Planning 5.10.21

Planning Committee Minutes-5 October 2021 Chair Approved

Planning 3.8.21

Planning Committee Minutes-3 August 2021 Chair Approved

Planning 6.7.21

Planning Committee Minutes-6 July 2021 Chair Approved

Planning 1.7.21

Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting - 1 June 2021 Chair Approved

Planning 27.4.21

Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held virtually on Tuesday 27 April 2021 at 7.30pm Chair Approved

 

 

Planning 13.4.21

MINUTES of the Planning Committee Meeting held virtually on Tuesday 13 April 2021 at 7.30pm Chair Approved

Present; Cllr Read (Chair), Cllr Luxford-Vaughan, Cllr Boughton, Cllr Booth, Cllr Widgery, Jo Beighton-Emms, Town Clerk and two members of the public.

Public Questions:  William Grinsted and his business partner attended the meeting and shared amended plans for the Flag Inn. The draft plans were considered by the committee. The key amendment was that the property would no longer be an HMO. The current structure would be extended to create a further bedroom and amenity space. Future plans would include additional parking at the rear and the façade would remain in keeping. The committee were satisfied with the proposed amendments and the plans will be submitted formally.

P.04.21.001     Apologies for absence; Cllr Tile

P.04.21.002    Declarations of interest: None. It was agreed that any necessary declarations of interest will be raised when the Committee are considering matters throughout the course of the meeting.

P.04.21.003    Minutes of the last meeting: The minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 2 March 2021 were proposed by Cllr Booth, seconded by Cllr Widgery and approved by all as an accurate record of proceedings.

P.04.21.004    Planning Applications; The Committee considered the following planning applications;

Cllr Luxford-Vaughan declared an interest in the following application as she had spoken with applicant before application was submitted

 

4a Reference 210483
Registered 23/02/2021
Development 69 High Street, Wivenhoe   CO7 9AB
Address Single storey front and side extensions, re-cladding and re-roofing of existing property.
Comments/Resolution Comment; Wivenhoe Town Council request that consideration is given to the effect on the street scene and the loss of amenity space. The council requests that the views of neighbours are considered and that the Conservation Officer is consulted.

 

 

4b Reference 210505
Registered 25/02/2021
Development Single storey extension
Address 2 Blackhorse Cottage, Alresford Road, Wivenhoe Colchester  CO7 9JU
Comments/Resolution Comment; Wivenhoe Town Council consider that there will be a loss of permeable land

 

 

4c Reference 210564
Registered 03/03/2021
Development Installation of en-suite and dressing room to an existing bedroom.  En-suite includes the installation of plumbing and power (from  existing sources) and the installation of a new soil pipe and   connection to an existing drain.
Address Anchor House, The Quay, Wivenhoe Colchester  CO7 9BY
Comments/Resolution No comment

 

 

4d Reference 210577
Registered 03/03/2021
Development Removal of existing fence to be made new and repositioned to one   meter from the boundary.
Address 6 Lammas Way, Wivenhoe Colchester CO7 9HD
Comments/Resolution No comment

 

 

4e Reference 210623
Registered 08/03/2021
Development Demolition of part of existing living room and erection of single  storey rear extension.
Address 81 Ernest Road, Wivenhoe Colchester CO7 9LJ
Comments/Resolution Wivenhoe Town Council consider that there will be a loss of permeable land

 

 

4f Reference 210781
Registered 05/03/2021
Development CONSULTATION by BT: Proposed removal of public telephone box
Address 01206 822058; outside, 77 High Street, Wivenhoe Colchester CO7 9AB
Comments/Resolution No comment

 

 

4g Reference 202817
Registered 23/12/2020
Development Two storey rear extension (revised drawings)
Address 76 Belle Vue Road, Wivenhoe Colchester CO7 9LD
Comments/Resolution Comment; Wivenhoe Town Council note the changes proposed in the height and that the amended plans take into account the fact that previous proposals were deemed to be overbearing and objections had been made. Wivenhoe Town Council request that a condition on the approval of these plans is put in place, which would prevent the current owner and any future owners of this property from extending into the loft space.

 

4h Reference 210375
Registered 13/02/2021
Development Change of Use for part-ground floor from D1 to C3 use. Conservation Area Consent for the insertion of a new exterior door and associated paving and boundary fencing. ADDITIONAL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED
Address The Sentinel, Chapel Road, Wivenhoe Colchester CO7 9DX
Comments/Resolution Objection: The views of Wivenhoe Town Council are unchanged and the reasons for the objection remain the same. Wivenhoe Town Council would be happy to provide further detail if required, as the councillors disagree with the assumptions made by the consultant on the provision of community space.

