Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

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Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Chorley

Contact: Philippa Braithwaite  Email: philippa.braithwaite@chorley.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

19.P.19

Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 8 October 2019 of Planning Committee pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Minutes:

Decision – That the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 8 October 2019 be approved as a correct record for signature by the Chair.

19.P.20

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 interest received.

19.P.21

Planning applications to be determined

The Director (Customer and Digital) has submitted nine 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 Planning Committee took into account the agenda reports, the addendum and the verbal representations and submissions provided by officers and individuals.

19.P.21a

19/00654/OUTMAJ - Land Between Pear Tree Lane And School Lane, Pear Tree Lane, Euxton pdf icon PDF 224 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Outline planning permission refused.

Minutes:

Registered speakers: Philip Preston (Objector), Councillor Aidy Riggott (Parish Councillor), Councillor Danny Gee (Ward Councillor) and Chris Lee (Applicant).

 

Councillor Chris France entered the room.

 

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

 

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 land 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 are sufficient to outweigh the presumption against it.

19.P.21b

19/00825/REM - Land Adjacent 8 Miller Avenue Abbey Village pdf icon PDF 135 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Decision deferred to allow further discussions with the applicant to take place.

Minutes:

Registered speakers: Michael Matulewicz (Objector), Councillor Margaret France (Ward Councillor) and Sophie Marshall (Agent).

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Alistair Morwood, seconded by Councillor Chris France and a decision was subsequently taken (unanimously) that the decision be deferred to allow officers to have further discussions with the applicant.

 

Councillor Alan Whittaker left the room before the vote was taken on this item.

19.P.21c

19/00845/COU - Halls Bakery 93 Collingwood Road Chorley PR7 2QE pdf icon PDF 128 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

This item was withdrawn by the applicant.

Minutes:

This application was withdrawn by the applicant.

19.P.21d

19/00840/P3PAJ - The Fairpoint Group Fairclough House Church Street Adlington pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Prior approval granted.

Minutes:

Councillor Alan Whittaker returned.

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Keith Iddon, seconded by Councillor Alistair Morwood and a decision was subsequently taken (11:0:1) that prior approval be granted.

19.P.21e

18/00963/FUL - Go Ape, Rivington Lane Rivington pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Planning permission granted, subject to conditions.

Minutes:

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Alex Hilton, seconded by Councillor Keith Iddon and a decision was subsequently taken (11:0:1) that planning permission be granted, subject to conditions set out in the report.

19.P.21f

19/00916/FUL - Lowe Farm Cottage Leyland Lane Ulnes Walton

Decision:

This item was withdrawn from the agenda.

Minutes:

This item was withdrawn from the agenda.

19.P.21g

18/00704/OUT - Lancaster House Farm, Preston Road, Charnock Richard pdf icon PDF 115 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Planning permission granted, subject to conditions.

Minutes:

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Alan Whittaker that the decision be deferred to allow Members of the Planning Committee the opportunity to visit the site of the proposals. The motion was seconded by Councillor Gordon France. A vote was taken, and the motion was lost (3:8:1).

 

It was proposed by Councillor Chris France, seconded by Councillor Keith Iddon and a decision was subsequently taken (8:1:3) that planning permission be granted, subject to conditions set out in the addendum.

19.P.21h

19/00623/FUL - Leigh Farm Marsh Lane Brindle pdf icon PDF 117 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Planning permission granted, subject to conditions.

Minutes:

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Keith Iddon, seconded by Councillor Chris France and a decision was subsequently taken (11:0:1) that planning permission be granted, subject to conditions set out in the addendum.

19.P.21i

19/00403/FUL - Wogdens Farm, Tithe Barn Lane,Heapey, PR6 8TE pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Planning permission refused.

Minutes:

Registered speaker: Tony Lang (Agent).

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Gordon France that the decision be deferred to allow Members of the Planning Committee the opportunity to visit the site of the proposals. The motion was seconded by Councillor Keith Iddon. A vote was taken, and the motion was lost (3:9:0)

 

It was proposed by Councillor Chris France, seconded by Councillor Alan Whittaker and a decision was subsequently taken (11:0:1) that planning permission be refused for the reason set out below:

 

The proposed development would be located within the Area of Other Open Countryside (as defined by the Local Plan). The proposal does not fall within any of the types of development identified in policy BNE2 as being acceptable in the Area of Other Open Countryside. Insufficient reasons have been put forward to justify an exception to this policy. The proposal is, therefore, contrary to Policy BNE2 of the Chorley Local Plan 2012 – 2026.

19.P.22

Urgent business - Removal of BT phone boxes pdf icon PDF 204 KB

Minutes:

The Director of Customer and Digital submitted a report which presented the Council’s draft decision in response to the proposal by British Telecom (BT) to remove a number of public call boxes in the borough. The Council had consulted with all Parish Councils, the outcome of which was that one out of the eight payphones proposed for removal was being adopted.

 

RESOLVED - That the report is noted and that the preparation and issuing of the Final Notification to BT and the Secretary of State be delegated to the Director of Customer and Digital in consultation with Chair and Vice Chair.