Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 14th April, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual meeting - This meeting is being held remotely using Skype for Business

Contact: Email: Democracy@southkesteven.gov.uk 

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109.

Register of attendance, membership and apologies for absence

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    Minutes:

    Apologies for absence had been received from Councillors Morgan and Mrs Judy Smith. Councillor Jacky Smith was experiencing technical difficulties and was receiving assistance to join the meeting.

110.

Disclosure of interests

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

    Minutes:

    No interests were disclosed.

111.

Minutes of the meeting held on 17 March 2021 pdf icon PDF 326 KB

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    Minutes:

    The minutes of the meeting held on 17 March 2021were agreed as a correct record subject to the following amendments:

     

    ·       Minute number 106 – remove the word ‘also’ and insert the word ‘and’ to the paragraph below

     

    ‘It was proposed, seconded and agreed that the application be approved for the summary of reasons set out in the Additional Items report issued on 17 March 2021 and subject also to the following conditions and subject to the written agreement of the applicants to the proposed amendment to condition 5:’

     

    ·       Minute number 106 – Additional wording to be included as shown below in underlined text

     

    ‘Members referred to a petition of over 900 signatures that had been gathered in relation to the preservation of bridge 234 and concern was raised that the bridge could be considered to be historically significant and that it provided a habitat for surrounding wildlife.’

112.

Application S20/1858 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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    Proposal:                  Erection of 270,000 Bird Poultry Unit comprising of an Agricultural Workers Dwelling and associated infrastructure including following; 6 Poultry Sheds, 9 Feed Bins, 6 Air Heat Exchangers, 3 Ground Source Heat Pumps, 8 Gas Tanks, 1 Bio-Mass Building, Provision of an Earth Bund, 1 Water Tank, 1 Pump House, 1 GP Block, 1 Generator, 1 Storage Barn, Tree Planting to Northern boundary, Full Landscape Scheme and associated infrastructure provision and improvements to access to site from High Dike (revised scheme of S19/0277).

    Location:                   Land at High Dike, High Dike, Great Ponton, NG33 5BG

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

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:     Erection of 270,000 Bird Poultry Unit comprising of an Agricultural Workers Dwelling and associated infrastructure including following; 6 Poultry Sheds, 9 Feed Bins, 6 Air Heat Exchangers, 3 Ground Source Heat Pumps, 8 Gas Tanks, 1 Bio-Mass Building, Provision of an Earth Bund, 1 Water Tank, 1 Pump House, 1 GP Block, 1 Generator, 1 Storage Barn, Tree Planting to Northern boundary, Full Landscape Scheme and associated infrastructure provision and improvements to access to site from High Dike (revised scheme of S19/0277).

     

    Location:     Land at High Dike, High Dike, Great Ponton, NG33 5BG

     

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

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    Applicant/Applicant’s Agent

    Kenny Dhillon

     

    Together with:

     

    ·       An expression of support for the application from Great Ponton Parish Council

    ·       Comments and no safeguarding objections from LCC Minerals and Waste

    ·       No objections from the Environment Agency

    ·       No objections and proposed planning conditions from LCC Highways and SuDS Support

    ·       Comments and no objections from Natural England

    ·       An objection to the application from the Woodland Trust

    ·       No comments received from Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

    ·       No comments received from Anglian Water

    ·       No comments received from Western Power

    ·       Comments from SKDC Environmental Protection

    ·       No comments received from the Forestry Commission

    ·       A request for a Scheme of Archaeological Work recommended by Heritage Lincolnshire

    ·       Thirteen letters of representations received as a result of public consultation

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

    ·       The additional information report published on 12 April 2021 and officer comment thereon, including a proposed amendment to conditions 3 and 6 and an additional informative note

    ·       Comments made by members at the meeting

     

     

    As Councillor Mrs Jacky Smith had experienced technical issues and had not

    been present for the full discussion of this item, she did not participate in the

    vote.

     

    It was proposed, seconded and agreed that the application be approved for the reasons set out in the case officer’s report and subject to the conditions set out on pages 60 to 63 of the case officer’s report (incorporating also the amendment to conditions 3 and 6 specified in the additional information report and verbally updated) and subject to completion of a Section 106 agreement to secure the Traffic Management Plan. 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 not extenuating circumstances that 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 requirements essential to make what would otherwise be unacceptable development acceptable have not been forthcoming.

     

    Upon successful completion of the S106 Agreement, the application is  ...  view the full minutes text for item 112.

113.

