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Planning Meeting Minutes 25th August 2020

08-25-20 PLAN MINS






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


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


NB: Cllr. DEW joined the meeting at 7.07pm and Cllr. Mrs. SEL at 7:41pm.


Councillors not present: Mrs. E. Ballard (EB), A. Cox (AC) and Mrs. P.F. Watson (PFW).


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



83.          Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors: Mrs. EB, AC and Mrs. PFW.


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

a.       Cllrs. Mrs. JMS, DJEH and AL – items 4,5 and 6 as members of ELDC

b.      Cllr. DF – planning application 2 – as neighbouring a book shop DF volunteers at.

c.       Cllr. GEH – planning application 3 – as joint tenant at the Cattle Market.


85.          Minutes
It was RESOLVED that the notes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 28th July 2020 be approved as the Minutes.


86.          Applications received by the Local Planning Authority

The Committee considered all planning applications received, including those listed on the schedule (PA/Schedule 08-25-20) and RESOLVED that all applications were supported.


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

ELDC Planning Decisions

Approved – N/105/00917/20 – Planning Permission – Drive Through Unit, Bolingbroke Road – LTC Supported

Approved – N/105/01015/20 – Planning Permission – 35 George Street – LTC Supported

Approved – N/105/01001/20 – Planning Permission – Land at Lincoln Way – LTC Supported

Approved – N/105/00999/20 – Consent to Display – Land at Lincoln Way – LTC Supported

Approved – N/105/00998/20 – Consent to Display – Land at Lincoln Way – LTC Supported

Approved – N/105/001000/20 – Consent to Display – Land at Lincoln Way – LTC Supported

Approved – N/105/00958/20 – Planning Permission – 4 Legbourne Road – LTC Supported

Approved – N/105/00692/20 – Consent to Display – 15 Market Place – LTC Objected

Withdrawn Applications

N/105/01244/20 –  Section 73 Application – 119 Eastfield Road

Enforcement Notifications

Location: 119 Eastfield Road, LN11 7AS – EC/105/00204/19 – No further action

Emergency Traffic Restrictions



Road Closure Order in place on: Grays Road (Between Grays Court & Cisterngate)

PERIOD OF RESTRICTION:  Closure started 5/8/2020, in place until 11/8/2020


88.         Proposed Works to Trees
The following proposed works were noted:

a.  Location: 133 Eastgate – Proposal: T1 – Sycamore – Fell – Reasons: Tree is dead/dying.  Branches pose a risk to passers-by.

b.  Location: 34 St. Mary’s Lane – Proposal: T1 and T2 – Conifers – Fell – Reasons: Crowding adjacent trees.

c.  Location: 64 Broadbank – Proposal: T1 – Pear – Current height 4m and spread 4m, reduce overall by 1m and thin by 10%.  T2 – Pear – Current height 4m and spread 4m, reduce overall by 1m to suitable growth points and thin by 10%.  T3 – Pear – Current height 6m, reduce in height by 2m to suitable growth points and round top over to shape crown, thin by 10%.  T4 – Pear – (Growing through building) current height 7m and spread 7m, reduce all over by 2m to suitable growth points and thin by 10%.  T5 – Apple – Current height 5m and spread 4m, reduce all over by up to 0.5m to suitable growth points.  T6 – Apple – Current height 5m and spread 4m, reduce all over by up to 1m to suitable growth points.  T7 – Conifer – Fell.  T8 – Group of Cherry, Yew and Holly – Canopy lift to 2.5m above ground level – Reasons – None supplied.


89.          St. Bernard’s Avenue Pedestrian Crossing
Further to the installation of the above, it was RESOLVED to write to Lincolnshire County Council Highways and the County Cllrs. for Louth and formally request that work be undertaken on the new crossing as soon as possible to ensure its safe operation in relation to: top part of lights not installed and not working, the surrounding trees have not been trimmed to improve visibility and no warning signs have yet been installed.


90.          Footpath Review
Members considered issues surrounding Louth’s footpaths such as: accessibility, narrowness, dropped kerbs, uneven surfaces, visibility for pedestrians trying to cross the road, kerb height and obstructions e.g., overgrown vegetation, bins or parked vehicles etc., and it was resolved that a letter should be sent to LCC (as the authority responsible for Highways) and the Louth County Cllrs. to formally request that Lincolnshire County Council undertake a review of Louth’s footpaths.  Louth Town Cllrs. to be as involved as possible and take part in a walkaround, if one could be organised, so that they be provided an opportunity to point out and discuss issues.


NB: Cllr. Mrs. SEL arrived at 7:41pm whilst discussing the above item.


91.         Application for a Stall Licence Outside Owls Fabrics
The Town Clerk explained that Lincolnshire County Council had refused this application and therefore there was no requirement to now discuss it.


92.         Next Meeting
The Committee noted that the date of the next scheduled Planning Committee meeting was 22nd September 2020.



The Meeting Closed at 7:53pm.





Signed_______________________ (Chairman)              Dated_________________________