Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Thursday, 3rd June, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber - Council Offices, St. Peter's Hill, Grantham. NG31 6PZ

Contact: Democratic Services 

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1.

Membership and apologies for absence

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    Minutes:

    The Chairman used her discretion to amend the order of proceedings regarding  Agenda Item 4, Application S21/0021, in so far as it would be considered after Agenda Item 10 at the end of the agenda.  This was due to not enough members who had been present at the previous meeting that considered this item, being in attendance for the start of this meeting.

     

    Apologies for absence had been received from Councillors, Exton, Bellamy, Dilks, Kaberry-Brown, Milnes, Morgan, Reid and Smith. Councillor Ashley Baxter would be substituting for Councillor Phil Dilks and Councillor Judy Stevens would be substituting for Councillor Mike Exton, for this meeting only.

     

2.

Disclosure of interests

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

    Minutes:

    Councillor Helen Crawford referred to Agenda Item 9, Application S20/2018 noting that she had asked for this application to be brought to committee, and reserved the right to speak.

     

    Councillor Harrish Bisnauthsing referred to the Stamford Applications at Agenda Item 5 (S20/2201) and Agenda Item 6 (S20/0908) and noted that he was a Stamford Ward Member but would view the applications with an open mind.

     

3.

Minutes of the meeting held on 12 May 2021 pdf icon PDF 314 KB

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    Minutes:

    In response to a query raised by a member regarding a recent Cratus Planning Review meeting, the Committee was reminded that this was not related to the planning minutes for 12 May 2021.

     

    The minutes of the meeting held on 12 May 2021 were agreed as a correct record.

4.

Application S20/2201 pdf icon PDF 1023 KB

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    Proposal:                  Demolition of existing pavilion, erection of new sports centre, change of use of agricultural land to sports pitch, installation of 2 replacement sports pitches and floodlights, and alteration to access

    Location:                   Stamford Junior School, Kettering Road, Stamford

    Recommendation:     That the application is approved conditionally

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:  Demolition of existing pavilion, erection of new sports centre, change of use of agricultural land to sports pitch, installation of 2 replacement sports pitches and floodlights, and alteration to access.

    Location:   Stamford Junior School, Kettering Road, Stamford

    Decision:   To approve the application conditionally.

     

    Councillor Ashley Baxter noted that he had undertaken some consultancy work for Stamford Junior School, but it was not in relation to this application.

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    Applicant’s Agent:           Kate Wood

     

      Together with:

     

    ·        Provisions within the National Planning Policy Framework, the South Kesteven Local Plan 2011 – 2036, emerging Stamford neighbourhood Plan and supplementary planning documents.

    ·        No objection but comment from Stamford Town Council for Contractors to make good damage to verge or kerbing association with this development.

    ·        No objection but comments from Wothorpe and St Martins Without Parish Council regarding hours of operation and the selling of alcohol when the sports pavilion is used by the community.

    ·        No objections but comment from Peterborough City Council.

    ·        No objections but comments from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SuDS Support.

    ·        No objection from Highways England.

    ·        A request from Anglian Water for a condition regarding a surface water drainage strategy.

    ·        Comments about lighting but no objections from SKDC Environmental Protection Services.

    ·        Recommendation from Historic England for an early-stage archaeological investigation.

    ·        Comments from Heritage Lincolnshire in respect of potential archaeological remains.

    ·        No objections from the Conservation Officer.

    ·        No comments to make from Gardens Trust.

    ·        No objection from Sport England.

    ·        Representations received as a result of public consultation.

    ·        The additional information report issued on 2 June 2021 and officer comment thereon.

    ·        Verbal update provided by the officer during the meeting regarding updated wording of the proposed conditions.

    ·        Comments made by Members at the meeting.

     

    Members commented:

     

     ·        The hours of operation for the pavilion when used by the community and whether alcohol would be sold on site.

    It was noted that this was an educational site so no alcohol would be available on site.  When used by the Community there would be restricted hours of use.

     ·        Whether hedges would be replaced and would each tree removed be replaced by 2 trees.

    The Committee was assured that at least one replacement tree for each tree removed would be provided.  The landscaping condition for soft and hard landscaping covered this.

     ·        Whether the facilities be of a competitive club level and would the pitches be full sized.

    The Agent noted that she did not have that level of detail with her.

     ·        How surface water would be managed and how sustainable the pavilion would be. 

    It was noted hybrid water and gas systems and solar panels were planned.

