Planning & Development Committee – 21st March 2018

Notes & Decisions of the Planning and Development Committee Meeting

Held on Wed 21st March 2018 at the John Lampon Hall at 7.30pm

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

Wed 18th April 2018, John Lampon Hall, Lexden Rd at 7.30pm

Apologies:  Chris Stevenson  
Members of the public present: None  
Declarations of Interest: Cllr Tyrrell declared an interest in Item 2, Planning Application 180654  

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 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
High Trees Farm
2 Lexden Road
Application to vary conditions 7 and 8 of planning permission 132224 180473 Observation Decision The Parish Council would defer to Colchester Borough Council’s knowledge of its own policy, on the basis that this is a variation of conditions.
115 Chapel Road West Bergholt
Rear first floor extension over existing flat roof (amendments to application no. 170693). Raising wall height, lowering roof pitch whilst keeping ridge height the same. Moving new PVC window on side elevation to 1 metre from the end instead of the original 180637 Observation Decision The Parish Council is concerned with the ridge height of the extension.
Plean Cottage Chapel Lane
Conservatory to rear of bungalow 180515 Support Decision The Parish Council has no comment.
61 Pirie Road
West Bergholt
Front porch extension 180654 Support Decision Cllr Tyrrell re-declared an interest in Planning Application 180654 and took no further part in the discussion.

The Parish Council has no comment.

Newbridge Mill Fm
Newbridge Hill
To replace roof on existing agricultural general-purpose building and raise from 2.5 metres to 5.5 metres height to eaves with single span steel framed building. No change of use required. 180549 Observation Decision The Parish Council’s only concern is regarding the ridge height of the building relative to the views of the River Colne valley. The Council would refer to policy DG24 of the CBC adopted Village Design Statement: “Any new agricultural buildings should be designed and sited to minimise the effect on the landscape”.
Pond Farm
Bures Road
Amendments to drawing (Listed) 180380     Have previously commented, nothing more required.

Item 3:         Notification of Appeal Decision (Bakers Lane: reference no. 170200)

The Parish Council were sent The Planning Inspectorate’s appeal decision of the 13th March 2018 with regards the Gladman proposal for 122 dwellings on the land off Bakers Lane, Braiswick. The appeal was dismissed.

Item 4:            Review Planning Decisions:

CBC Decision Date CBC Decision WBPC Decision Date Object / Support / Observation Application No. Location
O/S   21/02/2018 Support 180428 Homecroft, The Avenue
O/S   21/02/2018 Object 180419 Squirrels, 29b Mumford Close
O/S   21/02/2018 Observation 180380 Pond Farm, Bures Road
O/S   21/02/2018 Support 180274 3 Sackville Way
O/S   12/12/2017 Object 173127 Land adj. to Hill House Farm
20/03/2018 Approve 17/01/2018 Observation 173276 Patterns Yard, Nayland Road
19/03/2018 Approve 21/02/2018 Support 180164 Patterns Yard, Nayland Road
12/03/2018 Approve 21/02/2018 Observation 180016 18 Albany Close
08/03/2018 Approve 17/01/2018 Support 180110 Lortay Cottage, 2 Arm Frm Ctgs, Armoury Rd
06/03/2018 Approve 17/01/2018 Observation 180083 49 Mumford Road
02/03/2018 Approve 17/01/2018 Observation 180028 9 Chapel Road
01/03/2018 Approve 21/02/2018 Support 180199 St Clair, Bourne Road
01/03/2018 Approve 21/02/2018 Support 180055 Orchard Cottage
01/03/2018 Approve 17/01/2018 Support 180065 48 Chapel Road
13/02/2018 Prior Approval 17/01/2018 Observation 173369 Cooks Hall Farm, Cooks Hall Road


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