Full planning permission refused.
Registered speakers: Richard Iddon (Objector) and Andrew Roberts (Applicant)
After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Alan Whittaker, seconded by Councillor Paul Walmsley and subsequently RESOLVED (unanimously) – That full planning permission be refused for the reasons in the report as outlined below:
1. The proposed development would be inappropriate development in the Green Belt therefore harmful by definition. There would also be other harm to the Green Belt through encroachment into the countryside. It is not considered that there are very special circumstances to overcome the definitional harm to the Green Belt and additional harm. The proposal is therefore contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework.
2. Due to the rural character of the location, and narrow tree lined character of Sarscow Lane that provides a public right of way the construction of four passing places would be harmful to the landscape character through the loss of trees, hedgerows and the urbanising effect of the road widening works contrary to policies BNE1, HS9, and EP3 of the Chorley Local Plan 2012 – 2026.