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32.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 150 KB

To approve the accuracy of the minutes of the meeting held on 24 June 2015.

Minutes:

The Strategic Director for Transformation and Resources submitted the minutes of the meeting held on 24 June 2015.

 

Resolved – That the minutes be approved

 

33.

MEMBERS' CODE OF CONDUCT - DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members of the committee are asked whether they have any personal or prejudicial interests in connection with any application on the agenda and, if so, to declare them and state the nature of the interest.

Minutes:

Members of the Committee were asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary or non pecuniary interests in connection with any items on the agenda and to state the nature of the interest.

 

Councillor S Foulkes declared a personal interest in respect of item 16 ( details of planning appeals) by virtue of him being a board member of Magenta Living.

 

34.

REQUESTS FOR SITE VISITS

Members are asked to request all site visits before any application is considered. 

Minutes:

Members were asked to submit requests for site visits before any applications were considered.

 

The following requests were unanimously approved:

 

APP/15/0033: 51 SOUTH PARADE, WEST KIRBY, CH48 0QQ – NEW BUILD RESEIDENTIAL SCHEME COMPRISING OF 10 APARTMENTS, CYCLE STORES, REFUSE STORE AND 10 CAR PARKING SPACES. (AMENDED PLANS)

 

APP/15/00401: 143 HIGHFIELD ROAD, ROCK FERRY, CH42 2BX – PARTIAL DEMOLITION AND CONVERSION OF EXISTING BUILDING FOLLOWED BY CONSTRUCTION OF EXTENSION AND DEVELOPMENT TO PROVIDE A TOTAL OF 17 APARTMENTS WITH CAR PARKING AND AMENITY SPACE.

 

APP/15/00408: 8 GREEN LANE, WALLASEY VILLAGE, CH45 8JH- DEMOLITION OF EXISTING HOUSE AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF 3 NO. NEW DWELLINGS.

 

OUT/15/00484: SPRINGFIELD, 34 GORSE LANE, NEWTON, CH48 8BH – ONE NEW DWELLING & DETACHED GARAGE.

 

APP/15/00553: RIVERSIDE HOUSE, EAST STREET, SEACOMBE CH41 1BY – APPLICATION FOR AN ANAEROBIC DIGESTION PLANT (2.8 MWTH) COMPRISING PROCESS TANKS, ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT AND 1.4 MILE BIOMENTHANE PIPELINE.

 

35.

APP/15/00033: 51 SOUTH PARADE, WEST KIRBY, CH48 0QQ - New build residential scheme comprising of 10 no. apartments, cycle stores, refuse store and 10 car parking spaces. (Amended Plans) pdf icon PDF 327 KB

Minutes:

Resolved – That consideration of this item be reserved for a formal site visit.

 

36.

APP/15/00119: Orovales, 135 CALDY ROAD, CALDY, CH48 1LP - 2 new-build houses within the grounds of existing house together with works to driveway entrance to improve visibility (Amended plans) pdf icon PDF 208 KB

Minutes:

The Strategic Director for Regeneration and Environment submitted the above application for consideration.

 

A Ward Councillor addressed the Committee.

 

It was moved by Councillor Elderton and seconded by Councillor Boult that the application be refused on the following grounds:

 

‘ The proposed development, by virtue of the number of dwellings proposed and their siting, and having regards to important landscape features and trees to be retained, represents an overdevelopment of the site which would be out of keeping and be detrimental to the character and appearance of the area. The proposed development is therefore contrary to Policies HS4, HS5 and CH11 of the Wirral Unitary Development Plan, the Caldy Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Management Plan and the National Planning Policy Framework.’

 

The motion was put and lost (3:9)

 

It was then moved by Councillor Daniel and seconded by Councillor Brightmore and:

 

Resolved (9:3) That the application be approved subject to the following conditions:

 

1. The development hereby permitted shall be commenced before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

 

2. No development shall take place before details of all materials to be used in the external construction (facing bricks, roof tiles/slates etc) of this development have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  The development shall be carried out in accordance with approved details.

