Agenda and minutes

Planning & Development Committee
Wednesday 21st August 2019 9.30 am

Venue: Gipping Room, Grafton House

Contact: Linda Slowgrove  01473 432511

Items
No. Item

37.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Hall.

38.

Unconfirmed Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 97 KB

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

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

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

39.

To Confirm or Vary the Order Of Business

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

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

40.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

Councillor Vickery, having a relative residing in Vere Gardens and knowing one of the objectors, declared an interest in Item 2 (IP/19/00551/FUL).

41.

PD/19/05 Planning Applications - General Information pdf icon PDF 89 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.

 

The applications were considered in the following order:

 

Item 1 – IP/19/00234/FUL – 5 Observation Court, 84 Princes Street

Item 2 – IP/19/00551/FUL – 10 The Grove, Henley Road

Item 4 – IP/19/00597/FUL – 14 Gower Street

Item 3 – IP/19/00467/FUL – 24 Ransome Road

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PD/19/05 Item 1 - Application IP/19/00234/FUL pdf icon PDF 414 KB

5 Observation Court, 84 Princes Street

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Minutes:

REPS

Ward:             GIPPING

 

Proposal:      Change of use from B1 (office) to D1 (place of worship/meeting hall). Site in floodzones 2 and 3.

 

Address:       5 Observation Court, 84 Princes Street

 

Applicant:     Mr Kelvin Youngs

 

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

 

Mr Kelvin Youngs, applicant, spoke in support of the application:

 

-           The New Ipswich Buddhist Centre has been in Ipswich for 30 years and in the existing building for 10 years.

-           The proposals allow for growth of the centre and improved disabled access.

-           No rubbish was created on site and bicycle parking was available outside the front of the building.

-           Car Parking was available in Friars Bridge Road and in Portman Road car parks.

 

RESOLVED:-

 

To grant planning permission upon condition that (briefly):-

 

1.         The premises shall only be used for the hereby approved use, and for no other purpose specified within the same or any other Use Class as specified in the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended), or in any provision equivalent to that Class in any statutory instrument revoking and re-enacting that Order with or without modification. The hereby approved use is as meeting rooms and/or place of worship (Use Class D1).

 

2.         The use hereby permitted shall be carried out by the New Ipswich Buddhist Centre only and no other person(s) or user(s).

 

3.         The level of noise emitted from the premises shall not exceed 55LAeq (1hour) as measured from premises directly adjoining the premises.

 

INFORMATIVES:

 

1.         Suffolk Constabulary Comments.

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

3.         Request for a notice to be erected inside the building requesting users to respect the amenity of occupiers of nearby flats and to access and leave the premises as quietly as possible.

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PD/19/05 Item 2 - Application IP/19/00551/FUL pdf icon PDF 419 KB

10 The Grove, Henley Road

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REPS

Ward:             CASTLE HILL

 

Proposal:      Erection of a single dwelling following sub-division of existing plot.

 

Address:       10 The Grove, Henley Road

 

Applicant:     Mr D Hedley

 

Agent:            Mr Jamie Alston

 

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

 

Mr Jamie Alston of Hoopers Architects spoke on behalf of the applicant in support of the application:

 

-               Application has taken pre-application advice into account.

-               Proposal represents a thoughtful, attractive and well considered development.

-               No objections from statutory consultees and support from IBC Urban Design.

-               Proposal would respect neighbours’ amenity whilst providing a good development in accordance with standards.

-               Bin storage would be concealed.

-               Would be highly sustainable with green roof and protected trees.

-               Parking was in accordance with standards and the proposal was acceptable having regard to flood risk.

 

RESOLVED:-

 

To grant planning permission subject to conditions (briefly):-

 

1.            The development to be in accordance with the approved plans submitted with the application.

2.            Details of biodiversity measures including maintenance of green roof, boundary treatments, bin storage and cycle parking shall be submitted to the Council and approved in writing and implement before first occupation of the building. Thereafter the relevant details shall be maintained as approved.

3.            New vehicular accesses shall be laid out in accordance with SCC Highways specifications, including appropriate surfacing with a bound material, and reduction of hedge to provide visibility splays and shall be made available prior to occupation.

4.            Prior to drainage works being commenced details to prevent surface water draining onto the highway shall be submitted and approved. The details shall be fully implemented prior to first use of the access.

5.            Areas for manoeuvring of vehicles shall be provided in accordance with the submitted plans.

6.            Details of materials before commencement of external works.

7.            A photographic survey of the highway fronting the site shall be submitted prior to work on new access commencing.

8.            A construction management plan appropriate for the scale of the development shall be submitted and approved in writing by the LPA.

