Decision details

Chorley Borough: Application number LCC/2020/0052
Erection of recycling wash plant to process selected wastes at Common Bank Works, Common Bank Lane, Chorley

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No


A report was presented on an application for the erection of a recycling wash plant to process selected wastes at Common Bank Works, Common Bank Lane, Chorley.


The report included the views of Chorley Borough Council, Charnock Richard Parish Council, the Environment Agency, Lancashire County Council Highways Development Control, United Utilities and details of 12  letters of representation received objecting to the proposal. The views of the Borough Councillor Aaron Beaver were also reported.


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 photographs of the site from various aspects, the wash plant, the access road and the adjacent public footpath to the north of the site.


The officer also drew attention to the Update Sheet which contained an additional representation from a local resident and officer advice in relation to such.


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. An officer therefore read out a written statement on behalf of a local resident, and Chorley Borough Councillor Aaron Beaver (copy set out at Annex A to the Update Sheet).


Officers responded to questions raised by the committee in respect of the retrospective nature of the application, the comments raised by United Utilities in relation to noise and drainage and the impact of the proposal on the adjacent public footpath.


Resolved: Thatplanning permission be granted subject to conditions set out in the report to the committee. 


Date of decision: 20/01/2021

Decided at meeting: 20/01/2021 - Development Control Committee

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