Agenda and minutes

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Register of Attendance

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The Chairman undertook the register of attendance for Members and each Councillor confirmed their attendance individually.


The Democratic Services Officer completed the register of attendance for Officers and, as with Members, each Officer confirmed their attendance individually.



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 particiaption at this point in the meeting.


To Approve the Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 510 KB

i)       Meeting of the Planning Committee held on 19th August, and adjourned until 24th August, previously circulated.

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RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on Wednesday, 19 August, and adjourned until Monday, 24 August 2020 be confirmed 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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There were no declarations of interest at this point in the meeting.


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 Interim Planning Manager (Development Management) explained there were no further updates from the meeting the previous month. The response to the Government’s White Paper was being progressed and there was a workshop due to take place for Members to have the opportunity to have an input. A Member of the Committee noted her concerns that local communities were facing a weakening of their powers and enquired as to the timescale for the review of the Local Plan. The Chairman reiterated the plans to hold a workshop to ensure Members could provide feedback for the response to the White Paper and also advised there was no clear timescale for the review of the Local Plan but assured Committee that Members would be kept updated.


Planning Applications for Determination

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



141174 - Land between Hawthorne Close and Elizabeth Close, Glentworth pdf icon PDF 62 KB

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The first application of the evening was introduced for Members’ consideration. Planning application number 141174 for erection of 1no. dwelling on land between Hawthorne Close and Elizabeth Close, Glentworth, Gainsborough. The Development Management Officer stated there were no updates to the application.


The Chairman invited the first speaker to address the Committee.


Councillor John Latham, of Glentham Parish Council, thanked the Chairman and explained to the Committee that a statement from the Parish Council, setting out their objections, had been submitted as summarised in the Officer’s report. He stated that the Parish Council had two main concerns. The first concern was the size of the site and the proximity to other dwellings. He stated it would be dominant over other houses and would detract from the other homes in the area. He stated it was contrary to Section 3 of the Neighbourhood Plan regarding scale. He continued that the principle objection was regarding the proposal to build on open public space that had been conditioned to remain as such in a previous application. The Councillor explained that, as a result of that condition, the land had not been designated as public space in the Neighbourhood Plan. He stated that the Parish Council and residents were subsequently non-plussed by the decision to build on the land. He questioned why a condition would be put in place in the first place if it was not going to be adhered to. He thanked the Committee for their time and asked them to consider the implications of other conditions should the application be approved.


The Chairman thanked Councillor Latham and invited the second speaker, Mr Robert Bryan, to address the Committee.


Mr Bryan introduced himself as agent for the applicant and thanked the Chairman for the opportunity to address the Committee. He commented that they were grateful for the Officer recommendation and would not repeat the details of the report, however he wished to comment on a couple of issues raised by the Parish Council. He stated that conditions could be changed with changing circumstances and that, in the time since the original condition had been agreed, the Neighbourhood Plan had been adopted which did not identify the land in question as open public space. He stated that it would have been the perfect opportunity for the Parish to safeguard the space, but that did not happen. In addition, Mr Bryan explained that the proposal did not negate the value of the open space as the public footpath would be retained and there would be additional landscaping to enhance the area as well as space to the side of the footpath. With regards to the design and scale of the proposal, he noted that it was deemed to be in accordance with planning policies and the elevation, design and scale of the neighbouring dwellings. He also highlighted that it was at a distance away from number 16 as to avoid overlooking. He concluded by stating that the proposal was fully compliant with  ...  view the full minutes text for item 44.


Determination of Appeals pdf icon PDF 211 KB

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The determination of appeals were noted.