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140.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 102 KB

To approve the accuracy of the minutes of the meeting held on 21 March 2019.

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The Director of Governance and Assurance submitted the minutes of the meeting held on 21 March 2019.

 

Resolved – That the minutes of the meeting held on 21 March be approved.

141.

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.

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Members of the Committee were asked whether they had 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.

 

Councillor G Davies declared a prejudicial interest in item 4 – Land at Northbank, Dock Road, Wirral and item 13 – Tree Preservation Order No WR0391 Bronte, 39 Column Road, Newton by virtue of his position as Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning.

 

Councillor S Foulkes declared a prejudicial interest in item 9 – Ashton Court, Banks Road, West Kirby and item 12 – Land at Delamere Avenue, Eastham, by virtue of his position of board member for Magenta Living.

142.

REQUESTS FOR SITE VISITS

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

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

 

No such requests were made.

143.

APP/18/0047: LAND AT NORTHBANK, DOCK ROAD WIRRAL - The erection of a specialist care village comprising 72 care spaces incorporated into six household clusters, 34 apartments and 3 guest bedrooms with ancillary facilities, associated car parking, landscaping and new vehicular and pedestrian access from the public highway pdf icon PDF 113 KB

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  Councillor G Davies declared a prejudicial interest in this matter and left the room during its consideration (minute 141 refers).

 

The Corporate Director for Economic and Housing Growth submitted the above application for consideration.

 

On a motion by Councillor T Jones and seconded by Councillor R Abbey it was –

 

Resolved – (11:0) That the application be approved subject to the following conditions:

 

1. The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of 3 years from the date of this permission.

 

2. Before any construction commences, samples of the facing/roofing/window 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.

 

3. No development shall be occupied until a full scheme of works and timetable for the construction of the new highways and/or amendment of the existing highway made necessary by this development, including new carriageways, footways, cycleways, street lighting, surface water drainage, traffic signs, road markings, street furniture, access onto the adjacent highway has been submitted to and agreed in writing with the Local Planning Department. The approved works shall be completed in accordance with the LPA written approval prior to occupation of the development.

 

4. NO DEVELOPMENT SHALL TAKE PLACE until details of secure covered cycle parking and/or storage facilities have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  These facilities shall be provided in accordance with the approved details and made available for use prior to the first use of the development hereby permitted and shall be retained for use at all times thereafter.

 

5. Development shall not be commenced until a Travel Plan has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The provisions of the Travel Plan shall be implemented and operated in accordance with the timetable contained therein unless otherwise agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority.

 

6. No tree felling, scrub clearance, vegetation management, ground clearance and/or building works is to take place during the period 1 March to 31 August inclusive.  If it is necessary to undertake works during the bird breeding season then all trees, scrub, hedgerows and vegetation shall be checked first by an appropriately experienced and qualified ecologist to ensure no breeding birds are present.  If any breeding birds are found to be present, details of how they will be protected shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

 

7. PRIOR TO THE FIRST OCCUPATION OF THE DWELLINGS arrangements for the storage and disposal of refuse, including recycling facilities, 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.

 

8. No development shall commence until the final detailed sustainable  ...  view the full minutes text for item 143.

144.

APP/18/01234: Little Mundens, 43 FARR HALL DRIVE, HESWALL, CH60 4SE - Two storey extension to existing property and new build property and associated garage within same plot pdf icon PDF 107 KB

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The Corporate Director for Economic and Housing Growth submitted the above application for consideration.

 

A Ward Councillor addressed the Committee.

 

On a motion by Councillor K Hodson and seconded by Councillor D Elderton it was –

 

Resolved (6:6) (On the Chair’s casting vote) – That the application be refused for the following reason:

 

1. The proposed development would result in a cramped form of development that would not reflect the spacious context that informs the character of the area. In particular, the sub-division of the plot and the scale of the new dwelling proposed would not be of a scale which relates well to surrounding property, in particular with regards to existing densities and form of development along Farr Hall Drive. Therefore, it is considered that the proposal would result in a detrimental change in the character of the area. As such, the proposal would be contrary to Policy HS4 (New Housing Development) of the Wirral Unitary Development Plan.

