Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 2nd September, 2021 6.00 pm, MOVED

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Oldham, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1NL. View directions

Contact: Constitutional Services 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies For Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Brownridge and Phythian K

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.

Minutes of Previous Meetings pdf icon PDF 223 KB

The Minutes of the meetings of the Planning Committee held on 7th July 2021 and 22nd July 2021 are attached for the Committee’s approval.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meetings held on 7th July 2021 and 22nd July 2021 were approved as a correct record subject to the following amendments:

 

7th July 2021- Councillor Ibrahim to be removed from the attendance section.

22nd July 2021- Councillor Ibrahim to be included in the apologies section.

 

 

 

5.

Deferred applications

Minutes:

The Chair referred to the minutes of the Planning Committee on 7th July 2021 in which Councillor Hobin had expressed concern in relation to the processing of deferred applications.

 

The Chair informed the Committee that advice had been sought in relation to this issue and proposed that future deferred applications presented to the Committee be regarded as new applications to enable all Members of the Committee consider and determine applications, regardless of whether they had attended the previous meeting when the application was discussed.  Applicants and objectors would also be allowed to speak again for or against the application.  The Chair also advised that this was the usual practice of most Local Authorities when determining applications.  Current planning protocol procedures within the Constitution would be amended to reflect the proposed changes.

 

RESOLVED – That with immediate effect, applications that are deferred by the Planning Committee, will be resubmitted to the Committee as new applications.

 

 

 

 

6.

Appointment of new officers in Planning

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed and introduced recently appointed officers in the Planning team, Peter Richards, Head of Planning, Martyn Leigh, Development Manager.  The Chair also advised that Graham Dickman, an existing member of the planning team would now be responsible for major projects in his new role as Major Projects Development Lead.

7.

Public Question Time

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

Minutes:

There were no public questions received..

8.

Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Planning applications for the Committee to consider

Minutes:

The Committee considered the following planning applications:

9.

RES/346214/21 - St Cuthberts Church, Tanners Fold, Oldham, OL8 2NN pdf icon PDF 448 KB

Committee to consider an application for approval of reserved matters including appearance, landscaping, layout and scale following outline planning permission ref PA/344067/19 for 24 dwellings.

Minutes:

APPLICATION NUMBER: RES/346214/21

 

APPLICANT: Mr Walker

 

PROPOSAL:  Application for approval of reserved matters including 
  appearance, landscaping, layout and scale following outline 
  planning permission ref PA/344067/19 for 24 dwellings.

 

LOCATION:   St Cuthbert’s Church, Tanners Fold, Oldham, OL8 2NN

 

It was MOVED by Councillor Dean and SECONDED by Councillor Hobin that the application be APPROVED.

 

On being put to the vote the Committee decided unanimously IN FAVOUR of the application.

 

DECISION: That the application be GRANTED subject to the conditions as outlined in the report.

 

NOTES:

 

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

 

 

10.

FUL/346827/21 - Vacant land, Chadderton Way/Farm Street, Chadderton, Oldham pdf icon PDF 542 KB

Committee to consider an application for the Erection of a motor dealership, incorporating showroom, workshop, and offices, valet building, vehicle access, associated parking, and landscaping (Revision to approved application No. PA/340499/17).

Minutes:

APPLICATION NUMBER: FUL/346827/21

 

APPLICANT: Mr David Smyth

 

PROPOSAL: Erection of a motor dealership, incorporating showroom, 
 workshop, and offices, valet building, vehicle access,
 associated parking, and landscaping (Revision to approved
 application No. PA/340499/17).

 

LOCATION:  Vacant land, Chadderton Way/Farm Street, Chadderton,
                      Oldham.

 

It was MOVED by Councillor Dean and SECONDED by Councillor Al-Hamdani that the application be APPROVED.

 

On being put to the vote the Committee decided unanimously IN FAVOUR of the APPLICATION.

 

DECISION: That the application be GRANTED subject to the conditions both as outlined in the main report and on the late list.

 

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

11.

Late List

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the information contained in the Late List be noted.