Agenda and minutes

Development Control and Regulation Committee
Wednesday, 18th April, 2018 10.00 am

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

Contact: Jackie Currie  Email: jackie.currie@cumbria.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

110.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Mr AJ Markley, Mr A McGuckin,  Mr D Whipp, and Mr D Wilson.

111.

Changes in Membership

To note any changes in membership.

Minutes:

It was noted that Mr D English had replaced Mr R Worthington as a member of the Committee, and Mr J Mallinson was now a substitute member for the Conservative Group.

 

It was also noted that Mr J Mallinson had replaced Mr AJ Markley for this meeting only.

 

112.

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.

 

Note

 

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).

Minutes:

Mr JA Bowness declared a non-pecuniary interest under the Members’ Code of Conduct in Agenda Item No 6 – CA13/14 – Caldbeck Bowling and Social Club, as he was a member of the club.

 

 

113.

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.

Minutes:

RESOLVED,       that the press and public be not excluded during consideration of any items of business.

114.

Minutes of previous meeting pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the Development Control and Regulation meeting held on 7 March 2018 (copy enclosed)

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED,       that the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 7 March 2018 be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

115.

CA13/14 - Caldbeck Bowling and Social Club - Application to Correct Mistaken Registration; Part of CL20 Caldbeck Common pdf icon PDF 115 KB

[Electoral Divisions: Thursby]

 

To consider a report from the Corporate Director – Economy and Highways (copy enclosed)

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Before members considered this report the Senior Manager - Development Control and Countryside Management referred members to paragraph 5.5 of the report and asked them to note that should the Council refuse an application the applicant MUST be given the opportunity to make oral representations to address the reasons for that refusal before a further report to the Committee was made.  Members noted this.

 

Members of the Committee considered a report from the Corporate Director – Economy and Highways, which detailed an application from Caldbeck Bowling and Social Club to correct mistaken registration in common land register unit CL20 Caldbeck Common.

 

On 7th September 2017 Cumbria County Council received an application from the secretary of Caldbeck Bowling and Social Club to deregister land at Caldbeck comprised in common land register unit CL20 – Caldbeck Common on grounds that it had been wrongly registered as common land.

 

The application related to a square parcel of land around 0.190 hectares in area which comprised of Caldbeck Bowling Club’s buildings, green and associated curtilage.

 

The land was provisionally registered as common land on 17 July 1967 under Section 4 of the Commons Registration Act 1965 pursuant to application number 60 made on 10 May 1967 by the Clerk of Caldbeck Parish Council. The provisional registration became final on 7 October 1982 as a result of a Commons Commissioners decision dated 26 July 1982, and the land became part of register unit CL20.

 

The applicant claimed that at the date of its provisional registration on 17 July 1967 part of the registered land was either covered by the building or within the curtilage of that building. The applicant further claimed that at all times since its provisional registration on 17 July 1967 the application land had been covered by a building or is within the curtilage of a building.  The applicant requested the removal of the application land from the Register of Common Land.

 

The officer asked members to note that one representation in support of the application was received from Caldbeck Parish Council, and that no objections were received. 

 

The officer was of the opinion that the evidence provided by the applicant supported the claim that the application land was wrongly registered as common land and should be removed under paragraph 6 of Schedule 2 to the Commons Act 2006.

 

The recommendation was proposed and seconded and then voted upon, with 14 for and 0 against.  It was therefore,

 

RESOLVED that,     the Committee accepts the application and amends the Register of Common Land on the grounds that the land in question, on the date of provisional registration and at all times since that date, has been covered by a building or within the curtilage of a building.

 

 

 

116.

CA13/11 - Holme Cultram - Application to Correct Mistaken Registration, CL451 Common Land in the Manor of Holme Cultram pdf icon PDF 159 KB

[Electoral Divisions: Aspatria]

 

To consider a report from the Corporate Director – Economy and Highways (copy enclosed)

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report from the Corporate Director – Economy and Highways which detailed an application from Isaak William Taylor, Carol Mary Taylor and Colin Winter to correct mistaken registration in common land register unit CL451 Common Land in the Manor of Holme Cultram.

