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21.P.139

Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 9 November 2021 of Planning Committee pdf icon PDF 200 KB

Minutes:

Resolved: Minutes were approved (11:0:1) as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

21.P.140

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:

Councillor Hilton declared an interest in application 3a 19/00251/FUL - Land To The Rear of 13-16 Spinners Close, Coppull citing his proximity to the site in addition to ongoing case work.

21.P.141

Planning applications to be determined

The Director (Planning and Development) has submitted eight 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 Planning and Development submitted eight 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.

21.P.142

19/00251/FUL - Land To The Rear of 13-16 Spinners Close, Coppull pdf icon PDF 297 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Planning permission refused.

Minutes:

Public Speaker: Councillor Steve Holgate (Ward Councillor)

 

Councillor Alex Hilton declared an interest on this item and subsequently left the meeting at 20:12.

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Alistair Morwood, seconded by Councillor Gordon France that the application be refused.

 

A Further proposal was proposed by Councillor Martin Boardman, seconded by Councillor Harold Heaton that the application be approved.

 

Upon being put to a vote, it was resolved (7:4:0) that the application was refused for the following reasons:

 

The proposal would result in the partial loss of public open space, designated by policy HW2 of the Local Plan and would consequently worsen an existing situation with the deficit of a particular typology of open space, namely  natural and semi natural green space and would be harmful to visual amenity and detrimental to character of the area.

 

The loss of the woodland that made valuable contribution to the landscape, contrary to BNE10 of the Local Plan.

 

The loss of partial biological heritage site and connectivity to the wider site area contrary to BNE9.

 

 

21.P.143

21/00361/FUL - The Village Hall, 47 Chapel Lane, Coppull, Chorley pdf icon PDF 300 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Planning permission granted, subject to conditions.

Minutes:

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Harold Heaton, seconded by Councillor Martin Boardman, and subsequently resolved (11:0:1) that the application be approved subject to conditions.

21.P.144

21/00419/FUL - Land adjacent to Harbour Barn, Harbour Lane, Wheelton pdf icon PDF 382 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Planning permission refused.

Minutes:

Registered Speakers: Councillor Margaret France (Ward Councillor) and Michael Moore (Applicant).

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Martin Boardman, seconded by Councillor Alex Hilton and resolved (7:3:1) that planning permission was refused for the following reason:

 

The proposed development is inappropriate development in the Green Belt, which is harmful by definition. It fails to preserve the openness of the Green Belt and conflicts with the third purpose of the Green Belt due to encroachment into the countryside. Substantial weight is attached to this harm. No 'very special circumstances' have been put forward by the applicant, nor have any been identified by the Local Planning Authority to outweigh this harm. The proposal is, therefore, considered contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework at Chapter 13.

 

21.P.145

21/00545/CLEUD - Land adjacent to Wigan Lodge, Wigan Lane, Chorley pdf icon PDF 363 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

The application for a certificate of lawfulness for an existing use was refused.

Minutes:

Registered speakers: Councillor Alistair Bradley (Ward Councillor) and David Balbi (Applicant)

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Harold Heaton, seconded by Councillor James Nevett and resolved (unanimously) that the application for a certificate of lawfulness for an existing use was refused for the following reason:

 

The information contained within the application was not sufficiently precise and unambiguous. Chorley Council as the Local Planning Authority was not satisfied that, on the balance of probabilities, a material change of use of the land (as shown on the submitted Location Plan) had not occurred. The use as described was not, therefore, proven to be lawful within the meaning of Section 191 of the Town and County Planning Act 1990.

21.P.146

21/01171/FUL - Land South Of Red Bank Scout Hut, Little Carr Lane, Chorley pdf icon PDF 308 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Decision deferred to allow Members of the Planning Committee the opportunity

to visit the site of the proposal.

Minutes:

Registered speaker: Laura Daniels (objector)

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Harold Heaton, seconded by Councillor Martin Boardman and resolved (9:1:2) that the decision was deferred to allow Members of the Planning Committee the opportunity to visit the site of the proposal.

21.P.1461

21/00745/FULMAJ - Alison Arms, 279 Preston Road, Coppull, Chorley, PR7 5DU pdf icon PDF 345 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Planning Permission refused.

Minutes:

Public speakers: David Greenwood (Objector)

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Martin Boardman, seconded by Councillor Danny Gee, and subsequently resolved (4:5:1) that planning permission was refused for the following reason:

 

Concerns in respect of under provision of car park spaces and highway safety concerns contrary to policy BNE1 and SC4.

21.P.147

21/00954/OUT - Roecroft Farmhouse, Ulnes Walton Lane, Ulnes Walton, Leyland, PR26 8LT

The application has been withdrawn by the applicant’s agent.

Decision:

This item was withdrawn from the agenda.

Minutes:

This item was withdrawn from the agenda.

21.P.148

21/01017/FUL - Blainscough Works, Blainscough Lane, Coppull, Chorley, PR7 5HT pdf icon PDF 381 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Planning permission granted, subject to conditions.

Minutes:

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Alex Hilton, seconded by Councillor Danny Gee and subsequently resolved (unanimously) that planning permission was granted, subject to conditions.  

21.P.149

21/01104/FUL - Mediterranean At Robin Hood, Blue Stone Lane, Mawdesley

This item has been withdrawn from the agenda.

Decision:

This item was withdrawn from the agenda.

21.P.150

21/00839/FUL - Cuerden Valley Park, Shady Lane, Cuerden pdf icon PDF 345 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Planning permission refused.

Minutes:

Public Speakers: Ann Phelan (Objector), Neville Whitham (Parish Councillor), Councillor Mark Clifford (Ward Councillor) and Joel Turner (Agent)

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Alex Hilton, seconded by Councillor James Nevett and subsequently resolved (9:1:2) that planning permission was refused for the following reason:

 

The proposed development would result in the loss of trees and hedgerow, which makes a valuable contribution to the character of the landscape, and is not outweighed by the benefits of the development, contrary to policy BNE10 of the Chorley Local Plan 2012 – 2026.

 

Due to the rural tree lined character of Shady Lane, which provides a higher level of public amenity, the loss of trees would be harmful to the character of the lane and locality contrary to policy BNE1 of the Chorley Local Plan 2012 - 2026

 

Planning permission refused.

21.P.151

Appeals Report pdf icon PDF 55 KB

To receive and consider the report of the Director of Planning and Development.

Minutes:

Members noted the report of the Director of Planning and Development which set out planning appeals and decisions received between 27 September and 26 November 2021.