Agenda and minutes

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37.

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:

    In accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct, Councillor Winkler declared a personal interest in relation to agenda item 2, application 15/00735/HOUS for a proposed two storey and single storey rear extension with a balcony including, a front dormer, demolition of an existing porch and the erection of a replacement porch. He left the room during consideration of this item taking no part in the discussions or voting on this matter. 

38.

Outline application (including access and layout) for the erection of 4 dwellings on a plot of land bounded by Lockhart Street, Kings Road, Royds Street and Sandfield Road, Rochdale. pdf icon PDF 627 KB

    Minutes:

    The Director of Economy reported on submitted planning application 15/00619/OUT an outline planning application (including access and layout) for the erection of four dwellings on a plot of land bounded by Lockhart Street, King’s Road, Royds Street and Sandfield Road, Rochdale.

     

    The Sub-Committee considered the views of Mrs T Warne objecting to the application.

     

    The applicant or their representative were not in attendance.

     

    The Sub-Committee also considered the views of a Kingsway Ward Member, Councillor Daalat Ali, who addressed the Sub-Committee objecting to the application.

     

    DECIDED- That planning permission be refused on the grounds of highway safety concerns due to the insufficient width of the vehicular access.

39.

Proposed two storey and single storey rear extension with the erection of a replacement porch at 26 Linnet Hill, Rochdale.

    Minutes:

    The Director of Economy reported on submitted planning application 15/00735/HOUS for a two storey and single storey rear extension with balcony including, a front dormer, the demolition of an existing porch and the erection of a replacement porch at 26 Linnet Hill, Rochdale,

     

    The Sub-Committee considered the views of Mrs M Woods objecting to the application.

     

    The Sub-Committee considered the views of Mr G Hitchin, who addressed the Committee on behalf of the applicant.

     

    The Sub-Committee also considered the views of a Bamford Ward Member, Councillor Sullivan who addressed the Sub-Committee objecting the application.

     

    DECIDED- That planning permission be approved subject to the conditions detailed in the submitted report.

40.

Re-cladding and re-roofing of existing unit at woolworths Plc, Royle Barn Road, Rochdale.

    Minutes:

    The Director of Economy reported on submitted planning application 15/00777/FUL for the re-cladding and re-roofing of an existing unit including increases in the roof height at Woolworths PLC, Royle Barn Road, Rochdale.

     

    The Sub-Committee considered the views of Mr T Brogan objecting to the application.

     

    The Sub-Committee considered the views of Mr S Pemberton who addressed the Sub-Committee in support of the application.

     

    The Sub-Committee also considered the views of a Castleton Ward Member, Councillor Hornby, who addressed the Sub-Committee objecting to the application.

     

    Members of the Committee discussed the concerns raised in relation to a number of unauthorised portable cabins and containers stored on the site and requested that enforcement action be commenced to ensure that these are removed.

     

    DECIDED-That planning permission be approved subject to the conditions detailed in the submitted report in addition to the following conditions:- 

    1) That any external lighting affixed to the building be approved prior to installation in consultation with the Council to limit the impact on the environment and local residents.

    2) That no plant or machinery be installed on the building without the prior written approval of the Council to limit the impact on the environment and local residents.

     

    In accordance with Council procedure rule 16.5, Councillor Sheerin requested that his vote against the decision be recorded.

41.

Tree Works Bamford Hall Lodge, 341 Bury and Rochdale Old Road, Heywood.

    Minutes:

    The Director of Economy reported on submitted planning application 15/00918/WTTPO  seeking consent to fell three Beech tree's, three Sycamore trees and crown lift and thin one Sycamore tree within group W23 of Tree Preservation Order No. 010 (Heywood MB No.1) at Bamford Hall Lodge, 341 Bury and Rochdale Old Road, Heywood, OL10 4BB.

     

    There were no objectors in attendance.

     

    The applicant or their representatives were not in attendance.

     

    DECIDED- That authorisation for the felling of three Beech tree's, three Sycamore trees , including the crown lift and thinning of one Sycamore tree (within group W23 of Tree Preservation Order No. 010, Heywood MB No.1) at Bamford Hall Lodge, 341 Bury and Rochdale Old Road, Heywood, OL10 4BB be approved subject to   the conditions detailed within the report. 

