Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 5th September, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, L39 2DF

Contact: Jill Ryan 

Items
No. Item

39.

Apologies

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence received.

40.

Membership of the Committee

To be apprised of any changes to the membership of the Committee in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 4.

Minutes:

In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 4, the Committee noted the termination of Councillor J Thompson and the appointment of Councillor A Owens for this meeting only, thereby giving effect to the wishes of the Political Groups.

 

(Note: Councillor A Owens not in attendance)

41.

Urgent Business, if any introduced by the Chairman

Note: No other business is permitted unless, by reason of special circumstances, which shall be specified at the meeting, the Chairman is of the opinion that the item(s) should be considered as a matter of urgency.

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

42.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 299 KB

If a member requires advice on Declarations of Interest, he/she is advised to contact the Borough Solicitor in advance of the meeting. (For the assistance of members a checklist for use in considering their position on any particular item is included at the end of this agenda sheet.)

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest received.

43.

Declarations of Party Whip

Party Whips are not to be used by this Committee in respect of its functions concerning the determination of applications, approval of consents, the taking of enforcement action and the exercise of powers and duties with regard to highways, hedgerows, the preservation of trees and high hedge complaints. When considering any other matter which relates to a decision of the Cabinet or the performance of any member of the Cabinet, in accordance with Regulatory Committee Procedure 9, Members must declare the existence of any party whip, and the nature of it.

Minutes:

There were no Declarations of Party Whip.

44.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 279 KB

To receive as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on the                                              .

Minutes:

RESOLVED:         That the minutes of the meeting held on 25 July 2019 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

45.

Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 38 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Development and Regeneration.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Development and Regeneration submitted a report on planning applications (all prefixed 2019 unless otherwise stated) as contained on pages 257 to 306 of the Book of Reports and on pages 307 to 308 of the Late Information Report.

 

(Note: Chairman, Mr Mike Wainwright - Downholland Parish Council spoke in respect of Planning Application LCC/2019/0037 relating to Land at the North – Eastern End of Suttons Lane, Great Altcar.

46.

LCC/2019/0037 - Land At the North-Eastern End of Suttons Lane, Great Altcar, Lancashire pdf icon PDF 289 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Development and Regeneration.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:    That in respect of application no LCC/2019/0037 relating to Land at the North-Eastern End of Suttons Lane, Great Altcar, objections be raised to LCC as set out on page 261 of the Book of Reports and that a covering letter be sent to request that the County Council pay particular attention to the impact of the development on groundwater, water supply and infrastructure in the local area, including the impact on the adopted highway. 

47.

2019/0387/FUL - Turbury Farm, 10 Shaw Close, Halsall, Ormskirk pdf icon PDF 226 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Development and Regeneration.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:        That planning application 0387/FUL relating to Turbury Farm, 10 Shaw Close, Halsall be approved subject to the conditions as set out on pages 267 to 268 of the Book of Reports.

 

48.

LCC/2019/0028 - Former Parbold Quarry, Parbold Hall, Parbold pdf icon PDF 232 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Development and Regeneration.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:             That in respect of application no LCC/2019/0028 relating to the Former Parbold Quarry, Parbold Hill, Parbold, objections be raised to LCC as follows:

 

                                    The proposed development is inappropriate development within the Green Belt which causes harm to openness and would cause urban sprawl by encroaching into the open countryside contrary to the purpose of the green belt.  The Council consider this green belt to be substantial and that the justification for works to be less than compelling as it appears to be carried out to reduce costs to the land owner rather upgrade the landform and landscape quality.  In particular Phase 1 works contain little of public benefit.  It is not considered that the substantial green belt harm is outweighed by any very special circumstances put forward by the applicant.

 

                                    WLBC consider that the development proposed would be detrimental to visual amenity and the character of the landscape and as such would not accord with Policies GN3 and EN2 of the Local Plan.

 

                                    In absence of sufficient details in respect of noise, dust and odours the Council consider that the applicant has not demonstrated that the development will not adversely affect the amenities of the nearest residents and businesses on Parbold Hill and therefore does not comply with GN3 in this respect.

49.

2019/0329/FUL - Land to the South West Adjacent Car Park, The Stiles, Ormskirk pdf icon PDF 299 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Development and Regeneration.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:          That planning application 039/FUL relating to Land to the South West Adjacent Car Park, The Stiles, Ormskirk be approved subject to the conditions as set out on pages 288 to 294 of the Book of Reports.

50.

2018/1239/FUL - JMO Sports Park, Liverpool Road, Skelmersdale pdf icon PDF 271 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Development and Regeneration.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:            That in respect of planning application 2018/1239/FUL relating to JMO Sports Park, Liverpool Road, Skelmersdale:-

 

1.     The decision to grant planning permission be delegated to the Director of Development and Regeneration subject to the receipt of no further issues being raised that have not already been addressed within the body of the report.

 

2.    That any planning permission granted by the Director of Development and Regeneration pursuant to 1 above be subject to the conditions as set out on pages 304 to 306 of the Book of Reports and the additional condition on page 308 of the Late Information Report.