Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 13th October, 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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55.

Membership and apologies for absence

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    Minutes:

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

     

    Councillor Paul Wood would be substituting for Councillor Penny Milnes, for this meeting only.

56.

Disclosure of interests

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

    Minutes:

    Councillor Robert Reid requested that it be noted that he had previously held the Portfolio for Planning, the St Martin’s Park Project (S20/2065) had been kept as part of the Leader’s portfolio and confirmed he would still be taking part in the debate and vote for that item.

     

    Councillor Harrish Bisnauthsing requested that it be noted that he had been approached by members of the public regarding the one or more of the applications, but that he was attending the meeting with an open mind.

     

    Councillor Jacky Smith declared that she had a disclosable pecuniary interest in Agenda item 5 (application S21/1425). She would leave the meeting and not participate in the debate, nor vote.

57.

Minutes of the meeting held on 16 September 2021 pdf icon PDF 312 KB

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    Minutes:

    The minutes of the meeting held on 16 September 2021 were proposed, seconded and AGREED as a correct record, subject to the following amendment:

     

    That it be noted that:

     

    Councillor David Bellamy left the meeting at 16:10.

     

    Councillor Harrish Bisnauthsing left the meeting at 16:35.

58.

Application S20/2056 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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    Proposal:                  Demolition of existing factory premises (excluding original factory building at south western edge of site). Erection of a high-quality mixed-use development comprising; Class E development of offices and workshops (10,000m2 (GIA)), local foodstore and café; c190 dwellings including 30% affordable housing (Class C3); a retirement village including ancillary facilities (Class C2); public open space including strategic landscaping at the eastern end of the site; and all associated infrastructure. Means of access provided off Barnack Road through adaptation of existing vehicular access points as necessary. Secondary pedestrian and cycle access via Edgar Gardens.

    Location:                   Land north of Barnack Road, Stamford, Lincolnshire

     

    Recommendation:   1. That the Assistant Director - Planning is authorised to APPROVE the application subject to the conditions set out at the end of this report and subject to completion of a Section 106 planning Agreement securing the requirements specified in the developer contributions section of the report. Where the S106 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.

     

     

    2. In the event that the agreement has not been concluded within the twelve-week period and where, in the opinion of the Assistant Director - 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.

     

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:                 Demolition of existing factory premises (excluding original factory building at south western edge of site). Erection of a high-quality mixed-use development comprising; Class E development of offices and workshops (10,000m2 (GIA)), local foodstore and café; c190 dwellings including 30% affordable housing (Class C3); a retirement village including ancillary facilities (Class C2); public open space including strategic landscaping at the eastern end of the site; and all associated infrastructure. Means of access provided off Barnack Road through adaptation of existing vehicular access points as necessary. Secondary pedestrian and cycle access via Edgar Gardens

    Location:                 Land north of Barnack Road, Stamford, Lincolnshire

    Decision:                 1. That the Assistant Director - Planning is authorised to APPROVE the application subject to the conditions set out at the end of this report and subject to completion of a Section 106 planning Agreement securing the requirements specified in the developer contributions section of the report. Where the S106 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

    2. In the event that the agreement has not been concluded within the twelve-week period and where, in the opinion of the Assistant Director - 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

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

    Parish Council(s):   Dr Margaret Palmer, Barnack Parish Council

    Cllr Shaun Ford, Stamford Town Council                                                  

    Against:                   Susan Boyd

                          Deborah Hewson

    Applicant:                Mark Flood

    Together with:

    ·            SKDC Local Plan 2011 – 2036

    ·            National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) – revised July 2021

    ·            Support received from Stamford Town Council, but observations made.

    ·            Support and concerns raised by Wothorpe Parish Council.

    ·            No comments received from St Martins Without Parish Council.

    ·            Objections received from Barnack Parish Council

    ·            No objections from a Heritage perspective from Peterborough City Council, but comments regarding the Transport Assessment

    ·            No objections, subject to imposition of appropriate Planning Conditions from Natural England.

    ·            Comments from Lincs Wildlife Trust.

    ·            Comments from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust.

    ·            Comments and request for contributions towards enhanced facilities from Network Rail.

    ·            Comments on needs to upgrade from Western Power Distribution.

    ·            Recommendation for planning conditions regarding contamination and drainage from the Environment Agency.

    ·            Recommendations to ensure contamination remediation and noise mitigation received from South Kesteven District Council Environmental Protection.

    ·            Comments received from Anglian Water

    ·            No comments received from Welland and Deepings Internal Drainage Board.

    ·            No objections and recommended conditions received from Lincolnshire County Council (Lead Flood Authority) .

    ·            Requirement for a Scheme of Archaeological Works from Heritage Lincolnshire.

    ·            No comments from Historic England.

    ·            No comments from the Gardens Trust.

