Fylde Borough: Application number. LCC/2014/0101
Construction and operation of a site for drilling up to four exploratory wells, hydraulic fracturing of the wells, testing for hydrocarbons, abandonment of the wells and restoration, including prov
Is Key decision?: No
A report was presented on an updated Environmental Statement and Planning Statement Addendum in relation to the above application.
The Committee was reminded that at their meeting held on 24 June 2015, the Development Control Committee had resolved to refuse the application due to unacceptable highway impacts. The decision was the subject of an appeal to the Secretary of State who determined that he was minded to allow the appeal subject to the highways concerns identified being addressed.
Following the decision, the appellant produced revised traffic proposals and an updated Environmental Statement and Planning Statement addendum. It was noted that both were the subject of consultation and that the Secretary of State would take all consultation responses into account prior to determining the appeal.
The Development Management Officer reported orally that the views of Public Health England had been received. These were set out in the Update Sheet circulated at the meeting and attached at Annex A to the Minutes.
The Committee was informed that other consultation responses in respect of the revised Environmental Statement and Planning Statement addendum were outstanding. Given the timescales involved, the Committee was asked to give officers delegated authority to prepare a response to the Secretary of State taking into account any further observations received subsequent to the meeting of the Committee.
Following debate, it was Moved and Seconded that the recommendation set out in the report be amended to include:
"A draft of the officer's response be sent to members of the Committee before it is sent to the Secretary of State".
On being put to the vote the amendment was Carried it was therefore:
1) That the conclusions of the report be noted.
2) That officers be given delegated authority to respond to the Secretary of State taking into account any further observations that are received subsequent to the meeting of the Committee.
3) A draft of the officer's response be sent to members of the Committee before it is sent to the Secretary of State.
Report author: Jonathan Haine
Date of decision: 11/07/2018
Decided at meeting: 11/07/2018 - Development Control Committee