Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Development Panel
Tuesday 17th December, 2019 1.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Allerdale House. View directions

Contact: Lee Jardine  01900 702502

Items
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To sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 19 November 2019

Minutes:

Councillor Cockburn moved an amendment to the minutes of the meeting held 19th November 2019.

 

The amendment was that Councillor Grainger was present at the meeting.

 

The amendment was seconded by Councillor Grainger

 

A vote was taken on the amendment, 11 voted in favour, 0 against and 0 abstentions. The motion was carried.

 

The amendments have been made and the minutes of the meeting held 19th November 2019 were signed as a correct record.

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282.

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

283.

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

284.

FUL/2019/0206 Erection of single storey dwelling, Mardale, William Street, Wigton pdf icon PDF 357 KB

Minutes:

Representations

 

Councillor Elaine Lynch (on behalf of Wigton and Woodside Ward) spoke in support of the application

 

Dave Stanton (on behalf of the applicant) 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.

 

Principle of Development

 

The development is considered to bring benefits of providing one smaller dwelling in close proximity to Wigton’s services and facilities and designed as such that it can function in conjunction with the larger dwelling currently under construction alongside. The adverse impacts associated with the development are minor and do not outweigh the benefits.

 

Locational Sustainability

 

The site is within 350m of the defined town centre and the services and facilities that it provides; within 400m of Wigton Infant School (via the Crofts) and Nelson Thomlinson School; within 500m of bus stops served by services to Carlisle, Whitehaven, Keswick and Cockermouth; and within 1k of the railway station.

 

Flood Risk

 

The site is within Flood Zone 3a which is land at the highest probability of flooding outside of the functional flood plain. However officers are content that, sequentially, there is no land available and suitable for the development proposed with lesser probability of flooding. Officers are also content that the proposed development provides wider sustainability benefits to the community. It has also been demonstrated that the proposed development will remain safe over its lifetime without increasing flood risk elsewhere.

 

Heritage

 

The harm resulting from the development is less than substantial in terms of the impact on the character and appearance of the Wigton Conservation Area. The harm is outweighed by the public benefits derived from providing a small dwelling and its contribution to maintaining the overall viability and vitality of the nearby town centre and responding to the need for dwellings of this scale and single story design in the Borough.

 

Highway safety and access

 

It is clear that the County Highways Authority’s advised viability splays cannot be achieved at the point of access. However, it is considered that the context of the bend in the road directly to the South of the site, limited development to the South on this no-through road and width mean that, in reality, speeds are significantly lower than the mandatory maximum 30mph. As the proposal is for just one dwelling the access arrangements are considered acceptable.

 

The Planning and Building Control Manager referred members to the late list publication and the receipt of a specification and location for a bat box. He advised that the details were acceptable and, as such, suggested that condition 3 be amended to require compliance with these details prior to first occupation of the dwelling.

 

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 officers and debate followed relating to ecology, highways and flooding.

 

Councillor Kendall moved the motion to approve the officer’s recommendations with the amended condition 3.

 

The motion was seconded by Councillor Grainger.

 

A vote was taken on the motion to approve the officer’s recommendations, 10 voted in favour, 1 against and 0 abstentions.

 

The Motion was carried.

 

Resolution

 

Planning permission granted as per officers recommendations subject to conditions.

 

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 in strict accordance with the following plans:

(Amended) DWG 17-104-40 - REV B - Existing, Block, Location

(Amended) DWG 17-104-41 - REV B - Proposed Plans

(Amended) DWG 17-104-42 - REV AA - General Plan and Details

(Amended) TreereportV3

Flood Risk Assessment

Flood Sequential Test V2

Mardale PEA Survey Addendum Letter 03-09-2019 Final

William Street Scoping Survey 05-06-13 FINAL[2]

Bat Survey 05-06-13 FINAL[2]

 

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 and to accord with policy S2 of the Allerdale Local Plan Part 2014 and the provisions of the NPPF 2019.

