Planning Applications Brattleby

The section below provides an overview of the planning applications from 2011 with links to West-Lindsey District Council's planning pages where the relevant documents are stored. If you would like information on older applications please consult the District Council's webpages.

If you are a Brattleby resident and would like to see a hard copy of the plans, documentation or discuss matters, please contact any member of the Parish Council. 
The Parish Council's role in the planning process is that it can make observations that are passed on to the relevant authorities. These will be considered as part of the final decision making process.
Applications are listed according to the most recent ones and contain residential and tree applications.

Lion House (140068 & 140070)

Application date 25/09/2019
Listed building consent for extension to create link corridor to playroom/games room, alterations to kitchen, pantry and utility room, together with single storey extension to create utility/boot room.

Land off Back Lane (138812)

Application notification on 11 April  2019 28 Days to submit observations. Please see link in the list below for a full set of documents. You can communicate your comments directly or let your PC know.

AshwellBack Lane (139087)

Application notification on 21 February  2019 28 Days to submit observations. Please see link in the list below for a full set of documents. You can communicate your comments directly or let your PC know.

Land off Back Lane (134542)
Application notification on 14 January  2019 28 Days to submit observations. Please see link in the list below for a full set of documents. You can communicate your comments directly or let your PC know.

Brattleby Parish Council’s response to application 138812
Building Plot Back Lane Brattleby.

Brattleby Parish Council would ask West Lindsey Planning Authority to take note of the following observations and concerns regarding application 138812 Building Plot Back Lane Brattleby, not being in accordance with the ‘Brattleby Neighbourhood Plan, approved and accepted by West Lindsey District Council December 2017.
Furthermore, it is my Parish Council’s opinion, the application fails to fulfil many requirements of the Central Lincolnshire Structure Plan 2016 regarding Conservation Areas.

Brattleby Village.
Brattleby is a ‘small’ Conservation village of 46 dwellings and 95 adult residents. There are eleven ‘Listed’ dwellings, or structures within the village curtilage and 9 further dwellings classed as ‘Heritage Assets’.
My Parish Council would respectfully suggest, due to the above, Brattleby in its entirety, should be judged as a ‘Heritage Asset’ in all planning applications and decisions.

NPPF Sec 12:
‘These assets are an irreplaceable resource and should be preserved in a manner appropriate to their significance, so that they can be enjoyed for their contribution to the quality of life of existing and future generations.’

Brattleby Neighbourhood Plan Community Vision.
‘Brattleby would accept high quality new housing to the village in suitable locations, whilst retaining its old historic core, preserving the rural character and protecting and enhancing its highly valued open spaces, enabling Brattleby Parish to preserve its quintessential rural English village character for current and future generations to live, work and visit the area.’

Community Objective 1.
‘To ensure that any development is sited where it does not detract from the historic and rural character of the area.’

Community Objective 2.
‘To ensure that all new development relates positively in its form and function, with respect to materials, type, style and its connection to the village, in particular, where it’s within the existing built boundary and Conservation Area of the settlement.’

Historic Environment.
Development will be resisted where it would involve any detrimental impact on the setting or context of a building or structure on the local list.

 Brattleby Neighbourhood Plan
2.6 Proposals will be considered on their merits and according to the preferences stated in the Plan.

2.7 Resident consultation for the Brattleby Neighbourhood Plan, revealed the following key community issues for the Plan to address.
• The location of new development.
• The type of new housing.
• The design of new housing to reflect existing character.
• The protection and enhancement of Brattleby’s environmental assets.
• Agricultural heritage.

5.6 Because of the existing character of the village, the design and materials of any development needs to be carefully considered and should in its form, function, colour and texture, be in harmony with the traditional buildings and character of the existing settlement.

6.5 It is intended that any growth in the settlement should appear as natural and organic as possible. The Neighbourhood Plan policy supports new housing development in locations that do not compromise the character and appearance of the area.

6.6 New developments in the parish should make a positive contribution to Brattleby. The Neighbourhood Plan encourages the design of new developments to reflect and reinforce the historic character and landscape character of the parish so as to deliver the Plan’s objectives.
There will be a requirement to demonstrate through Design and Access Statement how the local vernacular has been taken into account when preparing the design and layout of the new development and how the proposed scheme will reinforce the distinctive character of Brattleby.

