Agenda and draft minutes

Planning & Development Committee
Wednesday 14th November 2018 9.30 am

Venue: Gipping Room - Grafton House. View directions

Contact: Linda Slowgrove  01473 432511

Items
No. Item

58.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

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

59.

Unconfirmed Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 65 KB

To consider the Minutes of the meeting held on 17 October 2018.

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

that the Minutes of the meeting held on 17 October 2018 be signed as a true record.

60.

To Confirm or Vary the Order Of Business

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

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

61.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

Councillor Jones, being a close relative to one of the neighbours of the application site, declared an interest in Item 5 (IP/18/00815/FUL) and left the room during the consideration of this item.

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PD/18/06 Planning Applications - General Information pdf icon PDF 90 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/18/00833/FUL – 15 Warrington Road

Item 4 – IP/18/00809/FUL – The Foyer Centre, Star Lane

Item 2 – IP/18/00793/FUL – Fred Olsen House, 42 White House Road

Item 3 – IP/18/00617/FUL, IP/18/00619/LBC & IP/18/00853/LBC – Bethesda Baptist Church, St Margaret’s Plain

Item 5 – IP/18/00815/FUL – 23 Trent Road

Item 6 – IP/18/00863/FUL – Car Park adjacent to 10 Grafton Way

Item 7 – IP/18/00879/FPI3 – Marsh Terrace, Widgeon Close

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PD/18/06 Item 1 - Application IP/18/00833/FUL pdf icon PDF 294 KB

15 Warrington Road

Additional documents:

Minutes:

REPS

Ward:             ST MARGARETS

 

Proposal:      Erection of one dwelling.

 

Address:       15 Warrington Road

 

Applicant:     Ms J Noordhuis

 

Agent:            Beanland Associates Architects Ltd

 

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

 

Mr Murray, an occupant of No.30 Broughton Road, spoke against the proposals:-

 

-        Members visited property previously to assess the impact.

-        Shallow rear garden of only 6.5m in depth to application boundary.

-        Application site is 0.5m higher than garden.

-        Proposed dwelling would be only 2m from the boundary and 8.8m back to back.

-        Siting and height would have an adverse impact on the amenity of No.30.

-        Proposed dwelling would result in a significant loss of outlook and sense of enclosure to existing properties.

-        Proposed dwelling would increase the noise and disturbance to existing properties.

-        Proposed dwelling would result in a cramped and contrived layout.

-        Proposed dwelling would result in future pressures on the existing trees.

-        Proposed dwelling would be detrimental to the character and appearance of the conservation area and amenities of the area.

 

Cllr Holmes, Ward Councillor for St Margaret’s, spoke on behalf of the local residents in objection to the proposals:-

 

-        Officers report sets out the criteria for this application to be judged.

-        Applicant has previously submitted applications to clear a significant amount of vegetation to the frontage of the site, a large rear extension and now a new dwelling in the short time of 2 to 3 years since occupying the property.

-        Significant local concern with the area for this proposal and petition submitted.

-        LPA has a duty to protect the conservation area.

-        Proposal contrary to NPPF and policy DM8.

-        The harm to the conservation area has been identified in the officer report.

-        The spatial characteristics of the plot will be reduced.

-        Not many infill developments in the area.

-        Proposal results in a large frontage car park.

-        The rhythm of the building line will be disrupted.

-        Proposal would not accord with the aims of the Park Conservation Area Management Plan.

-        Proposed dwelling is squeezed into the plot to be severed and only 2 metres from the boundary.

-        Proposed dwelling will result in increased noise and disturbance to existing properties.

-        Proposed dwelling will not act as a buffer to those properties to the rear as stated by the applicant.

-        Proposal is not a backland plot as it borrows services from the host dwelling.

-        The harm of the proposal outweighs any benefits.

 

RESOLVED:-

 

Refuse application on the grounds that (briefly):-

 

1.         The proposed single-storey dwelling in this location would disrupt the layout of the road by disrupting the established building line of Warrington Road, sitting uncomfortably in relation to the layout of existing buildings and displacing the parking of cars onto the frontage of the site resulting in the need for the existing extensive frontage hardstanding to provide parking provision for both the host dwelling and proposed dwelling with  ...  view the full minutes text for item 63.

