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Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting 30th August 2022





Present                                             Councillor S. Crew (SC), (in the chair).


Councillors:       J Baskett (JB), L. Cooney (LMC), H. Filer (HF), 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), Mrs. P.F. Watson (PFW) and D.E. Wing (DEW).


Councillors not present: Mrs. E. Ballard (EB), M. Bellwood (MB), J. Garrett (JG), G. Horton (GEH)

and J. Simmons (JS).


The Town Clerk, Mrs. L.M. Phillips and the Town Clerk’s Assistant Mrs. M.C. Vincent were also present.


P29.         Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Mrs. EB, JG, GEH and JS.


P30.         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 item 8 (neighbour) and 14 (known to the applicant).

c.                   Cllr. DJEH – items 4,5 and 6 with regards to membership of ELDC Planning Committee.

d.                  Cllr. JB – planning item 11 as known to the applicant.

e.                   Cllr. DF – planning item 12 as close to his own property


P31.         Minutes
It was RESOLVED that the notes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 26th July 2022 be approved as the Minutes.


P32.         Applications received by the Local Planning Authority
The Committee considered all planning applications received, including those listed on the schedule (PA/Schedule 08-30-22) and RESOLVED as follows:

a.      N/105/01291/22 7 Park Ave – the recommendation to support made by the PWG and submitted 11/8/22 was ratified.

b.      N/105/01416/22 Land Off 35 Stewton Lane – objected to this application on the previous grounds used and also would comment that these proposals constitute over-intensification of a small site which has not allowed for adequate parking and servicing. Apart from this area being at risk of flooding itself due to its position on ground lower than the road feeding it and the two attenuation ponds adjacent to it, it is feared that it will move water to other areas causing a flood risk and problems to other people and properties which goes against the NPPF. The Council also expressed concern over access and highway safety as the access to the land onto the feeding road is on a bend and in a dip where visibility is difficult.

c.       N/105/01291/22 5 Westgate – Objected on the grounds that UPVC should not be used in the Conservation Area and especially at this location given the importance of the area within the town.

d.      N/105/01447/22 – 61 Broadbank – Objected on the following grounds: The Council has severe concerns about the adequacy of parking and servicing and in particular the allocation of parking for these properties. The plans do not make it clear where residents will be able to park and this area is extremely heavily populated with vehicles. Any exacerbation to on street parking and/or traffic generation will have a detrimental impact on access and highway safety.

e.       N/105/00820/22 Land north of Julian Bower – Objected to this application. It felt that conditions are imposed for a purpose and variation should not be allowed.

f.        All other applications were supported.


P33.         Planning Correspondence
The Committee noted the following planning correspondence:

a.      ELDC Planning Decisions

i.      Approved – N/105/01092/22 – Planning Permission – 31 Northgate – LTC supported

ii.      Approved – N/105/00997/22 – Planning Permission – 6 Freer Gardens – LTC supported

iii.      Approved – N105/00971/22 – Planning Permission – 48 Stewton Lane – LTC remained neutral

iv.      Approved – N/105/00461/22 – Planning Permission-  Westview 97 Little Crowtree Lane – LTC objected

v.      Approved – N/105/02497/21 –Planning Permission –  Land at the Elms – LTC supported

vi.      Approved – N/105/00512/22 – Listed Building Consent – 19 Upgate – LTC supported but disappointed that the building still remained unoccupied

vii.      Approved – N/105/00511/22 – Consent to Display – 19 Upgate – LTC supported but disappointed that the building still remained unoccupied

viii.      Approved – N/105/00509/22 – Listed Building Consent – 21 Upgate – LTC supported but disappointed that the building still remained unoccupied

ix.      Approved – N/105/00510/22 – Consent to Display – 21 Upgate – LTC supported but disappointed that the building still remained unoccupied

x.      Approved – N/105/01039/22 – Listed Building Consent – 20 Lee Street – LTC supported

xi.      Approved – N/105/00617/22 – Planning Permission – 50 Stewton Lane – LTC supported

b.      Temporary Road Closures

REASON FOR RESTRICTION reconstruction of carriageway
LOCATION & NATURE OF RESTRICTION:  Road closure Order – A631 (Between A157 & a point 200m Northwest), A157 (Between 200m West & 200m East of A631)
40mph speed limit Order – A631 (Between A157 & a point 400m Northwest), A157 (Between 400m West & 400m East of A631)
Period of restriction: 05/09/2022 – 23/09/2022
Closures 19:00 to 06:30 only. 40mph Speed Limit 24/7.PERIOD OF RESTRICTION: (Restrictions to be implemented for 15 days as and when required during this period, signage detailing accurate dates and times will be displayed on site in advance)

