Agenda item

FUL/MAL/18/01502 - Land Adjacent to 29, Pippins Road, Burnham-On-Crouch, Essex

To consider the report of the Director of Strategy, Performance and Governance, (copy enclosed)


Application Number



Land Adjacent to 29 Pippins Road, Burnham-on-Crouch


Proposed development of 2No. three-bedroom houses.


Mr I Walker – Bridgewicks Development Ltd


Mr Adam McLatchie – Front Architecture Ltd

Target Decision Date


Case Officer

Devan Lawson, Tel: 01621 875845



Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Departure from the Local Plan 2017



A Members’ Update was submitted detailing comments from Burnham-on-Crouch Town Council.


A debate ensued regarding the street scene and the difference between new build and old. It was noted that given the approval of 75 houses in the area this application did not constitute harm. Members felt that given the surrounding completed development the Officer’s recommendation to approve was correct.


Councillor Fluker proposed that given the size, scale and bulk of the design the application be refused contrary to the Officer’s recommendation and this was duly seconded. 


The Chairman put the proposal to the Committee and this was refused. The Chairman then put the Officer’s recommendation to approve to the Committee and this was carried.


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 herby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans and documents: 001, 200 Rev A, 201 Rev B, 202 Rev B, 203 Rev A. Design and Access Statement 28.11.2018.

3          No development works above ground level shall take place until written details of the facing material to be used, including glazing, have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The works must then be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

            4          No development work above ground level shall occur until a detailed

Sustainable Urban Drainage Scheme as specified in the Essex Sustainable

Drainage Systems Design Guide has been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The scheme shall subsequently be implemented prior to occupation of the development and should include and not be limited to:


           Discharge rates/location

           Storage volumes

           Treatment requirement

           Detailed drainage plan

           A written report summarising the final strategy and highlighting any minor changes to the approved strategy

Where the surface water drainage strategy proposes the use of soakaways the details of the design and the results of a series of percolation tests carried out upon the subsoil in accordance with DG 365 2016. You are advised that in order to satisfy the soakaway condition the following details will be required: - details of the area to be drained, infiltration rate (as determined by BRE Digest 365), proposed length, width and depth of soakaway, groundwater level and whether it will be rubble filled.


Where discharging to a watercourse the proposed scheme shall include details of the destination and discharge rates equivalent to "greenfield runoff" up to and including a 1 in 100 year rainfall event inclusive of climate change. This is typically achieved by installing some form of attenuation on site e.g. temporary storage. The rate should be restricted to the 1 in 1 greenfield rate or equivalent greenfield rates with long term storage (minimum rate 1l/s). If the land is designated as a Brownfield Site, it should aim to limit run-off for a storm event that has a 100% chance of occurring each year (1 in 1-year event) OR demonstrate 50% betterment of the current rates.

The applicant must demonstrate that the system is an appropriate point of discharge for the site. The discharge hierarchy should be used to determine discharge location. This is particularly important when considering greenfield development which may currently discharge to a sewer but may have the capacity to discharge to a watercourse or to the ground. If not, then further information/assessment will be required to determine the suitability of the system to convey the proposed flows and volumes of water. Evidence will be required that the development will not increase risk to others. If the proposed discharge point is outside the development site then the applicant will need to demonstrate that the necessary permissions and or agreements to achieve connection are possible.


Where the local planning authority accepts discharge to an adopted sewer network you will be required to provide written confirmation from the statutory undertaker that the discharge will be accepted.

5          Prior to first occupation a maintenance plan detailing the maintenance arrangements including who is responsible for different elements of the surface water drainage system and the maintenance activities/frequencies, shall have been submitted to and agreed in writing, by the local planning authority. The development shall then be maintained in accordance with the approved details.

6          No development work above ground level shall occur until details of the foul drainage scheme to serve the development shall be submitted to and agreed in writing by the local planning authority. The agreed scheme shall be implemented prior to the first occupation of the development.

7          Prior to the first occupation of the building hereby permitted, the first-floor window(s) in the east and west elevations shall be glazed with opaque glass and of a non- openable design with the exception of a top hung fanlight (which shall be at least 1.7m above internal floor level) and shall be retained as such thereafter.

8          Areas within the curtilage of the site for loading / unloading / reception and storage of building materials and maneuvering of all vehicles, including construction traffic shall be provided at all times during constriction. These areas shall be kept clear of the highway.

9          The vehicular accesses as shown on planning drawing 200 Rev A shall be constructed at right angles to the highway boundary and to the existing carriageway. The width of the accesses at their junction with the highway shall be no wider than 5 metres and shall be provided with an appropriate dropped kerb vehicular crossing of the highway verge and footway.

10        No unbound material shall be used in the surface treatment of the car parking areas.

11        There shall be no discharge of surface water from the development onto the Highway.

12        Prior to first occupation of the proposed dwellings the Developer shall be responsible for the provision and implementation of a Residential Travel Information Pack for sustainable transport, approved by Essex County Council, to include six one day travel vouchers for use with the relevant local public transport operator. One pack per dwelling.

13        No dwelling shall be occupied until space has been laid out within the site in accordance with drawing no 200 Rev A for two cars to be parked and that space shall thereafter be kept available for the parking of vehicles in perpetuity

14        Details of the siting, height, design and materials of the treatment of all boundaries including gates, fences, walls, railings and piers shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority prior to first use/occupation of the development hereby approved.  The screening as approved shall be constructed prior to the first use/occupation of the development to which it relates and be retained as such thereafter.

15        Full details of both hard and soft landscape works shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority prior to any works occurring above ground level at the application site. These details shall include, for example:

i.          Means of enclosure;

iii.        Car parking layouts;

iv.        Other vehicle and pedestrian access and circulation areas;

v.         Hard surfacing materials;

vi.        Minor artefacts and structures (e.g. furniture, play equipment, refuse or other storage units, signs, lighting);

vii.       Proposed and existing functional services above and below ground (e.g. drainage power, communications cables, pipelines etc., indicating lines, manholes, supports);

viii.      Retained historic landscape features and proposals for restoration, where relevant.

The soft landscape works shall be carried out as approved within the first available planting season (October to March inclusive) following the occupation of any part of the development hereby approved unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority (LPA).  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 LPA gives its written consent to any variation.


The hard landscape works shall be carried out as approved prior to the first use / occupation of the development hereby approved and retained and maintained as such thereafter.




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