     ·        A member queried whether the strategy used by a neighbouring authority regarding replacing two trees for each one removed could be adopted by SKDC.  This would go towards reducing the Council’s carbon footprint.

    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  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Application S20/0908 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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    Proposal:                  Erection of 3 detached houses

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

    Recommendation:     That the application be approved conditionally

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal: Erection of 3 detached houses

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

    Decision:   To approve the application conditionally.

    Noting:

    ·            Provisions within the National Planning Policy Framework, the South Kesteven Local Plan 2011 – 2036 and supplementary planning documents and the draft Stamford Neighbourhood Plan.

    ·            No objection from Stamford Town Council subject to any affordable housing contribution being allocated and spent in Stamford and neighbouring properties amenities being respected.

    ·            No objections from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SuDS support.

    ·            Comments from Lincolnshire County Council – Footpaths Officers regarding Kettering Public Footpaths Nos 14 and 15 that would be affected by the proposed development.

    ·            No objections from the(LCC) Minerals and Waste Planning.

    ·            A recommendation from Heritage Lincolnshire for an archaeological investigation scheme to be secured by condition.

    ·            No objection from Peterborough City Council.

    ·            No objections but comment from Historic England suggesting that the views of specialist conservation and archaeological advisors are sought.

    ·            Objection from Wothorpe Parish Council, in respect of the site not allocated in the emerging Local Plan, harm to heritage assets including setting of Stamford not outweighed by public benefits, and highway safety.

    ·            Objections from Barnack Parish Council, in respect of site not allocated in emerging local plan, harm to heritage assets and harm to character of the area.

    ·            No comments from the Garden Trust.

    ·            Representations received as a result of public consultation.

    ·            Verbal update from the officer correcting a typographical error in Condition 9 of the proposed conditions.

    ·            Comments made by Members at the meeting.

     

    Members commented on:

    ·            Whether a condition could be included regarding soft landscaping.

     

    Condition 8 referred to soft and hard landscaping for the site.

     

    ·            The potential loss of heritage contained on site such as the kissing gates, other wrought iron furniture and, potential hidden heritage within the trees currently on site and potential harm to the conservation area.

     

    The planning officer noted that a condition could not be included that sought to specify requirements for the public right of way, which would require consultation with LCC, but the Committee’s comments and suggestions could be incorporated in an advisory note encouraging the developer to investigate further and retain such objects.

     

    ·            How affordable housing would fit into this scheme.

     

    In respect of affordable housing, the developer would contribute an amount of £258,572  to off-site extra-care affordable housing. This would be used as a contribution towards properties for the elderly on smaller sites that enabled independent living with a level of care.

    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.       Site location plan drawing no. 1980-200 A received 11 June 2020.

                     ii.       Block Plan drawing no. 1980-201 received  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

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Application S21/0443 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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    Proposal:                  Erection of warehouse with ancillary showroom space       for Kyoto Futons, 13 small Employment units for B2/B8          use together with car parking and vehicle servicing                   areas.

    Location:                   Kyoto Futons Ltd, Hards Lane, Frognall, PE6 8RP

    Recommendation:     That the application is approved conditionally

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal    Erection of warehouse with ancillary showroom space for Kyoto Futons, 13 small Employment units for B2/B8 use together with car parking and vehicle servicing areas.

    Location:   Kyoto Futons Ltd, Hards Lane, Frognall, PE6 8RP

    Decision:   To approve the application conditionally.

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    Applicant’s Agent:           David Turnock

    Noting:

    ·            Provisions within the National Planning Policy Framework, the South Kesteven Local Plan 2011 – 2036 and supplementary planning documents and the Deepings Neighbourhood Plan.

    ·            No objection from the SKDC Environmental Protection Services

    ·            No objections from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SuDS support.

    ·            No objections or comments from Anglian Water.

    ·            No objections from the Welland and Deepings Internal Drainage Board but comments regarding boundary fencing, proposed sewage treatment plant and surface water discharge.

    ·            No objections or comments from Peterborough City Council

    ·            Comments from Heritage Lincolnshire regarding the potential for archaeological remains on the site and a recommendation for a scheme of archaeological evaluation works.

    ·            No objection but comments from Deeping St James Parish Council regarding enhanced planting, a Construction Management plan and improving the state of the roads.

    ·            Representations received as a result of public consultation.

    ·            Comments made by Members at the meeting.

    Members commented on:

    ·            The number of jobs resulting from the proposed units.

    The Committee was informed that there was a potential for around 63 additional jobs.

    ·            Footpath access to and from the site and the timing of the traffic survey.

