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29.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

The Committee is asked to note any apologies for absence and substitutions received from Members.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors Bray (with Councillor V. Guglielmi as substitute) Placey (with Councillor Clifton as substitute) and Harris (with Councillor Stephenson as a substitute).

30.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors are invited to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Personal Interest, and the nature of it, in relation to any item on the agenda.

 

Minutes:

Councillors White, V. Guglielmi, Clifton and Stephenson declared that, with regards to Planning Application 18/01728/DETAIL they were not present on the original site visit for this application and therefore could not take part whilst the Committee deliberated and reached it decision.

 

Councillor V. Guglielmi declared a personal interest in respect of Planning Application 19/00524/OUT insofar as she was a trustee of the Lawford Housing Trust, as was Mr Stephen Rose, the managing director of Rose Builders who were the developer of the application site but were not in fact the applicants.

 

 

31.

Planning Application 19/00524/OUT - Land to the south of Thorpe Road, Weeley, CO16 9AJ pdf icon PDF 443 KB

Outline planning application with all matters reserved, except for access, for 280 dwellings, a 2 Form of Entry primary school, 56 place early years nursery, up to 3000 sqm of office (B1) buildings on 1 hectare and associated ancillary buildings, drainage systems, boundary treatments and hard surfacing as well as public open space, vehicular access from Thorpe Road a pedestrian footbridge and the closure of existing level crossing and formal diversion of public footpath No 5 - Weeley, over the new railway bridge.

Minutes:

Councillor V. Guglielmi had earlier declared a personal interest in respect of Planning Application 19/00524/OUT insofar as she was a trustee of the Lawford Housing Trust, as was Mr Stephen Rose, the managing director of Rose Builders who were the developer of the application site but were not in fact the applicants.

 

The Committee recalled that this application was in most regards a resubmission of Planning Application 17/02162/OUT which was refused by this Council on 19 November 2018.

 

The Committee had before it the published Officer report containing the key planning issues, relevant planning policies, planning history, any response from consultees, written representations received and a recommendation of approval.

 

At the meeting, an oral presentation was made by the Council’s Head of Planning (CB) in respect of the application.

 

An update sheet was circulated to the Committee prior to the meeting with details of:

 

1)    Essex County Council has requested an additional planning condition be imposed to deliver enhancements to the Public Right of Way (PROW) network within the site to surface the footpaths.

 

2)    Four further letters of representation had been received from Tendring Parish Council, a Local Resident, the Solicitors for the applicant and the Tendring Hundred Riding Club.

 

3)    Comments from the Officers on the further letters of representation referred to above.

 

 

Derek Stebbing, a local resident, spoke against the application.

 

Parish Councillor Mike Brown, representing Weeley Parish Council, spoke against the application.

 

Councillor Peter Harris, a local Ward Member, spoke against the application.

 

During the item a Councillor made reference to the decision notice in respect of the previous, very similar, planning application 17/02162/OUT. The notice, a public document, was read to the Committee so that all were aware of the element of it referred to by the Councillor. The Committee was directed to consider this application de novo. If there were specific reasons familiar to identify for refusing the application Officers would advise on them. The Council had decided, following the receipt of professional legal and planning advice, to withdraw its opposition to  the appeal against the previous refusal of application 17/02162/OUT and had advised the Planning Inspectorate that it would not be defending the Appeal at the Public Inquiry to be held in October.

 

Following a lengthy discussion by the Committee, it was moved by Councillor Alexander, seconded by Councillor McWilliams and RESOLVED that the Head of Planning (or equivalent authorised officer) be authorised to grant planning permission for the development, subject to:

 

Within 6 (six) months of the date of the Committee’s resolution to approve, the completion of a legal agreement under the provisions of section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) dealing with the following matters:

 

·         Affordable Housing – specific tenure and mix to be agreed at the reserved matter/s stage/s;

·         Education – 2.1ha of land to accommodate a 2 form entry primary school and commensurate nursery; along with financial contributions towards: Primary Education for 84 places; Secondary Education for 84 places and secondary school  ...  view the full minutes text for item 31.

