Home Planning Applications – 2018

Planning applications received and considered during 2018.

January – None Received
February – None Recieved
March – None Received
April

Parish Council comments: Noted, no comments.
BMBC decision: Approve with conditions.

Parish Council comments: Councillors discussed the application in detail, and noted the high number of complaints, expressed by residents. Councillors submitted an objection to the application, noting concerns regarding noise levels, safety and the validity of the application.
BMBC decision: Under Consideration

May

Parish Council comments: Noted, no comments or objections.
BMBC decision: Under Consideration.

Parish Council comments: Noted, no comments or objections.
BMBC decision: Under Consideration

June – None Considered, meeting not held
July

Parish Council comments: Noted, no comments or objections.
BMBC decision: Under Consideration.

Parish Council comments: Noted, no comments or objections.
BMBC decision: Under Consideration

September

Parish Council comments: Noted, no comments or objections.
BMBC decision: Under Consideration.

Parish Council comments: Noted, no comments or objections.
BMBC decision: Under Consideration

Parish Council comments: After discussions, Councillors objected to the planning application, on the following points;
– Councillors feel the number of entrances and exits on Lidgett Lane are a safety hazard, particularly due to the number of vehicles using this road at rush hour, and that line of sight is severely impaired by vegetation/road layout.
– Councillors feel the main entrance into the development (off Chapel Road/Pilley Green), is in a poor location. This point falls just below an area of road that is dangerous in winter weather, and vehicles trying to reach the entrance would not be able to safely turn into the development without risk of collision with other vehicles/properties.
– Councillors noted that vehicles parked outside of St Paul’s Church, regularly force vehicles travelling downhill, into the opposite lane of traffic. Both factors would mean that those vehicles leaving this development, would not see oncoming traffic, and all felt there is a serious risk of a collision.
– As raised at outline planning stage, Councillors expressed concern regarding the properties at the lower end of the site and the likelihood they will flood. Councillors also believe the development will result in more severe flooding of existing neighbouring properties on Silkstone Close and Pilley Green, due to the loss of natural drainage. It was agreed that greater consideration is required regarding this matter.
– Councillors queried where the existing bus stop would be re-sited, as this is currently located in the immediate vicinity of the proposed site entrance.
– Councillors, residents and church management have concerns regarding the existing trees that border the site, which have already caused significant damage to St Paul’s church. Councillors queried whether the developers would carry out remedial works, if ground movement occurred, after their removal.
BMBC decision: Under Consideration

Parish Council comments: – Councillors objected to the application on the following grounds;
– Councillors believe the scale and impact of proposed changes require a full new planning application, not a variation of the plans previously approved. (2016/0439)
– Councillors noted that the proposed amendment to the direction of bays, office storey height and layout, were all features which had previously been refused planning approval. Councillors believe that the site developers are not acknowledging that these have refused for sound reason.
– Councillors feel that this application cannot be considered by BMBC, until a full consultation takes place, and residents of Carr Lane have advised that they have not been consulted.
– There are proposed increases of over 50% to some bay areas, with a note on the plans which states further expansion and development will take place in the future. Councillors feel this planned expansion of the site is at the detriment of neighbouring residents.
– Councillors feel that the set decibel level conditions, of 45 and 49, cannot be possibly adhered to, if the number of bays are expanded.
– Councillors stress that office blocks should not be taller than two storey, again to be respectful of existing neighbouring properties.
Councillors have requested that any application regarding this site, must go before the planning regulatory board, for consideration.
BMBC decision: Under Consideration

Parish Council comments: Noted, no comments or objections.
BMBC decision: Under Consideration

October

Parish Council comments: Noted, no comments or objections.
BMBC decision: Under Consideration.

Parish Council comments: Councillors noted that the proposed development was not suitable for the proposed location. As such they objected to the proposal.
BMBC decision: Under Consideration

November

Parish Council comments: Noted, no comments.
BMBC decision: Under Consideration.

Parish Council comments: Councillors objected to the development, on the grounds that there was to be no Section 106 funding. Councillors also asked that the height of houses on the planned development be considered in relation to existing houses on the Thorncliffe Estate.
BMBC decision: Under Consideration.