 

Post-commencement/Pre use commencing conditions:

 

3.  A bat box shall be installed to the specification detailed in the email received on 20th December 2019 from Mr D Stanton. The box shall thereafter be retained for the lifetime of the development.  Reason: This is necessary ecological mitigation in response to the development to accord with policy S35 of the Allerdale Local Plan Part 1 (2014) and the provisions of the National Planning Policy Framework (2019). Reason: This is necessary ecological mitigation in response to the development to accord with policy S35 of the Allerdale Local Plan Part 1 (2014) and the provisions of the National Planning Policy Framework (2019).

 

4. The landscaping shown on plan 2017-104-42 Rev AA , including the land levels changes shall be implemented prior to the dwelling hereby approved being first occupied. Any trees or plants which within a period of 5 years from the completion of the development die, are removed or become seriously damaged or diseased shall be replaced in the next planting season with other similar size and species, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

 

Reason: To maintain the biodiversity value of the green corridor and preserve the character and appearance of this part of the Wigton Conservation Area to accord with policies S24 and S27 of the Allerdale Local Plan (2014) and the provisions of the National Planning Policy Framework (2019).

 

5. The dwelling shall not be first occupied until the vehicular access, parking and manoeuvring areas shown on plan 2017-104-42 Rev AA have been completed. The said areas shall be retained for the lifetime of the development.

 

Reason: In the interests of highway safety and to accord with policy S2 of the Allerdale Local Plan (2014) and the provisions of the National Planning Policy Framework (2019).

 

6. The existing access marked X on the approved plan 2017-104-42 Rev AA shall not be used as a vehicular access once the dwelling hereby approved is first occupied. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 or any order revoking or re-enacting that order relating to permitted development, no development falling within Schedule 2, Part 2 Class B of the said Order shall be carried out without the prior written approval of the Local Planning Authority.

 

Reason: To ensure that the only vehicular access to the site is that approved in the interests of highway safety and to accord with policy S2 of the Allerdale Local Plan (2014) and the provisions of the National Planning Policy Framework (2019).

 

Other:

 

7. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 or any order revoking or re-enacting that order relating to permitted development, no development falling within Schedule 2, Part 1 Classes A, B, C, D, E and F of the said Order shall be carried out without the prior written approval of the Local Planning Authority.

 

Reason: To maintain the green infrastructure corridor through the site, to preserve the character and appearance of the Wigton Conservation Area, to reflect the assumptions made in the approved Flood Risk Assessment and to accord with policies S24, S27 and S29 of the Allerdale Local Plan (2014) and the provisions of the National Planning Policy Framework (2019).

 

8. Foul drainage shall be disposed of to the adopted Public Sewerage system.

Reason: To promote sustainable development, secure proper drainage and to manage the risk of pollution in accordance with policies S32 and S36 of the Allerdale Local Plan 2014.

 

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FUL/2019/0210 Erection of new discount foodstore with car parking, landscaping and other associated works, Land at New Bridge Road, Workington pdf icon PDF 852 KB

Minutes:

Representations

 

The agent Richard Huteson spoke in support of the application.

 

Application

 

The report recommended granting permission subject to conditions.

 

The Senior Planning Officer introduced the item and then went through the main issues as detailed in the report.

 

Principle of Development

 

The proposed retail store is considered to be a ‘town-centre’ use and, as such, is subject to a sequential assessment to discount other available sites within the town centre, plus a retail assessment to demonstrate any impact on the vitality and viability of the town centre. It has been robustly evidenced that there are no suitable, available sites in sequentially preferable locations to accommodate the development and the impact is acceptable.

 

Design, visual amenity and landscape

 

The building is designed as a contemporary, generic store that meets the business model of the retail company. The building is sited centrally to the site to allow for the entrance access and parking area. The amount of parking is considered adequate and essential for this type of use at the location. The scale and massing is considered appropriate and relates well to adjacent buildings.

 

Sustainability of location and Highway safety

 

The site is in a sustainable location. The access details for residual vehicular trips are acceptable.