 

3. No development shall take place before  details of the proposed finished floor levels; ridge and eaves heights of the dwelling hereby approved have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  The submitted levels shall be measured against a fixed datum and shall show the existing and finished ground levels, eaves and ridge heights of neighbouring property.  The development shall be carried out as approved.

 

4. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 (or any Order revising, revoking or re-enacting that Order with or without modification) there shall be no enlargement or extension of the dwelling(s) hereby permitted, including any additions or alterations to the roof, without the prior written approval of the Local Planning Authority.

 

5. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 (or any Order revising, revoking or re-enacting that Order with or without modification) no garages, outbuildings or enclosure shall be constructed within the applications site without the prior written approval of the Local Planning Authority.

 

6. No development shall take place before details of all walls (including retaining walls), fences, gates or other means of enclosure to be erected in or around the development have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  Prior to the first occupation of the development the walls (including retaining walls), fences, gates or other means of enclosure shall be erected as approved and shall thereafter be permanently retained and maintained.

 

7. No development shall take place until a Site Waste Management Plan, confirming how demolition and construction waste will be recovered  ...  view the full minutes text for item 36.

37.

APP/15/00164: 68 MEOLS PARADE, MEOLS, CH47 5AX - Conversion of existing building into 2 dwellings and external alterations (Amended design) pdf icon PDF 294 KB

Minutes:

The Strategic Director for Regeneration and Environment submitted the above application for consideration.

 

It was moved by Councillor Mitchell and seconded by Councillor Hodson and:

 

Resolved (12:0) That the application be approved subject to the following conditions:

 

1. The development hereby permitted shall be commenced before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

 

2. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the approved plans received by the local planning authority on 30th June 2015 and listed as follows: 151_2014_08 (Dated 03.10.14), 151_2014_07 (Dated 03.10.14), 151_2014_05 (Dated 30.09.14), 151_2014_02 (Dated 03.10.14) & 151_2014_01 (Dated 02.10.14)

 

3. Prior to the first occupation of the development hereby approved details of the proposed vehicle crossings shall be submitted to and agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority. The approved scheme shall be implemented in full prior to first occupation and retained as such thereafter.

 

4. No development shall take place until a Site Waste Management Plan, confirming how demolition and construction waste will be recovered and re-used on the site or at other sites, has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The approved Plan shall be implemented in full unless otherwise agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority.

 

5. Prior to the first occupation of the dwellings arrangements for the storage and disposal of refuse, and vehicle access thereto, shall be made within the curtilage of the site, in accordance with details to be submitted to and agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The approved details shall be implemented in full unless otherwise agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority.

 

38.

APP/15/00201: Arrow Hall, ARROWE PARK ROAD, WOODCHURCH, CH49 5LW - Construction of 2no self-contained one bed assisted living units within grounds of existing care facility pdf icon PDF 198 KB

Minutes:

The Strategic Director for Regeneration and Environment submitted the above application for consideration.

 

On a motion by Councillor Brightmore and seconded by Councillor Elderton it was:

 

Resolved (12:0) That the application be approved subject to the following conditions:

 

1. The development hereby permitted shall be commenced before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

 

2. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the approved plans received by the local planning authority on 18th March 2015 and listed as follows: 102-03-101 (29.12.14), 102-03-201 (29.12.14), 102-03-202 (29.12.14) and 102-03-401 (29.12.14).

 

3. Before any construction commences, details and information of the colour of paint and a sample of the roof material to be used in the external construction of this development shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The approved colour and materials shall then be used in the construction of the development thereafter.

 

4. All external windows and doors shall be constructed of timber and remain thereafter.

 

5. Before any equipment, machinery or materials are brought onto site, a 1 metre high fence or other barrier as agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority, shall be erected around the outer limit of the crown spread of all trees, hedges or woodlands shown to be retained on the approved plan.  Such fencing shall be maintained in a satisfactory manner until the development is completed.  During the period of construction, no material shall be stored, fires started or trenches dug within these enclosed areas without the prior consent in writing of the Local Planning Authority.

