Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Tuesday, 5th December, 2017 5.30 pm

Venue: Room 10

Contact: Mrs KM Howard 

Items
No. Item

30.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Baines, J Johnson, Pearl and C Preston. 

31.

Minutes of the meeting held on 3 October 2017 pdf icon PDF 55 KB

Minutes:

*           Resolved that the minutes of the meeting held on 3 October 2017, be approved and signed.

32.

Declarations of Interest from Members

Minutes:

Item

Title

Member(s)

Declaration


4

P/2017/0577 – 34 Ashton Road, Newton le Willows, St Helens

Councillor Cross

Declared a Personal Pecuniary interest in the item.

 

33.

Planning Applications for Decision by the Committee pdf icon PDF 48 KB

P/2017/0195

Sidac Sports and Social Club Applecorn Close, Sutton Leach, St Helens

 

P/2017/0200

Sherdley Park, Elton Head Road, St Helens

 

P/2017/0261

Eccleston Park, Millfields, Eccleston, St Helens

 

A/2017/0040

34 Ashton Road, Newton-le-Willows, St Helens

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that the Planning Applications be dealt with as shown below:

 

P/2017/0261                Eccleston Park, Millfields, Eccleston

                                    Substitution of 18no dwellings to provide 23no 4 bedroom properties (Plots 48-65)

 

This application had been deferred from the meeting of this Committee held on 3 October 2017 to allow for further discussion between the applicant and local residents and Officers.

In presenting the application to Members, the Service Manager, Development screened an aerial photograph of the application site area and site plans and informed Members of an additional objection that had been received after publication of the agenda.

 

The Applicants Representative appeared before the Committee to present the the application on behalf of the Applicant.

 

Grant permission subject to the following conditions:

 

1.                                                Time;

2.                                                Development hereby permitted shall be completed in accordance
                  with the following approved plans:

·      Site Plan - Mottram Rise, Dwg No. Ecc-P-12 Rev E;

·      The Northwood, Dwg No. NOR-P-03 (2010);

·      The Bowden, Dwg No. BOWD-2014-P-11;

·      The Bayswater, Dwg No. BAYS-P-01 (2012);

·      The Banbury, Dwg No. BAN-P-01 (2010);

·      The Banbury, Dwg No. BAN-P-02 (2010) A;

·      Double Garages, Dwg No. ECC_GAR_5.01;

·      Double Garage, Dwg No. SDL-2016-094;

·      Single Garage, Dwg No. SDL-2016-092;

·      Garage Gable, Dwg No. SDL-2016-096;

·      Proposed Site Extracts, Dwg No. ECC-SECT-09 A;

·      Cross Sections B-B, ECC-SECT-02 B;

·      Cross Sections C-C, ECC-SECT-03;

·      Cross Sections D-D, ECC-SECT-04 B;

·      Cross Sections E-E, ECC-SECT-05 B;

·      Cross Sections F-F, ECC-SECT-06 A; and

·      Cross Sections G-G, ECC-SECT-07 A;

3.            No development shall take place until an updated landscaping and boundary treatments scheme has been submitted to and agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority. This shall indicate the size, species and spacing of planting, the areas to be grassed, and the treatment of hard-surfaced areas. Any such planting which within a period of 5 years of implementation of the landscaping die, removed, or become seriously damaged or diseased shall be replaced in the next planting season with others of a similar size or species, unless the Local Planning Authority gives written consent to the variation. The approved scheme shall be fully implemented prior to the first occupation of any building(s);

4.            Within 2 months of the date of this decision notice, a detailed landscape scheme to supplement the illustrative plan submitted for land to the rear of 37, 39, 41 and 43 Tatton Way shall be submitted to and agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority. The scheme as agreed shall be implemented in full prior to first occupation of any dwelling hereby permitted; unless as otherwise advised and subsequently agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority;

5.            Notwithstanding the detail shown on plan ref Ecc-P-12 Rev E and ECC-SECT-09A, 03, 04B, 05B, 06A & 07A, within 2 months of the date of this decision details of the rear boundary fence with trellis above shall be submitted to and agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority. Development will be completed in accordance with the agreed details before first occupation of any dwelling hereby permitted;

6.            Prior to the first occupation of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 33.

34.

