Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Thursday, 20th January, 2022 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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100.

Apologies for absence

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    Minutes:

    Apologies for absence have been received from Councillor Mrs Judy Smith, Councillor Robert Reid and Councillor Rosemary Kaberry-Brown.

     

    Councillor Gloria Johnson would be substituting for Councillor Mrs Judy Smith, Councillor Kaffy Rice-Oxley would be substituting for Councillor Rosemary Kaberry-Brown and Councillor Nick Robins would be substituting for Councillor Robert Reid, for this meeting only.

     

    Councillor David Bellamy would be substituting as Vice-Chairman, for this meeting only.

101.

Disclosure of interests

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

    Minutes:

    Councillor Ian Selby noted with regards to Application S21/0442 that whilst he had a brother who worked at Grantham College, he had no financial interests in the application and so felt comfortable to vote and speak on it.

     

    Councillor Charmaine Morgan noted with regards to Application S21/0442 that she was the Ward Councillor for the area and that she also had a daughter who attended the College as a student.

     

102.

Application S21/0174 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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    Proposal:                           Submission for approval of reserved matters (aorm) relating to appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for 480 residential units pursuant to outline permission S15/3189

    Location:                           Land to the North of Longcliffe Road and South of Belton Lane, Grantham

    Recommendation:             That the Assistant Director – Planning is authorised to GRANT planning permission subject to conditions

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:                         Submission for approval of reserved matters (aorm) relating to appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for 480 residential units pursuant to outline permission S15/3189

    Location:                         Land to the North of Longcliffe Road and South of Belton Lane, Grantham

    Decision:                          To authorise the Assistant Director – Planning to GRANT planning permission subject to conditions

     

    Noting comments made in the public speaking session by:   

     

    Applicant’s agent:              Chris Dwan

     

    Together with:

     

    ·            Provisions within the National Planning Policy Framework, the South Kesteven Local Plan, the Design Guidelines for Rutland and South Kesteven Supplementary Planning Document and supplementary planning documents.

    ·            No comments received from Belton and Manthorpe Parish Council.

    ·            No comments received from the Environment Agency.

    ·            No comments received from Historic England.

    ·            No comments received from Lincolnshire Fieldpaths Association

    ·            No objections received from the Lincolnshire Crime Prevention Officer.

    ·            No comments received from Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust.

    ·            No comments received from the Ministry of Defence.

    ·            No comments received from Natural England.

    ·            Comments received from Network Rail.

    ·            No comments received from the SKDC Arboricultural Advisor.

    ·            No comments received from the SKDC Conservation Officer.

    ·            No comments received from SKDC Environmental Protection.

    ·            Comments received from the SKDC Landscape Consultee.

    ·            Comments received from the SKDC Principal Urban Design Officer.

    ·            Objection received from The Association of Gardens Trust.

    ·            No comments received from The Ramblers Association.

    ·            Objection received from Upper Witham Internal Drainage Board.

    ·            No comments received from the Ward Councillor.

    ·            Site observations

    ·            Representations as a result of publicity

     

    During questions to public speakers, Members commented on:

     

    ·            Whether or not there were plans for the provision of car parking facilities in the area. The applicant confirmed there were not.

    ·            Whether or not there were plans for a suitable pedestrian link to the Old Village. The applicant confirmed that there were plans to include benches along pedestrian routes to this area.

    ·            Whether concerns regarding Belton House would form part of the later Structural Landscaping Application.

    ·            Whether or not there were plans for children’s play spaces. The applicant confirmed there would be green areas available for children to play on.

    ·            Whether the associated bridge would be built of stone. The applicant did not confirm this.

    During questions to officers and debate, Members commented on:

     

    ·            The importance of the bridge being built of stone.

    ·            The possibility of an additional condition requiring the bridge to be built from stone.

