Councillors defer decision on 2 planning applications for site visits and approve 7 others

Councillors defer decision on 2 planning applications for site visits and approve 7 others

                                          

Cllr Anita Leech (Chair of Wirral Council's Planning Committee) at the Planning Committee held on the 20th April 2016
Cllr Anita Leech (Chair of Wirral Council’s Planning Committee) at the Planning Committee held on the 20th April 2016

I’m going to try to return to brief reports on public meetings of Wirral Council starting with the Planning Committee meeting held on the 20th April 2016 starting at 6.01pm in Committee Rooms 1 & 2, Wallasey Town Hall, Brighton Street, Seacombe, CH44 8ED. Timings next to agenda items are for the two video clips of the meeting.

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Planning Committee (Wirral Council) 26th September 2013 APP/13/00779: Hillfield, 82 Brimstage Road, Barnston, CH60 1XQ – New conservatory to rear of house

Planning Committee (Wirral Council) 26th September 2013 APP/13/00779: Hillfield, 82 Brimstage Road, Barnston, CH60 1XQ – New conservatory to rear of house

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Planning Committee (Wirral Council) 26th September 2013 APP/13/00779: Hillfield, 82 Brimstage Road, Barnston, CH60 1XQ – New conservatory to rear of house

                           

Continues from Planning Committee (Wirral Council) 26th September 2013 APP/13/00748 : Amenity Open Space, Tollemache Road, Birkenhead – Erection of 12no two bedroom single storey dwellings.

This application starts at this point in the video. The officer said that the application was for a rear conservatory at 82 Brimstage Road and that since the site visit new plans had been received. As the plans had only been received on the day of the Planning Committee, they wanted to add an extra condition for obscure glazing. Subject to this extra condition the officers were recommending it for approval.

The Chair, Cllr Bernie Mooney asked if a ward councillor wished to speak? Cllr Les Rowlands thanked the councillors for coming on the site visit and seeing what it was like on the ground. The architect had amended the plans and put new plans in so they were withdrawing their objections due to the alterations.

The Chair asked if there were any questions? Nobody asked any questions. Cllr Denise Realey moved approval, Cllr David Elderton seconded approval. All councillors voted in favour of approving the planning application.

Continues at Planning Committee (Wirral Council) 26th September 2013 APP/12/01502: Seafields, Park Lane, CH47 8XX – 3 Holiday Eco Chalets with associated parking and screening.

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Planning Committee (Wirral Council) (27th June 2013) APP/13/00574 5 Speedwell Drive, Barnston, CH60 2SY Change of use of garage to dog grooming parlour

Planning Committee (Wirral Council) (27th June 2013) APP/13/00574 5 Speedwell Drive, Barnston, CH60 2SY Change of use of garage to dog grooming parlour

Continues from Planning Committee (Wirral Council) (27th June 2013) APP/13/00574 5 Speedwell Drive, Barnston, CH60 2SY Change of use of garage to dog grooming parlour.

Cllr Denise Realey: Can I then move approval of the officer’s recommendation?

Cllr Joe Walsh: I’ll second that.

Cllr Denise Realey: For approval.

Cllr Joe Walsh: I’ll second that. I’ll second that.

Cllr Bernie Mooney (Chair): Hang on hold on a minute they had indicated what it is … to hold on as we had a debate so it’s his movement first. Ermm, …

Cllr Anita Leech: Errm, it’s just literally a point of clarification really, errm the actual terms about the number of dogs a day doesn’t seem to include a bank holiday Monday.

Matthew Davies: Errm through you Chair, I think we would add then that there are no dogs on a bank holiday Monday.

Cllr Anita Leech: Thank you.

Cllr Bernie Mooney (Chair): Right back to David, David?

Cllr David Elderton: Thank you Chair, I mean I’d just like to comment before I start by saying that the fact you’re trying to start a business is absolutely commendable and I fully support what you’re trying to do. It’s my concern that it would be an inappropriate development in a residential area, it’s simply relating to that associated issue but what I would like to move is that on the basis of granting refusal the Local Planning Authority considers that, by reason of noise and general disturbance likely to be generated, the proposed development would be detrimental to the amenities that the occupiers of adjoining properties could reasonably expect to enjoy. The development would thereby conflict with the provisions of Unitary Development Planning policy HS15. I move that.

