Extraordinary Meeting 30 August 2022

Addlethorpe Parish Council Meeting

Minutes of the extraordinary meeting of Addlethorpe Parish Council held on Tuesday 30 August 2022 at 1930 hours at the Council Offices, High Street, Ingoldmells 

Councillors present: Chairman N. Towers (NT), Vice Chair Cllr M Tait (MT), Cllr M Holyer (MH), Cllr G. Escott (GE), Cllr R Dawson (RD) and K Culley Clerk.

Also present: County Councillor C Davie and approximately 35 members of the public. 

Public Meeting

The meeting commenced at 1930 hours.

The Chairman read out a letter addressed to the Chief Executive of ELDC from the residents of Addlethorpe.  The letter was then signed by those members of the public who wished to do so.

Members of the public aired their concerns with regard to the proposed planning application S/002/01844/21 for a change of use of land for the siting of 490 static caravans on Mill Road in Addlethorpe.

The proposed developer also spoke about some of the matters raised.

County Councillor Colin Davie also addressed the public about their concerns and the wider issues raised.

Following the public meeting County Councillor Davie and most of the public left the meeting.

Extraordinary Meeting

79.    Chairman’s welcome 
The Chairman thanked everyone for attending the meeting at 2050.

80.    Apologies for absence 
Cllr B Short was not present due to work commitments.  Cllr T Smith sent his apologies as he was ill.

81.    To receive any declarations of interest 
No declarations of interest were received

82.    To receive an update and further consider planning application S/002/01844/21. Change of use of land for the siting of 490 no. static caravans.
After discussing the matter the council resolved to carry out the following actions:

a.    To add a further response onto the planning portal, objecting on the grounds Addlethorpe should not be treated as a medium sized village when considering this application. - Clerk
b.    To send a letter, currently in draft form, to ELDC planning with a further complaint about the way Addlethorpe was awarded its points.  – Cllr Dawson
c.    To add a time period of 21 days to the above letter to allow the council to take the matter to the Local Government Ombudsman if necessary. – Cllr Dawson
d.    To write to Planning requesting that irrelevant letters of support are not taken into account when considering the matter for a decision. - Clerk
e.    To encourage the residents to put in further objection letters once the amended application is submitted and the consultation period starts again. - all
f.    To include on next month’s agenda whether to set up a facebook group for the three villages of Addlethorpe, Orby and Hogsthorpe to support each other in planning matters – Clerk
g.    To sign the public letter on behalf of the Council as well as members of the public. – Clerk

83.    To receive an update and further consider the ELDC planning response regarding Addlethorpe as a medium sized village for planning purposes.
After discussing the matter the council resolved to carry out the following actions:

a.    To look at putting a complaint in to the Planning Inspectorate – Cllr Tait
b.    To write back to the planning department again arguing that Addlethorpe should be treated as a small village with immediate effect as the figures were wrong when the Local Plan was produced in 2018. - as discussed at 82b above.  

There being no further business the meeting was closed at 21.40 hours