Application S21/0021 pdf icon PDF 710 KB

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    Proposal:                  Creation of tracks / internal access roads to serve dwelling and paddocks. Surfacing of existing tracks. Lighting. Formation of new access onto Spa Road.

    Location:                   Spa House, Spa Road, Braceborough, PE9 4NS

    Recommendation:     Approved conditionally

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    11:14 – 11:20 The meeting adjourned

     

    Proposal:     Creation of tracks / internal access roads to serve dwelling and

    paddocks. Surfacing of existing tracks. Lighting. Formation of new access onto Spa Road.

     

    Location:     Spa House, Spa Road, Braceborough, PE9 4NS

     

    Decision:     Minded to refuse the application

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    District Councillor

    Councillor Barry Dobson

    Against

    Glenda Launders

     

    Together with:

     

    ·       Comments from LCC Highways and SuDS Support

    ·       No comments from the Environment Agency

    ·       No comments from SKDC Environmental Protection Services

    ·       No objection from Cadent Gas Limited

    ·       No comments from Welland and Deeping Internal Drainage Board

    ·       One letter of  representation received as a result of public consultation

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

    ·       Site visit observations

    ·       The additional information report published on 12 April 2021 and officer comment thereon, including an amendment to condition 2

    ·       Comments made by members at the meeting

     

    In considering the application, Members raised some concerns, including:

     

    ·       The proposed lighting scheme along the new track was found to be excessive and Members suggested that low-level downwards facing lighting should be used

    ·       The impact on the residential amenity of the neighbouring property was considered to be detrimental

    ·       Members suggested that the application did not comply with policy DE1 due to the impact of light, the impact of residential amenity of the neighbouring property and the loss of privacy

     

    Following the concerns raised during the debate, Members were advised that the points raised could be robustly addressed and mitigated through conditioning.

     

    A proposition was put forward that the Committee be 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.

     

    As Councillor Mrs Jacky Smith had experienced technical issues and had not

    been present for the full discussion of this item, she did not participate in the

    vote.

     

    In accordance with the Constitution, a recorded vote was taken:

     

    For: Councillors Bellamy, Bisnauthsing, Dilks, Kaberry-Brown and Milnes (5)

    Against: Councillor Reid (1)

    Abstain: Councillors Crawford, Exton, Selby and Adams (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 meeting of the Planning Committee when the Interim Head of Planning would provide his opinion on whether the reasons advanced were substantial enough for the authority to defend the decision at an inquiry.

     

    In light of any additional information, the Committee would then be empowered to determine the application without being fettered by their vote at the previous meeting.

114.

Application S20/1493 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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    Proposal:                  Change of use from public house and a residential flat to five flats and car parking

    Location:                   The Old Coach House, Bridge Foot, Market Deeping,       Lincolnshire, PE6 8AA

    Recommendation:     That the application is approved conditionally

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    12:50 – 13:20 The meeting adjourned

     

    Apologies were received from Councillors Dilks and Selby, who were unable to return to the meeting following the adjournment.

     

    13:30 - As the meeting had been in progress for 3 hours, the Chairman asked for Members’ consent to continue. Members agreed

     

    Proposal:     Change of use from public house and a residential flat to five flats and car parking

     

    Location:     The Old Coach House, Bridge Foot, Market Deeping, Lincolnshire, PE6 8AA

     

    Decision:     To approve the application conditionally

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    Against

    Chris Pithey

    Paul Linford

     

    Together with:

     

    ·       No objections from SKDC Environmental Protection Services

    ·       No objection subject to change of use and external changes reflecting the character of the Conservation Area from the SKDC Historic Buildings Advisor

    ·       No objections from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SuDS Support

    ·       No comments from Peterborough City Council

    ·       Ten letters of representation received as a result of public consultation

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

    ·       The additional information report published on 12 April 2021 and officer comment thereon, including an additional condition requested by the Environment Agency (condition 6 below)

    ·       Comments made by members at the meeting

     

    The Chairman requested guidance from the Legal Advisor regarding comments made during the public speaking session relating to land ownership deeds and rights of access. Members were advised that the issue raised was a private matter between the two parties involved, rather than a material planning consideration. As such, the Committee should not take the information provided into account when deliberating whether to approve the application.

     

    It was proposed, seconded and agreed that the application be approved for the summary of reasons set out in the case officer’s report and subject also 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. 18.06.05/A ground floor plan received 7 September 2020

    ii. 18.06.06 first and second floor plan received 23 February 2021

    iii. 18.06.07 elevations received 23 February 2021

     

    Unless otherwise required by another condition of this permission.

