Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

16.

Withdrawal of item

Minutes:

The Chair advised that agenda item 8 - Long Lees Farm Cottage, Todmorden Road, Littleborough, OL14 6UR; was to be withdrawn for consideration at a future meeting.

17.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 76 KB

To approve as a correct record, the minutes of the last meeting of the Planning and Licensing Committee held on 5th August 2021.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

That the minutes of the meeting of the Planning and Licensing Committee held on 2 September 2021 be approved as a correct record.

18.

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.   

19.

GM Minimum Licensing Standards for Taxi and Private Hire - Stage 1 recommendations report pdf icon PDF 253 KB

Report of the Director of Neighbourhoods (to follow).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Cabinet Member for Economy and Communication which detailed work undertaken to meet the requirements of Greater Manchester Authorities to collectively develop, approve and implement a common set of minimum licensing standards (MLS) for taxi and private hire services.

 

Alternatives considered

No alternatives were considered as Members supported the proposals to ensure public safety and protection.

 

RESOLVED

1.    That the detail be noted of and reasons for the proposed standards for licensed drivers, licensed private hire operators and local authorities.

2.    That the consultation responses received at both GM and Rochdale level, be noted.

3.    That the comments and considerations for each standard in response to the consultation responses received be noted.

4.    That the Planning and Licensing Committee advises Cabinet to approve the recommendations for each of the standards for licensed drivers, licensed private hire operators and local authorities.

5.    That the Planning and Licensing Committee advises Cabinet to approve the implementation of the standards for licensed drivers, licensed private hire operators and local authorities with a go live date of 1 December 2021.

20.

Friendship Inn, 14 Cheapside, Middleton, M24 6DG pdf icon PDF 266 KB

Proposal:  Change of use of former public house (Sui Generis) to 8 bed HMO (Sui Generis) (Resubmission of 20/01311/FUL).

Minutes:

The Planning Officer presented submitted planning application 21/00752/FUL for the change of use of former public house (Sui Generis) to 8 bed HMO (Sui

Generis) (Resubmission of 20/01311/FUL).

 

The Committee received representation from the agent for the applicant.

 

The Committee received representation from Ward Councillor Sara Rowbotham objecting to the application.

 

RESOLVED

That planning permission be approved subject to conditions as detailed within the submitted report.

21.

Planning Appeals pdf icon PDF 109 KB

To note the following appeals:-

a)    20/01459/FUL - Old Barn House, 5 Whittle Lane, Heywood OL10 2RB;

b)    20/01517/FUL - 27 Spring Bank Lane, Rochdale OL11 5SE;

c)    21/00105/CAA - Hesketh Villa, Whittle Lane, Heywood, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL10 2RN;

d)    21/00116/HOUS - 3 Stanway Close, Middleton, M24 1HE;

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Planning set out details of planning appeals that had recently been determined by the Planning Inspectorate.

 

RESOLVED

That the report be noted.

22.

Lodged Planning Appeals pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To note Planning Appeals that have been lodged with the Planning Inspectorate.

 

 

 

 

Site visits:-

It has been agreed with the Chair of the Planning and Licensing Committee that, in view of the current COVID-19 guidance specific to Rochdale, there will be no site visits for the agenda items.

 

Members are free to view the application sites from public vantage points without entering private property, and are encouraged to make use of Google Earth and Google Streetview prior to the meeting.

 

The above guidance is reflected on page 15 of the PAS document: “Probity in planning for Councillors and Officers” https://www.local.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/probity-planning-councill-d92.pdf  

 

Minutes:

The Committee were informed of four appeals that had been lodged with the Planning Inspectorate relating to a delegated decision in Middleton.

 

RESOLVED

That the report be noted.