Planning Concerns

Notes on Planning Applications for Executive Committee 11th January 2018 (main items)

 Application S/086/1574/16  3, Cagthorpe

Re: Proposal to demolish existing derelict cottage and build a larger house of similar character to adjacent old properties.

Decision: Approved. Building now occupied, much improving this previously dilapidated site. 

Query raised re use of close boarded fencing in place of brick boundary wall (and omission of brick garage). Being followed up by ELDC.  ELDC have advised owner to submit planning application for the revised details.

 No change to report.

 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. 

Submission again refused. 

The applicant has now Appealed.

Further submission made for replacement of window on the rear of the existing property (S/086/02114 Planning & 02115 Listed Building)/17. 

Response: No objection.

 Applications S/086/002219/17 (Planning) & S/086/02103(Listed Buildings): 7A West Street, Horncastle, LN9 5JE

Retrospective applications for relaying of an internal passageway using the original materials. Said to arise because of flooding problems cause by the relevant authorities raising the levels of the footpath and roadway. 

 Response: No objection raised.

 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). 

It is understood from the Applicant that they are now waiting on an Archaeological Survey prior to commencing work.

 No change to report. 

Application: S/086/00349/17, 3-5, Bridge Street, Horncastle, LN9 5HZ

Proposed amendment to earlier application: the amendment modifies that style of the windows on the section of the rear of the property being developed to multi-pane Yorkshire sliders. 

Response: amendment supported by the Society. 

Decision: Approved.

 N.B. It is understood that since the granting of planning permission the property has been sold by private treaty before auction and the potential purchaser was looking to develop the flats and make use of the restaurant.

 Application S/086/00551, 650 & 651 /17, High Street, Horncastle

Proposals for minor remodelling of shop front, installation of a full face roller shutter security door (security for a jewellers shop) and externally signboard with external ED lighting. 

Response: The Society objected to (i) the full face roller shut, suggesting a grill type giving visual access to the shop windows when to shop is closed (ii) the external illumination of the shop front sign, as being contrary to Conservation Area policy

Decision:

(i)  S/086/00551/17            Approved:            re Facia Sign "Notwithstanding the submitted details the sign hereby granted consent shall not be illuminated in any way.

(ii)  S/086/650,651/17       Refused:               re Roller-shutter security blind. Design not in keeping with neighbouring shops.

 Note: The roller shutter has already been installed as in the submission. The shutter as installed is painted in a royal blue and presents a uniform blank appearance when shut and in daylight. At night time, when the shop window lights are on, it can be seen that the central portion of the metal blind is made of pierced metal allowing the window display to be seen.

 It is understood that an Appeal has been made. 

No further information.

 Application:  S/086/1335/09:  38, East Street, Horncastle, LN9 6AZ

Proposed alterations to party wall etc (see also an earlier application (2003) to renovate existing cottages and convert existing workshops into row of new cottages).

Current position: The redevelopment is well advanced. Details of the original (2003) application are not available on-line, but details from the 2009 application an inconsistent regarding roof line, gable end finishes etc. Whereas the redevelopment is to be encouraged there are changes to the original submission as approved which do not appear to have ELDC formal approval. For example, the rainwater goods are plastic "cast iron”: the original decision (dated 18th May 2009) giving approval to the 2009 submission contained the condition that "All rainwater goods shall be of cast iron…”.

 Formal complaint submitted to ELDC regarding the use of plastic "cast iron£ rainwater goods and querying (i) which Approved Drawings are being followed (ii) whether the many planning conditions stated in the earlier approval decision letters are being met. Response awaited.

The developer has submitted a planning application for the use of the as-installed plastic "cast iron” rainwater goods.

 Application: S/086/01643/17: 8, Granary Way, Horncastle LN9 5SR

Proposed Extension to existing dwelling to provide a garden room.

Comments on behalf of Horncastle History & Heritage Society:

Response: All building details and materials (including brickwork bonding, rainwater goods etc.) should match the existing building as closely as possible. Details of the assumed sky-light indicated on the Proposed East Elevation (but not on the Proposed Site Plan or the Proposed Section) should be clarified and agreed with the Planning Authority. 

Decision: Awaited. 

Amendment received clarifying that a sky-light was included (shown on one drawing and not on another).

Application S/086/02032/17: 19 Queen Street, Horncastle LN9 6BD

Proposed extension and re-ordering at the rear of the property to provide a granny annexe.

HHHS response: Formally an "objection” relating to some details but not to the general concept. Queries raised include details of existing rear roof covering, alignment of the boundary wall of the proposed annexe, roof drainage, need for sky lights, plastic rainwater goods. 

Decision: Awaited. 

Application S/086/02047/17: 16, Croft Street, Horncastle, LN9 6BE

Proposed rear extension and alterations to existing bungalow.

Response:  No objection in principal but suggested that the style of windows on the extension match the existing.

Decision: Awaited. 

Applications S/086/02153, 02154, 02155, 02156: 5, Bridge Street; 7 & 29-31, High Street; 2, Market Place, Horncastle

(Lincolnshire Cooperative Ltd) 

Revised applications for non-illuminated revised shop front signs (previous application rejected due to internal illumination). 

Response: The Society has suggested that the colours should be Conservation Area colours rather than the bright blues indicated in the application and has objected to the proposed sign for the Funeral Services frontage which hides some of the existing detailing. NB: the as-installed colours are less jarring than those in the photo-montages in the application. 

Decision: Awaited. 

Application S/086/02085/17: 2, Lindsey Court, Horncastle, LN9 5DH

Proposed conversion and change of use 2 former shops with dwelling above to 3 residential units. 

Response: As discussed with the Executive Committee, no objection to the principal but various points of detail queried. 

Decision: Application subsequently withdrawn. 

General

A formal request has been submitted to ELDC Planning seeking guidance on Conservation Area policies regarding the use of plastic "cast iron” rainwater goods, plastic doors and windows and lighting to signage.

 Request to ELDC re the position on Langton Hill developement (re (i) Jublilee Way / West Street Junction (ii) design of the retention ponds above existing housing) has been passed by Mr Panton to the relevant case officer but no further response as yet.  News articles in the local press indicate that there is, as yet, no written approval of a scheme for the junction and that ponds are already being formed. 

No response as yet. E-mail sent to the officer concerned chasing a response.

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Notes on Planning Applications for Executive Committee 30th November 2017 (main items)

 Application S/086/1574/16  3, Cagthorpe

Re: Proposal to demolish existing derelict cottage and build a larger house of similar character to adjacent old properties.

Decision: Approved. Building now occupied, much improving this previously dilapidated site.

 Query raised re use of close boarded fencing in place of brick boundary wall (and omission of brick garage). Being followed up by ELDC.  ELDC have advised owner to submit planning application for the revised details.

 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. 

Submission again refused. 

Further submission made for replacement of window on the rear of the existing property (S/086/02114 Planning & 02115 Listed Building)/17. 

HHHS response: Not yet processed.

 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). 

It is understood from the Applicant that they are now waiting on an Archaeological Survey prior to commencing work.

 Application: S/086/00349/17, 3-5, Bridge Street, Horncastle, LN9 5HZ

Proposed amendment to earlier application: the amendment modifies that style of the windows on the section of the rear of the property being developed to multi-pane Yorkshire sliders. 

Response: amendment supported by the Society. 

Decision: Approved

N.B. The property is currently being advertised for auction with the Planning permission for conversion of the upper floors to 3 apartments. Auction set for 14th December 2017.

 Application S/086/00551, 650 & 651 /17, High Street, Horncastle

Proposals for minor remodelling of shop front, installation of a full face roller shutter security door (security for a jewellers shop) and externally signboard with external ED lighting.

