Proposal: Construction of 22 dwellings and associated infrastructure (all 22 dwellings to be classed as ‘Entry Level’ Affordable Housing Units)
Location: Land at Bourne Road, Morton, Bourne
Recommendation: To approve the application subject to conditions and completion of a Section 106 Agreement
Proposal: Construction of 22 dwellings and associated infrastructure (All 22 dwellings to be classed as 'Entry Level' Affordable Housing Units)
Location: Land at Bourne Road, Morton, Bourne
Decision: To approve the application subject to conditions and completion of a Section 106 Agreement.
As the application was part-heard and Councillors Helen Crawford and Judy Stevens had not been present when it had been considered previously, they did not participate in discussion or vote on the application.
· The additional information report from the meeting held on 22 July 2020
· Comments made during the public speaking session on 22 July
· Comments made by members on 22 July 2020when the application was first considered
· The assessment of the reasons for refusal submitted by Committee members following the resolution at the meeting on 22 July
· Provisions within the National Planning Policy Framework and the South Kesteven Local Plan and supplementary planning documents
· Comments received from Education and Cultural Services, Lincolnshire County Council requesting a financial contribution
· Comments from Heritage Lincolnshire
· Comments from the Affordable Housing Officer (SKDC)
· Comments and no request for funding from NHS England
· Comments from Anglian Water Services
· No objection from LCC Highways and SuDS Support
· Objections from Morton Parish Council
· Representations received as a result of public consultation
· Comments made by members at the meeting
After the meeting of the Committee on 22 July 2020 at which members decided that they were minded to refuse the application, they were required to submit, within five working days, their reasons for refusal to the Interim Head of Development Management. These were listed in the case officer’s report together with officer comment thereon.
Members were advised that officers did not feel the reasons provided were defendable in the event of an appeal should the application be refused. The officer recommendation remained to approve the application.
It was proposed and seconded that the application be approved for the summary of reasons set out in the case officer’s report and subject to completion of a Section 106 Agreement and conditions.
As the Committee had been minded to refuse the application on 22 July 2020 and the cooling-off period had been invoked, a recorded vote was taken in accordance with the Council’s Constitution.
For: Councillors Cottier, Exton, Kaberry-Brown, Milnes, Reid, Selby, Smith and Adams
Against: Councillor Dilks
Abstain: Councillors Bisnauthsing, Crawford and Stevens
The vote was carried and the application was approved subject to completion of a Section 106 Agreement to secure the requirements specified in section 8.9 of the report. 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 Development Management, 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.
The approved application was also subject 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.
2. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following list of approved plans:
i. Location Plan received 24 April 2019
ii. Layout Plan, drawing no. L124/SITE/03 received 8 June 2020
iii. Layout Plan with materials, drawing no. PL-06C received 8 June 2020
iv. Landscaping Plan, drawing no. P20-0407_01-C received 30 June 2020
v. Play Space Plan, drawing no. P20-0407-02B received 8 June 2020
vi. 2318 House Type, drawing no. L000/2318/L/DS, received 5 May 2020
vii. 2328V2 House Type, drawing no. L000-2328V2-DS, received 5 May 2020
viii. 324 House Type, drawing no. L000/2324/L/DS, received 5 May 2020
ix. 2228 House Type, drawing no. L000/2228/L/DS, received 5 May 2020
Unless otherwise required by another condition of this permission.
Before the Development is Commenced
3. No development shall take place until details demonstrating how the proposed dwellings would comply with the requirements of Local Plan Policy SB1 has been submitted and approved by the Local Planning Authority. The scheme shall include details of how carbon dioxide emissions would be minimised through the design and construction of the buildings; details of water efficiency and the provision of electric car charging points.
The approved sustainable building measures shall be completed in full, in accordance with the agreed scheme, prior to the first occupation of the dwellings hereby permitted.
