Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Chorley

Contact: Nina Neisser  Email: nina.neisser@chorley.gov.uk

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17.DC.248

Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 7 February 2017 of Development Control Committee pdf icon PDF 120 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the Development Control Committee held on 7 February 2017 be approved as a correct record for signature by the Chair.

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Declarations of Any Interests

Members are reminded of their responsibility to declare any pecuniary interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda.

 

If you have a pecuniary interest you must withdraw from the meeting. Normally you should leave the room before the business starts to be discussed. You do, however, have the same right to speak as a member of the public and may remain in the room to enable you to exercise that right and then leave immediately. In either case you must not seek to improperly influence a decision on the matter.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest declared for any items listed on the agenda.

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Planning applications to be determined

The Director (Customer and Digital) has submitted six items for planning applications to be determined (enclosed).

 

Plans to be considered will be displayed at the meeting or may be viewed in advance by following the links to the current planning applications on our website. 

https://planning.chorley.gov.uk/online-applications/search.do?action=simple&searchType=Application   

Minutes:

The Director of Customer and Digital submitted six reports for planning permission consideration. In considering the applications, members of the Development Control Committee took into account the agenda reports, the addendum and the verbal representation and submissions provided by officers and individuals.

17.DC.251

16/00926/FULMAJ - Brinscall Mill Road, Wheelton pdf icon PDF 385 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Full planning permission refused.

Minutes:

Registered speakers: Aroon Tenbe (objector) and Tony Warne (supporter)

 

RESOLVED (13:0:1) – That full planning permission be refused for the following reasons:

 

1) The proposed development would be located within the Open Countryside (as defined by the Local Plan). The proposal does not fall within any of the types of development identified in policy BNE2 as being acceptable in the Open Countryside. Insufficient reasons have been put forward to justify exception to this policy.

 

2) The application cannot be fully assessed due to the provision of insufficient information in respect of the ecological impacts of the scheme. In particular further clarification is required on impacts of the proposals on the habitats of high ecological value that have been identified in the supporting information. No information on any proposed compensation for the loss of the habitats has been provided. The proposal is therefore contrary to policy BNE9 of the Local Plan.

 

3) The proposed development would be harmful to the visual amenity and character of the local area, by reason of the size, scale, incongruous appearance and inappropriate nature of the proposals. Additionally, inadequate information has been provided to demonstrate that the visual impact of the proposals can be adequately mitigated.

 

4) By reason of the remote and inaccessible nature of the application site, the proposal would give rise to an unacceptable degree of vehicle movements that would be both harmful to the rural character of the area and highway safety. The proposal is therefore contrary to policy ST3, BNE1 of the Local plan and the Framework.

 

 

 

17.DC.252

16/00633/OUTMAJ - Gleadhill House Stud, Gleadhill House, Dawbers Lane, Euxton pdf icon PDF 289 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Outline major planning permission approved subject to conditions and a S106 agreement.

Minutes:

Registered speakers: Katrina Reed (parish councillor), Cllr Mark Jarnell (ward councillor) and David Forshaw (applicant).

 

RESOLVED (9:3:2) – That major outline planning permission be approved, subject to a S106 agreement and conditions with the S106 providing that the public open space contribution be payable on commencement of the development and the school places contribution be released on the commencement of the first dwelling.

 

17.DC.253

16/01061/FUL - Lynric Farm, Blue Stone Lane, Mawdesley, Ormskirk, L40 2RJ pdf icon PDF 252 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Full planning permission approved, subject to conditions.

Minutes:

RESOLVED (12:1:1) – That full planning permission be approved, subject to conditions in the report.

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17/00070/CB3 - Land Opposite 5 - 20 Scawfell Road, Scawfell Road, Chorley pdf icon PDF 140 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Planning permission approved, subject to conditions.

Minutes:

RESOLVED (unanimously) – That planning permission be approved, subject to conditions in the report.

 

 

17.DC.255

16/00510/OUTMAJ - Charter Lane, Charnock Richard pdf icon PDF 386 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Outline major planning permission refused.

Minutes:

Registered speakers: Andi Mac (objector), Cllr Paul Leadbetter (ward councillor) and Jessica Bond on behalf of Taylor Wimpey (applicant).

 

RESOLVED (unanimously) – That major outline planning permission be refused for the following reason:

 

The proposed development is contrary to Policy 1 of The Core Strategy. The application site is not within an area that has been identified for growth and investment. The only types of development that would be considered acceptable in smaller villages, such as Charnock Richard, will typically be small scale and limited to appropriate infilling, conversion of buildings and proposals to meet local needs. The proposal does not meet any of these criteria. Insufficient exceptional reasons have been put forward to support a larger scale development scheme.

 

17.DC.256

17/00038/FULMAJ - Chorley Rugby Union Club, Chancery Road, Astley Village, Chorley, PR7 1XP pdf icon PDF 144 KB

Decision:

Approval granted to the Section 73 application to vary condition 26 attached to planning permission 14/00429/FULMAJ to allow the phasing of the development to be changed – so that the pavilion/club house and car park shall be constructed prior to the occupation of the 40th dwelling and shall be completed prior to occupation of the 47th dwelling, subject to conditions in the addendum.

 

Determination of application delegated to the Director of Customer and Digital in consultation with the Chair and Vice-Chair subject to (i) a satisfactory development agreement being entered into between Persimmon Homes and the Rugby Club or (ii) a satisfactory Unilateral Undertaking being submitted to ensure the delivery of the artificial pitch and other rugby club facilities.

 

Also, a supplemental legal agreement (to secure payment of the final education contribution) unless Persimmon Homes makes this payment prior to a decision notice being issued or it is covered by any Unilateral Undertaking above.

Minutes:

 

Registered speaker: Kevin Farington (applicant).

 

RESOLVED (unanimously) – That approval be granted to the Section 73 application to vary condition 26 attached to planning permission 14/00429/FULMAJ to allow the phasing of the development to be changed – so that that pavilion/club house and car park shall be constructed prior to the occupation of the 40th dwelling and shall be completed prior to occupation of the 47th dwelling, subject to conditions in the addendum.

 

Determination of application delegated to the Director (Customer and Digital) in consultation with the Chair and Vice-Chair subject to (i) a satisfactory development agreement being entered into between Persimmon Homes and the Rugby Club or (ii) a satisfactory Unilateral Undertaking being submitted to ensure the delivery of the artificial pitch and other rugby facilities.

 

Also, a supplemental legal agreement (to secure payment of the final education contribution) unless Persimmon Homes makes this payment prior to a decision notice being issued or it is covered by any Unilateral Undertaking above.

 

17.DC.257

Appeals and Other Decisions pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Report of the Director (Customer and Digital) to follow.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The report was noted.

Minutes:

 

The Director of Customer and Digital submitted a report for information on planning appeals received from Lancashire County Council and other bodies between 1 February 2017 and 28 February 2017.

 

One appeal was lodged against the Committee decision to refuse full planning permission, one appeal lodged against the delegated decision to refuse prior approval and one appeal lodged against the delegated decision to refuse advertisement consent.

 

The report was noted.