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Items
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75.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

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

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence or substitutions on this occasion.

 

76.

Minutes of the Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 102 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Committee, held on 17 December 2019.

Minutes:

The minutes of the last meeting of the Committee, held on Tuesday 17 December 2019, were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

 

77.

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:

Councillor Bray declared for the public record in regards to Planning Applications 19/01269/DETAIL and 19/00283/FUL that he was also a Frinton and Walton Town Councillor, however, he stated that he had not been involved in discussions on the applications at the Town Council and was not pre-determined.

 

Councillor Scott, who was present in the public gallery, declared for the public record that he was one of the local Ward Councillors for Planning Application 18/01884/FUL.

 

Councillor Wiggins, who was present in the public gallery, declared for the public record that she was one of the local Ward Councillors for Planning Application 18/01884/FUL.

 

Councillor Clifton, who was present in the public gallery, declared for the public record in regards to Planning Applications 19/01269/DETAIL and 19/00283/FUL that he was the local Ward Councillor and that he was also a Frinton and Walton Town Councillor.

 

78.

Questions on Notice pursuant to Council Procedure Rule 38

Subject to providing two working days’ notice, a Member of the Committee may ask the Chairman of the Committee a question on any matter in relation to which the Council has powers or duties which affect the Tendring District and which falls within the terms of reference of the Committee.

Minutes:

There were no questions on notice on this occasion.

 

79.

A.1 - Planning Application - 19/01269/DETAIL - 171 Thorpe Road and Land to rear of 121-183 Thorpe Road and 4-20 Chapel Lane, Kirby Cross, CO13 0NH pdf icon PDF 363 KB

Demolition of two dwellings and reserved matters application for 110 no. residential units following outline planning permission 15/01710/OUT.

Minutes:

Councillor Bray had earlier declared for the public record in regards to Planning Application 19/01269/DETAIL that he was also a Frinton and Walton Town Councillor, however, he stated that he had not been involved in discussions on the application at the Town Council and was not pre-determined.

 

Councillor Clifton, who was present in the public gallery, had earlier declared for the public record in regards to Planning Application 19/01269/DETAIL that he was the local Ward Councillor and that he was alsoa Frinton and Walton Town Councillor.

 

It was reported that this reserved matters application had been referred to the Committee in accordance with the request made by the Committee at the time it had determined the related outline planning application.

 

Members recalled that planning application 15/01710/OUT (which had sought outline planning permission for the demolition of one dwelling and outline planning permission for the erection of up to 110 no. residential units, with all matters reserved except for access) had been refused by Members contrary to the Officer recommendation.

 

Members were informed that the applicant had appealed that decision and in September 2016 a Planning Inspector had granted the outline permission, subject to a Section 106 legal agreement and nineteen conditions.

 

Members were further informed that the application now before it sought the approval of reserved matters for appearance, landscaping, layout, and scale, pursuant to condition 1 imposed upon the grant of outline planning permission. Approval was also now sought for the erection of 110 dwellings, comprising a mix of 2, 3 and 4-bedroom two-storey houses, including 8 dwellings that were to be gifted to the Council for use as Affordable Housing, in accordance with the Section 106 Agreement secured under the outline permission.

 

It was reported that this application represented an alternative reserved matters proposal to that approved under 18/01728/DETAIL for 105 dwellings in November 2019, following completion of the RAMS legal agreement, which in its turn followed an approval by the Planning Committee on 12 August 2019.

 

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 Planning Team Leader (AN) in respect of the application.

 

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

 

(1)       Objections raised by Network Rail which had been previously set sent to another Council in error;

(2)       One additional letter of objection; and

(3)       One additional email of objection.

 

Samuel Caslin on behalf of the applicant, spoke in support of the application.

 

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

 

 

a)    The applicant submitting a revised plan showing pedestrian access to south east corner of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 79.

80.

A.2 - Planning Application - 18/01884/FUL - Land to the West of Church Road, Elmstead, CO7 7AR pdf icon PDF 282 KB

Erection of 41 no. residential dwellings, open space, allotments, parking, access and landscaping.

Minutes:

Councillor Scott, who was present in the public gallery, had earlier declared for the public record that he was one of the local Ward Councillors for Planning Application 18/01884/FUL.

 

Councillor Wiggins, who was present in the public gallery, had earlier also declared for the public record that she was one of the local Ward Councillors for Planning Application 18/01884/FUL.

