Planning Regulatory Committee - Monday, 24th May 2021 10.30 a.m.

Venue: Morecambe Town Hall

Contact: Democratic Services: email 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Appointment of Vice-Chair

To appoint a Vice-Chair for the duration of the 2021-22 municipal year.



Minutes of meeting held on 26th April 2021 (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. 


Unit 10, Lansil Walk, Lansil Way, Lancaster pdf icon PDF 175 KB

Retrospective application for the change of use of Industrial Unit (B2) to a dog day care centre (Sui Generis).


Site of Former Filter House, Scotforth Road, Lancaster, Lancashire pdf icon PDF 320 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 9 on planning permission 19/00996/VCN in relation to hard and soft landscaping including increasing length of access and repositioning of some bins stores and cycle units).


Land South of Hala Carr Farm, Bowerham Road, Lancaster pdf icon PDF 144 KB

Erection of 25 dwellings and creation of a new access and access roads (pursuant to the variation of condition 1 on planning permission 20/00307/VCN to amend the site plan to relocate garage on plot 4).


Delegated List pdf icon PDF 406 KB