MINUTES OF THE LOUTH TOWN COUNCIL PLANNING COMMITTEE
HELD IN THE OLD COURT ROOM, THE SESSIONS HOUSE, LOUTH
ON TUESDAY 5th JULY 2022
Present Councillor S. Crew (SC), (in the chair).
Councillors: J. Baskett (JB), M. Bellwood (MB), L. Cooney (LMC), H. Filer (HF), D. Ford (DF), D.J.E. Hall (DJEH), D. Hobson (DH), G.E. Horton (GEH), M. Lamb (ML), A. Leonard (AL), Mrs. S.E. Locking (SEL), Mrs. J. Makinson-Sanders (JMS), K. Norman (KN), J. Simmons (JS) and D.E. Wing (DEW).
Councillors not present: Mrs. E. Ballard (EB), J. Garrett (JG), B. O’Brien (BO) 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.
P14. Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Mrs. EB, JG, BO and Mrs. PFW.
P15. Declarations of Interest / Dispensations
The following declarations of interest were made:
a. Cllr. Mrs. JMS – items 4,5 and 6 with regards to membership of ELDC.
b. Cllr. AL – items 4,5 and 6 with regards to membership of ELDC and planning applications 7 and 8 as known to the applicants, and item 6 as known to the applicant.
c. Cllr. DJEH – items 4,5 and 6 and would be speaking on planning application 4 with regards to membership of ELDC Planning Committee.
d. Cllr. HF – planning application 4 as lives on the Grimsby Road.
It was RESOLVED that the notes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 14th June 2022 be approved as the Minutes.
P17. Applications received by the Local Planning Authority
The Committee considered all planning applications received, including those listed on the schedule (PA/Schedule 07-05-22) and RESOLVED as follows:
a. N/105/00971/22 48 Stewton Lane – made no comments and remained neutral.
b. N/105/01042/22 PLOT 63, Bolingbroke Rd – supported this application but asks to ensure that there is adequate parking for large number of units and further that concerns are noted that if a further road is to be added from Brackenborough Road through to the industrial estate that this might cause a further build-up of fast moving through traffic onto the industrial estate.
c. N/105/01055/22 Land West Off Grimsby Road, Louth – objected to this application and request that the ELDC Planning Committee meet for a site visit before a decision is made.
Louth Town Council are of the opinion that even with the current number of new properties built in this area that there are issues with the volume of traffic with only one access onto the Grimsby Road at this point where visibility is problematic at the brow of the hill, addition to volume of traffic at North Holme Road / Grimsby Road junction. That the speed of traffic at this point is also a current issue making safe exit onto the Grimsby Road problematic at certain times of the day. With so many properties there should be a second road entrance to the site for resident and emergency services access as there has currently been issues with access when emergency work has been undertaken on the single access road. Pedestrian access into the town centre is poor for children, elderly and less able bodied with a raised narrow footpath being the only link and that this should be widened and the additional footpath installed to connect to Fanthorpe Lane. Perceived safety problem with attenuation ponds, and potential issues arising from attenuation scheme impacting on dwellings lower down the town ward slopes from this site. There are known surface water issues from this site which impact on the roads and neighbouring properties and Anglian Water are continuously working on site with water issues. Louth Town Council are aware that this is another Outline application however there are many concerns arising from even more planned properties placing undue pressure on local services such as the NHS, schools etc. The Council considered that building further houses here was a reverse of the NPPF as it went against economic growth. Due to the traffic generated there should be safeguarding of the hedging on the east side of the bypass to dampen noise pollution and to block the view of the estate from the road.
d. N/105/01211/22 Hayfield, 103 Horncastle Road – supported this application but request that the height of the structure should not impact on the AONB.
e. All other applications were supported.
P18. Planning Correspondence
The Committee noted the following planning correspondence:
ELDC Planning Decisions
a. Approved – N/105/02616/22 – Planning Permission – 10 Legbourne Road – LTC supported
b. Approved – N/105/00371/22 – Planning Permission- 65 Charles Street – LTC supported
c. Refused – N/105/00613/22 – Planning Permission- 1 Grosvenor Road – LTC objected
d. Approved – N105/0875/22 – Listed Building Consent – 2-4 Nichol Hill – LTC supported
e. Approved – N105/874/22 – Planning Permission – 2-4 Nichol Hill – LTC supported
f. Approved – N105/00819/22 – Planning Permission – 21 Southlands Ave – LTC supported
g. Approved – N/105/00813/22 – Planning Permission – Kidgate Primary School – LTC supported
P19. Proposed Works to Trees
It was RESOLVED to support the following tree work:
a. Location: 48 Westgate Proposal: Tl – Yew – Reduce in height by approximately 10ft and reshape the sides accordingly. Reasons: Tl – Tree is blocking sun to terrace and summerhouse of adjacent property.
P20. Minerals and Waste Local Plan – Consultation
It was RESOLVED not to respond to the consultation at https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/planning/minerals-waste.
P21. Next Meeting
It was noted that the date of the next scheduled Planning Committee meeting was 26th July 2022.
The Meeting Closed at 7:37pm.
Signed_______________________ (Chairman) Dated_________________________