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80.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 32 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:

    Councillor Bell declared a personal interest in application 14/00258/FUL and Councillor Godson indicated he would take no part in application 14/00261/FUL.

81.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 53 KB

82.

Application to extend the opening hours of a hot food takeaway

    Minutes:

    The Director of Economy and Environment reported on submitted planning application 14/00031/VRCON, to allow a hot food takeaway at 108A Whitworth Road Rochdale OL12 0JJ to open between 11.30 hours - 01:00 hours Monday to Thursday, 11.30 hours - 03.00 hours Friday and Saturday, and 11.30 hours to 01.00 hours on a Sunday.

     

    The Committee were informed that the Rochdale Township Planning Sub-Committee had referred the matter to the Licensing and Regulatory Committee.

     

    DECIDED – That the application be refused on the grounds thatthe mid-terraced property, to which this application relates, is adjoined by residential properties at first floor level on either side and the proposed extended opening hours would be likely give rise to an increase in nuisance and general disturbance at the front of the premises. This would be likely to adversely affect the residential amenities of the occupiers of the adjoining residential accommodation. The proposal is therefore contrary to the requirements of Unitary Development Plan Policies BE/2 (Design Criteria for New Development), S/6 (District Centre, Local Centres and Linear Commercial Areas), S/10 (Food and Drink Outlets) and EM/3 (Noise and New Development), which all seek to ensure that new development does not adversely impact upon neighbouring properties and in particularly the amenity of neighbouring residents.

     

83.

Change of use of ground and part of first floor from Class A1 (retail) to Class A2 (financial and professional services)

    Minutes:

    Councillor Bell declared a personal interest in this item.

     

    The Director of Economy and Environment reported on submitted planning application 14/00258/FUL, for the change of use of the ground and part of the first floor from Class A1 (retail) to Class A2 (financial and professional services), to include a new shop front, together with the installation of 3 air conditioning condenser units to the rear elevation and 2 satellite dishes to the side elevation, at 40 Yorkshire Street Rochdale Lancashire OL16 1JN.

     

    Members were informed that the Rochdale Township Planning Sub Committee, at their meeting of 23 June 2014, recommended that permission be granted, subject to a condition restricting premises to a betting shop within the A2 use class.

     

    Ms J Topping, the agent for the applicant, addressed the Committee in support of the application.

     

    DECIDED – That the application be refused on the groundsthatthe proposal does not meet the criteria set out under policy S/3 which allows for the change of use to non-A1 uses within a Primary Shopping Area (PSA), and there were insufficient material circumstances that would justify a departure from policy in this instance. In particular it was considered that it would harm the vitality and viability of the PSA and the town centre as a whole by leading to an over-dominance of non-A1 uses.

84.

Erection of one detached dwelling - part retrospective

    Minutes:

    Councillor Godson left the meeting and took no part in this item.

     

    The Director of Economy and Environment reported on submitted planning application14/00261/FUL, for the erection of one detached dwelling - part retrospective, at 22 Alkrington Hall Road South Middleton M24 1WJ.

     

    Members were informed that the Middleton Township Planning Sub Committee, at their meeting of 25th June 2014, had recommended refusal on the grounds that the cumulative impact of the modifications to the previously approved development would result in additional bulk being added to the roof of the dwellinghouse, which, by virtue of its scale, height, massing and design, would reduce views of an attractive wooded valley to the rear of the site (known locally as ‘The Dingle’) from vantage points on Alkrington Hall Road South, thereby diminishing its sylvan quality that makes an important contribution to the character of the area. The proposal fails to take the opportunities available for improving the character and quality of the area

    and was therefore contrary to the requirements of Unitary Development Plan policy BE/2 and the National Planning Policy Framework.

     

    Mr B Thornley, the agent for the applicant, addressed the Committee in support of the application.

     

    DECIDED – the Committee is minded to grant planning permission subject to

    a) the completion of a Section 106 planning obligation in order to secure a commuted sum payment for the provision (including 20 year maintenance) and/or improvement of off-site Recreational Open Space in accordance with the requirements of Unitary Development Plan policy H/6 and its associated Supplementary Planning Document: Provision of Recreational Open Space in New Housing;

    b) the Council entering into an agreement under the provisions of Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and other appropriate legislation with regard to the matters set out above;

    c) the Head of Planning be authorised to issue the decision notice on completion of the Section 106 Agreement; and

    d) the conditions as set out in the submitted report.

