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202.

Apologies for Absence

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Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Habermel (substitute: Councillor Folkard) and Anne Jones (no substitute).

203.

Declarations of Interest

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The following interests were declared at the meeting:

 

(i) All Councillors present - Agenda Item No. 6 (22/00702/FUL - 38A Burdett Avenue, Westcliff on Sea) - the applicant was known to them as a Council Officer;

 

(ii) Councillor D Garston - Agenda Item No. 8 (22/01046/FUL - 32 Cobham Road, Westcliff on Sea) – The agent who responded to the public speaker is known to him;

 

(iii) Councillor Mulroney - Agenda Item No. 8 (22/01046/FUL - 32 Cobham Road, Westcliff on Sea) – The objector who spoke at the meeting is known to her; and

 

(iv) Mr G Gilbert Agenda Item No. 6 (22/00702/FUL - 38A Burdett Avenue, Westcliff on Sea) - Pecuniary interest: He is the applicant and owner of the property (withdrew).

204.

Minutes of the Meeting held on Wednesday 6th April 2022 pdf icon PDF 264 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 6th April 2022 be received, confirmed as a correct record and signed.

205.

Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 1st June 2022 pdf icon PDF 309 KB

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Resolved:

 

That the Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 1st June 2022 be received, confirmed as a correct record and signed.

206.

Supplementary Report

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The Committee received and noted a supplementary report by the Executive Director (Growth and Housing) that provided additional information on the items referred to elsewhere on the Agenda.

207.

22/01034/FUL - Ailsa House, 64 - 66 Genesta Road, Westcliff on Sea (Chalkwell Ward) pdf icon PDF 646 KB

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Proposal:  Convert residential care home (Class C2) to create six self-contained flats (Class C3), install dormers to rear/sides, layout parking and bin storage to front and alter elevations

Applicant: Rajesh and Pooja Nair

Agent: Knight Gratrix Architects

 

Resolved:-

 

That the Director for Planning or the Development Control Service Manager be DELEGATED to GRANT planning permission, subject to the conditions set out below, provided any additional representations received up to the end of 28 July 2022 do not raise any new considerations which have not been addressed within the submitted report. Should further representations be received up to that date which raise new considerations not already addressed within this report, the application is to be brought back to Development Control Committee for determination.

 

01 The development hereby permitted shall begin not later than three years from the date of this decision.

 

Reason:  Required to be imposed pursuant to Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990

 

02 The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans: 010B; 11E; 015D

 

Reason:  To ensure that the development is carried out in accordance with the provisions of the Development Plan.

 

03 Water efficient design measures as set out in Policy DM2 (iv) of the Development Management Document to limit internal water consumption to 105 litres per person per day (lpd) (110 lpd when including external water consumption), including measures of water efficient fittings, appliances and water recycling systems shall be installed and made available for use prior to the first occupation of the development hereby approved and retained in perpetuity.

 

Reason:  To minimise the environmental impact of the development through efficient use of water in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework, Policy KP2 of the Southend-on-Sea Core Strategy (2007), Policy DM2 of the Southend-on-Sea Development Management Document (2015) and the advice contained within the Southend-on-Sea Design and Townscape Guide (2009).

 

04 Prior to the first occupation of the development hereby approved full details of refuse, recycling and cycle facilities (including elevations) at the site shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Prior to first occupation of the development hereby approved, refuse, recycling and cycling facilities shall be provided and made available for use at the site in accordance with the approved details and retained in perpetuity thereafter for that use.  

 

Reason:  In the interests of residential amenity for future occupants, to ensure the provision of adequate cycle parking and in the interests of visual amenity as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (2021), Core Strategy (2007) policies KP2 and CP4 and Policies DM1, DM8 and DM15 of the Development Management Document (2015) and the guidance within the Southend-on-Sea Design and Townscape Guide (2009).

 

05 All new work to the outside of the building subject of this approval must match existing original work in terms of the choice of materials, method of construction and finished appearance. This applies unless differences are shown on the drawings hereby  ...  view the full minutes text for item 207.

208.

22/00702/FUL - 38A Burdett Avenue, Westcliff on Sea (Milton Ward) pdf icon PDF 260 KB

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Proposal: Replace existing balcony and stairs to rear first floor flat

Applicant: Mr G Gilbert

Agent: N/A

 

Resolved:-

 

That planning permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

 

01 The development hereby permitted shall begin no later than three years from the date of the decision.

 

Reason: Required to be imposed pursuant to Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

 

02 The development hereby permitted shall be carried out only in accordance with the following approved plans: 2022/05/38aBA Sheet 01 of 03, Sheet 02 of 03, Sheet 03 of 03.

