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Friday 17th December 2021 Extra Ordinary Town Council Meeting

Louth Town Council

The Sessions House, Eastgate,

Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 9AJ


01507 355895



To the Members of the Town Council of Louth:

You are hereby summoned to attend an extraordinary meeting of Louth Town Council which will be held on Friday 17th December 2021.  The meeting will be held in The Old Court Room, The Sessions House, Eastgate, Louth at 11.00am unless legislation is changed in the meantime allowing meetings by Zoom (if this occurs I will forward a link for the meeting as soon as I can).  The business to be dealt with at the meeting is listed in the agenda below.


Please note, there will be a 15 minute public forum between 10.45am and 11.00am when members of the public may ask questions or make short statements to the Council, and your attendance is requested during this period.


Any public, wishing to speak on an agenda item or ‘sit in’ on the meeting(s) please contact the Town Clerk, by emailing in advance to discuss attendance arrangements.  If possible, please provide written representation rather than attending in person.


Members of the public should note that they will not be allowed to speak during the formal meeting.


Mrs. L.M. Phillips

Town Clerk

Dated this 13th Day of December 2021


Safety Precautions due to COVID-19:
Louth Town Council continue to take precautionary measures to uphold its legal responsibility to protect its officers, elected members and others from risk to their health and safety.  As a minimum these will include — socially distanced seating, — no tables and asking that attendees: — please do not touch items other than their own, — please bring their own pen and paper, — please take their own items/rubbish home with them, — please bring their own drink, — please do not come to the meeting if they have any symptoms or have been in contact with someone who is sick.  —please inform the Town Clerk as far in advance of the meeting as possible if you will not be able to attend. — please note that the rules of debate as prescribed within Standing Orders will be adhered to.  If Cllrs. wish to speak during the meeting, they will need to raise their hand, the Chairman will note this and will call upon people in the order he has noted.  When asked to speak, Cllrs. should stand and speak loudly or make their way to the microphone.  — Please note hand sanitising and the use of masks are also still encouraged.





(Chairman: Cllr. D. Hobson, Membership: All Cllrs.)


1.                Apologies for Absence
To receive and note apologies where valid reasons for absence have been given to the Town Clerk at least one hour prior to the meeting.


2.                Declaration of Interest / Dispensations
To receive declarations of interest in accordance with the Localism Act, 2011 – being any pecuniary interest in agenda items not previously recorded on Members’ Register of Interests and any written requests for dispensation received by the proper officer under section 22 of the Localism Act.


3.                Precept

a.      Council to receive a recommendation from the Governance and Finance Committee made on 7th December 2021 to resolve to approve a precept request for 2022/23 of £283,063 an increase on 2021/22 of 2.69% (which percentage is expected to decrease further when up to date tax base figures are received).

b.     Council to delegate authority to the Town Clerk to complete the necessary form and submit to ELDC (Collection Authority).



4.                Applications received by the Local Planning Authority

a.      To consider and make observations on all planning applications received including those listed below:

i.     N/105/02137/21 – Land to the North of Julian Bower – Section 73 application in relation to condition no. 2 (approved plans), condition 8 (surface water drainage scheme), condition no. 18 (scheme mitigation), and condition no. 21 (footpath link) as imposed on planning permission reference no. N/105/01436/18 which was for the erection of 14 no. dwellings.


5.                Proposed Works to Trees
Committee to consider the following proposed works to trees in the Louth Conservation Area:

i.     Location: 155 Eastgate.  Proposals: T1 – Maple – Crown reduce height by approximately 1m to leave a finished height of approximately 3m.  T2 – Beech – Crown lift to 2.5m, crown reduce height by approximately 2m and lateral spread by approximately 1m to leave a height of approximately 3.5m and a radial spread of approximately 2m.  T3 – Handkerchief tree – Crown reduce to approximately 1m above pruning sites, to leave at a height of approximately 3m.  T4 – Yew – Reduce from approximately 3.5m to approximately 2m (to height of boundary wall).  Reasons – For general maintenance.  (Details circulated 13th December 2021).

ii.     Location: Maxey Court.  Proposals: T1 and T2 – Leyland Cypress’ – Fell and remove.  Reasons: Excessive shading, size and close proximity to property.  (Details circulated 13th December 2021).