Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

39.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 26 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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    Minutes:

    There were no declarations of interest.

     

    Following a submission by a member of the public the Head of Legal and Governance advised the Committee, in accordance with the Council’s Constitution, that neither Councillor Rashid nor Councillor Brett had an interest to declare in planning application 15/00639 at 51-63 Tweedale Street, Rochdale.

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 112 KB

41.

Full application for conversion of a mill building into 22 flats including demolition of all remaining buildings and partial demolition of the mill chimney including an Outline application (including access) for the erection of 80 dwellings at the Former Dexine Rubber Co. Ltd, Spotland Road, Rochdale

    Minutes:

    The Director of Economy introduced planning application 15/00463 a full application for the conversion of a mill building into 22 flats including demolition of all remaining buildings and partial demolition of the mill chimney; including an Outline application (including access) for the erection of 80 dwellings at the Former Dexine Rubber Co. Ltd, Spotland Road, Rochdale.

     

    In introducing the application the Planning Officer referred to a site visit undertaken by Members of the Committee earlier in the day.   The Planning Officer advised Members of minor amendments to condition 5, as detailed within the submitted report.

     

    The Committee considered the views of Mr C. Falkner who addressed the Committee objecting to the application.

     

    The Committee considered the views of Mr C. Greaves of Hallmark Developments who addressed the Committee in relation to the application.

     

    DECIDED – That planning permission be approved subject to conditions as detailed by the Planning Officer from within the submitted report.

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Change of use of development consisting of 3 no.ground floor retail units and 6 no self-contained apartments over first and second floors at 51 - 63 Tweedale Street, Rochdale,

    Minutes:

    The Director of Economy introduced planning application 15/00639 for the change of use of a development consisting of 3 ground floor retail units and 6 self-contained apartments over the first and second floors at 51 - 63 Tweedale Street, Rochdale.

     

    The Committee considered the views of Mr S. Mohammad who addressed the Committee on behalf of objectors to the application.

     

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

     

    The Committee considered the views of Councillors Linden and Zaheer who addressed the Committee in relation to the application.

     

    DECIDED – That planning permission be refused on the grounds that the lack of dedicated parking and servicing, would lead an increase in pressure for on-street parking and congestion to the detriment of residential amenity, highway safety and the free flow of traffic. As such, the proposal would be detrimental to residential amenity and the safe and efficient operation of the highway network; and that, the proposed development, by reason of its design and height, would be out of character with surrounding area to the detriment of visual amenity and the character and appearance of the street scene.

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Demolition of warehouse building to north of the site. Erection of a foodstore Class A1) and change of use, single storey front extension, external alterations to and refurbishment of existing Class B8 building at end south of site to provide a 'flexible use' retail unit (Class A1, A2, A3 or A5) with associated public realm, vehicular access, car parking, servicing areas and hard and soft landscaping. Site Of Belden Cdt Ltd, Stockton Street, Littleborough, Rochdale.

    Minutes:

    The Director of Economy introduced planning application 15/0128 for the demolition of warehouse building to north of the site. Erection of a foodstore Class A1) and change of use, single storey front extension, external alterations to and refurbishment of existing Class B8 building at end south of site to provide a 'flexible use' retail unit (Class A1, A2, A3 or A5) with associated public realm, vehicular access, car parking, servicing areas and hard and soft landscaping, on the site Of Belden Cdt Ltd, Stockton Street, Littleborough, Rochdale.

     

    The Planning Officer advised the Committee of amendments to condition 18 of the submitted report, following a consultation response received by the Environment Agency.

     

    The Committee considered a statement of objection by Mr B. Cropper and the responses provided by the Highways Officer.

     

    DECIDED – That planning permission be approved subject to the conditions as detailed within the submitted report and subsequent amendments to condition 18.

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Judicial Review - Tarnside Close

45.

Licensing Policy Update pdf icon PDF 160 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Director of Public Health introduced a report consulting the Committee on a revised Licensing Policy, prior to recommendation by Cabinet for adoption of the Licensing Policy to full Council.  The purpose of the report was to enable the Council to meet its statutory obligation to adopt and publish a Licensing Policy, in accordance with section 5 of the Licensing Act 2003, prior to the 31st January 2016.

     

    The Committee were informed a draft statement of Licensing Policy has been updated to take into account the LGA’s best practice framework for the review of Council’s policy statement. Included in the review was the statutory government guidance section 182, for the review of licensing policies.

     

    The Council was required to consult which commenced on the 19th October 2015 and will close on the 8th January 2016.

     

    Alternatives considered: under the Licensing Act 2003, in 2011. The Policy Statement must be reviewed every five years.

     

    DECIDED – That (1) the report be noted;

    (2) that Cabinet be advised this Committee believes that changes to the Licensing Laws, as indicated within the submitted report and in particular the removal of the 10 year renewal for Licence Holders will be detrimental to the ability of the Authority and Licence Holders to promote the licensing objectives of prevention of crime and disorder; Public safety; the prevention of public nuisance; and the protection of children from harm.

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Gambling Licensing Policy update pdf icon PDF 141 KB