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Apologies for absence/substitutions
Apologies of absence were received from Councillors Anne Killett and David Whybrow.
Councillor John Matthissen substituted for Councillor Anne Killett.
To receive any declarations of pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest by Members
Councillor Lavinia Hadingham declared a non- pecuniary interest in application DC/17/03920 as she knew the land owner.
Councillor Matthew Hicks declared a non-pecuniary interest in application DC/18/00192 as the County Councillor for the area.
Declarations of lobbying
All Members declared that they had been lobbied on application DC/18/01679.
Councillor Matthew Hicks declared that he had been lobbied in the past regarding highways access on previous applications on the site of DC/18/00192.
Declarations of personal site visits
It was resolved that the Minutes of the meeting from 1 August 2018 were confirmed and signed as a true record subject to an amendment from the Governance Officer for clarification on point 23.27 to read:
The Case Officer advised Members that in his capacity he had not seen a response from the Highways authority on other applications that included concerns regarding tandem parking and advised Members that the Applicant still had time remaining on the outline permission to submit a further application.
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
31.1 Item 1
Proposal Submission of details Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale under Outline Planning Permission 4911/16/OUT: For the creation of 240 no. one, two, three and four bedroom houses and apartments plus associated roads, parking, landscaping, drainage systems and community parkland.
Site Location ELMSWELL- Land Adjacent To Wetherden Road, Elmswell, IP30 9DG
Applicant Crest Nicholson Eastern
31.2 The Corporate Manager for Growth and Sustainable Planning addressed the Committee requesting that Members defer the application to enable a review of comparable cases raised by the applicant in submissions and their treatment of tandem parking in the interest of consistency of decision making.
31.3 Members commented on the issue of tandem parking and that this was apparent on another site on the agenda.
31.4 Councillor Gerard Brewster proposed that the application be deferred as requested by the Corporate Manager for Growth and Sustainable Planning. Councillor Lavinia Hadingham seconded the motion.
31.5 By 7 votes to 1
Deferred from Committee at the request of the Corporate Manager for Growth and Sustainable Planning to enable a review of comparable cases and their treatment of tandem parking in the interest of consistency of decision making.
31.7 Councillor Lavinia Hadingham left the room before the commencement of application DC/17/03920.
31.8 Item 2
Proposal Planning Application – Erection of straw barn and biomass building
Site Location BROME AND OAKLEY – Church Farm, Nicks Lane, Brome and Oakley, IP23 8AN
Applicant A O West
31.9 The Case Officer presented the application to the Committee outlining the proposal, the Officer Recommendation, and the tabled papers before Members. The Case Office also reccomended an additional condition that the flue for the biomass plant would not exceed 12 metres above ground level.
31.10 The Case Officer responded to Members’ questions on issues including: that the site did not come before Members at the same time as application 1307/17, the environmental impact of the biomass plant, the decentralised energy conditions in relation to application 1307/17 and that the height of the biomass plant structure would be 5.6 metres tall.
31.11 Members considered the representation from the Ward Member.
31.12 Members debated the application on the issues including: whether the Environment Agency would need to provide a permit for the use of the biomass plant.
31.13 The Corporate Manager for Growth and Sustainable Planning advised Members that if so minded, that an informative note could be added to the recommendation for the applicant reminding them of their requirements with regards to permits.
31.14 Councillor John Field proposed that the application be approved as detailed in the Officer Recommendation with the addition of an informative note reminding the applicant of their requirements with regards to permits.
31.15 Councillor Gerard Brewster seconded the proposal. ... view the full minutes text for item 31.
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.
32.1 None requested.