Planning & Development Committee – 16th August 2017

Notes & Decisions of the Planning and Development Committee Meeting

Held on Wed 16th August 2017 at the John Lampon Hall at 7.30pm

Planning Committee Members: Bob Tyrrell (Chair), Brian Butcher (Vice Chair), Murray Harlow, Janet Crichton, Laura Walkingshaw (Clerk), Next meeting:

Wed 20th Sep 2017,
J L Hall at 7.30pm

Apologies:  Chris Stevenson, Andrew Savage
Members of the public present: 2
Declarations of Interest: Bob Tyrrell declared an interest in Item 1, Planning Application 172038 and took no further 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

None were received

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
8 Colchester Road,
West Bergholt
Erection of annexe. 172038 Support Decision The application was rejected by CBC due to the annex’s lack of parking and proximity to the house, however, these issues have now been resolved.The Parish Council supported the application last time and as the parking situation has been improved it sees no reason to withdraw that support. The only proviso once again is that the building is never sold as a separate dwelling in the future.
90 Mumford Road,
West Bergholt
Demolish existing porch and conservatory. From new single storey front entrance porch. Form new two storey rear extension 172009 Support Decision The Parish Council support this application, but request that the Borough Council inspect that the 45 degree splay from the adjacent property’s window is of an acceptable amount.
2 Cooks Hall Ctgs,
Cooks Hall Rd,
West Bergholt
Retrospective planning permission for hideout/treehouse. 172016 Observation Decision Having been referred to CBC’s Enforcement Officer, the Parish Council would defer to the Borough Council’s knowledge with regards an application of this kind. However, should permission be granted, the Parish Council would suggest that it be painted a khaki green colour in order to blend in with it’s surroundings.
2 Bradbrook Ctgs,
Armoury Road,
West Bergholt
Demolish existing side ground floor extension, build new side ground floor extension. 172003 Support Decision The Parish Council has no comment.
Whitehouse Farm,
Whitehouse Road,
West Bergholt
Alterations to approval 162249 to include a new rear extension, dormers, detached garage and carport along with a new access onto Whitehouse Lane. 172025 Object Decision The Parish Council would defer to the Borough Council’s greater knowledge in these matters on the basis that approval for this application was only given on appeal to the Planning Inspectorate.
6 Albany Road,
West Bergholt
Single and two storey extension 172113 Object Decision The Parish Council do not object to an extension at this property in principle, however, the proposed application is out of keeping with the neighbouring properties and makes parking almost impossible. The ground floor extension should be set further back from the road. The current plans contravene DG3, DG7, DG8 and DG36 of the CBC Approved Village Design Statement.

Item 3:            Other matters:

  1. Allotment Shed – The advice given from the Planning Committee was for the Allotment Committee to put in a pre-application submission to CBC Planning at a cost of approx. £65.
  2. War Memorial – Listed Building Permission – Guidance was given from the chair of the Planning Committee on how to fill out the form for this rather complicated boundary.
  3. Review Planning Decisions:
  • 170924
  • Alcrofts Farm, Bures Road – Approved Conditional 28/07/17
  • Laborne, Chapel Road – Approved Conditional 09/08/17


  • 1 The Waldens, Lexden Rd
  • Roundwood, 48 Lexden Rd
  • Land adj. to 3 Spring Lane – revised drawings
  • The Glen, Spring Lane
  • Land north of White Hart

Notice of Planning Appeal:

  • Land off Bakers Lane, Colchester
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