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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20.P.35

Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 4 February 2020 of Planning Committee pdf icon PDF 279 KB

Minutes:

Decision – That the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 4 February 2020 be approved as a correct record for signature by the Chair.

20.P.36

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 Yvonne Hargreaves declared an interest in item 3) a.

20.P.37

Planning applications to be determined

The Director (Customer and Digital) has submitted five items for planning applications to be determined.

 

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 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.

20.P.37a

19/01080/FUL - Plot 1 Dark Lane, Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley, PR6 8AE pdf icon PDF 355 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Full planning permission granted, subject to conditions.

Minutes:

Councillor Yvonne Hargreaves declared an interest in this item and left the room for the duration of the item.

 

Registered speakers: David Hargreaves (Objector), Helen Fothergill (Supporter), and Louise Leyland (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 Eric Bell. A vote was taken, and the motion was lost (5:5:1).

 

It was proposed by Councillor Alistair Morwood, seconded by Councillor Aaron Beaver and a decision was subsequently taken (6:5:1 including the Chair’s casting vote) that full planning permission be granted, subject to the conditions set out in the report.

 

Councillor Yvonne Hargreaves returned to the room.

20.P.37b

19/01042/FULMAJ - Royal Umpire Caravan Park, Southport Road, Ulnes Walton pdf icon PDF 394 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Application refused.

Minutes:

Registered speakers: Ruth Fenton (Objector), Councillor Pamela Sloan (Parish Councillor), and Michael Harrison (Applicant).

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor John Dalton, seconded by Councillor Alan Whittaker and a decision was subsequently taken (11:0:1) that the application be refused for the following reason:

 

The proposed development is inappropriate development in the Green Belt and therefore harmful by definition.  The proposal would cause harm to the openness of the Green Belt and would conflict with one of the five purposes of including land within it through encroachment into the countryside.  Inappropriate development is, by definition, harmful to the Green Belt and should not be approved except in very special circumstances. The factors put forward as very special circumstances are not considered to outweigh the harm to the Green Belt. The proposal is therefore contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework.

20.P.37c

19/00264/FUL - Land Rear Of 51 Bolton Road, Chorley pdf icon PDF 365 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Full planning permission granted, subject to conditions and a Section 106 obligation to secure improvements to public open space.

Minutes:

Registered speakers: Councillor Paul Walmsley (Ward Councillor).

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Gordon France to defer the decision to allow further clarification of the issues related to flooding as discussed at the meeting. There was no seconder to this proposal.

 

It was proposed by Councillor John Dalton, seconded by Councillor Alistair Morwood and a decision was subsequently taken (10:0:2) that full planning permission be granted, subject to conditions and a Section 106 obligation to secure improvements to public open space.

20.P.37d

19/00564/OUT - 18 New Street, Mawdesley, L40 2QP pdf icon PDF 430 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Minutes:

Registered speakers: Lynda Pierson (Objector) and Robert Harrison (Agent).

 

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Alan Whittaker, seconded by Councillor Gordon France and a decision was subsequently taken (9:2:1) that the decision be deferred to allow members of the Planning Committee the opportunity to visit the site of the proposals.

20.P.37e

19/00725/FUL - Land Between Cockers Farm Access Road and Long Lane, Long Lane, Heath Charnock pdf icon PDF 329 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Full planning permission granted, subject to conditions.

Minutes:

After careful consideration, it was proposed by Councillor Eric Bell 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 Yvonne Hargreaves. A vote was taken, and the motion was lost (4:7:1).

 

It was proposed by Councillor Aaron Beaver, seconded by Councillor Danny Gee and a decision was subsequently taken (10:0:2) that full planning permission be granted, subject to the conditions set out in the addendum.

20.P.38

215 Report - The Old Gas Works, 28 Station Road, Croston PR26 9RJ pdf icon PDF 165 KB

Report of the Director of Customer and Digital.

Additional documents:

Decision:

That a S215 notice be issued.

Minutes:

The Director of Customer and Digital submitted a report which sought permission to issue a notice under Section 215 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 ‘Power to require the proper maintenance of land’.

 

Members RESOLVED that a S215 notice with a compliance period of 28 days be issued in respect of the following amenity issue:

 

The land is causing unacceptable adverse effects on the visual amenity of the area by virtue of numerous items in the yard that is surrounded by residential housing and fronts Station Road, including, but not limited to; heavy machinery, building paraphernalia including wood, plastic, bricks, pallets, unkempt trees, weeds and containers.

20.P.39

Appeals Report pdf icon PDF 44 KB

Report of the Director of Customer and Digital.

Minutes:

Members noted the report of the Director of Customer and Digital which set out planning appeals and decisions received between 27 January and 24 February 2020.