Agenda and draft minutes

South Eastern Area Planning Committee - Wednesday 20th January 2021 6.00 pm

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187.

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.  He  took Membersthrough some general housekeepingissues,togetherwiththe etiquettefor the meeting and then asked Officers and Councillors in attendance to introducethemselves.

 

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

 

188.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor R P F Dewick.

189.

Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 134 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 28 October 2020, (copy enclosed).

Minutes:

RESOLVED by assent that the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 28 October 2021 be approved and confirmed.

 

190.

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.

 

 

191.

20/00902/FUL - Wayside, Main Road, Mundon, Essex CM9 6NU pdf icon PDF 545 KB

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

 

Minutes:

Application Number

20/00902/FUL

Location

Wayside Main Road Mundon

Proposal

Proposed replacement of existing outbuildings and erection of new fencing and gates to property entrance.

Applicant

Miss S Cooper

Agent

Mr Colin Stone - Stone Me Ltd

Target Decision Date

05.01.2021 EOT requested

Case Officer

Hannah Bowles

Parish

MUNDON

Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Major Application

 

Following the Officer’s presentation, the Chairman moved the recommendation that planning application 20/00902/FUL- Wayside, Main Road, Mundon, be approved as detailed in section 8 of the report. This was seconded by Councillor Helm.

 

In response to a question regarding the location of the fence and gate to the site the Planning Officer advised that these had been placed six meters inside the site to enable vehicles using the access to stand clear of the carriageway whilst gates were being opened and closed and to allow parking off street, clear from obstructing the adjacent carriageway.

 

There being no further questions the Chairman put the recommendation to the Committee to approve the application in accordance with the Officer’s report and it was agreed by assent.

 

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: 1894 01A, 1894 02A, 1894 03A, 1894 04A, 1894 05A, 1894 06A, 1894 07A, 1894 08A, 1894 09A, 1894 10C, 1894 11A, 1894 12.

3          No works above ground level shall occur until full details or samples of the materials to be used for the external finish of the outbuildings hereby approved   have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The development shall be carried out in accordance with the details as approved.

4          No floodlighting or other external form of illumination of the site shall be undertaken without the prior written approval of the local planning authority.

5          Outbuildings C, D and E (as referenced on the proposed plans) hereby approved shall be used solely for the equestrian uses ancillary to the main dwelling at ‘Wayside Main Road Mundon’ and shall not be used for business or commercial use including for the purposes of livery or any riding school activity.

6          Outbuildings F (as referenced on the proposed plans) hereby approved shall be used ancillary to the main dwelling at ‘Wayside Main Road Mundon’.

7          The gate hereby approved at the existing vehicular access shall be inward opening only and shall be set back a minimum of 6 metres from the back edge of the highway boundary and retained as such thereafter.

8          The soft landscaping along the front boundary of the application site (north) shall be retained in perpetuity. 

192.

20/01145/FUL - Land adjacent Springwood, Rectory Lane, Latchingdon pdf icon PDF 691 KB

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

 

Minutes:

Application Number

20/01145/FUL

Location

Land adjacent Springwood Rectory Lane Latchingdon

Proposal

Erection of five bungalows with revised access position (as previously approved application 18/00014/FUL)

Applicant

Mr P Wells – Woodhill Estates Ltd

Agent

Mr Russell Forde – Smart Planning Ltd

Target Decision Date

01/01/2021

Case Officer

Hannah Dungate

Parish

LATCHINGDON

Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Member Call In by Councillor M G Bassenger with reference to previously approved scheme 18/00014/FUL.

 

Following the Officer’s presentation, the Agent, Mr Russell Forde, addressed the Committee.

 

The Chairman then moved the Officer’s recommendation that planning application 20/01145/FUL- Land adjacent Springwood, Rectory Lane, Latchingdon be approved for the reasons as detailed in section 8 of the report. This was seconded by Councillor Helm.

 

Councillor Stamp advised the meeting that she had lost connectivity during the presentation and would not vote on this item. This was in accordance with Section 4, paragraph 4.7 of the Remote Meeting Protocol (May 2020).

 

A debate ensued where concerns were raised around the location of the site entrance and potential impact on flooding. In respect of the entrance Officers advised that this was conditioned by a visibility splay with dimensions of 2.4 metres by 43 metres in both directions, as measured from and along the nearside edge of the carriageway.  Such vehicular visibility splays would be provided before the access road is first used by vehicular traffic and retained free of any obstruction at all times, to ensure adequate inter-visibility between vehicles using the access and those in the existing public highway.

 

With reference to the additional impact on flooding, in an area already prone to

flooding, Officers advised that a condition was attached to the application that

ensured no works would take place until details of a surface water and foul water

drainage scheme was submitted. This was sought to prevent excess water flooding

into the surrounding area. The consensus was that flooding in the area was historic

and ongoing and that the development would not adversely impact the existing

situation.

 

There being no further comment the Chairman put the recommendation to the Committee to approve the application in accordance with the Officer’s report and it was agreed by assent.

 

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 and retained in accordance with the following approved plans and documents: 20/2309/01; 20/2309/02; 20/2309/03; 20/2309/04; 20/2309/05; 20/2309/06; 20/2309/07 20/2309/08; 20/2309/09; 20.7155/M002

3          No development works above ground level shall take place until samples of the facing material to be used, including glazing, have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.  The works must then be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

4          No works above ground level shall commence until there shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority a scheme of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 192.