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DC/18/2406/FUL
Agent
Applicant
Ingleton Wood
Southwold Town Council
8 Whiting Road
Town Hall
Norwich Business Park
Market Place
Norwich
Southwold
NR4 6DN
IP18 6EF
United Kingdom
PLANNING PERMISSION
Town And Country Planning Act 1990
The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) 
Order 2015
Date Valid
11th June 2018
Site
Site At Junction Of, Station Road, And Blyth Road
Parish
Southwold
Proposal
The demolition of the existing buildings and re-development of the site to 
create a mixed use development consisting of flexible office space, retail 
units and residential accommodation
PERMISSION IS HEREBY GRANTED by WAVENEY DISTRICT COUNCIL  as Local Planning Authority 
for the purposes of the TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990, for development in complete 
accordance with the application shown above, the plan(s) and information contained in the 
application, and subject to compliance with the following conditions as set out below. Your further 
attention is drawn to any informatives that may have been included.
In determining the application, the Council has given due weight to all material planning 
considerations including policies within the development plan as follows:
National Planning Policy Framework (2018)
Technical Guidance to the National Planning Policy Framework (March 2012)
CS01 Spatial Strategy (Adopted Core Strategy, January 2009)
CS02 High Quality and Sustainable Design (Adopted Core Strategy, January 2009)
CS03 Flooding and Coastal Erosion (Adopted Core Strategy, January 2009)
CS07 Employment (Adopted Core Strategy, January 2009)
CS11 Housing (Adopted Core Strategy, January 2009)
CS15 Sustainable Transport (Adopted Core Strategy, January 2009)
Planning and Coastal Management
Waveney District Council, Riverside,4 Canning Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0EQ
Telephone: (01502) 562111, E-mail: xxx@xxxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xx
DX: 41220 Lowestoft
Website: www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk
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CS17 Built and Historic Environment (Adopted Core Strategy, January 2009)
DM01 Physical Limits (Adopted Development Management Policies, January 2011)
DM02 Design Principles (Adopted Development Management Policies, January 2011)
DM04 Sustainable Construction (Adopted Development Management Policies, January 2011)
DM08 Existing Employment Areas and Other Employment Sites (Adopted Development 
Management Policies, January 2011)
DM16 Housing Density (Adopted Development Management Policies, January 2011)
DM17 Housing Type and Mix (Adopted Development Management Policies, January 2011)
DM29 Protection of Biodiversity and Geodiversity (Adopted Development Management 
Policies, January 2011)
DM30 Protecting and Enhancing the Historic Environment (Adopted Development 
Management Policies, January 2011)
Built Heritage and Design Supplementary Planning Document, April 2012
Conditions:
1.
The development hereby permitted shall be  begun within a period  of three years beginning 
with the date of this permission.
Reason:  In  accordance  with  Section  91  of  the  Town  and  Country  Planning  Act  1990  as 
amended.
2.
The  development  hereby  permitted  shall  be  completed  in  all  respects  strictly  in  accordance 
with drawings 304529-IW-DR-A-2204 Rev P3; -2203 Rev P3; -2205 Rev P3; -2504 Rev P6; -2502 
Rev P6; --2501 Rev P6; -2402 Rev P1; 2506 Rev P2; -2507 Rev P2; -2301 Rev P1; -2401 Rev P3, 
Transport  Statement  dated  June  2018;  Phase  I  and  Phase  II  Geo-Environmental  Assessment 
dated  10/05/18;  Planning  Design  and  Access  Statement  dated  May  2018;  Heritage  Impact 
Assessment  dated  April  2018;  and  the  Drainage  Strategy  304529  dated 25/07/18,  for  which 
permission  is  hereby  granted  or  which  are  subsequently  submitted  to  and  approved  by  the 
Local Planning Authority and in compliance with any conditions imposed by the Local Planning 
Authority.
Reason: For the avoidance of doubt as to what has been considered and approved.
3.
Notwithstanding  the  submitted  details  a  full  schedule  of  wall  and  roof  materials  to  be  used 
shall  be  submitted  to  and  approved  in  writing  by  the  local  planning  authority  prior  to 
development commencing.
Reason: To ensure the satisfactory appearance of the development in the interests of visual 
amenity.
