Dear Fylde Borough Council,
Re: 11/0847 | RE-SUBMISSION OF 11/0381 - OUTLINE APPLICATION FOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT COMPRISING OF 10 DETACHED DWELLINGS AND GARAGES AND 4 AFFORDABLE DWELLINGS. (ALL MATTERS RESERVED) | FORMER CLOCK GARAGE, PRESTON NEW ROAD, WESTBY WITH PLUMPTONS
Could you please forward to me the following under FOI Act
1/ Details of the publicity of the above resubmission
2/ Communications between the councils Planning Dept and the applicant and the applicant's agent with regard to the resubmission (redacted if needed to be)
3/ Explain why the re-submission does not appear under a search on the portal
4/ The name of the owner, applicant and agents.
5/ Any communications with regard to the above site including visits and diary notes.
I should like to acknowledge receipt of your FOI request. We will look to provide you with a response prior to the end of the statutory period.
We have now had the opportunity to deal with your request. The response is set out below.
The council undertook publicity in three ways:
•a site notice was posted on 28/12/11
•a notice was published in the Lytham St Annes Express on 12/1/12
•letters were sent to neighbouring residents and other consultees on 22/12/11
2) Communications with the applicant
There is no record of any communications with the applicant on the file. The case officer does not have any emails dating back to that time.
3) Appearance on the planning portal
I have checked this and the application does appear on the council’s website when I search for it using ‘clock garage’ in the search function. It is here for reference https://www3.fylde.gov.uk/online-applica...
4) Name of owner, etc
The applicant was ‘Kensington Developments Ltd’. They did not have an agent. The ownership certificate submitted with the application indicates that the applicant served an Ownership Certificate on ‘Autotune Ltd of 141 Newton Drive, Blackpool FY3 8LZ on 19/12/11’
5) Officer Notes
The officer notes from site visit would have been recorded on the paper file which is created for every application. However, this no longer exists as the paper files are only retained for around 2 years due to the limitations of office storage space although I can confirm that the officer visit was undertaken no 25/1/12. The officer report to Committee should provide a helpful summary of the application and will be available on the council’s website relating to the 15/02/12 meeting of the Development Management Committee.
I hope that is helpful.
Dear Lyndsey Lacey-Simone,
Good evening and thank you for a prompt reply.
Could you confirm that the out line permission that was granted on 09-01-2013 can just be agreed again after it had expired?
The recent renewal was done on 14th June 2019 it seems then, relying on consultations and reports dating back over 6 years ago.
There were no notifications place around the site.
The worry too is that the decision letter for the 14th June 2019 is dated 09-01-2013 and is therefore out of date?
Something is not quite right.
I can confirm that I will check with the relevant officer and get back to you as soon as I can.
I have now had the opportunity to clarify the position with the Planning Officer. His advice is set out below.
"There seems to be some confusion about the planning history to this site.
The most recent application is reference 11/0847 which was granted planning permission on 9 January 2013. There has been no subsequent application for planning permission, although an application for the approval of the reserved matters was made under reference 15/0891 but withdrawn by the applicant prior to any decision being made.
If there were to be an attempt to renew the planning permission then this would be advertised, assessed and determined using the normal statutory processes that the council is obliged to follow.
Some documents were uploaded to the website for 11/0847 in June 2019 but these were part of the process of archiving of old applications and checking that the records are complete rather than as a result of any work on that, or any other, application"
I hope that helps and make sense.
If you still remain dissatisfied or require further clarification, please let me know and I will put you in touch with the relevant officer.
[Logo] Lyndsey Lacey-Simone
Principal Democratic Services Officer
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Fylde Borough Council
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