Agenda item

Application for Development: 117 Boultham Park Road, Lincoln


The Planning Team Leader:


a.    advised that planning permission was sought for the erection of two detached outbuildings to the rear gardens of a recently constructed two storey detached dwelling at 117 Boultham Park Road


b.    reported that the application had been submitted following a complaint surrounding the installation of a concrete base and the start of the erection of an outbuilding, works had since stopped and a planning application had been submitted for consideration


c.    highlighted that the proposals had been subject to significant amendments following officer and neighbour concerns on the overall size and positioning of the original proposal


d.    provided details of the policies pertaining to the application, as follows:


·         Central Lincolnshire Local Plan Policy LP26 - Design and Amenity

·         National Planning Policy Framework                  


e.    outlined the responses made to the consultation exercise


f.     advised members of the main issues to be considered as part of the application as follows:


·         Accordance with National and Local Planning Policy

·         Principle of the Development

·         Impact on Residential Amenity

·         Impact on Visual Amenity

·         Highway Safety, Access, Parking & Surface Water Drainage


g.    concluded that the outbuildings would not have a detrimental impact on the residential and visual amenity of neighbouring properties in accordance with Policy LP26 of the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan and the National Planning Policy Framework.


Members discussed the content of the report in further detail, making comments/raising questions as follows:


·         Was it possible to impose a condition on the grant of planning permission to prevent the outbuildings being used for habitable purposes?

·         The proposed outbuildings seemed slightly larger than that normally acceptable without the need for planning permission. It was hoped its construction would be monitored to ensure the building was erected according to the size parameters permitted.

·         Could officers give further clarification to the objection received from the resident of the property behind the proposed outbuilding which stated that a solid wall along her boundary line overtopping her 6 foot fence would substantially block light to her garden?

·         How could the neighbours fencing be maintained if it was right up to the boundary wall?


The Planning Team Leader offered the following points of clarification:


·         Following negotiations with the planning team, the size of the out building subject to objections had been significantly reduced from that originally proposed to reduce the impact on the properties backing up to it. Some of the objections had been submitted before this time.

·         The maintenance of boundary fencing was not a planning issue, although there were facilities available to allow access to neighbours land for this purpose.

·         It was possible to impose a condition on the grant of planning permission to prevent the outbuildings being occupied as residential units.


RESOLVED, that planning permission be granted subject to the following conditions:


Standard Conditions


01)      The development must be begun not later than the expiration of three years beginning with the date of this permission.


            Reason: As required by Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.


02)      With the exception of the detailed matters referred to by the conditions of this consent, the development hereby approved shall be carried out in accordance with the drawings listed within Table A below.

            The works shall be carried out in accordance with the details shown on the approved plans and in any other approved documents forming part of the application.


            Reason: To ensure the development proceeds in accordance with the approved plans.


Conditions to be discharged before commencement of works




Conditions to be discharged before use is implemented


 01)     The buildings shall not be used as residential units at any time.


            Reason: To ensure that the units shall not be used as habitable dwellings.


Conditions to be adhered to at all times




Table A


The above recommendation has been made in accordance with the submitted drawings identified below:


Drawing No.


Drawing Type

Date Received

117 B Park Road

Rev D

Plans - Proposed

11th January 2019


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