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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.
An apology of absence was received from Councillor Sue Burgoyne.
DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
Members to declare any interests as appropriate in respect of items to be considered at this meeting.
It was resolved that the Minutes of the meeting from 25 March 2019 were confirmed and signed as a true record subject to the following correction from the Governance Officer:
· That in minute 104.9, lines 2 and 3 the words “been” and “ongoing” are added to create the minute as follows:
· “The Agents responded to Members’ questions on issues including: that the basis for the height of the netting had been decided after a meeting with the cricket club, however the height could be changed and would be part of the ongoing negotiations if Members were minded to approve the application.”
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 ________.
An Addendum to Paper PL/18/28 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/18/28 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/18/28 be made as follows:-
117.1 Due to the large amount of tabled papers associated with the application the Chair allowed Members extra time to consider the representations before the commencement of the item.
117.2 Item 1
Proposal Planning Application. Residential Development of 54 dwellings with new vehicular access from Bramford Road, (B113), associated parking, landscaping and open space.
Site Location SPROUGHTON- Land on the East Side of, Bramford Road, Sproughton, Suffolk.
Applicant Hopkins Homes
117.2 The Case Officer presented the application to the Committee outlining the proposal before Members, the layout of the site, the content of the tabled papers (which included an updated officer recommendation) and the officer recommendation of approval with conditions.
117.3 Members considered the representation from Helen Davies of Sproughton Parish Council who spoke against the application.
117.4 Members considered the representation from Rhona Jermyn who spoke as an Objector.
117.5 Members considered the representation from Martyn Levett who spoke as an Objector.
117.6 The Objectors responded to Members’ questions on issues including: the Sproughton Working Group and that it was not part of the Parish Council, the scale of the developments in the Gipping Valley and the amount of housing proposed within the village and the surrounding area.
117.7 Members considered the representation from Paul Sutton who spoke as the Agent on behalf of the Applicant.
117.8 The Agent responded to Members’ questions on issues including: how quickly work could start on the site if Members were minded to approve the application, the impact on the listed buildings in the area, the identified need in the area, and the proposed footpath links.
117.9 Members considered the representation from Councillor Christopher Hudson, Suffolk County Council Ward Member.
117.10 The County Councillor responded to Members’ questions on issues including: the strategic aims of the County Council with regards to housing, the sustainability of the proposal, and the current highways issues.
117.11 Members considered the representation from Councillor Nick Ridley, Ward Member.
117.12 Members debated the application on the issues including: the current status of policy CS2, the harm to the heritage asset, the updated flood zones as provided by the Environment Agency.
117.13 The Planning Lawyer advised Members that the decision maker had a special duty to pay with regard to the harm to heritage assets and the weight that Members associated with it.
117.14 The Area Planning Manager advised Members that the Council had been consistent in its approach to CS11.
117.15 Members continued to debate the application on the issues including: the number of affordable homes on the site, the current highways situation in Sproughton, the strategic allocations in the area, that there was no neighbourhood plan, the weight of Policy CS11 and the locally identified need in Sproughton.
117.16 Councillor Lee Parker proposed that the application be refused for the reasons as detailed below:
· The proposed development is considered to lead to a medium level of less than substantial harm to the setting of the Grade II listed buildings of Sproughton Hall, Root Barn and Tithe ... view the full minutes text for item 117.