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Development Panel - FUL/2019/0128 - Highfield Community Centre (Squash Club), Highfield Road, Cockermouth - Partial change of use from squash courts to changing facilities and new function rooms

Meeting: 01/10/2019 - Development Panel (Item 188)

188 Development Panel - FUL/2019/0128 - Highfield Community Centre (Squash Club), Highfield Road, Cockermouth - Partial change of use from squash courts to changing facilities and new function rooms pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

Representations

 

Sean Marsh spoke in support of the application

 

Application

 

The report recommended granting permission subject to conditions.

 

The Planning and Building Control Manager introduced the item and then went through the main issues as detailed in the report. It was then explained to members that the proposed upper floor balcony had been removed from the application.

 

Principle of Development

 

The loss of this sporting facility is considered justified with the benefits of changing facilities and clubhouse to support the emerging rugby club. This is agreed with Sport England who concur on the benefits. A single squash court is retained.

 

Residential Amenity

 

The amended plans remove a balcony and keep windows fixed that serve the upper floor function room and bar. This is considered to overcome any adverse impacts with other safeguarding conditions on hours of operation.

 

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 in relation to changing facilities and noise levels. Debate then ensued.

 

Councillor Ellis moved the motion to approve the application as per officers recommendation

 

The motion was seconded by Councillor Gaston.

 

A vote was taken on the motion to approve, 11 voted in favour, 0 against and 0 abstentions.

 

The motion was carried.

 

Resolution

 

Permission granted subject to conditions as per officers recommendations.

 

CONDITIONS

 

Time

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:

DWG02 REV A Proposed Plans (amended plan 13/8/2019)

DWG03 REV A Proposed Elevations (amended plan 13/8/2019)

20120 - 1 Environmental Noise Survey

 

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.

 

Post first use

3. Entertainment and plant noise from the approved development shall not exceed the measured background level LA90 15min 42dB, as measured 1m from the nearest noise sensitive façade on Scafell Close CA13 9BP

 

Reason : In the interesrts of residential amenity in compliance with policy S32 of the Allerdale local plan (Part 1)

 

4. The opening/operation of the approved use shall only be between the hours of 8am and 11pm Monday to Saturday and 8am and 10.30pm on Sundays.

Reason: In the interests of residential amenity in compliance with policy S32 of the Allerdale local plan (Part 1)

 

5. The placing of bottles into receptacles outside the premises shall solely take place between the hours of 8am and 8pm Monday to Saturday and 10am and 8pm on Sundays.

 

Reason : In the interests of residential amenity in compliance with policy S32 of the Allerdale local plan (Part 1)

 

6. Deliveries to the premises shall solely take place between the hours of 8am and 8pm Monday to Saturday and 10am and 8pm on Sundays.

 

Reason : In the interests of residential amenity in compliance with policy S32 of the Allerdale local plan (Part 1)