Planning Committee – 27 April 2016

Chair:           Councillor N Sherwood
Venue:          The Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Scunthorpe
Time:            2pm

AGENDA

1.       Substitutions.

2.       Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Personal or Personal and Prejudicial Interests, significant contact with applicants, objectors or third parties (Lobbying) and Whipping Arrangements (if any).

3.            To take the minutes of the meeting held on 6 April 2016 as a correct record and authorise the chairman to sign.

4.            Applications deferred from previous meeting for a site visit.

5.            Major Planning Applications

6.            Planning and other applications for determination by the committee.

7.            Consultations by Other Authorities or Bodies.

8.            Public Footpath 193, Bottesford – Report of the Director of Places.

9.            Any other items, which the chairman decides are urgent, by reasons of special circumstances, which must be specified.

Note: All reports are by the Head of Development Management unless otherwise stated

MINUTES

PRESENT:   Councillor N Sherwood (Chairman).

Councillors Allcock (Vice-Chairman), Bainbridge, Carlile, L.Foster, Glover, Grant, Longcake, Ogg and Poole.

Councillors Briggs, Marper, Poole, K.Vickers and Waltham attended the meeting in accordance with Procedure Rule 1.37 (b).

The committee met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.

1731   DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS, SIGNIFICANT CONTACT WITH APPLICANTS OR THIRD PARTIES (LOBBYING) AND WHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS (IF ANY)

The following members declared personal interests: –

Member(s) Minute Application(s) Nature of Interest
 

Cllr Allcock
Cllr L Foster

 

 

 

Cllr England

Cllr Longcake

 

1735(vii) 1735(v)

 

1734(ii)

1735(xi)

1734(ii)

 

PA/2016/143  PA/2016/118

 

PA/2015/1531

PA/2016/0441

PA/2015/1531

 

Member of the Isle of Axholme and North Nottinghamshire Water level Management Board, and knows the applicant.

Ward member and member of the Westcliffe Precinct Development Board.

Member of Bottesford Town Council.

Knows the applicant.

Knows the speaker.

The following members declared that they had been lobbied: –

Member(s)

Cllr Bainbridge

Cllr Carlile

Cllr Glover

Cllr Ogg

Cllr Poole

Cllr N Sherwood

Application(s)

PA/2015/1531

PA/2015/1531

Agenda Item 8

WD/2015/1196

PA/2015/0901
PA/2015/1531

Minute 

1734(ii)

1734(ii)

1736

1733(i)

1734(i)
1734(ii)

The following member, attending the meeting in accordance with Procedure Rule 1.37(b), declared the following personal interest:-

Member 

Cllr Briggs

 

 

 

 

Minute 

General

 

Applications 

General

 

 

 

Nature of Interest 

Member of Humberside Fire Authority.  Member of the Isle of Axholme North Nottinghamshire Water Management Board.

Cabinet Member to approve assets of community value.

1732   MINUTESResolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of the meeting held on 6 April 2016, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the chairman.

1733   (44) APPLICATIONS DEFERRED FROM PREVIOUS MEETING – In accordance with the decisions at previous meetings, members had undertaken site visits on the morning of the meeting. The Head of Development Management submitted reports and updated them orally.

(i)          2015/1196 Mr Nick Kirby, Corrboard UK for planning permission to install an anaerobic digestion plant with associated infrastructure (to be fuelled with organic waste) at Corrboard Uk Ltd, Waldo way, Normanby Enterprise Park, Flixborough, DN15 9YG.

The agent for the application reiterated what he said at the last meeting, and pointed out that no offensive odours would be released and the proposals would be governed under a strict environmental permit, this would require certain infrastructure including bunding of waste processes and storage areas and abatement of reception areas.  Adequate digestate capacity would need to be provided when digestate cannot be spread on land over the winter months.

Cllr Ogg queried the amount of waste and materials that would be transported in and out of the plant, and raised various concerns over the smell that would be released if this proposal was approved.  He did not feel it was in the right location and could not support the proposal.

Cllr L Foster stated that this application was being confused with the spreading of manure, and highlighted that it was not manure but was in fact land fertiliser.  He indicated that he had previously visited a number of these sites and was an absolute convert as they were proving to be the most favourable way of developing green energy.  He said the plant would be well bunded and covered under the necessary permits required for the odours to be contained.

Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report.

