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61.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 74 KB

62.

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.

63.

Extension to existing storage and distribution warehouse (Use Class B8) including service area, turning area and parking area (Resubmission of 16/00705/FUL) at Unit 7 Crown Business Park, Cowm Top Lane, Rochdale pdf icon PDF 256 KB

    Minutes:

    The Development Manager introduced Planning Application 17/00728/FUL for an extension to existing storage and distribution warehouse (Use Class B8) including service area, turning area and parking area (Resubmission of 16/00705/FUL) at Unit 7 Crown Business Park, Cowm Top Lane, Rochdale.

     

    Councillor Hornby addressed the Committee on behalf of Councillor Sheerin detailing Councillor Sheerin’s previous objections to schemes on the site and seeking an amendment to the wording of the landscaping condition to require a revised scheme including heavy standard trees and high quality soil.

     

    Decision:

    That planning permission be approved subject to conditions as detailed within the submitted report with the exception of condition 6 which be amended to require a revised scheme including heavy standard trees and high quality soil.

     

    Reason for decision:

    The development is acceptable in principle, due to its location within the Defined Urban Area and Crown Business Park and will contribute to economic growth.

64.

Demolition of existing buildings on site and erection of a food store (Class A1) with associated parking and landscaping at Belden Cdt Ltd, Stockton Street, Littleborough pdf icon PDF 501 KB

    Minutes:

    The Development Manager introduced Planning Application 18/00059/FUL for the demolition of existing buildings on site and erection of a food store (Class A1) with associated parking and landscaping at Belden Cdt Ltd, Stockton Street, Littleborough.

     

    The Development Manager advised the Committee that the Environment Agency (EA) previously provided comment on the application as summarised on page 33 of the report. Following receipt of these comments the applicant submitted additional information in relation to land contamination issues and provided a ‘Phase II’ report along with a proposed remediation strategy. The EA commented on these elements on 24th May, raising an objection on the basis that the reports did not demonstrate that the risk of pollution to controlled waters was understood. The EA later confirmed that they were satisfied that their objection could be resolved by way of imposition of a condition requiring the submission of revised reports prior to commencement of development.

     

    The Committee were therefore advised submitted conditions required to be amended as follows:

     

    Condition 5: No above ground works shall take place until such time as a detailed scheme of off-site highway improvement works, in accordance with the outline improvement details shown on plan ref. SCP/17033/SK01 rev. C contained within the submitted ‘Technical Note 02’ by SCP dated 09.05.2018, has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. No part of the development hereby approved shall be occupied until such time as the duly approved scheme has been fully implemented.

     

    Reason: In the interests of highway safety in accordance with Policies T2 and DM1 of the adopted Rochdale Core Strategy and the National Planning Policy Framework.

     

    Condition 10:  No development, including works of demolition or site preparation, shall take place until an investigation and risk assessment (in addition to any assessment provided with the planning application) has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority, in consultation with the Environment Agency. The assessment shall investigate the nature and extent of any contamination on the site (whether or not it originates on the site). The assessment shall be undertaken by competent persons and a written report of the findings submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority before any development takes place. The submitted report shall include:

    1. a survey of the extent, scale and nature of contamination
    2. an assessment of the potential risks to:
    • human health,
    • property (existing or proposed) including buildings, crops, livestock, pets, woodland, and service lines and pipes,
    • adjoining land,
    • controlled waters, groundwaters and surface waters,
    • ecological systems,
    • archaeological sites and ancient monuments;
    1. where unacceptable risks are identified, an appraisal of remedial options and proposal of the preferred option(s) to form a remediation strategy for the site.

    The development shall thereafter be carried out in full accordance with the duly approved remediation strategy and a verification report submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority before any of the building(s) hereby approved are first occupied.

     

    Reason: To prevent pollution of the water  ...  view the full minutes text for item 64.

65.

Erection of a cross sculpture (7m high in total) including formation of landscaped area with associated stone wall boundary treatment and the creation of an additional pathway from the existing public footpath - Resubmission of 17/00729/FUL on land at Roughlee Farm, Edenfield Road pdf icon PDF 163 KB

    Minutes:

    The Development Manager introduced Planning Application 18/00368/FUL for the erection of  a cross sculpture (7m high in total) including formation of landscaped area with associated stone wall boundary treatment and the creation of an additional pathway from the existing public footpath - Resubmission of 17/00729/FUL on land at Roughlee Farm, Edenfield Road.

     

    The Development Manager advised that an additional letter of support for the application had been received by Councillor Gartside.

     

    The Committee considered the views of Mr Stephen Nolan, the applicant, who addressed the Committee in relation to the application.

     

    Decision:

    That the application be deferred to a future meeting of the Committee.

     

    Reason for decision:

    To enable the applicant the opportunity to clarify in writing the reasons for the very special circumstances which would justify inappropriate development within the Green Belt.

66.

Planning Appeals Determined pdf icon PDF 102 KB

67.

Planning Appeals Lodged pdf icon PDF 90 KB