PLA(22)A02 Agenda for Planning and Transport Committee on 9th March 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 9th March 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

3rd March 2022

Agenda – Part One – Open to the Public

Item No           Item to be discussed

22.17               To receive apologies for absence

22.18               Declarations of Interest

22.18.01             To receive Amendments to the Register

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

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

22.18.04             To consider Full / Partial Dispensations for Pecuniary Interests Declared

22.19               Public Participation Session 

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

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

22.20               To approve the Minutes of the Previous Meeting

Meeting held on 26th January 2022 (PLA(22)M01 previously distributed).

22.21               To review new Planning Applications received

22.21.01             DC/22/0124/FUL Pinkneys    

22.22              To review updates on other Planning Applications

22.22.01            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. The Planning Committee (South) reconsidered the application at their meeting on the 22nd February 2022. Committee members carried out a site visit through St Andrews prior to the meeting. Although recommended for approval by the Planners the Committee voted for the application to be refused on matters relating to Highway Safety.

Clerk to report.  

22.23              To review Planning Notices received

No new Notices have been received.

22.24              To review the position on existing Planning Appeals

22.24.01            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 on 14 December 2021 but was postponed. A new date of the 15th March has been set and a request has been sent for Cllr Brown to attend and speak.

22.24.02            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 virtual hearing took place on 8th February 2022 but no decision has been received.

Cllr Brown to report

22.25              Sizewell C update           

On 16th February 2022, MPC submitted a final representation to the Secretary of State emphasising our opposition to EDF’s night train proposals and also summarising our positions on the wider Sizewell C planning application, particularly the latter’s all-important freight transport strategy.

The Secretary of State then has to 25 May 2022 to make a decision on the SZC application, subject to the possibility of legal challenge.

A presentation from the SZC team to MPC is being arranged – 6pm on 13th April tbc.

22.26              Melton Neighbourhood Plan refresh

Cllr Brown to report

22.27              Review of Local Validation List – Initial consultation

ESC is undertaking an initial consultation process with statutory consultees, regular non-statutory consultees, internal East Suffolk Council teams and Agents who regularly submit applications. The aim is to identify any changes to legislative requirements and any improvements/clarifications that could potentially be made to the document and its content.

22.28              To consider Local Highways, Traffic and parking Matters

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

Clerk to report

22.28.02            Bentwaters / Peninsular traffic issues

Cllr Brown to report

22.28.03           Speed management issues – update

Clerk to report

22.28.04            Quiet Lanes – update

Clerk to report

22.28.05            Road safety issues – Bredfield Road 

Clerk to report

22.29              To consider planning enforcement matters

22.29.01            ENF/22/0027/COND – Deben Meadows

Possible Breach of Control: Alleged breach of conditions 26 and 27 of DC/18/5216/VOC ·& DC/18/4890/DRC

22.29.02            East Suffolk authorised enforcement action – case update

Nothing to report

22.30              Planning Committee Chair’s urgent business

22.31              Date of next meeting

The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 20th April 2022, commencing at 19:00 at 17 Riduna Park, Station Road, Melton IP12 1QT           

Please note that meetings may be filmed, photographed, recorded or reported about.