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Planning Minutes 28th July 2020

07-28-20 PLAN MINS


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

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

Councillors not present: J. Garrett (JG), D. Jackman (DJ), Mrs. P.F. Watson (PFW) and D. Wing (DEW).

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

69. Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors: JG, PFW and DEW.

NB: Cllr. GEH joined the meeting at 7.05pm

70. Declarations of Interest / Dispensations
The following declarations of interest were made:
a. Cllrs. JMS, DJEH and AL – items 4,5 and 6 as members of ELDC
b. Cllr. AL also declared on planning application 4 as known to the applicant
c. Cllr. DH – planning application 1 as known to the applicant.

71. Minutes
It was RESOLVED that the notes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 30th June 2020 be approved as the Minutes.

72. Applications received by the Local Planning Authority
The Committee considered all planning applications received, including those listed on the schedule (PA/Schedule 07-28-20) and RESOLVED as follows:
a. N/105/00981/20 – objected on the grounds that conditions were imposed by the Planning Inspector for good reasons and should not be changed. The Town Council noted that it was a prerequisite that any development in this area of Louth should not be overbearing in height or appear to be excessive above the sky line of Louth and based on the current design this would be so.
b. N/092/01170/20 – objected to this application on the grounds of poor design and layout. The Council were of the opinion that fire exits on the middle flat were not acceptable. Councillors believed that the centre unit would have very few windows and that all flats would be small and cramped. They would prefer to see the number of units reduced to 2 rather than 3. Finally, they were concerned that the cellars existing beneath the property were not mentioned on the plans. They wondered what would happen to these and felt that they could give rise to damp in the flats (especially as the area is well known to flash surface water flooding), all of which, in their opinion, should be sorted out before approval of the plans by ELDC.
c. All other applications were supported.

NB: Cllr. Mrs. SEL left for one minute at 7:23 to take a phone call (after planning application 7). During planning application 2 Cllr. Mrs. JMS declared she would not vote on this item as she had once lived in the property.

73. Planning Correspondence
The Committee noted the following planning correspondence:
a. ELDC Planning Decisions circulated by email between 24th June 2020 – 23rd July
Approved – N/105/00295/20 – Planning Permission – 5 Union Street, Louth – LTC supported this application
Approved – N/105/00504/20 – Planning Permission – 11 Upgate, Louth – LTC objected to this application
Approved – N/105/00816/20 – Planning Permission – 75 Mount Pleasant – LTC supported this application
Approved – N/105/01836/19 – Planning Permission – Sharpely’s Court – LTC supported this application
Refused – N/105/00512/20 – Planning Permission – Grove House Westgate – LTC objected to this application
Approved – N/105/01003/19 – Planning Permission – Welton Aggregates, Plot 68 Bolingbroke Road – LTC supported this application
Approved – N/105/00808/20 – Planning Permission – 59 Broadbank – LTC supported this application
Approved – N/105/00848/20 – Planning Permission – 4 Eve Street – LTC supported this application.
b. Enforcement Notifications circulated between between 24th June 2020 – 23rd July
Location: 54 Westgate – Erection of timber access gates – written to developer to remove gates within 14 days.
Location: 17 Gospelgate – Installation of UPCV windows on Article 4 building – windows have been in over 4 years and therefore unable to take action.
Location: Hallam’s Close, Julian Bower – Change of use for Llama trekking and outdoor shooting and archery business – Served a planning contravention notice.
Location: Park Avenue Football Ground – Breach of Condition 3 on Planning Permission ref removal of boundary hedge – being investigated.
c. Presentation at Planning Committee Notifications circulated between between 24th June 2020 – 23rd July
N/105/01836/19 – Sharpely’s Court Louth, meeting 2/7/20.

74. Zoom Meeting with Leader of ELDC and Head of Planning
Councillors noted that the above was in the process of being organised and that they were required to submit any issues that they would like covered to the Town Clerk, by email, as soon as possible.

75. Next Meeting
The Committee noted that the date of the next scheduled Planning Committee meeting was 25th August 2020.

The Meeting Closed at 7:32pm.

Signed_______________________ (Chairman) Dated_________________________