Agenda and minutes

Planning & Development Committee - Wednesday 4th April 2018 9.30 am

Venue: Gipping Room, Grafton House

Contact: Linda Slowgrove  01473 432511

Items
No. Item

147.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

148.

Unconfirmed Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 75 KB

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

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

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

149.

To Confirm or Vary the Order Of Business

Minutes:

Councillor Vickery proposed that Item 1 (IP/16/00608/FUL) and Item 2 (IP/14/00638/OUTFL) be deferred in order to allow more time to consider all of the documentation and to receive the outcome of the consultation on the Environmental Statement Air Quality Addendum; this motion was put to the meeting and was lost.

 

Resolved:

 

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

150.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

Councillor Carnall, having previously spoken as a ward Councillor on behalf of residents, declared an interest in Item 3 (IP/18/00061/FUL) and left the room during the consideration of this item.

151.

PD/17/14 Planning Applications - General Information pdf icon PDF 7 KB

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 3 – IP/18/00061/FUL – 24 Ladywood Road

Item 4 – IP/18/00017/FUL – 15-17 Larchcroft Close

Item 1 – IP/16/00608/OUT – Land to the North of the Railway Line and East of Henley Road

Item 2 – IP/14/00638/OUTFL – Land to the South of the Railway Line, Westerfield Road

152.

PD/17/14 Item 1 - Application IP/16/00608/OUT pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Land to the North of the Railway Line and East of Henley Road

Additional documents:

Minutes:

REPS

Ward:             WHITTON

 

Proposal:     An outline planning application for a mixed use development comprising up to 1,100 residential dwellings (use class C3); a local centre (to accommodate up to 250sqm (net) of convenience floor space (A1), up to 300sqm of comparison floorspace (A1), up to 250sqm in use classes A1-A5 and up to 500sqm community centre (D1)); provision of land for a primary school (D1); provision of sports facilities, Country Park (including visitor centre (D1)); open space (including amenity space, children's play areas and allotments) and sustainable urban drainage systems; associated landscaping, infrastructure and engineering/earthworks; creation of 2 new vehicular accesses from Henley Road, 1 vehicular access from Westerfield Road (to  serve Country Park only), and provision of access points to allow for pedestrian/cycle bridge over railway and vehicular bridge over railway. An Environmental Statement has been submitted with the application under the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 (as amended).

 

Address:       Land North of the Railway Line and East of Henley Road

 

Applicant:     Crest Nicholson

 

Agent:            Barton Willmore

 

The Chief Executive provided an introduction to the overall Ipswich Garden Suburb development. 


The Acting Operations Manager for Planning & Development and the Principal Planning Officer presented the report in detail illustrated by plans and photographs. 

 

The report was updated by late representations. These papers had been circulated to Members of the Planning and Development Committee prior to the meeting.  These late representations included consultation responses to the Environmental Statement Addendum from the Environment Agency (no additional comments); Mid Suffolk and Babergh District Council (no comments) and Natural England (no comments).

 

Highways England recommended that planning permission not be granted before 30th May 2018 to allow consideration of the Transport Assessment. It was advised that IBC Officers had been in contact with Highways England with regard to this consultation. Highways England advised that the consultation was likely to be received by IBC earlier than 30th May 2018. IBC Officers advised that Highways England had already raised no objection to application IP/14/00638/OUTFL (Item 2 on the Agenda). Officers also confirmed that the resolution before the Planning and Development Committee had therefore been updated to ensure that in the event that any such representations raised any new significant issues that had not currently addressed in this report or materially affected its content the application would be referred back to the Planning and Development Committee for further consideration.  

 

Suffolk Constabulary had provided a consultation response which was referred to in more detail within the main presentation of the application. The Principal Planning Officer advised Members of the Planning and Development Committee that the contents of this consultation response did not alter the approach set out within the Committee papers in that space would be made available within the community building in the district centre (as part of the Fonnereau neighbourhood) for Police. Furthermore as a result of the sensitive viability of the scheme officers considered that the level of contribution sought on behalf of Suffolk Constabulary could  ...  view the full minutes text for item 152.

153.