145.

APP/18/01236: Vacant Shop, 15 POULTON ROAD, SEACOMBE, CH44 6LB - Change of use from shop (ground floor) and residential (upper floors) to 7 bedroom HMO pdf icon PDF 127 KB

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The Corporate Director for Economic and Housing Growth submitted the above application for consideration.

 

On a motion by Councillor R Abbey and seconded by Councillor T Jones it was –

 

Resolved (11:1) – That the application be approved subject to the following conditions:

 

1. The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of 3 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 15 January 2019 and listed as follows: 5246-2 Revision B.

 

3. The external finishes of the development hereby permitted shall match those of the existing building in material, colour, style, bonding and texture.

 

4. Prior to the first occupation of the dwellings arrangements for the storage and disposal of refuse, including recycling facilities, 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.

 

5. No part of the development hereby approved shall be occupied until details of secure covered cycle parking and/or storage facilities have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  These facilities shall be provided in accordance with the approved details and made available for use prior to the first use of the development hereby permitted and shall be retained for use at all times thereafter.

 

146.

APP/18/01425: 52 ETON DRIVE, THORNTON HOUGH, CH63 1JS - Erection of a rear dormer window pdf icon PDF 91 KB

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The Corporate Director for Economic and Housing Growth submitted the above application for consideration.

 

A Petitioner addressed the Committee.

 

The Applicant addressed the Committee.

 

A Ward Councillor addressed the Committee.

 

It was moved by Councillor M Jordan and seconded by Councillor K Hodson that the application be refused.

 

The motion was put and lost (4:8).

 

On a motion by Councillor B Kenny and seconded by Councillor R Abbey it was –

 

Resolved (8:4) – That the application be approved subject to the following conditions:

 

1. The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of 3 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 1st November 2018 and listed as follows: plan/drawing numbers E050-000 (date 19.09.2018), E050-005 (date 28.06.2018) and amended plan received on 15th April 2019, plan/drawing number E050-007 revision D.

 

147.

APP/18/01554: Holly Bank, 53 FARR HALL DRIVE, HESWALL, CH60 4SE - Installation of two air source heat pumps pdf icon PDF 95 KB

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The Corporate Director for Economic and Housing Growth submitted the above application for consideration.

 

On a motion by Councillor R Abbey and seconded by Councillor K Hodson 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 25 February 2019 and listed as follows:

 

·  509 A014 (Air Source Heat Pump) dated 21 February 2019

 

2. The Air Source Heat Pumps hereby permitted shall be of the Samsung EHS Monobloc GEN5 AE120 type and installed in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations. No heat pump shall be replaced with a unit of a different type without the further grant of planning permission by the Local Planning Authority.

 

148.

APP/18/01625: Ashton Court, Banks Road, West Kirby, CH48 0RJ - Demolition of existing buildings and erection of 14 No. new build residential properties pdf icon PDF 129 KB

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  Councillor S Foulkes declared a prejudicial interest in this matter and left the room during its consideration (minute 141 refers).

 

Vice-Chair in the Chair.

 

The Corporate Director for Economic and Housing Growth submitted the above application for consideration.

 

A Petitioner addressed the Committee.

 

The Agent addressed the Committee.

 

On a motion by Councillor S Kelly and seconded by Councillor I Lewis it was –

 

Resolved (6:5) – That the application be refused for the following reason:

 

1. The proposed development is contrary to Policy CS22 (Affordable Housing Requirements) of the emerging Core Strategy in that the application does not provide for on-site provision for affordable housing at a rate of 20%.

149.

