Planning & Development Committee – 15th June 2016

Notes & Decisions of the Planning and Development Committee Meeting

Held on Wed 15th June 2016 at the John Lampon Hall at 7.30pm

Planning Committee
Bob Tyrrell (Chair), Brian Butcher (Vice Chair), Chris Stevenson, Murray Harlow, Andrew Savage, Phil Cook & Laura Walkingshaw (Parish Clerk) Next meeting:
Wed 20th July 2016 in the J L Hall
Apologies:  None, however Phil Cook & Chris Stevenson left after Item 1.
Members of the public present: 3
Declarations of Interest: None

It is the aim of the Parish Council to seek a high standard of design for all new developments and extensions in the Village .

Item 1:         To elect a Chair and a Vice Chair to the West Bergholt Planning Committee

Cllr Harlow proposed Cllr Tyrrell for Chair, seconded by Cllr Stevenson, all in favour.  Bob Tyrrell remains Chair of Planning Committee.

Cllr Stevenson proposed Cllr Butcher for Vice Chair, seconded by Cllr Savage, all in favour.  Brian Butcher remains Vice chair of the Planning Committee.

Item 2:         To receive any pre-application representations regarding proposed planning applications

The owners of 49 Mumford Road presented their options for a single storey extension to their property on either the front or side.  The Committee concluded that they would be likely to support a front extension, but would have more concerns about a side extension.

Item 3:         Current planning applications

Location Proposal Application No. and link to CBC planning website Object / Support / Observations Decision or Recommendation Comments by Planning Committee
17 Lexden Road

West Bergholt


Existing rear detached Garage roof space conversion into storage/office. 161229 Observation Decision The Parish Council have no objection to the conversion, except to bring to the attention of the Borough Council the dormer windows which overlook a neighbouring garden. The Council would recommend obscure glass in those windows to maintain the neighbour’s privacy.

The Crescent

West Bergholt


Proposed ground floor and first floor rear extensions. 161322 Object Decision The Parish Council have no objection to the property being extended, but cannot comment as the plans give no context to the neighbouring property. There is a lack of information in the plans which make it difficult to judge the impact on the neighbour to the right. Please refer to DG7 & DG8 of CBC approved  Village Design Statement.
39 Lexden Road

West Bergholt



Single storey extension to existing dwelling. 161473 Support Decision The Parish Council has no comment.
50 Mumford Road

West Bergholt


Proposed single storey front extension with single storey rear extension. 161374 Support Decision The Parish Council has no comment.

Item 4: Other matters:

a)  Review Planning Decisions – Planning Decisions were reviewed:

  • Highfields, Cooks Hall Road, CO6 3EX, 160834 – Appeal Lodged
  • Laborne, Chapel Lane, CO6 3EF, 161181 – Member Call In by Cllr Dennis Willets
  • 91 Chapel Road, CO6 3HB, 160531Delayed due to revision of plans
  • 52 Valley Crescent, CO6 3ED, 160847Approved Conditional
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