 

Ecology

 

A row of six TPO Swedish Whitebeam trees have been integrated into the layout of the scheme. Additional landscaping will enhance the appearance of the site and its biodiversity value in compliance with policies S33 and S35 of the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1).

 

Heritage

 

As a result of the separation distance and intervening modern developments, it is not considered the proposed development would harm the setting of the nearby listed buildings and Conservation Area heritage assets.

 

The Senior Planning Officer then advised that a late objection letter had been received from Tesco; a copy of the letter was then provided to members, the letter suggested that the applicant’s retail assessment work is not supported by appropriate evidence; there is substantial under trading across existing convenience provision; the applicant’s agent has fundamentally underestimated the level of impact on the town centre; and that the likelihood is that the jobs created by Lidl will merely be transferred from the stores that it impacts.

 

The Senior Planning Officer then advised that the letter is a material consideration and should be considered carefully.

 

He advised that the letter outlined the background to Tesco’s retail premises which also constitutes an out of town shopping store.

He noted that the letter contested the details of the application, the representation stating that there were deficiencies, outlining a number of points which resulted in the need to defer any decision on the application.

He also advised members that the letter referred to the weaknesses of the town centre in the Council’s retail study, questioning why the applicant had not undertaken a household survey to establish shopping habits and, given known under trading, the impact used only benchmark turnovers. He explained to members that it referred to calculations of the available expenditure and the turnover which should be of significant concern to the council.

 

The Senior Planning Officer summarised the 5 key issues raised in the letter which needed to be examined:-

 

1.  Insufficient evidence with the absence of a household survey to assess such impacts.

2.  The applicants identified under trading across the convenience provision.

3.  The under trading undermines the applicants assessment based on benchmark turnover

4.  The applicant has underestimated the level of impact on the town centre in terms of turnover and trade diversions.

5.  The proposal has few qualitative impacts in that jobs created will be transferred from existing stores.

In response, he highlighted that the applicant’s proposed retail study  encompassed a wide range of evidence including a sequential assessment, identification of the catchment area quantitative impact assessment (including sensitivity testing, convenience retail turnover and available expenditure, inflow assumption, forecast trade diversion on the town centre and out of town centres) and qualitative impacts.

 

This evidence was the subject of a peer review by an independent retail consultant who concluded that, after assessing all the evidence, the proposal would not adversely impact on the vitality and viability of the town centre.

 

Both the applicant and the agent referred to the strengths and weaknesses of the town centre within the retail study. The strengths refer to the town’s strong comparison base and the weaknesses refer to the limited convenience offer.

 

He advised that planning policy seeks to protect the town centre and the other out of town stores do not benefit from any protection under this policy.

 

The current proposal, he continued, was primarily focused on convenience goods (verified by planning condition) Therefore the main likely impact and trade diversion of this discount store, by virtue of its retail offer, would be greater impact on the out of town shops than that of the town centre. The levels of impact on the town centre were not, he advised, considered significant. The peer review acknowledged there were some elements which should be treated with caution due to the cumulative assessment with other speculative pending retail applications but this would not result in any substantial change to his overall findings.

 

Finally, the Senior Planning Officer advised that the objection letter also referred to two procedural issues.

 

Firstly the applicant was not named on the application form. Whilst this was correct, he advised that Lidl was clearly referred to within both the planning and retail statement and the design and access statement. Therefore, the merits of the proposal were not speculative but had an identified operator. Indeed the objection letter referred to the store to be occupied by Lidl.

 

The applications elevation plans also clearly display the operator’s signage which has recently been followed up in a separate advertisement application.

 

The second issue related to the council’s peer review and its absence from the website. This had been since been placed on the website and was referred to within the officers report 

 

Finally, the Senior Planning Officer referred members to the officer report and specifically the proposed conditions. He advised a number of minor amendments to some conditions following receipt of amended plans from the applicant. He advised that these changes were not material to the determination of the case and, therefore, were not the subject of a reconsultation and could be considered at this Panel.