APP/18/0164: Manor Farm, 130 BARNSTON ROAD, BARNSTON, CH61 1BT - Minor extensions and elevation amendments to 2 no. existing cottages, conversion of existing buildings to 3 no. new residential units and erection of 5 no. residential units with access and car parking provision and landscaping; and demolition of 2 no. buildings and removal of silage clamp area and reinstatement as field pdf icon PDF 94 KB

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The Corporate Director for Economic and Housing Growth submitted the above application for consideration.

 

On a motion by Councillor R Abbey and seconded by Councillor B Kenny it was –

 

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

 

1. The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of 3 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 17/1/19 and 19/3/19 and listed as follows: 17250 (SU)001B, 4016 01 A, 17250 (PL)105, 17250(PL)010D, 17250(PL)103B, 17250(PL)101C, 17250(PL)100B, 17250(PL)104A, 17250(PL)102B, 17250(SU)102* and 17250 (PL)210A.

 

3. Details of materials for all external work including samples, shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority before any work is commenced.

 

4. Prior to the commencement of development, details of The proposed soft and hard landscaping, including the hedgerow around the periphery of the site, shall be submitted to and agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority. The approved landscaping shall be completed before the dwellings hereby approved are occupied. Within 5 years of the implementation of the approved landscaping scheme, any plants which die or become diseased shall be replaced with an equivalent plant or tree.

 

5. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England)Order 2015 (or any subsequent Order or statutory provision revoking or re-enacting the provisions of that Order), no garages, outbuildings or other extensions or alterations to the dwellings hereby approved shall be erected without the express consent of the Local Planning Authority.

 

6. PRIOR TO FIRST OCCUPATION OR USE OF THE DEVELOPMENT, arrangements for the storage and disposal of refuse including recycling facilities, and vehicle access thereto, shall be made within the curtilage of the site, in accordance with details previous submitted to and agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority, prior to the first occupation of the building.

 

7. The development hereby approved shall be carried out in accordance with the submitted Bat survey and Mitigation Strategy, TEP, March 2019 ref:704.02.001.

 

150.

APP/19/00001: Former Pershore House School Playing Fields, GLENAVON ROAD, PRENTON - Demolition of no. 81 Glenavon Road and its replacement with a single dwelling and domestic curtilage, and the erection of 31 new build homes (of which 6 are semi-detached affordable homes and the remainder detached market homes) with associated garages, driveways, private gardens, bin stores, means of enclosure and a sustainable drainage system (SUDS), all to be accessed from a single point of access via Glenavon Road (utilising the existing access point) pdf icon PDF 201 KB

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The Corporate Director for Economic and Housing Growth submitted the above application for consideration.

 

On a motion by Councillor R Abbey and seconded by Councillor T Jones it was –

 

Resolved (11:1) – That the application be approved subject to a Section 106 Agreement, referral to the Secretary of State and the following conditions:

 

1. The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of 3 years from the date of this permission.

 

2. Details of materials for all external work including samples, shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority before any work is commenced.

 

3. Prior to the first occupation of the dwellings arrangements for the storage and disposal of refuse including recycling facilities, 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.

 

4. Details of all fencing, walls, gateways and means of enclosure shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority before the development hereby approved is completed and the work shall be carried out prior to occupation, in accordance with the details so approved, and subsequently maintained to the satisfaction of the Local Planning Authority.

 

5. A landscape management plan, including long term design objectives, management responsibilities and maintenance schedules for all landscape areas, shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority prior to the occupation of the development. The landscape management plan shall be carried out as approved.

 

6. Within 3 months of the date of this permission a landscaping plan shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

 

7. Prior to the commencement of development a Construction Environmental Management Plan shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  The provisions of the Construction Management Plan shall be implemented in full during the period of construction and shall not be varied unless otherwise agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority.

 

8. 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.

 

9. No tree, shrub or hedgerow felling, or any vegetation management and/or cutting operations should take place during the period 1st March to 31st August inclusive. If it is necessary to undertake works during the bird breeding season then all buildings, trees, scrub and hedgerows are to be checked first by an appropriately experienced ecologist to ensure no breeding birds are present. This is in line with the recommendations within the consultants Protected Species Report. If present, details of how they will be protected  ...  view the full minutes text for item 150.

