Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Tuesday, 26th June, 2018 1.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Council Offices, St. Peter's Hill, Grantham. NG31 6PZ

Contact: Jo Toomey 

Items
No. Item

7.

Membership

    The Chief Executive to notify the Committee of any substitute members

    Minutes:

    The Committee was notified that under Regulation 13 of the Local Government (Committees and Political Groups) Regulations 1990, notice had been received appointing: Councillor Robins for Councillor Brian Sumner and Councillor Trollope-Bellew for Councillor Brenda Sumner.

8.

Apologies for absence

9.

Disclosure of interests

10.

Minutes of the meeting held on 29 May 2018 pdf icon PDF 204 KB

                                                                                                                      (Enclosure)

    Minutes:

    The minutes of the meeting held on 29 May 2018were agreed as a correct record.

     

    In response to questions raised by members, the Chairman stated that at its meeting on Monday 4 June 2018 the Constitution Committee had considered the pilot relating to the questioning of members of the public at Development Management Committee meetings. The Constitution Committee recommended to Council that the pilot should become permanent; this would be considered by Council at its meeting on 26 July 2018. The Constitution Committee stated that the arrangements used during the pilot should continue until the Council had made its decision. 

11.

Planning matters pdf icon PDF 41 KB

    To consider applications received for the grant of planning permission – reports prepared by the Case Officer.                                                                                                       (Enclosure)

     

    The anticipated order of consideration is as shown on the agenda, but this may be subject to change, at the discretion of the Chairman of the Committee.

11a

Application Ref: S18/0543
Description: Erection of 25 dwellings (20 apartments and 5 townhouses) with associated access, car parking and landscaping
Location: Land at Wherry's Lane, Bourne, PE10 9HQ pdf icon PDF 1 MB

As applications S18/0196 and S18/0197 related to the same development, the Chairman stated that the applications would be considered together but voted on separately.

11b

Application Ref: S18/0196
Description: Demolition of former social club, erection of three dwellings and associated access and parking arrangements. Demolition of existing wall adjacent to no 3 and to the rear of existing outbuilding to accommodate access
Location: Land rear of 3 Long Street, Great Gonerby, NG31 8LN pdf icon PDF 814 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Decision:

     

    To grant the application subject to conditions

     

    Noting:

     

    ·         Comments from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SUDS Support

    ·         No objection from Great Gonerby Parish Council

    ·         Comments from the SKDC Historic Buildings Adviser

    ·         Comments from SKDC’s Environmental Protection Team

    ·         One representation received as a result of public consultation

    ·         Provisions within the National Planning Policy Framework and the South Kesteven Core Strategy and supplementary planning documents

    ·         Site visit observations

    ·         Comments made by members at the meeting

     

    It was proposed, seconded and agreed that the application be approved for the summary of reasons set out in the case officer’s report and subject also to the following conditions:

     

    Time Limit for Commencement

     

     1    The development hereby permitted shall be commenced before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

     

    Approved Plans

     

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

          

           i.   15.3143.11D received 21 May 2018

           ii.  15.3143.12 received 1 February 2018

           iii. 15.3143.13A received 1 February 2018

           iv. 15.3143.14A received 1 February 2018

           v.  15.3143.15A received 30 May 2018

          

           Unless otherwise required by another condition of this permission.

     

    Before the Development is Commenced

     

     3    Before any of the works on the external elevations for the building(s) hereby permitted are begun, samples of the materials (including walling, roofing, rainwater goods, colour of any render, paintwork or colourwash) to be used in the construction of the external surfaces shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

     

     4    Before the works to provide the boundary treatments hereby permitted are commenced, a plan indicating the heights, positions, design, materials, sections and type of boundary treatment to be erected shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

     

     5    Prior to the commencement of the development hereby approved, details of a domestic fire fighting/prevention sprinkler system to be installed within the dwelling on plot 3 shall have be submitted to the Local Planning Authority for written approval. The details shall include design, life span and maintenance.

     

     6    Before the development hereby permitted is commenced, plans showing the existing and proposed land levels of the site including site sections, spot heights, contours and the finished floor levels of all buildings with reference to neighbouring properties shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

     

    During Building Works

     

    7     The development hereby approved shall be carried out in accordance with the recommendations made in the submitted Protected Species survey dated October 2017.

     

    8     The development hereby approved shall be carried out in accordance with the recommendations made in the submitted Contamination Assessment report dated September 2017.

