Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday 24th March 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting - Microsoft Teams

Contact: Tanya Davies  Email: tanya.davies@northlincs.gov.uk

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2078.

Substitutions

Minutes:

Councillor C Sherwood substituted for Councillor R Hannigan and Councillor C O’Sullivan substituted for Councillor D Southern.

2079.

Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Personal or Personal and Prejudicial Interests, significant contact with applicants, objectors or third parties (Lobbying) and Whipping Arrangements (if any). pdf icon PDF 36 KB

Minutes:

The following member declared a personal and prejudicial interest -

 

Councillor J Evison

Application: PA/2020/250 (Minute: 2085)

Reason: Applicant

 

The following members declared a personal interest –

 

Councillor S Bainbridge

Application: PA/2020/250 (Minute: 2085)

Reason: Member of North Lincolnshire Council

 

Councillor J Davison

Application: PA/2020/250 (Minute: 2085)

Reason: Member of North Lincolnshire Council

 

Councillor L Foster

Application: PA/2020/250 (Minute: 2085)

Reason: Member of North Lincolnshire Council

 

Councillor M Grant

Application: PA/2020/250 (Minute: 2085)

Reason: Member of North Lincolnshire Council

 

Councillor T Mitchell

Application: PA/2020/1928 (Minute: 2081 iv)

Interest: Member of same community group as owner of adjacent property.

 

Councillor D Rose

Application: PA/2021/20 (Minute 2083 iv)

Reason: Chair of Campaign to Protect Rural England (North Lincolnshire)

 

Councillor C Sherwood

Application: PA/2020/250 (Minute: 2085)

Reason: Member of North Lincolnshire Council

 

Councillor N Sherwood

Application: PA/2020/250 (Minute: 2085)

Reason: Member of North Lincolnshire Council

 

Application: PA/2020/1971 (Minute 2084 ii)

Reason:

 

Councillor C O’Sullivan

Application: PA/2020/250 (Minute: 2085)

Reason: Member of North Lincolnshire Council

 

Councillor P Vickers

Application: PA/2020/250 (Minute: 2085)

Reason: Member of North Lincolnshire Council

 

Councillor D Wells

Application: PA/2020/250 (Minute: 2085)

Reason: Member of North Lincolnshire Council

 

The following members declared that they had been lobbied –

 

Councillor E Marper

Application: PA/2019/568 (Minute: 2082 i)

 

Councillor T Mitchell

Application: PA/2020/1928 (Minute: 2081 iv)

Application: PA/2020/2028 (Minute: 2082 iii)

 

Councillor N Poole

Application: PA/2020/764 (Minute: 2081 i)

Application: PA/2020/1418 (Minute: 2082 ii)

 

Councillor D Robinson

Application: PA/2020/2028 (Minute: 2082 iii)

 

Councillor C Sherwood

Application: PA/2020/1494 (Minute: 2081 iii)

 

Councillor N Sherwood

Application: 2019/809 (Minute: 2084 i)

Application: PA/2020/1494 (Minute: 2081 iii)

2080.

To take the minutes of the meeting held on 27 January 2021 as a correct record and authorise the chairman to sign. pdf icon PDF 218 KB

Minutes:

Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of the meeting held on 27 January 2021, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the Chairman.

2081.

Applications deferred from previous meetings for a site visit. pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

In accordance with the decisions at the previous meeting, members had undertaken site visits on the morning of the meeting.  The Group Manager – Development Management submitted reports and updated them orally.

 

(i)             PA/2020/764 by Mrs Smith for planning permission to change the use of a paddock to a children’s eco-nursery, including the erection of an office, teaching lodge and polytunnel, and other associated alterations at field south east of Catchwater Farm, Butterwick Road, Messingham, DN17 3PL.

 

Prior to consideration of this item, Councillor T Foster, local ward councillor spoke to express his concerns over the 40 mph speed limit that was in place on the road where the application was sited.

 

Councillor Poole, local ward councillor also addressed the committee.  He confirmed that council officers had now spoken with the applicant and it was agreed that the minimum floor height be 0.5 metres and that it be included in condition 4.  Councillor Poole also had concerns over the requirement for the travel plan to be reviewed annually which, in his opinion, was evidence that council officers had concerns about the application location.  Consequently, a temporary planning permission for a period of three years may be appropriate to attach to the conditions.