1734   (45) MAJOR PLANNING APPLICATION – The Head of Development Management submitted a report containing details of a major application for determination by the committee, including summaries of policy context, representations arising from consultation and publicity and assessment of the application.

(i)          2015/0901 Acorn Recyclers for planning permission for change of use of three vacant hangars for B8, ancillary B1 uses and agricultural storage at RAF Kirton in Lindsey, B1400 from B1398 to B1205, Kirton in Lindsey, DN21 4HZ.

The agent addressed the committee and stated that there was to be no recycling or agricultural development on the site.  There would be no open storage, and concerns previously raised with regard to the potential impact of the increased vehicle movements on the A15/B1205 junction that lies just outside North Lincolnshire, within Lincolnshire County Council’s area had been discussed with the Highways officers, and agreement to undertake works and provide a ghost island turn facility had been agreed.

Cllr Poole highlighted that there was a proposal for 300 new houses to be built north of the site that would be directly opposite commercial/industrial development if this application was to be approved.  He also raised concerns regarding two heritage issues on the site, these being the control tower and the nuclear bunker which were of local importance and needed to be taken into consideration as part of this application.

Cllr Allcock stated that this site was outside the defined development boundary for Kirton in Lindsey and therefore was considered to be located within the open countryside for the purposes of planning.  He also had concerns that the development would be very close to the proposed 300 residential homes on the north of the site.

The Head of Development Management informed the committee that this application was for storage and ancillary office purposes only and therefore the Environmental Health Team did not believe it would affect the proposal for the 300 homes nearby and that B1 use should be able to take place near residential properties.  He also stated that he did not feel the heritage assets would be affected on this site by this planning application.

Cllr L Foster believed that all the detail was covered in the conditions attached to the officers report and therefore supported the officer’s recommendation to grant permission.

Cllr England was not convinced that the suggested ghost island was a positive enough solution for the potential traffic that could be using the A15 junction, and did not feel the details were prescriptive enough in the officer’s report.  He also indicated that the proposal was very vague on what will be stored in the former hangers which was a concern.

Moved by Councillor Allcock and seconded by Councillor Glover –

That planning permission be refused for the following reasons:

  1. The proposed uses are likely to generate a significant volume of HGV movements which would be likely to have an adverse effect on road safety on the local network and in particular the junctions on the A15. The development as such is contrary to saved policy T2 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan 2003.
  2. The proposal lies outside the development limits for Kirton in Lindsey and the development is considered to be contrary to policy CS3 of the Core Strategy 2011 and the Housing and Employment Land Allocations Development Plan Document March 2016.
  3. Insufficient evidence has been provided to establish that the development will not have an adverse impact on nearby heritage assets.
  4. The proposed uses would be likely to have a detrimental effect on the amenities of the occupiers of the residential property planned for the land to the north of the site and allocated as site KIRH-3 in the Housing and Employment Land Allocations Development Plan Document March 2016.                                                                                             Motion Carried

(ii)         2015/1531 Mr Martin Phillips, North Lincolnshire Homes Ltd for planning permission to erect 41 affordable housing units to include the demolition of the shopping precinct, the Desert Rat Pub, the Library, Bookmakers and Drop in Centre at The Precinct, Westcliffe, Scunthorpe, DN17 1PS.

At this stage the Chairman invited the legal representative to update the committee with regard to some legal issues concerning this application.  The legal representative informed the committee that an application had been received that morning to list the Desert Rat Pub as a community asset.  She stated that this application would have to be considered by another department within North Lincolnshire Council, and because of the late submission was not considered at the time the officer wrote his report.  She highlighted that if it was to be listed as a community asset then that would be a planning consideration, and therefore the committee had the choice to defer this application until the issue was resolved.  After further discussions were held between committee members it was greed to proceed with the application at the meeting.

Two objectors addressed the committee raising concerns over the loss of the public house, indicating that a petition containing 327 signatures had also been submitted to retain the Desert Rat.  One of the objectors stated that the pub had a strong community presence in Westcliffe and was the hub of the local community with nice clientele using the facility.  He listed the number of crime figures for the pub being low in comparison to other public houses in the Town Centre, indicating there had been very few disturbances over the years at the Desert Rat.

