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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 325 KB

i)       Meeting of the Planning Committee held on Wednesday 16 October, 2019, previously circulated.

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Meeting of the Planning Committee held on 16 October 2019.


RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 16 October 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 Roger Patterson declared that he would speak as Ward Member in relation to agenda item 6b (139936) and would step down as a Member of Committee for the duration of that item.


Councillor Cordelia McCartney declared that she was Ward Member in relation to agenda item 6a (139552) but would remain as Committee Member for that item.


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 the Housing Delivery Test results were due to be published by the Government in November. It was explained that an action plan would be required if delivery fell under 95% of the housing requirement over the previous three years, however the authority had achieved 112% of the housing requirements for 2018.


The Planning Manager explained that Defra had introduced an Environment Bill that contained several measures with implications for the planning system and the opportunities it provided to protect and improve the natural environment. Key measures included:


·         a mandatory duty on developers to provide for a 10% net gain in biodiversity, preferably locally to the development;

·         a new mapping system would identify opportunities to improve biodiversity at a strategic scale and could be used to inform development plans and the net gain process;

·         local authorities would be required to consult on proposals to fell street trees, and would have a strengthened duty to improve biodiversity when delivering their functions;

·         there would also be a new statutory body, the Office for Environmental Protection, with the power to enforce the proper application of environmental law.


With Regard to Neighbourhood Plans, the Planning Manager highlighted that the Glentworth NP had been made by Full Council on 4 November 2019. The referendum for the Spridlington NP had been successful with a 49.7% turnout, of which 73.2% were in favour, this would be made at Full Council at a future date. The examination of the Sudbrooke NP had been successful and the referendum date was to be confirmed, the consultation of the Bishop Norton NP had just closed and the draft version of the Gainsborough NP was out to consultation, due to close on 17 December 2019. He reiterated that the status of all Neighbourhood Plans in the District could be found on the Planning and Building pages of the West Lindsey website.


Planning Applications for Determination

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


139552 - Land adj The Limes Hotel, Gainsborough Road, Market Rasen pdf icon PDF 222 KB

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The Chairman introduced planning application number 139552 and invited the Development Management Team Leader to provide any updates. She explained it was a variation application to change conditions 4, 6, 11 and 15 of planning permission 138607 granted 7 February 2019. There were no updates to the report.


Note:              The Chairman declared an interest on behalf of all committee Members as West Lindsey District Council was the applicant.


As there were no public speakers registered, the Chairman invited comments from the Committee. A Member of Committee commended the detail of the report and moved the Officer recommendation.


Note:              Councillor Paul Howitt-Cowan declared a personal interest as he was Chairman of the Leisure, Culture, Events and Tourism Group.


With no further discussion the recommendation was seconded, voted upon and unanimously agreed that planning permission be GRANTED subject to conditions as detailed below.


Conditions stating the time by which the development must be commenced:


1. Void


Conditions which apply or require matters to be agreed before the development commenced:




Conditions which apply or are to be observed during the course of the development:


2. The development shall be carried out in full accordance with the Construction Phase Health and Safety Plan (CPHSP) – (PEP Part 2) Rev A dated 7th March 2019 and Environmental Management Plan (EMP) – PEP Part 3 Rev A dated 15th April 2019.


Reason: In the interest of the amenity in accordance with policy LP26 of the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan.


3. The tree protection measures shall be carried out in strict accordance with details within Tree protection Root Barrier Plan and Specification Rev 00 dated 28th January 2019.


Reason:To ensure that adequate measures are taken to preserve trees and their root systems whilst construction work is progressing on site in accordance with policy LP17 of the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan.


4. With the exception of the detail matters referred by the conditions of this consent, the development hereby approved shall be carried out in accordance with the following drawings:


MRLC1-CPM-01-00-DR-A-X-2001 revision C02 dated 12.09.2018

MRLC1-CPM-01-01-DR-A-X-2002 revision C02 dated 12.09.2018

MRLC1-CPM-01-ZZ-DR-A-X-2010 revision C02 dated 12.09.2018

2001 Rev C04 dated 30.11.18


The works shall be in accordance with the details shown on the approved plans and in any other documents forming part of the application.


