Agenda and draft minutes

District Planning Committee - Thursday 19th September 2019 7.30 pm

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

Items
No. Item

404.

Chairman's Notices

Minutes:

The Chairman referred to the notices printed on the agenda.

405.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence had been received from Councillors V J Bell, M F L Durham CC, M R Edwards, K M H Lagan and Mrs J C Stilts.

406.

Minutes of the Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 172 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the District Planning Committee held on 4 July 2019 (copy enclosed).

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting of the District Planning Committee held on 4 July 2019 be approved and confirmed.

407.

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.)

Minutes:

The following non-pecuniary interests were declared in respect of Agenda Item 5 – OUT/MAL/19/00741 – Land at Broad Street Green Road, Maypole Road and Langford Road, Great Totham / Heybridge Essex:

 

·                 Councillor Mrs P A Channer as an Essex County Councillor and she advised that Essex County Council had been consulted on various matters relating to this planning application and she highlighted some of these.

 

·                 Councillor C Morris as a Heybridge Parish Councillor.

 

·                 Councillor J V Keyes as a Great Totham Parish Councillor and Ward Member.

 

·                 Councillor R H Siddall as a Ward Member for Great Totham.

 

 

At this point in the meeting the Chairman introduced Mr Lee Sencier from Essex County Council.

408.

OUT/MAL/19/00741 - Land at Broad Street Green Road, Maypole Road and Langford Road, Great Totham / Heybridge, Essex pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Application Number

OUT/MAL/19/00741

Location

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

Proposal

Part outline/part detailed (hybrid) application for mixed use development including:

(i) Residential development (Use Class C3) for up to 1138 dwellings including 30% as affordable housing (Outline)

(ii) Residential Care for up to 120 beds (Use Class C2) (Outline)

(iii) "Neighbourhood" uses which may include retail, commercial, and community uses (Use Classes A1 and/or A2 and/or A3 and/or A4 and/or A5 and/or D1a and/or D1b) (Outline)

(iv) Primary school and early years childcare facility (Use Class D1c) (Outline)

(v) A relief road between Broad Street Green Road and Langford Road (Detailed element)

(vi) Formal and informal open space (including any associated sports pavilion/clubhouse) (Use Class D2e) (Outline);

(vii) Construction of initial gas and electricity sub-stations (Detailed); and

(Viii) All associated amenity space, landscaping, parking, servicing, utilities (other than as listed in item (vii) above), footpath and cycle links, on-site drainage, and infrastructure works (Outline).

Applicant

Countryside Properties & EC, MA & DC Watson & KL Watson-Knee

Agent

Mr Kevin Coleman - Phase 2 Planning & Development Ltd

Target Decision Date

26 September 2019

Case Officer

Matt Leigh

Parish

Great Totham, Heybridge, Langford and Ulting

Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Environmental Impact Assessment

Strategic site within the strategic submitted Local Development Plan

Major Application

 

In accordance with Procedure Rule No. 13 (3) Councillor C Morris requested that all votes in relation to this application be recorded.  This was duly seconded.

 

It was noted from the Members’ Update that further consultation responses and letters of representation had been received.  In response to the consultation response from the Essex County Council Sustainable Drainage Systems Team proposed conditions 10 and 11 had been updated.

 

During her presentation of the report, the Principle Planning Officer referred to the recent decision by the Council no to defend the reason for refusal relating to a previous planning application on this site and drew Members’ attention to the additional information submitted as part of this scheme. 

 

At this point the Chairman moved the Officers’ recommendation as set out in the report with amended conditions as set out in the Members’ Update.  This was duly seconded.

 

The Chairman reminded Members that this was a hybrid scheme and drew their attention to page 17 of the report which highlighted the development proposal and the eight parts relating to it.

 

Following the Officers’ presentation an objector, Mr Salmon, Councillor S Burwood on behalf of Heybridge Parish Council and the Agent, Mr K Coleman addressed the Committee.

 

Prior to debate by Members, the Chairman referred to page 27 of the report and in particular the changes this application proposed in comparison to the previously refused application.

 

A lengthy debate ensued during which a number of Members commented on the application and raising a number of questions.  During the debate Members were reminded that they had to determine the application before them and not any additional matters.  In response to questions raised, the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 408.