Planning

PLANNING

The key purpose of the planning system is to control development in the public interest. Suffolk Coastal District Council is Blythburgh's Local Planning Authority.  It takes decisions on behalf of the whole community, within a system defined by local development documents such as the Local Area Plan, adopted in July 2013, and the National Planning Policy Framework. National guidance must be taken into account when making planning decisions.  

The Parish Council is consulted about development applications within the parish, and elsewhere when Blythburgh is considered to have an interest. The Parish Council has a Planning Advisory Group which takes a first look at new applications and briefs the council on their content.  Applications are discussed at regular council meetings or at special meetings arranged when a deadline for a response demands it.  The council's comments must be based on material planning considerations and not councillors' personal views.  The Parish Council has only an advisory role.  Its views may or may not be accepted by the planning authority. Decisions are normally delegated to planning officers but if the parish council objects to a application (and in certain other circumstances) the application may be referred to the planning committee, after consultation with the our district councillor.  Only an applicant may appeal against a planning decision once it is made.

Details of current and past planning applications may be found on the District Council's web site www.suffolkcoastal.gov.uk/yourdistrict/planning/devcontrol .  Click on a planning application description, in green below, to access this site.  Suffolk Coastal uses a common planning system with their shared services partner Waveney District Council.

 

OUTSTANDING APPLICATIONS

 

Demolition of outbuilding and two storey extension and replacement with new 2 storey extension - Mill Way Cottage Chapel Road Blythburgh Suffolk IP19 9LW

Ref. No: DC/15/2490/FUL | Received date: Wed 17 Jun 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration | Case Type: Planning Application

 

RECENT DECISIONS

Alterations to fenestration of north elevation 2. Wider doors to south elevation to suit existing doors used as shutters 3. Photovolatic and solar themal panels to roof - Land And Building To North Of Whitehouse Farm Barns Bulcamp Drift Blythburgh Halesworth Suffolk IP19 9LG

Ref. No: DC/15/2600/AME | Received date: Wed 24 Jun 2015 | Status: Application Permitted | Case Type: Planning Application

 

Variation of condition 2 of planning permission DC/13/3010/FUL to submit revised plans raising the finished floor levels of Plot 2 by 450mm and Plot 3 to the same level as Plot 4 - Amberley Dunwich Road Blythburgh Suffolk IP19 9LT

Ref. No: DC/15/1857/VOC | Received date: Thu 07 May 2015 | Status: Application Permitted | Case Type: Planning Application


Erection of single one-and-a-half storey house. - Land Adjacent To Westlea Dunwich Road Blythburgh Halesworth Suffolk IP19 9LY

Ref. No: DC/15/1797/FUL | Received date: Fri 01 May 2015 | Status: Application Permitted | Case Type: Planning Application

 

Installation of a cabinet to the North wall of Blythburgh Village Shop to house a Defibrillator - Blythburgh Post Office And Stores Station Road Blythburgh Suffolk IP19 9LQ

DC/15/1448/LBC | Received date: Thu 09 Apr 2015 | Status: Application Permitted


Demolition of existing single storey extension forming kitchen and utility rooms and the rebuilding to modern standards of same over same fooprint slightly extended with a further extension to form a breakfast/garden room, the moderate widening of the existing study and the formation of a principle entrance door to the rear of the property. - Little Thorbyns The Street Blythburgh Suffolk IP19 9LS

DC/15/0983/FUL | Received date: Mon 09 Mar 2015 | Status: Application Permitted


The proposal is for the erection of a small single storey rear extension infilling the resultant area of the existing "dog leg" plan of the property. This also includes the opening up of the existing rear kitchen window into a pair of glazed doors along with the provision of a rear deck. - Athel Cottage Church Lane Blythburgh Suffolk IP19 9LP

DC/15/0832/FUL | Received date: Thu 26 Feb 2015 | Status: Application Permitted


The existing chimney stack and roof need to be repaired and updated (to provide suitable thermal performance). With this in mind, the proposal includes the inclusion of two roof lights to the rear roof of the property and the inclusion of an open loft store deck. There isn't sufficient space for an additional habitable room however the property would benefit from additional storage. As a result, the two proposed roof lights would also provide natural light to the 1st floor landing. - Athel Cottage Church Lane Blythburgh Suffolk IP19 9LP

DC/15/0833/FUL | Received date: Thu 26 Feb 2015 | Status: Application Permitted


Replacement dormer windows to South elevations and other internal alterations. - Haw Wood Farm Darsham Road Hinton Blythburgh Suffolk IP17 3QT

DC/15/0001/LBC | Received date: Fri 02 Jan 2015 | Status: Application Permitted


Installation of 1no. screened dipole antenna, a 1.8m diameter satellite dish, an equipment cabin and development ancillary thereto. - Water Tower Compound Walberswick Road Blythburgh Suffolk

DC/15/0639/FUL | Received date: Tue 17 Feb 2015 | Status: Application Permitted


Erection of conservatory 4.00M width x 3.50M depth to front of the property. (Similar to design as the one on the front of No.7) - 3 Heathside Wenhaston Lane Blythburgh Suffolk IP19 9NH

DC/15/0411/FUL | Received date: Tue 03 Feb 2015 | Status: Application Permitted


To remove two limbs which overhang property from Ash tree in side garden. - The Old Custom House Station Road Blythburgh Suffolk IP19 9LQ

DC/15/0025/TPO | Received date: Tue 06 Jan 2015 | Status: Application Permitted


Side extension to existing garage to form a 2 bedroomed single storey residential dwelling with specific provision for wheelchair access/occupation including change of use. - White Cottage The Street Blythburgh Suffolk IP19 9LS

