John Kelso report

John-Kelsos-report-18-March

DISTRICT
COUNCILLOR’S
REPORT
APRIL
2010
2,000
HOMES
FOR
MARTLESHAM
NOW
MORE
LIKELY
Having
just
returned
from
the
Suffolk
Coastal
Full
Council
meeting
to
agree
that
the
LDF
Core
Strategy
document
be
submitted
for
examination
in
public
by
an
independent
inspector
(likely
to
happen
in
Autumn
2010)
and
to
agree
that
the
policies
contained
in
the
document
will
now
be
the
interim
policy
for
determining
planning
applications
and
enforcement
issues.
It
is
with
great
regret
to
me
that
the
resolutions
were
passed
the
vote
was
as
follows
30
for
10
against
plus
2
abstentions.
I
did
try
to
pass
an
amendment
that
the
policies
should
only
apply
to
small
scale
planning
applications
and
enforcement
and
that
any
large
scale
applications
in
relation
to
the
proposed
strategic
sites
should
be
refused
as
premature
or
deferred
pending
the
inspector’s
decision
on
whether
or
not
the
LDF
is
sound.
This
amendment
was
refused
as
officers
felt
that
the
Council
could
not
prejudge
decisions
that
would
need
to
be
made
by
the
Planning
Committee.
I
then
placed
a
second
amendment
asking
that
the
item
referring
to
adopting
the
policies
should
be
removed.
This
again
was
not
allowed
as
the
officers
felt
it
negated
the
original
recommendation,
I
strongly
objected
to
this
argument.
In
the
end
I
had
to
agree
that
a
vote
be
taken
on
the
following:
-­?
adopt
the
policies
as
interim
planning
policy
for
the
determining
of
small
scale
planning
applications
and
enforcement.
This
would
have
meant
that
in
the
case
of
large
scale
developments
the
policies
would
not
have
applied
sadly
the
amendment
was
lost
15
for
with
28
against.
Sadly
the
decision
made
this
evening
could
make
it
more
difficult
for
the
Council
to
refuse
BT’s
Plans
for
Adastral
Park
.
I
am
expecting
the
Council
to
deal
with
the
BT
application
sometime
in
May
if
they
reject
the
application
BT
can
appeal
and
if
they
support
the
application
the
Minister
responsible
may
decide
to
call
it
in
for
a
public
enquiry,
either
way
objectors
and
supporters
should
be
allowed
to
have
their
say.
For
the
latest
information
please
visit
the
NANT
website.
My
apologies
that
this
report
is
very
wordy
but
I’m
afraid
that’s
how
planning
works.
Please
excuse
any
errors
as
I
am
writing
this
at
11.30
p.m.
in
order
to
try
and
meet
the
magazine
print
deadlines.
Once
again
may
I
thank
the
people
who
took
the
trouble
to
attend
the
meeting
tonight
it
was
good
to
see
so
many
of
you
there.
It’s
a
pity
we
didn’t
get
the
result
we
needed.
One
last
but
important
point
I
would
like
to
wish
my
colleague
Chris
Blundell
best
wishes
for
his
impending
operation
and
for
a
speedy
recovery.
John
Kelso,
District
Councillor
Martlesham
Ward

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