Agenda and draft minutes

South Eastern Area Planning Committee - Monday 13th January 2020 7.30 pm

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

Contact: Committee Services 

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649.

Chairman's notices

Minutes:

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

650.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor B S Beale, MBE.

651.

Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 150 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 4 November 2019, (copy enclosed).

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 4 November 2019 be approved and confirmed.

 

652.

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, CC declared a non-pecuniary interest as a member of Essex County Council, a consultee on highways, access and all planning related matters.

 

Councillor N Skeens declared a non-pecuniary interest in Agenda Item 7 FUL/MAL/19/01143- Sea End Caravan Park, Belvedere Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex CM0 8AB – as he had friends and relatives who spent time there.   

 

Cllr A L Hull declared a non-pecuniary interest in Agenda Item 5 – HOUSE/MAL/19/01092 – 8 The Cobbins, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8QL, as she knew the residents.

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HOUSE/MAL/19/01092 - 8 The Cobbins, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8QL pdf icon PDF 545 KB

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

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Application Number

HOUSE/MAL/19/01092

Location

8 The Cobbins, Burnham-On-Crouch, Essex CM0 8QL

Proposal

Conversion of the existing double garage into residential accommodation, first floor extension, alterations to roof of existing dormer and a replacement detached double garage.

Applicant

Mr & Mrs Lambert

Agent

Raymond Stemp Associates

Target Decision Date

24.12.2019

Case Officer

Annie Keen

Parish

BURNHAM-ON-CROUCH NORTH

Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Member Call In – Councillor W Stamp

Reason: D1 – public interest

 

A Members’ Update was submitted detailing a comment from Burnham-on-Crouch Town Council. 

 

Following the Officer’s presentation, the Applicant, Mrs Jenny Lambert, addressed the Committee.

 

Councillor W Stamp opened the discussion addressing section 6 of the report Other Matters pointing out that the applicant had submitted supporting medical information which was available on the website. She proposed that the Committee support the application as not everyone could afford to go into a home, furthermore there were a number of larger extensions in the area and the family should be applauded for their efforts.  This was duly seconded. 

 

The Lead Specialist Place reminded the Committee that this application was identical to the previously refused second application submitted. In response to a query from Councillor Stamp regarding personal statements and material planning considerations he clarified that in planning case law ‘special personal circumstances’ as in this case, were material consideration, however ‘personal circumstances’ were not.

 

Councillor Fluker, referring to the scale, bulk and position of the proposed application said it was not contrary to the Council’s Planning Policy and would support Councillor Stamp’s proposal. The conversion was a great improvement in that the applicant had tried to make it as attractive as possible. He proposed that the application be approved, contrary to the Officer’s recommendation and subject to the use of appropriate materials in keeping with the street scene.

 

The Chairman put Councillor Stamp’s proposal to approve the application, contrary to the Officer’s recommendation, to the Committee. This was agreed subject to standard conditions to include time, materials, plans etc delegated to Officers. 

 

RESOLVED that the application be APPROVED subject to conditions delegated to Officers.

 

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) of The Town & Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended).

2.        The development herby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans and documents: Location Plan, 19-6619 01.A, 19-6619 02.A, 19-6619 03B, 19-6619 04.A

REASON: In order to ensure that the development is carried out in accordance with the approved details and in accordance with policy D1 of the Local Development Plan.

3.             The external surfaces of the development hereby approved shall be constructed of materials and finish as set out within the plans hereby approved.

REASON: To protect the amenity and character of the area in accordance with policy D1 of the Local Development Plan.

4.        The garage shown on the submitted block plan 19-6619 03B dated June 2019, shall only be used  ...  view the full minutes text for item 653.

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HOUSE/MAL/19/01124 - 36 Anchorage View, St. Lawrence, Essex, CM0 7JH pdf icon PDF 567 KB

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

 

Minutes:

Application Number

HOUSE/MAL/19/01124

Location

36 Anchorage View, St Lawrence, Essex CM0 7JH

Proposal

Two storey part rear/side extension with single storey rear

Applicant

Mr and Mrs R Connors

Agent

Greg Wiffen - Planman

Target Decision Date

23.12.2019

Case Officer

Annie Keen

Parish

ST LAWRENCE

Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Member Call In – Councillor Mrs P A Channer, CC

Policy regarding extensions

Effect on residential amenity

 

Following the Officer’s presentation, the Applicant, Nina Connors, addressed the Committee.

 

Councillor Mrs P A Channer, C C opened the debate as she had called in the application. She wanted to address concerns from the Parish Council regarding street scene, bulk and design alongside her concerns relating to the potential adverse impact on residential amenity. The Officers clarified that the development was not considered to result in any unacceptable harm by way of overlooking or shadowing and would not detrimentally impact upon the provision of private amenity space or car parking.  Furthermore, it was considered that, on balance, the side/rear two storey extension by reason of its scale and design would not detrimentally harm the appearance or character of the locality or the host dwelling.

 

Following this clarification Councillor Channer proposed that on balance and given sensible extensions were a good thing overall, the application be approved in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation and this was seconded.

 

Councillor A S Fluker added that the Officers had confirmed that the extension complied with policies D1 and H4 of the LDP, no neighbours had objected, and the back extension was permitted development.

 

The Chairman put the proposal to approve the application in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation to the committee and it was agreed.

