Agenda item

PLANNING APPLICATION B/18/0274

Erection of 2 semi-detached and 4 detached bungalows and detached garages and associated site works

 

Land rear of 60 and 62 Willington Road, Kirton, Boston, PE20 1EW

 

Mr Roger Leighton, Roger Leighton Homes Ltd

Minutes:

Erection of 2 semi-detached and 4 detached bungalows and detached garages and associated site works

Land rear of 58, 60 and 62 Willington Road, Kirton, Boston, PE20 1EW

Mr Roger Leighton, Roger Leighton Homes Ltd.

 

The Senior Planning Officer presented the report to the committee and referred then to section 5 of the report on page 47 members, advising that one further submission had been received.  The occupier of 60 Willington Road Kirton had objected to the removal of his rear boundary railings and also cited concerns regarding access for emergency vehicles.  Members were advised that an amended plan had been submitted which showed that the 2.4m high fence had changed and been set behind the existing railings.

 

Representation was received from the applicants agent Mr Wicks which included:

Stating the development was a mixture of 2 and 3 bedroom bungalows set in a private, secure location via a private drive way off Willington Road, Mr Wicks advised that whilst the majority of site was beyond the Kirton curtilage, most of it was included within the draft local plan and ironically the bit not included was the space required for the site access, which was the one part that was brownfield land.   The application had been worked to an accurate Topo survey which showed that the site had plenty of area to plant trees and appropriate shrubs.  The access was supported by County Highways and members were advised that although from a flood risk situation it was being lifted 500mm, they needed to bear in mind it needed to be lifted up 150mm to get to DPC which left a minor increase.  Mr Wickes referenced similar sites namely Birch Close and Loveday Lane in Wyberton Old Village, both of which were of a similar character to the application and both of which had fitted seamlessly into the area.   Kirton was a main service area and since the site was contained within the SHLAA and the draft local plan, significant weight needed to be applied to policy 1.    The design details were linked and would produce a strong sense of place and create an attractive, welcoming and distinctive place to live and visit.  The proposal made sufficient use of the site providing all bungalows with south and west facing gardens; there would be little overlooking due to the properties being the same size and members were advised that the size of the development was entirely appropriate to the target audience.  Mr Wicks confirmed that a former client had already approached him in respect of purchasing one of the bungalows having seen the application on the Council website.  The individual nature of design of the private properties would create a secure, characterful, closely knit courtyard development, aimed at the retired part of the community.  The site was also only a short walk to the central facilities of Kirton.  The bungalows would have minimum impact of adjacent gardens, bird boxes would be provided and the removal of the garage on the edge of one of the gardens, would have a positive impact to that garden.  There was a specific need for this style of development within the borough and the application complied with local plan policies G1 and H3 and therefore local plan policy CO1, it also met the objectives of the NPPF and SELLP.

 

During committee deliberation referencing the importance or not of the SELLP, the Legal Advisor Mr Parsons intervened in the proceedings directing committee members to paragraph 9.3 on page 53 of the report.  He noted that it was incorrect to state that the SELLP had no weight and he reminded committee that the same advice had been given to committee previously.

 

It was moved by Councillor Yvonne Stevens and seconded by Councillor Alison Austin that the application be granted in line with officer recommendation subject to the amended conditions in line with the amended plan.

 

Vote:      In Favour 7.        Against. 3.      Abstention:  2

 

RESOLVED:  That the application be granted in line with officer recommendation subject to the following conditions and reasons which include the amendment to the conditions in respect of the amended plan.

 

1.          The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

 

Reason:  Required to be imposed pursuant to Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

2         The development hereby approved shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans:

 

       Location plan ref 16-2327-P-12 rev A

       Proposed site layout plan ref 16-2327-P-10 rev K

       Plans and elevations – plots 1 and 2 ref 16-2327-P-01

       New garage at 62 Willington Road ref 16-2327-P-09

       Garage details plot 1 ref 16-2327-P-02

       Garage details plots 2 and 3 ref 16-2327-P-04

       Plans and elevations – plot 3 ref 16-2327-P-03

       Plans and elevations- plot 4 ref 16-2327-P-05

       Plans and elevations –plot 5 ref 16-2327-P-06

       Plans and elevations- plot 6 ref 16-2327-P-07

       Garage details – plots 4, 5 and 6 ref 16-2327-P-08

       Landscape specification ref 16-2327-P-13

 

       Reason:  To ensure the development is undertaken in accordance with the approved details and to accord with Adopted Local Plan Policy G1.

