Agenda item

Planning Application No. SL/2022/0725 Lakeland Leisure Park, Moor Lane, Flookburgh, Grange-Over-Sands LA11 7LT

Minutes:

Note – Following the completion of the previous item, Members agreed a short comfort break before continuing the meeting and the meeting was adjourned at 11.30 a.m. The meeting was reconvened at 11.40 a.m.

 

Note – Councillor Gill Gardner left the meeting before the discussion on Minute No. P/33 Planning Application No. SL/2022/0725 Lakeland Leisure Park, Moor Lane Flookburgh, Grange-over-Sands, LA11 7LT resumed

 

Note – Members passed a resolution to adjourn this item to later in the meeting, to provide officers the opportunity to undertake further research to provide clarity on the queries raised by Members under Minute No. PL/30 (Planning Application No. SL/2022/0725 Lakeland Leisure Park, Moor Lane, Flookburgh, Grange-over-Sands, LA11 7LT)

 

The Development Management Team Leader informed Members that the total number of pitches on site had approval for 993 static pitches and 185 touring pitches. As a result of the proposals, there would be an overall reduction to the number of pitches.

 

Following a request from Members, the Development Management Team Leader advised that it was possible to add a cap to the number of pitches within the site boundary through an additional condition.

 

During further debate on the item, Members requested an amendment to Condition 7, which prevented delivery of static caravans between 08:00-10:00 and between 15:00-18:00 on any day to cover the school run periods.

 

Members expressed concern regarding the comments of both Allithwaite and Cartmel and Lower Holker Parish Councils on foul water drainage. Following discussion on their concerns, Members requested an additional Condition requiring further information on the foul water scheme.

 

Following a proposal to approve the application, subject to the additional and amended conditions, the Development Management Team Leader informed Members that conditions 1 to 6 would remain the same, with amendments to Conditions 7 and 8, and the inclusion of conditions 10 to 12 as requested by Members.

 

During debate, Members considered the positives and negatives of the Application and noted that it was a well-run site. Members requested further information on the statement contained within the additional document supplied by the applicant, which referred to local schools using the on-site swimming pool during certain times of the year.

 

Through the Chairman, Councillor Giles Archibald requested further information on this matter from Phil Marsden, the applicant’s agent, who indicated that this was the case.

 

Following a request from Members, the Development Management Team Leader and the Legal, Governance and Democracy Specialist undertook to send the minutes of the meeting to the relevant Parish Councils upon completion to highlight the decision that had been taken by the Committee.

 

A vote was taken and it was

 

RESOLVED – That the application be approved subject to the following conditions:-

 

(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.

 

(2)        The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans:

 

·        Location Plan – LA/LD02/01 Rev B

·        Site Plan Touring Area: Proposed - LA/LD02/03 Rev D

·        Proposed Overall Masterplan - LA/LD04/01 Rev B

·        Site Plan Whole Park: Proposed – LA/LD04/03

·        Tourers to Static - 1001 Rev C

·        Tourers to Static Indicative Sections – SE01 Rev B

·        Tourers to Static – SK01 Rev D

·        Tree Constraints Plan - 1831-KC-XX-YTRE-TPPO1 Rev O

·        Tree Protection Plan – 1831-KC-XX-YTRE-TPPO1 Rev C

·        Flood Risk Assessment

·        Sustainable Drainage Report

·        Framework Travel Plan

·        Landscape Strategy

·        Arboricultural Method Statement

·        Transport Assessment

 

Reason For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

 

(3) a)   Prior to the installation of any of the lodges and caravans hereby approved on the site, full details of the design and external materials and finishes of the lodges shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

 

(3) b)   The approved details shall be fully implemented and retained thereafter.

 

Reason To protect the amenity of the area in accordance with policy CS8.2 of the South Lakeland Core Strategy.

 

(4)        The lodges and caravans hereby permitted shall not be occupied other than as holiday accommodation. They shall not be used at any time as sole and principal residences by any occupants.

