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Minutes of the Planning Meeting 8th February 2022




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


Councillors:       M. Bellwood (MB), 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), J. Simmons (JS) and Mrs. P.F. Watson (PFW).


Councillors not present: Mrs. E. Ballard (EB), J. Baskett (JB), L. Cooney (LMC), H. Filer (HF), J. Garrett (JG), G.E. Horton (GEH),
F.W.P. Treanor (FWPT) and D.E. Wing (DEW).


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



P63.         Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors: Cllrs. Mrs. EB, HF, JG, GEH, FWPT and DEW.


P64.         Declarations of Interest / Dispensations
The following declarations of interest were made:

a.      Cllr. DH – item 6 – as known to the applicant.

b.      Cllr. Mrs. JMS – items 4, 5 and 6 as a member of ELDC.

c.      Cllr. AL – items 4, 5 and 6 as a member of ELDC, item 6 also as known to applicant, PA 1, 2 and 7 as known to applicants.

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

e.      Cllr. Mrs. SEL – PA 1 & 2 as a friend of the applicant.


P65.         Minutes
It was RESOLVED that the notes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 11th January 2022 be approved as the Minutes.


P66.         Applications received by the Local Planning Authority

The Committee considered all planning applications received, including those listed on the schedule (PA/Schedule 02-08-22) and RESOLVED as follows:

N/105/00046/22 – noted that nothing had changed on this application to improve the proposals either visually or in terms of the impact they would have on the site. Therefore, the Council resolved to continue to object on the same grounds as used previously (9th November 2021) which were that the proposals have a very large footprint which is overbearing on the site

N/105/00045/22 – objected to this application, its concerns were as follows:

The 4 caravan lodges must:

1) only be used for wedding parties

2) be temporary in nature

3) not be occupied year round

4) not be for residential use

To ensure it is an interim measure its existence must be limited to a maximum of 3 years.

a.      N105/00095/22 – objected to this application on the grounds that illuminated signs are not acceptable in the Conservation Area.

b.      All other applications were supported.


P67. Planning Correspondence
The Council noted the following planning correspondence:

a.      ELDC Planning Decisions

i.     Approved– N/105/02351/21– Planning Permission– 32 High Holme Road– LTC supported.

ii.     Approved– N/105/02137/21 – Section 73 – Land to the north of Julian Bower– LTC objected.

iii.     Approved– N/105/02366/21 – Planning Permission– 48 Westgate– LTC supported.

iv.     Approved– N/105/02367/21 – Listed Building Consent – 48 Westgate – LTC supported.

v.     Approved – N/105/02176/21 – Planning Permission – Louth Golf Club – LTC objected.

vi.     Approved – N/105/02442/21– Consent to Display – The Pavilion, London Road– LTC supported.

vii.     Approved – N/105/02510/21– Planning Permission – 3 St. James View, LN11 9XY– LTC supported

b.      Withdrawn Applications
N/105/00867/21 – Land off Stewton Lane, notification of withdrawn application

c.      Enforcement
An enforcement notice has been issued in respect of 3 Trinity Lane, LN11 8DL who have without planning permission made alterations to the existing dwelling to provide UPVC window frames.  The notice requires that 2no. upvc window frames from the front elevation be replaced with timber framed windows within 6 calendar months from 1st March 2022.


P68.         Proposed Works to Trees
It was RESOLVED to support the following works to trees in the Louth Conservation Area (Cllr. DF wished his objection noted):

Location: Beech House, 29 Old Mill Park.  Proposals: T1 – Conifer – Remove.  T2 – Laurel – Remove.  Reasons: Tree has grown out of control and is threatening the wall/fencing to garden and adjoining garden.


P69.         Next Meeting
The Committee noted that the date of the next scheduled Planning Committee meeting was 8th March 2022.


The Meeting Closed at 7:52pm.