Agenda and minutes

Please note that planning application H06-0246-18 has been withdrawn from the agenda, Planning Committee - Wednesday, 25th July, 2018 6.30 pm

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

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Items
No. Item

14.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 13 June 2018  (copy enclosed). 

Minutes:

The Committee considered the minutes of the meeting held on 13 June 2018.

 

DECISION:

 

The minutes were signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

15.

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:

Councillor Seymour and Councillor Drury declared an interest in relation to application H16-0210-18 and stated their intention to leave the Council Chamber for consideration of that item.

 

Councillor Astill stated that he did not have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in application H09-0304-18 but in the interests of transparency he wished it to be noted that he worked with an objector to the application.

 

 

16.

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

Minutes:

There were no questions.

17.

H16-0210-18 pdf icon PDF 235 KB

Full application for the demolition of existing class B1 commercial building and construction of 26 new dwellings and associated external works including landscaping at Broad Street Business Centre, 10 Broad Street, Spalding (report of the Development Manager is enclosed).

Minutes:

(Councillors Drury and Seymour left the room at 6.35p.m.)

 

Planning No. and Applicant

Proposal

H16-0210-18 – Activ Property Management Ltd.

Full application for the demolition of existing class B1 commercial building and construction of 26 new dwellings and associated external works including landscaping at Broad Street Business centre, 10 Broad Street, Spalding.

 

The Senior Planning Lawyer reminded Councillors that this item had been deferred.  Of the two Councillors acting as substitutes at the meeting, Councillor Astill was present for the previous discussion and so was able to vote. Councillor Casson was not present and so was not able to vote.

 

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. The Development Manager referred to the new National Planning Policy Framework that had been received and how it related to this application.

 

Members debated the matter and fully explored the details of the application in light of prevailing policies and guidance. Issues considered included car parking and ‘right to light’ of neighbouring properties. It was noted that if the application was permitted, objectors were able to challenge the developer directly regarding right to light.

 

DECISION:

 

That Planning Permission be granted subject to the conditions listed at Section 9.0 of the report.

 

(Moved by Councillor Astill, seconded by Councillor Tennant)

 

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

 

·         Supporter  - Mr M Clark (Applicant)

·         Objector – Mr N Casswell (Spalding Gentleman’s Society)

 

(Councillor Brewis wished it to be recorded in the minutes that he voted against the recommendation in the report.)

18.

H06-0246-18 pdf icon PDF 172 KB

Full application for the change of use from public house to two dwellings at The Chequers, 3 Main Street, Gedney Dyke (report of the Development Manager is enclosed).

Minutes:

Planning No. and Applicant

Proposal

H06-0246-18 – Mr G Franklin

Full application for a change of use from Public House to two dwellings at the Chequers, 3 Main Street, Gedney Dyke.

 

The Chairman reported that this item had been withdrawn from the agenda.

 

19.

H09-0304-18 pdf icon PDF 177 KB

Full application for a proposed residential development (retrospective) at 28A Battlefields Lane South, Holbeach, Spalding (report of the Development Manager is enclosed).

Minutes:

(Councillor Seymour returned to the meeting at 7.05 p.m. and Councillor Drury returned to the meeting at 7.06 p.m. Councillor Astill left the meeting at 7.05 p.m.)

 

Planning No. and Applicant

Proposal

H09 -0304-18 – Mr R Bradley

Full application for a proposed residential development (retrospective) at 28A Battlefields Lane South, Holbeach, 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. Councillors noted that the application had been considered previously and that the developer had undertaken work beyond that required by the planning permission as they wanted to ensure that they had the ability to sell the property without issue of a neighbourhood dispute.

 

DECISION:

 

That Planning Permission be granted subject to the wording of condition 3 being amended to require the landscaping to be undertaken within 4 months of the date of the permission and the other conditions listed at Section 9.0 of the report

 

(Moved by Councillor Tyrell, seconded by Councillor Eldridge)

20.

H16-1217-17 pdf icon PDF 755 KB

S73A Continuation for a Business park, hotel, public house/restaurant, conference and function centre, petrol filling station, restaurant/café with ancillary retail together with associated landscaping, access, highways, parking, drainage, utilities and services and infrastructure works – approved under H16-0025-15.  Modification of Condition 2 to allow amendments to previously approved plans on land at Goodison Road A16 and B1173 Spalding (report of the Development Manager is enclosed).

Minutes:

(Councillor Astill returned to the meeting at 7.15 p.m)

 

Planning No. and Applicant

Proposal

H16 – 1217-17

S73A Continuation for a Business park, hotel, public house/restaurant, conference and function centre, petrol filling station, restaurant/café with ancillary retail together with associated landscaping, access, highways, parking, drainage, utilities and services and infrastructure works – approved under H16-0025-15.  Modification of Condition 2 to allow amendments to previously approved plans on land at Goodison Road A16 and B1173 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. It was noted that Condition 5 in section 9 of the report limited the conference facility to house no more than 400 delegates at any one time.  Members supported the application and the increased choice of facility that this would bring to the area and did not wish to curtail the development by restricting delegate numbers. It was agreed that condition 5 be amended to remove the limit on the number of delegates and instead restrict the floorspace to 2500 square metres.