 

The application related to four parcels of land which formed part of the land comprised in common land register unit CL451 – Common Land in the Manor of Holme Cultram.  CL451 was provisionally registered as common land on 7 May 1970 under Section 4 of the Commons Registration Act 1965 pursuant to application no. 2048, made by Anthony Edward Byron Standish, George Munro Kerr and Robert Knight Lochhead.  The provisional registration became final on 1 August 1972 and the land became register unit CL451.

 

The applicants claimed that the application land was registered as common land without the owners’ knowledge. They further claimed that the registration was mistaken because, immediately before its provisional registration, the application land was not subject to rights of common, waste land of the manor, a town or village green, or land of a description specified in section 11 of the Inclosure Act 1845.

 

Supporting evidence was submitted by the applicant, including:-

 

·      Copy registers of title CU122000 and CU215038 confirming the Applicants ownership of the Application Land;

·      Statutory declaration of Colin Winter;

·      Statutory Declaration of Isabella Baird;

·      Copy letter dated 29/09/2012 from Mr J Baird to the commons registration authority.

 

Two objections were received:-

 

·      The Open Spaces Society objected on the grounds that the Applicants had not provided sufficient evidence to satisfy the criteria for de-registration as specified in Schedule 2(7).  In response, the Applicants set out their case, providing an explanation as to how each of the criteria of Schedule 2(7) was satisfied.  Upon receipt of the Applicants’ reply, the Open Spaces Society agreed with the Applicants’ case and effectively withdrew their objection to the application. 

·      The other objection was from Mr Byrne, who argued that the Applicants’ assertion that the owners of the land did not know about the registration of the land in 1970 should be treated with a good deal of scepticism and that it was highly likely that the Applicants, as owners of the land, sought deregistration for their own purely private ends. He further argued that the Application Land was waste land of the manor immediately prior to its provisional registration and still remained waste land of the manor and thus could not be deregistered.

 

In his opinion, the question as to whether the land ceased to be waste land turns on its physical state and not on its legal status. He argued that any land which was once waste land of the manor, whether or not it was enclosed by an Enclosure Award, must still be considered waste land of the manor, if it retained the physical characteristics of such land. Mr Byrne produced three O.S. Maps dated 1926, 1956 and 1971 and argued that they show that the Application Land  ...  view the full minutes text for item 116.

117.

HIGHWAYS ACT 1980 SECTION 119 - APPLICATION TO DIVERT PUBLIC FOOTPATH NOS 423011 AND 423012 IN THE PARISH OF ST BEES: DISTRICT OF COPELAND pdf icon PDF 705 KB

[Electoral Divisions: St Bees and Egremont]

 

To consider a report from the Corporate Director – Economy and Highways (copy enclosed)

 

 

Minutes:

Members had before them a report from the Corporate Director – Economy and Highways, which detailed the intention of the County Council to divert sections of public footpath nos 423011 and 423012 at Pow Beck in the parish of St Bees.

 

The proposed diversion order was in the interests of the public as it allowed the highway authority to better manage its asset for increased public safety and reduced management costs. All the costs associated with processing the diversion order would be paid by the County Council.

 

The diversion of path no 423011 would take pedestrians across the railway track at ABCD via a Network Rail managed crossing that was significantly safer than crossing 25m to the south that followed the existing definitive line of the footpath.

 

To the west side of Pow Beck between G-H-I, the proposed diversion of footpath no 423012 would follow the firmer/drier ground away from the Beck.

 

The proposed diversion would take the path away from a private vehicular bridge located approximately 30m southwest of point K that was in poor condition and in need of replacement. The new route would pass over Pow Beck by a footbridge recently installed by the County Council in a safer and less vulnerable location between points J-K.