 

Councillor J Evison agreed with the statement made by Councillor Poole.  He agreed that the minimum floor height of 0.5 metres was acceptable and that a three year permission was also a prudent measure to include on the conditions.  Therefore, he was minded to grant the application.

 

Councillor J Davison too agreed with Councillor Poole.  The development was not accessible via public transport and users had to travel down a bumpy narrow road.  Therefore, to review the application in three years time would be appropriate.

 

Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report, subject to the inclusion of the following conditions -

 

The development hereby permitted shall be removed and the land restored to its former condition on or before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission in accordance with details to be submitted to and agreed in writing by the local planning authority.

 

Reason: Permission is granted for a temporary period in order to assess the impact of the development on the area in accordance with policies RD2, DS16, T1 and T2 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan, and CS3 and CS19 of the adopted Core Strategy.

 

4.

The development shall be carried out in accordance with the submitted Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) and in particular the following mitigation measures detailed within the FRA:

 

- all buildings (other than in the case of the offices and classrooms) to be set at or above existing site levels (the classrooms and offices to be set a minimum of 0.5 metres above existing ground levels)

 

- flood emergency procedures to be in place.

 

Reason        

To reduce the risk and impact of flooding to the development and future users.

 

(ii)            PA/2020/952 by Keadby Developments Ltd for planning permission for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2081.

2082.

Major Planning Applications. pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Group Manager – Development Management and Building Control submitted a report containing details of major applications for determination by the committee, including summaries of policy context, representations arising from consultation and publicity and assessment of the applications.

 

(i)             PA/2019/568 by Mr Mark Graves, Maltgrade Ltd for outline planning permission for up to 29 dwellings (a mix of houses and bungalows) with all matters reserved for subsequent consideration at land adjacent to Rogate, 30 Silver Street, Winteringham, DN15 9ND.

 

Three objectors addressed the committee and spoke against the application.  They stated that the application was not sympathetic  to the current layout of the village and the site was outside the development boundary of the village.  The site was on open agricultural land and was subject to flooding.  The original application was for 29 two-bedroom bungalows.  The application was now for a mixture of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom dwellings.  The application would likely increase the size of the village by 10 per cent.  The village could not sustain a development of this size and would have an adverse impact on the village carbon footprint.  Winteringham does not feature as a settlement designated for development in the local plan.  The committee had also previously refused an application for a similar size development adjacent to the site in the village.  Local amenities were at saturation point and could not support a new large development in the village.  The site was prime agricultural land and contained a large number of species.

 

Councillors Marper and Rowson, local ward members spoke in support of the objectors to the application and respectfully requested that the committee refuse the application.

 

The council’s Group Manager – Development Management and Building Control informed the committee that the applicant had requested that the application be deferred to allow them to undertake the necessary fieldwork referenced in the holding objection by the council’s Archaeologist. 

 

Resolved - That planning permission be refused in accordance with the officer’s recommendation.

 

(ii)            PA/2020/1418 by Mr S Kapil, Rosemoor Developments for outline planning permission for residential development with all matters reserved for subsequent consideration at land to the rear of 36 Messingham Lane, Scawby, DN20 9BA.

 

Two objectors addressed the committee and spoke against the application.  They suggested that the application and associated building works would destroy animal habitats at the proposed site.  The development would result in a significant number of extra vehicle movements.  The site was prime arable farmland and should be protected to allow crops to be grown.  There was no medical practice in the village, the local school was oversubscribed and there was minimal public transport in the area.  A similar application at the site was previously refused by the committee.  The application would have an adverse impact on the appearance and character of the open countryside.  There were a number of dwellings which had recently been built in the village that had not been sold, therefore, was any further development in the area needed?  The site was not in the North  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2082.

2083.

Planning and other applications for determination by the committee. pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Group Manager – Development Management and Building Control submitted a report incorporating a schedule containing details of applications for determination by the committee including summaries of policy context, representations arising from consultation and publicity and assessment of the applications.  The Head of Development Management updated the reports orally where appropriate.  Other officers attending gave advice and answered members’ questions as requested.

 

(i)             PA/2020/1345 by Mr Adrian Axe for planning permission to convert existing barn to residential and erect two detached dwellings with associated works at Barn, Station Road, Owston Ferry.

 

Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the officer’s report.

