Issue - meetings

Item 3b

Meeting: 12/09/2023 - Planning Committee (Item 20)

20 23/00616/PIP - Whitegates, 75 Gorsey Lane, Mawdesley pdf icon PDF 119 KB

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Decision:

Permission in principle refused for the following reason:

 

“The proposed development would be inappropriate development in the Green Belt and, therefore, harmful by definition.

 

There would also be other harm as a result of sprawl and encroachment. It is not considered that there are very special circumstances to overcome the definitional harm to the Green Belt and additional harm caused through sprawl and encroachment. The proposal is, therefore, contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework.

Minutes:

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Craige Southern, seconded by Councillor Gordon France to defer the application to allow Members to visit the site, this amendment was lost (2 for, 9 against).

 

It was then proposed by Councillor Alex Hilton, seconded by Councillor Sarah Ainsworth and was resolved unanimously that permission in principle be refused for the following reason:

 

The proposed development would be inappropriate development in the Green Belt and, therefore, harmful by definition. There would also be other harm as a result of sprawl and encroachment. It is not considered that there are very special circumstances to overcome the definitional harm to the Green Belt and additional harm caused through sprawl and encroachment. The proposal is, therefore, contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework.