Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 20th January, 2021 10.00 am

Contact: Email: Democracy@southkesteven.gov.uk 

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70.

Register of attendance, membership and apologies for absence

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    Minutes:

    Following a register of attendance, it was confirmed that twelve Members of the Committee were present. An apology for absence had been received from Councillor Morgan.

71.

Disclosure of interests

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

    Minutes:

    Councillor Mrs Judy Smith disclosed a personal interest in application S20/0065 as the applicant was known to her personally. She confirmed that this would not influence her determination of the application. 

     

    Councillors Adams and Reid wished to note that they were both currently serving as Councillors for Lincolnshire County Council, who held an interest in application S18/1557.

72.

Minutes of the meeting held on 23 December 2020 pdf icon PDF 398 KB

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    Minutes:

    The minutes of the meeting held on 23 December 2020were agreed as a correct record, subject to the removal of a duplication of Councillor Exton’s name in the attendance list.

73.

Application S18/1557 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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    Proposal:                  Outline permission for residential development of existing school site to provide 40 dwelling units and associated garaging with approval being sought for access.

    Location:                   The Grantham Church High School, Queensway, Grantham

    Recommendation:     That the application is approved conditionally and subject to a S106 agreement

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:     Outline permission for residential development of existing school site to provide 40 dwelling units and associated garaging with approval being sought for access

     

    Location:     The Grantham Church High School, Queensway, Grantham

     

    Decision:     To approve the application subject to conditions and the completion of a S106 agreement

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    Applicant/Applicant’s Agent

    Lynette Swinburne

     

    Together with:

     

    ·       No objection subject to conditions from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SuDS Support

    ·       A comment from the Lincolnshire County Council Footpath Officers

    ·       A financial contribution requested from NHS England

    ·       A financial contribution requested by Lincolnshire County Council Education and Cultural Services

    ·       Open space contributions requested from Sport England

    ·       A comment made by the SKDC Affordable Housing Officer

    ·       A request for the inclusion of a condition from SKDC Environmental Protection Services

    ·       Two letters of representation 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 published on 18 January 2021 and officer comment thereon, including a proposed amendment to condition 3 (Approved Plans)

    ·       Comments made by members at the meeting

     

    The Case Officer informed the Committee of an additional condition (condition 12 below) that had been added since the agenda and additional information report had been published. The condition would require submission of an on-site foul water drainage works scheme to be submitted, if the application was approved.

     

    Concerns were raised by Members in relation to the impact of the development on the surrounding highway network and whether the application made best use of the land to benefit the community. A proposal was put forward to defer the application until a site visit could be undertaken. The proposal was seconded but on being put the vote, was not carried.

     

    It was proposed, seconded and agreed that the application be approved subject to the conditions set out in the report and updated and subject to completion of a Section 106 planning obligation securing the requirements specified in the developer contributions section of the report.

     

    Councillor Ian Selby requested for it to be recorded that he voted against the proposition to approve the application.

     

    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 Interim Head of Planning, there are no extenuating circumstances which 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 criteria essential to make what would otherwise be unacceptable development acceptable have not been forthcoming.

     

    Upon successful completion of the Section 106 Agreement, the approved application is to be subject to the following conditions:

     

    Time Limit for Commencement

     

    1        Details of the reserved matters set out below shall  ...  view the full minutes text for item 73.

74.

Application S19/2235 pdf icon PDF 3 MB

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    Proposal:                  Residential development of 66 dwellings with associated infrastructure, access and open space.

