Planning & Development Committee – 19th October 2022

Planning and Development Committee Meeting

Meeting held on Wednesday 19th October 2022 at 6.30pm 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 Joel Fayers (Chair), Andrew Savage, Brian Butcher & Sara Cullis.

Also in attendance:

Laura Walkingshaw (Parish Clerk) and 0 members of the public

Agenda items:

1.   Apologies for absence:

Cllr Bob Tyrrell

2.   Declarations of interest:


3.   Public participation:

There were no questions from members of the public.

4.   Planning applications:

222372 – 36 Lexden Road, CO6 3BT

Garage Conversion and connection to Main Dwelling


The Parish Council supports this application, with no comment. 



222418 – Holly Tree House, 44a New Church Road, CO6 3JE

Two storey rear extension to include internal alterations


The Parish Council supports this application, with no comment. 



222100 – land adj to, 155 Colchester Road, CO6 3JX (amended plans)

1 no. Detached 4-bedroom house with a detach triple garage and annex above and new driveway.


In addition to the previous comment, the Parish Council is content with the amended plans, subject to approval being conditional on the annex only being occupied by dependent relatives and that it is not sold or let separately to the applicant’s main property. 

Previous Comment:

The Parish Council previously objected to an application on this site as it is outside the settlement boundary of West Bergholt, thus contrary to policies PP9, PP10 and PP12 of the Neighbourhood Plan 1 and to part 2 of recently adopted Local Plan, in particular para 6.227 and policy SS15.

However, having won on appeal, WBPC understands that the site will now be developed noting that the proposal is well designed and in keeping with the adjacent Hill House, and in accord with the N P’s Village Design Statement.



213465 – land adj. Rosaville, White Hart Lane, CO6 3DB (Appeal Notification)

Outline permission with all matters reserved for a detached dwelling and double garage. Resubmission of Application Ref: 212293

ACTION – Clerk to send Cllr Butcher the Committee’s latest PINS appeal letter in Word format for him to submit prior to the deadline of 31st Oct 2022.

5.   Planning Decisions:

Application No. and link to CBC planning websiteLocationWest Bergholt PC Decision DateWBPC DecisionProposalCBC/Appeal Decision DateCBC/Appeal DecisionAppeal Pending
202756Blackheath Bulb Co., Nayland Road16/12/20ObjectReplacement of three agricultural buildings with three dwellings (In lieu of22/01/21Refused26/11/21
2118381 Armoury Road21/07/21SupportTwo storey front extension.19/08/21Refused
212042Land south of Cooks Hall Road18/08/21ObjectOutline application for the erection of single dwelling.15/09/21Refused29/03/22
21225730 New Church Road (Planning Appeal)27/08/21ObjectDemolition of existing detached house and erection of 2 No. detached dwellings.29/09/21Refused26/04/22
21269533 Lexden Road20/10/21SupportReplacement of large single storey self-contained extension to the first floor.25/11/21ApprovedN/A
2131062 Garthwood Close17/11/21SupportProposed front single storey porch extension21/12/21ApprovedN/A
212415The Thatchers, Nayland Road19/01/22SupportSiting of two Portacabins and one storage container08/02/22WithdrawnN/A
2205407 Lexden Road16/03/22ObjectTwo storey front and rear extensions and alterations05/05/22ApprovedN/A
2205407 Lexden Road – amended plans20/04/22SupportTwo storey front and rear extensions and alterations.05/05/22ApprovedN/A
220676106 Mumford Road20/04/22SupportSingle storey extension to front of dwelling including minor conversion of existing garage.05/05/22ApprovedN/A
22065019 Bradbrook Cottages, Armoury Road20/04/22ObjectErection of a 3 storey 2 bedroom detached family home16/05/22Refused
22073516 Newbridge Hill20/04/22SupportProposed ground & first floor front extension (Resubmission of 210192).24/05/22ApprovedN/A
220799The Settlers, Newbridge Hill – amended plans20/04/22ObjectTwo storey side extension and alterations to roof24/05/22ApprovedN/A
22109452 Valley Crescent18/05/22ObjectConversion of Garage in Play Area/Study.27/06/22ApprovedN/A
22113412 Colchester Road18/05/22ObservationAlterations to raise the roof of dwelling, rear27/06/22ApprovedN/A
220363Scarletts, Scarletts Chase – Listed (retrospective)20/04/22ObservationRetrospective Planning Permission sort for previous work: 1.11/07/22ApprovedN/A
22072730 New Church Road – amended plans20/07/22ObservationDemolition of existing detached house and erection of 1 No.04/08/22ApprovedN/A
22170467 Mumford Road20/07/22SupportRetrospective – Roof mounted solar PV22/08/22ApprovedN/A
221641The White Hart, Nayland Road20/07/22ObservationErection of illuminated and not illuminated signs to the exterior of the02/09/22ApprovedN/A
221666The White Hart – listed building20/07/22ObservationListed building application for erection of illuminated and non illuminated signs to exterior of the building.02/09/22ApprovedN/A
221823Oak View Landscapes Ltd, Pattens Yard27/09/22SupportSingle storey storage shed for (Use Class B8) to support existing Landscape Yard functions.15/09/22ApprovedN/A
221995Poplar Cottage, Kings Vineyard, Fossetts Lane27/09/22SupportRenovation of Poplar Cottage,23/09/22ApprovedN/A
222036adj 19 Bradbrook Cottages, Armoury Road27/09/22ObjectErection of a 3 storey 2 bedroom detached family home (Resubmission of 220650)26/09/22Refused
221018Alcrofts Farm, Bures Road18/05/22ObservationProposed front boundary treatments, incl12/10/22ApprovedN/A
220526Land adj. 67 Braiswick16/03/22ObservationReserved matters following outline approval 191522 – erO/S
221019Alcrofts Farm, Bures Road – Listed Building18/05/22ObservationListed Building: Proposed front boundary treatments,O/S
221042Newbridge Mill Farm, Newbridge Hill18/05/22ObjectNew farm access gateway and all weather track (O/S
221574Land off, Colchester Road – amendment to s.10620/07/22ObservationApplication to Modify or Discharge a Section 106 Planning Obligation 191997O/S
221780Alcrofts Farm, Bures Road27/09/22SupportProposed single storey annexO/S
221781Alcrofts Farm, Listed Building27/09/22ObservationProposed single storey annexO/S
221831Mcnally Mews, The Crescent27/09/22ObjectChange of use of land to domestic garden.O/S
222100land adj to, 155 Colchester Road27/09/22Observation1no. Detached 4 bedroom house with a detach triple garage.O/S
2222269 Garthwood Close27/09/22SupportProposed part two-storey, part single-storey rear extensionsO/S
222267Tresillian, Bourne Road27/09/22ObjectTwo storey L shaped infill extension to rear and side elevationO/S
2223615 Bradbrook Cottages, Armoury Road28/09/22Objectproposed front side and rear extensionO/S
22237236 Lexden Road28/09/22SupportGarage Conversion and connection to Main Dwelling.O/S

6.   Date of next meeting:

The next Planning Committee meeting will be held at 6.30pm on Wed 16th November 2022 in the John Lampon Hall, Lexden Road, CO6 3BW.

The meeting closed at 6.55pm.

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