 

P.04.21.005  Planning Decisions:  The committee considered the following Planning Decisions:

 

P.04.21.006 Wivenhoe Town Council Strategy; How to influence planning decisions. Noted

P.04.21.007 Wivenhoe Neighbourhood Plan: Taylor Wimpey Public Consultation- 120 new homes. No further update following the meeting with Taylor Wimpey.

P.04.21.008  Leisure and Community Services SPD: The Town Clerk advised that she was chasing Steve Collis, CBC on the allocation of S106 funds.

Since the agenda was published WTC have received notice of the application for the New Link Road between the A120 and the A133-ECC application reference CC/TEN/31/21. Cllr Luxford-Vaughan said that ECC should be held accountable and that WTC should be on record as having made representations on behalf of the town. This was agreed. The time limit for a response to the application is 30 days. It was therefore agreed that the numerous documents to review would be divided up between the committee members and considered at the next Planning Committee meeting. The Town Clerk will contact ECC and confirm that WTC would also like to make representations to the ECC Development and Regulation Committee in person.

P.04.21.009  Date and time of next meeting: It was agreed that the next meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday 27 April 2021 at 7.30pm

The Chair closed the meeting at 20.58.

Planning 2.3.21

Minutes of the Planning Committee held virtually on Tuesday2 March 2021 Chair approved

Planning 2.2.21

MINUTES of the Planning Committee Meeting held virtually on Tuesday 2 February 2021 at 7.30pm Chair Approved

Public Questions:  None.

Present; Cllr Read (Chair) Cllr Luxford-Vaughan, Cllr Tile, Cllr Boughton, Cllr Widgery and Jo Beighton-Emms (Town Clerk) and two members of public

P.02.21.001     Apologies for absence; Cllr Booth

P.02.21.002    Declarations of interest: None. It was agreed that any necessary declarations of interest will be raised when the Committee are considering matters throughout the course of the meeting.

P.02.21.003    Minutes of the last meeting: The minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 5 January 2021 were proposed by Cllr Luxford-Vaughan, seconded by Cllr Widgery and approved by all as an accurate record of proceedings.

P.02.21.004    Planning Applications; The Committee considered the following planning applications;

 

4a Reference 202405
  Registered 28/10/2020
  Development Single Storey Rear Extension (Revised Description).
  Address 58 Belle Vue Road, Wivenhoe   CO7 9LD
  Comments/Resolution Comment: WTC request that the views of neighbours are taken into consideration and note the objection from a neighbouring property. WTC consider that there is a loss of permeable land

 

4b Reference 210042
  Registered 21/01/2021
  Development Dropped Kerb
  Address 50 Rectory Road, Wivenhoe   CO7 9ER
  Comments/Resolution Comment; WTC note the close proximity to the junction at Ernest Road. It is understood that this application will be referred to Highways, ECC and request that a site visit is conducted. The officer is asked to consider drainage issues

 

4c Reference 210058
  Registered 13/01/2021
  Development Proposed side extension and front entrance porch
  Address 2 Tower Road, Wivenhoe Colchester CO7 9QE
  Comments/Resolution Comment: WTC consider that this development will affect the street view which is of concern. WTC request that the views of neighbours are taken into consideration. WTC consider that there is overdevelopment of this site and has concerns about visibility on the junction.

 

4d Reference 210207
  Registered 26/01/2021
  Development Erection of 4sqm front porch
  Address 30 Bobbits Way, Wivenhoe Colchester CO7 9NJ
  Comments/Resolution No comment

 

P.02.21.005  Planning Decisions: None

P.01.21.006 Wivenhoe Town Council Strategy; How to influence planning decisions.

The councillors considered the way in which future applications could be responded to with an agreed approach. Cllr Luxford-Vaughan noted that the Town Clerk’s forthcoming training will feed into this point and suggested further training for the councillors as policies are always being updated. Cllr Read agreed that current policies need to be considered by all members of the committee and it was agreed that a library of these would be created and considered at the next meeting. Cllr Luxford-Vaughan suggested that the Town Clerk contacts Simon Cairns, CBC Planning, for a list of policies and background reading.

P.01.21.007 Wivenhoe Neighbourhood Plan: Taylor Wimpey Public Consultation- 120 new homes.

Cllr Luxford-Vaughan had compared the plans for the proposed development to the Wivenhoe Neighbourhood Plan and demonstrated how the development did not meet with the expectations of the WNP. She summarised a number of points and further requests for information to be made to Taylor Wimpey (‘TW’) as part of the consultation period, which runs from 1 to 14 February. It was agreed that the request from WTC would be made available on the WTC Facebook page and website so that the public can refer to it.

