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12.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 27 KB

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.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

13.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 67 KB

To consider the minutes of the meeting of the Middleton Township Planning Sub-Committee held on 6th July 2016.

Minutes:

DEDCIDED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 6th July 2016 be approved as a correct record.

14.

Outline application (all matters reserved except for access) for up to 65 dwellings (Use Class C3) and associated landscaping, open space, access arrangements and car parking provision on land to the west of Hollin Lane, Middleton.

Minutes:

The Director of Economy reported on submitted planning application 16/00444/OUT, an outline application (all matters reserved except for access) for up to 65 dwellings (Use Class C3) and associated landscaping, open space, access arrangements and car parking provision on land to the west of Hollin Lane, Middleton.

 

Further to the submitted report the Director of Economy provided points of clarification on the following items:

- On page 24 the officer response refers to ‘replacement ponds’.  However, there are no existing ponds within the site and therefore, not replacements are proposed;

- Sport England had not objected to the application;

- In relation to paragraph 1 on page 44 of the submitted report the access to the site was confirmed as being off Hollin Lane; 

- In relation to page 51 of the submitted report the Education Calculation referred to 88 dwellings though should have read 94 dwellings, however the calculation provided remained unchanged.

 

Further to the submitted report the Director advised that the recommendation be revised in order to make the development acceptable in respect of the capacity of existing junctions and in respect of highway safety.  An additional requirement was to be introduced for junction mitigation at the western termination of Langley Lane at the junction with Heywood Old Road. Rochdale Borough Council has previously observed traffic flow problems and accidents at this location, the combined proposals for this area would significantly intensify these issues. Furthermore, the Director of Economy advised that the recommendation be revised following detailed comments from Highways and Transport for Greater Manchester, citing the potential impact on the junction of Hollin Lane/Langley Lane and Langley Lane/Heywood Old Road which was considered to constitute a severe impact unless appropriate junction mitigation is introduced to both junctions.  It was considered that the cumulative impact of all the developments proposed within the wider Hollin Lane masterplan would result in both junctions operating over capacity.  In addition, excessive queuing at both junctions would increase the likelihood of accidents as vehicles at both Langley Lane junctions waiting to turn into Hollin Lane/Heywood Old Road would be more likely to take undue risks when exiting the junctions.

 

Therefore, due to the cumulative impact of the proposed developments, signalisation of the Langley Lane/Heywood Old Road junction was to be included within the conditions of recommendation. In addition, notwithstanding the junction improvements which were submitted as part of application 15/01183/OUT and 15/01195/OUT (to provide a left turn lane onto Hollin Lane from Langley Lane); it was now considered that the cumulative impacts of the proposed developments within the Hollin Lane Masterplan would make the impact on the junction of Langley Lane/Hollin Lane unacceptable without appropriate mitigation.

 

The Director further advised on amendments to the S106 contributions as detailed at page 54 of the submitted report, so that notwithstanding the details contained within the submitted report, the following contributions and mitigation measures were proposed as part of the application:

  1. The provision of affordable housing on site and/or an off-site contribution in lieu of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 14.

15.

Outline planning application (all matters reserved except for access) for up to 94 residential units (Use Class C3) with associated landscaping, open space, access arrangements and car parking; alongside demolition of farm and buildings associated with Close Road Farm on land to the West of Hollin Lane, Middleton

Minutes:

 The Director of Economy introduced planning application 16/00725/OUT an outline planning application (all matters reserved except for access) for up to 94 residential units (Use Class C3) with associated landscaping, open space, access arrangements and car parking; alongside demolition of farm and buildings associated with Close Road Farm on land to the west of Hollin Lane, Middleton.

 

Further to the submitted report the Director advised that the recommendation be revised following detailed comments from Highways and Transport for Greater Manchester, citing the potential impact on the junction of Hollin Lane/Langley Lane and Langley Lane/Heywood Old Road which was considered to constitute a severe impact unless appropriate junction mitigation is introduced to both junctions.  It was considered that the cumulative impact of all the developments proposed within the wider Hollin Lane masterplan would result in both junctions operating over capacity.  In addition, excessive queuing at both junctions would increase the likelihood of accidents as vehicles at both Langley Lane junctions waiting to turn into Hollin Lane/Heywood Old Road would be more likely to take undue risks when exiting the junctions.  

 

The Director of Economy further advised if amendments to the S106 contributions as detailed at pages 105-106 of the submitted report, so that notwithstanding the details contained in the officer report, the following contributions and mitigation measures are proposed as part of the application:

  1. The provision of affordable housing on-site and/or an off-site contribution in lieu of onsite provision in accordance with the provisions of UDP policy H/7 and its associated SPD: Affordable Housing;
  2. A financial contribution towards provision of primary school places in Middleton Township (current calculation of £289,520.24 for up to 94 dwellings);
  3. A financial contribution towards provision of secondary school places in Middleton Township (current calculation of £144,760.09 for up to 94 dwellings);
  4. A financial contribution towards the provision of outdoor sport and recreation facilities at Bowlee Playing Fields calculated by way of either a) £929.16 per dwelling or b) £386.86 per person of the population of the development based on ONS Census Figure of people per dwelling for Rochdale at the time of commencement (current calculation of up to £ 87,341.04);
  5. The provision of two bus stops;
  6. The provision of a pedestrian crossing facility on Hollin Lane;
  7. A scheme for the provision, implementation and management of a Locally Equipped Area of Play (LEAP);
  8. A landscape and public open space plan for the provision, implementation and management of the landscape open space within the site; and
  9. A financial contribution towards the provision of cycle lane improvements comprising new and renewed on carriageway cycle lanes along Hollin Lane from its junction with Langley Lane to its junction with Rochdale Road.

 

Consequently, the application was recommended for approval subject to a S278 agreement requiring junction mitigation works to both junctions as detailed above and the completion of a S106 planning obligation, as detailed above, in addition to the S106 planning obligations and S278 agreements detailed within the submitted report and additional conditions as detailed and circulated by the Planning Officer  ...  view the full minutes text for item 15.

16.

Car parking management at Tesco, Middleton

Minutes:

The Director of Economy introduced a report seeking the consent of the Middleton Township Planning Sub Committee to authorise a proposed modification to the Car Parking Management Agreement for Tesco, Middleton. 

 

The Sub-Committee were advised that management of the car park at the store is the subject of Condition 6 of Permission Reference 08/D51405, which relates to the development of the store. The condition required the car park to be maintained and controlled in accordance with the Car Parking Management Agreement, which established the controls proposed to manage car parking at the store. The Management Agreement included provision for Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) with 2 hours free parking, and parking charges set at £10 for more than 3 hours parking between 8am and 8pm Monday to Saturday and 9am to 5pm on Sunday, unless by prior agreement with the Council. The proposal sought to amend the Car Park

Management Agreement that is referred to in Condition 6 to attempt to increase free parking from 2 hours to 3 hours free parking, controlled by ANPR with a Parking Charge Notice of £70 for parking over 3 hours.

 

DECIDED – That the Car Parking Management Agreement be amended according to the recommendation as detailed within the submitted report.

17.

Planning Appeals

i)          Notification that the following appeals have been lodged:-

 

           15/01315/HOUS – 19 Chale Drive, Middleton (East Middleton Ward) – Delegated decision

 

 

ii)         Notification that the following appeals have been dismissed:-

 

           None

 

 

ii)         Notification that the following appeals have been allowed:-

 

           None

Minutes:

DECIDED – That the planning appeals be noted.