Agenda and minutes

Planning Regulatory Committee
Monday, 22nd June 2020 10.30 a.m.

Venue: THIS WILL BE A VIRTUAL MEETING

Contact: Democratic Services: telephone (01524) 582656 or email  democracy@lancaster.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes

Minutes of meeting held on 27th April 2020 (previously circulated). 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 27th April 2020 were agreed as a true record, and would be signed by the Chair at a later date.

2.

Items of Urgent Business authorised by the Chair

Minutes:

To appoint a Vice-Chair for the 2020/2021 municipal year.

 

The Chair requested nominations for the position of Vice-Chair of the Planning Regulatory Committee for the municipal year 2020/2021.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Tim Dant and seconded by Councillor Cary Matthews that Councillor Dave Brookes be appointed Vice-Chair of the Planning Regulatory Committee for the Municipal Year 2020/2021.

 

It was then proposed by Councillor Mel Guilding and seconded by Councillor Richard Austen-Baker that Councillor Keith Budden be appointed Vice-Chair of the Planning Regulatory Committee for the Municipal Year 2020/2021.

 

There were no further nominations.

 

Upon being put to the vote, 8 Councillors voted in favour of the proposition that Councillor Brookes be appointed Vice-Chair for the municipal year 2020/2021 and 3 against, at which point the Chair declared the proposition to be carried.

 

Resolved:

 

That Councillor Dave Brookes be appointed Vice-Chair of the Planning Regulatory Committee for the Municipal Year 2020/2021.

 

There were no further Items of Urgent Business.

3.

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:

Councillor Tim Dant declared an interest in agenda item A5: 20/00019/FUL Lower Addington Farm Birkland Barrow Road Nether Kellet Carnforth. The reason being that he knows some of the objectors. Councillor Dant stated that he would be viewing the application fairly and with an open mind.

 

Councillor Dave Brookes declared an interest in agenda item A6: 20/00371/VCN B&Q Superstore 48 Aldcliffe Road Lancaster. The reason being that he knows a resident objecting to the application and lives locally to the site. Councillor Brookes stated that he would be viewing the application fairly and with an open mind.

 

Councillor Mandy Bannon declared an interest in agenda item A6: 20/00371/VCN B&Q Superstore 48 Aldcliffe Road Lancaster. The reason being that she knows a resident objecting to the application. Councillor Bannon stated that she would be viewing the application fairly and with an open mind.

 

There were no other declarations of interest.

APPLICATIONS SUBJECT TO PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

 

4.

Lower Addington Farm Birkland Barrow Road Nether Kellet pdf icon PDF 290 KB

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

Minutes:

A5

20/00019/FUL

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

Kellet Ward

   R

           

Under the scheme of public participation, Democratic Services Officers read out 22 responses received against the application, and the response of the agent of the applicant in favour of the application.

 

The Planning Officer confirmed that the application had been reviewed in the light of the emerging Local Plan, and that there were no consequent changes to the recommendation of the report.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Richard Austen-Baker and seconded by Councillor Mel Guilding, contrary to the officer’s recommendation in the report:

 

“That the application be refused as the development will have a detrimental impact on the character and appearance of the landscape, including the incongruous and urbanising impact on this rural area. The proposal is therefore contrary to the aims and objectives of the Sections 12 and 15 of the National Planning Policy Framework, Saved Policy E4 of the Lancaster District Local Plan, Policies DM28 and DM35 of the Development Management Development Plan Document (Adopted December 2014), Policy EN3 of the Emerging Strategic Policies and Land Allocations Development Plan Document and Policies DM29 and DM46 of the Emerging Review of the Development Management Development Plan Document.”

 

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 the application be refused for the following reason:

 

That the application be refused as the development will have a detrimental impact on the character and appearance of the landscape, including the incongruous and urbanising impact on this rural area. The proposal is therefore contrary to the aims and objectives of the Sections 12 and 15 of the National Planning Policy Framework, Saved Policy E4 of the Lancaster District Local Plan, Policies DM28 and DM35 of the Development Management Development Plan Document (Adopted December 2014), Policy EN3 of the Emerging Strategic Policies and Land Allocations Development Plan Document and Policies DM29 and DM46 of the Emerging Review of the Development Management Development Plan Document.

