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15.

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Members must indicate at this stage any items on the agenda in which they must declare an interest.  Members must verbally give notice of their interest at the meeting and complete the form attached with this agenda. 

 

Members are also advised to take advice with regard to any matter where there is potential bias or predetermination in any business to be considered at the meeting and whether they should take part in decision making at the meeting.

 

Members are reminded that, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011 and the Council's adopted Code of Conduct, they must declare the nature of any discloseable pecuniary interest; personal interest and/or prejudicial interest required of them and, in the case of any discloseable pecuniary interest or prejudicial interest, withdraw from the meeting during consideration of the item, unless permitted otherwise within the Code of Conduct.

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Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

16.

Outline application (including access) for up to 205 residential units (Use Class C3) with associated landscaping, open space, access arrangements and car parking

Minutes:

The Director of Economy and Environment reported on submitted planning application 15/01183/OUT an Outline application (including access) for up to 205 residential units (Use Class C3) with associated landscaping, open space, access arrangements and car parking on land at Hollin Lane Middleton   This was a resubmission of application 14/00849/OUT.

 

In introducing the application the Planning Officer provided a summary of the written update to the Members and advised that 48 letters of objection had now been received in respect of the application.

 

The Sub-Committee was advised that since the publication of the submitted report comments had been received from the Environment Agency regarding surface water management and drainage of the proposed site and from the Highway Authority regarding junction capacity and road safety assessments which had been undertaken.  As a result of these assessments an amendment to condition 6 of the submitted report was recommended to require a final scheme of highway works to be agreed before development commences and which takes into account the recommendations of the Independent Road Safety Audit and local highway authority. 

 

The Sub-Committee considered the views of Mr B Tierney who addressed the Sub-Committee on behalf of the objectors.

 

The Sub-Committee considered the views of the applicants from Ms K. McClean, of Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd in respect of application

 

The Sub-Committee considered the views of Councillor Neil Emmott, a West Middleton Ward Councillor who addressed the Sub-Committee in respect of the application.

 

In discussion, the Sub-Committee exressed concern that the issues relating to the local highway capacity, highway and pedestrian safety issues and the impact on the  local infrastructure and schools had not been addressed sufficently in the submitted report and update provided to the Sub-Committee.

 

DECIDED – That the Planning and Licensing Committee be advised that, this Sub-Committee recommends that that planning permission be refused on the grounds that:-

1.  The proposed access into the development from Hollin Lane, in conjunction with that proposed under application 15/00358/OUT and in close proximity to the junction of Hollin Lane and Hazelhurst Drive and access to St Anne's Academy, with an existing pedestrian crossing at the junction, would be harmful to highway and pedestrian safety in this location

2.  The proposed development, by virtue of the cumulative impact of the additional traffic generated by this and other proposed developments in the area, would be detrimental to the safe and efficient operation of the highway network and would increase congestion in the area.

3.  The proposed development would place additional pressure on the local infrastructure, including schools and sports facilities, which would be unable to accommodate the additional demand that would be placed on local infrastructure as a result of additional residents and resulting increase in local population arising from the proposed development.

 

17.

Outline application (including access) for up to 150 dwellings (Use Class C3), potential primary school site with associated landscaping, open space, access arrangements and car parking provision (Resbumission of 14/00851/OUT)

Minutes:

The Director of Economy and Environment reported on submitted planning application 15/01195/OUT an outline application (including access) for up to 150 dwellings (Use Class C3), a potential primary school site with associated landscaping, open space, access arrangements and car parking provision on  land off Langley Lane Middleton. This was a resubmission of application 14/00851/OUT.

 

In introducing the application the Planning Officer provided a summary of the written update to the Members and advised that 61 letters of objection had now been received in respect of the application.

 

The Sub-Committee was advised that since the publication of the submitted report, comments had been received from the Highway Authority regarding junction capacity and road safety following a road safety audit which had been undertaken. As a result of these assessments an additional condition was recommended to require a final scheme of highway works to be agreed before development commences and which takes into account the recommendations of the Independent Road Safety Audit and local highway authority. 