REASON FOR RESTRICTION Crane lift for domestic premises
LOCATION & NATURE OF RESTRICTION:  Road Closure Northgate between Eve Street and Vickers Lane Suspension of one way order – Northgate to allow access
Period of restriction: 15/8/22-15/8/22 7:00-16:00

LOCATION & NATURE OF RESTRICTION: Scamblesby/Cadwell No waiting and loading at any time, 40mph speed limit order, 30mph speed limit order, no right turn order, no left turn order, road closure order.

iv.      Period of restriction: 26/8/22-30/8/22

c.       Enforcement
Land adjacent playing field, Julian Bower – notification that no action is to be taken.

d.      Other Correspondence

i.      8/8/22 – LCC – Acknowledge receipt of event 14/11/21 – Retrospective closing down of 2021 events.

ii.      23/8/22 – LCC – Prohibition of waiting amendment order 20 MONKS DYKE ROAD. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Remove the current No Waiting at Any Time in the layby outside Lacey Gardens Junior School. Install No Waiting at Any Time on Monks Dyke Road in the vicinity of house numbers 93 to 101 and between number 78 and the substation. Install No Waiting at Any Time at the junctions of Almond Crescent/Monks Dyke Road and Trinity Lane/Monks Dyke Road

iii.      24/8/22 – LCC – Prohibition of waiting amendment order 20 Warwick Road NOTICE IS HEREBY the effect of which will be to prohibit waiting at all times on the junction of Wm A Jaines & Son and adjacent to the access on Warwick Road.



P34.         Proposed Works to Trees
It was RESOLVED to support the following tree work:

a.       Location: 106 Keddington Road Proposal: G3 – Beech, Ash, Sycamore, Chestnut, Yew – (T1 on plan – Copper Beech) – Fell.  Reasons: G3 – The tree is in decline as there is Meripilus gigantues (bracket fungus) around the buttress and root ball.

b.      Location: 108 Keddington Road Proposal: G3 – Beech, Ash, Sycamore, Yew – T1-T3 on plan (Yew) approx.. 6m high.  Resize by removing regrowth (approx. 0.5-1m) as per photos.

c.        Location: 17 Horncastle Road.  Proposal: T31, T32 and T33 – Limes – Pollard to previous points.  Reasons: To maintain a periodic pollarding cycle.

P35.         Traffic Proposals re. Proposed Waiting Restrictions on Mayfield Crescent/Kenwick Road
It was RESOLVED to support the waiting restrictions proposed by LCC on Mayfield Crescent/Kenwick Road, but that it be suggested that the road should be one way to traffic.


P36.         Café Pavement Licence
It was RESOLVED to ratify the comments of the Planning Working Group submitted to LCC on 12th August in support of a Café Pavement Licence at 601 Club Italian Bistro Ltd at 12a Market Place.


P37.         Application to ELDC for Discretionary Rate Relief by the Generations Church
It was RESOLVED that the Town Clerk should sign the above to show the Council’s support for the application.


P38.          Active Travel Scheme

a.                  Following a request from Lincolnshire County Council to cancel the Active Travel Scheme that LTC had organised for Tuesday 13th September at 6.30pm in the Royal British Legion Hall, Northgate, Louth, a vote was taken and it was RESOLVED not to cancel it.

b.                  It was RESOLVED that the two surveys would be circulated online and in paper format with amendments to the phrasing of the business loss/gain questions and the removal of the reference to the winter months October – March for parking in the Cornmarket.


P39.         It was noted that the date of the next scheduled Planning Committee meeting was 20th September 2022.



The Meeting Closed at 9:07pm.





Signed_______________________ (Chairman)                Dated_________________________