Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 29th May, 2019 1.00 pm

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

Contact: Jo Toomey 

Items
No. Item

Before the Committee turned its attention to the items of business listed on the agenda, the Chairman welcomed new and returning Members and placed on record his thanks to the outgoing Chairman, Martin Wilkins.

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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 Stevens for Councillor Jacky Smith, Councillor Bellamy for Councillor Reid, Councillor Wood for Councillor Dilks and Councillor Baxter for Councillor Bisnauthsing.

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Disclosure of interests

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

    Minutes:

    No pecuniary interests were disclosed.

     

    Councillor Adams stated that he had been lobbied about application S18/0944 which related to the use of land for the stationing of caravans for residential purposes at land between High Dike and the B6403, Cold Harbour, Grantham, but that he still kept an open mind on the application.

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Minutes of the meeting held on 23 April 2019 pdf icon PDF 140 KB

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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.

    Minutes:

    As Councillor Selby had not completed the necessary training to sit on the Committee he attended the meeting but abstained from voting.

4a

Application S19/0256 pdf icon PDF 506 KB

    Proposal:                   Outline application for the demolition of existing dwelling and erection of 4 dwellings with all matters reserved        

    Location:                    21 Broadgate Lane, Deeping St. James, PE6 8NW

    Case Officer:             Phil Jordan

    Recommendation:   To approve the application subject to conditions

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:     Outline application for the demolition of existing dwelling and erection of 4 dwellings with all matters reserved

     

    Location:      21 Broadgate Lane, Deeping St. James, PE6 8NW

     

    Decision:      To approve the application subject to conditions

     

    As the application was part-heard and Councillors Adams, Bellamy, Benn, Clack, Cottier and Milnes had not been present when it had been considered previously, they did not participate in discussion or vote on the item. Councillor Judy Smith took the Chair for this item only.

     

    Noting:

     

    ·         No comment from the SKDC Arboricultural Consultant

    ·         Comments from Heritage Lincolnshire

    ·         Comments from Deeping St. James Parish Council

    ·         Comments from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SUDS Support

    ·         No comment received from Lincolnshire County Council Minerals and Waste Planning

    ·         Representations received as a result of the original public consultation and 6 additional representations received during consultation on an amended indicative block plan and site location plan

    ·         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

    ·         Comments made during the public speaking session on 23 April 2019

    ·         Comments made by members on 23 April 2019 when the application was first considered

     

    In considering the application, Members expressed concerns about the potential impact of the two dwellings situated at the back of the site to properties on Hereward Way and Priory Close. The consensus of the majority of members was that steps should be taken to limit the height of properties situated in this area by adding a condition requiring those properties to be bungalows. Committee Members were advised that adding a condition restricting the height of prospective dwellings to an outline permission with all matters reserved could lead to that condition being appealed. Members were in agreement, however, that they wanted to add such a condition with the reason being to protect the residential amenity of properties to the rear of Hereward Way and Priory Close from overlooking and over-massing. It was proposed, seconded and agreed that the application be approved for the reasons set out in the case officer’s report and subject to 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.              layout;

    ii.            scale

    iii.           appearance

    iv.           access

    v.            landscaping

     

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

     

    3          When the reserved matters application is made plans showing the existing and proposed land levels of the site including site sections, spot heights, contours and the finished floor level of all proposed buildings with reference to neighbouring properties or an off-site datum point have been submitted  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4a

4b

Application S18/0944 pdf icon PDF 970 KB

    Proposal:                   The use of land for the stationing of caravans for residential purposes, erection of 6 day rooms and 1 toilet block, formation of new vehicular access and associated landscaping works                    

    Location:                    Land between High Dike and B6403, Cold Harbour, Grantham, NG31 7TX

    Case Officer:             Abiola Labisi

    Recommendation:   To approve the application subject to conditions

    Minutes:

    Proposal:     The use of land for the stationing of caravans for residential purposes, erection of 6 day rooms and 1 toilet bloc, formation of new vehicular access and associated landscaping works

     

    Location:      Land between High Dike and B6403, Cold Harbour, Grantham

     

    Decision:      To refuse the application contrary to officer recommendations

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    District Councillor

    Councillor Sarah Trotter (statement read by Councillor Adams

    Parish Council

    Representative from Welby Parish Council

    Councillor George Chivers on behalf of Londonthorpe and Harrowby Without Parish Council

    David Holmes, Old Somerby Parish Council

    Against

    Nigel Percy

    County Councillor Martin Hill

    Applicant’s Agent

    Nat Green

     

    Together with:

     

    ·         Objections from Old Somerby, Ropsley, Aisby and Oasby, Londonthorpe and Harrowby Without, and Welby Parish Councils

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

    ·         No objection from SKDC planning policy

    ·         No objection from SKDC Environmental Protection Services

    ·         No objection from the SKDC Affordable Housing Officer

    ·         No objection from Lincolnshire County Council Minerals and Waste Planning

    ·         No objection from the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust subject to conditions

    ·         The South Kesteven And Rutland Gypsy Traveller and Travelling Show People Accommodation Assessment 2016

    ·         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

     

    Members debated the application and discussed a number of concerns including the distance of the site from the nearest amenities and lack of public transport and pedestrian access to those amenities, the impact of the proposed development on the hamlet of Cold Harbour and concerns about safety, with specific reference made to the families living on the site, given the proximity to the A52 and the High Dike, which it was stated were two high speed roads with a history of accidents. Members were also concerned that the amenities on which the proposal was relying were dependent on the development of Prince William of Gloucester Barracks

     

    It was proposed, seconded and agreed that the application be refused contrary to officer recommendations because it was contrary to Core Strategy Policy H4 and the Planning Policy for Traveller Sites (2015) as the site is in an unsustainable location because community facilities were not accessible from the site via foot or public transport and because of the impacts of noise on the living environment and wellbeing of the site’s residents because of its location.

