Decision details

2.2018.0373 - Non compliance with condition 2 on planning approval 2/2011/0227. Amendments to alter arrangements of play equipment - Land at Moss Bay Road, Workington

Decision Maker: Development Panel

Decision status: Refused

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Link to website:
https://planning.allerdale.gov.uk/portal/servlets/ApplicationSearchServlet?PKID=189320

Decisions:

Representations

 

Councillor B Cannon spoke on the application as Ward Councillor.

 

A pre-prepared statement was read out on behalf of the agent Rachael Graham in support of the application.

 

Application

 

The report recommended delegation of the responsibility to grant permission subject to conditions to the Head of Place Development upon the completion and signing of a s106 agreement to secure ongoing obligations as detailed in the report.

 

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

 

  • Principle

 

The merits of the estate itself had been approved and implemented under the original consent 2/2013/0445. The principle of the development remained acceptable and not under review. The development was largely complete.

 

·  Play equipment

 

The loss of the Shimmy Plus play apparatus to be replaced with the Eccup Plus play apparatus was considered appropriate given the benefits to younger children resident on the estate. The alteration would also reduce the potential for overlooking from the apparatus into habitable windows within the nearest residential property.

 

·  Layout

 

The revised layout was acceptable as a suitable change.

 

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

 

There ensued a member discussion focusing on whether the proposed equipment responded to the specific need for facilities to be provided for a range of ages (younger and older children). The timing of when the equipment could be provided was also discussed. It was recognised during the discussions that the proposed equipment would respond to the issues of amenity that currently existed with the unauthorised structures on site. However, some members considered it did not respond to the age range matter, in contrast to the provision previously proposed.

 

Following member discussion, and the questions raised to the speakers, Councillor T Annison moved refusal on the grounds that the application for the development was contrary to policy S25 of the Allerdale Local Plan Part 1 (2014), specifically criterion e) as the specific provision proposed failed to address the deficiency in the provision of play and recreation spaces designed for children and young people.

This was seconded by Councillor D Wilson.

 

A vote was taken on the motion for refusal on the grounds that the application for the development was contrary to policy S25 of the Allerdale Local Plan Part 1 (2014), specifically criterion e) as the specific provision proposed failed to address the deficiency in the provision of play and recreation spaces designed for children and young people, 8 voted in favour, 3 against and 0 abstentions.

The motion was carried.

 

Resolution

 

Refused.

 

Reasons for Refusal

 

The development was contrary to policy S25 of the Allerdale Local Plan Part 1 (2014), specifically criterion e) as the specific provision proposed failed to address the deficiency in the provision of play and recreation spaces designed for children and young people.

 

Report author: Lewis Jefferson

Publication date: 17/10/2018

Date of decision: 16/10/2018

Decided at meeting: 16/10/2018 - Development Panel

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