Agenda item

Application S21/0309

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

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 Stevens and seconded by Councillor Ashley Baxter to also amend the condition requiring the Saturday and Bank Holiday permitted noise limit of up to 55dBa within operational hours be amended from 07:00am–12:00pm to 08:00am–12:00pm.

 

A vote was taken and both proposals were agreed.

 

For:              Councillors, Baxter, Bisnauthsing, Stevens, Jacky Smith.

Against:       Councillors, Penny Robins, and Ian Selby.

Abstain:       Councillor Helen Crawford.

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 and incorporating the above additional 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:    

(a)    Site Location Plan received 15 February 2021.

(b)    Proposed Site Plan (Ref: 308/P/100/D)

(c)    Detailed Planting Proposals Plan (Ref: 308/P/105/B)

(d)    Drainage Strategy (Ref: 100/REVP5)

(e)    Engineering Drawing (Ref: 101/REVP2)

(f)     Engineering Drawing (Ref: 102/REVP2)

(g)    Proposed Floor and Elevation Plan (Ref: 308/P/104/REVB)

Unless otherwise required by another condition of this permission.         

During Building Works

3       Prior to the construction above damp-proof course, a scheme for on-site foul water drainage works, including connection point and discharge rate, shall be submitted to, and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Prior to the occupation of any phase, the foul water drainage works relating to that phase must have been carried out in complete accordance with the approved scheme.

4      Before installation of any external plant, final details of the position, type, external appearance, noise emissions and shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.

5      Notwithstanding the submitted details, before any soft landscaping works are commenced, details of soft landscaping works shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Details shall include:

 

i.    planting plans to include enhanced screening along the eastern boundary;

ii.    written specifications (including cultivation and other operations associated with plant and grass establishment).

i.        schedules of plants, noting species, plant sizes and proposed numbers/densities where appropriate.

 

Before the Development is Occupied

6      No development shall take place until details demonstrating how the proposed units would comply with the requirements of Local Plan Policy SB1 has been submitted and approved by the Local Planning Authority. The scheme shall include details of how carbon dioxide emissions would be minimised through the design and construction of the buildings, details of water efficiency and the provision of electric car charging points. The approved sustainable building measures shall be completed in full, in accordance with the agreed scheme, prior to the first occupation of the buildings hereby permitted.

7      Prior to the occupation of any part of the site for a use falling within Use Class B2 of the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (or any order revoking or amending that order), a Noise Impact Assessment, demonstrating that such uses would not adversely impact the amenities of existing uses, will be submitted, and approved by the Local Planning Authority. Any mitigation measures identified as being necessary shall be implemented in accordance with the approved details prior to the occupation of the unit.

8      Before the end of the first planting/seeding season following the first use of any part of the development hereby permitted, all soft landscape works shall have been carried out in accordance with the approved soft landscaping details.

9      Notwithstanding details on the approved plans, before first occupation of the units hereby approved, details of a vehicular and pedestrian link to land to the west of the site together with a timetable of implementation must be submitted and approved by the Local Planning Authority.

The approved details should be implemented in accordance with the agreed timetable.

10    Before any part of the development hereby permitted is brought into use, all hard landscape works shall have been carried out in accordance with the approved hard landscaping details on drawing no. 308/P/100 Rev D.

11    Before any part of the development hereby permitted is brought into use, the external elevations shall have been completed using only the materials stated in the planning application forms and indicated on drawing no. 308/P/104/REV B.               

Ongoing Conditions

12     No external lighting shall be installed unless they have been first submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.

13     Within a period of five years from the first occupation of the final unit 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.

14     Noise from operations conducted on the premises shall not exceed 55 dBa Leq 1 hour, as measured at the boundaries of the application site, between the hours of 0700 and 1900 on Mondays to Fridays and 0800 and 1200 on Saturdays, and 45 dBa Leq 1 hour at any other time.

15     Notwithstanding the provisions of Schedule 2, Parts 3 and 4 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), the premises shall only be used for the purposes specified below and for no other purpose unless Planning Permission for a new use of the premises has been granted by the Local Planning Authority:

- Uses permitted by Classes B1 (E(g), B2 and B8 of the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended)

16    Following the development hereby permitted first being brought into use, the vehicle parking and turning areas shall have been completed in accordance with approved drawing no. 308/P/100 Rev D; and shall not be used for any purpose other than for the parking and turning of private vehicles and motorcycles belonging to the occupants of the property and their visitors.

 

13:00 - As the meeting had been in progress for over 3 hours, the Chairman asked for Members’ consent to continue. Members agreed.   

13:02 – 13:30 – the meeting adjourned.

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