Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 12th May, 2021 10.00 am

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

Contact: Email: Democracy@southkesteven.gov.uk 

Note: This meeting can be viewed on the SKDC YouTube Channel 

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119.

Register of attendance, membership and apologies for absence

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    Minutes:

    Apologies for absence had been received from Councillors Exton, Kaberry-Brown, Morgan and Mrs Judy Smith. Councillor Judy Stevens would be substituting for Councillor Exton and Councillor John Cottier would be substituting for Councillor Mrs Judy Smith, for this meeting only.

120.

Disclosure of interests

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

    Minutes:

    The Chairman disclosed an interestin application S20/2108 because the application site was within his County and District Ward areas. Councillor Reid disclosed an interest in application S21/0308 because the application site was within his District Ward area. Both Members confirmed that they would be approaching the respective applications with an open mind.

     

121.

Minutes of the meeting held on 14 April 2020 pdf icon PDF 265 KB

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    Minutes:

    The minutes of the meeting held on 14 April 2021were agreed as a correct record.

122.

Application S18/0904 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

11:40 – 11:50 – The meeting adjourned

123.

Application S21/0127 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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    Proposal:                  Erection of 15 no. dwellings (including 4 no. affordable units)

    Location:                   Land East of The Royal Oak, 74 Main Road, Long Bennington

    Recommendation:     That planning permission is refused

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:     Erection of 15 no. dwellings (including 4 no. affordable units)

     

    Location:     Land East of The Royal Oak, 74 Main Road, Long Bennington

     

    Decision:     That planning permission is refused

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    District Councillor

    Councillor Paul Wood

    Applicant/Applicant’s Agent

    Jack Wilkinson

     

    The Chairman used his discretion to allow a script submitted by Mr Wilkinson to be read to Committee Members by the Democratic Officer, in lieu of Mr Wilkinson’s attendance at the meeting. It was confirmed that this provision was an isolated occurrence and would not be available moving forward.

     

    Together with:

     

    ·       An objection from Long Bennington Parish Council

    ·       No objection from the Environment Agency

    ·       Comments from Anglian Water

    ·       Comments and a requirement for the submission of a comprehensive Flood Risk Assessment and Drainage Strategy from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SuDS Support

    ·       A request for a S106 contribution from Lincolnshire County Council Education

    ·       Concerns raised by SKDC Environmental Protection

    ·       A request for a Scheme of Archaeological Work to be commissioned from Heritage Lincolnshire

    ·       No comments from Natural England

    ·       Comments from the SKDC Affordable Housing Officer

    ·       Comments from the Upper Witham Internal Drainage Board

    ·       No comments from Historic England

    ·       No objections from Lincolnshire Police

    ·       Sixteen letters 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

    ·       Comments made by members at the meeting

     

    Members considered the application and noted the reasons for refusal recommended in the case officer’s report. The following concerns were raised during the debate:

     

    ·       The flood risk assessment was considered to be unacceptable

    ·       A proportionate pre application exercise, as required in criteria ‘a’ of policy SP4 had not been undertaken

    It was proposed, seconded and agreed that the application was refused for the summary of reasons set out in the case officer’s report, as below:

     

    1)    The proposed development is on greenfield land and would extend the pattern of development beyond the existing built form and into open countryside, resulting in harm to the character and appearance of the area. No information has been submitted with the application detailing how the development would meet a proven local need for housing or seek to address a specific targeted need for local market housing. Further, no evidence of substantial community support has been demonstrated. The proposal is therefore contrary to Local Policies SP3, SP4 and DE1 and Long Bennington Neighbourhood Plan Policy LB1 and the NPPF (section 12).

     

    2)    The site is shown to be at risk from surface water flooding and has recently experienced flooding. There is insufficient information to determine if a satisfactory drainage solution can be achieved for the site, without exacerbating existing flood risk, contrary to Local plan Policy EN5, Long Bennington Neighbourhood Plan Policies LB1 and LB9 or the NPPF (section 14).

     

    3)    The application site is greenfield and adjacent to the river and has potential to provide habitats for protected species. Insufficient information is available to assess if the proposal adversely  ...  view the full minutes text for item 123.

124.

Application S20/2108 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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    Proposal:                  Details of the reserved matters for i. Layout; ii. Scale; iii. Appearance following outline consent (ref:S18/1335) for 2 x buildings for B1, B2 and B8 uses and associated hardstanding and landscaping (Phase 2).

    Location:                   Jubilee Park  Honey Pot Lane Colsterworth NG33 5LZ 

    Recommendation:     That the application is conditionally approved

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:     Details of the reserved matters for i. Layout; ii. Scale; iii. Appearance following outline consent (ref:S18/1335) for 2 x buildings for B1, B2 and B8 uses and associated hardstanding and landscaping (Phase 2).

