Planning Concerns

Notes on Planning Applications for Executive Committee 15th January 2020 (main items)

Application S/086/01831/16, Health Centre, Manor House Street, Horncastle

Revised submission for proposal to replace existing Health Centre with an eco-friendly domestic property.

Decision: Approved (subject to 5 pages of conditions).

Current Position: Demolition works completed. No further work on the redevelopment. Site tidied over over growth. Proposed development understood to be on hold.

Application S/086/01840/18 Foundry Yard, Holt Lane, Horncastle, LN9 6AL

Revised application (again for two dwellings).

Response: No objection but with query concerning rights of access and other minor comments.

Decision: Approved (subject to 5 pages of conditions, including comment re existing access rights)

Current position: Construction well advanced on 1 property; other property not started. Large semi permanent shed has appeared at entrance and does not appear on the Approved Plans. To be monitored. Further metal roofed sheds have appeared and look relatively permanent. Query sent to Planning Enforcement 4th December 2019.

Application S/086/00122 & 00123/19: 21 & 23 High Street, Horncastle, LN9 5HL

Planning Permission & Listed Building Consent for Change of use =, conversion of, internal and external alterations to former store…to provide 2 No residential units: 21 and 23 High Street, Horncastle, LN9 5HL

Response: Objection on grounds that information incomplete. No objection to the principal but detail inadequately defined.

Decision: Approved, subject to 3 pages of conditions (including some of the points raised by the Society) .

Current Position: Some work started internally.

Application S/086/00180/19 8, Queen Street, Horncastle LN9 6BD

Planning Permission: Erection of metal railings along boundary.

Response: No objections. Application commended for reinstatement of original style railings which will much improve the street scene. Comment re health & safety consideration on design of proposed railing tops.

Decision: Approved.

Position as at 23rd October 2019: Excavation and refilling carried out in preparation for the installing the railings.

Application S/086/00425/19 3-5, Bridge Street, Horncastle, LN9 5HZ

Planning Permission for conversion, extension and alterations to former restaurant to form 6 No Appartments. Part of building to be demolished.

Response: Objection due to increase number of flats proposed.

Decision: Approved. External works to front look to have been completed; scaffold to front removed. Internal works ongoing.

Application S/086/00489 & 91/19 17, High Street, Horncastle. LN9 5HP

Planning Permission & Listed Building Consent for amendment to previous approved applications for renewal of shop front. Application made to modify previous proposals due to unforeseen structural problems in the existing facade. The proposals are to remodel the shop front on the lines of adjacent shops, incorporating a small bay window.

Response: No objection.

Decision: Approved.

Current position: Construction works complete, signage awaited. Security shutters now set back internally leaving shop front clear.

Application S/086/00636/19 George Whelpton Almshouses, 73-83 Queen Street, Horncastle, LN9 6BH

Replace existing windows and rear doors to 6 No Almshouse dwellings, including use of uPVC on the rear of the property.

Response: Objection to the use of uPVC on the rear of the property.

Decision: Approved, subject to detailed designs for the replacement rear uPVC windows being flush fitting "heritage” style replicating the existing windows.

Applications: S/086/01903 &01904/18 The Fighting Cocks, West Street, Horncastle, LN9 5JF

Planning Approval & Listed Building Consent: Internal & External Alterations to existing Public House, including

demolition of lean to garage and erection of a purpose built micro-brewery building (single storey).

Response: No objection with minor comments and queries.

Decision: Approved with minor conditions.

Current Position: As at 4th December 2019: Work on-going internally.

Application S/086/00832/19 11, Prospect Street, Horncastle, LN9 5BA

Rear extension and alterations to existing house to provide 2No groundfloor additional bedrooms and an en suite shower room.

Response: Comments raised re potential clash with boundary (ref. Neighbour Comments), nature of rainwater goods and ventilation openings.

Decision: Approved.

Current Position: No apparent action on site.

Application S/086/01880/19 Land to the rear of 10 and 12 Stanhope Road, Horncastle. LN9 5EL

Amendment to plans approved in S/086/0548/16: addition of single storey sun-lounge,

Response: Comments as previously on earlier application. No objection to proposed amendment.

