Agenda item

Application S16/2816

Proposal:                  Residential development (228 dwellings) formation of public open space provision of access and associated drainage and engineering works.

Location:                   Land at Rectory Farm, Grantham

Recommendation:     Approve subject to conditions and Section 106 agreement

Minutes:

Proposal:     Residential development (228 dwellings) formation of public open space provision of access and associated drainage and engineering works.

 

Location:     Land at Rectory Farm, Grantham

 

Decision:     To approve the application subject to conditions and the completion of a Section 106 agreement

 

Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

 

Applicant/Applicant’s Agent

Georgina McCrae

 

Together with:

 

·       Traffic concerns raised by Great Gonerby Parish Council and a request for a new public right of way to be created from the development to Great Gonerby

·       No objection from the Environment Agency

·       Comments from Anglian Water and a suggested condition requiring a foul water strategy and surface water drainage management strategy

·       A requested condition requiring details of the surface water drainage scheme with arrangements for future management from the Upper Witham Drainage Board 

·       No objection subject to requested conditions from Lincolnshire County Council Highways/SuDS

·       No objection from Highways England subject to a requested condition

·       A request for a Section 106 contribution from Lincolnshire County Council Education

·       Comments and requested conditions from SKDC Environmental Protection

·       A requested condition from Heritage Lincolnshire

·       Comments and no objection from Historic England

·       No objection from Natural England

·       Comments from Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

·       A request for a Section 106 contribution from the NHS

·       Comments from the SKDC Affordable Housing Officer

·       A request for a fire hydrant to be provided on site from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue

·       Comments from the SKDC Principal Design Officer

·       Representations received as a result of public consultation

·       Provisions within the National Planning Policy Framework and the South Kesteven Core Strategy and supplementary planning documents

·       The additional information report issued on 21 December 2020 and officer comment thereon

·       Comments made by members at the meeting

 

The Committee were informed that two of the conditions had been updated and a further two conditions had been added since the agenda had been circulated. These changes were displayed for meeting attendees and an explanation was given regarding the need for the changes.

 

It was proposed, seconded and agreed that the application be approved subject to the conditions set out in the report and updated and subject to completion of a Section 106 planning obligation securing the requirements specified in the developer contributions section 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 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.

 

Upon successful completion of the Section 106 Agreement, the approved application is to be 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.

 

Approved Plans

 

2        The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following list of approved plans:

 

Site Location Plan: 379-LP-01C received 24 January 2019

 

Access: NTW 477 014 received 24 January 2019

 

Site Wide Plans: 379-SK-01F; 379-SK-02F; 379-SK-03F; 379-SK-04F; 379-SK-05F; 8247-L-01C; GRA01.PL001D; GRA01.PL004A; GRA01.PL006A; GRA01.PL008B; GRA01.PL009B all received 18 September 2020

 

House Types and garages: HWK.pe7; EVE.pe; WAY.pe; MOU.pe; MYL.pe; PEM.pe; Rip.pe; KNI.pe; ASL.pe; COT.CH.pe; SG.pe; DTG.pe all received 08 June 2018

 

Unless otherwise required by another condition of this permission.

 

Before the Development is Commenced

 

3        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.

 

4        The archaeological investigations shall also have been completed in accordance with the approved details before development commences.

 

5        Before the development hereby permitted is commenced, details demonstrating how the proposed dwellings would comply with the requirements of Local Plan Policy SB1 must be submitted to and

approved in writing 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.

 

6        Prior to commencement, a foul water drainage strategy shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.

 

7        Prior to commencement, a detailed surface water drainage scheme shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The scheme shall:

   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.

 

8        Before the development hereby permitted is commenced, a scheme relating to the survey of the land for contamination shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

 

The scheme shall include:

 

i.     A desk top study documenting all the previous and existing land uses of the site and  adjacent land;

ii.    A site investigation report assessing the ground conditions of the site and incorporating chemical and gas analysis identified as appropriate by the desk top study; and

iii.   A detailed scheme for remedial works and measures to be undertaken to avoid risk from contaminants and/or gases when the site is developed and proposals for future maintenance and monitoring.

iv.   Shall include the nomination of a competent person to oversee the implementation of the works.

 

9        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;

 

o   phasing of the development to include access construction;

o   the parking of vehicles of site operatives and visitors;

o   loading and unloading of plant and materials;

o   storage of plant and materials used in constructing the development;

o   wheel washing facilities;

o   the routes of construction traffic to and from the site including any off site routes for the disposal of excavated material and;

o   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.