 

DECISION:

 

That Planning Permission be granted subject to the removal of the restriction on the number of delegates and replace it with a restriction on florrspace to 2500 square metres in Condition 5 and the other conditions listed at Section 9.0 of the report.

 

(Moved by Councillor Drury, seconded by Councillor Tyrell)

21.

H16-0867-17 pdf icon PDF 281 KB

Full application for the erection of a class A1 food store, new access, service yard, car parking, landscaping and associated works at Former Welland Hospital Site/Former Garage, Holbeach Road, Spalding (report of the Development Manager is enclosed).

Minutes:

Planning No. and Applicant

Proposal

H16 – 0867-17 – United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust & Lidl UK GmbH

Full application for the erection of a class A1 food store, new access, service yard, car parking, landscaping and associated works at Former Welland Hospital Site/Former Garage, Holbeach Road, 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. Some Councillors expressed the view that the site should be used for housing with a supermarket better located in a town centre.

 

DECISION:

 

That Planning Permission be granted subject to conditions listed at Section 9.0 of the report.

 

(Moved by Councillor Tennant, seconded by Councillor Astill)

22.

H16-0853-17 pdf icon PDF 307 KB

Outline application for a residential development for up to 36 residential units and associated works at Former Welland Hospital Site, Holbeach Road/Roman Bank Spalding (report of the Development Manager is enclosed).

Minutes:

Planning No. and Applicant

Proposal

H16 – 0853 -17 – United Lincolnshire Hospital NHS Trust

Outline application for a residential development for up to 36 residential units and associated works on the former Welland Hospital Site, Holbeach Road/Roman Bank, 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. Councillors welcomed the application for 100% affordable housing. However, some Councillors expressed concern regarding the vehicle entry on to Holbeach Road but it was noted that there were no highway objections from Lincolnshire County Council. It was also noted that the use of plant and equipment would be restricted in order to avoid causing a nuisance to nearby properties.

 

DECISION:

 

That outline planning permission be granted, subject to the applicant first entering into a Section 106 Planning Obligation to secure 100% affordable housing and the conditions listed at Section 9.0 of the report

 

(Moved by Councillor Drury, seconded by Councillor Lawton)

23.

H18-0435-18 pdf icon PDF 211 KB

Outline application for a residential development of approximately 60 dwellings on land north: Nightingale Way, Sutton Bridge (report of the Development Manager is enclosed).

Minutes:

Planning No. and Applicant

Proposal

H18 – 0435-18 – J Putterill and Son

Outline application for a residential development of approximately 60 dwellings on the land north of Nightingale Way, Sutton Bridge.

 

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.

 

In discussing the application, Councillors noted that as the Council did not have a five year land supply and the site had proven to be sequentially preferable, it was recommended that planning permission be granted.  Councillors queried whether more weight could be given to the emerging Local Plan as it neared adoption but accepted that at the moment the Council had an existing plan that it was required to abide by.

 

Councillors also discussed the impact that construction traffic could have on the occupants of Nightingale Close.  It was noted that conditions 6 and 13 imposed restrictions on construction and hours of working. The Committee was keen, however, for construction to start as soon as possible and requested that Condition 1 be amended to require the submission of an application for the approval of reserved matters within 12 months.

 

DECISION:

 

That Planning Permission be granted, subject to the applicant first entering into a Section 106 Planning Obligation to secure:

 

·         The provision of 25% of the 60 dwellings as affordable

·         Education contributions

·         NHS healthcare contributions

 

And the conditions listed at Section 9.0 of the report, including amending condition 1 to require the submission of an application for the approval of reserved matters within 12 months.

 

(Moved by Councillor Tennant, Seconded by Councillor Drury)

 

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

 

·         Supporter – Mr L Russell (Agent)

·         Objector – Mr C J Brandon-King (Resident)

 

(Councillor Brewis wished it to be recorded in the minutes that he voted against the recommendation).

 

The Committee adjourned for a comfort break at 8.47 p.m.

 

 

24.

H14-0956-16 pdf icon PDF 245 KB

Full application for the proposed residential development of 10 dwellings at Spalding Road, Pinchbeck, Spalding (report of the Development Manager is enclosed).

Minutes:

The Committee reconvened at 9.00 p.m.

 

Planning No. and Applicant

Proposal

H14 – 0956 -16 – Messrs AJ and RJ Cooke

Full application for a proposed residential development of 10 dwellings at Spalding Road, 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.

 

The Senior Planning Lawyer advised that this application had been considered previously by the Committee. Councillors Astill, Avery and Brewis were not present on that occasion and so were not able to vote on this matter.

