Agenda item

3/2022/0926 - Former Railway Tunnel, Higher Road, Longridge PR3 2XY



Grant Listed Building Consent subject to the following conditions:


That Listed Building Consent be granted subject to the following conditions:


1.         The development hereby permitted must be begun not later than three years from the date of this permission.


REASON: Required to be imposed by Section 18 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act, 1990.


2.         The development hereby permitted shall not be carried out otherwise than in conformity with the following submitted plans and details and recommendations therein received by the Local Planning Authority unless prohibited by any other condition.




Existing General Arrangement And Defects Drawing No: 1045-SWA-00-XX-DR-S-0001 REV P2


22 0926 Location Plan


Strengthening Works Drawing No: 1045-SWA-00-XX-DR-S-0002 REV P1




22 0926 Bat survey


22 0926 Heritage Statement


22 0926 Technical Note


REASON: For the avoidance of doubt and so that the Local Planning Authority shall be satisfied with the details.


3.         No development shall take place until an Approval In Principle (AiP) Structural Report setting out how any structures within 6 metres of the edge of the adopted highway (and outside of this measure where the failure of any structures would affect the safety of road users) will be assessed, excavated, constructed, strengthened or demolished has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The development shall then proceed in accordance with the approved AIP Report.



REASON: To ensure the works safeguard the structural integrity of the adopted highway during the demolition and construction phase of the development.


4.         No part of the development hereby granted consent shall commence until details of a method statement have been submitted to and agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority. The details of the method statement shall be in accordance with the Bat Mitigation Guidelines 2004 (or any equivalent updated guidance which may be subsequently published) and include information on measures that aim to avoid, cancel or reduce negative effects of the development on protected species / roosts / habitat, including timings of the work.


            The details submitted shall also include information on enhancement and compensatory measures including the type and function of replacement roosts, bat access points and long term security for roosts, together with a timeframe for implementation. This shall include the installation of compensatory bat boxes on site in line with the mitigations measures detailed within Bat Survey Report and Method Statement European Protected Species (Bats) Reasonable Avoidance and Mitigation Measures dated 10.03.2023.


            The development shall then proceed in accordance with the approved method statement. Any approved enhancement and compensatory measures shall be implemented in accordance with the approved timeframe and shall thereafter be retained in perpetuity.


            REASON: To ensure the protection of species/habitat protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as Amended) and in the interests of biodiversity and to enhance habitat opportunities for species of conservation concern/protected species and to minimise/mitigate the potential impacts upon protected species resultant from the development.


Informative (Highways)


Prior to works commencing, the Design and Work certificates shall be submitted to the Local Planning Authority, in consultation with the Local Highway Authority. Once works are complete, the Construction Compliance certificate shall be submitted to the Local Planning Authority, in consultation with the Local Highway Authority.


Informative (Ecology)


Site contractors and site project managers shall be made aware of the legal protection afforded to all species of bats in the UK. In the event that any bats are found or disturbed during any part of the development, all work shall cease until further advice has been sought from a licensed ecologist.




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