Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday 28th June, 2023 6.30 pm

Venue: Bootle Town Hall

Contact: Ruth Appleby / Ian Barton  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

99.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Spencer.

 

100.

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 Members concerned remained in the room during the consideration of the item and took part in the discussion and voting thereon:

 

 

Member

Minute No.

Nature of Interest

Councillor Veidman

Minute No. 102 - DC/2022/02146 NationalTrust Car Park, Victoria Road, Formby.

Is a member of the National Trust

Councillor Desmond

Minute No. 102 - DC/2022/02146 NationalTrust Car Park, Victoria Road, Formby.

Is a member of the National Trust

Councillor Richards

Minute No. 102 - DC/2022/02146 NationalTrust Car Park, Victoria Road, Formby.

Had submitted a representation on the Planning Application but the matter referred to was not relevant to the consideration of the application.

 

 

101.

Minutes of the meeting pdf icon PDF 195 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 7 June 2023 be confirmed as a correct record.

 

 

102.

DC/2022/02146 - National Trust Car Park, Victoria Road, Formby pdf icon PDF 699 KB

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Chief Planning Officer recommending that the above application for the relocation of the existing car park and restoration of frontal dune habitatbe granted subject to the conditions and for the reasons stated or referred to in the report and late representations.

 

Arsing from the report Members discussed the matter in detail and the following issues were raised:

 

·       removal of spoil including issues around the safety of walkers and the implications of the length of the construction period;

·       the number of trees felled by the National Trust in the Formby and Ainsdale area over the past 5 years;

·       issues surrounding parking in Formby during the construction period;

·       access to the adjacent caravan park;

·       alternative parking at the Lifeboat Road site;

·       screening of the material within the site, particularly any contaminated material, and vehicle movements through Formby to remove any material which could not stay on site

·       the likely amount of asbestos on the site;

 

On the invitation of the Chair the Committee received a response by representatives of the applicant.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the recommendation be not approved and the application be refused for the reason that the significant loss of the trees, which are to be removed as part of the development, would cause visual harm to the area and as such would be contrary to Policy ESD7 in the Formby and Little Altcar Neighbourhood Plan and Local Plan Policy EQ9.

 

103.

Visiting Panel pdf icon PDF 338 KB

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Chief Planning Officer which advised that the undermentioned site had been inspected by the Visiting Panel on 26 June 2023.

 

Application No.

Site

 

DC/2022/02146

National Trust Car Park, Victoria Road, Formby

 

 

RESOLVED:

 

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