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Minutes of the Planning Meeting 7th December 2021




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


Councillors:       Mrs. E. Ballard (EB), J. Baskett (JB), L. Cooney (LMC), D. Ford (DF), D.J.E. Hall (DJEH), D. Hobson (DH), A. Leonard (AL), Mrs. S.E. Locking (SEL), Mrs. J. Makinson-Sanders (JMS), K. Norman (KN), F.W.P. Treanor (FWPT) and Mrs. P.F. Watson (PFW).


Councillors not present: M. Bellwood (MB), H. Filer (HF), J. Garrett (JG), G.E. Horton (GEH), D. Jackman (DJ), 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.



P48.         Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors: Cllrs. MB, HF, JG, GEH, DJ, JS and DEW.


P49.         Declarations of Interest / Dispensations
The following declarations of interest were made:

a.      Cllr. Mrs. JMS – items 4, 5 and 6, as a member of ELDC and PA 3 as member of the family.

b.      Cllr. AL – items 4, 5 and 6, as a member of ELDC, PA 3 and 5 as known to them.

c.      Cllr. DJEH – items 4, 5 and 6, as a member of ELDC and its Planning Committee.


P50.         Minutes
It was RESOLVED that the notes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 9th November 2021 be approved as the Minutes.


P51.         Applications received by the Local Planning Authority

The Committee considered all planning applications received, including those listed on the schedule (PA/Schedule 12-07-21) and RESOLVED as follows:

a.      N/105/02149/21 – Land at Grimsby Road – objected to this application. It felt that this land intermingles with the adjoining commercially developed land and allows a pleasing transition between the town, outlying industry and the countryside that should not be lost.   The Council felt that the green outlook that it provides is a valuable part of Louth’s surrounds as it checks the unrestricted sprawl of built-up areas.  It is vital for safeguarding the countryside from further encroachment and is invaluable in assisting to preserve the setting and special character of our wonderful historic town.  The Council felt it was imperative that at all costs this land should not be made vulnerable to development, especially for residential purposes and that it should retain the obligation originally imposed on it that no building structure or erection of any kind shall be built upon or placed on that part of the green land.

b.      N/105/02137/21 – Land North to Julian Bower – to defer this to the next meeting if an extension could be secured, if not, then the Planning Working Group to meet to discuss.

c.      All other applications were supported.


P52.         Planning Correspondence
The Council noted the following planning correspondence:

a.      ELDC Planning Decisions

i.     Approved – N/105/ 01930/21– Planning Permission – 105 & 107 Church St – LTC Supported

ii.     Approved –N/105/01946/21 – Listed Building Consent–25 Westgate – LTC Supported

iii.     Approved – N/105/01945/21 – Planning Permission – 25 Westgate– LTC Supported

iv.     Approved – N105/01970/21 – Planning Permission – 92 Kidgate – LTC Supported

v.     Approved – N105/01903/21 – Planning Permission – 5 Stutte Close– LTC Supported

vi.     Approved – N105/02035/21 – Planning Permission – 10 Canal Close – LTC Supported

vii.     Approved – N105/01561/21 – Planning Permission – Land west of Grimsby Road – LTC Supported

viii.     Refused – N105/02008/21         – Planning Permission – 82 Newmarket – LTC Objected

ix.     Approved – N105/01678/21  – Planning Permission  – 125a Eastgate – LTC Supported

x.     Approved – N105/01361/21 – Outline Planning Permission – 32 St Mary’s Lane – LTC Objected

b.      Enforcement

i.     Warehouse adjoining 12 Queen Street Place, Louth  – Issue of a Section 215 Notice in relation to untidy building.

ii.     Site of former 179 Newmarket Louth – Acknowledgment of complaint – Erection of an enclosure exceeding 1 metre in height adjacent to the highway.

c.      Traffic Regulation Orders

i.     Organisation responsible for restriction: Event Organsiser
Reason for restriction: Festival Fabuloso
Location and nature of restriction: Cornmarket, Butcher Lane, Market Place Car Park
Period of restriction: 2/12/21 and 12/12/2021

ii.     Organisation responsible for restriction: LCC
Reason for restriction: Emergency Maintenance Work
Location and nature of restriction: Church Street between Eastgate and Queen Street.
Period of restriction: 15/11/2021

d.      Withdrawn Applications

i.     N/105/02090/21 – Land Adjacent to No. 21 St. Mary’s Lane, LN11 0DU was withdrawn on 1st December 2021.


P53.         Proposed Works to Trees Protected by a Tree Preservation Order
The following proposed tree works were noted:
Location: 38 Queen Street.  Proposals: Crown reduce to leave at a height of approx.. 3-3.5m and side prune by approximately 1-1.5m to clear the house and neighbours roof.


P54.         Next Meeting
The Committee noted that the date of the next scheduled Planning Committee meeting was 11th January 2022.


The Meeting Closed at 9:45pm.






Signed_______________________ (Chairman)                Dated_________________________