 

Reason To safeguard the local tourist economy in accordance with Policy CS7.6 of the South Lakeland Core Strategy.

 

(5)        A register of all occupants of the accommodation hereby approved shall be maintained at all times and shall be made available for inspection by the Local Planning Authority on request. The register shall comprise consecutively numbered pages, which shall be kept in order, and each entry shall contain the name and address of the principal occupier together with the dates of occupation.

 

Reason To safeguard the local tourist economy in accordance with Policy CS7.6 of the South Lakeland Core Strategy.

 

(6)        No development shall take place, until a Construction Management Plan has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

 

The approved Construction Vehicle Management Plan shall be adhered to throughout the construction period.

 

Reason These details are required to be approved before the commencement of development to safeguard the amenity of neighbouring occupiers in accordance with National Planning Policy Framework.

 

(7)        No static caravans shall be delivered to the site between 08:00-10:00 and between 15:00-18:00 on any day. A record of all heavy goods vehicles leaving/accessing the site each day shall be maintained by the operator at all times and access to this record shall be afforded to the Local Planning Authority on request.

 

Reason: To keep to acceptable levels the impact of lorry traffic on the amenity of local residents and other road users. To support Local Transport Plan Policies.

 

(8)        Prior to the commencement of any development, a surface water drainage scheme, based on the hierarchy of drainage options in the National Planning Practice Guidance with evidence of an assessment of the site conditions (inclusive of how the scheme shall be managed after completion) shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

 

The surface water drainage scheme must be in accordance with the Non-Statutory Technical Standards for Sustainable Drainage Systems (March 2015) or any subsequent replacement national standards and unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority, no surface water shall discharge to the public sewerage system either directly or indirectly.

           

The drainage scheme including mitigation methods submitted for approval shall also be in accordance with the principles set out in the Flood Risk Assessment & Drainage Statement proposing surface water discharging to watercourse.

 

The development shall be completed, maintained and managed in accordance with the approved details.

 

Reason: To promote sustainable development, secure proper drainage and to manage the risk of flooding and pollution. This condition is imposed in light of policies within the NPPF and NPPG.

 

(9)        The development shall not proceed except in accordance with the mitigation strategy described in the submitted Preliminary Ecological Appraisal prepared by Tyler Grange dated 10 October 2022 and received by the Local Planning Authority on 12 October 2022.

 

Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and to prevent harm to protected species in accordance with Policy CS8.4 of the South Lakeland Core Strategy.

 

(10)      This permission only authorises the occupation of caravans on this site:

 

(a)        Between the period 1 March to 14 November

(b)        At weekends (Friday night to Monday morning) between 14 November and 23 December; and

(c)        During the period 23 December to 7 January

It does not permit any occupation between 7 January and 1 March

 

Reason: To prevent the use of caravans as main or permanent residences and to protect the site environment and to accord with the existing site, in accordance with Policy DM18 of the Local Plan Development Management Policies.

 

(11)      The development hereby approved shall not be occupied until for a scheme for the disposal of foul waste has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. 

The development shall not be occupied until the approved scheme has been provided on the site to serve the development. A validation report (that demonstrates that the drainage scheme has been carried out in accordance with the approved plan) must be submitted to the Local Planning Authority.

The approved works shall be retained as such thereafter.

Reason: To ensure adequate provision is made for the management of sewage disposal in accordance with Policies DM1, DM6 and DM7 of the Development Management Policies Development Plan Document and Policy CS8.8 of the South Lakeland Core Strategy.

 

(12)      No more than 1147 static caravan pitches, as defined in the Caravan Sites and control of Development Act 1960 and the Caravan Sites Act 1968, shall be stationed on the site known as Lakeland Leisure Park at any time. No additional touring pitches or facilities are allowed within the site at any time.

 

Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and to protect the amenity of the local area.