Agenda and minutes

Planning & Development Committee
Wednesday 16th October 2019 9.30 am

Venue: Gipping Room, Grafton House

Contact: Linda Slowgrove  01473 432511

Items
No. Item

59.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

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

 

In the absence of the Chair, Councillor Connelly chaired the meeting.

60.

Unconfirmed Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 103 KB

To consider the Minutes of the meeting held on 18 September 2019.

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

that the Minutes of the meeting held on 18 September 2019 be signed as a true record.

61.

To Confirm or Vary the Order Of Business

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

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

62.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

Councillor Harsant, noting that the applicant was a former Conservative Councillor at the Council, declared an interest in Item 3 (IP/19/00831/FUL).

63.

PD/19/08 Planning Applications - General Information pdf icon PDF 178 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 2 – IP/19/00737/FUL – Land rear of 28-50 Freehold Road, 3-17 Kemball Street, Clementine Gardens

Item 1 – IP/19/00201/FUL – Westgate Works, Sherrington Road

Item 3 – IP/19/00831/FUL – 178 Ashcroft Road

Item 4 – IP/19/00803/FUL – 36 Shetland Close

64.

PD/19/08 Item 1 - Application IP/19/00201/FUL pdf icon PDF 415 KB

Westgate Works, Sherrington Road

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Minutes:

REPS

Ward:             CASTLE HILL

 

Proposal:      Demolition of existing disused building and erection of new dwelling.

 

Address:       Westgate Works, Sherrington Road

 

Applicant:     Mr J Cook

 

Agent:            Mr Iain McNeil

 

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

 

RESOLVED:

 

Grant planning permission upon condition that (briefly):-

 

1.            Development to be in accordance with approved drawings.

2.            Preliminary intrusive ground investigation to identify contamination of made ground and specification of remedial works and verification of works if necessary.

3.            Installation of gas monitoring wells for monitoring ground gas.

4.            Single activity survey for Bats prior to commencement of development.

5.            Provision of vehicle access in accordance with plans

6.            Provision of refuse/bins recycling areas and secure cycle storage.

7.            Details of surface water drainage.

8.            Provision of area for manoeuvring and parking of vehicles.

9.            Photographic survey of condition of neighboring roads prior to commencement of development.

10.         Hard and soft landscaping and biodiversity details shall be submitted of encouragement of biodiversity on the site. Hard landscaping to include details of boundary treatments.

11.         A Demolition and Construction Management Plan is to be provided prior to the commencement of development.

12.         Remove permitted development rights for the provision of additional upper floor window and roof-slope openings on the north and east elevations, unless they are fixed shut and obscure glazed.

13.         Details of facing brick and slate to be agreed prior to commencement.

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

INFORMATIVES:

 

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

65.

PD/19/08 Item 2 - Application IP/19/00737/FUL pdf icon PDF 419 KB

Land rear of 28-50 Freehold Road, 3-17 Kemball Street, Clementine Gardens

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Minutes:

REPS

Ward:             ST JOHNS

 

Proposal:      Erection of 5 dwellings with associated vehicular access and external works.

 

Address:       Land rear of 28-50 Freehold Road, 3-17 Kemball Street, Clementine Gardens

 

Applicant:     Ruby Homes (EA) Ltd

 

Agent:            Last and Tricker Partnership

 

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

 

Mr Ben Reay, of Last & Tricker Partnership, spoke on behalf of the applicant in support of the application:

 

-        Proposal follows design to that on the east of the site.

-        6 houses to the east were very popular and all sold before completed.

-        Similar design to that to the east – contemporary design, layout and appearance.

-        Proposed development has one house buyer waiting.

-        Same materials to be used as per development to the east.

-        Parking standards in accordance with guidance.

-        Sycamore trees of no amenity value and so not a constraint to development.

-        Urban Design Officer found proposal acceptable.

-        Only 2 objections to the development received.

-        Proposal complied with policies and guidance and would deliver a high-quality development.

-        Applicant content with suggested conditions.

 

Councillor Kreidewolf requested that the proposed Construction Management Plan take into consideration the comments made in the representations with regards to the blocking of the driveway of a disabled resident during the construction of the adjacent development.

 

RESOLVED:

 

Grant planning permission upon condition that (briefly):-

 

1.        Development to be in accordance with plans.

 

2.        Details to be submitted and approved:-  external materials and maintenance regime (cedar cladding); hard and soft landscaping scheme including external surfacing and maintenance regime over 5 year period (soft landscaping only); boundary treatments; secure cycle storage details; refuse/recycle storage and presentation details; tree protection plan; biodiversity enhancements; electric vehicle recharging provision; external lighting (low level). Agreed details to be fully implemented prior to occupation.

 

3.        Replacement planting within 5-year period if soft landscaping removed or become seriously damaged or diseased.

 

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

 

5.        Submission of a pre-commencement Construction Management Plan to be submitted and approved which includes no obstruction of existing residential driveways by construction vehicles/equipment during the construction phase.

