Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

There were no apologies received.

2.

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 interests.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 191 KB

To consider the Minutes of the meeting of the Planning and Licensing Committee held Thursday, 5th March 2020.

Minutes:

Resolved:
That the Minutes of the meeting of the Planning and Licensing Committee held 5th March 2020 be approved as a correct record.

4.

Land between Threlkeld Road and Gatesgarth Road, Middleton pdf icon PDF 414 KB

Proposal: The construction of 41 dwellings for Affordable Rent with associated highways, landscaping and retained/enhanced public open space.

Minutes:

The Head of Planning presented submitted planning application 19/01487/FUL, an application for the construction of 41 dwellings for Affordable Rent with associated highways, landscaping and retained/enhanced public open space at land between Threkeld Road and Gatesgarth Road, Middleton.

 

The Committee received representations from agents of the applicant, Mr. K. Bennet and Ms. A. Dennett, who addressed Members in support of the planning application.

 

The Committee received representations from Councillor Susan Smith, a Member for the Council’s West Middleton Ward, where the proposed development was to take place.

 

Resolved:

Planning permission be granted subject to the subject to the schedule of conditions, detailed in the report.

 

5.

Land at Stainton Drive, Middleton pdf icon PDF 296 KB

Proposal: Residential development - 48 dwellings - including provision of highway and landscaping

Minutes:

The Head of Planning presented submitted planning application 19/00956/FUL, a residential development, comprising 48 dwellings, including the provision of highway and landscaping on land at Stainton Drive, Middleton.

 

The Committee received representations from Councillor Susan Smith, a Member for the Council’s West Middleton Ward, where the proposed development was to take place.

 

Resolved:

That planning permission be granted subject to the Conditions detailed in the updated Planning Officer’s updated report.

6.

Carr Wood Cottage (Formerly 1 & 3 Higher Clough) School Lane Rochdale pdf icon PDF 291 KB

Proposal: The erection of one detached dwelling with associated landscaping and boundary treatments following demolition of existing buildings.

Minutes:

The Head of Planning presented submitted planning application 20/00041/FUL, an application for the erection of one detached dwelling with associated landscaping and boundary treatments following the demolition of existing buildings at Carr Wood Cottage (formerly 1 and 3 Higher Clough) School Lane, Rochdale.

 

The Committee received representations from Mr. N. Morrell who addressed Members on behalf of the objectors to the planning application.

 

The Committee received representations from Mr. A. Chorlton, who addressed Members on behalf of the applicant, in support of the planning application.

 

Resolved:

Planning permission be granted subject to the subject to the schedule of conditions, detailed in the report.

7.

Land South East of Half Acre House Residential Care Home, Roch Valley Way, Rochdale pdf icon PDF 433 KB

Proposal: An outline application for erection of five detached dwellings

Minutes:

The Head of Planning presented submitted planning application 17/01418/OUT, an outline application for the erection of five detached dwellings at land South East of Half Acre House Residential Care Home, Roch Valley Way, Rochdale.

 

The Committee received representations from Mr. Sajad Hussain who addressed Members on behalf of the objectors to the planning application.

 

The Committee received representations from Mr. M. Percy, the agent for the applicant, who addressed Members in support of the application.

 

The Committee was addressed by Councillor Angela Smith, a Bamford Ward Member, who explained that she had formally withdrawn her ‘call-up’ of this planning application. Councillor Smith had called-up this application on the basis of its potential impact on existing residential properties and the Roch Valley Greenspace Corridor.

 

Resolved:

That determination of this planning application be deferred to the next meeting of the Planning and Licensing Committee.

8.

Approval of Revised Local List for Validation of Planning Applications for Public Consultation pdf icon PDF 161 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Planning submitted a report explaining that the Local Planning Authority (LPA) benefits from powers to require that planning applications are accompanied by such information as it considers necessary; such information must be set out in an adopted Local List. The Council’s current Local List is out of date; work had been undertaken by the Planning Service to produce a new Local List which should be reflective of current requirements, meeting the relevant statutory tests and provide clear guidance to prospective applicants.

 

The report sought delegated authority is sought, to carry out a public consultation exercise on the Local List, in accordance with best practice guidance. It was intended that a final version of the Local List will be returned to the Planning and Licensing Committee for adoption following a review of the consultation responses received and, where appropriate, incorporation of such feedback.

 

Resolved:
That the Planning and Licensing Committee delegate authority to, the Head of Planning, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Planning, Development and Housing, to carry out a public consultation exercise on the draft revised Local List
(‘Validation of Planning Applications Local List July 2020).

 

9.

Planning Appeals pdf icon PDF 221 KB

To note the following determined Planning Appeals:

a.    24 Apple Tree Way, Rochdale

b.    15 Walsingham Avenue, Middleton

c.    8 Canterbury Crescent, Middleton

d.    11 Ullswater Grove, Heywood

e.    2 Grange Avenue, Milnrow

 

Site visit arrangements:

Members are to make their own way to the sites listed below (there will be no minibus from the Town Hall).

 

i.              4:00pm 17/01418/OUT – Land at Half Acre House, Roch Valley Way

ii.            4:25pm 19/00956/FUL – Stainton Drive, Middleton

iii.           4:40pm 19/01487/FUL – Land between Threlkeld Road and Gatesgarth Road, Middleton

 

There will be no organised visit to 20/000/41/FUL (Carr Wood Cottage).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Planning submitted a report which detailed planning applications, listed below, that had recently been determined by the Planning

Inspectorate.

a.    24 Apple Tree Way, Rochdale

b.    15 Walsingham Avenue, Middleton

c.    8 Canterbury Crescent, Middleton

d.    11 Ullswater Grove, Heywood

e.    2 Grange Avenue, Milnrow

 

Resolved:

That the report be noted.