Agenda item

Planning application no. SL/2020/0103 - Grange Promenade, Grange-over-Sands, LA11 7DH

To consider an application for essential concrete repairs to be made to the entire length of the sea defence wall. The proposal repairs include resurfacing the promenade with in situ sprayed concrete repairs to the upper edge "bull nose" and sea facing elevation of the sea wall.  (Scheme amended to remove proposed lighting scheme).

Minutes:

Note – Councillor Gardner was reconnected to the meeting (12.45 pm).

Note – Councillor Dixon was disconnected from the meeting (12.40 pm).

Note - The Chairman held a new roll call. All Members confirmed that they were able to hear and see the proceedings clearly.

The Principal Planning Officer presented Planning Application No. SL/2020/0103 which proposed essential repairs to the entire length of the sea defence wall at Grange Promenade together with a number of landscape interventions. He stated that this was a South Lakeland District Council proposal made regarding South Lakeland District Council property. The promenade was completely contained within the bounds of the conservation area. He detailed that the method of construction included bog mats placed over the estuary, which would be removed once the repairs had been completed. He explained that the proposal included five landscape interventions, in addition to some Totem signage. They were to take the form of free standing stone work, each containing a panel in the centre which was to be filled with a bespoke piece of artwork. The artwork in question would be determined through a competition. The Totem signage would direct people under the underpass though to the car park.

The Principal Planning Officer recommended approval of Planning Application No. SL/2020/0103 subject to:-

a) adoption by the Planning Committee of the following documents as a Habitat Regulations Assessment to meet the Council’s responsibilities as a competent authority in accordance with The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017 (as amended by The Conservation of Habitats and Species (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019):

  • Assessment of Likely Significant Effects (ALSE), Grange-over-Sands Promenade, February 2020, Bowland Ecology;
  • Response to Natural England, BOW017/1004 Grange-Over-Sands Promenade, South Lakeland, 15 April 2020, Bowland Ecology;
  • Ecological Monitoring and Habitat Restoration and Management Plan, BOW017/1004 Grange-Over-Sands Promenade, South Lakeland, 06 May 2020, Bowland Ecology; and
  • Biodiversity and Habitat Management Plan, Grange-over-Sands Promenade, Cumbria, December 2020, Bowland Ecology

b) conditions.

The Principal Planning Officer responded to questions raised by Members. Councillor Long stated that this work was necessary and that the art work was a great enhancement for the experience of visitors to Grange Promenade.

Members thanked the Principal Planning Officer for a well written report and gave consideration to the application. A motion to approve the application was proposed and seconded and a vote was taken on the motion, during which all Planning Committee Members confirmed that they had, without interruption heard the full presentation and discussion on the item and it was

RESOLVED – That the application be approved, subject to:-

c) adoption by the Planning Committee of the following documents as a Habitat Regulations Assessment to meet the Council’s responsibilities as a competent authority in accordance with The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017 (as amended by The Conservation of Habitats and Species (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019):

  • Assessment of Likely Significant Effects (ALSE), Grange-over-Sands Promenade, February 2020, Bowland Ecology;
  • Response to Natural England, BOW017/1004 Grange-Over-Sands Promenade, South Lakeland, 15 April 2020, Bowland Ecology;
  • Ecological Monitoring and Habitat Restoration and Management Plan, BOW017/1004 Grange-Over-Sands Promenade, South Lakeland, 06 May 2020, Bowland Ecology; and
  • Biodiversity and Habitat Management Plan, Grange-over-Sands Promenade, Cumbria, December 2020, Bowland Ecology

d) the following conditions:

Condition (1): The development hereby permitted shall be commenced before the expiration of THREE YEARS from the date hereof.

REASON: To comply with the requirements of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

Condition (2): No development shall commence until a Construction Environment Management Plan (CEMP) has been submitted to, and approved in writing by, the local planning authority. The CEMP must consolidate the embedded environmental protection measures, proposed working practices and other proposals for mitigation contained within the following reports into a single document:

  • Assessment of Likely Significant Effects (ALSE), Grange-over-Sands Promenade, February 2020, Bowland Ecology;
  • Response to Natural England, BOW017/1004 Grange-Over-Sands Promenade, South Lakeland, 15 April 2020, Bowland Ecology;
  • Ecological Monitoring and Habitat Restoration and Management Plan, BOW017/1004 Grange-Over-Sands Promenade, South Lakeland, 06 May 2020, Bowland Ecology; and
  • Biodiversity and Habitat Management Plan, Grange-over-Sands Promenade, Cumbria, December 2020, Bowland Ecology

Thereafter, the CEMP must be adhered to for the entire duration of the construction phase of the project.

REASON: In the interests of safeguarding the amenity and ecological interest of the existing area in accordance with: (1) policy CS8.4 (Biodiversity and geodiversity) of the South Lakeland Core Strategy; and (2) policies DM4 (Green and Blue Infrastructure and Open Space) and DM7 (Addressing Pollution, Contamination Impact, and Water Quality) of the South Lakeland Development Management Policies Development Plan Document.

Condition (3): Once implemented, the development must proceed in accordance with the provisions of the Biodiversity and Habitat Management Plan, Grange-over-Sands Promenade, Cumbria, December 2020, Bowland Ecology.

REASON: In the interests of safeguarding the amenity and ecological interest of the existing area in accordance with: (1) policy CS8.4 (Biodiversity and geodiversity) of the South Lakeland Core Strategy; and (2) policies DM4 (Green and Blue Infrastructure and Open Space) and DM7 (Addressing Pollution, Contamination Impact, and Water Quality) of the South Lakeland Development Management Policies Development Plan Document.

Condition (4): Construction work shall not take place outside the hours of 0800 – 1800 Monday to Friday or 0900 – 1300 on Saturdays, nor at any time on bank holidays.

REASON: In the interests of safeguarding the amenity and ecological interest of the existing area in accordance with: (1) policy CS8.4 (Biodiversity and geodiversity) of the South Lakeland Core Strategy; and (2) policies DM4 (Green and Blue Infrastructure and Open Space) and DM7 (Addressing Pollution, Contamination Impact, and Water Quality) of the South Lakeland Development Management Policies Development Plan Document.

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