 Response: The Society objected to (i) the full face roller shut, suggesting a grill type giving visual access to the shop windows when to shop is closed (ii) the external illumination of the shop front sign, as being contrary to Conservation Area polic

Decision:

(i)  S/086/00551/17            Approved:            re Facia Sign "Notwithstanding the submitted details the sign hereby granted consent shall not be illuminated in any way.

(ii)  S/086/650,651/17       Refused:               re Roller-shutter security blind. Design not in keeping with neighbouring shops.

 Note: The roller shutter has already been installed as in the submission. The shutter as installed is painted in a royal blue and presents a uniform blank appearance when shut and in daylight. At night time, when the shop window lights are on, it can be seen that the central portion of the metal blind is made of pierced metal allowing the window display to be seen. 

It is understood that an Appeal is being made. No further information.

 Application:  S/086/1335/09:  38, East Street, Horncastle, LN9 6AZ

Proposed alterations to party wall etc (see also an earlier application (2003) to renovate existing cottages and convert existing workshops into row of new cottages).

Current position: The redevelopment is well advanced. Details of the original (2003) application are not available on-line, but details from the 2009 application an inconsistent regarding roof line, gable end finishes etc. Whereas the redevelopment is to be encouraged there are changes to the original submission as approved which do not appear to have ELDC formal approval. For example, the rainwater goods are plastic "cast iron”: the original decision (dated 18th May 2009) giving approval to the 2009 submission contained the condition that "All rainwater goods shall be of cast iron…”.

 Formal complaint submitted to ELDC regarding the use of plastic "cast iron£ rainwater goods and querying (i) which Approved Drawings are being followed (ii) whether the many planning conditions stated in the earlier approval decision letters are being met. Response awaited.

 ELDC Planning Enforcement have requested the developer to submit a planning application for the use of the as-installed rainwater goods.

 Application: S/086/01351/17: 2, LINDEN ROAD, HORNCASTLE, LN9 5EE

Proposed erection of a detached greenhouse.

 Response: No objection. 

Decision: Approved.

 Application: S/086/01643/17: 8, Granary Way, Horncastle LN9 5SR

Proposed Extension to existing dwelling to provide a garden room.

Comments on behalf of Horncastle History & Heritage Society:
Response: All building details and materials (including brickwork bonding, rainwater goods etc.) should match the existing building as closely as possible.

Details of the assumed sky-light indicated on the Proposed East Elevation (but not on the Proposed Site Plan or the Proposed Section) should be clarified and agreed with the Planning Authority.

 Decision: Awaited.

 Amendment received clarifying that a sky-light was included (shown on one drawing and not on another).

 Application S/086/02032/17: 19 Queen Street, Horncastle LN9 6BD

Proposed extension and re-ordering at the rear of the property to provide a granny annexe.

 HHHS response: Formally an "objection” relating to some details but not to the general concept. Queries raised include details of existing rear roof covering, alignment of the boundary wall of the proposed annexe, roof drainage, need for sky lights, plastic rainwater goods.

 Decision: Awaited.

 Application S/086/02047/17: 16, Croft Street, Horncastle, LN9 6BE

Proposed rear extension and alterations to existing bungalow. 

HHHS response:  To be addressed.

 Applications S/086/02153, 02154, 02155, 02156: 5, Bridge Street; 7 & 29-31, High Street; 2, Market Place, Horncastle, (Lincolnshire Cooperative Ltd)

 Revised applications for non-illuminated revised shop front signs (previous application rejected due to internal illumination).

 HHHS response: Not yet sent but proposed that the Society objects due to the signs not being compatible with the nature of the Conservation Area (same line as taken several years ago). Views of the Executive Committee requested.

 Application S/086/02085/17: 2, Lindsey Court, Horncastle, LN9 5DH

Proposed conversion and change of use 2 former shops with dwelling above to 3 residential units.

 Response: Not yet sent. Views of the Executive Committee sought. It is suggested that 3 residential units is too tight a squeeze.

