Agenda and minutes

Planning & Development Committee
Wednesday 3rd April 2019 9.30 am

Venue: Gipping Room - Grafton House. View directions

Contact: Linda Slowgrove  01473 432511

Items
No. Item

124.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

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

125.

Unconfirmed Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 127 KB

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

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

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

126.

To Confirm or Vary the Order Of Business

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

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

127.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

Councillor Harsant, speaking as a ward Councillor, declared an interest in Item 2 (IP/19/00115/VC) and left the room after making representations on this item.

128.

PD/18/11 Planning Applications - General Information pdf icon PDF 11 KB

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Minutes:

In considering the applications the Committee took into consideration representations where indicated by the words “(REPS)” after the individual planning reference number.

 

Item 3 – IP/19/00065/FUL (2 Park Road) was deferred in order for further consultation to take place.  The remaining applications were considered in the following order:

 

Item 1 – IP/18/00526/OUT – Westerfield House, Humber Doucy Lane

Item 2 – IP/19/00115/VC – 101 Rosehill Road

Item 4 – IP/18/01053/FUL – 9-13 St Matthews Street

Item 5 – IP/19/00112/FUL – 13 Leicester Close

Item 6 – IP/19/00150/FPI3 – Lockup Garages rear of 2-24 Selkirk Road

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PD/18/11 Item 1 - Application IP/18/00526/OUT pdf icon PDF 305 KB

Westerfield House, Humber Doucy Lane

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Minutes:

REPS

Ward:             RUSHMERE

 

Proposal:      Erection of care ‘village’ (C2 use class) as residential care home.

 

Address:       Westerfield House, Humber Doucy Lane

 

Applicant:     Khan and Co Ltd for Westerfield House Care Ltd

 

Agent:            KLH Architects Ltd

 

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

 

The report was updated with reference to a ‘late’ representation received 25.3.19 in support of the proposal from Ms J Marshall, Sue Ryder, The Chantry.  Points raised:-

 

1.         Need for proposal.

2.         Would be of benefit, including benefit for Sue Ryder.

 

RESOLVED:-

 

Grant of outline planning permission subject to:-

 

A.The completion of a legal agreement under provisions of section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act (1990) securing the following contributions (index linked):-

1.      Libraries - £18,180

2.      Waste Management - £7,599

3.      Habitat Mitigation - £17,917

 

B.Subject to the following conditions (briefly):-

1.     Conditions relating to reserved matters (appearance, landscaping, layout and scale).

2.     Restrictive conditions in relation to occupancy and provision of ‘director’s housing’.

3.     No development shall be commenced until details of surface water drainage have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Development to be in accordance with approved details.

4.     Conditions relating to contaminated land, including appropriate investigation and risk assessment prior to commencement, remediation scheme prior to commencement where necessary and reporting of unexpected contamination.

5.     Development to be in accordance with submitted biodiversity report.

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

7.     15% of energy requirements from decentralised and renewable or low carbon sources unless demonstrated neither feasible nor viable.

8.     Construction Management Plan prior to commencement.

9.     Detailed arboricultural method statement and tree protection plan prior to commencement.

10.  Conditions relating to provision of access.

11.  Provision of approved bus stop and footway prior to first occupation.

12.  Condition requiring details of Travel Plan prior to first occupation and subsequent implementation.

13.  Reserved matters to make provision for electric vehicle charging, lighting within vehicular areas, cycle parking, bin storage and biodiversity enhancements. Conditions requiring scheme of archaeological investigation.

 

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 policies DM31 and CS17 of the Core Strategy and Policies DPD 2017.

130.

PD/18/11 Item 2 - Application IP/19/00115/VC pdf icon PDF 496 KB

101 Rosehill Road

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Minutes:

REPS

Ward:             HOLYWELLS

 

Proposal:      Variation of condition 1 of planning permission IP/17/00039/FUL to provide attic room.

 

Address:       101 Rosehill Road

 

Applicant:     Nicholas Homes Limited

 

Agent:            Mr Jamie Alston

 

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

 

Mr Nicholas Golding, the applicant, spoke in support of the application:

 

-        Offered apologises to the Case Officer and Members with regards to the unauthorised development.

-        Applicant was badly let down by previous agent.

-        Advised by agent that the roof accommodation permission would not be required until the building regulation stage.

-        On being advised by Officers that planning permission was required, asked the agent to make application, which wasn’t done.

-        Appointed a new agent to make a planning application.

-        In terms of design, gardens splay out and the parapet wall would obstruct any views of neighbours’ gardens, plus the rooflights were positioned to look up into the sky.

-        Dwellings would be completed in 8-10 weeks.

-        Both units already sold to young professionals with children.

 

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

 

-        Builders have been entering into anti-social behaviour on site.

-        Head of Development has instructed the Senior Planning Enforcement Officer to visit the site.

-        Residents not objecting to the development, but the behaviour of workmen and the seeking of consent after works have been implemented.

-        Welcomed apology from applicant and would like applicant to apologise directly to local residents.

 

Councillor Jones proposed that a condition be added to remove permitted development rights under Class A (extensions) and Class B (dormer windows) for the two properties on this site, and this was agreed.

 

RESOLVED:

 

Grant planning permission upon condition that (briefly):-

 

1.         Development to be in accordance with plans.

 

2.         Details to be submitted and approved:- Hard and soft landscaping scheme including external surfacing; boundary treatments including brick wall associated with highway frontage; cycle storage details, refuse/recycle presentation area detail, tree protection plan, site levels (existing and proposed finished floor levels); biodiversity enhancements. All agreed details to be fully implemented prior to occupation.

