Planning & Development Committee – 18th September 2019

Notes & Decisions of the Planning and Development Committee Meeting 

Held on Wed 18th Sept 2019 at the John Lampon Hall at 7.30pm

Planning Committee Members: Bob Tyrrell (Chairman), Murray Harlow, Andrew Savage, Norma Smith and Laura Walkingshaw (Parish Clerk) Next meeting:

Wed 16th Oct 2019, John Lampon Hall, Lexden Rd at 7.30pm

Apologies:  Brian Butcher (Vice Chair), Chris Stevenson (ex officio member)
Members of the public present: 9 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 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
East of England Coop,
41-43 Chapel Road
West Bergholt
Application to vary conditions 4 & 5 of planning permission   F/COL/02/2138

(Trading & delivery hours).

192221 Support Decision The Parish Council has no comment.
89 Chapel Road
West Bergholt
New Dwelling with associated parking and Amenity following demolition of existing dwelling and outbuildings. REVISED DRAWINGS & STATEMENT 191984 Object Decision The Parish Council reiterates its previous comments, that the proposed dwelling is still too large for the site and a building 1 metre lower would be preferable to one which will swamp the neighbouring property and lane.


It would also like the Borough to note the inaccuracies on the street view drawings. Chapel Road slopes downwards in the direction of the Queen’s Head pond, but the effect of this has not been considered in the drawings. The building was previously refused because of its height however the revised dwelling is equally as big.


The Council would again reiterate its request for the survey heights of the proposed and adjacent roofs in order to make a more accurate judgement.

Land adj. West Bergholt Cricket Club &, Stable Cottage, Colchester Road
West Bergholt
Full planning permission for site clearance and redevelopment to   provide 41 new homes with a new access from Colchester Road and associated landscaping, open space, drainage, foul pumping station and parking; provision of 1.189 hectares of land reserved. 192271 Support Decision The Parish Council would reiterate the comments made on duplicate planning application 191997:


The Parish Council supports this application so long as CBC is assured that the development is fully in accordance with the Neighbourhood Plan.

Alcrofts Farm
Bures Road
West Bergholt
Extend existing outbuilding to form carport.

Also Listed Building application.



Support Recommendation The Parish Council would defer to the Borough Council’s greater knowledge of listed building conditions.

Item 3:            Review Planning Decisions:

Appeal Pending CBC/Appeal Decision Date CBC Decision WBPC Decision Date Object / Support / Observ. Application No. Location Additional Inform.
O/S 21/08/2019 Object 191984 89 Chapel Road
O/S 21/08/2019 Support 191990 3 Garret Place
O/S 21/08/2019 Support 191997 Land adj. WB Cricket Club
O/S 27/06/2019 Object 191522 Land adj. 67 Braiswick
O/S 19/06/2019 Observation 191409 Blackbulb Co. Nayland Road
O/S 19/06/2019 Object 181458 32 Colchester Road previously 18/07/2018
O/S 20/02/2019 Support 190344 Farmhouse Rookery Farm
O/S 20/02/2019 Observation 190345 Farmhouse Rookery Farm Listed Building
13/09/2019 Approved 23/07/2019 Observation 191865 Highfield Farm, Fordham Road Listed Building


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