Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Monday 26th April 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting - Microsoft Teams

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

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2087.

Minutes Silence - Mr Arthur Bunyan

Minutes:

The Chairman informed the Committee of the sad and untimely passing of former North Lincolnshire Councillor and Planning Committee Chairman Arthur Bunyan.  Therefore, as a mark of respect, the Committee observed a minutes silence.

2088.

Substitutions

Minutes:

Councillor C Sherwood substituted for Councillor J Evison.

2089.

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 16 KB

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The following members declared that they had been lobbied –

 

Councillor L Foster

Application: PA/2021/6 (Minute: 2093(v))

 

Councillor T Mitchell

Application: PA/2020/1117 (Minute: 2093(i))

Application: PA/2021/119 (Minute: 2093(vi))

2090.

To take the minutes of the meetings held on 24 February 2021 and 24 March 2021 as a correct record and authorise the chairman to sign. pdf icon PDF 757 KB

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Minutes:

Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of the meetings held on 24 February and 24 March 2021, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the Chairman.

2091.

Applications deferred from previous meetings for a site visit - pdf icon PDF 78 KB

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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/2021/20 by Mr & 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.  Haxey Parish Council had also objected to the planning application.

 

The applicant’s agent spoke in support of the application.  He acknowledged the concerns of the resident to the north.  However, this was a single storey application that was being proposed.  There would be a fence, mature trees and landscaping between the objector and the applicant’s plot.  The property would not have an adverse impact on the residents.  The council’s Highways department or Archaeologists had not objected to the application.  The property was not a listed building nor in a conversation area.  There were numerous other properties of similar size and design in East Lound.  The site was also within flood zone 1 which was preferable and there were no objections to this planning application from the council’s drainage engineers.

 

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

2092.

Major Planning Applications - pdf icon PDF 82 KB

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Minutes:

The Group Manager – Development Management 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/2020/660 by Rafkins (Scunthorpe) Leisure Park Ltd for planning permission for mixed use development: hotel (Class C1), gym (Class D2), retail units (Class A1), food and drink and drive-thru restaurants (Class A3/A5), with access, car parking, landscaping and associated works at land off Jack Brownsword Way, Scunthorpe.

 

Prior to consideration of the item, the Chairman read out a letter submitted by local ward member Councillor Walshe who was unable to attend the meeting.  The letter referred to the observations of local residents, who expressed concern about the increased traffic movements the application may bring to Doncaster Road.  Matchday car parking was already an issue in the locality, which this application may exacerbate. 

 

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

 

(ii)        PA/2020/1626 by Mr & Mrs Besford for planning permission to convert a barn into a dwelling, with a single-storey rear extension, detached garage and new vehicle access at 38 High Street, Haxey, DN9 2HH.

 

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

2093.

Planning and other applications for determination by the committee pdf icon PDF 82 KB

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Minutes:

The Group Manager – Development Management 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/2020/1117 by Mr Cherry, Cherry Tree Homes Ltd for planning permission to erect three dwellings and associated garages at 7 Belton Road, Epworth, DN9 1JL.

 

Prior to consideration of the application, an objector addressed the committee.  She informed members that there were 17 objections to the application.  Principal objections to the application were access to the proposed housing estate and impact on the already busy Belton Road.  Local residents were concerned that school buses and emergency vehicles would struggle to navigate the road due to the increased traffic movements and the access to the site only being 40 metres away from traffic lights.  The application would also result in a loss of amenity for at least four properties.

 

Councillor T Mitchell spoke as the local ward member.  He agreed with all the points made by the objector previously, especially the inadequate access route to the four property plot.  Due to the width and layout of the access, vehicles would find passing oncoming vehicles a real challenge.  The council’s Highways department estimated that the access road was only 4.5 metres wide.  The Department for Transport manual for streets recommends a minimum carriageway of 5.5 metres.  Were vehicles to meet on the access road, one vehicle would have to reverse down the road, which caused a safety risk.  Vehicles would also have to wait and park on the footpath, whilst waiting for a ap in the traffic or for the traffic lights to change.  The applicants traffic study did not address the issues caused by the access road.

 

Councillor J Davison was of the opinion that the committee would benefit from a site visit, to consider for themselves the issues raised by the speakers.

 

It was then moved by Councillor J Davison and seconded by Councillor C Sherwood.

 

That the application be deferred to the next meeting to allow the committee to visit the site.

 

Motion Carried

 

(ii)            PA/2020/1599 by Mr Michael Torr for planning permission to convert barn into dwelling at 36 Westgate Road, Westgate, Belton, DN9 1QG.

 

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

 

(iii)          PA/2020/2043 by Mr J Oates-Smith for planning permission to erect a first floor throughout, create a small extension to the rear, and alter ground-floor elevations and layout at 2 Westgate Road, Westgate, Belton, DN9 1QG.

 

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

 

(iv)          PA/2020/2084 by Mr Martyn Robinson for outline planning permission to erect a dwelling with layout, scale, appearance, access and landscaping all reserved for subsequent consideration at land at Booth House Farm, Winterton,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2093.

2094.

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

Minutes:

The Director: Governance and Partnerships provided a verbal update on how meetings of the committee may be administered in the future.