Agenda item

Application S21/0174

Proposal:                           Submission for approval of reserved matters (aorm) relating to appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for 480 residential units pursuant to outline permission S15/3189

Location:                           Land to the North of Longcliffe Road and South of Belton Lane, Grantham

Recommendation:             That the Assistant Director – Planning is authorised to GRANT planning permission subject to conditions

Minutes:

Proposal:                         Submission for approval of reserved matters (aorm) relating to appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for 480 residential units pursuant to outline permission S15/3189

Location:                         Land to the North of Longcliffe Road and South of Belton Lane, Grantham

Decision:                          To authorise the Assistant Director – Planning to GRANT planning permission subject to conditions

 

Noting comments made in the public speaking session by:   

 

Applicant’s agent:              Chris Dwan

 

Together with:

 

·            Provisions within the National Planning Policy Framework, the South Kesteven Local Plan, the Design Guidelines for Rutland and South Kesteven Supplementary Planning Document and supplementary planning documents.

·            No comments received from Belton and Manthorpe Parish Council.

·            No comments received from the Environment Agency.

·            No comments received from Historic England.

·            No comments received from Lincolnshire Fieldpaths Association

·            No objections received from the Lincolnshire Crime Prevention Officer.

·            No comments received from Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust.

·            No comments received from the Ministry of Defence.

·            No comments received from Natural England.

·            Comments received from Network Rail.

·            No comments received from the SKDC Arboricultural Advisor.

·            No comments received from the SKDC Conservation Officer.

·            No comments received from SKDC Environmental Protection.

·            Comments received from the SKDC Landscape Consultee.

·            Comments received from the SKDC Principal Urban Design Officer.

·            Objection received from The Association of Gardens Trust.

·            No comments received from The Ramblers Association.

·            Objection received from Upper Witham Internal Drainage Board.

·            No comments received from the Ward Councillor.

·            Site observations

·            Representations as a result of publicity

 

During questions to public speakers, Members commented on:

 

·            Whether or not there were plans for the provision of car parking facilities in the area. The applicant confirmed there were not.

·            Whether or not there were plans for a suitable pedestrian link to the Old Village. The applicant confirmed that there were plans to include benches along pedestrian routes to this area.

·            Whether concerns regarding Belton House would form part of the later Structural Landscaping Application.

·            Whether or not there were plans for children’s play spaces. The applicant confirmed there would be green areas available for children to play on.

·            Whether the associated bridge would be built of stone. The applicant did not confirm this.

During questions to officers and debate, Members commented on:

 

·            The importance of the bridge being built of stone.

·            The possibility of an additional condition requiring the bridge to be built from stone.

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 amended Condition 3:

 

Notwithstanding the submitted plans, before any construction work above ground is commenced, full details of the external appearance (including details of the materials to be used) of the approved Vehicular Bridge over the Running Furrows, shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Details shall be in broad accordance with the drawing Running Furrows Cross – Long and Cross Sections Layout (Ref: WIE/SA/04/011/A02) and shall utilise stone facing materials for the external appearance of the proposed primary arch feature. Thereafter, the development shall be completed in accordance with the approved details.

 

Reason: To ensure a satisfactory appearance to the development and in accordance with Policy DE1.

 

And together with the following conditions:

 

Approved Plans

 

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

Site Location Plan

-     Site Location Plan showing ARM Application Area (Ref: L--/SL/ARM/Rev C)

 

Site Layout

-     Site Layout Plan – Overview (Ref: L--/SL/OVERVIEW/REV G)

-     Site Layout Plan – Phase 1A (Ref: L--/SL/P01A/REV G)

-     Site Layout Plan – Phase 1B (Ref: L--/SL/P01B/REV H)

-     Site Layout Plan – Phase 2 (Ref: L--/SL/P02/REV H)

-     Site Layout Plan – Phase 3 (Ref: L--/SL/P03/REV J)

 

Boundaries and Landscaping

-     Boundaries & Landscaping Plan Overview (Ref: L--/BOUNDLAND/5/Rev G)

-     Boundaries & Landscaping – Sheet 1 of 4 (Ref: L--/BOUNDLAND/1/Rev E)

-     Boundaries & Landscaping – Sheet 2 of 4 (Ref: L--/BOUNDLAND/2/Rev F)

-     Boundaries & Landscaping – Sheet 3 of 4 (Ref: L--/BOUNDLAND/3/Rev G)

-     Boundaries & Landscaping – Sheet 4 of 4 (Ref: L--/BOUNDLAND/4/Rev G)

 

