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Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Chorley

Contact: Nina Neisser  Email:

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Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 25 April 2017 of Development Control Committee pdf icon PDF 222 KB


RESOLVED – That the minutes of the Development Control Committee held on 25 April 2017 be approved as a correct record for signature by the Chair.


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.


There were no declarations of any interests declared.


Planning applications to be determined

The Director (Customer and Digital) has submitted three 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.   


The Director of Customer and Digital submitted three 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 representations and submissions provided by officers and individuals.


17/00115/COU - Morrow Brothers Packaging Limited, Unit F, Buckshaw Link, Ordance Road, Buckshaw Village, Chorley, PR7 7EL pdf icon PDF 249 KB

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Retrospective change of use planning permission approved, subject to conditions.


Registered speakers: Councillor Matt Lynch (ward councillor) and Matthew Wedderburn (agent).


RESOLVED (8:6:0) – That retrospective change of use planning permission be approved for a temporary 18 period, subject to conditions in the report as amended in the addendum.


Councillor Muncaster proposed that the application be approved on a permanent basis without the first condition. The motion was seconded by Councillor Boardman. A vote was taken and the motion was lost (6:8:0).


17/00225/OUT - Land Adjacent 8 Miller Avenue, Abbey Village pdf icon PDF 351 KB

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Outline planning permission refused.


Registered speakers: John Toner (objector), Cllr Margaret France (ward councillor) and Peter Gilkes (agent)


RESOLVED (8:6:0) – That outline planning permission be refused due to lack of sufficient information. The outline planning application was situated in the conservation area and therefore more information would be required.





17/00173/FUL - Land 60m North to the Rear of 34-42 and Including 42 Chorley Lane, Charnock Richard pdf icon PDF 186 KB

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Decision deferred to allow Members of the Development Control Committee the opportunity to visit the site of the proposals.


RESOLVED (unanimously) – That the decision be deferred to allow Members of the Development Control Committee the opportunity to visit the site of the proposals. Given that an additional dwelling was proposed, Cllr Walmsley also requested that officers re-visit the issue of viability across the wider site.


Public Footpath Diversion pdf icon PDF 183 KB

Report of the Chief Executive (enclosed).

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Public footpath diversion approved.


RESOLVED (unanimously) - That the public footpath diversion be approved, subject to the recommendations in the report.


Appeals and Other Decisions Report pdf icon PDF 169 KB

Report of Director (Customer and Digital) enclosed.


The report was noted.


The Director of Customer and Digital submitted a report for information on planning appeals received from the Planning Inspectorate between 1 April and 24 April 2017.


One appeal had been lodged against a Committee decision to refuse outline planning permission, one appeal against a Committee decision to refuse full planning permission was allowed, and one appeal against the Committee decision to refuse full planning permission was dismissed.


RESOLVED – That the report be noted.