Decision details

Hyndburn Borough: application number LCC/2020/0026
Provision of a new single storey building to provide an overnight short - break unit for adult with disabilities, vehicle parking, external lighting columns and landscaping following demolition o

Decision Maker: Development Control Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No


Committee report


A report was presented on an application for the provision of a new single storey building to provide an overnight short break unit for adults with disabilities, together with vehicle parking, external lighting columns and landscaping following the demolition of the existing school at North Cliffe School site, Blackburn Old Road, Great Harwood.


The report included the views of Hyndburn Borough Council, LCC Highways Development Control, United Utilities, LCC Ecology Advisor and details of two letters of representation received.


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 buildings and elevations and photographs of the site from various aspects including the access roads.


The Officer reported orally that it was proposed to add the following additional condition to the proposed planning permission as follows:-


'12.  The building shall only be used as a short break unit and no residents shall reside in the building on a permanent basis. The requirements of this condition shall not apply to any staff.


Reason: In the interests of the amenity of local residents and to comply with policy DM26 of the Hyndburn Borough Local Plan'.


It was also proposed to add an amendment to the end of condition 6:


'The car parking spaces belonging to the adult and children's unit shall be separately identified by means of markings on the surface of the car park or other form of signage'.


Officers responded to concerns raised by the Members with regard to the car park, the access roads, the bat roost potential survey and the proposed surface water lagoon, following which it was:


Resolved:  That planning permission be granted subject to the conditions set out in the report to the Committee and the inclusion of the amendments to condition 6 and the additional condition 12 above.



Divisions Affected: Great Harwood, Rishton & Clayton-le-Moors;

Contact: Jonathan Haine Email: Tel: 01772 531948.

Report author: Jonathan Haine

Date of decision: 12/08/2020

Decided at meeting: 12/08/2020 - Development Control Committee

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