Agenda and minutes

North Western Area Planning Committee - Monday 25th November 2019 7.30 pm

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

Contact: Committee Services 

No. Item


Chairman's notices


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


Apologies for Absence


An apology for absence was received from Councillor J V Keyes.


Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 132 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 28 October 2019, (copy enclosed).


RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 28 October 2019 be approved and confirmed.



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).



Councillor M F L Durham, 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.




FUL/MAL/19/01016 - East Cottage, Witham Road, Tolleshunt Major pdf icon PDF 552 KB

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



Application Number



East Cottage, Witham Road, Tolleshunt Major


Replacement dwelling


Mr E King


Mr Peter Le Grys – Stanfords

Target Decision Date

EOT: 29.11.2019

Case Officer

Devan Hearnah



Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Member Call In by: Councillor J V Keyes

Reason: Policies D1, D2, S1, H2 & H4


Following the Officer’s presentation Alison Dempsey, an Objector, and Mr Peter Le Grys, the Agent, addressed the Committee.


The Chairman opened the discussion by proposing that, since there were no reasons to counter the recommendation, the application be refused in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation. This was duly seconded.


The Committee as a whole agreed with the Officer’s recommendation given that the proposed building was still overbearing and not in keep with the surrounding area.


The Chairman put the recommendation to refuse the application to the Committee and upon a vote being taken this was carried.


RESOLVED that the application be REFUSED for the following reason:


1             The proposed development represents a substantial building that would, as a result of its excessive width, scale, bulk, mass and unsympathetic design, create a prominent and visually intrusive development on this part of Witham Road.  The proposed development would be detrimental to the visual amenity and character of the site, its immediate surroundings and the wider rural area. The proposal would therefore be contrary to policies S1, S8, D1 and H4 of the Maldon District Local Development Plan and Government advice contained in the National Planning Policy Framework.