Policy 1: Design of New Developments.

h) Use materials appropriate to the development’s context.

i) Preserve or enhance the conservation area, listed buildings and other heritage assets.

Brattleby Village Design Conservation Statement compiled by West Lindsey Planning 1981
• ‘Brattleby’s designation as a Conservation Area provides further incentive to ensure that new development proceeds in harmony with the best features of the village.’
• ‘Much of the village housing is traditionally vernacular in style, using local materials, consisting mainly of limestone, with red pantile or slate roofs. Dwellings are mostly low in height and of simple design.’
• ‘Windows tend to be small in proportion to the overall size of buildings. They tend to be finished in white or brow stain.’
• ‘Roofs tend to have short spans and low eve levels, in order that they harmonize with existing properties. New buildings need to be low in overall height.’

Local Plan for Central Lincolnshire 2016:
Policy PL24: The Historic Environment.

• Development proposals should protect, conserve and seek opportunities to enhance the historic environment of Central Lincolnshire.
• Development proposals will be supported where they –
• Protect the significance of designated heritage assets (including their setting) by protecting and enhancing architectural and historic character, historical associations, landscapes and townscape features and through the consideration of scale, design, materials, siting layout, mass, use, and views and vistas from both from and towards the asset.
• Take into account the desirability of sustaining and enhancing none designated heritage assets and their setting.

Conservation Areas:
• Development within, affecting the setting of, or affecting views in or out of a Conservation Area should preserve and where possible, enhance features that contribute positively to the areas character, appearance and setting.
• Retain and reinforce local distinctiveness with reference to height, massing, scale, form of the built environment.
• Assess and mitigate against any negative impact the proposal might have on the townscape, roofscape, skyline and landscape.

Policy LP25:
The Historic Environment.
• Central Lincolnshire’s Heritage Assets are irreplaceable and require careful management as the area evolves.
• Ensuring development schemes enhance the setting of Heritage Assets and do not detract from their character and the appearance of the area.
• Support proposals for heritage led generation, ensuring that Heritage Assets are conserved, enhanced and their future secured.
• Strengthen the distinctive character of Central Lincolnshire’s settlements through the application of high quality design and architecture that responds to this character and the setting of Heritage Assets.

LP 26 Design Principles:
• Respect the existing topography, landscape character and identity and relate well to the site and surroundings, particularly in relation to siting, height, scale massing and form.
• Not resulting in the visual or physical coalescence with any neighbouring settlement.
• Use appropriate high quality materials which reinforce or enhance local distinctiveness, with regards to texture, colour, pattern and durability.

Amenity Considerations:

• The amenities which neighbouring properties may expect to enjoy, must not be unduly harmed by, or as a result of a development.
• Proposals should demonstrate how the following issues have been considered.
• Compatibility with neighbouring land uses.
• Overlooking other properties.
• Overshadowing.
• Loss of light.
• Increase in artificial light or glare. 

Application 138812 Heritage Report:

The use of the Heritage Report from Application 134542 contains a number of inaccuracies in relationship to application 138812 and is therefore invalid.

• 2.4 The use of natural limestone for the main walls of the house, detached garage and home office, reflects a large number of traditional cottage dwellings in the village.
• 4.4 The proposed development will – respond to local character and history, reflecting the identity of local surroundings and materials.
• 4.9 The proposed development will – make a positive contribution to the character of the locality. It is submitted that the new dwelling has been sensitively designed and sited to ensure it ‘fits in’ with its surroundings.
• 4.10 Inaccurate statement.
• 6.5 Inaccurate statement.
• 6.8 Inaccurate statement.
• 6.9 Inaccurate statement.
• 7.1 Inaccurate statement.
• 7.4 Inaccurate statement.

For the reasons stated, my Parish Council would ask, Planning Application 138812 be refused.

