Agenda and minutes

Planning & Development Committee - Wednesday 15th November 2017 9.30 am

Venue: Gipping Room, Grafton House

Contact: Linda Slowgrove  01473 432511

Items
No. Item

84.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Vickery.

85.

Unconfirmed Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 100 KB

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

that the Minutes of the meeting held on 18 October 2017 be signed as a true record.

86.

To Confirm or Vary the Order Of Business

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

that the Order of Business be confirmed as printed on the Agenda.

87.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

Councillor Rudkin, being the Executive Portfolio Holder for Culture and Leisure, declared an interest in Items 2 & 3 (IP/17/00824/LBC & IP/17/00825/FUL) and left the room during the consideration of these items.

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PD/17/09 Planning Applications - General Information pdf icon PDF 55 KB

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Minutes:

Throughout these minutes “the Act” means the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended and the “Advertisement Regulations” means the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regulations 1992.

 

In considering the applications the Committee took into consideration representations where indicated by the words “(REPS)” after the individual planning reference number.

 

Item 6 – IP/17/00880/FUL – 5 Rose Lane – was withdrawn prior to the meeting.  The remaining applications were considered in the following order:

 

Items 2 & 3 – IP/17/00824/LBC & IP/17/00825/FUL – Broom Hill Swimming Pool, Sherrington Road

Item 1 – IP/17/00570/FUL – Land between Tye Road and Unity Street, Duke Street

Item 5 – IP/17/00795/REM – Former Eastway Business Park, Europa Way

Item 4 – IP/17/00936/FPC – Car Park, University of Suffolk Campus, Long Street

Item 7 – IP/17/00921/FUL – 8 Bermuda Road

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Land between Tye Road and Unity Street, Duke Street

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Minutes:

REPS

Ward:             HOLYWELLS

 

Proposal:      Erection of 44 residential units, 2 retail kiosks, on site parking and open amenity area.

 

Address:       Land between Tye Road and Unity Street, Duke Street

 

Applicant:     Mr Kanwaljit Singh Rai

 

Agent:            Ms Katherine Seagrief

 

The Senior Planning Officer presented the report illustrated by drawings and photographs.

 

The report was updated with comments from SCC Highways as follows:

 

Notice is hereby given that the County Council as the local Highway Authority does not object to the proposal subject to the imposition of the conditions shown below on any permission to be granted and the completion of a S106 planning obligation of £10,000 to be paid towards the costs to progress a scheme of waiting restrictions. Conditions recommended with regard to details of:

 

           highway improvements,

           new junction with Unity Street,

           vehicular areas, electric vehicle charging,

           surface water drainage,

           lighting,

           bin presentation,

           boundary treatments,

           tree planting and landscaping,

           construction management,

           photographic condition and provision of residents travel pack.

 

Ms Katherine Seagrief, of Brocklehurst Architects, spoke for the applicant in support of the application:-

 

-               Subject to discussion with Officers and public exhibition.

-               Has been the subject of further revision to address comments raised during application.

-               Will improve Unity Street.

-               Empty site. Application supported by various reports such as contaminated land, air quality, noise and archaeological which have informed the design.

-               Will contribute towards the supply of housing and public open space.

Councillor Jones proposed a motion to exclude the public and press in order for the Committee to be briefed on the viability assessment reports and this was AGREED.

 

Resolved:

 

that the public (including the Press) be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item under section 100(A) 1 of the Local Government Act 1972 as it is likely that if members of the public were present during this item there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined within paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

 

Details are included under the separate exempt Minute relating to this application at the end of the Minutes.

 

Resolved:

 

that the public and press be re-admitted.

 

Councillor Jones proposed that an informative be added to request that the parking be reconfigured to eliminate the proposed undercroft parking in light of the concerns raised by Suffolk Police and this was AGREED.

 

RESOLVED:

 

Grant planning permission for the development subject to:-

 

A.        The completion of a legal agreement under the provisions of section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act (1990) dealing with the following matters:

1.         Education - £60,905

2.         Pre-school - £24,364

3.         Libraries – £704

4.         Open space and recreation - £100,135

5.         Open space maintenance contribution - £101,970

6.         Habitat mitigation - £9,020

7.         Affordable housing review mechanism, and trigger points to be agreed.

8.         SCC Highways – Traffic Regulation Order - £10,000

 

B.        Planning conditions in accordance with those set out below (briefly):-

1.         Development  ...  view the full minutes text for item 89.

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PD/17/09 Items 2 & 3 - Applications IP/17/00824/LBC & IP/17/00825/FUL pdf icon PDF 290 KB

Broom Hill Swimming Pool, Sherrington Road

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Minutes:

REPS

Ward:             ST MARGARETS

 

Proposal:      Renovation of swimming pool and associated works/additions including: pool repairs, additional fitness suite building, restoration of kiosk, changing rooms, grandstand, buffet building and improvement to access, parking and refuse management.