 

It was reported that, following the approval of planning application 14/01292/OUT on this site for 20 units, a community hall, playing field and allotments, a further housing development at Charity Field, Elmstead Market, had been allowed on appeal which had also made provision for a new community hall, allotments and public open space. Therefore, following the Charity Field approval the applicant had approached the local Parish Council to ascertain which location would be preferable for the new community hall and playing field. Consequently, the Parish Council had formed a sub-committee which advised the applicant that the Charity Field site would be the preferred option and as a result the Charity Field applicant had advised this Council that it would be their intention to develop a new community hall as part of their development alongside an area of open space.

 

It was further reported that it was the applicant's intention to include a financial contribution of £400,000 to assist in the delivery of a fully functioning community hall on the Charity Field site, whilst utilising the remaining land for the provision of additional housing.

 

Members were informed that Officers were content that subject to the imposition of reasonable planning conditions and Section 106 planning obligations that the general principle of this level of development on the site was acceptable. It was in keeping with both the site’s location on the edge of the village along with the need to facilitate on-site strategic landscaping, open space and the retention of existing landscape features. Furthermore, the proposal would ensure that the living conditions of existing and future residents would be protected from any materially detrimental impacts whilst significantly boosting housing supply within the District in line with the Council’s own emerging Local Plan.

 

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 Temporary Planning Team Leader (TF) in respect of the application.

 

An update sheet had been circulated to the Committee prior to the meeting with details of amendments to Conditions 12 and 22.     

 

Mr Fairweather, on behalf of the Community Centre Committee, spoke in support of the application.

 

Councillor Paul Beard, the Chairman of Elmstead Market Parish Council, spoke on the application.

 

Councillor Scott, a local Ward Member, spoke on the application.

 

Robert Pomery, the agent on behalf of the applicant, spoke in support of the application.

 

Following discussion by the Committee, it was moved by Councillor Bray, seconded by Councillor Alexander and unanimously RESOLVED that the Head of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 80.

81.

A.3 - Planning Application - 19/00283/FUL - Land east of Halstead Road, Kirby Cross, CO13 0LR pdf icon PDF 228 KB

Development of 13 dwellings with Associated Landscaping and Infrastructure.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Bray had earlier declared for the public record in regards to Planning Application 19/00283/FUL that he was also a Frinton and Walton Town Councillor, however, he stated that he had not been involved in discussions on the application at the Town Council and was not pre-determined.

 

Councillor Clifton, who was present in the public gallery, had earlier declared for the public record in regards to Planning Application 19/00283/FUL that he was the local Ward Councillor and that he was also a Frinton and Walton Town Councillor.

 

It was reported that this application had been referred to the Planning Committee at the request of Councillor Clifton, due to his concerns relating to affordable housing provision, the design and street scene impact, poor layout and density, highway safety and parking.

 

Members were informed that outline consent for the erection of up to 240 dwellings with a community hub including either a 40 bed space care home (Class C2) or a healthcare facility (Class D1) together with access from Halstead Road, Woburn Avenue and Buckfast Avenue; a parking area for up to 30 vehicles; green infrastructure provision including children's play area, kick-about area, footpaths, structural landscaping and biodiversity enhancement; a sustainable drainage system including detention basin and swales and other related infrastructure and services provision had been granted at appeal on 6 September 2016.  Phases 1 and 2 of the development had already been approved and were currently under construction.  Phase 3 situated towards the south-west of the site, to the east of Phase 1 of the development had been recently granted permission.

 

Members were further informed that the land subject of this application was shown as a community hub with either a 40 bedroom care home or a medical facility under the original outline permission 15/01234/OUT. The applicant had provided evidence that there was no interest in the provision of a care home and it had similarly been confirmed by NHS England that they were not in a position to agree to the land option for a healthcare facility on the site and would prefer to receive the alternative financial contribution (£389.67 per dwelling) secured through the Section 106 Agreement attached to the site-wide outline planning permission in order to support improvements to existing local medical facilities.

 

It was reported that this application had been amended and now sought full planning permission for 13 dwellings with associated landscaping and infrastructure.

 

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 Temporary Planning Team Leader (TF) in respect of the application.

 

Steve Brown, a local resident, spoke against the application.

 

Councillor Paul Clifton, the local Ward Member, spoke against the application.

 

Following discussion by the Committee and advice provided by Officers, it was moved by Councillor Bray, seconded by Councillor Alexander and unanimously RESOLVED that consideration of this application  ...  view the full minutes text for item 81.