Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Chorley

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

Items
No. Item

17.DC.290

Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 20 June 2017 of Development Control Committee pdf icon PDF 112 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the Development Control Committee held on 20 June 2017 be approved as a correct record for signature by the Chair.

17.DC.291

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 two declarations of interests:

 

Councillor Gordon France declared an interest on item 3a 16/01021/OUT – Higher Healey Farm, Higher House Lane, Heapey, Chorley.

 

Councillor John Dalton declared an interest on item 3b 16/00601/FUL – Drinkhouse Farm, Drinkhouse Road, Croston, Leyland, PR26 9JH and left the meeting for consideration of this item.

17.DC.292

Planning applications to be determined

The Director (Customer and Digital) has submitted five 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 five 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.DC.292a

16/01021/OUT - Higher Healey Farm, Higher House Lane, Heapey, Chorley pdf icon PDF 395 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

This item was withdrawn from the agenda.

Minutes:

This item was withdrawn from the agenda in order to allow the applicant the opportunity to properly consider the access issues raised at short notice by the objector.

 

17.DC.292b

16/00601/FUL - Drinkhouse Farm, Drinkhouse Road, Croston, Leyland, PR26 9JH pdf icon PDF 221 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Minutes:

Cllr John Dalton left the room for consideration of this item.

 

Registered speakers: Graeme Lowe (objector) and Barry Pape (applicant)

 

RESOLVED (unanimously) – That the decision be deferred to allow Members of the Development Control Committee the opportunity to visit the site of the proposals.

 

17.DC.292c

17/00413/FULMAJ - Chorley Rugby Union Club, Chancery Road, Astley Village, Chorley, PR7 1XP pdf icon PDF 212 KB

Decision:

Major Full Planning permission approved subject to conditions and a legal agreement including a unilateral undertaking.

Minutes:

Cllr John Dalton returned.

 

Registered speaker: Kevin Farington (applicant)

 

RESOLVED (unanimously) – That full planning permission be granted subject to conditions and a unilateral undertaking.

 

17.DC.292d

17/00529/OUT - 122 Chapel Lane, Coppull, Chorley, PR7 4PN pdf icon PDF 196 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Outline planning permission approved, subject to conditions.

Minutes:

Registered speakers: Alex O’Donovan (objector), Steve Holgate (Parish Councillor) and Peter Gilkes (agent)

 

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

 

 

 

17.DC.292e

17/00468/FUL - The Little Acorns Nursery, 34 Sheep Hill Lane, Clayton-le-Woods, Chorley, PR6 7JH pdf icon PDF 271 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Full planning permission refused.

Minutes:

Registered speakers: Lesley Gregory (objector) and Peter Hindle (applicant)

 

RESOLVED (unanimously) – That full planning permission be refused for the reasons outlined below.

 

Reasons: The proposal would conflict with Policy ST4 of the Chorley Local Plan due to insufficient on-site parking and it was considered that the harm caused by the proposed development through the resultant increase in on-street parking would outweigh the benefits of the proposal.

 

It was considered that the proposed increase in children from 55 to 71 would result in additional vehicles visiting the premises and an increase in demand for on-street parking on Sheep Hill Lane and The Clough. The associated comings and goings of increased vehicles to the nursery seeking on-street parking would result in additional noise, disturbance and increased levels of general activity on nearby roads to the detriment of nearby residents. The proposed development is therefore contrary to one of the twelve core planning principles of the National Planning Policy Framework that requires a good standard of amenity for all existing and future occupants of land and buildings.

 

17.DC.293

Proposed Confirmation Chorley Borough Council Tree Preservation Order Number 1 (Chorley) 2017 Without Modification pdf icon PDF 160 KB

Report of the Director of Customer and Digital (enclosed).

Decision:

That the Order be confirmed without modification.

Minutes:

Members of the Development Control Committee considered a report of the Director of Customer and Digital which sought confirmation of Tree Preservation Order No. 1 (Chorley) 2017 without modification.

 

One objection had been received in response to the making of the Order. This objection was received from the owner of the tree who disputed the amount of public amenity value that the tree provides.

 

17.DC.294

Appeals and Other Decisions pdf icon PDF 43 KB

Report of the Director of Customer and Digital (enclosed).

Decision:

The report was noted.

Minutes:

The Director of Customer and Digital submitted a report for information on planning appeals between 13 June 2017 and 10 July 2017.

 

One appeal against the Delegated Decision to refuse Prior Approval from Agricultural to Residential had been dismissed.

 

17.DC.295

Any urgent business previously agreed with the Chair