P&H January 2023 Minutes

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Market Deeping Town Council – Planning and Highways Committee

Minutes of a meeting of Market Deeping Town Council’s Planning and Highways Committee held on Wednesday 4th January 2023 at 7.00 pm.

Cllr Shelton presided over Cllr Mrs Redshaw, Cllr Dr Byrd, Cllr Brookes and Cllr Mrs Jones.  The Deputy Clerk was in attendance.   
90.   Chairman’s Welcome

The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting and thanked Cllr Brookes for chairing the last two meetings in his absence. 

91.   Apologies for Absences

Apologies were received from Councillor Lester prior to the meeting.

92.   To Receive Declarations of Interest under the Localism Act 2011

There were no declarations of interest. 

93.   Minutes from the meeting dated Wednesday 7th December 2022 

It was RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 7th December be signed as a true and accurate record.   The minutes were signed accordingly.

94.   Clerk’s Report



LCC have informed the Council that the High Street wine bar’s application for a pavement cafe licence has been refused.  Resident who raised the concern has been informed.

The Committee noted.

The invoice has been submitted to LCC for their contribution towards the Parish Agreement Scheme for Highway grass cutting for 2023/24.  Going forward the agreement will now continue on a rolling annual basis but may be terminated by either party giving no less than two months written notice expiring at any time.

The Committee agreed that LCC’s new process was a positive way forward.  The Chair requested that the Clerks liaise with Deeping St James to see if they are happy with the new agreement process.  The Committee requested that this is diarised 2-3 months before the renewal to allow the two months written notice period should the two council’s wish to cancel the agreement in the future.  

Bus shelter cleaning - the 6 months of cleaning has come to an end, Committee to consider if they wish to continue for another 6 months.  The cost has been budgeted for in the precept.

The Committee agreed to continue for a further 6 months and acknowledged that the bus shelters were looking clean and tidy.

New covered Bus Shelter, outside the former Towngate Inn - the Deputy Clerk asked the committee if they wished to include a casing for the bus timetable and the council’s logo.  The Committee agreed that the existing casing located on the existing bus-stop pole was sufficient and that the logo would not be suitable.  The Committee agreed that a label/plaque stating Market Deeping Town Council should be placed on the shelter with a view of placing a label/plaque on the existing shelters in the future. 

95.  Correspondence
Members had received a copy of the correspondence prior to the meeting.

Correspondence to be Noted – Received up to 4th January 2023


Received from

Date Received


Committee Response




Record of valid planning applications registered between 5th – 9th December 2022





Minutes of planning committee 17.11.22





Record of valid planning applications registered between 12th – 16th December 2022





Notification of temporary traffic regulation order. Ref TTRO/TTR002869

Road closure order – Green Walk

Period of restriction- 16.1.23 – 18.1.23

Organisation responsible for restriction: Anglian Water  





Record of valid planning applications registered between 19th – 26th December 2022





Record of valid planning applications registered between 26th – 30th December 2002





Minutes for Planning Committee, 1st December 2022





Agenda for Planning Committee, 12th January 2023, 1.00 pm


Correspondence to be Acted Upon – Received up to 4 January 2023


Received from

Date Received


Committee Response




Public Notice of Towngate East Proposed 40mph speed limit.  Placed on MDTC’s website 13.12.22





Resident of Lady Margaret’s Avenue - are concerned about cars parking on Godsey Lane and causing a hazard to pedestrians who are trying to cross over Godsey Lane to use the Post Office.  They feel that a crossing is needed.

The Committee considered the resident’s concerns and requested the Clerks write to Lincolnshire’s road safety officer inviting them to visit and assess the area with a view to consider how improvements could be made to ensure the safety of pedestrians and motorists. 

96.   Finance

a)   Omega Report: Review of performance to date, budget/expenditure/income

The Deputy Clerk had provided members with a report prior to the meeting.    Cllr Shelton asked members if there were any comments on the omega report, and there were none.  

97. To consider the planning applications received up to 4th January 2023, as per SKDC Weekly Planning lists

Ref. no

Application details and address

MDTC response


Applicant: Mrs Michelle Mantaleris

23 Little Leverets Childcare, Godsey Crescent, Market Deeping, PE6 8HU


Proposed change of use of dining room and lounge for childminding


App Type: Full planning permission

SKDC deadline for comments: 06.01.23

The Committee would like SKDC to provide more details regarding the number of children to be cared for and how many staff would be employed.  If there is an increase of the current number the committee would be concerned about the impact this would have on neighbouring residents, potential parking issues and increased traffic in the area.


Applicant: Mr Scott

9 Halfleet, Market Deeping, Lincs, PE6 8DB


Demolition of house and garage and construction of two dwellings and double garages.  Resubmission of S22/1648


App Type: Full planning permission

SKDC deadline for comments: 14.01.23

The Committee had no concerns with this application.

98. Planning applications and their results received up to the 4th January 2023

No decision notices had been received.  

99. For members to review S106 money for S17/1728 from Towngate pub development 

This item was deferred to the next meeting on 1 February.

100. For members to consider supporting change to permitted development rights regarding cycle shelters

Cllr Brookes had circulated, prior to the meeting, a revised draft of the proposed letter to the local MP.  It was agreed that the Chair would present to Full Council on 11 January prior to the letter being sent. 


101. For members to review reported highways issues.

The Deputy Clerk had circulated a copy of the Highways issues report prior to the meeting. 

MDTC Reported Highway Issues – Planning & Highways Committee – up to 4 January 2023

Highway Issue

Date reported

Reported to


Halfleet (between St Guthlac’s Church and Towngate) – Significant carriageway deterioration.


LCC Ref 373932

Fix my street details below 23/07/20 – Investigating 23/07/20 – In Progress 5/11/20 – Action scheduled

04/01/21 – Chased up by District Cllr

18/02/21 – In Progress

10.12.21 – LCC reported fixed

05.01.22 Cllr Shelton advised that he would check that the road had been repaired.

07.12.22 – P&H Cttee to check if the work had been carried out by LCC, if not resubmit request for the repair work.

As requested by the Committee the Deputy Clerk had contacted the district councillor seeking support for repair works along Halfleet to Towngate crossroads. 

Conservation Area

102. For members to review any issues relating to the Conservation area.

Cllr Dr Byrd had been contacted by members of the public enquiring if the two new houses (previously a garage) on Stamford Road was located within the conservation area, it had been confirmed that they are not.  Residents in the area had expressed concern that the dwellings should not encroach on the existing public footpath.  Cllr Dr Byrd had measured the area and it does comply with planning measurements but was mindful that the development was not complete.  Cllr Dr Byrd was concerned that if a boundary fence/wall was to be installed a further check should made to ensure that the existing pavement is not compromised.

103.  For members to review any matters arising from the public session.

There were no issues to discuss.

104. To consider items for inclusion on the agenda for the next meeting.

•   For members to review S106 money for S17/1728 from Towngate pub development

There being no other business, Cllr Shelton thanked everybody for their attendance and closed the meeting at 8.15 pm.  The next meeting of the Planning & Highways Committee will be held on Wednesday 1st February 2023.