Planning 5.1.21

Published: 8th February 2021

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.

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