Agenda and draft minutes

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Note: Date subject to confirmation by Annual Council on 27 April 2021 

Items
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118.

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.

119.

Minutes of the Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 235 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Committee, held on 13 April 2021.

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Bray,  seconded by Councillor Alexander and RESOLVED that the minutes of the last meeting of the Committee held on 13 April 2021 be approved as a correct record.

 

120.

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 Baker declared a non-pecuniary interest in Planning Applications 20/01416/DETAIL and 21/00042/DISCON – Land Northwest of Sladburys Lane Clacton On Sea Essex CO15 6NU due to being the Ward Member. He stated that he was also pre-determined and that therefore he would not participate in the Committee’s decisions on those applications.

 

121.

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 none on this occasion.

122.

A.1 & 2 PLANNING APPLICATION - 20/01416/DETAIL AND 21/00042/DISCON - LAND NORTHWEST OF SLADBURYS LANE CLACTON ON SEA ESSEX CO15 6NU pdf icon PDF 821 KB

The current application seeks approval of the reserved matters (access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale) relating to outline planning permission 15/01351/OUT, which was allowed at appeal, for the erection of up to 132 dwellings and open space, including provision for a new sports field, new vehicular access and access via Sladbury’s Lane.  This application includes details of access, appearance, landscape, layout and scale which were not included as part of the outline application. 

 

It was requested that this application be referred to Committee for a decision by Cllr. Stephenson for the following reasons:

·            Several garden sizes amongst the many plots do not comply with Policy in that they are too small

·            Only 1 bungalow is to be made wheelchair adaptable – it should be all of them

·            The SUDs report does not mitigate for the flood risk that is possible

 

There is a separate planning application that seeks the discharge of Condition 10 (Surface Water Drainage) of approved on appeal planning application 15/01351/OUT.

Minutes:

Councillor Baker had earlier in the meeting declared a non-pecuniary interest in Planning Applications 20/01416/DETAIL AND 21/00042/DISCON – LAND NORTHWEST OF SLADBURYS LANE CLACTON ON SEA ESSEX CO15 6NU due to being the Ward Member.  He had also stated that he was pre-determined and therefore he did not participate in the Committee’s discussion and decisions on these applications.

 

It was reported that this application had been referred to Committee for a decision by Councillor M E Stephenson for the following reasons:

           Several garden sizes amongst the many plots did not comply with Policy in that they were too     small

           Only 1 bungalow was to be made wheelchair adaptable – it should have been all of them

           The SUDs report did not mitigate for the flood risk that was possible

 

Members were informed that the site was on the north-eastern edge of Clacton, it was divided into two fields by a line of trees and existing vegetation. To the north of the site beyond an agricultural field was the Colchester to Clacton railway line.  To the east and south of the site were the residential properties of Sladbury’s Lane and the Happy Valley Bowls and Tennis Club. 

 

The Committee was made aware that the current principal application sought approval of the reserved matters (access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale) relating to outline planning permission 15/01351/OUT, which had been allowed at appeal, for the erection of up to 132 dwellings and open space, including provision for a new sports field, new vehicular access and access via Sladbury’s Lane. This application included details of access, appearance, landscape, layout and scale which had not been included as part of the outline application. 

 

As established through the granting of outline application 15/01351/OUT, at appeal, the principle of residential development for up to 132 dwellings on this site was considered to be acceptable by Officers.  The appeal decision had also dealt with matters of impact on protected species, biodiversity and flood risk.

 

The detailed design, layout, access, landscaping and scale were also considered acceptable by Officers.  The proposal would result in no material harm to residential amenity or highway safety. 

 

The flood risk details submitted in the form of a SuDS Design and Management Report were also considered sufficient by Officers to discharge condition No. 10 (Surface Water) of Planning Application 15/01351/OUT approved on appeal APP/P1560/W/17/3169220.

 

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 subject to an agreement under the provisions of section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

 

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

 

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

 

-          A letter from the Planning Agent.

-          A letter of objection from Councillor Baker.

 

Andy Rollings, a local resident, spoke against the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 122.

123.

A.3 PLANNING APPLICATION - 21/00286/FUL - 11 STANDLEY ROAD WALTON ON THE NAZE CO14 8PT pdf icon PDF 345 KB

The application is before Members as Tendring District Council is the applicant.

 

The proposed extension will be located to the rear of the property and will be largely shielded from the streetscene by the existing dwelling.  The extension is of a two storey nature and is considered to be of a size and scale appropriate to the existing dwelling with the application site retaining adequate private amenity space. The use of matching materials will blend the development with the host dwelling and is not thought to have any significant adverse effect on visual amenity.

 

Minutes:

The application was before Members as Tendring District Council was the applicant.

 

Members were informed that the proposed extension would be located to the rear of the property and would be largely shielded from the street scene by the existing dwelling.  The extension was of a two storey nature and was considered to be of a size and scale appropriate to the existing dwelling with the application site retaining adequate private amenity space. The use of matching materials would blend the development with the host dwelling and was not thought by Officers to have any significant adverse effect on visual amenity.

 

The proposed rear extension would not result in any significant loss of light or undue loss of privacy to the adjacent neighbouring dwellings and was considered by Officers to be acceptable in terms of residential amenities. 

 

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 Officer (TF) in respect of the application.

 

Emma Picking, Senior Building & Maintenance Surveyor spoke on behalf of Tendring District Council’s application.

 

Matters raised by a Committee member:-

Officer’s response thereto:-

A member of the Committee suggested a recommendation for the property to have renewable energy.

 

Are there parking facilities for charging points?

There was a grass area in front of the property however, there was potential for a charging point. The Planning Officer advised that a condition or informative was a good course of action.

 

Following discussion by the Committee, it was moved by Councillor Alexander, seconded by Councillor Baker and unanimously RESOLVED that the Assistant Director (Planning) be authorised to grant planning permission for the development, subject to the following conditions and informative:

 

Conditions and Reasons:

 

1.         The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

 

Reason – To comply with the requirements of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as amended by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

2.         The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans: Drawing Number A2020-50-02.

 

Reason – For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

 

Informative:

 

In 2019, the Council declared a climate emergency, committing it to the preparation of an action plan with the aim of making its own activities carbon neutral by 2030 and acting as a community leader to encourage communities and developers to reduce carbon emissions and tackling climate change. Accordingly, the applicant requested to use best endeavours to consider the potential for the use of a range of renewable energy solutions and measures to be incorporated into the design, layout and construction aimed at maximising energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy.  These measures could include the use of the following:

 

Triple Glazing; Solar Roof Panels or Solar Tiles; Air Source  ...  view the full minutes text for item 123.