    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 amended Condition 3:

     

    Notwithstanding the submitted plans, before any construction work above ground is commenced, full details of the external appearance (including details of the materials to be used) of the approved Vehicular Bridge over the Running Furrows, shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Details shall be in broad accordance with the drawing Running Furrows Cross – Long and Cross Sections Layout (Ref: WIE/SA/04/011/A02) and shall utilise stone facing materials for the external appearance of the proposed primary arch feature. Thereafter,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 102.

103.

Application S21/1210 pdf icon PDF 743 KB

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    Proposal:                          Reserved matters application for access, appearance, layout and scale details relating to outline permission S18/0452 (Residential Development)

    Location:                           Ferndale House, Swinstead Road, Corby Glen, NG33 4NU

    Recommendation:             To authorise the Assistant Director of Planning to GRANT planning permission, subject to conditions outlined in the report.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:                         Reserved matters application for access, appearance, layout and scale details relating to outline permission S18/0452 (Residential Development)

    Location:                         Ferndale House, Swinstead Road, Corby Glen, NG33 4NU

    Decision:                          To authorise the Assistant Director of Planning to GRANT planning permission, subject to conditions outlined in the report

     

    Noting comments made in the public speaking session by:

     

    Against:                            Colin Smith

    Applicant’s agent:              John Roberts

     

    Together with:

     

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

    ·            Comments received from Corby Glen Parish Council.

    ·            Comments received from LCC Highways/SuDS.

    ·            Comments received from Environmental Protection.

    ·            Site observations.

    ·            Representations as a result of publicity

     

    During questions to public speakers, Members commented on:

     

    ·            The distance between the proposed development and neighbouring dwellings.

    ·            The process of naming the proposed new roads.

    ·            The distance between the boundary of the Paddocks and the proposed development.

    During questions to officers and debate, Members commented on:

     

    ·            The objections received, as outlined in the Case Officer’s report.

    ·            The need for the provision of fire hydrants.

    ·            Whether construction times could be limited through the use of an additional condition.

    ·            The maintenance of the roads and drainage system.

    ·            Whether the common grass area could be registered as an area of public open space and an asset of community value.

    ·            How all proposed dwellings included the provision of two parking spaces.

    ·            Whether the proposed development infringed on the rural nature of the area.

    ·            The impact of the proposed development on the privacy of existing properties.

    ·            The need for affordable housing in the area and level of affordable housing offered by the proposed development.

    ·            The shortage of bungalows available in the area.

    ·            Whether the local community had been consulted with regards to the proposed development and the lack of objections received.

    ·            The density of the proposed development.

    (Noting that Councillor Ian Selby left the meeting during the hearing of Application S21/1210 and could therefore not partake in the debate nor the vote).

     

    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 additional conditions:

     

    Notwithstanding the approved plans, before any of the works on the external elevations for the buildings hereby permitted are begun, manufacturers details (samples upon request) of the materials (including colour of any render, paintwork or colourwash) to be used in the construction of the external surfaces shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

    Reason: To ensure a satisfactory appearance to the development and in accordance with Policy DE1 of the adopted South Kesteven Local Plan.

     

    Prior to first occupation of the dwellings hereby approved, a fire hydrant shall have been installed on site, details of which (including location) shall first be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority. The fire hydrant shall be installed in accordance with the approved details and retained for the lifetime of the development.

    Reason: In the interest of fire safety.

     

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104.

Application S21/0442 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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    Proposal:                          Demolition of existing building on site and the development of 11no. residential dwellings

    Location:                           Grantham College Building Department Adj. The Old Bar, Sandon Road, Grantham

    Recommendation:             To authorise the Assistant Director of Planning to GRANT planning permission, subject to the completion of a Section 106 Agreement and subject to conditions outlined in this report

    Minutes:

    Proposal:                         Demolition of existing building on site and the development of 11no. residential dwellings

    Location:                         Grantham College Building Department Adj. The Old Bar, Sandon Road, Grantham

    Decision:                          To authorise the Assistant Director of Planning to GRANT planning permission, subject to the completion of a Section 106 Agreement and subject to conditions outlined in this report

     

    Noting comments made in the public speaking session by:

     

    Against:                            Michael Ellison

    Applicant’s agent:              Chris Lindley

     

    Together with:

     

    ·            Provisions within the National Planning Policy Framework, the South Kesteven Local Plan, the Draft Stamford Neighbourhood Plan, Design Guidelines for Rutland and South Kesteven and supplementary planning documents.

