Agenda item

FUL/MAL/18/01362 - Wickham Barn, Station Road, Wickham Bishops, Essex, CM8 3JB

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

 

Minutes:

Application Number

FUL/MAL/18/01362

Location

Wickham Barn Station Road Wickham Bishops

Proposal

Removal of Condition 6 on approved application FUL/MAL/16/00218 (Erection of part single, part two storey outbuilding in the grounds of Wickham Barn for use as artist’s studio / workshop and short-term living accommodation for visiting artists)

Applicant

Mr Jolyon Madden

Agent

Holmes & Hills LLP

Target Decision Date

10 January 2019

Case Officer

Yee Cheung

Parish

WICKHAM BISHOPS 

Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

The planning application is called in by Councillor H M Bass on the grounds of public interest. 

 

It was noted from the Members’ Update that a consultation response had been received from the Conservation Officer.

 

Following the Officers’ presentation the Applicant, Mr Madden addressed the Committee.

 

Councillor H M Bass, a Ward Member, advised that he had called in this application and provided Members with some history of the site and surrounding area where some exemptions had previously applied in relation to planning approval.  He supported the proposal and felt that if this was a new application an exemption under Section 79 of the National Planning Policy Framework could be applied.  Councillor Bass felt that the building should be preserved and sought the support of the Committee to grant approval.

 

A debate ensued.  In response to a question, the Development Control Team Leader advised the Committee that it could refuse the application, remove the condition or vary the condition.  Should Members be mindful to approve the application Officers would be suggesting alternative conditions for the other permissions to reflect that some of the conditions had been discharged, rather than need them to be discharged again. 

 

Councillor Bass proposed that the application be approved, contrary to Officers’ recommendation for reasons relating to section 79 of the National Planning Policy Framework.  Members were advised that Officers would also suggest with the removal of condition 6 that all other conditions be amended to reflect the discharge that has occurred.  This was noted.  The proposal was duly seconded and upon a vote being taken this was duly agreed.

 

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

1.         The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in complete accordance with the drawings approved under the terms of application 16/00218/FUL: 1603.01.01, 1603.01.02, 1603.03.01, 1603.03.02, 1603.03.03, 1603.03.04

REASON: To ensure that the development is carried out in accordance with the details as approved

2          The materials used in the construction of the development hereby approved shall be as approved under the terms of discharge of condition application 17/05074/DET unless otherwise approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

REASON: To ensure the use of appropriate materials for the development in the interest of visual amenity, and in accordance with policies S1, D1 and H4 of the Maldon District Local Development Plan

3          Unless otherwise approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority, the hard and soft landscaping of the site shall be undertaken in full accordance with the details approved under the terms of discharge of condition application 17/05074/DET.

 

The hard landscape works shall be carried out as approved prior to the beneficial occupation of the development hereby approved unless otherwise first agreed in writing by the local planning authority. 

 

The soft landscape works shall be carried out as approved within the first available planting season (October to March inclusive) following the commencement of the development, unless otherwise first agreed in writing by the local planning authority. 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 its replacement, is removed, uprooted, destroyed, 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 in the same place, unless the local planning authority gives its written consent to any variation.

REASON: To ensure appropriate hard and soft landscaping at the site, in the interest of visual amenity and the character of the rural area, in accordance with policies D1 and H4 of the Maldon District Local Development Plan.

4          The foul drainage scheme approved under the terms of discharge of condition application 17/05074/DET shall be implemented prior to the first occupation of the development unless an alternative scheme has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

REASON: To ensure appropriate foul drainage at the site in accordance with policy D2 of the Maldon District Local Development Plan.

5          Unless alternative details are first approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority, the development hereby permitted shall be carried out in complete accordance with the Flood Risk Assessment prepared by Evans Rivers and Coastal Ltd dated April 2016 Report ref 1538/RE/04-16/01 and the Ground Floor internal finished floor level shall not be constructed lower than the 10.10m AOD level contained in Paragraph 5.7 of the Flood Risk Assessment.

REASON: To reduce the risk of flooding to the proposed development in accordance with policy D5 of the Maldon District Local Development Plan and Government advice contained within The National Planning Policy Framework.

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