Materials

-     External Materials Plan (Ref: L--/EXTMAT/01/Rev D)

-     Roof Materials Plan (Ref: L--/ROOFMAT/01/Rev D)

 

House Types

-     Plot Schedule (Dated 17 November 2021)

-     Plot Schedule – Detailed Design (Dated 22 December 2021)

-     House Type Styles Plan (L--/STYLES/01/Rev D)

-     Phases 2 & 3 Replan Corner Plots Plan (Ref: L--/REPLAN/CORNERS/01/REVA)

-     Phases 2 & 3 Replan Focal Plots Plan (Ref: L--/REPLAN/FOCAL/01/REV A)

-     Classic House Types Pack received 17 November 2021 with the exception of House Type 2318 – Corner Plot.

-     2318 House Type – Classic Design – Corner Plot (Ref: L52/2318DS/CLA/CORNER/Rev A)

-     Contemporary House Types Pack received 17 November 2021

-     Cottage House Types Pack received 17 November 2021

 

Garages

-     Double Shared Carport (Ref: L000/CARPORT/DBL/DS)

-     Triple Shared Carport (Ref: L000/CARPORT/TRP/DS)

-     Standard Garage – Double and Single V3 Sheet 1 (Ref: L000/D&SG-V3/01)

-     Standard Garage – Double and Single V3 Sheet 2 (Ref: L000/D&SG-V3/02)

-     Double Garage – Front Gable (Ref: L000/DG/01)

-     Double Garage – Side Gable (Ref: L000/DG/02)

-     Double Shared Garage – Side Gable (Ref: L000/DSG/02)

-     Single Garage – Front Gable (Ref: L000/SG/04)

-     Attached Single Garage – Side Gable (Ref: L000/SG/05)

-     Triple Shared Garage – Side Gable Sheet 1 (Ref: L000/TSG/01)

-     Triple Shared Garage – Side Gable Sheet 2 (Ref: L000/TSG/02)

 

Acoustic Bund

-     Noise Bund Elevation (Ref: WIE/SA/82/002/A01)

-     Acoustic Bund Cross Section (Ref: L000/BUND/01)

 

Running Furrows Bridge Design

-     Running Furrows Crossing – Long and Cross Sections Layout (Ref: WIE/SA/04/011/A02)

 

Unless otherwise required by another condition of this permission.

 

Reason: To define the permission and for the avoidance of doubt.

 

Before the Development is Commenced

 

Construction Management Plan and Method Statement

 

2.          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 constriction 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.

 

Reason: To ensure that the permitted development is adequately drained without creating or increasing flood risk to land or property adjacent to, or downstream of, the permitted development during construction and to ensure that suitable traffic routes are agreed.

 

During Building Works

 

Running Furrows Bridge Materials Details

 

3.          Notwithstanding the submitted plans, before any construction work above ground is commenced, full details of the external appearance (including details of the materials to be used) of the approved Vehicular Bridge over the Running Furrows, shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Details shall be in broad accordance with the drawing Running Furrows Cross – Long and Cross Sections Layout (Ref: WIE/SA/04/011/A02), and shall utilise stone facing materials for the external appearance of the proposed primary arch feature. Thereafter, the development shall be completed in accordance with the approved details.

 

 

Reason: To ensure a satisfactory appearance to the development and in accordance with Policy DE1.

 

            External Materials Details

 

4.          Before any of the works on the external elevations for the building(s) hereby permitted are begun, full 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 the following drawings: External Materials Plan (Ref: L--/EXTMAT/01/Rev D) and Roof Materials Plan (Ref: L--/ROOFMAT/01/Rev D).

 

Reason: To ensure a satisfactory appearance to the development and in accordance with Policy DE1 of the adopted South Kesteven Local Plan.

 

Soft Landscaping Details

 

5.          Notwithstanding the submitted plans, before any construction work above ground is commenced, revised plans showing full details of all soft landscaping works including the selection of appropriate plant species for the identified street trees and plot boundary treatments, together with a timetable for implementation shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Details shall be in broad accordance with drawings: Boundaries & Landscaping Plan Overview (Ref: L--/BOUNDLAND/5/Rev G), Boundaries & Landscaping – Sheet 1 of 4 (Ref: L--/BOUNDLAND/1/Rev E), Boundaries & Landscaping – Sheet 2 of 4 (Ref: L--/BOUNDLAN/2/Rev F), Boundaries & Landscaping – Sheet 3 of 4 (Ref: L--/BOUNDLAND/3/Rev G) and Boundaries & Landscaping – Sheet 4 of 4 (Ref: L--/BOUNDLAND/4/Rev G) and include:

 

a.  Planting plans

b.  Written specifications (including cultivation and other operations associated with plant and grass establishment)

c.   Schedules of plants, noting species, plant sizes and proposed numbers / densities where appropriate.

