Agenda and draft minutes

South Eastern Area Planning Committee
Monday 11th February 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: Burnham Town Council Offices, Chapel Road, Burnham-on-Crouch

Contact: Committee Services 

Items
No. Item

836.

Chairman's notices

Minutes:

The Chairman drew attention to the list of notices published on the back of the agenda.

837.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Mrs H E Elliott and P G L Elliott.

838.

Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 123 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 14 January 2019, (copy enclosed).

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

(i)                 that the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 14 January 2019 be received.

 

Minute No. 734  - FUL/MAL/00230 – Asheldham Pit, Southminster Road, Asheldham, Essex

 

That the seventh paragraph on page 8 be amended to read:-

 

Councillor Mrs P A Channer also wished it noted that she did not comment or vote on this application for reasons relating to the Local Development Plan and a copy of correspondence she had received between the applicant and Essex County Council in support of the application.

 

 

RESOLVED

 

(ii)              that subject to the above amendment the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 14 January 2019 be confirmed.

 

 

839.

Disclosure of Interest

To disclose the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, other Pecuniary Interests or Non-Pecuniary Interests relating to items of business on the agenda having regard to paragraphs 6-8 inclusive 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).

 

Minutes:

Councillor Mrs P A Channer declared a non-pecuniary interest as a member of Essex County Council, a consultee on planning application matters with respect generally to highways, matters of access and education primarily. In the interests of openness and transparency she declared a non-pecuniary interest in Agenda Item 5 - FUL/MAL/18/014154 - Church Road, Burnham-On-Crouch, Essex CM0 8DA, as she knew the agent.

 

Councillor R Pratt, CC declared a non-pecuniary interest as a member of Essex County Council, a consultee on planning application matters with respect generally to highways, matters of access and education primarily.

 

Councillor A S Fluker declared in the interest of openness and transparency on Agenda Item 5 - FUL/MAL/18/014154 - Church Road, Burnham-On-Crouch, Essex CM0 8DA AND Agenda Item 7 -FUL/MAL/18/01470 - Hardy's Bar And Grill, 36 Imperial Avenue, Mayland, as he knew the applicants.

 

 

 

 

 

840.

FUL/MAL/18/01415 - 4 Church Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8DA pdf icon PDF 403 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Strategy, Performance and Governance, (copy enclosed)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Application Number

FUL/MAL/18/01415

Location

4 Church Road, Burnham-On-Crouch, Essex CM0 8DA

Proposal

Single storey utility extension with pitched roof, demolition of existing dilapidated garage and garden shed and replacement with 1 bedroom annexe accommodation linked to existing house

Applicant

Ms Philippa Munro

Agent

Mr Michael Lewis – Bailey Lewis

Target Decision Date

29.01.2019

Case Officer

Annie Keen, TEL: 01621 875822

Parish

BURNHAM NORTH

Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Member Call In – Councillor Mrs H E Elliott

Reason: Public Interest

 

A Members’ Update had been submitted detailing two plans. These were required for clarity and did not alter the application content.

 

Following the Officer’s presentation, Town Councillor, Bob Calver, Burnham-on-Crouch Town Council and the Applicant Philippa Munro, addressed the Committee.

 

A debate ensued where Members noted that the visual impact of the development was acceptable and the need for annexe accommodation ancillary to the use of the dwelling should be given weight in this case. They also expressed support with the intended use, that of providing accommodation for elderly family members close to their respective families. Furthermore a letter of support had been received from the next door neighbour. Overall this was wholeheartedly supported. 

 

Councillor Pudney proposed that the application be approved contrary to the Officer’s recommendation and this was duly seconded by Councillor Pratt.

 

The Chairman put the proposal to the Committee and this was agreed.

 

RESOLVED that the application be APPROVED to the following conditions:-

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

REASON: To comply with Section 91(1) The Town & Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended).

2          The development herby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans: 1858 01, 1858 02A, 1858 03, 1858 04, 1858 05, 1858 06, 1858 07 and 1858 08.

REASON: To ensure that the development is carried out in accordance with the details as approved.

3          The materials used in the construction of the proposed development hereby approved shall be as set out within the application form/plans hereby approved.

