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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.
DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
Members to declare any interests as appropriate in respect of items to be considered at this meeting.
TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATION OF PETITIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COUNCIL'S PETITION SCHEME
The Governance Officer reported that one petition had been received regarding application DC/19/00567 (Item 6A) with 240 valid signatures supporting the following statement.
We wish to voice a number of strong objections that we have with regard to the proposed development of additional properties on open space to the side of Burstall Lane and Lorraine Way (Hope Farm) . Policies that are from the Babergh Local Plan 2011-2031 Core Strategy and policies (Part 1 of New Local Plan), saved policies, NPPF, regional planning guidance for east Anglia, The Suffolk structure plan 2001 all combine to support the protection of our countryside and greenbelt areas.
It was Resolved that the Minutes of the meeting held on 23 September 2020 were confirmed as a true record subject to the amendment below:
- That the attendance of Officers and Ward Members be added to the minutes.
The Minutes would be signed at the next practicable opportunity.
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.
Virtual Site Visit – DC/19/00567 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5bIOw0FcNI&feature=youtu.be
The Guide associated with this video is attached to item 6A
An Addendum to Paper PL/20/2 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/20/2 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/20/2 be made as follows:-
7.1 Item A
Proposal Hybrid Application comprising: Outline Planning Application (Access to be considered) for the erection of up to 92 homes and 13 self-build/custom build plots (including provision of up to 37 affordable homes); open space, including a village wood; land for community use/ local shops/ office space; land for a village car park; land for an extension to existing village allotments; land for paddocks; land for relocated and enhanced caravan storage provision; safeguarded land for potential future relief road; new public right of way and associated infrastructure provision. Full planning application for spine road between Loraine Way and Burstall Lane (including accesses onto Burstall Lane and Loraine Way); access for proposed caravan storage area; accesses for self-build plots from Burstall Lane; and associated drainage and highway works (including formation of passing bays on Burstall Lane).
Site Location SPROUGHTON- Land North of, Burstall Lane, Sproughton, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP8 3DE
Applicant Pigeon Land 2 Ltd And The Felix Thornley Cobold Agricultural Trust
7.2 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 updated officer recommendation of approval as detailed in the tabled papers.
7.3 The Case Officer responded to Members’ questions on issues including: the indicative plan and parameters plan associated with the application, the spine road through the site, the affordable housing provision and that this would be confirmed at a reserved matters stage, and the proposed self-build plots on the site.
7.4 The Case Officer responded to further questions from Members on issues including: the consultation with Mid Suffolk District Council and why Ipswich Borough Council had not been consulted, the conditions within the officer recommendation, the current highways situation in the village and the response from Suffolk County Council (Highway Authority), the air quality in the village, and the Local Housing Needs Assessment.
7.5 A short comfort break was taken between 11:10-11:15
7.6 Members considered the representation from Helen Davies of Sproughton Parish Council who spoke against the application.
7.7 The Parish Council representative responded to Members questions on issues including: whether any development would be supported on the site, how often the applicant had consulted with the Parish Council, and the current position of the Neighbourhood Plan.
7.8 Members considered the representations from Rhona Jermyn and Martyn Levett who spoke as Objectors.
7.9 Members considered the representation from Rob Snowling who spoke as the Applicant.
7.10 The Applicant responded to Members’ questions on issues including: the percentage of bungalows that could be accommodated, the proposed spine road, the deliverability of the site, the proposed community area that would be secured in the Section 106 Agreement, that the applicant could not commit to building the community building and that the detailed house design would be included in a reserved matters application.
7.11 Members considered the representation from Cllr Christopher Hudson who spoke as the County Council Division Member.
7.12 The County Councillor responded to Members’ questions on ... view the full minutes text for item 7.
8.1 Item B
Proposal Outline Planning Application (Access to be considered all other matters reserved) – Erection of up to 28no. dwellings (Plots 5,6 and 7 of Reserved Matters Permission DC/19/02020 to be repositioned / amended)
Site Location Land to the Rear of Plough and Fleece Inn, Great Green, Cockfield, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 0HJ
Applicant The Sudbury Group Ltd
8.2 The Case Officer presented the application to the Committee outlining the proposal before Members, the layout of the site, the reason for the applications return to the Committee, the contents of the tabled papers, and the officer recommendation of approval.
8.3 Members considered the representation from the Ward Member, Councillor Margaret Maybury who spoke in support of the application.
8.4 Members considered the representation from the Ward Member, Councillor Clive Arthey who spoke in support of the application.
8.5 Councillor Stephen Plumb proposed that the application be approved as detailed in the officer recommendation. Councillor Melanie Barrett seconded the motion.
8.6 By a unanimous vote
That the affordable housing provision be amended from 12 to 11 units (according to a tenure mix to be agreed by the Strategic Housing Team).