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PD/18/06 Item 2 - Application IP/18/00793/FUL pdf icon PDF 301 KB

Fred Olsen House, 42 White House Road

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Minutes:

Ward:             WHITEHOUSE

 

Proposal:      Erection of office extension with ancillary parking and access arrangements.

 

Address:       Fred Olsen House, 42 White House Road

 

Applicant:     Fred. Olsen Ltd/Artisan (UK) Developments Ltd

 

Agent:            Mr Don Proctor

 

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

 

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

 

-        Fred Olsen was a long established employer in the area since the 1980s.

-        Fred Olsen has 3 separate sites across the Industrial Estate and this proposal would consolidate all 3 sites together.

-        Have previously sought to consolidate sites in and around the town centre, but could not make schemes viable.

-        Proposal was to grow their existing site and dispose of other existing commercial site to free up future development.

-        Proposal will allow company to grow employment numbers from 330 to 420, which would benefit local economy.

-        Proposal would result in less disruption to existing staff.

-        Site was an existing employment site.

-        Proposal would be built to high design and sustainability standards.

-        Applicant was committed to securing a s106 agreement for public transport improvements.

-        Proposals include additional car parking spaces to comply with parking standards.

-        Applicant was keen to implement travel plan for this site.

-        The immediate setting of the site has been recently improved with the completion of the B8 trade counter units.

-        Proposal could act as a catalyst for future developments within the area.

-        Proposal has been submitted following pre-application engagement with officers.

-        No objections received from neighbours or consultees.

 

RESOLVED:-

 

Grant 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)          A Real Time Passenger Information screen to be installed by the County Council at a local bus stop: contribution £10,000.

 

ii)        A bus shelter to be installed by the Borough Council at a local stop: contribution £6,000.

 

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

 

1.         Development to be in accordance with approved plans.

 

2.         Details to be submitted and approved:- External lighting; Soft landscaping maintenance programme over 5 year period; Renewable or low-carbon energy provision; Ecological enhancement measures; Secure cycle storage details.

 

3.         Details provided for boundary treatment, refuse/recycling facilities, disabled parking, hard and soft landscaping and materials to be undertaken in accordance with submitted drawings.

 

4.         5 year protection of the soft landscaping works to be agreed.

 

5.         Details required of any unsuspected contamination post commencement of development.

 

6.         Within one month of first occupation, each employee on the commercial site shall be provided with Travel Information Pack that contains sustainable transport information and measures to encourage the use of sustainable transport. Not less than 3 months prior to the occupation, a completed Travel Information Pack shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority in consultation with the Highway Authority and shall include  ...  view the full minutes text for item 64.

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PD/18/06 Item 3 - Applications IP/18/00617/FUL, IP/18/00619/LBC and IP/18/00853/LBC pdf icon PDF 297 KB

Bethesda Baptist Church, St Margaret’s Plain

Additional documents:

Minutes:

REPS

Ward:             ST MARGARETS

 

Proposals:   Demolition of outbuildings; erection of east extension and associated external works including ramps.

 

Demolition of outbuildings; erection of east extension, internal works to 9 St Margaret’s Plain; insertion of toilets, store and kitchen to West Hall; alteration of front stage within main hall and alterations to openings; alterations to floor level; supporting columns and staircase within North Hall; associated external works including ramps.

 

Alteration to form a new entrance to Bethesda Baptist Church.

 

Address:       Bethesda Baptist Church, St Margaret’s Plain

 

Applicant:     Bethesda Baptist Church

 

Agent:            Hoopers

 

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

 

Mr Mann, Trustee of Bethesda Baptist Church, spoke in support of the application on behalf of the applicant:

 

-           Applicant aware of the building’s listed status – proposals sympathetic to heritage of building.

-           Need to improve access and facilities.

-           Need to protect future of church.

-           Proposals would maintain heritage asset whilst ensuring future use for community activities.

 

RESOLVED:-

 

Grant of planning permission reference IP/18/00617/FUL subject to the following conditions (briefly):-

 

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

2.         Before external works commence details of external facing materials, balustrading, external lighting, external surfaces and green roof design and maintenance programme.

