Agenda item

21/01334/FUL - Police Station, West Square, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PA

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




Application Number



Police Station West Square Maldon CM9 5PA


Change of use of former police station to Class E (Offices)


Mr C Mills - TFP Financial Planning


Mrs Caroline Legg - Phase 2 Planning And Development Ltd

Target Decision Date

17.02.2022 Extension Of Time 18.03.2022

Case Officer

Hannah Bowles



Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Director of Service Delivery Call In


Following the Officer’s presentation, the Chairman opened the debate.


A discussion ensued where both the interior and the exterior of the building was discussed. Members were heartened by the fact that the original facia was being maintained with its original police signage. Concern was expressed regarding the demolition of the cells resulting in loss of the integral story of the building. Members agreed that it would be appropriate to include a condition with the Officer’s recommendation of approval that prior to implementation of the works a record be taken of the layout and historic fabric within the building.


The Chairman then put the officer’s recommendation to approve the application, together with the aforementioned condition delegated to officers in consultation with the Chairman, to the Committee and the application was approved by assent.


RESOLVED that the application be APPROVED subject to the following conditions to include the additional condition discussed above:

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 accordance with the following approved plans:1912-100, 879-EDN-MH-GA02A Proposed Ground Floor Plan, 879-EDN-MH-GA02 Proposed First Floor Plan, 236A-1-000, 236A-G/236-OB-000, 1912-300, 1912-220 and 1912-301.

3.        Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 3 of the Town & Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 (or any Order amending, revoking or re-enacting that Order), premises shall only be used for purposes falling within Use Class E(g)(i) of the Schedule to the Town & Country Planning Use Classes and for no other purpose.

4.        All loading / unloading / reception and storage of building materials and the manoeuvring of all vehicles, including construction traffic shall be undertaken within the application site, clear of the public highway.

5.        Prior to first beneficial use of the development, the cycle parking shall be provided in accordance with the details contained on plan reference 879-EDN-MH-GA02A Proposed Ground Floor Plan and the details contained within the document titled Specifications for Secure and Covered Cycle Parking’. The approved facility shall be secure, convenient, covered and retained at all times.

6         The hours of operation of the, E(g)(i) unit hereby permitted shall be:

·                  Monday to Friday - 0830 hours until 1730 hours

·                  Saturday – No operation

·                  Sundays and Bank holidays - No Operation

7.        No extraction or ventilation equipment shall be installed or fitted to any 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.

8        The change of use hereby permitted shall not commence until an appropriate programme of historic building recording and analysis has been secured and implemented in accordance with a written scheme of investigation which has been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. This shall encompass recording and analysis of all of the internal elements of the building, (including details of the cells within the building).



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