Decision details

15/01327/OUT Land North and West of Knowles Farm, Wycke Hill, Maldon, Essex

Decision Maker: District Planning Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Application Number



Land North And West Of Knowles Farm, Wycke Hill, Maldon, Essex


C3 residential development (up to 320 new homes) of mixed form, size and tenure, small scale B1 employment development (up to 2,000sqm), C2 / D1 community uses, a new relief road to the north of A414, strategic landscaping, pedestrian and cycle linkages, estate roads, open space, drainage and sewerage (including SUDS) and other associated development. - All matters reserved except for access.


Mr Nick Mann - Dartmouth Park Estates Ltd.


Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners

Target Decision Date


Case Officer

Kathryn Mathews



Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Local Development Plan (LDP) site allocation Site S2(b)


The Committee considered the report of the Director of Service Delivery, having regard to the legal advice provided at Agenda Item 5.  It was noted that the report and Members’ Update considered by the District Planning Committee at its meeting on 9 July 2020 were attached as Appendices A and B.


The Specialist: Development Management provided a verbal update, advising that the Recreational disturbance Avoidance and Mitigation Strategy (RAMS) contribution referred to in paragraph 4.4.2 and sections 5.8 and 5.7 of the Officers’ report as well as in the heads of terms was out of date.  This figure should be updated to reflect an increased fee of £125.58 per dwelling, due to indexation as part of the new financial year.  This was noted.


In response to questions raised, Officers provided Members with information regarding the relief road, Section 106 agreement and how the conditions suggested a Strategic Phasing Plan would be required prior to the Reserved Matters application.


Councillor E L Bamford highlighted the difference between this and the previous application and proposed that it be approved.  This proposal was duly seconded.

Publication date: 14/09/2020

Date of decision: 20/08/2020

Decided at meeting: 20/08/2020 - District Planning Committee

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