Agenda and minutes

Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies For Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Larkin and Councillor Hudson.

 

In Councillor Larkin’s absence, Councillor Blyth acted as Vice-Chair for the duration of the meeting.

2.

Urgent Business

Urgent business, if any, introduced by the Chair

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business received.

3.

Declarations of Interest

To Receive Declarations of Interest in any Contract or matter to be discussed at the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest received.

4.

Public Question Time

To receive Questions from the Public, in accordance with the Council’s Constitution.

Minutes:

There were no public questions received.

5.

Proposed New Saddleworth School pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

The Group Solicitor reminded Members of the Committee that the planning applications before this meeting needed to be considered afresh. Members were advised to disregard any previous decisions made and that applications were to be determined on planning merits only.

 

The Group Solicitor proceeded to inform Members about a letter the Council had received that afternoon from Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, acting on behalf of Diggle Action Group, which urged the Committee to refuse approval to the four planning applications on the agenda, on the basis of what were alleged to be legal flaws in the Planning Officer’s report.

 

The Group Solicitor then provided Members with advice dealing with the alleged legal flaws highlighted in the letter that had been obtained from David Manley QC, who had been advising the Council on the handling of the planning applications.   

 

 

C. APPLICATION NUMBER: PA/337301/15

 

APPLICANT: Interserve Construction Ltd on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education

 

PROPOSAL: a full planning application to build a new secondary school and associated facilities.

 

LOCATION: Former WH Shaw Pallet Works, Huddersfield Road, Diggle, OL3 5NX

 

It was MOVED by Councillor Bashforth and SECONDED by Councillor Blyth that the application be APPROVED.

 

On being put to the vote 12 VOTES were cast IN FAVOUR OF APPROVAL and 1 VOTE was cast AGAINST with 0 ABSTENTIONS.

 

DECISION: that the application be GRANTED subject to the conditions as set out in the report and the amended conditions included in the Late List attached at Item 6.

 

NOTES:

1.    That the Objector and the Applicant’s Agent attended the meeting and addressed the Committee on this application.

2.    In reaching its decision, The Committee took into consideration the information as set out in the Late List attached at Item 6.

 

 

A.   APPLICATION NUMBER PA/337931/15

 

APPLICANT: WRT Developments Ltd

 

PROPOSAL: A full planning application to demolish the existing buildings on the WH Shaw site within the red line boundary. It does not include the grade II listed office building and clock tower or link bridge.

 

LOCATION: Former WH Shaw Pallet Works, Huddersfield Road, Diggle, OL3 5NX

 

It was MOVED by Councillor Bashforth and SECONDED by Councillor Blyth that the application be APPROVED.

 

DECISION: that the application be GRANTED subject to the conditions as set out in the report and the amended conditions included in the Late List attached at Item 6.

 

 

 

NOTES:

1.    That the Objector and the Applicant’s Agent attended the meeting and addressed the Committee on this application.

2.    In reaching its decision, the Committee took into consideration the information as set out in the Late List attached at Item 6.

3.    The Chair reported that the Members of the Committee had attended a site visit on 12th April 2016.

 

 

B.    APLICATION NUMBER: PA/337929/15

 

APPLICANT: WRT Developments Ltd

 

PROPOSAL: a listed building consent application to demolish the link bridge attached to the Grade II listed office building and clock tower.

 

LOCATION: Former WH Shaw Pallet Works, Huddersfield Road, Diggle, OL3 5NX

 

It was MOVED by Councillor Mushtaq and SECONDED  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Late List pdf icon PDF 779 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the information relating to the submitted planning applications, as at 13th April 2016, as contained in the Late List, be noted.