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18/1372/CAP18 - Mill Road Bridge

Decision Maker: Planning

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Committee received an application for prior approval under Part 18 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (GPDO).


The application sought approval for construction of new gated east side stairway from Mill Road to provide access to train drivers walkway, including alterations to arches 5 and 6 to facilitate new sidings, walkway and passive provision for Chisholm Trail.


The Committee received a representation in objection to the application from a local resident.


The representation covered the following issues:

  i.  Supported the work being undertaken. Work needed to be done on the railway and Chisholm Trail.

  ii.  Expressed concern about details of the work programme and communication about it.

  iii.  Had followed progress to date.

  iv.  His concerns were available on the public file. They had not been addressed. Requested details to respond to these.


Mr Thompson (Applicant’s Agent) addressed the Committee in support of the application.


Mr Davies addressed the Committee in support of the application. He spoke as the County Council Officer delivering the Chisholm Trail. Network Rail were happy to accommodate the Chisholm Trail and deliver part of it as part of this planning application.


The Committee:


Unanimously resolved to grant the application for prior approval in accordance with the officer recommendation, for the reasons set out in the officer report.

Report author: Philippa Kelly

Publication date: 29/01/2019

Date of decision: 09/01/2019

Decided at meeting: 09/01/2019 - Planning

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