Agenda item

The application seeks outline planning permission with all matters reserved for the erection of 2 detached dwellings.


The Committee was reminded that this application was before it as the application was being made by Tendring District Council.


It was reported that the application related to a parcel of land approximately 0.06 hectares in size located to the west of 70 Crome Road within the Cann Hall estate, Clacton on Sea and

sought outline planning permission with all matters reserved for the erection of 2 detached dwellings.


Members were advised that on 18th January 2019 the Portfolio Holder for Corporate Finance and Governance had decided to initiate the process to dispose of the land and to explore the opportunity to develop the land asset for 2 dwellings in order to support local housing provision. This disposal is formed part of the Council’s land rationalisation project.


The Committee was informed that the site lay within the Clacton-on-Sea Settlement Development Boundary as defined within both the adopted Tendring District Local Plan 2007 and the emerging Tendring District Local Plan 2013-2033 and Beyond Publication Draft 2017. As such the principle of siting 2 dwellings on this land was considered to be acceptable subject to the detailed considerations.


It was reported that the site was not safeguarded open space within either the adopted or emerging Local Plans and was surrounded by existing housing; the site had limited visual amenity value being devoid of any soft landscaping; and the site had limited recreational value lacking any street furniture. The amenity and recreational value of the land was therefore limited and its re-development for 2 dwellings was not considered to result in any significant harm.


Members were made aware that the plot size was considered sufficient to accommodate 2 dwellings in a manner which would not result in a cramped development providing sufficient private amenity space and parking for both dwellings, as demonstrated by the accompanying indicative layout plan. The resultant density would appear in keeping with the existing pattern of development and would not result in any significant harm to the character of the area.


The Committee was informed that the application had been accompanied by a completed unilateral undertaking securing the financial contribution toward recreational disturbance in accordance with the Essex coast Recreational disturbance Avoidance and Mitigation Strategy.


Officers considered therefore that sufficient space is was available on site to provide a development that, through the submission of a reserved matters application, could achieve a development that would not detract from the character of the area or harm residential amenities. The application was therefore recommended for approval.


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 (AL) in respect of the application.


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


(1)        Additional information was received from Tendring District Council Assets Team in relation to the decision to dispose of the land and how this contributed to the Council’s corporate objectives and met Local Plan Policies. This additional information formed part of the application and is available to view online through Public Access.


Andrew Cartwright, a local resident, spoke against the application.


Following discussion by the Committee, it was moved by Councillor Alexander, seconded by Councillor Bray and RESOLVED that the Acting Assistant Director (Planning) (or equivalent authorised officer) be authorised to grant planning permission for the development, subject to:


Conditions and Reasons:

1)         Application for the approval of Reserved Matters must be submitted before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.


Reason - To comply with the requirements of Section 92 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.


2)         The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of 2 years from the date of approval of the last of the Reserved Matters to be approved.


Reason - To comply with the requirements of Section 92 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.


3)         No development shall be commenced until plans and particulars of "the Reserved Matters" referred to in the above conditions relating to the Access, Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale have been submitted to and agreed in writing, by the Local Planning Authority. The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.


Reason - The application as submitted does not provide sufficient particulars for consideration of these details.


4)         Prior to the commencement of development, a Construction Method Statement shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The Construction Method Statement shall provide for:


-           safe access to/from the site;

-           the parking of vehicles of site operatives and visitors;

-           the loading and unloading of plant and materials;

-           the storage of plant and materials used in constructing the development;

-           wheel washing facilities;

-           measures to control the emission of dust and dirt during demolition and construction;

-           a scheme for recycling/disposing of waste resulting from demolition and construction works;

-           details of hours of deliveries relating to the demolition and construction of the development;

-           details of hours of site clearance or construction;

-           a scheme to control noise and vibration during the demolition and construction phase, including details of any piling operations.


            The approved Construction Method Statement shall be adhered to throughout the construction period for the development.


Reason - In the interests of residential amenity and highway safety.


5)         No above ground works shall take place until a plan indicating the positions, design, materials and type of boundary treatment to be erected shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority. The approved boundary treatment shall be implemented before the dwellings hereby permitted are occupied and retained in this approved form unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.


Reason - In the interests of providing adequate privacy for occupiers of the development and neighbouring residential properties and in the interests of visual amenity.


6)         Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 3, Schedule 2 Part 1 Classes A, B, C and E of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (or any Order revoking and re-enacting that Order with or without modification),  there shall be no additions or alterations to the dwelling or its roof, nor shall any buildings, enclosures, swimming or other pool be erected except in accordance with drawings showing the design and siting of such additions and/or building(s) which shall previously have been submitted to and approved, in writing, by the Local Planning Authority.


Reason - In the interests of residential amenities.


7)         All new parking areas and areas of hardstanding shall be made of porous materials, or provision shall be made to direct run-off water from the hard surface to a permeable or porous area within the site.


Reason - In the interests of sustainable development and to minimise the risk of surface water flooding.


8)         Any tandem vehicular parking shall have minimum dimensions of 2.9 metres x 11 metres to accommodate two vehicles. If bounded by walls or enclosures this shall be 3.4 metres x 11 metres.


Reason - To ensure adequate space for parking off the highway is provided in the interest of highway safety.


9)         No occupation of the dwellings shall take place until the following has been provided or completed:


-           The extension of the footway on the east side of proposed dwelling accessed from Crome Road; southwards to a minimum width of 1.8 metres to the proposed driveway of the second dwelling.


Reason - To protect highway efficiency of movement and safety and to ensure the proposal site is accessible by more sustainable modes of transport such as public transport, cycling and walking.


10)       Scale of Development


To avoid neighbour amenity issues including loss of privacy, loss of outlook and loss of light, it is strongly advised that the scale of the development submitted at the reserved matters stages is for single storey properties only.


-           Application returning for detail under reserved matters.

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