Decision details

2/2018/0032 - 4-5 Headford Court, Cockermouth - Installation of external mechanical extraction system and flue

Decision Maker: Development Panel

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Councillor M Jenkinson left the meeting at 3.46 pm.




The Planning Officer recommended approval.


The Planning Officer outlined the application and detailed the main issues within the report as follows:


  • Justification of need:


The extraction system and flue will replace the existing system that is not fit for purpose and without the benefit of planning permission.


  • Replacement system:


The proposals will provide the functionality to achieve the necessary odour control within noise limits with minimal impact on residential amenity and with an improvement on the current situation.


  • Heritage and visual impact:


There will be some visual impact from the proposals. However, the impact is not considered to be less than substantial harm to the significance of the listed buildings and Conservation Area. The benefits of the system in safeguarding residential amenity from odour and sustaining the business are considered to outweigh any harm. The impact on the enjoyment of the Public Right of Way is considered not to be significant.


  • Planning history:


A flue of similar dimensions was previously approved by the Council and installed on the same elevation in 1999. This has since been removed following the flooding and re-occupation of the building in 2015


Members noted the representations received in respect of the application, the main grounds of which were set out in the report.


Councillor R Munby moved that the application be approved as per the officer’s recommendation. This was seconded by Councillor M Grainger.


A vote was taken on the motion. The vote in favour was unanimous. The motion was carried.








  1. The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.


Reason: In order to comply with Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.


  1. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out solely in accordance with the following plans:

002 Rev A Existing & Proposed Rear and Side Elevations/Site Plan/Block

Plan (amended plan 14/5/2018)

Aspava Layout Option 1 (amended plan 14/5/2018)


Reason: In order to ensure that the development is carried out in complete accordance with the approved plans and any material and non-material alterations to the scheme are properly considered.


  1. The flue and extraction system shall be manufactured with a grey matt paint finish, details of which shall be provided to the Local Planning Authority and approved in writing before the system is installed.


Reason; In order to minimise visual impact

Report author: Kelly Hampson

Publication date: 29/06/2018

Date of decision: 26/06/2018

Decided at meeting: 26/06/2018 - Development Panel

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