4. Before the development hereby permitted is commenced, a scheme for the treatment of surface and foul water drainage shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The drainage details must:
· be based on sustainable drainage principles and an assessment of the hydrological and hydrogeological context of the development;
· provide details of how run-off will be safely conveyed and attenuated during storms up to and including the 1 in 100 year critical storm event, with an allowance for climate change, from all hard surfaced areas within the development into the existing local drainage infrastructure and watercourse system without exceeding the run-off rate for the undeveloped site;
· provide attenuation details and discharge rates which shall be restricted to 5 litres per second;
· provide details of the timetable for and any phasing of implementation for the drainage scheme; and
· provide details of how the scheme shall be maintained and managed over the lifetime of the development, including any arrangements for adoption by any public body or Statutory Undertaker and any other arrangements required to secure the operation of the drainage system throughout its lifetime.
5. Before the development hereby permitted is commenced, a written scheme of archaeological investigation shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The archaeological investigations shall also have been completed in accordance with the approved details and a report submitted to the Local Planning Authority for approval before development commences.
6. No development shall take place until a Construction Management Plan and Method Statement has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority which shall indicate measures to mitigate against traffic generation and drainage of the site during the construction stage of the proposed development.
The Construction Management Plan and Method Statement shall include:
· phasing of the development to include access construction;
· the parking of vehicles of site operatives and visitors;
· loading and unloading of plant and materials;
· storage of plant and materials used in constructing the development;
· wheel washing facilities;
· the routes of construction traffic to and from the site including any off-site routes for the disposal of excavated material and;
· strategy stating how surface water run off on and from the development will be managed during construction and protection measures for any sustainable drainage features. This should include drawing(s) showing how the drainage systems (permanent or temporary) connect to an outfall (temporary or permanent) during construction.
The Construction Management Plan and Method Statement shall be strictly adhered to throughout the construction period.
7. 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 temporary buildings
shall be permitted within these protected areas.
During Building Works
8. Before the development hereby permitted is commenced, details of hard landscaping works shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Details shall include:
i. proposed finished levels and contours;
ii. means of enclosure;
iii. car parking layouts;
iv. other vehicle and pedestrian access and circulation areas;
v. hard surfacing materials.
9. The development must be carried out in accordance with the recommendations in the Hillier Ecology Extended Phase 1 Survey report dated April 2019.
10. Before any of the works on the external elevations of the dwellings hereby permitted are begun, details of the materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Details must
· Facing brickwork and/or any render to be used;
· Roof tiles;
· Finish of verges and eaves.
Before the Development is Occupied
11. Before any part of the development hereby permitted is occupied, the dwellings must have been completed in accordance with the approved details.
12. Before any part of the development hereby permitted is occupied, all hard landscape works shall have been carried out in accordance with the approved hard landscaping details.
13. Before any part of the development hereby permitted is occupied, the works to provide the surface and foul water drainage shall have been completed in accordance with the approved details.
Before the end of the first planting/seeding season following the occupation of any part of the development hereby permitted, all soft landscape works shall have been carried out in accordance with the approved landscaping details on the Landscaping Plan, drawing no. P20-0407_01-C received 30 June 2020.
14. Before any part of the development hereby permitted is occupied, a landscape management plan shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The plan shall include:
i. long term design objectives,
ii. management responsibilities and iii. maintenance schedules for all landscape areas, other than privately owned, domestic gardens.
15. Before any dwelling is occupied, all of that part of the estate road and associated footways that forms the junction with the main road and which will be constructed within the limits of the existing highway, shall be laid out and constructed to finished surface levels in accordance with details to be submitted to, and approved in writing by, the Local Planning Authority.
16. Within a period of five years from the first occupation of the final dwelling/unit of the development hereby permitted, any trees or plants provided as part of the approved soft landscaping scheme, that die or become, in the opinion of the Local Planning Authority, seriously damaged or defective, shall be replaced in the first planting season following any such loss with a specimen of the same size and species as was approved in condition above unless otherwise agreed by the Local Planning Authority.
17. For a period of not less than 5 years following the first occupation of the final dwelling hereby permitted, the approved Landscape Management Plan shall be adhered to in full unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
The meeting adjourned at 11:40 and reconvened at 11:48.