 

Address:       Broom Hill Swimming Pool, Sherrington Road

 

Applicant:     Mr Tim Mills

 

Agent:            KLH Architects

 

The Senior Planning Officer presented the report illustrated by drawings and photographs.

 

Mr Alan Wilkinson, of KLH Architects, spoke on behalf of the applicant in support of the application:

 

-           Building is a fine example of Art Deco architecture.

-           Great deal of effort to plan for the restoration of the site.

-           New building element important for viability.

-           All year round income required to achieve this.

-           Proposals include removal of 1960s elements, including wooden roofs to male changing rooms and top hat roof to grandstand.

-           Lido is a much loved public facility.

 

Mr John Ling spoke on behalf of Sherrington Road residents:

 

-           Learned to swim at the pool.

-           Swam for Ipswich and Suffolk.

-           Lived near the site for past 54 years.

-           100% in support of the proposal.

-           Not all Sherrington Road residents are in support.

-           Concerns over traffic and congestion.

-           Loss of resident parking at the Broomhill car park site.

-           Asks that consideration is given to providing additional parking provision within the area.

 

Councillor Lockington spoke as a ward Councillor for St Margaret’s ward:

 

-           Whilst welcoming of the proposal, concerns regarding parking.

-           Broom Hill Road requires signage to stop pool traffic from entering.

-           Food outlet to side of Buffet Building concerns regarding anti-social behaviour.

-           Concerns relating to extraction.

-           No details regarding hours of operation.

-           Overlooking concerns to residents on Broom Hill Road.

-           Drainage concerns.

 

Arising from the debate, it was proposed that conditions be added to request extraction facilities for the food outlet, hours of operation to restrict usage to no later than 10pm, that condition 15 be amended to request that occupancy rate surveys be undertaken as soon as possible and that condition 2 to amended to extend CCTV coverage across the development, and this was AGREED.

 

RESOLVED:

 

Application IP/17/00825/FUL:

 

Grant planning permission for the development subject to:-

 

A)        The completion of a legal agreement under the provisions of section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act (1990) dealing with the following matters:

 

i)       £10,000 review and progress a scheme of traffic regulation orders (waiting, loading and unloading restrictions) on roads within 450m walking distance of the main entrance to the site.

 

B)        Planning conditions in accordance with those set out below (briefly):-

 

1.         Development to be in accordance with plans.

 

2.         Details to be submitted and approved:- External materials including fenestration, hard and soft landscaping scheme including external surfacing; refuse/recycle details and locations including presentation area; lighting columns and light spill details; cycle storage details including lighting and CCTV coverage; details of CCTV coverage of entire area; ecological enhancements; waterproofing/ anti-carbonation coating; new paving and colours; details of Wicksteed  ...  view the full minutes text for item 90.

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PD/17/09 Item 4 - Application IP/17/00936/FPC pdf icon PDF 243 KB

Car Park, University of Suffolk Campus, Long Street

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Minutes:

Ward:             ALEXANDRA

 

Proposal:      Application by Suffolk County Council for construction of a mostly single-storey building for Suffolk Record Offices with a double height search room and two-storey administration building. The proposals also include an education annexe with lecture hall, seminar rooms and learning centre; ancillary café, retail and exhibition space and landscaping. Existing university facility building on site to be demolished.

 

Address:       Car Park, University of Suffolk Campus, Long Street

 

Applicant:     Suffolk County Council

 

Agent:            Mr Annett Thompson

 

The Senior Planning Officer presented the report illustrated by drawings and photographs.

 

Mr Tony Swannell of RIBA Suffolk, spoke in opposition to the application:

 

-               Local resident.

-               Has high aspirations for the project which are not met by the proposal.

-               Recommendations should be expanded upon to require improvement to design.

-               Proposal does not represent good architecture.

 

Councillor Connelly questioned the inclusion of the archive storage facility as part of the development and whether this use would be required in the future as documents could be scanned.

 

Councillor Jones proposed that the full comments of the Ipswich Conservation and Design Panel and the Council’s Conservation and Design Officer be included as part of the response to Suffolk County Council and this was AGREED.

 

RESOLVED:-

 

That the Planning and Development Operations Manager be authorised to write to SCC as per recommendations, including the full comments of the Panel and Conservation and Design Officer:

 

1.            The lack of a masterplan setting for the eastern elevation is where the propose building is at its least communicative (blank, functional volumes), and does not provide a promising setting for future development of the campus. It is considered that this element should be rethought in the context of an overall masterplan.

 

2.            In the interests of promoting sustainable development at least 15% of energy requirements should be from decentralised and renewable or low carbon sources; with the option of a green/living roof being explored, unless demonstrated that this would neither be feasible nor viable. BREEAM Very Good Standard to be met.

