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14.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 27 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.

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16.

Erection of 7 detached dwellings on land off Starring Road, Littleborough

    Minutes:

    The Director of Economy introduced submitted planning application 15/00996/FUL for the erection of 7 detached dwellings on land off Starring Road, Littleborough.

     

    The Director of Economy advised the Committee that further to previous consideration of the application by the Committee at the meeting held on 27th June 2016 to allow time for the boundary between Barkers Wood and Starring Road to be established. Local residents, the Starring Road Action Group, had agreed to jointly commission a survey to establish the correct position of the boundary of Barkers Wood. The survey had been carried out by an independent surveyor who has prepared a submitted plan which confirmed the correct position of the boundary of Barkers Wood. The results of the survey illustrates that a short section of the existing boundary fence was positioned inside Barkers Wood by some 1 metre. If the fence were to be repositioned then a short section of Starring Road would be reduced in width to 4.9 metres. The Councils Highway Officer commented that if the width of the road was to be reduced to 4.9m, the development would still operate safely.

     

    Further to the submitted report the Director of Economy advised on pages 11 and 26 it is stated that the entrance into the site would be enclosed by stone walls which would attach to the ‘retained’ drystone walling which extends along the boundary of the site with Starring Road. However the applicant had confirmed the drystone wall running from the north western boundary of 32 Starring Way to the site entrance would be set back to allow for a slight widening of the carriageway and the provision of a footpath with the stone wall will then be rebuilt along the repositioned boundary.

     

    The Director of Economy advised the Committee of an amendment to the recommendation within the submitted report which sought approval of the application be deferred until as such time as the completion of a flood risk survey had been completed.

     

    The Committee considered the views of local residents who addressed the Committee objecting to the application.

     

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

     

    The Committee considered the views of Councillor Dearnley who addressed the Committee in relation to the application.  

     

    DECIDED – That planning permission be granted subject to the conditions as detailed within the submitted report and the satisfactory completion of a flood risk assessment.

17.

Outline application (all matters reserved except for access) for up to 65 dwellings (Use Class C3) and associated landscaping, open space, access arrangements and car parking provision on land to the west of Hollin Lane, Middleton.

    The Director of Economy introduced planning application 16/00725/OUT an outline planning application (all matters reserved except for access) for up to 94 residential units (Use Class C3) with associated landscaping, open space, access arrangements and car parking; alongside demolition of farm and buildings associated with Close Road Farm on land to the west of Hollin Lane, Middleton.

     

    The Director of Economy detailed how the submitted application differed from two previous applications (15/00358/OUT and 15/01207/OUT) for the site, namely vehicular access to the site was now proposed off Langley Lane as opposed to Hollin Lane and the number of residential units has been increased from 88 units to 94 units.

     

    Further to the submitted report the Director provided clarification that the affordable housing element referred to in the report would also be subject to viability.  Additionally the requirement contained within the report for two bus stops on Hollin Lane and cycle lane improvements would only be required if the current proposal is developed ahead of application 15/01195/OUT (up to 150 dwellings), 15/01183/OUT (up to 205 dwellings) and 16/00444//OUT (up to 65 dwellings).

     

    The Director of Economy further advised a total of 101 objections have been received and confirmed that issues raised in objections received since publication of the submitted report, had been addressed within the submitted report.

     

    Having been offered the option of addressing the Committee on applications 16/00444/OUT and 16/00725/OUT either separately on each item or collectively, Mr Kevin Shackell on behalf of the objectors had previously indicated a wish to make a collective address to the Committee during consideration of the application 16/00444/OUT.

     

    The Committee considered the views of Mr B. Tierney who addressed the Committee in respect of this application and 16/00444/OUT on behalf of the objectors.

     

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

     

    The Committee further considered comments of Councillor Neil Emmott who addressed the Committee in respect of the application.

     

    DECIDED – That planning permission be granted subject to conditions as detailed within the submitted report and update and an additional planning condition requiring a scheme of highway safety improvements to reduce vehicle speeds on Langley Laneand the completion of a planning obligation under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act and a Section 278 Agreement to secure the following:

    1. the provision of affordable housing on site and/or an off-site contribution in lieu of onsite provision in accordance with the provisions of UDP policy H/7 and its associated SPD: Affordable Housing;
    2. financial contribution towards the provision of primary school places in Middleton Township calculated by the pupil yield of the development multiplied by the relevant basic need funding allocation;
    3. financial contribution towards the provision of secondary school places in Middleton Township calculated by the pupil yield of the development (0.1 per dwelling) multiplied by the relevant basic need funding allocation;
    4. financial contribution towards the provision of outdoor sport and recreation facilities at Bowlee Playing Fields;
    5. local labour scheme;
    6. scheme for  ...  view the full agenda text for item 17.

    Minutes:

    The Director of Economy reported on submitted planning application 16/00444/OUT, an outline application (all matters reserved except for access) for up to 65 dwellings (Use Class C3) and associated landscaping, open space, access arrangements and car parking provision on land to the west of Hollin Lane, Middleton.

