Venue: Shield Room, Civic Centre, West Paddock, Leyland PR25 1DH
Contact: Charlotte Lynch Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome and Introduction
The Chair, Councillor Jon Hesketh, welcomed members of the public to the meeting, introduced the committee, and explained the roles of its members and proceedings.
Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Mal Donoghue and Mike Nelson.
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.
Councillors Michael Green, Jim Marsh, Susan Snape and Barrie Yates declared personal interests in Item 4 – Test Track, Aston Way, Moss Side Industrial Estate.
David Whelan (Interim Monitoring Officer) and Charlotte Lynch (Clerk to the Committee) declared personal interests in Item 4 - Test Track, Aston Way, Moss Side Industrial Estate.
Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.
RESOLVED: (Yes: 10 No: 1 Abstain: 2)
That the application be deferred to allow further dialogue to take place with the Applicant concerning:
1. the viability and sustainability of the site with a particular emphasis to improving the affordable housing provision on the site and;
2. the separation distances between the proposed plots with a view to ensuring that the Council’s requirements are met in all circumstances
Speakers: 6 objectors, 1 supporter, Ward Councillor Mary Green, Ward Councillor Michael Green, Councillor Susan Snape, and 4 representatives of the Applicant (Messrs Simon Artis, Pete Todd and Ian Hilliker of Barratt Homes and Mr Richard Lever of Property Capital)
Address: Test Track, Aston Way, Moss Side Industrial Estate, Leyland
Applicant: Property Capital and BDW Trading, 10 Church View
Agent: Turleys, 1 New York Street, Manchester
Development: Hybrid planning application comprising of Full and Outline
development – Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) development.
Part A FULL – Site enabling works, the development of
highway and drainage infrastructure for the full application site (the proposed development site) and the provision of car park accessed off Titan Way (Phase 1); together with the construction of 197 dwellings and associated internal access roads, public open space, green infrastructure, an acoustic
barrier, and highway infrastructure (Phase 2)
Part B OUTLINE – for the remainder of the proposed development site for the development of between 653 and 753 new homes, up to 5,000 spm of Business Park (Use Classes B1); up to 15,000 sqm of Use Class B2 and up to 8,000 sqm Industrial Estate (Use Class B8), local centre comprising up to 3,000 sqm of accommodation for occupation within any combination of uses within Classes A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B1 or D1 (including health centre/clinic) (which shall not exceed 2,500 sqm of main town centre uses), a primary school (1.646ha) and associated public open space and green infrastructure (Phases 3-5 and education, employment and local centre phases) (Amended Plans)
An amendment was moved by Councillor Ken Jones and seconded by Councillor Bill Evans that the application be deferred to allow further dialogue to take place with the Applicant concerning the viability and sustainability of the site with a particular emphasis to improving the affordable housing provision on the site and the separation distances between the proposed plots with a view to ensuring that the Council’s requirements are met in all circumstances.
The vote on the Amended Motion was Yes: 10, No: 1 and Abstain: 2 and the Chair declared that the Amended Motion was carried.