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APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE/SUBSTITUTIONS
Apologies of Absence were received from Councillor Harry Richardson.
Councillor Richard Meyer substituted for Councillor Richardson.
It was noted that Councillor John Matthissen was running late but would be at the meting shortly.
TO RECEIVE ANY DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY OR NON-PECUNIARY INTEREST BY MEMBERS
DECLARATIONS OF LOBBYING
All Councillors declared that they had been lobbied on application DC/19/03841.
Councillor Mike Norris declared that he had been lobbied on application DC/19/02363.
DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL SITE VISITS
It was resolved that the Minutes of the meeting held on 2 October 2019 were confirmed and signed as a true record subject to the clarification from the Governance Officer for paragraph 58.12 to read as follows:
“After considering the concerns raised by Members, the report from the officer, the representations from Public Speakers and the debate from Members the Chair decided to send the application to the Planning Referrals Committee (formed of the MSDC Development Control A and B Committees) for determination due to significant concerns that had been raised regarding the application.”
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 applications a representation was made as detailed below:
71.1 Item A
Proposal Planning Application. Retention of construction of extensions and elevational alterations to production facility.
Site Location EYE – Land, Eye Airfield, Castleton Way, Eye, In the Parish of Yaxley, Suffolk
Applicant Crown Chicken Ltd
71.2 Councillor John Matthissen arrived shortly after the presentation began, the Chair asked the Officer to repeat the introduction of the presentation so that Councillor Matthissen could take part in the item. The Case Officer presented the application to the Committee outlining the proposal before Members, the layout of the site, the contents of tabled papers, and the officer recommendation of approval.
71.3 The Case Officer and Chief Planning Officer responded to Members’ questions on issues including: that there were outstanding applications regarding renewable energy, that the built form was taller than what was originally proposed, and that the lighting scheme condition had yet to be discharged.
71.4 Members considered the representation from David Park, who spoke as the Applicant.
71.5 The Applicant responded to Members’ questions on issues including: the reasons why the application had been changed from the original proposal and why they had not sought advice from the Local Planning Authority, the size of the vehicles entering the site, the sustainability of the building and business as a whole, the movement of stock from the site, electric vehicle charging on the site, and whether there would be any electric bicycle charging.
71.6 Members considered the representation from the Ward Member, Councillor David Burn.
71.7 Members debated the application on the issues including: their disappointment that the Applicant had not contact the Local Planning Authority in the first instance and that the changes did not significantly alter the buildings impact.
71.8 Councillor Barry Humphreys MBE proposed that the application be approved as detailed in the officer recommendation with the amendments as follows:
- Add requirement for electric vehicle charging provision to be agreed (Condition 19)
- Add requirement for bicycle charging provision to be agreed (condition 20)
71.9 Councillor Peter Gould seconded the motion.
71.10 By a unanimous vote.
That the Chief Planning Officer be authorised to GRANT Planning Permission subject those conditions attached to the original permission that he considers relevant and reasonable
1. Implementation time limit
2. Approved plans
3. Restrictions on use and change of use
4. Surface water disposal strategy
6. Surface Water Management Plan
7. Construction Management
8. Hours of construction
9. Operation times
10. Landscaping scheme
11. Timescale for planting
14. Archaeology: works
15. Archaeology: post investigation
16. Fire Hydrants
17. Highway access
18. Highway surface water
19. Provision of parking and turning – Provision for Electric Vehicle Charging TBA
20. Cycle parking – Requirement for Electric Bicycle charging TBA.
21. Travel Plan
23. Renewable energy
24. Upon completion of the nearby strategic A140 roundabout works the vehicular access to the chicken processing plant shall be modified to a permanent left in left out arrangement as required by Suffolk County Council under a ... view the full minutes text for item 71.
72.1 Item B
Proposal Application under Section 73 of the Town and Country Planning Act – variation of condition 2 (Approved plans and documents) on planning permission DC/17/05666 – Erection of a new processing facility, waste water treatment plant and gatehouse with associated car park and service yards, two vehicle access points, drainage swale and landscaping.
Site Location EYE -Land Eye Airfield, Castleton Way, Eye, in the Parish of Yaxley, Suffolk
Applicant Crown Chicken Ltd
72.2 The Case Officer presented the application to the Committee outlining the proposal before Members, the layout of the site, and the officer recommendation of approval.
72.3 A short comfort break was taken between 10:45-10:55.
72.4 Members considered the representation from the Ward Member, Councillor David Burn.
72.5 The Ward Member responded to questions from the committee on issues including: that the applicant had engaged with the community.
72.6 Councillor John Matthissen proposed that the application be approved as detailed in the officer recommendation.
72.7 Councillor Terence Carter seconded the motion.
72.8 By a unanimous vote.
That the Chief Planning Officer be authorised to GRANT Planning Permission subject to conditions as summarised below and those as may be deemed necessary by the Chief Planning Officer:
1. Approved Plans (Plans submitted that form this application)
2. Restriction on changes of use
3. Strategy for disposal of surface water and FRA
4. Provision of SUDs
5. Operation times
6. Landscaping scheme to be agreed and implementation
7. Archaeological reports
8. Fire hydrants
9. Access visibility splays
10. Highways surface water control
11. Provision of parking and turning
12. Cycle parking
13. Travel plan
14. Lighting scheme
15. Renewable energy technology
Informatives as required by consultees and as included on original permission.
73.1 Item C
Proposal Submission of details for Outline Planning Permission 3679/13 and appeal ref APP/W3520/W/15/300479 – appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for a residential development of 37 dwellings.
Site Location NEEDHAM MARKET – Land, Hill House Lane, Needham Market, Suffolk
Applicant Mr M Walton
73.2 The Case Officer presented the application to the Committee outlining the proposal before Members, the layout of the site, the contents of the tabled papers and the officer recommendation of approval with conditions.
73.3 The Case Officer responded to Members questions on issues including: the connectivity to Crowley park and the town centre, the access to the site, and how much of the hedging was proposed to be removed along Hill House Lane
73.4 The Chief Planning Officer advised Members that the
73.5 Members considered the representation from Martin Goodwin who spoke as the Agent.
73.6 The Agent responded to Members questions on issues including: the design regarding the loss of hedgerow on Hill House Lane.
73.7 Members considered the representation from the Ward Member, Councillor Mike Norris.
73.8 Members debated the application on the issues including: the design of the proposal and how it related to the existing local setting, the accessibility of the site, that there would be very little loss of light to existing residents, and the orientation of the buildings.
73.9 Councillor Barry Humphreys MBE proposed that the application be approved as detailed in the officer recommendation with the amendment of omitting the conditions as follows:
- Omit condition of Removal of Permitted Development Rights
- Omit Construction plan condition.
73.10 Councillor Peter Gould seconded the motion.
73.11 By 4 votes to 3
(1) That the Chief Planning Officer be authorised to GRANT Planning Permission subject to conditions as summarised below and those as may be deemed necessary by the Chief Planning Officer:
• Approved Plans (Plans submitted that form this application)
• Swift boxes installation scheme to be agreed
• Hedgerow retention – vehicle crossing – notwithstanding landscaping plan
• Woodland planting variation
• Level access to enable wheelchair access for all dwellings/buildings.
(2) And the following informative notes as summarised and those as may be deemed necessary:
• Pro-active working statement
• SCC Highways notes
• Support for sustainable development principles
Note: Should a site inspection be required for any of the applications this will be decided at the meeting.
Would Members please retain the relevant papers for use at that meeting.
74.1 None requested.