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The minutes of the meeting held on 12th January 2015.
The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 12th January 2015 were approved.
The Director of Economy and Environment reported on submitted planning application14/01209/OUT for outline planning permission (including means of access) for the erection of 70 dwellings on land at Dean Farm, Badger Lane, Rochdale OL16 4RQ.
There were approximately 30 objectors present, and their representatives and the agent for the applicant addressed the Committee.
It was moved and seconded that the Committee grant planning permission in accordance with the recommendation contained in the report. This motion was put to the vote and was LOST
It was moved and seconded that planning permission be refused on the basis that the access to the site via Gill Brook Way was not satisfactory and the development would lead to unacceptable traffic on Oldham Road. This motion was put to the vote and there were equal numbers of votes in favour and against. The Chairman exercised her casting vote and the motion was LOST
It was moved and seconded that the Committee grant planning permission in accordance with the recommendation contained in the report. This motion was put to the vote and there were equal numbers of votes in favour and against. The Chairman exercised her casting vote and the motion was CARRIED.
DECIDED – that (1) the Committee is minded to grant planning permission subject to the conditions set out within the submitted report, and subject to the completion of a planning obligation under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act to secure:-
a) an appropriate contribution to recreational open space within the Borough I accordance with Policy H/6 of the adopted Rochdale Unitary Development Plan and associated Supplementary Planning Document and
b) an appropriate contribution to affordable housing in accordance with Policy H/7of the adopted Rochdale Unitary Development Plan and associated Supplementary Planning Document
(2) the Head of Planning be authorised to issue the decision notice upon
completion of the planning obligation to secure the above purposes.