03-14-23 PLAN MINS
MINUTES OF THE LOUTH TOWN COUNCIL PLANNING COMMITTEE
HELD IN THE OLD COURT ROOM, THE SESSIONS HOUSE, LOUTH
ON TUESDAY 14TH MARCH 2023
Present Councillor S. Crew (SC) (in the chair).
Councillors: Mrs. E. Ballard (EB), M. Bellwood (MB), H. Filer (HF), D.J.E. Hall (DJEH), D. Hobson (DH), M. Lamb (ML), A. Leonard (AL), Mrs. S.E. Locking (SEL), Mrs. J. Makinson-Sanders (JMS). K. Norman (KN), B. O’Brien (BO), J. Simmons (JS), P. Starsmore (PS), Mrs. P.F. Watson (PFW) and D.E. Wing (DEW).
Councillors not present: J. Baskett (JB), L.M. Cooney (LMC), J. Garrett (JG), G.E. Horton (GEH),
The Town Clerk, Mrs. L.M. Phillips and one member of the public were also present.
- Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were received from Cllrs. JB, LMC, JG and GEH.
- Declarations of Interest / Dispensations
The following declarations of interest were made:
- Mrs. SEL – PA5 as Deputy Warden of the King Edward VI Almshouses School and Educational Charity
- Mrs. EB – PA5 as Warden of the King Edward VI Almshouses School and Educational Charity
- AL – PA5 as a representative on the King Edward VI Almshouses School and Educational Charity and PA4 as a food retailer in the town.
- DJEH – agenda item 5 as a member of the ELDC Planning Committee.
- JMS – agenda items 4, 5, 6, as a member of ELDC and 7 as a representative on the Transport Board for ELDC.
It was RESOLVED that the notes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 21st February 2023 be approved as the Minutes.
- Applications received by the Local Planning Authority
The Committee considered all planning applications received, including those listed on the schedule (PA/Schedule 03-14-23) and RESOLVED as follows:
- N/105/00246/23 – objected on the grounds that if the proposed pond is allowed there will not be adequate grazing space for horses.
- N/105/00341/23 objected on the grounds of:
Access/Highway Safety and Traffic Generation
Alexander Drive has no footpath and is very well used by children going to and from school, families and general pedestrians using it as a cut through, all of whom walk in the middle of the road. The road is tight and it is felt already poses a danger. An additional access onto it in the vicinity of the proposals and the additional traffic generated would make the road very dangerous. The Council felt that any proposals should at the very least include the provision of a footpath.
Adequate Parking and Servicing
The proposals for car parking on the new development appear very limited. The Council is concerned that cars would overflow onto Alexander Drive which is already overcrowded and where parking is already limited. Thus making Alexander Drive even more dangerous both for traffic and for pedestrians. In summary the Council felt that there is not enough parking for 7 residences especially with the existing parking problem. The Council was also concerned that the block paved surface of the road would make it unusable by refuse lorries etc., and that it would also not be adopted by LCC as a result.
Layout and Density of Buildings
The Council felt that the number of buildings proposed for the site was over-intensive. Finally, the Council were concerned that no green space has been included.
- N/105/00213/23 – Objected on the grounds of:
Traffic Generation, Access and Highway Safety
Eastfield Road is a vital road into and out of the Town Centre. It is already extremely busy, it is very narrow in places due to parked cars along its length at all times of the day and any increase in regular users, especially those accessing or exiting onto it regularly will inevitably have a detrimental effect on infrastructure that already struggles to cope and on the safety of residents, general users and pedestrians.
Vitality and Viability of Town Centres
Louth Town Council believes that the existing building has a wealth of historical importance having been a private school, factory and home of former two times Mayor, Robert Norfolk in its past. The building features in many articles and exhibits produced by Louth Museum. The Town Council strongly believes that the front façade which is three-storeys high and originates from the 19th Century holds substantial architectural and historic significance and should be saved at all costs. It contributes to the character, social, environmental and cultural value of the town and benefits the economy in the form of tourism. Demolition of such historic assets can have severe detrimental effects and as such the Town Council would implore ELDC to ensure that the front façade is retained at the very least.
- To support all other applications.
- Planning Correspondence
The Committee considered and noted the following planning correspondence:
- ELDC Planning Decisions
- ELDC Approved – N/105/02331/22 – Planning Permission – 127 Eastgate – LTC Neutral.
- ELDC Approved – N/105/00805/22 – Section 73 Application – The Limes, 41 Westgate, LN11 9YE – LTC Supported.
- ELDC Planning Decisions
- ELDC Approved – N/105/00806/22 – Section 73 Application – Lindsay House, 43 Westgate, LN11 9YE – Supported.
- ELDC Approved – N/105/01303/22 – Planning Permission – Land West of Keddington House, Keddington Road – LTC Objected.
- ELDC Approved – N/105/02524/22 – Planning Permission – 13 Westgate, LN11 9YJ – LTC Supported.
- ELDC Approved – N/105/02518/22 – Section 73 Application – Plot 59 Bolingbroke Road, Fairfield Industrial Estate – LTC Supported.
- ELDC Approved – N/105/01883/22 – Planning Permission – 1-2 Pawnshop Passage, LN11 9JQ – LTC Supported.
- ELDC Approved – N/105/02292/22 – Planning Permission – Wolds Manufacturing Services Ltd, Scarborough Road, Fairfield Industrial Estate – LTC Supported.
- ELDC Approved – N/105/02282/22 – Planning Permission – 5 Julian Bower, LN11 9QN – LTC Supported.
- ELDC Approved – N/105/00068/23 – Planning Permission – 80 Keddington Road, LN11 0BA – LTC Supported.
