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Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Chorley and YouTube

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22.P.180

Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 1 March 2022 of Planning Committee pdf icon PDF 109 KB

Minutes:

Resolved: The minutes of the meeting were (unanimously) approved as a correct record.

22.P.181

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 Peter Gabbott declared, personal interest for application 3c 21/01166/FUL – The Croft, Lower Simpson Fold, Blackburn Road, Higher Wheelton, Chorley.

22.P.182

Planning applications to be determined

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

22.P.183

21/01416/FUL - Land South Of Mercer Court And East Of Westhoughton Road, Adlington pdf icon PDF 370 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Planning permission is refused for the following reason:

 

The proposed development would result in an increased intensity of activity, particularly from vehicles accessing the site with great regularity, which would result in undue noise and disturbance that would be harmful to the amenity of neighbouring residential occupiers contrary to policies EP3, EP4 and BNE1 of the Chorley Local Plan 2012 - 2026.

Minutes:

Public speakers: Andrew McKenzie (Objector), Councillor Alistair Bradley (Ward Councillor), Councillor Peter Wilson (Ward Councillor), and Eddie Joynt (Applicant)

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Morwood and seconded by Councillor Peter Gabbott that officer recommendations were approved.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Martin Boardman, seconded by Councillor Heaton to approve the application.

 

It was resolved (7:6:0) that Planning permission is refused for the following reason:

 

The proposed development would result in an increased intensity of activity, particularly from vehicles accessing the site with great regularity, which would result in undue noise and disturbance that would be harmful to the amenity of neighbouring residential occupiers contrary to policies EP3, EP4 and BNE1 of the Chorley Local Plan 2012 - 2026.

22.P.184

21/00327/FULMAJ - Land 120M East Of 27, Charter Lane, Charnock Richard pdf icon PDF 518 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Minutes:

Public Speakers: Colette Jolley (Objector), Lucy Watson (Parish Councillor), and Sarah Jones (Agent)

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Harold Heaton and seconded by Councillor Alan Whittaker to refuse the application, it was also proposed by Councillor Martin Boardman, and seconded by Councillor Aaron Beaver to defer the decision to allow a site visit. It was proposed by Councillor Alistair Morwood, seconded by Peter Gabbott that the application be approved.  

 

It was resolved (10:3:0) that the decision be deferred to allow Members of the Planning Committee the opportunity to visit the site.

22.P.185

21/01166/FUL - The Croft, Lower Simpson Fold, Blackburn Road, Higher Wheelton, Chorley, PR6 8HL pdf icon PDF 374 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Planning permission granted subject to conditions.

Minutes:

Public speaker: Zara Moon (Agent)

 

Councillor Peter Gabbott expressed a personal interest on this item and chose to abstain from the debate and vote.

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Martin Boardman, seconded by Councillor Aaron Beaver, and resolved (11:0:2) that Planning Permission is granted subject to conditions.

22.P.186

21/01329/FUL - Wise Marys Farm, 263 Hoghton Lane, Hoghton, Preston

This application has been withdrawn from the agenda.

Decision:

The application was withdrawn from the agenda.

Minutes:

The application was withdrawn from the agenda.

22.P.187

21/01393/PIP - Land Adjacent To 179 Chapel Lane, Coppull, Chorley pdf icon PDF 325 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Permission in principle refused for the following reason:

 

The proposed development would be located within the Green Belt as defined by the Chorley Local Plan 2012 – 2026. The proposed development is not considered to represent limited infilling and would be inappropriate development in the Green Belt and, therefore, harmful by definition. It is not considered that there are very special circumstances to overcome the definitional harm to the Green Belt and additional harm that would be caused through a contribution to unrestricted sprawl and encroachment. The proposal is, therefore, contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework and policy HS7 of the Chorley Local Plan 2012 – 2026.

Minutes:

Public speakers Mike Cunliffe (Objector), Councillor Julia Berry (Ward Councillor) and Dan Rigby (Applicant).

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Alistair Morwood, seconded by Councillor Peter Gabbott and was resolved (unanimously) that permission in principle is refused for the following reason:

 

The proposed development would be located within the Green Belt as defined by the Chorley Local Plan 2012 – 2026. The proposed development is not considered to represent limited infilling and would be inappropriate development in the Green Belt and, therefore, harmful by definition. It is not considered that there are very special circumstances to overcome the definitional harm to the Green Belt and additional harm that would be caused through a contribution to unrestricted sprawl and encroachment. The proposal is, therefore, contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework and policy HS7 of the Chorley Local Plan 2012 – 2026.

22.P.188

22/00169/FULHH - 153 School Lane, Brinscall, Chorley, PR6 8PT pdf icon PDF 389 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Planning permission granted.

Minutes:

Public speakers: Nigel Barnes (Objector) and Helen Jones (Applicant).

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Martin Boardman, seconded by Councillor Harold Heaton and resolved (10:0:3) that planning permission is granted.  

 

22.P.189

Appeals Report pdf icon PDF 49 KB

Minutes:

Members noted the report of the Director of Planning and Development which set out planning appeals and decisions received between 21 February 2022 and 22 March 2022.