A member of the public, Mr Young, made the following points:

Cllr Luxford-Vaughan said that whilst the WNP is a material planning consideration this is not always successful, such as for example, the Hewthorn planning application, following which the procedure has been changed. WTC will consider public opinion and WTC will continue to question the developers who will listen to WTC and CBC Cllr Cory. Whilst the WNP may be strong enough, a compromise may have to be made, for example, the proposed 120 houses may be reduced and built just south of the pylon. Cllr Read noted that there was a pond close to the play area. He suggested that this area should instead be used for housing. He also said that covid restrictions meant that virtual planning meetings will be held.

Cllr Luxford-Vaughan said that everyone should be encouraged to have their say on the plans.

It was agreed that the query about the adjacent land would be put to TW. Cllr Tile also suggested that WTC should ask about internet access.

Cllr Read thanked Cllr Luxford-Vaughan for her detailed update.

P.01.21.008  Leisure and Community Services SPD: The Town Clerk reported that she had continued to make enquiries with CBC regarding the use of S106 monies by Wivenhoe Cricket Club. She had sent details of proposed WTC projects to CBC and was waiting on further advice on a formal application process.

P.01.21.009  Date and time of next meeting: It was agreed that the next meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday 2 March 2021 at 7.30pm

The Chair closed the meeting at 20.50

Planning 5.1.21

Wivenhoe Town Council

 

MINUTES of the Planning Committee Meeting held virtually on Tuesday 5 January 2021 at 7.30pm Chair Approved

 

 

Public Questions:  None.

 

Present; Cllr Read (Chair), Cllr Luxford-Vaughan, Cllr P Booth, Cllr Boughton, Cllr Tile, Cllr Widgery, Jo Beighton-Emms (Town Clerk) and one member of the public

 

P.01.21.001     Apologies for absence; None

 

P.01.21.002    Declarations of interest: Cllr Read declared that the applicant for Planning Application reference number 202798 is the son-in-law of a fellow Director at his place of work. Also, that this applicant is known to many in the town as the previous owner of a local pub and resident. Any further necessary declarations of interest will be raised when the Committee are considering matters throughout the course of the meeting.

 

P.01.21.003    Minutes of the last meeting: The minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 1 December 2020 were proposed by Cllr Luxford-Vaughan, seconded by Cllr Booth and approved by all as an accurate record of proceedings.

 

P.01.21.004    Planning Applications; The Committee considered the following planning applications;

 

 

4a Reference 202707
Registered 03/12/2020
Development Proposed replacement of existing single storey flat roof with pitched roof and internal alterations.
Address 92 High Street, Wivenhoe Colchester CO7 9AB
Comments/Resolution No comment

 

 

 

4b Reference 202798
Registered 15/12/2020
Development Extend the existing building to form additional space and create a nine-bedroom HMO, a takeaway facility (A5) from the existing   restaurant (A3) and retain a community bar area (A4) - amendments to application no. 192931.
Address Flag Inn, Colchester Road, Wivenhoe Colchester CO7 9HS
Comments/Resolution Objection: Wivenhoe Town Council considers that there is inadequate parking for 9 residents; the change of use set out in this application will have a significant impact on parking as will the takeaway facility. The council also consider that there is overdevelopment of the site and insufficient kitchen facilities for the number of rooms. Further, access to the kitchen from all bedrooms is restricted and there is no amenity space.

 

4c Reference 202817
Registered 23/12/2020
Development Two storey rear extension
Address 76 Belle Vue Road, Wivenhoe Colchester CO7 9LD
Comments/Resolution Comment: Wivenhoe Town Council request that the views of neighbours are taken into consideration as there are concerns regarding overlooking. The council referred to the objection made. The council also consider that there is loss of permeable land.

 

 

4d Reference 202860
Registered 22/12/2020
Development Single side and rear extension
Address 49 Belle Vue Road, Wivenhoe Colchester CO7 9LD
  Comment: Wivenhoe Town Council consider that there is loss of permeable land and request that the views of neighbours are taken into consideration.

 

 

4d Reference 202851
Registered 04/01/2021
Development Erection of a single storey side extension to replace existing conservatory
Address 19 Chaney Road, Wivenhoe Colchester CO7 9QZ
  Comment: Wivenhoe Town Council consider that there is loss of permeable land

 

 

 

 

P.01.21.005    Planning Decisions: The following Planning Authority decisions were considered by the committee;

 

  1. 193043
  2. 201777
  3. 202207(Hewthorn). The councillors discussed the CBC procedural issues surrounding this application and decision. It was agreed that Cllr Luxford-Vaughan would draft a response to CBC setting out Wivenhoe Town Council’s concerns.

