Agenda item

21/00104/FULM - Land West of Fambridge Road, North Fambridge

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

Minutes:

Application Number

21/00104/FULM

Location

Land West of Fambridge Road, North Fambridge

Proposal

12No. dwellings with associated details for access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale.

Applicant

BDW Eastern Counties - BDW Eastern Counties

Agent

N/A

Target Decision Date

05.05.2021 – EOT until 19.07.2021

Case Officer

Julia Sargeant

Parish

NORTH FAMBRIDGE

Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Major Application

 

Following the Officer’s presentation, the Agent, Mr Chris Webber, addressed the Committee.

 

A debate ensued during which Members raised concerns regarding the lack of public consultation given the size of the commercial space involved and the sustainability of the development.

 

In response to comments raised, the Lead Specialist Place advised Members that the space had been marketed appropriately and that Planning Officers, on balance, considered that the benefits of the proposed development outweighed any harm. He added that this application was part of a larger site (14/01016/OUT) that had been found to be sustainable and acceptable for housing.

 

Following this discussion Councillor White proposed that the development was not sustainable as there were no facilities in the area. She further added that marketing of the site should be revisited as it was ineffectively marketed due to Covid. Councillor Fleming seconded the proposal as she was not convinced there was no demand for shops in the area.

 

There being no further discussion at this point, the Chairman put Councillor White’s proposal to the committee and it was lost.

 

The Chairman then put the Officer’s recommendation of approval to the Committee. Upon a vote being taken it 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.

2                 The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in complete accordance with approved drawings: H7408-3B-DE-611 Rev P1, H7408-3B-DE-621 Rev P1, H7408-3B-DE-622 Rev P1, H7408-3B-SO-625 Rev P1, H7408-3B-SP-600 Rev P1, H7408-3B-SP-610 Rev P1, H7408-3B-SP-620 Rev P1, H7408-3A-SP-001 Rev A, H7408-3A-SP-002, H7408-3A-SP-003, H7408-3A-SP-004, H7408-3A-SP-005, H7408-3A-SP-006, H7408-3A-SP-007, H7408-3A-SP-008, H7408-3A-SP-009, H7408-3A-SP-010, H7408-3A-SS-001 Rev A, JBA17 005-10 Rev D, JBA17/005-SK02 Rev B, Cycle-2A-CS-001 Rev A, 890372 RSK C ALL 02 01 01 Rev P04, 890372 RSK C ALL 04 01 01 Rev P04, 890372 RSK C ALL 05 01 01 Rev P04, 890372 RSK C ALL 05 02 01 Rev P05, 890372 RSK C ALL 06 01 01 Rev P04, B7X3DG-EL, B7X3DG1-FP, B7X3DG2-FP, H436-ELR, H436-FL, H469-EL, H469-FL, H421-EL, H421-FP, P341-BW-EL, P341-BW-FL, P204-FP-EL, SH50-FP-EL, SF58/59-FP-EL-DET, SH73-EL, SH73-FP.

3          The materials used in the external construction of the development hereby approved shall be as set out within the application form and plans

4          Within the first available planting season (October to March inclusive) following the occupation of the development the landscaping works as shown on plan references JBA17 005-10 Rev D and JBA17/005-SK02 Rev B and specifications attached to and forming part of this permission shall be fully implemented. If within a period of five years from the date of the planting of any tree or plant, or any tree or plant planted in replacement for it, is removed, uprooted or destroyed or dies, or becomes, in the opinion of the local planning authority, seriously damaged or defective, another tree or plant of the same species and size as that originally planted shall be planted at the same place, unless the local planning authority gives its written consent to any variation.

5          Prior to the first occupation of the development hereby permitted the hard landscape works and boundary treatments as shown on plan reference H7408-3A-SP-008 shall be carried out and retained as such thereafter.

6          The foul drainage for the development shall implemented prior to the first occupation of the development in accordance with the Drainage Statement – 890372-R1(3) dated February 2020 with foul drainage connecting to the new rising main to be discharged at South Woodham Ferrers treatment works. 

7          The surface water drainage for the development shall be implemented prior to the first occupation of the development in accordance with the Drainage Statement – 890372-R1(3) dated February 2020.

8          The applicant or any successor in title must maintain yearly logs of the maintenance of the SuDS system which should be carried out in accordance with any approved Maintenance Plan (appendix F of the Drainage Statement – 890372-R1(3) dated February 2020). These must be available for inspection upon a request by the Local Planning Authority.

9          The development hereby approved shall be carried out in accordance with the Construction Management Plan Revision C dated 20.01.2021 unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

10        Prior to first occupation of the development, and as shown in principle on planning drawing H7408-3A-SP-002. Each vehicular access shall be constructed at right angles to the highway boundary and to the proposed carriageway.

11        Prior to first occupation of the development, the onsite vehicle parking shall be provided as shown in principle on planning drawing H7408-3A-SP-002.  Each parking space shall have dimensions in accordance with current parking standards. Furthermore, a fast charging point shall be provided adjacent to at least one parking space for each new dwelling.  The vehicle parking areas shall be retained in the agreed form at all times.

12        Prior to first occupation of the development, the cycle parking as shown on plan references H7408-3A-SP-005 and CYCLE-2A-CS-001shall be provided. The approved facility shall be secure, convenient, covered and retained at all times.

13        No unbound material shall be used in the surface treatment of the vehicular access within 6 metres of the highway boundary.

14        There shall be no discharge of surface water onto the Highway.

15        Any contamination that is found during the course of construction of the approved development that was not previously identified shall be reported immediately to the Local Planning Authority. Development on the part of the site affected shall be suspended and a risk assessment carried out and submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Where unacceptable risks are found remediation and verification schemes shall be submitted to the Local Planning Authority for approval in writing. These approved schemes shall be carried out before the development is resumed or continued. Following completion of measures identified in the approved remediation scheme, a verification report demonstrating the effectiveness of the remediation scheme carried out must be submitted to the Local Planning Authority for approval in writing.

16        The development shall be carried out to ensure that all mitigation and enhancement measures as detailed in the Ecology Walkover Letter (JBA, January 2020) and the Landscape Masterplan (JBA, February 2020) and the Addendum to the Ecological Walkover Letter (JBA, May 2021) are carried out. 

This may include the appointment of an appropriately competent person e.g. an ecological clerk of works (ECoW,) to provide on-site ecological expertise during construction. The appointed person shall undertake all activities, and works shall be carried out, in accordance with the approved details.

17        There shall be no external lighting of the development unless otherwise agreed in writing by the local planning authority.

18        No works above ground level associated with the development hereby approved shall take place until a strategy to facilitate superfast broadband for the future occupants of the dwellings hereby approved, either through below ground infrastructure or other means, has been submitted to the Local Planning Authority for approval in writing. The development shall be carried out in accordance with the agreed details.

 

INFORMATIVES

 

1          All works affecting the highway to be carried out by prior arrangement with, and to the requirements and satisfaction of, the Highway Authority and application for the necessary works should be addressed for the attention of the Development Management Team at SMO2 - Essex Highways, Springfield Highways Depot, Colchester Road, Chelmsford. CM2 5PU or emailed to development.management@essexhighways.org

 

 

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