 

The Chair then adjourned the meeting for 10 minutes to allow members to read and carefully consider the objection letter.

 

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 officers and debate followed relating to ecology, butterflies, landscaping, flooding and pollution, the sequential site analysis and retail impact.

 

Having afforded weight to all issues contained within the officer’s report and all representations, including the later objection, Councillor Grainger moved the motion to approve the officer’s recommendations

 

The motion was seconded by Councillor Kendall.

 

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

 

The motion was carried.

 

Resolution

 

Planning permission granted as per officer’s recommendations subject to conditions.

 

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:

Dwg16-1093-201 Rev C Access General Arrangement  

Dwg 07714-00-GF-DR-A-01-0001-S3-P1 General Arrangement Plan -  Ground  Floor.

Dwg 07714-00-RF-DR-A-01-0001-S3-P1 - General Arrangement Plan - Roof.

 Dwg 07714-00-XX-DR-A-02-0001-S3-P1 - General Arrangement  Elevations.

Dwg 07714-00-XX-DR-A-90-0001-S3-P4 - Site Location Plan.

Dwg 07714-00-XX-DR-A-91-1008-S3-P4 - Boundary Treatment Plan.

Dwg AIA TPP Rev C Tree Protection Plan (TPP Rev C).

Dwg AMS TPP Rev C Tree Protection Plan (AMS TPP Rev C).

 Amended Drawing No 07714-SPACE-00-XX-DR-A-91-1001-P16-S3 - Site  Plan - ECO Store Type 14.11.19.

Additional Information Plan 002 Rev A External Works Layout 21-11-19. 

MAN.1234.001.L.D.45.001.P4 Planting Details Rev P4 

Arboricultural Impact Assessment Rev C.

Arboricultural Method Statement Rev C.

Dwg SK0001 Rev C Drainage Strategy Plan.

Ecological Impact Assessment.

Flood Risk and Drainage Impact Assessment.

Noise Assessment.

Phase II Geo-Environmental Site Investigation and Risk Assessment.

Travel Plan.

e-mails dated 27/11/19 re; means of drainage 

 

 

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.

 

Pre-commencement conditions:

 

3. No part of the development hereby permitted shall be constructed until the approved protective fencing outlined on drawing Dwg AMS TPP Rev C Tree

Protection Plan (AMS TPP Rev C), has been implemented prior to the commencement of the development and maintained at all times during the construction period.

 

Reason: To ensure the retention of existing protected important trees on the site in compliance with Policy DM17 of the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1) 2014.

 

4. 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 on-site parking and turning facilities for site and staff traffic and demolition and construction access details;

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;

f) Programme of work for Demolition and Construction phase;

g) Hours of working and deliveries;

h) Details of lighting to be used on site. The approved statement shall be adhered to throughout the duration of the development.

 

Reason: In the interests of the amenity of the occupiers of neighbouring properties, in compliance with the National Planning Policy Framework and Policy S32 of the Allerdale Local Plan Part 1 2014.

 

5. Prior to the commencement of works, details of the finished floor level of the retail building hereby approved shall be submitted to and approved by the local planning authority. The development shall be implemented in accordance with the approved details.

 

Reason: To minimise the risk of flooding in the locality of the site to accord with policy S29 of the Allerdale Local Plan Part 1 2014

 

6. The carriageway, footways, footpaths, cycleways etc. shall be designed, constructed, drained to a standard suitable for adoption 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 in compliance with Policy S22 of the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1) 2014.

 

7. Full details of the surface water drainage system (incorporating SUDs features as far as practicable) and a maintenance schedule (identifying the responsible parties) shall be submitted to the Local Planning Authority for approval prior to development being commenced. The details will demonstrate that no flooding will occur on any part of the site for a 1 in 30 year event unless designed to do so, flooding will not occur to any building in a 1 in 100 year event plus 30% to account for climate change, and where reasonably possible flows resulting from rainfall in excess of a 1 in 100 year 6 hour rainfall event are managed in conveyance routes (plans of flow routes etc). The submitted drainage details shall be carried out (in accordance with principles set out in the submitted Flood Risk and Drainage Impact Assessment ref: 2019051 Revision D dated August 2019 proposing surface water discharging into watercourse written by Portland Consulting Engineers. Any approved works shall be implemented prior to the development being completed and shall be maintained thereafter in accordance with the schedule.