Decision: Approved.

Application S/086/02263/19 56, Queen Street, Horncastle, LN9 …..

Replacement window to rear of property with "heritage” uPVC.

Response: Pending.

General

1 Langton Hill Development: E-mail sent to ELDC Planning re-iterating concerns over the drainage provisions (now constructed) on the Langton Hill Development. ELDC Response: Re-assurances received from the Developer that designs carried out by Peter Brett Associates and approved by Lincolnshire County Council (as the appropriate SUDS authority) and that embankment tests carried out (and passed),as specifiec.

Further e-mail sent to ELDC querying whether or not the consequences of a design storm being exceeded had been adequately considered. ELDC Response: Please refer to Lincolnshire County Council as the approving authority (ELDC Planning do not have the appropriate knowledge of such issues). Further e-mail sent on behalf of HHHS to LCC seeking assurances that the drainage submission had been reviewed by suitably qualified staff and that the submission had included a flow path assessment for a flood exceeding the design storm. LCC Response: Confirmation that (i) the submission had been reviewed by suitably qualified staff and (ii) the submission had included a flow path assessment in the case of flood exceedance.

Request submitted to LCC for reference to locate a copy of the design exceedance review if it is in the public domain. Response received December 2019 including Flow Path plan showing routes of exceedance flows but only within the development site. E-mail sent noting that the path of exceedance flows outside the site was of concern and should be available. No response to date.

Comments from neighbouring property: situation from run-off from fields rather better than before the control pond was formed.

2 E-mails from David Lawrence re Dilapidations:.

3.1 Queen Street old chapel (Query raised via ELDC Planning Enforcement website: 4th Dec 2019))

3.2 Post Office, water penetration (Query raised via ELDC Planning Enforcement website: 4th Dec 2019))

3.3 Punch House, window frame No Action taken.

3.4 6, Market Place: state of rendering. (Query raised via ELDC Planning Enforcement website: 4th Dec 2019))

3.5 Joseph Banks Town House, upper window frames (since repaired)

Acknowledgement received but no further response to date.

4 Hammerton Lane (off East Street): buildings at the rear have recently been demolished (currently a pile of bricks). See S/086/00529/11 and S/086/01877/15. Monitor to see that the approved drawings are being followed (4 years on).

As at 3rd December, site work to date looks to be limited to demolition in line with that indicated on the approved Planning Drawings.

5 Flood Relief Scheme & recent flooding: E-mail request sent to EA asking for information on how the Flood Relief Reservoir performed during the June flood event in comparison to the design intent. Response received via Councillor Martin. Visit paid to Stanhope Road / River Waring with Councillor Fiona Martin concerning the current investigation into the recent flooding. Investigation understood to be on going.

No further news re investigation.

Michael Hieatt 15th January 2020

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Notes on Planning Applications for Executive Committee 4th December 2019 (main items)

Application S/086/00319 & 320/17 7, West Street ( re-submission).

Re-submitted again as: S/086/01054 & 01055/17

Re: Planning Application and Listed Building Consent.

Proposal to renovate the rear derelict portion of the property adjacent to the River Baine to create a lettable single bedroom unit. The proposal is to re-order the available rooms and add a first floor bedroom in order to comply with guidance on flood risk.

Decision: Approved on Appeal

Current situation: Construction nearing completion; garden re-worked,lain to gravel with concrete slabs. Minor guttering to complete externally.

Application S/086/01831/16, Health Centre, Manor House Street, Horncastle

Revised submission for proposal to replace existing Health Centre with an eco-friendly domestic property.

Decision: Approved (subject to 5 pages of conditions).

Current Position: Demolition works completed. No further work on the redevelopment. Site tidied over over growth. Proposed development understood to be on hold.

Application S/086/01840/18 Foundry Yard, Holt Lane, Horncastle, LN9 6AL

Revised application (again for two dwellings).

Response: No objection but with query concerning rights of access and other minor comments.

Decision: Approved (subject to 5 pages of conditions, including comment re existing access rights)

Current position: Construction well advanced on 1 property; other property not started. Large semi permanent shed has appeared at entrance and does not appear on the Approved Plans. To be monitored. Further metal roofed sheds have appeared and look relatively permanent. Query sent to Planning Enforcement 4th December 2019.

