08-09-11 PLAN MINS
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE
HELD IN THE OLD COURT ROOM, THE SESSIONS HOUSE, LOUTH
ON TUESDAY 9TH AUGUST 2011
Present Councillor T.F. Marris (in the chair)
Councillors: Mrs. E. Ballard JP, B. Burnett, Mrs. G. Burton, F.G. Coonghe, R. Featherstone, C. Green, G.E.
Horton JP, A. Leonard JP, Mrs. S.E. Locking, Mrs. J. Makinson-Sanders, Mrs. M. Ottaway MBE,
J.O. Pocklington, F. Robertson, Ms L.M. Stephenson, Mrs. P.F. Watson and D.E. Wing
The Town Clerk, Mrs. L.J. Blankley, her Secretary, Mrs. L.M. Phillips, 2 members of the public and 1 member of
the press were also present.
178. Apologies for Absence
Apologies were received from Councillors F.W.P. Treanor and J.F. Wood. These were approved by the
179. Chairman’s Remarks
The Chairman had no remarks to make.
180. Declarations of Interest
The following personal declarations of interest were made:
a. Councillor Ms L.M. Stephenson – any item from or relating to ELDC as a member of ELDC.
b. Councillor Mrs. P.F. Watson – any item from or relating to LCC or ELDC as a member of LCC
c. Councillor G.E. Horton JP – any item from or relating to ELDC as a member of ELDC.
d. Councillor B. Burnett – any item from or relating to ELDC as a member of ELDC.
e. Councillor Mrs. J. Makinson-Sanders – any item from or relating to ELDC as a member of ELDC.
Following a proposal by Councillor B. Burnett, seconded by Councillor Mrs. S.E. Locking it was
RESOLVED by vote of the Committee that the notes of the last meeting held on 26th July 2011 be
approved as the Minutes.
182. Town Clerk’s Report on Matters Outstanding
The Town Clerk reported that:
a. Mr. Ian Micklebrough of LCC Highways would attend the next meeting of Louth Town Council
on 23rd August and she asked for any suggestions for topics of discussion to be emailed to her as
soon as possible.
b. She had received no response from the Boars Head, despite sending a chase letter. Following a
proposal by Councillor G.E. Horton, seconded by Mrs. J. Makinson-Sanders it was RESOLVED
that a letter should be sent to Mr. S. Bateman of the Brewery and this should be carbon copied to
Councillor John Upsall and Gary Serjeant of ELDC.
c. Councillor Mrs. P.F. Watson reported to the Committee that she had approached the relevant LCC
portfolio holder regarding Town Centre Upgrades and had been informed that market place
developments were being funded by Central Government and not LCC funds and as Louth was not
considered to be a growth point it would not be eligible to receive these funds.
183. Applications received by the Local Planning Authority
The Committee considered the applications listed in the schedule (PA/Schedule 08-09-11) and
RESOLVED to support all applications, including the following application which had been missed from
the Planning Schedule: N/105/01316/11 – Luxus Recycling Ltd., Belvoir Way, Fairfield Industrial Estate,
LN11 0LQ – Planning Permission – Construction of a vehicular access.
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184. Planning Correspondence
The Committee noted that the following planning correspondence had been received:
a. Planning Decisions (Variances) –
1. N/105/00797/11 Cistercian Cottage – to temporarily site a static caravan to use as
accommodation. ELDC have refused Planning Permission, LTC supported the
b. Planning Applications Withdrawn –
1. N/105/00961/11 Bar Ritz – non-illuminated fascia sign. LTC considered this application
26/07/11 and objected to the application on the grounds of materials and design in the
c. Planning Appeal to the Secretary of State –
1. N/105/00550/11 17 St Michaels Road – replace existing door with wooden door (already
in place). As this appeal is made under the Householders Appeals Service there is no
opportunity for LTC to submit further comments, however previous representations can
The Committee noted that the following correspondence had been received:
a. From: LCC Traffic Orders Re: Road Closure - Kidgate (Closed at junction with Church Street)
Monday 22/8/2011 to Friday 26/8/2011 - Sewer maintenance works by Anglian Water. Alternative
routes - Church Street, St Michaels Road, Newmarket & Cinder Lane.
