The Chairman introduced the final application of the evening. Number 142948, 5 Colins Walk, Scotter, for a conservatory, raised platform and associated treatments. This was following a site visit by six Members of the Committee and ideally these Members should be who vote, unless the other Members are happy they have enough information to do so. There was no Officer update and so the Chairman invited the Democratic Services Officer to read aloud the first statement from Mr Vincent Hartley.
I regret that due to other commitments I am unable to speak at the meeting. However, I would like to thank the committee for visiting the site of the planning application. Hopefully the reservations you had to initiate this visit were vindicated.
I don't want to bore you with my objections again which I have highlighted in numerous correspondence to the council but would just like to say I still totally object to the planning application.
The amended plans still do not in any way address my fundamental concerns about loss of privacy and light. The proposed screen will have an overbearing presence when you look up to the bungalow from the bottom of the garden. Not to reiterate but I believe the only acceptable solution to myself and the occupants is that the raised terrace should be taken down to ground level as it approaches to within 1.5m of the actual party wall line. The exact reduction would be approximately 1.75m as it encroaches beyond this line.
Hopefully you will not be offended by my suggestion and see that I am looking at a fair solution to this long drawn out affair.
Thank you for your time.
The Chairman opened for comments. A Member of the Committee asked if the screen could be extended to just under the eaves and if the stairs up to the raised platform were to have a guard rail. The Planning Officer confirmed there was a guard rail in the proposal and the raised screen was not part of the proposal.
The recommendation was proposed and seconded by Members of the Committee who attended the site visit and it was agreed that permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions.
Conditions stating the time by which the development must be commenced:
See condition 1 below.
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:
1. The development hereby permitted shall be completed within 3 months of the date of this permission and the existing steps serving the raised platform removed and demolished.
Reason: To confirm with Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) and to safeguard the residential amenity of the attached neighbouring bungalow in accordance with Policy LP26 of the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan.
2. 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: 237-151-03 received 23 August 2021. 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 Policy LP1 and LP26 of the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan 2012-2036.
Conditions which apply or relate to matters which are to be observed following completion of the development:
3. The 1.8 metre high timber frame screen with opaque glazing/panel and steps to be installed in accordance with conditions 1 and 2 above shall be retained and maintained in perpetuity thereafter for the lifetime of the raised platform.
Reason: To safeguard the amenity of the neighbouring property in accordance with Policy LP26 of the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan and guidance within the NPPF.