 

The Sub-Committee considered the views of Mr B Tierney who addressed the Sub-Committee on behalf of the objectors.

 

The Sub-Committee considered the views of the applicants from Ms K. McClean, of Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd in respect of application

 

The Sub-Committee considered comments of Councillor Neil Emmott, a West Middleton Ward Councillor who addressed the Sub-Committee in respect of the application.

In discussion, the Sub-Committee exressed concern that matters relating to the culmlative effects on the local highway capacity, highway and pedestrian safety issues and the impact on the  local infrastructure and schools had not been addressed sufficently in the submitted report and update provided to the Sub- Committee. Concern was also expressed by the Sub-Committee that the proposed creation of builds outs and parking bays would result in a loss of on–street parking on Langley Lane for existing residents and an increase in on-pavement parking. Concern was also expressed about the proximity of the existing pedestrian crossing to the access to the Langley Lane site and the impact of the proposals on the capacity of the junction of Langley Lane with Heywood Old Road.

 

DECIDED – That the Planning and Licensing Committee be advised that, this Sub-Committee recommends that that planning permission be refused on the grounds that:-

1.        The proposed development, by virtue of the cumulative impact of the additional traffic generated by this and other proposed developments in the area, would be detrimental to the safe and efficient operation of the highway network and would increase congestion in the area, contrary to Policies G/A/1 and A/8 of the Rochdale Unitary Development Plan and the National Planning Policy Framework.

2.        The proposed development would place additional pressure on local infrastructure, including schools and sports facilities, which would be unable to accommodate the additional demand that would be placed on local infrastructure as a result of additional residents and resulting increase in local population arising from the proposed development. As such, the proposal is contrary to Policies H/6, G/CF/1, CF/2, G/4 and G/5 of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 17.

18.

Erection of 3 storey extra care unit comprising 88 self-contained apartments, cafe, hairdressers and treatment room and the erection of 10 bungalows with associated car parking and landscaping.

Minutes:

The Director of Economy and Environment reported on submitted planning application 15/00869/FUL for the erection of 3 storey extra care unit comprising 88 self-contained apartments, cafe, hairdressers and treatment room and the erection of 10 bungalows with associated car parking and landscaping at land at Keswick Close, Langley, Middleton.

 

In introducing the application the Planning Officer provided a summary of the written update to the Members advising that further comments had been received since the publication of the submitted report from one of the previous objectors and a letter received from the Practice Manager of Woodside Medical Centre whether car parking facilities could be included within the development to address the current shortage of parking facilities.

 

Further comments had also been received from the Council’s Green Infrastructure Officer based on the amended plans and the revised planting schedule which includes 10 silver birch trees in the south western corner of the site.

 

The Sub-Committee was also updated as to a proposed revision to Condition 5 in the submitted report to deal the drainage of the site.

 

The Sub-Committee considered the views of Mr A Booth who addressed the Sub-Committee, on behalf of the applicant, in relation to the application.

 

DECIDED – that (1) planning permission be approved subject to the conditions detailed in the submitted report and;

(2) an additional condition for car parking facilities to be included within the development for the Woodside Medical Centre.

 

 

19.

Planning Appeals

i)          Notification that the following appeals have been lodged

 

           None

 

ii)         Notification that the following appeals have been dismissed

 

           None

 

ii)         Notification that the following appeals have been allowed

 

           None

Minutes:

The Director of Economy reported that the following planning appeals had been submitted:

 

Appeals against the refusals of the three applications for the development on Hollin Lane and Langley Lane.References 15/00358/OUT, 14/00849/OUT and 14/00851/OUT.

 

The Director of Economy reported that the Planning Inspectorate had dismissed the following planning appeals:

 

 None

 

The Director of Economy reported that the Planning Inspectorate had allowed the following planning appeals.

 

None

 

DECIDED – That the planning appeals be noted.