Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 11th December, 2019 11.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber - South Kesteven House, St. Peter's Hill, Grantham. NG31 6PZ. View directions

Contact: Jo Toomey 

Items
No. Item

36.

Membership

37.

Apologies for absence

38.

Disclosure of interests

39.

Minutes of the meeting held on 13 November 2019 pdf icon PDF 226 KB

40.

Planning matters

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

     

    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.

40a

Application S19/1240 pdf icon PDF 497 KB

    Proposal:                   Erection of single-storey dwellinghouse with roof mounted solar panels in connection with equestrian enterprise and enlargement of associated yard

     

    Location:                    Viking Way Farm, Fallow Farm, Foston, NG32 2LJ

     

    Recommendation:   To approve the application subject to conditions and completion of a Section 106 Agreement

     

    Minutes:

    Proposal:     Erection of a single-storey dwellinghouse with roof mounted solar panels in connection with equestrian enterprise and enlargement of associated yard.

     

    Location:      Viking Way Farm, Fallow Farm, Foston, NG32 2LJ

     

    Decision:      To approve the application subject to conditions and completion of a Section 106 Obligation.

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

    Parish Councillor

    Tracey Gardner

    Against

    Christina Lees

    Applicant/Applicant’s Agent

    Henry Browne

     

    Together with:

    ·         Objections from Foston Parish Council

    ·         Representations received as a result of public consultation

    ·         No objections from LCC Highways and SuDS Support

    ·         No objections received from Lincolnshire County Council Footpaths Officers

    ·         Evaluation of the principle of the use, the impact of the use on the character of the area, the impact on neighbouring properties and highway issues

    ·         Provisions within the National Planning Policy Framework and the South Kesteven Core Strategy, the Foston Neighbourhood Plan 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, subject to conditions and the submission of an acceptable Section 106 Planning obligation.

     

    Where the Section 106 obligation has not been concluded prior to the Committee, a period not exceeding twelve weeks after the date of the Committee shall be set for the completion of that obligation.

     

    In the event that the planning obligation has not been concluded within the twelve-week period and where, in the opinion of the Head of Development Management, there are not extenuating circumstances that would justify a further extension of time, the related planning application shall be refused planning permission for the appropriate reason(s) on the basis that the necessary requirements essential to make what would otherwise be unacceptable development acceptable have not been forthcoming.

     

(Councillor Kaberry-Brown entered the meeting during consideration of the preceding application, took no part in the debate and did not vote thereon.)

40b

Application S19/1568 pdf icon PDF 406 KB

    Proposal:                   Extension to dwelling

     

    Location:                    Sideways Cottage, Five Horseshoes, Barholm

     

    Recommendation:   To approve the application subject to conditions

    Minutes:

    Proposal:      Extension to dwelling

     

    Location:      Sideways Cottage, Five Horseshoes, Barholm

     

    Decision:      To approve the application subject to conditions

     

    There were no public speakers.

     

    Also noting:

    ·         Evaluation of the impact on the character and appearance of the area, the impact on the neighbours’ residential amenities, and highways issues

    ·         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. 18027/PL02 received 17 September 2019

    ii. 18027/PL04 received 17 September 2019

    Unless otherwise required by another condition of this permission.

     

    Before the Development is Commenced

     

    3 Before the works hereby approved are commenced details shall be submitted to the local planning authority of the proposed means of insulating the building. Such details shall include the materials to be used and sections showing the components of the insulation and its interface with the existing structure of the building. Only such means as may be approved in writing shall be used in the approved works of conversion.

     

    4 Before the works hereby approved are commenced details shall be submitted to the local planning authority of the proposed means of damp-proofing the building and only such means as may be approved in writing shall be used in the approved works of conversion.

     

    5 Before any of the works on the external elevations for the works 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.

     

    During Building Works

     

    6 Any raking out and re-pointing of the masonry walls shall be undertaken using hand tools only and a lime rich mortar of a mix to be agreed in writing with the local planning authority. unless the local planning authority agree to the use of mechanical means of raking out.

     

    Before the Development is Occupied

     

    7 Before the dwelling is occupied the parking area as shown on drawing no 18027/PL02 shall have been constructed in accordance with the approved details and shall be retained as such and for no other purpose thereafter.

     

    8 Prior to the occupation of the building, details shall be submitted to the local planning authority of the treatment to the external surfaces of the site and only such surfaces as may be approved in writing shall be used to surface the external areas, unless the local planning authority gives its written agreement to any variation.

