Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

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Apologies

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 70 KB

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Declarations of Interest

    Members are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary, personal or personal and prejudicial interests they may have and the nature of those interests relating to items on this agenda and/or indicate if S106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.   

    Minutes:

    There were no declarations of interest.

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Urgent Items of Business

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16/01342/FUL - Change of use to B1(a) (Office), B2 (General Industrial) and B8 (Storage or Distribution). Alterations to front elevation to accommodate for 2 full height shutters, 1 full height shutter with pit-mounted dock leveller and formation of recessed ramp to frontage of loading doors. Provision of external cardboard compactor and gas tank in yard area. Use of part of yard area for external storage at Hanson Point, Hanson Close Industrial Estate, Middleton pdf icon PDF 264 KB

    Change of use to B1(a) (Office), B2 (General Industrial) and B8 (Storage or Distribution). Alterations to front elevation to accommodate for 2 full height shutters, 1 full height shutter with pit-mounted dock leveller and formation of recessed ramp to frontage of loading doors. Provision of external cardboard compactor and gas tank in yard area. Use of part of yard area for external storage.

    Minutes:

    The Director of Economy introduced planning application 16/01342/FUL for a change of use to B1(a) (Office), B2 (General Industrial) and B8 (Storage or Distribution). Alterations to front elevation to accommodate for 2 full height shutters, 1 full height shutter with pit-mounted dock leveller and formation of recessed ramp to frontage of loading doors; along with provision of external cardboard compactor and gas tank in yard area; and use of part of yard area for external storage; at Hanson Point Hanson Close Industrial Estate, Hanson Close, Middleton.

     

    In introducing the report the Director of Economy referred to a site visit undertaken by Members of the Committee. The Committee were advised that two further letters of objection had been received since publication of the agenda. The additional objections stated that residents had not been adequately informed that the application would be determined at the meeting, that work had already begun on site, concerns on the noise levels which would be generated at the site and sought clarification as to what ‘occasional’ weekend working would mean in practice. 

     

    The Committee considered the views of Mrs C. Morgan, who addressed the Committee on behalf of local residents objecting to the application.

     

    The Committee considered the views of Mr M Hurst, an agent for the applicant, who addressed the Committee in relation to the application.

     

    The Chair sought the views of the Public Protection Officer (Noise) in relation to matters raised by the objectors and applicant.

     

    In considering the application Members sought clarification on conditions relating to noise being contained within the site; and, on the definition of the use of ‘occasional weekend’ working as detailed within page 15 of the submitted report.

     

    Decision:

    That planning permission be approved subject to conditions as detailed within the submitted report, subject to the following amendment and additional condition:

    a)    Condition 5 be amended to include boundary treatments for noise mitigation;

    b)    An additional condition be incorporated to define ‘occasional’ weekend working’, as a maximum of twelve weekends per twelve months from the date of commencement of planning permission, the wording of which be delegated to the Chief Planning Officer.

     

    Reason for decision:

    The proposed development comprises an employment use within a designated employment area. The proposed works to the building are acceptable in design terms, and the proposed use is acceptable in terms of the amenity of neighbouring residents, subject to the imposition of appropriate conditions.

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16/00202/S106 - Application to modify the terms of the planning obligations contained within the Section 106 Agreement pursuant to planning permission 08/D51596 at the former Alexander Drew Site, Mellor Street, Rochdale pdf icon PDF 178 KB

    Application to modify the terms of the planning obligations contained within the Section 106 Agreement pursuant to planning permission 08/D51596

    Minutes:

    Decision:

    That the report be deferred to a future meeting of the Committee pending further information on the assessment’s undertaken relating to the financial viability of the scheme and why it fails to meet the planning obligations previously approved.

     

    Reasons for the decision:

    The Committee considered that they had not been provided with sufficient information on which to base a decision.

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Planning Appeals pdf icon PDF 129 KB