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SUBSTITUTES AND APOLOGIES
Any Member attending as an approved substitute to report giving his/her name and the name of the Member being substituted.
To receive apologies for absence.
Apologies of absence were received from Councillors Sue Ayres, John Hinton, Adrian Osborne and Lee Parker.
Councillor Margaret Maybury substituted for Councillor Sue Ayres.
Councillor Derek Davis substituted for Councillor John Hinton.
Councillor Jan Osborne substituted for Councillor Adrian Osborne.
Councillor Alastair McCraw substituted for Councillor Lee Parker.
DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
Members to declare any interests as appropriate in respect of items to be considered at this meeting.
Councillor Peter Beer declared a local non-pecuniary interest in application DC/19/01463 as he was the County Councillor for the area.
Councillor Derek Davis declared a local non-pecuniary interest in applications DC/19/01708 & DC/19/01634 as he was the representative on the AONB that affected both sites. Councillor Davis declared a further local non-pecuniary interest in DC/19/01634 as he knew one of the family members that owned the land.
Councillor Alastair McCraw declared a local non-pecuniary interest in application DC/19/01708 as he had previously been the Ward Member when an application had previously been submitted on the site. However, Councillor McCraw declared that he would be approaching the application with an open mind.
It was resolved that the Minutes of the meeting held on the 19 June 2019 were confirmed and signed as a true record.
TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATION OF PETITIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COUNCIL'S PETITION SCHEME
In addition to any site inspections which the Committee may consider to be necessary, the Acting Chief Planning Officer will report on any other applications which require site inspections.
The provisional date for any site inspections is Wednesday 24 July 2019.
23.1 The Case Officer presented Members with the request for site visit from Councillor Jan Osborne and gave a short presentation regarding DC/19/02315.
That Members undertake a site visit on the 31st July 2019 for Application:
· DC/19/02315 - Land South of High Bank, Melford Road, Sudbury, Suffolk
23.3 Councillor Melanie Barrett requested a site visit be carried out in relation to the following applications at Bures St Mary:
That Members undertake a site visit on the 31st July 2019 for applications:
· DC/19/01422 – The Slaughterhouse and Land Adjacent Cuckoo Hill, Bures St Mary
· DC/19/01427 – The Slaughterhouse and Land Adjacent Cuckoo Hill, Bures St Mary
· DC/19/01428 – The Slaughterhouse and Land Adjacent Cuckoo Hill, Bures St Mary
An Addendum to Paper PL/19/6 will be circulated to Members prior to the commencement of the meeting summarising additional correspondence received since the publication of the agenda but before 12 noon on the working day before the meeting, together with any errata.
In accordance with the Council’s arrangements for Public Speaking at Planning Committee, representations were made as detailed below relating to the items in Paper PL/19/6 and the speakers responded to questions put to them as provided for under those arrangements.
It was RESOLVED
That subject to the imposition of conditions or reasons for refusal (whether additional or otherwise) in accordance with delegated powers under Council Minute No. 48(a) (dated 19 October 2004) decisions on the items referred to in Paper PL/19/6 be made as follows:-
25.1 Item A
Proposal Planning Application – Erection of 34 dwellings with associated public open space, access roads, garaging and car parking (revised proposal to that approved under B/17/00950)
Site Location STUTTON – Land East of Church Road, Church Road, Stutton, Ipswich, IP9 2SG
Applicant Hopkins & Moore (Developments) Limited
25.2 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.
25.3 Members considered the representation from Chris Smith who spoke as the Applicant.
25.4 The Applicant responded to Members’ questions on issues including: the sustainability statement linked to the proposal, the ecology statement linked to the proposal and the engagement with the local community.
25.5 Members considered the representation from Councillor Mary McLaren who spoke as the Ward Member.
25.6 Members debated the application on the issues including: the environmental statement provided and, the ratio regarding Affordable Homes and bedrooms.
