Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 12th January, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber - South Kesteven House, St. Peter's Hill, Grantham. NG31 6PZ. View directions

Contact: Email: Democracy@southkesteven.gov.uk 

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94.

Apologies for absence

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    Minutes:

    Apologies for absence had been received from Councillor Mrs Judy Smith, Councillor Charmaine Morgan and Councillor Rosemary Kaberry-Brown.

    Councillor Gloria Johnson would be substituting for Councillor Mrs Judy Smith and Councillor Sarah Trotter would be substituting for Councillor Rosemary Kaberry-Brown, for this meeting only.

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

95.

Disclosure of interests

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

    Minutes:

    Councillor Harrish Bisnauthsing declared that he had a disclosable pecuniary interest in Application S21/0938.

96.

Minutes of the meeting held on 15 December 2021 pdf icon PDF 165 KB

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    Minutes:

    The minutes of the meeting held on 15 December 2021 were proposed, seconded and AGREED as a correct record.

97.

Application S21/0938 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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    Proposal:                  Erection of 200 dwellings with associated infrastructure and landscaping

    Location:                  Land to the north of Uffington Road, Stamford  

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

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    Minutes:

    Proposal:                         Erection of 200 dwellings with associated infrastructure and landscaping

    Location:                         Land to the north of Uffington Road, Stamford   

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

    Noting comments made in the public speaking session by:

    Against:                            Clare Howe

    Applicant’s agent:              Sam Silcocks

     

    Together with:

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

    ·            An objection received from Stamford Town Council.

    ·            Comments received from Stamford Civic Society.

    ·            Comments received from Affordable Housing (SKDC).

    ·            Comments received from Environmental Protection Services (SKDC).

    ·            Comments received from LCC Highways & SuDS Support.

    ·            Comments received from Anglian Water.

    ·            No objections received from Fire Authority.

    ·            No objections received from Historic England.

    ·            No objections received from LCC Minerals and Waste.

    ·            No objections received from LCC Education.

    ·            No objections received from Lincolnshire Police.

    ·            No objections received from Environment Agency.

    ·            Comments received from NHS England.

    ·            Comments received from Heritage Lincolnshire.

    ·            Site observations

    ·            Representations as a result of publicity

     

    During questions to public speakers, Members commented on:

    ·            The level of employment allocation taken up by the applicant. It was confirmed that 76% of employment allocation was being retained, with the proposed masterplan intending to allow for access to this.

    ·            Pedestrian and cycle access to Ryhall road.

    ·            The number of proposed dwellings.

    ·            The connectivity between the site and the nearby retail facilities.

    ·            Whether the applicant owned any of the employment on the landlocked land.

    ·            Existing traffic levels in relation to the proposed development’s access points.

    During questions to officers and debate, Members commented on:

    ·            Whether there was reason to refuse approval of the application.

    ·            How no developers had sought to develop the land for employment purposes.

    ·            The need for affordable housing provision in Stamford.

    ·            The impact of the proposed development on traffic levels in the area.

    ·            Members expressed concerns regarding the associated masterplan, citing that it was not comprehensive.

    ·            Members debated the possibility of deferring the application due to a lack of connectivity afforded by the proposed development.

    ·            The location of the proposed development as being on a brownfield site.

    ·            Whether the draining strategy had been agreed.

    ·            The location of local schools in relation to the proposed development.

    ·            The importance of preserving employment land in Stamford.

    ·            How LCC Education had been contacted regarding the S106 Agreement and had responded that they did not require any financial contribution as part of this.

    ·            Climate change mitigations in relation to the construction of the proposed dwellings.

    ·            Whether the materials details would come back to the Committee.

    It was proposed and seconded that the application be deferred. Following a vote, the proposal was rejected.

     

    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:

    (Councillor Phil Dilks requested it be recorded that he had voted against approving the application).

    Time Limit for Commencement

     

    1.     The development hereby  ...  view the full minutes text for item 97.

98.

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

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    Minutes:

    There was none.

99.

Close of meeting

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    Minutes:

    The Chairman closed the meeting at 12:25.