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.


RE: Corner Cottage (136601) BPC response:

Mr Charles Winnett,
Planning Officer,
WLDC,
Marshal's Yard,
Gainsborough.
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.
Mikey.spencer@btinternet.com

(Paper copy to follow)