Planning 13.4.21

Published: 13th April 2021

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:


  • 202534
  • 210042
  • 210058
  • 210207
  • 210259
  • 210260
  • 210284
  • 210296

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.

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