Rossendale Borough: Application Number. LCC/2019/0065
Widening of the existing path to create a 3m wide cycle path and construction of a new 3m wide cycle path through woodland including replacement lighting columns and fencing to the A56 and ass
Decision Maker: Development Control Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
DC Committee report
The Committee considered a report on an application for the widening of the existing path to create a 3m wide cycle path and the construction of a new 3m wide cycle path through woodland including replacement lighting columns and fencing to the A56 and associated works on land between Commerce Street and South Shore Street, Haslingden.
The report included the views of the county council's Ecology Service, Highways England, the Environment Agency, Natural England, the county council's Highways Development Control and details of four letters of objection 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 existing cycle routes in the area and plans for the site together with photographs of the proposed route.
Following debate and questions to the Officers by the Members regarding the surface materials proposed for the cycle path, it was:
Resolved: That planning permission be granted subject first to the provision of an obligation under section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 relating to ecological mitigation and subject to the conditions set out in the report to the Committee.
Report author: Jonathan Haine
Date of decision: 22/01/2020
Decided at meeting: 22/01/2020 - Development Control Committee