Application S/086/00122 & 00123/19: 21 & 23 High Street, Horncastle, LN9 5HL

Planning Permission & Listed Building Consent for Change of use =, conversion of, internal and external alterations to former store…to provide 2 No residential units: 21 and 23 High Street, Horncastle, LN9 5HL

Response: Objection on grounds that information incomplete. No objection to the principal but detail inadequately defined.

Decision: Approved, subject to 3 pages of conditions (including some of the points raised by the Society) .

Current Position: Some work started internally.

Application S/086/00180/19 8, Queen Street, Horncastle LN9 6BD

Planning Permission: Erection of metal railings along boundary.

Response: No objections. Application commended for reinstatement of original style railings which will much improve the street scene. Comment re health & safety consideration on design of proposed railing tops.

Decision: Approved.

Position as at 23rd October 2019: Excavation and refilling carried out in preparation for the installing the railings.

Application S/086/00425/19 3-5, Bridge Street, Horncastle, LN9 5HZ

Planning Permission for conversion, extension and alterations to former restaurant to form 6 No Appartments. Part of building to be demolished.

Response: Objection due to increase number of flats proposed.

Decision: Approved. External works to front look to have been completed; scaffold to front removed. Internal works look to be ongoing.

Application S/086/00489 & 91/19 17, High Street, Horncastle. LN9 5HP

Planning Permission & Listed Building Consent for amendment to previous approved applications for renewal of shop front. Application made to modify previous proposals due to unforeseen structural problems in the existing facade. The proposals are to remodel the shop front on the lines of adjacent shops, incorporating a small bay window.

Response: No objection.

Decision: Approved.

Current position: Construction works complete, signage awaited. Security shutters now set back internally leaving shop front clear.

Application S/086/00636/19 George Whelpton Almshouses, 73-83 Queen Street, Horncastle, LN9 6BH

Replace existing windows and rear doors to 6 No Almshouse dwellings, including use of uPVC on the rear of the property.

Response: Objection to the use of uPVC on the rear of the property.

Decision: Still awaited.

Applications: S/086/01903 &01904/18 The Fighting Cocks, West Street, Horncastle, LN9 5JF

Planning Approval & Listed Building Consent: Internal & External Alterations to existing Public House, including

demolition of lean to garage and erection of a purpose built micro-brewery building (single storey).

Response: No objection with minor comments and queries.

Decision: Approved with minor conditions.

Current Position: As at 4th December 2019: Work on-going internally.

Application S/086/00832/19 11, Prospect Street, Horncastle, LN9 5BA

Rear extension and alterations to existing house to provide 2No groundfloor additional bedrooms and an en suite shower room.

Response: Comments raised re potential clash with boundary (ref. Neighbour Comments), nature of rainwater goods and ventilation openings.

Decision: Approved.

Current Position: No apparent action on site.

Application S/086/01880/19 Land to the rear of 10 and 12 Stanhope Road, Horncastle. LN9 5EL

Amendment to plans approved in S/086/0548/16: addition of single storey sun-lounge,

Response: Comments as previously on earlier application. No objection to proposed amendment.

Decision: Awaited.

General

1 Langton Hill Development: E-mail sent to ELDC Planning re-iterating concerns over the drainage provisions (now constructed) on the Langton Hill Development. ELDC Response: Re-assurances received from the Developer that designs carried out by Peter Brett Associates and approved by Lincolnshire County Council (as the appropriate SUDS authority) and that embankment tests carried out (and passed),as specifiec.

Further e-mail sent to ELDC querying whether or not the consequences of a design storm being exceeded had been adequately considered. ELDC Response: Please refer to Lincolnshire County Council as the approving authority (ELDC Planning do not have the appropriate knowledge of such issues). Further e-mail sent on behalf of HHHS to LCC seeking assurances that the drainage submission had been reviewed by suitably qualified staff and that the submission had included a flow path assessment for a flood exceeding the design storm. LCC Response: Confirmation that (i) the submission had been reviewed by suitably qualified staff and (ii) the submission had included a flow path assessment in the case of flood exceedance.

