Planning and Development Committee – 16th January 2023

Planning and Development Committee Meeting

Meeting held on Monday 16th January 2023 at 7.30pm in the John Lampon Hall

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, the West Bergholt Neighbourhood Plan, Government National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and CBC Planning Policies when commenting on individual applications.

Planning Committee Members:

Cllrs Bob Tyrrell (Chair), Joel Fayers, Andrew Savage, Brian Butcher & Sara Cullis

Also in attendance:

Laura Walkingshaw (Parish Clerk), Julie Gillott (Clerk’s Assistant)

Agenda items:

1.   Apologies for absence:


2.   Declarations of interest:


3.   Public participation:


4.   Planning applications:

223165  Kings Vineyard, Fossetts Lane, Fordham, CO6 3NY

Replacement dwelling and construction of detached garage


The Parish Council has no comment.



223139 Pond Cottage, Fordham Road, CO6 3DP

Application for variation of condition 2 following grant of planning permission 211999


West Bergholt Parish Council would reiterate their previous comment of 18.8.2021:

West Bergholt Parish Council’s Planning Committee acknowledge the reference to CBC’s Planning Policy DP13: Dwelling Alterations, Extensions and Replacement Dwellings in regard to this application, which states:

(b) For replacement dwellings, when development:

(i) Is on a one-for-one basis and the property to be demolished is of permanent construction, recently occupied, and is not derelict or abandoned;

and would on that basis defer to Colchester Borough Council’s greater knowledge of its policy DP13 to establish whether this application is in accordance with it.



223184 Barn at, Hall Road, West Bergholt Colchester (Recommendation)

Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Buildings to Dwellinghouse (Class C3) & for building operations reasonably necessary for the conversion.


The Parish Council has no comment.

Recommendation to Parish Council:


5.   Planning Decisions:

222908 – West Bergholt Reservoir, Hall Road – Prior approval Required (Approved)

222853 – Barns at, Hall Road, West Bergholt – Approved Conditional

6.   Date of next meeting:

The next Planning Committee meeting will be held on Monday 13th February at 7.30pm in the Orpen Hall, Lexden Road, CO6 3BW.

The meeting closed at   19.44   pm.

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