 

6.        Submission of a pre-commencement Land Contamination Assessment.

 

7.        Any unidentified contamination (if found) to be reported to the Local Planning Authority.

 

8.        Vehicular access and driveway to be laid out and completed in accordance with submitted drawings.

 

9.        Access onto Clementine Gardens to be properly surfaced for a minimum distance of 7 metres from the edge of the metalled carriageway prior to the occupation of the first dwelling.

 

10.      Details to be submitted to prevent discharge of surface water onto the highway.

 

11.      The areas shown for the purposes of loading, unloading manoeuvring and parking of vehicles to be provided.

 

12.      No part of the development shall be commenced until a photographic condition survey of the highways fronting and near to the site has been submitted.

 

13.      Removal of PD rights – Classes A, B, C,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 65.

66.

PD/19/08 Item 3 - Application IP/19/00831/FUL pdf icon PDF 411 KB

178 Ashcroft Road

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Minutes:

REPS

Ward:             CASTLE HILL

 

Proposal:      Erection of a detached two-storey dwelling and formation of vehicular access in land severed from garden of existing dwelling.

 

Address:       178 Ashcroft Road

 

Applicant:     Mr Mark Rush

 

Agent:            Mr Peter Wells

 

The Senior Planning Officer presented the report illustrated by drawings and photographs.  A site visit was undertaken by Members of the Committee on 14 October 2019.

 

RESOLVED:

 

Grant planning permission upon condition that (briefly):-

 

1.         Development to be in accordance with approved drawings.

 

2.         Details to be submitted and approved:-  external hard surfacing; boundary treatments. Agreed details to be fully implemented prior to occupation

 

3.         Dwelling to be constructed using Ibstock Leicester Weathered Red Stock bricks and Marley Double Roman concrete tiles, or similar.

 

4.         Soft landscaping and biodiversity features to be provided as per submitted drawing prior to first occupation.

 

5.         New vehicular access to be laid out and completed in all respects in accordance with Drawing No. DM03; and with an entrance width of 5m and made available for use prior to the dwelling first being occupied.

 

6.         Prior to the new dwelling permitted being first occupied, the new access onto the highway shall be properly surfaced with a bound material for a minimum distance of 5 metres from the edge of the metalled carriageway, in accordance with details previously submitted to and approved.

 

7.         The areas to be provided for storage of Refuse/Recycling bins and secure cycle storage as shown on drawing number PW1041-PLO1 shall be provided in its entirety before the development is brought into use and shall be retained thereafter for no other purpose.

 

8.         The use shall not commence until the area(s) within the site shown on drawing no PW1041-PLO1 for the purposes of manoeuvring and parking of vehicles has been provided and thereafter that area(s) shall be retained and used for no other purposes.

 

9.         Before the access is first used clear visibility at a height of 0.6 metres above the carriageway level shall be provided and thereafter permanently maintained in that area between the nearside edge of the metalled carriageway and a line 2.4 metres from the nearside edge of the metalled carriageway at the centre line of the access point (X dimension) and a distance of 43 metres in each direction along the edge of the metalled carriageway from the centre of the access (Y dimension).

 

10.       Should unexpected contamination be discovered in the course of development then development should cease and the matter reported to the Council’s Environmental Protection for further instruction.

 

11.       Remove permitted development rights for the provision of additional upper floor window and roof-slope openings on the north and west elevations, unless they are fixed shut and obscure glazed.

 

12.       Remove permitted development rights for further extensions (Schedule 2  Part 1 Class A) and alterations to the roof (Classes B and C)

 

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

 

INFORMATIVES:

 

1.         Ipswich Borough Council supports the use of automatic sprinkler systems.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 66.

67.

PD/19/08 Item 4 - Application IP/19/00803/FPI3 pdf icon PDF 384 KB

36 Shetland Close

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Minutes:

Ward:             RUSHMERE

 

Proposal:      Installation of two radio transceivers to facilitate CCTV.

 

Address:       36 Shetland Close

 

Applicant:     Ipswich Borough Council

 

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

 

RESOLVED:

 

Grant planning permission upon condition that (briefly):-

 

1.         Development to be in accordance with approved drawings.

68.

PD/19/08 Information for Councillors pdf icon PDF 17 KB

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Minutes:

68.1.    Councillor Jones congratulated Officers on the outcome of the Appeal Decisions that had been in relation to delegated decisions.  The Development Management Team Leader commented that the Inspector had given regard to the Council’s adopted Urban Character Supplementary Planning Document when coming to their decision and commended the Urban Design Team for producing this document.

68.2.    Councillor Rudkin commented that the Planning Enforcement report was a useful document that highlighted the extent of potential penalties if developers breached planning consent.

68.3.    Councillor Cook questioned if there was any recourse in relation to external Building Control companies whose inspections/advice had been less rigorous.  The Head of Development commented that instances of bad practice could be reported to the Construction Industry Council Approved Inspectors Register (CICAIR).

Resolved:

 

that the information for Councillors be noted.