 

Reason: Soft landscaping and tree planting make an important contribution to the development and its assimilation with its surroundings and in accordance with Policies DE1, EN3 and OS1 of the adopted South Kesteven Local Plan.

 

            Hard Landscaping Details

 

6.          Notwithstanding the submitted plans, before any works on site other than site clearance works commence, details of hard landscaping works together with a timetable for implementation shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Details shall be in broad accordance with drawings: Site Layout Plan – Overview (Ref: L--/SL/OVERVIEW/REV G), Site Layout Plan – Phase 1A (Ref: L--/SL/P01A/REV G), Site Layout Plan – Phase 1B (Ref: L--/SL/P01B/REV H), Site Layout Plan – Phase 2 (Ref: L--/SL/P02/REV H), Site Layout Plan – Phase 3 (Ref: L--/SL/P01A/REV J) and shall include:

 

d.  Detailed specification and materials for all hard surfaces, including public and private roads, paths and cycleways.

 

Reason: Hard landscaping and tree planting make an important contribution to the development and its assimilation with its surroundings and in accordance with Policy DE1 of the adopted South Kesteven Local Plan.

 

Estate Road Phasing and Completion Plan - Details

 

7.          The permitted development shall be undertaken in accordance with an Estate Road Phasing and Completion Plan, which shall first be approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The plan shall set out how the construction of the development will be phased and standards to which the estate roads on each phase will be completed during the construction period of the development.

 

Reason: To ensure that a safe and suitable standard of vehicular and pedestrian access is provided for residents throughout the construction period of the development.

 

Before the Development is Occupied

 

Estate Road and Footway Implementation

 

8.          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.

 

Reason: In the interests of safety, to avoid the creation of pedestrian trip hazards within the public highway from surfacing materials, manholes and gullies that may otherwise remain for an extended period at dissimilar, interim construction levels.

 

Travel Plan Implementation

 

9.          The development shall not be occupied until those parts of the approved Travel Plan that are identified therein as being capable of implementation before occupation shall be implemented in accordance with the timetable contained therein and shall continue to be implemented for as long as any part of the development is occupied.

 

Reason: In order that the permitted development conforms to the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework, by ensuring that access to the site is sustainable and that there is a reduced dependency on the private car for journeys to and from the development.

 

Hard Landscaping Implementation

 

10.      All hard landscaping works shall be carried out in accordance with the approved hard landscaping details and timetable for implementation.

 

Reason: Hard landscaping and tree planting make an important contribution to the development and its assimilation with its surroundings and in accordance with Policy DE1 of the adopted South Kesteven Local Plan.

 

            Soft Landscaping Implementation

 

11.      All soft landscaping works shall be carried out in accordance with the approved soft landscaping details and timetable for implementation.

 

Reason: Soft landscaping and tree planting make an important contribution to the development and its assimilation with its surroundings and in accordance with Policy DE1, EN3 and OS1 of the adopted South Kesteven Local Plan.

 

            Materials Implementation

 

12.      Before each dwelling is occupied, the external surfaces of that dwelling shall have been completed in accordance with the approved details.

 

Reason: To ensure a satisfactory appearance to the development and in accordance with Policy DE1 of the adopted South Kesteven Local Plan.

 

            Boundary Treatments

 

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

 

Reason: To provide a satisfactory appearance to any boundary treatments and by screening rear gardens from public view, in the interests of the privacy and amenity of the occupants of the proposed and neighbouring dwellings and in accordance with Policy DE1 of the adopted South Kesteven Local Plan.

 

            Noise Attenuation Measures

 

14.      Before the occupation of any dwellings, Validation Testing of the noise attenuation works shall had been carried out and the results submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority. Such Validation Testing shall:

 

a)  Be carried out in accordance with an approved method statement

b)  Demonstrate that the specified noise levels have been achieved.

 

In the event that the specified noise levels have not been achieved, then, notwithstanding the sound attenuation works thus far approved, a further scheme of sound attenuation works to the relevant dwellings affected, which is capable of achieving the specified noise levels recommended by an acoustic consultant, shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority before the use of the development is commenced. Such further scheme of works shall be installed as approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority before the relevant dwellings are occupied and shall thereafter, be retained.

 

Reason: To protect residents from unacceptable noise levels generated by passing trains.

 

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