West Lancashire Borough: Application number LCC/2018/0023
Erection of detached vehicle repair/maintenance workshop and office accommodation building with the provision of photovoltaic solar panels on the southern half of the roof of the building,
Decision status: Recommendations approved
Is Key decision?: No
A report was presented on an application for the erection of detached vehicle repair/maintenance workshop and office accommodation building with the provision of photovoltaic solar panels on the southern half of the roof of the building, and an associated five space car park at City Centre Commercials, Tower House, Simonswood Industrial Estate, Stopgate Lane, Simonswood, Kirkby.
The report included the views of West Lancashire Borough Council, the Environment Agency and United Utilities. The Committee noted that no representations had been received in respect of this application.
The Development Management Officer presented a PowerPoint Presentation showing an aerial view of the site and the nearest residential properties. The committee was also shown an illustration of the proposed development and a photograph of the site.
The officer reported orally that the views of Knowsley Council and Simonswood Parish Council had been received. Details of the representations received together with officer advice in relation to such was set out in the Update Sheet circulated at the meeting. (Copy attached at Annex A to the Minutes).
In order to address concerns raised by Knowsley Council, Officers recommended that condition 4 be amended to include the following text in italics.
4. The building shall only be used as a vehicle repair / maintenance workshop and office accommodation. Only vehicles and machinery used in connection with the waste transfer and waste processing activities undertaken within the land edged blue on the submitted Site Location Plan shall be maintained or repaired within the proposed building.
Resolved: That planning permission be granted subject to conditions set out in the report to the committee and the inclusion of the amended condition as set out above.
Report author: Jonathan Haine
Date of decision: 11/07/2018
Decided at meeting: 11/07/2018 - Development Control Committee