Planning &Development Committee – 15th December 2021

Minutes of the Planning and Development Committee Meeting

Meeting held on Wed 15th December 2021 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:

Bob Tyrrell (Chairman), Brian Butcher (Vice chairman), Andrew Savage, Chris Stevenson (ex officio member)

Also in attendance:

Laura Walkingshaw (Parish Clerk) and 1 member of the public

Agenda items:

1.   Apologies for absence:

Cllr Joel Fayers.

2.   Declarations of interest:


3.   Public participation:

4.   Planning applications:

To discuss and make decisions on the following new applications:

 213292 – Doctors Surgery, 1-3 Doctors Surgery, Erle Havard Rd, CO6 3LH

Proposed first floor extension above existing approved ground floorextension for additional medical room.


The Parish Council supports the extension to the Doctor’s Surgery in principle, however it does have concerns with the addition parking required for another member of staff when there are so many parking issues around the site already and feels this may exacerbate the situation.



213286 – 5 Whitehouse Cottages, Bourne Road, CO6 3EW

Double storey side extension to create new master suite and dining room below. Single storey rear extension to extend kitchen.


The Parish Council has no objection to an extension on this property in principle, however this application does not comply with PP10 of the CBC-adopted West Bergholt Neighbourhood Plan, specifically:

 “…Buildings must respect the character of and be in harmony with their surroundings in respect of plot width, layout, building lines, materials, height, proportion, scale and massing; …”

The Council is concerned about the boarding and how it relates to the adjacent property, it would also suggest that maybe the extension should be subservient to the original building.



213344 – Barns at, Hall Road, West Bergholt

Re-use of a traditional Essex barn for residential accommodation,  including a small extension to replace a poor quality asbestos  structure and the removal of the asbestos open structure. Change of use of small parcels of agricultural land to residential.


Extension granted by CBC until 20th January so this application will be discussed at next Planning Committee meeting on Wed 19th Jan 2022.



5.   Planning decisions:

The following planning decisions were received from CBC and noted:

West Bergholt PC Decision DateWBPC DecisionApplication No. and link to CBC planning websiteLocationProposalCBC/Appeal Decision DateCBC/Appeal DecisionAppeal Pending
16/12/20Object202756Blackheath Bulb Co., Nayland Road, CO6 3DEReplacement of three agricultural buildings with three dwellings (In lieu of Prior Approval for three dwellings subject of Application 191409)- resubmission of application no.19296822/01/21Refused26/11/21
17/11/21Object21287148 Valley Crescent CO6 3EDProposed Single Storey Rear Extension & Garage Conversion with Internal Alterations (Revised information)7/12/21ApprovedN/A
17/11/21Support2130857 Colchester Road, CO6 3JGNotification for prior approval for a proposed single storey rear extension extending 6.00 metres beyond the rear wall of the original dwelling…07/12/21ApprovedN/A

ACTION – Additional comments for Blackheath Bulb Co. Appeal to be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate by 31st Dec 2021. Clerk to send Cllr Tyrrell previous appeal submissions to assist with draft.

6.   Date of next meeting:

The next Planning Committee meeting will be held on Wed 19th January 2022 in the John Lampon Hall, Lexden Road, CO6 3BW.

The meeting closed at 8pm.

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