 

3         The 2.4m high fence as shown on Proposed site layout plan ref 16-2327-P-10 rev K shall be erected before any dwellings hereby approved on plots 1, 2 and 3 are occupied. The fence shall be retained in that form thereafter.

 

       Reason: In the interests of residential amenity and to accord with the objectives of Local Plan policy G1.

 

4         All landscape works shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details within 6 months of the date of the first occupation of any building or completion of development whichever is the sooner. Any trees, plants, grassed areas which within a period of 5 years from the date of planting die, are removed or become seriously damaged or diseased shall be replaced in the first available planting season with others of similar size species or quality.

 

Reason:  In the interests of visual amenity and in accordance with Section 197 of the 1990 Act which requires Local Planning Authorities to ensure, where appropriate, adequate provision is made for the preservation or planting of trees, and to ensure that the approved scheme is implemented satisfactorily.  The condition accords with Adopted Local Plan Policy G1.

 

5          No development shall take place above ground level until details of the materials proposed to be used in the construction of the external surfaces have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

 

       Reason: No details of materials have been submitted, in the interests of the amenity of the area and to ensure that the new buildings are in keeping with the character of the area to accord with the objectives of Adopted Local Plan Policy G1.

 

6          Before the access is brought into use all obstructions exceeding 0.6 metres high shall be cleared from the land between the highway boundary and the visibility splays indicated on drawing number 16-2327-P-10 rev K and thereafter the visibility splay shall be kept free of obstacles exceeding 0.6 metres in height.

 

Reason: In the interests of safety of the users of the public highway and the safety of the users of the site and to accord with the objectives of Local Plan policy G6.

 

7          The development hereby approved shall not be occupied before a scheme has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority for the construction of a 1.8 metre wide footway and new vehicular access to AWA Pumping Station, together with arrangements for the disposal of surface water run-off from the highway at the frontage of the site. The agreed works shall be fully implemented as approved before any of the dwellings are occupied, unless an alternative a phasing arrangement is agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority.

 

Reason: To ensure safe access to the site and each dwelling, in the interests of residential amenity, convenience and safety and to accord with the objectives of Local Plan policy G1.

 

           

8             The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) dated July 2018, Version 1, compiled by RM Associates, including the following mitigation measures detailed within the FRA:

 

·         Finished floor levels set no lower than 3.75m above Ordnance Datum

·         Flood resilience measures as described in the Flood Risk Assessment

 

The mitigation measures shall be fully implemented prior to occupation and subsequently remain in place.

 

Reason: To reduce the risk and impact of flooding on the development and future occupants and to accord with the objectives of Local Plan Policies G1 and H3.

 

9             No development shall take place above slab level until details of the measures to enhance the biodiversity of the site as a consequence of the development, together with the timescales for implementation have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The works shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

 

Reason: In the interests of providing biodiversity enhancement of the site and to accord with the objectives of Local Plan Policy G2 and the NPPF (2018).

 

10     No development shall commence above slab level until a surface water strategy has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. No dwellings shall be occupied until the works have been carried out in accordance with the approved surface water strategy.

 

         Reason: In the interests of satisfactory drainage and to accord with the objectives of Local Plan Policy G3.

 

11     Prior to the commencement of the development above ground level, a Construction Management Plan shall be submitted to the Local Planning Authority for approval in writing. The Construction Management Plan will prescribe how the construction of the site will be phased, where site accommodation and welfare facilities will be placed, hours of working, where site vehicles and the vehicles of site personnel will be parked and where materials will be delivered and stored within the site. Construction of the permitted development shall be undertaken in accordance with the approved Construction Management Plan.

 

         Reason:  In the interests of the safety and free passage of the public, in the interests of residential amenity and to accord with the objectives of Local Plan Policies G1 and G6.

 

12     The bin collection area as shown on plan 16-2327-P-10 rev K shall be made available for use before any of the dwellings hereby approved are occupied and shall be retained in that form thereafter.

 

          Reason: To ensure the provision of a suitable area for the siting of refuse bins, in the interests of highway safety and residential amenity and to accord with the objectives of Local Plan policy G1.

 

13     Before the development is brought into use, the private driveway shall be provided with lighting in accordance with details to be submitted to and agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The submitted details shall include the locations of the lighting, type, degree of illumination and future management.

 

Reason:  To provide adequate lighting of the private driveway in the interest of crime prevention and community safety and in accordance with Adopted Local Plan Policy H3.

 

 

It is recorded that Councillor Michael Cooper absented from the meeting at this point in the proceedings.

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