Development Control and Regulation Committee
Tuesday, 19th March, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber - County Offices, Kendal, LA9 4RQ

Contact: Nicola Harrison  Email:

No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.


Changes in Membership

To note any changes in membership.


Mr P Turner has replaced Mr D Whipp as a permanent member of the Committee.


Disclosures of Interest

Members are invited to disclose any disclosable pecuniary interest they have in any item on the agenda which comprises


1          Details of any employment, office, trade, profession or vocation carried on for            profit or gain.


2          Details of any payment or provision of any other financial benefit (other than from the authority) made or provided within the relevant period in respect of any expenses incurred by you in carrying out duties as a member, or towards your election expenses.  (This includes any payment or financial benefit from a trade union within the meaning of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.


3          Details of any contract which is made between you (or a body in which you have a beneficial interest) and the authority


(a)       Under which goods or services are to be provided or works are to be executed; and


            (b)       Which has not been fully discharged.


4          Details of any beneficial interest in land which is within the area of the authority. 


5          Details of any licence (alone or jointly with others) to occupy land in the area of the authority for a month or longer. 


6          Details of any tenancy where (to your knowledge)


            (a)       The landlord is the authority; and


            (b)       The tenant is a body in which you have a beneficial                                                         interest.


7          Details of any beneficial interest in securities of a body where


(a)       That body (to your knowledge) has a place of business or land in the    area of the authority; and



(b)       Either –


(i)      The total nominal value of the securities exceeds £25,000 or one            hundredth of the total issued share capital of that body; or


(ii)     If that share capital of that body is of more than one class, the total nominal value of the shares of any one class in which the relevant person has a beneficial interest exceeds one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that class.


In addition, you must also disclose other non-pecuniary interests set out in the Code of Conduct where these have not already been registered.




A “disclosable pecuniary interest” is an interest of a councillor or their partner (which means spouse or civil partner, a person with whom they are living as husband or wife, or a person with whom they are living as if they are civil partners).


Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider whether the press and public should be excluded from the meeting during consideration of any item on the agenda.


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To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of a meeting held on 22 February 2019



Reports on Applications for Planning Permission

[Electoral Divisions: Various]


To consider a report from the Acting Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure


These are applications which are determined by the County Council after taking into account the views of consultees and relevant representations.  Applications in this category are prescribed by legislation. Private applications principally relate to minerals and waste management activities and associated development. County applications are developments which are to be carried out by the County Council itself or jointly with any other person.




Application Reference No. 4/17/9007. Proposal: Development of a new underground metallurgical coal mine and associated development including: the refurbishment of two existing drifts leading to two new underground drifts; coal storage and processing buildings; office and change building; access road; ventilation, power and water infrastructure; security fencing; lighting; outfall to sea; surface water management system and landscaping at the former Marchon site (High Road) Whitehaven; - a new coal loading facility and railway sidings linked to the Cumbrian Coast Railway Line with adjoining office / welfare facilities; extension of railway underpass; security fencing; lighting; landscaping; construction of a temporary development compound, and associated permanent access on land off Mirehouse Road, Pow Beck Valley, south of Whitehaven; and - a new underground coal conveyor to connect the coal processing buildings with the coal loading facility. pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Location:  Former Marchon Site, Pow Beck Valley and area from Marchon Site to St Bees Coast, Whitehaven, Cumbria


Applicant: West Cumbria Mining Ltd


Date Valid: 31 May 2017


Reason for Committee Level Decision: EIA development with significant impacts outside the site boundary


Date and time of next meeting

The next meeting will be held on 5 April 2019 at 10.00am at County Offices, Kendal


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