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Reporting Back: Planning Committee

by timpickstone on 11 June, 2020

The regular meeting of 2 Bury’s Planning Control Committee took place on 26 May 2020. This is the meeting made up of the 11 Councillors who represent the various wards of the borough of Bury. The committee determines planning applications for certain major developments and others where objections have been received. Councillor Cristina Tegolo reports;

Bury Planning Control Committee met remotely and the meeting was live streamed to the public.

Some of the applications discussions were postponed from the March and April 2020 Planning Control Committee Meetings. In response to the emergency Government instructions on Covid-19. Due to the Government’s social-distancing guidelines no site visit took place.

At the Planning Control Committee meeting none of the submitted applications were refused but I commented on the following applications:

Land between 21 & 23 Mode Hill Lane, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 8JF.
Application Ref: 64333/Full 
We discussed an application for a two-storey detached 2-bed house in Whitefield, near the Green Belt. The plans submitted are clear in that the proposed development would not be located in the Green Belt and would not conflict with Policy OL1/2 of the Bury Unitary Development Plan and the NPPF. The plot is within a residential area and is situated between red brick houses. 

I raised concerns about tight parking space available at the front and I asked that the plans should clearly show the location of the proposed bin storage arrangements within the curtilage of the dwelling so that no bins would be left at the front of the house.

46 Rectory Lane, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 1BL. 
Application Ref: 64975/Full 

We discussed an application for a change from a dwelling house (Class C3) to a residential respite centre (Class C2) in Prestwich. The identified end user of the facility would be Maytree Respite Centre, a national registered charity. Maytree will offer a residential service which offers free four-night/5-day stays for adults over the age of 18 in the aim to provide a safe, confidential and non-medical environment for those in need.

Some of the issues raised by the local residents (13 letters of objection were received by the Council in total) were about site parking/road safety/increased traffic others about general concerns  about the people coming for respite/privacy/safety and others about the visual impact of a new ramp at the front of the property.

Originally, the proposal provided 3 parking spaces on the driveway but Maytree, in response of some complaints, agreed to provide 2 additional spaces remotely from the site but within reasonable distance.

I was delighted to fully support this application and I told the Committee that we should aim to have similar facilities in every single ward.

More information and the full papers for the meeting are here.

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  1. Diana Gee says:

    Have you any news on the planning permission and HMO applications for the house on the corner of Parrenthorn and Heywood road (351) that you said you would look into.

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