    It was noted that the traffic survey was undertaken by the applicant and the traffic movements would be taken as a baseline on which the potential increase in traffic movements from the proposal would be added.  LCC Highways confirmed no objections to the proposal on highways grounds.

    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 AL101 RO1 (received on 8th March 2021)

    ii.          Site Plan AL204 PO6 (received on 8th March 2021)

    iii.         Block Plan AL0202 (received on 8th March 2021)

    iv.         Floorplans AB201 PO1, AB0202 PO1, AB203 PO1, AB204 PO1, AB205 PO2, AB206 PO3 (received on 8th March 2021)

    v.          Elevation Plans AB0801 PO2, AB0802 PO2, AB0803 PO2, AB804 PO2, AB805 PO2, AB806 PO2 (received on 8th March 2021)

    vi.         Planting Plan TP01 (received on 20 April 2021)

    Unless otherwise required by another condition of this permission.    

    Pre-commencement

    Construction Method Statement

    3      No development (including any site clearance/preparation works) shall be carried out until a Construction Environmental Management Plan has been submitted to the Local Planning Authority for approval in writing. Details shall provide the following, which shall be adhered to throughout the period of development:  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

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Application S21/0309 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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    Proposal:                  Erection of 14 no. small industrial units, B1, B2 and B8 use, including storage, warehouse and associated works, including fenced service yard area (Amended design as previously approved under reference number S20/1192)

    Location:                   Land at Spitfire Business Park, Northfield Road, Market Deeping, PE6 8GY

    Recommendation:     That the application is approved conditionally

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:   Erection of 14 no. small industrial units, B1, B2 and B8 use, including storage, warehouse, and associated works, including fenced service yard area (Amended design as previously approved under reference number S20/1192).

    Location:   Land at Spitfire Business Park, Northfield Road, Market Deeping, PE6 8GY.

    Decision:   To approve the application conditionally.

    Noting:

    ·            Provisions within the National Planning Policy Framework, the South Kesteven Local Plan 2011 – 2036 and supplementary planning documents and the Neighbourhood Plan for the Deepings 2020-2036.

    ·            No objection from Anglian Water subject to foul water drainage condition.

    ·            No comments from Heritage Lincolnshire.

    ·            No objections from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SuDS support.

    ·            No comments from Welland and Deepings Internal Drainage Board.

    ·            No Comments to the amended submitted design from the SKDC Environmental Protection Officer but would still require the Noise Condition for the initial application S20/1192 as detailed.

    ·            Parish Council comments regarding consideration of the ratio of units and car parking spaces, including the provision vehicle charging points, implementing measures to support climate emergency declaration and the use of the units.

    ·            Representations received as a result of public consultation.

    ·            Verbal update from the officer regarding amending the wording of proposed Condition 14 to also include use class E(g)

    ·            Comments made by Members at the meeting.

    Members commented on:

    ·            Sustainability of the units in respect of using solar panels.

    The Committee was informed that under Condition 5 the developer would need to submit their approach to building and sustainability matters.

    ·            Noise from operational hours on the Saturday up to 55dBa and whether this could be 08:00 am rather than 07:00 am.

    The Legal Advisor reminded members that changing the condition regarding the noise levels within operational hours on a Saturday, could leave the Council open to challenge as the proposed noise limits within operational hours for the original site had been agreed and were in operation, along with a reminder that the application and proposed noise limits had been assessed by the Environmental Protection Team as a consultee.

    ·            The potential noise impact for the neighbouring housing estate and whether the boundary fencing could be enhanced using tight hedging to reduce this impact.

    Discussion took place on the timing of the development of the original industrial estate and the housing estate.  The Legal Advisor emphasised that the statutory expert officers had provided guidance in respect of the impact of noise for both developments and the guidance had included the operational hours which had been approved by Committee for these previous applications.  Noise was dealt with under Condition 13 in the report and would be discharged accordingly. 

     

    A proposal was submitted by Councillor Judy Stevens and seconded by Councillor Ashley Baxter that the application be approved subject to the updated condition proposed by the officer in their verbal update, the remaining proposed conditions contained in the report, but with an amended condition requiring enhanced screening and fencing to be extended on the eastern boundary adjacent to the housing estate.

     

    A further proposal was also submitted by Councillor Judy  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

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Application S20/2018 pdf icon PDF 687 KB

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    Proposal:                  Outline application for a single storey dwelling

    Location:                   17 Churchill Avenue, Bourne, PE10 9QA  

    Recommendation:     That the application is approved conditionally

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:   Outline application for a single storey dwelling.