 

No objections had been received as a result of the consultations carried out, although St Bees Parish Council had expressed concern about continued public access to the beach.

 

Access to the beach would be retained by the creation of open access land up to the new right of way.

 

The proposed realignment would take the route across a safer rail crossing and on firmer and drier ground. The diversion would be no less convenient than the existing and prove no less attractive with no loss of amenity. The new footbridge provided a safer and more resilient river crossing on the route and will form an important link on the new England Coast Path National Trail.

 

The recommendation of the officer was that the order should be made in the interests of the landowner and the public.

 

This was proposed, seconded and voted upon.  With 14 members for and none against it was,

 

RESOLVED that, 

 

(1)       pursuant to the power set out at Part 2G paragraph 2.1(g)(iii) of the Council’s Constitution, an order be made under Section 119 of the Highways Act 1980 to divert  that section of public footpath no 423011 in the parish of St Bees as shown marked A-F to new route A-B-C-D-E-F on the plan at Appendix A; and

(2)       section of public footpath no 423012 in the parish of St Bees as shown marked G-L to a new route G-H-I-J-K-L on the plan at Appendix A; and

 

(3)       the Corporate Director, Resources and Transformation be authorised to take all necessary actions to confirm the order.

 

118.

HIGHWAYS ACT 1980 SECTION 119 APPLICATION TO DIVERT PUBLIC BRIDLEWAY NO 317011 AND SECTION 118 EXTINGUISHMENT OF PUBLIC FOOTPATH NO 317010 PARISH OF CRACKENTHORPE: DISTRICT OF EDEN pdf icon PDF 1 MB

[Electoral Divisions: Appleby]

 

To consider a report from the Corporate Director – Economy and Highways (copy enclosed)

 

 

Minutes:

The Development Control and Regulation Committee considered a report from the Corporate Director – Economy and Highways, which detailed an application received from the landowner to divert a section of public bridleway no 317011 and extinguish part of public footpath no 317010 at Bridge End Farm Kirkby Thore, in the parish of Crackenthorpe.

 

The diversion was requested by the landowner to move the bridleway out of the stock handling area of a busy dairy farm and to extinguish the remaining redundant spur of the public footpath.  All the costs associated with processing the diversion order and associated works would be paid for by the applicant.

 

No objections had been received as a result of the consultations that had been carried although the Local Ramblers Representative had noted a pooling of water on a section of the proposed route north of point E. The landowner’s agent had assured the officer that this would be addressed to the satisfaction of Cumbria County Council before the orders were brought into effect. 

 

The officer believed that the proposed diversion constituted a more accessible logical route crossing open green fields and it was easier to walk or ride a horse away from a busy yard of an intensive dairy farm. As a consequence of the proposed diversion of the bridleway a spur of public footpath no 317010 was no longer needed for public use.

 

The recommendation of the officer was that the order should be made in the interests of the landowner.

 

One of the members asked a question about the number of gates on the new route.  The officer explained that the statutory legislation required that the new route should not be ‘substantially less convenient’ as the old route. This was partly interpreted that the number of gates on the new route would not be allowed to exceed the number present on the existing section to be extinguished. This was noted.

 

This was then put to a vote and with no members dissenting it was RESOLVED that

 

(1)       pursuant to the power set out at Part 2G paragraph 2.1(g) (ii) and (iii) of the Council’s Constitution an order be made under Section 119 of the Highways Act 1980 to divert that section of public bridleway no 317011 in the parish of Crackenthorpe as marked A-B  to a new section shown B-F-E-D-C as shown on the plan at Appendix A and

 

(2)       an order be made under Section 118 of the Highways Act 1980 to extinguish that section of public footpath no 317010 in the parish of Crackenthorpe as marked A-B as shown on the plan at Appendix B and

 

(3)       the Corporate Director - Resources and Transformation be authorised to take all necessary actions, if no objections are received to the orders as made, to confirm the orders.

