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Apologies for absence/substitutions
Apologies of absence were received from Councillors Kathie Guthrie, Wendy Marchant, Derek Osborne and Jane Storey.
Councillor Derrick Haley substituted for Councillor Kathie Guthrie.
Councillor John Field substituted for Councillor Wendy Marchant.
To receive any declarations of pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest by Members
Councillor Michael Burke declared a non-pecuniary interest for application DC/18/00770 as he knew one of the public speakers.
Councillor Roy Barker declared a non-pecuniary interest for application DC/18/01442 as he knew the agent.
Declarations of lobbying
Councillor John Field declared that he had been lobbied.
Declarations of personal site visits
It was resolved that the Minutes of the meeting from 23 May 2018 were confirmed and signed as a true record.
To receive notification of petitions in accordance with the Council's Petition Scheme
Note: The Chairman may change the listed order of items to accommodate visiting Ward Members and members of the public
In accordance with the Council’s procedure for public speaking on planning a applications a representation was made as detailed below:
Schedule of Applications
14.1 It was noted that Vice-Chair Councillor Roy Barker would Chair the meeting as the Chair, Councillor Kathie Guthrie, had sent her apologies.
14.2 Item 1
Proposal Submission of details under Outline Planning Permission 2022/16- Appearance, landscaping, layout, and scale for 130 dwellings and includes affordable housing, car parking, open space provision with associated infrastructure
Site Location GREAT BLAKENHAM- Land on the West Side of, Stowmarket Road, Great Blakenham, Suffolk
Applicant Persimmon Homes (Suffolk)
14.3 The Case Officer presented the application to the Committee outlining the proposal, the officer recommendation, and the late papers to members.
14.4 The Case Officer responded to Members’ questions on issues including: the ecological nature of the site, the response from Natural England and that the Stour Special Protection Area (SPA) tariff could not be applied as the outline application had been approved prior to the expansion of the zone and could not be applied retrospectively. The Case Officer responded to further questions on issues including: Suffolk County Council’s parking standards, that the conditions of the outline application had been carried forward, and the agreement of a travel plan.
14.5 Members considered the representations from the Parish Council, Applicant and Ward Member (Councillor John Field).
14.6 The Public speakers and Ward Member responded to Members’ questions on issues including: the visitor car parking on the site, and the layout of the site when cross-referenced to the Ecology response.
14.7 Councillor Barry Humphreys MBE proposed that the application be approved as detailed in the Officer Recommendation. Councillor Derrick Haley seconded the motion.
14.8 Members debated the application on issues including: the original outline application (2022/16), the layout of the site, the visitor parking on the site, the ecology of the site, and the cumulative impact of development on Great Blakenham.
14.9 By 6 votes to 1
That authority be delegated to Corporate Manager - Growth & Sustainable Planning to Grant Reserved Matters permission subject to conditions including:
· Approved Plans
· Further Archaeological Works to plots 73-89.
· Development carried out in accordance with recommendations within Loven Acoustics Impact of transport noise report
14.11 Item 2
Proposal Application under Section 73 of the Town and Country Planning Act – Variation of condition 14 (screen walls and fences) of Planning Permission 0210/15
Site Location GREAT BLAKENHAM- Land off Kingfisher Drive, Great Blakenham, IP6 0NG
Applicant Mid Suffolk District Council
14.12 The Case Officer presented the application to the Committee outlining the proposal and the Officer recommendation.
14.13 The Case Officer responded to Members questions on issues including: the removal of the secondary fence that was creating a gap between properties, ... view the full minutes text for item 14.
Note: Should a site inspection be required for any of the applications the time and date will be agreed at the meeting.
Would Members please retain the relevant papers for use when the item is returned to Committee.
15.1 None requested.