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Minutes of the Planning Meeting 20th July 2021




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


Councillors:       Mrs. E. Ballard (EB), J Baskett (JB), M. Bellwood (MB), L. Cooney (LMC), H. Filer (HF), D. Ford (DF), J. Garrett (JG), D.J.E. Hall (DJEH), D. Hobson (DH), G. Horton (GEH), A. Leonard (AL), Mrs. S.E. Locking (SEL), Mrs. J. Makinson-Sanders (JMS), K. Norman (KN), J. Simmons (JS), Mrs. P.F. Watson (PFW) and D.E. Wing (DEW).


Councillors not present: A. Cox (AC), D. Jackman (DJ), F.W.P. Treanor (FWPT)


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


P11.         Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were received from Councillor F.W.P.T.


P12.         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

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

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

d.     Cllr. DEW – Planning application 6 as a family member.

e.      Cllr. Mrs. EB – Planning applications (from those submitted by the PWG), 00780, 00958, 01205, 02041 as known to the applicant.


P13.         Minutes
It was RESOLVED that the notes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 6th May 2021 be approved as the Minutes.


P14.         Applications received by the Local Planning Authority
The Committee considered all planning applications received, including those listed on the schedule (PA/Schedule 20-07-21) and RESOLVED as follows:

a.      N/105/01357/21 – Pear Tree Lodge, High Holme Road – objected on the grounds of overlooking

and possible breach of privacy.

b.     N/105/01463/21 – 1 Grosvenor Road – objected on the grounds that the proposals are overbearing on such a small site, constitute garden grabbing, will overshadow neighbouring properties gardens and will, due to the size and proximity to the neighbours, detrimentally impact the neighbours in terms of overlooking and loss of privacy.

c.      All other applications were supported.


P15.         Planning Correspondence
The Committee noted the following planning correspondence:

a.      ELDC Planning Decisions

i.     Approved – N/105/00399/21 – Planning Permission – 8 Alexandra Road – LTC supported.

ii.     Approved – N/105/00494/21 – Planning Permission – 19 Mercer Row – LTC supported.

iii.     Approved – N/105/00272/21 – Planning Permission – 49 Horncastle Road – LTC supported.

iv.     Approved – N/105/02378/20 – Listed Building Consent – The Millers Daughter – LTC supported.

v.     Approved – N/105/00142/21 – Planning Permission – The Distillery, Fusion Way – LTC supported.

vi.     Approved – N/105/00438/21 – Planning Permission – 1 Bramley Close – LTC supported.

vii.     Approved – N/105/00641/21 – Planning Permission – Plot 63 Bolingbroke Road – LTC supported.

viii.     Approved – N/105/02056/20 – Listed Building Consent – 78 Westgate – LTC supported.

ix.     Approved – N/105/00350/21 – Planning Permission – 134 Eastgate – LTC supported.

x.     Approved – N/105/00570/21 – Planning Permission – 9 Victoria Road – LTC supported.

xi.     Approved – N/105/00625/21 – Planning Permission – 24 St Mary’s Park – LTC supported.

xii.     Approved – N/105/00434/21 – Planning Permission – 48 Stewton Lane –  LTC remained neutral.

xiii.     Approved – N/105/00469/21 – Outline Planning – The Old Dairy, Stewton Lane –  LTC remained neutral.

xiv.     Approved – N/105/00612/21 – Planning Permission – 24 Queen Street – LTC supported.

xv.     Refused – N/105/00653/21 – Planning Permission – 3 Trinity Lane – LTC Supported.

xvi.     Approved – N/105/00722/21 – Planning Permission – 73 Eastgate – LTC objected

xvii.     Approved – N/05/00673/21 – Planning Permission – 2 Crowtree Lane – LTC supported

xviii.     Approved – N/105/00371/21 – Listed Building Consent – 18-20 Cornmarket – LTC supported

xix.     Approved – N/105/00614/21 – Planning Permission – 2 Grays Road – LTC supported

xx.     Approved – N/105/00592/21 – Planning permission – The Paddocks 114 Horncastle Road – LTC supported but concerns about the aesthetics in an AONB.

xxi.     Approved – N105/00837/21 – Planning Permission – 202 Eastgate – LTC Supported

xxii.     Approved – N/105/00898/21 – – Planning Permission – 69 Crowtree Lane – LTC Supported

xxiii.     Approved – N/105/00798/21 – Planning Permission – 39 Hight Holme Road = LTC Supported

xxiv.     Approved – N/105/02310/20 – Planning Permission – Land at former railway, Keddington Road – LTC Objected

xxv.     Approved – N/105/00930/21 – Planning Permission – 57 Horncastle Road – LTC Supported

xxvi.     Approved – N/105/00936/21 – Planning Permission –  Kidgate Primary Academy – LTC Supported

xxvii.     Approved – N/105/00902/21 – Planning Permission – Plot 66 Bolingbroke Road – LTC Supported

