Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual meeting - This meeting is being held remotely.

Contact: Jo Toomey 

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88.

Register of attendance, membership and apologies for absence

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    Minutes:

    Following a register of attendance, it was confirmed that all Committee Members were present.

89.

Disclosure of interests

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    Members are asked to disclose any interests in matters for consideration at the meeting

    Minutes:

    Councillor Jacky Smith disclosed pecuniary interests in applications S20/0036and S20/0384 and confirmed that she should be removed from the meeting for the duration of those two items.

     

    Councillor Bob Adams also wished to declare an interest in application S20/0036 because a family member had recently started working for the applicant company, but as the interest was not a pecuniary one, he would remain in the meeting and partake in the vote for the application.

90.

Minutes of the meeting held on 8 July 2020 pdf icon PDF 363 KB

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    Minutes:

    The minutes of the meeting held on 8 July 2020were agreed as a correct record.

91.

Planning matters

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    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.

91a

Application S19/0740 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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    Proposal:                 Construction of 22 dwellings and associated infrastructure (all 22 dwellings to be classed as ‘Entry Level’ affordable housing units)       

    Location:                 Land at Bourne Road, Morton

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

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:     Construction of 22 dwellings and associated infrastructure (all 22 dwellings to be classed as ‘Entry Level’ Affordable Housing Units)

     

    Location:      Land at Bourne Road, Morton

     

    Decision:      Minded to refuse the application

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    District Councillor

    Councillor Sue Woolley

    Morton Parish Council

    Nicholas Walker

    Applicant/Applicant’s Agent

    Hannah Guy

     

    Together with:

     

    ·         Representation received from Lincolnshire County Council Education and Cultural Services requiring a contribution to Bourne Academy

    ·         Comments from Heritage Lincolnshire, including the requirement for a Scheme of Archaeological Work to be commissioned

    ·         Comments from the SKDC Affordable Housing Officer

    ·         Comments from NHS England and no requirement for a Section 106 contributions

    ·         Comments from Anglian Water Services

    ·         No objection from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SUDS Support

    ·         An objection from Morton Parish Council

    ·         Representations received as a result of public consultation

    ·         Provisions within the National Planning Policy Framework and the South Kesteven Local Plan and supplementary planning documents

    ·         Site visit observations

    ·         The additional information report published on 20 July 2020 and officer comment thereon

    ·         Further information relating to affordable housing needs and traffic data for Morton, circulated on 22 July 2020 prior to the meeting

    ·         Comments made by Members at the meeting

     

    In considering the application, Members expressed concern about several factors relating to the proposed site.

     

    Referring to the data circulated in relation to traffic on the A15, the Committee felt that there would be a risk to pedestrian safety if the application were to be approved. Reference was made in particular to the location of local amenities, including the school, which was on the opposite side of the road from the proposed development site. Members asked if there was potential for the speed limit (currently 40mph) to be lowered, or if any measures would be put in place to mitigate any risk to the potential residents of the development.

     

    Referring to Local Plan Policy ID2, Members queried whether the application would support the requirement to minimise the use of travel by car and maximise sustainable transport modes. If was noted that there were limited bus services available in the village and that the provision of two parking spaces per property in the proposed development could encourage residents to travel by car rather than use sustainable transport modes.

     

    Members expressed their support for the principle of affordable housing but questioned whether there was a demonstrable need for the application under consideration. Reference was made to the provision for the development of affordable homes already contained within the Local Plan for Morton. The Committee did not consider there to be a need for the additional affordable homes in the proposed application.

     

    A proposition was put forward to minded to refuse the application. As the proposition to refuse the application was contrary to officer recommendations, the cooling off period set out in Article 9.1.9 (c) of the Council’s Constitution was invoked, in line with the meeting procedure for virtual Planning Committee meetings. In accordance with the Constitution, a recorded vote was taken:

     

    For: Councillors Bellamy,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 91a

91b

Application S19/0951 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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    Proposal:                   The construction of 78 dwellings, access, allotments and associated infrastructure

    Location:                    Land north of Doddington Lane, Doddington Lane, Claypole

     

    This application has been withdrawn

    Minutes:

    Proposal:      The construction of 78 dwellings, access, allotments and associated infrastructure.

