PDF 587 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED (11 Yes, 1 Abstention):

 

That the variation of condition 2 (approved plans) of planning permission 07/2016/0186REM, be approved subject to the conditions in the report.

 

Minutes:

Address:                    Land to the west of Grasmere Avenue, Farington

                                    Lancashire

 

Applicant:                  Landway Properties Ltd

 

Agent:                        Mrs Cheryl Wood, McDermott Development Ltd,

1 Mercury Rise, Altham Business Park, Altham BB5 5BY

 

Development:           Application for the variation of condition 2 (Approved plans) of planning permission 07/2016/0186/REM

 

RESOLVED (11 Yes, 1 Abstention):

 

Approval for the variation of condition 2 (approved plans) of planning permission 07/2016/0186REM, with conditions.

128.

Planning Application 07/2018/0334/OUT - Land south of 89 Langdale Road, Leyland pdf icon PDF 777 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED (11 Yes, 1 No):

 

That the planning application be deferred to request an Air Quality Report and further noise details from the developer.

Minutes:

Address:                    Land South of 89 Langdale Road, Langdale Road, Leyland, Lancashire

 

Applicant:                  The Trustees of the Worden Estate

 

Agent:                        Mr Richard Percy, Broadsworth House, 2 Stonecrop, North Quarry Business Park, Appley Bridge, Wigan

WN6 9DL

 

Development:           Outline application for a residential development (14 dwellings) with associated access road, earth bund and the erection of 2.5m high boundary fence to the eastern side of the site.

 

RESOLVED (11 Yes, 1 No):

 

That the planning application be deferred to request an Air Quality Report and further noise details from the developer.

129.

Planning Application 07/2018/0856FUL - Land to the rear of 60-64 Fossdale Moss, Moss Side, Leyland pdf icon PDF 689 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

Unanimously RESOLVED:

 

That planning permission be refused for the following reason:

 

1.    That the increase in traffic flow within the cul-de-sac spur off Fossdale Moss (48-68 Fossdale Moss – even numbers only), and the resulting amount of traffic, associated traffic noise and congestion, resulting from the propose dwellings and vehicular access would have a detrimental impact on the residential amenity of the occupants of neighbouring properties within the cul-de-sac. This is contrary to Policy B! (Criterion c) of the South Ribble Local Plan (2012-2026).

2.      The proposed development by virtue of the scale and three storey design would be contrary to the character and appearance of the area.  This would be contrary to Policy G17 of the South Ribble Local Plan.

 

 

Minutes:

Address:                    Land to rear of 60 – 64 Fossdale Moss, Moss Side, Leyland, Lancashire

 

Applicant:                  Five Star Development Homes Ltd

 

Agent:                        Geoffrey Clark, 14 St Clements Road, Wigan WN1 2RU

 

Development:           Erection of 6 detached dwellings and ancillary works.

 

Unanimously RESOLVED:

 

That planning permission be refused for the following reason:

 

1.    That the increase in traffic flow within the cul-de-sac spur off Fossdale Moss (48-68 Fossdale Moss – even numbers only), and the resulting amount of traffic, associated traffic noise and congestion, resulting from the propose dwellings and vehicular access would have a detrimental impact on the residential amenity of the occupants of neighbouring properties within the cul-de-sac. This is contrary to Policy B (Criterion c) of the South Ribble Local Plan (2012-2026).

2.    The proposed development by virtue of the scale and three storey design would be contrary to the character and appearance of the area.  This would be contrary to Policy G17 of the South Ribble Local Plan.

130.

Planning Application 07/2018/0844/FUL - Oakland Farm, Hollins Lane, Leyland pdf icon PDF 513 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED (10 Yes, 1 No):

 

That planning permission be approved subject to the conditions in the report and an additional condition on the update report.

Minutes:

Address:                    Oakland Farm, Hollins Lane, Leyland, Preston, Lancashire PR26 8LJ

 

Applicant:                  Mr Lewis Buller

 

Development:           Erection of 1no. two storey dwelling with detached garage, erection of domestic stable block together with the erection of a single storey building to be used as a cattery following the demolition of existing buildings.

