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The Director of Economy and Environment reported on submitted planning application 15/00364/FUL for the partial demolition and conversion of existing agricultural building to form one dwelling including two storey and single storey extensions at Greengate Hill Farm, Ashworth Road, Rochdale, OL11 5UN.
The Sub-Committee considered the views of Mr M Percy who addressed Members on behalf of the applicant.
The Sub-Committee also considered the views of Councillor James Gartside, a Norden Ward Member, who addressed Members in relation to the application.
DECIDED – That planning permission be granted, subject to the conditions agreed by the Head of Planning, as the Committee considered that the current application would:-
1. Bring back into use a heritage building,
2. Improve to visual amenity of the site by the removal of the dilapidated agricultural buildings and
3. Not constitute a disproportionate addition to the existing building when the removal of the derelict agricultural buildings were taken into consideration.