Agenda and minutes

Planning & Development Committee - Wednesday 25th April 2018 9.30 am

Venue: Orwell Room, Grafton House. View directions

Contact: Linda Slowgrove  01473 432511

Items
No. Item

157.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Carnall and Councillor Rudkin.

158.

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Minutes:

Resolved:

 

that the Minutes of the meeting held on 4 April 2018 be signed as a true record.

159.

To Confirm or Vary the Order Of Business

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

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

160.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

Councillor Gardiner, being known to one of the objectors, declared an interest in Item 3 (IP/17/01139/FUL) and left the room during the consideration of this item.

Councillor Harsant, being known to the applicant and some of the objectors, declared an interest in Item 2 (IP/18/00190/FUL) and left the room during the consideration of this item.

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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 3 – IP/17/01139/FUL – 4 Mallowhayes Close

Item 1 – IP/18/00160/FUL – The Masons Public House, 79 Victoria Street

Item 2 – IP/18/00190/FUL – Land rear of 79 and 79A Henley Road

Item 7 – IP/18/00250/FPI3 – Drum and Monkey Public House, 100 Princes Street

Item 6 – IP/18/00042/FPI3 – 9 Cox Lane

Item 4 – IP/18/00225/FPI3 – Elm Street Car Park, Elm Street

Item 5 – IP/18/00239/FPI3 – Car Park, 15-21 Foundation Street

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The Masons Public House, 79 Victoria Street

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Minutes:

Ward:             WESTGATE

 

Proposal:      Conversion and extension of existing building to form eight residential units.

 

Address:       The Masons Public House, 79 Victoria Street

 

Applicant:     Warren Wright (Ipswich) Limited

 

Agent:            Beanland Associates

 

The Acting Development Management Team Leader presented the report illustrated by drawings and photographs.  Members of the Committee had undertaken a site visit on 23 April 2018.

 

The report was updated as follows:

 

Consultation response on amended drawings received from Suffolk CC Highways; IBC Environmental Protection and Suffolk Constabulary.

 

As a result, conditions 2 and 5 had been amended to read:

 

Condition 2 - Details to be submitted and approved:- External materials; Hard and soft landscaping including external surfaces; Details of the specification to be provided for secure cycle storage and refuse/recycle storage; External lighting details; Boundary treatments; Biodiversity enhancements; CCTV coverage; Dummy window; Security/access systems. All agreed details to be provided prior to occupation.

 

Condition 5 - The new vehicular access shall be laid out and completed in all respects in accordance with Drawing No: 2673_052A and made available for use prior to the development first being used. Thereafter the access shall be retained in the specified form.

 

Councillor Gage proposed that a condition be added to request a management plan for the car park area, and this was agreed.

 

Councillor Jones requested an informative with regards to the use of anti-climb and graffiti resistant paint on boundary treatments.

 

RESOLVED:-

 

Grant planning permission upon condition that (briefly):-

 

1.         Development to be in accordance with plans.

2.         Details to be submitted and approved:- External materials; Hard and soft landscaping including external surfaces; Details of the specification to be provided for secure cycle storage and refuse/recycle storage; External lighting details; Boundary treatments; Biodiversity enhancements; CCTV coverage; Dummy window; Security/access systems . All agreed details to be provided prior to occupation.

3.         Submission of a Pre-commencement Construction and Demolition Management Plan.

4.         Development to be undertaken in accordance with submitted Arboricultural Impact Assessment and tree protection plan.

5.         The new vehicular access shall be laid out and completed in all respects in accordance with Drawing No: 2673_052A and made available for use prior to the development first being used. Thereafter the access shall be retained in the specified form.

6.         Details to be provided showing the means to prevent the discharge of surface water from the development onto the highway.

7.         Use not to commence until the manoeuvring and parking of vehicles as shown within the submitted drawings has been provided and thereafter retained.