4.
Prior to development commencing (including demolition) the ten car parking spaces shown on 
approved drawing 304529-IW-DR-A-2205 Rev P3, shall have been laid out and made available 
for  use  in  accordance  with  details  that  have  previously  been  submitted  to  and  approved  in 
writing by the local planning authority. They shall thereafter be retained for the purposes of 
parking to serve the development hereby granted.
Planning and Coastal Management
Waveney District Council, Riverside,4 Canning Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0EQ
Telephone: (01502) 562111, E-mail: xxx@xxxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xx
DX: 41220 Lowestoft
Website: www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk
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Reason:  To  ensure  that  sufficient  space  for  the  on  site  parking  of  vehicles  is  provided  and 
maintained  in  order  to  ensure  the  provision  of  adequate  on-site  space  for  the  parking  and 
manoeuvring of vehicles where on-street parking and manoeuvring would be detrimental to 
highway safety to users of the highway.
5.
No development (except demolition, site clearance and the removal of underground tanks and 
associated  infrastructure)  approved  by  this  planning  permission,  shall  take  place  until  a  site 
investigation has been submitted to, and approved in writing by, the local planning authority. 
The investigation must 
include:
* investigation and assessment of areas in the vicinity of the removed underground tanks and 
associated infrastructure;
* the locations and nature of site wide sampling points (including logs with descriptions of the 
materials encountered) and justification for the sampling strategy;
* explanation and justification for the analytical strategy;
* a revised conceptual site model; and
* a revised assessment of the risks posed from contamination at the site to relevant receptors, 
including:  human  health,  ground  waters,  surface  waters,  ecological  systems  and  property 
(both existing and proposed).
All site investigations must be undertaken by a competent person and conform with current 
guidance and best practice, including BS10175:2011+A2:2017 and CLR11. 
Reason:  To  ensure  that  risks  from  land  contamination  to  the  future  users  of  the  land  and 
neighbouring  land  are  minimised,  together  with  those  to  controlled  waters,  property  and 
ecological  systems,  and  to  ensure  that  the  development  can  be  carried  out  safely  without 
unacceptable risks to workers, neighbours and other offsite receptors.
6.
No development (except demolition, site clearance and the removal of underground tanks and 
associated  infrastructure)  approved  by  this  planning  permission,  shall  take  place  until  a 
detailed  remediation  method  statement  (RMS)  has  been  submitted  to,  and  approved  in 
writing by, the LPA. The 
RMS must include, but is not limited to:
* details of all works to be undertaken including proposed methodologies, drawings and plans, 
materials, specifications and site management procedures;
* an  explanation,  including  justification,  for  the  selection  of  the  proposed  remediation 
methodology(ies);
* proposed remediation objectives and remediation criteria; and
* proposals  for  validating  the  remediation  and,  where  appropriate,  for  future  maintenance 
and monitoring.
The RMS must be prepared by a competent person and conform to current guidance and best 
practice, including CLR11.
Reason:  To  ensure  that  risks  from  land  contamination  to  the  future  users  of  the  land  and 
neighbouring  land  are  minimised,  together  with  those  to  controlled  waters,  property  and 
Planning and Coastal Management
Waveney District Council, Riverside,4 Canning Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0EQ
Telephone: (01502) 562111, E-mail: xxx@xxxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xx
DX: 41220 Lowestoft
Website: www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk
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ecological  systems,  and  to  ensure  that  the  development  can  be  carried  out  safely  without 
unacceptable risks to workers, 
neighbours and other offsite receptors.
7.
Prior  to  any  occupation  or  use  of  the  approved  development  the  RMS  approved  under 
condition  6  must  be  completed  in  its  entirety.  The  LPA  must  be  given  two  weeks  written 
notification prior to the commencement of the remedial works.
Reason:  To  ensure  that  risks  from  land  contamination  to  the  future  users  of  the  land  and 
neighbouring  land  are  minimised,  together  with  those  to  controlled  waters,  property  and 
ecological  systems,  and  to  ensure  that  the  development  can  be  carried  out  safely  without 
unacceptable risks to workers, 
neighbours and other offsite receptors.
8.
