Agenda and minutes

Planning & Development Committee
Wednesday 6th March 2019 9.30 am

Venue: Gipping Room - Grafton House. View directions

Contact: Linda Slowgrove  01473 432511

Items
No. Item

107.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Vickery.

108.

Unconfirmed Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 94 KB

To consider the Minutes of the meeting held on 6 February 2019.

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

that the Minutes of the meeting held on 6 February 2019 be signed as a true record.

109.

To Confirm or Vary the Order Of Business

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

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

110.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

Councillor Gardiner, being known to one of the objectors, declared an interest in Item 9 (IP/19/00027/FUL) and left the room during the consideration of this item.

 

Councilor Harsant, speaking as a ward Councillor, declared an interest in Item 5 (IP/19/00041/FUL) and left the room after making representations on this item.

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PD/18/10 Planning Applications - General Information pdf icon PDF 477 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 1 – IP/18/01013/FUL – Lockup Garages adjacent to 16 Luther Road

Item 3 – IP/18/01115/OUT – 42 Brooks Hall Road

Item 4 – IP/19/00101/FUL – The Mulberry Tree Public House, 5 Woodbridge Road

Item 9 – IP/19/00027/FUL – 4 Mallowhayes Close

Item 6 – IP/18/01047/FUL & IP/18/01101/LBC – 20 Museum Street

Item 7 – IP/18/01063/FUL & IP/18/01064/LBC – 28-32 Museum Street

Item 8 – IP/17/00841/FUL – 50 Wykes Bishop Street

Item 2 – IP/18/00899/FUL – 12-12a Arcade Street

Item 5 – IP/19/00041/FUL – 42G Foxhall Road

Item 10 – IP/19/00076/FPI3 – Car Park, West End Road

Item 11 – IP/19/00025/FPF – Fringe Area Application, Sizewell C

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PD/18/10 Item 1 - Application IP/18/01013/FUL pdf icon PDF 224 KB

Lockup Garages adjacent to 16 Luther Road

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Minutes:

REPS

Ward:             BRIDGE

 

Proposal:      Erection of a 3-bedroom, two-storey detached dwelling and associated works.

 

Address:       Lockup Garages adjacent to 16 Luther Road

 

Applicant:     L & T Investments Ltd

 

Agent:            Nick Barber Architects Ltd

 

The Development Management Team Leader presented the report illustrated by drawings and photographs.  A site visit was undertaken by Members of the Committee on Monday 4 March 2019.

 

The report was updated with reference to ‘late’ and ‘late late’ reps as follows:

 

Late reps received from Mr Taylor of 28 Martin Road, Ipswich, received on 21 and 27 February 2019 (emails to Head of Development). Points raised:-

 

-           Visual impact

-           Planning Officer has not visited neighbouring properties

-           Previous reasons for refusal not overcome

-           Development system ‘loaded’ in favour of developers

 

Late late rep received from applicant’s agent, Mr Barber, dated 4 March 2019. Points raised:

 

-           No right to a view

-           Proposal would not have an overbearing impact

-           Proposed design was appropriate

-           No loss of outlook

-           No overlooking as no rear or side upper floor windows

-           Garden was appropriate

-           Overlay sketch images were out of proportion

-           Site used to contain several mature evergreen trees

-           Sunlight path modelling undertaken, which indicated minimal loss of light

-           Proposed building was wholly within the applicant’s ownership

-           A single-storey dwelling would be at odds with the character of the area

-           Previous trees would have been overbearing or oppressive

-           Proposal would not result in an undue loss of amenity to neighbouring properties

 

The Development Management Team Leader updated the report to include an additional planning condition for details of existing and proposed site levels to indicate ground and first floor levels and ridge height.

 

Mr Nick Barber, agent, spoke in support of the application:

 

-           Site cleared in July 2017

-           Previous to clearance, site had become an eyesore

-           Pre-application discussions have been held with Planning Officers, Urban Design Officers and Highway Officers

-           Site was a windfall site

-           Council did not have a 5 year housing supply

-           Objections have been received, but also supporting comments

-           Concerns raised with regards to loss of a view and outlook, however before site clearance, the site was affected by existing tall mature vegetation

-           The proposed design was different to previous refusal, not just the footprint

-           Height and siting has changed, as well as orientation

-           Neighbour’s visual image of proposal was out of scale and un-balanced, representing a misleading view

-           Some impact on neighbour amenity, but this would be limited

-           Garden size was acceptable and accorded with policy

-           Robinia tree was to be retained

-           Fences would be replaced

-           Proposal accorded with NPPF

 

Mr Michael Wilczynski, 26 Martin Road, spoke against the proposals:

 

-           Representing concerned residents

-           The bulk and industrial appearance of dwelling was inappropriate

-           Proposal would adversely affect outlook, especially to 32 Martin Road

-           Proposal is only marginally different in scale to previous refusal

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PD/18/10 Item 2 - Application IP/18/00899/FUL pdf icon PDF 545 KB

12-12a Arcade Street

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Minutes:

REPS

Ward:             ALEXANDRA

 

Proposal:      Conversion to 14 apartments with refuse and cycle stores.

 

Address:       12 - 12a Arcade Street

 

Applicant:     Arcade Street Ltd

 

Agent:           DAP Architecture

 

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

 

RESOLVED:

 

Grant of planning permission for the development subject to:-

 

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

 

i) Primary school contribution (£12,181)

ii) Libraries contribution (£224)

 

B)        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 ecological enhancement measures; Details of renewable and/or low carbon sources to be used; External lighting details; Details of CCTV coverage; Details of acoustic glazing and acoustic trickle vents; Full details of the installation of a mechanical heat-recovery ventilation system (MVHR) or similar system; Full details of a proposed air-cooling system or similar system; Details of secure postal boxes.

 

3.         Details to be submitted and approved:- Detailed drawings of the proposed screening structure on the east elevation including materials; Detailed drawing of the proposed balcony structure to north elevation; Detailed drawing of the proposed balconies to the west elevation, including details and materials of external staircase; Details of all proposed windows and doors; Details of proposed staircase enclosure and balustrade to roof of principal building.

 

4.         Dwellings to meet energy and water efficiency requirements, unless demonstrated neither feasible nor viable.

 

5.         Areas for parking of cycles and PTW as shown on submitted drawings to be provided and retained and used for no other purpose.

 

6.         Areas for storage of Refuse/Recycling bins as shown on submitted drawings to be provided and retained and used for no other purpose.

 

7.         Prior to occupation, details of the area to be provided for the loading and unloading by service vehicles shall be submitted to and approved.

 

8.         Prior to development, details of the drainage strategy and its maintenance and management to be submitted and approved.

 

9.         Prior to occupation, details of the long-term management of communal areas and refuse/recycling facilities to be submitted.

 

C)        That the Planning and Development Operations Manager be authorised to refuse planning permission in the event that such a legal agreement has not been completed within the period of 6 months (or other time frame to be agreed), as the requirements necessary to make the development acceptable had not been secured through a s106 planning obligation contrary to Policy CS17 of the Core Strategy and Policies DPD 2017.

 

INFORMATIVES:

 

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

 

2.         Suffolk Constabulary comments

 

Councillor Rudkin left the meeting.

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PD/18/10 Item 3 - Application IP/18/01115/OUT pdf icon PDF 229 KB

42 Brooks Hall Road

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Minutes:

REPS

Ward:             WESTGATE

 

Proposal:      Outline application for demolition of warehouse and erection of 4 x 2-bed houses and external works.

 

Address:       42 Brooks Hall Road

 

Applicant:     Mr A Brett

 

Agent:            Last and Tricker Partnership

 

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

 

Mr Peter Hayward, 36 Brooks Hall Road, spoke against the proposals:

 

-           Site not suitable for development and did not agree with the report

-           Demolition was a significant issue

-           Proposed entrance did not comply with modern standards

-           Concerns with regard to traffic, parking and highway safety

-           The use has little impact at present

-           Concerns regarding overlooking

 

Councillor Jones proposed that condition 5 be amended to also request demolition details prior to commencement of any works, and this was agreed.

 

Councillor Gage proposed that the Section 106 agreement request that the Traffic Regulation Order process for any parking/waiting restrictions be initiated at the commencement of the development, and this was agreed.

 

RESOLVED:-

 

Grant outline planning permission for the development subject to:-

 

A.        The completion of a legal agreement under provisions of section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act (1990) that facilitates amendments to parking/waiting restrictions in the vicinity of the site, including provision for the relevant procedure to be at least commenced before first occupation of the development unless otherwise agreed with the Local Planning Authority.

 

B.        Grant outline planning permission upon condition that (briefly):-

 

1.         Reserved matters: Landscaping.

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

3.         Restrictions upon permitted development rights (extensions and new windows at second floor level).

4.         Dwellings to meet energy and water efficiency requirements, unless demonstrated neither feasible nor viable.

5.         Demolition and Construction Management Plan prior to commencement.

6.         Details regarding access prior to first use of access.

7.         Provision of vehicular areas in accordance with approved details before first occupation.

8.         Details relating to cycle parking, bin storage, boundary treatments and biodiversity enhancements before first occupation.

9.         Conditions relating to contaminated land.

 

C.        That the Planning and Development Operations Manager be authorised to refuse outline planning permission in the event that such a legal agreement has not been completed within the period of 6 months (or other time frame to be agreed), as the requirements necessary to make the development acceptable had not been secured through a s106 planning obligation contrary to Policy CS17 and DM17 of the Core Strategy and Policies DPD 2017.

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The Mulberry Tree Public House, 5 Woodbridge Road

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Minutes:

REPS

Ward:             ST MARGARETS

 

Proposal:      Change of use from public house (A4) to place of worship and community centre (D1/D2).

 

Address:       The Mulberry Tree Public House, 5 Woodbridge Road

 

Applicant:     Nawracy Cultural Centre Ltd

 

Agent:            Mr Metin Bicen

 

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

 

The report was updated with reference to ‘late’ and ‘late late’ reps as follows, and a summary sheet of the representations, including names and addresses, was also circulated.

 

57 ‘late’ and ‘late late’ representations have been received objecting to the proposal. Issues raised:-

 

1.         Concern regarding links to other developments, such as the Rose and Crown Public House

2.         Traffic congestion and associated detriment to health, detriment to highway safety and inadequate parking

3.         Detriment to character of building, which is Grade II listed, and local character

4.         Loss of public amenity

5.         Use should be inclusive; proposal would be restricted and exclusive

6.         Noise and disturbance

7.         Already several other mosques within the area

8.         Inappropriate use for this building and location

9.         Concern regarding anti-social behaviour

10.       Residential use suggested, or retention as public house, music venue or alternative local use

11.       Inadequate consultation and misleading application

12.       Need for comprehensive redevelopment

13.       Wider cultural and religious comment

14.       Demolition and redevelopment of St Michael’s Church would be preferable

15.       Incompatibility with surrounding uses; would affect sustainability of neighbouring business

 

8 ‘late’ and ‘late late’ representations have been received not objecting to/supporting the proposal. Issues raised:-

 

1.         Use would be of benefit to local community

2.         Change to character of building inevitable

3.         Objections are not valid

4.         Empty building not part of community and the building serves no purpose; would be good to have it brought back into use

5.         Public house use was a hazard and had been failing as a public house; redevelopment supported

6.         Limited noise: noise from proposal likely to be less than associated with public house and Former Odeon; use would only be at certain times

7.         Hope that proposal was welcomed to boost community values

8.         Diversity and inclusivity welcomed

9.         Adequate car parking provision

10.       Accessible location

 

Further ‘late late’ representations were received on the day of the meeting:-

 

Cllr Lockington, St Margaret’s ward Councillor, raising concerns regarding air quality and suggesting that a Green Travel Plan be considered.

 

M. Ottoway, 166 Cemetery Road received 6.3.19. Issues Raised:-

 

1.         Harm to character of listed building

2.         Concerns regarding parking and congestion

 

Mr Bicen, agent for the applicant, spoke in support of the application:-

 

-           Applicant has engaged with the local community and has had support

-           Proposal would be open to all and inclusive

-           Applicant was excited to be part of a community use

 

Mr Nichols, local resident, spoke against the application:-

 

-           The site was affected by an Air Quality Management Area

-           Poor air quality will detract from health; Air Quality was cited as a key Council policy

 

Mr Hurlbut,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 115.

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42G Foxhall Road

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Minutes:

REPS

Ward:             HOLYWELLS

 

Proposal:      Retention of use as retail shop (Class A1) as approved under temporary planning permission IP/17/00989/FUL.

 

Address:       42G Foxhall Road

 

Applicant:     Longstop Investments Ltd

 

Agent:            Mr Andrew Acourt

 

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

 

Councillor Harsant, Holywells ward Councillor, spoke on behalf of local residents:

 

-           Site was well known, as frequently mentioned at Police Neighbourhood Partnership Group meetings

-           Social Services had been engaged to control under 18s from entering the shop

-           Litter was a constant problem

-           Neighbouring shop did not feel comfortable raising objections

-           Proposal contrary to policy DM26

-           Concerns with anti-social behaviour

-           Rear area becoming like a beer garden

-           Proposal detrimental to residents in Gladstone Road

-           Could temporary planning permission be granted for a further year to continue assessment of the shop?

 

RESOLVED:

 

Grant planning permission upon condition that (briefly):-

 

1.         Development to be in accordance with plans.

 

2.         Hours of operation: 7am to 10pm, Monday to Sunday.

 

3.         Waste management plan including bin storage and presentation area, litter bin provision; and CCTV coverage of external areas previously approved under ref. 18/00139/CON to be retained.

 

INFORMATIVES:

 

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

 

2.         The applicant is reminded of the need to apply for planning permission for the installation of air condensing units.

 

3.         The applicant is reminded of their obligations under the Licensing Act with regard to anti-social behaviour and allowing customers to drink outside of the premises.

 

Councillor Harsant, Councillor Gage and Councillor Carnall left the meeting.

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20 Museum Street

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Minutes:

Ward:             ALEXANDRA

 

Proposal:      Change of use into four self-contained flats with bin store in No. 22 Museum Street.

 

Address:       20 Museum Street

 

Applicant:     20 Museum Street Properties Ltd

 

Agent:            Ursula Rafferty

 

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

 

Mr Nick Davey, agent, spoke in support of the application:

 

-           Pre-application discussions held with Planning Officers and Conservation Officer

-           Proposal protected the character of the listed building

-           Proposal minimised changes to the ground floor of the listed building

-           Proposed flats met minimum floor sizes

-           Bin storage would be tasked to a management company

-           Proposal converted the building back into a residential use

-           Proposal would help to meet the housing need for Ipswich

-           Amendments have been made during the application process in response to concerns

-           The development across the road, on the corner of Arcade and Museum Street, which was owned by applicant, was proceeding well with one unit already sold

-           Applicant had finances in place to start work on the building straight away

 

RESOLVED:

 

Application IP/18/01047/FUL:

 

Grant planning permission upon condition that (briefly):-

 

1.         Development to be in accordance with plans.

 

2.         Details to be submitted and approved:- External materials; Full details of joinery/finish to new external windows and doors including secondary glazing; Details of soft and hard landscaping; Details of ecological enhancement measures; External lighting details; Details of CCTV coverage, Full details of the installation of a mechanical heat-recovery ventilation system (MVHR) or similar system; Full details of a proposed air-cooling system or similar system; Details of boundary treatments; Details of bin presentation areas.

 

3.         Areas for storage of Refuse/Recycling bins as shown on submitted drawings to be provided and retained.

 

4.         Areas for storage of cycles as shown on submitted drawings to be provided and retained.

 

5.         Prior to occupation, details of the long-term management of communal areas and refuse/recycling facilities to be submitted.

 

INFORMATIVES:

 

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

 

2. Suffolk Constabulary comments.

 

Application IP/18/01101/LBC:

 

Grant listed building consent upon condition that (briefly):-

 

1.         Development to be in accordance with plans.

 

2.         Details to be submitted and approved:- External materials; Full details of joinery/finish to new external windows and doors including secondary glazing.

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PD/18/10 Item 7 - Applications IP/18/01063/FUL & IP/18/01064/LBC pdf icon PDF 190 KB

28-32 Museum Street

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Minutes:

Ward:             ALEXANDRA

 

Proposal:      Conversion of Nos. 28, 30 and 32 Museum Street into 9 self-contained flats with associated internal alterations, bin and cycle stores.

 

Address:       28-32 Museum Street

 

Applicant:     Museum Street Developments Ltd

 

Agent:            Ms Ursula Rafferty

 

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

 

Mr Nick Davey, agent, spoke in support of the application:

 

-           Applicant has worked hard to achieve a good scheme

-           Main external changes only to the rear elevation

-           Proposal in the main created flats within the former houses of 28, 30 and 32 Museum Street

-           Internal works included removal of some partitions

-           Proposal worked with the existing layout of the building

-           Two windows on front elevation to be removed, and new windows/front door to be replaced with those more in keeping with the original building

 

RESOLVED:

 

Application IP/18/01063/FUL:

 

Grant planning permission upon condition that (briefly):-

 

1.         Development to be in accordance with plans.

 

2.         Details to be submitted and approved:- External materials; Full details of joinery/finish to new external windows and doors including secondary glazing; Details of ecological enhancement measures; External lighting details; Details of CCTV coverage, Full details of the installation of a mechanical heat-recovery ventilation system (MVHR) or similar system; Full details of a proposed air-cooling system or similar system; Details of boundary treatments; Details of replacement footpath grilles; Details of secure cycle storage; Details of bin presentation areas.

 

3.         Areas for storage of Refuse/Recycling bins as shown on submitted drawings to be provided and retained.

 

4.         Submission of a Pre-commencement Construction Management Plan.

 

5.         Doors and windows shall open only into the site and not over any area of the highway.

 

6.         Prior to occupation, details of the long-term management of communal areas and refuse/recycling facilities to be submitted.

 

INFORMATIVES:

 

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

 

2.         Suffolk Constabulary comments.

 

Application IP/18/01064/LBC:

 

Grant listed building consent upon condition that (briefly):-

 

1.         Development to be in accordance with plans.

 

2.         Details to be submitted and approved:- External materials; Full details of joinery/finish to new external windows and doors including secondary glazing.

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50 Wykes Bishop Street

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Minutes:

REPS

Ward:             HOLYWELLS

 

Proposal:      Change of use from B1 (Office) to residential and addition of one additional floor to create 11 one and two bedroom flats (revised scheme in relation to IP/16/00311/FUL) (site in floodzones 2 and 3).

 

Address:       50 Wykes Bishop Street

 

Applicant:     Archie Property Ltd

 

Agent:            Mr Paul Uttley

 

The Planning & Development Operations Manager presented the report illustrated by drawings and photographs.  A site visit was undertaken by Members of the Committee on Monday 4 March 2019.

 

The report was updated with 2 additional conditions: requirement of a management plan for the communal area/roof terrace and dwellings to meet energy/water efficiency measures.

 

Mr Tony Kerry, Maude Street resident, spoke against the proposals:

 

-           The original application was refused was for harmful impact on residential amenity

-           Maude Street gardens would be left totally without sunlight

-           Parking for residents and visitors was inadequate

-           Illegal parking on both sides of the road and the road was used as a rat-run

-           Suffolk Parking Guidance required 12 parking spaces

-           BRE guidance did not look at sunlight in people’s gardens

-           Trees planted in Maude Street as part of the original development would die

-           Blank wall preferable to overlooking from windows

-           Mechanical ventilation would be running 24 hours per day

 

Councillor Connelly moved the recommendations in the report, but there was no seconder for this motion.

 

Councillor Harsant proposed that planning permission be refused on the grounds set out in paragraph 2.4 of the report, with the additional emphasis in relation to the harm on amenity of neighbouring residents arising from the proposed roof terrace, and this was agreed.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the planning application be refused on the grounds that:-

 

The application relates to an existing building which was located within a mainly residential area in close proximity to adjacent residential properties which have windows facing towards the site, and where there is high demand for on-street car parking in the locality.

 

The local planning authority was not currently able to demonstrate that it has an adequate five year supply of land for housing, and decisions therefore must be made in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework (2019) paragraph 11.

 

The application proposes an additional storey to the building with a reliance on access to a roof terrace for amenity use, that would be an additional 5 metres in height, and which would span the majority of the width of the existing building, bringing the resultant form in close proximity to the adjacent residential flats impacting on their outlook and privacy. Furthermore, the application proposes no allocated personal car parking for the future occupiers of the scheme which would adversely impact on the parking within the locality of the site.

 

The proposed development offered a contrived design, which by reason of its scale and bulk would have a harmful impact on the residential amenity of the surrounding properties, by not integrating the proposed residential development well with adjoining areas; nor would it ensure that the new  ...  view the full minutes text for item 119.

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4 Mallowhayes Close

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REPS

Ward:             BRIDGE

 

Proposal:      Erection of single and two-storey rear extension.

 

Address:       4 Mallowhayes Close

 

Applicant:     Mr Mike Williams

 

Agent:            Mr Ian Smillie

 

In the absence of Councillor Gardiner, Councillor Knowles took the Chair for the duration of this item.

 

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

 

Paragraph 1.3 of the report was corrected in respect of the distance of the extension from the joint boundary with 2 Mallowhayes Close: this should read as 2.02 metres.

 

Mr Mike Williams, applicant, spoke in support of the application:

 

-           Side elevation of first floor incorrect as shows windows

-           In order to provide some privacy within the bedroom, the side elevation windows have been removed and a window added to front elevation

 

RESOLVED:

 

Grant planning permission upon condition that (briefly):-

 

1.         Development to be in accordance with approved drawings.

 

INFORMATIVES:

 

1.         Construction Hours.

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Car Park, West End Road

Minutes:

Ward:             GIPPING

 

Proposal:      Continued use of land on a temporary basis as a long-stay public car park/coach park for up to approx. 50 cars or 21 coaches or combination. Site in floodzone 2.

 

Address:       Car Park, West End Road

 

Applicant:     Ipswich Borough Council

 

Agent:            Miss Janine Last

 

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

 

RESOLVED:

 

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

 

1.         Use shall cease on or before 6th March 2021.

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Fringe Area Application – Sizewell C

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Minutes:

Ward:             FRINGE APPLICATION

 

Proposal:      Erection of nuclear power station (Sizewell C – Stage 3 Consultation).

 

Address:       Fringe Area Applications – Various Sites

 

Applicant:     Mr Jim Crawford, Sizewell C Project Development Director

 

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

 

The Principal Planning Officer highlighted 3 areas of concern that also need to be included within the consultation response:

-           that the Environmental Statement had proper regard to the development of 3,500 dwellings at the Ipswich Garden Suburb development, including traffic implications

-           that further information was required on the formal diversion strategy to be put in place for HGVS and LGVs for when the Orwell Bridge was closed

-           that the impact of increased vehicle movements on the Ipswich road network be taken into account for all forms of vehicle, not just HGVs

 

Councillor Jones requested that the summary of the Council’s response be reordered so that matters 3 and 4 were mentioned first.

 

Councillor Jones requested that matter 3 be amended to ‘strongly encourage the use of a rail-led transport strategy’ and asked that consideration be given to creating a passing loop at Wickham Market to bypass services on the East Suffolk Line and to double track the railway line between Saxmundham and Woodbridge.

Councillor Jones requested that matter 1 be modified to stress concern about the impact of the development on the rental market for current and future residents, and highlight the need to protect the private rental market for people who live in Ipswich, as landlords could choose to offer accommodation to construction workers at higher rents.

 

Councillor Knowles highlighted that there was no reference to the Felixstowe railway line and added that if materials were coming from abroad via Felixstowe, this would impact on this line, especially as parts of it were only single track.

 

Councillor Knowles highlighted the impact of the construction of the power station over the next 10 years at the same time as the Ipswich Garden Suburb being developed and added that it was unlikely that a northern bypass relief road would be in place by then.

Councillor Hall highlighted the lack of traffic management for routes west of Ipswich and the additional impact on Ipswich when the Orwell Bridge was closed.

The Principal Planning Officer reported that details of where materials would be coming from, i.e. via Felixstowe or other parts of the country, was not yet finalised.

The Principal Planning Officer commented that concerns about the Accommodation Strategy had been raised in the Stage 2 consultation response, and the Stage 2 consultation response set out that regard would still need to be made to those comments.  Councillor Jones added that the Accommodation Strategy was not a benefit for Ipswich as there was a shortage of rental accommodation and requested that this be emphasised in the Stage 3 consultation response.

 

Councillor Jones highlighted, in relation to the proposed upgrades to level crossings, the need for the proposed railway crossing to remain part of the Ipswich Garden  ...  view the full minutes text for item 122.

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Minutes:

Resolved:

 

that the information for Councillors be noted.