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SUBSTITUTES AND APOLOGIES
1.1 Apologies were received from Councillor Simon Barrett and Councillor Michael Holt.
1.2 Councillor Sue Ayres substituted for Councillor Barrett.
1.3 Councillor Sian Sawson substituted for Councillor Holt.
DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
Members to declare any interests as appropriate in respect of items to be considered at this meeting.
2.1 There were no declarations of interest declared.
It was RESOLVED:
That the minutes of the meeting held on 27 April 2022 were confirmed and signed as a true record.
TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATION OF PETITIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COUNCIL'S PETITION SCHEME
4.1 None received.
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.
5.1 The Case Officer presented Members with a request for a site visit regarding application numbers DC/21/05110 and DC/22/01605. The Case Officer provided Members with details of the applications including: the location and layout of the sites, and the reasons the site visits had been requested.
5.2 The Case Officer responded to questions from Members on issues regarding: whether the two sites were related, and access to the sites.
5.3 The Ward Member, Councillor Busby, provided Members with details of the reason for requesting the site visit which included access to the sites, and drainage issues.
5.4 Councillor McLaren proposed that a site visit be undertaken for both applications.
5.5 Councillor Owen seconded the proposal.
By a unanimous vote
It was RESOLVED:
That a site visit be undertaken in respect of application numbers DC/21/05110 and DC/22/01605.
An Addendum to Paper PL/22/2 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/22/2 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/22/2 be made as follows:-
7.1 Item 6A
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, IP8 3DE
Applicant Pigeon Land 2 Ltd and The Felix Thornley Cobbold Agricultural Trust
7.2 The Case Officer presented the application to the Committee outlining the proposal before Members including: the reason for the application returning to Committee following its resolution to grant by the Committee in October 2022 and the amendments made to the relevant material planning considerations since the previous recommendation to Committee, the location and proposed layout of the site, access to the site, the proposed highway works and improvements, the proposed landscaping plan, potential heritage and sustainability issues, the contents of the tabled papers, and the officer recommendation of approval.
7.3 The Case Officer and the Strategic Projects and Delivery Manager responded to questions from Members on issues including: the access to the site, the location of the zebra crossing, the proposed landscaping plans and the timescale for landscaping to be in place, whether affordable housing for local connections had been considered, whether the site was an allocated site within the Joint Local Plan (JLP) and how the numbers of dwellings being proposed compared to the number allocated in the JLP, the location of the listed buildings, responsibility for green open spaces and the relief road surrounding the site, proposed infrastructure plans, sustainability measures, proposed cycle paths, public transport links, construction traffic, and construction operating hours.
7.4 Members considered the representation from Helen Davies who spoke on behalf of Sproughton Parish Council.
7.5 The Parish Council representative responded to questions from Members on issues including: the public transport provision in the area.
7.6 Members considered the representation from Rhona Jermyn who spoke as an objector.
7.7 The objector responded to questions from Members on issues including: whether any accidents had occurred at the crossroads adjacent to the Public House.
7.8 Members considered the representation from Rob Snowling who spoke as the applicant.
7.9 The applicant, and Simon Butler-Finbow, also representing the applicant, responded to questions from Members on issues including: proposed safety plans for the SUDS area, whether consultation had taken place with the Parish Council and plans for future communication to ensure community involvement, and ... view the full minutes text for item 7.
8.1 Item 6B
Proposal Outline Planning Application. (Access and Landscaping to be considered) Employment land for use as Class E Business buildings up to 1900m2 and Classes B2 and B8 buildings up to 4200m2 Note: Whilst the applicant has described the total level of floorspace being proposed as 6,100sq.m. Members are advised that if they are minded to grant planning permission and they have considered the merits of the proposed development based on a ceiling of 6,100sq.m. then the floorspace ceiling should be conditioned. This will ensure that there is no confusion later and that the implications of additional floorspace and the principle can be properly addressed via a new application.
Site Location HADLEIGH – Land at Cobbolds Farm, Ipswich Road, Hadleigh, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 6BG
Applicant Mr Philip Munson
8.2 The Chief Planning Officer provided Members with an overview of the planning history for the application and drew Members attention to the correspondence received from the applicant since publication of the meeting agenda.
8.3 The Case Officer presented the application to the Committee outlining the proposal before Members including: the location and layout of the site, the proposed use of the land, access to the site, the proposed landscaping plans, the previous planning applications at the site, and the Officer recommendation of refusal as detailed in the Committee report.
8.4 The Case Officer responded to questions from Members on issues including: the public transport provision in the area, overnight parking at the site, and existing employment land in the area.
8.5 Members considered the representation from Leslie Short who spoke as the Agent.
8.6 The Agent, the Case Officer and the Strategic Projects and Delivery Manager responded to questions from Members on issues including: the proposed use of the buildings including employment opportunities, any amendments made to the proposal since the application was previously presented to Members, whether alternative employment land in the area had been considered by the Applicant, and proposed sustainability plans.
8.7 Members debated the application on issues including: the existing infrastructure, the number of premises in the area for business use, the proposed landscaping plans, ecological issues, the suitability of the location, and sustainability issues.
8.8 The Case Officer responded to further questions from Members on issues including: the surface area material, and the location of the bund around the development site.
8.9 Councillor McCraw proposed that the application be refused.
8.10 Councillor Osborne seconded the proposal.
By a vote of 7 votes 7, and 4 votes against
It was RESOLVED:
That authority be delegated to the Chief Planning Officer to refuse planning permission as recommended and to finalise and clarify the decision notice with such further reasons as he considers appropriate.