REASON: In the interest of the character and appearance of the area in accordance with policy D1 of the approved Local Development Plan and guidance contained within the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

4          The proposed accommodation, hereby approved, shall not be occupied at any time other than for purposes ancillary to the residential use of the dwelling known as 4 Church Road, Burnham on Crouch.

REASON: To ensure that the development is carried out in accordance with the details as approved, as an additional dwelling in this location would not be supported by the Local Planning Authority in accordance with policies S8 and H4 of the Local Development Plan.

841.

HOUSE/MAL/18/01428- 8 The Cobbins, Burnham-on -Crouch, Essex pdf icon PDF 324 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Strategy, Performance and Governance, (copy enclosed)

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Application Number

HOUSE/MAL/18/01428

Location

8 The Cobbins, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex

Proposal

Proposed front and side extension comprising double garage, and annex with 2No. pitched roof dormers

Applicant

Mr & Mrs Lambert

Agent

Mr Ashley Robinson

Target Decision Date

13.02.2019

Case Officer

Devan Lawson, TEL: 01621 875845

Parish

BURNHAM NORTH

Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Member Call In by:

Councillor N R Pudney

Reason: Public Interest

 

The Chairman informed the Committee that this item of business had been withdrawn. A Members’ Update had been submitted to the Committee confirming this.

842.

FUL/MAL/18/01470 - Hardy's Bar and Grill, 36 Imperial Avenue, Mayland pdf icon PDF 389 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Strategy, Performance and Governance, (copy enclosed)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Application Number

FUL/MAL/18/01470

Location

Hardy's Bar And Grill, 36 Imperial Avenue, Mayland

Proposal

Vary condition 3 and Removal of condition 4 of approved application FUL/MAL/11/00247 (Single storey rear extension and alterations to public house with conversion of first floor to 4 one bedroomed flats. Single storey block of 5 motel units and laundry room with associated parking and amenity space).

Applicant

Mrs Fay Collin

Agent

Mr Mike Otter - GPO Designs Ltd

Target Decision Date

05.02.2019

Case Officer

Nicola Ward, TEL: 01621 875864

Parish

MAYLAND

Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Member Call In:

Councillor M W Helm – Public Interest

Councillor Mrs P A Channer – Public Interest

Councillor Mrs B F Acevedo – Public Interest

 

A Members’ Update had been submitted detailing supportive comments from Sound Acoustics Limited.

 

Following the Officer’s presentation, the Applicant, Fay Collin, addressed the Committee.

 

Members debated the application and the difference between renting the property on the open market as opposed to renting to workers employed by the business. It was noted that the use of the building as self-contained flats had already commenced and residents were happy. Therefore, the objections of the Environmental Health Officer were considered to be outweighed by the experiences of the operation of the site and weight should be afforded to the fact that the occupants would become homeless if the flats were not approved.

 

Councillor Helm proposed that the application be approved contrary to the Officer’s recommendation and this was seconded by Councillor Mrs Acevedo.

 

The Chairman put the proposal to approve to the Committee and this was unanimously agreed.

 

RESOLVED that the application be APPROVED subject to the following conditions:-

1          The amenity area shown on the updated plan submitted with this application (Ref: 36CM36AQ_BP1.2) shall be laid out and available for use as amenity space for the occupants of all the flats and motel units hereby permitted within 3 months of first occupation of the flats and retained for such purposes thereafter.

            REASON: To ensure adequate open amenity space is available for the occupants of all the flats in accordance with policy D1 of the approved Maldon District Local Development Plan.

2          The parking spaces and means of access thereto as shown on the approved plan (Ref: 36CM36AQ_BP1.2) shall be constructed, surfaced, laid out and made available for use in accordance with the approved scheme at the same time as the amenity space is provided in accordance with condition 1.

            REASON:  To ensure appropriate parking is provided in accordance with policies D1 and T2 of the approved Maldon District Local Development Plan.

3          The motel units hereby permitted shall be used for holiday purposes only.

            REASON: To ensure the appropriate use of the site for holiday let accommodation and compliance with policy E5 of the Maldon District Local Development Plan.

4          The owners/operators shall maintain an up to date register of the names of all occupiers of individual holiday accommodation on the site (the motel units), and of their main home addresses, including  ...  view the full minutes text for item 842.