A speaker in support of the application welcomed the officer’s report and stated that this application would regenerate the Westcliffe area, providing new, fresh, well designed homes for many families. He felt it would positively transform the area providing a variety of affordable houses, highlighting that the public consultation previously carried out was hugely positive and welcomed by the wider community.

Cllr L Foster agreed that the application required determination at this planning meeting due to it being part of the overall re-development of the area.  He indicated that this phase if approved would not start until the first phased had finished, therefore, that would allow time for the community asset application to be dealt with during that period. In addressing the committee he highlighted the fact that re-development negotiations started some six years ago, so it needed to progress as there was a great need for housing in this area.  His only regret was the loss of the public house and there not being a viable alternative, but that was not a valid reason for the scheme to not move forward.

Resolved – That planning permission be granted subject to a Section 106 agreement, and in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report.

1735   (46) PLANNING AND OTHER APPLICATIONS – The Head of Development Management submitted a report incorporating a schedule containing details of applications for determination by the committee including summaries of policy context, representations arising from consultation and publicity and assessment of the applications.  The Head of Development Management updated the reports orally where appropriate.  Other officers attending gave advice and answered members’ questions as requested.

(i)          2015/0822 Mr Derek Shaw for planning permission to convert and change the use of upper and second floor of existing premises to form four residential apartments and upgrade rear parking area at 27 Market Place, Brigg, DN20 8LF.

Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report.

(ii)         2015/0991 Mrs P Coyle for planning permission for change of use from commercial to residential at the Post Office, 58 Main Street, Bonby, DN20 0PW.

An objector expressed concerns that the shop was not just a convenient one-stop shop for the village, it was also a post office and a vital asset to all, especially the vulnerable, OAPs and those with limited modes of transport. He indicated that people had been put off purchasing the shop due to the inflated, unrealistic price.

The applicant informed the committee that she was only applying for a change of use due to the fact that the shop had been on the market for the past three years with nobody wishing to purchase it.  She stated that they had four separate valuations carried out on the premises and they had chosen the price in the middle.  In expressing her reasons for requesting a change of use she highlighted that small independent shops were a dying trade, mainly due to the larger stores doing home deliveries to the villages.

Cllr Waltham addressed the committee and sympathised with both parties, however he felt that the shop and post office was a great community asset and more work was required to market the business before such a decision could be made to change the use of the property.  He believed it had been marketed too high and a further valuation and time period should be considered before such an application was approved.

Cllr Allcock agreed with the previous speaker, stating that the loss of the post office would be detrimental to the community, and the valuation appeared too high.

Cllr Grant indicated that the owner should be entitled to do whatever she wished to her own property.

Resolved – That planning permission be refused in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report.

(iii)        2015/1109 Mr Clive Davis for planning permission for demolition and rebuild of existing house and barns at Uplands Lodge, East Marsh Road, Goxhill, DN19 7 NQ.

The agent for the application highlighted that this application had previously been granted last year to remodel and extend the dwelling and attached stables. This application was a similar development but involved the rebuild of the existing structures as opposed to their remodelling/extension.  He said it would be the same size, the same look and the same materials, with no increased risk to flooding.

Cllr Allcock indicated that this development had already been granted planning permission in 2015, and this proposal was of the very same nature with the structure being in place on the site already, therefore he would support the application.

Cllr Bainbridge stated that she would have difficulty in refusing this application as it was previously approved, and felt it was sympathetic to the surrounding area.

Cllr L Foster was of the same opinion as the previous speakers, but bearing in mind the advice received from the Environment Agency on the flood risk, he felt it should be granted following a referral to the Environment Agency.

The Head of Development Management informed the committee that having received advice from the Environment Agency on the flood risk assessment, there would be a requirement to refer it back to them before a decision is made.

Resolved – That the Environment agency be informed that the council is minded to approve the application subject to conditions as the development is seen as an improvement to the previously approved scheme.

(iv)        2016/79 Mr Richard Anderson for planning permission to erect a dwelling in connection with a fishing business at Nuddock Wood lake, Brumby Common Lane, Burringham, DN17 1US.

Cllr Allcock stated that this application was way out in the countryside causing no harm to neighbouring properties, and with additional screening put in placed he would support this application.

Moved by Councillor Allcock and seconded by Councillor Longcake –

That Planning permission be granted subject to the following conditions:

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

Reason
To comply with section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

  1. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans: NW04B, NW1602 and NW1603.