     

    Note

     

    When details are submitted of proposed  ...  view the full minutes text for item 40b

40c

Application S19/1673 pdf icon PDF 403 KB

    Proposal:                   Restoration of derelict cottage, conversion of open-fronted addition to the rear to residential accommodation

     

    Location:                    Sideways Cottage, Five Horseshoes, Barholm

     

    Recommendation:   To approve the application subject to conditions

    Minutes:

    Proposal:     Restoration of derelict cottage, conversion of open-fronted addition to the rear to residential accommodation

     

    Location:      Sideways Cottage, Five Horseshoes, Barholm

     

    Decision:      To approve the application subject to conditions

     

    There were no public speakers.

     

    Also noting:

    ·         No objections from SKDC’s Historic Buildings Advisor

    ·         Evaluation of the principle of the use and the impact of the use on the character of the area

    ·         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. 18027/PL02 received 17 September 2019

    ii. 18027/PL04 received 17 September 2019

    Unless otherwise required by another condition of this permission.

     

    Before the Development is Commenced

     

    3 Before the installation of any of the new external windows and/or doors hereby consented, full details of all proposed joinery works for those windows/doors, including 1:20 sample elevations and 1:1 joinery profiles, shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

     

    4 Before any of the works on the external elevations for the works 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.

     

    5 Before the works hereby granted consent are commenced details shall be submitted to the local planning authority of the proposed means of insulating the building. Such details shall include the materials to be used and sections showing the components of the insulation and its interface with the existing structure of the building. Only such means as may be approved in writing shall be used in the approved works of conversion.

     

    6 Before the works hereby granted consent are commenced details shall be submitted to the local planning authority of the proposed means of damp-proofing the building and only such means as may be approved in writing shall be used in the approved works of conversion.

     

    During Building Works

     

    7 Before the reconstruction of the roof commences, detailed drawings of the timber structure to be installed (including details of the species of timber to be used) shall be submitted to the LPA and only such details as may be agreed in writing shall be used in the construction of the replacement roof structure.

     

    Note

     

    When details are submitted of proposed external finishes the Council will require the use of Collyweston slates on the roof, dormers and dormer cheeks.

     

    11:39am 1pm – the meeting adjourned.

40d

Application S19/1482 pdf icon PDF 415 KB

    Proposal:                   Section 73 application to vary conditions 2 (approved plans), 4 (materials), 5 (noise mitigation) 6 (opening hours) and 7 (external training and activities hours) and remove condition 3 (noise assessment) of S18/0368

     

    Location:                    77 Spalding Road, Bourne, PE10 0AU

     

    Recommendation:   To approve the application subject to conditions

    Minutes:

    Proposal:     Section 73 application to vary conditions 2 (approved plans), 4 (materials), 5 (noise mitigation), 6 (opening hours) and 7 (external training and activities hours) and remove condition 3 (noise assessment) of S18/0368.

     

    Location:      77 Spalding Road, Bourne, PE10 0AU

     

    Decision:      To approve the application subject to conditions

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

    Against

    Leslie Sinclair

    Kenneth Sinclair

    Seamus Dorne

    Applicant/Applicant’s Agent

    Beverley Bristow

     

    Together with:

    ·         No objection from the Parish Council

    ·         No objection from LCC Highways and SuDS Support

    ·         Concerns raised from Black Sluice Internal Drainage Board regarding the proposed use of the Board’s registered land over which the applicant accesses their property

    ·         Representations received as a result of public consultation

    ·         Evaluation of the impact on the character of the area, impact on neighbouring properties and highway considerations

    ·         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

     

    Members of the committee expressed sympathy with the objectors and understood their concerns, however they noted that planning permission for the kennel use had already been approved, and that Planning Officers and the applicants have worked to mitigate any impact from noise. Members were also concerned about the response time to objectors’ letters, and asked that an explanation for this delay be circulated separately to Members and shared with the objector.

     

    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:

     

    Approved Plans

     

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

     

    Drawing No. dc/428/20 Rev. A (Location Plan and dog walking route) received 28/11/2019

    Drawing No. dc/428B/10 Rev. D (Dog Kennel Plans) received 10/04/2018

    Drawing No. dc/428H/15 Rev. B (Storage Building Plans) received 08/11/2018

    Drawing No. dc/428H/11 Rev. E (Dwellinghouse floor plan) received 08/11/2018

    Drawing No. dc/428H/12 Rev. A (Dwellinghouse elevation plans) received 08/11/2018

    Drawing No. dc/428/18 (Access, parking and turning arrangements) received 10/10/2018 (Note: This plan relates to access, parking and turning areas only and not floor plans)

    Unless otherwise required by another condition of this permission.

