Planning & Development Committee – 21st August 2019

Notes & Decisions of the Planning and Development Committee Meeting

Held on Wed 21st August 2019 at the John Lampon Hall at 7.30pm

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

Wed 18th Sept 2019, John Lampon Hall, Lexden Rd at 7.30pm

Apologies:  Chris Stevenson (ex officio member)  
Members of the public present: 17 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
89 Chapel Road
West Bergholt
New dwelling with associated parking and amenity following demolition of existing dwelling and outbuildings. 191984 Object Decision The Parish Council would like to request an extension in time whilst CBC seeks answers to the following questions. Firstly, it would like to express concern regarding the height of the proposed dwelling. Could CBC request that the ridge height be added to the plans as currently only a cursory view can be made without it. The Council would also ask for a street scene with the existing and proposed ridge heights of the adjacent properties in order to show the relationship to its neighbours. The reasoning behind this is so that we can avoid a repeat of the 2 Donard Drive application 131924 which resulted in a dwelling that now dominates a prominent corner of Chapel Road. The Council is concerned at the loss of yet another bungalow and would prefer a like-for-like replacement rather than another 3-4-bedroom house which will swamp the neighbouring property and lane. Also, has the legal access to Spring Lane been proven yet?
3 Garret Place
West Bergholt
Single storey rear extension. 191990 Support Decision The Parish Council has no comment.
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. 191997 Support Decision The Parish Council supports this application so long as CBC is assured that the development is fully in accordance with the Neighbourhood Plan.


Item 3:            Correspondence

  1. “Profitable Plots” signage on Colchester Road – received reply from phone number. Clerk to inform Planning Enforcement.
  2. NEEB Holdings letter to Secretary of State – notification received that NEEB Holdings have requested the right to a judicial review of the Planning Inspectorate’s dismissal decision of their proposed development. Secretary of State to decide shortly.

Item 4:            Review Planning Decisions:

Appeal Pending CBC/Appeal Decision Date CBC Decision WBPC Decision Date Object / Support / Observ. Application No. Location Additional Inform.
  O/S   23/07/2019 Observation 191865 Highfield Farm, Fordham Road Listed Building
  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   15/05/2019 Object 190423 89 Chapel Road Refused by CBC Planning 13/06/19
  O/S   20/02/2019 Support 190344 Farmhouse Rookery Farm  
  O/S   20/02/2019 Observation 190345 Farmhouse Rookery Farm Listed Building
Dismissed 19/08/2019   12/12/2017 Object 173127 Land adj. to Hill House Farm Appeal Launched 02/08/2018
  09/08/2019 Approved 23/07/2019 Object 191252 37 Pirie Road Revised Plans (previously 27/06/19)
  09/08/2019 Approved 23/07/2019 Object 191687 Orchard Cottage, Chapel Lane Amended Plans
  09/08/2019 Refused 19/06/2019 Observation 191285 Land adj. Garden House, Queens Rd  
  29/07/2019 Refused 19/06/2019 Observation 191374 1 Upton Close  


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