Request submitted to LCC for reference to locate a copy of the design exceedance review if it is in the public domain. No response as at 3rd December 2019. Chaser e-mail sent 4th Dec 2019.

Comments from neighbouring property: situation from run-off from fields rather better than before the control pond was formed.

2 E-mails from David Lawrence re Dilapidations:.

3.1 Queen Street old chapel (Query raised via ELDC Planning Enforcement website: 4th Dec 2019))

3.2 Post Office, water penetration (Query raised via ELDC Planning Enforcement website: 4th Dec 2019))

3.3 Punch House, window frame No Action taken.

3.4 6, Market Place: state of rendering. (Query raised via ELDC Planning Enforcement website: 4th Dec 2019))

3.5 Joseph Banks Town House, upper window frames (since repaired)

4 Hammerton Lane (off East Street): buildings at the rear have recently been demolished (currently a pile of bricks). See S/086/00529/11 and S/086/01877/15. Monitor to see that the approved drawings are being followed (4 years on).

As at 3rd December, site work to date looks to be limited to demolition in line with that indicated on the approved Planning Drawings.

5 Flood Relief Scheme & recent flooding: E-mail request sent to EA asking for information on how the Flood Relief Reservoir performed during the June flood event in comparison to the design intent. Response received via Councillor Martin. Visit paid to Stanhope Road / River Waring with Councillor Fiona Martin concerning the current investigation into the recent flooding. Investigation understood to be on going.

Position as at 3rd December 2019: No further news re investigation. River levels in Bain and Waring raised but contained during recent spells of heavy rain.

Michael Hieatt 4th December 2019

 

Notes on Planning Applications for Executive Committee 23rd October 2019 (main items)

 

Application S/086/00319 & 320/17  7, West Street ( re-submission).

Re-submitted again as: S/086/01054 & 01055/17

Re: Planning Application and Listed Building Consent.

Proposal to renovate the rear derelict portion of the property adjacent to the River Baine to create a lettable single bedroom unit. The proposal is to re-order the available rooms and add a first floor bedroom in order to comply with guidance on flood risk.


Decision: Approved on Appeal


Current situation: Construction nearing completion; garden being re-worked.


Application S/086/01831/16, Health Centre, Manor House Street, Horncastle

Revised submission for proposal to replace existing Health Centre with an eco-friendly domestic property. 

Decision: Approved (subject to 5 pages of conditions).


Current Position: Demolition works completed. No further work on the redevelopment. Site tidied over over growth. Proposed development understood to be on hold. 


Application S/086/01840/18 Foundry Yard, Holt Lane, Horncastle, LN9 6AL

Revised application (again for two dwellings).


Response: No objection but with query concerning rights of access and other minor comments.


Decision: Approved (subject to 5 pages of conditions, including comment re existing access rights)


Current position: Construction well advanced on 1 property; other property not started. Large semi permanent shed has appeared at entrance and does not appear on the Approved Plans. To be monitored. Further metal roofed sheds have appeared.


 

Application S/086/00122 & 00123/19: 21 & 23 High Street, Horncastle, LN9 5HL

Planning Permission & Listed Building Consent for Change of use =, conversion of, internal and external alterations to former store…to provide 2 No residential units: 21 and 23 High Street, Horncastle, LN9 5HL


Response: Objection on grounds that information incomplete. No objection to the principal but detail inadequately defined.


Decision: Approved, subject to 3 pages of conditions (including some of the points raised by the Society) .


Current Position: No action on Site seen to date.


Application S/086/00180/19  8, Queen Street, Horncastle LN9 6BD

Planning Permission: Erection of metal railings along boundary.


Response: No objections. Application commended for reinstatement of original style railings which will much improve the street scene. Comment re health & safety consideration on design of proposed railing tops.


Decision: Approved.


Current position: Excavation and refilling carried out in preparation for the installing the railings.


Application S/086/00425/19 3-5, Bridge Street, Horncastle, LN9 5HZ

Planning Permission for conversion, extension and alterations to former restaurant to form 6 No Appartments. Part of building to be demolished.


Response: Objection due to increase number of flats proposed.


Decision: Approved. Scaffolding erected on front elevation to full height and refurbishment of window frames under way. Looks to be being well done.


