Planning & Development Committee – 18th May 2016

Notes & Decisions of the Planning and Development Committee Meeting

Held on Wed 18th May 2016 at the John Lampon Hall at 7.30pm

Planning Committee Members: Brian Butcher (Vice Chair), Chris Stevenson, Murray Harlow, Andrew Savage, Phil Cook & Laura Walkingshaw (Parish Clerk) Next meeting:
Wed 15th June 2016 in the J L Hall
Apologies:  Bob Tyrrell (Chair)
Members of the public present: 11
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
52 Valley Crescent West Bergholt
Demolition of existing rear conservatory. New single storey rear extension. 160847 Support Decision The Parish Council has no comment.
91 Chapel Road West Bergholt
Demolition of existing bungalow and garage and construction of detached 4 bedroom house with detached garage. Amended Plans. 160531 Object Decision The Parish Council has previously objected to the proposals previously submitted and continues to do so. In its previous response the objection was as follows:

“The PC are strongly of the view that there should be no development in front of the existing front wall of the now partly demolished bungalow.  We believe the current ridge is still too high and should be about lower by about 1.00m thus allowing a more sensible transition between 89 and 93 Chapel Road. This will also help with the impact the proposal will have on Sanborn in Chapel Lane.  The proposals is too close to 89 Chapel Lane. The PC would like a see at least a 1.00m gap to the West boundary, due to the scale of the existing cottage.”

Whilst it is acknowledged that some consideration has been given to its previous concerns, the Council still objects on the basis that the amended plans have not addressed its other anxieties concerning ridge height and the location of the house in relation to the existing front wall.

The Council would also wish to see a condition added to ensure that the property could not be extended under permitted development in the future, so that planning permission will need to be sought should the annex to the left hand side be proposed again at a later stage.

42 Albany Road West Bergholt
Variation of condition 2 (Drawings) of planning permission 122170. (Erection of first-floor front extension (single-storey side extensionto be constructed under permitted development rights) 161165 Support Decision The Parish Council has no comment.
86 Lexden Road West Bergholt
Two storey rear extension to form new utility and bathroom. 161114 Observation Decision Whilst the Parish Council would support the proposal, it would however ask the Borough Council to review the closeness of the extension to the boundary of the property.
Chapel Lane
West Bergholt
Proposed development of 2no two-storey dwellings, associated garage/stores & associated works including upgrading of existing vehicular access (Following demolition of existing dwelling). 161181 Object Recommendation The Parish Council object to this proposal on the grounds that it contravenes the CBC Approved Village Design Statement section DG7 – the proposals are out of proportion with existing properties, the plan form of the new dwellings is very dense and out of keeping with the existing village urban grain.

The PC also has  concerns over the potential excessive surface run-off, should the application be granted therefore Parish Council would wish to see a condition added to ensure that all hard paved areas onsite are permeable and there is onsite SW drainage storage as the adjacent site.

58 Chapel Road
West Bergholt
Proposed single storey side extension with front door on front elevation infilled. 161111 Support Recommendation The Parish Council has no comment.

Item 3: Other matters:

a) Review Planning Decisions – Planning Decisions were reviewed:

  • Crockeys, Chapel Lane, CO6 3EF – 160782 – Approve Conditional
  • 11 Colchester Road, CO6 3JG –160815 – Approve Conditional
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