Agenda, decisions and minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 9th January, 2019 6.00 pm

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

Contact: Charlotte Lynch  Email: clynch@southribble.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

85.

Welcome and Introduction

Minutes:

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

86.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Mal Donoghue, Mick Higgins, Jacqui Mort and Barrie Yates.

87.

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 judgement 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.

88.

Minutes of the Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Held on Thursday, 6 December 2018, to be signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 6 December 2018 be signed as a correct record by the Chair.

89.

Appeal Decisions

The Director of Planning and Property will provide an update at the meeting.

Minutes:

The Director of Planning and Property informed the committee of one appeal that had been approved by the Inspector, relating to Prospect Hill Training Centre, Old Brown Lane, Walton-le-Dale. The information was noted.

90.

07/2018/6475/FUL - Daub Hall Lane and Gregson Lane pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Yes: 10 No: 0 Abstain: 1)

 

That the application be refused for the following reasons:

 

1.    The proposed residential element of the proposal constitutes inappropriate development in an area of Protected Open Land. As such, the proposal is contrary to Policy G4 of the South Ribble Local Plan 2012-2026.

 

2.    The proposed residential element of the proposal would introduce development into open grass fields and would result in unacceptable urbanisation of the area as detrimental to the character, appearance and openness of the Protected Open Land and extended area. As such, the proposal is contrary to Policy G4 of the South Ribble Local Plan 2012-2026.

 

3.    The proposal fails to make adequate provision for affordable housing. This is contrary to Policy 7 of the Central Lancashire Core Strategy, which aims to provide a balanced, mixed and inclusive housing offer that caters for all housing needs. The provision of funding for a community centre at the expense of affordable housing provision has not been justified.

 

4.    The material benefits associated with the proposed community centre do not outweigh the harms identified in Reasons 1, 2, and 3 and do not outweigh the development plan policies identified in those reasons.

Minutes:

Speakers: 5 objectors, 5 supporters, and the Agent (Mr Alban Cassidy)

 

Address: Daub Hall Lane/Gregson Lane, Hoghton

 

Applicant: Gregson Green Community Initiative

 

Agent: Mr Alban Cassidy, 7 East Cliff, Preston, PR1 3JE

 

Development: Residential and community development – erection of 75 dwellings (including 17 affordable units) on land to the west of Daub Hall Lane together with the erection of two storey replacement community centre and associated works following demolition of existing facility at Gregson Lane community centre.

 

RESOLVED: (Yes: 10 No: 0 Abstain: 1)

 

That the application be refused for the following reasons:

 

1.    The proposed residential element of the proposal constitutes inappropriate development in an area of Protected Open Land. As such, the proposal is contrary to Policy G4 of the South Ribble Local Plan 2012-2026.

 

2.    The proposed residential element of the proposal would introduce development into open grass fields and would result in unacceptable urbanisation of the area as detrimental to the character, appearance and openness of the Protected Open Land and extended area. As such, the proposal is contrary to Policy G4 of the South Ribble Local Plan 2012-2026.

 

3.    The proposal fails to make adequate provision for affordable housing. This is contrary to Policy 7 of the Central Lancashire Core Strategy, which aims to provide a balanced, mixed and inclusive housing offer that caters for all housing needs. The provision of funding for a community centre at the expense of affordable housing provision has not been justified.

 

4.    The material benefits associated with the proposed community centre do not outweigh the harms identified in Reasons 1, 2, and 3 and do not outweigh the development plan policies identified in those reasons.

91.

07/2018/6511/FUL - Conservative Club, Chorley Road, Walton-Le-Dale pdf icon PDF 210 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Yes: 9 No: 0 Abstain: 2)

 

That the application be approved with conditions.

Minutes:

Speakers: None

 

Address: Conservative Club, Chorley Road, Walton-le-Dale, Preston, PR 5 4JA

 

Applicant: Mr Sean O’Hagan

 

Development: Change of use from Private Members club (Sui Generis) to drinking establishment (Class A4). Timber cladding, canopy and disabled access ramp to front. Alterations to windows, new door opening and fire escape to rear.

 

RESOLVED: (Yes: 9 No: 0 Abstain: 2)

 

That the application be approved with conditions.

92.

07/2018/8836/HOH - 18 Paradise Lane, Moss Side, Leyland pdf icon PDF 240 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Yes: 10 No: 0 Abstain: 1)

 

That the application be approved with conditions.

Minutes:

Speakers: None

 

Address: 18 Paradise Lane, Moss Side, Leyland, PR26 7ST

 

Applicant: Mrs Jenette Hicks

 

Development: Single storey extensions to the front, side and rear and conversion of existing garage into living accommodation.

 

RESOLVED: (Yes: 10 No: 0 Abstain: 1)

 

That the application be approved with conditions.

93.

07/2018/4739/FUL - Dunkirk Garage, Dunkirk Lane, Leyland pdf icon PDF 379 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Yes: 9 No: 0 Abstain: 2)

 

1.    That the application be approved and;

 

2.    That delegated decision-making power be granted to the Director of Planning and Property in consultation with the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Planning Committee to agree conditions to be imposed.  

Minutes:

Speakers: the Applicant (Mr Brendan Mortimer)

 

Address: Dunkirk Garage, Dunkirk Lane, Moss Side, Leyland, PR26 7SN

 

Applicant: Mr Brendan Mortimer

 

Development: Erection of single storey extension and car port to rear of existing garage.

 

RESOLVED: (Yes: 9 No: 0 Abstain: 2)

 

1.    That the application be approved and;

 

2.    That delegated decision-making power be granted to the Director of Planning and Property in consultation with the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Planning Committee to agree conditions to be imposed. 

94.

Campus Masterplan Consultation pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property to follow.  

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Yes: 10 No: 0 Abstain: 1)

 

That a six-week consultation period to be carried out during January to March 2019 be approved.

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Director of Planning and Property which sought approval to undertake a six-week public consultation on the Campus Masterplan.

 

Speakers: Councillor Phil Smith (Cabinet Member (Regeneration and Leisure)). 

 

RESOLVED: (Yes: 10 No: 0 Abstain: 1)

 

That a six-week consultation period to be carried out during January to March 2019 be approved.

95.

Development Brief - The Warren, Broadfield Drive, Leyland pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: (Yes: 10 No: 0 Abstain: 1)

 

1.    That the Development Brief for The Warren, Broadfield Drive, Leyland be endorsed for consultation purposes.

 

2.    That the use of the Draft Development Brief be approved for Development Management purposes in the interim period.

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Director of Planning and Property which sought approval to progress a Development Brief for the site known as The Warren, Broadfield Drive, Leyland.

 

Speakers: None.

 

RESOLVED: (Yes: 10 No: 0 Abstain: 1)

 

1.    That the Development Brief for The Warren, Broadfield Drive, Leyland be endorsed for consultation purposes.

 

2.    That the use of the Draft Development Brief be approved for Development Management purposes in the interim period.