Agenda item

23/00603/FUL - Kings Head Centre, 38 High Street, Maldon, Essex

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


Application Number



The Kings Head Centre, 38 High Street, Maldon, Essex


Change of use from office use (Class E(g)(i)) and former treatment rooms (Class E (e)) to 2no. short term holiday lets (Sui Generis) and associated works to part of first floor fronting the High Street including installation of secondary glazing.


Mr James Mann


Tim Farley – Copesticks Ltd.

Target Decision Date


Case Officer

Kathryn Mathews



Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Member call-in request by Councillor N R Miller for the following reasons: will ensure that an important heritage building in the Town Centre will be able to continue to be a positive influence.

With the lack of high quality accommodation within the town and bearing in mind this building was a former Hotel this application is in compliance with S1 and D3 of the LDP and keeps an historic (and very high maintenance) building at the heart of our community. Parking is readily available nearby which complies with Policies T2 and D2 of the LDP. There is currently no interest on a commercial basis and with the excess of empty office space available within the Town there would appear to be little hope securing a viable rent for the property. Policy E5 states we should support and encourage positive developments to aid the growth of the local economy.


Following the Officer’s presentation, the Agent, Mr Farley addressed the Committee. The Chairperson then opened the floor for debate.


Councillor N R Miller proposed to approve the application in line with the Officer’s recommendation and this was duly seconded.


There being no further discussion the Chairperson put the proposal to the Committee and upon a vote being taken this was agreed.


RESOLVED that the application be APPROVED subject to the applicant entering into a legal agreement pursuant to Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) to secure the planning obligations and 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 accordance with the following approved plans and documents:

Premises as Existing drawing 61E

Premises as Proposed drawing 69A

Window detail drawing no. 63

Window detail drawing no. 66A

Noise survey and assessment (September 2023) PC-21-0245-RP1 rev.E

3.         The use hereby permitted shall not commence until all of the noise mitigation measures included in the Noise Survey and Assessment (September 2023) PC-21-0245-RP1 rev.E for the accommodation the subject of this application have been installed and it has been demonstrated to the local planning authority that the predicted noise levels have been achieved. The mitigation measures shall be retained, as approved, thereafter.

4.         The size, appearance and locations of any air-conditioning units associated with the approved development shall be submitted to and agreed in writing with the local planning authority prior to their installation.

5.         The development hereby approved shall be used as holiday accommodation and at no time shall the unit be occupied continuously for a period exceeding 28 days by the same person(s) or reoccupied within 3 months of vacating the accommodation by the same person(s).

6.         The owners / operators shall maintain an up to date register of the names of all persons who stay within the approved holiday accommodation on the site, the duration of their stay, and an indication of their main home addresses by way of road name and town and shall make this information available at all reasonable times to the Local Planning Authority.

7.         The use hereby permitted shall not commence until provision has been made for the storage of bicycles within the site in accordance with details which have been submitted to and gained the prior written approval of the local planning authority. The approved facility shall be secure, convenient, covered, maintained free from obstruction and retained thereafter. The storage facility shall be retained as approved in perpetuity.

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