151.

APP/19/00132: Land at Delamere Avenue, Eastham, Wirral, CH62 9ED - Erection of 6 new houses and 6 new apartments with car parking along with access road pdf icon PDF 116 KB

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  Councillor S Foulkes declared a prejudicial interest in this matter and left the room during its consideration (minute 141 refers).

 

Vice Chair in the Chair.

 

The Corporate Director for Economic and Housing Growth submitted the above application for consideration.

 

On a motion by Councillor G Davies and seconded by Councillor D Elderton it was –

 

Resolved (11:0) – That the application be approved subject to the following conditions:

 

1. The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of 3 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 28th January 2019 and listed as follows: 1887-00A; 1887-07D; 1887-08D; 1887-09C

 

3. Before any construction above ground level commences, samples of the 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. No development shall commence until the final detailed sustainable drainage design, for the management and disposal of surface water from the site,  demonstrating compliance with the discharge hierarchy and in accordance with the principles identified in the following preliminary documents, including but not limited to a restricted discharge rate of 5 l/s and the offering of all communal elements of the surface water drainage system for adoption by United Utilities at adoptable standards,  has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority, in consultation with the Lead Local Flood Authority:

 

·  Drainage Strategy and Flood Risk Assessment (Delamere Avenue, Eastham, Wirral/ CL8198/ SWF Consultants)

·  Proposed Drainage Layout (07.11.18/ rev A/ Drawing Number CL8198-01/ SWF Consultants)

 

5. The development hereby permitted by this planning permission, including all components of the sustainable drainage system, shall be carried out in accordance with the approved final Sustainable Drainage Strategy, including any phasing embodied within, and maintained in perpetuity in accordance with an agreed Operation and Maintenance Plan, to be submitted for each development phase, approved by the Local Planning Authority, in consultation with the Lead Local Flood Authority.

 

The approved drainage scheme shall be fully constructed prior to occupation in accordance with the approved details, phasing and timetable embodied within the approved final Sustainable Drainage Strategy, or within any other period as may subsequently be agreed, in writing, by the Local Planning Authority in consultation with the Lead Local Flood Authority.  ‘As built’ drainage design/layout drawings and a final Operation and Maintenance Plan, confirming asset details and maintenance arrangements, shall be submitted to the Lead Local Flood Authority, in accordance with any approved phasing, prior to occupation.

 

6. No development shall take place until a full scheme of works and timetable for the construction of the new highways and/or amendment of the existing highway made necessary by this development, including new carriageways, footways, footpaths, street lighting, surface water drainage, traffic signs, TROs, road markings, tactile paved pedestrian crossings, street furniture, access  ...  view the full minutes text for item 151.

152.

Tree Preservation Order No WR0391 Bronte, 39 COLUMN ROAD, NEWTON, CH48 8AN pdf icon PDF 201 KB

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  Councillor G Davies declared a prejudicial interest in this matter and left the room during its consideration (minute 141 refers).

 

A report by the Corporate Director for Economic and Housing Growth informed the Committee of an objection to Wirral Borough Council Tree Preservation Order No WR0391 and recommended that the order should be confirmed.

 

On a motion by Councillor K Hodson and seconded by Councillor D Elderton it was -

 

Resolved (11:0) – That the Council Tree Preservation Order No WR0391 be confirmed.

153.

appeal decisions between 01.01.2019 and 31.03.2019 pdf icon PDF 44 KB

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The Corporate Director for Economic and Housing Growth submitted a report detailing planning appeals decided between 01/01/19 and 31/03/19.

 

Resolved – That the report be noted.

154.

VOTE OF THANKS

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As it was the last meeting of the municipal year the Chair gave thanks to officers and paid tribute to Councillor D Elderton who had served on the Planning Committee for 19 years.

 

Councillor D Elderton responded by also thanking officers for their support.