    Location:                   Land adj Fire Station, off Bourne Road, Corby Glen  

    Recommendation:     That the application is approved conditionally and subject to the completion of a S106 Agreement.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:     Residential development of 66 dwellings with associated infrastructure, access and open space

     

    Location:     Land adj Fire Station, off Bourne Road, Corby Glen

     

    Decision:     To approve the application subject to conditions and the completion of a Section 106 agreement

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    Applicant/Applicant’s Agent

    Hannah Guy

     

    Together with:

     

    ·       No objections to the proposal and comments made by Corby Glen Parish Council

    ·       Comments from SKDC Affordable Housing

    ·       No objection to the proposal following the receipt of further information from SKDC Environmental Protection Services

    ·       Comments made by Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SuDS Support and request for completion of a S106 Agreement

    ·       A requested condition from Anglian Water

    ·       No objections from the Fire Authority

    ·       No objections from Natural England

    ·       A request for conditions from the SKDC Tree Officer

    ·       Comments and no objections from Lincolnshire County Council Minerals and Waste

    ·       A Section 106 request from Lincolnshire County Council Education

    ·       No objections from Lincolnshire Police

    ·       No comments from the Environment Agency

    ·       A Section 106 request from NHS England

    ·       Comments from Sport England

    ·       Comments from Heritage Lincolnshire

    ·       Two letters of representation 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 published on 18 January 2021 and officer comment thereon, including a proposed amendment to condition 7 (Materials)

    ·       Comments made by members at the meeting

     

    It was proposed, seconded and agreed that the application be approved subject to the conditions set out in the report and updated and subject to completion of a Section 106 planning obligation securing the requirements specified in the developer contributions section of the report. 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 Interim Head of Planning, there are no extenuating circumstances which 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 criteria essential to make what would otherwise be unacceptable development acceptable have not been forthcoming.

     

    Upon successful completion of the Section 106 Agreement, the approved application is to be subject 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.    Site Location Plan (received by the Council on 24th December 2019);

    ii.   Site Layout Plan SK-03 Rev H (received by the Council on 1st December 2020);

    iii.   Roof Materials Plan 2 (received by the Council on 1st December 2020);

    iv.  Facing Materials Plan 2 (received by the Council on 1st December 2020);  ...  view the full minutes text for item 74.

75.

Application S20/0603 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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    Proposal:                  Reserved Matters application relating to siting, design, external appearance, means of access or landscaping in connection with  planning application S16/2285 for the erection of 19 dwellings

    Location:                   Land Off Falcon Way, Bourne

    Recommendation:     That the application is approved conditionally

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:     Reserved Matters application relating to siting, design, external appearance, means of access or landscaping in connection with planning application S16/2285 for the erection of 19 dwellings

     

    Location:     Land Off Falcon Way, Bourne

     

    Decision:     To approve the application subject to conditions

     

    Noting:

     

    ·       No comments from Lincolnshire County Council Education and Cultural Services

    ·       A comment from Heritage Lincolnshire

    ·       Comments from the SKDC Affordable Housing Officer

    ·       Comments and an informative requested from Environmental Protection

    ·       No objection from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SuDS Support

    ·       Two letters of representation 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

     

    The Committee were informed that an amendment had been made to condition 2 since the agenda and additional information papers had been published. The case officer explained the reason for this amendment.

     

    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 (incorporating the amendment made to condition 2):

     

    Approved Plans

     

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

     

      Location Plan drawing no. 3012-01

      Proposed Block Plan drawing no. 3012 - 02 rev O

      Ground Floor Setting Out drawing no. 3012 - 09 rev C

      Ancaster Elevations (plots 1 and 2) drawing no. 3012 - ANC – 01 rev C

          Ancaster Ground Floor Layout (plots 1-4) drawing no. 3012 - ANC - 02 rev A

          Ancaster First Floor Layout (plots 1-4) drawing no. 3012 - ANC - 03 rev C

          Ancaster Attic Layout (plots 1-4) drawing no. 3012 - ANC2 – 04

          Ancaster Elevations (plots 3 and 4) drawing no. 3012 - ANC2 – 01

          Dunsby Elevations (plot 5) drawing no. 3012 - DUN - 01 rev C

          Dunsby Ground Floor Layout (plot 5) drawing no. 3012 - DUN - 02 rev D

          Dunsby First Floor Layout (plot 5) drawing no. 3012 - DUN - 03 rev D

          Brandon Elevations (plot 6) drawing no. 3012 - BRAN - 01 rev C

          Brandon Ground Floor Layout (plot 6) drawing no. 3012 - BRAN - 02 rev B

          Brandon First Floor Layout (plot 6) drawing no. 3012 - BRAN - 03 rev C

      Fulbeck Elevations (plots 7, 8) drawing no. 3012 - FUL - 01 rev B

      Fulbeck (Hipped) Elevations (plots 18, 19) drawing no. 3012 - FUL - H01

      Fulbeck Ground Floor Layout (plots 7, 8, 18, 19) drawing no. 3012 - FUL – 02 rev B