 General

A formal request has been submitted to ELDC Planning seeking guidance on Conservation Area policies regarding the use of plastic "cast iron” rainwater goods, plastic doors and windows and lighting to signage.

 Request to ELDC re the position on Langton Hill developement (re (i) Jublilee Way / West Street Junction (ii) design of the retention ponds above existing housing) has been passed by Mr Panton to the relevant case officer but no further response as yet.  News articles in the local press indicate that there is, as yet, no written approval of a scheme for the junction and that ponds are already being formed.

 

Michael Hieatt   30th November 2017

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Notes on Planning Applications for Executive Committee 7th September 2017 (main items)

 Application S/086/1574/16  3, Cagthorpe

Re: Proposal to demolish existing derelict cottage and build a larger house of similar character to adjacent old properties. 

Decision: Approved. Construction well advanced, much improving this previously dilapidated site. 

Query to be raised re use of close boarded fencing in place of brick boundary wall (and omission of brick garage).

 

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. 

Further submissions: Minor changes since original submission responding to some of the comments made 

The Society supports the general approach to the rehabilitation of this part of the site but has objected on matters of detail. 

Decision: Refused…again:  "..the proposed extension and alterations would not follow the existing character and proportions of the main building and would result in a harmful impact of the significance of this historic listed building and the setting of the conservation area” and "..would result in no outdoor space for the existing two flats for drying areas, wheelie bins, bikes and pushchairs etc which would result in a poor level of amenity for the occupiers of these residential units on site.,..”. 

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. 

Response (by Dr David Lawrence): Generally supportive of the application but queries the materials selection. 

NB: In a separate "neighbourhood” response, Michael Hieatt has queried the validity of the stated need for a second floor and noted the need for a defined "estimated flood level” as part of such decision making. It would seem appropriate to take into account the Floor Relief Reservoir which is now operational.

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

 Although the latest drawings referred to in the Decision are dated 23rd August 2017, the submission is largely as submitted earlier this year. 

No response has been received concerning the Flood Risk Assessment queries and any requirements for the first storey flood refuge area. It is suggested that the Society seek clarification from ELDC on these basic questions.

 Application S/086/00592/17 Former Health Centre, Manor House Street, Horncastle LN9 5HG

Application to demolish the existing building. 

Response: The Society supported the application. 

Decision: Approved.

 Application: S/086/00547/17 22, West Street, Horncastle LN9 5JF

Proposal to replace existing timber windows (facing West Street) with wood grain uPVC windows, in the traditional style, including the use of a multi-pain style in place of the existing mixed style. 

Response: Objection. Not in compliance with Conservation Area policy. 

Decision: Still awaited.

 N.B. (i) This application could be seen as a test case. The type of powder coated windows being proposed is an improvement from earlier typical uPVC windows and is aimed at use in conservation areas. Literature submitted in support of the application states that approval has been gained in a conservation area elsewhere.

(ii) The Conservation Officer has objected to the use of plastic windows in this situation.

 Application: S/086/00349/17, 3-5, Bridge Street, Horncastle, LN9 5HZ

Proposed amendment to earlier application: the amendment modifies that style of the windows on the section of the rear of the property being developed to multi-pane Yorkshire sliders. 

Response: amendment supported by the Society. 

Decision: Approved.

 Application S/086/00551, 650 & 651 /17, High Street, Horncastle

Proposals for minor remodelling of shop front, installation of a full face roller shutter security door (security for a jewellers shop) and externally signboard with external ED lighting. 

Response: The Society objected to (i) the full face roller shut, suggesting a grill type giving visual access to the shop windows when to shop is closed (ii) the external illumination of the shop front sign, as being contrary to Conservation Area policy. 

Decision:

(i)  S/086/00551/17            Approved:           re Facia Sign "Notwithstanding the submitted details the sign hereby granted consent shall not be illuminated in any way.

