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Apologies/replacement members


An apology for absence was received from Councillor H Spratt.


Declarations of Members' Interests


There were no declarations made at this stage of the meeting.


Minutes of the previous meeting of the Planning and Regulation Committee held on 4 November 2019 pdf icon PDF 183 KB




That the minutes of the previous meeting of the Committee held on 4 November 2019, be agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman subject to "Mrs Mandy Withington, Solicitor" being added to the list of those in attendance under "Officers in attendance".


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A46 Market Rasen - Holton Le Moor: Proposed 50mph Speed Limit pdf icon PDF 308 KB

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The Committee received a report in connection with objections received to the proposed introduction of a 50mph speed limit on the A46 at Holton le Moor.


The report gave details of the existing conditions, the proposals, objections and comments by officers on the objections received.


The local Member, also a member of the Committee, commented that in the last few years Town and Parish Councils in the area had raised the matter of the number of accidents in this area, including deaths, with the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership and all of these bodies were in full support of the proposals in the report.


On a motion by Councillor I G Fleetwood, seconded by Councillor D Brailsford, it was –


RESOLVED (12 votes for, 0 votes against and 1 abstention (Councillor C L Strange abstained from voting as he had declared his support for the proposals in the report as the local Member)


That the objections received be overruled and the Order as advertised be confirmed.






County Matter Applications pdf icon PDF 3 MB

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To vary conditions 3 and 5 of planning permission N199/01211/18 to increase the tonnage of waste materials processed and extend the area of hard standing at Highfield Quarry, Bluestone Heath Road, Welton Le Marsh - Welton Aggregates Ltd.(Agent: Hughes Craven Ltd) - N/199/01837/19 pdf icon PDF 1 MB



(NOTE: Councillor C L Strange requested that a note should be made in the minutes that he was a member of the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Joint Advisory Committee)


Since the publication of the report a response to consultation had been received from Executive Councillor C J Davie for Economy and Place, the local Member, stating that he fully supported the officer's recommendations in the report and therefore supported the approval of the application.


Oliver Craven, representing the applicant, was in attendance to respond to questions from Members. He stated that as he fully supported the recommendations in the report he did not propose to address the Committee.


Questions from Members to Oliver Craven included:-


·         It was noted that there was a shortage of trees around the applicant's site and was it possible for more trees to be planted? There was a shortage of trees, generally, in Lincolnshire. Oliver Craven stated that this request could not be considered as this application appertained to the base of the quarry which could not be seen. However, he would advise the applicant of the Member's wishes.

·         Was any machinery on the site used all the time? Oliver Craven stated that there many machines used on the site but there were periods when they were not in use.

·         What traffic increase would take place on the site? Oliver Craven stated that there would be a maximum daily increase of ten vehicles arriving into the site and ten vehicles leaving the site although in reality it was expected to be less than this. It was likely that any increase in aggregate output would coincide with a reduction in chalk output as recycled aggregate was more in demand.


Members' comments included an enquiry about enforcement and whether it was possible to control HGV movements under the terms of the quarrying permissions and over the years the site had expanded and now housed a range of different operations and activities. Given the range of activities it was difficult to differentiate traffic movements associated with each and therefore to impose enforceable conditions to restrict total movements.


On a motion by Councillor I G Fleetwood, seconded by Councillor T R Ashton, it was –


RESOLVED (11 votes for, 0 votes against and 1 abstention. Note: Councillor D McNally had left the meeting during the discussion and voting on this matter)


(a)  That this report forms part of the Council's Statement pursuant to Regulation 30 of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017 which requires the Council to make available for public Inspection at the District Council's Offices specified information regarding the decision. Pursuant to Regulation 30(1) (d) the Council must make available for public inspection a statement which contains:-


·         the reasoned conclusion of the Council on the significant effects of the development on the environment, taking into account an examination of the environmental information;

·         any conditions to which the decision is subject which relate to the likely significant environmental effects of the development  ...  view the full minutes text for item 44.



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