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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 stage of the meeting.



To Approve the Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 249 KB

i)       Meeting of the Planning Committee held on 21 August 2019, previously circulated.

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Meeting of the Planning Committee held on 21 August 2019.


RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 21 August 2019 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 Mick Devine declared a personal interest in agenda item 6 ii (Planning Application 139324 – Heapham Road Gainsborough) as he was the Ward Member, but indicated he would be acting in his Planning Committee Member capacity during consideration of the matter.


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 Committee were advised by the Planning Manager that new CIL Regulations had come into force on 1st September. Among the changes, the regulations removed the “pooling restriction” that previously prevented more than five S106 obligations being used to fund any individual infrastructure project.


The Authority would also now have to publish an annual infrastructure funding statement setting out how much CIL and S106 income is collected and spent.


The Government had announced it would release its “Accelerated Planning Green Paper” in November 2019. The announcement stated this would review planning application fees “to ensure council planning departments are properly resourced”, new permitted development rights for householders to “extend upwards”, and reduce planning conditions by a third, and the “introduction of a new tiered planning system”.


A new National Design Guide had been published on 1st October.


The Government was currently consulting on the possibility of extending permitted development rights “to support the deployment of 5G and extend mobile coverage”.


With regard to Neighbourhood Plans, the Planning Manager advised that the referendum for the Glentworth Neighbourhood Plan had been successful and would be adopted by Full Council on Monday 4 November.  The examination of the Spridlington Neighbourhood Plan had been successful and the plan would proceed to Referendum on 31 October.


Planning Applications for Determination

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The Planning Applications for determination were dealt with as follows: -


139520 - Scotton pdf icon PDF 153 KB

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The Chairman introduced planning application number 139520, Outline planning application to erect 9no. dwellings with access to be considered and not reserved for subsequent applications – Land south of Eastgate, Scotton Gainsborough, Lincs DN21 3QR.


The Planning Officer advised Members of an error in the report, all references to the Scotton Neighbourhood Plan should refer to the document having limited weight in terms of planning decisions.


The Planning Officer further advised that since the publication of the report he wished to include an additional condition and an amendment to a condition already contained within the report as follows: -


Additional Condition

The proposed dwelling to the front of the site and immediately adjacent the shared boundary with 32 Eastgate, Scotton must be a single storey dwelling.


Reason:  To ensure the scale of the dwelling has an appropriate relationship with 32 Eastgate and protects the living conditions of the occupants to accord with the National Planning Policy Framework, local policy LP26 of the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan 2012-2036 and policy 6 of the Draft Scotton Neighbourhood Plan.


Amended Condition

No development hereby permitted shall take place unless the works to improve the public highway by means of a 1.2m wide footway (including a tactile crossing point) and carriageway widening and realignment, in accordance with plan PF/19/03 Rev E dated 30th March 2019 has been completed.


Reason:  To ensure the provision of safe and adequate means of access to the permitted development to accord with the National Planning Policy Framework, local policy LP13 of the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan 2012-2036 and policy 6 of the Draft Scotton Neighbourhood Plan.



The additional condition related to Plot 1 and would in effect limit it to being a single story dwelling.  


The Planning Officer also updated the Committee on the matter of landownership.  It had come to light earlier in the week that the site, at this moment in time, was not in the ownership of the applicant.  Therefore the wrong certificate had been signed on the application form.  However, the correct certificate, certificate B, had now being signed and notice served on the landowner. This meant the Committee could still make a resolution on the application but any resolution would be subject to the completion of the certificate B notification period of 21 days (ends 6th November) on the landowner and the completion of the Section 106 Unilateral Undertaking.  The planning application would only need to be referred back to the planning committee if the landowner raises any new material considerations not previously considered.


Due to the time required to complete the Unilateral Undertaking, an extension on the application had been agreed until 29 November.


The first public speaker was Mr Fox, the applicant, who made the following points: -


·         The application was before the Committee following many months of consultation and negotiation with the Council’s Planning Officers.  The discussions had also involved the Council’s Highway Officers and the Tree Officer.  The Applicant considered he had worked collaboratively and in a  ...  view the full minutes text for item 29a


139324 - Heapham Road, Gainsborough pdf icon PDF 720 KB

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The Chairman of the Committee introduced planning application 139324 – planning application for erection of 2 single story units to use for car rentals, including car wash, car parts and tyre sales with fitting services and associated parking spaces and new access – land adjacent to Morrisons Supermarket , Heapham Road South, Gainsborough.


There were no officer updates to the report and no members of the public had registered to address Committee regarding the application.


The application had been brought before the Committee for transparency purposes as the Council was the landowner.


In response to Committee’s comments, Officers advised that there was quite a large car parking area associated with the site and they did not have concerns that this would lead to increased on-road parking.  There were conditions to address noise levels.


With no further comments from the Committee it was moved, seconded, voted upon and agreed that permission be GRANTED subject to the conditions contained within the report.



Determination of Appeals pdf icon PDF 221 KB

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The Appeals, which had been determined since the Committee last met, were noted.