 

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 herby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the

following approved plans and documents: Location Plan, NC01, NC02 Rev 1, NC03 Rev n1. 

3.             The materials used in the construction of the development hereby approved

shall match those used in the host dwelling.  

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

655.

FUL/MAL/19/01143 - Sea End Caravan Park, Belvedere Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex CM0 8AB pdf icon PDF 617 KB

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

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Application Number

FUL/MAL/19/01143

Location

Sea End Caravan Park, Belvedere Road, Burnham-On-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8AB

Proposal

Variation of condition 2 on approved planning application FUL/MAL/95/00407 (Retention of consent refs. BUR/23/51 without compliance with condition 3  BUR/21/59 condition 1 and MAL/909/77 condition 3 to allow occupancy of caravans from 1 March to 30 November annually) to allow occupation of the site at any time of the year

Applicant

Mr M Annis - Rice & Cole Ltd.

Agent

Mr Mark Southerton

Target Decision Date

29.01.2020

Case Officer

Anna Tastsoglou

Parish

BURNHAM SOUTH

Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Major application

The application was previously refused against officer recommendation.

 

A Members’ Update was submitted detailing a comment from Essex County Council’s Highways Authority.

 

Councillor Bell opened the discussion by noting that following the submission of a revised Flood Risk Assessment, it had been demonstrated that the proposal would not result in increased flood risk, therefore the previous reason for refusal had been overcome.  She said it would be essential to monitor the conditions through enforcement going forwards.

 

Councillor Skeens expressed concern regarding the potential creation of 24/7 caravan sites that may create bigger problems at a later stage.

 

Councillor A S Fluker acknowledged the valid points made but said that given the precedent already set by Eastland Meadows Country Park, together with the outcome of the Flood Risk Assessment, it was difficult to defend a refusal. He proposed that the application be approved, in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation. This was seconded.

 

The Chairman put the proposal to approve the application in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation and it was agreed.

 

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.               No holiday accommodation shall be used as a person's sole or main place of  residence.

3.               The holiday accommodation shall be used for holiday purposes only.

4.         The owners/operators shall maintain an up to date register of the names of all

owners/occupiers of individual caravans on the site, and of their main home addresses, and shall make this information available at all reasonable times to the Local Planning Authority.

5.         The proposed development shall be implemented in accordance with the forms of mitigation included in section 5 of the submitted "Habitats Regulations Assessment" (written by Southern Ecological Solutions, dated 30/05/2019) and be retained as such in perpetuity.

6.         The use of the site hereby permitted shall be implemented in

accordance with the recommendations included in the submitted Flood Risk Assessment, dated October 2019 and the Flood Warning and Evacuation Plan submitted with this application. The Plan shall be made available to all users of the site at all times throughout the lifetime of this permission.

 

     

 

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FUL/MAL/19/01189 - Land South of Charwood and East of Orchard House, Stoney Hills, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex pdf icon PDF 594 KB

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

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Application Number

FUL/MAL/19/01189

Location

Land South of Charwood And East of Orchard House, Stoney Hills, Burnham-On-Crouch, Essex

Proposal

Construct cul-de-sac road with turning head and vehicular and pedestrian access off stoney hills,  erect three detached bungalows and three detached garages, lay out parking spaces and form gardens and amenity areas (amended proposal)

Applicant

Mr Burrows - Virium Technology Limited

Agent

Mr Stewart Rowe - The Planning And Design Bureau Ltd

Target Decision Date

08.01.2020 (EoT to be agreed for: 17.01.2019)

Case Officer

Anna Tastsoglou

Parish

BURNHAM NORTH

Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Departure from the Local Development Plan 2017

Member Call In – Councillor W Stamp called this application in on the basis of policy D1.

 

A Members’ Update was submitted detailing representations from Burnham-on-Crouch Town Council. Following the Officer’s presentation, the Agent, Stewart Rowe, addressed the Committee.

 

Councillor W Stamp, having called-in the application acknowledged the adverse impact the various developments at Stoney Hills had on residents of all ages over the past two years. It was an ongoing building site with limited access and no place for children to play outside. She was aware that there was no planning consideration to bring to bear but wished to apologise on behalf of Burnham Town Council for the continuous disruption to the lives of residents. 

 

These concerns were echoed by the Committee as a whole who felt that the Planning Inspectorate was to blame for the poor decisions resulting in an estate by stealth, destroying lovely countryside. The Lead Specialist Place acknowledged these comments and stressed the need to maintain an agreed five year land supply to ensure no reoccurrence. 

 

In response to a question regarding the dumping of waste, the Lead Specialist Place drew Members’ attention to the Construction Method Statement on page 73 of the report that covered the disposal of waste materials by licensed waste contractors.

 

Councillor Fluker agreed with all the comments raised and hoped the building on site  was nearing an end, when things could return to normal. He proposed that since the application was for the erection of bungalows the application be approved in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation. This was seconded.

 

The Chairman put the proposal to approve the application in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation, to the Committee and it was agreed.

 

 

 

 

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 1150/01; 1150/02A; 1150/03A; 1150/04A; 1150/05 and 1150/06.

3.               Prior to their use in the 3.       development hereby approved, details or samples of the materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces, including windows and doors, of the development hereby approved shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

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