Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Venue: The Lancastrian, Town Hall, Chorley

Contact: Dianne Scambler  Email: dianneb.scambler@chorley.gov.uk

Items
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18.DC.11

Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 6 March 2018 of Development Control Committee pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the Development Control Committee held on 6 March 2018 be approved as a correct record for signing by the Chair.

18.DC.12

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 no declarations of any interests.

18.DC.13

Planning applications to be determined

The Director (Customer and Digital) has submitted (one) item for a planning application 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 one report for consideration. In considering the application, members of the Development Control Committee took into account the agenda report, and to follow item, the addendum and the verbal representations and submissions provided by officers and individuals.

18.DC.13a

17/00710/OUTMAJ - Camelot Theme Park, Park Hall Road, Charnock Richard, Chorley PR7 5LP pdf icon PDF 423 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Outline planning consent refused.

Minutes:

Registered speakers: Frances Waite (Objector), Parish Councillor Allan Shaw (Charnock Richard Parish Council), Councillor Alan Whittaker (Ward Councillor) and Colin Wood (Applicant’s Agent)

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Keith Iddon, seconded by Councillor Paul Walmsley, and subsequently RESOLVED (Unanimously) – That outline planning permission be refused for the following reasons:

 

1.    The proposed development would have a greater impact on the openness of the Green Belt and the purpose of including land within it than the existing development on that part of the site that is previously developed and would, therefore, be inappropriate development in the Green Belt. Substantial weight attaches to the harm to the Green Belt by reason of inappropriateness and further harm arising here by reason of the impact of the proposed development on the openness of the Green Belt. The benefits associated with the proposed development would not clearly outweigh the harm resulting and, therefore, do not constitute, individually or cumulatively, very special circumstances required if inappropriate development is to be approved in the Green Belt in accordance with paragraph 88 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

2.    The site lies in an area not identified for growth within policy 1 of the Central Lancashire Core Strategy, which seeks to direct growth and investment towards the most sustainable locations. The proposed development is not small scale or limited to appropriate infilling, conversion of buildings or meeting local need. The benefits associated with the proposed development do not amount to exceptional reasons for the larger scale redevelopment proposed and the development is, therefore, contrary to policy 1 of the Central Lancashire Core Strategy and the spatial vision that underlies it. The presumption in favour of sustainable development set out at paragraph 14 of the National Planning Policy Framework does not, therefore, apply to the proposed development.

 

3.    The proposed development would be located in an area not identified for growth within policy 1 of the Central Lancashire Core Strategy. The Council has in excess of a five year housing land supply and there are no exceptional circumstances to justify the provision of new housing in this location. The proposed development is, therefore, contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework and conflicts with policy 1 of the Central Lancashire Core Strategy. The presumption in favour of sustainable development set out at paragraph 14 of the National Planning Policy Framework does not, therefore, apply to the proposed development.