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Minutes for the Planning Committee Meeting 21st November 2023

11-21-23 PLAN MINS

 

MINUTES OF THE LOUTH TOWN COUNCIL PLANNING COMMITTEE

HELD IN THE OLD COURT ROOM, THE SESSIONS HOUSE, LOUTH

ON TUESDAY 21st NOVEMBER 2023

 

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

 

Present Councillors: J. Baskett (JB), Mrs. E. Ballard (Mrs. EB), M. Barnes (MB), J. Drake (JD), H. Filer (HF), L. Frost (LF), D. Hobson (DH), G.E. Horton (GEH), Mrs. J. Makinson-Sanders (Mrs. JMS), Mrs. K. Parsons (Mrs. KP), J. Simmons (JS), P. Starsmore (PS) and Mrs. P.F. Watson (Mrs. PFW).

 

Councillors not present: L.M. Cooney (LMC), G.E. Horton (GEH) and M. Lamb (ML).

 

The Town Clerk Mrs. L. M. Phillips and the Town Clerk’s Assistant Miss. S. Chitauro were also in attendance.

 

  • Apologies for Absence
    Apologies for absence were received from Cllrs. LMC, GEH and ML.

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

    1. Mrs. JMS – Items 4, 5, 6 and 7 as a member of ELDC.
    2. DH – Items 4, 5, 6 and 7 as a member of ELDC.
    3. JB – Item 8 as a Foundation Trust Governor for the NHS.

  • Minutes
    It was RESOLVED that the notes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 31st October 2023 be approved as the minutes.

 

  • Applications received by the Local Planning Authority
    The Committee considered all planning applications received, including those listed in the schedule (PA/Schedule 11-21-23) and RESOLVED to support all of the applications.
  • Planning Correspondence
    The Committee noted the following planning correspondence:

    1. ELDC Planning Decisions
      1. ELDC Approved – N/105/01456/23 – Section 73 Application – Phase 3 Land Adjacent Playing Field, Julian Bower, Louth – LTC Supported 08/08/23.
      2. ELDC Approved – N/105/01727/23 – Planning Permission – 99 Monks Dyke Road, LN11 8DN – LTC Supported 19/09/23.
  • ELDC Refused – N/105/01646/23 – Planning Permission – Land to Rear of 180B Eastgate, LN11 9AG – LTC Objected 29/08/23.
  1. ELDC Approved – N/105/01721/23 – Planning Permission – Urgent Care Centre and Out of Hours GP Clinic, Louth County Hospital, LN11 0EU – LTC Supported 19/09/23.
  2. ELDC Approved – N/105/00925/22 – Outline Planning Permission – 83 Upgate, LN11 9HF – LTC Objected 29/08/23.
  3. ELDC Approved – N/105/01804/23 – Planning Permission – 13 Eastgate, LN11 9NB – LTC Supported 10/10/23.
  • ELDC Approved – N/105/01810/23 – Consent to Display an Advertisement – 68-72 Eastgate, LN11 9PG – LTC Supported 10/10/23.
  • ELDC Approved – N/105/01809/23 – Planning Permission – 68-72 Eastgate, LN11 9PG – LTC Supported 10/10/23.
  1. ELDC Approved – N/105/01853/23 – Planning Permission – 2 Fanthorpe Lane, LN11 0EB – LTC Supported 10/10/23.
  1. Temporary Traffic Restrictions
    1. ORGANISATION RESPONSIBLE FOR RESTRICTION: Anglian Water.

REASON FOR RESTRICTION: Emergency – Repair leak.

NATURE AND LOCATION OF RESTRICTION: Emergency Road Closure Order – Monks Dyke Road (Between Little Lane and Priory Road).

PERIOD OF RESTRICTION: 08/11/2023 – 14/11/2023 (Restrictions to be implemented for 5 days as and when required during this period.  Signage will be displayed on site in advance).

  1. ORGANISATION RESPONSIBLE FOR RESTRICTION: Lincolnshire County Council.

REASON FOR RESTRICTION: Event – EOH001133 – Christmas Market.

NATURE AND LOCATION OF RESTRICTION: Road Closure Order – Mercer Row (Between B1520 Upgate & Market Place); Market Place (Between Mercer Row and Eastgate); Eastgate (Between Market Place and Northgate); Eastgate (Between Cannon Street and Market Place); Queen Street (Between Mercer Row and Aswell Street).  No Waiting and No Loading at Any Time Order – Mercer Row (Between B1520 Upgate & Market Place); Market Place (Between Mercer Row and Eastgate); Eastgate (Between Market Place and Northgate); Eastgate (Between Cannon Street and Market Place); Queen Street (Between Mercer Row and Aswell Street).

PERIOD OF RESTRICTION: 03/12/2023 – 03/12/2023, 00:01 to 21:00 (Restrictions to be implemented for 1 day as and when required during this period.  Signage will be displayed on site in advance).

  1. Enforcement
    1. 33 Aswell Street, Louth, LN11 9BA – A complaint concerning alterations and extension to the rear of the dwelling without planning permission has been received regarding the aforementioned property. An Officer will visit the location to establish whether there has been a breach of planning control.
  • Proposed Work to Trees
    It was RESOLVED to support the following proposed tree work:

    1. Location: Garage Block, Old Mill Park. Proposal: T1 – Lime – Approx. 35ft in height with an approx. 15ft spread – permission is requested to reduce the north-easterly side of the tree away from over the garage, removing approx. 6-8ft from the very edge of the canopy. T2 – London Plane – approx. 55ft in height with an approx. spread of 25ft – reduction of north-westerly side of the tree away from over the garage, removing approx. 10-12ft from the very edge of the canopy.  Reasons: T1 and T2 – to allow clearance for the garage.
    2. Location: 4 Temple Terrace. Proposal: T1 – Ash (current height approx. 15-18m) pollard to previous points.
  • Louth Transport Board
    JB informed the Council that the main discussion at the Louth Transport Board had been around Active Travel and that Lincolnshire County Council were to embark on further consultations regarding specific issues, consulting various groups of people such as the disabled. He told the Council that the Transport Board were discussing seasonal activity in Louth Market Place and had also discussed allowing parking to return in Mercer Row.  He also shared that there had been discussions regarding how long cars should be allowed to stay in parking bays.  Cllr. Mrs. JMS confirmed that parking would be allowed to continue in the Cornmarket.

  • NHS Consultation – Your Health Your Hospitals
    The Committee noted that:

    1. A meeting of the Planning Working Group had been organised for Tuesday 28th November 2023 from 7pm by Zoom and an invite had been sent by email.
    2. The meeting’s purpose was to formulate a draft corporate response to the above, for ratification on 12th
    3. Councillors were asked to please attend or give their apologies to the Chairman, Cllr. Mrs. SC, as soon as possible.

  • Next Meeting
    It was noted that the date of the next scheduled Planning Committee meeting was 12th December 2023.

 

The Meeting Closed at 10.05pm

 

 

Signed_______________________ (Chairman)                Dated_________________________