Agenda and draft minutes

SPECIAL, District Planning Committee - Wednesday 24th April 2024 7.30 pm

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

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Chairperson'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 D O Bown, S J Burwood, M F L Durham CC, K Jennings, W J Laybourn, C P Morley, N G F Shaughnessy, R H Siddall, U G C Siddall-Norman, E L Stephens and L L Wiffen.


Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 205 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the District Planning Committee held on 12 March 2024 (copy enclosed).


RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting of the District Planning Committee held on 12 March 2024 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).


Councillor M G Neal disclosed a non-registerable interest in Agenda Item 5 -23/00857/FULM - Land at Great Hayes Business Park, Lower Burnham Road, Stow Maries as he knew the applicant.


23/00857/FULM - Land at Great Hayes Business Park, Lower Burnham Road, Stow Maries pdf icon PDF 425 KB

To consider the report of the Assistant Director: Planning and Implementation (copy enclosed, Members’ Update to be circulated)*.


Application Number



Land at Great Hayes Business Park, Lower Burnham Road, Stow Maries


Demolition of 2 dwellinghouses (Use Class C3) and erection of 5no. commercial units (Class B8 (storage and distribution) and Class E (offices and veterinary clinic)), new internal road layout and car parking provision.


S Hollington


Miss Kate Jennings, Whirledge & Nott

Target Decision Date

30 April 2024 (EOT agreed)

Case Officer

Tim Marsh


Stow Maries

Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Major application -

Part of strategic allocated site within the Local Development Plan


During his presentation of the application, the Principal Planning Officer advised Members of the need for a legal agreement to secure the Travel Plan contributions. He reported that there had been a delay in the signing of this legal agreement between Essex County Council and the applicant. It was noted, should Members be mindful to approve this application there might be a delay in issuing the decision notice whilst the legal agreement was finalised.


The Applicant, Mr Hollington, then addressed the Committee.


The Chairperson put the Officers recommendation of approval to the Committee, and this was duly seconded by Councillor S White.


During the brief discussion that ensued Councillors A S Fluker and S White advised that they knew the applicant.


The Chairperson then moved his earlier proposal of approval which was duly agreed by assent.


RESOLVED that this application be APPROVED subject to the applicant entering into a legal agreement pursuant to Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) to secure the planning obligations and subject to conditions as detailed below:

1.         The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

2.         The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans and documents: 1920/11/Rev C; 1920/12 Rev F; 1920/13 Rev N; 1920/14 Rev B; 1920/15 Rev E; 1920/16 Rev B; 1920/17 Rev D; 1920/18 Rev C; 1920/21 Rev A; 1920/22 Rev A; 233-Sk001; 1920/20; Tree Protection Plan Whole Site (Andrew Day, 30 August 2023); Tree Protection Plan Red Line Area (Andrew Day, 30 August 2023), and 2106120-D005 Rev D.

3.         All ground works shall be in accordance with the Construction Management Plan (CMP) dated 06.12.2023 and forming part of the application hereby approved. The CMP shall be adhered to throughout the construction period unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

4.         No works above ground level shall take place until written details of the proposed materials to be used in the development hereby permitted have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The development shall be carried out using the materials and details as approved.

5.         All mitigation measures and / or works shall be carried out in accordance with the details contained in the Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (T4 Ecology, October 2022) as already submitted with the planning application and agreed in principle with the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 716.