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SUBSTITUTES AND APOLOGIES
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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.
Councillor Alison Owen and Councillor Sue Ayres declared a Local Non-Pecuniary interest in respect of application number DC/20/05361 as the applicant was known to them.
It was resolved that the Minutes of the meeting held on 10 March 2021 were confirmed as a true record. The Minutes would be signed at the next practicable opportunity.
TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATION OF PETITIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COUNCIL'S PETITION SCHEME
The Governance Officer confirmed that a valid petition had been received in respect of application number DC/20/05361. The petition reads as follows:
We the undersigned petition the Council to Decline the planning application DC/20/05361 Land South East of Barrow Hill, Acton CO10 0AS- there is extensive and reasoned local objection to this application, the extent of which is not necessarily apparent from the number of objects showing on the planning site.
The Governance Officer reported that 1570 signatures had been received and after validation 359 had been rejected as they did not meet the requirements of the Council’s Adopted Petition scheme. The number of valid signatures was 1211.
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.
An Addendum to Paper PL/20/12 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 items in Paper PL/20/12 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/20/8 be made as follows:-
47.1 Item 6A
Proposal Application for Outline Planning Permission (some matters reserved, access to be considered) Town and Country Planning Act 1990 – Residential Development for up to 100No dwellings (35 affordable), play space, scout hut, canoe storage and community orchard (following demolition of Beaulieu High Street, Acton CO10 0AJ)
Site Location ACTON – Land South East of Barrow Hill, Acton, CO10 0AS
Applicant Innominate Trust (Registered Charity Number 27115) & Leith Planning Investments (Suffolk) Ltd
47.2 The Case Officer presented the application to the Committee outlining the proposal before Members, the layout and location of the site, the previous permission granted in 2017, the contents of the tabled papers including the updated officer recommendation of approval.
47.3 The Case Officer responded to questions from Members on issues including: the property on site to be demolished, the potential for a pedestrian crossing and the response from the Highways Authority, the previous permission granted and the expiry date of that permission, ecological mitigation, proposed education provision, and the width and location of the access road.
47.4 Members considered the representation from Christine Johnson who spoke on behalf of Acton Parish Council.
47.5 The Parish Council representative responded to questions from Members on issues including: the Parish Councils position on the application, the additional conditions suggested by the Parish Council, schooling capacity at the primary school, and public transport provision in the area.
47.6 The Case Officer provided clarification to Members regarding the width of the access road and the plans to widen the footpath, and the proposed landscaping of the site.
47.7 Members considered the representation from Roberta Caradine who spoke as an Objector.
47.8 The Objector responded to questions from Members on issues including: the current application before Members and the previously approved application from 2017.
47.9 Members considered the representation from Paul Kallee-Grover who spoke as the Agent.
47.10 The Agent responded to questions from Members on issues including: the provision of land for the Scouts, the possibility of a crossing being installed on the access road, the number of houses to be built on the site, the viability of the site, and plans for ongoing communication with the local community.
47.11 The Case Officer and the Area Planning Manager advised Members that it would be unjustifiable to condition a crossing as this had not been requested by the Highway Authority on this application or the previous one, however an information note could be added to the resolution.
47.12 Members considered the representation from Councillor Elisabeth Malvisi who spoke as the Ward Member.
47.13 The Ward Member responded to questions from Members on issues including: the possible increase in traffic.
47.14 The Case Officer and the Area Planning Manager commented on the proposed conditions surrounding construction management.
47.15 Following a question from Councillor Busby, the Case Officer provided confirmation regarding the overhead power cables on the site.
47.16 Members debated the application on issues including: the potential increase in traffic, whether a pedestrian crossing could be conditioned, ... view the full minutes text for item 47.
48.1 A short comfort break was taken between 11:45- 11:55 after the completion of DC/20/05361 and before the commencement of DC/21/00082.
48.2 Item 6b
Proposal Planning Application. Change of use of de-designated common room to a general domestic dwelling house (bungalow) development to include parking upgrades. (Retention of works to building under COVID 19 permitted development.)
Site Location BILDESTON – 7 Hill House, Newberry Road, Bildeston, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7 7ET
Applicant Mid Suffolk District Council
48.3 The Case Officer presented the application to the Committee outlining the location and layout of the site, the proposed works to be undertaken, and the officer recommendation of approval.
48.4 The Case Officer and the Area Planning Manager responded to questions from Members on issues including: when the building was converted from sheltered accommodation to flats, who the building is owned by, and the parking provision at the site.
48.5 Councillor Parker proposed that the application be approved as per the Officers recommendation.
48.6 Councillor Osborne seconded the proposal.
48.7 By a unanimous vote.
That the application is GRANTED planning permission and includes the following conditions:-
· Development in accordance with approved plans
· Parking provision provided on site
· PD Removal