     

    Further to the submitted report the Director of Economy provided points of clarification relating to the secondary school contribution which had been calculated incorrectly throughout. The report stated a maximum of £100,100.65 would be required when it should in fact be £100,100.07.  Furthermore the requirement contained within the report for two bus stops on Hollin Lane and cycle lane improvements will only be required if the current proposal is developed ahead of application 15/01195/OUT (up to 150 dwellings), 15/01183/OUT (up to 205 dwellings) and 16/00725/OUT (up to 94 dwellings). The requirement contained within the report for the extension of the existing 30mph zone would only be required if the current proposal is developed ahead of applications 15/01195/OUT and 15/01183/OUT.

     

    Further to the submitted report the Director advised of an amendment to condition 7 as detailed on page 87 of the submitted pack.

     

    Having been offered the option of addressing the Sub-Committee on applications 16/00444/OUT and 16/00725/OUT either separately on each item or collectively,  Mr Kevin Shackell on behalf of the objectors made a collective address to the Committee.

     

    The Committee considered the views of Mr Kevin Shackell who addressed the Committee in respect of applications 16/00444/OUT and 16/00725/OUT on behalf of the objectors.

     

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

     

    The Committee further considered comments of Councillor Neil Emmott who addressed the Committee in relation to the application.

      

    DECIDED – That planning permission be approved subject to conditions as detailed within the submitted report and update subject to the completion of a planning obligation under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning

    Act to secure the following:

    1. the provision of affordable housing on site and/or an off-site contribution in lieu of onsite provision in accordance with the provisions of UDP policy H/7 and its associated SPD: Affordable Housing (subject to viability);
    2. a financial contribution towards the provision of primary school places in Middleton Township calculated by the pupil yield of the development multiplied by the relevant basic need funding;
    3. a financial contribution towards the provision of secondary school places in Middleton Township calculated by the pupil yield of the development (0.1 per dwelling) multiplied by the relevant basic need funding;
    4. a financial contribution towards the provision of outdoor sport and recreation facilities at Bowlee Playing Fields;
    5. a local labour scheme;
    6. two bus stops;
    7. a scheme for the provision, implementation and management of a Locally Equipped Area of Play (LEAP); and
    8. a landscape and public open space plan for the provision, implementation and management of the landscape open space within the site.
    9. a potential for financial contribution towards the provision of cycle lane improvements comprising new and renewed  ...  view the full minutes text for item 17.

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Outline planning application (all matters reserved except for access) for up to 94 residential units (Use Class C3) with associated landscaping, open space, access arrangements and car parking; alongside demolition of farm and buildings associated with Close Road Farm on land to the West of Hollin Lane, Middleton

    Minutes:

    The Director of Economy introduced planning application 16/00725/OUT an outline planning application (all matters reserved except for access) for up to 94 residential units (Use Class C3) with associated landscaping, open space, access arrangements and car parking; alongside demolition of farm and buildings associated with Close Road Farm on land to the west of Hollin Lane, Middleton.

     

    The Director of Economy detailed how the submitted application differed from two previous applications (15/00358/OUT and 15/01207/OUT) for the site, namely vehicular access to the site was now proposed off Langley Lane as opposed to Hollin Lane and the number of residential units has been increased from 88 units to 94 units.

     

    Further to the submitted report the Director provided clarification that the affordable housing element referred to in the report would also be subject to viability.  Additionally the requirement contained within the report for two bus stops on Hollin Lane and cycle lane improvements would only be required if the current proposal is developed ahead of application 15/01195/OUT (up to 150 dwellings), 15/01183/OUT (up to 205 dwellings) and 16/00444//OUT (up to 65 dwellings).

     

    The Director of Economy further advised a total of 101 objections have been received and confirmed that issues raised in objections received since publication of the submitted report, had been addressed within the submitted report.

     

    Having been offered the option of addressing the Committee on applications 16/00444/OUT and 16/00725/OUT either separately on each item or collectively, Mr B. Tierney on behalf of the objectors had previously indicated a wish to make a collective address to the Committee during consideration of the application 16/00444/OUT.

     

    The Committee considered the views of Mr B. Tierney who addressed the Committee in respect of this application and 16/00444/OUT on behalf of the objectors.

     

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

     

    The Committee further considered comments of Councillor Neil Emmott who addressed the Committee in respect of the application.

     

    DECIDED – That planning permission be granted subject to conditions as detailed within the submitted report and the completion of a planning obligation under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act and a Section 278 Agreement to secure the following:

          I.        the provision of affordable housing on site and/or an off-site contribution in lieu of onsite provision in accordance with the provisions of UDP policy H/7 and its associated SPD: Affordable Housing;

        II.        financial contribution towards the provision of primary school places in Middleton Township calculated by the pupil yield of the development multiplied by the relevant basic need funding allocation;

       III.        financial contribution towards the provision of secondary school places in Middleton Township calculated by the pupil yield of the development (0.1 per dwelling) multiplied by the relevant basic need funding allocation;

      IV.        financial contribution towards the provision of outdoor sport and recreation facilities at Bowlee Playing Fields;

       V.        local labour scheme;

      VI.        scheme for the provision, implementation and management of a Locally Equipped Area of Play (LEAP); and

     VII.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 18.