 

RESOLVED (10 Yes, 1 No):

 

That planning permission be approved subject to the conditions in the report and an additional condition on the update report.

131.

Planning Application 07/2018/0979FUL - 8B Centurion Court, Farington, Leyland pdf icon PDF 434 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

Unanimously RESOLVED:

 

That planning permission be approved, subject to the conditions in the report.

 

Minutes:

Address:                    8B Centurion Court, Farington, Leyland, Lancashire PR25 3UQ

 

Applicant:                  Kevin Morris

 

Development:           Change of use form Class B1/B2/B8 (Business/General industry and storage to Class D2 (Leisure) - Gym

 

Unanimously RESOLVED:

 

That planning permission be approved, subject to the conditions in the report.

132.

Planning Applications 07/2018/0635/FUL, 07/2018/0636/LBC, 07/2018/0637/FUL and 07/2018/0638/LBC - Worden Park, Leyland pdf icon PDF 886 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

Unanimously RESOLVED:

 

1.    That planning permission of 07/2018/0635/FUL be approved subject to the conditions within the report and that Listed Building Consent 0636/LBC be granted.

 

2.      That planning permission of 07/2018/0637/FUL be approved subject to the conditions within the report and that Listed Building Consent 0638/LBC be granted.

Minutes:

Address:                    Worden Park, Leyland, Lancashire PR25 2DJ

 

Applicant:                  Andrew Richardson, South Ribble Borough Council

 

Development:           Erection of two toilet blocks with associated hardstanding following demolition of existing toilet block, and cycle stand within Worden Park.

 

Unanimously RESOLVED:

 

That planning permission be approved subject to the conditions within the report and that Listed Building Consent be granted.

 

133.

Planning Service End of Year Performance Report 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Minutes:

The Director of Planning and Property presented a report that updated the Planning Committee on the performance of the Planning Service for 2017/18.

Overall performance in the Planning department continues to be very high and places South Ribble as one of the top performing authorities in the Country and the Director gave his thanks to the team.

 

The department however continues to be under pressure from both the sheer number of applications and the complexity of some schemes such as Cuerden and the Test Track. To ensure the continued provision of this excellent service, additional resource has been identified in the new budget provision.

 

The Chair on behalf of the Committee thanked the officers for their continued high performance.

 

RESOLVED (Unanimously):

 

That the report be noted.

134.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider the exclusion of the press and public for the following item of business on the ground that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

 

By Virtue of Paragraph 3: Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

Minutes:

RESOLVED (Unanimously):

 

That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following item of business as it involved the discussion of information defined as exempt from publication under paragraph(s) 3 and 5, of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, ‘Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) ‘ and in which the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing it.

135.

Appeal against the refusal of planning permission at Land Off, Brindle Road, Bamber Bridge

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Minutes:

The Director (Planning and Property) presented a report that sought endorsement from the Planning Committee not to contest the second reason for refusal at the forthcoming Public Enquiry against the refusal of planning permission at Land off, Brindle Road, Bamber Bridge.

 

The applicant, Bellway Homes Ltd, have submitted an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate against the refusal of the planning permission, and as part of their appeal submission, have indicated to apply for costs in relation to the Council’s second reason for refusal (relating to noise and air pollution).

 

The Committee received advice by the Director (Neighbourhoods and Development) on their inability to defend the reasoning, however during the debate, Members were still determined in their resolve to refuse the application on the same grounds as they had agreed to when they had originally refused the application for the benefit of local residents.

 

RESOLVED (Yes 9, No 2):

 

To proceed with the inclusion of the second reason for refusal (relating to noise and air pollution) at the forthcoming Public Inquiry in relation to the refusal of planning permission (application 07/2017/2900/FUL)

136.

Planning Committee: 22 May 2018 - Confirmed Additional Meeting

Minutes:

The Chair informed the Committee that the additional planning meeting to consider planning application 07/2017/4115/FUL would be held at 6pm on 22 May 2018.