Agenda and minutes

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

Venue: Gipping Room, Grafton House

Contact: Linda Slowgrove  01473 432511

Items
No. Item

136.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Connelly.

137.

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To consider the Minutes of the meeting held on 7 February 2018.

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

that the Minutes of the meeting held on 7 February 2018 be signed as a true record.

138.

To Confirm or Vary the Order Of Business

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

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

139.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

Councillor Knowles, being acquainted with one of the objectors, declared an interest in Item 4 (IP/18/00020/FUL) and left the room during the consideration of this item.

 

Councillor Carnall, speaking as a ward Councillor on behalf of residents, declared an interest in Item 2 (IP/18/00061/FUL) and left the room after making representations on this item.

 

Councillor Cook, being known to one of the objectors, declared an interest in Item 1 (IP/18/00049/FUL) and left the room during the consideration of this item.

140.

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Additional documents:

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 1 – IP/18/00049/FUL – 2 Highfield Approach

Item 3 – IP/18/00010/FUL – Parklands Store adjacent to 16A Park Road

Item 2 – IP/18/00061/FUL – 24 Ladywood Road

Item 4 – IP/18/00020/FUL – 41 Cowper Street

Item 5 – IP/17/00880/FUL – 5 Rose Lane

141.

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2 Highfield Approach

Additional documents:

Minutes:

REPS

Ward:             CASTLE HILL

 

Proposal:      Extension, alteration and conversion of existing dwelling to create four two-storey, two bedroom dwellings with associated external works.

 

Address:       2 Highfield Approach

 

Applicant:     Mr Martin and Mrs Laura Last

 

Agent:            Last and Tricker Partnership

 

The Acting Development Management Team Leader presented the report illustrated by drawings and photographs.

 

The report was updated as follows:

 

Late reps received as below:

 

Owner/occupier of 73 Beechcroft Road, Ipswich, IP1 6BE, received 27.2.18

Owner/occupier of 12 Kelvin Road, Ipswich, IP1 5EH, received 3.3.18

 

Issues raised:

 

1.         Proposal out of character – being a terrace.

2.         Increase in on-street parking – highway safety concerns.

3.         Ipswich Garden Suburb removes justification for increased density.

 

The applicant submitted a parking survey of the current on-street situation at Highfield Approach (taken between 12th February and 2nd March). This was summarised as below:

 

-           Ample on-street parking available on both sides of road, including at times of church mass.

-           Highfield Approach 7.6m wide and footpaths over 2m side. Current standards would only require 5.5m carriageway.

-           Applicant has lived at property for 29 years and experienced no problems with on-street parking.

-           No recorded personal injury road traffic collisions on Highfield Approach within the last 5 years.

 

Mr Martin Last, the applicant, spoke in support of the proposals:-

 

-        Lived at the property for 29 years.

-        Need to move to a smaller property.

-        IBC Urban Design Officer supports the proposal.

-        SCC Highways raised no objection.

-        Conservation and Design Panel do not consider proposal to be an overdevelopment and layout was broadly acceptable.

-        Existing house has no architectural merit.

-        Proposal would enhance this corner site.

-        Applicant had meeting with Church members on 11.2.18 who raised no objection.

-        Only 1 objection received from properties within Highfield Approach.

-        Most parishioners of Church support principle of development.

-        Terrace is not out of character within this area of Norwich Road.

-        Have not witnessed any road traffic accidents in 29 years.

-        Road is relatively short in length – no highway objection.

-        Parking survey – only shows busy on a Sunday.

-        Church Hall car park has 20 spaces and on-street 18 spaces.

-        Road width is 7.6m – capacity for on-street parking on both sides.

-        Applicant and wife regularly park on-street therefore these cars would be removed.

-        If parking was a problem applicant would have widened drive.

-        Bus shelter next to site on Norwich Road.

-        Proposal is for 2 x 2 bedroom/4 persons and 2 x 2 bedroom/3 persons.

-        Proposals offer modern and functional floor areas.

-        Gardens have a south-east aspect.

-        Sheds are proposed for secure cycle parking.

-        Boundary fences to be retained.

-        Proposals offer affordable housing for young people.

 

Councillor Fisher spoke on behalf of local objector, outlining concerns against the proposals:-

 

-        Proposal is an over-development of the site.

-        Road junction is dangerous.

-        Street parking causes highway safety concerns.

