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Apologies for absence/substitutions
Apologies for Absence were received from Councillors Anne Killett, Sarah Mansel and David Whybrow.
Councillor John Matthissen substituted for Councillor Sarah Mansel.
Councillor Andrew Stringer substituted for Councillor Anne Killett.
Councillor Roy Barker substituted for Councillor David Whybrow.
To receive any declarations of pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest by Members
Councillor Roy Barker declared a non-pecuniary interest in applications DC/18/01679 and DC/18/01279 as he knew the landowners.
Councillor Gerard Brewster declared a non-pecuniary interest in application DC/18/01279 as he knew the applicant through his Cabinet Position.
Declarations of lobbying
Councillors Matthew Hicks, Lesley Mayes, David Burn, John Field, Lavinia Hadingham and Diana Kearsley declared that they had been lobbied on application DC/18/01679.
Declarations of personal site visits
It was resolved that the Minutes of the meeting from 4 July were confirmed and signed as a true record.
To receive notification of petitions in accordance with the Council's Petition Scheme
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
23.1 The items of business were taken in the order as follows as set out by the Chair at the beginning of the meeting:
23.2 Item 1
Proposal Proposal for “Mixed use Development” comprising the erection of 3 No. Detached residential dwellings and garages; Erection of 6 No. Small industrial Units (B1) and 1 No. main industrial Unit (B2) all with new vehicular accesses, associated parking, landscaping and boundary treatments
Site Location CREETING ST MARY – Land on East Side, Flordon Road, Creeting St Mary, Ipswich, IP6 8NH
Applicant Mr John Haynes
23.3 The Chair advised the Committee that the application had been withdrawn by the applicant between the publishing of the papers and the Committee meeting.
Application withdrawn by applicant after publication of the agenda but before the Committee meeting.
23.5 Item 3
Proposal Hybrid Application. (1) Erection of 2No warehouses, 2No Offices, creation of car parking and storage yards, landscaping, sustainable urban drainage system, infrastructure and highway improvements. (2) Outline Planning Application. (Access and Landscaping to be considered) for erection of 1No warehouse, erection of an office and associated car parking and storage yard
Site Location WOOLPIT- Land at Lawn Farm, Warren Lane, Woolpit
Applicant Woolpit Business Parks Ltd.
23.6 The Case Officer presented the application to the Committee outlining the proposal, the Officer Recommendation and the late papers from Mid Suffolk District Council’s Environmental Health Team regarding contamination and noise assessments.
23.7 The Case Officer responded to Members questions on issues including: the impact on the listed buildings, the proposed landscaping on the site, the height and width of the bund, the vehicle movements on the site at the AM peak time and PM peak time. The Case Officer responded to further questions on issues including: the impact on local employment the impact on the highways network and that if Members were minded to approve the application a further condition could be added to the recommendation enhancing the landscape buffers, and the impact of policy CS3 on the application.
23.8 The Area Planning manager confirmed to Members that under the Local Plan (1998) the current application site was shown as a field and that if Members were minded to, a condition could be added regarding de-centralising energy source.
23.9 Members considered the representation from the Supporter and the Applicant.
23.10 The Applicant responded to Members questions on issues including: the height of the building, the proposed bund, HGV movements from the site, and the proposed signage scheme.
23.11 The Chair read out an email from the Ward Member, Councillor Jane Storey, who had sent her apologies.
23.12 The Area Planning Manager confirmed that the transport assessment summary showed an AM movement peak ... view the full minutes text for item 23.
Note: Should a site inspection be required for any application, the time and date will be agreed at the meeting.
Would Members please retain the relevant papers for use at that meeting.
24.1 None requested.