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Minutes for Planning and Highways Regulatory Committee meeting, Apr 20 2009, 10.30AM official page

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199.

Minutes

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 9th March 2009 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

200.

Items of Urgent Business authorised by the Chairman

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

201.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

Members were advised of the following declarations of interest:

 

Councillor Blamire declared a personal interest in A10 – 09/00203/OUT – Land adjacent 81 Grosvenor Place and No. 1 Grosvenor Court, Carnforth, the objector being a member of staff at a school where Councillor Blamire was a Governor approximately 10 years ago.

202.

Planning Applications

Minutes:

The Head of Planning Services submitted a Schedule of Planning Applications and his recommendations thereon.

 

Resolved:

 

(1)        That the applications be determined as indicated below (the numbers denote         the schedule numbers of the applications).

 

(2)        That, except where stated below, the applications be subject to the relevant           conditions and advice notes, as outlined in the Schedule.

 

(3)        That, except where stated below, the reasons for refusal be those as outlined        in the Schedule.

 

(a)

NOTE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

-

Approved

 

R

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Refused

 

D

-

Deferred

 

A(C)

-

Approved with additional conditions

 

A(P)

-

Approved in principle

 

A(106)

-

Approved following completion of a Section 106 Agreement

 

W

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Withdrawn

 

NO

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No objections

 

O

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Objections

 

Category A Applications

Applications dealt with by the District Council without formal consultation with the County Council.

APPLICATION SUBJECT TO PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

It was noted that Councillor Blamire had previously declared a personal interest in the following item, the objector being a member of staff at a school where Councillor Blamire was a Governor approximately 10 years ago.

203.

Land Adacent 81 Grosvenor Place and No 1 Grosvenor Court , Carnforth PDF 23 KB

Outline application for the erection of a detached bungalow and double garage for Mr. Lewis Bibby

Minutes:

Item

Application

Proposal and Applicant

Ward

Decision

 

A10

09/00203/OUT

Outline application for the erection of a detached bungalow and double garage for Mr. Lewis Bibby

CARNFORTH WARD

D

 

Mr. Gough spoke in objection to the application, on behalf of Mr. and Mrs. Richardson, who resided locally, and expressed grave concerns regarding the potential for accidental or malicious damage that could be inflicted on any part of the property, fence or vehicles situated on the property as a result of people gathering or travelling along the proposed footpath route.  No such potential existed at present and the case officer had omitted to include this as a priority concern.  The opening of such a route would pose a serious threat to the safety of the people of Redruth Drive in the light of current complaints to the police regarding the existing problem of unauthorised use of motor cycles.  It was understood that the original intention was for a cycle path, which had since been reversed, but no existing footpath had been appropriately signposted before or since the construction of the northern Redruth Estate, and it appeared the whole principle was based on the possibility of passage being allowed by someone across private land.  No feasibility study had been undertaken or published with regard to any footpath or cycle path in the area, and there was no reference to inclusion of such a footpath/cycle path in the search documents for the purchase of 127 Redruth Drive and therefore no opportunity to ascertain the importance of such.  Carnforth Town Council’s letter did not indicate the acceptance or desirability of a footpath/cycle path.  The Assistant Area Manager from Lancashire County Council’s Environment Directorate had made reference to an existing permissive footpath from Redruth Drive to Grosvenor Place, which must have some sign or similar indication that it was not intended to be a right of way.  No such sign existed, nor had ever existed and, as the Assistant Area Manager resided on the Redruth Estate, he should have declared an interest in the matter to ensure fairness and transparency.  Documents had not been made known or available to the residents of Redruth Drive and an extension of time was requested in order that the documents may be sought and scrutinised, in accordance with Policy SC1 of the Lancaster District Core Strategy, Policy CE1, Lancaster District Local Plan Policy H19 and Amended Plans dated 13th March 2009. 

 

Joanne Dugdale, who lived in the vicinity, spoke in objection to the application, and advised Members of her concerns for the safety of her two young children should the path be opened.  Cyclists already accessed the existing path by cutting across gardens.  Her property would look directly down on to the proposed bungalow and she was concerned that the trees at the back of the property would be felled.  She had been advised that a path would never be opened at the time her property had been purchased.

 

Members considered the application.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Budden and seconded by Councillor Roe:

 

“That the application be deferred to enable a site visit to take place.”

 

Upon being put to the vote, 17 Members voted in favour of the proposition and 3 against, whereupon the Chairman declared the proposal to be carried.