 

Reason: To promote sustainable development, secure proper drainage and to manage the risk of flooding and pollution. To ensure the surface water system continues to function as designed and that flood risk is not increased within the site or elsewhere in compliance with policy S29 of the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1) 2014.

 

Post-commencement/Pre use commencing conditions:

 

8. There shall at no time be any external storage of waste at the application site without the written consent of the local planning authority.

 

Reason: In the interests of safeguarding the 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), July 2014.

 

9. The development shall be implemented solely in accordance with Para 7 “Advise and recommendations “of the Geotechnical & Environmental Associates Ground Investigation report (July 2016) and a verification report submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority, prior to the development being brought into operational use.

 

Reason: To minimise any risk during or post construction works arising from any possible contamination from the development to the local environment, in compliance with the National Planning Policy Framework and Policy S30 of the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1), 2014.

 

10. In the event that contamination is found at any time when carrying out the approved development that was not previously identified it must be reported immediately to the Local Planning Authority. Development on the part of the site affected must be halted and a risk assessment carried out and submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Where unacceptable risks are found remediation and verification schemes shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. These shall be implemented prior to the development (or relevant phase of development) being brought into use. All works shall be undertaken in accordance with current UK guidance, particularly CLR11.

 

Reason: To minimise any risk arising from any possible contamination from the development to the local environment in compliance with the National Planning Policy Framework and Policy S30 of the Allerdale Local Plan Part 1, 2014.

 

11. Prior to any works above plinth levels, details and an assessment of the proposed external lighting for the retail store hereby approved shall be submitted to and approved by the local planning authority. The approved details shall be implemented prior to the commencement of the use of the store and shall not depart from those levels which are specified in the approved details.

Reason: To safeguard the amenity of nearby residential properties, in compliance with the National Planning Policy Framework and Policy S32 of the Allerdale Local Plan Part 1, 2014.

 

12. The approved operational retail use of the development hereby permitted shall not commence until the approved means of enclosure details outlined on Dwg 07714-00-XX-DR-A-91-1008-S3-P4 - Boundary Treatment Plan, have been constructed. These details shall be retained at all times and no part thereof shall be removed without the prior consent of the Local Planning Authority.

 

Reason: To ensure a satisfactory standard of development which is compatible with the character of the surrounding area in compliance with Policy S33 and DM14 of the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1).

 

13. Noise emanating from the site shall not exceed 5Db(A) above the background noise level when measured 3m from the facade of the nearest noise sensitive use, namely '10 Northside Road Workington, CA14 1BD'. Measurements shall be taken in accordance with BS7445:2003.

 

Reason: To safeguard the amenity of nearby residential properties, in compliance with the National Planning Policy Framework and Policy S32 of the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1), 2014.

 

14. A full specification for all the fixed refrigeration and ventilation plant for the retail A1 units including octave band data, its location and any necessary mitigation shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority prior to any construction works above plinth level. The development shall be implemented solely in accordance with the approved details prior to the commencement of the use and retained at all times thereafter.

 

Reason: To safeguard the amenity of nearby residential properties, in compliance with the National Planning Policy Framework and Policy S32 of the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1), 2014.

 

15. All planting, seeding or turfing comprised within the approved scheme DwgMAN.1234.001.L.D.45.001.P4 Planting Details Rev P4 shall be carried out in the first planting season following completion of the development, and any trees or plants which within a period of 5 years from the completion of the development die, are removed or become seriously damaged or diseased shall be replaced in the next planting season with other similar size and species, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

 

Reason: In order to enhance the appearance of the development and minimise the impact of the development in the locality in compliance Policy S33 and DM14 of the Allerdale Local Plan Part 1 2014.

