Agenda item

Application S19/1483

Proposal:                  Outline planning permission for the erection of a one and half storey dwelling with approval being sought for access only

Location:                  Vine House, 19 High Street, Carlby, PE9 4LX 

Recommendation: To approve the application subject to conditions


Proposal:     Outline Planning Permission for the erection of a one and half storey dwelling with approval being sought for access only


Location:     Vine House, 19 High Street, Carlby, PE9 4LX


Decision:     Minded to refuse the application


Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:


Carlby Parish Council

John Bavister


Steve Markham (read out by Jo Toomey)

Mel Butcher

Applicant/Applicant’s Agent

Edward Griffin


Together with:


·       Comments from Chris Benn, previous District Councillor for the Glen Ward (as read out by the Chairman)

·       No comments from SKDC Environmental Protection Services

·       Comments from Carlby Parish Council

·       No objection from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SUDS Support

·       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

·       Site visit observations

·       The additional information report published on 19 August 2020 and officer comment thereon

·       Comments made by members at the meeting


12:55 – Councillor Clack left the meeting


In considering the application, Members raised concerns about the height of the proposed dwelling and the potential for it to negatively affect the amenity of the neighbouring properties as a one and a half storey building.


13:07 – Councillor Kaberry-Brown stated that she had not heard the preceding part of the debate due to technical issues. Officers confirmed that she would not be able to participate in the vote on this application


The Committee also queried the definition of the application site as a brownfield site and the policies within the South Kesteven Local Plan that had therefore been considered applicable. 


13:17 - As the meeting had been in progress for 3 hours, the Chairman asked for Members’ consent to continue. Members agreed


It was proposed and seconded that the application be approved conditionally, as recommended by the Planning Officer, but on being put to the vote the proposition was not carried.


A proposition was put forward that the Committee was 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. In accordance with the Constitution, a recorded vote was taken:


For: Councillors Bellamy, Bisnauthsing, Dilks, Milnes, Reid, Judy Smith and Adams (7)

Against: Councillors Exton, Selby and Jacky Smith (3)

Abstain: Councillor Cottier (1)


As Councillor Kaberry-Brown had not been present for the full discussion of this item, she did not participate in the vote.


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 Development Management 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 Development Management 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.

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