Lancaster City: Application number LCC/2019/0041
Variation of condition 1 of planning permission LCC/2016/0001 to extend the time period for inert waste transfer and recycling operations, and wood shredding/chipping operations with associated dry
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
A report was presented on the variation of condition 1 of planning permission LCC/2016/0001 to extend the time period for inert waste transfer and recycling operations, and wood shredding/chipping operations with associated drying plant, from 30 June 2023 to 30 June 2038, or within 6 months of the completion of the landfilling activities, whichever is the sooner, with full restoration of the site within a further one year period at Ellel Crag Quarry, Bay Horse Road, Ellel, Lancaster.
Two other current applications relating to the quarry were reported at items 6 and 7 of the agenda.
The report included the views of Lancaster City Council, Ellel Parish Council, Quernmore Parish Council, the Environment Agency, LCC Highways Development Control, Landscape Specialist (Jacobs), the Lead Local Flood Authority, LCC Specialist Advisor (Archaeology), United Utilities, Dolphinholme Neighbourhood Planning Group and details of 18 letters of representation received objecting to the application.
It was noted that some of the representations received related to all three current applications at Ellel Quarry and were not necessarily particular to this planning application.
It was also noted that a representation had been received from the Lancaster Group of the Ramblers Association who referred to three very long standing and serious public rights of way problems on this site.
The Committee was reminded that as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, members of the public who had formally requested to speak at the committee meeting and who met the criteria, had been invited to give their views in the form of a written statement to be read out in full by officers at the meeting.
The officers therefore took it in turn to read out 6 written statements in relation to this application and the related planning applications at items 6 and 7 of the agenda (copy set out at Annex A to the Update Sheet).
Resolved: That after first taking into consideration the environmental information, as defined in the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017 and subject first to the signing of a section 106 agreement relating to HGV routing and extension of the aftercare period, planning permission be granted for the variation of condition 1 of planning permission LCC/2016/0001 to extend the time period for inert waste transfer and recycling operations, and wood shredding/chipping operations with associated drying plant subject to the conditions set out in the report to the Committee.
Date of decision: 21/10/2020
Decided at meeting: 21/10/2020 - Development Control Committee