Detail of a farmhouse door copyright Michael Turner

Development Control Committee 5 Jan 2011

There will be a meeting of the Development Control Committee in the Boardroom, National

Park Office, Murley Moss, Kendal on 5 January 2011 at 10.00 am.

Members of the committee:

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

Also invited to attend:

Deputy Chairman of the Authority: Admiral Sir John Kerr GCB DL


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 1 December 2010:

Development Control Committee Minutes from 1 Dec 2010 (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

There are no public questions, petitions or deputations of a general nature relating to the business of the Committee 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 12 January and Thursday 13 January 2011 have been set aside for site inspections.

Due to adverse weather conditions the following postponed December visits have been rescheduled for January:-

i) Planning Refs: 7/2010/5526 and 5527

The Swan Hotel, Keswick Road, Grasmere, Ambleside, LA22 9RF

Proposed extension providing 40 guest bedrooms and 4 staff bedrooms, together with extension to existing dining room and refurbishment and recladding of existing bedroom blocks. Demolition of existing outbuildings containing staff rooms, office and storage.

Planning Ref: 7/2010/5536

Dunmail Cottage, Grasmere, Ambleside, LA22 9RQ

Proposed extension and internal alterations to the existing Swan Hotel staff accommodation. The proposals comprise 7 no. additional staff bedrooms with private facilities and the provision of new, separate, staff lounge, kitchen and dining facilities together with internal refurbishment of the existing internal areas

ii) Planning Ref: 7/2009/2115

Ordnance Parcel no. 412, South Of Lime Tree House, Low Lorton, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9UW

Erect a three bedroomed detached cottage (revisions to previous permission reference 7/2004/2011)

iii) Planning Ref: 7/2010/4087

Low Wood Hall Hotel, Wasdale, Seascale, CA20 1ET

Proposed new manager's house in grounds of hotel

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.

Delegated Decisions (PDF)

Compliance with Planning Control

10. Delegated Compliance Matters

To note decisions taken on compliance in accordance with the approved Scheme of Delegation.

Delegated Compliance Matters (PDF)


11. Appeals lodged

To note the following appeals have been lodged.

7/2010/2047 Variation to existing planning permission 7/2008/2280 and 7/2008/2281. New vehicle access from Leonard Street and replacement railings to boundaries and roof terrace
Century House, 17 and 17A, Church Street, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4DT
Type of Appeal: Planning

7/2010/2150 Fitting solar photo voltaic cells to rear roof of house
Shatton Hall, Lorton, Cockermouth, CA13 9TL
Type of Appeal: Planning

12. 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.

Appeal Decision Letters (PDF)

Change of use of barn from ancillary accommodation (approved under 7/2006/3038) to holiday let
Lane Head, Thackthwaite, Penrith, CA11 0NA
Delegated decision

Change of use from existing retail use (A1) to a mixed use as a restaurant and cafe (A3). Alterations to rear elevation including replacement of existing door with full height glazing, new roof lights and new chimney
Staveley Antiques, 27, Main Street, Staveley, Kendal, LA8 9LU
Delegated decision


Erection of a terrace of 5 x 3 bedroomed houses
Former Railway Hotel car park, The Banks, Staveley, Kendal LA8 9NE
Delegated decision

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.