Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 28th August, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Crompton Suite, Civic Centre, Oldham, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1NL. View directions

Contact: Sian Walter-Browne 

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair

The Panel is asked to elect a Chair for the duration of the meeting.

Minutes:

Councillor Brownridge was elected Chair for the duration of the meeting. Councillor Akhtar was elected Vice-Chair for the duration of the meeting

2.

Apologies For Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Dean, Councillor Harkness, Councillor Ibrahim and Councillor Malik.

3.

Urgent Business

Urgent business, if any, introduced by the Chair

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business received.

4.

Declarations of Interest

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

Minutes:

Councillor Brownridge declared a personal interest in Item 9 - PA/343212/19 - Domalo Nurseries Ltd, Hillside Nursery, Sholver Lane, Oldham, OL1 4NT – by reason of being a member of the Board of First Choice Homes.

5.

Public Question Time

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

Minutes:

There were no public questions received.

6.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 182 KB

The Minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 17th July 2019 are attached for Members’ approval.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 1st July 2019 be corrected to read:

 

Item 6 – Hodge Clough

 

Recommendation to refuse permission – 3 in favour, 4 against, 3 abstentions.

 

Recommendation to grant permission – 5 in favour, 3 against, 2 abstentions

(Councillor Akhtar was unable to participate in the vote).

 

Item 10 – Knowls Lane

 

Recommendation to refuse permission – 3 in favour, 7 against, 1 abstention.

 

Recommendation to grant permission – 7 in favour, 3 against, 1 abstention. 

 

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Planning Committee held on 17th July 2019 be approved as a correct record.

 

7.

PA/343341/19 - Land to the east of Hebron Street and Brownlow Avenue, Royton, Oldham pdf icon PDF 159 KB

Erection of 77no. dwellings, open space and associated works. Amended application relating to PA/341416/18.

 

Amended report

Minutes:

APPLICATION NUMBER: PA/343341/19

 

APPLICANT: Grasscroft Homes and Property Limited, Annice Dransfield Douglas & Matthew Drans

 

PROPOSAL:  Erection of 77 dwellings, open space and associated works. Amended application relating to PA341416/18.

 

LOCATION:  Land to the east of Hebron Street and Brownlow Avenue, Royton, Oldham

 

Councillor Hewitt left the meeting during this Item and took no part in the vote.

 

It was MOVED by Councillor H Gloster and SECONDED by Councillor Akhtar that the application be DEFERRED.

 

On being put to the vote 10 VOTES were cast IN FAVOUR OF DEFERRAL and 1 VOTE was cast AGAINST with 0 ABSTENTIONS.

 

DECISION: That the application be DEFERRED for further investigation of:

 

1.     Alternative highway access.

2.     Alternative or additional junction works.

 

 

NOTES:

 

1.       An Objector, the Applicant’s agent and a Ward Councillor 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 13.

 

8.

PA/343071/19 - Land at Saint Johns Street, Porter Street and Edward Street, Oldham, OL9 7QS pdf icon PDF 523 KB

Erection of 68 no. dwellings

Minutes:

APPLICATION NUMBER: PA/343071/19

 

APPLICANT: Keepmoat Homes

 

PROPOSAL:  Erection of 68 no. dwellings.

 

LOCATION:  Land at St Johns Street, Porter Street and Edward Street, Oldham OL9 7QS

 

It was MOVED by Councillor Akhtar and SECONDED by Councillor Iqbal that the application be DEFERRED.

 

On being put to the vote 6 VOTES were cast IN FAVOUR OF DEFERRAL and 5 VOTES were cast AGAINST with 0 ABSTENTIONS.

 

DECISION: That the application be DEFERRED for further consideration of:

 

1.     Mixed tenure across phases 3 and 4.

2.     The reinstatement of the amount of open space in accordance with the original Planning Condition.

 

 

NOTES:

 

1.       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 13.

 

9.

PA/343212/19 - Domalo Nurseries Ltd, Hillside Nursery, Sholver Lane, Oldham, OL1 4NT pdf icon PDF 276 KB

Application for approval of all Reserved Matters following outline approval PA/337690/15 for 23 no. dwellings and 6 no. apartments, with associated parking and access arrangements. Access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale to be considered.

Minutes:

APPLICATION NUMBER: PA/343212/19

 

APPLICANT: First Choice Homes, Casey Group

 

PROPOSAL:  Application for approval of all Reserved Matters following outline approval PA/337690/15 for 23 no. dwellings and 6 no. apartments, with associated parking and access arrangements. Access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale to be considered.

 

LOCATION:  Domalo Nurseries Ltd, Hillside Nursery, Sholver Lane, Oldham, OL1 4NT

 

Councillor Brownridge declared a personal interest and took no part in the debate or vote. Councillor Akhtar, as Vice Chair, took the Chair for the duration of this Item.

 

It was MOVED by Councillor Hudson and SECONDED by Councillor Iqbal that the application be APPROVED.

 

On being put to the vote, members voted unanimously in IN FAVOUR OF APPROVAL.

 

DECISION: That the application be GRANTED, subject to the conditions as set out in the report. 

 

NOTES:

 

1.       The Applicant’s agent attended the meeting and addressed the Committee on this application.

10.

PA/343302/19 - Land to the rear of the Dog and Partridge PH, Medlock Road, Failsworth, Oldham, M35 9NP pdf icon PDF 480 KB

Erection of 17 houses with vehicular access from Medlock Road. Amended application relating to PA/341467/18

Minutes:

APPLICATION NUMBER: PA/343302/19

 

APPLICANT: Mr Sheridan

 

PROPOSAL:  Erection of 17 houses with vehicular access from Medlock Road. Amended application relating to PA/341467/18

 

LOCATION:  Land to the rear of the Dog and Partridge PH, Medlock Road, Failsworth, Oldham, M35 9NP

 

It was MOVED by Councillor Akhtar and SECONDED by Councillor H Gloster that the application be APPROVED.

 

On being put to the vote 7 VOTES were cast IN FAVOUR OF APPROVAL and 3 VOTES were cast AGAINST with 0 ABSTENTIONS.

 

DECISION: That the application be GRANTED, subject to:-

1.     The Applicant entering into a legal agreement for a £160,000. For the improvement of the play equipment on the adjacent park and the provision of off-site affordable housing.

2.     The conditions as set out in the report. 

3.     A further condition that the visibility splay must be in place prior to the commencement of development.

 

NOTES:

 

1.       A Ward Councillor attended the meeting and addressed the Committee on this application.

 

11.

PA/343332/19 - Fernec Works, Stephenson Street, Oldham, OL4 2HH pdf icon PDF 363 KB

Proposed residential development of 12 no. 2 bedroom apartments

Minutes:

APPLICATION NUMBER: PA/343332/19

 

APPLICANT: Multi Build UK

 

PROPOSAL:  Proposed residential development of 12 no. 2 bedroom apartments

 

LOCATION:  Fernec Works, Stephenson Street, Oldham, OL4 2HH

 

It was MOVED by Councillor Hudson and SECONDED by Councillor Jacques that the application be APPROVED.

 

On being put to the vote, members voted unanimously in IN FAVOUR OF APPROVAL.

 

DECISION: That the application be GRANTED, subject to:-

1.     The Applicant entering into a legal agreement for a £48,596.64 contribution towards improvements to Waterhead Park.

2.     The conditions as set out in the report. 

 

 

12.

Appeals pdf icon PDF 753 KB

Appeals

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the content of the Planning Appeals update report be noted.

13.

Late List pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Late List

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the information related to the submitted planning applications as at 28th August 2019, as contained in the Late List, be noted.