Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Tuesday, 5th February, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Ballroom, Guildhall Arts Centre, St. Peter's Hill, Grantham. NG31 6PZ

Contact: Jo Toomey 

Items
No. Item

53.

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 Morgan for Councillor Dilks.

54.

Apologies for absence

55.

Disclosure of interests

56.

Minutes of the meeting held on 15 January 2019 pdf icon PDF 155 KB

                                                                                                                      (Enclosure)

    Minutes:

    The minutes of the meeting held on 15 January 2019 were agreed as a correct record.

57.

Planning matters

    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.

57a

Application S17/2155 pdf icon PDF 32 MB

    Proposal: Outline planning permission for the erection of a Designer Outlet Centre of up to 20,479 sqm (GEA) of floorspace comprising retail units (A1), restaurants and cafes (A3), and storage.  Additional large goods retail (5,574 sqm GEA), garden centre (5,521 sqm GEA) and external display area for garden centre (1,393 sqm), tourist information and visitor centre, training academy, leisure unit and offices including high-tech hub/start-up offices.  Demolition of existing garden centre and sales area and existing warehouse.  Improvements to existing Downtown Grantham store elevations.  Reconfigured car parking and provision of new multi-storey car park.  Increased coach parking.  Access improvements, drainage works, hard and soft landscaping and all ancillary works.  All matters reserved with the exception of access

    Location: Downtown Garden Centre, Old Great North Road, Great Gonerby, Lincolnshire, NG32 2AB

    Case Officer: Justin Johnson

    Recommendation: That the application is approved subject to the completion of a Section 106 planning obligation and providing that the Secretary of State does not call the application in for determination.

    Minutes:

    Proposal:     Outline planning permission for the erection of a Designer Outlet Centre of up to 20,479 sqm (GEA) of floorspace comprising retail units (A1), restaurants and cafes (A3), and storage.  Additional large goods retail (5,574 sqm GEA), garden centre (5,521 sqm GEA) and external display area for garden centre (1,393 sqm), tourist information and visitor centre, training academy, leisure unit and offices including high-tech hub/start-up offices.  Demolition of existing garden centre and sales area and existing warehouse.  Improvements to existing Downtown Grantham store elevations.  Reconfigured car parking and provision of new multi-storey car park.  Increased coach parking.  Access improvements, drainage works, hard and soft landscaping and all ancillary works.  All matters reserved with the exception of access

     

    Location:      Downtown Garden Centre, Old Great North Road, Great Gonerby, Lincolnshire, NG32 2AB

     

    Decision:      Subject to the application not being called in by the Secretary of State, to grant the application subject to conditions and completion of a Section 106 Agreement

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    Against

    Niall Roberts

    Giles Membrey

    Vinod Chadda

    Jenny Cussell

    Graham Anderson

    Newark and Sherwood Councillor Roger Blainey

    Newark and Sherwood Officer Matthew Norton

    For

    Peter Isaac

    Ian Anderson

    James Corbett

    Marcus Meadows

    Iestyn Roberts

    Applicant

    Richard Broadhead

     

    Together with:

     

    ·         No objection from North Kesteven District Council

    ·         An objection from Newark and Sherwood District Council

    ·         No objection from Melton Borough Council

    ·         Comments from Nottinghamshire County Council

    ·         An objection from Peterborough City Council

    ·         Comments, recommendations and a requested condition from Anglian Water Services

    ·         No comments from Historic England

    ·         Comments from the Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire

    ·         Concerns and comments raised by the City of Lincoln Council

    ·         Comments from the Lincolnshire Police Crime Prevention Design Adviser

    ·         No comments from the South Kesteven District Council Environmental Protection Team

    ·         No objection from Cadent Gas Limited

    ·         Comments from Western Power Distribution

    ·         No objection subject to conditions from Highways England

    ·         No objection and comments from the Upper Witham Internal Drainage Board

    ·         No comment from the Welland and Deeping Internal Drainage Board as the site falls outside the Board’s area and extended area

    ·         Comments from the Historic Buildings Adviser

    ·         Comments from the Lincolnshire County Council Footpaths Officer

    ·         Comments from Lincolnshire County Council Minerals and Waste Planning

    ·         No objection from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Services

    ·         No objection and comments from Natural England

    ·         Comments from Network Rail, Civil Engineering

    ·         Concerns and comments raised by Allington Parish Council

    ·         Concerns and comments raised by Belton and Manthorpe Parish Council

    ·         Support from Foston Parish Council

    ·         No objections regarding the development but concern over highways issues raised by Great Gonerby Parish Council

    ·         Concerns, comments and an objection to the proposal raised by Sedgebrook Parish Council

    ·         No objections subject to the developer entering into a planning obligation by Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SUDS Support

    ·         No objection from the Environment Agency

    ·         272 representations received as a result of public consultation (43 raising concerns or seeking further information and 229 in support of the development) including:

    o   An objection from Lichfields on behalf of their client into Properties Plc  ...  view the full minutes text for item 57a

57b

Application S18/2171 pdf icon PDF 771 KB

    Proposal: Installation of statue, plinth and paved surround

    Location: Land at St. Peter’s Hill, Grantham, NG31 6PZ

    Case Officer: Phil Jordan

    Recommendation: Approved conditionally

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:      Installation of statue, plinth and paved surround

     

    Location:      Land at St. Peter’s Hill, Grantham NG31 6PZ

     

    Decision:      To approve the application subject to conditions

     

    Councillor Morgan stated that she had pre-determined the application and therefore spoke as a district Councillor during the public speaking session. She did not participate in debate or vote on the application.