    ·            No objections received from Anglian Water.

    ·            No objections received from Cadent Gas.

    ·            No comments received from Environment Agency.

    ·            No comments received from Grantham Civic Society.

    ·            No comments received from Heritage Lincolnshire.

    ·            Comments received from Historic England.

    ·            Comments received from Lincolnshire County Council Education.

    ·            Comments received from Lincolnshire County Council Highways & SuDS.

    ·            No comments received from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue.

    ·            No objections received from Lincolnshire the Police Crime Prevention Officer.

    ·            Comments received from NHS Lincolnshire.

    ·            No objections received from the SKDC Arboricultural Advisor, subject to conditions.

    ·            Comments received from the SKDC Conservation Officer.

    ·            Comments received from the SKDC Environmental Health Officer.

    ·            Comments received from the SKDC Partnerships Projects Officer.

    ·            Comments received from the SKDC Principal Urban Design Officer.

    ·            No comments received from Upper Witham Internal Drainage Board.

    ·            Site observations.

    ·            Representations as a result of publicity.

     

    During questions to public speakers, Members commented on:

     

    ·            The impact of the proposed development on the Building Department of Grantham College.

    ·            The availability of documentary evidence that the proposed development would not result in a loss of community use, as per provisions outlined in the South Kesteven Local Plan.

    ·            The relocation of the College’s educational courses.

    ·            Parking issues within the area.

    ·            The use of a topographical survey.

    ·            Climate change mitigations and the use of solar panelling.

    ·            The number of proposed electric car charging points.

    During questions to the officers and debate, Members commented on:

     

    ·            Whether the application was in line with aims of the SKDC Corporate Plan.

    ·            Whether the application was in line with National Planning Policy Framework and the South Kesteven Local Plan.

    ·            Whether the Section 106 Agreements could be protected if the application was deferred.

    ·            Whether there was clear alternative provision for the activities of the College.

    ·            Concerns were expressed relating to the proposed design materials.

    ·            Concerns were expressed relating to the level of difficulty in assessing the overall impact of the proposed development on the neighbouring street scene.

    ·            The lack of communal space in Grantham town centre.

    ·            The level of historical interest in the area.

    It was proposed, seconded, and AGREED that the application be deferred to a future meeting of the Committee, to allow further information to be sought.

     

105.

Application S21/2286 pdf icon PDF 630 KB

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    Proposal:                          New single storey dwelling with garaging for proposed dwelling and number 22 The Green

    Location:                           22 The Green, Thurlby, PE10 0HB  

    Recommendation:             To authorise the Assistant Director of Planning to REFUSE planning permission

     

    Minutes:

    Proposal:                         New single storey dwelling with garaging for proposed dwelling and number 22 The Green

    Location:                         22 The Green, Thurlby, PE10 0HB  

    Decision:                          To authorise the Assistant Director of Planning to REFUSE planning permission

     

    Noting comments made in the public speaking session by:

     

    Against:                            Mark Ward

                                             Stephen Holland

                                            

    Together with:

     

    ·            Provisions within the National Planning Policy Framework, the South Kesteven Local Plan, the Thurlby Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan and supplementary planning documents.

    ·            No comments received from Thurlby Parish Council.

    ·            Comments received from LCC Highways/SuDS.

    ·            Comments received from Environmental Protection.

    ·            Site observations

    ·            Representations as a result of publicity

     

    During questions to public speakers, Members commented on:

     

    ·            The relationship between the speaker’s property and the proposed development.

    It was proposed, seconded, and AGREED that the application be refused for the summary of reasons set out in the case officer’s report.

     

106.

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

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    Minutes:

    There was none.

107.

Close of meeting

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    Minutes:

    The Chairman closed the meeting at 17:17.