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30.

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.

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    Minutes:

    There were no declarations of interest.

31.

Construction and operation of 16 wind turbines (2 in Rochdale) with a maximum height to the tip of the blade of 115 metres (above ground level) for a temporary period of 25 years together with: - The installation of associated ancillary infrastructure - The installation of an anemometer mast of a maximum 60m height- Retention of necessary elements of ancillary infrastructure associated with the existing Scout Moor Wind Farm- A scheme of moorland restoration and management (MRMP)- Erection of boundary treatments and pen in association with creation of a permissive bridleway- Formation of paths for pedestrians and horse-riders to link with access tracks and existing Rights of Way on land At Scout Moor And Near Edenfield, Rossendale

    Minutes:

    The Director of Economy and Environment introduced planning application 15/00395 for the construction and operation of 16 wind turbines (2 in Rochdale) with a maximum height to the tip of the blade of 115 metres (above ground level) for a temporary period of 25 years together with: -  The installation of associated ancillary infrastructure -  The installation of an anemometer mast of a maximum 60m height-  Retention of necessary elements of ancillary infrastructure associated with the existing Scout Moor Wind Farm-  A scheme of moorland restoration and management (MRMP)-  Erection of boundary treatments and pen in association with creation of a permissive bridleway- Formation of paths for pedestrians and horse-riders to link with access tracks and existing Rights of Way on land At Scout Moor And Near Edenfield, Rossendale.

     

    The Director of Economy advised that the description of development referred to proposals in both Rochdale and Rossendale, as the planning application had been submitted jointly to both authorities. The development within Rochdale comprised two wind turbines, access track spurs and the MRMP and Members were further advised that they should limit their consideration to that part of the development in Rochdale, other than in respect of cumulative effects.

     

    Representation had been received from Manchester Airport Group indicating they had agreed to a suitable condition to deliver a radar mitigation option that would address the anticipated and operational impacts of the development on Manchester Airport and aircraft operations.

     

    Further to the submitted report, the Director advised of various matters arising since preparation of the submitted report.  The Council had been advised that the Ministry of Defence (MOD) had submitted a letter of objection as current mitigation was currently unacceptable in relation to the two wind turbines in Rochdale could be in the line of site of the radar at Warton.

     

    Three further representations had been received from Communities against Scout Moor Wind Farm.

     

    Having considered the above matters, and in addressing a number of typographical issues, the Director advised the following proposed amendments and/or replacement conditions -

    • Condition 2 – replace ‘9th July 2015’ with ‘June 2015’ as although the Further Environmental Information was received on 9th July the document is dated June 2015 (for precision);
    • Condition 6 – as Condition 2;
    • Condition 9 – replace ‘Environment Statement’ with ‘Environmental Statement’ (for precision)
    • Condition 14 – replace ‘the two turbines’ both times it appears with ‘turbines T15 and T16’ (for precision).

    Reason: To ensure the protection of airspace and to accord with policies G/EM/12 and EM/14 of the Rochdale Unitary Development Plan and policy contained within the National Planning Policy Framework”.

    • Condition 32 – replace with:-

    “In the event that a complaint alleging shadow flicker effects from the development is made to the Local Planning Authority by the owner or occupier of any Dwelling which a) is attributable to the development hereby approved and b) which, in the opinion of the Local Planning Authority, requires mitigation then a mitigation strategy shall be submitted to the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 31.

32.

Residential development - 259 dwellings together with garages, parking, provision of open space and associated roads and sewers on the site of Former Hill Top Primary School, Hill Top Drive, Rochdale

    Minutes:

    The Director of Economy and Environment introduced planning application 15/00826 for a residential development of 259 dwellings together with garages, parking, provision of open space and associated roads and sewers on the site of Former Hill Top Primary School, Hill Top Drive, Rochdale.

     

    In introducing the application the Planning Officer referred to a site visit undertaken by Members of the Sub-Committee earlier in the day.

     

    The Sub-Committee considered the views of Mr Rudd of Hill Top Drive who addressed the Sub-Committee in relation to the application.

     

    The Sub-Committee considered the views of Mr Gleeson who addressed the Sub-Committee in relation to the application.

     

    DECIDED – That the Planning and Licensing Committee be advised that this Sub-Committee would be minded to grant planning permission subject to confirmation from the School Service of the impact upon local Schools and confirmation of any required Section 106 contribution, the outstanding issues relating to noise and layout being satisfactorily addressed, and subject to the conditions as detailed within the submitted report.

33.

Erection of 10 semi detached dwellings on land between 395 & 421 Edenfield Road, Rochdale

    Minutes:

    The Director of Economy and Environment introduced submitted planning application 14/00604 for the erection of 10 semi-detached dwellings on land between 395 & 421 Edenfield Road, Rochdale.

     

    The Planning Officer read out a submitted statement from the applicant.

     

    DECIDED – That planning permission be approved subject to conditions as detailed within the submitted report and an additional condition for the provision of bin collection from the car parking area.

34.

Two storey side and single storey rear extension 121 Buersil Avenue Rochdale

    Minutes:

    The Director of Economy and Environment introduced submitted planning application 15/00878 for a two storey side and single storey rear extension at 121 Buersil Avenue, Rochdale.

     

    The Sub-Committee considered the views of the applicant who addressed the Sub-Committee in relation to the application.

     

    The Sub-Committee considered the views of Ward Councillor Daalat Ali who addressed the Sub-Committee supporting the application.

     

    DECIDED – That planning permission be refused for reasons as detailed within the submitted report.  

35.

Application to fell Tree 3 Sycamore tree also Tree 4 (sycamore) crown to be lifted covered by Tree Preservation Order TPO 012 at 4 The Harridge, Rochdale

    Minutes:

    The Director of Economy and Environment introduced submitted planning application 15/00855, an application to fell Tree 3 Sycamore tree also Tree 4 (sycamore) crown to be lifted covered by Tree Preservation Order TPO 012 at 4 The Harridge, Rochdale.

     

    DECIDED – That permission to fell Tree 3 Sycamore tree also Tree 4 (sycamore) crown to be lifted covered by Tree Preservation Order TPO 012 at 4 The Harridge, Rochdale, be approved.

36.

Planning Appeals pdf icon PDF 45 KB