32.

Chairman of the Meeting

Minutes:

The Chairman (Councillor White) then vacated the Chair in view of the interest in the next item as declared at the commencement of the meeting. in the absence of the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman the Committee considered nominations for a Chairman for the remainder of this meeting. upon it being moved by Councillor Fowler, seconded by Councillor Cawthron it was RESOLVED that Councillor McWilliams be elected as Chairman for the remainder of the meeting.

33.

Planning Application - A.2 - 18/01728/DETAIL - 171 Thorpe Road and Land to the Rear of 121-183 Thorpe Road and 4-20 Chapel Lane, Kirby Cross, CO13 0NH pdf icon PDF 370 KB

Demolition of one dwelling and reserved matters application for 105 no. residential units.

Minutes:

Councillors White, V. Guglielmi, Clifton and Stephenson had earlier declared that, with regards to Planning Application 18/01728/DETAIL they were not present on the original site visit for this application and therefore could not take part whilst the Committee deliberated and reached it decision.

 

Members recalled that this application was considered by the Committee at its meeting on 30 July 2019, where it was deferred for further information to be sought regarding the overhead powerlines.

 

The Committee had before it the updated published Officer report containing the key planning issues, relevant planning policies, planning history, any response from consultees, written representations received and a recommendation of approval.

 

At the meeting, an oral presentation was made by the Council’s Head of Planning (CB) in respect of the application.

 

An update sheet was circulated to the Committee prior to the meeting with details of one additional neighbour objection received and the officer comments on that additional objection.

 

The Committee was advised that it was the applicant’s intention for the overhead powerlines for the site to be  placed under  ground.

 

 

Following discussion by the Committee, it was moved by Councillor Fowler, seconded by Councillor Cawthron and RESOLVED that the Head of Planning (or equivalent authorised officer) be authorised to grant planning permission for the development, subject to:

 

1.    Within 6 (six) months of the date of the Committee’s resolution to approve, the completion of a legal agreement under the provisions of section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 dealing with the following matter:

 

·         Financial Contribution of £122.30 per new dwelling towards RAMS.

 

2.      Subject to the conditions stated below.

 

3.      That the Head of Planning be authorised to refuse planning permission in the event that such legal agreement has not been completed within the period of 6 (six) months, as the requirements necessary to make the development acceptable in planning terms had not been secured through a s106 planning obligation.

 

Conditions and Reasons

 

1.        The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans and documents:

 

Site Location Plan - 1370/P/01

Master Plan - 1370/P/02 Rev P8

Block Plan – 1370/P/03 Rev P7

Amenity Plan - 1370/P/05 Rev P8

Heights Plan - 1370/P/08 Rev P7

Parking Plan - 1370/P/10 Rev P7

Tenure Plan - 1370/P/11 Rev P7

Highways Plan - 1370/P/12 Rev P7

TPO Reference Plan and Protection - 1370/P/15 P6

Circular Dog Walking Route 1 - 1370/P/16 Rev P1

Circular Dog Walking Route 2 - 1370/P/17

Circular Dog Walking Route 3 – 1370/P18

Housetype A - 1370/P/A/01

Housetype B - Affordable - 1370/P/B/01 Rev P1

Housetype C - 1370/P/C/01 – Rev P1

Housetype C1 - 1370/P/C1/01

Housetype C1 - Affordable - 1370/P/C1/01/A

Housetype D - 1370/P/D1/01 Rev P1

Housetype D1 - 1370/P/D1/01

Housetype D2 - 1370/P/D2/01

Housetype E - 1370/P/E/01

Housetype E1 - 1370/P/E1/01

Housetype F - 1370/P/F/01

Apartment Block 1 – Floor Plans and Elevations - 1370/P/APT1/01 Rev P2

Apartment Block 2 – Affordable - Floor Plans and Elevations - 1370/P/APT2/01 Rev P3  ...  view the full minutes text for item 33.