     

    Location:      Land North of Doddington Lane, Doddington Lane, Claypole  

     

    Decision:      The application was withdrawn

As Councillor Jacky Smith had declared a pecuniary interest in the following two applications, she was removed from the meeting at 11:44am. It was confirmed that she would be invited back into the meeting after consideration of these applications.

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Application S20/0036 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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    Proposal:                 Construction of Aldi food store (Class A1), together with car parking, landscaping and associated works

    Location:                 Land at the corner of Harlaxton Road and Trent Road, Grantham, NG31 7SL

    Recommendation:   To approve the application subject to conditions

    Minutes:

    Proposal:     Construction of Aldi food store (Class A1), together with car parking, landscaping and associated works

     

    Location:      Land at the corner of Harlaxton Road and Trent Road, Grantham, NG31 7SL

     

    Decision:      To approve the application subject to conditions

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    Applicant/Applicant’s Agent

    Rebecca Rutter

     

    Together with:

     

    ·         No objection subject to conditions from Lincolnshire County Council (Local Highway and Lead Local Flood Authority)

    ·         No objection from Anglian Water

    ·         No comments from the Upper Witham Internal Drainage Board

    ·         No objection from Lincolnshire Police (Force Crime Prevention Design Advisor), subject to the development taking into account safety and security

    ·         Concerns raised and further information requested from SKDC Environmental Services

    ·         An objection from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue and the requirement for the installation of one fire hydrant

    ·         Representations received as a result of public consultation

    ·         Provisions within the National Planning Policy Framework and the South Kesteven Local Plan and supplementary planning documents

    ·         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 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:

             

    2458-051                     Site Location Plan A4         

    2458-100C                  Proposed Site Plan A1

    2458-101                     Proposed GA A1

    2458-102A                   Proposed Elevations A1

    2458-103A                   Proposed Sections A1

    2458-104                     Proposed Roof Plan A1

    2458-06T/ 07A            CGI image A3

    2458-VL_L01F            Landscape Plan_A1

    V2458_D01                 Tree Pit Detail-Soft_A3

             

    Unless otherwise required by another condition of this permission.

     

    Before the Development is Commenced

     

    3.      Prior to the commencement of the development hereby permitted, a Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority, this shall indicate measures to mitigate against traffic generation and drainage of the site during the construction stage of the proposed development. The development shall then be carried out in accordance with the approved CEMP. The CEMP shall include, though not necessarily be restricted to the following details:

     

    a)        A site waste management plan;

    b)         A Traffic Management Plan incorporating the routing construction traffic and details of heavy vehicle patterns (including earliest and latest times and suspension of rips during peak traffic times;

    c)         Measures to minimise and control noise, vibration, dust and fumes during site preparation works;

    d)        Details of the site parking of all vehicles of site operatives and visitors;

    e)        The location, extent and duration of any temporary stockpiling areas;

    f)         Measures to prevent mud being deposited on the surrounding highway;

    g)        Phasing of the development to include access construction;

    h)        Loading/unloading of plant and materials used in constructing the development;

    i)          Construction activities not to take place outside the hours of 08;00 to 18:00 Mondays to Fridays or 0900 to 1400 on Saturdays and not at any time  ...  view the full minutes text for item 91c

91d

Application S20/0384 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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    Proposal:                   Erection of industrial unit (Class B1a, B2 and B8), with associated ancillary offices, service yard and car parking

    Location:                    Springfield Road, Grantham, NG31 7SA

    Recommendation:   To approve the application subject to conditions

    Minutes:

    Proposal:     Erection of industrial unit (Class B1a, B2 and B8), with associated ancillary offices, service yard and car parking.

