Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Regulatory Committee
Tuesday, 7th January 2020 10.30 a.m.

Venue: Lancaster Town Hall

Contact: Eric Marsden, Democratic Services - telephone 01524 582135, or email:  emarsden@lancaster.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

84.

Minutes

Minutes of meeting held on the 9th December 2019 (previously circulated). 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 9th December 2019 were signed by the Chair as a correct record.

85.

Items of Urgent Business authorised by the Chair

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

86.

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.

APPLICATIONS SUBJECT TO PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

 

The Chair brought forward item A6 to avoid any delay for the members of the public in attendance.

 

87.

8 Westbourne Road Lancaster pdf icon PDF 295 KB

Retrospective application for the change of use of dwelling (C3) to 9-bed HMO for student accommodation (sui generis)

Minutes:

A6

19/01339/CU

Retrospective application for the change of use of dwelling (C3) to 9-bed HMO for student accommodation (sui generis). 

Castle Ward

   A(C)

           

Under the scheme of public participation, Councillor Tim Hamilton-Cox spoke against the application, and Daniel Ratcliffe (the agent) spoke in favour of the application.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Robert Redfern and seconded by Councillor Joyce Pritchard:

 

“That the application be approved subject to the conditions set out in the Committee Report with a change to condition 4 to limit the requirement to the maintenance scheme for the 2 planted trees as the trees are now in situ.”

 

Upon being put to the vote, 13 Members voted in favour, with 1 against and 1 abstention, whereupon the Chair declared the proposal to be carried.

 

Resolved:

 

That the application be approved subject to the following conditions:

 

1. Development to be in accordance with the approved plans.

2. Within 2 months of the date of permission the bike storage facilities and associated security measures including CCTV and security lighting is to be provided.

3. Within 2 months of the date of this permission the secure lockable gates to the rear boundary are to be provided.

4. Development to be carried out in accordance with the tree maintenance scheme.

5. Student occupation only.

 

APPLICATIONS NOT SUBJECT TO PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

 

 

88.

Land For Proposed Bailrigg Business Park Bailrigg Lane Lancaster pdf icon PDF 177 KB

Partially retrospective application for the re-grading and re-profiling of land to facilitate the retention of spoil within the site excavated in association with the Health Innovation Park

Minutes:

A5

19/00942/FUL

Partially retrospective application for the re-grading and re-profiling of land to facilitate the retention of spoil within the site excavated in association with the Health Innovation Park. 

University and Scotforth Rural Ward

   A

           

It was proposed by Councillor Janice Hanson and seconded by Councillor Alan Biddulph:

 

“That planning permission be granted, subject to the conditions set out in the Committee Report.”

 

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

 

Resolved:

 

That planning permission be granted, subject to the following conditions set out in the Committee Report:

 

1. Development to accord with listed plans.

2. Development is in accordance with the submitted Drainage strategy.

3. Implementation of the Flood Risk Assessment and surface water mitigation.

4. Submission and agreement of a Landscaping and Planting Scheme.

5. Remediation Strategy.

6. Construction Environmental Management Plan.

7. Arboriculture Report including Tree Protection Plan.

89.

Jump Rush 21 Northumberland Street Morecambe pdf icon PDF 195 KB

Change of use from trampoline park (D2) to a flexible use [to enable changes in accordance with Part 3 Class V of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 (as amended)] comprising either retail (A1) or leisure (D2) use, and alterations to the external cladding of the building

Minutes:

A7

19/01302/FUL

Change of use from trampoline park (D2) to a flexible use [to enable changes in accordance with Part 3 Class V of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 (as amended)] comprising either retail (A1) or leisure (D2) use, and alterations to the external cladding of the building. 

Poulton Ward

   D

           

It was proposed by Councillor Dave Brookes and seconded by Councillor Tim Dant:

 

“That the application be deferred to allow time for the applicant to re-design the elevational treatments in liaison with the Case and Conservation Officers, and to provide a consistent site plan.”

 

Upon being put to the vote, 13 Members voted in favour of the proposition, and 2 against, whereupon the Chair declared the proposal to be carried.

 

Resolved:

 

That the application be deferred to allow time for the applicant to re-design the elevational treatments in liaison with the Case and Conservation Officers, and to provide a consistent site plan.

Councillor Joyce Pritchard left the meeting at this point and did not return.

 

90.

Delegated Planning List pdf icon PDF 400 KB

Minutes:

The Planning Manager submitted a Schedule of Planning Applications dealt with under the Scheme of Delegation of Planning Functions to Officers.

 

Resolved:

 

That the report be noted.