Decision details

FUL/2019/0038 - Proposed cycleway between Allonby and Silloth, Land between Allonby and Silloth

Decision Maker: Development Panel

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Decisions:

Representations

 

Mr Molyneux on behalf of Holme St Cuthberts Parish Council spoke against the application.

 

Joe Broomfield and the Agent, Peter Shannon spoke in favour of the application.

 

Application

 

The report recommended that the decision to grant permission subject to conditions is delegated to the planning and building control manager upon:-

 

1.  The Expiration of the Notice Period to United Utilities and no new issues raised during that period.

2.  The confirmation from the County Council Archaeologist that the results of the trial excavations are acceptable and raise no issued that would necessitate permission being withheld.

 

The planning officer introduced the item and that the new proposed cycle route offers both inland and coastal off road routes, to complement the existing cycle route 71.

 

The planning officer then went through the main issues as detailed in the report.

 

Principle of Development

 

The proposal will enhance the existing cycle network, improve safety for cyclists and contribute to economic growth in Allerdale.

 

Highway Safety

 

The applicant has provided a safety audit regarding highway crossings and junctions. The Highway Authority have no objections.

 

Habitat and Ecologist

 

Based on evidence from Natural England, the proposal is not likely to significantly affect the ecological interest features of the flora and fauna.

 

Landscape Impact

 

Any visual or landscaping impact will be minimal due to the negligible elevation of the proposed cycle path.

 

Flood Risk

 

The proposed use of the land for outdoor recreation is classed as ‘water compatible’ in the NPPG.

 

Heritage Assets

 

A full archaeological survey has been provided by the applicant. There are no notable remains visible and the proposed works to achieve the cycleway are unlikely to impact significantly on the archaeology of the area.

 

Benefits and Planning Balance

 

Any potential harm is considered to be minimal and outweighed by the benefits of the off-road cycle way and its contribution to national cycleway connectivity, economic growth and tourism.

 

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

 

Questions were asked of the speakers and of the officers and debate followed relating to heritage, listed buildings, shared use issues and wildlife.

 

Councillor Smith moved to approve the proposal, as per officer’s recommendations.

 

The motion was seconded by Councillor Horsley.

 

A vote was taken on the motion to approve, 12 voted in favour, 0 against and 0 abstentions.

 

Resolution

 

Permission granted subject to conditions is delegated to the planning and building control manager upon:-

 

1.  The Expiration of the Notice Period to United Utilities and no new issues raised during that period.

2.  The confirmation from the County Council Archaeologist that the results of the trial excavations are acceptable and raise no issued that would necessitate permission being withheld.

 

 

CONDITIONS

 

Time Limit:

 

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.

 

 

 

In Accordance:

 

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

A106827 Bird Report

A106827 Great Crested Newt Survey Report

A106827 Natterjack Toad Report

A106827 Planning Statement

A106827 Report to Inform Habitats Regulations

Archaeological Desk Based Assessment - Allonby to Silloth

Archaeological Written Scheme of Investigation - Allonby to Silloth

1509 19-52 May 2019 Archaeological Evaluation Final Report  A106827 C002 Rev E Route Alignment Plans. 12 of 12

C003 Proposed Site Location Sheet 1 to 3

C004 - Construction Details

A106827 Ecological Appraisal

A106827 NVC Survey Report

Road Safety Audit - Designers Response Rev A

Allonby to Silloth Cycleway FRA Main Text

Allonby to Silloth Cycleway FRA Appendices

 

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.

 

3. The development hereby approved shall be implemented and used in full accordance with the submitted Flood Risk Assessment.

 

Reason: In the interests of flood management

 

4. The development hereby approved shall be implemented in full accordance with the findings and recommendations of the secondary Archaeological Investigation Report.

 

Reason: In the interests of protecting archaeological interests in the area.

 

Pre-commencement conditions:

 

5. Before development commences an Ecological Mitigation Plan based upon the principles of the submitted Ecological Appraisal and Species Surveys shall be provided and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The development shall be undertaken in complete accordance with the approved plan.

 

Reason: In the interests of safeguarding wildlife and biodiversity.

 

6. Before development commences, details of the cyclepath construction, including the precise scope and depth of ground excavations, within the sensitive archaeological areas as highlighted within the Archaeological Evaluation Final Report May 2019, shall be provided to the Local Planning Authority and approved in writing. The works shall be undertaken as approved.

 

Reason : in the interests of safeguarding known archaeological remains.

 

7.  The development hereby approved shall be implemented in full accordance with the findings and recommendations of the Archaeological Reports A106827 and Supplementary Evaluation Final Report 1509-19-52.

 

Reason : In the interests of protecting archaeological interests in the area

 

8. The path (combined footways/cycleways) shall be designed, constructed and drained to the satisfaction of the Local Planning Authority and in this respect further details, including longitudinal/cross sections, shall be submitted to the Local Planning Authority for approval before work commences on site. No work shall be commenced until a full specification has been approved. Any works so approved shall be constructed before the development is complete.

 

Reason: To ensure a minimum standard of construction in the interests of highway safety.

 

9. Development shall not be begun until a Construction Method Statement including details of all on-site construction works, post-construction reinstatement, drainage, mitigation, and other restoration, together with details of their timetabling has been submitted to and approved by the local planning authority and shall include measures to secure:

 

a)  formation of the construction compound(s) and access tracks and any

    areas of hard standing;

 

b)  cleaning of site entrances and the adjacent public highway;

 

c)  the sheeting of all HGVs taking spoil to/from the site to prevent spillage or 

    deposit of any materials on the highway;

 

d)  post-construction restoration/reinstatement of the working areas

 

e)  The Construction Method Statement shall be carried out as approved.

Reason: In the interests of safeguarding the amenity of residents during the construction works of the development hereby approved, in compliance with the National Planning Policy Framework and Policy S32 of the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1), Adopted July 2014 and in the interests of highway safety.

 

10. Development shall not be begun until a Construction Traffic Management Plan has been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The CTMP shall include details of:

 

  a) proposed accommodation works and where necessary a programme for their subsequent removal and the reinstatement of street furniture and verges, where required, along the route;

 

b) the pre-construction road condition established by a detailed survey for accommodation works within the highways boundary conducted with a

  Highway Authority representative;

 

  c) details of road improvement, construction specification, strengthening,

  maintenance and repair commitments if necessary as a consequence of

  the development;

 

  d)    details of proposed crossings of the highway verge;

 

  e)    retained areas for vehicle parking, maneuvering, loading and unloading

  for their specific purpose during the development;

 

  f)    construction vehicle routing;

 

  g)    the management of junctions to and crossings of the public highway and

  other public rights of way/footway;

 

  h)    the scheduling and timing of movements, temporary warning signs and  banksman/escort details.

 

Development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved Construction Traffic Management Plan.

 

Reason: In the interests of safeguarding the amenity of residentsduring the construction works of the development hereby approved, in compliance with the National Planning Policy Framework and Policy S32 of the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1), Adopted July 2014 and in the interests of highway safety.

 

11.There shall be no additional fencing or other means of enclosure constructed before details have been provided and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The works shall be implemented as approved.

 

Reason : In the interests of visual amenity and highway safety.

 

 

 

Report author: Simon Sharp

Publication date: 05/06/2019

Date of decision: 04/06/2019

Decided at meeting: 04/06/2019 - Development Panel

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