Agenda item

Application Ref: S17/1882
Description: Section 73 application to vary condition 2 (opening hours) of planning approval S15/0837
Location: The Hub, Blackfriars Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 2BW




Delegated to chairman and vice-chairman to grant approval subject to conditions in the report plus additional conditions for which they are to agree the wording in consultation with the Service Manager for Development Management and Implementation, regarding screening of sound and vision, and an agreed management plan to be reviewed after 12 months


Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:



Lynne Almond


Rob Shand

Scott Weavers-Wright


Together with:


·         Comments from Stamford Town Council

·         No objections from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SUDS Support

·         No comments from SKDC’s Environmental Protection Team

·         18 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

·         The additional information report issued on 8 December 2017

·         Comments made by members at the meeting


In discussing the application, Committee members considered the representations made by local residents on the impact of extended hours of use on their privacy. There was consensus amongst members that measures were required to safeguard local residents’ privacy and protect them from the possibility of noise disturbance. A suggestion was made that as the building was used by a number of different companies it would be helpful to have a management plan in place. This would help any local residents who had concerns know who they could contact and how to get those issues resolved. Comments made during the public speaking session indicated that there had been some breaches of the existing conditions association with the development. While it was recognised that enforcement action could be taken, committee members suggested that an alternative control mechanism that would provide the opportunity to review the permission was to grant it for a temporary period to be reviewed at the end of 12 months.


It was proposed, seconded and agreed that the application be approved for the reasons in the case officer’s report and subject to conditions on pages 148 and 149 of the case officers report and amended by the additional items paper issued on 8 December 2017, together with an additional condition relating to the screening of sound and vision the wording of which is to be agreed in consultation with the Chairman and Vice Chairman.


An amendment was proposed and seconded, which would add two further conditions: the creation and agreement of a management plan the operation of which should be reviewed at the end of 12 months and revised as necessary. A vote was taken on the amendment, which was carried and the additional conditions were added to the substantive motion. A vote was taken on the substantive proposition, which was carried.


18:42 – Councillors Trollope-Bellew and King left the meeting and did not return


As the meeting had been in progress in excess of six hours, the Chairman canvassed Councillors and members of the public who were present to find out whether their preference was to carry on with the agenda or to adjourn the meeting and consider the outstanding applications on another day. It was agreed that the meeting should continue.

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