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.306

Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 12 September 2017 of Development Control Committee pdf icon PDF 284 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the Development Control Committee held on 12 September 2017 be approved as a correct record for signature by the Chair.

17.DC.307

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 interest received.

 

Councillor Martin Boardman declared an interest on item 3a 17/00621/FUL – Back House Farm, Hall Lane, Mawdesley, Ormskirk, L40 2QY and item 3b 17/00854/FUL – Back House Farm, Hall Lane, Mawdesley, Ormskirk L40 2QY and left the meeting for consideration of these items.

 

17.DC.308

Planning applications to be determined

The Director (Customer and Digital) has submitted fourteen 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 fourteen reports for 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.308a

17/00621/FUL - Back House Farm, Hall Lane, Mawdesley, Ormskirk, L40 2QY pdf icon PDF 356 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Full planning permission refused.

Minutes:

Registered speakers: Chris Williams (objector) and Chris Weetman (agent)

 

RESOLVED (11:3:0) – That full planning permission be refused on the grounds that the site was being used for agricultural uses and, therefore, not previously developed land, the proposals constituted inappropriate development in the Green Belt, and hazards on the proposed vehicular access to the site.

17.DC.308b

17/00854/FUL - Back House Farm, Hall Lane, Mawdesley, Ormskirk, L40 2QY pdf icon PDF 154 KB

Decision:

Full planning permission approved, subject to conditions.

Minutes:

Registered speakers: Chris Williams (objector) and Ian Austin (applicant)

 

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

17.DC.308c

17/00441/REMMAJ - Group 1, Euxton Lane, Euxton pdf icon PDF 263 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Reserved Matters planning permission approved, subject to conditions.

Minutes:

Registered speaker: Chris Kershaw (applicant)

 

RESOLVED (unanimously) – That reserved matters consent be approved, subject to conditions in the addendum.

17.DC.308d

17/00767/REMMAJ - Parcel H1B Group, Euxton Lane, Euxton pdf icon PDF 215 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Reserved Matters planning permission approved, subject to conditions.

Minutes:

Registered speakers: Chris Kershaw (applicant)

 

RESOLVED (unanimously) – That reserved matters consent be approved, subject to conditions in the addendum.

17.DC.308e

17/00792/OUTMAJ - Land South of Parr Lane, Eccleston pdf icon PDF 366 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Outline planning permission refused.

Minutes:

Registered speakers: Norman Frith (objector) and Mr Alexis De Pol (agent)

 

RESOLVED (unanimously) – That outline planning permission be refused for the reason in the report as set out 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 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, either individually or collectively, outweigh the policy presumption against it. The application was therefore contrary to the Framework and Chorley Local Plan in respect of Policy BNE3.

17.DC.308f

17/00377/OUTMAJ - Land Adjacent to Lady Crosse Drive, Lady Crosse Drive, Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley, PR6 7DR pdf icon PDF 370 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Minutes:

Registered speakers: Iain Facer (objector) and Darren Muir (agent)

 

RESOLVED (10:3:1) – That the decision be deferred to allow Members of the Development Control Committee the opportunity to visit the site of the proposal.

17.DC.308g

15/00162/OUTMAJ - Euxton Mill, Dawbers Lane, Euxton, Chorley, PR7 6EB pdf icon PDF 432 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Minutes:

RESOLVED (unanimously) – That the decision be deferred to allow Members of the Development Control Committee the opportunity to visit the site of the proposal. Members requested that a representative from the Highways Authority be presented for the site visit.

17.DC.308h

17/00625/FUL - Laneside Farm, Brown House Lane, Higher Wheelton, Chorley, PR6 8HR pdf icon PDF 328 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Full planning permission refused.

Minutes:

Registered speakers: Howard Elliott (objector) and Chris Weetman (agent)

 

RESOLVED (12:1:2) – That full planning permission be refused for the reasons in the report as set out below;

 

1.    The proposed stable building would be inappropriate development in the Green Belt and 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 caused through encroachment. The proposal is therefore contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework.

17.DC.308i

17/00483/FUL - Liptrot Farm, Gilbertson Road, Heath Charnock pdf icon PDF 394 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Full planning permission approved, subject to conditions.

Minutes:

Registered speaker: Katie Lewis-Pierpoint (agent)

 

RESOLVED (13:0:2) – That full planning permission be approved, subject to conditions in the report.

 

Cllrs Charlie Bromilow and Keith Iddon left the room.

17.DC.308j

17/00688/CB4 - Fairview Youth and Community Centre, Highfield Road North, Adlington pdf icon PDF 305 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Planning permission approved, subject to conditions.

Minutes:

Cllrs Charlie Bromilow and Keith Iddon returned.

 

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

17.DC.308k

17/00642/FUL - Land Adjacent to 46 Cross Keys Drive, Cross Keys Drive, Whittle-le-Woods pdf icon PDF 337 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Decision deferred to allow Officers to assess the access to the site further, the percentage increase in volume and the impact on openness of the Safeguarded Land.

Minutes:

Registered speaker: Martin Devine (objector)

 

RESOLVED (unanimously) – That the decision be deferred to allow officers to assess the access to the site further, the percentage increase in volume and the impact on the openness of the Green Belt.

17.DC.308l

17/00638/CB4 - 5 Worcester Place, Chorley, PR7 4AP pdf icon PDF 323 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Planning permission refused.

Minutes:

Registered speakers: Robert Burns (objector) and Steven Hoyle (applicant)

 

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

 

1)    In accordance with Paragraph 87 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), the proposed dwelling constitutes inappropriate development in the Green Belt. Inappropriate development is, by definition, harmful to the Green Belt and should not be approved except in very special circumstances. In accordance with the paragraph 88 of the NPPF, substantial weight is given to any harm to the Green Belt. ‘Very special circumstances’ will not exist unless the potential harm to the Green Belt by reason of inappropriateness, and any other harm, is clearly outweighed by other considerations. No very special circumstances have been presented to outweigh the harm to the Green belt. The proposed development is therefore contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework and the Chorley Local Plan 2012 – 2026.

 

2)    The proposal would not maintain or enhance the appearance of the previously developed land and so conflicts with policy BNE5 of the Adopted Chorley Local Plan 2012-2026.

17.DC.308m

17/00816/CB4 - Unit 12 Common Bank Industrial Estate, Ackhurst Road, Chorley pdf icon PDF 286 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Retrospective planning permission approved, subject to conditions.

Minutes:

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

17.DC.308n

17/00815/FUL - Land Adjacent to 26/28 Spring Crescent, Whittle-le-Woods pdf icon PDF 56 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Minutes:

RESOLVED (10:4:1) – That the decision be deferred to allow Members of the Development Control Committee the opportunity to visit the site of the proposal.

17.DC.309

Tree Preservation Order No. 4 (Chorley) 2017 pdf icon PDF 157 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the Order be confirmed without modification.

Minutes:

That the Order be confirmed without modification.

17.DC.310

Appeals and Other Decisions pdf icon PDF 67 KB

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

Decision:

The report was noted.

Minutes:

The Director of Customer and Digital submitted a report for information on planning appeals between 8 August 2017 and 3 October 2017.

 

There were two planning appeals lodged and a committee decision and delegated decision to refuse planning permission.

 

The Planning Manager informed Members that one of the appeals had sought and awards of costs.