Decision details

21/00198/VAR - Land North of Marsh Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex

Decision Maker: District Planning Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Application Number



Land North Of Marsh Road, Burnham-On-Crouch, Essex


Removal of condition 36 (affordable housing to NDSS) on approved planning permission 19/01208/FUL (Residential development comprising the construction of 90 residential dwellings (Use Class C3), public open space, landscaping and associated infrastructure.)


Taylor Wimpey (East London)


Mr Oli Milne – Savills

Target Decision Date


Case Officer

Kathryn Mathews


Burnham Town Council

Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Major application


It was noted from the Members’ Update that a further letter of objection had been received.


Following the Officers’ presentation, Mr Caslin on behalf of Taylor Wimpey the Applicant addressed the Committee.


Councillor R G Boyce moved the Officers’ recommendation of refusal.  This was duly seconded. 


In accordance with Procedure Rule No. 13 (3) Councillor C Morris requested a recorded vote.  This was duly seconded.


In response to a question regarding the affordable housing mix proposed Members were advised that if approved this application would not reduce the percentage or change the mix of affordable housing proposed.  It was explained that the change related to the minimum internal floorspace required for the affordable units.


The Chairman then put the proposal in the name of Councillor Boyce to the Committee and in accordance with the request for a recorded vote the result was as follows:


For the recommendation:

Councillors M G Bassenger, Miss A M Beale, B S Beale, V J Bell, R G Boyce, Mrs P A Channer, M F L Durham, M R Edwards, Mrs J L Fleming, B B Heubner, A L Hull, J V Keyes, K M H Lagan, C Mayes, C P Morley, C Morris, S P Nunn, N G F Shaughnessy, R H Siddall, W Stamp, E L Stephens, Miss J C Stilts, C Swain and Mrs M E Thompson.


Against the recommendation:

There were none.



Councillor M S Heard.


The motion was therefore carried.

RESOLVED that the application be REFUSED for the following reason:

1                Condition 36 of planning permission reference 19/01208/FUL is necessary, relevant to planning, relevant to the development to be permitted, enforceable, precise and reasonable in all other respects.  In the absence of a requirement for the affordable housing units to comply with the Nationally Described Internal Space Standards, the local planning authority could not ensure that the affordable housing proposed meet the greatest housing needs of the District, contrary to Policies H1 and H2 of the approved Maldon District Local Development Plan, the Affordable Housing and Viability SPD and the NPPF.



Following her earlier declaration, Councillor A L Hull left the meeting at this point and did not return.

Publication date: 22/06/2021

Date of decision: 09/06/2021

Decided at meeting: 09/06/2021 - District Planning Committee

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