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20/00955/FUL and 20/00956/LBC - Bohuns Byre Church Street, Tollesbury

Meeting: 16/12/2020 - North Western Area Planning Committee (Item 140)

140 20/00955/FUL and 20/00956/LBC - Bohuns Byre Church Street, Tollesbury pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the report of the Director of Service Delivery (copy enclosed, Members’ Update to be circulated)*.

Minutes:

Application Number

20/00955/FUL & 20/00956/LBC

Location

Bohuns Byre Church Street Tollesbury

Proposal

Conversion, renovation and extension to historic barn to create 2 bedroom house.

Applicant

Mrs Katherine Brown

Agent

Ms Annabel Brown - Annabel Brown Architect

Target Decision Date

16.11.2020 EOT 18.12.2020

Case Officer

Hannah Bowles

Parish

TOLLESBURY EAST

Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Member Call In from Councillor E L Bamford for

Departure from Local Plan

 

Following the Officer’s presentation, the Chairman advised that she agreed for a statement from an Objector, Mr Matthew Byatt to be read out.  Following this the Agent, Ms Annabel Brown addressed the Committee.

 

In response to a debate and comments raised, the Lead Specialist Place provided information on a number of points including the lack of a Five Year Housing Land Supply (5YHLS), marketing, use of the adjoining site, the proposed scale of the dwelling etc.  He advised that conditions could be imposed to address concerns around trees and ground contamination. 

 

The Chairman moved the Officer’s recommendation that the application be approved with the additional two conditions as advised by the Lead Specialist Place.  This was duly seconded but upon a vote being taken was declared lost.

 

The Chairman proposed that the application be refused, contrary to the Officer’s’ recommendation.  Following a discussion regarding reasons for refusal it was agreed that the reason for refusal should relate to a lack of evidence with the precise wording delegated to Officers in consultation with the Chairman and Ward Members.  This was duly seconded and upon a vote being taken was agreed.

 

At a later point in the meeting the Lead Specialist Place advised that a separate decision in relation to the Listed Building application for this site was required.  The Chairman proposed that the Listed Building application (20/00956/LBC) be refused for the reason that there was not optimum viable use of the building.  This proposal was duly seconded and upon a vote being taken was agreed.

 


RESOLVED

 

20/00955/FUL:

 

(i)              that the application be REFUSED subject to the reason as detailed above with the wording delegated to Officers in consultation with the Chairman and Ward Members;

 

20//0956/LBC

 

(ii)            that Listed Building Consent be REFUSED subject to the reason as detailed above with the wording delegated to Officers in consultation with the Chairman and Ward Members.

 

Councillor C Swain joined and Councillor Mrs P A Channer, CC left the meeting during this item of business.