-        Concerns over construction  ...  view the full minutes text for item 141.

142.

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24 Ladywood Road

Additional documents:

Minutes:

REPS

Ward:             BIXLEY

 

Proposal:      Erection of single-storey outbuilding in rear garden.

 

Address:       24 Ladywood Road

 

Applicant:     Mr D Barnett

 

Agent:            Max Design

 

The Acting Development Management Team Leader presented the report illustrated by drawings and photographs.

 

The report was updated with the imposition of an additional planning condition as follows:

 

Condition 2 – Development to be built in accordance with the approved plans.

 

Councillor Carnall spoke on behalf of objectors at Mayfield Road, outlining concerns against the proposals:-

 

-           Proposal covers the width of garden.

-           Proposal only 0.5m from rear boundary.

-           Proposal is nearer to living area of residents in Mayfield Road than to the applicants.

-           15m to rear elevation of Mayfield Road properties.

-           Proposal 3.5m in height.

-           Overshadowing of garden.

-           This area of the garden was a focus for parties.

-           Noise concerns linked to parties.

-           Do not agree with report that less noise if building erected.

-           Proposal detrimental to residents, loss of privacy, loss of light and increase in noise.

-           Concerns that building would change to an office use.

 

Councillor Jones proposed that the application be deferred for a site visit and this was agreed.

 

RESOLVED:

 

that the application be deferred for a site visit.

143.

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Parklands Store adjacent to 16A Park Road

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Ward:             ST MARGARETS

 

Proposal:      Conversion of stable block into a residence and erection of part single-storey, part one and a half-storey extension.

 

Address:       Parklands Store adjacent to 16A Park Road

 

Applicant:     Mr Simon Farr

 

Agent:            Mr Andrew Hughes

 

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

 

Mr Andrew Hughes, agent for the application, spoke in support of the proposals:

 

-           Applicants intend to move to Ipswich and require large house with studio space.

-           Has been revised when compared with previous proposal which was considered to be excessive.

-           Contemporary extension would improve character and quality of area.

 

RESOLVED:-

 

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

 

1.         Development to be in accordance with approved drawings.

 

2.         Conditions relating to access, bin storage and vehicular areas.

 

3.         Details regarding cycle parking, external facing materials, further bat survey and ecological/habitat features including gaps within boundaries to allow for ecological movement.

 

4.         Development to be carried out in accordance with the recommendations of tree and ecological reports.

144.

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41 Cowper Street

Additional documents:

Minutes:

REPS

Ward:             ST JOHNS

 

Proposal:      Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of three new dwellings (one detached/one pair of semi-detached units).

 

Address:       41 Cowper Street

 

Applicant:     Mr Tony Marks

 

Agent:            Ian Smillie Architectural Services

 

The Senior Planning Officer presented the report illustrated by drawings and photographs.  Committee members attended a site visit on 5 March 2018.

 

RESOLVED:-

 

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

 

1.         Development to be in accordance with approved drawings.

 

2.         Conditions relating to water and energy efficiency unless demonstrated not feasible or viable.

 

3.         Details relating to external facing materials, boundary treatments, ecological and habitat measures and cycle parking.

 

4.         Conditions relating to provision of vehicular areas, access, bin storage and means to prevent surface water drainage runoff onto the highway.

 

5.         Reporting of unexpected contamination.

145.

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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

 

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

 

The application had been revised to restrict parking to just the area inside the warehouse, providing 38 spaces.

 

RESOLVED:-

 

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

 

1.         Use shall cease on or before 07 March 2019.

2.         Parking to be restricted to short-stay use (no more than 5 hours).

 

3.         A minimum of 6% of the car parking spaces provided shall be laid out and reserved for use by disabled drivers only.

 

4.         Details of cycle parking to be submitted, approved and implemented within 2 months of the decision.

146.

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Minutes:

146.1. The Acting Operations Manager for Planning & Development clarified that, in future, site notices would no longer be posted in public for most householder planning applications.

146.2. The Acting Operations Manager for Planning & Development commented that it was likely that there would at least one application relating to the Ipswich Garden Suburb development coming to the next meeting on 4 April 2018 and this would be accommodated as part of the scheduled meeting; a corresponding site visit would be scheduled for the morning of Tuesday 3 April 2018.

 

Resolved:

 

that the information for Councillors be noted.