     

    Before the Development is Occupied

     

    9     Before any part of the development hereby permitted is occupied/brought into use, the external surfaces shall have been completed in accordance with the approved details.

     

    10   Before the buildings are first occupied, the boundary walls shall have been constructed in accordance with the approved details.

     

    11   Before the proposed dwelling  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11b

11c

Application Ref: S18/0197
Description: Demolition of existing wall adjacent to no 3 and to the rear of existing outbuilding to accommodate access and erection of new boundary walls
Location: 3 Long Street, Great Gonerby, NG31 8LN pdf icon PDF 337 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Decision:

     

    To grant the application subject to conditions

     

    Noting:

     

    ·         Comments from the Historic Buildings Adviser

    ·         No objection from Great Gonerby Parish Council

    ·         No representations received as a result of public consultation

    ·         Provisions within the National Planning Policy Framework and the South Kesteven Core Strategy and supplementary planning documents

    ·         Site visit observations

    ·         Comments made by members at the meeting

     

    It was proposed, seconded and agreed that the application be approved for the summary of reasons set out in the case officer’s report and subject also to the following conditions:

     

    Time Limit for Commencement

     

     1    The works hereby consented shall be commenced before the expiration of three years from the date of this consent.

     

    Approved Plans

     

     2    The works hereby consented shall be carried out in accordance with the following list of approved plans:

          

           i.   15.3143.11D received 21 May 2018

           ii.  15.3143.12 received 1 February 2018

           iii. 15.3143.13A received 1 February 2018

           iv. 15.3143.14A received 1 February 2018

           v.  15.3143.15A received 30 May 2018

          

           Unless otherwise required by another condition of this permission.

     

    Before the Development is Commenced

     

     3    Before the works hereby permitted are commenced details (elevations/cross sections) of the existing and proposed boundary walls shall have been submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority.

     

     4    Before any of the works on the external elevations for the building(s) hereby permitted are begun, samples of the materials (including colour of any render, paintwork or colourwash) to be used in the construction of the external surfaces shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

     

    Before the Development is Occupied

     

     5    Before any part of the development hereby permitted is occupied/brought into use, the external surfaces shall have been completed in accordance with the approved details.

     

     6    Before the buildings are first occupied, the boundary walls shall have been constructed in accordance with the approved details.

As applications S16/1197 and S16/1155 related to the development of different phases at the same site, the Chairman stated that the applications would be considered together but voted on separately.

11d

Application Ref: S16/1197
Description: Demolition of existing industrial building and associated structures (except for the former railway station building) and the redevelopment of the site for residential purposes (Phase 2) Outline application with the matter of access included
Location: Former Grimers Transport Ltd, 11 Station Road, Billingborough, Lincolnshire, NG34 0NR pdf icon PDF 1 MB

    Minutes:

    Decision:

     

    To defer the application

     

    As the application was part-heard and Councillors Baxter, Dilks, Judy Smith, Trollope-Bellew and Wood had not been present when it had been considered previously, they did not participate in discussion or vote on the application.

     

    Noting:

     

    ·         Comments from Billingborough Parish Council together with a further letter submitted regarding a further contribution of £15,400 for sports facilities in the village

    ·         No objection from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SUDS Support subject to conditions

    ·         No contribution required from Lincolnshire County Council Education and Cultural Services

    ·         No objection from the Environment Agency subject to conditions

    ·         Comments from the Council’s Environmental Protection Services

    ·         Comments from the SKDC Affordable Housing Officer

    ·         No contribution required from NHS England

    ·         Comments from Anglian Water Services

    ·         Comments from the Black Sluice Internal Drainage Board

    ·         Comments from Heritage Lincolnshire

    ·         The applicant’s viability appraisal and assessment of the Valuation Office Agency together with further expert advice

    ·         Further information submitted by the applicant together with an updated viability appraisal and comments from the Council’s Environmental Protection Team

    ·         5 representations received as a result of public consultation

    ·         Provisions within the National Planning Policy Framework and the South Kesteven Core Strategy and supplementary planning documents

    ·         Comments made by members at the meeting

    ·         Comments made during the public speaking session on 25 July 2017

    ·         Comments made by members on 25 July 2017 when the application was first considered

     

    Members discussed the viability assessment and the band within which the developer’s profit was considered reasonable. Committee was advised that 17.5% to 20% is normally considered an acceptable range of developer profit and a number of members commented that the 20% profit that the developer would achieve if they did not provide any affordable housing was at the top of that band. Reference was also made to emerging Government guidance that indicated that 20% was a suitable return to developers to establish viability. While there was acknowledgement that providing the full 35% quotient of affordable housing may render the development unviable, it was suggested that the developer could make a smaller contribution and still achieve a profit that was within the acceptable range.