25.7 The Acting Area Planning Manager advised Members that a request could be made to the Local Highway Authority for public transport improvements to be secured through Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and that if a commuted sum was required this would have been contained in the response from the Local Highway Authority.
25.8 Members continued to debate the application on the issues including: the response from the Suffolk Wildlife Trust, the response from the Heritage Team, and whether Permitted Development Rights should be removed.
25.9 Councillor Melanie Barrett proposed that the application be approved as detailed in the officer recommendation. Councillor Jan Osborne seconded the motion.
25.10 Members continued to debate whether Permitted Development Rights should be removed from any approval. Councillor Melanie Barrett chose not to amend her recommendation and as such the seconder withdrew their support. The motion fell.
25.11 Councillor Jan Osborne proposed that the application be approved as detailed in the officer recommendation with the additional condition that permitted development rights regarding extensions and conversions of bungalow rooves be removed. Councillor Margaret Maybury seconded the motion.
25.12 When put to the vote, the motion was lost.
25.13 Members debated the application on the issues including: the change in the mix and type of the housing compared to the previous application on the site, the design of the site, the heritage harm identified, and the possible impact on Babergh’s Housing land supply.
25.14 A short adjournment was taken between 10:55-11:02 for Officers to confer.
25.15 Following the adjournment the Acting Area Planning Manager advised Members that in light of Members discussions and the failed motions the officer recommendation had been revised as follows:
To defer the application to look at the following areas with the applicant:
· Needs for size of dwellings proposed
· Size, scale layout and character of development in relation to setting of village.
· Impact of additional bedrooms from previously approved outline from highways perspective.
25.16 Councillor Derek Davis proposed that the application be deferred as detailed in the updated officer ... view the full minutes text for item 25.
26.1 Item B
Proposal Submissions of details under Outline Planning Permission B/16/01718. Appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for 17 dwellings to be considered.
Site Location MONKS ELEIGH – Site of former Monks Eleigh C P School Churchfield, Monks Eleigh, Colchester, Suffolk, IP7 7JH
Applicant Mr C Lee
26.2 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 with conditions.
26.3 Members considered the representation from Tristan Lee who spoke as the Applicant.
26.4 The Applicant responded to Members’ questions on issues including: the proposed surfacing on the site, the footpath in the area, the low carbon design and construction process, and the possibility of PV panels.
26.5 Members debated the application on the issues including: the gradient of the site and the design of the proposal.
26.6 Councillor Dave Busby proposed that the application be approved as detailed in the officer recommendation. Councillor Derek Davis seconded the motion.
(1) That the Acting Chief Planning Officer be authorised to approve reserved matters of appearance, layout, scale and landscaping subject to conditions.
Highways – parking implemented prior to occupation
Highways – refuse storage implemented prior to occupation Withdrawal PD rights
Open Space Scheme details – S106 Requirement
Condition 7 (landscaping) of outline approval, amongst other matters, remains outstanding
27.1 Item C
Proposal Submission of details under Outline Planning Application DC/18/00236 – appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for erection of 24 dwellings (including 8n affordable dwellings)
Site LocationCHELMONDISTON – Land Adjacent Woodlands, Main Road, Chelmondiston, IP9 1DW
Applicant Birch Homes Ltd
27.1 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 with conditions.
27.2 Members considered the representation from Russell Stanley of Chelmondiston Parish Council.
27.3 Members considered the representation from Leslie Short who spoke as the Agent.
27.4 The Agent responded to Members’ questions on issues including: electric car charging points, the material palette in the design, the landscaping including the proposed tree planting, and the RAMs payment.
27.5 Councillor Derek Davis proposed that the application be approved as detailed in the officer recommendation. Councillor Melanie Barrett seconded the proposal.
(1) That the Corporate Manager- Planning for Growth be authorised to approve reserved matters of appearance, layout, scale and landscaping subject to conditions, including
Approved Plans and Documents
Landscaping – notwithstanding submitted details Highways Conditions are set out in SCC
Highways consultation response