Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 7th February, 2018 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Priory Road, Spalding

Contact: Democratic Services  01775 764626

Items
No. Item

84.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on    (copy enclosed). 

Minutes:

The Committee considered the minutes of the meeting held on 10 January 2018.

 

DECISION:

 

That the minutes of the meeting be agreed and signed by the Chairman.

85.

Declaration of Interests.

(Where a Councillor has a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest the Councillor must declare the interest to the meeting and leave the room without participating in any discussion or making a statement on the item, except where a Councillor is permitted to remain as a result of a grant of dispensation.)

Minutes:

Item 5 – H16–1174-17

It was noted that Councillor Avery did not have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in this item.  However, he knew the applicant and so would leave the room for the duration of the item.

 

Item 6 - H09-1128-17

It was noted that all members of the Planning Committee (except Councillors Casson and Newton who were substitute members) had been lobbied on this item.

86.

H04-0823-17 pdf icon PDF 389 KB

Full application for the installation of high voltage Direct Current cables for the Viking Link interconnector project between proposed landfall at Boygrift in East Lindsay to a proposed converter station at North Ing Drove, Donington; installation of Alternative Current cables from the converter station to the existing Bicker Fen 400kV Substation; as well as permanent access road to converter station, temporary facilities required during construction such as compounds and works areas (report of the Development Manager enclosed).

Minutes:

Plan No. and Applicant

Proposal

H04-0823-17 – National Grid Viking Link Ltd

 

Full application for the installation of high voltage Direct Current cables for the Viking Link interconnector project between proposed landfall at Boygrift in East Lindsay to a proposed converter station at North Ing Drove, Donington; installation of Alternative Current cables from the converter station to the existing Bicker Fen 400kV Substation; as well as permanent access road to converter station, temporary facilities required during construction such as compounds and works areas at Ing Drove, Donington.

 

Consideration was given to the report of the Development Manager upon which the above application was to be determined, including his recommendations, copies of which had previously been circulated to all members.

 

Members debated the matter and fully explored the details of the application in light of prevailing policies and guidance. The debate was not repeated here as Planning Committee meetings were webcast and could be viewed in full at www.sholland.gov.uk for a limited period of time following which the recording could be made available by request.

 

As part of the presentation, the Planning Officer informed the Committee of the following information that had become available following the publication of the agenda:

·         The Council’s Environmental Protection Team were happy with the application’s Environmental Statement.

·         The Environment Agency had no objection to the converter station.  It was noted however that the Environment Agency maintained a holding objection with regard to cable routes and river crossings.  There were no main river crossings in South Holland, but there was an impact for the South Forty Foot Drain.  The applicants were working to overcome this issue with a relevant legal agreement.

·         Reference to ‘Best and Most Versatile’ agricultural land was as a result of the Council’s own assessment in consultation with a range of Stakeholders.

·         Boston Borough Council had considered its response to the Council’s consultation and had no objection to this application.

 

In discussing the application, and in response to issues raised by the public speaker objecting to the proposal, Councillors sought assurances that the issue of the proposed fencing would be re-examined to try to find a way to accommodate wildlife whilst maintaining the security of the site. It was confirmed that discussions would take place with the applicant and that the outcome would be referred to Chairman’s Panel.

 

 

 

 

DECISION:

 

That planning permission be approved subject to those conditions listed at Section 9 of this report, subject to allowing officers under delegated authority to revisit condition wording, in conjunction with the other 3 Local Planning Authorities once the outcomes of the applications submitted to North Kesteven District Council, East Lindsey District Council and Boston Borough Council are known.

 

(Moved by Councillor Tennant, seconded by Councillor Avery)

 

Oral representations were received in respect of the above application with the council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings:

 

Supporter – Liz Wells (Applicant)

Objector – Elizabeth Almond (Resident)

87.

H16-1174-17 pdf icon PDF 532 KB

Full application for a proposed glasshouse development at the land off Clay Lake Bank, Spalding, Lincs (report of the Development Manager enclosed).

Minutes:

Councillor Avery left the meeting at 7.25 p.m.

 

Plan No. and Applicant

Proposal

H16-1174-17 – Bridge Farm Nurseries Ltd and Clay lake Farm Ltd.

 

Full application for proposed glasshouse development at land off Clay Lake Bank, Spalding, Lincolnshire.

Consideration was given to the report of the Development Manager upon which the above application was to be determined, including his recommendations, copies of which had previously been circulated to all members.

 

Members debated the matter and fully explored the details of the application in light of prevailing policies and guidance. The debate was not repeated here as Planning Committee meetings were webcast and could be viewed in full at www.sholland.gov.uk for a limited period of time following which the recording could be made available by request.

 

DECISION:

 

That planning permission be granted subject to the carrying out of further archaeological investigations, and those conditions listed at section 9 of this report.

 

(Moved by Councillor Drury, seconded by Councillor Tenant)

 

Oral representation were received in respect of the above application with the council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings:

 

Supporter – David Ball (Applicant)

88.

H09-1128-17 pdf icon PDF 544 KB

S73A Continuation for the erection of two dwellings at 28A Battlefields Lane, South Holbeach, Spalding – approved under HO9-0931-13. Modification of Condition 2 to allow amendments to previously approved plans (report of the Development Manager enclosed).

