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56.

Welcome and Introduction

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The Chair welcomed Members of the Planning Committee, Officers, members

of the public and those watching the webcast to the meeting.

57.

Apologies for absence

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No apologies for absence were received.

58.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 103 KB

To approve the accuracy of the minutes of the meeting held on 11 January 2024.

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Resolved – That the minutes of the meeting held on 11 January 2023 be approved.

59.

MEMBERS' CODE OF CONDUCT - DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members 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 item on the agenda and if so, to

declare them and state what they were.

 

No declarations were made.

60.

APP/23/00551; The Grange, Grange Road, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 4EE, Demolition of house and outbuildings to provide 12 apartments together with associated parking, access and landscaping and works including the relocation of the substation. pdf icon PDF 299 KB

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The Development Management Manager presented the report of the Director of Regeneration and Place in relation to the above application for consideration.

 

An objector to the application, Mr Holmes addressed the Committee.

 

Ward Councillor Jeff Green addressed the Committee.

 

The applicant’s agent, Mr Sacarello addressed the committee.

 

Following an issue identified during Councillor Green’s representation, the Development Management Manager clarified that the consultation period in respect of the above application had erroneously been displayed as still open on the Council website until 17 February 2024 despite ending in December. This was due to an automated system function which amended the date of the consultation when a response from a consultee was recorded. In order to maintain the fairness of the application process, the Lead Principal Lawyer therefore strongly advised that the application should be deferred to a future meeting, as the public had a legitimate expectation that they should be able to make comment on the application up until the date displayed on the website.

 

On a motion by Councillor Stuart Kelly and seconded by Councillor Steve Foulkes it was:

 

Resolved – That the consideration of the application be deferred to a subsequent meeting of the Planning Committee.

 

 

61.

APP/22/00573; Farm, PARK ROAD, MEOLS, CH47 7BE, Conversion of an existing single storey hay barn into a 2 bedroom dwelling (resubmission of Application Number 21/01378 refused dated 15th October 2021) pdf icon PDF 182 KB

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The Development Management Manager presented the report of the Director of Regeneration and Place in relation to the above application for consideration. The Development Management Manager referenced the updated addendum to the report which included an amendment to Condition 2, alongside the inclusion of a further condition (Condition 9).

 

Ward Councillor Andrew Gardner addressed the committee.

 

On a motion by Councillor Stuart Kelly and seconded by Councillor Kathy Hodson, it was:

 

Resolved (10:1) – That the application be approved subject to the following conditions:

 

  1. The development hereby permitted shall begin not later than [3] years from the date of this decision.

 

  1. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the approved plans received by the local planning authority on 05/04/2022 & 16/08/2023 and listed as follows:

-  2768.P1

-  2768.P1 Rev A

-  20 018 05 Rev A

-  20 018 06 Rev A

-  FRA Rev 4 Base Energy

-  Full Structure Report CASE

 

  1. No development involving the use of any facing materials and driveway materials shall take place until samples or details of the materials to be used in the construction of external surfaces of the building and hard standing have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details. The driveway shall be laid and completed using the agreed materials prior to the first occupation of the dwelling hereby approved.

 

  1. The development shall be carried out in accordance with the submitted flood risk assessment (ref: March 2022/Flood Risk Assessment Rev4/Base Energy Service Limited) and the following mitigation measures it details:

-  Finished floor levels shall be set no lower than 0.3 metres above existing floor levels.

-  Flood resilient and resistant construction technology to be incorporated into the design and fabric of the building.

-  Residents/occupant to register to receive flood warning information from the Environment Agency.

-  A flood management plan to be prepared and adopted by the resident/ occupant.

-  Incorporation of simple SuDS techniques within the surface water drainage design of the Page 35 development. These mitigation measures shall be fully implemented prior to occupation and subsequently in accordance with the scheme’s timing/ phasing arrangements. The measures detailed above shall be retained and maintained thereafter throughout the lifetime of the development.

 

  1. No tree felling, scrub clearance, hedgerow removal, 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 buildings, trees, scrub, hedgerows and vegetation are to be checked first by an appropriately experienced ecologist to ensure no breeding birds are present. If present, details of how they will be protected are required to be submitted for approval.

 

  1. No works are to be carried out within a minimum of 5 metres of the top of the bank to the north of the site due to potential proximity to water vole, details of methods of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 61.