Agenda and minutes

District Planning Committee - Thursday 1st December 2022 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Maldon District Council Offices, Princes Road, Maldon

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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 B S Beale MBE, R G Boyce MBE, M W Helm, B B Heubner, A L Hull, C Mayes, S J N Morgan and C P Morley.


Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 268 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the District Planning Committee held on 27 October 2022 (copy enclosed).


RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting of the District Planning Committee held on 27 October 2022 be approved and confirmed.


Disclosure of Interest

To disclose the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, Other Registrable interests and Non-Registrable Interests relating to items of business on the agenda having regard to paragraph 9 and Appendix B of the Code of Conduct for Members.


(Members are reminded that they are also required to disclose any such interests as soon as they become aware should the need arise throughout the meeting).


There were none.


22/00523/RESM Land At Broad Street Green Road, Maypole Road And Langford Road, Heybridge, Essex pdf icon PDF 435 KB

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

Additional documents:


Application Number



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


Reserved matters application for the approval of access, appearance, landscaping, layout & scale for the construction of 262 residential units with associated access, parking, servicing and landscaping (Phase 2 only) on approved 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).


Bellway Homes (Thames Gateway)


Catherine Williams - Savills

Target Decision Date

27.10.2022 (EoT agreed: 05.12.2022)

Case Officer

Anna Tastsoglou



Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Strategic site within the strategic submitted Local Development Plan


It was noted from the Members’ Update that some further consultation responses had been received from Statutory and Internal Consultees and Officers proposed amendments to conditions 2 and 17.  The Officer advised that condition 7 would also require revision to update the plan numbers detailed to reflect the latest revisions.  This was noted.


Members were reminded that this application had been deferred from the last meeting of the Committee in order for the applicant to consider revising the scale, height and design of the north eastern block of flats proposed within parcel 12.  It was noted that following discussions with the Applicant amendments had been incorporated into the development and were set out in the Officers’ report.


During the Officer’s presentation Members were advised that since publication of the Members’ Update a consultation response had been received from Sports England raising no comments.  Following the presentation, Mr MacArthur from Bellway Homes, Applicant addressed the Committee.


Councillor M F L Durham proposed that the application be approved subject to the conditions set out in the report and Members’ Update.  This proposal was duly seconded.


Members discussed the application and a number commented on the amendments made following the last meeting of this Committee by the applicant.  In response to a question the Officer advised that play areas were included within the strategic landscape and infrastructure areas that are outside the residential parcels which were the subject of separate applications that had been considered by the Committee in the past.  It was confirmed that the proposed amenity space was compliant with  ...  view the full minutes text for item 426.