Agenda and minutes

Council Extraordinary - Planning - Thursday 31st January 2019 7.30 pm

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

Contact: Committee Services 

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Chairman's Notices


The Chairman referred  to the list of notices on the back of the agenda.


Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors H M Bass, E L Bamford, I E Dobson, M F L Durham CC, Mrs H E Elliott, M R Pearlman, D M Sismey and Miss S White.


Disclosure of Interest

To disclose the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, other Pecuniary Interest or Non-Pecuniary Interests relating to items of business on the agenda having regard to paragraphs 6-8 of the Code of Conduct for Members.


(Members are reminded that they are also required to disclose any such interest as soon as they become aware should the need arise through the meeting).


Councillor Mrs P A Channer disclosed a non-pecuniary interest as an Essex County Councillor as Essex County Council were a consultee on matters of planning applications regarding highways, access and any other mater pertaining to it.


Councillor R Pratt disclosed a non-pecuniary interest as a Member of Essex County Council were a consultee on matters of planning applications regarding highways, access and any other mater pertaining to it. 


OUT/MAL/18/00443 - Land North West of 2 Maldon Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex pdf icon PDF 839 KB

To consider the planning application and recommendations of the Director of Strategy, Performance and Governance (copy enclosed, Members’ Update to be circulated)*.

Additional documents:


Application Number



Land North West of 2 Maldon Road, Burnham-On-Crouch, Essex


Create retirement community consisting of 103No. one, two and three-bedroom bungalows (class C.3), 70 bedroom two-storey care home building (class C.2) and 55 bedroom two-storey assisted living apartment building (class C.3) including affordable housing.  Erect ancillary community centre, 8No. shops (class A.1) with 8No. workers apartments over in two-storey building, two-storey medical centre (GP, dental, optician, and dispensing chemist), and construct single-storey office and Maintenance Buildings.  Lay Out Amenity and Sports Facilities Including Outdoor Swimming Pool, tennis courts, allotments and open spaces.  Lay out estate roads, footpaths and surface water drainage infrastructure including swales and detention Basin.  Form vehicular and pedestrian accesses onto B1010 Maldon Road and Tinkers Hole, and create associated hard and soft landscaping


Mr Jamie Mocock - Think Green Land Ltd


Mr Stewart Rowe - The Planning And Design Bureau Ltd

Target Decision Date

15 February 2019

Case Officer

Anna Tastsoglou



Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Major Application. This application is presented before Members of Full Committee as it is of strategic and corporate merit and because there is a Planning Performance Agreement in place.


It was noted from the Members’ Update that a further 13 letters of objection and four letters of support had been received.  Further information had been submitted by the applicant and this was summarised.


Following the Officers’ presentation the Group Manager - Planning Services, provided Members with some information regarding determining planning applications including legal guidance and the need to give reasonable and appropriate weight to all material considerations. 


The Group Manager - Planning Services informed Members that the Council had received communication from the Secretary of State that afternoon advising that he had received a request from a third party to consider calling in this application for determination.  The Secretary of State was currently undertaking a review of the application to determine whether he would be calling it in.  Officers therefore suggested that the recommendation set out in the report be amended to ‘approve subject to consideration of the Secretary of State on whether to call the application in and the conditions and completion of a Section 106 agreement as detailed in section 17 of the report.


Mrs Smilley, a supporter, Councillor Wendy Stamp on behalf of Burnham-on-Crouch Town Council and Mr Rowe, the Agent then addressed the Committee.


In response to a number of questions raised the following information and clarifications were provided by Officers:

·                 Members were advised that the Council had been working with Essex County Council (not specifically in relation to this application) regarding housing levels.

·                 Condition 6 contained a typographical error and should read “…dwellings hereby approved shall not exceed single storey in height”.

·                 Bus stops / shelters would be covered as part of the highway obligations detailed in the proposed Section 106 agreement;

·                 Independent living arrangements would be in partnership with a housing association and without involvement of Essex County Council this would  ...  view the full minutes text for item 797.