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    District Councillor

    Councillor Morgan

    Councillor R Wootten

    Against

    John Morgan

    For

    David Burling

    Applicant

    Councillor Jeal

     

    Together with:

     

    ·         No objection from Historic England

    ·         Comments from the SKDC Arboricultural Consultant

    ·         Comments from Heritage Lincolnshire

    ·         No objection and comments from the Lincolnshire Police Crime Prevention Design Adviser

    ·         Comments from the SKDC Historic Buildings Adviser

    ·         Comments from Grantham Civic Society as reported in the additional items paper which was issued on 1 February 2019

    ·         27 representations received as a result of public consultation (8 in support, 18 against and 1 neutral) including additional representations that were recorded in the additional items paper which was issued on 1 February 2019

    ·         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.   Drawing no. 18052/01A received 21st January 2019                         

    ii.  Drawing no. 18052/02A received 21st January 2019

    iii   Drawing no. 18052/03C received 21st January 2019

          

           Unless otherwise required by another condition of this permission.

     

    Before Development Commences

     

     3    Before the development hereby permitted is commenced, a written scheme of archaeological investigation shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

     

     4    The archaeological investigations shall also have been completed in accordance with the approved details before development commences.

     

    During Building Works

     

     5    Before any of the works to install the plinth and paved surround hereby permitted are begun, samples of the materials of the plinth and paved surround shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

     

     6    The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following list of approved arboricultural assessment details:

          

    -       Tree protection plan received 23rd January 2019

    -       Arboricultural Implications Assessment and Method Statement received 23rd January 2019

     

    Before the Development is Occupied

     

     7    Before any part of the development hereby permitted is brought into use, the paved surround and plinth shall have been completed in accordance with the approved details.

     

57c

Application S18/1979 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

    Proposal: Conversion of existing  barn to single dwelling, erection of new hay barn and stable block and paddocks

    Location: Brandon Barn, Hall Road, Brandon, Lincolnshire, NG32 2AT

    Case Officer: Shelly Delderfield

    Recommendation: Approved conditionally

    Minutes:

    Proposal:     Conversion of existing barn to single dwelling, erection of new hay barn and stable block and paddocks

     

    Location:      Brandon Barn, Hall Road, Brandon, Lincolnshire, NG32 2AT

     

    Decision:      To approve the application subject to conditions

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    District Councillor

    Councillor Bob Sampson

    Hough on the Hill Parish Council

    Penny Milnes

    Against

    John Pope

    Roger Kingscott

    Ian Blacklock

    For

    Paul Miley

    Applicant’s Agent

    Becky Taylor

     

    Together with:

     

    ·         Comments from the South Kesteven District Council Footpaths Officer

    ·         Comments from the Lincolnshire County Council Footpaths Officer

    ·         Comments from the SKDC Historic Buildings Adviser

    ·         No objections raised by Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SUDS Support and an informative to be added in the event of the grant of planning permission

    ·         Comments from Hough on the Hill Parish Council

    ·         No comments from the Upper Witham Internal Drainage Board

    ·         25 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

     

    16:04-16:14 – the meeting adjourned

     

    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:

          

           Drawing No. 0396-AM2-GP-LP Location Plan

           Drawing No. 0396-AM2-GP-SP Site Plan

           Drawing No. 0396-AM2-DP-CP Design Proposal

           Drawing No. 0396-AM2-GP-DP Distances Plan

           Drawing No. 0396-AM2-PFP-1 Proposed GF

           Drawing No. 0396-AM2-PFP-1 Proposed FF

           Drawing No. 0396-AM2-PFP-2 Proposed Roof Plan

           Drawing No. 0396-AM2-PEP-1 Proposed Elevations

           Drawing No. 0396-AM2-PEP-2 Proposed Elevations

           Drawing No. 0396-AM2-PSP Proposed Section

           Drawing No. 0396-AM2-PSP Proposed Plan Section

           Drawing No. 0396-AM2-P3DS1 Proposed 3D Sections

           Drawing No. 0396-AM2-PSFP1 Proposed Hay Barn & Stable Floor Plans

           Drawing No. 0396-AM2-PSEP-1

           Drawing No. 0396-AM2-PSEP-2

           Drawing No. 0396-AM2-PS3DS-1 3D Sections

           Drawing No. 0396-AM2-PSEP Proposed Site Elevations

           Drawing No. 0396-AM2-PV-1 Material Palette

          

           Unless otherwise required by another condition of this permission.

