Agenda and minutes

Central Area Planning Committee - Wednesday 20th October 2021 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Maldon District Council Offices, Princes Road, Maldon. View directions

Contact: Committee Services  Email: committee.clerk@maldon.gov.uk

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1.

Chairman's notices

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed everyone present and went through some general housekeeping arrangements for the meeting.

2.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Miss A M Beale and M R Edwards.

3.

Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 172 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 25 August 2021, (copy enclosed).

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 25 August 2021 be approved and confirmed.

4.

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).

 

Minutes:

There were none.

5.

21/00339/FUL - Quest Motors, Wycke Hill Business Park, Maldon pdf icon PDF 510 KB

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

 

Minutes:

Application Number

21/00339/FUL

Location

Quest Motors, Wycke Hill Business Park, Maldon

Proposal

Erection of a mixed-use development comprising Class B2 (including autocentre with vehicle repair, MOT testing, servicing and associated operations) and/or specified Sui Generis uses and Class E (drive-thru coffee shop) uses together with access, servicing, car parking and associated works

Applicant

Barkby Real Estate Developments Ltd

Agent

Karen Calkin - Firstplan

Target Decision Date

02.08.2021

Case Officer

Kathryn Mathews

Parish

MALDON TOWN COUNCIL

Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Major Application

 

Following the Officer’s presentation an Objector, Mr Smye addressed the Committee on behalf of the Maldon Society followed by the Agent Ms Miles.

 

In response to questions from Members, the Specialist Development Management provided the Committee with the following information:

 

·                 In respect of car parking, it was confirmed that the scheme met the required number of parking spaces to accord with the Council’s car parking standards however in addition to this number there were some spaces which were not of the recommended minimum size.

 

·                 Any changes to the uses conditioned would require permission from the Council.  The Officer outlined the different Use Classes.

 

·                 In response to a question regarding conditioning the use of recyclable cups Members were informed that this was not within the powers of the Local Planning Authority, however an informative could be added to encourage their use.  Councillor N G F Shaughnessy requested that this informative be added.

 

·                 It was confirmed that there would be electric vehicle charging points provided within the scheme.

 

Councillor C Morris proposed that the Committee accept the Officers’ recommendation with an additional condition to change the layout as indicated by the objector in his presentation.  This proposal was not supported.

 

There was some concern raised regarding the addition of another national brand of coffee shops rather than an independent shop.  Members were advised that this was not something that could be controlled through the planning process.

 

Following further discussion Councillor M S Heard proposed that the application be approved, subject to all of the car parking spaces being 2.9 x 5.5m and therefore complying with the Council’s parking standards and that an electric vehicle charging point be provided within the proposed coffee shop parking area.  This proposal was duly seconded.

 

In response to Councillor Heard’s proposal, the Officer explained that the Developer was not able to make all the parking spaces larger without interfering with access areas.  Members discussed all car parking spaces being the minimum size and the Officer highlighted how there may not be enough space to do this in some areas resulting in the loss of some spaces.  Following further discussion, the Officer suggested that should Members be mindful to agree the additional condition proposed this should request that a revised parking layout, with all spaces at least the minimum size, be provided by the applicant for approval.  Councillor Heard supported this and amended his proposal accordingly.

 

The Chairman confirmed that the additional condition would come back to the Chairman of the Committee for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

21/00646/FUL - Barn at Maldon Wycke, Spital Road, Maldon pdf icon PDF 466 KB

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

 

Minutes:

Application Number

21/00646/FUL

Location

Barn at Maldon Wycke, Spital Road,Maldon

Proposal

Conversion of barn into one residential dwelling with alterations and a new car port.

Applicant

Darren Arnull – Punch Construction Ltd

Agent

Edward Morton – The Morton Partnership Ltd

Target Decision Date

10.09.2021

Case Officer

Kathryn Mathews

Parish

MALDON TOWN COUNCIL

Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Not Delegated to Officers

 

In response to a query the Specialist: Development Management outlined the reason why this application had been brought to the Committee for consideration.

 

The Officer presented the report and highlighted that the related Listed Building application had been granted under delegated powers.

 

Councillor C Morris proposed that the Officers’ recommendation be approved.  This proposal was duly seconded and agreed.

 

RESOLVED that this application be APPROVED subject to the following conditions:

1          The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

2          The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans and documents:

           1609.sur03

           1609.sur04

           20951/01 Rev.A - SITE LOCATION PLAN

           20951/02 - SITE BLOCK PLAN

           20951/03 - EXISTING ELEVATIONS

           20951/04 - PROPOSED ELEVATIONS

           20951/05 - PROPOSED FLOOR PLANS AND SECTIONS

           20951/06 existing floor joist removal for staircase

           CR_CRPS_MB_A - Details of conservation rooflights

           20951/C/10 cart lodge floor plans

           20951/C11 cart lodge elevations

           20851/C/01 Rev.B

           Klargester BioDisc Domestic Sewage Treatment Plant brochure

           Diagram 1 Drainage Field

           Details previously approved under application reference 21/05083/DET.

3          Prior to their use on site, photographs of the roof tiles to be used for the cart lodge hereby permitted, and details of their source, shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The development shall be carried-out in accordance with the approved details.

4          The dwelling hereby permitted shall not be occupied until the proposed means of surface water and foul drainage has been provided. The development shall be retained in accordance with the approved details thereafter.

5          All mitigation and enhancement measures and/or works shall be carried out in accordance with the details contained in the Bat Mitigation Plan (EECOS, March 2021).

6          Prior to the occupation of the dwelling hereby approved, a Biodiversity Enhancement Layout, providing the finalised details and locations of enhancement measures shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The enhancement measures shall be implemented in accordance with the approved details and all features shall be retained in that manner thereafter.

7          Prior to the occupation of the dwelling hereby approved, a lighting design scheme for biodiversity shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The scheme shall identify those features on site that are particularly sensitive for bats and that are likely to cause disturbance along important routes used for foraging; and show how and where external lighting will be installed so that it can be clearly demonstrated that areas  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.