Reason: To ensure the development proceeds in accordance with the approved plans.


5. Prior to the commencement of construction of any buildings, the vehicular access to the development shall be improved in accordance with amended drawing number SK004 B.


Reason: In the interests of safety of the users of the public highway and the safety of the users of the site.


6. Prior to any of the buildings being occupied, the detailed arrangements for the foul and surface water drainage shall be completed in accordance plans MRLC1-CUR-00-00-DR-C-9201-C02 dated 17.10.18 and MRLC-CUR-00-00-DR-C-9209-C03 dated 22/07/19. The scheme shall be retained and maintained in full in accordance with this strategy.


Reason: To ensure the site is adequately drained in accordance with policy  ...  view the full minutes text for item 36.


139936 - Highcliffe Business Park, The Cliff, Ingham, Lincoln pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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Note:              Councillor Roger Patterson stepped down from Committee for the duration of this item.


The Chairman introduced planning application number 139936 for the erection of 3 no. buildings to provide either B1 (Business) or B2 (General Industrial) floor space; with provision of vehicle parking spaces, hard landscaping and means of enclosure. The Committee heard this was a resubmission of planning application reference: 139515 and the Area Development Officer confirmed there were no updates to the report.


The Chairman stated there were three registered speakers for the application and invited the first to address the Committee.


The first speaker introduced himself, Councillor Mark Nicholson from Ingham Parish Council. He explained that the Parish Council were undertaking a development plan and that all people involved were supportive of the business and employment opportunities this development would bring to the area. He stated there was housing development underway, providing a 15% increase in housing and the Parish Council would like for there to be employment opportunities for those people to work locally. The proposed development would provide opportunities for greener employment with people able to walk or cycle to work. He reiterated the Parish Council’s support of the proposed development and thanked the Committee for their time and consideration.


The Chairman invited the second speaker, Mr James Rigby, the applicant, to address the Committee. Mr Rigby explained that his company felt the Officer’s report had oversimplified the case and that, in relation to LP5, the site should not be considered as being in the countryside. He added that LP5 established support for generating employment in these areas and the proposal was for employment development. There was support for 50 jobs, the area locally was considered to be an employment site which would be in accordance with LP5 and paragraph 84 of the revised framework. Mr Rigby commented on the suggested visual impact to the area and advised the Committee that the proposed development would benefit from substantial screening, the buildings would sit below the treeline and he was confident no harmful visual impact would occur. He added that there was strong demand from businesses looking to expand into the area and he believed the proposals would provide significant benefit to the area. He thanked the Committee for their time and consideration.


The third and final speaker, Councillor Roger Patterson, Ward Member, was invited to address the Committee. He stated that he could not find any grounds for refusal of the application. Councillor Patterson explained that the building sat on the ridgeline, there were other businesses along the same building line, the site itself was part of an old airfield and the A15 ran alongside the area. He agreed that the area was countryside but it was a significant industrial area with some major businesses operating around the proposed development site. He stated LP5 was supposed to allow businesses to thrive. Councillor Patterson highlighted that the proposals would make the development the greenest office building in West Lindsey, using green energy as well as  ...  view the full minutes text for item 37.


Determination of Appeals pdf icon PDF 218 KB

·         138290 – The Spinney, Main Drive, Sudbrooke, LN2 2QY

·         138873 – Norwood, Legsby Road, Market Rasen

·         138046 – Land South of Pingley Vale, Bigby High Road, Brigg

·         138984 – 25 Marlow Road, Gainsborough

·         139079 – 5 Beck Hill, Tealby

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The Chairman commented on the statistics of dismissed appeals and that it was a positive for the Council that the Inspectors agreed with the final decisions.


RESOLVED that the determination of appeals be noted.