Reason
For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

  1. If, during development, any odorous, discoloured or otherwise visually contaminated material is found to be present at the site then no further development shall be carried out until a written method statement detailing how this contamination shall be dealt with has been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.

Reason
To ensure that risks from land contamination to the future users of the land and neighbouring land are minimised, together with those to controlled waters, property and ecological systems, and to ensure that the development can be carried out safely without unacceptable risks to workers, neighbours and other off-site receptors in accordance with policy DS7 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

  1. The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved ‘Addendum to Flood Risk Assessment’, including the following mitigation measures detailed therein:
  • finished floor level of the dwelling to be set no lower than 3.3 metres above Ordnance Datum (AOD)
  • appropriate flood resistance and resilience measures to be incorporated.

Reason To reduce the potential impact of flooding in accordance with policies DS16 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan and CS19 of the North Lincolnshire Core Strategy.

  1. Notwithstanding the provisions of Classes A to E of Part 1 of Schedule 2 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 buildings, structures or extensions shall be erected on the site other than those expressly authorised by this permission.

Reason
To define the terms of the permission and protect the character and appearance of the open countryside, in accordance with policies RD2 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan and CS3 of the North Lincolnshire Core Strategy.

  1. No development shall take place until proposals for landscaping have been submitted to and approved by the local planning authority. The proposals shall include indications of all existing trees and hedgerows on the site, and details of any to be retained, together with measures for their protection during the course of development.

Reason
To enhance the appearance of the development in the interests of amenity.

  1. All the approved landscaping shall be carried out within twelve months of development being commenced (unless a longer period is agreed in writing by the local planning authority). Any trees or plants which die, are removed or become seriously damaged or diseased within five years from the date of planting shall be replaced in the next planting season with others of similar size and species to those originally required to be planted, unless the local planning authority agrees in writing to any variation.

Reason
To ensure the implementation and maintenance of the submitted scheme of landscaping for the proposed development.

Motion Carried

(v)         2016/118 Mr Nick Coggan for outline planning permission to erect a dwelling with all matters reserved at land adjacent to 60 and 62 North Street, West Butterwick, DN17 3JW.

The Head of Development Management updated the committee stating that the applicants had since submitted a sustainability report, and confirmation that they were willing to limit the property to ground and first floor only, however the planning department was still of the same opinion as outlined in their report.

The agent stated that the last planning application was outside the boundary line, and this application was now within the boundary line.  He felt it was a good site for the house to be built as it was just derelict garages. He said it would be better suited as a dwelling, and assured it that the flood issues had been addressed as part of the application.

Cllr Longcake asked if it would be possibly to approve the application just as a two storey dwelling, and if so he would be mindful to grant the application.

Cllr England also felt it would be more acceptable as a two-storey dwelling.

Moved by Councillor Longcake and seconded by Councillor England  –

That planning permission be granted subject to the following conditions:

  1. Approval of the details of the layout, scale, and appearance of the building(s), the means of access thereto and the landscaping of the site (hereinafter called ‘the reserved matters’) shall be obtained from the local planning authority in writing before any development is commenced.

Reason
The application has been made under Article 5(1) of the Town & Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015.

  1. Plans and particulars of the reserved matters referred to in condition 1 above, relating to the layout, scale, and appearance of any buildings to be erected, the means of access to the site and the landscaping of the site, shall be submitted in writing to the local planning authority and shall be carried out as approved.

Reason
The application has been made under Article 5(1) of the Town & Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015.

  1. Application for approval of the reserved matters shall be made to the local planning authority before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

Reason
To comply with the provisions of Section 92 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

  1. The development hereby permitted shall be begun either before the expiration of five years from the date of this permission, or before the expiration of two years from the date of approval of the last of the reserved matters to be approved, whichever is the later.

Reason
To comply with the provisions of Section 92 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

  1. The dwelling hereby approved shall be a two-storey property only.

Reason
To ensure a satisfactory arrangement with neighboring property and to provide refuge from flood risk.

  1. The development permitted by this planning permission shall be carried out in accordance with the approved Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) by R M Associates dated December 2015, including the following mitigation measures detailed within the FRA:

Ground floor to be restricted to non-habitable accommodation consisting of garage, utility room and car port

First-floor finished floor levels to be set no lower than 7.05 metres above Ordnance Datum

Flood resilience measures to be incorporated as detailed in the FRA.

