Notes & Decisions of the Planning and Development Committee Meeting
Held on Wed 20th May 2020 at 7.30 pm via Zoom
|Planning Committee Members:||Bob Tyrrell, Brian Butcher, Murray Harlow, Norma Smith, Andrew Savage, Ex officio Chris Stevenson and
Laura Walkingshaw (Parish Clerk)
Wed 17th June 2020 at 7.30 pm (venue TBC)
|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. 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|
|4 Maltings Park Road,
|Certificate of Lawfulness only – proposed loft conversion, including a rear facing dormer and front facing roof lights, proposed single storey rear extension.||200823||N/A||N/A||No comments to CBC Planner required, if Colchester determine that it is permitted development then they will approve.|
|2 Bourne Cottages, Bourne Road,
|Single storey rear extension||200852||Support||Decision||West Bergholt Parish Council has no comment.|
|23 Pirie Road,
|Improvements and Rear Extension||200919||Support||Decision||West Bergholt Parish Council has no comment.|
|20 Albany Road,
|Two storey rear/side extension with part single storey||200962||Object||Decision||In principle West Bergholt Parish Council has no objections to a two-storey extension to this property. However, there are currently two matters of concern, which have been highlighted on a set of plans and emailed to the relevant planning officer:
DG26: Details such as windows, doors and roof pitches should reflect those of the original building.
DG27: Careful consideration should be given to the visual impact of extensions and particularly conservatories, when they are visible either from the street or from public thoroughfares such as footpaths, bridleways etc.
|179 Colchester Road, West Bergholt,
|Application to vary condition 2 of decision 182761: substitute drawings showing changes to proposed layouts & elevations||200706||N/A||N/A||No comments to CBC Planner required.|
|93 Colchester Road, West Bergholt,
|Proposed single storey rear extension, proposed alterations to front elevation including new entrance door and porch, and proposed internal alterations as per drawings – REVISED DRAWINGS||200704||Support||Recommendation||Previous Comment (Apr 20): The Council wishes to see a front garden plan showing how the proposed 2 parking spaces will work and any dropped kerbs before considering the application further.
(May 20) West Bergholt Parish Council support the application and would thank the applicant for taking its comments on board.
Item 3: Planning Decisions
To be noted at the next meeting in June 2020.
Item 4: Local Plan
The government-appointed Planning Inspector examining the joint part of Braintree, Colchester and Tendring councils’ Local Plan has said the plan can be made sound and the proposed Garden Community on the Tendring/Colchester Border can proceed, but two others should be removed.
The Planning Inspector, Roger Clews, said in a letter to the North Essex Authorities (NEAs) that he agreed the garden communities could be supported and the policies in the plan rightly set high standards for delivery and infrastructure. However, he said the Colchester/Braintree Borders and West of Braintree Garden Community proposals are not, in his view, deliverable. See more at https://www.colchester.gov.uk/info/category/?id=latest-news
He reiterated the Local Plan has met the legal requirements including the Duty to Co-operate and that the housing targets for each district are sound. This means that 716 homes need to be built each year in the Braintree District, 920 homes need to be built in the Colchester borough and 550 homes each year need to be built in Tendring. He concluded that the NEAs have two options:
- To propose and consult on main modifications which will include the removal of the Colchester / Braintree Borders and West of Braintree GC proposals from the Plan;
- To withdraw the Plan.