Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Planning Committee - Tuesday, 10th October 2023 6.30 pm

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Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Chorley and YouTube

Contact: Matthew Pawlyszyn  Email: matthew.pawlyszyn@chorley.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

22.

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:

No interests were declared.

23.

Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 12 September 2023 of Planning Committee pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Minutes:

Resolved: that the minutes of the meeting be approved as a correct record.

24.

Planning applications to be determined

The Head of Planning and Enforcement has submitted five 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. 

Minutes:

The Head of Planning and Enforcement submitted five planning applications to be determined. Plans considered were displayed at the meeting and can be viewed by following the links to the current planning applications on our website.

25.

20/01378/FULMAJ - Formerly Mormon Church, Water Street, Chorley pdf icon PDF 166 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Planning permission refused for the following reasons:

 

1.         The development would be harmful to the appearance of the St Lawrences conservation area and would therefore conflict with policy 16 of the Central Lancashire Core Strategy and Policies BNE1e) and BNE8 of the Chorley Local Plan 2012 – 2026.

 

2.         By virtue of its size and scale, the proposal would form an incongruent feature of the Streetscene and would be harmful to the area conflicting with Policy 17 of the Core Strategy and Policy BNE1a) of the Chorley Local Plan 2012 – 2026.

 

 

Minutes:

Public Speakers: Natalie Middleton (Objector) and Councillor Aaron Beaver (Ward Councillor)

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Alistair Morwood, seconded by Councillor Sarah Ainsworth, and resolved (12 for, 2 against, and 1 abstention) that planning permission refused for the following reasons:

 

1.      The development would be harmful to the appearance of the St Lawrences conservation area and would therefore conflict with policy 16 of the Central Lancashire Core Strategy and Policies BNE1e) and BNE8 of the Chorley Local Plan 2012 – 2026.

 

2.      By virtue of its size and scale, the proposal would form an incongruent feature of the Streetscene and would be harmful to the area conflicting with Policy 17 of the Core Strategy and Policy BNE1a) of the Chorley Local Plan 2012 – 2026.

26.

23/00454/FUL - Land Between 20 and Mereside, Oakmere Avenue, Withnell pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Planning permission granted subject to conditions and the inclusion of a condition that retains the garages for the parking of cars, the wording of which shall be agreed with Chair and Vice Chair.

Minutes:

After careful consideration, an amendment was proposed by Councillor Debra Platt, seconded by Councillor Craige Southern, and resolved (12 for, 0 against and 1 abstention) that planning permission be granted subject to conditions in the addendum and an additional condition requiring any change of use to any of the garages permitted to be subject of an application for planning permission.

27.

23/00564/FUL - Land Opposite Hampton Grove, Wigan Road, Clayton-Le-Woods pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Planning permission granted subject to conditions and a section 106 agreement.

 

Minutes:

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Danny Gee, seconded by Councillor Craige Southern, and resolved unanimously that planning permission be granted subject to conditions in the addendum.

28.

23/00557/FULMAJ - Golden Acres Ltd, Plocks Farm, Liverpool Road, Bretherton pdf icon PDF 161 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Members were minded to approve full planning permission and refer to the Secretary of State under the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (Consultation) (England) Direction 2021.

Minutes:

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Alex Hilton, seconded by Councillor Alistair Morwood, and resolved unanimously that members were minded to approve full planning permission and refer the application to the Secretary of State under the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (Consultation) (England) Direction 2021.

29.

22/00330/S106A - The Strawberry Fields Digital Hub, Euxton Lane, Chorley, PR7 1PS pdf icon PDF 119 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Application to modify the terms of the Section 106 Agreement approved.

Minutes:

Registered speaker: Ellie Greatorex (Applicant)

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Alistair Morwood, seconded by Councillor Danny Gee, and resolved unanimously that the application to modify the terms of the Section 106 Agreement be approved.

30.

Chorley Borough Council Footpath 71 Public Path Diversion Order 2023 pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To receive and consider the report of the Director of Governance.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Recommendations approved as outlined in the report.

Minutes:

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Alan Whittaker, seconded by Councillor Danny Gee, and resolved unanimously that the recommendations be approved as outlined within the report.