Agenda and draft minutes
Venue: Committee Room 1 - Birkenhead Town Hall. View directions
Contact: Katy Brown Senior Democratic Services Officer
Welcome and Introduction
The Chair welcomed Members of the Planning Committee, Officers, members
of the public and those watching the webcast to the meeting.
Apologies for absence
No apologies for absence were received.
To approve the accuracy of the minutes of the meeting held on 11 January 2024.
Resolved – That the minutes of the meeting held on 11 January 2023 be approved.
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.
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.
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 299 KB
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.
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 182 KB
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:
- 2768.P1 Rev A
- 20 018 05 Rev A
- 20 018 06 Rev A
- FRA Rev 4 Base Energy
- Full Structure Report CASE
- 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.