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

Reason
To reduce the risk and impact of flooding to the proposed development and future occupants.

  1. Unless otherwise agreed by the local planning authority, development other than that required to be carried out as part of an approved scheme of remediation must not commence until parts 1 to 4 below have been complied with. If unexpected contamination is found after development has begun, development must be halted on that part of the site affected by the unexpected contamination to the extent specified by the local planning authority in writing until part 4 has been complied with in relation to that contamination.

Part 1: Site Characteristics

An investigation and risk assessment, in addition to any assessment provided with the planning application, must be completed in accordance with a scheme to assess the nature and extent of any contamination on the site, whether or not it originates on the site. The contents of the scheme are subject to the approval in writing of the local planning authority. The investigation and risk assessment must be undertaken by competent persons and a written report of the findings must be produced. The written report is subject to the approval in writing of the local planning authority. The report of the findings must include:

(i)       a survey of the extent, scale and nature of contamination;

(ii)      an assessment of the potential risks to:

–         human health

–         property (existing or proposed), including buildings, crops, livestock, pets, woodland and service lines and pipes

–         adjoining land

–         groundwaters and surface waters

–         ecological systems

–         archaeological sites and ancient monuments;

(iii)     an appraisal of remedial options, and a proposal of the preferred option(s).

This must be conducted in accordance with DEFRA and the Environment Agency’s ‘Model Procedures for the Management of Land Contamination, CLR 11’.

Part 2: Submission of Remediation Scheme

A detailed remediation scheme to bring the site to a condition suitable for the intended use by removing unacceptable risks to human health, buildings and other property and the natural and historical environment must be prepared, and is subject to the approval in writing of the local planning authority. The scheme must include all works to be undertaken, proposed remediation objectives and remediation criteria, a timetable of works and site management procedures. The scheme must ensure that the site will not qualify as contaminated land under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 in relation to the intended use of the land after remediation.

Part 3: Implementation of Approved Remediation Scheme

The approved remediation scheme must be carried out in accordance with its terms prior to the commencement of development other than that required to carry out remediation, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the local planning authority. The local planning authority must be given two weeks’ written notification of commencement of the remediation scheme works.

Following completion of measures identified in the approved remediation scheme, a verification report (referred to in PPS23 as a validation report) that demonstrates the effectiveness of the remediation carried out must be produced, and is subject to the approval in writing of the local planning authority.

Part 4: Reporting of Unexpected Contamination

In the event that contamination is found at any time when carrying out the approved development that was not previously identified it must be reported in writing immediately to the local planning authority. An investigation and risk assessment must be undertaken in accordance with the requirements of Part 1, and where remediation is necessary a remediation scheme must be prepared in accordance with the requirements of Part 2, which is subject to the approval in writing of the local planning authority.

Following completion of measures identified in the approved remediation scheme a verification report must be prepared, which is subject to the approval in writing of the local planning authority in accordance with Part 3.

Reason  To ensure that risks from land contamination to the future users of the land and neighboring land are minimised, together with those to controlled waters, property and ecological systems, and to ensure that the development can be carried out safely without unacceptable risks to workers, neighbors and other off-site receptors in accordance with policy DS7 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

  1. Construction operations shall be limited to the following days and hours:

7am to 7pm Monday to Friday

7am to 1pm on Saturdays.

No operations shall take place on Sundays or public/bank holidays.

HGV movements shall not be permitted outside these hours during the construction phase without prior written approval from the local planning authority.

Installation of equipment on site shall not be permitted outside these ours without prior written approval from the local panning authority.

Reason
For the protection of residential amenity.

  1. No development shall take place until details of:

(i)       the location and layout of the vehicular access; and

(ii)      the number, location and layout of vehicle parking and turning spaces within the curtilage of the site;

have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.

Reason
In the interests of highway safety and to comply with policies T2 and T19 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

  1. Within three months of the completion of the new access, any redundant access to the site shall be removed and the area reinstated to footway/verge (including the provision of full height kerbs) in accordance with details to be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.

Reason
In the interests of highway safety and to comply with policy T19 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

  1. No development shall take place until details showing an effective method of preventing surface water run-off from hard paved areas within the site onto the highway have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. These facilities shall be implemented prior to the access and parking facilities being brought into use.

