The Chairman introduced the final application of the evening, application number 143973 for 2no. dwellings with associated detached garages being variation of condition 5 of planning permission 140625 granted 14 April 2020 - Amended drawings, on land off Astley Crescent, Scotter, Gainsborough. The Officer explained that there had been a complaint received by Environmental Protection regarding building material having blown against a fence, it was explained this could be conditioned against if deemed necessary.
The Chairman explained there were two statements submitted to be read aloud by the Democratic Services Officer, the first being from Mrs Jenny Blythe, the applicant. The following statement was read aloud.
“We feel the need to redress some of the comments made so far:
Upon purchase, Plots 12A & 12B Astley Crescent were an impenetrable, overgrown wasteland, covered in 8-10ft briars, bramble bushes and residential waste. Each year the seeds and spores from the overgrowth ended up in local residents’ gardens requiring removal. The area was an unacceptable eyesore at the end of a well designed and well kept crescent.
Development of these plots will ensure its transition to two, well designed and positively impactful family residences with appropriate parking and garage facilities.
Both 2 1/2 storey properties will be lesser in height than the adjacent properties, (3 brick courses lower than No 40 Astley Cres, 5 courses lower than No 38 and 8 courses lower than No 36). Thus within the boundaries set for the builds.
Regarding flooding concerns, a specialist drainage engineering company have provided calculations, specifications and specific design to accommodate for present day surface water drainage and a 50% over estimate to ensure future climatic conditions are provided for.
This development work has always been respectful of local residents, the builder never beginning work before 8am and finishing before 6pm. One exception was Northern Power Grid began work around 7am. we were given no prior warning of this date or start time and their admin team had omitted to notify local residents.
Upon completion, this small development will positively enhance the Astley Crescent street scene, completing a small community of well designed, family orientated properties and ending a negative visual impact of overgrown wasteland.
Scotter village and parish is a very attractive residential prospect to a large range of families and as such needs to always be forward thinking for that to continue. Aiming to embrace progress and work to positively support new builds and new design would be beneficial to both the parish and its community.”
The Chairman invited the Democratic Services Officer to read aloud the second statement, on behalf of Mr and Mrs Brown, Mr and Mrs Rion and Mr and Mrs Whitby. The following statement was read aloud.
“Although this application relates to 140625, we’ve been advised by Councillor Snee this should be considered as a new application, not an amendment.
Our concerns at the officer’s recommendation to approve 143973 are as follows.
Obstruction, massing and loss of amenity
We believe the application breaches policies ... view the full minutes text for item 87