Agenda and draft minutes

South Eastern Area Planning Committee - Wednesday 30th September 2020 1.00 pm

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1223.

Chairman's notices

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed everyone to the remote meeting, held under new regulations which came into effect on 4 April 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hetook Members through some generalhousekeepingissues,togetherwiththe etiquettefor the meeting and then asked Officers present tointroducethemselves.

 

This was followed by a roll call of all Members present.

 

1224.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors M G Bassenger and R P F Dewick.

1225.

Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 189 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 2 September 2020, (copy enclosed).

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 2 September 2020 be approved and confirmed.

 

1226.

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, disclosed a non-pecuniary interest in all items on the agenda as a member of Essex County Council, a consultee on highways, access, waste, education and all planning related matters.

 

Councillor M W Helm declared a pecuniary interest in Agenda Item 5 18/01034/OUT – Mapledean Poultry Farm, Mapledean, Mundon, Essex and said he would leave the meeting for this item of business.

1227.

18/01034/OUT - Mapledean Poultry Farm, Mapledean, Mundon, Essex pdf icon PDF 895 KB

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

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Application Number

18/01034/OUT

Location

Mapledean Poultry Farm Mapledean Chase Mundon Essex

Proposal

Redevelopment of poultry farm for approximately 5030sqm B1 (b) & (c) commercial floorspace with associated access arrangements

Applicant

B.J. Rock Ltd & S.P. Bardwell Ltd

Agent

Mr Peter Le Grys - Stanfords

Target Decision Date

Extension Target Date 15 March 2019

Case Officer

Julia Sargeant / Yee Cheung

Parish

MUNDON

Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Previous Committee Decision

Major Application

 

A Members’ Update had been circulated that advised the legal agreement pursuant to Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) to secure the planning obligations in relation to highway improvements and Travel Plan monitoring fee had now been agreed by Essex County Council Highways.  On that basis the application had therefore been withdrawn from the South Eastern Area Planning Committee Agenda.

 

Given this item was withdrawn Councillor Helm remained in the meeting.

1228.

20/00609/OUT - Winterdale Manor, Burnham Road , Althorne pdf icon PDF 813 KB

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

 

Minutes:

Application Number

20/00609/OUT

Location

Winterdale Manor Burnham Road, Althorne

Proposal

Outline planning permission with matters of access, appearance, layout and scale for determination for the demolition of existing buildings and erection of 14 dwellings with associated infrastructure.

Applicant

Bardwell Plant & Agricultural Services Ltd

Agent

Mrs Tamsin Rogers - 2M Architects

Target Decision Date

05.10.2020

Case Officer

Hannah Bowles

Parish

ALTHORNE

Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Major Application

Member call in from Councillor R G Boyce (MBE)

Reason: D1 design H1 affordable housing 

 

Following the Officer’s presentation, the Chairman addressed three public participation submissions one from the Agent, Richard Bray on behalf of the applicant, one from the Chairman of Althorne Parish Council, Councillor Paul Burgess and finally, one from an Objector, Mr Terry Inkpen.

 

The Chairman advised the Committee that as he had briefly lost connectivity  during the presentation and in accordance with Section 4, paragraph 4.7 of the Remote Meeting Protocol (May 2020) would not vote on this item of business.

 

The Chairman then moved the recommendation that planning application 20/00609/OUT, Winterdale Manor, Burnham Road, Althorne be refused for the reasons as detailed in Section 8 of the report. This was seconded by Councillor Bell.

 

Councillor Boyce, having called-in the application, opened the discussion. As a result of a reference to social housing in one of the submissions he commenced by declaring a non-pecuniary interest as a trustee of an Almshouse Charity. He added that given there could be no assurance that local residents availed of the social housing opportunities he supported the Officer’s recommendation to refuse the application.

 

Councillor Bell said that she agreed with the Officer’s recommendation of refusal as the application contravened the Local Development Plan (LDP) and commended the Officer’s report.

 

Councillor Mrs Channer also declared a non-pecuniary interest as a trustee of an Almshouse Charity. She concurred with Councillor’s Bell’s summary and referred to the previous report and history of applications in Althorne, whereby the authority had won appeals with various Inspectors, as it was not a sustainable location.  Councillor  Stamp said she agreed with the views expressed, the Officer’s report was excellent, and she supported the recommendation of refusal.

 

The Chairman put the Officer’s recommendation of refusal to the Committee and upon a vote being taken it was agreed.

 

 

 

RESOLVED that the application be REFUSED for the following reasons:

1                 The application site lies 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 proposed development would substantially alter the character of the area and have an unacceptable visual impact on the countryside and the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1228.

1229.

Any other items of business that the Chairman decides are urgent

Minutes:

Councillor Helm thanked the Committee for its support during his time as Chairman.