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Apologies for absence/substitutions
62.1 Apologies of Absence were received from Councillors Lavinia Hadingham and Matthew Hicks.
62.2 Councillor Roy Barker substituted for Councillor Matthew Hicks.
To receive any declarations of pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest by Members
63.1 Councillor Roy Barker declared a non pecuniary interest in applications 1352/17, DC/17/02783, DC/17/05663, DC/17/04689 as he knew the land owners.
63.2 Councillor Roy Barker declared a non-pecuniary interest in application DC/17/02809 as he knew the agent.
Declarations of lobbying
64.1 None declared.
Declarations of personal site visits
65.1 Councillors Jessica Fleming and Derek Osborne declared that they had undertaken personal site visits.
66.1 It was resolved that the Minutes of the meeting from 14 February 2018 were confirmed and signed as a true record.
To receive notification of petitions in accordance with the Council's Petition Scheme
67.1 None recieved
Note: The Chairman may change the listed order of items to accommodate visiting Ward Members and members of the public.
In accordance with the Council’s procedure for public speaking on planning applications a representation was made as detailed below:
Schedule of Applications
68.1 Item 1
Proposal Outline application with all matters reserved except access for the erection of up to 60 dwellings.
Site Location WALSHAM LE WILLOWS – Land West of Wattisfield Road, Walsham Le Willows, IP31 3BD
Applicant New Hall Properties (Eastern) Ltd
68.2 Members considered the application as presented by the Case Officer and the representations made. Opinion on the application was divided with some Members feeling that the proposal was acceptable and was proposed by Councillor David Whybrow and Seconded by Councillor Field that the application be approved as detailed in the Officer Recommendation.
68.3 By 4 votes to 5
68.4 The Motion was lost
68.5 Members continued to debate the application on the issues including: the consultation response from Suffolk County Council’s Highways Department, whether there was sufficient information to decide the application, and the impact on the village.
68.6 Councillor Diana Kearsley proposed that a site visit be conducted and was seconded by Councillor Roy Barker.
68.7 By 3 votes to 5 with 1 abstention
68.8 The Motion was lost
68.9 The Chair adjourned the meeting between 10:48 and 10:52 to seek Officer advice.
68.10 Members continued to debate the application and a proposal was made by Councillor John Field to defer the application to allow officers to seek further views from Suffolk County Council Highways Department on traffic generation of the site both north and south as well as school trip impact and that the attendance of an SCC Highways Officer be requested at the meeting. Councillor Roy Barker seconded the motion.
68.11 By 5 Votes to 2 with 1 abstention
That the Application be deferred to the next available Development A Committee to allow Officers to seek further views from Suffolk County Council Highways Department on traffic generation of the site both north and south as well as school trip impact. Request attendance of Suffolk County Council Highways Department Highways Officer at the subsequent meeting.
68.13 Item 2
Proposal Outline Planning Application (with all matters reserved) for the erection of up to 22 dwellings.
Site Location WALSHAM LE WILLOWS – Land Opposite, Broad Meadow, Walsham Le Willows, Suffolk
Applicant Sunnyside Farms
68.14 The Case Officer presented the application to the Committee and Members considered the Representations made by the Parish Council and the Agent and Ward Members.
68.15 Members debated the application on the issues including: the viability of the proposal, the size of the properties, and the boundary of the site and the viability of the proposal.
68.16 Councillor David Whybrow proposed that ... view the full minutes text for item 68.