Decisions made

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Decisions published

13/10/2021 - Fairview Play Area Enhancement Adlington ref: 11858    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Executive Member (Planning and Development)

Decision published: 13/10/2021

Effective from: 21/10/2021

Decision:

To approve the funding identified for the enhancement of Fairview Play Area.

 

Reasons for recommendations:

The current safety surfacing needs replacement, it has been patched, has holes in it, has been filled with alternative materials and has shrunk at the edges. Rather than take the old surface to tip, the chosen method of resurfacing will overlay with Notts Sport Childsplay sand filled carpet. This is manufactured locally in Leigh and has an 8 year warranty.

 

Alternative options considered and rejected:

To replace the safety surfacing with wet pour again. This was rejected as it could incur similar acts of vandalism. The sand filled carpet is more durable and fire retardant.

 

Lead officer: Lindsey Blackstock


13/10/2021 - Woodland Creation on Council Owned Land ref: 11857    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Executive Member (Planning and Development)

Decision published: 13/10/2021

Effective from: 21/10/2021

Decision:

Recommendations approved.

 

Reasons for recommendations:

The creation of woodland on the pieces of identified Council owned land will help deliver the target of planting 116,875 trees by 2025. The creation of woodland will help to increase the woodland cover of the Borough and increase biodiversity.

 

Alternative options considered and rejected:

To not plant trees on the land and to put the land back into grazing licences. Chorley Council will receive a payment for creating the new woodlands and annual income for 10 years from the England Woodland Creation Grant. This will cover any lost revenue.

 

Lead officer: Lindsey Blackstock


08/10/2021 - Shop Front Grant - 109 Market Street ref: 11856    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member (Resources)

Decision published: 08/10/2021

Effective from: 16/10/2021

Decision:

Recommendations approved.

 

Reasons for recommendation(s):

As outlined in the report.

 

Alternative options considered and rejected:

N/A

Lead officer: Ryan Gifford


05/10/2021 - 21/00969/FUL - 84 Dallington Avenue, Clayton-Le-Woods, Leyland, PR25 5AG. ref: 11847    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 05/10/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 05/10/2021

Decision:

Planning permission approved with the condition that the change of use occurs within three years.


05/10/2021 - 21/01389/OUTMAJ - Croston Sports Club, Westhead Road, Croston, Leyland ref: 11846    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 05/10/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 05/10/2021

Decision:

Planning permission granted subject to conditions.


05/10/2021 - 21/00965/FUL - Straits Farm, The Straits, Hoghton ref: 11845    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 05/10/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 05/10/2021

Decision:

Planning permission granted subject to conditions.


05/10/2021 - 21/00380/FUL - South View, Back Lane, Mawdesley ref: 11844    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 05/10/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 05/10/2021

Decision:

Planning permission granted, subject to conditions.


05/10/2021 - 20/01211/FULMAJ - Brookes Arms, Eaves Lane, Chorley ref: 11843    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 05/10/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 05/10/2021

Decision:

Planning permission granted, subject to conditions and a legal agreement to secure financial contributions for open space off-site provision/improvements.


05/10/2021 - 20/00176/LBC - Great Barn, Hoghton Tower, Blackburn Old Road, Hoghton ref: 11842    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 05/10/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 05/10/2021

Decision:

Listed building consent granted, subject to conditions.


05/10/2021 - 20/00175/FULMAJ - Great Barn, Hoghton Tower, Blackburn Old Road, Hoghton ref: 11841    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 05/10/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 05/10/2021

Decision:

Planning permission granted, subject to conditions.


05/10/2021 - 20/01237/FUL - P R Crompton Butchers, 229 Eaves Lane, Chorley, PR6 0AG ref: 11840    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 05/10/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 05/10/2021

Decision:

Planning permission granted subject to conditions.


05/10/2021 - Chorley Borough Council Tree Preservation Order No. 6 (Charnock Richard) 2021 ref: 11850    For Determination

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 05/10/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 05/10/2021

Decision:

The Order was confirmed.

