Agenda and minutes

District Planning Committee - Thursday 8th October 2020 6.00 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 welcomed everyone to this remote meeting of the District Planning Committee, held under new regulations which had come into effect in response to the COVID-19 situation.  The Chairman then went through some general housekeeping arrangements for the meeting.


A roll call of those Members present was taken.


Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors R G Boyce MBE, R P F Dewick, M F L Durham CC, C P Morley and N Skeens.


Minutes - 13 August 2020 pdf icon PDF 281 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the District Planning Committee held on 13 August 2020, (copy enclosed).


RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting of the District Planning Committee held on 13 August 2020 be approved and confirmed.


Minutes - 20 August 2020 pdf icon PDF 311 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the special District Planning Committee held on 20 August 2020, (copy enclosed).


RESOLVED that the Minutes of the special meeting of the District Planning Committee held on 20 August 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.)


Councillor Mrs P A Channer disclosed a non-pecuniary interest as a Member of Essex County Council who were consulted on a number of areas in relation to planning applications which included flooding as Lead Local Flood Authority.


20/00846/RES - Land North West of 2 Maldon Road, Burnham-on-Crouch pdf icon PDF 749 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Service Delivery (copy enclosed, 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 on approved planning application 18/00443/OUT (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 Ian Holloway – Think Green Land Limited


Mr Stewart Rowe – The Planning & Design Bureau Limited

Target Decision Date


Case Officer

Kathryn Mathews



Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Major Application

This application is presented to Members 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 consultation responses had been received from Essex County Council Adult Social Care and the Tree Consultant.  Amendments to proposed conditions 2, 4 and 5 and an additional suggested condition 20 were also detailed.


Councillor A L Hull declared a non-pecuniary interest in this application as her partner had worked for the original owner of the land.


The Chairman advised Members that under the Council’s public participation scheme one submission had been received from the Agent, Mr Rowe.  In line with the public participation scheme she had reviewed the submission and the Lead Specialist Development Management proceeded to read out the submission received.  The Chairman then moved the Officers’ recommendation of approval subject to the conditions detailed within the report and Members’ Update.  This was duly seconded.


Members were reminded that all matters relating to the principle of development, access and location had all been considered and agreed as part of the related outline planning application.  Case law was clear that Members could not go back and revisit those matters.


A lengthy debate ensued, during which Officers provided further clarification in respect of the following points:


·                 The requirement for bus stops and footpaths formed part of the outline application.


·                 The removal of Permitted Development Right through the proposed conditions were to ensure that back to back distances between dwellings and the design and character of the development were maintained.  The Lead Specialist Place provided further clarification on Permitted Development and how this related to the proposed amenity spaces.


·                 Solar panels were proposed for the independent living units and care home.  In response to concerns raised the Officer advised that if Members felt it desirable additional solar panels could be secured by condition.


·                 The difference in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1258.