P M Spencer,
Brattleby Parish Council,
‘Manor Ley’,
School Lane,
Tel 01522 730466

Manor Farm (138716)
Application notification on 11 December 2018 28 Days to submit observations. Please see link in the list below for a full set of documents. You can communicate your comments directly or let your PC know

Sunbury House (137879)
Application notification on 13 June 2018. 28 Days to submit observations. Please see link in the list below for a full set of documents. You can communicate your comments directly or let your PC know.

RE: Corner Cottage (136601) BPC response (2):

Mr C Winnett,
Planning Officer,
Marshall's Yard,
DN21 2NA

Re: Planning Application 136601 Corner Cottage Brattleby.

Dear Sir,
              The implications of your e/mail of the 13th of October were discussed at a further extraordinary meeting of Brattleby Parish Council held Tuesday 17th October.
The paragraph, 'There are no policies within the Brattleby Neighbourhood Plan which relate to the conversion of existing buildings. So in this respect, I am unsure of which part of the Neighbourhood Plan the proposal is not in conformity with.' caused great concern to my members, who feel the issues previously raised by my Parish Council (letter of 04/10/17) are not being considered, whereas  those of the applicant appear to be.

During the formation of the Brattleby Neighbourhood Plan great care was taken in attempting to cover all eventualities where future planning was concerned. However, my members have limited knowledge of the intricacy's of 'wording' in planning procedures and produced the NDP in good faith.
It would appear, we have differing opinions as to what constitutes 'a new development' and what constitutes, a 'conversion'. I would suggest, a building or structure - of any description – that is converted into a dwelling where no dwelling existed previously, has to be a 'new development' by definition and should be treated according  to the NDP
Furthermore, it was never envisaged by the Brattleby NDP team, a plan to convert a 'back garden shed' into a dwelling could ever be considered as a possible planning option.
Should this be the case, there are 'structures' in the back gardens of several residents, who may consider applying for Planning Permission to convert into a dwelling in the future?
If application 136601 was to be approved, it is suggested, the applicant would most likely apply to convert a similar 'brick shed' on the site into a second dwelling if the 'green lane' becomes a thoroughfare?

It is my understanding, the 2011 Localism Act - and subsequently NDP's - were brought into being to give residents – in a given area -  the opportunity to determine proposed developments in their locality, surly it's the 'spirit' of any Neighbourhood Plan that is paramount? 
The Brattleby Neighbourhood Planning Group and Brattleby Parish Council would ask you to take this into consideration in determining application 136601.

I would also be grateful, if you could possibly provide information regarding my Parish Council's right to appeal to 'Committee' regarding this application. 
I have been advised, the only other option my council has, is to appeal to The Secretary of State. If this is the case, I would therefore ask for an extension to the statuary period (10/11/2017) to provide sufficient time for my council to pursue this procedure.

P M Spencer,
Chairman Brattleby Parish Council

Mr Charles Winnett,
Planning Officer,
Marshal's Yard,
DN21 2NA
04/10 /17

Re: Planning Application 136601 Corner Cottage Brattleby.

Dear Sir,
              At the recent extraordinary meeting regarding the above application, my Parish Council voted unanimously, the application be refused, as it is not in accordance with the current Brattleby Neighbourhood Plan.
My Parish Council would like the opportunity to discus the following issues with Planning Officers, on site.

1. The plan clearly identifies three areas of land within the village deemed suitable by residents for development, one of which - application 134542 plot adjacent to Corner Cottage – was granted Planning Permission in August 2016, to the current applicant Mr Wright the owner of Corner Cottage.
The remaining designated sites within the village more than fulfil Brattleby's obligations to the Draft Structure Plan, in providing in excess of the 10% growth required for small villages. In the case of Brattleby this would be 4.5 dwellings.
It is noted, the Brattleby Neighbourhood Plan is not mentioned anywhere in the application.

2. Corner Cottage is listed as 'A Building of Historic Interest' and is a major asset to the village's agricultural character and heritage, being in a visibly and prominent position in Back Lane.
The proposed development of the Corner Cottage barn (essentially a dilapidated brick shed in the rear garden)  would be detrimental to this cottage and its residents privacy, being only 14m away from the front elevation.
It should also be noted, Corner Cottage was origionaly two cottages, converted in recent years.

