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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.
Councillors Susan Emmott and Rush declared interests and withdrew from the Committee on grounds that they had expressed views in relation to the application which may have been considered prejudicial to the determination of the application.
The Head of Planning introduced planning
application 16/01399/HYBR a part full/part outline planning
application for the development of land at South Heywood, including
the demolition of a number of existing on-site buildings and
structures. Full consent sought for the construction of a new link
road between Junction 19 of the M62 and Pilsworth Road, the widening of part of
Pilsworth Road, together with
associated junction improvements, landscaping, lighting and other
works including the importation of material and engineering works
in order to construct the link road. Outline consent (with all
matters reserved for future approval except access) sought for a
major mixed-use development comprising supporting residential uses
comprising up to 1000 dwellings (Class C3); employment uses
(Classes B2/B8) comprising up to 135, 460m2 Gross Internal
Area(GIA); a new primary school (Class D1); Class A1/A2/A3/A5 uses
comprising up to 2500m2 GIA which includes no more than 499m2 of A1
uses; together with associated landscaping, open space and sports
pitches, drainage, ecological enhancements, cycleway and footpath
linkages, infrastructure and other works ancillary
In introducing the application the Head of Planning advised of a typographic error on page 144 of the submitted report which required amendment to read “Limited positive weight is also given to the environmental and social benefit arising from the improved public transport service along with new cycle routes and footpaths that would improve accessibility between the surrounding residential areas and existing businesses and its employees, as they heavily rely on the use of the car to travel to and from work.”
The Committee were advised a further four letters of objection had been received following publication of the report, responses to which had been summarised within the submitted update to the report. The objections raised matters relating to:
· The draft Greater Manchester Spatial Framework;
· Air quality measures;
· Compliance with Regulation 18 of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017;
· The accuracy of the viability assessments;
· A new Green Belt review being required;
· Communication of information to the public in relation to the application and decision making.
Furthermore, the Head of Planning advised of a number of changes to the planning conditions as detailed within the submitted report, including two new additional conditions. The recommendation remained the same with the following amendments to the conditions:
16. No development shall take place until details of the finished site levels of the proposed highway and associated landscaping in relation to existing ground levels relative to previously agreed off-site datum point(s) have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The development shall be undertaken in accordance with the approved details.
Reason for condition: In the interests of amenity and in compliance with policies P3 and DM1 of the adopted Rochdale Core Strategy and the National Planning Policy Framework.
17. No development shall take place until a scheme of noise mitigation measures for existing neighbouring residential properties has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The scheme shall ... view the full minutes text for item 60.