Decisions

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Decisions published

01/02/2024 - 23/00643/LIBRE - Licence to Breed Dogs - Mrs T Wisdom, Lillybug Kennels, Rose Glen, Rectory Road, Weeley Heath, Essex CO16 9BH ref: 12211    Recommendations Approved

Licence renewal application to breed dogs received from Mrs T Wisdom, Lillybug Kennels, Rose Glen, Rectory Road, Weeley Heath, Essex CO16 9BH

Decision Maker: Assistant Director (Housing & Environment)

Decision published: 15/02/2024

Effective from: 01/02/2024

Decision:

Granted

Lead officer: Ashley Wood


14/02/2024 - Replacement Items - Grounds Maintenance Equipment ref: 12212    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Corporate Director (Operations and Delivery)

Decision published: 15/02/2024

Effective from: 14/02/2024

Decision:

To accept recently sought quotations for replacement items of grounds maintenance equipment used by the Opens Spaces service for grounds maintenance operations within the Tendring District.

Lead officer: James Hill


13/02/2024 - Installation of LED Lighting at the Council's Sports Facilities ref: 12210    Recommendations Approved

In Tendring District Council’s Climate Change Report dated September 2023, the Report of the Leader of the Council for the Portfolio Holders for Finance and Governance, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Open Space, and Environment, recommended and approved funding from the Climate Change Budget, drawing on the £250,000 previously allocated by Cabinet to the Climate Change Action Plan to implement carbon reduction plans by enabling the following works to be completed:
•Installation of pool covers at Clacton, Dovercourt Bay, and Walton on the Naze.
•Progress plans for further carbon reduction include the Wellbeing Zone (Spa) Pool Cover, Lower Carbon Lighting, and Lower Carbon Heating Systems.
As part of TDC’s Climate Control Policy and in an effort to reduce energy consumption by 20%, lessening TDC’s carbon footprint, a contractor has successfully bid for the opportunity to complete the installation of LED light fittings, microwave PIR sensors, and associated time switches to reduce energy consumption across all 3 leisure sports facilities, under Fusion21 Framework.
As set out in the report noted above, the recommendation is as follows:
(iii) the remaining Climate Change Budget be allocated to procure an additional pool cover for the Wellness Pool at Clacton Leisure Centre and LED upgrades at the Council’s three Sports Facilities and Northborne Depot.
As such, a decision has been brough forward to appoint and to award a contract, and to enter into a contract for the installation of new LED lighting via the Framework Fusion 21 with Crystal Electronics Ltd to complete the necessary works.

Decision Maker: Corporate Director (Economy & Place)

Decision published: 13/02/2024

Effective from: 13/02/2024

Decision:

Following consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Corporate Finance and Governance, the Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Public Realm and the Portfolio Holder for Environment to appoint / award and enter into a contract, via the Fusion21 Framework, with Crystal Electronics Ltd to complete the lighting upgrade/ replacement of existing lighting system to LED lighting systems at Clacton Leisure Centre and also Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles.

Lead officer: Michael Carran


07/02/2024 - Acceptance of Transfer of Plots - Finches Park, Kirby Cross ref: 12209    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Housing & Planning Portfolio Holder

Decision published: 13/02/2024

Effective from: 21/02/2024

Decision:

That the Housing & Planning Portfolio Holder –

 

(a)    approves the acceptance of the transfer of Plots 82 – 87, 109, 110 and 111 Inclusive) at Finches Park, Kirby Cross (which are also known as 11, 9, 7, 5, 3, 1, 2, 4 & 6, Grain Drive, Kirby Cross, CO13 0GB) based on the recommendations made by the Director (Planning);

 

(b)    approves the acquisition of a shareholding in Finches Park (Frinton-on-Sea) Management Park Limited (Company No. 11738949); and

 

(c)    notes that the official representative of the Council on the above mentioned company will be nominated by this Council’s Chief Executive.

Wards affected: Kirby Cross;

Lead officer: Tim Clarke


08/02/2024 - Deeds of Variation for various Section 106 Agreements for Housing Developments ref: 12208    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Housing & Planning Portfolio Holder

Decision published: 13/02/2024

Effective from: 21/02/2024

Decision:

That the Housing & Planning Portfolio Holder approves and authorises the completion of the Deeds of Variation for the Section 106 Agreements for housing developments relating to land at:-

 

(i)     Rochford Road, St. Osyth;

(ii)    Thorpe Road, Kirby Cross; and

(iii)   Ingrams Piece, Ardleigh.

