Planning & Development Committee – 16th November 2016

Notes & Decisions of the Planning and Development Committee Meeting

Held on Wed 16th November 2016 at the John Lampon Hall at 7.30pm

Planning Committee Members: Bob Tyrrell (Chair), Brian Butcher (Vice Chair), Murray Harlow, Andrew Savage, Chris Stevenson,
Phil Cook & Laura Walkingshaw (Parish Clerk)
Next meeting: Wed 21st Dec 2016 in the J L Hall
Apologies:  0
Members of the public present: 1 Member of the Public
Declarations of Interest: 0

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 receive any pre-application representations regarding proposed planning applications

Item 2:            Current planning applications:

Location Proposal Application No. and link to CBC planning website Object / Support / Observations Decision or Recommendation Comments by Planning Committee
Pattens Yard, Nayland Road, West Bergholt CO6 3DQ New ancillary storage building 162685 Support Decision The Parish Council are happy to support this application subject to it being in line with the Borough Council’s policies.

As an observation though, the Council would like the Borough Council to note that there is a lack of detail in the information provided, notably that the roof lights shown on the proposed elevations are not shown on the proposed site plan.

Horsepits Farm, Cooks Hall Road, West Bergholt CO6 3EX Application to vary condition 5 of planning permission 081956 162704 Support Decision The Parish Council have paid due regard to the special circumstances that have lead to this application and are happy to support it as it is of a temporary nature, provided the dates supplied on the attached letter are adhered to.
43 Colchester Road, West Bergholt CO6 3JQ Demolition of existing single storey garage and erection of 2 no. 2 storey dwellings. 161659 Support Decision The Parish Council has no comment.
The Old Rectory, Cooks Hall Road, West Bergholt CO6 3EX Resubmission of Listed Building Application no 130397– Conversion of loft space into a bedroom with en suite 162672 Support Decision The Parish Council has no comment.
Land to the rear of Queens Head Pub, Queens Road, West Bergholt CO6 3HE Re-submission of 161762 – removal of existing conservatory and replaced with new single storey extension containing dining and sitting area 162771 Observation Decision The Parish Council reiterates it’s previous comments:

“The Parish Council have no objection to the design, but have sympathy with neighbouring residents regarding the road safety & the noise concerns. We would ask the planner to pay due regard to the number of objections, however, it is understandable regarding the proximity to residents. The Council would like to recommend the incorporation of an external smoking area to be provided inside the new garden area, so to stop people smoking at the front of the pub, with all the noise and mess implications that incurs.”

It is also concerned about the impractical nature of the car park layout that is shown to over-estimate the number of parking spaces.

The Parish Council would encourage the Borough Council to investigate the environmental nuisance implications that functions will have on the neighbouring residents in the summer months and would encourage it to attach the appropriate conditions, possibly a noise management plan.  The Parish Council support the Environmental Comments from Colchester Borough Council and ask that they are a condition of any planning approval.

In summary, the Parish Council would support the scheme being “called in” by the Borough Councillors for proper debate by the Colchester Planning Committee.

Item 3.            Other matters:

a)  Review Planning Decisions

  • 162249 – Whitehouse Farm – Refused
  • 162556 – Patterns Yard – Withdrawn
  • 161659 – 43 Colchester Road – Withdrawn
  • 161813 – 42 Albany Road – Withdrawn


  • 162598 – Lower House, Chitts Hill


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