A  validation  report  must  be  submitted  to  and  approved  in  writing  by  the  LPA  prior  to  any 
occupation or use of the approved development. The validation report must include, but is not 
limited to:
* results  of  sampling  and  monitoring  carried  out  to  demonstrate  that  the  site  remediation 
criteria have been met; 
* evidence  that  the  RMS  approved  under  condition  2  has  been  carried  out  competently, 
effectively and in its entirety; and
* evidence  that  remediation  has  been  effective  and  that,  as  a  minimum,  the  site  will  not 
qualify as contaminated land as defined by Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
Reason:  To  ensure  that  risks  from  land  contamination  to  the  future  users  of  the  land  and 
neighbouring  land  are  minimised,  together  with  those  to  controlled  waters,  property  and 
ecological  systems,  and  to  ensure  that  the  development  can  be  carried  out  safely  without 
unacceptable risks to workers, neighbours and other offsite receptors.
9.
In the event that contamination which has not already been identified to the Local Planning 
Authority (LPA) is found or suspected on the site it must be reported in writing immediately to 
the  Local  Planning  Authority.  Unless  agreed  in  writing  by  the  LPA  no  further  development 
(including any construction, demolition, site clearance, removal of underground tanks and relic 
structures) shall take place until this condition has been complied with in its entirety. 
An investigation and risk assessment must be completed in accordance with a scheme which is 
subject to the approval in writing of the Local Planning Authority. The investigation and risk 
assessment must be undertaken by competent persons and conform with prevailing guidance 
(including BS  10175:2011+A1:2013 and CLR11) and a written  report of the findings must be 
produced.  The  written  report  is  subject  to  the  approval  in  writing  of  the  Local  Planning 
Authority.
Where  remediation  is  necessary  a  detailed  remediation  method  statement  (RMS)  must  be 
prepared, and is subject to the approval in writing of the Local Planning Authority. The RMS 
must  include  detailed  methodologies  for  all  works  to  be  undertaken,  site  management 
Planning and Coastal Management
Waveney District Council, Riverside,4 Canning Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0EQ
Telephone: (01502) 562111, E-mail: xxx@xxxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xx
DX: 41220 Lowestoft
Website: www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk
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procedures,  proposed  remediation  objectives  and  remediation  criteria.  The  approved  RMS 
must be carried out in its entirety and the Local 
Planning Authority must be given two weeks written notification prior to the commencement 
of the remedial works. Following completion of the approved remediation scheme a validation 
report  that  demonstrates  the  effectiveness  of  the  remediation  must  be  submitted  to  and 
approved in writing by the LPA.
Reason:  To  ensure  that  risks  from  land  contamination  to  the  future  users  of  the  land  and 
neighbouring  land  are  minimised,  together  with  those  to  controlled  waters,  property  and 
ecological  systems,  and  to  ensure  that  the  development  can  be  carried  out  safely  without 
unacceptable risks to workers, neighbours and other offsite receptors.
10. Before  the  installation  of  any  extract  ventilation  system,  air  conditioning,  refrigeration 
equipment, and any other fixed plant, details of the equipment, its location, acoustic housing 
and any vibration isolation measures, together with the projected noise levels at the boundary 
of the property, shall be submitted to the local planning authority for approval, and only the 
approved plant shall be installed and retained in the approved form thereafter.
Reason: To avoid noise nuisance in the interests of residential amenity
11. No development shall commence until details of the strategy for the disposal of surface water 
on the site have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. 
Reason:  To  ensure  that  the  principles  of  sustainable  drainage  are  incorporated  into  this 
proposal, to ensure that the proposed development can be adequately drained.
12. No  development  shall  commence  until  details  of  the  implementation,  maintenance  and 
management of the strategy for the disposal of surface water on the site have been submitted 
to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The strategy shall be implemented 
and thereafter managed and maintained in accordance with the approved details.
Reason: To ensure clear arrangements are in place for ongoing operation and maintenance of 
the disposal of surface water drainage.
13. The development hereby permitted shall not be occupied until details of all Sustainable Urban 
Drainage System components and piped networks have been submitted, in an approved form, 
to  and  approved  in  writing  by  the  Local  Planning  Authority  for  inclusion  on  the  Lead  Local 
Flood Authority's Flood Risk Asset Register.