Wards affected: Ardleigh & Little Bromley; Kirby Cross; St Osyth;

Lead officer: Tim Clarke


12/02/2024 - Electric heating service and maintenance term contract ref: 12207    Recommendations Approved

For the appointment of a term contractor for 3 years to undertake the servicing and maintenance of electric heating to properties in the District of Tendring.

Decision Maker: Corporate Director (Operations and Delivery)

Decision published: 12/02/2024

Effective from: 12/02/2024

Decision:

To award the 3 year tender to DSA Electrical.

Lead officer: Richard Cuthbert


09/02/2024 - Licensing Delegations - 05/02/2024 to 09/02/2024 ref: 12206    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this record is to outline all the determinations by Officers under powers delegated by the Council of matters under the relevant licensing statutes for the period 05/02/2024 to 09/02/2024

Decision Maker: Assistant Director (Governance) & Monitoring Officer

Decision published: 12/02/2024

Effective from: 09/02/2024

Decision:

The approval, refusal, suspension or revocation of the matter concerned is set out in the attached report.

Lead officer: Emma King


08/02/2024 - 23/01743/FUL - The Little House Clay Lane St Osyth Clacton On Sea Essex CO16 8HH ref: 12205    Recommendations Approved

Part 3, Schedule 1 – Functions not to be the responsibility of an Authority’s Executive.
The discharge of the Town

Decision Maker: Head of Planning & Building Control

Decision published: 09/02/2024

Effective from: 08/02/2024

Decision:

To approve planning permission 23/01743/FUL

Lead officer: Jacob Jaarsma


08/02/2024 - 23/01221/OUT - Land to The rear of 173 - 203 Thorpe Road Kirby Cross Essex CO13 0NH ref: 12204    Recommendations Approved

Part 3, Schedule 1 – Functions not to be the responsibility of an Authority’s Executive.
The discharge of the Town

Decision Maker: Head of Planning & Building Control

Decision published: 09/02/2024

Effective from: 08/02/2024

Decision:

To refuse planning permission 23/01221/OUT

Lead officer: Matt Lang


09/02/2024 - 23/01811/FULHH 36 Merrilees Crescent Holland On Sea Clacton On Sea Essex CO15 5XX ref: 12203    Recommendations Approved

Part 3, Schedule 1 – Functions not to be the responsibility of an Authority’s Executive.
The discharge of the Town

Decision Maker: Head of Planning & Building Control

Decision published: 09/02/2024

Effective from: 09/02/2024

Decision:

To approve planning permission 23/01811/FULHH

Lead officer: Alison Newland


09/02/2024 - 23/01783/FULHH - 106 Clacton Road St Osyth Clacton On Sea Essex CO16 8PE ref: 12202    Recommendations Approved

Part 3, Schedule 1 – Functions not to be the responsibility of an Authority’s Executive.
The discharge of the Town

Decision Maker: Head of Planning & Building Control

Decision published: 09/02/2024

Effective from: 09/02/2024

Decision:

To approve planning permission 23/01783/FULHH

Lead officer: Alison Newland


09/02/2024 - 23/01735/FUL 1A and B Connaught Avenue Frinton On Sea Essex CO13 9PN ref: 12201    Recommendations Approved

Part 3, Schedule 1 – Functions not to be the responsibility of an Authority’s Executive.
The discharge of the Town

Decision Maker: Head of Planning & Building Control

Decision published: 09/02/2024

Effective from: 09/02/2024

Decision:

To approve planning permission 23/01735/FUL

Lead officer: Matt Lang


09/02/2024 - 23/01632/FUL - Rolph C of E Primary School High Street Thorpe Le Soken Clacton On Sea Essex CO16 0DY ref: 12200    Recommendations Approved

Part 3, Schedule 1 – Functions not to be the responsibility of an Authority’s Executive.
The discharge of the Town

Decision Maker: Head of Planning & Building Control

Decision published: 09/02/2024

Effective from: 09/02/2024

Decision:

To approve planning permission 23/01632/FUL

Lead officer: Matt Lang


05/02/2024 - 23/01580/DOVU5 - Land at Admirals Farm, Heckfords Road, Great Bentley ref: 12199    Recommendations Approved

Part 3, Schedule 1 – Functions not to be the responsibility of an Authority’s Executive. The discharge of the Town

Decision Maker: Head of Planning & Building Control

Decision published: 09/02/2024

Effective from: 05/02/2024

Decision:

To agree the Deed of Variation relating to Legal Agreement for application 21/02176/FUL which is attached and can be found in the documents section of 23/01580/DOVU5 on Public Access. Original Legal Agreement is scanned to 23/01580/DOVU5 and 21/02176/FUL.