b. From: LCC Traffic Orders Re: Road Closure - Aswell Street (Closed at junction with Kidgate)
Monday 29/8/2011 to Friday 2/9/2011 - Sewer maintenance works by Anglian Water. Alternative
routes - Kidgate, Upgate & Newmarket.
c. From: LCC Re: Community Wildlife Grant – (attached) note applications are to be made between
1st April and 1st September annually. It was agreed that this document should be passed to the
Floral Working Group for consideration.
d. From: LCC Re: Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment for Lincolnshire – History. LCC thank the
Town Council for its participation and contribution to format the Local Flood Risk Management
e. From: LCC Re: Diversion of Part Public Footpath no5. LCC has identified issues regarding
flooding which may impact on the availability of the proposed alternative route and has decided not
to proceed with the diversion and has closed the file on the matter. LTC supported the proposals.
f. From: LCC Re: Lincolnshire Registration and Celebratory Services Newsletter (attached). This
item was noted with no comments.
186. Publications Received
Councillors noted that the following publications had been received and were available in the Members
Room / Foyer.
a. From: Louthesk Deanery – Be A Friend Leaflet (attached)
b. From: Clerks and Councils Direct July 2011
187. Recommendations from Sustainability Working Group
The Committee considered recommendations from the Sustainability Working Group and RESOLVED as
a. Following a proposal by Councillor B. Burnett, seconded by Councillor Mrs. E. Ballard JP it was
RESOLVED to allow the working group to look into obtaining a free Energy Audit of The
b. Following a proposal by Councillor Mrs. M. Ottaway MBE, seconded by Councillor F. Robertson it
was RESOLVED that the front garden of The Sessions House should be left as is and no vegetables
/ herbs / other fruit bearing plant should be planted.
c. Following a proposal by Councillor F. Robertson, seconded by Councillor C. Green it was
RESOLVED that LTC should not investigate the planting of brambles etc. in hedgerows and along
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188. Winter Weather Pre Consultation Questionnaire
The Committee received the above Questionnaire and following a proposal by Councillor A. Leonard JP,
seconded by Councillor Mrs. P.F. Watson it was RESOLVED that a working group should be formed
consisting of Councillors Mrs. J. Makinson-Sanders, Mrs. S.E. Locking, B. Burnett and the Town Clerk to
formulate a corporate response to the questionnaire with input from interested external bodies e.g., the
189. LCC Parking Policy Draft Consultation
The Committee received the above consultation document and following a proposal by Councillor Mrs. E.
Ballard JP, seconded by Councillor A. Leonard JP it was RESOLVED to support and accept the document
while also commenting that residents parking schemes and parking enforcement was desperately needed in
190. AMT National Convention
The Committee considered sending a representative(s) to Ludlow for the ‘Living Localism and Delivering
Enterprise’ 2011 national convention. However, it was agreed that no representative should be sent.
191. Street Lighting Replacement Scheme
The Committee noted that as part of the street lighting replacement programme LCC are to replace the
existing street lighting columns on Arundel Drive, Sandringham Drive, Chatsworth drive and footways
between Arundel Drive, North Holme Road and Chatsworth Drive in late 2011. Other street lighting
replacements in the locality will be completed in financial year 2012/13 (details in office). The new street
lighting will comply with British Standards using 6m high columns and white light source lanterns saving
25% energy on current installations. A minimal number of positions will be altered which may change
dependant on underground services.
192. Louth Area Committee
The Committee noted that agenda items for the next Louth Area Committee Meeting to be held on Monday
26th September 2011 in the Council Chamber, Louth Town Hall should be submitted by Friday 2nd
September 2011 and that the dates for the remaining meetings for the Council Year 2011 /12 were:
a. Monday 28th November (Agenda Requests by 4th November)
b. Monday 12th March (Agenda Requests by 17th February)
The Meeting Closed at 9.37pm.
Signed_______________________ (Chairman) Dated_________________________
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