    ·            Comments from South Kesteven District Council Heritage Advisor

    ·            Comments regarding and Environmental Impact Assessment, heights of buildings and welcome the retention of the 1904 building  ...  view the full minutes text for item 58.

59.

Application S21/1425 pdf icon PDF 693 KB

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    Proposal:                  Change of use to dog exercise paddock, reinstatement of a vehicular access and erection of two wooden shelters

    Location:                   Oaklands, Main Street, Ingoldsby, NG33 4HA

    Recommendation:     That the application is approved conditionally

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposal:                 Change of use to dog exercise paddock, reinstatement of a vehicular access and erection of two wooden shelters 

     

    Location:                 Oaklands, Main Street, Ingoldsby, NG33 4HA 

     

    Decision:                 To approve the application conditionally

     

    Together with:

    ·            Comments received from Environmental Protection Services (SKDC)

    ·            Comments received from LCC Highways & SuDS Support

    ·            Comments received from LCC Footpaths Officer

    ·            Three letters of representation had been received as a result of publicity.

    ·            Information included within the Additional Information Report issued on 5 October.

     

    The Case Officer also provided the following verbal updates:

    ·            That the applicant’s name had been written incorrectly on the Case Officer’s report and would be corrected from ‘Mr J Allen’ to ‘Mr L Allen’.

    ·            That two additional conditions would be included as part of the application (conditions 5 and 6).

     

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

    ·            How far the development was located from the next neighbouring dwelling.

     

    It was confirmed that there was approximately 50 metres from the proposed site to the rear garden area of the next neighbouring dwelling, and approximately 70 metres from the proposed site to the rear elevation of the next neighbouring dwelling. Furthermore, an area of screen planting had also been proposed which would provide a further buffer from the proposed site and the dwelling.

    ·            Whether it was necessary for there to be a condition mandating that the removal of waste from the dog waste bin be provided by the Council’s Commercial Waste Team.

     

    Officers confirmed that this condition could be amended to allow for other suitable commercial waste teams to provide the service of removing waste from the dog waste bin.

    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:

     

    Drawing No.1438-1_PL_LP01, Site Location Plan, received 19 July 2021

    Drawing No.1438-1_PL_DD01, 1.8 m high dog field fencing, received 19 July 2021

    Drawing No.1438-1_PL_GA01, Proposed pergola, received 19 July 2021

    Drawing No.1438-1_PL_SP01, Proposed Site Plan, received 19 July 2021

     

    Unless otherwise required by another condition of this permission.

     

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

     

    Before the Development is Occupied

    3.          Before any part of the development hereby permitted is occupied/brought into use, the external elevations shall have been completed using only the materials stated in the planning application forms unless otherwise agreed 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.

    4.          Prior to first use of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 59.

60.

Application S21/0420 pdf icon PDF 1 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:

    Application            S21/0420

     

    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:                 1. That the Assistant Director – Planning is authorised to APPROVE the application subject to the conditions set out within the main report (as approved on 22 July 2021), and subject to the completion of a Section 106 Planning Agreement, which would secure the affordable housing requirements as a commuted sum in lieu of on-site provision. 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.

    2. In the event that the agreement has not been concluded within the twelve-week period and where, in the opinion of the Assistant Director – 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 to make what would otherwise be unacceptable development acceptable have not been forthcoming.

    Noting:

    ·            No objections received from Anglian Water.

    ·            No objections received from Cadent Gas.

    ·            No comments received from Environment Agency.

    ·            Comments received from Lincolnshire County Council (Highways & SuDS) regarding proposed drainage intentions.

    ·            No objections received from Lincolnshire Police.

    ·            No comments received from Natural England

    ·            Comments received from SKDC Partnership Projects Officer regarding the percentage of affordable housing to be provided by the applicant.

    ·            No objections received from SKDC Conservation Officer.

    ·            No objections received from SKDC Building Control.

    ·            5 letters of representation had been received as a result of publicity, including 2 neutral letters and 3 letters of objection.

    ·            Information included within the Additional Information Report issued on 5 October.

     

    Members commented:

    ·            That ideally more affordable accommodation would be located in Grantham.

    ·            That there were no reasonable ground to refuse 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 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.

    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 Ref A)

    c.   Proposed Site Layout, Landscaping & Boundary Treatment Plan (Ref: 19053-P-100 Rev A)

    d.  Proposed Refuse & Cycle Store Plan (Ref: 19053-P-101 Rev A)

    e.  Proposed Floor Plans (Ref: 19053-P-102 Rev F)

    f.    Drainage Statement received 09 June 2021

    g.  Preliminary Roost Assessment received 04 March 2021

    h.  Noise Report received 04 March 2021

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61.

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

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    There was none.

62.

Close of Meeting

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    Minutes:

    The Chairman closed the meeting at 15:45.