Agenda and draft minutes

North Western Area Planning Committee
Monday 2nd September 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Maldon District Council Offices, Princes Road, Maldon

Contact: Committee Services 

Items
No. Item

345.

Chairman's notices

Minutes:

The Chairman drew attention to the list of notices published on the back of the agenda.

346.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors J V Keyes and Mrs J L Fleming.

347.

Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 162 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 5 August 2019, (copy enclosed).

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 5 August 2019 be approved and confirmed.

348.

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:

Councillor Mrs P A Channer, CC, declared a non-pecuniary interest as a member of Essex County Council, a consultee on planning application matters with respect generally to education, highways, matters of access and education primarily.

 

Councillor M F L Durham, CC, declared a non-pecuniary interest as a member of Essex County Council, a consultee on planning application matters with respect generally to education, highways, matters of access and education primarily.

 

349.

FUL/MAL/19/00728 - Land Opposite Bluebell Barn, Lower Burnham Road, Latchingdon pdf icon PDF 518 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Strategy, Performance and Governance (copy enclosed, Members’ Update to be circulated)*.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Application Number

FUL/MAL/19/00728

Location

Land Opposite Bluebell Barn, Lower Burnham Road, Latchingdon

Proposal

Development of a farm shop incorporating a seafood counter and removal of existing building

Applicant

Mr M Lancaster

Agent

Mrs Elizabeth Milne - Whirledge And Nott

Target Decision Date

23.08.2019

Case Officer

Hannah Bowles

Parish

COLD NORTON

Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Member call in by Councillor Miss S White due to public interest (prominent location). 

 

The Officer presented their report to the Committee, making reference to the Members’ Update which provided a response from Environmental Health and the addition of conditions 11 – 15.

 

Councillor Miss S White opened the discussion by informing the Committee she had received numerous comments from her constituents in favour of the application, which also had her full support.

 

At this time, the Chairman advised the Committee that Councillor K W Jarvis had completed his training and was now eligible to vote on applications, for which Councillor K W Jarvis expressed his thanks to the Lead Specialist Place.

 

A brief discussion ensued where, in response to questions from Members, the Development Management Team Leader confirmed that a licence would be required if the farm shop chose to sell alcohol, and that the building currently situated on the proposed site would be demolished.

 

The Chairman put the Officers recommendation of approval to the Committee, and upon a vote being taken the application was unanimously agreed.

 

RESOLVED that the 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:18/52/01, 18/52/02, 18/52/03. 

3                    The external materials to be used in the construction of the building hereby permitted shall be as specified within the application.

4                    The use hereby permitted shall only be undertaken between the hours of 08:00 – 19:00 Monday to Sundays and Public Holidays. 

5                    Deliveries to and collections from the site shall only be undertaken between 0800 hours and 1800 hours on weekdays and between 0800 hours and 1700 hours on Saturdays and not at any time on Sundays and Public Holidays. 

6                    The premises shall only be used as a shop, which sells only food and drink, and for no other purpose including any purpose as defined within Class A1 of the Schedule to the Town & Country Planning Use Classes (Amendment) Order 2005 (or in any provision equivalent to that Class in any statutory instrument revoking or re-enacting that Order) and for no other purpose.

7                    There shall be no discharge of surface water from the development onto the Highway.

8                    No unbound material shall be used in the surface treatment of the car parking areas. 

9                    All loading / unloading / reception and storage of building materials and the manoeuvring of all vehicles, including construction traffic shall be undertaken within the application site, clear of the public highway. 

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350.

OUT/MAL/19/00740 - Atherstone Lodge, Fambridge Road, Mundon pdf icon PDF 551 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Strategy, Performance and Governance (copy enclosed, Members’ Update to be circulated)*.

 

Minutes:

Application Number

OUT/MAL/19/00740

Location

Atherstone Lodge, Fambridge Road, Mundon

Proposal

Outline application, with matters of access, layout, appearance and scale for determination, to demolish chalet bungalow and garage.  Erect three pairs of semi-detached houses (6no.  dwellings) to provide accommodation for seasonal workers ancillary to the business at rear of site.

Applicant

Mr Paul Scott - Ben Rigby Game Ltd

Agent

Mr Stewart Rowe - The Planning and Design Bureau Ltd

Target Decision Date

05.09.2019

Case Officer

Hannah Bowles

Parish

PURLEIGH

Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Member Call In

Councillor Miss Sue White

Public interest (neighbours)

 

The Officer presented the report to the Committee, informing Members that a previous application had been dismissed at appeal.

 

A brief discussion ensued with Members commenting on the ground plans not being indicative to the scale nor access of the site.  Further comments were made acknowledging that the district already had a five-year housing supply and the application was not situated on a strategic site.

 

Councillor Miss S White proposed the application be refused in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation, this was duly seconded, and upon a vote being taken the recommendation was agreed.

 

RESOLVED that the application be REFUSED for the following reason:

 

1                    The application site lies within a rural location outside of the defined settlement boundaries where policies of restraint apply.  The Council can demonstrate a five year housing land supply to accord with the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework.  The site has not been identified by the Council for development to meet future needs for the District and does not fall within either a Garden Suburb or Strategic Allocation for growth identified within the Maldon District Local Development Plan to meet the objectively assessed needs for housing in the District.  The provision of six dwellings in the form of three pairs of semi-detached dwellings would be in stark contrast with development present within the area and would substantially and demonstrably alter the character of the site and rural area and have an unjustified visual impact on the countryside.  Further, insufficient information has been submitted to demonstrate the functional need to house seasonal workers, in this location and therefore, the development would be unacceptable and contrary to policies S1, S2, S8, D1, H4 and H7 of the Maldon District Local Development Plan (2017) and Government advice contained within the National Planning Policy Framework (2019).

351.

Any other items of business that the Chairman decides are urgent

Minutes:

At the request of Members, the Chairman confirmed for the Committee that HOUSE/MAL/19/00653 - Heath House, 13 Heathgate, Wickham Bishops, which had been deferred at the 5 August 2019 meeting, was expected to return to the 30 September 2019 meeting of the Committee.