 

Members explored the details of the application in light of prevailing policies and guidance.

 

DECISION:

 

That Planning Permission be granted, subject to a legal agreement for a financial contribution towards affordable housing in lieu of on-site provision and the conditions listed at Section 9.0 of the report

 

(Moved by Councillor Drury, Seconded by Councillor Tennant)

25.

H02-0054-18 pdf icon PDF 219 KB

Outline application for a proposed residential development on land at 18 Low Road/Plank Drove, Crowland (report of the Development Manager is enclosed).

Minutes:

Planning No. and Applicant

Proposal

H02-0054-18 – Mr C Sharpe, Mrs L Fox and Mrs E Skinner

Outline application for a proposed residential development on the land at 18 Low Road/Plank Drove, Crowland.

 

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. It was noted that no highway objections had been received from Lincolnshire County Council. However, Councillors wished there concerns regarding the narrowness of the road to be passed to Lincolnshire County Council.

 

DECISION:

 

That Planning Permission be granted, subject to the applicant first entering into a Section 106 Planning Obligation to secure:

 

·         The provision of 25% Affordable Housing

·         Education contributions

·         NHS healthcare contributions

 

And the conditions listed at Section 9.0 of the report.

 

(Moved by Councillor Drury, Seconded by Councillor Eldridge)

 

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

 

·         Supporter – Mr J Dadge (Applicant)

26.

H22-0398-18 pdf icon PDF 238 KB

Full application for a residential development comprising 34 dwellings on land off Small Drove, Weston, Spalding (Report of the Development Manager is enclosed).

Minutes:

Planning No. and Applicant

Proposal

H22-0398-18 – Housing Development Project Manager

Full application for a proposed residential development comprising 34 dwellings on the land off Small Drove, Weston, 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 local member for the application attended the meeting and spoke in favour of the application.

 

DECISION:

 

That Planning Permission be granted subject to the conditions listed at Section 9.0 of the report.

 

(Moved by Councillor Casson, Seconded by Councillor Lawton)

27.

H22-0434-18 pdf icon PDF 153 KB

Full application  for a new double garage with office above at Carnaby House, 202a High Road, Weston (report of the Development Manager is enclosed).

Minutes:

Planning No. and Applicant

Proposal

H22-0434018 – Mr A Verrells

Full application for double garage with office above at Carnaby House, 202a High Road, Weston. 

 

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 considered the details of the application in light of prevailing policies and guidance.

 

DECISION:

 

That Planning Permission be granted subject to the conditions listed at Section 9.0 of the report.

 

(Moved by Councillor Casson, Seconded by Councillor Drury)

28.

H01-0560-18 pdf icon PDF 154 KB

Full application for a rear single-storey flat roofed accessible bedroom extension at 2 Parkin Road, Cowbit, Spalding (report of the Development Manager is enclosed).

Minutes:

Planning No. and Applicant

Proposal

H01 – 0560-18 n – Mr J Wilson-White

Full application for a rear single-storey flat roofed accessible bedroom extension at 2 Parkin Road, Cowbit, 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 explored the details of the application in light of prevailing policies and guidance.

 

DECISION:

 

That Planning Permission be granted, subject to the conditions listed at Section 9.0 of the report.

 

(Moved by Councillor  Casson, Seconded by Councillor Eldridge)

29.

Holbeach Food Enterprise Zone Local Development Order pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To receive an update on the results of the public consultation surrounding the proposed Holbeach Food Enterprise Zone and to seek to adopt the order (report of the Executive Programme Manager – Infrastructure and Housing Delivery is enclosed).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report by the Executive Programme Manager  - Infrastructure and Housing Delivery which provided an update on the results of the public consultation exercise surrounding the proposed Holbeach Food Enterprise Zone Local Development Order and sought adoption of the Order following ratification at Full Council.

 

Members recalled that, on 8 November 2017, Planning Committee approved the Draft Holbeach Food Enterprise Zone Local Development Order (and Statement of Reasons in Support) for publication and comment.

 

The public consultation exercise had taken place and Councillors considered the results and conclusions.

 

It was noted that, in the context of the proposed Holbeach Local Development Order (LDO), the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 removed the requirement to consult with the Secretary of State to the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) prior to adoption.  In effect this enabled the Council, in its role as Local Planning Authority, to approve the LDO immediately.  There did, however, remain a requirement to notify the Secretary of State, through the National Planning Casework Unit (NPCU), as soon as practicable after adoption. The Order would become effective from the date on which it is adopted by the Council. 

 

DECISION:

 

That Planning Committee

 

a)    notes the results of public consultation;

b)    endorses proposed minor changes to the Holbeach Food Enterprise Zone Local Development Order;

c)    agrees to adopt the Order, without amendment; and

d)    recommends that the Order is ratified at Full Council.

30.

Planning Updates.

Minutes:

There were no planning updates.

31.

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.