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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 Councillors Lee Parker and Zac Norman.
Councillor Derek Davis substituted for Councillor Lee Parker.
DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
Members to declare any interests as appropriate in respect of items to be considered at this meeting.
Councillor David Busby declared an interest in application DC/19/01721 and advised the Committee that he would be leaving the room for the entirety of the application.
It was Resolved that the Minutes of the meeting held on the 9 October 2019 were confirmed and signed as a true record.
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.
The provisional date for any site inspections is Wednesday 13 November 2019.
68.1 The Case Officer presented Members with a request for a site visit from Councillor Lee Parker and gave a short presentation regarding DC/19/04391.
That Members undertake a site visit for planning application:
And that members are informed of the site visit details once a date had been set for the item to go before the Committee.
An Addendum to Paper PL/19/17 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/19/17 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/19/17 be made as follows:-
The Chair outlined at the beginning of the meeting that the applications would be taken in the following order:
70.1 Item C
Proposal Planning Application- Erection of 1 no. dwelling and creation of new vehicular access.
Site Location HADLEIGH – 40 George Street, Hadleigh, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 5BE
Applicant Mrs M Quinland
70.2 The Case Officer presented the application to the Committee outlining the proposal before Members, the layout of the site, and the officer recommendation of refusal as detailed in the report.
70.3 Councillor Derek Davis declared a Local Non-Pecuniary interest in the application regarding the application as his Cabinet Portfolio included leisure. The Planning Lawyer advised Councillor Davis that this did not prevent the Councillor taking part in the debate, discussion, and voting on the application.
70.4 Members considered the representation from Gavin Talbot of Hadleigh Town Council who spoke in support of the application.
70.5 The Town Council Representative responded to Members’ questions on issues including: what the public benefits of the proposal were, and the level of heritage harm.
70.6 Members considered the representation from Sheila Larwill who spoke as an Objector.
70.7 Members considered the representation from Ben Elvin who spoke as the Agent.
70.8 The Agent responded to Members’ questions on issues including: that the land in question was not in the curtilage of the listed building until the 1960s, that a modern garage had been built nearby, and the status of a bungalow that had been built nearby.
70.9 The Chair invited Dr Jonathan Duck, part of the Council’s Heritage Team, to explain their response to the application. Dr Duck explained that the curtilage of the area of the listed building was significant to the setting of the building and how the law had changed since the listing of the building and how this effected the consideration of weight when deciding applications.
70.10 Members debated the application on the issues including: the definition of the “contrived” design of the proposal within the parcel of land, the level of harm caused by the development , whether there was any public benefit associated with the application, and the impact upon the wider setting of George Street.
70.11 Councillor Derek Davis proposed that the application be refused as detailed in the officer recommendation. Councillor Stephen Plumb seconded the motion.
That the application is REFUSED planning permission for the following reasons:-
1. The proposed development would result in a cramped and contrived form of development which would be out of character with the existing pattern, character and form of development in this area. The proposed dwelling would be backland development and is considered to be contrary to policies CN01 and HS28 of the Babergh Local Plan (2006). The proposal would also conflict with Section 12 of the NPPF which refers to design and provides that development should respond to local character and history and reflect the identity of local surroundings as well as that it is proper to seek to promote or reinforce local distinctiveness.
2. The application proposal affects the character, setting, and significance of Heritage Asset, the Grade II 40 ... view the full minutes text for item 70.
71.1 A short comfort break was taken between 10:52-11:19 after the completion of application DC/19/03577 but before the commencement of DC/19/01721.
Councillor David Busby left the meeting room before the commencement of application DC/19/01721
71.2 Item B
Proposal Planning Application – Change of Use from Shop (A1) to Bar (A4)
Site Location SUDBURY – 14 Borehamgate Shopping Precinct, King Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2ED
Applicant Café Lounge Ltd
71.3 The Case Officer presented the application to the Committee, outlining the proposal before Members’ the layout of the site, and the officer recommendation of approval with conditions.
71.4 Members considered the representation from the Applicant’s representative David Dadds.
71.5 The Applicants Representative responded to Members’ questions on issues including: the proposed opening hours, entrances to and from the application site, that a sound limiting device was being proposed with the application and that the licensing conditions had been agreed at a separate Licensing Committee.
71.6 The Chair invited the Councils Senior Environmental Health Officer to respond to the points raised regarding noise and sound that would be created by the proposal. The Senior Environmental Health Officer advised that there was concern regarding the noise that could be created from the proposal and the impact that it would have on the residents above. As such the Officer outlined that the recommendation included conditions to ensure the noise level did not adversely affect the residential amenity of occupants of Borehamgate
71.7 The Chair allowed the Applicant’s Representative to respond to The Senior Environmental Health Officers comments and spoke on issues including: the details contained within the report and the ambient sound, that the conditions within the report were excessive in terms of the soundproofing and that there were other options available regarding the sound impact.
71.8 The Applicant’s representative responded to further questions from Members’ on issues including: the management of customers entering and exiting the venue to smoke and whether the lounge would run on a Membership basis.
71.9 Members debated the application on the issues including: the noise that would be created by the proposal later at night and the impact on residential amenity, the closing time of the proposal and the support for the application in the local area.
71.10 Councillor Melanie Barrett proposed that the application be approved as detailed in the officer recommendation with the following amendments:
- Condition 1 to be re-worded to refer to “e-games”.
- Condition 4 to be deleted as duplicate.
- Additional Condition 11 to tie hours of use to those currently enjoyed by License
71.11 Councillor Stephen Plumb seconded the motion.
That the application is GRANTED planning permission and includes the following conditions:-
· Use limited to Sui Generis E-Games Lounge Bar
· Commencement of development
· Approved plans and documents
· Implementation of Noise Management Policy and Dispersal Policy.
· As recommended by Environmental Health:
1.Prior to the commencement of development written details of all proposed works to improve the sound insulation performance of the windows and main doors (including second internal ... view the full minutes text for item 71.
72.1 Councillor David Busby re-joined the meeting after the completion of DC/19/01721 but before the commencement of DC/19/03371.
72.2 Item A
Proposal Submission of details under Outline Planning Permission DC/17/05687 – Access, Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale for a warehouse (Class B8) with ancillary office accommodation (Class B1), associated car parking, van storage, cycle parking, pedestrian access arrangements, landscaping and infrastructure.
Site Location SPROUGHTON – Plot 5 (Development Area 16) Sproughton Enterprise Park, Sproughton Road
Applicant Gleave Partnership Ltd
72.3 The Case Officer presented the application to the Committee outlining the proposal before Members, the layout of the site, and the officer recommendation of approval with conditions.
72.4 Members considered the representation from Aarti O’Leary who spoke as the Applicants Representative.
72.5 The Applicant’s Representative responded to Members’ questions on issues including: the employment that would be created by the site, the traffic movements that would be created from the development, and that the proposal would be working 24 hours a day.
72.6 Councillor John Hinton proposed that the application be approved as detailed in the officer recommendation. Councillor Derek Davis seconded the proposal.
That Members resolved to:
(1) Grant approval of the reserved matters (under application reference DC/19/03371) subject to planning conditions, drafted to the satisfaction of the Chief Planning Officer, including:
- Approved plans and details
- Noise management and mitigation
- Implementation of ecological mitigation
- Contamination remediation
- Site-specific Travel Plan/sustainable transport measures
- As further required by SCC (LHA)
- Local employment and training opportunities plan.