Planning & Development Committee – 19th April 2017

Notes & Decisions of the Planning and Development Committee Meeting

Held on Wed 19th April 2017 at the John Lampon Hall at 6pm

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

Wed 17th May 2017 in the J L Hall

Apologies:  Chris Stevenson
Members of the public present: 1
Declarations of Interest: Bob Tyrrell declared an interest in item 2 (PA 170664) 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

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
39 Lexden Road, West Bergholt, CO6 3BW Single storey extension to existing dwelling. (Revisions to permission granted under 161473) 170854 Support Decision The Parish Council has no comment
6 Heathside, West Bergholt, CO6 3JT Annexe to side of house for elderly parents. 170664 Support Decision The Parish Council supports this application with a proposed condition that the annex is never sold off separately from the existing building in the future.
8 Newbridge Hill, West Bergholt, CO6 3ER Front and rear two storey extension. 170924 Objection Decision The Parish Council refers to policy DG7 of the adopted Village Design Statement. The Council is concerned at the poor attempt to create a contemporary building due to the choice of materials & proportions as they are out of keeping with the adjacent properties.

The Parish Council would like to see a street scene showing the front elevations including the existing garage and its relationship to these adjacent buildings.

The current design and proposed proportions & finishes result in it appearing alien to its local surroundings and therefore makes it impossible to support.

Land north of The White Hart, Nayland Road, CO6 3DD Residential development of ten dwellings and associated works. 170839 Objection Recommendation The Parish Council strongly opposes this application as it is outside the current Settlement Boundary and the emerging Neighbourhood Plan’s proposed settlement areas.

The Planning documents contain many inaccuracies and misrepresentations. The developer, house types, styles, elevations and details ignore the Essex Design Guide and the adopted Village Design Statement which seeks building to be in keeping with local architecture.

The layout is very urban in character and again out of keeping with the semi-rural location. It also fails to take into account its position adjacent to the Grade II Listed White Hart Public House.

Item 3.            Other matters:

a) Review Planning Decisions:

  • 170431 – Wickhams, Bures Road – Approved Conditional


  • 170200 – Land off Bakers Lane, Colchester
  • 170693 – 115 Chapel Road
  • 170469– Land North of Spring Cottage


  • 170224 – The Barn, Hill House Farm, 157 Colchester Road
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