Agenda item

FUL/MAL/19/00782 - Bacons Cottages, Glebe Lane, Dengie, Essex

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



Application Number



Bacons Cottages, Glebe Lane, Dengie


Construction of annex for occupation by family members


Mr & Mrs Maddocks


TMA Chartered Surveyors

Target Decision Date


Case Officer

Louise Staplehurst



Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Member Call In – Councillor R P F Dewick

Reason: Scale and bulk and public interest


Following the Officer’s presentation, Mr Tim Matthews, the Agent, addressed the Committee.


The Chairman opened the discussion by saying that this application was similar to others approved by this Committee, enabling families to look after their dependents, close to home. He said that as Ward Member he was happy for the application to be approved.


Councillor Fluker said that he agreed as it was important and in line with the Corporate Plan to work with partners in maintaining people’s health and wellbeing. Furthermore, the proposed building enhanced the site and it had the support of the parish council. He said he was happy to support the proposal with, if possible, the proviso it be restricted, by a condition or by way of a S106 agreement, whereby it could not be separated. 


The Lead Specialist Place, referring to comments raised around the Specialist Housing Policy and the aforementioned proposal, advised that this in effect was not an application for an annexe as the applicant had stated a minimal relationship with the main dwelling, for washing purposes only, and that this did not constitute an ancillary use.


The Chairman said that it was imperative applicants were supported and advised appropriately during the application process and that given similar applications had been approved it was up to the Committee to find a solution to tie the annexe with the main dwelling house.


Councillor Fluker, referring to page 69 of the report, reiterated the applicant’s proposal for the construction of an annex for occupation by elderly family members. He then proposed that the application be approved contrary to the Officer’s recommendation and that a condition be imposed restricting the use of the building to the family members only. This was seconded by Councillor Beale.


The reason for approval was agreed as actively supporting residents in providing accommodation for elderly family members to support health and wellbeing.


The Chairman put the proposal to support the application to the Committee, contrary to the Officer’s recommendation and subject to suitable standard conditions delegated to Officers (materials, time etc.) to tie the annexe to the existing building, Bacons Cottages. Upon a vote being taken the application was approved.

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.

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

2.       The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans and documents: TMA/824/01, TMA/824/02 REV A, TMA/824/03 Rev A, TMA/824/04, TMA/824/05. 

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

3.       Prior to works above ground level, samples of the weatherboarding and slate to be used in the development hereby approved shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. All other materials shall be as set out with the application form/plans hereby approved and shall be retained as such thereafter.         

          REASON To protect the amenity of the area and the historic significance of the site and the adjacent listed building.

4.       Prior to the first beneficial occupation of the development hereby approved, the foul drainage shall be implemented, as shown on plan number TMA/824/05. This shall be retained as such thereafter.       

          REASON To avoid the risk of water flooding and pollution in accordance with policy D2 of the Maldon District Local Development Plan.

5.       The development hereby approved shall be occupied as residential accommodation only by Anne and Roger Humphreys, the relatives of the occupiers of the host dwelling, known as Bacons Cottage. Following the cessation of the occupation of the aforementioned people, the development hereby approved shall only be used for purposes incidental or ancillary to the dwelling known as Bacons Cottages.           

          REASON When granting planning permission for the development the Council was minded of the need to support an aging population and is sympathetic to the personal circumstances of the Applicant and their parents.

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