Decision - Land East of Maghull Masterplan

Decision details

Land East of Maghull Masterplan

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Planning and Building Control

Decision status: Item Called In

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The Sefton Local Plan includes a large strategic development allocation to the east of Maghull of 85 hectares. This is for a minimum of 1400 homes, two older persons’ housing schemes, a 20ha (net) business park, local shopping provision and associated landscaping and open space. The Local Plan (Policy MN3) specifies that proposals for development within the allocation will only be granted permission where they are consistent with a single detailed masterplan for the whole site which is approved by the Council. A master plan has been prepared and submitted to the Council.

 

Decision:

Decisions Made:

 

(a)   That the Land East of Maghull Masterplan, as detailed with the report and its annexe, as a means to ensure a comprehensive approach to the development of the Land East of Maghull Local Plan allocation site be approved; and

 

(b)   That the Land East of Maghull Masterplan, as detailed with the report and its annexe, for use as a material planning consideration in determining planning applications in so far as it accords with the Sefton Local Plan, Maghull Neighbourhood Plan and Land East of Maghull Supplementary Planning Document be approved.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To ensure that development of the strategic development allocation at Land East of Maghull is managed and development in a coordinated manner

 

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

None. The Sefton Local Plan specifies that no development will be permitted in the absence of an approved detailed masterplan for the whole site.

 

Publication date: 11/02/2019

Date of decision: 04/02/2019

Issue status: The decision is currently being reconsidered

This decision has been called in by:

  • Cllr. Patrick McKinley who writes 1. (b) to question the soundness of the decision based on facts taken or not taken into account;including: • Lack of detailed information that would/may impact of the robustness of the Master Plan relating to; • Flood Mitigation: research and evidence to substantiate the proposed methodology • Research based evidence on the amount of time the ‘linear park’ will be inaccessible because of flood events • How public safety will be protected as a result of the proposals for flood mitigation • How the Environment Agencies objections to the proposals have been dealt with and if the EA is still objecting to the proposals • Traffic assessments, including measures to protect the community from pollutants from site traffic. And amount of pollution in residential areas as a result of development (including risk to the health of vulnerable groups such as young children and the ageing population (25% of total are over 65 years of age) in line with the Council’s Clean Air Policy. • Little evidence of robust assessment of the risk of the development becoming an unsustainable urban development • Providing hard and soft infrastructure at the right place and at the right time • The efficacy of the implementation of the 17 recommendations from the LP Infrastructure Working Group in relation to the proposed Master Plan 2. e) to question whether the decision conforms with agreed policies. • Potential conflicts/ discrepancies with policies in Sefton’s Local Plan, Maghull’s Neighbourhood Plan and the NPPF "
  • Cllr. John Sayers who writes 1. (b) to question the soundness of the decision based on facts taken or not taken into account;including: • Lack of detailed information that would/may impact of the robustness of the Master Plan relating to; • Flood Mitigation: research and evidence to substantiate the proposed methodology • Research based evidence on the amount of time the ‘linear park’ will be inaccessible because of flood events • How public safety will be protected as a result of the proposals for flood mitigation • How the Environment Agencies objections to the proposals have been dealt with and if the EA is still objecting to the proposals • Traffic assessments, including measures to protect the community from pollutants from site traffic. And amount of pollution in residential areas as a result of development (including risk to the health of vulnerable groups such as young children and the ageing population (25% of total are over 65 years of age) in line with the Council’s Clean Air Policy. • Little evidence of robust assessment of the risk of the development becoming an unsustainable urban development • Providing hard and soft infrastructure at the right place and at the right time • The efficacy of the implementation of the 17 recommendations from the LP Infrastructure Working Group in relation to the proposed Master Plan 2. e) to question whether the decision conforms with agreed policies. • Potential conflicts/ discrepancies with policies in Sefton’s Local Plan, Maghull’s Neighbourhood Plan and the NPPF "
  • Cllr. Yvonne Sayers who writes 1. (b) to question the soundness of the decision based on facts taken or not taken into account;including: • Lack of detailed information that would/may impact of the robustness of the Master Plan relating to; • Flood Mitigation: research and evidence to substantiate the proposed methodology • Research based evidence on the amount of time the ‘linear park’ will be inaccessible because of flood events • How public safety will be protected as a result of the proposals for flood mitigation • How the Environment Agencies objections to the proposals have been dealt with and if the EA is still objecting to the proposals • Traffic assessments, including measures to protect the community from pollutants from site traffic. And amount of pollution in residential areas as a result of development (including risk to the health of vulnerable groups such as young children and the ageing population (25% of total are over 65 years of age) in line with the Council’s Clean Air Policy. • Little evidence of robust assessment of the risk of the development becoming an unsustainable urban development • Providing hard and soft infrastructure at the right place and at the right time • The efficacy of the implementation of the 17 recommendations from the LP Infrastructure Working Group in relation to the proposed Master Plan 2. e) to question whether the decision conforms with agreed policies. • Potential conflicts/ discrepancies with policies in Sefton’s Local Plan, Maghull’s Neighbourhood Plan and the NPPF "

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