MINUTES OF THE LOUTH TOWN COUNCIL PLANNING COMMITTEE
HELD IN THE OLD COURT ROOM, THE SESSIONS HOUSE, LOUTH
ON WEDNESDAY 28th SEPTEMBER 2022
Present Councillor S. Crew (SC), (in the chair).
Councillors: J Baskett (JB), D. Ford (DF), D.J.E. Hall (DJEH), D. Hobson (DH), M. Lamb (ML),
A. Leonard (AL), Mrs. S.E. Locking (SEL), Mrs. J. Makinson-Sanders (JMS), K. Norman (KN),
B. O’Brien (BO) and Mrs. P.F. Watson (PFW).
Councillors not present: Mrs. E. Ballard (EB), M. Bellwood (MB), L. Cooney (LMC), H. Filer (HF), J. Garrett (JG),
G. Horton (GEH), J. Simmons (JS) and D.E. Wing (DEW).
The Town Clerk, Mrs. L.M. Phillips and the Town Clerk’s Assistant Mrs. M.C. Vincent were also present.
P40. Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Mrs. EB, MB, LMC, JG, GEH, JS and DEW.
P41. Declarations of Interest / Dispensations
The following declarations of interest were made:
a. Cllr. Mrs. JMS – items 4,5, 6 and 7 with regards to membership of ELDC.
b. Cllr. AL – items 4,5, 6 and 7 with regards to membership of ELDC.
c. Cllr. DJEH – items 4,5, 6 and 7 with regards to membership of ELDC Planning Committee.
d. Cllr. Mrs. PFW – Planning item 6 as known to the applicant.
It was RESOLVED that the notes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 30th August 2022 be approved as the Minutes.
P43. Applications received by the Local Planning Authority
The Committee considered all planning applications received, including those listed on the schedule (PA/Schedule 09-28-22) and RESOLVED as follows:
a. N/105/01736/22 – (changed the ‘support’ comment made by the Planning Working Group) objected to this application on the grounds that there are still issues with access, highway safety and traffic generation. Approval of another dwelling would increase the amount of traffic using this very narrow access road, increasing the risk of accident and making the area more dangerous. The Council also objected to the nature of the proposal and felt that it constituted garden grabbing.
b. N/105/00905/22 (ratified the comment made by the Planning Working Group) objected to this application on the grounds that the proposed extension is too close to the boundary and will cause overshadowing and loss of light for the neighbour at 169.
c. N/105/01183/22 – objected to this application on the grounds that the use of upvc is unacceptable in the Conservation Area. The Council endorse the comments made by the Civic Trust and Heritage Lincolnshire.
d. N/105/01799/22 made no comment as applicant is a member of the family of a member of staff.
e. All other applications were supported.
NB: Cllr. Mrs. PFW left after this part of the meeting at 9:45pm.
P44. Planning Correspondence
The Committee noted the following planning correspondence:
a. ELDC Planning Decisions
i. Approved – N/105/ 00755/22 –Planning Permission – 13 Westgate – LTC supported.
ii. Approved – N105/01352/22 – Consent to display – 21 Market Place – LTC supported.
iii. Approved – N105/00820/22 – Section 73 – Land to north of Julian Bower – LTC objected.
iv. Approved – N105/01316/22 – Listed Building Consent – 21 Westgate – LTC supported.
v. Approved – N105/01042/22 – Planning Permission – Plot 63 Bolingbroke Road – LTC supported with parking concerns.
vi. Approved – N105/01358/22 – Planning Permission – 1a Little South Street – LTC were unable to comment due to lack of detail on application.
vii. Approved – N105/01450/22 – Planning Permission – 11 Daisy Way – LTC supported.
b. Emergency Traffic Restrictions
i. LCC – Operation London Bridge
Westgate (from B1200 to B1520 – div route via St Mary’s Lane, B1250)
c. Temporary Road Closures
i. ORGANISATION RESPONSIBLE FOR RESTRICTION: Anglian Water
REASON FOR RESTRICTION Carriageway defect
LOCATION & NATURE OF RESTRICTION: Kidgate between Aswell Street and Mawers Yard
Period of restriction: 23/09/2022 – 27/09/2022
20:00 to 06:00 ORGANISATION RESPONSIBLE FOR RESTRICTION: Anglian Water
REASON FOR RESTRICTION Emergency Water Connection
LOCATION & NATURE OF RESTRICTION: Horncastle Road between Vanessa Road and Edward Street
Period of restriction: 30/08/2022 – 01/09/2022
ii. ORGANISATION RESPONSIBLE FOR RESTRICTION: DSTM Ltd
REASON FOR RESTRICTION Tree Work
LOCATION & NATURE OF RESTRICTION: Stenigot Road, between Raithby Land and a point 375m east
Period of restriction: 10/10/22 – between 8am and 17.00
iii. ORGANISATION RESPONSIBLE FOR RESTRICTION: LCC
REASON FOR RESTRICTION Pavement Café
LOCATION & NATURE OF RESTRICTION: Road closure Order – Cornmarket (Between Butcher Lane & Market Place)
Period of restriction: 04/10/2022 – 04/10/2023 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday every week
Letter explaining that ELDC have decided that it is not expedient to pursue any further the ongoing breach of planning permission at land adjacent Playing Field, Julian Bower which comprises of the removal of hedging and construction of a staircase without planning permission.
e. Withdrawn Applications
6/9/22 – Panacea, Planning Permission 9 Queen Street – application withdrawn
P45. Proposed Works to Trees
It was RESOLVED to ratify the comments of the Planning Working Group which were submitted to ELDC and which were to support the following proposed tree work:
a. Location: Fir Close Nursing Home, 2 Westgate. Proposal: A4 – Several Beech, Chillian Pine, Sycamore and Wellingtonia Trees – T1 – Marked on plan (Willow) – remove. Reasons: A4 – T1 – For better growth of neighbouring trees. Poorly shaped and difficult to prune.
P46. Street Naming
It was RESOLVED to ratify the comments of the Planning Working Group which were submitted to ELDC and which were to support the use of Cullingford Way as a road name on the site of former 179 Newmarket.
P47. Active Travel Scheme
The Town Clerk updated the Council that having had to postpone the Public Meeting for the Active Travel Scheme due to the mourning period following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. It was RESOLVED that a new meeting date be set for Monday 17th October, 6:30pm at St James’ Church.
P48. It was noted that the date of the next scheduled Planning Committee meeting was 11th October 2022.
The Meeting Closed at 9:55pm.
Signed_______________________ (Chairman) Dated_________________________