Agenda and draft minutes
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Apologies for Absence, Substitutions, Declarations of Interest and Dispensations
Apologies for absence were submitted for Councillor Zak Khan.
Councillor Carole Haythornthwaite substituted for Councillor Zak Khan.
There were no Declarations of Interest or Dispensations declared at the meeting.
Minutes of the Last Meeting PDF 188 KB
The Minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on the 18th January 2023 were submitted for approval as a correct record.
Recommended – That the Minutes be received and approved as a correct record.
Judith Addison, requested her name to be on the present list of the previous minutes as she chaired the meeting.
The rest of the Minutes of the Planning Committee held on the 18th January 2023 were submitted for approval as a correct record.
Resolved – That the Minutes be received and approved as a correct record.
Town and Country Planning Act 1990- Planning Applications for Determination PDF 238 KB
The attached report sets out recommended action on the following planning applications:-
3A - 11/22/0404 - Land off Blackburn Old Road, Great Harwood, BB6 7UU
Full Application – Outline application - Erection of 7 No glamping pods and reception building including access and layout.
3B – 11/22/0388 - Land off Fort Street, Clayton-le-Moors, BB5 5PJ
Full Application - Erection of 6 No. Bungalows
The Chief Planning and Transportation Officer submitted a report setting out recommended action on the following Planning applications.
3A. 11/22/0404 - Land off Blackburn Old Road, Great Harwood, BB6 7UU
Erection of 7 No glamping pods and reception building including access and layout.
The location is in Green Belt.
This application has had 2 previous applications which had both been refused. (11/19/0103 and 11/18/0345)
The applicant did not submit the supporting documents requested and therefore there is insufficient evidence.
The Committee had a discussion on the application and thought the idea of the application sounded good and would benefit Great Harwood however due to the location presented in Green Belt and the applicant’s lack of demonstrating special conditions it was not viable.
Resolved – That the Planning application be refused.
3B. 11/22/0388 – Land off Fort Street, Clayton-le-Moors, BB5 5PJ
Erection of 6 No Bungalows.
The application site is located in the urban area of Clayton le Moors, although previously wooded, the trees have now been removed.
The Committee had a discussion around the application and they agreed it was a good site for development and that there is a demand for bungalows in the borough. There was a concern regarding the access road condition and the future maintenance of it and hoped this would be covered fully in the conditions attached to the application.
Resolved – That the Planning application be approved, subject to the applicant entering into a legal agreement under S106 of the Act to compensate for the loss of woodland.
- That the Planning application be approved with the attached conditions.
- That the Planning Committee granted delegated authority to the Chief Planning and Transportation Officer to make changes to the wording of the conditions if necessary.
Planning Committee Site Visits PDF 70 KB
To recommended to Members to undertake a site visit to view a number of sites where planning applications have been submitted and which will be determined by Planning Committee.
The Chief Planning and Transportation Officer presented a report to recommend that Members undertake a site visit to view a number of sites where planning applications have been submitted and which will be determined by Planning Committee.
The Committee had a discussion around the applications listed and agreed it would be best to visit these sites to gain further understanding on the applications received.
Resolved – That the Planning Committee undertake a site visit for the applications referenced in item 4 prior to their determination.