 

6. Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended) and the Habitats Regulations 2010 during construction, at all times all contractors are to be aware of the possible presence of Great Crested Newts and what they look like, and that in the event of one being found, work must stop while it is moved to safety and ecological advice sought. Licensing from Natural England will be necessary in this eventuality. Any existing piles of material, debris, wood, etc should be moved by hand to check for GCN sheltering there. Building materials should not be left around overnight in a manner where newts could take shelter there. All litter to be cleared from the field at the end of each day. Plastic bottles and metal cans are particularly dangerous to wildlife and may trap newts. Injuring a Great Crested Newt is a criminal offence. Suitable plans to be made to deal with any pollution incident e.g. a petrol leak.

 

7. Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended) and the Habitats Regulations 2010 any proposed external lighting systems, shall protect Bats and their insect food within the development area and shall follow the guidance of the Bat Conservation Trust (www.bats.org.uk). Details and information shall be submitted in writing to the Local Planning Authority

 

39.

APP/15/00401:143 HIGHFIELD ROAD, ROCK FERRY, CH42 2BX - Partial demolition and conversion of existing building followed by construction
of extension and development to provide a total of 17 apartments with car parking and amenity space pdf icon PDF 328 KB

Minutes:

Resolved – That consideration of this item be deferred for a formal site visit

 

 

40.

APP/15/00408: 8 GREEN LANE, WALLASEY VILLAGE, CH45 8JH - Demolition of existing house and the construction of 3 No. new dwellings pdf icon PDF 339 KB

Minutes:

Resolved – That consideration of this item be deferred for a formal site visit

 

41.

OUT/15/00484:Springfield, 34 GORSE LANE, NEWTON, CH48 8BH - One new Dwelling & detached Garage pdf icon PDF 204 KB

Minutes:

Resolved – That consideration of this item be deferred for a formal site visit.

 

42.

APP/15/00502: Wellington Barn, Irby Mill Farm, MILL HILL ROAD, IRBY, CH61 4XQ - Change of Use of \Green Belt land to private garden area pdf icon PDF 160 KB

Minutes:

The Strategic Director for Regeneration and Environment submitted the above application for consideration.

 

On a motion by Councillor Elderton and seconded by Councillor Realey it was:

 

Resolved (12:0) That the application be approved subject to the following conditions:

 

1. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the approved plans received by the local planning authority on April 2nd 2015 and listed as follows:041501 P 01

 

2. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 (or any Order revoking or re-enacting that Order) no building, enclosure or swimming pool falling within Part 1, Class E, shall be erected on any part of the land.

 

3. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 (or any Order revoking or re-enacting that Order) no walls, fences or other means of enclosure shall be erected on any part of the garden hereby approved.

 

43.

APP/15/00553: Riverside House, EAST STREET, SEACOMBE, CH41 1BY - Application for an Anaerobic Digestion Plant (2.8 MWth) comprising process tanks, associated equipment and 1.4 mile biomethane pipeline. pdf icon PDF 286 KB

Minutes:

Resolved – That consideration of this item be deferred for a formal site visit.

 

44.

APP/15/00600: Nursery and Allotment Gardens, DEE VIEW ROAD, HESWALL, CH60 0DJ - Residential development, Erection of 3no detached dwellings with integrated garages pdf icon PDF 319 KB

Minutes:

The Strategic Director for Regeneration and Environment submitted the above application for consideration.

 

The Lead Petitioner addressed the Committee

 

The Applicant addressed the Committee

 

On a motion by Councillor Realey and seconded by Councillor Walsh it was:

 

Resolved (10:2) That the application be approved subject to the following conditions:

 

1. The development hereby permitted shall be commenced before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

 

2. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the approved plans received by the local planning authority on 22 April 2015 and listed as follows: Drawing number 4512 P01 Rev C, 4512 L01 Rev A and 4512 P02 Rev B dated 03/15

 

3. No development shall take place until samples of the  facing and roofing materials to be used in the external construction of this development shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The approved materials shall then be used in the construction of the development.

 

4. Prior to first occupation of the development details of a scheme for all boundary treatment shall be submitted to and agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority. The agreed scheme shall be implemented in full and retained as such thereafter unless otherwise agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority.

