Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 5th February, 2020 1.00 pm

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

Contact: Jo Toomey 

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49.

Membership

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    The Committee to be notified of any substitute members.

    Minutes:

    Councillor Benn was appointed as substitute for Councillor Reid for this meeting only.

50.

Apologies for absence

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    Minutes:

    An apology for absence was received from Councillor Selby.

     

     

51.

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.

52.

Minutes of the meeting held on 8 January 2020 pdf icon PDF 171 KB

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    Minutes:

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

53.

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.

54.

Application S19/1892 pdf icon PDF 985 KB

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    Proposal:                        Concrete hard standing to front and side of stables and installation of septic tank (resubmission of S19/0415) (part retrospective)

     

    Location:                         3 Obthorpe Lane, Thurlby, PE10 0ES

     

    Recommendation:        To approve the application subject to conditions

    Minutes:

    Proposal:                   Concrete hard standing to front and side of stables and installation of septic tank (resubmission of S19/0415 (part retrospective)

     

    Location:                    3Obthorpe Lane, Thurlby, PE10 0ES

     

    Decision:                    To approve the application subject to conditions        

     

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    District CouncillorBarry Dobson.

     

    Together with:

     

    ·         No objection from Thurlby Parish Council but concerned about the septic tank which should be investigated by the drainage authorities

    ·         No objection from LCC Highways and SuDS support

    ·         No objection from East Midlands Building Control Services

    ·         Comments from the Historic Buildings Advisor (SKDC)

    ·         Representations received as a result of public consultation

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

    ·         Site visit observations

    ·         Comments made by Members at the meeting

     

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

     

    (a)   Location, Site Plan and Septic Tank details – 243 PL04 rev E – received 15 January 2020

               

             Unless otherwise required by another condition of this permission.

Councillor Cottier entered the meeting at 13:10 therefore took no part in the debate of the following application nor voted thereon.

 

As the following two applications were part-heard and Councillors Cottier, Kaberry-Brown and Jacky Smith had not been present when they had been considered previously, they did not participate in the discussion nor vote on either application.

 

Councillor Jacky Smith also moved into the public gallery for the following two applications.

55.

Application S19/0277 pdf icon PDF 1020 KB

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    Proposal:                        Erection of 270,000 Bird Poultry Unit comprising of an agricultural workers dwelling and associated infrastructure including the following; 6 poultry sheds, 9 feed bins, 6 air heat exchangers, 3 ground source heat pumps, 8 gas tanks, 1 bio-mass building, provision of an earth bund, 1 water tank, 1 pump house, 1 GP block, 1 generator, 1 storage barn and associated infrastructure provision and improvements to access to site from High Dike

     

    Location:                         Land at High Dike, High Dike, Great Ponton, NG33 5BG

     

    Recommendation:        To approve the application subject to conditions

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:                   Erection of 270,000 bird poultry unit comprising an agricultural workers dwelling and associated infrastructure including the following; 6 poultry sheds, 9 feed bins, 6 air heat exchangers, 3 ground source heat pumps, 8 gas tanks, 1 bio-mass building, provision of an earth bund, 1 water tank, 1 pump house, 1 GP block, 1 generator, 1 storage barn and associated infrastructure provision and improvements to access to site from High Dike.

     

    Location:                    Land at High Dike, High Dike, Great Ponton NG33 5BG

     

    Decision:                    To refuse the application contrary to officer recommendations

     

    Noting:

     

    ·         Comments from the Environment Agency

    ·         Recommendations from SKD’s Environmental Protection Services

    ·         Comments and no objection from Natural England

    ·         Concerns raised by Great Ponton Parish Council

    ·         No objection and comments from Lincolnshire Highways and SuDS Support subject to conditions

    ·         Comments and no objection from Lincolnshire County Council Waste and Minerals

    ·         An objection from the Woodland Trust

    ·         Comments from Heritage Lincolnshire

    ·         Comments and concerns raised by the Wildlife Trust

    ·         Representations received as a result of public consultation including a representation from a local resident that was reported at the previous meeting and comments made from other bodies etc received since despatch of the 8 January 2020 agenda including:

    o  Comment relating to archaeological and surface water matters

    o  Concern regarding the cruelty of egg production and included comments relating to RSPCA guidelines

    o  World in Farming submission which outlined its opposition to the development and that the organisation was against factory and intensive farming

    ·         Representations from the applicant received since the previous meeting on 8 January 2020

