Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Thursday, 26th August, 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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31.

Register of attendance, membership and apologies for absence

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    Apologies for absence had been received from Councillor David Bellamy, Councillor Phil Dilks, Councillor Rosemary Kaberry-Brown, Councillor Charmaine Morgan and Councillor Judy Stevens.

     

    Councillor Paul Wood would be substituting for Councillor Phil Dilks, and Councillor Nick Robins would be substituting for Councillor David Bellamy, for this meeting only.

32.

Disclosure of interests

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

    Minutes:

    Councillor Paul Wood confirmed that he would be speaking as a ward member in reference to S21/0415 and would therefore not be participating in the debate or vote.

     

    Councillor Robert Reid declared that he sat on the Planning Regulatory Board for Lincolnshire County Council but expressed that he had no interests to disclose.

     

    The Chairman declared that she had been approached by multiple members of the public with regards to two of the items on the agenda but expressed that she would be attending the meeting with an open mind.

33.

Minutes of the meeting held on 22 July 2022

34.

Application S21/1057 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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    Proposal:

    Outline application for Class B2 (General Industrial) and Class B8 (Storage and Distribution) with associated Class E(g)(i) office floorspace along with necessary earthworks, landscaping and boundary treatments (access to be considered)

    Location:

     

    Recommendation:

    Spittlegate Level, Spittlegate, Grantham  

     

    That the application is approved conditionally and subject to a S106 agreement

     

    Minutes:

    Proposal:                              Outline application for Class B2 (General Industrial) and Class B8 (Storage and Distribution) with associated Class E(g)(i) office floorspace along with necessary earthworks, landscaping and boundary treatments (access to be considered)

     

    Location:                              Spittlegate Level, Spittlegate, Grantham

     

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

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    Applicant:                             James Ridings        

               

    Together with:

     

    v  Principle of development

    ·         Site allocated for employment – GR-SE1

    ·         Approx. 22% of site allocation

    v  Landscape impact considered

    ·         Localised landscape impact to site and surroundings;

    ·         Wider landscape impact mitigated and further design details

    v  Highway impact

    ·         Adequate access from A1 at new junction, HE confirmed acceptable impact on SRN;

    ·         Access considered acceptable, 2-3 movements per minute at peak;

    ·         Parking – significant car and HGV parking proposed;

    ·         Travel Plan

    v  No ecological impact considered;

    v  Drainage – swales and attenuation basin, discharge to watercourse;

    v  No residential amenity concerns – nearest dwelling over 300m, little visual impact;

    v  Heritage – less than substantial harm identified to St Guthlac Church at lower end of scale, no harm to SM – balancing exercise

    v  No objections from consultees;

    v  Benefits of scheme – substantial jobs growth proposed, allocated site

    During debate members made the following comments:

     

    ·         A query was raised as to why indicative landscape drawings had been submitted for an outline planning application. Officers confirmed that this was not uncommon due to the scale of the work to allow for full assessment.

    ·         A query was raised about the possibility of finding archaeological remains on the site and whether the concerns of Historic England had been addressed. Officers confirmed that Heritage Lincs had been consulted and that no objections had been made.

    ·         A concern was raised regarding the levels of access by lorries to the site.

    It was confirmed that Highways England had raised initial concerns about the modelling, but that this had been addressed and there had been no further objections. It was confirmed that any HGV movements would be along the A1 and not through the town.

     

    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

     

    The development hereby permitted shall be commenced before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission or two years from the approval of the last of the reserved matters, whichever is the latter.

     

    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).

     

    Reserved Matters

     

    1             Details of the reserved matters set out below shall have been submitted to the Local Planning Authority for approval within three years from the date of this permission:

                     i.        layout

                   ii.        scale;

                  iii.        appearance; and

                  iv.        landscaping.

    Approval of all reserved matters shall have been obtained from the Local Planning Authority in writing before any development is commenced.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 34.

35.

Application S21/0415 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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    Proposal:

    Erection of 16 affordable dwellings and associated infrastructure.

     

    Location:

     

    Recommendation:

    Land to the North of Doddington Lane, Claypole 

     

    That the application is approved conditionally, subject to completion of a S106 Agreement

     

    Minutes:

    Proposal:                  Erection of 16 affordable dwellings and associated infrastructure.

