Development Control Committee 3 August 2011

There will be a meeting of the Development Control Committee in the Boardroom, National Park Office, Murley Moss, Kendal on 3 August 2011 at 10.00 am.

Members of the committee:

Ms J H Cooke (Chair), Mr W Barr, Mr C Billinge, Mr H Branney, Mrs S E Brown, Mr N Clarkson, Mrs D A Hall, Mr J M Hayton, Mr J S Holliday, Mr W Jefferson OBE, Mr M S McKinley, Mrs V J C Rees, Professor J Rowan-Robinson, Mr J G Thompson


Part One

1 Apologies

To receive and record apologies from members of the committee who cannot attend.

2 Minutes

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting held on 6 July 2011. 2011_07_06 Development Control Commitee Minutes (PDF)

3 Chair’s Announcements

The Chair to announce the fire safety instructions to all attendees.

4 Declarations of Interest

Members should declare any personal or prejudicial interests. These are described in the Code of Conduct adopted by the Authority on 16 July 2007 and in the Authority Handbook.

Standards for England advises that members should state the nature of any prejudicial interest (defined at paragraph 10 of the Code of Conduct) so it can be recorded in the minutes.

5 Public Participation

1 Under our approved scheme, we have received these questions about the committee's business from Parish Councillors of Troutbeck, Windermere:

a) Because of concerns regarding breaches of planning laws and the granting of retrospective applications, could you please tell us how many retrospective planning applications were made in the South Lakes area in 2010 and 2011 to date?

b) What percentage was this of all planning applications, how many retrospective planning applications were refused in the same periods?

c) What percentage of retrospective applications is ultimately approved?

d) What percentage of retrospective applications have also had site visits?

2 There are no petitions or deputations for this meeting.

Planning Applications

6 Site inspections

The Head of Development Management to advise Committee of forthcoming planning applications where Members may wish to conduct a site inspection prior to making their decision in accordance with the Development Control Committee Site Inspection Protocol:

Wednesday 10 August 2011 has been set aside for site inspections.

7 Planning Applications with Public Speaking

In accordance with the Policy of Public Speaking at Meetings, details of speakers who have given notice of their intention to make presentations to the Committee will be available at the meeting. The schedule of planning applications will be re-ordered and these applications will be considered first.

8 Schedule of Planning Applications

To consider planning applications as set out in the schedule.

9 Delegated Planning Applications

To note the planning applications determined in accordance with the approved Scheme of Delegation.

2011_08_03 Delegated approvals (PDF); 2011_08_03 Delegated committee (PDF);2011_08_03 Delegated refusals (PDF)


10 Appeals lodged

To note the following appeals have been lodged.

Erection of dwelling on land adjacent to 20 Eskin Street, Keswick, Land adjacent to 20 Eskin Street, Keswick, CA12 4DG
Type of Appeal: Planning

Demolition of existing garage and re-construction of garage/workshop with dayroom above, The Old Post House, Low Stott Park, Ulverston, LA12 8AX
Type of Appeal: Planning

61 The Headlands, Keswick, CA12 5EH
Type of Appeal: Enforcement

Change of use of double garage to create a self contained holiday let (short stay) including external alterations, Tall Trees, Newby Bridge, LA12 8NL
Type of Appeal: Planning

11 Appeals decided

To note the following appeals have been decided. The Planning Inspector’s decision letters are appended. The Head of Development Management will update Members on any matters of relevance in relation to the appeals.

2011_08_03 Appeal decision letters (PDF)

Removal of conditions 7 and 8 from planning permission 7/2008/5605, Land north of B5286, Hawkshead Hall Farm, Hawkshead, LA22 0NN
SPLIT DECISION: Committee decision, in agreement with officer's recommendation

Proposed extension and alteration, High Side, Blindcrake, CA13 0QP

(a) Formation of access track, permanent hard standings and buildings comprising toilet, chemical disposal point, water supply and bin storage area, (b) the use of part of the land as a car park, Land at Crosthwaite Meadow, Church Lane, Keswick, CA12 5QG
SPLIT DECISION: Delegated decision

Applications for awards of costs, Land at Crosthwaite Meqdow, Church Lane, Keswick, CA12 5QG

12 Forthcoming Hearing Date

To be held at 10.00 am on Thursday 15 September 2011 at the Lake District National Park Authority Offices, Murley Moss, Oxenholme Road, Kendal, LA9 7RL

14 units of affordable housing and associated works, Land at Mill Farm, Newby Bridge, LA12 8LZ

Additional reports:

Access to Information - Local Government Act 1972 (As amended)

Agenda and Reports

Anyone can have a copy of the agenda and non-confidential reports before the meeting.  We will also make copies available for people to refer to at the meeting.

Background Papers

Anyone can make arrangements to see the list of background papers at Murley Moss between 9.00 am and 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday. Address details are in Contact Us. We cannot make background papers available for confidential papers.