Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday 17th November, 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: Bootle Town Hall

Contact: Ruth Appleby / Ian Barton  Democratic Services

Media

Items
No. Item

48.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Blackburne (Substitute Member), Corcoran, Dutton, Jones (Substitute Member) McGinnity, Anne Thompson (Substitute Member) and Tweed.

49.

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:

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

50.

Minutes of the meeting held on 20 October 2021 pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 20 October 2021 be confirmed as a correct record.

 

51.

DC/2021/00417 - Land Off Holgate, Thornton pdf icon PDF 360 KB

Report of the Chief Planning Officer

Minutes:

Further to Minute No. 40 the Committee considered the report of the Chief Planning Officer recommending that the above application for the proposed 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.

 

Prior to consideration of the application, the Committee received a petition from Mr. O’Keefe on behalf of objectors against the proposed development and a response by the applicant’s agent, Mr. Wright.

 

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, subject to final clarification from Natural England and subject to the Completion of a S106 Legal Agreement securing the following: -

 

- 62 affordable dwellings (including two thirds social/ affordable rented and one third discount market)

- 20% of market dwellings to qualify as ‘accessible and adaptable’ under Building Regulations

- £459,380 in contributions towards primary education in the Thornton/ Crosby area

- Supplementary feed for bird species on a nearby field to be agreed by the Chief Planning Officer in consultation with Merseyside Environmental Advisory Service and Natural England in perpetuity (£118,939 in total)

- The management of public open space and sustainable drainage systems

- Contributions towards the A565 Route Management Strategy

- £6,658 to monitor compliance with the agreement

 

52.

DC/2021/01317 - 5 - 7 Burbo Bank Road South, 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 8 dwellinghouses and associated infrastructure following demolition of existing dwellingsbe granted subject to the conditions and for the reasons stated or referred to in the report.

 

The Chief Planning Officer also reported that comments from the Green Sefton team had been received earlier that day advising that a pedestrian access point shown on the plans to the beach was not suitable. The access point was just outside the red line/application site but a request could be made for it to be removed from the plans as the recommendation for approval was subject to a Section 106 legal agreement.

 

Arising from the discussion on this matter it was suggested that a condition should be included to prevent future residents creating similar access points through the boundary wall of properties.

 

Prior to consideration of the application, the Committee received a petition from Mrs. Ramsbottom on behalf of objectors against the proposed development and a response by the applicant’s agent, Mr. Diaz.

 

Councillor Roscoe, 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, subject to the completion of a Section 106 Legal Agreement to secure a commuted sum payment towards education provision, and subject to the following additional condition:-

 

(16):         There shall be no access along the rear (south-west) boundary of the site through to the adjacent Coastal Park.

 

Reason:    To safeguard the integrity of the site of nature conservation importance.

53.

DC/2020/02331 - Land Off Bankfield Lane, Southport pdf icon PDF 918 KB

Report of the Chief Planning Officer

Minutes:

Further to Minute No. 42 the Committee considered the report of the Chief Planning Officer recommending that the above application for reserved matters consent which was 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.

 

The Chief Planning Officer also informed the Committee that it was understood that a request had been submitted to the National Planning Casework Unit that it consider whether to call in this application. If Members were minded to approve the application, the decision would not be issued until this matter had been resolved.

 

Councillor Daniel Lewis, 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.

54.

DC/2021/02293 - Former Z Block Sites Buckley Hill Lane, Netherton pdf icon PDF 306 KB

Report of the Chief Planning Officer

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Chief Planning Officer recommending that the above application for Variation of Condition 2 pursuant to planning permission DC/2020/01853 approved on 01/07/2021 to allow amendments to drawings 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.

55.

Planning Appeals Report pdf icon PDF 59 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 Nesarasa

DC/2020/01792 - 9 Hawthorne Road Bootle L20 2DG. Appeal against refusal by the Council to grant Planning Permission for the Change of use of the first and second floors from gymnasium (Use class E) to dwelling (Use class C3) with alterations to the shop front to provide a separate access.

Dismissed

11.10.21

 

 

 

Mr S. Fairclough

EN/2021/00198 - 100 Cambridge Road Crosby Liverpool L23 7UA. Appeal against refusal by the Council to grant Planning Permission for the creation of a balcony / terrace on top of the existing garage roof and erection of a rail to the perimeter of the balcony / terrace

Dismissed

05.10.21

 

 

 

Mr D. Currie

DC/2020/01647- Chestnut House, 2A Chestnut Avenue, Crosby L23 2SZ Appeal against refusal by the Council to grant Planning Permission for the installation of replacement UPVC windows and doors to the front, sides and rear elevations, addition of five rooflights and alterations of two windows to doors to the rear elevation including replacement gutters.

Allowed

16.07.21

 

 

 

Mr G. Abrams

DC/2021/00382 - 2A - 2D Curzon Road, Waterloo, Liverpool L22 0NL. Appeal against refusal by the Council to grant Planning Permission for the change of use of redundant commercial space on first floor to residential to create 1 Flat (C3).

Allowed

24.09.21

 

 

 

Penny Lane Builders Limited, Plus Dane Housing Limited and Urban Generation (Crosby)

DC/2020/00734 - Former Central Buildings, Church Road, Crosby, L23 5RD. Appeal against refusal by the Council to grant Planning Permission for the erection of a four-storey building containing 2 commercial units and 39 apartments with associated parking

Allowed

09.07.21

 

 

 

Mr Power

DC/2019/02088 - Liverpool Ramblers Football Club, Moor Lane, Thornton, Crosby L23 4TW. Appeal against refusal by the Council to grant outline Planning Permission the erection of 6 dwelling houses with associated gardens, car parking and access with all access and layout to be agreed all other matters reserved (appearance, landscaping and scale reserved for future consideration).

Allowed

20.09.2021

 

 

 

Mr Power

DC/2020/00423 - Liverpool Ramblers Football Club, Moor Lane, Thornton, Crosby L23 4TW. Appeal against refusal by the Council to grant Planning Permission for the layout of a car park on former tennis courts in replacement of existing parking facilities serving Liverpool Ramblers Football Club, layout of accessible bays adjacent to the clubhouse and alterations to the access track.

Allowed

20.09.21

 

RESOLVED:  

 

That the report be noted.

 

 

56.

Visiting Panel Schedule pdf icon PDF 52 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 15 November 2021.

 

Application No.

Site

 

DC/2021/01317

5 - 7 Burbo Bank Road South, Blundellsands

 

DC/2021/00417

Land Off Holgate, Thornton

 

 

RESOLVED:

 

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