Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Regulatory Committee - Monday, 13th September 2021 10.30 a.m.

Venue: Morecambe Town Hall

Contact: Eric Marsden - Democratic Services: email  emarsden@lancaster.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

15.

Minutes

Minutes of meeting held on 19th July 2021 (previously circulated). 

 

The meeting scheduled for 16th August 2021 was cancelled.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of 19th July 2021 were agreed as a true record, and would be signed by the Chair (the meeting of 16th August 2021 had been cancelled).

 

16.

Items of Urgent Business authorised by the Chair

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

 

17.

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. 

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

Councillor Kevin Frea joined the meeting at 10:36

APPLICATIONS SUBJECT TO PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

18.

Land at Ashton Road, Lancaster, Lancashire pdf icon PDF 508 KB

Outline planning application for up to 55 residential units and creation of a new access

Minutes:

A5

20/00305/OUT

Outline planning application for up to 55 residential units and creation of a new access.

Scotforth West  Ward

A(106)

 

Under the scheme of public participation, Brian Hopkins highlighted points for consideration, Councillor Tim Hamilton-Cox spoke against the application, and Siobhan Sweeney (Story Homes) responded for the developer. 

 

It was proposed by Councillor Janice Hanson and seconded by Councillor Sandra Thornberry:

 

“That the application be approved subject to securing a Section 106 Agreement controlling the following:

 

  • 30% affordable housing.
  • Education contribution for secondary school provision (to be assessed at reserved matters stage).
  • £100,000 towards the 89/89H bus service.
  • £35,000 towards Boot and Shoe junction.
  • £15,000 towards the bus stop improvements works to relocate the bus stops on A6.
  • Provision of footway along Ashford Road adjacent to Scotforth Cemetery.
  • Management and maintenance of non-adopted infrastructure.
  • Open space financial contribution to be agreed during reserved matters process.”

 

and the following conditions:

 

1          Time Limit (2 year).

2          Approved plans list.

3          Employment Skills Plan.

4          Written Scheme of Investigation Archaeology.

5          Homeowner Packs and Ecology Enhancement Measures.

6          Provision of updated AIA.

7          Scheme for housing mix.

8          Site levels and finished floor levels to include private gardens, amenity space.

9          Access details.

10        Offsite highway works.

11        Surface water drainage scheme.

12        Foul Water drainage.

13        Environmental Management Plan.

14        A scheme for the Protection of the Canal Embankment.

15        Cycle provision and EV charging.

16        Sustainable design.

17        Surface Water Management Plan.

18        Play Space and Open Space.

19        Lighting Scheme in the interests of protecting protected species.

20        Travel Plan.

21        Protection of vis splays.

22        Dwellings to meet NDSS and 20% of total units to be M4(2) compliant.

23        Travel Plan.

24        Removal of permitted development rights.

25        Unforeseen contaminated land condition.

 

 

Upon being put to the vote, 10 Councillors voted in favour, with 3 against, and 1 abstained, whereupon the Chair declared the proposal to be carried.

 

Resolved:

 

That the application be approved subject to securing a Section 106 Agreement controlling the following:

 

  • 30% affordable housing.
  • Education contribution for secondary school provision (to be assessed at reserved matters stage).
  • £100,000 towards the 89/89H bus service.
  • £35,000 towards Boot and Shoe junction.
  • £15,000 towards the bus stop improvements works to relocate the bus stops on A6.
  • Provision of footway along Ashford Road adjacent to Scotforth Cemetery.
  • Management and maintenance of non-adopted infrastructure.
  • Open space financial contribution to be agreed during reserved matters process.”

 

and subject to the following conditions:

 

1          Time Limit (2 year).

2          Approved plans list.

3          Employment Skills Plan.

4          Written Scheme of Investigation Archaeology.

5          Homeowner Packs and Ecology Enhancement Measures.

6          Provision of updated AIA.

7          Scheme for housing mix.

8          Site levels and finished floor levels to include private gardens, amenity space.

9          Access details.

10        Offsite highway works.

11        Surface water drainage scheme.

12        Foul Water drainage.

13        Environmental Management Plan.

14        A scheme for the Protection of the Canal Embankment.

15        Cycle provision and EV charging.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 18.

Following Officer advice, the Chair brought forward item A7 20/01073/FUL so that it could be considered before item A6 20/01072/REM.

 

19.

Land South East Of Church Bank, Church Bank, Over Kellet, Lancashire pdf icon PDF 562 KB

Erection of 7 dwellings and associated access road

Minutes:

A7

20/01073/FUL

Erection of 7 dwellings and associated access road.

Kellet Ward

R

 

Under the scheme of public participation, David Whiteley, Martin May and Graham Agnew spoke against the application. Paul Tunstall (JWPC) spoke in support of the application. 

 

It was proposed by Councillor Dave Brookes and seconded by Councillor Cary Mathews:

 

“That the application be refused in line with the officer recommendation as set out in the Committee Report.”

 

Upon being put to the vote, 13 Councillors voted in favour, with none against, and 1 abstained, whereupon the Chair declared the proposal to be carried.

 

Resolved:

 

That the application be refused in line with the officer recommendation as set out in the Committee Report:

 

1.    The proposed development is considered aggregate to the wider outline planning permission for 15 dwellings that prevails across the land and accordingly, the proposed development must contribute to affordable housing provision and other s106 contributions deemed necessary to mitigate the impacts of the development. In this case, Policy DM3 dictates that the scheme should deliver an affordable housing quantum of 40% but it presently proposes no affordable units at all. The proposal fails to sufficiently justify the lack of affordable housing (through the submitted viability argument) as part of the scheme and the proposed development is therefore considered contrary to policy DM3 of the Development Management Development Plan Document and paragraphs 58 and 63 of the 2021 National Planning Policy Framework. 

