Agenda item


Erection of electronic gates at site entrance.


Land off Sibsey Road   Boston   PE21 9RN


Charlotte Dew  Larkfield Homes


Erection of electronic gates at site entrance


Land off Sibsey Road    Boston   PE21 9RN


Charlotte Drew Larkfield Homes


The Senior Planning Officer presented the report to committee and advised an update following issue of the agenda.


Members were advised that the applicant had made a significant change to the report and had withdrawn the electronic gates from the application:  all that remained was the piers and the wall.  As such, members were advised of amendments to the report:


  1. Condition 2 would be amended to include reference to the amended plan.
  2. An additional condition would be added restricting any future alterations to the walls to be subject to planning committee or officer delegation decision making.


Representation had been requested by Fishtoft Parish Council and Parish Councillor Armstrong addressed the committee but stated that the only objection that Parish Council had was in respect of the electronic gates:  as the gates had been withdrawn from the application, no further representation would be made.


General committee deliberation agreed the removal of the electronic gates as being positive although concerns were noted in respect of the wall being a visual barrier, parking issues on the site and potential future changes to the access which could include gates being positioned.  Issues in respect of bin collection were also raised along with a suggestion of removal of the piers to allow footpath access on both sides.   The Growth Manager confirmed that committee only needed to determine the application tabled and issues of bin collections and parking issues were not for consideration.


A member voiced concern at the wrong information detailed on the amended plan which identified the location as Wainfleet Road and not Sibsey Road, and also stated the siting of the wall as an ‘entry’ when it should have read wall.   The member asked for the wrong information to be rectified and agreed to delegated powers being given to the Growth Manager to make the amendments to correct the errors identified within the amended plan.


It was moved by Councillor Paul Skinner and seconded by Councillor Stephen Woodliffe that committee grant the application in line with officer recommendation, subject to the conditions and reasons therein; subject to the amendment to condition 2; subject to the additional condition and subject to delegated powers to the Growth Manager to rectify the errors within the amended plan.


Vote:    10 in favour.   2 against.   0 abstention.


RESOLVED:  That committee grant the application in line with officer recommendation, subject to the following conditions and reasons and subject to the Growth Manager being given delegated powers to rectify the errors identified within 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 Complsory Purchase Act 2004.


2.      The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in strict accordance with the application received 30-Sep-2019 and in accordance with the associated plans referenced:


           Entrance wall location plan ref L161/EWP/01 rev A

        Entrance wall- plan and elevation- preliminary ref L161/ENTRY/02 rev A


       Reason:  To ensure the development is undertaken in accordance with the approved   details and to accord with Policies 2 and 3 of the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan (2011-2036)


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


Reason:    In the interests of the visual amenity and to accord with the objectives of Policies 2, 3 and 23 of the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan (2011-2036).


4.        Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (or any order revoking and re-enacting that Order with or without modification), no future extension or alterations, including the insertion of any gates, shall be made to the walls and piers hereby approved without the formal approval of the Local Planning Authority.


Reason: To define this permission and to ensure the development is carried out in accordance with the amended plans, in the interests of highway safety and the amenity of the area. This condition accords with the objectives of policies 2 and 3 of the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan (2011-2036).


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