Agenda and minutes

Planning & Development Committee - Wednesday 1st July 2020 9.30 am

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Linda Slowgrove  01473 432511

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


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


Unconfirmed Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 300 KB

To consider the Minutes of the meeting held on 3 June 2020.




that the Minutes of the meeting held on 3 June 2020 be signed as a true record.


To Confirm or Vary the Order Of Business




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


Declarations of Interest


Councillor Kreidewolf, being the Chair of the applicant company, declared an interest in Item 2 (IP/20/00299/FUL) and left the room during the consideration of this item.


Councillor Holmes, being known to the applicant, declared an interest in Item 1 (IP/19/01140/FUL) and left the room during the consideration of this item.


PD/20/03 Planning Applications - General Information pdf icon PDF 81 KB

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


The applications were considered in the order set out on the Agenda.


PD/20/03 Item 1 - Application IP/19/01140/FUL pdf icon PDF 867 KB

Car Parking Area, The Maltings, Princes Street

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Ward:           GIPPING


Proposal:     Erection of four storey office building (Class B1).


Address:      Car Parking Area, The Maltings, Princes Street


Applicant:    Pertwee Park Ltd.


Agent:          Mr Michael Smith, JCN Design & Planning


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


The report was updated to include a further condition: Finished floor level of upper ground floor shall be set no lower than what is required in terms of the flood risk assessment submitted.


Mr Michael Smith, agent for the application, spoke in support of the proposals:


-             Site not allocated for development in the Local Plan.

-             Site was accessible for sustainable forms of transport.

-             Office use in this area deemed to be acceptable.

-             Scheme addressed the public realm.

-             Scheme provided good separation from listed building.

-             Existing car park played no role in the setting of the listed building.

-             Proposed building sat at an angle to allow views of the listed building.

-             Large standalone buildings form part of the character of the area.

-             The height of the proposal bridged the gap between the Maltings and the Crown Court.

-             Proposed building did not compete with listed building in terms of appearance.

-             Proposal provided soft landscaping to enhance biodiversity.

-             Proposed building would be energy efficient in compliance with policy.

-             Applicant has worked closely with officers and highways and has taken into account comments made at Conservation and Design Panel.

-             Proposal would provide new jobs.




A)       The completion of a legal agreement under the provisions of Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act (1990) dealing with the following matters:

(i) To prevent service vehicles from loading and unloading directly from the public highway, a S106 contribution of £11,500 is required to enable the County Council to progress a scheme to review loading restrictions locally. This will include West End Road, Chancery Road and Princes Street, as the current application will impact on delivery arrangements for The Maltings building.


B)       Planning conditions in accordance with those set out below (briefly):-


1.       Development to be in accordance with plans.


2.       Details to be submitted and approved:- Secure covered cycle storage and PTW storage details; Details of storage lockers and shower facilities; External lighting, and CCTV coverage; Stairlift details (from West End Road); Fire hydrant; Landscape management and maintenance scheme; Renewable or low-carbon energy provision. All agreed details to be provided prior to occupation.


3.       Details of external materials to be provided and agreed in advance and implemented.


4.       Provision of the hard and soft landscaping scheme as shown on drawing no. JCN/1601/19A prior to first use of the building.


5.       Site access to be laid out and completed in all respects in accordance with submitted drawing number P-11.


6.       Provision of loading, unloading manoeuvring and parking of vehicles including secure cycle storage and electric vehicle recharging infrastructure to be submitted to and approved in writing.


7.       Areas to be provided for storage of refuse  ...  view the full minutes text for item 16.


PD/20/03 Item 2 - Application IP/20/00299/FUL pdf icon PDF 444 KB

Land North of Bury Road, Anglia Parkway South

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Ward:           WHITTON


Proposal:     Erection of single storey restaurant/takeaway unit (within Use Classes A3/A5) with drive-through facility, outdoor seating area, 2 grill bays, associated hard and soft landscaping and 7 lighting columns. Alterations to car parking layout to provide an additional 3 car parking spaces and retention of 3 ANPR cameras.


Address:      Land North of Bury Road, Anglia Parkway South


Applicant:    Ipswich Borough Assets Limited


Agent:          Mr Daniel Hyde, Freeths LLP


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


Mr Daniel Hyde, agent for the application, spoke in support of the proposals:


-       Proposals would complement offer at retail park

-       Officers provided comprehensive report, but 2 areas of concern: landscaping and highway matters

-       Lack of landscaping plan was done purposefully as landscaping would be considered across the entire park

-       There would be a net gain in biodiversity, with 10 blackthorn trees to be planted to west of site

-       Transport Assessment identified 47% of parking taken up, expected to be 50% when unit opens

-       Linked trips were expected

-       Proposals would have a limited highway impact


Councillor Jones proposed that an informative be added to advise the applicant that 8 replacement trees should be provided specifically on the application site as part of the wider landscaping scheme for the remainder of the site, and this was agreed.

Councillor P Smart requested that the hours of operation as indicated in the report be secured by condition if other similar sites within the general area also had the hours of operation secured by condition.  It was agreed to delegate the decision as to whether to apply an additional planning condition relating to operating hours (in accordance with other units) to Officers.




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


1.       Development in accordance with the approved plans.


2.       Details of parking layout to show provision for powered two wheeled vehicles, cycle parking, electric vehicle charging points and future provision for electric vehicle charging points, to be provided before first use.


3.       Details of hard and soft landscaping to show fencing for external seating area, bollards and additional trees and shrubs, to be provided before first use.


4.       Details of external litter bins and external lighting, to be provided before first use.


5.       Restriction of permitted development rights – no change of use to Class A1 shops.




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

2.       Comments from Suffolk Constabulary.

3.       Landscaping scheme to provide 8 trees on the application site.


PD/20/03 Information for Councillors pdf icon PDF 180 KB

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18.1.     Councillor Jones highlighted that the Planning Inspector had made reference to the North East Character Area Ipswich Urban Characterisation Study within his deliberation of the Bixley Road appeal and had also supported that trees of biodiversity value should be retained in line with Policy DM10 in the Council’s Local Plan.



that the information for Councillors be noted.