Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Thursday, 22nd July, 2021 1.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Council Offices, St. Peter's Hill, Grantham. NG31 6PZ

Contact: Email: Democracy@southkesteven.gov.uk 

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23.

Apologies for absence

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    Minutes:

    Apologies for absence had been received from Councillor Robert Reid and Councillor Mike Exton.

     

    Councillor John Cottier would be substituting for Councillor Robert Reid and Councillor Judy Stevens would be substituting for Councillor Mike Exton, for this meeting only.

24.

Disclosure of interests

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

    Minutes:

    The Chairman declared that she had been approached by multiple members of the public with regards to Agenda Item 5 but expressed that she would be attending the meeting with an open mind.

     

25.

Minutes of the meeting held on 24 June 2021 pdf icon PDF 308 KB

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    Minutes:

    The minutes of the meeting held on 24 June 2021 were proposed and seconded and AGREED as a correct record, subject to the following amendment to the noting on questions and debate from Members regarding 19. Application S20/1124, with the added wording underlined:

     

    ·         If a pedestrian crossing, with double yellow lines installed, would be provided to aid elderly residents and young children nearby

     

26.

Application S21/0420 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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    Proposal:                  Partial demolition of Social Club; proposed 2-storey rear extension and roof extension. Change of use from A4 Drinking Establishment and D2 Assembly Hall to C3 residential use to create 15 residential units.

    Location:                   95A Westgate, Grantham, NG31 6LE

    Recommendation:     That the application is approved conditionally and subject to the completion of a Section 106 Agreement

     

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Councillor Jacky Smith left the meeting during consideration of this item as she felt she may have a disclosable pecuniary interest.

     

    Proposal:               Partial demolition of Social Club; proposed 2-storey rear extension and roof extension. Change of use from A4 Drinking Establishment and D2 Assembly Hall to C3 residential use to create 15 residential units.

     

    Location:               95A Westgate, Grantham, NG31 6LE

     

    Decision:               To approve the application conditionally.

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    Against:                 Jade Meadows White

                                   Richard Elvin

     

    Applicant:              Rahul Patel

     

    Together with:

     

    ·       Site was previously developed (brownfield) land located within the main built-up area of Grantham; existing buildings are in a poor state of disrepair.

    ·       Opportunity to regenerate the site would be in accordance with the overall spatial strategy and would provide a good source of housing land.

    ·       However, application proposed change of use of community facilities within the Grantham Town Centre boundary and had not provided detailed documentary evidence that the site could not be used for alternative community and / or business use. Application was contrary to Policy SP6 and GR4 of the Local Plan.

    ·       Benefits of regenerating the site for residential uses were considered to outweigh the identified conflict.

    ·       Design proposals would regenerate the site in a manner that provides overall enhancement to the street scene.

    ·       Scheme would preserve and enhance the setting and significant of Grantham Conservation Area and the listed buildings on Westgate.

    ·       No adverse impacts on neighbouring properties.

    ·       No objections from Local Highways Authority – agreement of rights of way for access would be subject to a separate process.

    ·       S106 Agreement for 20% affordable housing – applicant to effectively serve as a private affordable housing landlord.

    ·       In accordance with the development plan as a whole, no materials considerations to indicate that permission should not be granted.

     

    During debate members made the following comments:

     

    ·       Concern was raised about anti-social behaviour taking place around the site.

    ·       Whether the narrow access to the building pose concerns for fire brigade vehicles. Officers responded that whilst they were consulted, no comments had been provided by the fire brigade.

    ·       Concern was raised about the suitability of the pedestrian access for disabled and/or elderly residents and visitors.

    ·       Queried what car parking facilities were provided.

    ·       Officers confirmed that car parking would be available nearby, which would encourage walking and cycling.

     

    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:

     

    Time Limit for Commencement

     

    1)    The development hereby permitted shall be commenced before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

    Reason: In order that the development is commenced in a timely manner, as set out in Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended).

     

    Approved Plans

     

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

     

    a.    Site Location Plan (Ref: 19053-P-001A)

    b.    Proposed Elevation Plan (Ref: 19035-P-104 Rev A)

    c.     Proposed Site Layout,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 26.

27.

