Agenda, decisions and minutes

Development Panel
Tuesday 29th May, 2018 1.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Allerdale House. View directions

Contact: Dean Devine  01900 702502

Items
No. Item

34.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 1 May 2018.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 1 May 2018 were signed as a correct record.

35.

Declaration of Interests

Councillors/Staff to give notice of any disclosable pecuniary interest, other registrable interest or any other interest and the nature of that interest relating to any item on the agenda in accordance with the adopted Code of Conduct.

Minutes:

None declared.

36.

Questions

To answer questions from Councillors and members of the public – submitted in writing or by electronic mail no later than 5.00pm, 2 working days before the meeting.

Minutes:

None received.

37.

2/2018/0034 - The Old Tan Yard, Laurel Terrace, Wigton - Application for change of use from B1 light industrial use to D1 nursery use class and erection of single storey extension pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Minutes:

Item deferred.

38.

2/2018/0024 - 129, John Street, Workington - Demolish existing flat roof extension, sub-divide existing domestic accommodation and carry out alterations and change use of former club premises to provide self contained apartments pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Minutes:

Application

 

The Senior Planning Officer recommended approval.

 

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

 

  • Principle:

 

The principle of the change of use of this former leisure club (D2) a previously developed site, to residential apartments is acceptable for this mixed use area close to the town centre of Workington.

 

  • Amenity:

 

No adverse impact on residential amenity to surrounding dwellings from the residential use in terms of noise nuisance or overlooking subject to appropriate noise insulation between flats and other properties to be secured by planning condition.

 

  • Parking:

 

No off street parking is provided and there have been 50 letters of objection from nearby residents expressing concerns over further on street car parking.

 

As part of a wider council strategy for parking in Workington, the forward plan for Peter Street car park, which is adjacent to the proposed apartments, is to make it a long stay pay and display car park. This car park is currently free and is mostly used by residents in the area or town workers.

 

The potential residents of the new flats would have the ability to purchase parking permits to use in this car park.

 

Reserved bays are also subject to a charge but residents, depending on their car ownership, may not need it. If the resident does not renew the reserved bay they would lose it and this would then be sold on to somebody else.

 

  • Waste disposal:

 

Adequate space to provide bin storage in rear yard.

 

Members noted the representations received in respect of the application, the main grounds of which were set out in the report. Members also noted the additional consultations received since the preparation of the officer’s report which included the applicant’s supporting car park survey and the Council’s car parks records of car parking facilities in the locality and charging regime.

 

Councillor M Grainger moved that the application be approved as per the officer’s recommendation. This was seconded by Councillor T Annison.

 

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

 

Decision

 

Approved

 

Conditions

 

  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:

17.25.GPF 1 - Proposed ground floor plan

17.25.PFF 1 - Proposed first floor plan

17.25.PSF 1 - Proposed second floor

17.25.PR.ELE - Proposed elevations

17.25.BLOCK - Proposed block plan

17.25.SITE - Proposed site plan

17.25.LOC - Location Plan

 

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. New ground floor windows and doors abutting the highway shall be of a type which cannot open outwards into the highway.

 

Reason: To minimise possible danger to other highway users.

 

  1. Before any part of the development hereby approved is commenced a scheme of sound proofing showing measures to deal with sound insulation of walls and floors between the separate and adjoining properties shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The approved scheme shall be implemented to the satisfaction of the Local Planning Authority prior to the occupation of any part of the development.

 

Reason: In the interest of residential amenity in compliance with policy S32 Allerdale Local plan (Part 1) adopted July 2014.

 

  1. No development shall take place until a Construction and Demolition Method Statement has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The statement shall include the following:

(a) Traffic Management Plan to include all traffic associated with the development, including site and staff traffic, off-site parking, turning and compound areas;

(b) Procedure to monitor and mitigate noise and vibration from the construction and demolition and to monitor any properties at risk of damage from vibration, as well as taking into account noise from vehicles, deliveries. All measurements should make reference to BS7445.

(c) Mitigation measures to reduce adverse impacts on residential properties from construction compounds including visual impact, noise, and light pollution.

(d) A written procedure for dealing with complaints regarding the construction or demolition;

(e) Measures to control the emissions of dust and dirt during construction and demolition (including any wheel washing facilities);

(f) Programme of work for Demolition and Construction phase;

(g) Hours of working and deliveries;

(h) Details of lighting to be used on site.

(i) Highway signage / Haulage routes

The approved statement shall be adhered to throughout the duration of the development.

 

Reason: In the interests of safeguarding the amenity of the occupiers of neighbouring properties 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.

 

  1. Prior to occupation of the apartments details of the arrangements for the storage and disposal of waste from the premises shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The approved details shall be implemented prior to occupation of the apartments, and thereafter maintained at all times in accordance with the approved arrangements for the lifetime of the development.

 

Reason: In the interests of safeguarding residential and visual amenity of other properties in the locality from the operational use of the application site, in compliance with the National Planning Policy Framework and Policy S32 of the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1), Adopted July 2014.

39.

2/2018/0101 - Welton Primary School, Welton, Carlisle - Outline application for the erection of 14 dwellings including 4 affordable properties and approved of access and layout pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

Representations

 

Mr Pearson spoke in objection to the application on behalf of Sebergham Parish Council.

 

Mr Metcalfe spoke in support of the application as the applicant’s agent.

 

Application

 

The Senior Planning Officer recommended refusal.

 

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

 

  • Principle of development:

 

The proposal development would see non-essential new dwellings located within the open countryside contrary to Policies S3, S5 and S9 of the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1), Adopted July 2014 and the Section 6 of National Planning Policy Framework.

 

  • Access and layout:

 

The proposed layout is not considered to respond to the rural character, history and distinctiveness of its location contrary to Policies S2, S4, S32, S33 and Dm14 of the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1), Adopted July 2014.

 

An appropriate form of access and egress from the site can be achieved.

 

  • Affordable housing:

 

The applicant is proposing 4 units will be affordable Low Cost Units in line with Policy S8 of the Allerdale Local Plan (part 1), Adopted July 2014.

 

  • Residential amenity:

 

Officers are satisfied that the proposed development would achieve an acceptable form of private amenity space for each dwelling and the proximity of the village hall would not unduly impact on the amenity of the proposed occupiers.

 

The Senior Planning Officer advised members that additional publicity was required to be undertaken in accordance with Article 15 of the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015. As such, members were advised that the determination of the application be delegated to officers upon the expiration of the publicity period, the recommendation still being to refuse as per the officer’s report. If considerations were raised during the publicity period which had not been considered in the officer’s report, then the matter would be reported back to the Panel for determination.

 

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

 

Councillor N Cockburn moved that the application be refused as per the officer’s recommendation. This was seconded by Councillor R Munby.

 

A vote was taken on the motion. 8 voted in favour of refusal, 2 against. The motion was carried.

 

Resolution

 

That, in the event of no new considerations being raised during the publicity period not already considered in the officer’s report, the decision to refuse the application be delegated to officers upon the expiration of the publicity period, the reasons for refusal being:

 

  1. The Local Planning Authority considers the proposed dwellings would constitutes an inappropriate non-essential form of residential development in the open countryside and would therefore be contrary to the provisions of Policy S3 and S5 of the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1) Adopted July 2014 and paragraph 17 the principles and paragraph 55 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

  1. The Local Planning Authority considers the scale and layout of the development site does not respond positively to the character, history and distinctiveness of the rural landscape in which it lies. The proposal is considered contrary to Policy S2, S4, S32, S33 and DM14 of the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1), Adopted July 2014 and National Planning Policy Framework (Paragraph 58 and 64).