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Minutes for the Planning Committee Meeting 13th December 2022

12-13-22 PLAN MINS




ON TUESDAY 13th December 2022


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


Councillors:    Mrs. E. Ballard (EB), J. Baskett (JB), L.M. Cooney (LMC), H. Filer (HF), J. Garrett (JG), D.J.E. Hall (DJEH), D. Hobson (DH), A. Leonard (AL), Mrs. S.E. Locking (SEL), K. Norman (KN), B. O’Brien (BO) and J. Simmons (JS)

Councillors not present: M. Bellwood (MB), G.E. Horton (GEH), M. Lamb (ML), Mrs. J. Makinson-Sanders (JMS). Mrs. P.F. Watson (PFW) and D.E. Wing (DEW).

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. MB, ML, DEW, Mrs. PFW, G.E. Horton and Mrs. J. Makinson-Sanders.
  • Declarations of Interest / Dispensations
    The following declarations of interest were made:

    1. DH – Agenda item 6c – as a Director.
    2. JS – PA10 – as an acquaintance of the applicant.
    3. AL – PA10 – as an acquaintance of the applicant.
    4. DJEH – agenda item 4 – as a member of the ELDC Planning Committee.


  • Minutes
    It was RESOLVED that the notes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 22nd November 2022 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 11-22-22) and post agenda items and RESOLVED to support all applications except PA10 which it remained neutral on. 
  • Planning Correspondence
    The Committee considered and noted the following planning correspondence:

    1. ELDC Planning Decisions
      1. Approved – N/105/01777/22 – Planning Permission – 4 Stockwith Drive – LTC Supported
      2. Approved – N/105/01799/22 – Planning Permission –The Old Dairy, Stewton Lane – LTC made no comment
  • Approved – N/105/01867/22 – Planning Permission – The Willows, Little Crowtree Lane – LTC Supported
  1. Approved – N/105/01928/22 – Planning Permission – Wolds College, North Holme Road – Supported
  2. Approved – N/105/01744/22 – Planning Permission – Wharfedale, 14 Linda Crescent, LN11 9LQ – Supported
  3. Approved – N/105/02110/21 – Section 73 Application – Land South East of Brackenborough Road – Supported change to condition 2, objected to change to condition 8.
  • Approved – N/105/00505/22 – Planning Permission – 113 Brackenborough Road, LN11 0AD – Supported
  • Approved – N/105/01905/22 – Planning Permission – King Edward VI School, LN11 9LL – Supported
  1. Temporary Traffic Restrictions
    1. Organisation responsible for restriction: Sunbelt Rentals Ltd
      Reason for restriction: BT underground structural repairs
      Nature and location of restriction: Road closure Order – -Halfpenny Lane, between 150m and 450m West of Horncastle Road)
      Period of restriction: 19/12/2022 to 21/12/22 (Restrictions to be implemented for 3 days as and when required during this period, signage detailing accurate dates and times will be displayed on site in advance)
    2. Organisation responsible for restriction: Sunbelt Rentals Ltd
      Reason for restriction: Gas connection (Cadent)
      Nature and location of restriction: Road closure order – Northgate (Between Eve Street and Vickers Lane)
      Period of restriction: 08/01/2023 to 08/01/2023 (8am to 5pm) (Restrictions to be implemented for 1 day as and when required during this period, signage detailing accurate dates and times will be displayed on site in advance)
  • Organisation responsible for restriction: LCC
    Reason for restriction: All Events and Weekly Markets
    Nature and location of restriction: Road closure order on Cornmarket, Butcher Lane, The Shambles, Market Place Car Park
    Period of restriction: 01/01/2023 – 31/12/2023
    (Restrictions to be implemented for 1 day as and when required during this period, signage detailing accurate dates and times will be displayed on site in advance).
  1. Application presented at ELDC Meeting

Notification of planning application being presented at the Planning Committee Meeting on 1/12/22 ref SLS Property – 113 Brackenborough Road, Erection of 3. No. pairs of semi detached houses.

  • Proposed Work to Trees
    The Committee considered the following proposed works to trees (details emailed to Cllrs. 6th and 7th December 2022) and RESOLVED to support all but in the case of C. request that a replacement tree be planted:

    1. Location: 131 Keddington Road – Proposals: T1 – Beech – Crown reduction, by the shortening of branches which are less than 3cm in diameter, to achieve a height of no less than 13.5m when measured from ground level at the base of the stem and a crown radius of no less than 4m when measured from the outer edge of the stem to the outer edge of the canopy. – Reasons: To allow more light into the garden area.
    2. Location: 4 St. Mary’s Park – Proposals: G3 – 3 Common Lime, 3 Scots Line, 1 Norway Spruce, 3 Copper Beech, 2 Sycamore, 1 European Larch, 4 Silver Birch, 1 Western Red Cedar and 2 Horse Chestnut – T1 on plan (Lime) – Reduce in height from approx. 20m to approx. 17m.  Reduce width towards the property from 7m to 4m and towards the road from 6m o 4m clearing the streetlight in the process.  Prune remaining tree to retain a flowing line throughout the crown, and lift tree by 4m. – Reasons: To help retain the tree in its location for a longer period and ease any worries the applicant has regarding the tree’s height given its location.
    3. Location: Kidgate Primary Academy – Proposals: T1 – Ash – Fell and grind out stump. T2 – Oak – Currently 9m – reshape and crown reduce by approximately 25%.  T3 – Wild Cherry – Fell and grind out stump. – Reasons: T1 – Tree is showing signs of Ash Dieback.  T3 – To allow grass area to be laid with tarmac, to increase the size of the car park.ELDC Food Festival Working Group
      MB was nominated to represent Louth Town Council on the ELDC Food Festival Working Group. The first meeting to be held is at 11am on Monday 28th November at The Sessions House.
  • It was noted that the date of the next scheduled Planning Committee meeting was 10th January 2023.



The Meeting Closed at 7.58pm.




Signed_______________________ (Chairman)                Dated_________________________