Lead officer: John Pateman-Gee


08/02/2024 - Completion of land acquisition at Victoria Street, Dovercourt ref: 12198    Recommendations Approved

On 17 June 2022 Cabinet resolved tin principle to acquire two sections of land at the North End of Victoria Street in Dovercourt. On the same day the Cabinet (in the private part of the meeting) agreed the heads of terms and financial arrangements for that acquisition and delegated any change to the discretion of the Corporate Director.
Since the meeting the Legal Team has been working to resolve issues with the legal titles to the areas of land and to agree transfer documentation.
Legal work is completed and the Council is now in a position to complete the acquisition in line with the heads of terms agreed.
It is proposed to instruct the Head of Legal Services to complete the transaction.

Decision Maker: Corporate Director (Operations and Delivery)

Decision published: 08/02/2024

Effective from: 08/02/2024

Decision:

To complete the acquisition of sites in Victoria Street, Dovercourt as previously approved by Cabinet.

Lead officer: Andy White


06/02/2024 - Street Naming - Former Hamilton Lodge, Parsons Hill, Great Bromley ref: 12197    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Leisure and Public Realm Portfolio Holder

Decision published: 08/02/2024

Effective from: 16/02/2024

Decision:

That the new roads under construction at the development site – Former Hamilton Lodge, Parsons Hill, Great Bromley, Essex are named “Hamilton Place”, “Selbourne Close” and “Springlands Crescent”.

Wards affected: Alresford & Elmstead;

Lead officer: Lisa Tann


18/01/2024 - Request to Release Section 106 monies to Great Bentley Parish Council ref: 12196    Recommendations Approved

Great Bentley Parish Council would like to release £20k from developer contributions held. This would be used to do essential maintenance and upgrade to their current and only play area. Following a lot of development in the village the play area at Heckfords Road has seen a big increase in users..

Decision Maker: Assistant Director (Building & Public Realm)

Decision published: 07/02/2024

Effective from: 18/01/2024

Decision:

To release Section 106 developer contributions for the necessary improvements to the play area at Heckfords Road, Great Bentley.

Lead officer: Andrew Nepean


03/01/2024 - Release of Section 106 money to Great Bromley Parish Council ref: 12195    Recommendations Approved

Following development in Great Bromley, developer contribution has become available and can be used towards creating a small play area at the church yard and is used by the local primary school.

Decision Maker: Assistant Director (Building & Public Realm)

Decision published: 07/02/2024

Effective from: 03/01/2024

Decision:

To release Section 106 money to Great Bromley Parish Council to go towards the installation of play equipment and fencing at the church yard for the use of the local primary school.

Lead officer: Andrew Nepean


02/02/2024 - Licensing Delegations - 29 January 2024 to 2 February 2024 ref: 12194    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this record is to outline all the determinations by Officers under powers delegated by the Council of matters under the relevant licensing statutes for the period 29 January 2024 to 2 February 2024

Decision Maker: Assistant Director (Governance) & Monitoring Officer

Decision published: 05/02/2024

Effective from: 02/02/2024

Decision:

The approval, refusal, suspension or revocation of the matter concerned is set out in the attached report.

Lead officer: Emma King


02/02/2024 - 23/01703/FULHH - Hannays, 28 Harold Road, Frinton-on-Sea CO13 9BE ref: 12187    Recommendations Approved

Part 3, Schedule 1 – Functions not to be the responsibility of an Authority’s Executive.
The discharge of the Town

Decision Maker: Head of Planning & Building Control

Decision published: 02/02/2024

Effective from: 02/02/2024

Decision:

To approve planning permission for application 23/01703/FULHH.