     

    Location:      Springfield Road, Grantham, NG31 7SA

     

    Decision:      To approve the application subject to conditions

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    Applicant/Applicant’s Agent

    George Mander

     

    Together with:

     

    ·         Comments and the request for a second noise impact assessment from SKDC Environmental Protection Services

    ·         No objection and comments from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SUDS Support, including an additional condition

    ·         Comments and a proposed condition from Anglian Water

    ·         No response received from InvestSK

    ·         No response received from Grantham Civic Society

    ·         No letters of representation received as a result of public consultation

    ·         Provisions within the National Planning Policy Framework and the South Kesteven Local Plan and supplementary planning documents

    ·         Site visit observations

    ·         Comments made by members at the meeting

     

    During the debate, one Member referred to the Geo-Environmental report undertaken in February 2016 and noted that basic protection measures had been requested in the building design to mitigate any potential contamination from radon. He sought assurance that sufficient consideration had been given to this in the application. The Case Officer confirmed that a ground contamination assessment had been undertaken and no specific conditions had been required as a result of this assessment. However, the Committee requested that an additional condition be included in the planning permission to address this concern. The Case Officer agreed to include a condition relating to contaminated land (condition 6 below).

     

    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 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.              Location Plan 17191 P0001 Rev B (received by the Council on 5th March 2020);

    ii.         Site Plan 17191 P0004 Rev H (received by the Council on 26th June 2020);

    iii.        Proposed surfacing plan 17191 P0005 Rev F (received by the Council on 5th March 2020);

    iv.        Proposed elevations 17191 P0012 Rev D (received by the Council on 5th March 2020); and

    v.         Proposed warehouse plan 17191 P0008 Rev E (received by the Council on 5th March 2020)

    vi.        Proposed ground floor and first floor office plan 17191 P0009 Rev D (received by the Council on the 5th March 2020)

    vii.       Proposed roof plan 171914 P0010 Rev C (received by the Council on the 5th March 2020)

    viii.      Proposed fencing layout 17191 P0006 Rev F (received by the Council on the 5th March 2020)

    ix.        Proposed cycle and smoking shelter details 17191 P0007 Rev F (received by the Council on the 5th March 2020)

     

                Unless otherwise required by another condition of this permission.

     

    Pre-commencement Conditions

     

    CEMP

     

    3        No development shall take place until a Construction Management Plan and Method Statement has been submitted to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 91d

12:44 to 13:18 - The meeting was adjourned. Councillor Jacky Smith returned to the meeting following the adjournment. 

 

A register of attendance was taken and it was confirmed that all Members of the Committee were present.

 

As applications S20/0661 and S20/0662 related to the same site, the Chairman stated that the applications would be considered together but voted on separately

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Application S20/0661 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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    Proposal:                   Construction of a new public art gallery and associated improvements to existing visitor facilities including alterations to the Grade II listed Old Coach House to create a new entrance to the Coach House Yard, a new shop, meeting space, storage & support space, alterations to the Old Stables including conversion to new cafe, alterations to Underloft Building and Old Water Tower Shed.  Alterations to existing car park and creation of new visitor car park and associated landscaping

    Location:                    Estate Office, Main Road, Grimsthorpe, PE10 0LY

    Recommendation:   To approve the application subject to conditions

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:     Construction of a new public art gallery and associated improvements to existing visitor facilities including alterations to the Grade II listed Old Coach House to create a new entrance to the Coach House Yard, a new shop, meeting space, storage & support space, alterations to the Old Stables including conversion to new cafe, alterations to Underloft Building and Old Water Tower Shed.  Alterations to existing car park and creation of new visitor car park and associated landscaping

     

    Location:      Estate Office, Main Road, Grimsthorpe, PE10 0LY 

     

    Decision:      To approve the application subject to conditions

     

    13:30pm - As the meeting had been in progress for 3 hours, the Chairman asked for Members’ consent to continue. Members agreed

     

    Noting the following:

     

    ·         Comments and support for the proposal from The Association of Gardens Trust

    ·         Comments from Historic England

    ·         No comments received from the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

    ·         No comments from the Welland and Deeping Internal Drainage Board

    ·         Comments and no objections, together with a suggested condition from the SKDC Historic Buildings Advisor

    ·         Comments from Anglian Water Services

    ·         No representations from the Parish Council

    ·         No objections from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SUDS Support

    ·         Comments and a requirement for the developer to commission a Scheme of Archaeological Works from Heritage Lincolnshire

