Planning & Development Committee – 23rd July 2019

Notes & Decisions of the Planning and Development Committee Meeting

Held on Tues 23rd July 2019 at the John Lampon Hall at 7.30pm

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

Wed 21st August 2019, John Lampon Hall, Lexden Rd at 7.30pm

Apologies:  Andrew Savage and Chris Stevenson (ex officio member)  
Members of the public present: No 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
Orchard Cottage,
Chapel Lane,
West Bergholt
Proposed first floor side extension 191687 Object Decision The Council believes that the first floor should be set back by 1 metre, however it is aware that these revisions are in the process of being submitted by the applicant.
37 Pirie Road
West Bergholt

(Amended Plans)

Bay window and canopy to front, single storey rear extension, single storey extension to front of garage (AMENDED PLAN RECEIVED) 191252 Object Decision The Parish Council would reiterate its previous comment:

With the garage being converted and the only existing parking space being reduced to 4.5m in depth as a result of the proposed extension, no suitable off-street parking is proposed. As the property is located in an area where there are severe parking issues (so much so that people regularly park on the pavements and the adjacent green open space) the Parish Council objects to this application and considers it contrary to the West Bergholt Village Design Statement  policies DG35 and DG36 adopted by CBC. 

Even with the amended plans, parking is still a major issue with the loss of a parking space being unacceptable whilst parking is still occurring on the neighbouring greensward.

Highfield Farm Fordham Road
West Bergholt

(Listed Building) 

Demolition of existing (modern) lean-to extension. Single storey side extension/garden room. Single storey rear extension including new entrance hall, utility and study and WC. 2 No. roof dormers to existing first floor bedroom, east elevation. 191865   Decision The Parish Council would defer to the Borough Council’s greater knowledge concerning the alterations of listed buildings.

Item 3:            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
Allowed 31/12/2018 Refused 21/11/2018 Object 182761 179 Colchester Road Appeal Launched 03/04/2019
Dismissed 07/08/2018 Refused 18/04/2018 Object 180733 Land adj. to Armoury Road Appeal Launched 04/04/2019
Dismissed 15/06/2018 Refused 18/04/2018 Object 180732 Land adj. to Colchester Road Appeal Launched 04/04/2019
  O/S   27/06/2019 Object 191522 Land adj. 67 Braiswick  
  O/S   27/06/2019 Object 191252 37 Pirie Road  
  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   19/06/2019 Observation 191285 Land adj. Garden House, Queens Rd  
  O/S   19/06/2019 Observation 191374 1 Upton Close  
  O/S   17/04/2019 Support 190960 120 Colchester Road  
  O/S   20/02/2019 Support 190344 Farmhouse Rookery Farm  
  O/S   20/02/2019 Observation 190345 Farmhouse Rookery Farm Listed Building
  19/07/2019 Approved 27/06/2019 Support 191578 St Ledger, Hall Road  
  16/07/2019 Approved 17/04/2019 Observation 190922 122 Colchester Road  
  15/07/2019 Approved 19/06/2019 Observation 191426 Bali Hai, Nayland Road  
  12/07/2019 Approved 19/06/2019 Support 191309 St Mary’s Church, Hall Road  
  24/06/2019 Approved 15/05/2019 Support 191103 Alcrofts Lodge, Bure Road  


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