    ·         Representations since the previous meeting held on 8 January 2020 including from comments from the headteacher of the local primary school, the Woodland Trust and an email referring to previous appeal decisions

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

    ·         Site visit observations

    ·         Additional information report issued on 4 February 2020 which corrected the vote given in the original report and outlined a late representation the comments of which had been previously received or addressed in the report

    ·         Comments made by Members at the meeting on 8 January 2020 when the application was previously considered

    ·         Comments made by Members at the meeting

     

    After the meeting of the Committee held on 8 January 2020 at which Members decided that they were minded to refuse the application, they were required to submit, within five working days, their reasons for refusal to the Head of Development Management. These were listed in the case officer’s report together with officer comment thereon. The reasons that were suggested included:

     

    1.    Location - a suggested reason that the proposed location is not the right place for such a business that needs to be further into the countryside with a better transport network.

    2.    Principle of development - industrial factory production of broilers does not meet the traditional definition of agriculture and therefore does not need to be located on unallocated agricultural land or automatically deemed an acceptable use of greenfield agricultural  ...  view the full minutes text for item 55.

The meeting adjourned between 14:40 and 14:55.

 

56.

Application S19/1519 pdf icon PDF 457 KB

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    Proposal:                        Erection of 3 detached, 2 semi-detached and 3 terraced dwellings with site access, car parking and turning areas

     

    Location:                         Land off Kettering Road, Stamford, PE9 2JS

     

    Recommendation:        To approve the application subject to conditions

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:                   Erection of 3 detached, 2 semi-detached and 3 terraced dwellings with site access, car parking and turning areas

     

    Location:                    Land off Kettering Road, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 2JS 

     

    Decision:                    To refuse the application contrary to officer recommendations

     

    Noting:

     

    ·         No objection and comments from Stamford Town Council

    ·         Comments from LCC Highways and SuDS support,

    ·         Comments from the South Kesteven District Council Footpaths Officer

    ·         Comments from the Lincolnshire County Council Footpaths Officers

    ·         Comments from Heritage Lincolnshire

    ·         Comments from Environmental Protection Services (SKDC)

    ·         Requirement for a contribution for affordable housing submitted by the Affordable Housing Officer (SKDC)

    ·         No comments by Historic England

    ·         Reference to standing advice by Natural England

    ·         No comments by the Welland and Deeping Internal Drainage Board

    ·         No objection from Highways England

    ·         Objections from Wothorpe Parish Council

    ·         An objection from Peterborough City Council

    ·         No comments from the Garden’s Trust

    ·         An objection by Stamford Civic Society

    ·         Comments by the SKDC Conservation Officer

    ·         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

    ·         Additional information report circulated on 3 January 2020 which included further comments from the SKDC Conservation Officer and a request for a financial contribution from NHS England

    ·         Additional information report circulated on 4 February 2020 which included

    a further public representation that raise specific issues in relation to the diverted footpaths and highway safety which included the County Council’s response to the concerns and confirmation that the application remained recommended for approval

    ·         Comments made by Members at the meeting on 8 January 2020 when the application was previously considered

    ·         Comments made by Members at the meeting

     

    After the meeting of the Committee held on 8 January 2020 at which Members decided that they were minded to refuse the application, they were required to submit, within five working days, their reasons for refusal to the Head of Development Management. These were listed in the case officer’s report together with officer comment thereon. The reasons suggested included:

     

    Proposed Reason 1

    The public benefits – including eight houses on the site and three ‘affordable homes’ off-site - do not on balance outweigh damage caused to the approach, visual setting and character of England’s very first Conservation Area: the application would change the character of the iconic and famous Stamford vista and landscape and would have a negative impact on historic listed buildings within close proximity including the listed Fryers’ Callis almshouses, Burghley ‘Bottle Lodges’, gates and flanking walls of the Grade 1 Burghley House.

     

    Proposed Reason 2

    Contrary to the requirements of Policy STM1 of the Council’s Site Allocation and Policies Development Plan Document 2014, the application would neither preserve nor enhance the character and setting of the Stamford Conservation Area.

     

    Proposed Reason 3

    The development would mean loss of a popular long-established and well used public right of way through ‘open country’ on the edge of Stamford: the development would further blur the strong and significant contrast between the tightly-knit urban character of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 56.

Councillor Kaberry-Brown left the meeting at 15:25 during consideration of the preceding application.

57.

Close of meeting

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    Minutes:

    The meeting closed at 15:46.