MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF LOUTH TOWN COUNCIL
HELD IN THE OLD COURT ROOM, THE SESSIONS HOUSE, LOUTH
ON FRIDAY 17TH DECEMBER 2021
Present The Mayor, Cllr. D. Hobson (DH) (in the chair).
Councillors: Mrs. E. Ballard (EB), J. Baskett (JB), M. Bellwood (MB), L. Cooney (LMC), S. Crew (SC), D. Ford (DF), D.J.E. Hall (DJEH), G. Horton (GEH), Mrs. S.E. Locking (SEL), J. Simmons (JS), F.W.P. Treanor (FWPT) and D.E. Wing (DEW).
Councillors not present: H. Filer (HF), J. Garrett (JG), A. Leonard (AL), Mrs. J. Makinson-Sanders (JMS),
K. Norman (KN), and Mrs. P.F. Watson (PFW).
The Town Clerk, Mrs. L.M. Phillips and the Town Clerk’s Assistant, Mrs. M.C. Vincent were also present.
T80. Apologies for Absence
Apologies were received from Cllrs: HF, JG, AL, Mrs. JMS, KN and Mrs. PFW.
T81. Declarations of Interest / Dispensations
a. On a recommendation from the Governance and Finance Committee made on 7th December 2021, it was RESOLVED to approve a precept request for 2022/23 of £283,063.
b. Further, it was RESOLVED to give delegated authority to the Town Clerk to complete the necessary forms and submit to ELDC (Collection Authority).
T83. Applications received by the Local Planning Authority
N/105/02137/21 – Land to the North of Julian Bower – Section 73 application: It was RESOLVED to object to this application on the grounds that there was a lack of information supplied especially in relation to condition number 21 and that the Council are of the opinion that conditions are imposed for a reason and they should not be allowed to be varied unless the full ramifications of that can be understood. Further that it to be noted that it had received correspondence from residents of Julian Bower opposing the proposals and it would support their suggested compromise regarding the footpath.
T84. Proposed Works to Trees
It was RESOLVED to support the following proposed works to trees in the Louth Conservation Area:
a. 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.
It was RESOLVED to support the following proposed works but to request that the felled trees be replaced with indigenous trees but being mindful of the location being near to the property.
b. Location: Maxey Court. Proposals: T1 and T2 – Leyland Cypress’ – Fell and remove. Reasons: Excessive shading, size and close proximity to property.
The Meeting Closed at 11.17am.
Signed_______________________ (Chairman) Dated_________________________