Lead officer: Jacob Jaarsma


02/02/2024 - 23/01718/FULHH - 22A Rokell Way, Kirby Cross, Frinton-on-Sea CO13 0RZ ref: 12189    Recommendations Approved

Part 3, Schedule 1 – Functions not to be the responsibility of an Authority’s Executive.
The discharge of the Town

Decision Maker: Head of Planning & Building Control

Decision published: 02/02/2024

Effective from: 02/02/2024

Decision:

To approve planning permission for application 23/01718/FULHH.

Lead officer: Alison Newland


02/02/2024 - 23/01755/LUPROP - 10 Holland Road, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 6EG ref: 12190    Recommendations Approved

Part 3, Schedule 1 – Functions not to be the responsibility of an Authority’s Executive.
The discharge of the Town

Decision Maker: Head of Planning & Building Control

Decision published: 02/02/2024

Effective from: 02/02/2024

Decision:

To approve planning permission for application 23/01755/LUPROP.

Lead officer: Alison Newland


02/02/2024 - 23/01761/FULHH - 10 Walnut Way, Brightlingsea CO7 0LJ ref: 12191    Recommendations Approved

Part 3, Schedule 1 – Functions not to be the responsibility of an Authority’s Executive.
The discharge of the Town

Decision Maker: Head of Planning & Building Control

Decision published: 02/02/2024

Effective from: 02/02/2024

Decision:

To approve planning permission for application 23/01761/FULHH.

Lead officer: Jacob Jaarsma


02/02/2024 - 23/01789/FUL - 23 Mayfly Way, Ardleigh CO7 7WX ref: 12192    Recommendations Approved

Part 3, Schedule 1 – Functions not to be the responsibility of an Authority’s Executive.
The discharge of the Town

Decision Maker: Head of Planning & Building Control

Decision published: 02/02/2024

Effective from: 02/02/2024

Decision:

To approve planning permission for application 23/01789/FUL.

Lead officer: Jacob Jaarsma


02/02/2024 - 23/01822/FULHH - Blenheim, Bromley Road, Ardleigh CO7 7SF ref: 12193    Recommendations Approved

Part 3, Schedule 1 – Functions not to be the responsibility of an Authority’s Executive.
The discharge of the Town

Decision Maker: Head of Planning & Building Control

Decision published: 02/02/2024

Effective from: 02/02/2024

Decision:

To approve planning permission for application 23/01822/FULHH.

Lead officer: Jacob Jaarsma


02/02/2024 - 23/01489/FULHH - 209 Colchester Road, Lawford CO11 2BU ref: 12186    Recommendations Approved

Part 3, Schedule 1 – Functions not to be the responsibility of an Authority’s Executive.
The discharge of the Town

Decision Maker: Head of Planning & Building Control

Decision published: 02/02/2024

Effective from: 02/02/2024

Decision:

To approve planning permission for application 23/01489/FULHH.

Lead officer: Matt Lang


02/02/2024 - 23/01713/LUEX - Land adjacent Oak House Farm, Harwich Road, Great Bromley CO7 7JG ref: 12188    Recommendations Approved

Part 3, Schedule 1 – Functions not to be the responsibility of an Authority’s Executive.
The discharge of the Town

Decision Maker: Head of Planning & Building Control

Decision published: 02/02/2024

Effective from: 02/02/2024

Decision:

To approve planning permission for application 23/01713/LUEX.

Lead officer: Matt Lang


31/01/2024 - Business Rates Property Base 2024/25 (NNDR1) ref: 12185    Recommendations Approved

To agree the Business Rates Base for inclusion in the 2024/25 budget and notification to the Major Preceptors.

 

To seek the Finance and Governance Portfolio Holder’s approval of the National Non-Domestic Rates Return (NNDR1) for 2024/25 for submission to the Government.