8.         Dwellings to meet necessary energy and water use sustainability targets as required by policy DM1.

9.         Details to be provided for a management plan for the maintenance of the car parking area.

 

INFORMATIVES:

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

2.         Suffolk Constabulary comments, including use of anti-climb and graffiti resistant paint on boundary treatments.

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Land rear of 79 and 79A Henley Road

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Minutes:

REPS

Ward:             ST MARGARETS

 

Proposal:      Erection of 2 four-bedroom dwellings, altered vehicular access, amendment of boundary treatment and associated external works, including hard paved areas, bin stores and sunken courtyards.

 

Address:       Land rear of 79 and 79A Henley Road

 

Applicant:     Mrs Barbour and Roberts

 

Agent:            Hoopers

 

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

 

The report was updated as follows:

 

Consultation response on amended drawings received from Suffolk CC Highways.

 

Late late representation received from 85 Henley Road, Ipswich, IP1 3SB.

 

Late, late representation received from 81 Henley Road, Ipswich IP1 3SB, which included an artist’s impression drawing of the proposed development.

 

The Acting Operations Manager for Planning and Development advised members that officers had not had the opportunity to assess the accuracy of the drawing submitted as a late late representation and the applicant had not seen it or had an opportunity to assess the accuracy. It was advised that Members of the Committee should give it little weight when considering the application.

 

Mr J Hancock spoke on behalf of the applicant in support of the proposals:

-        Pre-application discussions been on-going with officers for previous 2 years.

-        Applicant understands the sensitive position of the site and its relationship with the lane.

-        Proposal provides a contemporary design and avoids a pastiche traditional form of development.

-        Applicant has addressed the safety requirements of the new access with the requirement to provide a soft appearance to the development frontage.

-        The existing frontage hedge and fence line would only be disturbed by the new vehicular access.

-           The design accords with the policy and guidelines.

Owner/occupier of 81 Henley Road spoke in opposition to the proposals:

-        Photos provided to Committee and artist’s impression.

-        Adverse impact on No.81 Henley Road with regards to amenity and outlook.

-        Overlooking of patio area from proposed balcony.

-        Sunken garden provides a lack of amenity to future residents.

-        Development not sympathetic to the character of the area.

-        Garage was a large 2-storey structure.

[Note: This minute was subsequently amended at the meeting held on 30 May 2018.]

-        Rear elevation of proposal not clearly shown – particularly balcony areas.

-        Impact on trees.

-        Site still in use a vegetable patch garden.

-        Sheds do not cover 30% of the garden area.

[Note: This minute was subsequently amended at the meeting held on 30 May 2018.]

-        Design and Conservation Panel did not refer to overlooking, which was disappointing.

 

Councillor Holmes, St Margaret’s ward Councillor, spoke on behalf of local residents:

-        No mention in report of proximity to listed buildings.

-        Concerned with overlooking of neighbouring properties.

-        Proposals below minimum standards outlined in the Space and Design Guidelines.

-        Proposal is on the edge of the conservation area.

-        Conservation Area Appraisal refers to severance of gardens.

-        Proposals would destroy the rural character of the area.

 

Councillor Jones proposed that a condition relating to the removal of permitted development rights to ensure  ...  view the full minutes text for item 163.

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4 Mallowhayes Close

Additional documents:

Minutes:

REPS

Ward:             BRIDGE

 

Proposal:      Erection of first floor extension over attached garage and conversion of garage into living space.

 

Address:       4 Mallowhayes Close

 

Applicant:     Mr Mike Williams

 

Agent:            Ian Smillie Architectural Services

 

In the absence of the Chair, Councillor Knowles as Vice-Chair took the chair for the consideration of this application.

 

The Acting Development Management Team Leader presented the report illustrated by drawings and photographs.  Members made a site visit on 23rd April 2018 to the application site and neighbouring property at No.6 Mallowhayes Close.

 

Mr Ben Elvin, on behalf of the applicant, spoke in support of the proposals:-

-        Acknowledged the balanced recommendation from officers.

-        Highlighted that some objections had been received from further afield, such as Surrey.

-        Amended scheme had been submitted to overcome objections from neighbouring properties.

-        Proposal provided a subservient addition to the host dwelling.

-        Sunlight/daylight assessment submitted and carried out against the original scheme, which would have had a more detrimental impact upon neighbouring properties.

-        Proposals offer no grounds for refusal of this scheme.

-        Proposals result in a betterment in terms of overlooking as windows are being removed from the side elevation.

-        With regards to loss of parking, not considered to be a reason to refuse.

 

Owner/occupier of 6 Mallowhayes Close spoke in opposition to the proposals:

-        Illustrations had been provided in representation to shown the impact of the proposal on the property at No.6 Mallowhayes Close.

-        Proposal would have an overbearing impact.

-        Proposal would completely block views from rear of No.6.

-        Proposal would affect outlook and appear dominant as well as overshadowing rear garden.

-        Proposal contrary to policy DM12 (c).

-        Proposal would not reduce overlooking as one window was a frosted glass bathroom window, and one a junk room.

-        No.8 Mallowhayes Close would be directly overlooked by rear facing windows.

-        Adopted SPD requires a distance of 12 metres.

-        Proposed design of hipped roof was alien and incongruous to the locality.

-        Policy DM5 (e) requires new development to protect and reinforce the visual appearance of street scenes.

-        Objections have been received from a number of properties around the site, which appear to have been ignored.

 

Councillors confirmed the site visit was beneficial in helping to assess this application on amenity and visual grounds.

 

The Officer recommendation of approval was put to the meeting and was lost.

 

Councillor Jones proposed that the application be refused on the grounds of policy DM12 (c) in terms of the overbearing impact on the amenity of neighbouring residents, and this was agreed.

 

RESOLVED:-

 

Refuse planning permission for the following reason:-

 

The application property is a two-storey detached dwelling located on Mallowhayes Close, and dates from the 1960's as part of the well planned characterful Stoke Park area of Ipswich.

 

Policy DM12 (c) of the Ipswich Core Strategy and Policies DPD Review (2017) states that extensions to a dwellinghouse will be permitted where they do not detract from the amenity of neighbouring residents,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 164.

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PD/17/15 Item 4 - Application IP/18/00225/FPI3 pdf icon PDF 658 KB

Elm Street Car Park, Elm Street

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Ward:             ALEXANDRA

 

Proposal:      Continued use of site to provide pay and display car park for 64 standard spaces, 4 accessible parking spaces, 3 motorcycle spaces and 6 bicycle spaces, for a temporary period of 3 years (extension to approved application IP/16/00156/FPI3).

 

Address:       Elm Street Car Park, Elm Street

 

Applicant:     Ipswich Borough Council

 

Agent:            Ingleton Wood

 

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

 

RESOLVED:-

 

Grant planning permission upon condition that (briefly):-

 

1.         Use shall cease on or before 31st March 2021.

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

3.         Within one month of the date of this planning permission low emission vehicle parking and charging shall be provided.

4.         Approved cycle parking, powered two wheel vehicles, disabled parking spaces, soft landscaping, lighting, boundary treatments to be retained.

 

Councillor Harsant left the meeting.

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Car Park, 15-21 Foundation Street

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Ward:             ALEXANDRA

 

Proposal:      Continued use of land as short-stay public car park for a further 2 years.

 

Address:       Car Park, 15-21 Foundation Street

 

Applicant:     Ipswich Borough Council

 

Agent:            Miss Janine Last

 

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

 

RESOLVED:-

 

Grant planning permission upon condition that (briefly):-

 

1.         Use shall cease on or before 25 April 2020.

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

3.         Approved disabled parking space, lighting, and boundary treatments to be retained.

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9 Cox Lane

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Ward:             ALEXANDRA

 

Proposal:      Creation of short-stay Public Surface Car Park with associated lighting, boundary treatments and landscaping.

 

Address:       9 Cox Lane

 

Applicant:     Ipswich Borough Council

 

Agent:            KLH Architects

 

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

 

The report was updated as follows:

 

Consultation response received from Suffolk CC Highways with amended conditions.

 

Air Quality Impact Assessment received from applicant and resultant Environmental Protection comments in respect of this had highlighted some issues to be resolved by further discussion and negotiation.

 

Recommendation amended to delegate decision to Head of Development to approve application having regard to Environmental Protection discussions, plus additional Suffolk CC Highway conditions.

 

RESOLVED:-

 

To delegate decision to the Head of Development, following further consultation with Environmental Protection, to grant planning permission upon condition that (briefly):-

 

1.         Parking restricted to short-stay use (no more than 5 hours) when starting before 3pm.

2.        The disabled person parking spaces to be signed and marked out for use prior to commencement of use.

3.        Installation of 3no. Electric vehicle charging points to be made available prior to commencement of use.

4.         Archaeological monitoring during construction.

5.         Details to be submitted for surface water drainage, landscaping/planting details, boundary treatments and secure powered two wheel parking.

6.         Secure cycle parking as shown on revised drawing to be made available prior to commencement of use.

7.         Reduction in length of westerly disabled bay on Upper Barclay Street with the applicant sponsoring the costs associated with alterations to Traffic Regulation Order.

8.         Vehicular access onto Upper Barclay Street to be completed in accordance with SCC drawing DM30 and existing vehicular entrance to be stopped up.

9.         Existing vehicular access into Union Street to be gated and only used for emergency access.

10.      Means to prevent headlight spill from the development onto the highway to be agreed and implemented before first use.

11.      Manoeuvring and parking areas as indicated on the submitted drawing 3888-0105 Revision P10 to be provided before first use and thereafter retained for no other purposes.

12.      Means to prevent the discharge of surface water from the development onto the highway to be agreed and implemented before first use.

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Drum and Monkey Public House, 100 Princes Street

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Minutes:

REPS

Ward:             GIPPING

 

Proposal:      Creation of temporary car park (following the demolition of existing A4 drinking establishment).

 

Address:       Drum and Monkey Public House, 100 Princes Street

 

Applicant:     Ipswich Borough Council

 

Agent:            Richard Jackson Ltd

 

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

 

Owner/occupier of 42 Tuddenham Road spoke in opposition to the proposals:

-        Proposal contrary to car parking policy.

-        SCC Public Health observes 118 premature deaths per year due to air quality.

-        Air pollution places cost burden on the NHS, employers from lost work days due to illness, etc.

-        Report refers to secure cycle storage provision required by condition, but not electric recharging facilities.

-        Due to proximity of railway station, all parking spaces within this development should be provided with electric recharging facilities.

-        UK Government has lost 3 times in the High Court with regards to air quality initiatives.

 

RESOLVED:-

 

Grant planning permission upon condition that (briefly):-

 

1.         Use shall cease on or before 25 April 2020.

2.         Details to be submitted for approval of proposed access/driveway including the position of any gates and visibility splays; surface water drainage, boundary treatments; pedestrian routes; manoeuvring and parking; secure cycle parking; secure powered two wheel vehicles; disabled parking spaces; soft landscaping; and photographic condition survey.

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169.1.The Acting Operations Manager for Planning and Development highlighted the latest quarterly Planning Enforcement performance update within the papers.

169.2.Councillor Kreidewolf congratulated Officers on the action taken to enforce planning conditions where appropriate.  Councillor Jones welcomed the improvements that had been achieved in relation to London Road properties.

 

Resolved:

 

that the information for Councillors be noted.

 

Councillor Gardiner passed on thanks to Officers and Members of the Committee for all their support throughout the year.

 

Councillor Gardiner added that this was Councillor Jeannette Macartney last meeting, as she would be standing down as a Councillor, and he thanked her for the many years of service given to the Council and latterly on the Planning and Development Committee.