Planning and Development Committee – 18th March 2020

Notes & Decisions of the Planning and Development Committee Meeting

Held on Wed 18th March in the John Lampon Hall at 7.30 pm

Planning Committee Members: Brian Butcher and Laura Walkingshaw (Parish Clerk) Next meeting:

Wed 15th April, John Lampon Hall, Lexden Rd at 7.30 pm

Apologies:  Bob Tyrrell, Murray Harlow, Norma Smith, Andrew Savage, Chris Stevenson (ex officio member)
Members of the public present: None
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

This meeting was deemed inquorate, no business was transacted, and the meeting then closed at 7.31 pm.

The business on the March agenda shall be adjourned to another meeting.

Delegated Powers

The committee subsequently discussed the planning applications under delegated powers, the record of their determinations is shown below:

Notes & Decisions of the Planning and Development Committee Meeting

Following the inquorate meeting of the 18th March, please find below Planning Committee recommendations made via email using delegated powers:

Location Proposal Application No. and link to CBC planning website Object / Support / Observations Decision or Recommendation Comments made by Planning Committee
The Treble Tile, Colchester Road, West Bergholt,
Erection of 2 no. 4-Bed dwellings adjacent to the Treble Tile PH, and  re-configuration of the public house’s parking, including demolition of sheds and garages (Resubmission of 192732) 200332 Object _ The Parish Council is pleased to note that the current application has taken on board concerns raised in respect of parking and highway matters and is therefore significantly better than previously.  The layout which allows space for two dwellings whilst retaining 18 parking spaces for customers and staff for the Treble tile looks an acceptable compromise. However, whilst the two dwellings take up less space, the design and style of the buildings is not in accordance with NP PP10.  The current elevations proposed do not reflect the architectural style of West Bergholt. A style should be provided that is more in keeping with the contemporary houses to the left and the Treble Tile – a classic inter-war public house of architectural merit and importance and should be afforded protection.

It should be noted that there is room within the site boundary for a public footpath to the front and side of the potential seating area to be provided by the applicants.  This would assist locally with road safety concerns.  Further, although not a planning matter the Parish Council would wish to discuss with the developer the tenancy arrangements for the Treble Tile.

52 Mumford Road, West Bergholt,
Proposed single storey front extension, first floor rear extension and extension to existing dropped kerb to front of property. 200381 Observations  

The Parish Council does not find the proposed front elevation inspiring and note also that the new window to bedroom 2 should be obscured to prevent overlooking No 54.

4 Garthwood Close, West Bergholt,
Proposed single storey rear extension. 200336






Support The Parish Council has no comment.
Salix, Spring Lane, West Bergholt,
Take down existing conservatory to rear of property and replace on existing conservatory brick base a new flat roofed garden room. To side of extension provide a new raised timber decking area along with timber steps down to the rear. 200468 Support The Parish Council has no comment.
114 Chapel Road, West Bergholt,
Single storey rear extension extending to 4.99 metres from existing rear elevation of existing dwelling. 200475 Support The Parish Council has no comment.
27 Pirie Road,
West Bergholt,
Proposed rear extension – single storey. 200538 Support The Parish Council has no comment.
18 New Church Rd, West Bergholt,
Single storey rear extension, replacement of existing porch, replacement of the roof to existing double garage and conversion into a home gym. 200356 Object The Parish Council has no concerns in respect of the proposed single storey rear extension but is concerned as to the nature of the proposed cladding to the garage/gym being totally out of keeping with other properties in the vicinity, thus in contradiction of NP PP10. Further, the Council is concerned at the loss of parking which will occur due to the conversion of the garage into a gym and the apparent provision of full height full width windows to the front of the gym, again being totally out of keeping with other properties in the vicinity. In addition, the noise that a gym could generate and its impact on neighbour’s privacy also doesn’t appear to have been considered.
85 Mumford Road, West Bergholt,
Single storey front, side and rear domestic extension. 200556 Support The Parish Council has no comment.


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