9.            The developer shall report any unexpected contamination found during the construction of the development and provide an appropriate mitigation plan that deals with the contamination.

10.         Prior to occupation details of how the dwelling shall meet the necessary energy and water efficiency levels shall be submitted to and agreed in writing by the LPA.

11.         Removal of permitted development rights for extensions and outbuildings.

12.         Trees being retained to be protected for the lifetime of the development.

 

INFORMATIVES:-

 

1.            Sprinklers recommended.

2.            Public utility apparatus may be affected by the proposal.

3.            Restriction upon works within the highway without the consent of the Highway Authority.

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PD/19/05 Item 3 - Application IP/19/00467/FUL pdf icon PDF 421 KB

24 Ransome Road

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REPS

Ward:             PRIORY HEATH

 

Proposal:      Erection of detached single-storey dwelling on land severed from rear garden.

 

Address:       24 Ransome Road

 

Applicant:     Ms Diane Davis

 

Agent:            Mr Jamie Kelly

 

The Senior Planning Officer presented the report illustrated by drawings and photographs.  A site visit was undertaken by Members of the Committee on 19 August 2019.

 

RESOLVED:-

 

To Refuse planning permission for the following reasons:-

 

1.            Policy DM5 of the Ipswich Core Strategy and Policies DPD Review (2017) requires all development to be well designed and sustainable with a specific requirement for development to function well and where possible integrate with adjoining areas, exhibit good architectural quality whilst protecting and enhancing the special character and distinctiveness of the town and the street scene. With regard to design and layout, policy DM13 requires infill developments to establish a safe and secure environment, protect the setting of existing buildings and the character and appearance of the area.

 

The proposal would have a separation of only 5.1 metres between the east elevation of the proposed dwelling and the boundary of the site with the retained garden of 24 Ransome Road, with only 12.7 metres to the rear facing windows of the same property. This elevation of the proposed dwelling would include the principal entrance door and a patio door serving the main living area. Furthermore, there would only be 0.5 metres between the proposed dwelling and the north boundary of the site with 22 Ransome Road. Consequently, the dwelling would appear very cramped having regard to the boundaries of the site and existing dwellings.

 

The proposed dwelling would be traditional in terms of its architectural appearance, constructed using bricks and clay tiles. However, the proposed dwelling’s overall layout and form would not be traditional, with a principal entrance door on the dwelling’s eastern side elevation and limited separation to neighbouring properties as outlined above. The resultant development would be a noticeable addition to the street and would sit awkwardly within the context of surrounding development and the street scene which has more spacious and regular separation between properties.

 

Consequently, the proposal would fail to exhibit good architectural quality and would fail to protect and enhance the character of the street scene. Furthermore, the proposal would fail to protect the setting of existing buildings and the character and appearance of the area. The proposal would fail to be in accordance with policies DM5 and DM13.

 

2.            Policy DM30 of the Ipswich Core Strategy and Policies DPD Review (2017) requires developers to meet floorspace standards within the Technical housing standards – nationally described space standard unless it can be demonstrated that it would not be viable. The proposal dwelling would be significantly below the required floorspace standard set within the standardsand the applicant has not made a case with regard to viability.

 

Furthermore, the limited spacing to neighbouring dwellings and the boundaries of the site would also affect the amenity standards of the dwelling which would represent a cramped form of development that would be limited  ...  view the full minutes text for item 44.

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PD/19/05 Item 4 - Application IP/19/00597/FUL pdf icon PDF 394 KB

14 Gower Street

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Ward:             BRIDGE

 

Proposal:      Change of use to personal and group fitness gym (Class D2).

 

Address:       14 Gower Street

 

Applicant:     Kat Parnell Sports Massage & PT

 

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

 

Ms Kat Parnell, applicant, spoke in support of the application:

 

-        Positive for surrounding area.

-        No increase in noise levels anticipated.

-        Have discussed the detail of the application with Case Officer.

-        Temporary use requested.

 

RESOLVED:-

 

To grant planning permission upon condition that (briefly):-

 

1.            Development to be carried out in accordance with approved drawings.

2.            Use shall cease on or before 1st September 2022 or if vacated prior to this date.

3.            The premises shall only be used for the authorised use, and for no other purpose specified within the same or any other Use Class.

4.            Hours of operation restricted to 08:00 to 21:00 hrs, Monday to Friday.

5.            Roller shutter doors on west elevation to be kept closed during gym/fitness sessions.

6.            Details of any external plant or air handling equipment shall be provided to the LPA for approval before their installation.

7.            Details of secure cycle and powered two-wheel storage shall be provided prior to first operation.

 

INFORMATIVES:

 

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

46.

PD/19/05 Information for Councillors pdf icon PDF 12 KB

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

that the information for Councillors be noted.