Agenda and draft minutes

North Western Area Planning Committee - Wednesday 3rd April 2024 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.

Chairperson's notices

Minutes:

The Chairperson welcomed everyone to the meeting and went through some general housekeeping arrangements for the meeting.

 

The Chairperson advised the Committee that there was no Members’ Update for this meeting but sought agreement to bring forward an urgent item of business.

2.

Urgent Item of Business

Minutes:

The Chairperson announced that in accordance with Section 100b(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 she wished to bring forward an urgent item of business.

3.

Urgent Business: Planning Appeal 9 Church Road, Wickham Bishops

Minutes:

The Chairperson reminded the Committee of planning application 23/00123/OUTM for Land Rear of 9 Church Road, Wickham Bishops which was refused by this Committee on 13 September 2023, against Officers’ recommendation. An appeal in relation to this application had been lodged and was shortly due to be considered under the Planning Inspectorate’s written representatives’ procedure.

 

The Chairperson reported how the appeal protocol in the Council’s Constitution in principle permitted Committee Members to work collaboratively with Officers during appeals where they had been nominated and agreed by a corresponding planning Committee. As Ward Members, Councillors M F L Durham and S J N Morgan had indicated they would like to be the Committee’s nominated representatives in relation to this appeal and advice had been received from the Monitoring Officer on this being an acceptable way forward. The Chairperson referred to this being a practical solution given that that appeal would not be undertaken by a hearing or public enquiry and proposed that Councillors Durham and Morgan be nominated as the Committee’s representatives in relation to this appeal. This was duly agreed by assent.

 

RESOLVED that Councillors M F L Durham CC and S J N Morgan be nominated as the Committee’s representatives for the planning appeal in relation to planning application 23/00123/OUTM - Land Rear of 9 Church Road, Wickham Bishops.

4.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors M F L Durham CC and R H Siddall.

5.

Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 177 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 6 March 2024, (copy enclosed).

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

(i)             that the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 6 March 2024 be received.

 

23/01234/FUL – Land North of Orchard Way, Mope Lane, Wickham Bishops

Councillor S J Morgan asked that it be minuted that he had not voted in respect of this application. This was duly noted.

 

RESOLVED

 

(ii)            that subject to the above amendment the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 6 March 2024 be confirmed.

6.

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).

Minutes:

There were none.

7.

23/01079/FUL - Land between Koombora and Mansfield, Victoria Road, Cold Norton pdf icon PDF 426 KB

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

Minutes:

Application Number

23/01079/FUL

Location

Land between Koombora and Mansfield, Victoria Road, Cold Norton

Proposal

Erection of detached dwelling

Applicant

Mr Warren Willsher

Agent

Mr Alan Green, A9 Architecture

Target Decision Date

10.04.2024 (EOT agreed)

Case Officer

Lisa Greenwood

Parish

COLD NORTON

Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Departure from the local plan

 

Following the Officers’ presentation, Mr Daniel Pilgrim, the Agent, addressed the Committee.

 

Councillor S White referred to the proposal being a lovely looking house and proposed that the application be approved in accordance with Officers’ recommendation. 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: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07 Rev D, 10, 012 Rev A, 967-201 Rev B, Tree Constraints Plan (Arborterra Ltd, November 2023), 967-301 Rev B Tree Protection Plan (Arborterra Ltd, November 2023)

3          The materials used in the construction of the dwelling hereby approved shall be as set out within the application forms / plans hereby approved.

4          Prior to the first occupation of the development, cycle parking shall be provided in accordance with the EPOA Parking Standards. The approved facility shall be secure, convenient, covered and retained at all times.

5          Prior to first occupation of the development, the Developer shall be responsible for the provision, implementation and distribution of a Residential Information Pack for sustainable transport, approved by Essex County Council, to include six one day travel vouchers for use with the relevant local public transport operator. These packs (including tickets) are to be provided by the Developer to the dwelling free of charge.

6          No development works above ground level shall occur until details of the surface water drainage scheme to serve the development shall be submitted to and agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The agreed scheme shall be implemented prior to the first occupation of the development. The scheme shall ensure that for a minimum:

1)             The development should be able to manage water on site for 1 in 100-year events plus 40% climate change allowance.

2)             Run-off from a greenfield site for all storm events that have a 100% change of occurring each year (1 in 1 year event) inclusive of climate change should be no higher than 10/ls and no lower than 1/ls. The rate should be restricted to the 1 in 1 greenfield rate or equivalent greenfield rates with long term storage (minimum rate 1/ls) or 50% betterment of existing run off rates on brownfield sites (provided this does not result in a runoff rate less than greenfield) or 50% betterment of existing run off rates on brownfield sites (provided this does not result in a runoff rate less than greenfield).

 

You are advised that in order to satisfy the soakaway condition the following details  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

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23/00519/PROW - Land at Broad Street Green Road, Langford Road and Maypole Road, Great Totham, Essex pdf icon PDF 840 KB

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

Minutes:

Application Number

23/00519/PROW

Location

Land at Broad Street Green Road, Langford Road and Maypole Road, Great Totham, Essex

Proposal

Proposed stopping up of 299m of PROW 296_30 (from Langford Road at position F on the enclosed plan to where it terminates/joins the road at position G on the enclosed plan). Proposed extension to PROW 249_03 to connect to PROW 296_13 (positions B to D on the enclosed Plan).

Applicant

David Moseley - Countryside Properties

Agent

Ian Mitchell - Mayer Brown Ltd

Target Decision Date

N/A

Case Officer

Tim Marsh

Parish

GREAT TOTHAM

Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Not Delegated to Officers

 

Following the Officers’ presentation, Councillor S J N Morgan proposed that the Committee accept the Officers recommendation. This proposal was duly seconded and agreed. It was noted that Councillor E L Stevens abstained from voting.

 

RESOLVED that a permanent Diversion Order of the highlighted sections of Public Footpath 30 Heybridge be MADE and, if no relevant objections are received, CONFIRMED by Maldon District Council, as ‘competent authority’ under Section 257 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.