Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee - Tuesday, 28th May, 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

1.

APOLOGIES

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

Minutes:

Prior to notification of apologies it is recorded that the Chairman took the opportunity of welcoming both returning Councillors along with newly elected Councillors, onto the committee for the first meeting of the new term of office.

 

Apologies for absence were tabled from Councillor Paul Skinner with Councillor Deborah Evans substituting, and also from Councillor Yvonne Stevens with no substitute member.

 

2.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 126 KB

To sign and confirm the minutes of the last meeting.

Minutes:

With the agreement of the returning members from the previous committee the Chairman signed the minutes of the meeting held on the 4 April 2019.

 

3.

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

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

Minutes:

Standing declarations of interest are noted for :

Councillors Tom Ashton and Alison Austin in their respective roles as Members of Lincolnshire County Council.

Councillor Michael Cooper in his role as a Member of the South East Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee.

Councillors Tom Ashton, Peter Bedford and Michael Cooper in their respective roles as representatives on the Internal Drainage Boards.

 

Individual declarations of interest further recorded:

 

Councillor Michal Cooper declared that as the ward member for planning application B 19 0089 he had been in attendance at Sutterton Parish Council when the application had been deliberated.  He confirmed he had taken no part in any of the discussions held and the he had an open mind in determining the application.

 

4.

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 Wednesday 22 May 2019

Minutes:

No questions were tabled.

5.

PLANNING APPLICATION B 19 0089 pdf icon PDF 167 KB

Approval of reserved matters (appearance, landscaping, layout and scale) following outline approval B 17 0359 for residential development up to 5 dwellings.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Growth Manager presented the report advising that there were no updates to the report tabled within the papers.  Committee were provided with a brief re-cap on the initial application for the benefit of the new members on the committee.  The Growth Manager advised that the application had initially been refused by the planning committee:  The applicant had then appealed the committee decision which was then submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for final determination, whereby it was overturned with the Inspector allowing the application. 

A second application was then tabled and again refused by the committee.  That one was also appealed by the applicant and again was overturned by the Inspector who allowed the appeal.

 

Representation was received in objection to the application by Mr Hone which included the following:

 

Stating he had spent 11 years as a Project Manager for Highways England Mr Hone advised that he had no issue with the proposal to development of the site, as long as it was in keeping with the surrounding area; that construction of the site met the proper criteria and that the neighbours were fully consulted and given consideration:  He did state however he had serious concerns with the reserved matters and the decision made in respect of access.

He advised committee that he had written to the Planning Inspector citing his concern that the decision made had not taken into consideration the concerns raised in respect of the proposed access to the site and the issues of vehicles meeting cyclists and pedestrians. Mr Hone stated that when an alternative access to a site was available, it should be taken into consideration and that both the Inspector and Lincolnshire County Council should have undertaken a site visit to view the proposed site and alternative one.

 

The Legal Officer provided a point of clarification for members following Mr Hones’ representation stating that there was nothing committee could do about the access to the site:  He referenced the decision of the Inspector in point 4 of Appeal A in that ‘The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans: J1468-PL-01 Rev A03 (insofar as it delineates the access and site boundaries) and J1468-PL-02 Rev A01.

 

It was moved by Councillor Jonathan Noble and seconded by Councillor Brian Rush that the application be refused contrary to Officer recommendation as it contravened Policy 2 (development) and Policy 3 (design of new development) of the Local Plan.

 

In Favour: 5.       Against 7.     Abstentions: 0

 

The motion fell.

 

It was moved by Councillor Michael Cooper and seconded by Councillor Tom Ashton that the application be granted in line with officer recommendation, subject to the conditions and reasons therein and subject to the addition of a further condition to restrict Permitted Development Rights on Plots 1 and 5 within the application relating to both dormer windows and roof lights.

 

In Favour: 7.       Against 5.     Abstentions: 0

 

RESOLVED:   That committee grant the application in line with officer recommendation subject to the following  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

APPEAL DECISION REPORT pdf icon PDF 124 KB

A report by the Growth Manager in respect of:

 

B 18 0293  7 Willington Road  Kirton  Boston

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Committee noted the report

7.

PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT - UPDATE REPORT. pdf icon PDF 142 KB

A report by the Growth Manager

Minutes:

Committee noted the report.

8.

5 YEAR HOUSING LAND SUPPLY pdf icon PDF 164 KB

A report by the Growth Manager

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Committee noted the report.

9.

DELEGATED DECISION LIST pdf icon PDF 29 KB

A report by the Growth Manager

Minutes:

Committee noted the report

10.

PLANNING COMMITTEE REPORT YEAR 2018 - 2019. pdf icon PDF 1 MB

An End of Term report on the previous 12 months activity of Boston Borough Council’s Planning Committee.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That committee agree to refer the report to Full Council for approval and publication on the Council’s website.