 

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

 

4.         Refuse/recycle storage to be provided and retained as per submitted drawing.

 

5.         Development to adhere to the Demolition and Construction Management Plan approved under ref. IP/17/00917/CON. No works in respect of the construction of the development hereby permitted and no deliveries to the site during construction shall be undertaken at the following times:- Outside the hours of 0800 - 1800 on Mondays to Fridays (inclusive), Outside the hours of 0800 - 1300 on Saturdays, on Sundays and on public holidays.

 

6.         Ground floor windows on west elevation to be obscure glazed, and retained as such.

 

7.         Vehicular accesses to be a maximum of 3m in width.

 

8.         Surface water discharge from the development onto the highway to be in accordance with approved details under ref. IP/17/00917/CON.

 

9.         Space for the manoeuvring and parking of vehicles and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 130.

131.

PD/18/11 Item 3 - Application IP/19/00065/FUL pdf icon PDF 2 MB

2 Park Road

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Minutes:

REPS

Ward:             ST MARGARETS

 

Proposal:      Alterations and extensions to convert existing house into 14 flats and associated external works.

 

Address:       2 Park Road

 

Applicant:     Eyton Developments (Suffolk) Ltd

 

Agent:            Mr Ben Reay

 

This application had been deferred for further consultation to take place.

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PD/18/11 Item 4 - Application IP/18/01053/FUL pdf icon PDF 607 KB

9-13 St Matthews Street

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Minutes:

Ward:             ALEXANDRA

 

Proposal:      Conversion of part of ground floor retail shop and first and second floor offices to 13 residential dwellings (2 x one bedroom flats and 11 x two bedroom flats) and erection of third and fourth floors and rear extensions.

 

Address:       9-13 St Matthews Street

 

Applicant:     Mr Patel

 

Agent:            Mr Graham Lambert

 

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

 

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

 

The report was updated with reference to comments from Suffolk Police who acknowledged that the revised development was more secure, although there were still concerns regarding overhang which may attract anti-social behaviour. Suffolk Police suggested that the adjacent wall be omitted and separate access to cycle and bin store areas be considered. Security measures to deter external access to courtyard from neighbouring site was also requested and concern raised regarding surveillance for blank western elevation.

 

The recommendations in the report were also updated with reference to further revised details received from the applicant that attempted to address comments raised by the Ipswich Conservation and Design Panel, IBC Urban Design and Suffolk Police:-

 

-               Security measures to prevent external access to courtyard

-               Removal of wall that may allow access to front canopy and restriction upon permitted development rights for new walls

-               Revision of rear elevation with regard to materials

-               Condition to request details of residents’ management company and how the cycle/bin storage areas were to be managed

 

Councillor Jones proposed that a condition be added to request that the windows on the St Matthew’s Street elevation be upgraded to help mitigate air quality and noise issues, and this was agreed.

 

RESOLVED:-

 

Grant full 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) securing the following contributions (index linked):-

 

1.     Libraries - £208

2.     Pre-school - £16,666

3.     Education - £24,362

 

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

 

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

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

3.     15% of energy requirements from decentralised and renewable or low carbon sources unless demonstrated neither feasible nor viable.

4.     Construction Management Plan and phasing arrangements prior to commencement of groundworks.

5.     Provision of vehicular areas in accordance with approved details before first occupation of units within extension.

6.     Conditions relating to provision of access and footway widening, including removal of existing wall and permitted development rights for boundary treatments.

7.     Details relating to cycle parking, bin storage, security measures to prevent trespass into courtyard from adjacent building, measures with regard to air/noise pollution involving an upgrade of the existing windows and biodiversity enhancements before first occupation.

8.     Conditions relating to contaminated land before commencement of groundworks.

9.     Archaeological assessment before commencement of groundworks.

10.  Details relating to surface water drainage before commencement  ...  view the full minutes text for item 132.

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PD/18/11 Item 5 - Application IP/19/00112/FUL pdf icon PDF 585 KB

13 Leicester Close

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Minutes:

REPS

Ward:             STOKE PARK

 

Proposal:      Single-storey front and side extension.

 

Address:       13 Leicester Close

 

Applicant:     Mr Luke Burrell

 

Agent:            Mr Andrew James

 

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

 

The report was updated with a ‘late late’ representation, dated 1.4.19 received following submission of revised drawings from 15 Leicester Close, opposing the application. No new issues were raised within the representation to that previously submitted and reported.

 

Councillor Jones proposed that the application be deferred to enable further discussion to be held with the applicant in relation to options to lessen the impact of the proposed new porch on the adjoining property, and this was agreed.

 

RESOLVED:

 

that the application be deferred.

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PD/18/11 Item 6 - Application IP/19/00150/FPI3 pdf icon PDF 541 KB

Lockup Garages rear of 2-24 Selkirk Road

Additional documents:

Minutes:

REPS

Ward:             RUSHMERE

 

Proposal:      Demolition of lock-up garages and erection of 17 pre-fabricated lock-up battery garages.

 

Address:       Lock-up Garages rear of 2-24 Selkirk Road

 

Applicant:     Ipswich Borough Council

 

Agent:            Mr Alan Huffey

 

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

 

Paragraph 1.2 of the report was updated to reflect that the width of the garages would be 3.7 metres.

 

In response to Suffolk Police comments, an informative was added to advise that the garage doors be approved by ‘Secure by Design’ before installation.

 

RESOLVED:-

 

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

 

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

2.            Details of boundary treatments prior to work commencing on external elevations.

INFORMATIVES:-

 

1.            Suffolk Police recommend that the doors to be used be approved by ‘Secure by Design’.

135.

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Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

that the information for Councillors be noted.