PLA(22)A07 Agenda for Planning & Transport Committee on 19th October 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 19th October 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

13th October 2022

“The Committee shall consider the environmental impacts of all the decisions which it makes in accordance with these terms of reference.”

Agenda – Part One – Open to the Public

Item No         Item to be discussed

22.96              To receive apologies for absence

22.97              Declarations of Interest

22.97.01            To receive Declarations of Interest in Respect of Items on the Agenda

22.97.03            To consider any applications for dispensations

Members are reminded that they are responsible for ensuring their Register of Interests is up to date

22.98             Public Participation Session     

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

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

22.98.03            To receive a report on Assets of Community Value

Cllr Gradwell to report

22.99              To approve the Minutes of the Previous Meeting

Meeting held on 7th September 2022 (PLA(22)M06 previously distributed).

22.100            To review new Planning Applications received

22.100.01          DC/22/3551/FUL 64 Saxon Way

22.100.02          DC/22/3597/FUL Decoy Cottage Old Church Road 

22.100.03          DC/22/3688/FUL 31 Bury Close

22.100.04          DC/22/3907/FUL Grange House

22.100.05          DC/22/3828/FUL 7 Norman Close

22.101            To review updates on other Planning Applications

22.101.01          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.

Information from Fire Service has been distributed to members. A new, but invalid, application for five – DC/22/1739/OUT has been received by ESC but was returned.

An appeal has been lodged with the Planning Inspectorate: AP/22/0044/REFUSE and comments are to be submitted by the 26th October

To consider and agree MPC’s response to the Appeal – Paper PLA(22)101.01

22.102            Public Consultations

22.102.01          Healthy Environments Supplementary Planning Document Consultation

22.102.02          ESC Cycling and Walking Strategy

To receive an update on the strategy following ESC’s Cabinet Meeting on the 4th October

22.103            To review Planning Notices received

No new Notices have been received.

22.104            To review the position on existing Planning Appeals

22.104.01          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. The appeal took place w/c 15th March with Cllr Brown attending and participating. The decision has yet to be received although this was expected by the end of September 2022:

22.105            Melton Hill – Former Council Offices

To receive a verbal update regarding the former Council Offices on Melton Hill. Clerk to report

22.106            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 originally had until the 25 May 2022 to make a decision on the SZC application but on the 8 May it was announced that the decision would be delayed until the 8 July 2022. This is to ensure there is sufficient time to fully consider further information provided by the applicant and interested parties in response to the Secretary of State’s post-examination consultation.

Melton Parish Council signed the Anglian Energy Planning Alliance letter which was sent to the Secretary of State (see Paper PLA(22)41).

On the 20th July 2022 the Sizewell C Project application was granted development consent by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

22.107            Melton Neighbourhood Plan refresh

Clerk to report

22.108            To consider Local Highways, Traffic and parking Matters

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

Clerk to report

22.108.02          Bentwaters / Peninsular traffic issues

Clerk to report

22.108.03          Speed management and Road Safety issues – update

Clerk to report. Paper PLA(22)108.03

22.108.04         Mini Holland Project – Love Woodbridge and Melton

Clerk to report

22.108.05          Quiet Lanes – update

To receive an update on Wave 3. Clerk to report

22.109            To consider planning enforcement matters

22.109.01          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

22.109.02          East Suffolk authorised enforcement action – case update

Nothing to report

22.110            Planning Committee Chair’s urgent business

22.111            Date of next meeting

The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 7th December, 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.