Application S/086/00489 & 91/19  17, High Street, Horncastle. LN9 5HP

Planning Permission & Listed Building Consent for amendment to previous approved applications for renewal of shop front. Application made to modify previous proposals due to unforeseen structural problems in the existing facade. The proposals are to remodel the shop front on the lines of adjacent shops, incorporating a small bay window.


Response: No objection.


Decision: Approved.


Current position: Construction works complete, signage awaited. Security shutters now set back internally leaving shop front clear.


Application S/086/00636/19 George Whelpton Almshouses, 73-83 Queen Street, Horncastle, LN9 6BH


Replace existing windows and rear doors to 6 No Almshouse dwellings, including use of uPVC on the rear of the property.


Response: Objection to the use of uPVC on the rear of the property.


Decision: Still awaited.


Application S/086/00832/19 11, Prospect Street, Horncastle, LN9 5BA


Rear extension and alterations to existing house to provide 2No groundfloor additional bedrooms and an en suite shower room.


Response: Comments raised re potential clash with boundary (ref. Neighbour Comments), nature of rainwater goods and ventilation openings.


Decision: Approved.


Current Position: No apparent action on site.


Application S/086/00901/19 1, Bargate Lane, Horncastle. LN9 6HD

Extensions and alterations to existing bungalow.


Response: (i) Proposed extensions look over large for the site. Suggest minor reduction.

(ii) Suggest that 2 No trees be planted to replace the 2 No mature trees proposed to be demolished. 


Decision: Approved (with reference to a replacement tree (c.f. suggestion by HHHS)).


Application S/086/01221/19 Banovallum House, Manor House Street, Horncastle. LN9 5HF

2 No Replacement windows and internal temporary modifications. 


Response: No objection but suggested time limit for proposed temporary works or a photographic/drawing record of historic items to be boxed in.


Decision: Approved.


Application S/086/01880/19 Land to the rear of 10 and 12 Stanhope Road, Horncastle. LN9 5EL

Amendment to plans approved in S/086/0548/16: addition of single storey sun-lounge,


Response: under consideration.


General


1 Shop Fronts: E-mail sent to ELDC seeking guidance on shop signage within the Conservation Area. A recent inspection identified a number of shop fronts which have not been identified in Planning Applications and which are not appropriate.


ELDC Response: Please advise specific cases so that Planning can inform Enforcement.


Action: E-mail sent citing 27, Bridge Street and the lower part of the window display in the burger bar adjacent to Costa (Market Place).


ELDC Response

re 27, Bridge Street: already investigated (May 2018) and concluded that no grounds for further action.

Re 18, Market Place: investigated by ELDC and owner advised of need to apply for permission..


Outcome (18, Market Place): The lower part of the window display has been removed.


2 Langton Hill Development: E-mail sent to ELDC Planning re-iterating concerns over the drainage provisions (now constructed) on the Langton Hill Development. ELDC Response: Re-assurances received from the Developer that designs carried out by Peter Brett Associates and approved by Lincolnshire County Council (as the appropriate SUDS authority) and that embankment tests carried out (and passed),as specifiec.


Further e-mail sent to ELDC querying whether or not the consequences of a design storm being exceeded had been adequately considered. ELDC Response: Please refer to Lincolnshire County Council as the approving authority (ELDC Planning do not have the appropriate knowledge of such issues). Further e-mail sent on behalf of HHHS to LCC seeking assurances that the drainage submission had been reviewed by suitably qualified staff and that the submission had included a flow path assessment for a flood exceeding the design storm. LCC Response: Confirmation that (i) the submission had been reviewed by suitably qualified staff and (ii) the submission had included a flow path assessment in the case of flood exceedance.


Request submitted to LCC for reference to locate a copy of the design exceedance review if it is in the public domain. No response as at 23

Planning Concerns

The Society is consulted on planning applications within the conservation area of the town or on applications that may have an effect on conservation areas.

Dr Michael Hieatt, one of our members, responds to these applications on behalf of the Society and keeps Members informed on important issues.

Sometimes, as in the case of the Tesco and the Mareham Road applications other members contribute towards responses.