DC/14/3967/FUL | Received date: Tue 02 Dec 2014 | Status: Application Refused

DC/14/3968/LBC | Received date: Tue 02 Dec 2014 | Status: Application Refused


Subdivision of the site of Whitehouse Barns, and conversion and minor extension of timber-frame barn to holiday use. - Land And Building To North Of Whitehouse Farm Barns Bulcamp Drift Blythburgh Suffolk IP19 9LG

DC/14/1649/FUL | Received date: Thu 22 May 2014 | Status: Application Permitted

 

Replacement of an approved cabin design ( submitted and approved under previous application ref C11/1425 ) with a new type for use by the site manager on one plot numbered 22 ( see site plan 6349 SP 02h ). - High Lodge Shooting School Leisure Ltd, Haw Wood Camp Hinton Blythburgh Saxmundham IP17 3QT

DC/14/3525/FUL | Received date: Tue 28 Oct 2014 | Status: Application Permitted

 

Relocation of existing stand-alone PV array (12.8m x 1.6m) from prominent location within the curtilage of Creek Cabin and adjacent to public highway to a new, concealed location within the curtilage but hidden from public view from the highway (within 5m of the property boundary). The original installation of the array was covered by a Householder Application in 2012 ref. PP-01769966. - Creek Cabin Reydon Road Blythburgh Suffolk IP18 6SH

DC/14/3230/FUL | Received date: Thu 02 Oct 2014 | Status: Application Withdrawn

 

DC/14/2204/FUL 5 White House Cottages, Bulcamp Drift.

Extension to create extra bedroom, bathroom and sitting room, and replacement of garage.

Parish council objected because provision for car parking inadequate.

Approved.

 

DC/13/3010/FUL Demolition of 'Amberley', Dunwich Road, and erection of 9 new houses.

Parish Council objected. Later re-orientation of entrance junction with Dunwich Road.  No change in council position.  Was considered by district council committee on 5 February 2014.

Approved.

 

DC/14/0477/FUL and DC/14/0478/LBC Westwood Lodge.

Retention of converted listed outbuilding for use as holiday lets.  Application submitted following enforcement notice relating to unauthorised development.

Parish Council did not object.  

Approved.

 

DC/14/1577/FUL White Hart Cottage, Station Road.  Replacement garage and garden room and new gates and fence (in conservation area).

Considered by Parish Council on 24 June.  No objection.

Approved.

 

DC/14/1340/FUL Haw Wood Farm Caravan Park, Darsham Road, Hinton. Erection of new facilities building.

Amendment of C10/1737 to include Plant Room.

Parish Council did not object but expressed concern that work had apparently started and there were worries about impact on local infrastructure.

Approved

 

DC/14/0635/VOC Haw Wood Camp, Darsham Road, Hinton. Variation of condition of C11/1425 restricting occupation of proposed lodges to 56 Days per year to enable year round holiday accommodation.

Parish Council objected to complete removal of residence restriction but would accept some relaxation.  Approved with conditions including restriction of occupation by one person or persons to 10.5 months per year and complete closure 6 January to 14 February.

DC/14/0805/FUL Relocation of approved vehicular access - Creek Cabin Reydon Road Blythburgh Suffolk IP18 6SH

Parish Council did not object.

Approved.

 

DC/14/0500/FUL Mill Way Cottage, Chapel Road. Demolition of front porch and revised fenestration on south elevation. Demolition of rear conservatory and erection of single-storey side extension with balcony at first-floor level.

Parish Council did not object.

Approved.

 

DC/13/3708/FUL Pine Lodge Caravans, Hazel Lane, Thorington.

A resubmission of DC/13/1210, see below.

Application for temporary consent (5 years) for change to gypsy/traveller use and regularisation of uses unauthorized through planning system.

Parish Council objected.

Rejected with 12 months notice to leave site.  Appeals against Enforcement Orders have been lodged.

 

DC/14/0166/FUL Westlea, Dunwich Road.

Erection of single one and a half storey house in part garden to the south.

Parish Council objected.

Approved.

 

DC/14/0228/TCA Priory Cottage, Priory Road.

Multi-stem ash in rear garden. Reduce crown and balance, removing dead wood. 

Parish Council did not object.

Approved.

 

DC/14/0134/TCA The Green, Priory Road.

Reduction of Monterey Cypress for safety reasons.

Parish Council did not object.

Approved.

 

DC/13/3596/FUL Red House Cottage, Angel Lane.  Resiting and reconfiguration of side entrance gate  ... erection of shed.

Parish Council did not object.

Approved.

 

DC/13/3216TCA The Green, Priory Road. Felling and Pruning of trees.

Parish Council did not object.

Approved.

 

DC/13/3131/FUL Creek Cabin, Reydon Road.  New driveway and access.

Parish Council did not object.

Approved.

 

DC/13/2583/FUL Bay Cottage, Church Road.  Single-storey rear extension.

Parish Council did not object.  Asked for conditions concerning on-street parking by contractors.

Approved.

 

DC/13/2542/FUL Red House Farm, Hazel Lane. Retention of 4 poly-tunnels and building of one more.

Parish Council did not object.

Approved.

 

DC/13/2535/EXT Bulcamp Cottage, Bulcamp Drift.  Side extension.

Parish Council did not object.

Approved.

 

DC/13/2491/FUL Riverside Cottage, Station Road.  First-floor extension for en-suite.

Parish Council did not object.

Approved.

 

DC/13/2339/LBC White Cottage, The Street.  Conversion of existing garage into two-bedroom dwelling.

Parish Council objected.

Application Rejected.

 

C/13/1208 and 1210 Pine Lodge Caravans, Hazel Lane, Thorington.  Expansion of caravan site and creation of single traveller/gypsy pitch.

Parish Council objected.

Planning officers recommended approval but district councillors rejected application.