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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.

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    There were no declarations of interest


Minutes pdf icon PDF 44 KB


Demolition of existing house and adjoining buildings, and erection of replacement dwelling pdf icon PDF 220 KB


    The Director of Economy and Environment reported on submitted planning

    application 14/00672/FUL, for the demolition of the existing house and adjoining buildings, and erection of a replacement dwelling at Mount Pleasant Farm, Church Road, Heywood BL9 6XA.


    The Committee received representations from Mr Collingham, on behalf of the objectors, and the agents for the applicant.


    DECIDED - that the application be refused. The site is situated in a rural landscape and clear views are afforded to it from surrounding public highways. The majority of surrounding properties have a traditional design which reflects the farming heritage of the area, and reinforces its character and local distinctiveness.  The proposed dwelling, by virtue of its modern design, appearance and form which includes large expanses of glazing, would adversely affect the visual amenity and character of the area and would be inappropriate within its context.  The proposed dwelling is thus contrary to Policy BE/2  (Design Criteria for New Development) of the Rochdale Unitary Development Plan as well as the guidance contained within the Rochdale Residential Design Guide (Supplementary Planning Document) and the National Planning Policy Framework.



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