Cllr Bernie Mooney (Chair): So we’ve got a mover for refusal and we’ve got a seconder. So, first of all we’ll take a vote on refusal, those for refusal, ok and against. I’ll abstain. I really can’t make my mind up.

Cllr David Elderton: That’s six appear to be [for (Cllrs Elderton, Clenents, Mountney, Hayes and Foulkes] and five [against (Cllrs Realey, Brightmore, Leech, Walsh and Kenny], in favour of refusal when you’ve abstained.

Cllr Bernie Mooney (Chair): I’m awful sorry for the confusion.

Cllr Denise Realey: I propose a small adjournment while people leave.

Cllr Bernie Mooney (Chair): Err, please refrain from saying anything like that while the members of the public leave, thank you very much.

Continues at Planning Committee (Wirral Council) (27th June 2013) APP/13/00398: 11 Templemore Road, Oxton, CH43 2HB – Single Storey Garage.

Planning Committee (Wirral Council) (27th June 2013) APP/13/00574 5 Speedwell Drive, Barnston, CH60 2SY Change of use of garage to dog grooming parlour

Planning Committee (Wirral Council) (27th June 2013) APP/13/00574 5 Speedwell Drive, Barnston, CH60 2SY Change of use of garage to dog grooming parlour

Continued from Planning Committee (Wirral Council) (27th June 2013) APP/13/00574 5 Speedwell Drive, Barnston, CH60 2SY Change of use of garage to dog grooming parlour.

Cllr Bernie Mooney (Chair): Thank you, Simon.

Matthew Davies: Through you errm Chair, obviously ermm the only reason that would be something we would encourage, Members should take account err properly of whether or not there are amenity issues, noise and disturbance issues that could possibly arise errm on the.., we talk about five dogs a day errm five days a week, err so that’s twenty-five dogs with some on Saturday.

Errm so it’s whether or not the volume that’s proposed or restricted by conditions would be errm likely to result in detriment to amenities in the surrounding environment particularly those in conjunction to the site. The petitioner’s photos been circulated and the two garages are close together and that’s why errm condition number errm five is suggested, and I think errm just listening to some of the debate I would errm I would suggest a slight amendment to that condition to remove the wording “to the Northwest side elevation” errm because I think the whole, if we’re going for this discussion, the whole, the whole garage has to be insulated because there is the potential obviously that noise could carry through the open door if that’s so.

I was just thinking if Members were actually minded to approve, it would, I was just thinking about the language that would encourage errm insulation for the whole of the garage rather than just the Northwest elevation. So, if it is not endorsed, well I think it is errm it’s improper errm to consider amenity issues surrounding this structure.

Cllr Bernie Mooney (Chair): Denise?

Continues at Planning Committee (Wirral Council) (27th June 2013) APP/13/00574 5 Speedwell Drive, Barnston, CH60 2SY Change of use of garage to dog grooming parlour.

Planning Committee (Wirral Council) (27th June 2013) APP/13/00574 5 Speedwell Drive, Barnston, CH60 2SY Change of use of garage to dog grooming parlour

Planning Committee (Wirral Council) (27th June 2013) APP/13/00574 5 Speedwell Drive, Barnston, CH60 2SY Change of use of garage to dog grooming parlour

Continues from Planning Committee (Wirral Council) (27th June 2013) APP/13/00574 5 Speedwell Drive, Barnston, CH60 2SY Change of use of garage to dog grooming parlour.

Cllr Bernie Mooney (Chair): Thanks Brian, you see that I’m a dog lover and I have a dog that gets groomed and you know goes to a grooming parlour in the centre of town. I don’t know, I don’t know what the effect of opening this business in a garage in a residential area, if it would be a nuisance to neighbours, how are we going to control that? How are we going to prove that, how are we going to know if there’s five dogs? How are we going to know if there start being complaints? I think I wish I knew that you know my … dog, dog grooming business being set up. My dog loves going to the dog grooming parlour but I don’t know whether the garage should … garage … and I … should.

Cllr Simon Mountney Chair, can I ask please Matthew Davies, about … a planning reason not in my back garden is not a debate?

Cllr Bernie Mooney (Chair): No.

Continues at Planning Committee (Wirral Council) (27th June 2013) APP/13/00574 5 Speedwell Drive, Barnston, CH60 2SY Change of use of garage to dog grooming parlour.