Reason: To ensure all flood risk assets and their owners are recorded onto the LLFA's statutory 
flood risk asset register as per s21 of the Flood and Water Management Act. 
14. No development shall commence until details of a Construction Surface Water Management 
Plan  (CSWMP)  detailing  how  surface  water  and  storm  water  will  be  managed  on  the  site 
during construction (including demolition and site clearance operations) is submitted to and 
agreed  in  writing  by  the  local  planning  authority.  The  CSWMP  shall  be  implemented  and 
Planning and Coastal Management
Waveney District Council, Riverside,4 Canning Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0EQ
Telephone: (01502) 562111, E-mail: xxx@xxxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xx
DX: 41220 Lowestoft
Website: www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk
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thereafter managed and maintained in accordance with the approved plan for the duration of 
construction. The approved CSWMP and shall include: 
1.
Method  statements,  scaled  and  dimensioned  plans  and  drawings  detailing  surface 
water management proposals to include :-
                                                    i.     Temporary drainage systems
                                                   ii.          Measures  for  managing  pollution  /  water  quality  and 
protectingcontrolled waters and                                                            watercourses 
                                                  iii.     Measures for managing any on or offsite flood risk associated 
with construction
Reason:  To  ensure  the  development  does  not  cause  increased  flood  risk,  or  pollution  of 
watercourses in line with the River Basin Management Plan
15. No development shall commence until details/detailed drawings of the following matters shall 
be submitted to the local planning authority for approval in writing:
[i] windows, doors and other glazed areas;
[ii] eaves and verges;
[iii] canopies and feature panels;
(iv) cycle storage;
(v) new boundary walls
The  approved  details  shall  be  implemented  in  their  entirety  before  the  buildings  are  first 
occupied.
Reason: In the interests of preserving the character and appearence of the Conservation Area: 
the application did not include the necessary details for consideration.
16. The working hours in connection with the café use hereby permitted, shall not be other than 
between 8am and 6pm Monday to Saturday; and no work shall be carried out on Sundays, or 
Bank Holidays, or outside the specified hours, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the local 
planning authority.
Reason: In the interests of amenity and the protection of the local environment.
17. Within  3  months  of  commencement  of  development,  precise  details  of  a  scheme  of  hard 
landscape works at a scale not less than 1:200 shall be submitted to and approved in writing by 
the local planning authority.
Reasons: To ensure that there is a well laid out landscaping scheme in the interest of visual 
amenity.
18. Within 3 months of commencement of development, precise details of a scheme of landscape 
works  (which  term  shall  include  tree  and  shrub  planting,  planters  and  other  operations  as 
appropriate) at a scale not less than 1:200 shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the 
local planning authority.
Planning and Coastal Management
Waveney District Council, Riverside,4 Canning Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0EQ
Telephone: (01502) 562111, E-mail: xxx@xxxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xx
DX: 41220 Lowestoft
Website: www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk
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Reasons: To ensure that there is a well laid out landscaping scheme in the interest of visual 
amenity.
19. The  approved  scheme  of  landscape  works  shall  be  implemented  not  later  than  the  first 
planting  season  following  commencement  of  the  development  (or  within  such  extended 
period  as  the  local  planning  authority  may  allow)  and  shall  thereafter  be  retained  and 
maintained for a period of five years. Any plant material removed, dying or becoming seriously 
damaged or diseased within five years of planting shall be replaced within the first available 
planting season thereafter and shall be retained and maintained.
Reason:  To  ensure  that  there  is  a  well  laid  out  landscaping  scheme  in  the  interest  of  visual 
amenity
20. The  cafe  use  hereby  approved  shall  not  include  the  cooking  of  hot  foods  on  the  premises, 
unless undertaken within an appliance approved by the local planning authority. These are as 
follows: 
Gas/electric ovens and grills, microwave ovens; slow cookers; toasters; waffle makers and any 
other appliance previously agreed in writing with the local planning authority.
Reason: To avoid noise and odour nuisance in the interests of residential amenity.
21. Proper facilities shall be provided for the storage and disposal of waste material. Such facilities 
should  totally  enclose  and  adequately  protect  all  commercial  waste  from  insect  and  rodent 
infestation.
