Notes & Decisions of the Planning and Development Committee Meeting
Held on Tues 18th December 2018 at the John Lampon Hall at 7.30pm
|Planning Committee Members:
|Bob Tyrrell (Chairman), Chris Stevenson, Andrew Savage, Murray Harlow and Laura Walkingshaw (Parish Clerk)
Wed 16th Jan 2018, John Lampon Hall, Lexden Rd at 7.30pm
|Brian Butcher (Vice Chair)
|Members of the public present:
|Declarations of Interest:
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:
|Application No. and link to CBC planning website
|Object / Support / Observations
|Decision or Recommendation
|Comments by Planning Committee
|12 Mumford Close, West Bergholt
|Construction of new porch to front entrance and extension to existing garage to side elevation. Both extensions required for increasing storage space.
|The Parish Council has no comment, except to suggest that the vehicle cross over is widened to allow easy access to the garage.
|149 Chapel Road, West Bergholt
|Demolition of existing dwelling and replacement of 1.5 high storey residential dwelling.
The Parish Council agree that a larger dwelling on this plot is acceptable, however in view of its dominant position on the corner of a busy junction this proposal is visually too wide and the roof pitch too shallow for the floor plan, out of keeping locally. The Council would suggest that the roof could be double pitched, with one being offset in order to minimise its impact.
48 Lexden Road, West Bergholt
|Demolition of existing dwelling and associated outbuildings, to allow for the erection of 2 no. new dwellings and car ports together with 1 no. new vehicular access, and 1 no. improved vehicular access.
|The Parish Council has no issue with the erection of two dwellings on this site, as testified in their support of the previous application, however this new proposal will be very dominant in the street scene. It is quite a change from the existing bungalow and this particular design looks like it has been selected from a “pattern” book rather than designed for that location. In the latest application the ridges are approximately half a metre higher and the gables too shallow, not in the tradition of nearby properties. The Council would draw attention to the CBC-approved Village Design Statement, specifically DG7, DG12, DG13 and DG16.
Item 3: Review Planning Decisions:
|CBC Decision Date
|WBPC Decision Date
|Object / Support / Observ.
|13 Church Close
|179 Colchester Road
|Part garden of 1 Lexden Road
|32 Colchester Road
|Land adj. to Hill House Farm
|77 Mumford Road
|Ridgeway, Chapel Lane
|Birds Nest, Whitehouse Lane
|37 Chapel Road