Planning and Transport Committee

LATEST UPDATE - NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN REFERENDUM 7 DECEMBER 2017

On Thursday 7 December electors in the Parish of Melton will be asked to vote in a referendum on the Melton Neighbourhood Plan. The question will be: "Do you want Suffolk Coastal District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Melton to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area".

The polling station will be at The Burness Parish Rooms. Hours of Polling will be from 7am to 10pm.

The Notice of Referendum will be issued on Thursday 2 November. Deadline for new applications to get on the voting register is 21 November. Postal votes are available and will be issued around 23 November.

 

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN - Keep updated with the progress of Melton Parish Council's Neighbourhood Plan <click here>

For ease of reference a copy of the Independent Inspector's final report received on 8 September 2017 can be found here <click here>

And the Referendum version of the Neighbourhood Plan can be found here <click here>

 

As the planning authority, Suffolk Coastal District Council is obliged to take in to account every representation that is made by the parish, if it is made within 14 days, and if it refers to some aspect which is correctly a planning issue.

Planning - the development at Deben MillThe District Council applies its own published policies, and there are many of these.  It has to comply with the Local Plan, which will be replaced by the Local Development Framework, and also with the government's requirements and regulations.  Details of all the policies can be found at the District Council. 

The Parish Council Planning and Transport Committee is delegated to consider all planning application which affect Melton In each case it decides the appropriate response to the District Council taking into consideration the effect it would have on Melton Residents. Sometimes the impact on the village of a particular application will require consideration by the full council. It also makes sure that the views of Melton are heard in the discussions about new regional and local planning policies.

Full copies of the applications and notes of the comments or objections made by the planning committee group can be seen at the District Council offices or at the Parish Council Office during normal opening hours

One of the tasks undertaken by the Parish Council Planning and Transport Committee is to keep an eye on the roads and footpaths and to encourage and persuade the County to maintain them properly.

Parish councils have the power (but not the duty) to make new paths and to maintain or improve existing ones, and to plant trees or make roadside verges, to put up village signs, and to contribute to traffic calming measures.

In the case of Melton it has usually been enough to consult with the County Council on highway matters, although we sometimes have to wait a while as they sort out their priorities. As the volume of road traffic increases there are concerns about congestion and safety.  Noise and pollution are a problem but the safety record in the parish is good. The committee deals with all aspects of transport and provides an integrated bus and train timetable - see below.

Transport - Melton railway station

 

 

Councillors on the Planning and Transport Committee are:

Cllrs Bale, Barrington, Brown, Corston, Hilson, Holmes and Webb and Cllrs Porter and West (ex officio)

We welcome comments from users of our website about the usefulness of the information on it and how easy it is to find information about planning applications.

 

SUFFOLK COASTAL LOCAL PLAN REVIEW - ISSUES AND OPTIONS CONSULTATION

Suffolk Coastal District Council is now undertaking a Local Plan Review which begins with an Issues and Options document which is now available for public consultation until Monday 30 October 2017 at 23.45. The consultation document and other supporting information can be found through this link:

http://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/planning/local-plans/suffolk-coastal-local-plan/local-plan-review/help-plan-the-future-of-the-district/

 

YARMOUTH ROAD OUTLINE PLANNING APPLICATION

Key documents from this application can be viewed as follows:

DC/16/4770/OUT design & access statement

DC/16/4770/OUT archeological report

DC/16/4770/OUT delivery plan extra care etc.

DC/16/4770/OUT landscape & visual impact assessment

DC/16/4770/OUT landscape plan

DC/16/4770/OUT location plan

DC/16/4770/OUT masterplan

DC/16/4770/OUT planning statement

DC/16/4770/OUT residential travel plan Sept 2015

DC/16/4770/OUT residential travel plan Oct 2016

DC/16/4770/OUT statement of community involvement

DC/16/4770/OUT transport assessment

The response of Melton Parish Council can be viewed here:

DC/16/4770/OUT MPC recommendation for refusal

The application was refused by Suffolk Coastal in April 2017

 

PLANNING APPLICATION FOR FORMER COUNCIL OFFICES SITE, MELTON HILL

For detailed viewing of the Melton Hill application which includes numerous plans and documents please go to

http://publicaccess.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/online-applications/

and insert reference DC/17/2840/FUL

To see Melton Parish Council's response <click here>

This application will come before the Suffolk Coastal DC Planning Committee on 21 September. A site visit is planned for 2 October and the application will go back to Planning Committee on 13 October 2017. At the meeting on 21 September there will only be a formal presentation of the report. Whilst interested parties are welcome to observe at the site visit, there can be no interaction with Planning Committee members. At the meeting on 13 October, following presentation of the report, the applicant / agent will be allowed three minutes to speak; a representative of any objectors may then address the Committee for three minutes; followed by representatives of both Woodbridge and Melton Councils and the relevant Suffolk Coastal Ward Members. Members of the Planning Committee will then enter into debate and formally determine the application.

