Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 24th August, 2022 6.00 pm

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

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies For Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor F Hussain and Councillor Hobin.

 

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.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 217 KB

The Minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 6th July 2022 are attached for Members’ approval.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 6th July 2022 be approved as a correct record.

 

6.

FUL/348807/22 - Public Toilets, King George V Playing Fields, Wade Row, Uppermill, OL3 6BF pdf icon PDF 270 KB

Minutes:

APPLICATION NUMBER: FUL/348807/22

 

APPLICANT: Mr Rick Scholes

 

PROPOSAL:  1) Conversion of public toilet to café with ancillary takeaway 2) Provision of public toilet 3) External alterations to building including removal of pitched roof and replacement with green roof 4) Single storey glazed extension 5) Bin store.

 

LOCATION:  Public Toilets, King George V Playing Fields, Wade Row, Uppermill, OL3 6BF

 

It was MOVED by Councillor Surjan and SECONDED by Councillor C Phythian that the application be APPROVED.

 

On being put to the vote 9 VOTES were cast IN FAVOUR OF APPROVAL and 2 VOTES were cast AGAINST with 0 ABSTENTIONS.

 

 

DECISION: That the application be GRANTED subject to the conditions as outlined in the report and the additional conditions contained within the Late List.

 

NOTES:

 

1.         That an Objector, the Applicant and a Ward Member 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 14.

 

7.

FUL/348550/22 - Hill Top Farm, Healds Green, Chadderton, OL1 2SB. pdf icon PDF 259 KB

Erection of indoor menage extending to circa 35m x 25m.

Minutes:

APPLICATION NUMBER: FUL/348550/22

 

APPLICANT: Mr L Dransfield

 

PROPOSAL:  Erection of indoor menage extending to circa 35m x 25m.

 

LOCATION:  Hill Top Farm, Healds Green, Chadderton, OL1 2SB.

 

It was MOVED by Councillor Surjan and SECONDED by Councillor Islam that the application be REFUSED (against Officer recommendations).

 

On being put to the vote 9 VOTES were cast IN FAVOUR OF REFUSAL and 2 VOTES were cast AGAINST with 0 ABSTENTIONS.

 

 

DECISION: That the application be REFUSED for the following reasons: The proposed building to accommodate an indoor menage represents inappropriate development in the Green Belt which is, by definition, harmful having regard to paragraph 147 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).  Inappropriate development can only be supported where other considerations exist which clearly outweigh the extent of harm caused by reason of its inappropriateness, and any other harm, so as to amount to ‘very special circumstances’.  The extent of harm which would result from the proposal includes encroachment into the countryside, urban sprawl, and a detrimental impact on the openness of the Green Belt.  Having regard to paragraph 147 of the NPPF the applicant has not demonstrated that very special circumstances exist and therefore the principle of development cannot be supported.  As such, the proposal is contrary to Local Plan Policy 22 and paragraphs 138, 147, 148 and 149 of the NPPF.

 

NOTES:

 

That an Objector, the Applicant and a Ward Member attended the meeting and addressed the Committee on this application.

 

8.

FUL/348898/22 - Land at Snipe Clough, Oldham pdf icon PDF 529 KB

Hybrid planning application seeking full/part outline consent comprising:, (a) Full application for the erection of a visitor centre, events building with meeting pods, learning centre, forestry depot, ground mounted solar PV array and associated works, relocation of football pitch provision, necessary infrastructure, hard and soft landscaping, site wide vehicular, cycle parking and pedestrian improvements, including car park on Nether Hey Street., (b) Outline application (all matters reserved except for access) for a community growing allotment and swimming pond.

Minutes:

APPLICATION NUMBER: FUL/348898/22

 

APPLICANT: Northern Roots (Oldham) Ltd

 

PROPOSAL:  Hybrid planning application seeking full/part outline consent comprising:, (a) Full application for the erection of a visitor centre, events building with meeting pods, learning centre, forestry depot, ground mounted solar PV array and associated works, relocation of football pitch provision, necessary infrastructure, hard and soft landscaping, site wide vehicular, cycle parking and pedestrian improvements, including car park on Nether Hey Street., (b) Outline application (all matters reserved except for access) for a community growing allotment and swimming pond.

 

LOCATION:  Land at Snipe Clough, Oldham

 

DECISION: That the application be DEFFERED to a future meeting.

 

9.

FUL/348472/22 - Land Off Cherry Avenue and Snipe Clough, Oldham, OL8 2HS pdf icon PDF 403 KB

Full planning application for the construction of a Bike Recreation Hub (Use Class F2(c)) consisting of 2 bike track areas and ancillary service area, hard and soft landscaping, new car park on Cherry Avenue and footpath diversions and improvements and vehicular access improvements.

 

Minutes:

APPLICATION NUMBER: FUL/348472/22

 

APPLICANT: Anna da Silva

 

PROPOSAL:  Full planning application for the construction of a Bike Recreation Hub (Use Class F2(c)) consisting of 2 bike track areas and ancillary service area, hard and soft landscaping, new car park on Cherry Avenue and footpath diversions and improvements and vehicular access improvements.

 

 

LOCATION:  Land Off Cherry Avenue and Snipe Clough, Oldham, OL8 2HS

 

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

 

On being put to the vote, it was UNANIMOUSLY cast IN FAVOUR OF APPROVAL.

 

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

 

NOTES:

 

That the Applicant attended the meeting and addressed the Committee on this application.

 

10.

FUL/346142/21 - Knoll Mill, Wellington Road, Greenfield, Oldham pdf icon PDF 390 KB

Conversion and addition of lift tower and two floors above existing mill, along with alterations to external elevations, to create 38 apartments with basement car parking

 

Minutes:

APPLICATION NUMBER: FUL/346142/21

 

APPLICANT: Mr Michael Carney

 

PROPOSAL:  Conversion and addition of lift tower and two floors above existing mill, along with alterations to external elevations, to create 38 apartments with basement car parking

 

 

LOCATION:  Knoll Mill, Wellington Road, Greenfield, Oldham

 

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

 

On being put to the vote, it was UNANIMOUSLY cast IN FAVOUR OF APPROVAL.

 

DECISION: That the application be GRANTED subject to the conditions as outlined in the report and an additional condition in regards to the Management Plan and consultation with Hartley Botanics.

 

NOTES:

 

1.         That the Applicant 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 14.

 

11.

HOU/349204/22 - 1 Longdale Close, Royton pdf icon PDF 398 KB

Single storey rear extension including new pitched roof to existing garage

 

Minutes:

APPLICATION NUMBER: HOU/349204/22

 

APPLICANT: Mr Micheal Harrison

 

PROPOSAL:  Single storey rear extension including new pitched roof to existing garage

 

 

LOCATION:  1 Longdale Close, Royton

 

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

 

On being put to the vote, it was UNANIMOUSLY cast IN FAVOUR OF APPROVAL.

 

 

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

 

12.

HOU/349252/22 - 1079 Middleton Road, Chadderton pdf icon PDF 252 KB

Single storey rear extension

 

Minutes:

APPLICATION NUMBER: HOU/349252/22

 

APPLICANT: Ms. Tanya Farrugia

 

PROPOSAL:  Single storey rear extension

 

LOCATION:  1079 Middleton Road, Chadderton

 

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

 

 

On being put to the vote, it was UNANIMOUSLY cast IN FAVOUR OF APPROVAL.

 

 

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

 

13.

Planning Appeals Update pdf icon PDF 28 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Appeals Update be noted.

 

14.

Late List pdf icon PDF 317 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the information contained in the Late List be noted.