Notes & Decisions of the Planning and Development Committee Meeting
Held on Wed 17th February 2016 at the John Lampon Hall at 7.30pm
|Planning Committee Members:||Bob Tyrell (Chair), Brian Butcher ( Vice Chair), Chris Stevenson, Murray Harlow, Andrew Savage, Phil Cook & Laura Walkingshaw (Parish Clerk)||Next meeting:
Wed 16th March 2016 in the J L Hall
|Members of the public present:||9 members of the public|
|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 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|
|Homecroft, Chapel Lane, West Bergholt, CO6 3EF||Proposed formation of a private drive erection of two detached bungalows,erection of a two storey house, extensions and alterations to an existing bungalow to form a two storey dwelling, erection of garages and provision of associated parking facilities.||150702||Observation||Decision||While the current revisions are an improvement, there is still concern at the lack of any on-site visitors’ parking. As Chapel Lane is narrow and the site is adjacent to a sloping bend, any on-street parking could be dangerous.
The Parish Council would like a Landscaping Scheme as a condition of approval, and would suggest that it be submitted to the Planning Committee and neighbours for their comments prior to implementation. The PC would also like to see, as a condition, the reinstatement of the mature hedgerows and their maintanence for the next 5 years as these are a village feature.
During the development the contractor should supply for CBC approval a Lorry Management Plan, again due to the local topography and the narrow lanes, so as to prevent possible accidents, especially at school times.
|Highfields, Cooks Hall Road,
West Bergholt, CO6 3EX
|Proposed extensions to Dwelling and erection of Swimming Pool and Pool House, as well as minor alterations to openings and formation of small balcony.||160327||Support||Recommendation||The Parish Council has no comment.|
Item 3: Other matters:
a) Review Planning Decisions
Planning Decisions were reviewed.
Parish Clerk to check name of 45-47 Lexden Road. Henderson Place was forwarded to Street Naming team, however the sign at front of development states Stone Park.
b) Update – 91 Chapel Road, App. No. 150744
The Parish Council’s concerns were logged with CBC on 19th Jan 2016 and the enforcement officers called in.
However, work appeared to continue for a while until the PC checked with CBC once again and had a reply from Daniel Cooper, Enforcement Officer (CBC) on 3rd Feb 2016 confirming with the agent that work would cease. No work has been witnessed on the site since and the agent is now talking to Jane Seeley on a “way forward”.
Parish Clerk to check with Tony Tarrant regarding the building’s stability.
c) Rural Planning Review
To be read by each committee member and then will discuss at next meeting.