     

    Before the Development is Occupied

     

    2 Before the development hereby permitted is occupier/ brought into use, the buildings shall have been completed using only the following materials:

    o Bungalow extension

    ·         Doors - white upvc

    ·         Windows - white upvc

    ·         Roof tiles - brown interlocking concrete tiles

    ·         Walls - red facing bricks

    o Dog Kennels

    ·         Doors - white upvc

    ·         Windows - white upvc

    ·         Roof tiles - grey concrete tiles

    ·         Walls - cream painted blockwork

     

    All parts of the building to house dogs must be complete without gaps between elements. The roof must be boarded underneath or have plasterboard ceilings.

     

    Ongoing Conditions

     

    3 No windows or doors on the south or east elevation of the dog kennels shall be open between 23:00 and 07:00.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 40d

40e

Application S19/1390 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

    Proposal:                   Demolition of former court buildings and erection of a 2-storey residential care home and associated car parking and landscaping

     

    Location:                    Former Magistrates Court, Harlaxton Road, Grantham, NG31 7SB

     

    Recommendation:   To approve the application subject to conditions

    Minutes:

    Proposal:     Demolition of former court buildings and erection of a 2-storey residential care home and associated car parking and landscaping

     

    Location:      Former Magistrates Court, Harlaxton Road, Grantham, NG31 7SB

     

    Decision:      To approve the application subject to conditions

     

    There were no public speakers.

     

    Also noting:

    ·         No objections from LCC Highways and SuDS Support, subject to a condition requiring further details of a construction management plan

    ·         No objections from the Crime Prevention Design Advisor, but various recommendations and confirmation that security measures incorporated into the design were acceptable

    ·         No objection from SKDC’s Arboricultural Consultant, but a recommendation that frontage trees be protected by a Tree Protection Order

    ·         No archaeological comments or objections from Heritage Lincolnshire

    ·         No comments or objections from SKDC’s Historic Buildings Advisor

    ·         Comment from Anglian Water Services that the sewerage system at present has available capacity for flow from the development, and a suggestion that a condition requiring details of the surface water drainage scheme be included

    ·         No objection from SKDC’s Affordable Housing Officer, as the property is a care home which does not attract an affordable housing requirement

    ·         Evaluation of the principle of the development, the impact on the character of the area, the impact on residential amenity, highways issues and drainage

    ·         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

     

    Members of the Committee suggested that environmentally friendly options such as solar panels and ground source heat pumps should be considered wherever possible. Planners noted that although the applicant was not proposing the use of solar panels or ground source heating, they had considered other ways to improve the energy efficiency of the proposed development, have gone above the minimum standards required by building regulations for thermal efficiency.

     

    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. Site Location Plan - drawing no. 1901 - received 1 August 2019

    ii. Proposed Site Layout - drawing no. 1901 CL (0-) 02b - received 1 August 2019

    iii. Proposed Ground Floor Plan - drawing no. 1901 CL (2-) 01a - received 1 August 2019

    iv. Proposed First Floor Plan - drawing no. 1901 CL (2-) 02a - received 1 August 2019

    v. Proposed Loft Plan - drawing no. 1901 CL (2-) 03a - received 1 August 2019

    vi. Proposed Elevations - drawing no. 1901 CL (2-) 04 - received 1 August 2019

    vii. Proposed Elevations - drawing no. 1901 CL (2-) 05 - received 1 August 2019

    viii. Proposed Elevations - drawing no. 1901 CL (2-) 06  ...  view the full minutes text for item 40e

40f

Application S19/1594 pdf icon PDF 1006 KB

    Proposal:                   Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of 37 dwellings including details of access

     

    Location:                    22 East End, Langtoft, PE6 9LP

     

    Recommendation:   To refuse the application

    Minutes:

    Proposal:     Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of 37 dwellings including details of access

     

    Location:      22 East End, Langtoft, PE6 9LP

     

    Decision:      To refuse the application

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

    Applicant/Applicant’s Agent

    Pauline Lighton

     

    Together with:

    ·         Objections from the Parish Council

    ·         No objections, but comments from LCC Highways and SuDS Support that the applicant would need to be aware of requirements for access, parking, turning and layout

    ·         Comment from LCC Minerals and Waste Planning that the proposed development falls within a Minerals Safeguarding Area and the application should be accompanied by a minerals assessment

