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Meeting: 26/05/2021 - Planning Committee (Item 7)

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The Chairman introduced planning application number 142208 for variation of condition 16 of planning permission 138921 granted 29 August 2019 re: completion of roundabout, on land at Foxby Lane Gainsborough Lincolnshire. Members heard from the presenting Officer that in the time since publication of the report, the Agent had been in contact wishing to assure Members that the intention was not to deliver both roundabouts prior to the occupation of the 455th dwelling and this had been a mistake within the submission. She explained it was only ever the intention to amend the trigger for the Foxby Hill / Lea Road roundabout. The trigger for the Foxby Hill / Lea Road roundabout to be completed was proposed to be: prior to the occupation of the 100th dwelling, or two years from the date of the permission, whichever was the earliest date.


The Chairman thanked the Officer and noted there was one registered speaker, Emma Lancaster, Agent for the Applicant. He welcomed her to the meeting and she made the following statement to Members.


“Thank you Chairman and good evening, Members. I'm not proposing to speak for five minutes this evening, because the proposal that's before you is relatively simple. As Rachel's just explained, the proposal is for the amendment of condition 16 of the consent, which was granted some time ago for a mixed use urban extensions of South of the town. Condition 16 requires two roundabouts, one at the junction of Middlefield Lane and Foxby Lane, and another at the junction of Foxby Hill and Lea Road are delivered before any dwellings at the sites are occupied. Through this application, the developers of the first phase of residential development are requesting that the trigger point, the delivery of the roundabout at the junction of Foxby Hill and Lea Road is amended so that some homes can be occupied prior to completion.


There are several reasons for this request, namely the scale of the roundabout works and the length of time it would take to deliver them, all the while, it not being possible to occupy any of the much needed new homes at the site. Secondly, a significant upfront cost of the infrastructure works to the developers, and how this can be balanced by the revenue from sales. The application was accompanied by transport evidence which demonstrates that the roundabout in question is not required, until around 455 dwellings are occupied. However, working with your Officers, and in recognition of Ward Members’ and local residents’ concerns about both existing and anticipated traffic from the development, Keepmoat are proposing to amend the condition so that it requires completion of the roundabouts prior to 100 dwellings being occupied or within two years of any permission you may grant today, whichever is the sooner. This means the occupation of 100 dwellings prior to both roundabouts being complete is an absolute worst case scenario. Members will note that the proposed variation is being considered by the council's highways team who  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7