Proposal: Outline planning application for the erection of up to 70 dwellings, associated acoustic bund, vehicular and pedestrian accesses, public open space, landscaping and drainage with all matters reserved.
Location: Land west off A1 and north of Bourne Road, Colsterworth.
Recommendation: That the application is approved conditionally.
Proposal: Outline planning application for the erection of up to 70 dwellings, associated acoustic bund, vehicular and pedestrian accesses, public open space, landscaping and drainage with all matters reserved
Location: Land west off A1 and north of Bourne Road, Colsterworth
Decision: To approve the application subject to conditions and completion of a Section 106 Agreement
As the application was part-heard and Councillors Bellamy, Morgan, Selby and Jacky Smith had not been present when it had been considered previously, they did not participate in discussion or vote on the application.
· No objection from the Environment Agency subject to a condition
· No comments to offer from Historic England suggesting the Council instead seeks the views of its specialist conservation and archaeological advisers
· A request for a Section 106 contribution from Lincolnshire County Council Education and Cultural Services
· Comments from Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
· No objection from SKDC’s Environmental Protection Services subject to noise mitigation
· No objection from Highways England subject to conditions
· A request for the scheme of archaeological works from Heritage Lincolnshire
· No comments from the SKDC Historic Buildings Advisor
· A request for 35% affordable housing from the SKDC Affordable Housing Officer
· A request for a Section 106 contribution from NHS England
· No objection and comments from Anglian Water Services
· No comments to make by the Upper Witham Internal Drainage Board
· No objection and Comments from Colsterworth and District Parish Council
· No objection from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SUDS Support subject to a condition
· 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
· Comments made during the public speaking session on 11 September 2019
· Comments made by members on 11 September 2019 when the application was first considered
Members heard information from one of the Council’s Environmental Protection Officers who explained readings that the service had collected from air quality monitoring at points close to the A1 in Grantham. Discussion also ensued on the potential impact of the development on air quality and the volume of traffic on the A1, including periods where traffic was static or slow moving and the movement of heavy goods vehicles.
It was proposed and seconded that the application be approved subject to conditions and the completion of a Section 106 Agreement. Notice was given of a further proposition, which was to defer the application to enable local air quality readings to be taken in the event that the proposition to approve failed.
A vote was taken on the first proposition that had been put and it was agreed that the application be approved for the reasons set out in the case officer’s report and subject to the conditions set out on pages 31 to 34 of the addendum to the case officer’s report (circulated within the agenda pack) and subject to completion of a Section 106 agreement to secure the requirements specified in section 8 of the case officer’s report (originally produced for the meeting held on 11 September 2019), subject to omission of the specific uses identified for the education and health contributions, to reflect recent legislative changes. Where the Section 106 obligation has not been concluded prior to the Committee, a period not exceeding twelve weeks after the date of the Committee shall be set for the completion of that obligation.
In the event that the agreement has not been concluded within the twelve-week period and where, in the opinion of the Head of Development Management, there are not extenuating circumstances that would justify a further extension of time, the related planning application shall be refused planning permission for the appropriate reason(s) on the basis that the necessary requirements essential to make what would otherwise be unacceptable development acceptable have not been forthcoming.
11:25 to 11:35 – the meeting adjourned