     

    Location:                  Land to the North of Doddington Lane, Claypole          

     

    Decision:                  To approve the application conditionally and subject to a S106 Agreement

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    District Councillor                Paul Wood

    Parish Council                      John Freeman

    Against:                                 Dean Revill                                      

    Applicant:                              Robert Jays              

                                                   

    Together with:

     

    ·         Claypole defined as a smaller village in Local Plan

    ·         Principle of rural exception scheme on edge of settlement in accordance with policy SP4

    ·         Scheme would deliver 16 affordable dwellings including 4 bungalows

    ·         Evidence of need demonstrated through local housing needs survey (2019), council housing register, SHMA and support from SKDC affordable housing officer

    ·         Design of scheme improved through pre-app and Design PAD process

    ·         Some impact on rural character of area and Doddington Lane

    ·         Hedgerows to be retained and enhanced

    ·         Some impact on neighbouring properties through access

    ·         Good separation distances to neighbouring properties

    ·         Drainage strategy acceptable, detail secured by condition 4

    ·         Sustainable building requirements secured by condition 3

    ·         Off-site highway improvement works – detail of any lighting secured by condition 10

    ·         Landscaping detail and management secured through conditions 11, 13 and 15

    ·         Adequate parking and provision of cycle storage

    During debate members made the following comments:

    ·         Concerns were raised regarding the location of the development. It was noted that Claypole had not been included in the Local Plan for any development and questioned whether there were other sites had been identified as more suitable.

    ·         Officers were asked to ensure that the local need of residents would be prioritised. Discussion took place regarding potential issues of social integration into the village.

    ·         It was noted that the Parish Council had not supported the application.

    ·         Members requested clarification around whether the application complied with all the conditions set out in the SP4.

     

    Officers confirmed that due to the nature of the application as a rural exception scheme criterion a (need for substantial community support) of Policy SP4 was not necessary and that the NPPF para 78 was also relevant to this application. It was advised to Members that in the Officers’ opinion the most relevant spatial policy was SP4 and not SP3 or SP5.

     

    ·         Concerns were raised regarding the Housing Survey and whether the results of this were reliable due to a low response rate from Claypole residents.

     

    ·         Concerns were raised regarding the educational capacity of the local school due to a potential increase in village population as a result of the development.

     

    It was noted that confirmation had been received from Lincolnshire County Council that there would be no issues regarding educational capacity.

     

    ·         A concern was raised regarding the status of the application and whether it should be deemed a major development.

     

    Officers clarified that the application would be termed as an ‘edge of settlement’ application for a major development, consisting of 10 dwellings or more.

     

    ·         Members debated the differences between the local needs of Claypole in relation to the Local Plan, against the District wide needs of the Affordable Housing Strategy.

     

    It was confirmed that the definition  ...  view the full minutes text for item 35.

36.

Application S21/0899 pdf icon PDF 492 KB

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    Proposal:

    Use of land for dog exercising/training, 1.8m high fence, and parking area

     

    Location:

     

     

    Recommendation:

    Land North Of The Leas, Hough Road, Grantham, Barkston

     

    That the application is approved conditionally.

     

    Minutes:

    Proposal:                  Use of land for dog exercising/training, 1.8m high fence, and parking area

     

    Location:                  Land to the North of The Leas, Hough Road, Grantham, Barkston.  

     

    Decision:                  To approve the application conditionally.

     

    Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

     

    Against:                                                        

    Applicant:                  Mike Sibthorpe        

               

    Together with:

     

    ·         Principle of development in accordance with SP5 and E7

    ·         Visual impact – hedgerow has been incorporated to mitigate visual impact of fence to south and east boundaries

    ·         Residential amenity impact – conditions imposed to restrict no. of dogs at any time and restrict hours of use to minimise possible noise disturbance for residents of The Leas

    ·         Parking – Informal parking area for minimum 6 cars – secured by condition

    ·         Access improvements to be carried out prior to first use as required by LCC Highways – secured by condition

    ·         The additional comments made by the Senior Planning Officer to Members relating to additional and amended conditions and information that now formed part of the recommendation

    During debate members made the following comments:

    ·         Concerns were raised regarding the development becoming a potential site for breeding. It was confirmed that the proposed use of the site was solely for the exercising of dogs.

    ·         A query was raised regarding the potential for noise pollution. Officers confirmed that the site would be 100m from the nearest property and would be vacant at night.

    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:

     

    MSP.1742/101F

     

    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     Prior to first use, a dog waste bin (as shown on the proposed block plan MSP.1742/101F) shall be provided on site and a contract shall be entered into with SKDC Commercial Waste Team for the removal of waste.

    Reason: In the interest of amenity.

     

    4     Prior to first use of the development hereby approved, the parking area as shown on proposed block plan MSP.1742/101F shall be provided. Any hard surfacing used shall be permeable. The parking area shall be retained for the lifetime of the development.

    Reason: In the interest of highway safety.

     

    5     Prior to first occupation on site further details relating to the vehicular access to the public highway, including materials, specification of works and construction method shall be submitted to the Local Planning Authority for approval. The approved details shall be implemented on site before the development is first brought into use and thereafter retained  ...  view the full minutes text for item 36.

37.

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

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    Minutes:

    There were no other items of business.


    The meeting closed at 15:54.