 

119.

Reports on Applications for Planning Permission pdf icon PDF 87 KB

[Electoral Divisions: Various]

 

To receive reports from the Corporate Director – Economy and Highways (copy enclosed)

 

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.

 

119a

2/17/9016 - St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School, Holden Road, Salterbeck, Workington CA14 5LN - Erection of a single storey 2 Classroom extension connected to the main school by a link corridor and creation of a fenced ball court. pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider a report from the Corporate Director – Economy and Highways (copy enclosed)

 

Minutes:

Members had before them a report from the Corporate Director – Economy and Highways, which presented a planning application to erect a single storey extension to the southern side of St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School so as to create two additional classrooms (with associated stores, cloakrooms and WCs) and a link corridor.

 

As the proposed extension would extend onto the existing school playing field it was also proposed to erect a fenced ball-court to off-set this loss. The proposed ball court was proposed to be sited on the south-eastern part of the playing field.  It would be contained by a 3m high dark green coloured paladin weldmesh fence. Members noted that the fenced ball court was also referred to as a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) across the submitted application documents, consultation responses and thus report.

 

This proposed development had been driven by local population growth in Workington and the continuing popularity of the school, and would enable the published admission number (PAN) of the school to be increased from 162 spaces to 210 spaces and would create 3 additional full time teaching posts. There were currently 151 pupils on role and 24 employees - 162 pupils were expected to attend the school for the 2018-2019 academic year.

 

The Planning Officer took members through the report and detailed the following:-

 

·         Loss of school playing field

·         Highways capacity and safety

 

The Planning Officer was satisfied that this school represented a sustainable location for further space for educational provision and that the siting of the proposed extension was acceptable in principle in light of the proposed provision of the MUGA to offset the loss of green playing field space.  He therefore recommended that the application be granted subject to the conditions set out in schedule 1.

                       

Members commented that this was the second application for additional school places in West Cumbria they had considered recently.  Concerns were raised about the impact of the additional housing on the infrastructure, and felt that the County Council should be seeking developer contributions to mitigate this.  The Manager – Development Control and Countryside Management agreed to raise the concerns with colleagues in the Highways Development Management  team.

 

This was then put to a vote and with 14 for and none against it was, RESOLVED that, Planning Permission be GRANTED subject to the conditions set out in Appendix 1 of the report.

 

 

119b

2/18/9003 - Sebergham Bridge, Sebergham, Carlisle, CA5 7HR - Construction of a concrete saddle; masonry faced training walls; repair of damaged masonry; repointing; and removal of vegetation pdf icon PDF 348 KB

To consider a report from the Corporate Director – Economy and Highways (copy enclosed)

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report from the Corporate Director – Economy and Highways which explained that Listed Building Consent was sought to carry out a range of works to the Grade II listed Sebergham Bridge in order to affect repairs and make the structure more resilient to storm events.

The officer drew members’ attention to the update sheet tabled which contained an update on the consultation response received from Allerdale Borough Council’s Conservation Officer and the applicant’s reply to this. The officer commented that, in light of the applicant’s reply that this response did not alter the recommendation contained in the report. This was noted by members.

Members accepted that there was a clear, reasoned and justified need for the proposed works in order to secure the long-term preservation of this Grade II Listed Bridge as a whole in the face of increasingly frequent and severe storm events.

 

The recommendation of the office was that Listed Building Consent should be granted subject to the conditions set out in Appendix 1 to this report.

 

With no members dissenting it was RESOLVED that,             Listed Building Consent be GRANTED as set out in Appendix 1 of the report.

