Notes & Decisions of the Planning and Development Committee Meeting
Held on Wed 15th May 2019 at the John Lampon Hall at 7.30pm
|Planning Committee Members:||Bob Tyrrell (Chairman), Brian Butcher (Vice Chair), Chris Stevenson, Andrew Savage, Murray Harlow and Laura Walkingshaw (Parish Clerk)||Next meeting:
Wed 19th June 2019, John Lampon Hall, Lexden Rd at 7.30pm
|Members of the public present:||8 members of the public|
|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 elect a Chairman of the Planning Committee and a Vice-chair
RESOLVED – Cllr Savage proposed Cllr Tyrrell as Chairman, Cllr Stevenson seconded. All in favour.
RESOLVED – Cllr Tyrrell proposed Cllr Butcher as Vice-chair, Cllr Savage seconded. All in favour.
Item 2: To receive any pre-application representations regarding proposed planning applications
None were received.
Item 3: Current planning applications:
|Location||Proposal||Application No. and link to CBC planning website||Object / Support / Observations||Decision or Recommendation||Comments by Planning Committee|
|Proposed extension and detached garage, changes in external wall and roof finishes. Replacement windows to existing dwelling.||191103||Support||Decision||The Parish Council has no comment.|
|Ground floor extension and first floor addition to existing bungalow. (revised plans)||190690||Object||Decision||See below|
|There appears to have been no significant reduction in the ridge height of the proposal and so therefore the Parish Council’s comments remain the same:
“The Parish Council is not opposed to an extension to this dwelling in principle, however, the proposal is not in keeping with the surrounding buildings. The application is contrary to the Village Design Statement adopted by CBC listed previously DG3, DG7, DG8, DG10 and specifically:
DG37 (lack of a street scape), providing no information on the visual impact it will have on neighbouring properties and the greater affect on the street scene.
DG13 (New buildings should respect the height of buildings immediately adjacent), being too tall next to the neighbouring bungalow and the existing extension of the house to the left. The roof pitch is significantly steeper.
The neighbouring bungalow garden wraps around the back of Springbourne, and will now be overlooked by the first floor of the proposed extension.
This area is identified in the emerging Regulation 16 West Bergholt Neighbourhood Plan Map PP6 identified Spring Lane as part of a Character Area and therefore the loss of the uniqueness of the properties in this area which contribute to its particular character should be resisted.
The PC would support a proposal with a reduce ridge height and more in keeping with the adjacent properties and with mitigating measures to address the overlooking.”
|89 Chapel Road
|Two new dwellings with associated parking and amenity following demolition of existing dwelling.
|The Parish Council still considers this application as overdevelopment. The parking remains an issue and the Parish Council has been made aware that the previous owners of this property did not possess or park vehicles to the rear of the premises. Spring Lane is a private road and it is not at all clear whether there are private access rights for this property to all parking as shown on the planning application. This point should be checked before any granting of planning permission. There has been no improvement on the overpowering nature of the proposal on 89A Chapel Road. The Parish Council would therefore like to reitierate their previous comments:
“The Parish Council are disappointed with the proposed redevelopment of the site, which is uninspiring. The proposals are clearly over development in a village location, the chalet style houses will be overpowering to the bungalow at 89A Chapel Road and will have a dominating effect to the junction of Spring Lane and Chapel Road. The current proposals are out of keeping with the existing street scene. Parking for four cars will affect the special nature of Spring Lane, will be detrimental to the village townscape and will be out of keeping with surrounding built form. The proposals are contrary to the Village Design Statement (adopted as planning guidance by CBC) Policies – DG2, DG3, DG4, DG5, DG7, DG8, DG10, DG11, DG35 and DG37. The proposal is contrary to the emerging West Bergholt Neighbourhood Plan. The Parish Council are of the view that a one for one replacement would be more appropriate and the preferred option.”
Item 4: Review Planning Decisions:
|Appeal Pending||CBC Decision Date||CBC Decision||WBPC Decision Date||Object / Support / Observ.||Application No.||Location||Additional Inform.|
|O/S||O/S||12/12/2017||Object||173127||Land adj. to Hill House Farm||Appeal Launched 02/08/2018|
|O/S||31/12/2018||Refused||21/11/2018||Object||182761||179 Colchester Road||Appeal Launched 03/04/2019|
|O/S||07/08/2018||Refused||18/04/2018||Object||180733||Land adj. to Armoury Road||Appeal Launched 04/04/2019|
|O/S||15/06/2018||Refused||18/04/2018||Object||180732||Land adj. to Colchester Road||Appeal Launched 04/04/2019|
|O/S||17/04/2019||Support||190643||Copperfield House, 10 Firmins Ct|
|O/S||17/04/2019||Observation||190922||122 Colchester Road|
|O/S||17/04/2019||Support||190960||120 Colchester Road|
|O/S||20/03/2019||Object||190423||89 Chapel Road||Revised Plans|
|O/S||20/03/2019||Object||190690||Springbourne, Spring Lane||Revised Plans|
|O/S||20/02/2019||Support||190344||Farmhouse Rookery Farm|
|O/S||20/02/2019||Observation||190345||Farmhouse Rookery Farm||Listed Building|
|O/S||18/07/2018||Object||181458||32 Colchester Road|
|09/05/2019||Approved||27/03/2019||Support||190437||Rosaville, White Hart Lane|
|07/05/2019||Refused||27/03/2019||Observation||190789||Land adj Alcrofts Lodge, Bures Road|
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