     

    Before the Development is Commenced

     

     3    Before any of the works to the extension on the eastern elevations of 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.

     

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

     

     5    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  ...  view the full minutes text for item 57c

57d

Application S18/1561 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

    Proposal: Erection of a single storey convenience store

    Location: Land at Hanbury Avenue, Grantham, NG31 7GQ

    Case Officer: Phil Jordan

    Recommendation: Approved conditionally

    Minutes:

    Proposal:      Erection of a single storey convenience store

     

    Location:      Land at Hanbury Avenue, Grantham, NG31 7GQ

     

    Decision:      To approve the application subject to conditions

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    Applicant’s Agent

    Matthew Wilkinson

     

    Together with:

     

    ·         No objection from Lincolnshire County Council and SUDS Support

    ·         Comments and suggested conditions from SKDC’s Environmental Protection team

    ·         No comments from Upper Witham Internal Drainage Board

    ·         Comments from the SKDC Arboricultural Consultant

    ·         Comments from the Lincolnshire Police Crime Prevention Adviser

    ·         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

     

    In the event the application was approved, a request was made for Member involvement in the approval of materials; it was suggested that the Ward Councillor may be appropriate.

     

    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.      J1712(08) 03 Rev E received 24th January 2019

    ii.    J1712(08) 04 Rev E received 24th January 2019

    iii.   J1712(08) 05 Rev C received 11th January 2019

    iv.   J1712(08) 06 Rev C received 11th January 2019

    v.    J1712(08) 07 Rev B received 11th January 2019

    vi.   J1712(08) 13 Rev B received 11th January 2019

    vii.  J1712(08) 14 received 11th January 2019

    viii. 5787/100 Rev P2 received 20th August 2018

          

                Unless otherwise required by another condition of this permission.

     

    Before the Development is Commenced

     

    3            Before the development hereby permitted is commenced, details of tree protection measures to protect all existing trees shown on the approved plan during construction shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.  The development shall be implemented in strict accordance with the approved tree protection measures.

     

    During Building Works

     

    4            The development hereby approved shall be carried out in accordance with the recommendations contained within the following reports:

          

    -        S & D Garritt Noise Impact Assessment received 27th September 2018

     

    5            Notwithstanding the submitted details on drawing J1712(08) 14, 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.

     

    6            A 'no dig' construction method shall be used for installing all hard surfaces that fall within the root protection areas of retained trees shown on the approved drawing J1712(08) 04 Rev D received 11th January 2019. No development within these areas shall take place until details of such a construction method have  ...  view the full minutes text for item 57d

57e

Application S18/2265 pdf icon PDF 857 KB

    Proposal: Single storey glazed link extension, including conversion of attached outbuildings and addition of roof lights

    Location: White Farm Cottage, 16 Pond Street, Harlaxton, NG32 1HW

    Case Officer: Miranda Beavers

    Recommendation: Approved conditionally

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:      Single storey glazed link extension, including conversion of attached outbuildings and addition of rooflights

     

    Location:      White Farm Cottage, 16 Pond Street, Harlaxton, NG32 1HW

     

    Decision:      To approve the application subject to conditions

     

    Noting:

     

    ·         No objection from Harlaxton Parish Council

    ·         No adverse comments from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SUDS Support

    ·         Comments from the Historic Buildings Adviser included within the report to committee together with further comments included in the additional items paper issued on 1 February 2019

    ·         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

     

    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.      Drawing No.18039.04 Rev C, Proposed Elevations, received 7 December 2018

    ii.    Drawing No.18039.03 Rev B, Proposed Ground Floor Plan/Block Plan - Layout 1, received 7 December 2018

          

           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/brought into use, the external elevations shall have been completed using only the materials stated in the planning application forms and plans unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

58.

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

    Minutes:

    The Chairman referred to the application in respect of Elsea Park – Zone 9, which was determined at the last meeting of the Committee. During the determination of the application one Member had requested that reserved matters arising from the application be brought to Committee for it to consider. While at the time the Chairman indicated this could happen he wished to clarify that under the Constitution it was not within his gift to promise that all reserved matters be brought before the Committee.

     

    Reference was made to a pending reserved matters application for provision of an astroturf football facility. Determination of the application was time sensitive because of deadlines associated with a funding bid for the facility. If the application was not determined by the end of February 2019, the Elsea Park Community Trust, which was making the application, could lose the opportunity to secure funding.

     

    The Chairman stated that reserved matters could be called to Committee through the form attached to the weekly sheets, with requests being submitted within the process’ 3-week deadline; this was designed to prevent unnecessary delay in determining applications.

     

    It was proposed and seconded that reserved matters in relation to the Elsea Park development be determined under delegated authority and that, if Members had concerns about specific elements of the reserved matters, they speak to officers about calling them in. On being put to the vote, this was agreed.

59.

Close of meeting