PLA(22)A01 Agenda for Planning and Transport Committee on 26th January 2022

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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 26 January 2022, commencing at 19:00, at the Melton Parish Council offices, 17 Riduna Park, Station Road, Melton, IP12 1QT.


Pip Alder

Clerk and Executive Officer to the Council

20th January 2022


Agenda – Part One – Open to the Public

Item No         Item to be discussed


22.01     To receive apologies for absence


22.02     Declarations of Interest

22.02.01   To receive Amendments to the Register

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

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

22.02.04   To consider Full / Partial Dispensations for Pecuniary Interests Declared


22.03     Public Participation Session         

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

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

22.03.03   Transport Strategy for the East (runs to 30 January)



22.04     To approve the Minutes of the Previous Meeting

Meeting held on 1 December 2021 (PLA(21)M08 previously distributed).

 22.05     To review new Planning Applications received

22.05.01   DC/21/5481/FUL The Old Rectory

Supply and installation of a 25kWp Ground Mounted Solar PV Array on the Old Rectory grounds.

22.05.02   DC/21/5635/FUL Pinecote

Various alterations to include first and single storey extensions.               

22.06          To review updates on other Planning Applications

22.06.01         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.  

22.07          To review Planning Notices received

No new Notices have been received.


22.08          To review the position on existing Planning Appeals

22.08.01         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 was due to take place at East Suffolk House, Riduna Park, commencing on 14 December. However this was postponed and no new date has been received. A link to all the relevant documents can be found here:

22.08.02            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.

22.09     Sizewell C update           

Update on the Examining Authority’s Report. Clerk to report


22.10     Melton Neighbourhood Plan refresh

Cllr Brown to report

Neighbourhood Plan Review Guidance Note

22.11     To consider Local Highways, Traffic and parking Matters

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

(PLA(22)11.01 and PLA(22)11.01a) Clerk to report

22.11.02   Bentwaters / Peninsular traffic issues

Cllr Brown to report

22.11.03   Speed management issues – update

Clerk to report

22.11.04   Quiet Lanes – update

Clerk to report

22.11.05   Road safety issues – Bredfield Road 

Clerk to report

22.11.06   Bredfield Road bus shelter refurbishment – update

Clerk to report

22.12     Circular Walks Leaflet

To consider updates to the circular walks leaflet due to creation of permissive path at Foxburrow Farm. Clerk to report

22.13     Transport Strategy for the East

    Clerk to report


22.14     To consider planning enforcement matters

22.14.01   East Suffolk authorised enforcement action – case update

Nothing to report


22.15     Planning Committee Chair’s urgent business


22.16     Date of next meeting

The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 9th March 2022, commencing at 19:00 at 17 Riduna Park, Station Road, Melton IP12 1QT



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