Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday 20th October, 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: Bootle Town Hall

Contact: Ruth Appleby / Ian Barton  Democratic Services

Media

Items
No. Item

37.

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 by switching their camera and microphone off 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 by 12 Noon the day before the meeting to determine whether the Member should withdraw from the meeting room, 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:

In accordance with Paragraph 9 of the Council’s Code of Conduct, the following declarations of personal interest were made and the Member and officer concerned left the room during the consideration of the items:

 

Member

Minute No.

Nature of Interest

Mr. N. Kennard

Minute No. 43 DC/2021/02152 - 15 Harbury Avenue, Ainsdale

Applicant

 

 

 

Councillor Corcoran

Minute No. 45 DC/2021/00124 - Land at Town Lane Kew, Southport

Had previously discussed the application with residents in the area.

 

 

38.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

No apologies for absence were received.

 

39.

Minutes of the meeting held on 25 August 2021 pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 25 August 2021 be confirmed as a correct record.

 

40.

DC/2021/00417 - Land off Holgate, Thornton pdf icon PDF 269 KB

Report of the Chief Planning Officer

Minutes:

The Head of Planning Services submitted a report recommending that the above application for the development of 206 dwellings, including access from Park View, car parking, landscaping and public open space, following the demolition of Orchard Farm and outbuildingsbe granted subject to the conditions and for the reasons stated or referred to in the report. It was reported however that an issue had arisen which needed to be resolved prior to the matter being considered.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That consideration of the application be deferred.

 

41.

DC/2021/00977 - 17 Crown Close Formby Liverpool pdf icon PDF 251 KB

Report of the Chief Planning Officer

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Head of Planning Services recommending that the above application for the erection of a two-storey extension to side and rear and single storey extension to the rear with roof dormer, after demolition of rear porchbe granted subject to the conditions and for the reasons stated or referred to in the report.

 

Prior to consideration of the application, the Committee considered written representations from Mr. D. Vaughan and Ms Julie Spence on behalf of objectors against the proposed development and a written response by the applicant, Mr. S. Matthews. The representations and response were set out in the late representations document circulated to members prior to the meeting.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the recommendation be approved and the application be granted subject to the conditions and for the reasons stated or referred to in the report and subject to a further condition in respect of surface water drainage.

 

 

42.

DC/2020/02331 - Land off Bankfield Lane, Southport pdf icon PDF 892 KB

Report of the Chief Planning Officer

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Head of Planning Services recommending that the above application for reserved matters consent, sought for appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for 156 dwellings and associated works (Pursuant to outline planning application DC/2017/00821 granted 20.10.20).be granted subject to the conditions and for the reasons stated or referred to in the report.

 

Prior to consideration of the application, the Committee received a petition from Mr. R. Burns on behalf of objectors against the proposed development and a response by the applicant’s agent, Ms. H. Leggett.

 

Councillor Lewis, as Ward Councillor, made representations on behalf of objectors against the proposed development.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That consideration of this application be deferred to enable consideration of the ecology reports from MEAS or Natural England and a review of the spread of affordable houses through the development, and that drainage matters be dealt with by condition attached to the outline permission.

43.

DC/2021/02152 - 15 Harbury Avenue, Ainsdale pdf icon PDF 193 KB

Report of the Chief Planning Officer

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Chief Planning Officer recommending that the above application for the erection of a two storey extension to the side, garage and porch extension to the front, following the demolition of existing garagebe granted subject to the conditions and for the reasons stated or referred to in the report.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the recommendation be approved and the application be granted subject to the conditions and for the reasons stated or referred to in the report.

 

44.

DC/2021/01032 - Telegraph House, Moor Lane, Crosby pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Report of the Chief Planning Officer

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Chief Planning Officer recommending that the above application for the erection of a part four/part five storey building for mixed use including a commercial floorspace (Class E) at ground floor and 74 No. residential apartments (Class C3) on upper floors, roof terraces at fourth floor level and associated works including access and landscaping be granted subject to the conditions and for the reasons stated or referred to in the report.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the recommendation be not approved and the application be refused on the basis of (i) the design of the development (bulk and massing), (ii) the lack of justification for off-site affordable housing, (iii) the lack of on-site car parking facilities and (iv) the lack of amenity space contained within the development.

 

45.

DC/2021/00124 - Land at Town Lane Kew, Southport pdf icon PDF 1010 KB

Report of the Chief Planning Officer

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Chief Planning Officer recommending that the above application  under s.106BA of the Act to vary the requirements secured by a s.106 planning obligation attached to planning permission S/2012/0400be granted subject to the conditions and for the reasons stated or referred to in the report.

 

Prior to consideration of the item the Committee received a representation from Councillor Blackburne, as Ward Councillor and a response from the applicant Mr. R. Holbrook.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the recommendation be approved and the application to amend the Section 106 agreement as follows be granted subject to the conditions and for the reasons stated or referred to in the report:

 

(i)             Schedule 2 (Sefton Highway Contribution) to be deleted in its entirety;

(ii)            Schedule 9 (Education Contribution) to be deleted in its entirety; (this Schedule was introduced pursuant to the supplemental deed dated 27 September 2018);

(iii)      The definition Affordable Housing Supply Plan is to be replaced.

(iv)      The plan at Annex 1 of the deed is to be replaced;

(v)      The definition Agreed Mix is to be deleted and replaced; and

(vi)      Clause 4.1 of the amended section 106 Agreement is to be replaced.

 

46.

Planning Appeals pdf icon PDF 58 KB

Report of the Chief Planning Officer

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Chief Planning Officeron the results of the undermentioned appeals and progress on appeals lodged with the Planning Inspectorate.

 

Appellant

 

Proposal/Breach of Planning Control

Decision

Mr Howie

DC/2020/02568 - 77 Scarisbrick New Road Southport PR8 6LJ. Appeal against refusal by the Council to grant planning permission for the erection of a retractable enclosure for outdoor swimming pool (retrospective) and erection of fence to boundary wall.

Dismissed

24.09.21

 

RESOLVED:  

 

That the report be noted.

 

 

47.

Visiting Panel Schedule pdf icon PDF 56 KB

Report of the Chief Planning Officer

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Head of Planning Services which advised that the undermentioned sites had been inspected by the Visiting Panel on 18 October 2021.

 

Application No.

Site

 

DC/2021/00977

 

17 Crown Close, Formby.

DC/2021/02152

 

15 Harbury Avenue, Ainsdale.

DC/2020/02331

 

Land Off Bankfield Lane, Southport.

DC/2021/00417

 

Land Off Holgate, Thornton.

DC/2021/01032

 

Telegraph House, Moor Lane, Crosby.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the report on the sites inspected by the Visiting Panel be noted.