Planning and Development Committee – 15th July 2020

Notes & Decisions of the Planning and Development Committee Meeting

Held on Wed 15th July 2020 at 7.30pm via Zoom

Planning Committee Members: Bob Tyrrell, Brian Butcher, Murray Harlow, Norma Smith, Andrew Savage, Ex officio Chris Stevenson and
Laura Walkingshaw (Parish Clerk)
Next meeting:
Wed 19th August 2020 at 7.30pm
(venue TBC)
Apologies:  None  
Members of the public present: One  
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. The Parish Council will take into account the Village Design Statement and the West Bergholt Neighbourhood Plan when making comments and decisions on Planning Applications.

Item 1:            To receive any pre-application representations regarding proposed planning applications

None were received.

Item 2:            New & current planning applications:

Location Proposal Application No. and link to CBC planning website Object / Support / Observations Decision or Recommendation Comments made by Planning Committee
38 Albany Road,
West Bergholt,
Demolition of existing side garage to create space for single storey side extension. 201254 Support Decision The Parish Council has no comment.
Land adjacent to
1 Whitehouse Cottages,
Bourne Road,


Erection of one attached dwelling. 201280 Observation Decision [See below]
As the location is within the settlement boundary the Parish Council support an extension to the property in principle. However, the council has concerns regarding the relative height of the extension in proportion to the adjacent bungalow across Chapel Lane. It is the dominance of the new dwelling on the summit of Chapel Lane, which rises to a peak at that point, and in relation to the scale of neighbouring properties that concerns the council. Please see PP10 of the CBC-adopted WB Neighbourhood Plan, specifically DG7, DG10 and DG13 of the Village Design Statement below. It is recommended that further thought is given to the design of the new dwelling including photo montages or illustrations showing the impact from a variety of views including Chapel Lane. The Parish Council also supports those concerns raised by the Highways authority in its comments of 13/07/20.

DG7 – Buildings must be in harmony with the surroundings in respect of materials, colour, texture, proportion and scale.

DG10 – Any infill development should reflect the character of the surrounding area and protect the amenity of neighbours. It should reinforce the uniformity of the street by reflecting the scale, mass, height, form, materials, fenestration and architectural details of its neighbours.

DG13 – New buildings should respect the height of buildings immediately adjacent.


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