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Apologies/replacement members


Apologies for Absence were received from Councillor T R Ashton.


The Head of Paid Service reported that having received notice under Regulation 13 of the Local Government (Committees and Political Groups) Regulations 1990, she had appointed Councillor B Adams as a replacement member of the Committee in place of Councillor T R Ashton for this meeting only.



Declarations of Members' Interests


Councillor I G Fleetwood advised that he had received a telephone call from Councillor David Shelton in relation to the procedure for speaking at the meeting in relation to agenda item 5.1 and he advised him accordingly.  It was believed that other councillors on the Committee had received similar telephone calls.


Minutes of the previous meeting of the Planning and Regulation Committee held on 29 July 2019 pdf icon PDF 224 KB




            That the minutes of the meeting held on 29 July 2019 be signed by the Chairman as a correct record.


Traffic Items


Deeping St James, Rycroft Avenue - Proposed Waiting Restrictions pdf icon PDF 24 KB

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The Committee received a report which set out objections received to the proposed waiting restrictions at Rycroft Avenue, Deeping St James which were publicly advertised from 16 May to 13 June 2019.


The report outlined the existing conditions and the objections received as well as the comments of officers on the objections received.


Members were provided with the opportunity to ask questions to the officers present in relation to the information contained within the report and some of the comments made included the following:

·         It was queried how many objections there had been and what the reasons for objecting had been.  Members were advised that two objections had been received and these were in relation to concerns that parking would move further down Rycroft Road and would start to affect residents.

·         One member commented that they did not have an objection to this following the modification that had been made.

·         It was noted that the local member was in support of this.

·         One member highlighted that in her area, a lot of people seemed to ignore junctions, and would be pleased if there could be similar restrictions in place in her area.


On a motion by Councillor Mrs A M Newton, seconded by Councillor I G Fleetwood, it was:-


RESOLVED (unanimous)


            That the Committee approve the amendment to the proposed 'No Waiting at Any Time' restriction as a minor modification and agreed that the objection to the proposed limited waiting bay be overruled so that the order could be confirmed.



Other Reports


Application for Village Green Status on Land at Millfield Road, Market Deeping pdf icon PDF 168 KB

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The Committee was requested to consider the report of the inspector and make a decision on the application to register land on Millfield Road, Market Deeping as a town or village green.


Members were advised that the purpose of the report was to present the recommendation of the Inspector further to a public inquiry held between the 8 – 11 January 2019, so that the Committee could determine the application for land at Millfield Road, Market Deeping ("the land") to registered as a Town or Village Green under section 15 of the Commons Act 2006 ("the 2006 Act").


An objection was received from the landowner, Lincolnshire County Council, and therefore it was determined by the Commons Registration Authority (LCC) that a non-statutory inquiry should be held and Mr Martin Edwards, Barrister at Law, was appointed to act as the independent inspector.


It was reported that in order for the land to be registered as a town or village green the applicant had to demonstrate on the balance of probabilities that:-

·         A significant number of the inhabitants of a locality, or of any neighbourhood within the locality

·         Have indulged as of right

·         In lawful sports or past-times on the land

·         For a period of at least twenty years and

·         That this use continued to the date of the application.


The report highlighted that it was necessary that all of these criteria were met before a registration authority could register the land as a town or village green.  Therefore if any one element was not satisfied, then the application must be rejected.


Councillor R H Trollope-Bellew was in attendance and spoke as the local councillor and made the following comments:

·         She was the local member for Market Deeping.  The concerns of the residents over the last 18 months had been considerable.

·         The Deepings Show had been taking place for about 75 years and had been on this site since before the bypass was built (possibly the 1960's) and was a very useful addition to the local area.

·         The concern was that this space was being removed and it was one of the few places of green space that residents could access, take their children, walk their dogs.  Residents felt free to use the area as they wished.

·         Resident's concerns about the signage were realistic as it seemed like it had been put up as a last minute way of telling people that the field should not be walked on.

·         Things did change when travellers arrived on the site, however residents continued to use the site.

·         For good governance, it was suggested it would have been better if this had been passed to a different authority to make the decision.


The Committee was advised that the County Council was the landowner and the officers dealing with the application had appointed an independent inspector in accordance with the ordinary statutory procedure.  Members were provided with the opportunity to ask questions to the officers present and the following points were noted:  ...  view the full minutes text for item 21a



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