Agenda and minutes

Planning & Development Committee - Wednesday 7th February 2018 9.30 am

Venue: Gipping Room, Grafton House

Contact: Linda Slowgrove  01473 432511

Items
No. Item

125.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

126.

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To consider the Minutes of the meeting held on 10 January 2018.

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

that the Minutes of the meeting held on 10 January 2018 be signed as a true record.

127.

To Confirm or Vary the Order Of Business

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

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

128.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

Councillor Gage, considering herself to be pre-determined, declared an interest in Item 1 (IP/17/01186/FUL) and left the room during the consideration of this item.

129.

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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.

 

The applications were considered in the following order:

 

Item 2 – IP/17/01201/FUL – Cardinal Park, Grafton Way

Item 1 – IP/17/01186/FUL – 785 Woodbride Road

Item 3 – IP/18/00024/FUL – Waterfront Car Park, St Peters Dock

Item 4 – IP/17/01204/FPF – Fringe Area Application, Former Sugar Beet Factory Site

130.

PD/17/12 Item 1 - Application IP/17/01186/FUL pdf icon PDF 188 KB

785 Woodbridge Road

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Ward:             BIXLEY

 

Proposal:      Retention of shopfront.

 

Address:       785 Woodbridge Road

 

Applicant:     Ipswich Dry Cleaners

 

Agent:            EDRM

 

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

 

A late representation was received from the occupier of 787 Woodbridge Road, IP4 4NN on 12.1.18 - issues raised:-

 

·                Reference made to previous application that refused planning permission and representation was made.

·                Concern regarding lack of enforcement action.

·                External finish poor.

·                Concerns raised regarding noise and disturbance from use.

 

Councillor Gardiner commented that there was an illuminated sign that was being left on inside the shop all the time and asked whether this could be switched off at night.

 

RESOLVED:-

 

Grant consent subject to the following condition (briefly):-

 

1.            The two damaged timber corbels above the recessed entrance door are to be repaired using matching materials and vinyl stallriser feature installed within two months of the decision.

131.

PD/17/12 Item 2 - Application IP/17/01201/FUL pdf icon PDF 228 KB

Cardinal Park, Grafton Way

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REPS

Ward:             ALEXANDRA

 

Proposal:      Installation of outdoor seating in relation to existing restaurant units, enhancements to external elevations and lighting.

 

Address:       Cardinal Park, Grafton Way

 

Applicant:     Legal & General

 

Agent:            WYG

 

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

 

RESOLVED:-

 

Grant consent subject to the following condition (briefly):-

 

1.            Development to be in accordance with approved drawings.

2.            Areas indicated for the purposes of manoeuvring and parking, including disabled car parking to be provided and retained.

3.            Luminance levels of lighting to be in accordance with submitted lighting plan.

4.            Prior to commencement of works relating to the elevation works, details of materials and detailing to be provided and approved.

132.

PD/17/12 Item 3 - Application IP/18/00024/FUL pdf icon PDF 232 KB

Waterfront Car Park, St Peters Dock

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Ward:             ALEXANDRA

 

Proposal:      Renewal of pay and display car park for a further 3 years previously approved under IP/16/01186/FUL.

 

Address:       Waterfront Car Park, St Peters Dock

 

Applicant:     Total Car Parks Limited

 

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

 

Councillor Jones proposed that boundary treatment be considered in respect of the damaged wall on College Street and this was agreed.

 

RESOLVED:-

 

Grant consent subject to the following condition (briefly):-

 

1.            Use shall cease on or before 8th February 2019.

2.            Between the hours of 09:30am and 18:00pm Monday to Fridays, the car park shall be used as a short stay car park only, with financial disincentives in place to discourage the parking of vehicles for periods of more than 4 hours.

3.            Short stay car park shall not be open to the public between the hours of 06:30am and 09:30am Monday to Fridays. Secure barrier to St Peters Dock approved under condition 3 of planning permission IP/15/00252/FUL to be retained.

4.            Within 1 month of the date of this approval, a scheme for the improvement of the College Street frontage of the site shall be submitted to the Local Planning Authority for approval in writing. Within 1 month of any approval the improvement scheme shall be carried out in accordance with that approval. Thereafter the development shall remain in accordance with the approved scheme.

5.            The site improvement works such as lighting and provision of 1 disabled bay approved under condition 4 of planning permission IP/15/00252/FUL to be retained.

6.            No direct means of vehicle access shall be constructed from College Street to the site.

133.

PD/17/12 Item 4 - Application IP/17/01204/FPF pdf icon PDF 184 KB

Fringe Area Applications: Former Sugar Beet Factory Site

Minutes:

Ward:             FRINGE AREA

 

Proposal:      Erection of a high bay distribution unit (B8) with ancillary offices (B1) and gatehouse, together with associated landscaping, drainage and parking at Plot A Sproughton Enterprise Park (Sugar Beet Factory Sproughton Road).

 

Address:       Former Sugar Beet Factory Site, Sproughton Road

 

Applicant:     Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Council

 

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

 

Councillor Jones proposed that the response to Babergh District Council should place greater emphasis on the need to improve cycle access along the river and also highlight the employment benefit to Ipswich and the surrounding areas, and this was agreed.

Councillor Jones proposed that the response should request that consideration be given to the appropriateness of the colour of the cladding for the high element of the development, as the proposed white cladding was not appropriate, and this was agreed.

 

Councillor Connelly proposed that the response should request that consideration be given to the provision of electric vehicle charging points within the car park of the development in line with Suffolk Parking Standards, and this was agreed.

 

RESOLVED:-

 

That the Planning and Development Operations Manager be authorised to write to Babergh District Council, stating that Ipswich Borough Council makes the following comments:

 

Ipswich Borough Council raises no objection to the proposal subject to opportunities for sustainable transport modes being maximised. The Council comments that employment use would support economic sustainability of the area and use of the site.

 

Consideration should be given as to the appropriateness of the external colour of the cladding materials and its long-term maintenance. Proposals should be in accordance with Suffolk Guidance for Parking with regard to car and cycle parking.

134.

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134.1.The Acting Operations Manager for Planning & Development commented that the appeal decision was in relation to the first planning application received by the Council for a 48-sheet digital advertising display, and the Planning Inspectorate had considered that one of the proposed conditions was not necessary.

134.2.Councillor Jones congratulated the Planning Officers on the successful Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) bid of £9.8million to deliver infrastructure for the Ipswich Garden Suburb development.

 

Resolved:

 

that the information for Councillors be noted.

 

Councillor Harsant left the meeting.

135.

Times of Meetings on 7 March 2018

Minutes:

135.1.The Principal Planning Officer for Special Projects reported that 2 applications relating to the Ipswich Garden Suburb were being progressed and could potentially be ready for consideration at the March committee meeting.  The applications were currently being reviewed following the successful HIF bid, which would deliver the Country Park and 2 bridges within the development.  Committee members would be informed by the end of the week whether an additional meeting would be required on 7 March 2018.