          Fulbeck First Floor Layout (plots 7, 8, 18, 19) drawing no. 3012 - FUL - 03 rev B

          Dowsby Elevations (plot 9) drawing no. 3012 - DOW - 01 rev B

          Dowsby Ground Floor Layout (plot 9) drawing no. 3012 - DOW - 02 rev B

          Dowsby First  ...  view the full minutes text for item 75.

76.

Application S20/0065 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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    Proposal:                  Construction of bungalow with detached garage, erection of boundary fencing, alterations to driveway.

    Location:                   31 Halfleet, Market Deeping

    Recommendation:     Approve subject to conditions

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:     Construction of bungalow with detached garage, erection of boundary fencing, alterations to driveway

     

    Location:     31 Halfleet, Market Deeping

     

    Decision:     Minded to refuse the application

     

    The Chairman confirmed that on this occasion he would use his discretion to allow the Ward Member, Councillor Virginia Moran, to speak in the public speaking session in respect of application S20/0065, without having made the request in advance of the meeting.

     

     

     

    Action

     

    1.    The appropriate officer to circulate an email to all Members reminding them of the protocol to follow for requesting to speak at Planning Committee meetings

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    District Councillor

    Councillor Virginia Moran

     

    Together with:

     

    ·       Comments and no objection from the SKDC Historic Buildings Advisor

    ·       Comments and no objection from Lincolnshire County Council Minerals and Waste Planning

    ·       Comments from the SKDC Arboricultural Consultant and a request for further information regarding the potential impact on surrounding trees

    ·       No material objections from Market Deeping Town Council in response to the initial consultation, followed by an objection in response to the re-consultation

    ·       No objection and a Highway Informative from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SuDS Support

    ·       Seven letters of 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

     

    Throughout the debate, Members raised several concerns and queried whether the application was compliant with policies DE1, SP1, SP2 and SP3 in the SKDC Local Plan.

     

    Members raised the following concerns:

     

    ·       The application site was situated by a busy road and could pose a highway risk during construction

    ·       The photos displayed during the case officer presentation did not reflect how narrow the proposed site was

    ·       Members felt that the application could be considered backland development

    ·       The application was viewed as overdevelopment in relation to the size of the site

    ·       The pitch of the roof proposed was not found to be in keeping with the character and nature of the surrounding area

     

    13:15 - As the meeting had been in progress for over 3 hours, the Chairman asked for Members’ consent to continue. Members agreed

     

    A proposition was put forward that the Committee was minded to refuse the application. As the proposition to refuse the application was contrary to officer recommendations, the cooling off period set out in Article 9.1.9 (c) of the Council’s Constitution was invoked, in line with the meeting procedure for virtual Planning Committee meetings. In accordance with the Constitution, a recorded vote was taken:

     

    For: Councillors Bellamy, Bisnauthsing, Crawford, Kaberry-Brown, Milnes, Reid, Mrs Jacky Smith and Adams (8)

    Against: None (0)

    Abstain: Councillors Dilks, Exton, Selby and Mrs Judy Smith (4)

     

    The vote was carried and those Committee Members who voted in favour of the proposition had five working days to provide the Interim Head of Planning with the planning reasons for their view, together with supporting evidence. The application would be placed on the agenda for consideration at a future  ...  view the full minutes text for item 76.

77.

Close of the meeting

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    Minutes:

    The meeting closed at 13:48.