Note: Councillor Paul Howitt-Cowan re-joined the meeting before the start of this item..
Members considered an application for an outbuilding to be used as a beauty salon at 23 Greetwell Lane, Nettleham, Lincoln LN2 2PN.
There was no officer update on this item.
The first public speaker on this item was Ms Hindle, the owner of 23 Greetwell Lane. She raised the following points:
· Alterations had been made to the design of the salon following comments made on the planning portal;
· The cabin would no longer be visible from the conservation area in Nettleham;
· Due to her husband’s shift pattern, the applicant could not work in any other salons. She wanted to work, and would only treat one customer at a time. There was ample parking available on the driveway; currently the family only had one car;
· The cabin was designed to look like a summer house;
· Lincolnshire County Council as the Highways authority and the lead local flood authority had concluded that local development was acceptable. Access to the salon would be via the footpath between 23 and 25 Greetwell Lane;
· All treatments offered were relaxing, so there would be no noise. The salon would add another service to the village;
· Since the application had been submitted the applicant had worked positively with the Planning department.
The second and final speaker was Cllr Angela White, Ward Member for Nettleham. She raised the following points:
· Cllr White supported the objection from Nettleham Parish Council; the proposed building was inappropriate on this site;
· The salon building would protrude over side fences, impacting the view;
· The UPVC cladding was unsuitable, which had been stated in the parish council’s objections, and outlined in Nettleham NP section d6a;
· Cllr White would disagree that UPVC cladding was used in neighbouring properties. Owing to the height of the structure, it would be contrary to Nettleham NP section d6c;
· The site had potential for increased noise, lighting and parking. There were already 3 beauty salons in Nettleham and other business rentals in the village.
Note: Following her contribution, Councillor White left the Chamber and did not return.
Officers responded by acknowledging the issues that Nettleham Parish Council had raised on the design of the salon, but reminded Members that had this been for domestic rather than commercial use and set slightly into the site, it would not have required planning permission. The salon would be in a domestic garden, and the building would not be out of keeping or character for the area.
Neighbours had raised concerns on the air conditioning units; officers believed this could be provided subject to a condition imposed on the applicant.
Members provided comment, and highlighted that Nettleham was characterised by substantial houses on large plots, and the risk of extra traffic. Praise was given to the objections, as in one Member’s view they had responded to the objections that had been made.
The development was seen as sustainable for Nettleham, as well as creating employment in the village.
Because of the transition between treatments, there would be a separation of one person leaving and another visiting the premises.
The application was duly moved and seconded, and following the vote planning permission was GRANTED subject to conditions:
Conditions stating the time by which the development must be
1. The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.
Reason: To conform with Section 91 (1) of the Town and Country Planning
Act 1990 (as amended).
Conditions which apply or require matters to be agreed before the
Conditions which apply or are to be observed during the course of the
2. The building hereby approved shall not be erected or located on site until details of foul and surface water drainage details have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The building shall not then be first brought into use until the approved drainage strategy and details have been fully implemented on site.
Reason: To ensure adequate drainage facilities are provided for the development in accordance with policy LP14 of the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan and Policy D6 of the Neighbourhood Plan and guidance within the NPPF.
3. With the exception of the detailed matters referred to by the conditions of this consent, the development hereby approved shall be carried out in accordance with the following drawings: Site Plan including elevations and floor plan received on 13th November 2019 and Design and Access statement. The works shall be carried out in accordance with the details shown on the approved plans and in any other approved documents forming part of the application.
Reason: To ensure the development proceeds in accordance with the approved plans and to accord with the National Planning Policy Framework and policies LP1, LP13, LP17 and LP26 of the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan and Policies D4 and D6 of the Neighbourhood Plan.
4. No external air-conditioning units or other plant shall be installed on the building or within the site until details have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. They shall then only be installed in accordance with the approved details.
Reason: In the interest of neighbouring amenity in accordance with LP26 of the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan and guidance within the NPPF.
5. The 1.8 metre close boarded fence proposed along the rear eastern boundary of the site shall be erected prior to the erection or locating of the building on site and shall thereafter be retained in perpetuity for the lifetime of the development.
Reason: To minimise visual impact on the surrounding area in accordance with Policy LP26 of the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan and Policy D4 of the Neighbourhood Plan and guidance within the NPPF.
Conditions which apply or relate to matters which are to be observed
following completion of the development:
6. The use as a beauty salon hereby permitted shall only operate during the hours of 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday with no Sunday or Bank holiday opening.
Reason: To protect the amenities of adjoining properties and the locality in general in accordance with policy LP26 of the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan.
7. No more than 1 therapist shall operate and no more than 5 customers shall be treated on the premises in any one day, with no more than 1 customer being present on the site at any one time.
Reason: To avoid the unacceptable loss of amenity to nearby premises through the inappropriate scale of the business and impacts relating to noise and disturbance in accordance with policy LP26 of the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan.
8. The use of the beauty salon hereby approved shall only be operated by the occupiers of No 23 Greetwell Lane Nettleham LN2 2PN and at all other times as incidental to the enjoyment as residents of it.
Reason: To ensure that the running of the beauty salon is tied to the occupiers of the host dwelling and does not become a separate business use in the interest of residential amenity and in accordance with Policy LP26 of the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan.