Agenda and minutes

Planning & Development Committee
Wednesday 29th May 2019 9.30 am

Venue: Orwell Room, Grafton House

Contact: Linda Slowgrove  01473 432511

Note: Please note the change of room 

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

that Councillor Gardiner be elected as Chair of the Planning & Development Committee for the municipal year 2019/20.

2.

Appointment of Vice-Chair

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

that Councillor Connelly be elected as Vice-Chair of the Planning & Development Committee for the municipal year 2019/20.

3.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Armitage and Councillor Gage.

4.

Unconfirmed Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To consider the Minutes of the meeting held on 24 April 2019.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

that the Minutes of the meeting held on 24 April 2019 be signed as a true record.

5.

To Confirm or Vary the Order Of Business

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

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

6.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

Councillor Smart, having a family member employed by the East of England Cooperative Society on this site, declared an interest in Item 1 (IP/18/00948/OUTFL) and left the room during the consideration of this item.

 

Councillor Cook, being a Director of the East of England Cooperative Society, declared an interest in Item 1 (IP/18/00948/OUTFL) and left the room during the consideration of this item.

 

Councillor Lockington, speaking as a ward Councillor on behalf of residents, declared an interest in Item 2 (IP/19/00275/VC) and, after making representations, left the room for the consideration of this item.

7.

To Confirm the Times of Meetings for 2019/20

To confirm the start time of Planning and Development Committee meetings as 9.30am.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

that the start time of the meetings of the Planning & Development Committee be confirmed as 9.30am.

8.

PD/19/01 Planning Applications - General Information pdf icon PDF 8 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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 order as printed on the Agenda.

9.

PD/19/01 Item 1 - Application IP/18/00948/OUTFL pdf icon PDF 500 KB

22-31 and Dairy Crest, Boss Hall Road

Additional documents:

Minutes:

REPS

Ward:             WHITEHOUSE

 

Proposal:      Hybrid (part full/part outline) application:

                        Full application for demolition of remaining buildings comprising the former dairy site and mixed-use re-development, including commercial (use class B1/B2), retail (use class A1/A3) and a single leisure unit (use class D2), together with associated car parking, landscaping and infrastructure. New site access from Sproughton Road.

 

                        Outline planning permission (with all matters reserved) for demolition of the existing forklift charging building and works to the existing distribution centre, including sub-division into 3 units for existing B8 and proposed new D2 use.

 

Address:       22-31 and Dairy Crest, Boss Hall Road

 

Applicant:     East of England Cooperative Society

 

Agent:            Miss Jenny Moor

 

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

 

Ms Jenny Pike, agent, spoke on behalf of the applicant in support of the application:

 

1.         Dairy closed in 2012 and site has been vacant since 2014.

2.         Future of distribution centre was uncertain. The applicant requires flexibility to let as single warehouse or partitioned.

3.         Proposal would bring vacant site back into use and avoid redundant building.

4.         Employment generating uses and small scale A1/A3 uses that would complement employment area.

5.         Would have a positive impact whilst respecting residential area.

6.         Would provide pedestrian links through the site and facilitate amended traffic regulation order through a Section 106 agreement.

 

Councillor Jones asked whether the site as a whole had been marketed and requested more information in relation to the design (ideally with colour CGIs of the proposed development), greening of the site and provision of link to the river path.

Councillor Kreidewolf requested more information in relation to the justification of the sub-division of the distribution unit in terms of the retail impact assessment.

 

Councillor Jones also asked whether the two parts of the application could be considered as separate applications.

 

Councillor Jones proposed that the application be deferred to address the issues raised, and this was agreed.

 

RESOLVED:

 

Application deferred for further information.

10.

PD/19/01 Item 2 - Application IP/19/00275/VC pdf icon PDF 433 KB

Ipswich Sports Club, Henley Road

Additional documents:

Minutes:

REPS

Ward:             CASTLE HILL

 

Proposal:      Variation of Condition 3 of planning permission IP/13/00390/FUL to allow an extended period of use for the inflated tennis dome from between 1st October and 1st April to between 1st October and 1st May.

 

Address:       Ipswich Sports Club, Henley Road

 

Applicant:     Ipswich Sports Club

 

Agent:            Mr Rob Marsh-Feiley

 

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

 

Mr Andrew Yorke, General Manager of the Ipswich Sports Club, spoke in support of the application:

 

1.         Dome was installed in late 2015.

2.         Provides extra capacity in winter months.

3.         Represents an important sport and community use.

4.         Raising and lowering of the dome was weather dependent and also reliant upon availability of the operator, and therefore need a ‘time buffer’.

 

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

 

1.         Evening use and flood lights have an impact upon amenity.

2.         Queried as to whether lights could be restricted more if the period for use was extended.

 

RESOLVED:

 

Grant permission upon condition that (briefly):-

 

1.         The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance the approved plans.

2.         The use hereby permitted shall only be erected during the period from1 October until 1 May the following year. At all other times the covers shall be removed and the site restored to its condition before the development took place.

3.         The use hereby permitted shall not be open to patrons outside the following times: 08:00 – 22:00.

4.         All equipment to inflate the covers shall be operated and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions as previously approved.

11.

PD/19/01 Item 3 - Application IP/19/00325/FUL pdf icon PDF 277 KB

Land rear of 133-139 Valley Road

Additional documents:

Minutes:

REPS

Ward:             ST MARGARETS

 

Proposal:      Erection of seven detached dwellings and garages and new vehicular access.

 

Address:       Land rear of 133-139 Valley Road

 

Applicant:     Pajoma Limited

 

Agent:            Mr Ben Elvin

 

A site visit was undertaken by Members of the Committee on 28 May 2019.

 

The Senior Planning Officer presented the report illustrated by drawings and photographs. The report was updated as follows:-

 

SCC Highways – The County Council as Highway Authority recommended that any permission which that Planning Authority may give should include conditions with regard to access, signage, provision of vehicular areas, bin storage and construction management.

 

SCC Highways had previously raised concerns with the limited junction stagger distance between the proposed site entrance and The Avenue. The current application included an independent road safety audit and speed survey data of Valley Road. In addition to the road safety audit report, the Audit Team has confirmed that all of the comments previously made by the County Council, including the stagger distance have been considered. The Audit Team concluded that the traffic conditions were such that the proposed stagger distance would not present any exceptional road safety risk that would justify raising it as a problem in the road safety audit.

 

Considering the Audit Team’s comments, the road safety audit, a review of collision data over the past 5 years and that the number of dwellings has now been reduced to 7, the County Council would not object to a private driveway located as indicated on submitted drawing number 2014071/102 Rev C to serve a maximum of 7 units. A dropped crossing type access should be provided (rather than a junction) with sufficient access for the use by the refuse collection vehicle.

 

Mr Martin Price spoke on behalf of the applicant in support of the application:

 

1.         Would contribute towards housing supply as the Council was unable to meet housing supply requirements.

2.         There was an extant permission and therefore there can be no objections to principle of development.

3.         The proposal would be a more efficient use of the site.

4.         Would be acceptable in terms of layout, highway and amenity impact and in terms of flood risk.

5.         Would result in 7 dwellings in a highly sustainable location.

6.         Development would be safe and secure and maintain local distinctiveness.

7.         Functional needs met (e.g. garden and parking space etc.).

8.         Would protect preserved trees and biodiversity.

 

Councillor Jones proposed that an informative be added to request that a replacement hawthorn hedge be provided within the site to mitigate the loss of the current hedge located by plot 3a, and this was agreed. 

 

Councillor Smart raised concern about the vehicular access to the site for refuse vehicles and proposed that condition 9 be amended to ‘…. provision of access, including by refuse vehicles, and vehicular areas’, and this was agreed.

 

RESOLVED:

 

Grant permission upon condition that (briefly):-

 

1.         The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance the approved plans.

2.         Restriction upon permitted development rights for extensions  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.

12.

PD/19/01 Item 4 - Application IP/19/00149/FPI3 pdf icon PDF 496 KB

Lockup Garages rear of 50-64 Plover Road

Additional documents:

Minutes:

REPS

Ward:             SPRITES

 

Proposal:      Demolition of lock up garages and erection of 44 prefabricated lock up battery garages.

 

Address:       Lockup Garages rear of 50-64 Plover Road

 

Applicant:     Ipswich Borough Council

 

Agent:            Mr Alan Huffey

 

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

 

RESOLVED:

 

Grant permission upon condition that (briefly):-

 

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

2.         Before first use, details to be submitted of means to prevent surface water drainage discharging onto the highway and road markings in relation to access.

13.

PD/19/01 Information for Councillors pdf icon PDF 6 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

that the information for Councillors be noted.