PD/17/14 Item 2 - Application IP/14/00638/OUTFL pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Land to the South of the Railway Line, Westerfield Road

Additional documents:

Minutes:

REPS

Ward:             ST MARGARETS

 

Proposal:     An outline planning application for a mixed use development for up to 815 dwellings (C3); a district centre (with up to 6,040 sqm of floor space in the following use classes: A1 retail (not exceeding 4,540 sqm), financial services (A2), restaurants, pubs and takeaways (A3, A4, A5), business uses (B1a), dwellings and institutional residential uses (C2,C3) and non-residential institutions (including health centre (D1) and leisure uses (D2)); a primary school (D1); vehicular access from Westerfield Road (x2) and Henley Road (cycle, pedestrian, emergency vehicle, temporary bus route only); provision of public amenity space; provision of infrastructure (including highways, parking, cycle, pedestrian routes, utilities and sustainable drainage systems); landscaping and engineering works (including ground remodelling and enabling works). Works proposed will affect Tree Preservation Orders and public right of ways within the application site. An Environmental Statement has been submitted with the application under the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 as amended).

 

Address:       Land South of the Railway Line, Westerfield Road

 

Applicant:     CBRE SPUK III (No.45) Ltd, Mersea Homes (Ipswich) Ltd

 

Agent:            Mr Arwel Owen

 

The Chief Executive provided a brief introduction to this Ipswich Garden Suburb application.  Members had undertaken a site visit on 3 April 2018.


The Acting Operations Manager for Planning & Development and the Principal Planning Officer presented the report in detail illustrated by plans and photographs. 

 

The report was updated by late representations. These papers had been circulated to Members of the Planning and Development Committee prior to the meeting.

 

It was advised that a total of 8 letters of representations had been received including from the Northern Fringe Protection Group and Save Our Countryside Spaces and 4 proformas. The late representations raised issues including matters of air quality, pollution and loss of green belt.

 

It was advised that a further 42 representations were received and tabled for Members on the day of Planning and Development Committee. These included 41 proformas and 1 email. The proformas raised matters of air quality. The email raised concerns over drainage.

 

The Principal Planning Officer advised Members that they had previously heard from the Council’s Environmental Health Officer as part of this Committee meeting who provided a detailed statement in response to the air quality observations that had been raised in response to the publication of the committee report. For clarity the Officer advised that the ESFA ensured that the location of the fifth Ipswich AQMA was modelled and as such no further information was sought and that this approach was accepted by the IBC Environmental Protection Team.

 

The Principal Planning Officer advised that as set out in the papers, the exact mechanism to secure the site for the Secondary School was still under consideration with Suffolk County Council. As the committee report detailed, this would be through a s106 obligation and/or planning occupancy condition and the Officer advised that the resolution sought delegation to the Head of Development to secure the most appropriate mechanism to ensure  ...  view the full minutes text for item 153.

154.

PD/17/14 Item 3 - Application IP/18/00061/FUL pdf icon PDF 769 KB

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

 

Members made a site visit 3rd April 2018 to the application site and neighbouring properties No’s 42 7 44 Mayfield Road.

 

The Acting Development Management Team Leader presented the report illustrated by drawings and photographs.  Members of the Committee had undertaken a site visit on 3 April 2018.

 

RESOLVED:-

 

Grant planning permission upon condition that (briefly):-

 

1.         Development to be in accordance with approved drawings.

 

2.         The hereby-approved building shall only be used for purposes ancillary to the existing dwelling.

 

INFORMATIVES:

 

1.         Construction Hours

155.

PD/17/14 Item 4 - Application IP/18/00017/FUL pdf icon PDF 799 KB

15-17 Larchcroft Close

Additional documents:

Minutes:

REPS

Ward:             WHITTON

 

Proposal:      Erection of a two-storey detached dwelling with attached garage and garage for No. 15; existing garage for No. 15 to be demolished.

 

Address:       15-17 Larchcroft Close

 

Applicant:     Mr B Hemming

 

Agent:            David Clarke Associates

 

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

 

Mr Hemming, applicant, spoke in support of the application:

-        Speaking on behalf of himself and occupant of No.15;

-        Both have large gardens that are difficult to maintain;

-        22 properties in Larchcroft Close, 11 occupied by families, and many of the properties have been extended; and

-        Proposal will provide a dwelling for a young family.

 

RESOLVED:-

 

Grant planning permission upon condition that (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, hard and soft landscaping, boundary treatments, ecological and habitat measures and cycle parking.

 

4.         Conditions relating to provision of vehicular access, bin storage, surface water drainage and provision of vehicular areas.

 

5.         Reporting of unexpected contamination.

 

6.         Submission of Construction Management Plan.

 

INFORMATIVES:

 

1.         Ipswich Borough Council supports the use of automatic sprinkler systems.

156.

PD/17/14 Information for Councillors pdf icon PDF 6 KB

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

that the information for Councillors be noted.

 

As PD/17/14 Item 1 (application IP/16/00608/OUT) and PD/17/14 Item 2 (application IP/14/00638/OUTFL) had been considered without referring to the details of the exempt information, Agenda Items 6, 7 and 8 were not required.