 

(ii)            PA/2020/1729 by Mr Daniel Smith for planning permission to erect a first-floor extension to the front and a two-storey extension with balcony to the rear, with associated external alterations at Cemetery Lodge, 30 Wrawby Road, Brigg, DN20 8DT.

 

Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the officer’s report.

 

(iii)          PA/2020/2050 by Mr L Kirkland for planning permission to erect a two storey and single storey extension to the rear of Rotherlea, A161 between Epworth and Haxey, Low Burnham, DN19 1DA.

 

Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the officer’s report.

 

(iv)          PA/2021/20 by Mr and Mrs S Watson for planning permission to erect a dwelling at Lavenham House, Fields Road, East Lound, DN9 2LR.

 

Prior to consideration of this item, an objector addressed the committee and stated that she had been a resident of East Lound for over 20 years.  In her opinion, infill applications were not appropriate for the village.  Allowing this application would set a precedent for the development of any other infill plot in the village.  Flash flooding was a real concern in East Lound that had affected many properties on the village, resulting in flooded gardens and properties.  The proposed application would also face directly into her kitchen window, resulting in a loss of amenity.  The application was outside of the development boundary and had previously been refused on appeal.  Access to the application site was also very narrow.

 

The applicant’s agent spoke in support of the application.  He commented that the planning officers report and recommendation supported the proposal.  The application was not in a conservation area and the council’s archaeologists had not objected to the proposal.  The proposed development was a modern style building with a contemporary feel.  The site was within flood zone 1 which was preferable.  There were no objections to this planning application from the council’s drainage engineers.  The development was designed as a two-storey house as it was for an older gentleman with a medical condition to assist him in meeting his future needs.

 

Councillor Rose, local ward member stated that he had serious concerns for this development.  The main issues raised were drainage and flooding as there was a history of flooding on the site.  The ditch was said to be inadequate for heavy rainfall and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2083.

2084.

Applications for Approval of Reserved Matters following the Grant of Outline Permission pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Group Manager – Development Management and Building Control submitted a report outlining applications for reserved matters.

 

(i)             PA/2019/809 by Mr Aaron Grantham for application for approval of reserved matters (access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale) pursuant to outline application PA/2018/1697 dated 24/07/2020) for erection of a replacement gatehouse dwelling at Lindholme Lakes, West Carr, Epworth, DN9 1LF.

 

The applicant’s agent addressed the committee and confirmed that the requested theft and crime report had now been submitted. Theft and crime were an ongoing problem and there had recently been a quad bike stolen in the area.  The design for this planning application had been carefully thought out.  This was family accommodation with a gatehouse for the property that allowed clear views down the various lanes for security.  The internal drainage board needing to consent to the drainage at the site was a separate matter to planning.  A drainage objection had now been withdrawn and, as a result, the application should now be granted. 

 

Councillor J Evisonreiterated that the planning application had already been granted. Therefore, the reserved matters application should also be granted.

 

It was then moved by Councillor J Evison and seconded by Councillor J Davison –

 

That planning permission be granted for the following reasons -

 

1.

The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans: Site Plan 1962 MJ O4 Rev B (March 2021); Proposed Floor Plans 1962 MJ O1 Rev B (April 2019); Elevations 1 of 2 1962 MJ O2 (April 2019); Elevations 2 of 2 1962 MJ O2 (March 2019).

 

Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

 

2.

Prior to any above-ground works, details of all external materials shall be submitted to and agreed in writing with the local planning authority. They shall be retained thereafter.

 

Reason: To protect the character of the open countryside and to accord with policies RD2 and DS1 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

 

Motion Granted

 

(ii)            PA/2020/1971 by Mr Quirke for application for approval of reserved matters following the grant of outline permission PA/2019/1912 dated 13/02/2020 for a single dwelling, namely access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale at land adjacent to Whitegate Stables, Star Carr Lane, Wrawby, DN20 8SG.

 

Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report.

 

(Prior to consideration of the following item (Minute 2085 refers), Councillor J Evison, having declared a personal and prejudicial interest, left the virtual meeting).

2085.

Application by a Member of the Council pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

PA/2020/250 by Mr and Mrs J Evison for planning permission to erect a single storey rear extension at 11 Beck Hill, Barton upon Humber, DN18 5HQ.

 

Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report.

2086.

Any other items, which the chairman decides are urgent, by reasons of special circumstances, which must be specified.

Minutes:

There were no urgent items considered at the meeting.