Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Chorley

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

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19.P.23

Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 12 November 2019 of Planning Committee pdf icon PDF 87 KB

Minutes:

Decision – That the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 12 November 2019 be approved as a correct record for signature by the Chair.

19.P.24

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.25

Planning applications to be determined

The Director (Customer and Digital) 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 Customer and Digital 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.

19.P.25a

19/00825/REM - Land Adjacent 8 Miller Avenue, Abbey Village pdf icon PDF 139 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Application refused.

Minutes:

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

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Martin Boardman,

seconded by Councillor Gordon France and a decision was subsequently taken (10:2:1) that the application be refused for the reasons set out below:

 

1. The scale, massing and external appearance of the proposed dwellings would result in an unacceptable harmful impact on the character, appearance and setting of the Abbey Village Conservation Area and the grade II listed Abbey Mill, both of which are designated heritage assets, such that the development would fail to preserve the significance of these designated heritage assets, and is, therefore, considered to be contrary to S.72 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, policy 16 of the Core Strategy and policy BNE8 of the Adopted Chorley Local Plan 2012 - 2026.

 

2. The scale, massing and external appearance of the proposed dwellings would result in an unacceptable impact on the appearance of the street scene and character of the surrounding area. The proposed development is, therefore, contrary to policy BNE1 of the Adopted Chorley Local Plan 2012 – 2026.

19.P.25b

19/00361/FULMAJ - Playing Field To Rear Of Houses, Greenside, Euxton pdf icon PDF 137 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Full planning permission granted subject to conditions and a S106 legal agreement to secure the provision of affordable housing and an off-site contribution to public open space.

Minutes:

Registered speaker: Oliver Chan (Agent)

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Danny Gee that the decision be refused. The motion was seconded by Councillor Tommy Gray. A vote was taken, and the motion was lost (4:9:0).

 

It was proposed by Councillor Alex Hilton, seconded by Councillor Alistair Morwood and a decision was subsequently taken (9:4:0) that planning permission be granted, subject to conditions set out in the addendum, and a S106 legal agreement to secure the provision of affordable housing and an off-site contribution to public open space.

19.P.25c

19/00683/FUL - 31 - 33 Cunliffe Street pdf icon PDF 94 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Minutes:

Registered speaker: Malcolm Beverley (Objector)

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Steve Holgate, seconded by Councillor Gordon France and a decision was subsequently taken (unanimously) that the decision be deferred to allow members of the Planning Committee the opportunity to visit the site of the proposals.

19.P.25d

19/00645/CLEUD - Land Adjacent To Wigan Lodge, Wigan Lane, Chorley, Duxbury Chorley PR7 4DB pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Lawful Development Certificate granted.

Minutes:

Registered speakers: Emma Holt (Objector), Alistair Bradley (Ward Councillor), and Josh Hellawell (Agent).

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Alistair Morwood, seconded by Councillor Martin Boardman and a decision was subsequently taken (unanimously) that the Lawful Development Certificate be granted.

19.P.25e

19/00375/FUL - Land Adjacent To Wigan Lodge pdf icon PDF 100 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Full planning permission refused.

Minutes:

Registered speakers: Emma Holt (Objector), Alistair Bradley (Ward Councillor), and Josh Hellawell (Agent).

 

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

 

The 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. Other harm arises from the poor-quality design of the gate and fence which appear as prominent, incongruous features, which have an urbanising effect, to the detriment of the street scene and the rural locality. The development is, therefore, contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework at Chapter 13 and policy BNE1 (Design Criteria for New Development) of the adopted Chorley Local Plan 2012-2026.

19.P.25f

19/00916/FUL - Lowe Farm Cottage, Leyland Lane, Ulnes Walton pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Full planning permission granted, subject to conditions.

Minutes:

Registered speaker: Nathan Tonge (Agent)

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Steve Holgate, 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.

19.P.25g

19/01007/FUL - 38 Park Road, Chorley pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Full planning permission granted, subject to conditions.

Minutes:

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Alistair Morwood, seconded by Councillor Alex Hilton and a decision was subsequently taken (unanimously) that planning permission be granted, subject to conditions set out in the addendum.

19.P.25h

19/00906/REM - Land North of The Railway Public House, Wigan Road, Euxton pdf icon PDF 105 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Full planning permission granted, subject to conditions.

Minutes:

Registered speaker: Maurice Castle (Objector)

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Yvonne Hargreaves, seconded by Councillor Martin Boardman and a decision was subsequently taken (unanimously) that planning permission be granted, subject to conditions set out in the report.

19.P.26

Planning Appeals and Decisions Received Between 30 September 2019 and 30 November 2019 pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Report of the Director of Customer and Digital.

Minutes:

The Director of Customer and Digital submitted a report which set out planning appeals and decisions received between 30 September 2019 and 30 November 2019.