    ·         No representations received as a result of public consultation

    ·         Provisions within the National Planning Policy Framework and the South Kesteven Local Plan and supplementary planning documents

    ·         Site visit observations

    ·         The additional information report published on 20 July 2020 and officer comment thereon, including amended conditions

    ·         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 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:

    GG_01_0001 Proposed Location Plan, received 24 April 2020

    GG_01_0002 Site Plan, received 24 April 2020

    GG_01_1001 P2, Proposed Gallery Ground Floor Plan, received 29 May 2020

    GG_01_1002 P2, Proposed Gallery First Floor Plan, received 29 May 2020

    GG_01_1003 Proposed Gallery Second Floor Plan, received 24 April 2020

    GG_01_1004 Proposed Gallery Basement Floor Plan, received 24 April 2020

    GG_01_2001 Proposed Coach House Yard Ground Floor Plan, received 24 April 2020

    GG_01_2002 Proposed Coach House Yard First Floor Plan, received 24 April 2020

    GG_01_2003 Proposed Coach House Yard Roof Plan, received 24 April 2020

    GG_02_1000 Proposed Gallery North and West Elevation, received 24 April 2020

    GG_02_1001 Gallery South Elevation and Section B, received 24 April 2020

    GG_02_1002 P2 Gallery North and East Elevation and Section CC, received 29 May 2020

    GG_02_1003 Gallery Section M and O, received 24 April 2020

    GG_02_1004 P2 Gallery Section Q and BB received 29 May 2020

    GG_02_1005 Gallery South East Elevation and Section received 24 April 2020

    GG_02-1006 P2 Gallery Section K and KK, received 29  ...  view the full minutes text for item 91e

91f

Application S20/0662 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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    Proposal:                   Construction of a new public art gallery and associated improvements to existing visitor facilities including alterations to the Grade II listed Old Coach House to create a new entrance to the Coach House Yard, a new shop, meeting space, storage & support space, alterations to the Old Stables including conversion to new cafe, alterations to Underloft Building and Old Water Tower Shed.  Alterations to existing car park and creation of new visitor car park and associated landscaping

    Location:                    Estate Office, Main Road, Grimsthorpe, PE10 0LY 

    Recommendation:   To approve the application subject to conditions

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:     Construction of a new public art gallery and associated improvements to existing visitor facilities including alterations to the Grade II listed Old Coach House to create a new entrance to the Coach House Yard, a new shop, meeting space, storage & support space, alterations to the Old Stables including conversion to new cafe, alterations to Underloft Building and Old Water Tower Shed.  Alterations to existing car park and creation of new visitor car park and associated landscaping

     

    Location:      Estate Office, Main Road, Grimsthorpe, PE10 0LY 

     

    Decision:      To approve the application subject to conditions

     

    Noting the following:

     

    ·         Comments and support for the proposal from The Association of Gardens Trust

    ·         Comments from Historic England

    ·         No objections and a suggested condition from the SKDC Historic Buildings Advisor

    ·         No representations from the Parish Council

    ·         One letter of representations received as a result of public consultation

    ·         Provisions within the National Planning Policy Framework and the South Kesteven Local Plan and supplementary planning documents

    ·         Site visit observations

    ·         The additional information report published on 20 July 2020 and officer comment thereon, including amended conditions

    ·         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 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:

     

    GG_01_0001 Proposed Location Plan, received 24 April 2020

    GG_01_0002 Site Plan, received 24 April 2020

    GG_01_1001 P2, Proposed Gallery Ground Floor Plan, received 29 May 2020

    GG_01_1002 P2, Proposed Gallery First Floor Plan, received 29 May 2020

    GG_01_1003 Proposed Gallery Second Floor Plan, received 24 April 2020

    GG_01_1004 Proposed Gallery Basement Floor Plan, received 24 April 2020

    GG_01_2001 Proposed Coach House Yard Ground Floor Plan, received 24 April 2020

    GG_01_2002 Proposed Coach House Yard First Floor Plan, received 24 April 2020

    GG_01_2003 Proposed Coach House Yard Roof Plan, received 24 April 2020

    GG_02_1000 Proposed Gallery North and West Elevation, received 24 April 2020

    GG_02_1001 Gallery South Elevation and Section B, received 24 April 2020

    GG_02_1002 P2 Gallery North and East Elevation and Section CC, received 29 May 2020

