Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday 18th January, 2023 6.30 pm

Venue: Bootle Town Hall

Contact: Ruth Appleby / Ian Barton  Democratic Services

Items
No. Item

61.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors O’Brien, Irving and Bennett (Substitute Member).

 

62.

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.

 

63.

Minutes of the meeting pdf icon PDF 203 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 14 December 2022 be confirmed as a correct record.

 

 

64.

DC/2022/02222 - Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre Cambridge Road, Waterloo pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Report of the Chief Planning Officer

Minutes:

Further to Minute No. 18 of 29 June 2022, the Committee considered the report of the Chief Planning Officer recommending that the above application for a proposed cycleway and footway through Crosby Coastal Park, starting at Blundellsands Road West to Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre (on/off road shared use cycleway and footway), joining onto the existing cycle route on Great Georges Road/ Cambridge Road. (Resubmission of DC/2022/00087)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.

 

Arising from the report and representations, Members discussed a number of areas of potential concern in detail and expressed continued concern regarding the safety of pedestrians, especially small children, cyclists and other road users, particularly in busy areas such as the junction with South Road, the exit onto Cambridge Road and the Marine Lake Car Park.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the recommendation be not approved and the application be refused as it does not accord with Planning Policy EQ3 (f) which requires development to ensure the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and all road users is not adversely affected.

 

65.

DC/2022/01185 - Land To The Rear Of 182-186 Southbank Road, Southport pdf icon PDF 332 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 7 dwellings, comprising 3 single storey detached dwellings and 4 semi- detached two storey dwellings with associated landscaping and access 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 representation by the applicant’s agent.

 

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

 

Arising from the discussion members expressed concern at possible difficulties for vehicles exiting the site, from the narrow access road onto Southbank Road, which they felt was a busy road.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That consideration of the application be deferred. The agent be requested to carry out a traffic count and parking survey at the junction where the entrance to the site meets Southbank Road and further consider highway visibility,  and the Highways Manager be requested to  consider whether road markings at the entrance to the site would improve visibility for drivers leaving the site.

 

66.

DC/2021/02839 - Units 1 And 2 Central 12 Retail Park Derby Road, Southport 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 amalgamation of Units 1 and 2, removal of mezzanine sales floorspace from Unit 2, the creation of additional external retail floorspace, internal and external alterations and alterations to the range of goods permitted to be sold from the unitbe granted subject to the conditions and for the reasons stated or referred to in the report.

 

It was reported in Late Representations, that a Unilateral Undertaking requiring the continued trading (up to the expiry of the current lease) of the existing B&M store at Number 95 Lord Street, Southport was required but had not yet been completed.

 

Prior to consideration of the application, the Committee received a representation by the applicant’s agent.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the recommendation as amended in Late Representations be approved and approval of the application be delegated to the Chief Planning Officer subject to the completion of a Unilateral Undertaking requiring the continued trading (up to the expiry of the current lease) of the existing B&M store at Number 95 Lord Street, Southport.

 

67.

Planning Appeals Report pdf icon PDF 205 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

Mr Alan Upton

DC/2022/01167 - 16 Beaumont Drive Aintree, Liverpool L10 8L - (APP/M4320/D/22/3303827) - appeal against the refusal by the Council to grant Planning Permission for Prior approval submission for a proposed rear extension projecting 5 metres from the wall of the original dwellinghouse with a height of 2.48 metres at the eaves and a maximum height of 2.8 metres (Valid 13.06.2022)

 

Dismissed

06/12/2022

 

RESOLVED:  

 

That the report be noted.

 

68.

Visiting Panel Schedule pdf icon PDF 586 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 January 2023.

 

Application No.

Site

 

DC/2022/02222

Crosby Path: Cambridge Road L22 1RR

 

DC/2022/02222

Crosby Path: South Road L22 5PQ

 

DC/2022/02222

Crosby Path: Westward View L22 6RB

 

DC/2022/01185

Land to the Rear of 182-186 Southbank Road, Southport PR8 6LZ

 

RESOLVED:

 

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