 

5. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2008 (or any subsequent Order or statutory provision revoking or re-enacting the provisions of that Order), no garages, outbuildings or other extensions to a dwelling shall be erected unless expressly authorised.

 

6. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2008 (or any subsequent Order or statutory provision re-enacting or revoking the provisions of that Order), no window or dormer window shall be added to the property unless expressly authorised.

 

7. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 (or any Order revoking or re-enacting that Order) no walls, fences or other means of enclosure shall be erected on any part of the site other than that  approved under Condition 10 below.

 

8. No development shall take place until full details of soft and hard landscaping have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The landscaping scheme shall detail the locations, species and heights of all existing and proposed trees, shrubs and hedge planting and all existing and proposed grassed and hard surfaced areas and any other natural or proposed features. The approved scheme shall be implemented in full in the first planting season following first occupation of the dwellings hereby permitted, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

 

9. Any trees or shrubs removed, dying, being severely damaged or becoming seriously diseased within five years from the completion of the scheme shall be replaced by trees or shrubs of a similar size and species to those originally required to be planted unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local  ...  view the full minutes text for item 44.

45.

APP/15/00604: Land at CHURCH ROAD, SEYMOUR STREET & THOMPSON STREET,TRANMERE,WIRRAL CH42 0LG - Proposed development of 75no residential units comprising of: - 33no 2b4p houses - 20no 3b5p houses - 12no 2b3p flats - 8no 2b3p bungalows - 2no 4b7p 3 storey houses with associated landscaping and roads. pdf icon PDF 142 KB

Minutes:

The Strategic Director for Regeneration and Environment submitted the above application for consideration.

 

On a motion by Councillor Mitchell and seconded by Councillor Boult it was:

 

Resolved (12:0) That the application be approved subject to a section 106 legal agreement and the following conditions :

 

 

1. The development hereby permitted shall be commenced before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

 

2. No development shall take place until  samples of the facing/roofing/window materials to be used in the external construction of this development have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The approved materials shall then be used in the construction of the development.

 

3. 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 an investigation and risk assessment must be by a competent person, and shall assess any contamination on the site, whether or not it originates on the site. Moreover, it must include:

 

i.  a survey of the extent, scale and nature of contamination;

ii.  an assessment of the potential risks to: human health, property (existing or proposed) including buildings, crops, livestock, pets, woodland and service lines and pipes, adjoining land, ground waters and surface waters, ecological systems, archaeological sites and ancient monuments;

iii.  an appraisal of remedial options, and proposals of the preferred option(s).

 

As a minimum, the scheme must ensure that the site will not qualify as contaminated land under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 in relation to its intended use.

 

Where remediation is necessary, a detailed remediation scheme to bring the site to a condition suitable for the intended use by removing unacceptable risks to human health, buildings and other property and the natural and historic environment must be prepared and submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  The scheme must include all works to be undertaken, proposed remediation objectives and remediation criteria, timetable of works and site management procedures.  The scheme must ensure that the site will not qualify as contaminated land under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 in relation to the intended use of the land after remediation.

 

4. Where remediation is necessary, a detailed remediation scheme to bring the site to a condition suitable for the intended use by removing unacceptable risks to human health, buildings and other property and the natural and historic environment must be prepared and submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  The scheme must include all works to be undertaken, proposed remediation objectives and remediation criteria, timetable of works and site management procedures.  The scheme must ensure that the site will not qualify as contaminated land under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 in relation to the intended use of the land after remediation.

 

5. No development  ...  view the full minutes text for item 45.

46.

Planning Applications Decided Under Delegated Powers Between 12/06/2015 and 12/07/2015 pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Minutes:

The Strategic Director for Regeneration and Environment submitted a report detailing planning applications decided under delegated powers between 12/06/2015 and 12/07/2015.

 

Resolved – That the report be noted.

 

47.

Planning Appeals Decided Between 01/04/2015 and 30/06/2015 pdf icon PDF 53 KB

Minutes:

The Strategic Director for Regeneration and Environment submitted a report detailing planning appeals decided between 01/04/2015 and 30/06/2015.

 

Resolved – That the report be noted