     

    15:18 to 15:45 – the meeting adjourned

4c

Application S18/0584 pdf icon PDF 3 MB

    Proposal:                   Demolition of existing dwelling and the erection of one replacement dwelling and one additional detached dwelling, detached garage, new front boundary wall and new vehicular access   

    Location:                    12 West Street, Barkston, NG32 2NL

    Case Officer:             Abiola Labisi

    Recommendation:   To approve the applications subject to conditions

    Minutes:

    Proposal:     Demolition of existing dwelling and the erection of one replacement dwelling and one additional detached dwelling, detached garage, new front boundary wall and new vehicular access

     

    Location:      12 West Street, Barkston, NG32 2NL

     

    Decision:      To refuse the application contrary to officer recommendations

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    District Councillor

    Councillor Ian Stokes

    Barkston & Syston Parish Council

    Councillor Maryan Nussey

     

    Together with:

     

    ·         No objection from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SUDS Support

    ·         An objection from Barkston and Syston Parish Council

    ·         No objection from the SKDC Historic Buildings Adviser subject to conditions

    ·         No comment received from SKDC’s Environmental Protection Services

    ·         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

     

    Debate ensued with Members discussing the impact of the proposed development on the character of Barkston Conservation Area. Members did not consider the proposed design of the replacement dwellings and the layout of the site were cohesive with the existing dwellings in the Conservation Area and they would change the character of West Street.

     

    16:30 - As the meeting had been in progress for 3 hours, the Chairman asked for Members’ consent to continue. It was proposed, seconded and, on being put to the vote, agreed that the meeting should continue

     

    It was proposed and seconded that the application be refused contrary to officer recommendations because it would result in the demolition of an unlisted heritage asset in a Conservation Area and the redevelopment of the site with two large dwellings and an access road which would not preserve or enhance the character or appearance of the Barkston Conservation Area contrary to Core Strategy EN1. On being put to the vote, the proposition to refuse the application contrary to officer recommendations was carried.

     

4d

Application S19/0588 pdf icon PDF 868 KB

    Proposal:                   Reserved matters pursuant to S17/0057 (24 flats) – matter of landscaping         

    Location:                    Land to rear of Gladstone Terrace, Prospect Place, Grantham, NG31 8BW

    Case Officer:             Rachel Gaskell

    Recommendation:   To approve the application subject to conditions

    Minutes:

    Proposal:     Reserved matters pursuant to S17/0057 (24 flats) matter of landscaping

     

    Location:      Land to rear of Gladstone Terrace, Prospect Place, Grantham, NG31 8BW

     

    Decision:      To approve the application subject to conditions

     

    Noting:

     

    ·         No comment received from the SKDC Arboricultural Consultant

    ·         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:

     

    Approved Plans

     

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

     

    i.      Site Location Plan - Drg No ID/PP/15/004 received by the Local Planning Authority 27 March 2019.

     

    ii.    Proposed Landscaping Plan - Drg No ID/PP/19/RM/101 Rev C received by the Local Planning Authority 7 May 2019.

     

    Unless otherwise required by another condition of this permission.

     

    Before the Development is Occupied

     

    2          Before the first occupation of any dwelling hereby approved, all hard landscape works including the parking and turning facilities and footpaths around the building shall be carried out in accordance with the approved hard landscaping details as shown on Drg No ID/PP/19/RM/101 Rev C received 7 May 2019.

     

    Ongoing Conditions

     

    3          Following the occupation of the last dwelling hereby approved, or completion of the development, whichever is the soonest, all soft landscaping works shall have been carried out before the end of the first planting/seeding season in accordance with the approved soft landscaping details as shown on:

     

    i.       Drg No. ID/PP/19/RM/101 Rev C received 7 May 2019

     

    4.         Within a period of five years from the first occupation of the final dwelling/completion of the development hereby permitted, any trees or plants provided as part of the approved soft landscaping scheme, 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 in condition above unless otherwise agreed by the Local Planning Authority.

4e

Application S18/2270 pdf icon PDF 697 KB

    Proposal:                   Erection of first floor rear extension and single storey side extension comprising garage

    Location:                    10 Westfield Way, Langtoft, Lincolnshire, PE6 9RH

    Case Officer:             Craig Dickinson

    Recommendation:   To approve the application subject to conditions

    Minutes:

    Proposal:     Erection of first floor rear extension and single storey side extension comprising garage

     

    Location:      10 Westfield Way, Langtoft, Lincolnshire, PE6 9RH

     

    Decision:      To approve the application subject to conditions

     

    16:37 – Councillor Selby left the meeting

    16:39 – Councillor Exton left the meeting and did not return

     

    Noting:

     

    ·         An objection from Langtoft Parish Council

    ·         No comment received from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SUDS Support

    ·         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 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.          AMENDED PROPOSED ELEVATION PLAN - dwg no. PP-01B - received 19/02/19

    ii.         AMENDED PROPOSED FLOOR PLAN - dwg no. PP-02A - received 19/02/19

    iii.        AMENDED BLOCK PLAN - dwg no. PP-04A - received 14/05/19

     

    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 unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

     

    Ongoing Conditions

     

    4          Before any part of the development hereby permitted is occupied/brought into use, the first floor window serving an ensuite on the South-East elevation shall have been installed with obscure glazing and with no opening part being less than 1.7m above the floor level immediately below the centre of the opening part. The obscure glazing shall be to obscured to a minimum of Pilkington - Privacy Level 3 or an equivalent product. Once installed, the window units shall thereafter be retained as such at all times.

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Close of meeting