Agenda item

FUL/MAL/18/01518 - Sandbeach, Hockley Lane, Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex CM0 7QB

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

 

Minutes:

Application Number

FUL/MAL/18/01518

Location

Sandbeach Hockley Lane Bradwell-On-Sea Essex CM0 7QB

Proposal

Section 73A application to convert disused farm outbuilding into dog kennels, change of use of associated land to be used as a dog rescue centre and stationing of a caravan to be used as a veterinary practice in association with the dog rescue use.

Applicant

Ms Charlene Nathan

Agent

Mr Ashley Wynn

Target Decision Date

26.04.2019 (E.o.T. 19.07.2019)

Case Officer

Spyros Mouratidis

Parish

BRADWELL-ON-SEA

Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Deferral – due to further information needing to be submitted

 

A Members’ Update was submitted detailing a further letter of representation objecting to the application and additional comments from the agent.

 

It was noted that this application had been deferred from the South Eastern Area Planning Committee on 15 July 2019, to allow for the submission of an Ecology Report.

 

Following the Officer’s presentation Michael Harris, an Objector and Charlene Nathan, the Applicant, addressed the Committee.

 

A debate ensued where issues raised previously around sustainability, dogs off leads and increase in the volume of traffic were raised. The Committee then discussed the findings of the Ecology Report which concluded that the buildings and vegetation within the site were found to have negligible or low potential to support bats. The report also found it unlikely that any other habitats or species would have been adversely affected by the development. However, it was noted that Essex Wildlife Trust objected to the application on the basis that the dogs were not always walked on leads.

 

Councillor Fluker proposed that, in light of the applicant having addressed the previous reason for deferral by submitting a satisfactory Ecology Report, the Committee support the Officer’s recommendation. He further proposed that, on advice from the Lead Specialist Place, an additional condition be imposed on the approval to restrict the number of kennels. This was duly seconded. 

 

The Chairman put the proposal to the Committee to approve the application in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation, subject to the inclusion of a condition to restrict the number of kennels. Upon a vote being taken it was agreed.

 

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

1.                  The use hereby permitted of the area hatched red within the application site on the attached plan shall only be as a dog rescue centre.

2.                  The residential use of the site shall be contained within the original dwellinghouse and its curtilage and outside of the area hatched red within the application site on the attached plan.

3.                  The occupation of the dwelling shall be limited to a person solely or mainly working for the dog rescue use hereby permitted and the person’s household as long as the dog rescue use hereby permitted is taking place. 

4.                  The caravan hereby permitted shall only be used for purposes ancillary to the use of the site as a dog rescue to attend to medical needs of the dogs before their adoption.

5.                  The caravan hereby permitted shall not be used as a separate business.

6.                  The caravan hereby permitted shall be removed and the land restored to its previous condition within twelve (12) months from the date of this permission.

7.                  The Management Plan which was submitted to the Local Planning Authority on 24 May 2019 and forms part of this application, shall be displayed on site and be adhered to at all times in perpetuity.

8.                  The premises hereby permitted to be used as a dog rescue centre shall not be open to customers/people who are interested in adopting a dog outside of 10:00 hours and 17:00 hours on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. No customers shall be present on the premises outside the permitted hours and days.

9.                  Deliveries to and collections (other than collection of dogs by customers) from the site shall only be undertaken between 08:00 hours and 18:00 hours on weekdays and between 08:00 hours and 13:00 hours on Saturdays and not at any time on Sundays and Public Holidays.

10.              No external storage of any items and paraphernalia associated with the permitted use be carried out within the application site.

11.              The dog rescue use hereby permitted shall cease immediately and shall not commence again unless within three months from the date of this permission a foul water drainage scheme to serve the premises has been submitted to the Local Planning Authority and unless the scheme has been implemented in accordance with the approved details within three months from the date of its approval. The foul water drainage arrangements shall be kept as implemented in perpetuity.

12.              The dog rescue use hereby permitted shall cease immediately and shall not commence again unless within three months from the date of this permission a scheme for the storage and removal of waste and recyclables to serve the development has been submitted to the Local Planning Authority and unless the scheme has been implemented in accordance with the approved details within three months from the date of its approval. The storage and removal of waste and recyclables shall be kept as implemented in perpetuity.

13.              Notwithstanding the submitted details, no external illumination shall be installed or operated within the application site unless it is in accordance with a scheme that has been submitted and approved by the Local Planning Authority. Any approved external illumination shall be turned off by 20:00 hours.

14.              No extraction or ventilation equipment, vents, air conditioning units or similar plant equipment shall be installed or fitted to any external part of the building except in accordance with a scheme to be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The scheme as approved and installed shall be retained as such thereafter.

15.              The number of kennels and enclosures on site shall be limited to the 17 shown on plan number 1279/1.C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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