Wards affected: Eccleston, Heskin and Charnock Richard;

Lead officer: Alex Jackson


05/10/2021 - Planning applications to be determined ref: 11851    For Determination

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 05/10/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 05/10/2021


05/10/2021 - Chorley Borough Council Tree Preservation Order No. 5 (Clayton-le-Woods) 2021 ref: 11849    For Determination

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 05/10/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 05/10/2021

Decision:

The Order was confirmed.

Wards affected: Clayton West and Cuerden;

Lead officer: Alex Jackson


05/10/2021 - Chorley Borough Council Tree Preservation Order No. 3 (Coppull) 2021 ref: 11848    For Determination

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 05/10/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 05/10/2021

Decision:

The Order was confirmed.

Wards affected: Coppull;

Lead officer: Alex Jackson


07/10/2021 - Replacement of the Mayoral Car ref: 11852    For Determination

Decision Maker: Executive Member (Resources)

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 15/10/2021

Decision:

That the current mayoral car be replaced by a Jaguar I Pace electric powered vehicle in line with the Council’s commitment to tackling climate change and air quality.

 

Reasons for recommendation(s):

The lease on the current Mayoral car has ended and it is important that a new vehicle is provided to ensure the Mayor is able to fulfil his important civic and community role, that the environmental commitments and aspirations of the Council are met, a British car marque is sourced and the vehicle meets service requirements.

 

Alternative options considered and rejected:

1. To replace the current car with a similar new petrol model, but this would not meet the environmental aspirations and commitment by the Council.

2. Delaying the contracting for a new mayoral car until such time as the supply/ demand issues for microchips is resolved and costs decrease, was considered. However, this was discounted as the period of delay would be uncertain and could be significant. It is felt that the environmental damage caused by the delay and the councils failure to act as a community leader outweighs the additional cost involved.

3. Sourcing and alternative electric vehicle could have realised annual savings on the lease fee, but alternative electric vehicles whilst meeting the environmental agenda criteria would fail to meet the priorities to support British business nor have the practical use benefits provided by the recommended vehicle.

 

 

Lead officer: Brendan.Spear


05/10/2021 - Award of Contract - Electrical repairs & maintenance ref: 11839    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member (Resources)

Decision published: 05/10/2021

Effective from: 13/10/2021

Decision:

Recommendations approved.

 

Reasons for recommendation(s):

1. The Council has statutory obligations to provide quarterly, bi-annual and annual service and testing requirements to comply with health and safety and statutory requirements.

2. The Council has a contractual obligation with its tenants to provide reactive and planned maintenance in a timely manner, providing emergency repairs as necessary.

3. This proposed appointment of new contractors ensures that these services will enable the Council to fulfil its obligations.

4. The Councils Contract Procurement Rules stipulate that Executive Cabinet approval followed by a delegated member decision is required for all contracts over £100,000.

5. The procurement process has identified local and regional contractors who can provide acceptable levels of service for the Council and its Clients which will add value to the Councils Service provision and improve professional delivery of maintenance repairs.   

 

Alternative options considered and rejected:

1. The option of seeking a waiver to extend the existing delivery arrangements for the Reactive and Planned Maintenance services was explored but rejected on the basis that there was no reasonable justification for doing this.

2. The option of bringing the services in-house was considered but ruled out due to lack of capacity within the present staffing structure to deliver the service. In addition, there are concerns that insufficient skilled trade’s persons could be recruited to provide adequate 24-hour cover.  Also, it was deemed that overhead cost would significantly inflate the delivery cost.

3.   The option of tendering the services in a combined tender with general building maintenance was also considered but rejected. The Council’s research and past experience in tendering repairs and maintenance services has shown that a limited number of contractors would express an interest.  Usually larger contractors are attracted which have the diverse skill base to cover all work categories.  This would therefore, likely to deter local companies from expressing an interest in these tender opportunities.

Lead officer: David Taylor