xxviii.     Consent – N/105/ 02231/21– Listed Building Consent – Old Market Hall, Market Place – LTC Supported

xxix.     Approved – N/105/00780/21 – Planning Permission – 7 Robinson Lane – LTC Supported

xxx.     Approved – N/105/ 00984/21– Planning Permission –  1 Sudbury Place – LTC Supported

xxxi.     Approved – N/105/ 00958/21– Planning Permission –  62 Church Street – LTC Supported

xxxii.     Approved – N/105/ 01219/21– Planning Permission –  83 Brackenborough Road – LTC Supported

b.     Other Correspondence

i.     24th June 2021 – Louth Llama Trekking application presentation to the Planning Committee 1/7/21.

c.      Withdrawn Applications

i.     N/105/00111/21 – Holly Tree Cottage, 19 Lee Street – Withdrawn

d.     Enforcement

i.     Land at Newmarket/Upgate – Untidy land

ii.     38 Elizabeth Court – Untidy wall/wall in need of repair in a conservation area.

iii.     14 Westgate – Installation of a satellite dish on property in conservation area.

iv.     73 Eastgate – Installation of shutters to a Grade II listed building.

v.     Land at Newmarket/Upgate – confirmation that land is not suitable to consider under section 215

vi.     38a Church Street – Untidy Wall / Wall in need of repair in conservation area – not suitable to consider under section 215

vii.     Hallam’s Close, Julian Bower – Confirmation that use for Llama trekking is unauthorised.

viii.     Hallam’s Close, Julian Bower – Further confirmation that use for Llama trekking is unauthorised following owners advertising on social media.

ix.     Ground Floor Flat, 18 Aswell Street, unauthorised advertisement in a conservation area.

e.      Temporary Road Closures

REASON FOR RESTRICTION Scaffold installation
LOCATION & NATURE OF RESTRICTION:  Road Closure Order in place on: Northgate/Cannon Street and Chequergate/Nichol Hill
PERIOD OF RESTRICTION:  9/5/21 – 16/5/21

LOCATION & NATURE OF RESTRICTION: Road Closure Order in place on: Kidgate (Between Aswell Street & Lee Street), Suspension Of One Way Order on: Kidgate,
PERIOD OF RESTRICTION:  26/7/2021 to 28/7/2021

LOCATION & NATURE OF RESTRICTION: 30mph speed limit on A153 from Ranyard Lane Goulceby to 500 metres North of New Lane Tathwell No Waiting/No Loading at any time order on A153 (1200 metres North and South of Bluestone Heath Road junction) Bluestone Heath Road (1200 metres Northwest and Southeast of A153) Road Closure (access for British Superbikes Traffic only) order in place on A153 (from Bluestone Heath road to junction North of Cadwell Park main entrance) Left Turn Only from A153 onto A16 (Louth bypass), Road Closure Order on Bluestone Heath Road (Rowgate road to A153), Old Main Road Scamblesby, South Street Scamblesby, Watery Lane Scamblesby, Mill Lane Scamblesby, Chapel Lane Scamblesby, Rowgate Road Scamblesby.
PERIOD OF RESTRICTION:  20/8/21 to 22/8/21

LOCATION & NATURE OF RESTRICTION:  Road Closure Order in place on: B1520 Upgate between Meridian View and a point 120m South)
PERIOD OF RESTRICTION:  18/8/21 – 20/8/21


P16.         Proposed Works to Trees Protected by a Tree Preservation Order
It was RESOLVED to support the following proposed Tree Works:

a.      Location: Deighton Hall, Deighton Close – Proposals: A1 – several Beech, Cedar, Chestnut, Copper Beech, Elm, Gaen, Holly, Lime, Oak, Scots Pine, Silver Birch, Sycamore, Wellingtonia and Yew, T2 – (Turkey Oak) – Remove the lateral at 6.5m to the west back to the main union.  T4 (Ash) – Remove the lateral at 5m to the south back to the main union.  T6 (Sycamore) – Reduce the lower scaffold branch to the north.  T9 (Sycamore) – Tip end reduction of 2m to leave a finished length of 11m.  T13 (Ash) – Fell to ground level and replace with 4 no. Hazel.  T19 (False Acacia) – Fell to ground level and replace with 1 no. Pedunculate Oak.  T20 (Sycamore) – Fell to ground level. Reasons: A1 – T2 – To reduce leverage due to the crack.  T4 – To give clearance over the carriageway.  T6 – To reduce leverage on the main stem for risk reduction.  T9 – To clear the roof of the neighbouring property.  T13 – Dieback is severe.  T19 – Tree is in decline.  T20 – To prevent further damage to buildings.


P17.         Next Meeting
The Committee noted that the date of the next scheduled Planning Committee meeting was 17th August 2021.




The Meeting Closed at 7:37pm.





Signed_______________________ (Chairman)                Dated_________________________