 

3.            Details of cycle parking, landscaping, tree protection measures and ecology/biodiversity measures should be subject of formal discharge by means of a planning condition.

 

4.            Concern is also raised with regard to the scale of the storage element given the location of the site within a high profile heritage context.

5.            The full comments of IBC Conservation and Design Officer and the Ipswich Conservation and Design Panel are to be conveyed to the local planning authority.

 

Councillor Jones left the meeting.

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PD/17/09 Item 5 - Application IP/17/00795/REM pdf icon PDF 263 KB

Former Eastway Business Park, Europa Way

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Minutes:

REPS

Ward:             WHITEHOUSE

 

Proposal:      Submission of reserved matters pursuant to outline planning permission IP/13/00943/OUT comprising appearance, landscaping and scale.

 

Address:       Former Eastway Business Park, Europa Way

 

Applicant:     Anderson Design & Build Ltd

 

Agent:            Mr Michael Smith

 

Councillor Gardiner left the meeting.  In the absence of the Chair, Councillor Knowles, as Vice-Chair, took the Chair for the remainder of the meeting.

 

The Senior Planning Officer presented the report illustrated by drawings and photographs.

 

Mr Tom Pike of Anderson Design & Build Ltd acting on behalf of the applicant, spoke in support of the proposals:-

 

-           Outline in 2013 submitted by Inland Homes as the sole applicant.

-           Applicant is a joint partnership of Inland Homes and Anderson Design & Build Ltd.

-           Outline approved layout, access and s106 including affordable housing.

-           Proposal is for scale, appearance and landscaping.

-           Submission accords with the outline approval.

-           Proposal is compatible with development to the east.

-           Two distinct character areas formed. Modern detailing applied.

-           Amended designs submitted following comments received from the Conservation and Design Panel, and Suffolk Police.

-           Detailed landscaping plan submitted and supported by Parks team.

-           Good working relationship with officers.

 

Councillor Jones raised concerns regarding internal space standards as some of the units did not comply with the current national standards. Councillor Jones proposed to defer the application so that this detail and the number of deficit units could be ascertained, but there was no seconder for this motion.

 

RESOLVED:-

 

Grant planning permission upon condition that (briefly):-

 

1.         Development to be in accordance with plans.

 

2.         Specific landscaping details to be provided for tree planting pits.

 

3.         Replacement planting within 10 year period if soft landscaping removed or become seriously damaged or diseased.

 

INFORMATIVES:

 

1.         The applicant is reminded that those conditions attached to outline planning permission 13/00943/OUT remain extant and of effect.

 

Councillor Rudkin left the meeting.

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PD/17/09 Item 6 - Application IP/17/00880/FUL pdf icon PDF 227 KB

5 Rose Lane

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Ward:             ALEXANDRA

 

Proposal:      Continued use of warehouse as a temporary car park for a further period of three years (renewal of planning permission IP/15/00519/FUL).

 

Address:       5 Rose Lane

 

Applicant:     Mr Nelson

 

Agent:            Poole and Pattle Chartered Architects

 

This application was withdrawn prior to the meeting.

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PD/17/09 Item 7 - Application IP/17/00921/FUL pdf icon PDF 229 KB

8 Bermuda Road

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Minutes:

Ward:             PRIORY HEATH

 

Proposal:      Change of use from industrial (B2) to indoor climbing centre (D2).

 

Address:       8 Bermuda Road

 

Applicant:     Avid Climbing Ltd

 

Agent:            Locus Planning Ltd

 

The Senior Planning Officer presented the report illustrated by drawings and photographs.

 

The report was updated with a revised parking plan that now provided 42 car spaces and 20 cycle spaces.

 

Mr James Platt, of Locus Planning Ltd, spoke on behalf of the applicant in support of the application:

 

-               Subject to extensive pre-application consideration.

-               Very few such facilities, represents a good and accessible activity.

-               Specific requirements for such a use and therefore limited opportunities where sites are appropriate.

-               Has been subject to sequential approach.

-               Would be number of benefits, including employment.

-               Accessible site close to district centre.

-               Acceptable having regard to local policy.

 

RESOLVED:-

 

Grant planning permission subject to the following conditions (briefly):-

 

1.            Development to be in accordance with the approved drawings.

 

2.            Details of cycle parking and disabled parking to be submitted and approved by the LPA.

 

3.            Use restricted to indoor climbing centre within Class D2 and ancillary café.

 

INFORMATIVES:

 

1.         External plant and/or extraction equipment will require planning permission.

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95.1.     Councillor Gage thanked officers for the support given leading to the dismissal of the appeal relating to the 31 Norbury Road application.

 

Resolved: 

 

that the information for Councillors be noted.

 


 

NOT FOR PUBLICATION

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PD/17/09 Item 1 - Application IP/17/00570/FUL - Exempt Minute