 

16. Foul and surface water shall be drained on separate systems.

 

Reason: To secure proper drainage and to manage the risk of flooding and pollution and to accord with policy S29 of the Allerdale Local Plan Part 1 2014.

 

17. Development shall not start trading until the approved pedestrian crossing has been implemented in accordance with the approved details on Dwg 16-1093-201 Rev C Access General Arrangementand shall thereafter be retained for the lifetime of the development.

Reason: In the interests of pedestrian safety and in compliance with the National Planning Policy Framework and Policy S22 of the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1), 2014.

 

18. The development shall not be brought into use until the visibility splays and access arrangement providing clear visibility as shown on plan 16- 1093-201 Rev C Access General Arrangement are provided at the junction of the access road with the county highway. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 (or any Order revoking and re-enacting that Order) relating to permitted development, no structure, or object of any kind shall be erected or placed and no trees, bushes or other plants which exceed 1m in height shall be planted or be permitted to grow within the visibility splay which obstruct the visibility splays.

 

Reason: To ensure an acceptable standard of highway access during the construction and operational use of the site, in compliance with the National Planning Policy Framework and Policy S22 of the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1), 2014.

 

19. Within 6 months of the development (or any part thereof) opening for business, the developer shall prepare and submit to the Local Planning Authority for their approval an updated Travel Plan which shall identify the measures that will be undertaken by the developer to encourage the achievement of a modal shift away from the use of private cars to visit the development to sustainable transport modes in accordance with the principles of Chapter 7 of the Cora Travel plan document dated August 2019 . The updated plan shall include details of an annual report reviewing the effectiveness of the Travel Plan and including any necessary amendments or measures. The measures identified in the Travel Plan shall be implemented by the developer within 12 months of the development (or any part thereof) opening for business.

 

Reason: To aid in the delivery of sustainable transport objectives in compliance with policies S2 and S22 of the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1) 2014.

 

20. The access roads, parking areas etc shall be designed, constructed, drained and lit, to the satisfaction of the Local Planning Authority and in this respect full engineering details, shall be submitted for approval before construction works commence above ground level. The use shall not be commenced until such access and parking/servicing areas and pedestrian access routes have been constructed in accordance with the approved plans. All such provision shall be maintained for as long as the use continues and shall not be removed or altered thereafter, without the prior consent of the Local Planning Authority.

 

Reason: To ensure a minimum standard of access and public safety/security when the development is brought into use and is retained thereafter in compliance with policies S2 and S22 of the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1) 2014.

 

21. The application sites retail A1 unit hereby approved shall not exceed 1004 m2 floorspace for the sale of convenience goods and 252m2 for comparison goods without the written consent of the Local Planning Authority.

Reason: To safeguard the vitality and viability of the town centre, in compliance with Policies S16 of the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1) 2014.

 

22. The development shall be implemented solely in accordance with the mitigation and recommendations outlined in Section 4 and 5 of the Enzygo Ecological Assessment report dated August 2019.

 

Reason: To safeguard the habitat of protected species in compliance with the National Planning Policy Framework and Policy S35 and DM17 of the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1) 2014.

 

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TPO/2019/0009 Confirmation of tree preservation order for 6 Swedish Whitebeams, Land adjacent to Tesco, New Bridge Road, Workington pdf icon PDF 265 KB

Minutes:

Application

 

The Application recommended that the order TPO No.9 of 2019 for 6 Swedish Whitebeams (G1) at land adjacent to Tesco, Bridge Street, Workington be confirmed.

 

The Planning and Building Control Manager advised members that the TPO was made on 28th June 2019

 

The Planning and Building Control Manager presented images of the Trees and the vicinity and confirmed that the Council Assessment, using the TEMPO scoring method was 16, which merited a TPO.

 

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

 

Councillor Munby then moved to confirm the TPO as per officer’s recommendation.

 

This was seconded by Councillor Horsley.

 

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

 

The motion was carried.

 

Resolved

 

That the order TPO/2019/0009 be confirmed.