(ii)  S/086/650,651/17       Refused:               re Roller-shutter security blind. Design not in keeping with neighbouring shops.

 Note: The roller shutter has already been installed as in the submission. The shutter as installed is painted in a royal blue and presents a uniform blank appearance when shut and in daylight. At night time, when the shop window lights are on, it can be seen that the central portion of the metal blind is made of pierced metal allowing the window display to be seen.

 Application S/086/00702/17, WI House, Banks Street, Horncastle, LN9 5BW

Proposal for alterations and resurfacing parking area, including provision of disabled parking space. 

Response: No objection. 

Decision: Approved. (Work now carried out.) 

Application S/086/00915/17: 27 High Street, Horncastle. LN9 5HR (re NatWest Bank)

Proposal for Alterations to existing building to provide metal blanking plate in place of existing ATM. 

Response: Neutral but with suggestion that the metal plate is considered as a temporary measure, with the opening to be made good in matching brickwork. 

Decision: Approved, subject to eventual making good opening with brickwork.

 Application S/08600847/17 Horncastle Swimming Pool, Coronation Walk, Horncastle, LN9 6HP

Proposal for replacement signage at Horncastle Swimming Pool. 

Response: No objection, subject to (i) the sign replaces (rather than duplicates) the existing signage (ii) illumination being only on when pool in use (so as not to increase light pollution. 

Decision: Approved, subject to various conditions including "The advertisement hereby approved shall be illuminated only during the opening hours of the premises to which it relates.

 Application: S/086/01006/17  53, Queen Street, Horncastle, LN9 6BH

Proposal for extension to existing dwelling to provide a kitchen, partly of the site of an existing kitchen which is to be removed.

Response: No objection to the general concept of extending the existing kitchen, however it is considered that: (i) Timber framed windows and doors to traditional designs would be more in keeping with the Conservation Area policies. (ii) Exposed rain water & waste drainage pipework in cast iron would be in keeping with the Conservation Area policies. It is appreciated that the existing property does have white plastic window frames in the rear elevation. Were these were installed in accordance with the necessary planning permission? 

Decision: Approved (including plastic windows and drainpipes, subject to submission and approval of proposed window frames).

 

Application:  S/086/1335/09:  38, East Street, Horncastle, LN9 6AZ

Proposed alterations to party wall etc (see also an earlier application (2003) to renovate existing cottages and convert existing workshops into row of new cottages).

Current position: The redevelopment is well advanced. Details of the original (2003) application are not available on-line, but details from the 2009 application an inconsistent regarding roof line, gable end finishes etc. Whereas the redevelopment is to be encouraged there are changes to the original submission as approved which do not appear to have ELDC formal approval. For example, the rainwater goods are plastic "cast iron”: the original decision (dated 18th May 2009) giving approval to the 2009 submission contained the condition that "All rainwater goods shall be of cast iron…”.

It is proposed that the Society raise this with ELDC Planning Enforcement through the formal complaints procedures and to seek guidance from ELDC Planning regarding the use of plastic "cast iron” rainwater goods and plastic doors and windows.

 

Michael Hieatt   6th September 2017

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Notes on Planning Applications for Executive Committee 1st June 2017 (main items)

Application S/086/1574/16 3, Cagthorpe

Re: Proposal to demolish existing derelict cottage and build a larger house of similar character to adjacent old properties.

Approved. Construction in progress. Minor raised re detailing of window openings.

Advised by ELDC that matter settled by an agreement to allow a minor change to the original application details. Whereas this does resolve the formal process it is disappointing that the original window details were not used in the actual construction.

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

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.

Minor changes since original submission responding to some of the comments made

The Society supports the general approach to the rehabilitation of this part of the site but has objected on matters of detail.

Decision: Rejected. "..the proposed extension and alterations would not follow the existing character and proportions of the main building and would result in a harmful impact of the significance of this historic listed building and the setting of the conservation area” and "..insufficient amenity space for an additional residential unit..”.

