Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Tuesday, 29th October, 2019 5.30 pm

Venue: Room 10

Contact: Mrs KM Howard 

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Items
No. Item

30.

Apologies for Absence

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Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Bowden, Fulham, McDonnell and L Preston.

31.

Minutes of the meeting held on 3 September 2019 pdf icon PDF 76 KB

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*           Resolved that the minutes of the meeting held on 3 September 2019, be approved and signed.

32.

Declarations of Interest from Members

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Item

Title

Member(s)

Declaration

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P/2019/0590/FUL – 74 Rainhill Road, Rainhill

Councillor Pearl

Declared a Personal Non-Pecuniary Interest

 

33.

Planning Applications for Decision by the Committee pdf icon PDF 47 KB

P/2019/0309/FUL

Mersey Valley Golf Clubhouse, Warrington Road

P/2019/0590/FUL

74 Rainhill Road, Rainhill

 

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*           Resolved that the planning applications be dealt with as shown below:

 

P/2019/0309/FUL                   Mersey Valley Golf Clubhouse, Warrington Road
Creation of Temporary Access Road

 

In presenting the application to Members, the Services Manager, Development screened an aerial photograph of the application site.

Two residents appeared before the Committee to present their objections to the Application.

Grant Planning Permission Subject to the following conditions:

 

1. The access hereby approved shall only be used for a temporary period from the date of decision until 06/02/2022 when the use shall be discontinued and the land reinstated to its former condition, to the satisfaction of the Council as Local Planning Authority, in accordance with the details required by condition 3 below;

2. The development shall be carried out in accordance with the following application drawings unless otherwise required by another condition: 108/15 Rev B (Plan of Temporary Access), 108/17 Rev A (Details of temporary Access Road);

3. Within two months of the date of this decision, a scheme for the reinstatement of the temporary site access point must be submitted to and approved in writing by the Planning Authority.  The reinstatement works shall subsequently be implemented in accordance with the approved details within three months of the cessation of the use of the access;

4. The proposed development shall operate in accordance with the Construction Environmental Management Plan dated September 2019;

5. Except for site clearance and remediation, no development shall take place until a scheme for the design of highway improvement works has been submitted to, and approved in writing by, the Council as Local Planning Authority.  For the avoidance of doubt, the works shall include lining alterations on the A57 Warrington Road, in order to provide a dedicated right turn lane into the site. The approved scheme shall subsequently be implemented prior to first use of the access;

6. Except for the purposes of constructing the initial site access, there shall be no movement of construction or other vehicles between the highway and the application site until that part of the access extending from the nearside edge of the carriageway of A57 Warrington Road, for a minimum distance of 20 metres into the site has been appropriately paved in a bound material such astarmacadam, concrete, block paviours or other material approved in writing by the Council as Local Planning Authority;

7. Any gate or other form of barrier across the access shall be positioned at least 10 metres back from the nearside edge of the carriageway of A57 Warrington Road, and shall be constructed to open into the site only;

8. Temporary measures to provide physical protection of all trees, hedges and shrubs shown to be retained shall be in accordance with the plans and specifications within the plan entitled "Plan of Temporary Access DWG NO. 108/15.REVB dated 08/03/2019 and details in Section 6 of the Design and Access Statement (Revision B) submitted with this application.  The provision of total exclusion zones must be achieved by the erection of protective fencing as  ...  view the full minutes text for item 33.

34.

Consideration of funding for improvements to Sankey Valley corridor from s106 monies pdf icon PDF 89 KB

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A report on consideration of funding for improvements to Sankey Valley Corridor from section 106 monies was presented by the Service Manager, Development.

 

Planning permission for application reference P/2014/0627 was granted for a residential development comprising the construction of 324 dwellings, creation of public open space and associated works at the former Deacon Trading Estate, Earle Street, Newton Le Willows.  The planning permission was granted subject to a legal agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

 

The legal agreement signed on 15 July 2015 required the developer of the site to pay the Council a total of £239,568, comprising of four triggered instalment amounts of £59,892 for the Council to expend on “Green Space Improvement Works” on identified “Green Space Land”.

 

Members were informed that payment of three amounts had been triggered and a total of £179,676 has been paid to the Council to date. The final instalment of £59,892 is to be paid in due course prior to the occupation of the 195th dwelling.

 

The Committee was informed that  Lancashire Wildlife Trust had received an offer of a grant support for the “Sankey Valley Wildlife Corridor” from Enovert Community Trust (who distribute Landfill Community Fund Grants for areas including St Helens Borough Council) for the sum of £34,953.00, which is conditional on the provision of a 10% third party contribution of £3495.30 under the terms of the Landfill Community Fund ENTRUST.


The Lancashire Wildlife Trust had approached the Council to seek provision of the third-party contribution.

The Lancashire Wildlife Trust - Sankey Valley Project covers an identified area which runs from The Carr Mill Dam catchment area, through Stanley Bank and Clipsley Brook, through the Section 106 Sankey Brook “Green Space Land”, includes parts of the Newton Brook tributary then south into Warrington Borough, taking in Callands Brook and Penketh Brook and then out towards the Mersey Estuary.

The Services Manager, Development screened an aerial photograph of the application site which outlined the Sankey Valley area as detailed above.

*           Resolved that:

(1)        the “Sankey Valley Wildlife Corridor” project meets the criteria of the Section 106 agreement dated 15 July 2015;

(2)        the proposed method of spending of £3495.30 from the commuted sum monies held by the Council, subject to the terms of the Section 106 agreement dated 15 July 2015 be approved; and

(3)        authority be delegated to Officers to agree the detail of the delivery of those works identified as suitable “Green Space Improvement Works” under the terms of the Section 106 agreement.

35.

Current Planning Appeals pdf icon PDF 94 KB

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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 148 KB

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

*           Resolved that the report and update be noted.

37.

Current Enforcement Cases pdf icon PDF 100 KB

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

*           Resolved that the report be noted.

 

 

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