Land Encompassing Vulcan Works, Wargrave Road, Newton le Willows pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Minutes:

The Service Manager, Development presented the report on Land Encompassing Vulcan Works, Wargrave Road, Newton le Willows.

 

In 2007, outline planning permission had been granted for the redevelopment of the former Vulcan Works site for a mixed residential, retail and sports use.


The planning permission for application reference P/2003/1461 was granted subject to a Section 106 legal agreement which required the developer to pay £58,000 to the Council to be spent on cricket and tennis facilities within the vicinity of the site upon the completion of the 250
th dwelling.

Members were informed that the 250
th dwelling had since been completed and the Council was now able to request the Cricket & Tennis Facilities Contribution (CTFC) from the developer. This agreement however, did not specify how or where the CTFC should be spent, nor gave officers clear delegated authority on decision on how to spend the commuted sum.

 

Paragraph 2.0 informed Members that there were no proposals to provide cricket or tennis facilities on the Vulcan site and that the Section 106 agreement did not define what the vicinity of the site was but, that it was reasonable to consider facilities in the Newton and Earlestown wards. These were detailed in Paragraph 2.2 of the report.

 

The report informed the Committee the Recreational Services Manager was of the opinion that both of the tennis facilities, which were under public ownership, were in good condition and that there were no plans to expand the Council’s existing facilities. It was therefore proposed that the CTFC be made available to the three private sport clubs; namely Newton Sports Club, Earlestown Cricket Club and Newton Cricket Club.

Following invitation, the three sports clubs had submitted a bid for a proportion of the CTFC. A summary of the clubs submissions were detailed at Paragraph 2.5 to 2.18 of the report.

*           Resolved that:

(1)          the report be noted; and

(2)          funding from the CTFC be allocated as follows:

-           Newton Sports Club £19,333;

-           Earlestown Cricket Club £20,333; and

-           Newton Cricket Club £17,334.

35.

Current Planning Appeals pdf icon PDF 121 KB

Minutes:

A report was submitted which informed Members of the current position with regard to the planning appeals that were pending or had recently been concluded.

 

*           Resolved that the report be noted.

36.

Planning Applications Determined Under Delegated Powers pdf icon PDF 163 KB

Minutes:

A report was submitted which informed Members of planning applications determined under delegated powers.

 

*           Resolved that the report be noted.

37.

Current Enforcement Cases pdf icon PDF 87 KB

Minutes:

A report was submitted which informed Members on the current positon with regard to enforcement cases.

 

*           Resolved that the report be noted.

38.

Quarterly Update Report on Planning Performance pdf icon PDF 172 KB

Minutes:

The Service Manager, Development presented the Quarterly Update Report which set out the performance of Development Control (Planning Applications, Enforcement and Design/Conservation) and Development Plans (Policy, Transport and Environment) over the first two quarters for the financial year for 2017/18.

The report gave a statistical breakdown of the performance in relation to planning applications received and determined, applications and appeals performance and enforcement cases/complaints received and resolved between 1 April 2017 and 30 September 2017. The report informed Members that Development Control remained well above statutory or agreed targets. It was noted by the Committee that this high level of performance had now been maintained for over three years. 

The report also updated Members on the continuing work in Development Plans including; progress towards preparing the ‘proposed submission’ version of the Local Plan, completion of the 2017 update of the housing land availability assessment (SHLAA), preparing of a new Infrastructure Delivery Plan and collation of evidence concerning town centre and shopping issues and development needs at City Region level.

It was reported that the Transport Policy Team had secured funding for the M6 Junction 23 study and to continue the existing Active Travel Assistant post and progressed the Single Investment Fund (SIF) bid for the Parkside Link Road and associated land to Full Business Case stage.

*           Resolved that:

            (1)        the report be noted; and

 

(2)        the Development Control, Development Plans and Enforcement Teams be given a vote of thanks for all their hard work over the second quarter of the year.

 

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