 

  1. 202291
  2. 202302
  3. 202471
  4. 202514

 

It was agreed that the Town Clerk would, when circulating planning decisions, attach details of any comments made by the committee. Also, that she would keep separate records on comments made, the material grounds referred to and where objections have been impactful.

 

Cllr Read suggested that going forward the committee should consider the best strategy in order for the council to influence planning decisions made by CBC and ECC; it was agreed that this would be added as an agenda item

 

Also, that so that all WTC responses have a consistent style and contextual approach, the Town Clerk will have oversight of them.

 

 

P.01.21.006 Wivenhoe Neighbourhood Plan: The Town Clerk provided an update on the possibility of the use of S106 monies for the sign for the trail.

Cllr Luxford-Vaughan said that there was other ECC funding available and that she would provide details to the Town Clerk to take this option

further with CBC.

 

P.01.21.007  Leisure and Community Services SPD: The Town Clerk will chase the Wivenhoe Cricket Club about  S106 funds allocated to it which are

possibly unspent.

 

P.01.21.008  Date and time of next meeting: It was agreed that the next meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday 2 February 2021 at 7.30pm

 

The Chair closed the meeting at 20.33.

Planning 1.12.20

MINUTES of the Planning Committee Meeting held virtually on Tuesday 1 December 2020 at 7.30pm Chair Approved

 

 

Public Questions:  None.

 

Present; Cllr Luxford-Vaughan (Chair), Cllr P Booth, Cllr Boughton, Cllr Tile, Cllr Widgery and Jo Beighton-Emms (Town Clerk)

 

P.12.20 .001   Apologies for absence; Cllr Read

 

P.12.20.002    Declarations of interest: None. Any necessary declarations of interest will be raised when the Committee are considering matters throughout the course of the meeting.

 

  1. 12.20.003 Minutes of the last meeting: The minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 3 November 2020 were proposed by Cllr Luxford-Vaughan, seconded by Cllr Booth and approved as an accurate record of proceedings.

 

P.12.20.004    Planning Applications; The Committee considered the following planning applications.

 

 

4a Reference 202437
Registered 06/11/2020
Development Removal of first floor bay window, opening increased in depth and door inserted with glass Juliet balcony
Address 11 Smugglers Wharf, Quay Street, Wivenhoe Colchester CO7 9FE
Comments/Resolution Wivenhoe Town Council request that the views of neighbours are taken into consideration.

 

 

 

 

4b Reference 202471
Registered 05/11/2020
Development Reposition approved rear extension from West elevation to    East elevation
Address 17 Queens Road, Wivenhoe Colchester CO7 9JH
Comments/Resolution Wivenhoe Town Council request that the views of neighbours are taken into consideration.

 

 

4c Reference 202514
Registered 11/11/2020
Development Two storey side extension
Address 9 Alexandra Drive, Wivenhoe Colchester CO7 9SF
Comments/Resolution Wivenhoe Town Council request that the planning officer ensures that provision is made for two off road parking spaces. The council has concerns regarding the neighbouring property being overlooked and request that the views of neighbours are taken into consideration.

 

 

4d Reference 202534
Registered 17/11/2020
Development Raising the roof pitch from the original consent
Address 38 Stanley Road, Wivenhoe CO7 9LP
  Objection

Wivenhoe Town Council considers this development to be overbearing and not in keeping with the current street scene. Also, there are concerns that the neighbouring property will be overlooked. The council considers this to be overdevelopment of this site and that it is setting an unwelcome precedent.

 

 

 

4e Reference 202542
Registered 17/11/2020
Development Addition of 2 new lightwells to frontage with associated new window and entrance door. Insertion of 1 new timber framed sash window to first floor front elevation
Address 40 High Street, Wivenhoe   CO7 9BB
Comments/Resolution No comment

 

 

4f Reference 202543
Registered 17/11/2020
Development Addition of 2 new lightwells to frontage with associated new window and entrance door. Insertion of 1 new timber framed sash window to first floor front elevation
Address 40 High Street, Wivenhoe   CO7 9BB
Comments/Resolution No comment

 

 

P.12.20.005    Planning Decisions: The following Planning Authority decisions were considered by the Committee;

 

 

The Committee also considered Planning Appeal reference 201200 in respect of 66 Belle Vue Road. It was agreed that the Town Clerk would draft an

objection to be circulated to the Committee before submission,

 

P.12.20.006 Wivenhoe Neighbourhood Plan: No Update

 

P.12.20.007  Leisure and Community Services SPD: No update

 

P.12.20.008  Date and time of next meeting: It was agreed that the next meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday 5 January 2021 at 7.30pm

 

The Chair closed the meeting at 20.30.