Reason: In the interests of amenity and the protection of the local environment.
22. No  works  on  the  new  footpath  on  Blyth  Road  shall  commence  until  full  details  have  been 
submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. No unit shall be occupied 
until the footpath has been completed in  accordance with the approved details.
Reason: To ensure the provision of adequate and improved access arrangements to the site in 
the interests of highway safety.
23. Prior to works commencing a Demolition/Construction Management Plan shall be submitted 
to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The plan should address how noise 
and dust/smoke/fumes will be controlled and reduced to a minimum during demolition and 
construction. The building operations undertaken at the site shall comply with the approved 
details.
Reason: In the interests of residential amenity and the protection of the local environment.
Informatives:
1.
The Local Planning Authority has assessed the proposal against all material considerations 
including planning policies and any comments that may have been received. The planning 
application has been approved in accordance with the objectives of the National Planning 
Policy Framework and local plan to promote the delivery of sustainable development and to 
approach decision taking in a positive way.
Planning and Coastal Management
Waveney District Council, Riverside,4 Canning Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0EQ
Telephone: (01502) 562111, E-mail: xxx@xxxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xx
DX: 41220 Lowestoft
Website: www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk
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2.
Any works to lay new surface water drainage pipes underneath the public highway will 
need a section 50 license under the New Roads and Street Works Act
Date: 16th January 2019
Head of Planning & Coastal Management
Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils
Planning and Coastal Management
Waveney District Council, Riverside,4 Canning Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0EQ
Telephone: (01502) 562111, E-mail: xxx@xxxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xx
DX: 41220 Lowestoft
Website: www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk
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PLEASE READ NOTES BELOW
Note
Most work, including change of use, has to comply with Building Regulations. Have you made an 
application or given notice before work is commenced?
TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990
NOTIFICATION TO BE SENT TO AN APPLICANT WHEN A LOCAL PLANNING AUTHORITY REFUSE 
PLANNING PERMISSION OR GRANT IT SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS 
Appeals to the Secretary of State

 If you are aggrieved by the decision of your local planning authority to refuse permission for 
the proposed development or to grant it subject to conditions, then you can appeal to the 
Secretary of State under section 78 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
Planning applications: Sections 78 and 79 Town & Country Planning Act 1990
Listed Building applications: Section 20, 21 and 22 Planning (Listed Buildings and 
Conservation Areas) Act 1990.
Advertisement applications: Section 220 and 221, Town and Country Planning Act 1990 
Regulation 15 Town & Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regulations 1989.
 If an enforcement notice has been/is served relating to the same or substantially the same 
land and development as in your application and if you want to appeal against your local 
planning authority’s decision on your application, then you must do so within:
28 days of the date of service of the enforcement notice, or within 6 months [12 weeks in 
the case of a householder appeal] of the date of this notice, whichever period expires earlier.
 As this is a decision to refuse planning permission for a minor commercial application, if you 
want to appeal against your local planning authority’s decision then you must do so within 
12 weeks of the date of this notice.
 Appeals can be made online at: https://www.gov.uk/planning-inspectorate. If you are unable 
to access the online appeal form, please contact the Planning Inspectorate to obtain a paper 
copy of the appeal form on tel: 0303 444 5000.
 The Secretary of State can allow a longer period for giving notice of an appeal but will not 
normally be prepared to use this power unless there are special circumstances which excuse 
the delay in giving notice of appeal.
 The Secretary of State need not consider an appeal if it seems to the Secretary of State that 
the local planning authority could not have granted planning permission for the proposed 
Planning and Coastal Management
Waveney District Council, Riverside,4 Canning Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0EQ
Telephone: (01502) 562111, E-mail: xxx@xxxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xx
DX: 41220 Lowestoft
Website: www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk
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development or could not have granted it without the conditions they imposed, having 
regard to the statutory requirements, to the provisions of any development order and to any 
directions given under a development order.
 If you want to appeal against your local planning authority’s decision then you must do so 
within 6 months of the date of this notice
Planning and Coastal Management
Waveney District Council, Riverside,4 Canning Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0EQ
Telephone: (01502) 562111, E-mail: xxx@xxxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xx
DX: 41220 Lowestoft
Website: www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk
DC – PEFULZ – Issue April 2017