Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday 18th October, 2023 6.30 pm

Venue: Bootle Town Hall

Contact: Ian Barton  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

113.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Desmond and Lynne Thompson.

 

114.

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 remained in the room during the consideration of the item but took no part in the discussion and voting thereon:

 

Member

Minute No.

Nature of Interest

Councillor Hansen

Minute No. 116 DC/2023/01007 – Maghull Football Club

Had spoken to interested parties in relation to the application

Councillor J. Kelly

Minute No. 119 DC/2023/00560 – Former Gas Holdings Site, Litherland Road, Bootle

Had spoken to interested parties in relation to the application

 

 

115.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 347 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 26 July 2023 be confirmed as a correct record.

 

116.

DC/2023/01007 – Maghull Football Club pdf icon PDF 910 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 1 covered stand (seating); 1 covered stand (standing); 2 covered dugouts; 1 entrance booth with turnstile; pitch perimeter barrier (1.1m height); ground boundary fencing; siting of 6 x 15 metre high floodlighting columns and provision of hardstanding to a minimum width of 0.9 metres from pitch side perimeter on all four sides of the pitch 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 on behalf of objectors against the proposed development and a response by the applicant’s agent.

 

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

 

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 in Late Representations and subject to an amendment to condition 7 to ensure the specific colour of the proposed stands.

 

117.

DC/2023/00959 – 31 Merrilocks Road, Blundellsands pdf icon PDF 1 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 two storey and single storey extensions including terraces to the rear of the dwellinghouse, a shed to the rear and alterations to the dormers (part retrospective)be granted subject to the conditions and for the reasons stated or referred to in the report.

 

Prior to consideration of the application, Councillor Howard, as Ward Councillor, made representations on behalf of objectors against the proposed development and the Committee received a response from the applicant’s agent.

 

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 in Late Representations and subject to the removal of permitted development rights (to include extensions to the existing building and roof, and outbuildings), and a revision to condition 3 to say ‘windows as installed’ instead of ‘proposed windows’.

 

118.

DC/2023/01236 – 133 Liverpool Road, Crosby pdf icon PDF 1019 KB

Report of the Chief Planning Officer

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Chief Planning Officer recommending that the above application for a change of use of the existing rear garden into additional car parking with access onto Preseland Road (alternative to DC/2023/00564 refused 26/06/2023)be 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 and in Late Representations and subject to an additional condition to require the car park not to be used independently from the doctors’ practice, and to an application for ‘H marking’ being made by the applicant before the proposed use comes into operation.

 

119.

DC/2023/00560 – Former Gas Holdings Site, Litherland Road pdf icon PDF 1 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 dismantling of a gasholder and associated redundant infrastructure and associated infilling and restoration of the sitebe granted subject to the conditions and for the reasons stated or referred to in the report.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That consideration of the application be deferred and the Chief Planning Officer be requested to ask applicants to explore alternative, sustainable site access and transport options.

 

120.

DC/2022/01610 – Land to east of Damfield Lane, Maghull pdf icon PDF 946 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 variation of condition 24 pursuant to planning permission S/2012/0550 (approved 7/11/2013) to allow for amendments to approved schemebe granted subject to the conditions and for the reasons stated or referred to in the report.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That, subject to the Chief Planning Officer being given delegated authority to enable the notification period for adjacent residents to be completed and the completion of a revised and updated Section 106 Agreement, the recommendation be approved and the application be granted subject to the conditions and for the reasons stated or referred to in the report.

 

121.

DC/2022/01454 – Land adjacent to Town Lane and Birkdale Cop pdf icon PDF 1 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 variation of condition 45 pursuant to planning permission S/2012/0400 (approved 06/04/2014) to allow changes to the details and plans be granted subject to the conditions and for the reasons stated or referred to in the report.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That, subject to the signing of a variation to the legal agreement, and to the variation of condition 45 of S/2012/0400 (approved 6/4/2014) to allow for amendments to the approved scheme, the recommendation be approved and the application be granted subject to the conditions and for the reasons stated or referred to in the report.

 

122.

