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/2019/1414 by L O'Riordan for outline planning permission for residential development of up to 66 dwellings with all matters reserved for subsequent consideration at land to the rear of 99 North Street, Winterton, DN15 9QW.
Three members of the public addressed the committee raising concerns with regard to the application. They did not feel that Winterton had the capacity or infrastructure to support the development, and already had enough development and housing available in the area.
Cllr Rowson also raised her concerns as the ward member against the application, and the Chairman read out a letter from the local MP also raising concerns about the application ad urged the committee to refuse the application.
Cllr Evison stated there was nothing positive in the report with regard to the application. He said there was drainage and higway issues, it was outside the development boundary, and out of character with the area.
It was moved by Cllr Evison and seconded by Cllr J Davison:
That planning permission be refused for the following reason:
The proposed development, by virtue of its location outside the defined settlement boundary for Winterton and the scale of development proposed, is considered to have a significant urbanising effect on the northern edge of the settlement by introducing a significant level of built form into the rural landscape, to the detriment of its open character and appearance. In addition, the proposal is considered to be out of keeping with the settlement character in this part of Winterton which is characterised by linear residential development. Therefore, the development is considered contrary to policies RD2, H5 and DS1 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan, and CS5 and CS8 of the adopted Core Strategy.
(ii) PA/2020/545 by Mrs Elizabeth Marrows for outline planning permission for the erection of up to 34 dwellings, following the demolition of existing dwelling and outbuildings (appearance, landscaping, layout and scale reserved for subsequent consideration) at land at 65 Marsh Lane, Barton-upon-Humber, DN18 5JD.
Cllr Evison felt it would be beneficial for the committee to visit the site before making a decision to allow them to see the layout, and the existing dwelling.
Resolved – That the application be deferred to the next meeting to allow the committee to visit the site.
(iii) PA/2020/870 by Mr Halmshaw, John Halmshaw Partners for planning permission to erect 16 dwellings with garages, including associated boundary, highway, landscaping and drainage works at warehouse No 5, High Street, Wootton, DN39 6RW.
Resolved – That planning permission be approved in accordance with the recommendations contained within the officer’s report.
(iv) PA/2020/952 by Keadby Developments Ltd for planning permission for the creation of a biodiversity enhancement area (comprising the use of 70,000 cubic metres of excavated soil) at land north-west and west of Keadby Power Station, Keadby, DN17 3EF (in Keadby, Crowle and Belton Parishes).
The agent addressed the committee in support of the application.
Cllr Briggs spoke as the local ward member, and addressed concerns with the application. He urged the committee to defer the application for more exploration work to be carried out and reported to committee before a decision was taken
Cllr Evison agreed that it would be sensible to defer the application for more ground work to be carried out on the application.
Resolved – That the application be deferred, and brought back to a future committee for consideration.
(v) PA/2020/1015 by Mr Rowe, RS Motorhomes for planning permission for change of use of agricultural buildings to use for the manufacture, fabrication, and sale of motorhomes and associated works at Bull Hassocks Farm, Idle Bank, Westwoodside, DN9 2BQ.
Resolved - That planning permission be approved in accordance with the recommendations contained within the officer’s report.