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.

Response (by Dr David Lawrence): Generally supportive of the application but queries the materials selection.

NB: In a separate "neighbourhood” response, Michael Hieatt has queried the validity of the stated need for a second floor and noted the need for a defined "estimated flood level” as part of such decision making. It would seem appropriate to take into account the Floor Relief Reservoir which is now operational.

Decision: Still awaited.

Application S/086/00592/17 Former Health Centre, Manor House Street, Horncastle LN9 5HG

Application to demolish the existing building.

Response: The Society supported the application.

Decision: Approved.

Application S/086/00537/17 25,27,29 Bridge Street and 3, 5 West Street, Horncastle

Proposal to replace existing uPVC casement windows with timber, Yorkshire Sliders.

Response: The Society supported the application.

Decision: Approved.

Application S/086/02085/16 37 High Street, Horncastle LN9 5HP (The Punch House)

Retrospective Listed Buildings Consent application for change in colour of paint to pillars and doors.

The Society has taken a neutral position on the Application but noted that the colours to pillars doors and windows to this prominent building would be preferred to be common for all sections of the building (rather than grey, as referred to in the application, and black with cream, as on the Little Caesar Pizza section).

Decision: Approved.

Application: S/086/00202/17 35, East Street, Horncastle, LN9 6AZ

Internal and External alterations and repairs, including replacement windows and doors and some re-opening of doorways and fireplaces.

Response: The Society is generally supportive of the application which will restore some out-of-character features to the benefit of the Conservation Area. The Society has queried the use of plastic "cast iron” rainwater goods and the removal of one chimney stack.

Decision: Approved. The approval appears to include the use of plastic "cast iron” rainwater goods and the removal of one chimney stack, to which the Society had raised objections/queried.

Application: S/086/00547/17 22, West Street, Horncastle LN9 5JF

Proposal to replace existing timber windows (facing West Street) with wood grain uPVC windows, in the traditional style, including the use of a multi-pain style in place of the existing mixed style.

Response: Objection. Not in compliance with Conservation Area policy.

Decision: Still awaited.

N.B. This application could be seen as a test case. The type of powder coated windows being proposed is an improvement from earlier typical uPVC windows and is aimed at use in conservation areas. Literature submitted in support of the application states that approval has been gained in a conservation area elsewhere.

Application: S/086/00349/17, 3-5, Bridge Street, Horncastle, LN9 5HZ

Proposed amendment to earlier application: the amendment modifies that style of the windows on the section of the rear of the property being developed to multi-pane Yorkshire sliders.

Response: amendment supported by the Society.

Decision: Awaited.

Application S/086/00551, 650 & 651 /17, High Street, Horncastle

Proposals for minor remodelling of shop front, installation of a full face roller shutter security door (security for a jewellers shop) and externally signboard with external ED lighting.

Response: The Society has objected to (i) the full face roller shut, suggesting a grill type giving visual access to the shop windows when to shop is closed (ii) the external illumination of the shop front sign, as being contrary to Conservation Area policy.

Application S/086/00702/17, WI House, Banks Street, Horncastle, LN9 5BW

Proposal for alterations and resurfacing parking area, including provision of disable parking space.

Response: No objection.

Decision: Awaited.

Michael Hieatt 1st June 2017

 


Notes on Planning Applications for Executive Committee 20th April 2017 (main items)

Application S/086/1574/16  3, Cagthorpe

Re: Proposal to demolish existing derelict cottage and build a larger house of similar character to adjacent old properties.

Approved. Construction in progress. Minor raised re detailing of window openings.

Response received and Applicant advised by ELDC of non-conformity and instructed to submit formal application to request approval for change.

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

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.

Minor changes since original submission responding to some of the comments made.

The Society supports the general approach to the rehabilitation of this part of the site but has objected on matters of detail.

Decision: Awaited.


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. 

Response (by Dr David Lawrence): Generally supportive of the application but queries the materials selection.