Planning Appeals Report pdf icon PDF 207 KB

Report of the Chief Planning Officer

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

Appellant

 

Proposal/Breach of Planning Control

Decision

Mrs. D. Robinson

EN/2022/00565 (APP/M4320/C/23/3314378) - 9 Park Avenue Lydiate Liverpool L31 0BT - appeal against refusal by the Council to grant Planning Permission for, without planning permission and within the last four years, the erection of a dormer extension to the rear, replacement of existing front dormer flat roof to a dual pitch roof and removal of hipped roof to provide a gable with a dual pitch roof.

 

Dismissed

 

11.09.23

Mr. Z. Murphy

EN/2023/00013 (APP/M4320/C/23/3315775) - 36 Bailey Drive Bootle L20 6HA - appeal against refusal by the Council to grant Planning Permission for, without planning permission and within the last four years, the erection of a single storey extension to the front, a single storey extension to the rear, two storey extension to the side and the installation of a hip to gable conversion following demolition of the existing rear single storey extension and removal of existing chimney stack.

 

Dismissed

 

11.09.23

Mr. Z. Murphy

DC/2022/01670 (APP/M4320/W/23/3314388) - 36 Bailey Drive Bootle L20 6HA - appeal against refusal by the Council to grant Planning Permission for the erection of a single storey extension to the front, two storey extension to the side and a single storey extension to the rear, following demolition of the existing rear single storey extension and removal of existing chimney stack (resubmission of DC/2021/02397)

 

Dismissed

 

11.09.23

Mr. B. Davenport

EN/2022/00447 (APP/M4320/C/22/3312110) - 2 Stanley Park Litherland Liverpool L21 9JT - appeal against refusal by the Council to grant Planning Permission for, without planning permission and within the last ten years, the change of use of the property from residential to a mixed use of residential and gym - commercial personal training facility.

 

Dismissed

 

11.09.23

Mr. B. Davenport

DC/2022/01085 (APP/M4320/W/22/3306975) - 2 Stanley Park Litherland Liverpool L21 9JT - appeal against refusal by the Council to grant Planning Permission for the change of use of the property from residential to a mixed use of residential and gym - commercial personal training facility.

 

Dismissed

 

11.09.23

Mr. Edwards of EW Developments Ltd

DC/2022/01971 (APP/M4320/W/23/3319327) - 18-20 Hawthorne Road Bootle L20 2DN - appeal against refusal by the Council to grant Planning Permission for the change of use of the ground floor only from retail (E) to self-contained flats (C3) including external alterations to the front, side and rear of the property.

 

Dismissed

 

26.09.23

Ms. M. Allen

DC/2023/00285 (APP/M4320/D/23/3324853) - 6 Thirlmere Road Hightown Liverpool L38 3RQ - appeal against refusal by the Council to grant Planning Permission for the erection of a two-storey extension to the side with a rear first floor balcony and alterations to the rear of the dwellinghouse following demolition of existing detached garage.

 

Dismissed

 

21.09.23

Mr. P. Rooney

DC/2023/00147 (APP/M4320/D/23/3323991) - 1 Oulton Close Lydiate Liverpool L31 4JX - appeal against refusal by the Council to grant Planning Permission for the erection  ...  view the full minutes text for item 122.

123.

Visiting Panel Schedule pdf icon PDF 597 KB

Report of the Chief Planning Officer

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Chief Planning Officer which advised that the undermentioned sites had been inspected by the Visiting Panel on 16 October 2023.

 

Application No.

Site

 

DC/2023/00560

 

Former Gasworks, Litherland Road, Bootle

DC/2023/01236

 

133 Liverpool Road, Crosby, Liverpool

DC/2023/00959

 

31 Merrilocks Road, Blundellsands, Liverpool

DC/2022/01454

 

Land Adjacent to Town Lane and Birkdale Cop, Southport

 

DC/2022/01610

 

Land to the East of Damfield Lane, Maghull

DC/2023/01007

 

Maghull Football, Club Tommy Gent Way, Maghull

 

RESOLVED:

 

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