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27.

Apologies/replacement members

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors H Spratt and M J Storer.

 

It was reported that the Chief Executive under the Local Government (Committee and Political Groups) Regulations 1990, had appointed Councillor R A Renshaw to the Committee, in place of Councillor Mrs J E Killey, until further notice.

28.

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

Councillor S Roe requested that a note should be in the minutes that he was approached by the local MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham, Dr Caroline Johnson, during the site visit but had not discussed the application with her and had informed her that he was a member of the Planning and Regulation Committee site visit (minute 35).

Councillor L A Lindsey requested that a note should be in the minutes that she was approached by the local MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham, Dr Caroline Johnson, during the site visit but had not discussed the application with her and had informed her that she was a member of the Planning and Regulation Committee site visit (minute 35).

Councillor I G Fleetwood requested that a note should be made in the minutes that Councillor R Wootten had introduced him to the local MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham, Dr Caroline Johnson, during the site visit, that he had not discussed the application with her but had overheard her make various statements to the planning officer (minute 35).

Councillor R P H Reid requested that a note should be made in the minutes that he was the portfolio holder for planning at South Kesteven District Council (minute 35).

 

 

 

29.

Minutes of the previous meeting of the Planning and Regulation Committee held on 7 September 2020 pdf icon PDF 278 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED (10 votes for, 0 votes against and 2 abstentions)

 

That the minutes of the previous meeting of the Committee held on 7 September 2020, be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

30.

Minutes of the site visit to land west of Rookery Lane, Sudbrook held on 28 September 2020

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Note: Only those Members who had attended the site visit on 28 September 2020, were allowed to speak and vote on this matter – Councillors T R Ashton, L A Cawrey, P Cooper, I G Fleetwood, D McNally, Mrs A M Newton, N H Pepper, R Renshaw and S P Roe)

 

RESOLVED (8 votes for, 0 votes against and 4 abstentions)

 

That the minutes of the site visit held on 28 September 2020, be agreed and noted.

31.

Traffic Items

32.

A151 Moulton - Weston - Proposed 40 and 50mph Speed Limits pdf icon PDF 115 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report in connection withthe introduction of speed limit reductions along the A151 through the villages of Moulton and Weston, in the area shown at Appendix B of the report. Investigations had indicated that this site might be considered a 'Borderline Case', as defined within the Council's Speed Limit Policy.

 

The Chairman informed the meeting that Councillor E J Poll, the local Member, supported the proposals in the report.

 

On a motion by Councillor N H Pepper, seconded by Councillor I G Fleetwood, it was –

 

RESOLVED (12 votes for, 0 votes against and 0 abstentions)

 

That the proposed speed limits as detailed in the report be approved to enable the necessary consultation process to bring them into effect may be pursued.

33.

A15, Sleaford to Leasingham - Proposed 50mph Speed Limit pdf icon PDF 216 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report in connection witha request from the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership for the introduction of a new 50mph speed limit on the A15, from Holdingham roundabout northwards to include the two junctions into Leasingham. Investigations had indicated that this site might be considered a 'Borderline Case', as defined within the Council's Speed Limit Policy.

 

Comments by Members included:-

 

·         The local highway signs were obscured by overgrown vegetation on the A15 towards Lincoln.

·         Consideration of the proposals should be deferred until the impact of the highway works at Holdingham roundabout were known. Officers stated that the completion of the highway works at Holdingham roundabout were unknown and if they were completed the proposals in the report were still applicable.

·         The proposals were support on highway safety grounds.

 

RESOLVED (11 votes for, 0 votes against and 1 abstention)

 

That the proposed speed limit as detailed in the report be approved to enable the necessary consultation process to bring it into effect may be pursued.

34.

County Matter Applications

35.

Application for the determination of updated conditions for planning permission WK1139 and WK4645 at Sudbrook Quarry, Land west of Rookery Lane, Sudbrook - Landesign Planning and Landscape - S19/1244 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Since the publication of the report and following the circulation of the Committee's Update, officers reported that additional comments had been received from a group of local residents which had been circulated direct to members of the Committee before the meeting. A letter had also been received from the applicant in response to those comments over the weekend. These additional comments/responses had been placed on the Council's website and were viewable by the public.

 

Officers responded to the additional comments from both the residents and applicant (received on 2 October and 3 October, respectively) verbally during the meeting with the following advice:-

 

Residents' Comments

 

Officer's Response

 

Condition 3 - Resubmission of all drawings with the exception of Location plan and site boundary to reflect the opinion of the applicant’s consultant that the proposed scheme of working is unachievable unless fundamentally modified. The necessary modifications are yet to be incorporated in to the scheme of working.

 

No change necessary. The proposed working scheme and depth of working are feasible and deliverable using the plant/equipment identified. See supplementary letter from Touchstone dated 3 October 2020

Condition 4 - As Above. Section 10 of the Environmental Statement is not deliverable using proposed method as confirmed by Touchstone Report.

 

 

 

As above

Condition 7 - Max depth shall not exceed 7m unless points 3 and 4 are addressed.

 

As above

Condition 10 – Request a reptile survey is completed as well as great crested newt.

 

 

An Extended Phase 1 Habitat survey was carried out and concluded that the site is of very limited value for reptiles, consisting largely of an arable field, with few areas suitable for basking, hibernating and foraging. A full set of reptile surveys was not therefore considered necessary and no objections have been received from Lincs Wildlife Trust or Natural England. It is not clear where the photos were taken or how these relate to the site however, in order to manage any residual risk to reptiles precautionary site clearance methods could be adopted whilst clearing the site. To secure this it is recommended that Condition 10 be amended to read as follows:

Prior to any vegetation clearance or stripping of soils taking place within each phase of the development, an updated pre-construction Great Crest Newt and Reptile survey shall be carried out and the results

submitted to the Mineral Planning Authority. In the event that reptiles or great crested newts are found to be present, then no works shall take place until a detailed method statement including details of the measures to be adopted to displace and protect such species from the works has first been submitted to and been approved in writing by the Mineral Planning Authority. All works shall thereafter be carried out in full accordance with the approved details.

 

Condition 12 -To comply with Environment Agency advice and to ensure protection of local water bodies, ground water monitoring should be for 12 months and should include a ground water balance assessment

 

 

Condition 12 will secure  ...  view the full minutes text for item 35.

 

 
 
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