Notes & Decisions of the Planning and Development Committee Meeting
Held on Wed 17th October 2018 at the John Lampon Hall at 7.30pm
|Planning Committee Members:||Brian Butcher (Vice Chair – acting Chairman), Chris Stevenson, Andrew Savage, Murray Harlow and Laura Walkingshaw (Parish Clerk)||Next meeting:
Wed 21st Nov 2018, John Lampon Hall, Lexden Rd at 7.30pm
|Apologies:||Bob Tyrrell (Chairman)|
|Members of the public present:||One|
|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
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|
|24 Bradbrook Ctgs, Armoury Road, West Bergholt,
|Two storey side extension providing new dwelling on plot||182169||Observation||Decision||This application has previously been given approval by CBC, but the PC was not consulted upon it which presents something of a dilemma. The PC does not consider this new dwelling enhances the streetscape and would refer CBC to DG3 of the CBC-approved Village Design Statement, which states “General design – all proposed new build and extensions must enhance the area and make a positive architectural contribution”.|
|Part Garden Of
1 Lexden Road,
|Proposed 4 bed house and attached double garage. Resubmission of 180695||182202||Object||Decision||The Parish Council objected to the previous submission (180695), they note the attempt to lower the height of the buildings and reduce its footprint but the proposed development still remains too dominant on the corner of Lexden Road which is the main entrance to the village from the North.|
|Proposed side extension||182216||Support||Decision||The Parish Council has no comment.|
Planning Application 170839
Appeal Lodged for Land to the North of The White Hart, Nayland Road, West Bergholt, CO6 3DD.
Refused by CBC on the 13th October 2017. Appeal now lodged with PINS. Proposed hearing by Planning Inspectorate on 22 & 23rd January 2019. Additional comments to be sent to Inspector by 8th November 2018. The Parish Council will submit the following additional comment:
The Parish Council strongly opposes this application as it is outside the current settlement boundary and the Regulation 14 Neighourhood Plan proposed settlement boundary.
The planning documents contain many inaccuracies and misrepresentations. The developer, house types, styles, elevations and details ignore the Essex Design Guide and the CBC-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.
The Parish Council also fully supports the detailed reasons for the refusal given by Colchester Borough Council on the 13th October 2017. The West Bergholt Neighbourhood Plan is available for inspection on www.westbergholt.net/neighbourhood-plan/ and will be submitted under Regulation 15 by the Parish Council to Colchester Borough Council in November 2018, noting no comments were received during the Regulation 14 consultation from the appellant.
Item 3: Review Planning Decisions:
|CBC Decision Date||CBC Decision||WBPC Decision Date||Object/Support
|Application No.||Location||Additional Inform.|
|O/S||19/09/2018||Support||182100||Highfield Farm, Fordham Road|
|O/S||19/09/2018||Support||182101||Highfield Farm, Fordham Road||Listed Building|
|O/S||15/08/2018||Support||181895||Birds Nest, Whitehouse Lane|
|O/S||18/07/2018||Object||181458||32 Colchester Road|
|O/S||12/12/2017||Object||173127||Land adj. to Hill House Farm||Appeal Launched 02/08/18|
|15/10/2018||Approved||19/09/2018||Observation||182080||St Legar, Hall Road|
|08/10/2018||Approved||18/07/2018||Observation||181624||Cooks Hall Farm, Cooks Hall Road|