 

The meeting adjourned at 12:19 a.m. and reconvened at 12:26 a.m.

 

APPLICATIONS NOT SUBJECT TO PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

5.

B & Q Superstore 48 Aldcliffe Road Lancaster pdf icon PDF 393 KB

Relevant Demolition of existing retail building (A1) and associated water tank and enclosure, and the erection of a food store (A1) with associated car parking, external plant and enclosure, servicing areas and hard and soft landscaping (pursuant to the variation of condition 2 on planning application 18/01100/FUL to amend the location of plant equipment size and details of the external plant enclosure and acoustic fencing)

Minutes:

A6

20/00371/VCN

Relevant Demolition of existing retail building (A1) and associated water tank and enclosure, and the erection of a food store (A1) with associated car parking, external plant and enclosure, servicing areas and hard and soft landscaping (pursuant to the variation of condition 2 on planning application 18/01100/FUL to amend the location of plant equipment size and details of the external plant enclosure and acoustic fencing). 

Castle Ward

   A

           

The Planning Officer confirmed that the application had been reviewed in the light of the emerging Local Plan, and that there were no consequent changes to the recommendation of the report.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Janice Hanson and seconded by Councillor Richard Austen-Baker:

 

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

 

Upon  being  put  to  the  vote,  9 Councillors  voted  in  favour,  with  none  against  and 3 abstentions, whereupon the Chair declared the proposal to be carried.

 

Resolved:

 

That the application be approved subject to the following conditions:

 

1.         Approved plans list (amended to reflect the proposed modifications).

2.         Implementation of Tree Protection Plan and Arboricultural Method Statement.

3.         Implementation of approved Employment Skills Plan.

4.         Implementation of approved site access and off-site highway improvement scheme.

5.         Land contamination remediation.

6.         Implementation of approved drainage scheme.

7.         Surface water maintenance plan.

8.         Implementation of approved ventilation/ducts details.

9.         Implementation of approved recommendations set out in original ecological appraisal.

10.      Construct development in accordance with approved material, architectural detailing, surfacing and boundary details.

11.      Construct development in accordance with approved lighting and security scheme.

12.      Construct development in accordance with approved refuse provision.

13.      Implementation of approved electric charging facilities and cycle storage.

14.      Implementation of approved habitat creation.

15.      Implementation of approved car parking management strategy.

16.      Implementation of approved service delivery and waste management strategy.

17.      Provision of parking.

18.      Implementation of approved Travel Plan.

19.      Separate drainage systems.

20.      Net sales shall not exceed 1,300 sqm. No more than 20% of the net sales floorspace shall be used for the display and sale of comparison goods.

21.      Hours of operation limited to 08:00 22:00 Monday Saturday and 09:00 17:00 Sundays and Bank Holidays.

22.      Hours of deliveries limited to 07:00 22:00 Monday Saturday and 09:00 17:00 Sundays and Bank Holidays.

23.      Landscaping condition to be implemented and maintained.

24.          Noise mitigation and noise levels for plant to be secured and maintained.

 

6.

Appointment to Crook O'Lune Advisory Committee pdf icon PDF 219 KB

Minutes:

The Chair requested nominations for the position of Council representative to the Crook O’Lune Advisory Committee.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Dave Brookes and seconded by Councillor Sandra Thornberry:

 

“That Councillor Cary Matthews be appointed Council representative to the Crook O’Lune Advisory Committee.”

  

As there were no further nominations, the Chair declared the proposition to be carried.

 

Resolved:

 

That Councillor Cary Matthews be appointed Council representative to the Crook O’Lune Advisory Committee.

 

 

7.

Delegated List (for meeting of 1 June 2020) pdf icon PDF 396 KB

Minutes:

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

 

Resolved:

 

That the report be noted.

8.

Delegated List (for meeting of 22 June 2020) pdf icon PDF 374 KB

Minutes:

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

 

Resolved:

 

That the report be noted.