NB: In a separate "neighbourhood” response, Michael Hieatt has queried the validity of the stated need for a second floor and noted the need for a defined "estimated flood level” as part of such decision making. It would seem appropriate to take into account the Floor Relief Reservoir which is now operational. 

Decision: Awaited.

Application S/086/00592/17 Former Health Centre, Manor House Street, Horncastle LN9 5HG

Application to demolish the existing building.

Response: The Society supports the application.

Decision: Awaited.

Application S/086/00537/17 25,27,29 Bridge Street and 3, 5 West Street, Horncastle

Proposal to replace existing uPVC casement windows with timber, Yorkshire Sliders.

Response: The Society supports the application.

Decision: Awaited. 

Application S/086/00055/17: 5, High Street, Horncastle, LN9 5HP

Re Proposed shop signage (Pygott & Crone)

Society returned a neutral response, noting "It is appreciated that, as noted in the application, you have considered the location and nature of the property and adjusted your proposal accordingly. Thank you”.

Decision: Approved.

Application S/086/00095/17: Warehouse adjacent to 6, Lindsey Court, Horncastle LN9 5DH

Re: Application for signage for proposed conversion of old warehouse into offices (Robert Bell). The proposal included use of "swan neck” lamps to illuminate a large sign (as used on the existing Robert Bell offices in the Bull Ring).

One of the signs will obscure the remnants of a previous sign painted directly onto the brickwork. Such signs are seen elsewhere in Horncastle and form part of the industrial heritage of the town. The Society suggested that any new sign is mounted such that it does not damage the existing painted sign. Whereas the illumination proposed for the new sign is similar to that used for some years on the existing Robert Bell offices, the proposed office is some way from the existing offices and the Society objected to the further use of illuminated signage within the conservation area.

Decision: Approved, but subject to no damage to the existing remnants of the painted sign on the East face (without formal approval from ELDC).

Application S/086/00109/17: Warehouse adjacent to 6, Lindsey Court, Horncastle LN9 5DH

Proposal to convert existing warehouse into offices.

Response: The Society approved in principal but objected to some matters of detail and raised queries about unclear aspects of the application.

Decision: Approved, subject to no damage to the existing remnants of the painted sign on the East face and to the use of cast iron rainwater goods . 

Application S/086/00319 & 320/17 7, West Street, Horncastle

Re: Planning Application and Listed Building Consent.

Resubmission for proposal to renovate the rear derelict portion of the property adjacent to the River Bain 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.

Response pending.

Application S/086/02085/16 37 High Street, Horncastle LN9 5HP (The Punch House)

Retrospective Listed Buildings Consent application for change in colour of paint to pillars and doors.

The Society has taken a neutral position on the Application but noted that the colours to pillars doors and windows to this prominent building would be preferred to be common for all sections of the building (rather than grey, as referred to in the application, and black with cream, as on the Little Caesar Pizza section).

Decision: Awaited.

Application: S/086/00202/17 35, East Street,Horncastle, LN9 6AZ

Internal and External alterations and repairs, including replacement windows and doors and some re-opening of doorways and fireplaces.

Response: The Society is generally supportive of the application which will restore some out-of-character features to the benefit of the Conservation Area. The Society has queried the use of plastic "cast iron” rainwater goods and the removal of one chimney stack.

Decision: Awaited. 

Application: S/086/00547/17 22, West Street, Horncastle LN9 5JF

Proposal to replace existing timber windows (facing West Street) with wood grain uPVC windows, in the traditional style, including the use of a multi-pain style in place of the existing mixed style.

Response: Objection. Not in compliance with Conservation Area policy.

Decision: Awaited.


Other matters

E-mails sent to ELDC concerning:

(i) The condition of the rendering on the side of the vacant shop on the west corner of the Market Place posing a potential hazard to pedestria. Response received from ELDC that the owner has been advised accordingly.