Application S21/0510 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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    Proposal:                  Section 73 Application for variation of Condition 2 (Approved Plans) of planning permission S18/0475 to amend balconies

    Location:                   85 Manthorpe Road, Grantham, NG31 8DE

    Recommendation:     That the application is approved conditionally

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:              Section 73 Application for variation of Condition 2 (Approved Plans) of planning permission S18/0475 to amend balconies

     

    Location:               85 Manthorpe Road, Grantham, NG31 8DE

     

    Decision:               To approve the application conditionally.

     

    Noting comments made in the public speaking session by:

     

    District Ward Councillor:           Councillor Ray Wootten

                        

    Against:                                      Mrs Veronica Wheler

                                                       Kate Midgley

     

    Applicant:                                   David Defusto

     

    Together with:

    ·       Section 73 application could not be used to revisit the principle of development, or any other issues which were not relevant to the conditions of the application.

    ·       Proposed amendments had to be considered in the context of the fallback position provided by the current, extant planning permission.

    ·       Proposed amendments were considered to be relatively minor and would not significantly alter the impact of the development on the character and appearance of the area – it would provide a limited improvement on the current permission.

    ·       No impacts on the setting and significance of designated heritage assets.

    ·       Proposed amendments would increase the degree of visual outlook to / from the top floor of the approved development but this would not have any significant material impact on the level of privacy afforded to the neighbouring properties.

    During questions and debate Members made the following comments:

    ·       Concern was expressed that the original plans for the development had been approved by the Planning Inspectorate who had limited knowledge of the local area and its residents.

    ·       That the height and material of the railings on the balconies should be considered.

    ·       Queried how many Tree Preservation Orders had been ordered.

    ·       Whether the privacy of residents in the area could be prioritised and protected. The use of glass with an obscure glaze for the purpose of protecting privacy was discussed by Members and suggested that this be included as an amendment to the officer recommendation.

    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 the additional condition for further detail on the glazing of the balcony on the western elevation to ensure that the privacy of residents be protected, to be drafted by Officers taking into account the comments from the Committee.

     

    Councillor Kaberry-Brown requested that her vote against the proposal be included within the minutes.

     

    Approved Plans

     

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

     

    a.    Proposed Site Layout (Drawing Ref: DSA-19067-BR-HL-01-B)

    b.    Proposed Ground Floor Plan (Drawing Ref: 4425 (30) 301 Rev E)

    c.     Proposed First Floor Plan (Drawing Ref: 4425 (30) 302 Rev E)

    d.    Proposed Second Floor Plan (Drawing Ref: 4425 (30) 303 Rev E)

    e.    Proposed Third Floor Plan (Drawing Ref: 4425 (30) 304 Rev)

    f.      Proposed Elevations Plan (Drawing Ref: 21-014/00) received 25 June 2021

    g.    Proposed Roof Plan (Drawing Ref: DSA-19067-BR-RP-01-C)

    h.    Access Materials, Specification of Works and Method Statement (Drawing Ref: 063891-CU-00-XX-DR-C-0701-P02)

    i.      Proposed Soft Landscaping Layout (Drawing Ref: 063891-CUR-00-00-DR-C-0501-P02)

    j.      Proposed Bin Store (Drawing Ref: 4425 (A) 9000 C01)

    k.     Foul and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 27.

28.

Application S21/1201 pdf icon PDF 871 KB

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    Proposal:                  Submission of details reserved by conditions 2 (historic building record) and 5 viii (pocket park landscaping) of S21/0113 (Reserved matters application for details relating to external appearance, layout, scale, and landscaping, with associated open space and infrastructure for the erection of 373 new dwellings, pursuant to Outline Planning Permission under application ref: SK.94/0125/12.)

    Location:                   Land South of Harvey Close and West of Wincanton                Way, Bourne

    Recommendation:     That conditions 2 and 5 viii pursuant to S21/0113 are discharged

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:              Submission of details reserved by conditions 2 (historic building record) and 5 viii (pocket park landscaping) of S21/0113 (Reserved matters application for details relating to external appearance, layout, scale, and landscaping, with associated open space and infrastructure for the erection of 373 new dwellings, pursuant to Outline Planning Permission under application ref: SK.94/0125/12.)

