Agenda and minutes

Central Area Planning Committee - Wednesday 21st April 2021 6.00 pm

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Chairman's notices


The Chairmanwelcomed everyone to theremotemeeting, held under newregulationswhich cameintoeffect on 4April 2020in response to theCOVID-19 pandemic.  HetookMembers throughsomegeneral housekeeping issues, together with the etiquettefor themeeting and thenasked Officersand Councillors in attendanceto introducethemselves.


Thiswas followed bya roll call of all CommitteeMemberspresent.



Apologies for Absence


There were none.



Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 125 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 31 March 2021 (copy enclosed).


RESOLVED by assent that the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 31 March 2021 be confirmed.


Subsequent to that meeting Councillor N G F Shaughnessy submitted a belated non-pecuniary declaration of interest in relation to Agenda Item 5. - 20/01315/FUL- Land Adjacent Heybridge House Industrial Estate, Bates Road, Maldon, Essex as she was acquainted with the residents either side of this property.



Disclosure of Interest

To disclose the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, other Pecuniary Interests or Non-Pecuniary Interests relating to items of business on the agenda having regard to paragraphs 6-8 inclusive of the Code of Conduct for Members.


(Members are reminded that they are also required to disclose any such interests as soon as they become aware should the need arise throughout the meeting).



It was noted that all Members of the Committee had a non-pecuniary interest in Agenda Item 5 - 20/01328/FUL - South West Adventure Golf Limited, Adventure Golf Course, The Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, as it was Council owned land.



20/01328/FUL - South West Adventure Golf Limited, Adventure Golf Course, The Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon pdf icon PDF 645 KB


Application Number



South West Adventure Golf Limited, Adventure Golf Course, The Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon


Timber clad kiosk with two opening shutters, serving light refreshments.


Mr Martin Devine - South West Adventure Golf Ltd


Mr Simon Plater - Plater Claiborne Architecture + Design

Target Decision Date


Case Officer

Louise Staplehurst



Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Council Owned Land



Following the Officer’s presentation, the Chairman invited the Committee to ask questions and comment on the application. A debate ensued where Members raised concerns around the layout and design of the site, the need for boundary fencing, integration with the Crazy Golf site, type of food/refreshments on offer, restrictions on advertisements or illuminated signs and the location in relation to potential flood issues.


The Specialist: Development Management advised that the layout was inwards facing towards the adventure golf course and the boundary fence would remain. With reference to the food served she advised that condition 8 ensured that no primary cooking from raw food was allowed until ventilation was installed. The kiosk was sited just outside of the flood zone and the applicant had provided flood evacuation plans information that were included under condition 7.


The Lead Specialist Place referring to the issue of advertising advised that this could be addressed under an additional condition that would need to be delegated to officers in consultation with the Chairman and Ward Members.


The Lead Specialist: Development Management advised that the application followed previous applications on the site, including the approval for the main golf site which included a larger café that hadn’t been built. As the wider development had been implemented, the approved café could be built at any time. The design for the kiosk would be as per the plans on the current application so from a planning perspective the application was satisfactory. The Specialist Development Management reassured the Committee that should this application be approved the applicant would not be able to build both the kiosk and the previously approved café, as they were both positioned in the same location.


Councillor Lagan felt that the building was in keeping with the surrounding area, the facility was there to support families and that this would complete the number of food outlets on the promenade. He proposed that the application be approved in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation. This was seconded by Councillor Nunn.


A recorded vote was requested by Councillor Morris and seconded by Councillor Mayes. The Chairman put the proposal to approve the application to the Committee, including the condition regarding advertisement restrictions that was delegated to Officers in consultation with the Chairman and Ward Members. Upon a recorded vote being taken the results were as follows:--

For the Officer’s recommendation

Councillors Miss A M Beale, M R Edwards, M S Heard, M H Lagan, S P Nunn and C Swain


Against the Officer’s recommendation

Councillor C Mayes, C Morris, N G F Shaughnessy and Mrs J C  ...  view the full minutes text for item 382.