Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 12th January, 2022 6.30 pm

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

Contact: Democratic Services  01775 764838

Items
No. Item

41.

Apologies for absence.

Minutes:

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

 

  • Councillor R Gibson was replacing Councillor A Tennant

 

42.

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To sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 10 November 2021 (copy enclosed). 

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the minutes of the meeting held on 10 November 2021.

 

AGREED:

 

That the minutes be signed as a correct record.

 

43.

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 Woolf confirmed that his employer had business relations with the applicant at agenda item 7 and would therefore leave the room for the entirety of that item.

 

Councillor Alcock confirmed that the agent at agenda item 9 had done some work for his family and therefore he would leave the room for the entirety of that item.

44.

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

Minutes:

There were none.

 

45.

H06-0772-21 pdf icon PDF 11 MB

Full application for Change of use from agricultural land to provide 5 Gypsy/Traveller family pitches, each having a static mobile home, a dayroom, parking for a tourer and two vehicle spaces, together with a treatment plant, laying of hardstanding, and associated works – part retrospective at The Orchards, Blazegate, Gedney (report of the Development Manager enclosed).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Planning No. and Applicant

Proposal

H06-0772-21 Mr J Rooney

Full application for change of use from agricultural land to provide 5 Gypsy/Traveller family pitches, each having a static mobile home, a dayroom, parking for a tourer and two vehicle spaces, together with a treatment plant, laying of hardstanding, and associated works – part retrospective.

 

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.

 

AGREED:

 

That the permission be refused for the reasons listed at Section 9.0 of the report.

 

(Moved by Councillor Tyrrell and Seconded by Councillor Brewis)

 

46.

H09-0613-21 pdf icon PDF 14 MB

Full application for residential development of 81 dwellings, associated garaging, roads and sewers at Land to the East of Chaffinch Way, Holbeach, Spalding (report of the Development Manager enclosed).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Planning No. and Applicant

Proposal

H09-0613-21 Ashwood Homes

Full application for residential development of 81 dwellings, associated garaging, roads and sewers

 

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.

 

AGREED:

 

That the permission be granted subject to the applicant entering into a Section 106 agreement to secure the delivery of 9 no. affordable dwellings of the mix set out in the report, an education contribution of £404,337 and an NHS contribution of £54,460, and the conditions listed at Section 9.0 of this report.

 

(Moved by Councillor Tyrrell and Seconded by Councillor Avery)

 

47.

H16-0959-21 pdf icon PDF 14 MB

Full application for Demolition of existing buildings and construction of a new plant based protein extraction facility and ancillary office space together with landscaping, SuDs features, car park and associated infrastructure at Land to South of Low Road/Rangell Gate (B1165) and East of A16 Spalding (report of the Development Manager enclosed).

Minutes:

Planning No. and Applicant

Proposal

H16-0959-21 Naylor Farms

Full application for demolition of existing buildings and construction of a new plant based protein extraction facility and ancillary office space together with landscaping, SuDs features, car park and associated infrastructure

 

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.

 

All Members confirmed that they had been lobbied on this item.

 

AGREED:

 

That the permission be granted subject to the conditions listed at Section 9.0 of the report and delegated authority be given to officers to add further conditions to seek to protect the amenity of properties to the north and north-west of the site in respect of further landscaping, boundary treatment measures and the transport of workers to the site.

 

(Moved by Councillor Coupland and Seconded by Councillor Grocock)

 

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: Simon Naylor (Applicant)

 

Objector: Tracy Wilkinson (Resident)

 

Councillor Woolf returned to the meeting following the consideration of this item.

 

48.

H05-0982-21 pdf icon PDF 8 MB

Full application for Proposed agricultural produce store – re-submission of H05-0851-20 at Mill House Farm, Roman Bank, Fleet (report of the Development Manager enclosed).

Minutes:

Planning No. and Applicant

Proposal

H05-0982-21 Mr G Franklin

Full application for proposed agricultural produce store – re-submission of H05-0851-20

 

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.

 

AGREED:

 

That the permission be granted subject to the conditions listed at Section 9.0 of the report, subject to condition 4 requiring the initial tree planting to be of taller specimens in order to provide screening to the adjacent property.

 

(Moved by Councillor Tyrrell and Seconded by Councillor Gambba-Jones)

 

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: Mr Lewis Smith (Agent on behalf of Applicant)

 

Objector: Richard Lane (Resident)

 

Councillor Alcock left the meeting at 20.43pm

 

49.

H05-1038-21 pdf icon PDF 7 MB

Full application for Conversion, partial demolition and extension of barn into a new dwelling at Poplar Farm, Moor Gate, Holbeach (report of the Development Manager enclosed).

Minutes:

Planning No. and Applicant

Proposal

H05-1038-21 Mr & Mrs A Verrells

Full application for conversion, partial demolition and extension of barn into a new dwelling

 

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.

 

AGREED:

 

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

 

(Moved by Councillor Lawton and Seconded by Councillor Redgate)

 

50.

H09-0978-21 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Full application for Change of use of former ‘Pop In Centre’ to retail and coffee shop (eat in) at Pop In Centre, Church Street, Holbeach (report of the Development Manager enclosed).

 

Minutes:

Planning No. and Applicant

Proposal

H09-0978-21 Mrs J Harris

Full application for change of use of former ‘Pop In Centre’ to retail and coffee shop (eat in)

 

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.

 

AGREED:

 

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

 

(Moved by Councillor Brewis and Seconded by Councillor Beal)

 

51.

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

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Development Manager which provided an update on recent appeals decisions.

 

AGREED:

 

That the report be noted.

52.

Planning Updates.

Minutes:

There were none.

53.

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.