Agenda item

FUL/MAL/19/00861 - Chartwell, 120 Maldon Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8DB

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



Application Number



Chartwell, 120 Maldon Road, Burnham-On-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8DB


Permanent change of use from class C3 dwellinghouse to a residential children's home class C2 (residential institution).


Mr Frederik Booysen - PSS Care Group


Mr John Pearce - Attwells Solicitors

Target Decision Date

03.10.2019 (EoT agreed: 11.10.2019)

Case Officer

Anna Tastsoglou



Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Previous Committee decision


A Members’ Update was received summarising objections from Burnham-on-Crouch Town Council, eleven additional letters of representations together with a comment from Cadent Gas.


The Chairman advised Members that this application, first considered at the 15 July meeting, was in front of the Committee as a new application seeking permanent change of use to a residential children’s home.


Following the Officer’s presentation Mrs Janice Overall, an Objector and Mr John Pearce, the Agent, addressed the Committee.


Councillor Bell expressed concern regarding this new application as the decision on the previous application was very fair and reasonable. Given her extensive experience in this sector she had fully supported the initiative at the July meeting but felt this new approach demonstrated a lack of respect for both the community and the planning process.


Councillor Stamp said she continued to support the application but with the additional condition of temporary consent for three years.


Councillor Bell proposed that the application be approved in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation with the additional condition of a 3-year temporary consent from date of opening. This was duly seconded.


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


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


1.             Within twenty-eight (28) days from the commencement of the use of the

premises as a children’s home, a notice in writing shall be given to the Local

Planning Authority to confirm the date the use commenced. The use of the

premises as a children’s home hereby permitted shall cease three years after

the commencement of the use.

REASON It is not considered that the grant of a permanent planning permission would be appropriate and a temporary permission would enable the Local Planning Authority to re-assess the impact of the development upon the residential amenity of the neighbouring occupiers, the parking provision and the character of the area.

2.         The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of

three years from the date of this permission.

3.         The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in complete

accordance with approved drawings: Location Plan and Block Plan.

4.         The development hereby approved shall only be used as a children’s home

and for no other use within Use Class C2 of the Town and Country Planning

(Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended) unless otherwise agreed in writing by

the local planning authority.

5.         Details of a cycle stores shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the

Local Planning Authority prior to the first occupation of the development.

The development shall be implemented in accordance with the approved

details and be retained as such in perpetuity thereafter.


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