Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 31st January 2018 5.30 pm

Venue: Committee Rooms 1-2, City Hall

Contact: Ali Hewson, Democratic Services Officer  (01522 873370)

Items
No. Item

76.

Confirmation of Minutes - 3 January 2018 pdf icon PDF 146 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 3 January 2018 be confirmed.

77.

Declarations of Interest

Please note that, in accordance with the Members' Code of Conduct, when declaring interests members must disclose the existence and nature of the interest, and whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest (DPI) or personal and/or pecuniary.

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were received.

78.

Work to Trees in City Council Ownership pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Minutes:

The Arboricultural Officer:

 

a.    advised Members of the reasons for proposed works to tree’s in City Council ownership and sought consent to progress the works identified at Appendix A of his report

 

b.    explained that Ward Councillors had been notified of the proposed works

 

c.    stated that in some cases it was not possible to plant a tree in the exact location and in these cases a replacement would be replanted in the vicinity.

 

RESOLVED that the works set out in the schedule at Appendix A attached to the report be approved.

79.

Application for Development: 74A Winn Street, Lincoln pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Planning Manager:

 

a)    described the application site located on Winn Street to the south of Monks Road bordering the Monks Abbey recreation ground to the west, rear elevations of terraced houses on Spa Street to the east, and to the north a more modern development of three houses, nos. 74B, C and D Winn Street, facing west towards the recreation ground with a vehicular access from Winn Street along the eastern boundary of the application site

 

b)    advised that the site was currently occupied by a single bungalow, no. 74A Winn Street, being vacant and in a state of repair with boarded up windows

 

c)    advised that the application sought permission for the demolition of the bungalow and in its place to erect a two/three storey building accommodating a total of seven apartments

 

d)    reported that two previous planning applications granted for the same site had both since expired, the development being proposed under this latest application was essentially identical to the 2007 approval and 2010 renewal, with a slight revision to the internal layout, as detailed within the officer’s report

 

e)    confirmed that the application was being presented to Members of Planning Committee as four objections had been received, one being a petition with 33 signatures, together with comments and photographs received from Cllr. Fay Smith in respect of parking and bin storage

 

f)     provided details of the policies pertaining to the application as follows:-

 

·         Policy LP1: A Presumption in Favour of Sustainable Development

·         Policy LP2: The Spatial Strategy and Settlement Hierarchy

·         Policy LP13: Accessibility and Transport

·         Policy LP25: The Historic Environment

·         Policy LP26: Design and Amenity

·         National Planning Policy Framework      

 

g)    outlined the responses made to the consultation exercise

 

h)    referred to the update sheet which contained a revised site layout plan illustrating an amended bin storage location as agreed in consultation with Biffa, photographs provided by Councillor Fay Smith, page 2 of the petition which was omitted from the original agenda, and a revised officer recommendation requesting that the application be granted conditionally subject to listed conditions, with authority delegated to the Planning Manager to enable the required desk based assessment to be submitted and considered by the City Archaeologist

 

i)     reported on the issues raised by the application as follows:

 

·         Visual Amenity

·         Principle of Use

·         Residential Amenity

·         Parking

·         Archaeology

·         Drainage

·         Bin Storage

 

j)     concluded that:

 

·         The principle of the re-development of the site was acceptable and the proposal could be successfully accommodated here, relating well to the surroundings, particularly in relation to siting, height, scale, massing and design.

·         The proposal would not cause undue harm to the amenities which occupiers of neighbouring properties may reasonably expect to enjoy.

·         Matters relating to parking, archaeology, drainage and potential noise for future occupants had been appropriately considered and could be dealt with by condition where necessary.

·         The proposal would therefore be in accordance with the requirements of Central Lincolnshire Local Plan Policies LP1, LP2, LP13, LP25 and LP26, as well as guidance within the National Planning Policy Framework.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 79.

80.

Application for Development: The Lawn, Union Road, Lincoln pdf icon PDF 58 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Planning Manager:

 

a.    advised that planning consent was being sought for the installation of a sculpture at the Lawn, Union Road, to be sited within the grassed area to the rear of the buildings, to the south of the car park

 

b.    described the sculpture comprising a 5.5m high carved oak pole supported by a 1.5m circular stone base, measuring 5.85m high in total, commissioned as part of the Charter of the Forest celebration by the Woodland Trust and other organisations, marking the Charter for Trees, Woods and People

 

c.    reported that Lincoln had been nominated to receive the Champion Pole (the sculpture) which was currently being displayed within the grounds of Lincoln Castle but intended to be moved to its permanent location at The Lawn in March or April this year

 

d.    reported on the location of the site within the Carline Road No. 8 Conservation Area, The Lawn building being Grade II* listed

 

e.    confirmed that the application was being presented to Members of the Planning Committee as the City of Lincoln Council was the applicant 

 

f.     provided details of the policies pertaining to the application as follows:-

 

·         Policy LP7: A Sustainable Visitor Economy

·         Policy LP25: The Historic Environment

·         Policy LP26: Design and Amenity

·         National Planning Policy Framework

           

g.    outlined the responses made to the consultation exercise

 

h.    reported on the issues raised by the application as follows:

 

·         Visual Amenity

·         Character of the Conservation Area

 

i.      concluded that:

 

·         The sculpture would support the promotion of an event, benefiting the visitor economy, and would be in an appropriate location, relating well to the site and surroundings.

·         The proposal would also preserve the character of the Carline Road Conservation Area, in accordance with the requirements of Central Lincolnshire Local Plan Policies LP7, LP25 and LP26 and guidance within the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

Members discussed the content of the report in further detail.

 

Councillor Hewson asked who would be responsible for maintenance of the sculpture.

 

The Planning Manager agreed to ask the Community Contracts Officer to contact Councillor Hewson directly in response to this question.

 

RESOLVED that:

 

1.    The Community Contracts Officer be requested to contact Councillor Hewson directly to respond to his query regarding maintenance of the sculpture.

 

2.    Planning permission be granted subject to the following conditions:

 

·         Time limit of the permission; and

·         Development in accordance with approved plans.