Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 10.00 am

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93.

Register of attendance, membership and apologies for absence

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    Minutes:

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

     

94.

Disclosure of interests

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

    Minutes:

    No interests were disclosed.

95.

Minutes of the meeting held on 22 July 2020 pdf icon PDF 410 KB

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    Minutes:

    The minutes of the meeting held on 22 July 2020were agreed as a correct record.

Planning Matters

96.

Application S19/0735 pdf icon PDF 988 KB

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    Proposal:                   Erection of a coffee shop with drive-through, car parking, landscaping and associated works

    Location:                    Toll Bar Service Station, Toll Bar Road, Marston, NG32 2HT

    Recommendation:   To approve the application subject to conditions

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:    Erection of a coffee shop with drive-through, car parking, landscaping and associated works

    Location:     Toll Bar Service Station, Toll Bar Road, Marston, Lincolnshire, NG32 2HT

    Decision:    To approve the application subject to conditions

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    District Councillors

    Councillor Ian Stokes

    Councillor Paul Wood

    County Councillor

    Councillor Alexander Maughan

    Foston Parish Council

    Mr Tracey Gardner

    Hough on the Hill Parish Council

    Mr Roger Kingscott

    Applicant/Applicant’s Agent

    Jackie Ford

     

    Together with:

    ·     Comments from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SUDS Support

    ·     No comments from Heritage Lincolnshire

    ·     Comments submitted from Highways England

    ·     Comments from the Upper Witham Internal Drainage Board

    ·     Objections from Claypole, Hough-on-the-Hill, Hougham, Foston, Long Bennington, Marston Parish Councils

    ·     Support from Barkston Parish Council

    ·     No comments to make from the Environmental Protection Services (SKDC)

    ·     Representations received as a result of public consultation

    ·     Site visit observations

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

    ·     Comments made by Members at the meeting

     

    An in-depth discussion took place on highway safety due to the current central reservation gap, the short slip road, the queuing of HGVs on the A1 to enter the current site. Also debated were the concerns raised by six parish councils regarding highway safety issues, the access and increase of journey times to villages and the impact on local businesses and amenities should the gap be closed, the potential increased pressure on the Long Bennington junction and the decrease in the number of HGV points and parking on site should the application be approved.  Further discussion also took place on Vehicle Restraint Systems (VRS), the proposals from Highways England and Lincolnshire County Council to mitigate safety concerns regarding the central reservation, the proposed public consultation by Highways England,lighting and drainage and the impact of surface water and how this would be alleviated.

     

      In considering these concerns, Members queried whether condition 7 as set out in the case officer’s report, which related to the implementation of the mitigation scheme for the A1/Toll Bar Road Junction, could be changed to a pre-commencement condition.  Officers confirmed that it could.

     

    It was proposed, seconded and agreed that the application be approved for the summary of reasons set out in the case officer’s report together with 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 drawing no. WPS-MFG-104-P-01B 

    ii.  Proposed Site Plan drawing no. WPS-MFG-104-P-04P

    iii. Swept Paths drawing no. WPS-MFG-104-P-10B

    iv. Proposed Site Elevations drawing no. WPS-MFG-104-P-05B

    v. Proposed Building Plan drawing no. WPS-MFG-104-P-06

    vi. Proposed Building Elevations drawing no. WPS-MFG-104-P-07A

    vii.A1/ Toll Bar Road Right-hand turn closure drawing no. DWT177 SK01

     

    Unless otherwise required by another condition of this permission.

     

    Before the Development is Commenced

    3      No part of the development hereby permitted  ...  view the full minutes text for item 96.

97.

Application S19/1124 pdf icon PDF 997 KB

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    Proposal:                   Alterations to single-storey and two-storey extensions to existing care home, erection of two-storey building of self-contained apartments

    Location:                    Chevington House, 36 North Road, Bourne, PE10 9AS

    Recommendation:   To refuse the application

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:  Alterations to single-storey and two-storey extensions to existing care home, erection of two storey building of self-contained apartments. 