- Temporary Traffic Restrictions
- Organisation responsible for restriction: Lincolnshire County Council
Reason for restriction: Surface Dressing
Nature and location of restriction: Road Closure Order – Halton Road (Between Ashby Road & Monkthorpe Road) Ashby by Partney, Apley Road (Between B1202 & Goltho Road) Bardney, Louth Road/Elkington Road (Between Grimsby Road & Binbrook Road) Binbrook, Mill Way/Main Street, Fulstow/Covenham St Mary, Wood Enderby lane, Wood Enderby/Haltham, Hagnaby Lane (Between Beesby Road & A1111) Hannah Cum Haganby, Church Lane/Tetney Lane (Between Louth Road & start of national speed limit exiting village) Holton Le Clay, B1190 Bucknall Road (Between Moor Lane & Platts Lane) Horsington, Steeping Road (Between Mill Lane & Fen Road) Little Steeping, Sea Lane (Between Fleetway & East side of bridge) North Coates, Main Road (Between B1191 & Moor Lane) Roughton, Mill Lane (Between Alford Road & Pinfold Lane) Saleby, B1183 (Between A153 & A155) Scrivesby/Revesby, Louth Road (Between Pickhill Lane & Fen Lane) Scupholme, Stone Pit Lane (Between A1028 & Spilsby Road) Skendleby, Main Road (Between Bluestone Heath Road & Willoughby Road) Skendleby, B1203 Rasen Road (Between A631 & Thorpe Lane) Tealby, Bluestone Heath Road (Between Tetford Hill & A153) Tetford, Town Road/Station Road (Between A16 & Humberston Road) Tetney, Green Lane (Between A158 & B1190) Thimbleby, Rossa Lane (Between Mile lane & Hagnaby Lane) Trusthorpe, Church Lane (Between A16 & Abbey Lane) Utterby, Bluestone Heath Road (Between Wellsdale Road & A157) Welton Le Wold
Moorby Road (Between Main Road & Wilksby Lane) Wood Enderby, Main Road (Between Wood Enderby Lane & Wilksby Lane) Wood Enderby, Kirkby Lane (Between Horncastle Road & Wellsykes Lane) Woodhall Spa,
40mph Speed Limit (with 10mph convoy working) Order – A1104 Miles Cross Hill (Between Cherry Tree Lane & Church Lane) Alford, A158 Horncastle Road (Between Bardney Road & Hungrum Lane) Baumber, B1225 Caistor High Street (Between A157 & A631) Burgh on Bain, A157 Louth Road (Between Panton Road & Beck House Bridge) East Barkwith, A16 (Between Bolingbroke Road & Louth Road) Louth, A16 London Road (Between Oslears lane & Maidenwell lane) Tathwell/Burwell, A631 (Between A157 & Church lane) South Elkington, A16 (Between Louth Road & 50mph speed limit leaving village) Utterby
30mph Speed Limit (with 10mph convoy working) Order – Lincoln Road (Between Church Road North & Grantham Drive) Skegness, A1031 Humberston Road (Between National speed limit exiting village & Market Place) Tetney, A16 (Between Louth Road & 50mph speed limit exiting village) Utterby, A631 (Between A157 & Church Lane) South Elkington
20mph Speed Limit Order – A1104 Miles Cross Hill (Between Cherry Tree Lane & Church Lane) Alford, A158 Horncastle Road (Between Bardney Road & Hungram Lane) Baumber, B1225 Caistor High Street (Between A157 & A631) Burgh on Bain, A157 Louth Road (Between Panton Road & Beck House Bridge) East Barkwith, B1190 Bucknall Road (Between Moor Lane & Platts Lane) Horsington, A16 (Between Bolingbroke Road & Louth Road) Louth, A631 (Between A157 & Church Lane) South Elkington, A16 London Road (Between Oslears Lane & Maidenwell Lane) Tathwell/Burwell, A16 (Between Louth Road & 50mph speed limit exiting village) Utterby
Road Closures – Approx 2 days in each location 40mph (10mph Convoy) – Approx 2 days in each location 30mph (10mph Convoy) – Approx 2 days in each location 20mph – Approx 14 days in each location
Period of restriction: 01/04/2023 – 30/10/2023 (Restrictions to be implemented for 14 days as and when required during this period, signage detailing accurate dates and times will be displayed on site in advance)
- Organisation responsible for restriction: Foxhall Construction
Reason for restriction: Emergency – Public safety during crane lift
Nature and location of restriction: Emergency Road closure Order – Nicholl Hill
Period of restriction: 28/02/2023 – 28/02/2023 07:00 to 17:00 (Restrictions to be implemented for 1 days as and when required during this period, signage detailing accurate dates and times will be displayed on site in advance)
- Organisation responsible for restriction: Lincolnshire County Council
- Withdrawn Applications
- Notification that planning application N/105/02522/22 – The Bungalow, Cisterngate, LN11 0ER was withdrawn on 21st February 2023.
- Proposed Works to Trees
The Committee considered the following proposed works to trees (details circulated by email 6th March 2023) and resolved to support:
- Location: 170 Eastgate Proposal: T1 Unknown species – Fell Reasons: Roots heading towards the house. Tree is leaning over the roof and intercepting overhead cables.
- Proposed No Waiting At Any Time – Ramsgate and Alexandra Road
The Committee considered a proposal to implement the above (details circulated by email 6th March 2023) and RESOLVED to support.
- Next Meeting
The Committee noted that the date of the next scheduled Planning Committee meeting was 4th April 2023.
The Meeting Closed at 9.55pm.
Signed_______________________ (Chairman) Dated_________________________