    Location:   17 Churchill Avenue, Bourne, PE10 9QA.

    Decision:   To approve the application conditionally.

     

    Noting:

     

    ·            Provisions within the National Planning Policy Framework, the South Kesteven Local Plan 2011 – 2036 and supplementary planning documents.

    ·            No objections but comments from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SuDS support.

    ·            An objection from Bourne Town Council commenting that the application constitutes and unacceptable over-development of the site, access to the site is compromised and historical drainage problems.

    ·            Representations received as a result of public consultation.

    ·            Comments made by Members at the meeting.

    Members commented on:

    ·            Access to the site and parking on site.

     

    Access would be considered further under Reserved Matters.

     

    ·            Reference to the number of proposed plans on the website for this site.

     

    There had been previous applications for the site, but the most recent plan was before the Committee.  The indicative plans were not part of this application.

     

    ·            The size of the site, infill, and overdevelopment on the site and consideration of SP3C in respect of whether the development would cause harm to neighbouring properties.

     

    Members were informed that officers considered there was room for a modest property on site that could be designed without causing harm to the amenity of neighbouring property occupiers.

     

    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 or two years from the approval of the last of the reserved matters, whichever is the latter.

    2       Details of the reserved matters set out below shall have been submitted to the Local Planning Authority for approval within three years from the date of this permission:

    i.         access;

    ii.        scale

    iii.       appearance

    iv.       layout

    v.        landscaping

    Approval of all reserved matters shall have been obtained from the Local Planning Authority in writing before any development is commenced.

    Approved Plans

     

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

            i.   Drawing No: 19 4153 01 Received 26th Nov 2020.

              Unless otherwise required by another condition of this permission.    

    Before development is commenced

    4      Before the development hereby permitted is commenced, a scheme for the treatment of surface water drainage shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The development must be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

    Ongoing Conditions

    5      When an application is made for approval of Reserved Matters, details/samples of the materials (including the walling materials, roofing materials and boundary wall) to be used in the construction of the external surfaces, shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  The external surfaces shall be completed in accordance with the approved details. 

    6      When an application is made for approval of Reserved  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

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Application S20/1915 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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    Proposal:                  Change of use from agricultural to equestrian, construction of new vehicle access, stable block, menage, alterations to drainage and extension of domestic garden

    Location:                   Ellfield House, Hanthorpe Road, Stainfield

    Recommendation:     Approved Conditionally

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:    Change of use from agricultural to equestrian, construction of new vehicle access, stable block, menage, alterations to drainage and extension of domestic garden.

    Location:     Ellfield House, Hanthorpe Road, Stainfield.

    Decision:     To approve the application conditionally.

     

    Noting:

     

    ·            Provisions within the National Planning Policy Framework, the South Kesteven Local Plan 2011 – 2036 and supplementary planning documents.

    ·            Comments from Environmental Protection regarding the storage and handling of waste bedding and manure and reducing the risk of pollution to water courses.

    ·            No objections from Haconby and Stainfield Parish Council

    ·            No objections but comments from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SuDS support.

    ·            Comments from the Black Sluice Internal Drainage Board

    ·            Representations received as a result of public consultation.

    ·            Verbal update from the officer with two additional proposed conditions relating to restricting commercial use of the site and flood lighting

    ·            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 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.    Drawing Title 'Site and Location Plans', Drawing No. ES/JCE/2020/01 received by the Local Planning Authority on 6th November 2020

    ii.    Drawing Title 'Stable Block and General Arrangement', Drawing No. ES/JCE/2020/02 Rev A received by the Local Planning Authority on 12th November 2020.  

    Unless otherwise required by another condition of this permission.

    Ongoing Conditions

    3      Notwithstanding the provisions of Schedule 2, Part 1, Class E of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (or any order revoking or re-enacting that Order with or without modification), no building, enclosure, swimming or other pool or container used for domestic heating purposes shall be constructed on the new garden area hereby approved without Planning Permission first having been granted by the Local Planning Authority.

    4      No floodlights or other forms of external lighting shall be installed to serve the proposed use/development without the approval in writing from the Local Planning  Authority.

    5      The development hereby approved shall be operated on a private basis only, in association with the dwelling known as Ellfield House, Hanthorpe Road, Stainfield and shall not be operated as a commercial venture.

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Application S21/0021 pdf icon PDF 822 KB

11.

Close of meeting

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    Minutes:

    The meeting closed at 14:15.