Agenda item

Application S18/2146

Proposal:                  Construction of up to 260 dwellings and new vehicular access from Millfield Road, public open space and associated infrastructure. Outline application with the matter of access for consideration

Location:                   Land Off Millfield Road, Market Deeping, PE6 8AD

Recommendation:     That the application is refused

Minutes:

Proposal:        Construction of up to 260 dwellings and new vehicular access from Millfield Road, public open space and associated infrastructure. Outline application with the matter of access for consideration

Location:         Land Off Millfield Road, Market Deeping, PE6 8AD

Decision:         That the application is refused

Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

 

District Councillor:          Councillor Ashley Baxter

 

Parish/Town Councillor: David Shelton

 

Against:                           Pamela Steel

                                         Dr Chandrakant Mistry

 

Applicant’s Agent:          Lynette Swinburne

Together with:

·             Provisions within the National Planning Policy Framework and the South Kesteven Local Plan and supplementary planning documents

·             Site visit observations

·             Objections from Market Deeping Town Council

·             Concerns from West Deeping Parish Council

·             No objections from Peterborough City Council

·             No comments from the Environment Agency

·             Request from Anglian Water

·             Comments from Welland and Deepings Internal Drainage Board

·             No objections and request for a travel plan and detailed surface water drainage scheme from LCC Highways and SuDS

·             No mineral safeguarding objections from LCC Minerals

·             Request for Section106 contribution of £1,212,682 from LCC Education

·             Concerns from SKDC Environmental Protection

·             Condition request from Heritage Lincolnshire

·             No comment from Natural England

·             NHS unable to provide a response in relation to S106 agreements, due to Covid-19

·             Request for condition from SKDC Consultant Arboriculturalist

·             Requirement from SKDC Affordable Housing Officer

·             Requirement from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue

·             Representations received as a result of public consultation

·             Letter received from the Rt Hon Sir John Hayes MP

·             The additional information report issued on 26 October 2020; and officer comment thereon

·             Comments made by members at the meeting

 

13:14 - As the meeting had been in progress for 3 hours, the Chairman asked for Members’ consent to continue. Members agreed.

 

Members noted the following concerns regarding the application:

 

·             Highly valued area, greatly used by residents for recreational purposes

·             Detrimental effect to health and well-being

·             Removal of mature trees

·             The emerging Neighbourhood Plan

 

It was proposed, seconded and agreed unanimously that the application be refused for the following reasons: 

 

1.          The submitted Statement of Community Involvement, together with the feedback from the public, Town Council and Neighbourhood Plan Group during consultation on the application has very clearly demonstrated that the proposal does not have substantial community support. Furthermore, the proposal would not meet a proven local need or address a specific targeted need for local market housing, that is not already provided for by allocated sites. It is therefore contrary to Local Plan Policy SP4 criteria (a) and (e). There are no overriding material considerations that outweigh this fundamental conflict with the Development Plan.

 

1.          The proposal would result in an unacceptable adverse impact on the open and rural character and appearance of the area, contrary to Local Plan policies DE1, EN1 and criteria b. and d. of SP4

 

The meeting was adjourned at 13:33 and reconvened at 14:01.

 

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