 

10       Before any construction work above ground is commenced, details of all soft landscaping works and biodiversity enhancements shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Details shall be in broad accordance with drawing 8247-L-01-C and include:

 

i.               planting plans;

ii.              written specifications (including cultivation and other operations associated with plant and grass establishment);

iii.             schedules of plants, noting species, plant sizes and proposed numbers/densities where appropriate;

iv.            bird and bat boxes and other biodiversity enhancements including those recommended in the Environmental Statement

 

11       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 be in broad accordance with drawing 8247-L-01-C and 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;

vi.       minor artefacts and structures (e.g. furniture, play equipment, refuse or other storage units, signs, lighting etc.);

vii.      proposed and existing functional services above and below ground (e.g. drainage power, communications cables, pipelines etc. indicating lines, manholes, supports etc.);

viii.     retained historic landscape features and proposals for restoration, where relevant.

 

12       Before any of the works on the external elevations for the building(s) hereby permitted are begun, details of the materials (including colour of any render, paintwork or colourwash) to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the buildings shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Details shall be in broad accordance with drawing GRA01- PL009B

 

13       Before the works to provide the boundary treatments hereby permitted are commenced, a plan indicating the heights, positions, design, materials and type of boundary treatment to be erected shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Details shall be in broad accordance with drawing GRA01-PL010B

 

14       The development shall be carried out in accordance with the mitigation measures set out in the ecological chapter of the environmental statement dated May 2018 in accordance with Policies EN2, and EN3 of the adopted South Kesteven Local Plan 2018.

 

15       Notwithstanding the submitted plans, final details of the vehicular and foot/cycleway links across the site boundary, together with a timetable for implementation shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The development shall be implemented in accordance with the approved details.

 

Before the Development is Occupied

 

16       Before any part of the development hereby permitted is occupied/brought into use, a verification report confirming that remedial works have been completed shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The report shall have been submitted by the nominated competent person approved, as required by condition above. The report shall include:

 

i.         A complete record of remediation activities, and data collected as identified in the remediation scheme, to support compliance with agreed remediation objectives;

ii.        As built drawings of the implemented scheme;

iii.       Photographs of the remediation works in progress; and

iv.       Certificates demonstrating that imported and/or material left in situ is free from contamination.

 

The scheme of remediation shall thereafter be maintained in accordance with the approved scheme.

 

17       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.

 

18       Before any part of the development hereby permitted is occupied/brought into use, all hard landscape works shall have been carried out in accordance with the approved hard landscaping details.

 

19       Before the end of the first planting/seeding season following the occupation/first use of any part of the development hereby permitted, all soft landscape works and biodiversity enhancements shall have been carried out in accordance with the approved soft landscaping and biodiversity enhancement details.

 

20       Before any part of the development hereby permitted is occupied/brought into use, the external surfaces shall have been completed in accordance with the approved details.

 

21       Before any part of the development hereby permitted is occupied/brought into use, the works to provide the boundary treatments shall have been completed in accordance with the approved boundary treatment scheme.

 

22       Before any part of the development hereby permitted is occupied/brought into use, the works to provide the surface and foul water drainage shall have been completed in accordance with the

approved details.

 

23       Before any part of the development hereby permitted is occupied/brought into use, a landscape and biodiversity 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.

iv.            measures to protect and enhance ecology and biodiversity

 

24       The approved sustainable building measures shall be completed in full for each dwelling, in accordance with the agreed scheme, prior to the first occupation of each dwelling hereby permitted.

 

25       No dwellings within the development hereby approved, either alone or in combination with planning permissions (S16/2818, S16/2819 or S16/2816) shall be occupied, until either the scheme shown on drawing 103790 PEF ZZ XX DR Y SK002 (Linden/Jelson Eastern junction 'top up' scheme), the scheme shown on drawing 103790 PEF ZZ XX DR Y SK001 (GDOV Eastern junction 'top up' scheme as required under condition 28 of planning permission S17/1262) or any other alternative

scheme providing the same mitigation that may be submitted to and approved in writing by the LPA has been completed.

 

26       No more than 448 dwellings within the development hereby approved, either alone or in combination with planning permissions (S16/2818, S16/2819 or S16/2816) shall be occupied, until the scheme shown on drawing no. 106648-SK006 Rev A (the Western junction GDOV scheme) has been completed.

 

Ongoing Conditions

 

27       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.

 

28       Following the first occupation of the final dwelling/unit hereby permitted, the approved Landscape and Biodiversity Management Plan shall be adhered to in full thereafter unless otherwise agreed in

writing by the Local Planning Authority.

 

29       The approved surface water drainage scheme shall be retained and maintained in full, in accordance with the approved details.

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