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22/00887/OUTM - Land North West of 2 Maldon Road, Burnham-On-Crouch, Essex

Meeting: 27/10/2022 - District Planning Committee (Item 334)

334 22/00887/OUTM - Land North West of 2 Maldon Road, Burnham-On-Crouch, Essex pdf icon PDF 755 KB

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

Additional documents:


Application Number



Land North West of 2, Maldon Road, Burnham-On-Crouch, Essex


Outline Application with all Matters of Detail Reserved for Future Determination (Except for Layout and Means of Access to the Site) to Extend Approved Retirement Community to North and East Including Additional Affordable Housing: Erect 203 Dwellings Comprising 143No. One, Two and Three-Bedroom Bungalows, 60No. One, Two, and Three-Bedroom Apartments in Two-Storey Buildings. Lay Out Estate Roads, Footpaths, Vehicle Parking and Surface Water Drainage Infrastructure Including Swales and Detention Basins. Form Public Open Spaces Including Greenway, Orchards and Allotments and Lay out Hard and Soft Landscaping


Mr Ian Holloway - Think Green Land Limited


Mr Stewart Rowe - The Planning and Design Bureau Ltd

Target Decision Date


Case Officer

Kathryn Mathews



Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Major application


It was noted from the Members’ Update that a consultation response had been received from Burnham Town Council along with a further 70 letters of objection.  The Specialist: Development Management advised Members that since publication of the Members’ Update a further letter of objection had been received but the only additional comments made were in relation to prejudicing the emerging Local Plan and that elderly homes should be spread out and not all in Burnham-on-Crouch.  Officers had noted that could not be resolved, the application comments. 


The Officer reported that a Biodiversity Net Gain Assessment had been received and it concluded that the development had the potential for over 95% area (the wider area) biodiversity net gain and 20% linear (waterways and hedgerows) biodiversity net gain.  As there were a number of consultation responses that had not been received in relation to this application, Officers advised that the recommendation as set out in the report was made on the basis that no unresolvable objections were received prior to planning permission being issued.  Should there be issues raised by consultees that could not be resolved, the application would be brought back to the Committee.


Following the Officers’ presentation an objector Ms Coombes, Councillor Kevin Coles (on behalf of Burnham Town Council) and the Applicant Mr Rowe addressed the Committee.


The Chairman put the recommendation of approval as set out in the report to the Committee.  This proposal was duly seconded.


At this point the Chairman advised Councillor N J Skeens that he was unable to debate this application due to a lack of planning training.  In response, Councillor Skeens left the meeting at this point and commented that he had lost his democratic voice and requested that the Lead Specialist Place make suitable arrangements for training.


A lengthy debate followed during which Members raised a number of questions and some concern regarding the application.  In response, Officers highlighted information contained in the report and provided the Committee with detailed information, including:


·                 Clarification that the majority of the site was in flood zone 1, the runoff rate would be no greater than currently on the site and any areas at  ...  view the full minutes text for item 334