42.

Application to fell one Sycamore tree subject to Tree Preservation Order No. 026 at 9 Brooklands Court, Rochdale.

    Minutes:

    The Director of Economy reported on submitted planning application 15/00936/WTTPO seeking consent to fell one Sycamore tree subject to Tree Preservation Order No. 026 (Brooklands Court) at 9 Brooklands Court, Rochdale.

     

    There were no objectors in attendance at the meeting.

     

    The Sub-Committee considered the views of Mr D Dempsey who addressed the Sub-Committee in support of the application.

     

    DECIDED- That authorisation to fell one Sycamore tree subject to Tree Preservation Order No. 026 (Brooklands Court) at 9 Brooklands Court, Rochdale, OL11 4EJ be approved subject to additional conditions as recommended by the Green Infrastructure Officer, including that replacement trees are planted. The reason for the decision were: the height of the tree extending significantly  above the ridge of the dwelling and the tree being sited within an elevated area of the garden; and the tree leaning towards the gable end of the adjacent property.

     

    In accordance with Council procedure rule 16.5, Chair, Councillor Brosnan requested that her vote against the decision be recorded.

43.

Application for the felling for Ash Tree (T8) and Ash Tree (G1) within the Tree Preservation Order 046 at 21 Norwich Avenue, Rochdale.

    Minutes:

    The Director of Economy reported on planning application number 15/01035/WTTPO seeking consent to fell one Ash Tree (T8) and one Ash Tree (G1) within the Tree Preservation Order 046 at 21 Norwich Avenue, Rochdale.

     

    There were no objectors in attendance at the meeting.

     

    The applicant or their representatives were in not in attendance at the meeting.

     

    DECIDED - That authorisation to fell one Ash tree (T8) and one Ash Tree G1 within the Tree Preservation Order 046 at 21 Norwich Avenue, Rochdale be approved.

44.

Proposed Tree Preservation Order: Crimble Street, Rochdale

    Minutes:

    The Director of Economy presented a report which sought the consent of the Sub-Committee to make a Tree Preservation Order, in accordance with Part 4 of the Council’s Scheme of Delegation (Tree Preservation Orders) at Crimble Street, Rochdale.

     

    Members were informed that the Oak tree was a veteran tree with considerable bio diversity value and makes a significant contribution to the visual amenity of Crimble Street   A veteran tree is defined by Natural England as a tree that is of interest biologically, culturally or aesthetically because of its age, size or condition. Veteran trees may also be of historic interest and are especially important for biological reasons, providing conditions suitable for a wide range of other plants and animals, many of which require the very special environment created in an old tree. 

     

    The Council has received a planning application for the development of the land immediately adjacent to the tree which overhangs this land, which may result in root and canopy damage leading to the loss of the tree.

     

    DECIDED – 1) That authorisation be granted for the making of a Tree Preservation Order in respect of an Oak tree on land adjacent to 1 Crimble Street, Rochdale.

    2) That Rochdale Planning Sub-Committee authorise the confirmation of the Tree Preservation Order in the event that no objections are received following statutory notification to take place once the Order is made.

                3) That the Planning Sub-Committee agree that in the event of objections being raised that the Order is brought back before the Sub-Committee for confirmation.

45.

Planning Appeals

    i)         Notification has been received that the following appeals have been lodged:

     

    ·       15/00726/HH42 – 12 Stonehill Crescent

    ·       15/00531/HOUS – 34 Wood Top Avenue

    ·       14/01506/FUL – Land off Falinge Fold

     

    ii)         Notification has been received that the following appeals have been dismissed:

     

    ·         15/00518/HOUS 5 Franklin Street

    ·         15/00029/REF 13 Bittern Close

     

    iii)       Notification has been received that the following appeals have been

            allowed:

            

     

    ·      None

     

    Minutes:

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

     

    a. 15/00726/HH42 – 12 Stonehill Crescent

    b. 15/00531/HOUS – 34 Wood Top Avenue

    c. 14/01506/FUL – Land off Falinge Fold

     

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

     

    a. 15/00518/HOUS 5 Franklin Street

    b. 15/00029/REF 13 Bittern Close

     

    DECIDED – That the planning appeals be noted.