To consider the report of the Director of Service Delivery (copy enclosed, Members’ Update to be circulated)*.
Land At Broad Street Green Road, Maypole Road And Langford Road, Heybridge, Essex
Reserved Matters application for the approval of access, appearance, landscaping, layout, and scale covering the details of strategic landscaping and infrastructure for Phase 2 and part of Phase 4 of the approved planning application (15/00419/OUT) comprising:
(i) The landscaping surrounding the eastern section of the Relief Road, and Broad Street Green Roundabout;
(ii) The internal spine road, from Broad Street Green Road to the north-eastern corner of Heybridge Wood (including bus stops);
(iii) The green corridors that surround Parcels 10, 11 and 12;
(iv) The second phase of the acoustic barrier;
(v) The play area (LEAP) that lies south of Parcel 12;
(vi) The internal road and associated attenuation basins to the north of Parcel 8 that serves the Local Centre;
(vii) The proposed pumping station;
(viii) Pedestrian and cycle links falling within this phase of the development.
Together with details pursuant to Condition 18 (tree protection), Condition 19 (acoustic barrier), Condition 27 (bus stops) and Condition 28 (footpaths and cycle routes) of the approved planning application 15/00419/OUT.
Mr D Moseley - Countryside Properties (UK) Ltd
Kevin Coleman - Phase 2 Planning & Development Ltd
Target Decision Date
11.01.2022 (Extension of time agreed: 11.03.2022)
Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council
Strategic site within the strategic submitted Local Development
It was noted from the Members’ Update that a consultation response had been received from Great Totham Parish Council.
Following the Officers’ presentation, the Agent, Mr Coleman addressed the Committee.
In response to a lengthy debate and a number of questions raised by Members the Officers provided the following information:
· An application for the reserved matters residential element had been submitted and is currently under consideration;
· The provision of bridleways would have been part of the outline permission, however when determining the application the Planning Inspector had made no requirement for bridleways to be formed. In light of this the matter could not be raised in respect of this reserved matters application.
· Archaeological elements had been discharged by condition. Assessments had been carried out along with any excavation work and no further assessment was required.
· There would be a 15m gap between the proposed pumping station and any residential element.
· Any discharge of condition proposed related to this phase of the development only and not the whole site.
· In respect of trees, the updated arboricultural report confirmed that there would be no further loss of trees and seven trees previously identified for removal would now be retained.
· Maintenance of any play equipment and the health and safety related to it would have been a material consideration and requirement under the Section 106 agreement to the outline application.
· Details of the Sustainable Drainage Strategy were being conditioned and would be discharged through each of the phase applications.
· Construction access points had been considered and determined by this Committee at a previous meeting. Wheel washing had been conditioned as part of this approval.
Members were advised that full consent had been given to the relief road as part of the outline application and was therefore not for consideration as part of this application. Allotments feel under a different phase of the development and therefore were not a material consideration of this application.
Councillor Mrs P A Channer highlighted that conditions 4 and 5 appeared to be the same. The Specialist Development Management advised that the conditions were identical, this was an error and therefore should Members be mindful to approve the application condition 5 should be deleted. This was noted.
Councillor Fluker proposed that the Council agree the Officers’ recommendation. This was duly seconded. The Chairman put the proposal to the Committee and confirmed that the duplicated condition would be deleted. This was duly agreed. Councillors M R Edwards, A L Hull and Mis S White asked that their abstention from the vote be noted.
RESOLVED that this application be APPROVED subject to the following conditions:
1 The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans and documents:
Strategic Infrastructure RM 2 Landscape Statement
Noise Assessment – Mayer Brown September 2021
Arboricultural Impact Assessment Report – Sharon Hosegood Associates –
SHA 1012, dated August 2021 Rev A September 2021
Ecological Conservation Management Plan– Phase 2, dated 05 August 2021
Bat Technical Note: Survey Results & Recommendations – EPR
Badger Technical Note: Survey Results and Recommendations – EPR
Acoustic Barrier Specification for RM2, dated 04/02/2021
Proposed Mammal Tunnels July 2021
2 All mitigation and enhancement measures and/or works shall be carried out in accordance with the details contained in the RM2 Landscape Statement, Proposed Mammal Tunnels July 2021 and the Ecological Conservation Management Plan: Phase 2, Bat Technical Note: Survey Results & Recommendations (EPR) and Badger Technical Note: Survey Results & Recommendations (EPR) as already submitted with the planning application and agreed in principle with the local planning authority.
3 Prior to the installation of any lighting on site a lighting design scheme for biodiversity shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The scheme shall identify those features on site that are particularly sensitive for bats and that are likely to cause disturbance along important routes used for foraging; and show how and where external lighting will be installed (through the provision of appropriate lighting contour plans, lsolux drawings and technical specifications) so that it can be clearly demonstrated that areas to be lit will not disturb or prevent bats using their territory. All external lighting shall be installed in accordance with the specifications and locations set out in the approved scheme and maintained thereafter in accordance with the scheme. Under no circumstances should any other external lighting be installed without prior consent from the local planning authority.
4 Prior to the installation of Local Area of Play (LEAP), details of the fencing surrounding the LEAP and litter bins to be instanced within it shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The development shall then be implemented in accordance with the approved details.
5 Prior to the construction of the pedestrian crossings along the relief road, details of management of pedestrian movement and any associated equipment shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The development shall then be implemented in accordance with the approved details.