Reason
In the interests of highway safety and to comply with policy T19 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

  1. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 (or any order revoking and re-enacting that order with or without modification), nothing shall at any time be erected, retained, planted or allowed to grow over 1.05 metres in height above the level of the adjoining carriageway for a distance of 2 metres from the highway boundary across the site frontage.

Reason
In the interests of highway safety and to comply with policies T2 and T19 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.

Motion Carried

(vi)        2016/120 Mr Mark Snowden, Keigar Homes Ltd for planning permission to erect a pair of semi-detached dwellings at land rear of 61 West Street, Winterton.

Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report.

(vii)      2016/143 Mr P Richardson for planning permission to erect a two-storey side and single-storey rear extension at 10 Upperthorpe Hill, Westwoodside, DN9 2AJ.

Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report.

(viii)     2016/144 Mr & Mrs J Ibbotson for planning permission to retain a detached garage and vehicular entrance at Beretun, 74 Brigg Road, Barton upon Humber, DN18 5DT.

An objector spoke at the meeting on behalf of himself and another resident of Brigg Road.  He raised numerous concerns, one being that the design was different to the previously approved scheme submitted in August 2015, and secondly that the property was being used as a commercial office and had employees coming and going every day which they felt was inappropriate in a residential setting.

The applicant addressed the committee and informed them that this was not a commercial application, and the property was not being used for commercial business.  This application was purely for the retention of the existing garage that was already in place; however it was just slightly different to the previous plan with a steeper pitched roof.  He believed the garage had no impact on neighbouring properties on Brigg Road with no overlooking to the adjacent dwelling.

Councillor K Vickers spoke on this application as the local ward member following significant public interest.  He asked for clarification on the size of the footprint of the application compared to the application that was previously approved.

The Planning Officer compared both applications and confirmed to the committee that the footprint was of practically the same size.

Cllr Allcock agreed with the officer’s report and stated that condition five of the planning permission stated that the garage could only be used for purposes ancillary to the residential use of the dwelling.  Therefore, he supported the officer’s recommendation to grant permission.

Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report.

(xi) 2016/441 Miss Leona Roberts for planning permission to erect a single-storey side and rear extension (to link dwelling to existing garage) at 35 Stanley Road, Scunthorpe, DN15 8AQ.

Resolved – That planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report.

(xii)  2016/299 Keadby Developments Limited for an application to DECC to vary an existing consent, granted under Section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989, for the construction of a combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) generating section with a generation capacity of up to 820MW at land to the west of Keadby CCGT Power Station, Trent Side, Keadby, DN17 3EF.

The Head of Development Management informed the committee of additional comments that had been received which confirmed no objection on ecology grounds subject to conditions being imposed.

Cllr Briggs expressed his concerns with traffic during the construction stages and thereafter, and said he would like to see a traffic management plan put in place.

Resolved – That the committee endorses the draft response with amendments regarding the requirement for a Construction Environment Management Plan that ensures the use of the new road to service the site and matters relating to ecology.  Further that officers be given delegated authority to agree the fine detail of the wording of the conditions that should be attached to the development.

1736   (47) PUBLIC FOOTPATH 193, BOTTESORD – The Director of Places submitted a report to determine the council’s stance in referring an order to the Secretary of State. The order in question sought to clarify the width of the public footpath 193 where it passed along Croft lane.

The matter was discussed at a previous planning committee held on 9 March 2016 when the item was deferred for further information to be brought back. The report provided the committee with further detailed options that were available in order for it to make a decision.

An objector raised numerous issues on this matter, and indicated that she did not feel it was in the best interest for anyone to change the footpath to a public highway.  She outlined that the current footpath was very well maintained on a regular basis, was up to 4ft in width, and accessible for public use.  They had been the owners of the land for a very long time and felt that if it was to be opened totally, it would be very dangerous for their animals and walkers alike.

Moved by Councillor Longcake and seconded by Councillor Glover –

That the order remains that the committee authorise the submission of the order to the Secretary of State. Furthermore, that we tell her that we support the order and that we wish to participate fully in her chosen means of arbitration.

Members engaged in further discussion over the proposal

Moved by Councillor Grant and seconded by Councillor L Foster as an amendment –

That North Lincolnshire Council adopts a neutral stance in referring the order to the Secretary of State.

Amendment Carried 
Substantive Motion Carried