Agenda and draft minutes

District Planning Committee - Thursday 30th September 2021 7.30 pm

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

Contact: Email: Committee.clerk@maldon.gov.uk  Email: committee.clerk@maldon.gov.uk

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306.

Chairman's Notices

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed everyone back to the first meeting of District Planning held in the Council Chamber since the outbreak of the Pandemic. He then took the Committee through some general housekeeping arrangements for the meeting.

 

 

307.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors V J Bell, M F L Durham, M W Helm, K W Jarvis, C P Morley, S P Nunn and N Skeens.

308.

Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 166 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the District Planning Committee held on 5 August 2021, (copy enclosed).

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting of the District Planning Committee held on 12 August 2021 be approved and confirmed.

 

309.

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:

Councillor Mrs J L Fleming declared a non-pecuniary interest as a Member of Essex County Council, a consultee on all planning applications.

 

Councillor W Stamp declared a non-pecuniary interest as a Member of Essex County Council a consultee on all planning applications.

 

Councillor M Edwards declared a non-pecuniary interest as a ward member for Heybridge Parish Council.

 

Councillor Morris declared a non-pecuniary interest as his daughter frequented McDonalds.

 

Councillor Fluker declared a non-pec interest as he frequented McDonalds.

 

Councillor B Boyce declared a non-pecuniary interest as he officially opened Mc Donald’s Restaurant.

310.

21/00384/RES - Land at Broad Street Green Road and Langford Road and Maypole Road, Great Totham, Heybridge and Langford and Ulting pdf icon PDF 969 KB

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Application Number

21/00384/RES

Location

Land At Broad Street Green Road And Langford Road And Maypole Road, Great Totham, Heybridge and Langford and Ulting

Proposal

Reserved matters application for the approval of access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale covering details of strategic landscaping and infrastructure for Phase 1 comprising;

(a)      landscaping for the approved Relief Road,

(b)      phase 1 entrance green,

(c)      phase 1 spine road,

(d)      green corridors, strategic open space and levels for Phase 1 (including Local Equipped Area of Play)

(e)      acoustic bund for phase 1

 

Together with details of a network of pedestrian and cycle routes in relation to Phase 1 pursuant to condition 28 of approved planning application 15/00419/OUT (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

Mr D Moseley - Countryside Properties (UK) Ltd

Agent

Kevin Coleman - Phase 2 Planning & Development Ltd

Target Decision Date

04.08.2021 – EOT agreed until 8 October 2021

Case Officer

Julia Sargeant

Parish

Great Totham, Heybridge and Langford and Ulting

Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Strategic site within the strategic submitted Local Development Plan

 

Following the Officer’s presentation, an Objector, Mr David Sismey and the Agent, Mr Kevin Coleman addressed the Committee.  The Chairman then opened the debate and invited comments on the report.

 

A long discussion ensued where Members raised concerns about flooding/drainage scheme, biodiversity, compliance with conditions on the previous outline application, noise pollution once built both within and outside of the development, effectiveness of the earth bund, planting of trees and hedgerows, provision of bridleways, commencement of development, relief road strategy, health and safety in respect of the attenuation basins/ponds, archaeological investigations, badger sets and parking/access for vehicles servicing the development.

 

In response the Lead Specialist: Development Management provided the following information:-

 

·                   That this was a reserved matters submission dealing with the strategic landscaping only, for phase 1 of the development.

 

·                   That the details under condition 9 for phase 1 drainage (i.e. the drainage that goes with this Reserved Matters area), have already been approved under application 21/05113/DET. In addition Essex County Council SuDs, Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) had reviewed the Strategic Infrastructure Plan and the associated documents which accompanied the application and had no  ...  view the full minutes text for item 310.

311.

21/00270/ADV - McDonald's, Fullbridge, Essex, CM9 4LE pdf icon PDF 257 KB

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Application No:

21/00270/ADV

Location:

McDonald's Fullbridge Essex CM9 4LE

Proposal:

Application for advertisement consent for the installation of 4No. Fascia signs

Applicant:

McDonald's Restaurants Limited

Agent:

Mrs Sarah Carpenter - Planware Limited

Application Expiry Date:

10 June 2021 - EoT until 4th August 2021

Parish:

Maldon

Case Officer:

Amit Patel

Reason for referral to Committee:

Deferred from Central Area Committee on 28 July 2021 following consideration for decision at District Planning Committee

 

Following the Officer’s presentation, the Chairman opened the debate and invited comments on the report.

 

Councillor Morris proposed that the application be refused contrary to the Officer’s recommendation, this was not seconded.  The Chairman moved the Officer’s recommendation which was seconded by Councillor Swain.  A recorded vote was called for but not seconded.  The Chairman then put the Officer’s recommendation to the Committee and it was agreed by assent.

 

RESOLVED that ADVERTISEMENT CONSENT be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

 

1          The express consent hereby granted shall be for a period of 5 years beginning from the date hereof.

2          No advertisement is to be displayed without the permission of the owner of the site or any other person with an interest in the site entitled to grant permission.

3          No advertisement shall be sited or displayed so as to:

·                  endanger persons using any highway, railway, waterway, dock, harbour or aerodrome (civil or military)

·                  obscure, or hinder the ready interpretation of, any traffic sign, railway signal or aid to navigation by water or air; or

·                  hinder the operation of any device used for the purposes of security or surveillance or for the measuring the speed of any vehicle.

4          Any advertisement displayed, and any site used for the display of advertisements, shall be maintained in a condition that does not impair the visual amenity of the site.

5          Any structure or hoarding erected or used principally for the purpose of displaying advertisements shall be maintained in a condition that does not endanger the public.

6          Where an advertisement is required under these Regulations to be removed, the site shall be left in a condition that does not endanger the public or impair visual amenity.

7          The maximum luminance of the sign shall not at any time exceed the standards contained within the Institution of Lighting Professionals Technical Report PLG05 The Brightness Of Illuminated Advertisements, for zone E3 locations, which in this case is 600 Candelas per square metre (600 cd/m2) for signs less than 10m2, and 300 Candelas per square metre (300 cd/m2) for those over 10m2.

312.

Any other items of business that the Chairman of the Committee decides are urgent

Minutes:

There were none and the Chairman thanked all on attendance for their contributions.