Planning & Development Committee – 15th March 2017

Notes & Decisions of the Planning and Development Committee Meeting

Held on Wed 15th Mar 2017 at the John Lampon Hall at 7.30pm

Planning Committee Members: Bob Tyrrell (Chair), Brian Butcher (Vice Chair), Murray Harlow, Chris Stevenson, Andrew Savage and Laura Walkingshaw (Clerk) Next meeting:
Wed 19th Apr 2017 in the J L Hall
Apologies: None
Members of the public present: None
Declarations of Interest: Bob Tyrrell declared an interest in Item 1, pre-application representation and took no part in the discussion.

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

6 Heathlands, West Bergholt – a pre-application representation was made by Bob Tyrrell. There are plans to add an annex to the existing house for the support of elderly parents. Access to the two bedroom annex would be gained through the garage, which had previously been partially converted. It will cover an area of 600 square foot and be covered in black timber board. Subject to approval, conditions will, of course, be put in place so that the annex can never be sold as a separate property in the future. The Planning Committee reviewed the drawings and looked forward to the application being made.

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
Wickhams, Bures Road, West Bergholt, CO6 3DW Variation of Condition 2 of planning permission 144681 to allow for development in accordance with revised plans which include minor amendments to roof and external building design 170431 Observation Decision The Parish Council are concerned that the removal of the timber and substitution with render has left the building a little bland and that all the asthetic properties of the previous application have now been lost.
Land North of Poplar Cottage, Spring Lane, West Bergholt, CO6 3HJ Application to vary condition 2 of application 152673. 170469 Observation Decision The Parish Council has no comment
115 Chapel Road, West Bergholt, CO6 3HA Rear first floor extension over existing flat roof. 170693 Observation Recomendation The Parish Council is concerned with the ridge height of the extension.

Item 3.            Other matters:

a) Review Planning Decisions:

  • 170141 – 9 Chapel Road – Approved Conditional
  • 170039 – 91 Chapel Road – Approved Conditional


  • 170200 – Land off Bakers Lane, Colchester
  • 170224 – The Barn, Hill House Farm, 157 Colchester Road
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