 

 

119c

4/18/9001 - Jericho County Primary School Windsor Court Whitehaven CA28 6UX - Full planning application for construction of replacement primary school and associated infrastructure and parking and associated demolition of existing school building pdf icon PDF 411 KB

To consider a report from the Corporate Director – Economy and Highways (copy enclosed)

 

Minutes:

Members considered a report from the Corporate Director – Economy and Highways which outlined that planning permission was sought for the construction of a replacement infant/primary school and associated infrastructure and parking at Jericho Primary School together with associated demolition of the existing school building at Jericho County Primary School.

 

The officer referred members to the update sheet tabled and the recommendation that Condition 8 be amended to read ‘Details of avoiding conflict with pupils/users of the school during demolition works ie will pupils/users of the school be given priority during demolition works and  crossing the access on Windsor Court’.  This was noted.

 

The officer also referred members to the update sheet which included responses received from the applicant in response to questions raised during the member Site Visit held on 9 April 2018.  This was also noted.

 

Members thanked officers for the site visit which they had all found extremely useful and informative.

 

The proposal was to construct a two storey school building on an existing hard surfaced play area.  A section of the new building would accommodate a new sports hall.  Car parking consisted of 25 parking spaces and 1 disabled parking bay, cycle parking, refuse storage and demolition of the existing building.  

 

It was proposed that the new school would be constructed on site while the pupils          occupied the existing school and on completion would decant into the new school building whilst demolition of the existing school was undertaken. 

 

Whilst it was appreciated that during construction and demolition works there would      be an impact on the amenities of local residents.  These impacts would be temporary and controlled by appropriately worded conditions and considerate construction programme by the developers. 

 

Members noted these impacts would be for a temporary period of 20 months and once construction activities were complete the school would operate in line with its normal arrangements.

 

Any potential conflict between pupils/users of the school would be controlled by condition to ensure pupils have priority over construction traffic/workers.

 

Concerns raised by representations had been adequately considered and addressed.

 

The proposed development would provide a modern sustainable building and complied with national policy and the policies of the development plan and could be supported.  The officer was therefore recommending that this application be granted subject to conditions.

 

Members again commented that the County Council should be looking to seek planning gain from the developers for applications such as this.

 

The recommendation was moved and seconded and put to the vote.  With 13 for, none against and 1 abstention it was,

 

RESOLVED that,     planning permission be GRANTED as set out in Appendix 1 of the report, but with the amendment to Condition 8 as referenced above..

 

119d

4/18/9002 - St Mary's Catholic Primary School, High Road, Kells, Whitehaven, CA28 9PG - Single storey classroom extension for Early Years Block pdf icon PDF 207 KB

To consider a report from the Corporate Director – Economy and Highways (copy enclosed)

 

Minutes:

Mr K Hamilton left the meeting at this point.

 

The Development Control and Regulation Committee considered a report from the Corporate Director – Economy and Highways which detailed a planning application for a  for single storey classroom extension and access ramp for an Early Years Block at St Mary's Catholic Primary School, High Road, Kells, Whitehaven.

 

The extension would form an additional classroom, and would be constructed of breeze block and rendered walls, concrete roofing tiles, with uPVC windows, doors and rainwater goods.  The extension would connect/extend the existing classroom facilities, and was proposed on existing play area.

 

This was proposed and seconded and put to the vote. With 13 for and none against it was RESOLVED that, planning permission be GRANTED subject to the conditions set out in Appendix 1 of the report.

 

119e

4/18/9003 - Millom HWRC Site, Redhills Quarry, Redhills, Millom, LA18 4LD - Variation of Conditions 1 and 2 of planning permission 4/13/9001 for extension of operational time of Household Waste Recycling centre for a further period until 31st December 2029 pdf icon PDF 423 KB

To consider a report from the Corporate Director – Economy and Highways (copy enclosed)

 

 

Minutes:

Mr D English left the meeting at this point. 

 

Members considered a report from the Corporate Director – Economy and Highways which detailed a section 73 planning application to amend conditions 1 and 2 of planning permission 4/13/9001. Condition 1 related to the approved documents  and condition 2 which limited the operational time of the household waste recycling centre until 5 June 2018. It was proposed to amend this condition to allow operations at the site until 31 December 2029.