 

Resolved:

 

(1)        That the application be deferred to enable a site visit to take place.

 

Note

 

That the following matters be included in the amended report:

 

A)         Views of the police on the proposal with particular regard to the potential for anti-social behaviour.

 

B)        Information regarding the ‘official’ status of the alternative footpath -

 

(i)                  Is it a permissive footpath?

(ii)                How would rights of usage be established over it?

 

C)        Whether Carnforth Cricket Club own the remaining land over which the alternative path runs.

 

D)        Whether the footpath between 127 and 129 is adopted up to the fence.

 

E)        Amendment of description of the development to include specific reference to the completion of the footpath as part of the development.

APPLICATIONS NOT SUBJECT TO PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

204.

Warton Grange Farm, Farleton Close, Warton PDF 28 KB

Outline application for agricultural workers dwelling for Mr. P. Barker

Minutes:

A5

08/01424/OUT

Outline application for agricultural worker’s dwelling for Mr. P. Barker

WARTON WARD

R

 

It was proposed by Councillor Sherlock and seconded by Councillor Redfern:

 

“That the application be refused.”

 

Upon being put to the vote, 15 Members voted in favour of the proposition and 4 against, whereupon the Chairman declared the proposal to be carried.

 

Resolved:

 

That the application be refused for the following reasons, as set out in the report, subject to deletion of reason 3 (Flood Risk)

 

1.         No demonstrable need for the dwelling – contrary to saved policy H8 of Lancaster District Local Plan.

2.         Within the AONB and Countryside Area – contrary to saved policies H7, H8, E3 and E4 of the Lancaster District Local Plan and Policies SC1, SC3, SC5 and E1 of the Lancaster Core Strategy.

205.

Brantholme, Hasty Brow Road, Slyne PDF 23 KB

Erection of stables for Mr. Phil Rogerson

Minutes:

A6

09/00053/FUL

Erection of stables for
Mr. Phil Rogerson

SLYNE-WITH-HEST WARD

A

 

It was proposed by Councillor Brown and seconded by Councillor Day:

 

“That the application be approved.”

 

Upon being put to the vote, Members voted unanimously in favour of the proposition, whereupon the Chairman declared the proposal to be carried.

 

Resolved:

 

That the application be approved, subject to the following conditions, as set out in the report:

 

1.         Standard 3 year consent.

2.         Development to accord with plans.

3.         Colour and type of material to be used in the menage shall be submitted to, and agreed in writing by, the local planning authority.

4.         Details of the material used to surface the yard shall be submitted to, and agreed in writing by, the local planning authority.

5.         The location and construction of the tree protection barrier fencing must be inspected and approved by the local planning authority prior to the commencement of any site activity in relation to the proposed development.

6.         Ground protection measures for the protected pine trees shall be submitted to, and agreed in writing by, the local planning authority and then be established in close proximity to the site access prior to the commencement of any site activity in relation to the proposed development.

7.         The proposed landscape proposals shall be planted in the first planting season post completion of the development and then maintained thereafter in accordance with the maintenance regime.

8.         No form of external illumination shall be provided to the stables, menage and access.

9.         The stables shall be retained for the stabling of horses and storage of associated equipment and feed, and shall be for the private use of Brantholme’s residents only.  The stables shall not be separately occupied, sold, disposed of or otherwise let.

10.       Once constructed, in the event that the stables are not used for stabling for a period of 6 months, the stables and associated bases, the yard, the menage and the fencing shall be removed and the area restored with a grass covering.

206.

Berrys Farm, Conder Green Road, Conder Green PDF 16 KB

Change of use of agricultural land to form commercial fishing lake for Mr. T. Lawson

Minutes:

A7

09/00024/CU

Change of use of agricultural land to form commercial fishing lake for Mr. T. Lawson

ELLEL WARD

A

 

It was proposed by Councillor Helme and seconded by Councillor Budden:

 

“That the application be approved.”

 

Upon being put to the vote, Members voted unanimously in favour of the proposition, whereupon the Chairman declared the proposal to be carried.

 

Resolved:

 

That the application be approved, subject to the following conditions, as set out in the report, subject to amendment of condition 7:

 

1.         Standard full Planning Permission.

2.         Amended Plans.

3.         Development and use to be retained and operated by the occupier of Berrys Farm in conjunction with the operation of the associated agricultural holding, 4 holiday cottages and certificated 5 van caravan site.