(ii) The potentially hazardous internal condition of the old chapel on the corner of East Street / Queen Street where a collapse of the support to the internal gallery might lead to failure of the main structure, endagering intruders. Response received that ELDC do not have powers t intervene in such a case. 

Michael Hieatt   20th April 2017


 

Notes on Planning Applications for Executive Committee 12th Jan 17 (main items)

 Application S/086/01208/16 Land at Langton Hill (Detailed Particulars)           

Re: Development of 265 dwellings.

Clarification re Decision: In response to a query from the Society concerning the Planning Condition relating to "full engineering conditions, drainage …and constructional details of the streets” ELDC confirmed that the condition only related to "the streets”. 

Application S/086/1574/16  3, Cagthorpe

Re: Proposal to demolish existing derelict cottage and build a larger house of similar character to adjacent old properties. 

Approved. Construction now in progress. 

Application S/086/01934 & 5/16    7, West Street

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. 

Some preliminary work was carried out about a year ago, including the installation of replacement windows (in timber) but has since been "on hold”. 

Decision: Rejected: "In this case, it is considered that the proposed extension and alterations would not follow the existing character and proportions of the main building and would result in harmful impact on the significance of this historic listed building”. 

The Society had supported the general approach to the rehabilitation of this part of the site and had objected only on matters of detail.

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

Proposal to replace existing Health Centre with an eco-friendly domestic property, general single storey with flat "green” roof + second story extension stated to be necessary to meet flood risk guidelines. 

Society Comments (made on behalf of the Society by David Robinson as Michael Hieatt is an "interested party”):  Generally supportive of the application but questions raised over materials, aspects of the design and consideration of the Roman Wall which lies directly adjacent to the property. 

Comments by others: Extensive (generally negative) comments made by Historic England, Historic Environment Officer, ELDC Conservation Officer amongst others, raising the issue of the Roman Wall and the heritage context of the site. 

The application was withdrawn prior to a Decision. 

It is understood that a revised application will be submitted in due course. It is also understood that a site meeting is being held between the owner of the site and various parties (e.g. Historic England, Historic Environment Officer, Conservation Officer). 

Application S/086/01764/16, Round Corner Cottage, 14a, West Street, Horncastle

Retrospective application for the installation of replacement hinged casement uPVC windows. 

Decision: Approved. 

Query raised with ELDC by the Society seeking clarification on the position of ELDC on the use of uPVC windows in the Conservation Area. 

The response received confirmed that the general policy was that windows and doors within the Conservation Area should be of traditional design and of timber but that each case was considered on its individual merits. In the case in question, the application had been approved because the windows were not very visible from West Street. The response did not explain why the application for uPVC windows in the inner courtyard in 29, Bridge Street had been rejected.  

Application S/086/001930/16  48, Queen Street, Horncastle

Extension and alterations to existing dwelling and boundary wall, including provision for off-road parking space.

 Generally supported by the Society but with objection lodged to matters of detail. 

Decision: Approved, with conditions, including one matter raised by the Society. 

Application S/086/01708/16 16, Bridge Street, Horncastle (Travis Perkins)

Erection of racking to a maximum height of 5.5 metres and provision of a traffic management system of the site of existing racking which is to be removed. 

Objection raised on behalf of the Society. The proposed racking would be about twice the height of the existing racking and, when fully loaded, would hide the general roofscape of that part of the Conservation Area when looking from the Public Car Park and from the area adjacent to Ings Drain. A more modest increase in height would be acceptable.

Decision: Awaited. 

Applications S/086/02349, 02350, 02361, 02389/16 Lincolnshire Cooperative Ltd

Re 2, Market Place; 29-31, High Street; 7, High Street; 5, Bridge Street - Horncastle

Application for consent to display internally illuminated signs [full width redesigned signs above window frontages]. 

Objection lodged as out-of-character with the Conservation Area and in some cases obscuring existing character frontage features and existing brickwork. 

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.