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RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 8 September 2021 be confirmed, subject to the following text under Minute Number 27 ‘192 West Parade, Lincoln, paragraph C to be deleted due to a clerical error:
‘advised that the land in between the rear of these properties and the site formed the service yard to 116 High Street, including a single storey metal clad store and some air conditioning units, to be accessed from Gaunt Street between no’s 7 and 11 across the existing service yard’
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.
Councillor Biff Bean declared a Personal and Pecuniary Interest with regard to the agenda item titled 'Land to the Rear of 10 Steep Hill, Lincoln'.
Reason: He knew one of the objectors to the planning application as a close friend. He left the room during the consideration of this item and took no part in the discussion and vote on the matter to be determined.
Councillor Rebecca Longbottom declared a Personal and Pecuniary Interest with regard to the agenda item titled 'Land to the Rear of 10 Steep Hill, Lincoln'.
Reason: Her own property overlooked the property the subject of the proposed application for development.
She left the room during the consideration of this item and took no part in the discussion and vote on the matter to be determined
Dave Walker, Arboricultural Officer:
a. advised the Committee of the reasons for the proposed works to trees in the City Council's ownership and sought consent to progress the works identified, as detailed at Appendix A of his report
b. highlighted that the list did not represent all the work undertaken to Council trees, it represented all the instances where a tree was either identified for removal, or where a tree enjoyed some element of protection under planning legislation, and thus formal consent was required
c. explained that ward councillors had been notified of the proposed works.
RESOLVED that the tree works set out in the schedules appended to the report be approved.
An update sheet was tabled at the meeting, which included:
· Additional comments received in relation to Minute Number 4(c) – 5 Silver Street, Lincoln,
· Additional photographs submitted plus an updated block plan in relation to Minute Number 4(a) - 69 Carholme Road, Lincoln
· Updated elevational treatment plans in relation to Minute Number 4(b) - Land to the Rear of 10 Steep Hill, Lincoln
RESOLVED that the Update Sheet be received by Planning Committee.
Applications for Development
The Assistant Director for Planning:
· Policy LP1: A Presumption in Favour of Sustainable Development
· Policy LP10: Meeting Accommodation Needs
· Policy LP26: Design and Amenity
· Policy LP37: Sub-Division and Multi-Occupation of Dwellings within Lincoln 86
· National Planning Policy Framework
· Planning Policy Context
· Effect upon the Residential and Local Amenity
· Effect on Highway Safety
· Flood Risk
· Other Matters
Mr T Shelton, local resident, addressed Planning Committee in objection to the application, covering the following points:
· He lived next door to the application site.
· The boundary wall to the proposed development which the applicant wished to remove was ... view the full minutes text for item 37.
(Councillors Bean and Longbottom left the room during the consideration of this item, having declared a personal and pecuniary interest in the matter being debated. They took no part in the discussion or vote on the matter to be determined.)
The Planning Team Leader:
(Councillors Bean and Longbottom re-joined the meeting.)
The Assistant Director for Planning:
Mr Leo Scott Smith, on behalf of Dominic O’Malley, addressed Planning Committee in objection to the planning application, covering the following points:
· He worked as CEO of a young technology company which had recently moved into the building at 5 Silver Street Lincoln.
· He was also Vice-Chair of Lincoln Town Deal Board.
· The reason for making an objection to this planning application was due to his company having recently moved into 5 Silver Street offices after spending £30,000-£40,000 on its renovation, completed February 2021.
· An Art Gallery operated from the floor above them which promoted art shows for the University of Lincoln.
· He had spent some time in the past residing in student houses located above take-away businesses.
· The operation of the hot take-away extraction fans would be loud and carry an unpleasant smell.
· The company had rejected other locations for their new office space due to similar reasons.
· The company would be forced to move away from the City if this planning application was granted.
· This would result in the removal of a company which had contributed greatly to Lincoln’s economy in terms of technological expertise.
· In terms of planning perspective, the proposed use of the ground floor of the building would not provide the business operator with adequate space for waste facilities.
· The proposal represented a poor standard of design.
· The building was very old, separation of floors was organised via a dropped ceiling and wooden floorboards which allowed any smells to penetrate ... view the full minutes text for item 39.