 

The facility was located on the former Redhills Quarry (limestone), in the 19th and 20th centuries this was later used as a landfill site.   Temporary permissions were granted in 1994, 2004, 2008 and 2013.  The current planning application was due to expire on 5 June 2018.

Whilst the continued operations of Millom HWRC until 2029 may not be ideal the continued operation as a HWRC provided a sustainable, convenient and essential facility for the community and could continue to do so without significant adverse environmental impacts until a new facility was brought forward.

Should an alternative facility become available Millom HWRC would cease operations and this would be controlled by condition 1.

The officer recommendation was that this application be granted subject to conditions.

 

The recommendation was then put to a vote, and with 12 for and none against it was RESOLVED that, planning permission be GRANTED subject to conditions set out in Appendix 1 of the report.

 

119f

5/17/9014 - Levens C of E Primary School, Church Road, Levens, Kendal LA8 8PU - Installation of a Single Storey Portakabin Ultima Building to be used as a dining hall for a limited period of 52 weeks pdf icon PDF 306 KB

To consider a report from the Corporate Director – Economy and Highways (copy enclosed)

 

Minutes:

Mr D English returned to the meeting at this point.

 

A report from the Corporate Director – Economy and Highways explained that retrospective planning permission was sought for the installation of a single storey Portakabin Ultima building to be used as a dining hall to serve the school for a period of one year, at Levens C of E School, Kendal.

 

The temporary building was needed as the existing building used as the dining hall had been deemed unfit for use on health and safety grounds.  Discussions had taken place regarding a potential scheme for a permanent replacement building on the site and a full planning application had recently been submitted for a permanent scheme.

 

Levens C of E Primary School, was a small school situated in the quiet rural village of Levens approximately 6km to the south of Kendal.  It accommodated 66 children between 4 and 11 years of age.

 

The temporary building had now been installed on part of the existing playground, at the rear of the school and was only fleetingly visible from Levens Lane.

 

The building was visible from the conservatory of the immediate neighbouring property. It was also visible from the children play area, tennis courts, bowling green and playing fields accessed from Levens Lane.  Longer views of the building from residential properties on Levens Lane site were broken up by existing trees and hedges.

 

Due it its proximity there was an impact on visual amenity from the nearest neighbouring property.  Before the building was installed the view would have been over the school yard wall towards the Levens Playing Field Pavilion building, tennis courts and some children’s play equipment.  The building narrowed this view somewhat obscuring some of the play equipment and the tennis courts. 

 

The existing dining hall was about 4.5m away from this property and had a pitched roof with the ridge estimated to be 4.5m high.  The temporary building was about 8m away from the nearest property and at 3.5m maximum height was both lower than the existing building and located further from the closest residential property.  This property had been notified of the planning application and the occupiers had seen the building in situ.  They had not chosen to make any representations directly, or raise the matter with the parish council or their local member.

 

In relation to the Parish Council’s concerns, although in principle all applicants, whether private individuals/companies or the County Council, should secure planning permission before undertaking development, it was not illegal to fail to do so.  On discovering unauthorised development, unless clearly unacceptable, the County Council planning authority encouraged the submission of a retrospective planning application so that the material planning considerations in relation to the development on site could be fully considered.

 

Similarly, the loss of part of the existing playground would be on a temporary basis and was unlikely to result in significant detriment to the operation of the school or contravene any existing policy of the South Lakeland Core Strategy.  

