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20/01208/LBC - The Waffle Bar, 144 High Street, Maldon, CM9 5BX

Meeting: 24/02/2021 - Central Area Planning Committee (Item 287)

287 20/01208/LBC - The Waffle Bar, 144 High Street, Maldon, CM9 5BX pdf icon PDF 624 KB

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



Application Number



The Waffle Bar, 144 High Street, Maldon, CM9 5BX


Remove brick pier/pillar to the east boundary wall.


Southend & District Building Preservation Trust (East) Ltd

Target Decision Date


Case Officer

Hannah Dungate



Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Member call-in by Councillor C Mayes

Reason: D1, D3 and S3


Following the Officer’s presentation, an Objector, Mr David Smye on behalf of The Maldon Society, addressed the Committee.


The Chairman moved the Officer’s recommendation that planning application 20/01208/LBC – The Waffle Bar, 144 High Street, Maldon be approved subject to the conditions as detailed in section 8 of the report, this was duly seconded.


Councillor S P Nunn provided historical context for the rounded brick pier features and associated wall, and a discussion ensued as to the importance of the piers to the wall stability and its current condition.  A debate ensued where concerns were raised as to the cumulative effect of other piers having been previously removed from the wall.


There being no further debate the Chairman put the Officer’s recommendation of approval to the Committee.  Upon a vote being taken it was lost.


Councillor Nunn having spoken against the application in the earlier debate proposed that the buttress be retained, contrary to the Officer’s recommendation, for the reason that it was an integral part of the design of a historically significant feature within the curtilage of No. 144 High Street.  This was duly seconded. 


The Chairman put Councillor Nunn’s proposal to refuse the application for the aforementioned reason to the Committee and upon a vote being taken it was refused.


RESOLVED that the application be REFUSED for the reason as detailed above.