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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 Councillor Melanie Barrett and Councillor Alison Owen.
Councillor Sian Dawson substituted for Councillor Melanie Barrett.
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 held on 17 April 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
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/20/16 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/20/16 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/20/16 be made as follows:-
63.1 Item 6A
Proposal Planning Application – Change of use of land for the erection of 6 dwellings and the siting of 5 holiday cabins including creation of car park and alterations to existing vehicular access
Site Location POLSTEAD- Land adjacent, The Brewers Arms, Bower House Tye, Polstead, Colchester, Suffolk, CO6 5BZ
Applicant Mr Marginson
63.2 The Case Officer presented the application to the Committee outlining the heritage harm, the access point, the landscape harm, the loss of amenity, the lack of affordable housing, and the Officer recommendation for refusal.
63.3 The Case Officer responded to Members’ questions on issues including: the ownership of the site, the agricultural access, the access to the site, and the current 5-year land supply.
63.4 Members considered the representation from Andrew Renshaw who spoke as an Objector.
63.5 The Objector responded to Members’ questions on issues such as opinion in the area.
63.6 Members considered the representation from Shaun Davis who spoke as a Supporter.
63.7 The Supporter responded to Members; questions on issues such as the viability of the public house, the local transport links, and the correlation between the holiday lets and the public house.
63.8 Members considered the representation from Mitch Marginson who spoke as the Applicant.
63.9 The Applicant responded to Members’ questions on issues such as how the bungalows support the business, and if there was a legal agreement in place.
63.10 Members considered the representation from Councillor John Ward, Ward Member, who spoke on the application.
63.11 The Ward Member responded to Members’ questions on issues such as: sustainability.
63.12 Members debated the application on issues including: the site being outside of the development boundary, the isolated location of the site, the over 55s bungalows, and the lack of benefit for the surrounding area.
63.13 Councillor Stephen Plumb proposed that the application be refused as detailed in the officer recommendation. Councillor Lee Parker seconded the proposal.
63.14 By a unanimous vote.
63.15 It was RESOLVED:-
That the application is REFUSED planning permission for the following reasons:
1. The location of the proposed development is not considered to be sustainable because Bower House Tye has no facilities or amenities for local residents, other than the public house. There are no pedestrian footways with street lighting that would easily access facilities or amenities and therefore it is likely that future residents would be heavily reliant on the motor vehicle for everyday needs.
The proposed development, remote from local services, car dependent and offering very limited long term social and economic benefits, does not constitute sustainable development, contrary to Policies CS1, CS11 and CS15 of the Babergh Core Strategy (2014) and paragraphs 8 and 127 of the National Planning Policy Framework 2019.
2. The morphology and uncharacteristic architecture of the proposal would not reflect the ‘dispersed settlement pattern of loosely clustered villages, hamlets and isolated farmsteads’ described in Suffolk County Council’s landscape characterisation of Ancient Rolling Farmlands, which includes this area. The development’s regimented and non-traditional approach to layout ... view the full minutes text for item 63.
Proposal Planning Application – Change of use and conversion of guest room/office to form 1 additional sheltered housing flat.
Site Location LONG MELFORD – Wardens Office, Sheltered Housing, Steeds Meadow, Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk
Applicant Mid Suffolk District Council
64.1 The Case Officer presented the application to the Committee outlining the site location, the changes to the parking area, and the officer recommendation for approval.
64.2 The Case Officer responded to Members’ questions on issues including: the applicant being the council, and whether any of the existing facilities would be removed.
64.3Councillor Peter Beer proposed that the application be approved as detailed in the officer recommendation. Councillor Stephen Plumb seconded the proposal.
By a unanimous vote.
It was RESOLVED: -
That the application is GRANTED planning permission and includes the following conditions:
• Standard time limit (3yrs for implementation of scheme/Outline/Reserved/Section73?)
• Approved Plans (Plans submitted that form this application)
• Removal of Permitted Development rights
• Provision of parking prior to occupation.
65.1 Item 6c
Proposal Application for consent to display an advertisement(s) – illuminated lettering and 5no. panel signs
Site Location HADLEIGH – Hadleigh pool and leisure, Stonehouse Road, Hadleigh, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 5BH
Applicant Babergh District Council
65.2 The Case Officer presented the application to the Committee outlining the proposed external lighting, and the conservation area surrounding the site.
65.3 The Case Officer responded to Members’ questions on issues including: the lighting in the area, the conservation area, and the timing of the lighting.
65.4 Members considered the representation from Carol Schleip of Hadleigh Town Council.
65.5 Members debated the application on issues including: the source of the light, the pre-existing sign, the conservation area, and the material of the panels.
65.6 Councillor Lee Parker proposed that the application be approved as detailed in the officer recommendation. Councillor Stephen Plumb seconded the proposal.
65.7 By a unanimous vote
It was RESOLVED:-
That the advertisement consent application is GRANTED and include the following conditions:-
There advertisements shall only be illuminated between 05:45 to 22.30 Monday to Friday and 06:15- 20:30 Saturday and Sunday.