Planning & Development Committee – 21st July 2021

Notes & Decisions of the Planning and Development Committee Meeting

Held on Wed 21st July 2021 at 7.30pm in the Orpen Memorial Hall, Lexden Rd

Planning Committee Members:Bob Tyrrell (Chairman), Brian Butcher (Vice chairman), Andrew Savage, Norma SmithNext meeting: Wed 18th August 2021 at 7.30pm, Orpen Hall
Apologies: Ex officio member Chris Stevenson 
Members of the public present:4 members of the public 
Declarations of Interest:  

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, emerging planning policy and CBC Planning policies 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: To discuss and make decisions on the following applications:

Location Proposal Application No. and link to CBC planning website Object / Support / Observations Decision or Recommendation Comments made by Planning Committee
1 Armoury Road,
West Bergholt,
Two storey front extension. 211838 Support Decision The Parish Council has no comment.
Hall Barns,
Hall Road,
West Bergholt,
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Buildings to Dwelling houses (Class C3) & for building operations reasonably necessary for the conversion. 211761 Observation Decision The Committee will defer to CBC for comments to determine if the proposals show full compliance with all the qualifying criteria under Class Q.  However, with regards to ‘the design or external appearance of the building’ the application states that the design approach comprises of good quality architecture.  As the current proposals are uninspiring and resemble a poorly designed commercial premises, this is questionable.  Another aspect of concern is the building’s location within the most historic and unique part of West Bergholt, with the Grade II* listed West Bergholt Hall and adjacent 11th century Grade I listed church within 100m. If this were not a class Q application, the Parish Council would object to it as being totally out of keeping, in contradiction to the Neighbourhood Plan and Village Design Statement. Furthermore, it is concerned with any precedents set enabling such conversions in view of the presence of numerous adjacent farm buildings under the same ownership.
67 Chapel Road,
West Bergholt,
Single storey rear extension and internal alterations. 211712 Support Decision The Parish Council has no comment.
One, Whitehouse Lane,
(revised plans)
Fitting of 2.5 m high acoustic fence to the Western boundary of the property, adjacent to Newbridge Hill. (Consultation End Date 22nd July) 210682 Observation Decision The Committee noted the comments made prior to the meeting to the CBC of their understanding that the fence will be 2.5m high, timber, brown in colour, set 1.2m behind the existing hedge, that the hedge will be maintained at a height no less than that of the fence and where additional planting is required such will be similar to the existing.  Further, if so agreed, they would support the application.
Highfield Farm, Fordham Road,
West Bergholt,
Amendments to consented scheme 191917:   – Revised Entrance Hall to incorporate oak frame gable end    – Slightly enlarged Entrance Hall / utility Room / Study and revised internal layout of.     – Omitting rooflights to Entrance Hall   – Omitting windows 211894 Support Recommendation The Parish Council has no comment.
Highfield Farm, Fordham Road,
West Bergholt,
(Listed Building)
As above 211895 Support Recommendation The Parish Council has no comment.

Item 3: Review Planning Decisions:

West Bergholt PC Decision DateWBPC DecisionApplication No. and link to CBC planning websiteLocationProposalCBC/Appeal Decision DateCBC/Appeal DecisionAppeal Pending
19/08/2020Object201642155 Colchester RoadOutline application for erection of two dwellings, complete with access and parking.29/09/20RefusedAppeal Lodged 05/07
15/07/2020Observation201280Land adjacent to 1 Whitehouse Cottages,
Bourne Road
Erection of one attached dwelling.18/08/2020RefusedAppeal Lodged 16/07
17/2/21Object210384Box Cottage, The AvenueProposed first floor rear extension & alterations & detached annex for carer.18/06/21ApprovedN/A
21/04/21Object21078787 Colchester Road (Ash’s Store)Part Change of Use to Takeaway (Fish & Chip Shop) Change of Shopfront; installation of extractor Hood & Fan & External Cold Rooms.23/06/21ApprovedN/A
16/06/21Support211370St Edmunds, The RetreatProposed entrance lobby to front elevation. Side extension providing a Utility Room and WC. Rear extension providing Garden Room24/06/21ApprovedN/A
19/05/21Support210841Grange Cottage, Hall RoadConstruct timber single garage.28/06/21ApprovedN/A
16/6/21Object20254430 New Church RoadDemolition of existing detached house and erection 2 No. detached dwellings.(REVISED PLANS RECEIVED)29/06/21Refused 
16/06/21Support211296115 Chapel RoadRear extension and internal alterations providing a sensory room.07/07/21ApprovedN/A
17/3/21Object2105502 Ormonde CloseSingle storey rear extension to property (change of material)09/07/21ApprovedN/A
21/04/21Object210756Hill House Farm, 157 Colchester RoadDemolition of existing ancillary building / stables with the construction of a single storey annex. (Amended plans)16/07/21ApprovedN/A
21/04/21Object210757Hill House Farm, 157 Colchester RoadDemolition of existing ancillary building / stables with the construction of a single storey annex. (Listed Building) (Amended Plans)16/07/21ApprovedN/A
16/09/20Support201925Land adjacent,
12 Colchester Road, West Bergholt,
Outline application for up to 7 dwellings with access determined and all other matters reserved.O/S  
20/1/21Support201686Land south of WB Cricket Club, Colchester Rd, WBOutline application for up to 18 dwellings with access to be determined and all other matters reserved. (AMENDED PLANS)O/S  
17/2/21Object21019216 Newbridge HillPart first floor and two storey front extension.O/S  
17/2/21ObjectESS/11/21/COLColchester Skip Hire, Greenacres, Packards Lane, Wormingford, CO6 3AHContinuation of use of waste recycling facility without compliance with condition 11 (HGV Movement Times) of planning permission ESS/09/18/COL that was for “Erection of Clean Materials Recycling Facility  with amendments to site operating hours and HGV movement times to permit 24 HGV Movements between 07:00- 16-30 hours on Good Fridays” to now allow for 6 HGV movements between 05:30 – 0600 hours; 10 HGV movements between 06.00 – 07.00 hours and 10 HGV movements between 07.00 – 07.30 hours to allow more flexibility in early morning movements periods.O/S  
21/04/21Object210682One, Whitehouse LaneFitting of acoustic fence to the Western boundary of the property, adjacent to Newbridge Hill.O/S  
26/05/21Object2113359 Bradbrook CottagesResubmission of application number 210196 following redesign, for a single linked 2 bedroom house.O/S  
16/06/21Support211551Oak View Landscapes, Patterns Yard, Nayland RoadSingle storey storage shed for (Use Class B8) to support existing Landscape Yard functions.O/S  
16/06/21Support21160065 Mumford RoadFirst floor front extension.O/S  
23/06/21Support21163529 Chapel RoadProposed first floor rear extension.O/S  
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