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115.

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To approve the accuracy of the minutes of the meeting held on 28 April 2020.

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The Director of Governance and Assurance submitted the minutes of the meeting held on 28 April 2020 for approval.

 

Resolved – That the minutes of the meeting held on 28 April 2020 be approved.

 

116.

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 I Williams declared a personal interest in item 4 – Abbeyfield House, 65 Prenton Road West, Prenton, by virtue of having grandchildren who are due to attend the nursery situated next door to this application.

 

Councillor S Foulkes declared a personal interest in item 5 – Meols Railway Station, Birkenhead Road, Meols, by virtue of his position of him being a Member of the Transport Committee Liverpool City Region.

 

117.

ORDER OF BUSINESS

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The Chair agreed to vary the order of business.

118.

APP/19/01449 - ABBEYFIELD HOUSE, 65 PRENTON ROAD WEST, PRENTON, CH42 9PZ: Change of use from C2 use (Residential Care Home) to C3 use (15no. Self-Contained Flats to provide emergency short term provision and mid-term "move on" accommodation for local homeless people) pdf icon PDF 900 KB

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Councillor I Williams declared a personal interest in this matter (minute 116 refers).

 

The Director of Regeneration and Place submitted the above application for consideration.

 

The Lead Petitioner addressed the Committee.

 

The applicant’s agent addressed the Committee.

 

Two Ward Councillors addressed the Committee.

 

It was moved by the Councillor S Frost and seconded by Councillor S Whittingham that the application be approved.

 

The motion was put and carried (14:0).

 

Resolved (14:0) – That the application be approved with 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 (27 April, 2020) and listed as follows: (drawing nos: 64_2019_04 Rev.B, dated: 27 April, 2020; 64_2019_05 Rev.D, dated: 27 April, 2020; 64_2019_06 Rev.C, dated: 27 April, 2020; and 64_2019_07 Rev.C, dated: 27 April, 2020).

 

3. The 1no. secondary bedroom window to flat 7, the 1no. secondary bedroom window to flat 13, and the 2no. secondary bedroom windows and 1no. bathroom window to flat 14 located on the south-west side elevation shall not be glazed otherwise than with obscured glass (windows to be fixed shut or non opening up to a height of 1.7m and top hung, opening inwards or outwards) and thereafter be permanently retained as such.

 

4. The property shall be used by Wirral Ark, or another agency, for emergency short term provision and mid-term "move on" accommodation for local homeless people, and for no other purpose (including any other purpose in Use Class C3 of the schedule to the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended), or any subsequent Order or statutory provision revoking or re-enacting that Order) unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

5. 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.

 

119.

APP/19/01828 - Meols Railway Station, BIRKENHEAD ROAD, MEOLS, CH47 9RA: Retention of 1.8m high, 112m long standard galvanised palisade fence pdf icon PDF 751 KB

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Councillor S Foulkes declared a personal interest in this matter (minute 116 refers).

 

The Director of Regeneration and Place submitted the above application for consideration.

 

A Ward Councillor addressed the Committee.

 

It was moved by the Chair and seconded by Councillor I Lewis that the application be refused.

 

The motion was put and carried (11:2 with 1 abstention).

 

Resolved (11:2:1 abstention) – That the application be refused for the following reason:

 

1. The proposed fence, by virtue of its length, height and appearance is visually intrusive and detrimental to the character of the surrounding area, contrary to Policy LA7 (Criteria for development on the urban fringe) paragraph (ii) & (iii); and Policy GB2 (Guidelines for development in the Green Belt).

 

120.

APP/19/00822 - WESTWARD, 112- 114 BIRKENHEAD ROAD, MEOLS, CH47 0LE : 1no. 3 storey new build block and 1no. 2.5 storey new build block, containing 6no. 1 bedroom and 21no. 2 bedroom apartments, along with associated car parking and landscaping. pdf icon PDF 860 KB

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The Director of Regeneration and Place submitted the above application for consideration.

 

It was moved by Councillor G Davies and seconded by Councillor S Hayes that the application be approved.

 

The motion was put and carried (14:0).

 

Resolved (14:0) – That the application be approved subject to a Section 106 Legal Agreement and with 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. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the approved plans received by the local planning authority and listed as follows:

 

Dwg no. 19034-101-E Indicative Site Layout  received via email 21 February 2020

Dwg no. 19034-102 B Proposed Block A floor plan received via email 23 October 2019 

Dwg no. 19034-103 B Proposed Block A elevations received via email 23 October 2019

Dwg no. 19034-107 Proposed Block B floor plan received via email 23 October 2019

Dwg no. 19034-108 Proposed Block B elevations received via email 23 October 2019

 

4. 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 unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

 

5. No works or development shall take place until a scheme for the protection of the retained trees- The Tree protection plan (section 5.5, BS 5837:2012,Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction - Recommendations) has been agreed in writing with the LPA.  This scheme shall include:

 

A.  the details of each retained tree as required at section. 4.4 of BS5837 in a separate schedule.

B.  a plan or relevant drawings, including proposed site layout plans, to a scale and level of accuracy appropriate to the proposal that shows constraints posed by existing trees (section 5.2 BS 5837), the position, crown spread and Root Protection Area (section 4.6 of BS5837) of every retained tree on site and on neighbouring or nearby ground to the site in relation to the approved plans and particulars. The positions of all trees to be removed shall be indicated on this plan.

C.  a schedule of tree works for all the retained trees in paragraphs (a) and (b) above, specifying pruning and other remedial or preventative work, whether for physiological, hazard abatement, aesthetic or operational reasons.  All tree works shall be carried out in accordance with BS3998, 2010, Tree work-Recommendations.

 

An arboricultural method statement (section 6 BS 5837) containing;

 

D.  the details and positions (shown on the plan at paragraph (a) above) of the Tree Protection Barriers (section 6.2 of BS5837), identified separately where required for different phases of construction work (e.g. demolition, construction, hard landscaping). The Tree Protection Barriers must be  ...  view the full minutes text for item 120.