 

20.

Land South East Of Church Bank, Church Bank, Over Kellet, Lancashire pdf icon PDF 630 KB

Reserved matters applications for the erection of 15 dwellings

Minutes:

A6

20/01072/REM

Reserved matters application for the erection of 15 dwellings.

Kellet Ward

A(C)

 

Under the scheme of public participation, David Whiteley, Martin May and Graham Agnew spoke against the application. Paul Tunstall (JWPC) spoke in support of the application. 

 

It was proposed by Councillor Janice Hanson and seconded by Councillor Paul Anderton:

 

“That the application be approved subject to the conditions set out in the Committee Report and subject to the following additional condition:

 

·         An amended layout and landscaping plan of the area associated with application 20/01073/FUL.

 

Upon being put to the vote, 10 Councillors voted in favour, with 4 against, and none abstained, whereupon the Chair declared the proposal to be carried.

 

Resolved:

 

That the application be approved subject to the conditions set out in the Committee Report:

 

1.    Time limit for reserved matters.

2.    Development to be in accordance with approved plans:

           Layout (to be amended)

           Floor plans

           Elevations

           Landscaping (to be amended)

3.    Details, samples and specifications of external materials to include slate, render and reconstituted stone (including retaining stone wall) to be used on dwellings to be submitted before development above ground.

4.    Details of cycle storage to be submitted prior to development above ground and thereafter maintained.

5.    Parking and driveways to be constructed in accordance with agreed details and thereafter maintained.

6.    Internal estate road to be built to at least base course level.

7.    Landscaping to be implemented and maintained.

8.    Removal of Permitted Development rights for enlargements.

9.    Compliance with submitted energy statement.

 

and subject to the following additional condition:

 

·         An amended layout and landscaping plan of the area associated with application 20/01073/FUL.

 

APPLICATIONS NOT SUBJECT TO PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

The meeting adjourned at 12:35 and reconvened at 12:44

21.

Land East of Forest Heights, Halton, Lancashire pdf icon PDF 634 KB

Erection of 7 dwellings (C3) with associated access, parking and landscaping

Minutes:

A8

21/00290/FUL

Erection of 7 dwellings (C3) with associated access, parking and landscaping.

Halton- with- Aughton Ward

R

 

It was proposed by Councillor Kevin Frea and seconded by Councillor Joyce Pritchard:

 

“That the application be refused subject to the conditions set out in the Committee Report and subject to the following amendment to refusal reason number 2:

 

The proposed development, by virtue of its siting and layout with the parking court to the rear, poorly relates to the existing built form and settlement pattern of the village.   It would result in an isolated pocket of development, separated by intervening areas of open space and landscaping, from surrounding development that would diminish the sensitive transition from the built environment to the surrounding countryside secured as part of the original planning permission for the wider site.  Consequently, the proposal is considered to constitutes poor design, which does not positively contribute to its surroundings and would result in localised visual harm, contrary to policies DM4, DM29 and DM46 of the Development Management DPD Section 12 of the National Planning Policy Framework.”

 

Upon being put to the vote, all 14 Councillors voted unanimously in favour, whereupon the Chair declared the proposal to be carried.

 

Resolved:

 

That the application be refused subject to the conditions set out in the Committee Report:

 

1.    The proposed development is considered aggregate to the wider development and in the absence of securing policy compliant affordable housing as part of the original planning permission, the proposed development must contribute to affordable housing provision and other s106 contributions deemed necessary to mitigate the impacts of the development.  The proposed development is considered contrary to policy DM3 of the Development Management Development Plan Document and paragraphs 58 and 63 of the National Planning Policy Framework, as the applicant has failed to sufficiently justify the lack of affordable housing (as part of their viability argument) as part of the proposal. 

 

and subject to the following amendment to refusal reason number 2:

 

2.    The proposed development, by virtue of its siting and layout with the parking court to the rear, poorly relates to the existing built form and settlement pattern of the village. It would result in an isolated pocket of development, separated by intervening areas of open space and landscaping, from surrounding development that would diminish the sensitive transition from the built environment to the surrounding countryside secured as part of the original planning permission for the wider site.  Consequently, the proposal is considered to constitutes poor design, which does not positively contribute to its surroundings and would result in localised visual harm, contrary to policies DM4, DM29 and DM46 of the Development Management DPD Section 12 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

The meeting adjourned at 13:05 and reconvened at 13:15

22.

Marsh United Football Club, Willow Lane, Lancaster, Lancashire pdf icon PDF 206 KB

Temporary siting of two cabin buildings for use as toilet block and welfare facilities

Minutes:

A9

21/00126/FUL

Temporary siting of two cabin buildings for use as toilet block and welfare facilities.

Marsh Ward

A

 

It was proposed by Councillor Robert Redfern and seconded by Councillor Mel Guilding:

 

“That the application be approved subject to the conditions set out in the Committee Report.”

 

Upon being put to the vote, all 14 Councillors voted unanimously in favour, whereupon the Chair declared the proposal to be carried.

 

Resolved:

 

That the application be approved subject to the conditions set out in the Committee Report:

 

1.    Standard three year timescale.

2.    Development in accordance with plans.

3.    Temporary Permission of 3 years.

4.    Separate foul and surface water drainage.

23.

Delegated List pdf icon PDF 522 KB

Minutes:

The Service Head for Planning and Place submitted a Schedule of Planning Applications dealt with under the Scheme of Delegation of Planning Functions to Officers.

 

Resolved:

 

That the report be noted.