Agenda and minutes

District Planning Committee - Wednesday 3rd June 2020 1.00 pm

Venue: Members to access the meeting via Teams. Members of the press & public may listen to the live stream on the Council's website:


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Chairman's Notices


The Chairman welcome everyone to the remote meeting, held under new regulations which came into effect on 4 April 2020 in response to the COVID-19 situation.  The Chairman then went through some general housekeeping arrangements for the meeting.


A roll call of all Members present was taken at this point.


Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors R P F Dewick, M W Helm and C P Morley.


Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 182 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the District Planning Committee held on 12 March 2020 (copy enclosed).


RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting of the District Planning Committee held on 12 March 2020 be approved and confirmed.


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 relation to Agenda Item 5 - 20/00387/RES Land West of 2 Maldon Road, Burnham-on-Crouch the following declarations were made:


·                 Councillor Mrs P A Channer disclosed a non-pecuniary interest as a Member of Essex County Council who had been consulted in relation to highways and other matters on the planning application for consideration and previous outline planning application on the same site.


·                 Councillor M F L Durham disclosed a non-pecuniary interest as a Member of Essex County Council for the same reasons as outlined by Councillor Mrs Channer.


·                 Councillor N Skeens declared a non-pecuniary interest as a Member of Burnham-on-Crouch Town Council and he knew one of the land owners.


·                 Councillor M G Bassenger declared a non-pecuniary interest as he knew one of the land owners.


·                 Councillor Miss A M Beale declared a non-pecuniary interest as she knew Mr Wilsden.


·                 Councillor M S Heard declared a non-pecuniary interest as he knew Mr Wilsden, an ex-Town Councillor.


Councillor A L Hull sought confirmation on whether an interest she had was pecuniary or non-pecuniary and then declared a pecuniary interest as her husband worked for John Wilsden.  The Chairman advised although it was her decision that she could remain in the meeting during the debate but would have to leave during the decision.


20/00387/RES Land West of 2 Maldon Road, Burnham-on-Crouch pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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

Additional documents:


Application Number



Land North West of 2 Maldon Road, Burnham-on-Crouch


Reserved matters application for the approval of appearance, landscaping and scale on approved planning application OUT/MAL/18/00443 (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. key 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 Limited


Mr Stewart Rowe – The Planning & Design Bureau Limited

Target Decision Date


Case Officer

Devan Hearnah



Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Major Application

This application is presented before Members of District Planning 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 there was an amendment to paragraph 3.1.15 of the report, a further letter of objection had been received and a revision to condition 2 was detailed.


Following her presentation of the application, the Officer advised that two further letters of representation had been received and she highlighted a suggested amendment to condition 10 and additional condition 19 in relation to the antenna / satellite dishes on the independent living units.


The Chairman advised Members that under the Council’s public participation scheme two submissions had been received, one from an objector, Mr Gilmour and another from the agent, Mr Rowe.  In line with the public participation scheme he had reviewed the submissions and in accordance with the scheme proceeded to read out the two submissions received.  The Chairman then moved the Officers’ recommendation of approval subject to the conditions detailed within the report, Members’ Update and Officers’ presentation.  This was duly seconded.


At this point Councillor C Morris raised a point of order relating to a slide being shown during the reading of the public submissions.  The Chairman advised that he had made the decision to show the slide and that this was in accordance with Procedure Rule 23.


Councillor W Stamp, a Ward Member, expressed concern at the design of the proposed development.  She referred to attending a pre-application meeting with other Members and asked that it be Minuted how the applicant had approached her after this meeting and told her “I am not your enemy”.  In response to a question, the Lead Specialist Place also advised that the marketing strategy was something required under the Section 106 Agreement and therefore not for consideration with this application. 


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