    ·         Comment from SKDC’s Historic Buildings Advisor that the proposal should be resisted on the grounds that it would result in harm to the setting of the Conservation Area and neighbouring historic group of Listed Buildings

    ·         A request from LCC Education and Cultural Services for £120,375.00 towards education provision for the local area, should the application be granted

    ·         Comment from LCC Footpath Officers that Langtoft Public Footpath No. 2 would require diversion, that a section of footpath within the development boundary should be resurfaced with stone to a width of 2 metres, that the link to the A15 should be surfaced and that encouraging cycling on a public footpath with the provision of a shared cycle and footpath within the development would be undesirable

    ·         Comment from SKDC’s Environmental Protection Services that a phase I and II survey is required as the site has potential for land contamination given its previous agricultural use

    ·         Comment from Heritage Lincolnshire that the site is of archaeological interest and a Scheme of Archaeological Work should be commissioned if the application is granted

    ·         Comment from SKDC’s Affordable Housing Officer that 13 affordable housing units would be required to meet the requirement of 35%

    ·         A request from NHS England for £24,420.00 towards health care facilities in the local area, should the application be granted

    ·         Comment from Anglian Water Services that the sewerage system at present has capacity for waste water, and a sustainable drainage system is proposed for surface water drainage

    ·         A request for further information on foul water drainage discharges from Welland and Deeping Internal Drainage Board

    ·         Representations received as a result of public consultation

    ·         Evaluation of the principle of development, the impact on the character of the area, the impact on heritage assets, the impact on residential amenity and highways issues

    ·         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

     

    Members of the Committee noted that there is a fundamental policy objection to the proposed development, as well as harm to the character and appearance of the area and designated heritage assets. The village already has an allocated housing development site, and the Committee considered that approving all ad-hoc sites would undermine the reason people want to live in a small village in the countryside.

     

    It was proposed, seconded and agreed that the application be refused for the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 40f

40g

Application S19/1734 pdf icon PDF 517 KB

    Proposal:                   Single storey rear and side extension

     

    Location:                    78 Denton Avenue, Grantham, NG31 7JH

     

    Recommendation:   To refuse the application

    Minutes:

    Proposal:      Single storey rear and side extension

     

    Location:      78 Denton Avenue, Grantham, NG31 7JH

     

    Decision:      To refuse the application

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

    District Councillor

    Councillor Adam Stokes (in accordance with Article 9.1.9 of the Council’s Constitution)

    Against

    Margaret Branston

    Applicant/Applicant’s Agent

    Mike Sibthorp

     

    Together with:

    ·         No objections from Highway Authority and Lead Local Flood Authority

    ·         Evaluation of the impact on the character and appearance of the area, the impact on neighbours’ residential amenities and highway issues

    ·         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

     

    Members of the Committee noted that although those in neighbouring properties had no right to a view, the extension was imposing and not of a suitable height. They also noted that had the extension been under 4 metres, as opposed to 7.2, it would not have required permission. It was noted that the extension had improved the property internally and made a small bungalow into a liveable family home.

     

    It was proposed, seconded and agreed that the application be refused for the following reasons:

     

    1 It is considered that by virtue of the scale, height, extensive massing and close proximity, the proposed single storey extension would result in the creation of an overbearing environment resulting in an unacceptable impact on amenity of the occupiers of the adjoining dwellings. This would be detrimental to the residential amenities of occupiers of No.80 Denton Avenue and No. 44 Hunt Lea Avenue, contrary to the NPPF Section 12 and policy EN1 in the South Kesteven Core Strategy.

     

    2 It is considered that by virtue of the position and close proximity of fenestration, the proposed single storey extension would result in significant overlooking and loss of privacy to the neighbouring dwellings, in particular No. 80 Denton Avenue, Grantham. This would be detrimental to the reasonable residential amenities of occupiers of that property, contrary to the NPPF Section 12, and policy EN1 in the South Kesteven Core Strategy.

(Councillor Reid entered the meeting during consideration of the preceding application, took no part in the debate and did not vote thereon.)

41.

Any other business, which the Chairman, by reason of special circumstances, decides is urgent

    Minutes:

    The Chair of the Committee wished all Committee members a Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

     

    The Chair of the Committee noted that this was the last meeting with Colin Meadowcroft as the Legal Advisor. The Chair extended the thanks of the Committee for all he has done and noted that he would be missed.

     

    Committee Members requested that more detail be provided in order to navigate to the sites for the site visits.

42.

Close of meeting