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To receive apologies for absence and notification of substitutes (if any).
Apologies for absence were tabled by Councillors Peter Bedford and Peter Watson with Councillors Stephen Woodliffe and Neill Hastie substituting respectively.
To sign and confirm the minutes of the last meeting.
The Chairman signed the minutes of the previous meeting held on the 26th July 2022.
DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
To receive declarations of interests in respect of any item on the agenda.
Standing declarations of interest are tabled for the following members of the planning committee in their respective roles:
Members of Lincolnshire County Council Councillors Tom Ashton, Alison Austin and Paul Skinner.
Members of the South East Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee Councillor Tom Ashton
Representatives of the Internal Drainage Boards Councillors Tom Ashton, and Paul Skinner.
Personal declarations of interest were tabled as below:
Councillor Paul Skinner noted that whilst the applicant had been known to him many years previously, he would consider and determine the application with an open mind on the information provided.
Councillor Stephen Woodliffee stated he had a communication from Councillor Peter Bedford whom he was substituting for and would raise it in the meeting when appropriate.
Councillor Jonathon Noble noted that whilst he had liaised with Mr Clive Wickes, the applicants’ agent, on a personal matter at his own residence, he had not proceeded with Mr Wickes services and he would consider the application on the information provided with an open mind.
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 18 August 2022
Erection of one pair of semi-detached single storey dwellings
including associated site works & alteration & improvements to
the existing vehicular access following demolition of existing
Land to rear of Fern House, Spalding Road, Sutterton, Boston,
Mr Gary Stray
Erection of one pair of semi-detached single storey dwellings including associated site works & alteration & improvements to the existing vehicular access following demolition of existing double garage
Land to rear of Fern House, Spalding Road, Sutterton, Boston, PE20 2ET
Mr Gary Stray, C/O Clive Wicks Assoociates
It is noted that two additional pieces of information submitted in objection to the application, including photographic evidence, which had been circulated in the first instance via email, were provided in hard copy for all committee members’ reference if required during the meeting.
The Planning Officer presented the report as tabled and provided an overview with visual supporting information of the site, and summarised the key material planning matters and explained the reasons for the recommendation. The Planning Officer also confirmed that the application had been called in by Councillor Spencer for the reasons noted within the report.
The application site consisted of a two storey detached house set towards the front of a plot with a frontage of c.18m and a maximum depth of c.60m. A large double garage is situated on the west boundary. There were residential neighbours on either side and opposite fronting the B1397 Spalding Road. The area was primarily residential in character, with some non-residential premises including an agricultural machinery supplier to the west and a fish and chip shop and GP surgery to the east. To the north was land on which permission had been granted in 2017 for change of use to a touring caravan site (20 caravans) plus excavation of fishing lake, erection of WC/wash facility building, new internal roads and parking areas and associated landscaping. The site and the surrounding area were flat. The location was in Flood Risk Zone 3a (FRZ3), and was also within the Coastal Hazard Zone with part of the site being categorised by the Environment Agency as Danger For Some and part categorised as Danger For Most. The scheme had formally been described as ‘Erection of one pair of semi-detached single storey dwellings including associated site works & alteration & improvements to the existing vehicular access following demolition of existing double garage’. That would see the existing plot divided and the large detached garage removed, and the new dwellings erected in what was now the back garden. Access for these would be along the western boundary through the area now occupied by the garage with some improvements being made to the highway access point.
Representation was received by Mr Clive Wickes the applicant’s agent: which included:
Points of clarification were advised in that the objectors’ garden room was set higher than the applicants’ site with the objector actually overlooking the applicant, not the other way around. The applicants’ wall was 6ft as against the objectors’ wall which was 4ft. Window to window at bedroom level was in fact 12.8m and not 3.6m as stated and the obtuse angle would not enable overlooking. Referencing the 5 dwellings at McLaughlin Way which had been overturned by the Planning Inspector, and the 3 bungalows at ... view the full minutes text for item 140.