Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Venue: The Lancastrian, Town Hall, Chorley and via Microsoft Teams

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

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20.P.64

Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 8 September 2020 of Planning Committee pdf icon PDF 284 KB

Minutes:

Decision – That the minutes of the hybrid Planning Committee meeting held on 8 September 2020 be approved as a correct record for signature by the Chair.

20.P.65

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 we no declarations of interest made.

20.P.66

Planning applications to be determined

The Director (Customer and Digital) has submitted ten 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 ten items for consideration. In considering the applications, Members of the Planning Committee took into account the agenda reports, the addendum and the verbal representations and submissions provided by officers and individuals.

20.P.66a

20/00516/FUL - Amelie's Restaurant, 311 Preston Road, Coppull, Chorley, PR7 5DU pdf icon PDF 394 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Planning permission granted, subject to conditions.

Minutes:

Registered speakers: Councillor Julia Berry (Ward Councillor) and Michael Young (Agent).

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Alex Hilton that the decision be refused on the grounds that the development would have a greater negative impact on the openness of the Green Belt and was contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework  and Policy BNE5 of the Chorley Local Plan 2012 – 2026. The motion was seconded by Councillor Alan Whittaker. A vote was taken, and the motion was lost (4:9:0)

 

It was proposed by Councillor Danny Gee, seconded by Councillor Alistair Morwood and a decision was subsequently taken (9:4:0) that planning permission be granted, subject to conditions in the report.

20.P.66b

20/00377/FULMAJ - Land Adjoining, Cuerden , Residential Park, Nell Lane, Cuerden pdf icon PDF 426 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Planning permission refused.

Minutes:

Registered speakers: Anne Selby (Objector), Mark Browne (Parish Councillor), Councillor Peter Gabbott (Ward Councillor), Councillor Mark Clifford (Council Champion for Environment and Green Space) and Fran Lennon (Agent).

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Chris France, seconded by Councillor Alex Hilton and a decision was subsequently taken (unanimously) that planning permission be refused for the reasons set out below;

 

1.    Due to the rural character of Nell Lane, which provides a high level of public amenity, works to the highway along Nell Lane necessary for the construction of access to the proposed development would be harmful to the character of the lane and locality through the urbanising effect from the scheme of highway works and removal of important hedgerow contrary to policy BNE1 of the Chorley Local Plan 2012 - 2026.

 

2.    The application proposes a level of affordable housing that is below that required by policy 7 of the Central Lancashire Core Strategy. The financial viability case advanced by the applicant does not adequately justify the non-provision of affordable housing and does not meet the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework and National Planning Practice Guidance. The proposal, therefore, conflicts with policy 7 of the Central Lancashire Core Strategy.

 

3.    The application does not propose to provide any contribution towards public open space as required by policy HS4b of the Chorley Local Plan 2012-2026. The financial viability case advanced by the applicant does not adequately justify the non-provision of public open space and does not meet the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework and National Planning Practice Guidance. The proposal, therefore, conflicts with policy HS4b of the Chorley Local Plan 2012-2026.

20.P.66c

20/00841/FUL - Cuerden Valley Park, Shady Lane, Cuerden, Bamber Bridge pdf icon PDF 87 KB

This planning application has been withdrawn by the applicant.

Decision:

This application was withdrawn by the applicant.

Minutes:

This application was withdrawn by the applicant.

20.P.66d

20/00848/FUL - Hallsworth Manor, Long Lane, Heath Charnock, Chorley, PR6 9EG pdf icon PDF 527 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Planning permission refused.

Minutes:

Registered speakers: Craig Winter (Objector), Geraldine King (Supporter), Councillor Kim Snape (Ward Councillor) and Chris Weetman (Agent).

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Chris France, seconded by Councillor Alistair Morwood and a decision was subsequently taken (unanimously) that planning permission be refused for the reason set out below:

 

1.    The proposed change of use would have an unacceptable adverse impact on the amenity of the neighbouring occupiers and satisfactory mitigation measures could not be put in place to reduce any detrimental impact to the occupiers of such properties, contrary to policy BNE1 of the Chorley Local Plan 2012 - 2026.

 

20.P.66e

20/00816/OUT - Eccleston Equestrian Centre, Ulnes Walton Lane, Ulnes Walton, Leyland pdf icon PDF 416 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Outline planning permission granted, subject to conditions.

Minutes:

Registered speaker: Chris Weetman (Agent)

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Morwood, seconded by Councillor Martin Boardman, and a decision was subsequently taken (10:0:3) that planning permission be granted, subject to conditions as set out in the addendum.

 

20.P.66f

19/01142/FUL - Land Adjacent To 715 Preston Road, Preston Road, Clayton-le-Woods pdf icon PDF 427 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Minutes:

Registered speakers: Tim Vincent-Barwood (Objector) and Rachael Leather (Agent).

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Alan Whittaker, seconded by Councillor Gordon France, and a decision was subsequently taken (7:6:0) that the decision be deferred to allow Members of the Planning Committee the opportunity to visit the site of the proposals.

 

Councillor Alan Whittaker left the call and did not partake in the remainder of the meeting.

20.P.66g

20/00483/FUL - Cheeky Monkeys, Factory Lane, Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley pdf icon PDF 347 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Planning permission granted, subject to conditions and a Section 106 Obligation.

Minutes:

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Chris France, seconded by Councillor Alistair Morwood and a decision was subsequently taken (unanimously) that planning permission be granted, subject to conditions set out in the addendum and a Section 106 Obligation to secure improvements to public open space.

 

 

 

 

20.P.66h

20/00653/FUL - The Royal Bank Of Scotland, 23 Town Road, Croston pdf icon PDF 427 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Planning permission refused.

Minutes:

Registered speaker: Tom Smith (Objector).

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Chris France, seconded by Councillor Alex Hilton and a decision was subsequently taken (unanimously) that planning permission be refused for the reasons set out below:

 

1.    The proposed development would result in people congregating outside of an enclosed building that would result in noise, cigarette smoke and general disturbance, which would be harmful to the amenity of both direct neighbouring occupiers and those in the wider area, contrary to policy BNE1 of the Chorley Local Plan 2012 – 2026.

 

2.    Insufficient information has been provided to demonstrate that the proposed drinking establishment, as a result of internal noise generation, would not have an unacceptable adverse impact on the amenity of the neighbouring occupiers or that satisfactory mitigation measures could be put in place to reduce any detrimental impact to the directly adjacent residential properties, contrary to policyBNE1 of the Chorley Local Plan 2012 - 2026.

20.P.66i

20/00811/LBC - Astley Hall pdf icon PDF 321 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Listed Building Consent granted, subject to conditions.

Minutes:

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Danny Gee, seconded by Councillor Chris France and a decision was subsequently taken (unanimously) that listed building consent be granted, subject to conditions as outlined in the addendum.</AI12>

20.P.66j

19/01050/FUL - Wilbrook, Blue Stone Lane

This item has been withdrawn from the agenda.

Decision:

This item was withdrawn from the agenda.

Minutes:

This item was withdrawn from the agenda.

20.P.67

Appeals Report pdf icon PDF 44 KB

Minutes:

Members noted the report of the Director of Customer and Digital which set out planning appeals and decisions received between 28 August 2020 and 28 September 2020.

 

Two planning appeals and two enforcement appeals had been lodged.

20.P.68

Any urgent business previously agreed with the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair of the Committee, Councillor June Molyneaux advised Members that a session would be organised this month for Members of the Planning Committee to consider the response to the Government White Paper.