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council and Corporate Finance & Governance Portfolio Holder

Decision published: 01/02/2024

Effective from: 09/02/2024

Decision:

That the Council’s National Non-Domestic Rates Return (NNDR1) for 2024/25 be approved and submitted to Government.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Lewis Vella


31/01/2024 - Allocation of levelling up capacity funding for a fixed term project manager post ref: 12184    Recommendations Approved

The Council has previously highlighted the importance of developing the capacity to deliver projects at significant scale, in particular on its capital schemes. A temporary externally funded post in the Economic Growth Service will support the delivery of levelling up work in 2024/5. The post is titled the Levelling Up Projects Manager and is set at Grade 10.
The Council is set to receive very substantial funding under the government’s Levelling Up agenda from next financial year, in addition to the funding it has already received..
As a result, there are constraints on the Council’s capacity to deliver the increased number of projects, in addition to business as usual. However, the funding for delivery is short term and so the capacity needs to also be short term.
The Council has approached Public Practice to recruit a new member of staff on a one year fixed term contract. Public Practice is a well respected not for profit company limited by guarantee. The organisation aims to support the public sector build and develop their place making leadership capabilities.
In addition to the main project funding for the different levelling up schemes, the Council has received capacity funding to support delivery. DHLUC wrote on 11 July 2023 to provide a Capacity and Capability Grant of £70,000.
In December 2023 we took a report to Cabinet on funding for Levelling Up which set out the different levelling up schemes and associated capacity funds. The report stated: The Council has received a £70,000 capacity payment from DLUHC, to facilitate the delivery of the existing Levelling Up Fund project, the Clacton Civic Quarter. This payment is not ringfenced so could be used to fund resources, which can support delivery of other projects which fall under the Levelling Up banner.
As a result it is proposed to use the £70,000 capacity payment for the Levelling Up Fund Project to pay for the costs associated with paying for and recruiting the new Levelling Up Project Manager. As stated in the Cabinet report, the Project Manager will support a range of projects under the levelling up banner, rather than being restricted to just the Levelling Up Fund projects.

Decision Maker: Corporate Director (Economy & Place)

Decision published: 31/01/2024

Effective from: 31/01/2024

Decision:

To allocate £70,000 of levelling up capacity and capability funding from DLUHC to the recruitment of a fixed term post through Public Practice and associated recruitment costs.

Lead officer: Lee Heley


31/01/2024 - The House of Captain Christopher Jones - Extension to Lease to 31st May 2024 ref: 12183    Recommendations Approved

As part of the Council’s contribution to commemorating Mayflower 400, an agreement to rent the house of the Mayflower Captain (Christopher Jones) was agreed with the owner. This was originally due to last until the end of 2020, but due to the global pandemic was eventually extended until the end of 2022.
With the current agreement ending on the 31st January 2024, the tenants have requested an extension to the lease, this extension will allow the attraction to remain open to the public and to retain it as a tourist attraction in Harwich. Furthermore it will enable the current tenants the time to raise funds should there be appetite to keep the attraction open after this extension date.
Funding has been identified to secure the lease for a four month duration, this will expire on the 31st May 2024, when a review will take place on the future and further funding identified to extend to the 31st October 2024. This will cost £5,000 and will ensure that the house can remain open as a visitor attraction.

Decision Maker: Corporate Director (Economy & Place)

Decision published: 31/01/2024

Effective from: 31/01/2024

Decision:

The Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth, Regeneration has concurred with the Assistant Director of Economic Growth and Leisure to extend the existing lease on the house of Christopher Jones initially by 4 months to 31st May 2024, when a review will take place on the future and funding identified to extend to 31st October 2024. This will cost £5,000 and will ensure that the house can remain open as a visitor attraction.

Lead officer: Michael Carran


31/01/2024 - Wayleaves for BT in Harwich ref: 12182    Recommendations Approved

BT have requested 4 wayleaves to upgrade their network in the Harwich area, serving 4 different properties/ property blocks in Harwich. 2 in Market Street, 1 in West Street and 1 in Kings Head Street. This is part of their rural build project.

Decision Maker: Corporate Director (Operations and Delivery)

Decision published: 31/01/2024

Effective from: 31/01/2024

Decision:

To grant 4 wayleaves for BT in certain streets in Harwich in order to enable them to upgrade their infrastructure.

Lead officer: Jennie Wilkinson


31/01/2024 - Sandbag Policy 2024 ref: 12181    Recommendations Approved

The Sandbag Policy is reviewed on an annual basis to ensure it is fit for purpose and provides the public with information on the Council's position on provision of sandbags.

Decision Maker: Assistant Director (Partnerships)

Decision published: 31/01/2024

Effective from: 31/01/2024

Decision:

To update the Sandbag Policy for 2024 and ensure that it is fit for purpose.

Lead officer: John Fox