     

    Before the Development is Commenced

     

    3        Before the installation of any of the new external windows and/or doors hereby consented, full details of all proposed joinery works for those windows/doors, including 1:20 sample elevations and 1:1 joinery profiles, shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

     

    The development must be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

     

    4        Before the development hereby permitted is commenced, all existing trees shown on the approved plan to be retained shall have been fenced off to the limit of their branch spread in accordance with BS 5837. No works including:

     

    i. removal of earth,

    ii. storage of materials,

    iii. vehicular movements or

    iv. siting of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 114.

115.

Application S20/2223 pdf icon PDF 625 KB

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    Proposal:                  Additional pitch on private travellers’ site

    Location:                   Green Acres, Harrowby Lane, Harrowby, Lincolnshire, NG31 9HB

    Recommendation:     Approved conditionally

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:     Additional pitch on private travellers’ site

     

    Location:     Green Acres, Harrowby Lane, Harrowby, Lincolnshire, NG31 9HB

     

    Decision:     To approve the application conditionally

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    Parish Council

    Peter Armstrong, Harrowby and Londonthorpe Without Parish Council

     

    Together with:

     

    ·       Concerns raised by Harrowby and Londonthorpe Without Parish Council

    ·       Comments and no objection from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SuDS Support

    ·       No comments from Historic England

    ·       No objection from SKDC Environmental Protection Services

    ·       No representations received as a result of public consultation

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

    ·       Comments made by members at the meeting

     

    It was proposed, seconded and agreed that the application be approved for

    the summary of reasons set out in the case officer’s report and subject also 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. Drawing no. 1874/487/1 Received 21st December 2021

     

    Unless otherwise required by another condition of this permission.

     

    Ongoing Conditions

     

    3        There shall be no more than 2 additional touring caravans to those previously approved under S17/1378 and S18/2007, as defined by the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 and the Caravan Sites Act 1968, stored on the site as shown on the site layout plan, of which none shall be occupied for residential purposes.

    4        There shall be no more than 1 additional pitch to those previously approved under S17/1378 and S18/2007 on the site as shown on the site layout plan. No more than 1 static caravan, as defined by the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 and the Caravan Sites Act 1968, shall be stationed at any one time on each pitch.

     

    5        No commercial activities shall take place on the land, including the storage of materials.

     

    6        No vehicle over 3.5 tonnes shall be stationed, parked or stored on this site.

     

    7        The site shall not be occupied by any persons other than gypsies and travellers as defined in the Department for Communities and Local Government 'Planning policy for traveller sites'. Annex 1: Glossary (2015).

     

116.

Application S21/0030 pdf icon PDF 731 KB

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    Proposal:                  Proposed Grain Drying Store and Associated Concrete Hardstanding

    Location:                   Counthorpe Lodge Farm, Swayfield, Grantham  

    Recommendation:     That the application is approved conditionally

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:     Proposed Grain Drying Store and Associated Concrete Hardstanding

     

    Location:     Counthorpe Lodge Farm, Swayfield, Grantham

     

    Decision:     To approve the application conditionally

     

    Noting:

     

    ·       No comments received from the Parish Council

    ·       No objections from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SuDS Support

    ·       No comments received from LCC Minerals and Waste Planning

    ·       No objections from SKDC Environmental Protection Services

    ·       No representations received as a result of public consultation

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

    ·       The additional information report published on 12 April 2021 and officer comment thereon

    ·       Comments made by members at the meeting

     

    It was proposed, seconded and agreed that the application be approved for

    the summary of reasons set out in the case officer’s report and subject also 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:

     

    Site Location Plan, received 5 January 2021

    Proposed Block Plan received 5 January 2021

    Drawing No.201215/01 Rev A, Proposed Floor and Roof Plan received 18 January 2021

    Drawing No.201215/02 Rev A, Proposed Side Elevations received 18 January 2021

    Drawing No.201215/03 Rev A, Proposed Gable Elevations received 18 January 2021

     

    Unless otherwise required by another condition of this permission.

     

    Before the Development is Occupied

     

    3        Before any part of the development hereby permitted is brought into use, the external elevations shall have been completed using only the materials stated in the planning application forms and plans unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

117.

Planning Enforcement and S106 Monitoring Update Report pdf icon PDF 353 KB

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    Minutes:

    The Interim Head of Planning presented an update on planning enforcement and S106 monitoring. The Committee would be given a series of quarterly updates in this area. Members noted the update and thanked officers for the information provided.

118.

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

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