Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee - Tuesday, 9th April, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room, Municipal Buildings, West Street, Boston, PE21 8QR

Contact: Karen Rist, Democratic Services Officer  Phone: 01205 314226 email:  karen.rist@boston.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

89.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN

Committee members will be required to elect their new Chairman.

Minutes:

Councillor Sue Ransome was appointed Chairman of the committee, Councillor Claire Rylott was appointed Vice Chairman of the committee.                                    

90.

APOLOGIES

To receive apologies for absence and notification of substitutes (if any).

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Alison Austin with Councillor Richard Austin substituting.   Apologies were also tabled by Councillors David Brown and Elizabeth Ransome with no substitute members.

91.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 353 KB

To sign and confirm the minutes of the last meeting.

Minutes:

With the agreement of the committee the Chairman signed the minutes of the previous meeting held on the 12 March 2019

92.

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

To receive declarations of interests in respect of any item on the agenda.

Minutes:

Standing declarations of interests were tabled for:

Councillor(s) Tom Ashton and Paul Skinner in their role as a member of Lincolnshire County Council.

Councillors Michael Cooper, Claire Rylott and Sue Ransome in their roles as members of the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan.

Councillors Peter Bedford and Michael Cooper in their roles as representatives to the Internal Drainage Boards.

 

No individual declarations of interest were tabled.

 

93.

PUBLIC QUESTIONS

To answer any written questions received from members of the public no later than 5 p.m. two clear working days prior to the meeting – for this meeting the deadline is 5 p.m. on Thursday 4th April 2019.

Minutes:

No public questions were tabled.

94.

PLANNING APPLICATION B 18 0355 pdf icon PDF 44 KB

Change of use from dwellinghouse (Class) 3 to hotel and sandwich shop (Sui Generis) and the construction of a two storey rear entrance.

 

The White House Marsh Lane  Boston  PE21 7SJ

 

Mr J Hobbs

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Change of Use from dwellinghouse (Class C3) to hotel and sandwich shop (Sui Generis) and the construction of a two storey rear extension

 

The White House, Marsh Lane, Boston, PE21 7SJ

 

Mr J Hobbs

 

 

The Growth Manager presented the report and referenced certain content of the written submission made by the Councillor Alison Austin, the committee member who had called the application in:

 

Committee were advised that it could not put a condition on any area outside of the application site; nor could it control legislation under another department’s control and, that whilst there had been enhancements to the site already, they had all been under permitted development rights.  

The Growth Manager further confirmed that the building was not listed; that had there been any cause for concern in respect of flood issues the Environment Agency would have addressed them in their response, and finally, that whilst an advisory could be added to any decision, it was just that – advice, and it was not enforceable on either the current applicant or any future developer of the site.

 

 

Representation was received by the applicant  Mr Hobbs which included:

 

After advising committee of his experience of development over a number of years in Peterborough, Mr Hobbs stressed he felt Boston had great potential for development and in particular, for such an establishment as he was proposing.  Referencing the application site, he stated that the industrial area had actually grown up around the house, resulting in it no longer being suitable for a domestic home.  The industry, noise and the volume of traffic which now surrounded the house made it highly unsafe for a family to live in.   Mr Hobbs advised that his target customers would be primarily construction site workers working within the immediate industrial estate, and also at up and coming sites across the borough.   He stressed that having carried out investigations, he had evidence of the need for such an establishment, having been made aware that a number of contractors had no option but to travel on a daily basis, due to the lack of affordable accommodation.

 

Members were asked to recognise that the sandwich shop facility would provide the whole industrial site with a food outlet, whilst at the same time, alleviating the congestion and parking problems at the nearest food outlet on the corner of London road at a very busy junction with the A16.

 

Concluding Mr Hobbs confirmed he would be providing all year round employment with receptionists; cleaners and food operatives and that by developing the property he would be providing affordable accommodation and food.

 

It was moved by Councillor Brian Rush and seconded by Councillor Yvonne Stevens that the application be granted in line with officer recommendation, subject to the conditions and reasons therein.

 

Vote:     Unanimous in favour of granting. 

 

RESOLVED:    That the application be granted in line with officer recommendation, subject to the conditions and reasons therein:

 

1             The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 94.

95.

DELEGATED DECISION LIST pdf icon PDF 30 KB

A report by the Growth Manager

Minutes:

Members noted the report.

96.

APPEALS DECISION REPORT pdf icon PDF 8 KB

A Report by the Growth Manager

Minutes:

Member noted the report.