Agenda and draft minutes

North Western Area Planning Committee - Wednesday 8th September 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 K W Jarvis and R H Siddall.

 

3.

Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 167 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 14 July 2021, (copy enclosed).

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

(i)               that the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 16 June 2021 be received.

 

Minute No. 147 - 21/00415/FUL - Land North of Orchard Way, Mope Lane, Wickham Bishops

 

That the following text outlined in bold replaces the word ‘Officer’:- ‘Councillor E L Stephens declared a non-pecuniary interest in Agenda item 6, 21/00415/FUL - Land North of Orchard Way, Mope Lane, Wickham Bishops, as she was an acquaintance of the Architect.

 

RESOLVED

 

(ii)        that subject to the above amendment the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 16 June 2021 be 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:

Councillor M F L Durham declared a non-pecuniary interest as a Member of Essex County Council, a statutory consultee on all planning related matters and the lead flood authority for this case.

 

Councillor Mrs J L Fleming declared a non-pecuniary interest as a Member of Essex County Council, a statutory consultee on all planning related matters. She had met the agent and visited Blue House Farm with the North Fambridge Parish Council.

 

5.

21/00554/FUL - The Essex Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve, Blue House Farm, Blue, House Farm Chase, North Fambridge pdf icon PDF 523 KB

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

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Application Number

21/00554/FUL

Location

The Essex Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve, Blue House Farm, Blue House Farm Chase, North Fambridge

Proposal

Deepening a 22ha. wetland scrape in three locations.  Construction of raised walkway, screening bunds, base for wildlife hide and areas above the waterline for roosting and nesting birds.  Installation of 2000m of anti-predator fence to a height of 1.8m to replace existing anti-predator fence.

Applicant

Essex Wildlife Trust

Agent

Harry Smith – Essex Wildlife Trust

Target Decision Date

28 September 2021

Case Officer

Kathryn Mathews

Parish

PURLEIGH AND NORTH FAMBRIDGE

Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Major Application

 

 

 

It was noted that a Members’ Update had been circulated prior to the meeting that

detailed further correspondence from North Fambridge Parish Council, Essex County Council SuDS Team and Natural England. Following the Officer’s presentation, the Agent, Mr Marc Outten, addressed the Committee.

 

The Chairman then opened the debate and a short discussion ensued.

 

Councillor Durham proposed that the application be approved in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation subject to conditions as outlined in the report and following the receipt of Natural England’s agreement to the Habitats Regulation Assessment which Officers have sent to them. This was duly seconded by Councillor Keyes. The Chairman put the proposal to the Committee and upon a vote being taken it was unanimously approved.

 

RESOLVED that the application be APPROVED subject to Natural England’s agreement of the Habitats Regulation Assessment and the following conditions:

 

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

REASON: To comply with Section 91(1) of The Town & Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended).

2       The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in complete accordance with the approved drawings:

·     Location Plan

·     Location Plan – Overview

·     EWT/BHF/RoundMarsh/v1/KH

·     Cross sections

REASON: To ensure that the development is carried out in accordance with the details as approved.

3       No fencing or other means of enclosure (except for the predator fence proposed) shall be erected unless details of the location, height and design of the means of enclosure has been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.  The means of enclosure shall be erected in accordance with the approved details and retained as such in perpetuity.

REASON: In the interests of the character and appearance of the area, in accordance with Policies S8 and D1 of the approved Maldon District Local Development Plan and the NPPF.

4       There shall be no exportation from the site of any material excavated from the site and no importation of material to the site to raise existing ground levels. 

REASON: In the interests of the amenity of local residents and highway safety, in accordance with Policies D1 and T2 of the approved Maldon District Local Development Plan and the NPPF.

5       No development shall take place unless and until a construction management plan has been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.