Background
Background

Agenda and minutes

Planning Panel
Wednesday, 15th March, 2017 2.00 pm

Venue: Bainbridge Room - Copeland Centre, Catherine Street, Whitehaven. View directions

Contact: Clive Willoughby  Tel: 01946 598328

Items
No. Item

PP101

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Jackie Bowman, John Dirom, William Kirkbride and Doug Wilson.

PP102

Declarations of Interests in Agenda Items:

Minutes:

Councillors Peter Connolly and Alan Jacob declared a non-pecuniary interest in Agenda Item 4e (Application 4/17/9001/0F2 Former Sekers Site, Cleator Moor Road, Whitehaven) due to having friends or relatives in Cumbria County Council care homes.

PP103

Minutes of the meeting held on 15 February 2017 pdf icon PDF 55 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED - That the minutes of the meeting held on 15 February 2017 be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

PP104

Schedule of Applications

PP104a

Application 4/16/2433/OR1 - Cumberland Cold Storage Ltd, Hensingham, Whitehaven pdf icon PDF 320 KB

Reserved Matters Application incorporating scale of development being 25 Dwellings, House Types and including Plans and Elevations, Materials, Landscaping and Internal Loads.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – that the application be Approved Reserved Matters, subject to a revised S106 agreement, the deletion of Condition 8 and the amendment to Condition 6 as follows:-

 

“Condition 6. The estate roads (including improvements to the U2044 back to Moresby Parks Rd) shall be designed, constructed, lit and drained to a standard suitable for adoption and in this respect full engineering details shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority. No work other than site clearance and site investigations shall be commenced until a full design has been approved. These details shall be in accordance with the standards laid down in the current Cumbria Design Guide. All works so approved shall be constructed before the development is considered complete.”

 

 

PP104b

Application 4/16/2449/OF1 - Sellafield Site, Seascale pdf icon PDF 164 KB

Application for Three Storey Modular Building for use as Sellafield Operational Office Building.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – that the application be Approved.

 

PP104c

Application 4/17/2022/OO1 - Land at Bank Yard Road, Parton, Whitehaven pdf icon PDF 239 KB

Outline Application for Seven Dwellings.

Minutes:

During discussion of this item Miss S Loosley spoke in objection to the application.

 

The Applicant, Mr S Madrick then exercised his right to respond.

 

RESOLVED – that the application be Approved in Outline.

 

PP104d

Application 4/17/2032/OF1 - Sellafield Site, Seascale pdf icon PDF 190 KB

Application for erection of Transit Centre; Reconfiguration of existing Hard-Standing, Four Vehicle Waiting Lanes/Search Lanes, Dedicated Bus Lane and Modular Welfare Building.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – that the application be Approved, subject to an additional condition as follows:-

 

“Before development commences full details of the surface water drainage

system shall be submitted in writing to the Local Planning Authority for

approval.  Any approved works shall be implemented prior to the

development being completed and shall be maintained operational

thereafter.”

 

 

PP104e

Application 4/17/2035/0F1 - 2 Parklands Drive, Egremont pdf icon PDF 156 KB

Application for 1.8 metre Boundary Fence and Storage Shed (Part Retrospective).

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That a site visit be undertaken to appraise all material planning considerations before determining the application.

 

PP104f

Application 4/17/9001/0F2 - Former Sekers Factory Site, Cleator Moor Road, Whitehaven. pdf icon PDF 245 KB

Application for New Build 60 No. Bed Care Home with Associated Parking and Landscaping.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the Planning Development Manager be asked to forward a letter to Cumbria County Council expressing this Panel’s concerns at the design and disappointment at the lack of consultation with Copeland’s Planning Department.

PP105

Schedule of Delegated Decisions pdf icon PDF 156 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED – that the Schedule of Delegated Decisions from 7 February 2017 to

6 March 2017 be noted.

 

PP106

Planning Appeal Decision pdf icon PDF 114 KB

To inform Members of a recent appeal decision in respect of a replacement dwelling at Nethercroft, Nethertown, Egremont.

 

Minutes:

Members were informed of the outcome of a recent Appeal decision in respect of a replacement dwelling at Nethercroft, Nethertown, Egremont.

 

RESOLVED – that the decision to DISMISS the appeal be noted in the context of the Council’s Local Plan Policies and also in relation to performance monitoring.

 

PP107

Exclusion of Press and Public

Minutes:

The Chair moved and it was duly seconded and

 

RESOLVED - That the press and public be excluded for the next item of business in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 6 of Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 as amended.

 

PP108

Proposed Tree Preservation Order

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report seeking approval to confirm the Tree Preservation Order (TPO) on a beech tree situated within the Whitehaven Conservation Area at the rear of 121 Queen Street, Whitehaven.

 

RESOLVED – That the designation of a Tree Preservation Order on a birch tree situated within the Whitehaven Conservation Area at the rear of 121 Queen Street, Whitehaven be confirmed and the TPO be called The Copeland Borough Council Tree Preservation Order No 2, 2016 Land to the rear of 121 Queen Street, Whitehaven.

 

 

In Public

PP109

Planning Panel Site Visit

Minutes:

There was one site visit resulting from the meeting, being at 2 Parklands Drive, Egremont.

 

RESOLVED – that site visit be arranged for Wednesday 29 March 2017, meeting on site at 10:15am or departing the Copeland Centre at 10:00am by prior arrangement.

 

PP110

Date and Time of Next Meeting:

The next meeting of the Planning Panel will be held on Wednesday 12 April 2017 at 2:00pm (venue to be advised).

 

Minutes:

The next meeting of the Planning Panel will be held on Wednesday 12 April 2017 at 2.00pm in the Bainbridge Room, The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street, Whitehaven .

 

 

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