 

TRAFFIC CALMING OPTIONS FOR STATION ROAD, MELTON

The terms of the planning consent for the new office development at Riduna Park required traffic calming measures to be installed in Station Road funded by the developer under Section 106 Agreement prior to the occupation of any approved floorspace in excess of 4,000 square metres.

To see a report assessing the traffic calming options available prepared by a Development Management Engineer from Suffolk County Council <click here>

To see the note of a meeting with Station Road residents held on 27 July 2017 including conclusions and agreed action points <click here>

 

Agenda for the next meeting

18 October 2017

Planning Applications

Existing for reference

DC/17/1435/OUT land south and east of Adastral Park, Martlesham Heath - outline planning application for up to 2,000 dwellings, an employment area, primary and secondary local centres, a school, green infrastructure, play areas, sports ground, allotments / community orchard, public footpaths, cycleways, vehicle accesses and associated infrastructure. For detailed viewing of this large application please visit the specific Adastral Park web page:

http://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/planning/adastral-park

DC/14/0991/OUT land off Woods lane, Melton - for detailed viewing of the Woods Lane applications which include numerous large plans and documents please go to

http://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/planning

DC/17/1884/FUL site of former factory warehouse Melton Road - proposed residential and office development (54 dwellings and 12 offices)

For detailed viewing of this large application please go to

http://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/planning

DC/17/2435/FUL & DC/17/2436/LBC Decoy House, Old Church Road - proposed alterations, conversion, extension and new build

For detailed viewing of this complex application please go to

http://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/planning

DC/17/2840/ FUL former Council Offices, Melton Hill - proposed demolition of all the existing offices and surrounding buildings on the site and replacement with a high quality housing development providing 100 residential units (33 affordable) (C3), together with a community building (D1), and a retail unit that may be a coffee shop (A1/2/3) or retail unit; a landscaped environment free from cars as they are to be located in an underground car park; means of access and other associated works.

For detailed viewing of this large application please go to:

http://publicaccess.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/online-applications/D

DC/17/0845/FUL Unit 5, Riverside Business Centre, Dock Lane - application

DC/17/0845/FUL Unit 5, Riverside Business Centre, Dock Lane - floodlight specifications

DC/17/0845/FUL Unit 5, Riverside Business Centre, Dock Lane - neighbour comments (1)

DC/17/0845/FUL Unit 5, Riverside Business Centre, Dock Lane - neighbour comments (2)

DC/17/0845/FUL Unit 5, Riverside Business Centre, Dock Lane - proposed plan

DC/17/0845/FUL Unit 5, Riverside Business Centre, Dock Lane - site planCDCr DCe

DC/17/2971/VOC Unit 1 Riverside Business Centre application

DC/17/2971/VOC Unit 1 Riverside Business Centre plans

DC/17/2971/VOC Unit 1 Riverside Business Centre statement

DC/17/2971/VOC Unit 1 Riverside Business Centre - amended parking plan

DC/17/2971/VOC Unit 1 Riverside Business Centre - application

DC/17/2971/VOC Unit 1 Riverside Business Centre - plans

DC/17/2971/VOC Unit 1 Riverside Business Centre - statement

DC/17/2928/VOC Unit 4 Riduna Park - application to vary opening hours

New applications

DC/17/3988/VLA Potash / Woodroyd Cottage application to discharge planning obligation

DC/17/4037/FUL Melton Hill parking court Env Protection comments

DC/17/4037/FUL Melton Hill parking court Highways comments

DC/17/4037/FUL Melton Hill parking court location plan

DC/17/4037/FUL Melton Hill parking court plans

DC/17/4054/FUL Pine Cottage 1 Turnpike Lane application

DC/17/4054/FUL Pine Cottage 1 Turnpike Lane plans (1)

DC/17/4054/FUL Pine Cottage 1 Turnpike Lane plans (2)

DC/17/4275/FUL The Knackers Yard application

DC/17/4275/FUL The Knackers Yard block plan

DC/17/4275/FUL The Knackers Yard location plan

DC/17/4275/FUL The Knackers Yard plans

Planning Notices

None

Other1

PLA(17)159 Local Plan Review - Melton PC's response

PLA(17)161.02 Local Transport Representative's report

PLA(17)161.04 Suffolk Coastal DC car parking consultation

PLA(17)164 Note of meeting re Phase II Bloor Homes development 28 september 2017

PLA(17)165.01 Suffolk Coastal planning enforcement action update

PLA(17)166 actions taken

Minutes of the previous meeting

20 September 2017

 

National Planning Policy Framework [NPPF] <click here>

NPPF Technical Guidance <click here>

NPPF Traveller Sites <click here>

 

SCC now has a website where you can report Street Light Faults <click here>

For instructions on how to report the fault <click here>

General fault reporting such as overgrown hedges, drainage & flooding, signs and general highways matters <www.suffolk.gov.uk/environment-and-transport/highways/ >