     

85.

Two storey side extension to dwelling

    Minutes:

    The Director of Economy and Environment reported on submitted planning application 14/00319/HOUS, for a two storey side extension to the dwelling at Cloise Farm, Swaindrod Lane, Littleborough OL15 0LE.

     

    Members were informed that members of the Pennines Township Planning Sub-Committee on 7th May resolved unanimously that they would be minded to approve the application but, as this would be a departure from policy, the application would be referred to the Licensing and Regulatory Committee.

     

    Mr M Percy, the agent for the applicant, addressed the Committee in support of the application.

     

    DECIDED – a) the proposed extension would not be a disproportionate addition to the existing building and would not therefore contrary to the requirements of Policy D/7 (Extensions to Residential Properties);

    b) to grant planning permission subject to appropriate conditions, to be determined by the Head of Planning.

     

     

86.

Remove overhanging branches from Horse Chestnut tree (T1) within Tree Preservation Order 294

    Minutes:

    The Director of Economy and Environment reported on submitted planning application 14/00546/WTTPO, to remove overhanging branches from the Horse Chestnut tree (T1) within the Tree Preservation Order 294, located in the rear garden of number 1 Broadhalgh Road, Rochdale OL11 5NJ.

     

    The Committee was informed that the proposal was considered by Members of the Rochdale Planning Sub-Committee on 23rd June 2014, where Members were minded to refuse the application, in-line with the Officer’s recommendation.

     

    DECIDED – That the application be refused on the groundsthat the removal of the overhanging branches would potentially affect the health of the tree and the proposed development would therefore not  constitute good arboricultural practice. The proposed removal of these branches would also adversely affect the appearance of the tree by altering its general shape and form to the detriment of its visual amenity. The proposed works would therefore be contrary to national guidance contained within National Planning Policy Guidance.

     

     

87.

Scout Moor Wind Farm Expansion: Delegated Powers for Upcoming Consultation pdf icon PDF 530 KB

    Minutes:

    The Director of Economy and Environment informed Members of the current position with regard to the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) proposals to expand the Scout Moor wind farm, the process by which the Development Consent Order (DCO) application will be submitted to the National Infrastructure Directorate (NID) to be determined by the Secretary of State and the likely timescales. The Council is a statutory consultee on a Development Consent Order application and is required, if it wishes to respond to the consultation, to do so on or before 14 August 2014.

     

    DECIDED –

    a)    That the Council be requested to delegate to the Licensing and Regulatory Committee the power to respond on behalf of the Council to Development Consent Order applications.

    b)    That the Committee will hold a special meeting to consider this matter on 5th August 2014, to which all Councillors will be invited. These considerations will form the basis of the Council’s consultation response under Section 42 of the Planning Act 2008.

    c)    That Officers are authorised to take decisions of a technical and administrative nature as may be required in order to support a full and robust response from the Council to the ‘Stage 2’ consultation from the project promoter.

    d)    To note that the Council is not the determining authority for a Development Consent Order application, but does within certain legal parameters and timescales have to be consulted and thereby has the opportunity to have significant input into the application, which will have an impact on substantial parts of the Borough if the application is granted.

    e)    To note that there will be other opportunities for the Council to input into and comment on the proposals for the Scout Moor Wind farm expansion, not least through the production of a Local Impact Report which will comprise the Council’s main response to the proposals, which is submitted directly to the National Infrastructure Directorate and which will be put before the relevant Township Planning Sub Committees for comments and the Licensing and Regulatory Committee for approval in the same manner as a major planning application proposal which would be determined by the Council.

88.

Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places pdf icon PDF 483 KB

89.

Planning Appeals

    Notification that the following appeal has been allowed:

     

    13/00501/FUL – Land at Kemp Street, Middleton – Erection of A3/A5 drive through restaurant, with associated access and car parking arrangements, and Outline Planning Permission for the erection of a 836sqm Class A1 Retail Unit, with all matters reserved except layout.

     

    Minutes:

    The Committee noted that the following appeal has been allowed:

     

    13/00501/FUL – Land at Kemp Street, Middleton – Erection of A3/A5

    drive through restaurant, with associated access and car parking

    arrangements, and Outline Planning Permission for the erection of a

    836sqm Class A1 Retail Unit, with all matters reserved except layout.