    GG_02_1003 Gallery Section M and O, received 24 April 2020

    GG_02_1004 P2 Gallery Section Q and BB received 29 May 2020

    GG_02_1005 Gallery South East Elevation and Section received 24 April 2020

    GG_02-1006 P2 Gallery Section K and KK, received 29 May 2020

    GG_02_2001 Proposed Coach House, Underloft Bldg & Old Water Tower Shed Sections and Elevations received 24 April 2020

    GG_02_2002 Proposed Coach House, Underloft Bldg & Old Water Tower Shed Sections and Elevations (2) received 24 April 2020

    GG_02_2003 P1 Proposed Coach House Yard, Old Coach House Section and Elevations received 24 April 2020

    GG_02_2004 P1 Proposed Coach House Yard, Old Coach House Sections and Elevations received 24 April 2020

    GG_02_2005, Proposed Stables Sections  ...  view the full minutes text for item 91f

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Application S20/0246 pdf icon PDF 555 KB

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    Proposal:                   Change of use from dwellinghouse (C3) to children’s residential care home (C2)

    Location:                    Heath Farm, Newgate Lane, Londonthorpe, NG31 9HD

    Recommendation:   To approve the application subject to conditions

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:     Change of Use from dwellinghouse (C3) to Children's Residential Care Home (C2)

     

    Location:      Heath Farm. Newgate Lane, Londonthorpe, NG31 9HD 

     

    Decision:      To defer the application

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    Applicant/Applicant’s Agent

    Greg Steyn

     

    Together with:

     

    ·         Comments from Londonthorpe and Harrowby Without Parish Council

    ·         No objection from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SUDS Support

    ·         No comments from SKDC Environmental Protection Services

    ·         Representations received as a result of public consultation

    ·         Provisions within the National Planning Policy Framework and the South Kesteven Local Plan and supplementary planning documents

    ·         Site visit observations

    ·         The additional information report published on 20 July 2020 and officer comment thereon

    ·         Comments made by Members at the meeting

     

    Throughout the Committee’s deliberations, Members raised several areas of concern in relation to the application, as outlined below:

     

    ·         Members expressed concern as to whether the proposed application site would cause social isolation. Reference was made to the distance from the property to local amenities, including Grantham town centre and the nearest bus stop.

    ·         Members noted that Lincolnshire County Council had not come forward as a consultee for the application because the project was a private venture. Several Members of the Committee felt unable to establish if there was a proven need for the application without the relevant feedback from Lincolnshire County Council.

    ·         The Chairman indicated that he required greater clarity on where the responsibility would fall if problems arose and interventions were required for the children housed in the property.

     

    Some Members expressed support for the application and thought that the location would have a positive effect on the mental health of the occupants of the property. One Member referred to other comments that had been made in relation to the potential for problems arising and interventions being required for the children placed at the property. She felt that the debate had focussed on extreme possibilities and stressed the importance for local authorities to provide dedicated services to support vulnerable children.

     

    A Member proposed that the application be deferred, to allow time for a discussion with Lincolnshire County Council Social Services to investigate the evidence of need for the application and to seek their comments on the appropriateness of the location. The proposal was seconded.

     

    The Interim Head of Development Management emphasised the need for the Committee to focus on material planning considerations in its deliberations. He reminded the Committee that Lincolnshire County Council had been consulted on the application but had chosen not to comment due its nature as a private project. He also referred to the concerns raised in respect of the demand for the business, stating that this wasn’t a planning consideration as the applicants had identified a need before the application had been put forward.

     

    Members continued the debate and reiterated the concerns raised, particularly in relation to the location of the application site and felt that there was a need to substantiate the location as an appropriate site for a children’s residential care home.

     

    It was proposed, seconded and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 91g

92.

Close of the meeting

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    Minutes:

    The meeting closed at 15:13pm.