    Location:   Chevington House, 36 North Road, Bourne, PE10 9AS 

    Decision:   To refuse the application

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    District Councillor

    Councillor Helen Crawford

     

    Together with:

    ·       An objection from Bourne Town Council

    ·       An objection from Bourne Civic Society

    ·       Comments from the SKDC Historic Buildings Advisor

    ·       Comments from the SKDC Arboricultural Consultant Representations from NHS England

    ·       No comments to make by Lincolnshire County Council Education and Cultural Services

    ·       Comments from the SKDC Affordable Housing Officer

    ·       A request for Section 106 funding from HNS England

    ·       Comments from Anglian Water Services

    ·       Representations received as a result of public consultation

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

    ·       Site visit observations

    ·       The additional information report published on 3 August 2020 and officer comment thereon

    ·       Comments made by Members at the meeting

     

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

     

     1  The proposed development, by virtue of its scale and density, would constitute an overdevelopment of the site resulting in a cramped environment which would be out of keeping with the character of the area and harmful to visual amenity.  The proposed development would therefore be contrary to policy DE1 of the South Kesteven Local Plan and to NPPF section 12.

     

      2    The proposed development would cause harm to protected trees within a Conservation Area and the design of the scheme does not consider how these could be appropriately retained and incorporated into the layout.  The proposed development would therefore be contrary to South Kesteven Local Plan policies DE1 and EN6 and to NPPF sections 12 and 16.

     

    3    The proposed development, by virtue of its design, scale and position, would be harmful to the character and appearance of the Bourne Conservation Area. The public benefits associated with the development are not considered to outweigh this identified harm. The proposed development would therefore be contrary to South Kesteven Local Plan Policy EN6 and to NPPF Section 16.

     

    4     By virtue of its scale, massing and proximity to the boundary with the garden belonging to number 34a, the proposal would have an overbearing appearance, harming the residential amenity afforded to this neighbouring dwelling.  The proposed development would therefore be contrary to South Kesteven Local Plan policy DE1 and to section 12 of the NPPF.

     

    13:02 – As the meeting had been in progress for 3 hours, the Chairman asked for Members’ consent to continue. Members agreed.

98.

Application S20/0446 pdf icon PDF 355 KB

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    Proposal:                   Change of use of two ground floor rooms within existing garden centre to form a Veterinary Practice (Class D1)

    Location:                    Belton Garden Centre, Belton, NG32 2LN

    Recommendation:   To approve the application subject to conditions

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:   Change of use of two ground floor rooms within existing garden  centre to form a Veterinary Practice (Class D1)

    Location:   Belton Garden Centre Grantham Road Belton NG32 2LN

    Decision:   To approve the application subject to conditions

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    District Councillor

    Councillor Ian Stokes

     

     

    Together with:

    ·       No comments to make by SKDC’s Environmental Protection Services

    ·       Comments from Belton and Manthorpe Parish Council

    ·       No objections from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SuDS Support

    ·       No representations received as a result of public consultation

    ·       Provisions within the National Planning Policy Framework, the South Kesteven Local 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 and subject 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 works hereby consented shall be carried out in accordance with  the following list of approved plans:

     

    i.  Drawing No.SX1123/10 P1, Layouts and Elevations, received 11 May 2020

    ii.  Site Plan, received 16 March 2020

     

    Unless otherwise required by another condition of this permission.

       

    Ongoing Conditions

     

    3        The premises shall not be used for the purposes authorised by this permission/open for customers, other than between the following hours: 08:00hrs -18:00hrs Monday to Sunday unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

     

    4        This permission shall only be used as a Veterinary Surgery Practice  with ancillary goods/services as set out within D1 and for no other purpose as defined in the Schedule to the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1997 (as amended), or in provision equivalent to that Class in any statutory instrument revoking and re-enacting that order with or without modification

     

    The meeting adjourned at 13:15 and reconvened at 13:40

99.

Application S20/0479 pdf icon PDF 585 KB

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    Proposal:                      Proposed change of use of land from an agricultural field to a 'doggy daycare'. Land use (SU Generis) with associated building, driveway and hardstanding areas)

    Location:                      Field on the North Side of High Street, To the West of Carlby

    Recommendation:     To approve the application subject to conditions

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:    Proposed change of use of land from an agricultural field to a  'doggy daycare'. Land use (SUI Generis) with associated building, driveway and hardstanding areas

    Location:     Field on the North Side of High Street, to the West of Carlby

    Decision:    To approve the application subject to conditions

     

    Noting

     

    Together with:

    ·        No objection from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SuDS Support

    ·         No objection from Carlby Parish Council

    ·        No objection from SKDC Environmental Protection Services

    ·         Comments from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue

    ·         Representations received as a result of public consultation

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

    ·        Site visit observations

    ·        The additional information report published on 3 August 2020 and officer’s comment thereon

    ·        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.