     

    A proposition was made that the application be approved for the reasons set out in the case officer’s report and subject to conditions. This was not seconded.

     

    A new proposition was put forward: to approve the application subject to the completion of a Section 106 Agreement comprising £15,400 for sports equipment and a contribution of £111,000 for affordable housing, which would leave the developer’s profit at approximately 17%. When combined with the current decision regarding phase 1 of the scheme this would generate 2 affordable houses. This was seconded. Members expressed a wish that these be delivered on site as part of phase 2 of the development.

     

    The Committee was advised that the most appropriate way to proceed was to put the proposition to the applicant before making a decision.

     

    14:40 to 14:58 – the meeting adjourned to enable officers to speak to the applicant

     

    Following the adjournment Members  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11d

11e

Application Ref: S16/1155
Description: Variation of S106 Agreement to waive affordable housing contribution re S14/0927
Location: Former Grimers Transport Ltd, 11 Station Road, Billingborough, Lincolnshire, NG34 0NR pdf icon PDF 1 MB

    Minutes:

    Decision:

     

    To defer the application

     

    As the application was part-heard and Councillors Baxter, Dilks, Judy Smith, Trollope-Bellew and Wood had not been present when it had been considered previously, they did not participate in discussion or vote on the application.

     

    Noting:

     

    ·         Noting the applicant’s viability appraisal and the assessment of the Valuation Office Agency together with further expert advice

    ·         Further information submitted by the applicant together with an updated viability appraisal and comments from the Council’s Environmental Protection Team

    ·         No representations received as a result of public consultation

    ·         Provisions within the National Planning Policy Framework and the South Kesteven Core Strategy and supplementary planning documents

    ·         Comments made by members at the meeting

    ·         Comments made by members on 25 July 2017 when the application was first considered

     

    It was proposed, seconded and agreed that the application be deferred until the next meeting of the Committee (24 July 2018) to enable discussion with the applicants regarding S106 contributions.

11f

Application Ref: S18/0179
Description: Provision of ramped and stepped access to main entrance of the church
Location: Stamford Methodist Church, 11 Barn Hill, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 2AE pdf icon PDF 1 MB

    Minutes:

    Decision:

     

    To refuse the application contrary to officer recommendations

     

    As the application was part-heard and Councillor King had not been present when it had been considered previously, he left the meeting and did not return.

     

    Noting:

     

    ·         A meeting held on site on 11 May 2018 to discuss alternative options

    ·         Analysis of an alternative option submitted by the applicant together with justification for the original proposal as the preferred scheme

    ·         Clarification of the committee presentation given on 3 April 2018

    ·         Comments from the Historic Buildings Adviser expressing no objection but requiring a condition

    ·         No objection and comments from Historic England

    ·         An objection from Stamford Civic Society

    ·         No objection from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SUDS Support

    ·         An objection from Stamford Town Council

    ·         Comments from East Midlands Building Control

    ·         41 representations (19 supporting and 22 against the proposal) received as a result of public consultation

    ·         Provisions within the National Planning Policy Framework and the South Kesteven Core Strategy and supplementary planning documents

    ·         Site visit observations

    ·         Comments made by members at the meeting

    ·         The additional information report from the meeting held on 3 April 2018

    ·         Comments made during the public speaking session on 3 April 2018

    ·         Comments made by members on 3 April 2018 when the application was first considered

     

    In considering the application Members discussed whether adjustments could be made to reduce the gradient of ramps to enable the repositioning of the proposed ramp, the space between the side of the ramp and 12 Barn Hill, the impact of the ramp on the outlook from 10 Barn Hill and its visual impact on the gable end of the Grade II* listed 10 Barn Hill and alternative level access into the church.

     

    It was proposed, seconded and agreed that the application be refused contrary to officer recommendations for the following reason:

     

    The proposal would result in a degree of less than substantial harm to the setting of the Grade II* listed 10 Barn Hill, which is of the highest significance, and the street scene in this very important part of the Stamford Conservation Area.

     

    Whilst the provision of an improved ramped access would provide a public benefit it is considered to have less weight as there is already a ramped access and disabled parking to the rear of the church. The harm to the heritage assets in this instance is not considered to be outweighed by the public benefits of the proposal and therefore planning permission should be refused in accordance with paragraph 134 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

12.

Close of meeting