Agenda and draft minutes

South Eastern Area Planning Committee - Monday 4th November 2019 7.30 pm

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

Contact: Committee Services 

Items
No. Item

1.

Chairman's notices

Minutes:

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

2.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors M Bassenger, B Beale, MBE and Mrs P A Channer, CC.

3.

Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 218 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 7 October 2019, (copy enclosed).

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 7 October 2019 be approved and confirmed.

 

 

 

4.

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 A S Fluker declared in the interests of openness and transparency on Agenda Item 5 - ful/mal/19/00864,  Land North of Charwood, Stoney Hills, Burnham-On-Crouch, as he knew the agent.

 

Councillor R P F Dewick declared in the interests of openness and transparency on h Agenda Item 5 -  ful/mal/19/00864,  Land North of Charwood, Stoney Hills, Burnham-On-Crouch as he knew the agent and Agenda Item 6 - FUL/MAL/19/00955, Lime Tree Cottage, 30 North Street, Tillingham, Essex CM0 7ST, as he knew the applicant.

 

5.

FUL/MAL/19/00864 - Land North of Charwood, Stoney Hills, Burnham-On-Crouch pdf icon PDF 614 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Strategy, Performance and Governance (copy enclosed, Members’ Update to be circulated)*.

 

Minutes:

Application Number

ful/mal/19/00864

Location

Land North of Charwood, Stoney Hills, Burnham-On-Crouch

Proposal

New single storey dwelling

Applicant

Mrs Doris Grady

Agent

Mr Anthony Cussen - Cussen Construction Consultants

Target Decision Date

31.10.2019 (EoT agreed: 08.11.2019)

Case Officer

Annie Keen

Parish

BURNHAM NORTH

Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Member call in – Councillor N Skeens

Departure from the Local Plan 2017

 

A Members’ Update was submitted detailing comments from the Environmental Health Team and noting that an additional letter of objection had been received.

 

Following the Officer’s presentation, the Agent, Mr Anthony Cussen, addressed the Committee.

 

A debate ensued where Members discussed issues around over development of the area, poor access and a lack of infrastructure contributions. A key concern was the issue of developers dumping building waste materials and mud on narrow access roads. Members stressed that should the application be approved a strict condition be enforced to ensure this does not continue.  

 

The Lead Specialist Place advised that this issue could be conditioned thorough a Construction Method Statement which was referenced in the Officer’s report under Condition 6.

 

The Chairman reminded the Committee that should Members be minded to refuse an application there needed to be clear planning reasons to do so.

 

Concern was raised regarding asbestos, not in relation to this application but on an adjoining plot. The Lead Specialist Place assured the Committee that he would inform the Environmental Health Team who would liaise with Essex County Council to resolve the matter. 

 

Councillor Fluker, referring to the Officer’s report said he could find no reason to refuse the application and proposed that it be approved in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation, subject to the inclusion under Condition 6 that all site related vehicles be parked on the development site. This was duly seconded.

 

The Chairman put the proposal to approve the application to the Committee. Upon a vote being taken this was carried.

 

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

 

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 complete accordance

with approved drawings 1157/01 A, 1157/02 A, 1157/03, 1157/04 and 1157/05.

 

3.      Prior to their use in the development hereby approved, details or samples of

out in accordance with the approved details.

4.      Prior to the occupation of the development hereby approved details of the

boundary treatment of the site shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  The boundary treatment shall be provided prior to the occupation of the dwelling hereby approved in accordance with the approved details and be retained as such in perpetuity.

5.      Prior to the occupation of the development details of both hard and soft

landscape works to be carried out shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  These details shall include the layout of the hard-landscaped areas with the materials  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

FUL/MAL/19/00955 - Lime Tree Cottage, 30 North Street, Tillingham, Essex CM0 7ST

Minutes:

Application Number

FUL/MAL/19/00955

Location

Lime Tree Cottage, 30 North Street, Tillingham, Essex CM0 7ST

Proposal

S73A application for single storey extension to allow for ground floor bedrooms together with new parking arrangement including new access from the highway.

Applicant

Ms T Silcock

Agent

TMA Chartered Surveyors

Target Decision Date

11.11.2019

Case Officer

Annie Keen

Parish

TILLINGHAM

Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Member Call In – Councillor R P F Dewick

Public interest

Scale and bulk

 

Following the Officer’s presentation, the Applicant, Tracey Silcock, addressed the Committee.

 

Councillor Dewick opened the discussion by clarifying why he had called in the application. He said he did not fully understand the recommendation to refuse as there was no adverse impact on the public view, live planning permission was already in place to the rear of the site for approximately 20 houses, it did not constitute development into the open countryside and Essex Highways had no objections. Furthermore, he had no concerns regarding the design, scale and bulk of the application.

 

In light of this he proposed that the application be approved contrary to the Officer’s recommendation. This was duly seconded.

 

Councillor Fluker said that given there were no objections from neighbours, the Parish Council supported the application and it accorded with policies D1, D3 and H4 of the Local Development Plan, he was happy to support it.

 

The Chairman put the proposal to approve the application subject to reasonable conditions around outstanding conservation issues and finishing materials being delegated to Officers. Upon a vote being taken the application was approved.

 

RESOLVED that the application be APPROVED with conditions delegated to Officers:

      

1.      The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the

following approved plans and documents: TM/795/12, TM/795/01 Rev A, TM/795/17, TM/795/18, TM/795/19, TM/795/20, TM/795/04 Rev A, TM/795/05 and TM/795/03 Rev B.

          REASON To ensure that the development is carried out in accordance with the

details as approved.

2.      With the exception of the windows and door, the materials used in the

construction of the 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.

3.      Within 6 months of the date of this permission, all external windows and doors

of the development hereby permitted shall be in timber with a painted finish. The external doors and windows shall be retained as timber in perpetuity.

          REASON In order to protect and preserve the character and appearance of the

conservation area.

4.      The proposed development, hereby approved, shall not be occupied at any time

other than for purposes ancillary to the residential use of the dwelling known as Lime Tree Cottage, 30 North Street, Tillingham.        

         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  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Any other items of business the Chairman decides are urgent

Minutes:

There being no further items of business the Chairman closed the meeting at 8:01pm.