4.         Development in accordance with approved plans.

5.         Ecological survey and mitigation measures to be agreed.

6.         Landscaping, access paths, gates and fences to be agreed.

7.         Maximum number of fishing pegs to be agreed, restricted to the number of cars that can be accommodated on-site.

8.         Details of any fishing peg structures to be agreed.

9.         All car parking to take place within the walled farm yard.

10.       Access visibility to be improved.

11.       Motor cycle, cycle parking and disabled spaces to be agreed.

207.

Greaves Park, Bowerham Road, Lancaster PDF 19 KB

Erection of a two storey rear extension to form 11 bedrooms and internal alterations to form an additional 11 bedrooms in upper floors of existing building, alterations to car park layout and erection of retaining wall to the rear for Whitbread Group PLC

Minutes:

A8

09/00105/FUL

Erection of a two storey rear extension to form 11 bedrooms and internal alterations to form an additional 11 bedrooms in upper floors of existing building, alterations to car park layout and erection of retaining wall to the rear for Whitbread Group PLC

SCOTFORTH WEST WARD

A

 

It was proposed by Councillor Denwood and seconded by Councillor Histed:

 

“That the application be approved.”

 

Upon being put to the vote, 18 Members voted in favour of the proposition, with 1 abstention, whereupon the Chairman declared the proposal to be carried

 

Resolved:

 

That the application be approved, subject to the following conditions, as set out in the report:

 

1.         Standard Full Permission.

2.         Amended Plans.

3.         Development in accordance with approved plans.

4.         Samples of stone and slate to be agreed.

5.         Details of stonework coursing, painting, heads, sills, jambs, quoins, retaining wall and copings to be agreed.

6.         Details of the roof eaves, verges, ridges, flashings and rainwater goods to be agreed.

7.         Details of the windows and doors, including external reveals and finishes, to be agreed.

8.         Full details of all works to the interior and exterior of the Listed Building, including a written schedule of works, to be agreed.

9.         Archaeological record of the existing building to be agreed.

10.       Details of cycle parking to be agreed.

11.       Detailed method statement for all works in proximity of trees to be agreed.

12.       Protective barrier fencing to be provided.

13.       No site fires.

14.       No cement wash out areas within 15 m of trees.

15.       Details of landscaping, including replanting schedule, to be agreed.

16.       Unexpected contamination to be reported, investigated and remediated.

208.

Greaves Park, Bowerham Road, Lancaster PDF 17 KB

Listed building application for the erection of a two storey rear extension to form 11 bedrooms and internal alterations to form an additional 11 bedrooms in upper floors of existing building, alterations to car park layout and erection of retaining wall to the rear for Whitbread Group PLC

Minutes:

A9

09/00106/LB

Listed Building application for the erection of a two storey rear extension to form 11 bedrooms and internal alterations to form an additional 11 bedrooms in upper floors of existing building, alterations to car park layout and erection of retaining wall to the rear for Whitbread Group PLC

SCOTFORTH WEST WARD

A(P)

 

It was proposed by Councillor Blamire and seconded by Councillor Denwood:

 

“That the application be referred to the Government Office North West (GONW) with a recommendation that Listed Building consent be approved.”

 

Upon being put to the vote, Members voted unanimously in favour of the proposition, whereupon the Chairman declared the proposal to be carried.

 

Resolved:

 

That the application be referred to the Government Office North West (GONW) with a recommendation that Listed Building consent be approved, subject to the following conditions, as set out in the report:

 

1.         Standard Full Permission.

2.         Amended Plans.

3.         Development in accordance with approved plans.

4.         Samples of stone and slate to be agreed.

5.         Details of the stonework coursing, painting, heads, sills, jambs, quoins, retaining wall and copings to be agreed.

6.         Details of the roof eaves, verges, ridges, flashings and rainwater goods to be agreed.

7.         Details of the windows and doors, including external reveals and finishes, to be agreed.

8.         Full details of all works to the interior and exterior of the Listed Building, including a written schedule of works, to be agreed.

9.         Archaeological record of the existing building to be agreed.

10.       Details of cycle parking to be agreed.

11.       Detailed method statement for all works in proximity of trees to be agreed.

12.       Protective barrier fencing to be provided.

13.       No site fires.

14.       No cement wash out areas within 15 m of trees.

15.       Details of landscaping to be agreed.

16.       Unexpected contamination to be reported, investigated and remediated.

 

209.

Land at Rear of 85-91, North Road, Carnforth PDF 20 KB

Erection of a dwelling for Mr. Allan Lloyd-Haydock

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A11

09/00060/FUL

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