Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Chorley

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

Items
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18.DC.28

Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 14 August 2018 of Development Control Committee pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the Development Control Committee held on 14 August 2018 be approved as a correct record for signature by the Chair.

18.DC.29

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.

 

Councillors Martin Boardman and Yvonne Hargreaves declared an interest on item 3g 18/00416/OUT – Latvian Consulate, Pemberton House Farm, Park Hall Road, Charnock Richard, Chorley, PR7 5LP and left the meeting for consideration of this item.

18.DC.30

Planning applications to be determined

The Director (Customer and Digital) has submitted seven 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 seven items 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.

18.DC.30a

16/00575/OUT - Land to the Rear of 378-386 Blackburn Road, Higher Wheelton pdf icon PDF 145 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Outline planning permission granted, subject to conditions.

Minutes:

Registered speakers: Victoria MacLachan (Objector), Margaret France (Ward Councillor) and Bryony Cartledge (Agent).

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Gordon France that the application be refused on grounds of access and highway safety and tree protection. The motion was seconded by Councillor Christopher France. A vote was taken and the motion was lost (6:8:0).

 

It was proposed by Councillor Paul Walmsley, seconded by Councillor Martin Boardman and subsequently RESOLVED (8:5:1) – That outline planning permission be granted, subject to conditions in the report.

 

 

18.DC.30b

18/00331/FUL - 5 Glamis Drive, Chorley, PR7 1LX pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Full planning permission refused.

Minutes:

Registered speaker: David Trotter/Gareth Taylor (Objectors – shared 3 minutes) and Chris Weetman (Agent).

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Paul Walmsley, seconded by Councillor Alan Whittaker and subsequently RESOLVED (9:5:0) – That planning permission be refused for the reasons set out below:

 

1.    Members considered that the application site does not comprise an infill plot and that the proposed development is, therefore, contrary to policy HS3 of the Chorley Local Plan 2012 - 2026.

 

18.DC.30c

18/00521/FUL - Sarscow Farm, Sarscow Lane, Eccleston, Leyland, PR26 8LS pdf icon PDF 121 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Full planning permission refused.

Minutes:

Registered speakers: Richard Iddon (Objector) and Andrew Roberts (Applicant)

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Alan Whittaker, seconded by Councillor Paul Walmsley and subsequently RESOLVED (unanimously) – That full planning permission be refused for the reasons in the report as outlined below:

 

1.    The proposed development would be inappropriate development in the Green Belt 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. The proposal is therefore contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework.

2.    Due to the rural character of the location, and narrow tree lined character of Sarscow Lane that provides a public right of way the construction of four passing places would be harmful to the landscape character through the loss of trees, hedgerows and the urbanising effect of the road widening works contrary to policies BNE1, HS9, and EP3 of the Chorley Local Plan 2012 – 2026.

 

 

18.DC.30d

17/01081/FUL - St Catherine's Hospice, Clifford Street pdf icon PDF 104 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Full planning permission granted, subject to conditions.

Minutes:

Registered speaker: Chris Weetman (Agent)

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Danny Gee, seconded by Councillor Christopher France and subsequently RESOLVED (unanimously) – That full planning permission granted, subject to conditions in the report.

18.DC.30e

18/00631/FUL - Elite Plumbing, Unit 21, Highfield Industrial Estate, North Street, Chorley, PR7 1QD pdf icon PDF 96 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 speaker: Chris Weetman (Agent)

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Christopher France, seconded by Councillor Paul Walmsley and subsequently RESOLVED (unanimously) – That the decision be deferred to allow Members of the Development Control Committee the opportunity to visit the site of the proposals.

 

18.DC.30f

18/00721/FUL - Woods Fold Saw Mill, Dole Lane, Abbey Village, Chorley, PR6 8EB pdf icon PDF 102 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Full planning permission granted, subject to conditions.

Minutes:

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Paul Walmsley, seconded by Councillor Keith Iddon and subsequently RESOLVED (12:0:2) – That full planning permission be granted, subject to conditions in the report. It was agreed that officers seek agreement from the applicant for a condition regarding the hours of operation; the wording of which be delegated to the Director of Customer and Digital in consultation with the Chair and Vice-Chair.

 

Councillors Martin Boardman and Yvonne Hargreaves left the room.

 

18.DC.30g

18/00416/OUT - Latvian Consulate, Pemberton House Farm, Park Hall Road, Charnock Richard, Chorley, PR7 5LP pdf icon PDF 132 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Outline planning permission granted, subject to conditions and a Section 106 Agreement.

Minutes:

Registered speaker: Chris Weetman (Agent)

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Paul Walmsley, seconded by Councillor Keith Iddon and subsequently RESOLVED (11:0:1) – That outline planning permission be granted, subject to conditions in the report as amended in the addendum and a Section 106 Agreement to secure a commuted sum payment in lieu of 35% affordable provision on site and a financial contribution towards the provision or improvement of public open space.

 

Councillors Martin Boardman and Yvonne Hargreaves returned.

 

18.DC.31

Planning Appeals and Decisions Received between 6 July 2018 and 31 August pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Minutes:

The Director of Customer and Digital present a report which set out planning appeals and decisions received between 6 July and 31 August 2018.

 

Three appeals had been lodged and one appeal had been allowed.