Agenda and minutes

North Western Area Planning Committee - Wednesday 8th March 2023 7.30 pm

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

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No. Item


Chairman's notices


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


Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Mrs J L Fleming, CC, S J N Morgan and R H Siddall.


Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 195 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 08 February 2023, (copy enclosed).


RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 8 February 2023 be approved and confirmed.


Disclosure of Interest

To disclose the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, Other Registrable interests and Non-Registrable Interests relating to items of business on the agenda having regard to paragraph 9 and Appendix B 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).


There were none.


22/00833/FUL - Former Atherstone Lodge, Fambridge Road, Purleigh, CM9 6NL pdf icon PDF 450 KB

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


Application Number



Former Atherstone Lodge, Fambridge Road, Purleigh, CM9 6NL


New commercial building comprising a cold store, ancillary operation spaces access drives and a loading bay.


Mr B. Rigby of Ben Rigby Game Ltd.


Mr R. Knight of Arcady Architects

Target Decision Date

04.10.2022 Extension of time until 02.12.2022

Case Officer

Jonathan Doe



Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Member Call in by Councillor S White with regard to Policy D1

Following the Officer’s presentation, the agent for the applicant, Mr R Knight, addressed the Committee. The Chairman then opened the discussion.

Councillor M F L Durham proposed that the application be approved, in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation and this was duly seconded.

Councillor S White, proposed to amend condition 15 to include evergreen hedging like that already present at the site to allow for better screening of the proposed development. The Specialist: Development Management, then suggested that an additional condition be added to the application that would restrict the type of use to a cold storage facility with ancillary operating areas, including the loading and wrapping of meat and facilities for staff and for no other purpose to which Members agreed. The Chairman then put the proposal to the Committee, with the inclusion of the additional condition and amendment to condition 15 (Landscaping), and it was 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 complete accordance with approved drawings: 19/15/40 Cold store location plan; 19/15/41 Cold store existing site plan; 19/15/42 Cold store proposed site & roof plan; 19/15/43 Cold store proposed floor plans; 19/15/44 Cold store proposed elevations & section; 19/15/45 Cold store proposed street scene; Planning statement; Environmental noise impact assessment by Sharps Acoustics LLP dated 28th September 2022 with Addendum note dated 31st January 2023.

3             The use hereby permitted shall only be undertaken between 07:30 hours and 18:00 hours on weekdays and between 07:30 hours and 18:00 hours on Saturdays and not at any time on Sundays and Public Holidays. This shall include deliveries to and collections from the site.

4             The rating level of noise emitted by all fixed plant excluding the emergency generator shall not exceed 45dB at any noise sensitive premises between 07:00 and 23:00 and 42dB between 23:00 and 07:00 hours. The measurement and assessment shall be made according to BS 4142:2014+A1:2019.

5             Routine testing of the emergency diesel generator shown on approved plan 19/15/43 shall only be undertaken between 09:00 and 17:00 hours and for no longer than one hour on each occasion that such testing is carried out.

6             No development shall take place, including any ground works or demolition, until a Construction Management Plan has been submitted to, and approved in writing by, the local planning authority. The approved plan shall be adhered to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 627.