Agenda and minutes

District Planning Committee - Thursday 2nd December 2021 7.30 pm

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

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Chairman's Notices


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


Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors M G Bassenger, R G Boyce MBE, A L Hull, W Stamp and C Swain.


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.)


In response to some disturbance, the Chairman moved that Councillor C Morris be not heard and this was duly agreed.


RESOLVED that Councillor C Morris be not heard.


Some further discussion ensued between the Chairman and Councillor Morris.  The Chairman advised Councillor Morris that if he continued with this misconduct by persistently disregarding the ruling of the Chairman or behaving badly, irregularly or improperly he would need to leave the meeting.


Councillors M F L Durham and Mrs E L Fleming declared a non-pecuniary interest as a Member of Essex County Council who were statutory consultees on matters relating to highways and drainage etc.


Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 165 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the District Planning Committee held on 30 September 2021 (copy enclosed).


RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting of the District Planning Committee held on 30 September 2021 be approved and confirmed.


21/00788/FUL - Land At Broad Street Green Road, Maypole Road And Langford Road, Heybridge, Essex pdf icon PDF 672 KB

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

Additional documents:


Application Number



Land At Broad Street Green Road, Maypole Road And Langford Road, Heybridge, Essex


Formation of temporary access points for construction traffic from Maypole Road and Broad Street Green Road.


Mr D Moseley


Kevin Coleman - Phase 2 Planning & Development Ltd

Target Decision Date

30.09.2021 (Extension of time agreed: 08.12.2021)

Case Officer

Anna Tastsoglou



Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Member Call In by Councillor Michael Edwards

Reason: Policies N1 and N2 and deviation from the construction accesses allowed on appeal under the terms of application 15/00419/OUT


Councillor Miss A M Beale pointed out that the report and Members’ Update referred to the Parish as Heybridge East but it was Heybridge West.  This was noted.


It was noted from the Members’ Update that this application related to one of the Garden Suburbs (S2(d)) included in Policy S2 of the Local Development Plan, and therefore defaults to this District Planning Committee for consideration.  The Update also detailed a consultation response from Environmental Health, further site history and a proposed amendment to condition 8 following recent approval of an application related to this site.


Following the Officers’ presentation, the Agent - Mr Coleman and an objector – Mr Sismey addressed the Committee.


At this point the Chairman advised that under Rule 19 he was using his discretion to hear another submission and allowing Councillor C Morris to speak as he was a District Councillor for this area.  Councillor Morris then proceeded to speak during which he raised some concerns regarding the site.


A debate ensued, during which a number of Members raised a number of points and in response the following information was provided by Officers:


·                  It was clarified that any future Reserved Matters application in relation to this site would be brought to this Committee for determination.


·                  Members were advised that a traffic management plan had already been approved through an earlier discharge of condition application in relation to this site.


·                  The purpose of the temporary accesses is to allow construction of the main site junctions and alleviate any possible congestion to the adjacent highway.  When no longer required, or by 4 November 2023, they would be removed and the land restored to its former condition.  This is secured by planning condition.


·                  Questions were raised regarding the location plan and red line highlighting the site and Officers confirmed that the red lien was clearly around the access point and there was no risk to the Council.


·                  The applicant was under legal arrangement with the Highways Authority.


·                  Officers explained how a number of conditions from the original permission of the hybrid application 14/00419/OUT would relate to this application.


·                  It would be unreasonable to include a condition requiring a bridleway when planning permission was sought for access only.


At this point Councillor A S Fluker proposed that should Members be mindful to grant permission, an additional condition be added, stating that the developer has to keep the highway clear, 150m either side  ...  view the full minutes text for item 402.


Adjournment of the Meeting


RESOLVED that the meeting be adjourned for a short break at 8:43pm.


Resumption of Business in Open Session


RESOLVED that the meetings resumes at 8:48pm in open session.


21/00889/RES - Land south of Wycke Hill and Limebrook Way (Western), Maldon, Essex pdf icon PDF 667 KB

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

Additional documents:


Application Number



Land South Of Wycke Hill And Limebrook Way (Western) Maldon Essex


Reserved matters application for the approval of appearance, landscaping, layout & scale for Phase 2 of the Western Parcel of outline planning permission 20/00074/FUL comprising the construction of 210 residential dwellings (Use Class C3), new public open space and car parking. (Description of most recent outline planning permission 20/00074/FUL: Variation of condition 10 (speed review strategy) and 20 (pedestrian/cycle crossing of Limebrook Way) on approved application 19/01134/FUL (Removal of condition 11 (details of 'Access Link Strategy') on approved planning application FUL/MAL/18/00071 (Variation of conditions 5,13,21,25,43,53,55,61,63,67, 68,69,74,81,84 on approved application OUT/MAL/14/01103 (Outline application for up to 1000 dwellings, an employment area of 3.4 hectares (Use Classes B1, B2 and B8 uses), a local centre (Use Classes A1-A5, B1a, C2, C3, D1 and D2 uses), a primary school, two early years and childcare facilities, general amenity areas and formal open space including allotments, sports playing fields, landscaping, sustainable drainage measures including landscaped storage basins and SuDs features, vehicle accesses onto the existing highway network and associated infrastructure.))


Crest Nicholson (Eastern)


Mr Taylar Vernon – Savills

Target Decision Date


Case Officer

Kathryn Mathews



Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Strategic site within the strategic submitted Local Development Plan

Major Application


It was noted from the Members’ Update that consultation responses had been received from Essex County Council Highways, the Tree Consultant and that the applicant had undertaken to revise the planting plans in-line with the Tree Consultant’s advice..


Following the Officers’ presentation, Mr Orr on behalf of the Agent addressed the Committee.


Members discussed the proposal in depth and in response to some comments made Officers provided further clarifications regarding the housing mix and how this related to the Section 106 agreement attached to the outline planning permission, road widths and management of the open spaces proposed.


The Chairman put the Officers recommendation of approval to the Committee, this was duly seconded and upon a vote being taken was agreed.  Councillor K M H Lagan requested that his dissent to this be noted.


RESOLVED that this application be APPROVED subject to the following conditions:

1          The development hereby permitted shall be completed and maintained in accordance with the following approved plans and documents:

·                  Landscape Design and Access Statement 3210.MA.RP001 August 2021

·                  Energy and Sustainability Strategy August 2021

·                  Air Quality Assessment August 2021

·                  Noise Assessment 10799/01 August 2021

·                  Arboricultural Impact Assessment September 2021

·                  Flood Risk Assessment ref. 181872-01 August 2021

·                  Ecological Conservation Management Plan and Statement August 2021

·                  PH2-PL-001 Location plan

·                  PH2-PL-002 Rev.B Development layout

·                  PH2-PL-003 Rev.A Detailed layout

·                  PH2-PL-004 Rev.A Parking Layout

·                  PH2-PL-005 Rev.A Garden Areas Layout

·                  PH2-PL-006 Rev.A Storey Heights Layout

·                  PH2-PL-007 Rev.A Refuse layout

·                  PH2-PL-008 Rev.A Colour of materials layout

·                  PH2-PL-009 Rev.A HA location plan

·                  PH2-Wl-002 Working layout Phase 2

·                  HA-CR-O1 rev.A Cromer

·                  HA-CR-02 rev.B Cromer A

·                  HA-HA2B-01 rev.A HA2B

·                  HA-HA2B-02 rev.A HA2B A

·                  HA-HA3B-01 rev.A HA3B

·                  HA-HA3B-02 rev.B HA3B A

·                  HA-HA52-01 rev.A HA52

·                  HA-HA52-02 rev.B  ...  view the full minutes text for item 405.