     

    Location:     Jubilee Park Honey Pot Lane Colsterworth NG33 5LZ

     

    Decision:     To approve the application conditionally

     

    Noting:

     

    ·       Comments and no objection from Lincolnshire County Council Highways

    ·       No comments from Highways England

    ·       No comments from SKDC Environmental Protection Services

    ·       No comments from Natural England

    ·       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

    ·       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 condition:

     

    Approved Plans

     

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

     

    i.            HONEY-BED-ST-ZZ-DR-A-0100;

    ii.           HONEY-BED-ST-ZZ-DR-A-0101;

    iii.     HONEY-BED-ST-ZZ-DR-A-0102;

    iv.     HONEY-BED-Z1-ZZ-DR-A-0110;

    v.      HONEY-BED-Z1-SE-DR-A-0120;

    vi.     HONEY-BED-Z1-EL-DR-A-0130;

    vii.    HONEY-BED-XX-XX-RP-A-DAS-01.

     

              Unless otherwise required by another condition of this permission.

     

125.

Application S20/2154 pdf icon PDF 916 KB

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    Proposal:                  Construction of a cattle building for the accommodation of dairy cows, formation of a farm track and the construction of an extension to an existing silage clamp

    Location:                   White House Farm, Fen Road, Dunsby, Lincolnshire, PE10 0UE

    Recommendation:     That the application is approved conditionally

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:     Construction of a cattle building for the accommodation of dairy cows, formation of a farm track and the construction of an extension to an existing silage clamp

     

    Location:     White House Farm, Fen Road, Dunsby, Lincolnshire, PE10 0UE

     

    Decision:     To approve the application conditionally

     

    Noting:

     

    ·       No comments received from Dunsby Parish Meeting

    ·       No objection from LCC Highways and SuDS Support

    ·       No comments received from Lincolnshire Fieldpaths Association

    ·       Comments from The Ramblers Association

    ·       Comments from the Lincolnshire County Council Footpaths Officer

    ·       No objections and an advised informative comments from the Environment Agency

    ·       Comments and no objections from the Conservation Officer

    ·       Comments and a request for the production of an odour management plan for submission and approval of the local planning authority from SKDC Environmental Protection Services

    ·       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

    ·       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:

     

    1.     H0261-03-A3-PL-01 - Location Plan (Received on 16 December 2020)

    2.     H0261-02-A3-PL-02 - Proposed Dairy Cubicle Building and Silage Clamp Extension Site Plan (Received on 16 December 2020)

    3.     H0261-02-A1-PL-03 - Proposed Site Plan and Dairy Building Plan (Received on 16 December 2020)

    4.     H0261-02-A1-PL-04 - Proposed Dairy Building General Arrangement Plan (Received on 16 December 2020)

    5.     H0261-02-A1-PL-05 - Proposed Elevations 1 (Received on 16 December 2020)

    6.     H0261-02-A1-PL-06 - Proposed Elevations 2 (Received on 16 December 2020)

    7.     H0261-02-A1-PL-07 - Proposed Silage Clamp Extension General Arrangement Plan and Elevations (Received on 16 December 2020)

    8.     BG20.176 - Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (Received on 16 December 2020)

    9.     H0261-02-LS - Landscaping Specification (Received on 16 December 2020)

     

    Unless otherwise required by another condition of this permission.

     

    During Building Works

     

    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 approved plans.

     

    Before the Development is Occupied

     

    4        Before any part of the development hereby permitted is brought into use, all landscaping works shall have been carried out in accordance with the submitted Landscaping Specification (H0261-02-LS).

     

    5        Within a period of five years from the first use of the development hereby permitted, any trees or plants provided as part of the approved landscaping within the landscaping specification, that die or become, in the opinion of the Local Planning Authority, seriously damaged or defective, shall be replaced in the first planting season following any such loss with a specimen of the same size and species as was approved  ...  view the full minutes text for item 125.

The Chairman used his discretion to amend the order of proceedings; agenda item 9 (S21/0524) would be next for consideration and agenda item 8 (S21/0308) would then be considered after an adjournment.

126.

Application S21/0524 pdf icon PDF 943 KB

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    Proposal:                  Proposed first floor side extension

    Location:                   3 Welwyn Close, Grantham, NG31 7JU

    Recommendation:     Application is Approved Conditionally

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:     Proposed first floor side extension

     

    Location:     3 Welwyn Close, Grantham, NG31 7JU

     

    Decision:     To approve the application conditionally

     

    Noting:

     

    ·       A wish not to restrict the grant of permission from Lincolnshire County Council Highways

    ·       No letters 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

    ·       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:

     

    1.     Existing and Proposed Floor and Elevation Plans - received on 8 March 2021

    2.      Proposed Block Plan - received on 8 March 2021

    3.      Site Location Plan - received on 8 March 2021

     

    During Building Works

     

    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 unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

     

12:55 – 13:30 – The meeting adjourned

127.

Application S21/0308 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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    Proposal:                  Proposed renovation and extension of club house.  Installation of 2 x spectator stands and flood lights.

    Location:                   Bourne Rugby Club, Milking Nook Drove, Bourne,

                                    PE10 0AX

    Recommendation:     That the application is approved conditionally

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:     Proposed renovation and extension of club house. Installation of 2 x spectator stands and flood lights.