     

    Location:               Land South of Harvey Close and West of Wincanton Way, Bourne

     

    Decision:               To defer the application

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    Against:                 Steven Giullari

     

    Applicant’s agent:David Fletcher

     

    Together with:

    ·       Principle of development established through online consent SK.94/0125 and reserved matters approval S21/0113

    ·       Application to consider was a discharge of conditions pursuant to conditions 2 (historic building record) and 5 viii (pocket park landscaping) of S21/0113

    ·       Bridge 234 was not listed or in conservation area, or required to be retained by the outline planning permission and therefore did not require express planning permission to demolish

    ·       Elsea Park Community Trust supported proposals

    ·       Historical Building Record and Written Scheme of Investigation satisfied condition 2 requirements

    ·       Pocket park and play area details show bridge removed with details of:

    -       Details of proposed play equipment including Arch Play Bridge

    -       Brick and limestone materials salvaged from bridge 234 to mark position of bridge with replacement piazza

    -       Details of location of proposed signage and interpretation boards to illustrate the history of bridge 234

    ·       Petition to save bridge – 1163 signatories and 29 representations

    ·       Recommended to approve details reserved by conditions 2 and 5 viii

    ·       No objection from Bourne Town Council

    ·       No objection from SKDC Historic Buildings Advisor

    During questions and debate Members commented:

    ·       Queried what would be the ongoing costs of maintaining the bridge going forward.

    ·       Queried whether the bridge was stable or whether it could be saved or not.

    ·       Two Members stated that they were disappointed that there had been no visit to the site by the Planning Committee.

    ·       One Member commented that they were not in a position to force the retention of the bridge by deferring the application.

    ·       Some Members expressed the significance of the bridge in relation to the cultural heritage it symbolised.

    It was proposed, seconded and AGREED that the application be deferred in order that retaining the bridge could be investigated further.

     

29.

Application S20/1759 pdf icon PDF 930 KB

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    Proposal:                  Proposed detached dwelling at Land adjacent to 24 High Street Carlby PE9 4LX

    Location:                   24 High Street, Carlby, PE9 4LX  

    Recommendation:     That the application is approved conditionally

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:              Proposed detached dwelling at Land adjacent to 24 High Street Carlby PE9 4LX

     

    Location:               24 High Street, Carlby, PE9 4LX

     

    Decision:               To approve the application conditionally

     

    Councillors Judy Stevens, Penny Robins, and Charmaine Morgan did not participate in the debate or vote in relation to this item.

     

    Noting:

    ·       The principle of a dwelling on the site was acceptable as an infill site in accordance with Policy SP3

    ·       The revised design, reduced scale, and proposed boundary treatment was considered acceptable and in keeping with neighbouring dwelling and surrounding area. It was considered to be a significant improvement on the previous design.

    ·       Carlby Parish Council had confirmed previous concerns had been addressed and no objection to revised scheme.

    ·       No adverse impact upon residential amenity of surrounding neighbouring properties – condition to obscure glaze first floor side windows (serving bathroom and en suite)

    ·       It was considered that the proposal for the erection of a detached dwelling at this location would be in accordance with Policies DE1, SP2 and SP3 of the adopted South Kesteven District Local Plan, and the NPPF.

     

    During questions and debate Members commented:

    ·       Queried whether the number of car parking spaces was sufficient for the size of the dwelling.

     

    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:

     

    Time Limit for Commencement

     

    1)    The development hereby permitted shall be commenced before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

    Reason: In order that the development is commenced in a timely manner, as set out in Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended).

     

    Approved Plans

     

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

     

    4281 03A Amended Proposed Block Plan

    AJE243E Amended Proposed Floorplans and Elevations

     

    Unless otherwise required by another condition of this permission.        

     

    Reason: To define the permission and for the avoidance of doubt.

    Before the Development is Commenced

     

    3)    Before the development hereby permitted is commenced, a written scheme of archaeological investigation shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

     

    The archaeological investigations shall also have been completed in accordance with the approved details before development commences.

     

    Reason: In order to provide a reasonable opportunity to record the history of the site and in accordance with Policy DE1 of the adopted South Kesteven Local Plan and Paragraph 199 of the NPPF.

     

    4)    Before the development hereby permitted is commenced, a scheme for the treatment of surface and foul water drainage shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. 

    Reason: To ensure the provision of satisfactory surface and foul water drainage is provided in accordance with Policy EN5 of the adopted South Kesteven Local Plan.

     

    During Building Works

     

    5)    Should the developer during excavation and construction works of the proposed development site find any area of the site where it  ...  view the full minutes text for item 29.

30.

Any other business, which the Chairman, by reason of special circumstances, decides is urgent

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    Minutes:

    There was none.

     

    Close of meeting

     

    The Chairman closed the meeting at 17:35.