7.1 Item 1
Proposal Full Planning Application- Erection of 7 no. dwellings and associated carports following demolition of 2 no. existing dwellings (proposal would utilise existing access)
Site Location BRETTENHAM- Old Buckenham Hall School, Brettenham Park, Brettenham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 7PH
Applicant Old Buckenham Hall Educational Trust Limited and Granville P
7.2 The Case Officer presented the application to the Committee outlining the proposal before Members, the layout of the site, and the Officer Recommendation of Approval with conditions.
7.3 Members considered the representation from Paul Bendall of Brettenham Parish Council who spoke against the application.
7.4 The Parish Council representative responded to Members’ questions on issues including: public comments regarding the application, and the size and scale of the development.
7.5 Members considered the representation from David Griffiths who spoke as the Applicant and Edward Gittins who spoke as the Agent.
7.6 The Applicant and Agent responded to Members’ questions on issues including: the facilities at the school that would be available to the community, alternative methods of funding, the possibility of further development, that approximately 95 people were employed at the school, and the comments that had been received by Historic England.
7.7 Councillor Robert Lindsay left the meeting before the public speaking section of the meeting began. A statement regarding the application from Councillor Lindsay was read out by the Governance Officer.
7.8 Members debated the application on the issues including: the definition of enabling development as used by Historic England in their response and the weight of their response, that there was no Affordable Housing on the site, the visual impact on the surrounding area, and the impact on the existing trees in the area.
7.9 At the request of the Chair, the Applicant provided answered a question from the Committee confirming that there is a footpath across the parkland.
7.10 The Heritage and Design Officer advised Members that there would be minimal harm to the listed building opposite the application site due to the existing arrangement of the settlement and that the landscape was part of the halls heritage consideration.
7.11 Members continued to debate the application on the issues including: the harm to the listed heritage assets, the economic benefits of supporting employment in the area, and the sustainability of the proposal.
7.12 Councillor Lee Parker proposed that the application be approved as detailed in the officer recommendation. Councillor Adrian Osborne seconded the motion.
7.13 Members continued to debate the application on the issues including: the public benefits of the proposal and its relationship to policy CN06.
(1) Subject to the prior legal agreement on appropriate terms to the satisfaction of the Acting Chief Planning Officer – Planning for Growth to secure:
· Repair, Maintenance and Improvement works to the Listed Buildings
(2) That the Acting Chief Planning Officer – Planning for Growth be authorised to Grant Planning Permission upon completion of the legal agreement subject to conditions as summarised below and those as may be deemed necessary by the Acting Chief Planning Officer:
· Standard Time limit
· Approved Plans and Documents
· Detailed Landscaping Scheme and Aftercare
· Details, Samples and Colours of external facing and roofing materials
· Those required by the Local Highway Authority (Access, Visibility Splays, Surfacing, Drainage, Turning and Parking, Refuse and Recycle Bins)
· Deliveries Management Plan – to be implemented during construction phase
· Working hours during construction phase
· Land Contamination Condition – As advised by the EA
· Tree protection measures
· Removal of Permitted Development Rights
(3) That in the event of the legal agreement referred to in Resolution (1) above not being secured that the Acting Chief Planning Officer – Planning for Growth be authorised to refuse the application on appropriate grounds.