Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 26th June, 2019 6.30 pm

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

Contact: Democratic Services  01775 764626

Items
No. Item

1.

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To sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 29 May 2019 (copy enclosed). 

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 29 May 2019.

 

AGREED:

 

That the minutes be held as a correct record.

2.

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 Drury stated that he had a disclosable pecuniary interest in relation to agenda item 5, and that he would therefore leave the chamber for the duration of that item.

 

Although not a member of the Planning Committee, Councillor Pepper stated he was a ward member for the application at agenda item 5, that he had a  non pecuniary interest, and would therefore take no part in the discussion.

3.

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

4.

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Full application for the erection of 108 dwellings with associated garaging, roads and sewers at Crease Drove, Crowland (report of the Development Manager is enclosed).

Minutes:

Planning No. and Applicant

Proposal

H02-0189-19 Ashwood Homes

Full application for the erection of 108 dwellings with associated garaging, roads and sewers at Crease Drove, Crowland.

Councillor Drury left the room at 18:37.

 

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.

 

The local member for the application, Councillor J Astill, attended the meeting and spoke against the application.

 

AGREED:

 

That the application be deferred, for officers to negotiate with the developer amendments in line with the recommendations of the committee, namely – concerns regarding the distribution of affordable homes; car parking, and its poor relationship to associated housing: the distance of the easement between the proposed development and the nearby commercial development, and how ‘agent of change’ had affected this; drainage issues on the site and solutions being sought; maintenance of dykes (should they need to be kept), and maintenance of the easement; maintenance of the acoustic fence; and location of the open space.

 

(Moved by Councillor Grocock, seconded by Councillor Coupland).

 

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

 

David Standbridge (Resident, Objector)

 

Cllr Drury returned to the room at 20.00.

5.

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Full application for a proposed mixed use development comprising of drive thro’ coffee shop A3 use, café/hot food takeaway A3 use, A3 & A5 restaurants and D2 assembly and leisure (fitness centre) and / or B1, B2, B8 trade counter use on land at the junction of Wardentree Lane / Wardentree Park, Pinchbeck (report of the Development Manager is enclosed).

Minutes:

Planning No. and Applicant

Proposal

H14-1252-18 Hawkstone Properties PLC

Full application for proposed mixed use development, comprising of drive thro’ coffee shop A3 use, café/hot food takeaway A3 use, A3 and A restaurants and D2 assembly and leisure (fitness centre) and/or B1, B2, B8 (trade counter) use, at land at the junction of Wardentree Lane/Wardentree Park, Pinchbeck.

 

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.

 

AGREED:

 

To grant permission, subject to thee conditions listed at Section 9.0 of the report.

 

(Moved by Councillor Avery, seconded by Councillor Coupland).

 

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

 

John Dadge - (Agent)

6.

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Full application for change of use of park land for the extension of burial ground within Long Sutton Cemetery at Cinder Ash Park, London Road, Long Sutton (report of the Development Manager is enclosed).

Minutes:

Planning No. and Applicant

Proposal

H11-0131-19 Long Sutton Parish Council

Full application for change of use of park land for the extension of burial ground within Long Sutton Cemetery at cinder Ash Park, London Road, Long Sutton.

 

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.

 

AGREED:

 

That, contrary to recommendations, planning permission be granted, as the community benefit of providing the cemetery extension outweighed other considerations.  This decision needed to be referred to the Secretary of State via the National Planning Casework Unit due to the Sport England objection.

 

(Moved by Councillor Brewis, seconded by Councillor Avery)

7.

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Full application for extension and alterations to dwelling at 83 Seas End Road, Surfleet, Spalding (report of the Development Manager is enclosed).

Minutes:

Planning No. and Applicant

Proposal

H17-0425-19 Mr M Spindler

Full application for extension and alterations to dwelling at 83 Seas End 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.

 

AGREED:

 

To grant permission, subject to the conditions listed at Section 9.0 of the report.

 

(Moved by Councillor Avery, seconded by Councillor Drury).

8.

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

Minutes:

The Chairman announced that, since the last report, 8 appeal decisions had been received, and all 8 had been dismissed.

9.

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 none.