3.         Development to be in accordance with approved tree protection measures.

4.         Conditions requiring programme of archaeological works before groundworks/excavation works commence.

5.         Construction management before groundworks/excavation works commence.

 

Grant listed building consent reference IP/18/00619/LBC subject to the following conditions (briefly):-

 

1.         Works to be in accordance with approved plans and details.

2.         Details of phasing prior to commencement of approved works.

 

Grant listed building consent reference IP/18/00853/LBC subject to the following condition (briefly):-

 

1.         Works to be in accordance with the approved plans and details.

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PD/18/06 Item 4 - Application IP/18/00809/FUL pdf icon PDF 274 KB

The Foyer Centre, Star Lane

Additional documents:

Minutes:

REPS

Ward:             ALEXANDRA

 

Proposal:      Additional use of building as a House of Multiple Occupation (HMO).

 

Address:       The Foyer Centre, Star Lane

 

Applicant:     Sai Asha Ltd

 

Agent:            Last and Tricker Partnership

 

The Senior Planning Officer presented the report illustrated by drawings and photographs.  Condition 1 was updated to read as: “The hereby-approved use shall only be occupied as a House in Multiple Occupation (sui generis) with up to 47 bedrooms”.

 

Councillor Jones proposed that the application be deferred to request detailed information in relation to the management plan, in particular, staffing/security measures and use of communal areas, and this was agreed. Councillor Carnall also questioned the car parking provision of 9 spaces for up to 47 rooms.

 

RESOLVED:

 

Application deferred to request further information. 

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PD/18/06 Item 5 - Application IP/18/00815/FUL pdf icon PDF 264 KB

23 Trent Road

Additional documents:

Minutes:

REPS

Ward:             HOLYWELLS

 

Proposal:      Erection of ‘Summer House’.

 

Address:       23 Trent Road

 

Applicant:     Mr Richard McLoughlin

 

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

 

Mrs McLoughlin spoke on behalf of the applicant in support of the proposals:

 

-        Gave apologises to neighbours and members for constructing without planning permission.

-        Proposal was a surprise present to her husband.

-        Didn’t appreciate planning permission was required as floor area was under 30sqm.

-        Proposal solely for domestic use only.

 

RESOLVED:-

 

Grant planning permission upon condition that (briefly):-

 

1.         The hereby-approved building shall only be used for purposes ancillary to the enjoyment of the existing dwellinghouse.

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PD/18/06 Item 6 - Application IP/18/00863/FUL pdf icon PDF 262 KB

Car park adjacent to 10 Grafton Way

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Ward:             ALEXANDRA

 

Proposal:      Renewal of temporary planning permission IP/17/00615/FUL for car park.

 

Address:       Car Park adjacent to 10 Grafton Way

 

Applicant:     Green Parking Ltd

 

Agent:            Mr Neil Edwards

 

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

 

Councillor Jones commented on the poor quality of the submitted plans.  Councillor Kreidewolf commented that it would be helpful if car park applications specified the number of disabled car parking spaces.

 

RESOLVED:-

 

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

 

1.         Use shall cease on or before 14 November 2019.

2.         Parking to be restricted to short-stay use (no more than 5 hours) with financial disincentives for longer stays.

3.         Existing disabled, cycle and motorcycle parking to be retained.

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PD/18/06 Item 7 - Application IP/18/00879/FPI3 pdf icon PDF 259 KB

Marsh Terrace, Widgeon Close

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Ward:             SPRITES

 

Proposal:      Demolition of outbuilding; creation of new footpath; erection of 1.8m fence and gates; erection of new garden shed.

 

Address:       Marsh Terrace, Widgeon Close

 

Applicant:     Ipswich Borough Council

 

Agent:            Mrs Jane Wilkie

 

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

 

RESOLVED:-

 

Grant planning permission upon condition that (briefly):-

 

1.         The development is carried out in accordance with the submitted plans.

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PD/18/06 Information for Councillors pdf icon PDF 12 KB

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

that the information for Councillors be noted.