Planning Regulatory Committee
Monday, 14th October 2019 10.30 a.m.

Venue: Lancaster Town Hall

Contact: Democratic Services: telephone (01524) 582656 or email 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence



Minutes of meeting held on 16 September, 2019 (previously circulated). 


Items of Urgent Business authorised by the Chair


Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Councillors of interests in respect of items on this Agenda. 

Councillors are reminded that, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests. (It is a criminal offence not to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest either in the Register or at the meeting). 

Whilst not a legal requirement, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 9 and in the interests of clarity and transparency, Councillors should declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared in the Register, at this point in the meeting. 

In accordance with Part B Section 2 of the Code Of Conduct, Councillors are required to declare the existence and nature of any other interests as defined in paragraphs 8(1) or 9(2) of the Code of Conduct. 


Planning Applications for Decision

Community Safety Implications

In preparing the reports for this agenda, regard has been paid to the implications of the proposed developments on community safety issues.  Where it is considered that the proposed development has particular implications for community safety, the issue is fully considered within the main body of the individual planning application report. The weight attributed to this is a matter for the decision-taker. 

Local Finance Considerations

Section 143 of the Localism Act requires the local planning authority to have regard to local finance considerations when determining planning applications. Local finance considerations are defined as a grant or other financial assistance that has been provided; will be provided; or could be provided to a relevant authority by a Minister of the Crown (such as New Homes Bonus payments), or sums that a relevant authority has, will or could receive in payment of the Community Infrastructure Levy.  Whether a local finance consideration is material to the planning decision will depend upon whether it could help to make development acceptable in planning terms, and where necessary these issues are fully considered within the main body of the individual planning application report.  The weight attributed to this is a matter for the decision-taker. 

Human Rights Act

Planning application recommendations have been reached after consideration of The Human Rights Act.  Unless otherwise explicitly stated in the report, the issues arising do not appear to be of such magnitude to override the responsibility of the City Council to regulate land use for the benefit of the community as a whole, in accordance with national law. 


Lower Addington Farm, Birkland Barrow Road, Nether Kellet pdf icon PDF 151 KB

Erection of an agricultural building for free range hens with associated landscaping and parking


Site Of Former Filter House, Scotforth Road, Lancaster pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Erection of two 4-storey student accommodation buildings comprising of 12 7-Bed cluster flats (sui generis) and 14 6-bed cluster flats (C4) with associated car parking and bin and cycle stores (pursuant to the variation of condition 6 on planning permission 18/00637/VCN to allow for a phased programme of offsite highway works)


71 North Road, Lancaster pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Retrospective change of use of retail unit (A1) to takeaway (A5) and installation of a flue to the rear elevation


Land Adjacent To Bulk Road, Lancaster pdf icon PDF 126 KB

Erection of eight buildings up to eleven storeys in height to create student accommodation comprising 125 studios (C3), 50 cluster flats (C3/sui generis), 19 shared townhouses (sui generis), with ancillary communal facilities, study library (D1), gymnasium (D2), new vehicular and pedestrian accesses, car parking, servicing bays, public realm and landscaping (pursuant to the removal of condition 20 on planning permission 18/01363/VCN in relation to the implementation of sustainable energy measures and amendment to condition 25 in regard to the approved foul drainage proposal)


Ludus Dance, Assembly Rooms, King Street, Lancaster pdf icon PDF 68 KB

Listed building application for removal of external lighting from front elevation and replacement of a non-illuminated wall mounted sign and a non-illuminated hanging sign


Delegated Planning List pdf icon PDF 69 KB