Minutes:

Councillor Avery returned to the meeting at 7.37 pm

 

Plan No. and Applicant

Proposal

H09-1128-17 – Proway Building Ltd

 

S73A Continuation application for the erection of two dwellings – approved under H09-0931-13. Modification of Condition 2 to allow amendments to previously approved plans.

 

Consideration was given to the report of the Development Manager upon which the above application was to be determined, including his recommendations, copies of which had previously been circulated to all members.

 

Members debated the matter and fully explored the details of the application in light of prevailing policies and guidance. The debate was not repeated here as Planning Committee meetings were webcast and could be viewed in full at www.sholland.gov.uk for a limited period of time following which the recording could be made available by request.

 

DECISION:

 

That planning permission be granted subject to those conditions listed at Section 9 of the report.

 

(Moved by Councillor  Seymour, seconded by Councillor Tennant)

 

(Councillor Newton wished it to be recorded in the minutes that she voted against the recommendation set out in the report.)

 

Oral representation were received in respect of the above application with the council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings:

 

Objector – Ann Kidd (Resident)

89.

H14-0912-17 pdf icon PDF 659 KB

Outline application for a residential development at Crossgate Lane, Pinchbeck, Spalding (report of the Development Manager enclosed).

Minutes:

(Councillor Eldridge left the room at 8.08 pm and returned to the room at 8.12 pm)

 

Plan No. and Applicant

Proposal

H14-0912-17 – PJ Borst Esq

 

Outline application for residential development at Crossgate Lane, Pinchbeck, Spalding.

 

Consideration was given to the report of the Development Manager upon which the above application was to be determined, including his recommendations, copies of which had previously been circulated to all members.

 

Members debated the matter and fully explored the details of the application in light of prevailing policies and guidance. The debate was not repeated here as Planning Committee meetings were webcast and could be viewed in full at www.sholland.gov.uk for a limited period of time following which the recording could be made available by request.

 

DECISION:

 

That planning permission be granted subject to the applicant entering into a Section 106 agreement for the provision of a third on-site affordable housing units, and those Conditions listed at Section 9.0 of this report.

 

(Moved by Councillor  Avery, seconded by Councillor  Grocock)

90.

H17-1064-17 pdf icon PDF 510 KB

Full application for the renovation and change of use of derelict building to community hub at 44 Station Road, Surfleet, Spalding (report of the Development Manager enclosed).

Minutes:

Plan No. and Applicant

Proposal

H17-1064-17 – Tonic Health

 

Full application for the renovation and change of use of derelict building to community hub at 44 Station Road, Surfleet, Spalding.

 

Consideration was given to the report of the Development Manager upon which the above application was to be determined, including his recommendations, copies of which had previously been circulated to all members.

 

Members debated the matter and fully explored the details of the application in light of prevailing policies and guidance. The debate was not repeated here as Planning Committee meetings were webcast and could be viewed in full at www.sholland.gov.uk for a limited period of time following which the recording could be made available by request.

 

Councillors noted that with regard to Condition 5, the second sentence was superfluous to requirements and would be removed.

 

Councillors also discussed Condition 4 and the reference to the premises only being used for the benefit of the local community.  As the facilities would be used by away teams and for quiz nights this would be hard to monitor and it was requested that this sentence be removed.

 

DECISION:

 

That subject to the second sentence of Condition 5 and the second sentence of Condition 6 being removed, planning permission be granted subject to the Conditions listed at Section 9 of the report.

 

(Moved by Councillor Avery, seconded by Councillor Drury)

91.

H20-1148-17 pdf icon PDF 515 KB

Outline application for a residential development (3 plots) off Chapel Gate, Sutton St James, Spalding (report of the Development Manager enclosed).

Minutes:

Plan No. and Applicant

Proposal

H20-1148-17 – Mr and Mrs P Stubley

 

Outline application for residential development (3 plots) off Chapel Gate, Sutton St James, Spalding.

 

Consideration was given to the report of the Development Manager upon which the above application was to be determined, including his recommendations, copies of which had previously been circulated to all members.

 

Members debated the matter and fully explored the details of the application in light of prevailing policies and guidance. The debate was not repeated here as Planning Committee meetings were webcast and could be viewed in full at www.sholland.gov.uk for a limited period of time following which the recording could be made available by request.

 

DECISION:

 

That planning permission be granted subject to the Conditions listed at Section 9 of the report.

 

(Moved by Councillor Seymour, seconded by Councillor Drury)

92.

Planning Appeals pdf icon PDF 46 KB

To provide an update on recent Appeal decisions (report of the Development Manager enclosed).

Minutes:

Councillors considered the report of the Development Manager which provided an update on recent appeal decisions.

 

DECISION:

 

That the report be noted.

93.

Questions asked under the Council's Constitution (Standing Orders).

Minutes:

There were no questions.

94.

Planning Updates.

Minutes:

There were no planning updates.

95.

Any other items which the Chairman decides are urgent.

 

 

Note:         No other business is permitted unless by reason of special circumstances, which shall be specified in the minutes, the Chairman is of the opinion that the item(s) should be considered as a matter of urgency. 

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.