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PLA(21)A08 Agenda for Planning & Transport Committee on 1st December 2021

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To Members of Melton Parish Council Planning and Transport Committee:

Dear Councillor,

You are summoned to attend the Ordinary Meeting of Melton Parish Council Planning and Transport Committee to be held on Wednesday 1 December 2021, commencing at 19:00, at the Melton Parish Council offices, 17 Riduna Park, Station Road, Melton, IP12 1QT.

William Grosvenor

Clerk and Executive Officer to the Council

23 November 2021

Agenda – Part One – Open to the Public

Item No              Item to be discussed


21.113                To receive apologies for absence


21.114               Declarations of Interest

21.114.01              To receive Amendments to the Register

21.114.02              To receive Declarations of Pecuniary Interest in Respect of Items on the Agenda

21.114.03              To receive Declarations of Non Pecuniary Interest in Respect of Items on the Agenda

21.114.04              To consider Full / Partial Dispensations for Pecuniary Interests Declared


21.115               Public Participation Session

21.115.01               To receive a report from the Council’s Cycling Advocate

21.115.02               To receive a report from the Council’s Footpaths Advocate

21.115.03               Recording of public footpaths – identification of any missing footpaths

                               Clerk / Assistant Clerk / Footpaths Advocate to report

  21.115.04            Consultation on East Suffolk Council Cycling and Walking Strategy (runs to 10 January)



21.116                To approve the Minutes of the Previous Meeting

                          Meeting held on 20 October 2021 (PLA(21)M07 previously distributed).


21.117               To review new Planning Applications received

21.117.01               DC/21/4765/FUL Red Cottage, Yarmouth Road, Melton

                               Construction of 5 bedroom detached dwelling with integral garage.

Deadline for MPC response 22 November extended to 2 December.

21.117.02               DC/21/4943/FUL Ambleside Cottage, Valley Farm Road, Melton

Rear extension, cladding of external store, rear elevation and dormers, internal    reconfiguration and alterations.

Deadline for MPC response 26 November extended to 2 December.

21.117.03               DC/21/4994/FUL 11 Rixon Crescent, Melton Park

Demolition of existing rear conservatory and erection of new single storey rear extension.

Deadline for MPC response 1 December extended to 2 December.

21.117.04                DC/21/5116/FUL 38 Garrod Approach, Melton Park

Single storey extension to rear and side.

Deadline for MPC response 9 December.

21.117.05                DC/21/5192/FUL 30 Fernhill Close, Melton

Ground floor rear extension and 1st floor side extension.

Deadline for MPC response 16 December 2021.


21.118                 To review updates on other Planning Applications

21.118.01                DC/20/1831/OUT Land off St Andrews Place and Waterhead Lane, Melton

Residential development of up to 55 dwellings, with access off St Andrews Place. Melton PC has consistently recommended refusal of this application on the grounds that access via the St Andrew’s estate is neither supported by the Neighbourhood Plan nor considered acceptable in planning terms. On 30 March 2021 East Suffolk Council Planning Committee (South) considered the application and delegated authority to determine to the Head of Planning and Coastal Management on the basis of approval being granted subject to no objections being received from Natural England and / or Suffolk County Council as Lead Local Flood Authority, a s106 Agreement detailing highways improvement works, affordable housing provision, a contribution to the Suffolk Coast RAMS and controlling conditions 1 to 25 as set out in the decision; otherwise to refuse. Since the decision was made following legal representations from an objector East Suffolk Council has agreed to remit the application back to the Planning Committee (South) for re-consideration. A date for this is awaited. Clerk to report.  


21.119                 To review Planning Notices received

                           No new Notices have been received.


21.120                To review the position on existing Planning Appeals

21.120.01                 AP/21/0039/REFUSE Land off Yarmouth Road, Melton

                                 An appeal has been made to the Secretary of State by Christchurch Land & Estates (Melton) Ltd against the decision of East Suffolk Council to refuse planning consent for a Care Village comprising an 80-bedroom care home together with 72 assisted care bungalows, club house, bowling green, car parking, open space provision with associated infrastructure and access. The Secretary of State has, with the consent of the parties, agreed to determine the appeal at a Public Inquiry, which will take place at East Suffolk House, Riduna Park, commencing on 14 December. The Inquiry is expected to run for 4 days. A link to all the relevant documents can be found here:


21.120.02                 AP/21/0047/REFUSE Land west of PROW 21, Woods Lane, Melton

                                 An appeal has been made to the Secretary of State against the decision of East Suffolk Council to refuse planning consent for outline application for up to 27no.self-build and custom dwellings. The Secretary of State has, with the consent of the parties, agreed to determine the appeal by way of a Local Hearing at a date to be arranged. A date and venue are to be arranged.


21.121               Sizewell C update                   


                          Clerk to report


21.122               Melton Neighbourhood Plan refresh

                            Cllr Brown to report

  21.123               To consider Planning and Transport implications of the draft budget for 2022/23

Papers MPC(21)116.03 and MPC(21)116.03a

 21.124               To consider East Suffolk Council consultations:

  • Sustainable Construction Supplementary Planning Document (consultation period runs to 13 December)
  • Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (consultation period runs to 13 December)
  • Draft East Suffolk Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule

A link to the documents may be found here:



21.125                 Melton Hill redevelopment – engagement with local councils

                            Paper PLA(21)125


21.126                To consider Local Highways, Traffic and parking Matters

21.126.01            Pedestrian improvements for Melton Road / Melton Hill and major redesign of approach to Winifred Fison House – update

                                 Assistant Clerk to report

21.126.02                 Bentwaters / Peninsular traffic issues

                               Cllr Brown to report

21.126.03                 Suffolk Lorry Route review- consultation

                                 Paper PLA(21)126.03

21.126.04                 Dock Lane, Melton traffic issues 

                                 Paper PLA(21)126.04

21.126.05                 Speed management issues – update

Assistant Clerk to report

21.126.06                 Quiet Lanes – update

Clerk to report

21.126.07                 Road safety issues – Bredfield Road 

                                 Assistant Clerk to report

21.126.08                 Bredfield Road bus shelter refurbishment – update

                                 Assistant Clerk to report


21.127                To consider planning enforcement matters

21.127.01                 East Suffolk authorised enforcement action – case update

                                 Nothing to report


21.128                Planning Committee Chair’s urgent business


21.129                Date of next meeting

The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 26 January 2022, commencing at 19:00 at 17 Riduna Park, Station Road, Melton IP12 1QT


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