Agenda item

Application S19/1475

Proposal:                   Erection of 31 affordable dwellings and associated works including access and landscaping

Location:                    Land off Cherryholt Road, Cherryholt Road, Stamford, PE9 2EP

Recommendation:   To approve the application subject to conditions and completion of a Section 106 Agreement

Minutes:

The meeting adjourned at 13:22 and reconvened at 13:45.

 

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

 

Proposal:     Erection of 31 affordable dwellings and associated works                         including access and landscaping.

 

Location:     Land off Cherryholt Road, Cherryholt Road, Stamford, PE9                             2EP

 

Decision:     Minded to refuse the application.

 

Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

 

District Councillor:

Councillor Amanda Wheeler (read by the Democratic Officer)

 

Parish Council:

David Taylor

 

Against:

Charlie Short

Eva Van Maren

Applicant/Applicant’s Agent:

Samantha Brooman

 

Together with:

 

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

·            Site visit observations

·            Comments from Historic England

·            A suggested condition from the South Kesteven District Council Arboricultural Consultant

·            Request for a financial contribution by Lincolnshire County Council Education and Cultural Services

·            Comments of South Kesteven District Council’s Environmental Protection Services

·            Comments from the South Kesteven District Council Historic Buildings Advisor

·            Comments from South Kesteven District Council Affordable Housing Officer

·            Comments from the Lincolnshire County Council Footpaths Officer

·            An objection from Stamford Civic Society

·            Comments from Anglian Water Services

·            No objection from the Environment Agency subject to conditions

·            Comments from Heritage Lincolnshire

·            No comments to make by the Welland and Deeping Internal Drainage Board

·            A request for a financial contribution from NHS England

·            Objections from Stamford Town Council

·            No objections subject to conditions and informatives from Lincolnshire County Council Highways and SuDS Support

·            No objection and comments from Western Power Distribution

·            Representations received as a result of public consultation

·            The additional information report issued on 28 September 2020 and officer comment thereon

·            Comments made by members at the meeting

 

The Interim Head of Development Management left the meeting during consideration of this application and did not return. The Senior Planning Officer role was covered by Principal Planning Officers in attendance at the meeting.

 

Concerns raised by members on the application were as follows:

 

·       Properties were within a high-risk flood area

·       A neighbourhood plan was looking to protect the area of which the proposed development would sit, as an area of historic value

·       Safety of pedestrians and motorists alongside nearby highway

·       The Development would compromise the look and character of the area

·       Not the right location for affordable housing

 

As the proposition was minded to refuse, please add a brief summary of the main concerns

 

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 Bisnauthsing, Dilks, Kaberry-Brown, Milnes, Selby

                     Smith and Stevens

Against:       Councillors Cottier, Exton and Reid

Abstain:       Councillors Crawford and Adams

 

The vote was carried and those Committee Members who voted in favour of the proposition had five working days to provide the 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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