Agenda for Planning Committee on Wednesday 3rd July, 2019, 6.30 pm

Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Town Hall, Bootle

Contact: Ruth Appleby (meetings at Bootle) / Olaf Hansen (meetings at Southport) 

Items
No. Item

11.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Hands and Councillor Pullin (Substitute Member).

 

 

12.

Declarations of Interest

Members are requested at a meeting where a disclosable pecuniary interest or personal interest arises, which is not already included in their Register of Members' Interests, todeclare any interests that relate to an item on the agenda.

 

Where a Member discloses a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest, he/she must withdraw from the meeting room, including from the public gallery, during the whole consideration of any item of business in which he/she has an interest, except where he/she is permitted to remain as a result of a grant of a dispensation.

 

Where a Member discloses a personal interest he/she must seek advice from the Monitoring Officer or staff member representing the Monitoring Officer to determine whether the Member should withdraw from the meeting room, including from the public gallery, during the whole consideration of any item of business in which he/she has an interest or whether the Member can remain in the meeting or remain in the meeting and vote on the relevant decision.

 

Minutes:

No declarations of any disclosable pecuniary interests or personal interests were received.

 

 

13.

Minutes of the Meeting held on 5 June 2019 pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Minutes:

The Committee considered the Minutes of the meeting held on 5 June 2019 and with reference to Minute No. 2, Declarations of Interest, Councillors Michael O’Brien and Anne Thompson indicated that in declaring a personal interest in respect of Items 4 and 8, although they had remained in the room during consideration of the items they had not taken part in discussion or voted thereon.

 

RESOLVED: 

 

That the Minutes of the Meeting held on 5 June 2019 be confirmed as a correct record, subject to an amendment to Minute No. 2 as highlighted below:

 

Minute No. 2 – Declarations of Interest

 

In accordance with Paragraph 9 of the Council’s Code of Conduct, the following declarations of personal interest were made and the Members concerned left the room/remained in the room during the consideration of the item.

 

Member

Minute No.

Nature of Interest

 

 

 

Councillor Anne Thompson

4 – DC/2019/00571 – Land Adjacent to 16 Moorhouses, Hightown

Personal – stayed in the room, but took no part in the discussion and did not vote thereon.

 

 

 

Councillor Anne Thompson

8 – DC/2019/00507 – South Park Community Hut, Balliol Road, Bootle

Personal – stayed in the room, but took no part in the discussion and did not vote thereon.

 

 

 

Councillor Mike O’Brien

8 – DC/2019/00507 – South Park Community Hut, Balliol Road, Bootle

Personal – stayed in the room, but took no part in the discussion and did not vote thereon.

 

 

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DC/2018/01775 - Meols Cop Retail Park, Meols Cop Road, Southport pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Report of the Chief Planning Officer

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Chief Planning Officer on the above application for the erection of a new ground floor level retail building of 7,450 sq. metres (Class A1) to be used as a ‘Foodstore’, petrol filling station including ‘kiosk’ and public recycling facility; alterations to access via Meols Cop Road and Foul Lane; provision of new car parking and reconfiguration of existing car park; hard and soft landscaping and associated infrastructure works following the demolition of three vacant retail units to the south side of Argameols Close on the opposite side of Fine Jane’s Brook.

 

The report indicated that following a ‘called-in’ inquiry that took place in 2015/16, planning permission had been granted on 7 December 2016 by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for a foodstore of 11,089 sq metres, elevated to first floor level with revised car parking and access, a petrol filling station, recycling facilities and landscaping, following the demolition of three retail units in the same location; that this permission remained extant until 7 December 2019 and would represent a fall-back position if there were a realistic prospect of it being implemented.

 

The report recommended that the application be referred to the Secretary of State for determination, with a recommendation for approval, subject to the completion of a Section 106 Legal Agreement to include commitment to keeping the Lord Street store open for a minimum 5-year period and commitment to local labour provision and the planning conditions set out and for the reasons stated at the end of the report.

 

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the recommendation be deferred until next meeting, to allow sufficient time for Members to give full consideration to significant new information that had been submitted on the day of Planning Committee.

 

 

 

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DC/2019/00639 - 79 Coronation Road, Crosby, Liverpool L23 5RE pdf icon PDF 296 KB

Report of the Chief Planning Officer

Minutes:

Further to Minute No. 5 of the meeting of Planning Committee held on 5 June 2019, the Committee considered the report of the Chief Planning Officer recommending that the change of use of the ground floor from retail (A1) to a Bar (A4) be approved, subject to the conditions and for the reasons stated or referred to in the report.

 

Consideration of the application had been deferred from the previous meeting to explore if security measures proposed by the Police Architectural Liaison Officer could be incorporated in a condition, legal agreement or unilateral undertaking.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the recommendation be not approved and the application be refused for reasons that:

 

The proposed use would result in an over concentration of similar uses in close

proximity to each other that would lead to an increase in late-night activity and

unacceptable noise and disturbance that would be detrimental to the living

conditions of nearby residents. This would be contrary to Policy EQ10 (A) of

the adopted Sefton Local Plan.

 

 

 

14.

Councillor Kevin Cluskey

Minutes:

Councillor John Kelly referred to the sad passing on 27 June 2019, of former Councillor Kevin Cluskey, who had been a much liked, appreciated and valued Member of the Council having served on the Council for 32 years and as Mayor of the borough on 3 occasions.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the deepest condolences of the Planning Committee be extended to Kevin’s wife Councillor Linda Cluskey, his family, friends and colleagues at this sad time.