 

Although the Planning  ...  view the full minutes text for item 119f

119g

5/18/9003 - Millness Highways Depot, Crooklands, Milnthorpe LA7 7NR - Welfare building - including showers, toilets, changing room, drying room and a canteen pdf icon PDF 352 KB

To consider a report from the Corporate Director – Economy and Highways (copy enclosed)

 

Minutes:

The Development Control and Regulation Committee considered a report from the Corporate Director – Economy and Highways which detailed an application for retrospective planning permission for a Welfare Building, which would provide showers, toilets, a changing room, drying room and a canteen at Millness Depot, Crooklands

 

The original facilities had been deemed unsuitable for continued use following an inspection by the Health and Safety Executive.

 

The land on which the new building was built was previously used for accommodating the two temporary (hired) welfare cabins, cycle boxes and a fuel tank.

 

No representations had been received to this application.

 

The recommendation before member was that planning permission should be granted subject to conditions.

 

With no members dissenting it was RESOLVED that, Planning Permission be GRANTED subject to the conditions set out in Appendix 1 of the report

 

119h

5/18/9004 - Grange C of E Primary School, Fell Drive, Grange-over-Sands, LA11 7JF - Erection of 2.4m High Paladin Ball Court Fencing pdf icon PDF 277 KB

To consider a report from the Corporate Director – Economy and Highways (copy enclosed)

 

Minutes:

Members considered a report from the Corporate Director – Economy and Highways which outlined that planning permission was sought to erect a 2.4m high dark green coloured paladin panel fence around three sides of an existing hardstanding area so as to form a contained ball court to the western side of Grange C of E Primary School.

 

Members noted that the southern part of the proposed fence coincided with the boundary of the Grange-over-Sands Conservation Area. The school wished to enclose this existing hardstanding play area that was currently utilised for ball games so as to prevent errant balls:-

 

a)  leaving the school grounds (along with pupils determined to retrieve them); and

b)    striking children outside this area – such as younger children who play on the hardstanding area to the north or the playing field to the south.

 

The recommendation of the officer was that planning permission should be granted subject to conditions.

 

This was proposed and seconded and then put to a vote.  With no members dissenting it was RESOLVED that planning permission is GRANTED subject to the conditions set out in Appendix 1 of the report.

 

 

120.

Applications/Consultations Determined Under Delegated Powers pdf icon PDF 77 KB

[Electoral Divisions: Various]

 

To consider a report from the Corporate Director – Economy and Highways (copy enclosed)

 

To note that these are applications/consultations that have recently been determined by the Corporate Director – Economy and Highways in accordance with the scheme of delegation.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED,       that, with no members dissenting, the list of applications/consultations determined under delegated powers be noted.

121.

Applications/Consultations Proposed to be Determined Under Delegated Powers pdf icon PDF 83 KB

[Electoral Divisions: Various]

 

To consider a report from the Corporate Director – Economy and Highways (copy enclosed)

 

To note that these applications that have been submitted to the County Council but are not ready/appropriate for presentation to the Committee of for determination under delegated powers and/or have been recently withdrawn or determined as invalid or not requiring planning permission etc.

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED,       that, with no members dissenting, the list of applications/consultations proposed to be determined under delegated powers be noted.

 

 

122.

Applications to be Considered at Future Meetings pdf icon PDF 96 KB

[Electoral Divisions: Various]

 

To consider a report from the Corporate Director – Economy and Highways (copy enclosed)

 

To note the list of outstanding planning applications.

 

Minutes:

The list of applications to be considered at future meetings was discussed.

 

In relation to the West Cumbria Mining application the aim was that this would come before the Committee in July 2018.  Members noted this update.

 

RESOLVED, that the report be received and noted.

 

123.

PLANNING ENFORCEMENT RELATED MATTERS pdf icon PDF 65 KB

[Electoral Divisions: Various]

 

To consider a report from the Corporate Director – Economy and Highways (copy enclosed)

Minutes:

RESOLVED that,     with no members dissenting the report be received and noted.

 

124.

Date and time of next meeting

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 30 May 2018 at County Hall, Kendal at 10am.

 

Minutes:

The next meeting will be held on 30 May 2018 at County Hall, Kendal at 10am