Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 21st July, 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: Function Room, South Holland Centre, Market Place, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 1SS

Contact: Democratic Services  01775 764705

Link: View Facebook Livestream of the meeting

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence.

Minutes:

The Senior Planning Lawyer reported that notification had been received of the following substitutions for this meeting only:

 

·         Councillor J L King was replacing Councillor H J W Bingham

·         Councillor A M Newton was replacing Councillor C J T H Brewis

·         Councillor N H Pepper was replacing Councillor A R Woolf

·         Councillor S C Walsh was replacing Councillor G T D Rudkin

2.

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To sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 29 April 2021 (copy enclosed). 

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the minutes of the meeting held on 29 April 2021.

 

AGREED:

 

That the minutes be signed as a correct record.

3.

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:

There were none.

4.

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

Minutes:

There were none.

5.

National Planning Policy Framework Update

Minutes:

The Head of Planning reported to the Committee that the previous day, the Government had published a new National Planning Policy Framework, which was now a material consideration for planning decisions.  Officers had reviewed the new Policy Framework and were of the view that there were no material changes that would affect the considerations and recommendations within the reports under consideration at the meeting.  However, following the meeting, and before any decision were formally issued, officers would undertake a further review, and if they were of the opinion that anything had materially changed, the applications would return to the Committee for consideration.  It was not forseen that this would be necessary.

6.

H22-1135-20 pdf icon PDF 9 MB

Full application for Residential development for the erection of 150 dwellings and associated open space and infrastructure at Land to the North West of High Road, Weston, Spalding (report of the Development Manager enclosed).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Planning No. and Applicant

Proposal

 

 

H22-1135-20 Persimmon Homes

Full application for residential development for the erection of 150 dwellings and associated open space and infrastructure at land to the North West of High Road, 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 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, in line with the Democratic Services Privacy Notice.

 

 

Name

For

Against

Abstain

Councillor Alcock

ü

 

Councillor Avery

ü

 

Councillor Coupland

ü

 

Councillor Gambba-Jones

ü

 

 

Councillor Grocock

ü

 

Councillor King

ü

 

Councillor Lawton

ü

 

 

Councillor Newton

ü

 

 

Councillor Pepper

ü

 

Councillor Tennant

ü

 

Councillor Walsh

ü

 

 

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 number of private drives, the siting of bin collection points and car parking arrangements.

 

(Moved by Councillor Alcock and Seconded by Councillor Walsh)

 

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

 

Supporter: Katie Dowling (Applicant’s Agent)

Objector – Chris Dicks (Resident)

7.

H17-0793-20 pdf icon PDF 13 MB

Full application of Residential development of 75 dwellings, with associated garages, road and sewers at Land off Sunnydale Close, Surfleet, Spalding (report of the Development Manager enclosed).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Planning No. and Applicant

Proposal

 

 

H17-0793-20 Ashwood Homes

Full application for residential development of 75 dwellings, with associated garages, roads and sewers at land off Sunnydale Close, 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, in line with the Democratic Services Privacy Notice.

 

 

Name

For

Against

Abstain

Councillor Alcock

ü

 

Councillor Avery

 

ü

 

Councillor Coupland

ü

 

Councillor Gambba-Jones

 

ü

 

Councillor Grocock

 

ü

 

Councillor King

 

ü

 

Councillor Lawton

 

ü

 

Councillor Newton

ü

 

Councillor Pepper

 

ü

 

Councillor Tennant

 

ü

 

Councillor Walsh

ü

 

 

AGREED:

 

That the application be refused for the reason that a significant proportion of the application site is located in the countryside as defined in Policy 1 of the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan (2019).  The Council currently has a demonstrable 5-year supply of deliverable housing sites.  As such, the presumption in favour of sustainable development enshrined in the National Planning Policy Framework does not apply in this instance.  The applicant has not sufficiently proven that the element of the proposal located in the countryside is necessary in that location.  The application is therefore contrary to Policy 1 of the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan and the provisions of the NPPF 2021.

 

(Moved by Councillor Gambba-Jones, Seconded by Councillor Grocock).

8.

H15-0538-21 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Modification of 106 Agreement relating to adjustment (deferral) of affordable housing, education contribution and health care facilities contribution (H15-1207-18) at Crossroads Nurseries, Main Road, Quadring (report of the Development Manager enclosed).

Minutes:

Planning No. and Applicant

Proposal

 

 

H15-0538-21 – Crossroads Nurseries Ltd

Modification of 106 Agreement relating to adjustment (deferral) of affordable housing, education contribution and health care facilities contribution  (H15-1207-18)

 

 

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, in line with the Democratic Services Privacy Notice.

 

Name

For

Against

Abstain

Councillor Alcock

ü

 

 

Councillor Avery

ü

 

 

Councillor Coupland

ü

 

 

Councillor Gambba-Jones

ü

 

 

Councillor Grocock

ü

 

 

Councillor King

ü

 

 

Councillor Lawton

ü

 

 

Councillor Newton

ü

 

 

Councillor Pepper

ü

 

 

Councillor Tennant

ü

 

 

Councillor Walsh

ü

 

 

 

AGREED:

 

That, subject to the applicant entering into a Deed of Variation, the modifications to the original Section 106 agreement be approved.

(Moved by Councillor Tennant, Seconded by Councillor Walsh).

9.

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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.

 

AGREED:

That the report be noted.

10.

Planning Updates.

Minutes:

There were none.

11.

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.