Back Lane is a single carriageway lane with no footpath - only narrow grass verges - and is currently serving over 30% of the dwellings within the village. There are no passing places, other than residents 'drive ends'.
Furthermore, the lane is used on a daily basis by residents and children to access either end of the village by foot, without risking life and limb on the main B1398, notorious for its 22,000 vehicles per week and the ongoing issue of speeding.
It should also be noted, the historic (diverted) footpath along the 'green lane' to the foot of Brattleby hill is - as far as I am aware - still legally usable? 

3. The proposed access along the much valued and historic 90m X 7m 'green lane' is not within the terms of the Brattleby N/P with regard to 'green spaces' and would be detrimental to the agricultural character of Back Lane.
Furthermore, to the best of my knowledge, the local farmer has  historic 'right of way' over this lane to allow access with agricultural equipment to his paddocks to the east of Back Lane.
Great concern has been expressed regarding the setting of a 'precedent' for further development, by allowing the 'green lane' to be used as possible access to the paddocks at the rear of Corner Cottage.

The proposed application site is within the Brattleby Conservation Area and (AGLV) and as a consequence, will be bound by all planning regulations relating to these restrictions.

During the development of the Brattleby N/P and the granting of permission for a new dwelling (134542 land adjacent and belonging to Corner Cottage 2016, with full agreement by Brattleby P/C) the issue of  any future planning applications for Back Lane was discussed and agreed, any further development – other than suitable and sympathetic extensions to existing dwellings - would be vigorously resisted, due to the aforementioned 'Back Lane issues' and the residents wishes to retain the lanes historic agricultural identity as the former main road through the village, prior the the establishing of the current B1398 in 1809. 

Village Design Statement 1996 Heritage Lincolnshire -
'There is, an 'unplanned' quality which adds to its (the village) charm. The informality can be seen in winding lanes and footpaths which are often grass verges, rather than urban tarmacadam surfaces. The dry stone walls fronting houses on Back Lane are a significant feature which should be retained'.

'Since time immemorial Brattleby has been a working agricultural village'.

'None of these should be sacrificed if Brattleby is to retain its individuality'.

Brattleby Neighbourhood Plan.
(Community vision)

'Brattleby would accept high quality new housing to the village in suitable locations, whilst retaining its old historic core, preserving the rural character and protecting and enhancing its valued open spaces. Brattleby Parish Council will seek to preserve the village's 'quintessential' rural English village character for current and future generations to live, work, visit and enjoy. 

Community Objective 1. - 'To ensure any new development is sited where it does not detract from the historic and rural character of the area'.

Community Objective 2. - 'To ensure all new development relates positively, in its form and function, with respect to materials, type  and style in connection to the village, particularly where it's within the existing 'built boundary' and Conservation Area of the settlement.

Community Objective 4. b) - To protect and enhance existing highly valued open spaces.
                                           d)-  To retain the rural, open character of the area.
                                           e) - To retain the visual connections with the countryside from within                         
                                                   the settlement.

Policy 4: The Historic Environment.

Development will be resisted where it would include, or involve any of the following -
                                            c) – Any detrimental impact on the setting or context of a listed building           
                                                   or a building or structure on the local list.

4/2 – Proposals for the change of use for a building or structure on the local list will be required to demonstrate how this would contribute to its conservation whilst preserving or enhancing its architectural or historic interest.

I suspect WLDC Planning will receive little response from Brattleby residents, having recently voted on the Neighbourhood Plan, they appear to be relying on the N/P for this application to be refused, without their indivdual input being taken into account.                    

Brattleby Neighbourhood Planning Team was formed in August 2015, primarily to ensure residents would have 'a voice' with regard to any future planning applications. 
The N/P was completed in August 2017 with the Referendum on the 31st. 
97% of residents voted in favour of the plan, which currently awaits adoption by WLDC Planning, 13th of November. 
It is the opinion of my Parish Council, should, the highly contentious application (136601 brick shed in rear garden) be approved any form, one would have to seriously question the purpose of the National Neighbourhood Planning model and the two years work it has taken my Parish Council to deliver the Brattleby version?

Yours Faithfully,
P M Spencer,
Chairman, Brattleby Parish Council.

(Paper copy to follow)