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Public Participation Period

Up to 15 minutes are allowed for public participation.  Participants are restricted to 3 minutes each.

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There was no public participation at this point of the meeting.


To Approve the Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 87 KB

i)       Meeting of the Planning Committee held on 25 July 2018, previously circulated.

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Meeting of the Planning Committee held on 25 July 2018.


RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 25 July 2018 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.



Declarations of Interest

Members may make any declarations of interest at this point but may also make them at any time during the course of the meeting.


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Councillor Fleetwood declared a non-pecuniary interest with relation to the planning application to be heard as agenda item 6a, in that he was Vice Chairman for the Parish Council which was objecting to the application. He clarified that he had not been involved with any of the parish planning decisions and would be considering the application solely in his role as Chairman of the Committee.


Update on Government/Local Changes in Planning Policy


Note – the status of Neighbourhood Plans in the District may be found via this link


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The Principal Development Management Officer advised Committee that there were no updates as such, but did explain that the Office of National Statistics were releasing their new household projections the day after the meeting and these would be used to assess housing needs.


Planning Applications for Determination

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RESOLVED that the applications detailed in agenda item 6 be dealt with as follows:-




138157 - Bleak Farm, Cherry Willingham pdf icon PDF 98 KB

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The Chairman introduced the only application to be considered by Committee, application number 138157 seeking permission to erect 5no. detached dwellings on land adjacent to Bleak Farm High Street Cherry Willingham. The Chairman stated there was one speaker registered. He explained the process for hearing the application and invited the Senior Development Management Officer to present the item to Committee.


The Senior Development Management Officer advised Committee that, according to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) paragraph 213, the local plan could be afforded full weight in the consideration of the application. With no further comment, the Chairman invited the registered speaker, Mr Howard Roe, to address Committee.


Mr Roe explained he was there to speak in favour of the application, as the applicant. He explained that the previous application for the site had been refused with the comment that the application was too generic. To this end he had resubmitted new drawings with more details of the proposed development. He explained that they had sufficient amounts of the original bricks from the site to build the facades of the two street facing, front houses which would maintain the look of the area. He also explained that he had brought brochures of other works with him in order to demonstrate to Members the look of the proposed dwellings. Mr Roe stated that most of what was built was constructed out of reclaimed materials and that they tried to build homes that did not look like they had all been built together. He explained to the Committee that they were a medium sized building firm that concentrated on building mainly out of reclaimed materials. He explained the site had been bought as it sat in an old part of the village and he wanted to build something that would be in-keeping with the village surroundings and that the community would be proud of. He advised Members that information had been sent to the parish clerk and he had offered to take parish councillors around the site however no one had been in contact or taken him up on his offer. He concluded by requesting permission to share the brochures he had brought as he felt these would help demonstrate the quality of what he was trying to achieve. The brochures were handed to the Principal Development Management Officer who confirmed they could be shared with Members. The brochures were then shared around the Committee.


The Senior Development Management Officer confirmed he had no further comment. The Chairman therefore invited comments from Committee. A Member of Committee commented that there had been representations from Ward Members and noted that there was no Ward Member present at Committee nor any parish council members. He stated that he could see no problem with the proposed development and felt the applicant was making sufficient effort to ensure the development would be beneficial to the village and fit in with the surroundings. He added that he had no issue with the application but would have liked  ...  view the full minutes text for item 37a


Determination of Appeals pdf icon PDF 123 KB

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The Chairman highlighted there were three appeal decisions on this occasion. A Member of Committee highlighted what appeared to be inconsistencies with the decisions of the Inspector. There were no other comments or questions from the Committee.


RESOLVED that the determination of appeals be noted.