     

    Location:     Bourne Rugby Club, Milking Nook Drove, Bourne, PE10 0AX

     

    Decision:     To approve the application conditionally, subject to final approval from Sport England

     

    Noting:

     

    ·       Comments and no objections from SKDC Environmental Protection Services

    ·       Comments and no objections from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SuDS Support

    ·       Comments and a holding objection from Sport England and a revised plan submitted in relation to the comments made (final approval to be confirmed)

    ·       No objections from Bourne Town Council

    ·       Three letters of representation received as a result of public consultation (with a further two received following publication of the agenda)

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

    ·       The additional information report published on 10 May 2021 and officer 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 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.            Location Plan 196815 (received by the Council on 15 February 2021)

    ii.          Block Plan 196816 (received by the Council on 30th March 2021)

    iii.         Aerial Plan 196817 (received by the Council on 30th March 2021)

    iv.     Existing and Proposed elevations 196812 (received by the Council on 15th February 2021);

    iv.         Existing and Proposed elevations 196813 (received by the Council on 15th February 2021);

    v.          Existing and Proposed floorplans 196814 (received by the Council on 15th February 2021); and

    vii.    Stands and Floodlights 196818 (received by the Council on 23rd February 2021)

     

    Unless otherwise required by another condition of this permission.

     

    During Building Works

     

    Materials

     

    3        Before any of the works on the external elevations for the building and stands hereby permitted are begun, details 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

     

    Boundary treatments implementation

     

    4        Before any part of the development hereby permitted is occupied/brought into use, the works to provide the boundary treatments shall have been completed in accordance with the approved boundary treatment scheme.

     

    Ongoing conditions

     

    Floodlights

     

    5        The floodlighting hereby permitted shall be maintained and operated in accordance with the approved floodlighting details in perpetuity and only operated at the following times:

     

    o      From 5:30pm until 9:45pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays only;

    o      From 2:30pm until 5:30pm on Saturdays only

     

    Unless otherwise agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority.

     

128.

Application S21/0281 pdf icon PDF 1000 KB

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    Proposal:                  Demolition of existing rear wing and erection of single storey rear extension

    Location:                   Chestnuts Barn, 62 High Street, Carlby, Lincolnshire, PE9 4LX

    Recommendation:     Application is Approved Conditionally

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:     Demolition of existing rear wing and erection of single storey rear extension

     

    Location:     Chestnuts Barn, 62 High Street, Carlby, Lincolnshire, PE9 4LX

     

    Decision:     To approve the application conditionally

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    Applicant/Applicant’s Agent

    Ian Poole

     

    Together with:

     

    ·       A wish not to restrict the grant of permission from Lincolnshire County Council Highways

    ·       Comments and objections raised by Carlby Parish Council

    ·       One letter 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

    ·       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)            Location Plan received 11 February 2021

    ii)          Proposed Site Plan re. S3121_04-F received 12 April 2021

    iii)         Proposed Plan re. S3121_05-E received 12 April 2021

    iv)      Proposed Elevations re. S3121_07-E received 12 April 2021

    iv)         Proposed Elevations re. S3121_08-E received 12 April 2021

     

    Unless otherwise required by another condition of this permission.

     

    During Building Works

     

    3        Before any part of the development hereby permitted is occupied/brought into use, all external finishes shall have been completed to match in material, colour, style, bonding and texture those of the existing building.

     

129.

Application S21/0111 pdf icon PDF 704 KB

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    Proposal:                  Reserved Matters for, Appearance, Landscaping, Layout, Scale under Planning outline: S20/1056 (Detailing, proposed dwelling with detached garage, parking provision arrangements to existing premises complete with drop kerb).

    Location:                   Land Rear of 9-10 The Green Thurlby PE10 0HB 

    Recommendation:     That the application is approved conditionally

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:     Reserved Matters for, Appearance, Landscaping, Layout, Scale under Planning outline: S20/1056 (Detailing, proposed dwelling with detached garage, parking provision arrangements to existing premises complete with drop kerb).

     

    Location:     Land Rear of 9-10 The Green Thurlby PE10 0HB

     

    Decision:     To defer the application

     

    Councillor Robert Reid wished to note that the application under consideration feel within his ward as County Councillor.

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    District Councillor

    Councillor Barry Dobson

    Against

    Stephen Holland

    Andy Baker

     

    Together with:

     

    ·       Objections from Thurlby Parish Neighbourhood Planning Group

    ·       No objections from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SuDS Support

    ·       Four 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

    ·       The additional information report published on 10 May 2021 and officer comment thereon

    ·       Comments made by members at the meeting

     

    In considering the application, Members raised concerns regarding the impact of the proposed development on the residential amenity of the neighbouring properties and the character of the area. Particular concern was expressed in relation to the pitch height of the roof and Members highlighted the need for a high quality of design to prevent the property having a detrimental visual impact.

     

    It was proposed, seconded and agreed to defer the application, due to the potential impact on the residential amenity of the neighbouring properties and the character of the area, as specified in policies DE1 a, SP3 d and c, the NPPF section 12, paragraph 127 and the Thurlby Neighbourhood Plan. Further discussions would be held with the applicant to establish whether an amended application would be submitted, in light of the concerns raised.

     

     

130.

Close of the meeting

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    Minutes:

    The meeting closed at 15:22.