     

    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. JDA/2020/385/BLOCK/001B received 8 May 2020

    ii. JDA/2020/385/OS/001A received 8 May 2020

    iii. JDA/2020/385/PROP/001B received 3 August 2020

    iv. JDA/2020/385/LIGHTING/001B received 3 August 2020

    Unless otherwise required by another condition of this permission

     

    Ongoing Conditions

     

    3          The premises shall not be used for the purposes authorised by this permission other than between the following hours:

                 08:00hrs - 17:00hrs on Mondays to Sundays unless otherwise agreed  in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

     

    4        The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the Noise Management plan received on 8 May 2020.

100.

Application S20/0785 pdf icon PDF 662 KB

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    Proposal:                   Conversion of an existing commercial property (formerly a dwelling house) into four flats, including demolition of existing garage and construction of new front and rear extensions

    Location:                    New Lodge, Riverside Walk, Grantham NG31 9AN

    Recommendation:   To approve the application subject to conditions        

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:     Conversion of an existing commercial property (formerly a  dwelling house) into four flats, including demolition of existing garage and construction of new front and rear extensions.

    Location:     New Lodge Riverside Walk Grantham Lincolnshire NG31 9AN

    Decision:     To approve the application subject to conditions

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    Applicant’s Agent

    Chris Dawkins

     

    Together with:

    ·        

    ·       Comments from Cadent Gas Limited

    ·       No objections from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SuDS Support

    ·       No objection to amended plans from Historic Buildings Advisor (SKDC) subject to a condition

    ·       No comments to make from the Environment Agency

    ·       Comments from the Lincolnshire County Council Footpaths Officer

    ·       No representations received as a result of public consultation

    ·       Provisions within the National Planning Policy Framework, the South Kesteven Local 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 and subject 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. 12092-WMS-ZZ-00-DR-A-10001-S2-P1 received 19 May 2020

    ii.      Block Plan drawing no. 12092-WMS-ZZ-00-DR-A-10002-S2-P1 received 19 May 2020

    iii.     Floor Plan drawing no. 12092-WMS-ZZ-00-DR-A-10405-S2-P4 received 16 June 2020

    iv.     Elevation Plan drawing no. 12092-WMS-ZZ-00-DR-A-10605-S2-P4 received 16 June 2020

     

              Unless otherwise required by another condition of this permission.

                  

    During Building Works

     

    3        The 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

     

    4        The Before any part of the development hereby permitted is occupied, the external surfaces shall have been completed in accordance with the approved details.

     

    Ongoing

     

    5         The driveway shown on Block Plan drawing no. 12092-WMS-ZZ-00-DR- A-10002-S2-P1 received 19 May 2020 shall only be used for unloading and loading of delivery vehicles and disability parking provision and shall be retained as such and for no other purpose thereafter.

101.

Application S20/0786 pdf icon PDF 534 KB

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    Proposal:                   Conversion of the former residents’ lounge into two bungalows

    Location:                    Former Residents Lounge, Toller Court, Sandygate Close, Horbling, Lincolnshire NG34 0PW

    Recommendation:   To approve the application subject to conditions

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:     Conversion of the former residents’ lounge into two bungalows

    Location:   Former Residents’ Lounge, Toller Court, Sandygate Close, Horbling,Lincolnshire, NG34 0PW

    Decision:       To approve the application subject to conditions

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    Applicant’s Agent

    Chris Dawkins

     

    Together with:

    ·       No objection from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SuDS Support

    ·       No objection from Horbling Parish Council

    ·       No representations received as a result of public consultation

    ·       Provisions within the National Planning Policy Framework, the South Kesteven Local 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.

     

    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. 12091-WMS-ZZ-00-DR-10001-S2-P1 received 19 May 2020

    ii.      Proposed site plan drawing no. 12091-WMS-ZZ-00-DR-10000-S2-P1 received 19 May 2020

    iii.     Proposed ground floor plan drawing no. 12091-WMS-ZZ-00-DR-10401-S2-P2 received 19 May 2020

    iv.     Proposed elevations drawing no. 12091-WMS-ZZ-00-DR-10601-S2-P3 received 19 May 2020

     

          Unless otherwise required by another condition of this permission.

     

    Before the Development is Occupied

     

    3     Before any part of the development hereby permitted is occupied, the external elevations shall have been completed using only the materials stated on the approved plans unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

102.

Close of meeting

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    Minutes:

    The meeting closed at 14:45