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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 in the meeting.



To Approve the Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 255 KB

i)       Meeting of the Planning Committee held on 25 May 2022.

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RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on Wednesday, 25 May 2022 be confirmed and signed as an accurate 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 C. McCartney declared that she would speak as Local Ward Member for application number 144395 (agenda item 6a). She also stated that she had not been present at the previous meeting, and at the site visit, and felt that she was not be able to participate in the debate.



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 heard from the Development Management Team Leader that there was no new National Planning Policy Framework document coming out, with the publication previously planned for release in July 2022. The Officer stated that the new version was to clarify some of the changes to planning policy, and expressed surprise of the sharp change.



144395 - Barnaby, 18 Rasen Road, Tealby pdf icon PDF 147 KB

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The Chairman introduced the first application of the meeting, planning application number 144395, for extensions and alterations to existing dwelling, at Barnaby, 18 Rasen Road, Tealby. The Officer gave a few updates on the application, which included that the previously submitted designs had a scaling error on the site plan, which this update was to correct, and that the Committee had made a site visit to the proposed site.


Note:               Councillor C. Grimble entered the Chamber at 6.34 pm


The Chairman then informed the Committee that there were four registered speakers. The first of these speakers was Gareth Johnson, the agent for the application.


The speaker thanked the Committee for the opportunity to speak and stated that the agents had worked to improve the design and features of the dwelling. This proposed application was to create a better property appearance and asserted that the current dwelling was out of character. The speaker explained that the process had followed the recommended approach of the Planning Department, carefully considered the comments and significantly amended the original application. The speaker referred to the additional screens proposed on the site.


Regarding the site visit, the speaker hoped that Members saw that the proposed application was to improve the property and would not affect the Viking Way and the AONB. The speaker stated that there was a proposed reduction of the buildings close to other properties, and made the proposed design more subservient. The neighbouring property, 16 Rasen Road, was referenced as a property that had undergone similar changes in the area. The statement then stated that these improvements were highly focused and that the proposed balcony had privacy screens. The statement reflected that this had changed from a two-storey extension and was to improve the applicants' living conditions.


The speaker then commented about issues raised at the last meeting, specifically on the proposed ridge lift. Members hear that no other height would be gained internally and would improve the view of the property. The speaker concluded that the agents and applicants had followed the suggested process, with pre-application advice, and worked with others. The speaker asserted that the proposal fitted the planning policy and asked for approval.


The Chairman thanked the speaker for his statement and invited an objector, Joanne MacBeth, to give her statement. Before the objector spoke, the Chairman stated that at the site visit, both one of the applicants and the registered objector speaker did try to talk to Members at the meeting. The Chairman noted that participation was limited by anyone, not in the site visit and emphasised that this was to ensure a fair process.


The speaker thanked the Committee for going to the site visit and emphasised the huge impact that she felt would have on the family home. Stressing the huge loss of light, the speaker stated that the proposed application would create a feeling of being hemmed in and said that her family's privacy would be removed, particularly in the garden. The speaker asserted that  ...  view the full minutes text for item 14.


144646 - Land adjacent to Dunholme Close, Dunholme pdf icon PDF 144 KB

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The Chairman informed the Members of the Committee that owing to the withdrawal of application number 144646 by the applicant, the application in this agenda item was no longer being considered by West Lindsey District Council, and would not be considered by the Committee at this meeting.



Determination of Appeals pdf icon PDF 130 KB

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A Member commented that he found the Hemswell dismissal interesting, and stated that it showed West Lindsey District Council did work to preserve the history and architecture of the rural areas.


The determination of the appeals were DULY NOTED.