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.302

Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 15 August 2017 of Development Control Committee pdf icon PDF 310 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the Development Control Committee held on 15 August 2017 be approved as a correct record for signature by the Chair.

17.DC.303

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 Martin Boardman declared an interest on item 3d 17/00549/FUL – 267b The Green, Eccleston, Chorley, PR7 5PB and item 3f 17/00621/FUL – Back House Farm, Hall Lane, Mawdesley, Ormskirk, L40 2QY and left the meeting for consideration of these items.

17.DC.304

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 representations and submissions provided by officers and individuals.

17.DC.304a

16/01021/OUT - Higher Healey Farm, Higher House Lane, Heapey, Chorley pdf icon PDF 411 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Outline planning permission refused.

Minutes:

Registered speakers: Darren Maw (objector), Colin Grunstein (parish councillor), Cllr Adrian Lowe (ward councillor) and Mr Hibbert (applicant)

 

RESOLVED (8:4:2) – That outline planning permission be refused for the reasons in the report as outlined below;

 

1)    The claimed Prescriptive right of access to the site has not been proven and the Local Planning Authority cannot, therefore be satisfied that on the balance of probabilities access can be gained to the site via the route proposed.

 

2)    The applicant has failed to demonstrate that the proposed access route located between Higher Healey House and Higher Healey Farm Cottage can be implemented without causing harm to a designated heritage asset or the ecology of the immediate area contrary to the provisions of policies 16 and 22 of the Central Lancashire Core Strategy and policies BNE8, BNE9, BNE10 and BNE11 of the Chorley Local Plan 2012 – 2016.

17.DC.304b

17/00411/OUTMAJ - Land at Carrington Road, Adlington pdf icon PDF 386 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Outline planning permission refused.

Minutes:

Registered speakers: Christine Houghton (objector) and Paul Sedgwick (agent)

 

RESOLVED (unanimously) – That outline planning permission be refused for the reasons in the report as outlined below;

 

1)    The proposed development would be located within an area of Safeguarded Land as defined by the Chorley Local Plan 2012 – 2026. The Council has a five year housing land supply as required by the National Planning Policy Framework. The proposal therefore conflicts with policy BNE3 of the Chorley Local Plan 2012 – 2026. It is not considered that the material considerations put forward in favour of the development are sufficient to outweigh the presumption against it.

 

17.DC.304c

17/00438/FULMAJ - Calder House and Rydal House, Highfield Road North, Chorley, PR7 1PH pdf icon PDF 358 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Full planning permission approved, subject to conditions and a Section 106 agreement.

Minutes:

Registered speaker: Chris Weetman (agent)

 

RESOLVED (13:1:0) – That full planning permission be approved, subject to conditions in the addendum and a Section 106 agreement securing a public open space financial contribution. It was agreed that there be a formal amendment to correct Condition 9 regarding opening hours restrictions.

17.DC.304d

17/00549/FUL - 267b The Green, Eccleston, Chorley, PR7 5TF pdf icon PDF 233 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Full planning permission refused.

Minutes:

Cllr Martin Boardman left the room for consideration of this item.

 

Registered speaker: Matthew Wedderburn (agent)

 

RESOLVED (unanimously) – That full planning permission be refused for the reasons in the report as outlined below;

 

1)    The proposed outside drinking area would result in people congregating to consume alcohol and intoxicating spirits outside of an enclosed building that would result in noise and disturbance, which would be harmful to the amenity of neighbouring occupiers contrary to Policy BNE1 of the Chorley Local Plan 2012 – 2026.

 

2)    The proposed outside drinking area would result in unacceptable reduction in parking availability in the area that would lead to more haphazard parking practices and parking along the highway to the detriment of pedestrian safety and the amenity of local residents contrary to Policy BNE1 of the Chorley Local Plan 2012 – 2026.

17.DC.304e

17/00539/FUL - High Heys Farm, Langton Brow, Eccleston, Chorley, PR7 5PB pdf icon PDF 340 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Full planning permission approved, subject to conditions.

Minutes:

Cllr Martin Boardman returned.

 

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

17.DC.304f

17/00621/FUL - Back House Farm, Hall Lane, Mawdesley, Ormskirk, L40 2QY pdf icon PDF 338 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 Martin Boardman left the room for consideration of this item.

 

Registered speakers: Craig Reid (objector) and Chris Weetman (agent)

 

RESOLVED (12:1:0) – That the decision be deferred to allow Members of the Development Control Committee the opportunity to visit the site of the proposals.

17.DC.305

Appeals and Other Decisions

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

Decision:

The update was noted

Minutes:

Cllr Martin Boardman returned.

 

A verbal update was provided informing Members that there had been no planning appeals and decisions received since 7 August 2017.