 

Reason: To ensure the development is carried out in accordance with the consent sought, has an acceptable design and complies with policy DM1 of the Development Management Document (2015).

 

Positive and Proactive Statement:

 

The Local Planning Authority has acted positively and proactively in determining this application by assessing the proposal against all material considerations, including planning policies and any representations that may have been received and subsequently determining to grant planning permission in accordance with the presumption in favour of sustainable development, as set out within the National Planning Policy Framework.  The detailed analysis is set out in a report on the application prepared by officers.

 

Informatives:

 

1. You are advised that as the proposed extension(s) or change of use to your property equates to less than 100sqm of new floorspace, and does not involve the creation of a new dwelling (Class C3), the development benefits from a Minor Development Exemption under the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended) and as such no charge is payable. See the Planning Portal (www.planningportal.co.uk/info/200136/policy_and_legislation/70/community_infrastructure_levy) or the Council's website (www.southend.gov.uk/cil) for further details about CIL.

 

2. You should be aware that in cases where damage occurs during construction works to the highway in implementing this permission that Council may seek to recover the cost of repairing public highways and footpaths from any party responsible for damaging them. This includes damage carried out when implementing a planning permission or other works to buildings or land. Please take care when carrying out works on or near the public highways and footpaths in the city.

209.

22/00841/FUL - Brambles Care Home, 22 Cliff Road, Leigh on Sea (Chalkwell Ward) pdf icon PDF 639 KB

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Proposal: Convert existing residential home (Class C2) into 9no. self-contained residential units (Class C3) with associated parking

Applicant: Mr Ken Kandola

Agent: Mr Gary Cumberland of Form Architecture Ltd.

 

Resolved:-

 

That planning permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

 

General Conditions

 

01 The development hereby permitted shall begin no later than three years from the date of this decision.

 

Reason: Required to be imposed pursuant to Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990

 

02 The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans: 1838/01A; 1838/02A; 1838/03A; 1838/04A

 

Reason: To ensure that the development is carried out in accordance with the provisions of the Development Plan.

 

Design and character related conditions

 

03 All new work to the outside of the building must match existing original work in terms of the choice of materials, method of construction and finished appearance. This applies unless differences are shown on the drawings hereby approved or are required by conditions to this permission.

 

Reason: In the interests of visual amenity and to ensure that the appearance of the building makes a positive contribution to the character and appearance of the area. This is as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (2021), Core Strategy (2007) Policies KP2 and CP4, Development Management Document (2015) Policy DM1, and the advice in the National Design Guide (Rev 2021) and the Southend-on-Sea Design and Townscape Guide (2009).

 

04 Prior to the first occupation of the dwellings hereby approved, full details of both hard and soft landscape works to be carried out at the site must be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The hard landscaping works shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details prior to first occupation of the development and the soft landscaping works within the first planting season following first occupation of the development, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The details submitted shall include, but not limited to:-

 

i. means of enclosure of the site including any gates or boundary fencing including the separation of the ground floor private amenity areas to suitably prevent overlooking;

ii. car parking layouts;

iii. details of soft landscaping to prevent overlooking into ground floor areas from use of the parking spaces;

iv. other vehicle and pedestrian access and circulation areas;

v. hard surfacing materials;

vi. details of the number, size and location of the trees, shrubs and plants to be retained and planted together with a planting specification

vii. details of measures to enhance biodiversity within the site;

 

Any trees or shrubs dying, removed, being severely damaged or becoming seriously diseased within five years of planting shall be replaced with trees or shrubs of such size and species as may be agreed with the Local Planning Authority.

 

Reason: In the interests of visual amenity and the amenities of occupiers and to ensure a satisfactory standard of landscaping pursuant to Policy CP4 of the Core Strategy (2007) and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 209.

210.

22/01046/FUL - 32 Cobham Road, Westcliff on Sea (Chalkwell Ward) pdf icon PDF 606 KB

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Proposal: Convert existing dwelling house into 3no. self-contained flats, install rooflights, enlarge existing crossover, layout parking, cycle and bin storage

Applicant: Engel

Agent: Mr Stern of SAM Planning services

 

Mr Hawkins, a local resident, spoke as an objector to the application.  Mr Leigh responded on behalf of the applicant’s agent.

 

Resolved:-

 

That planning permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

 

General Conditions

 

1. The development hereby permitted shall begin no later than three years beginning with the date of this permission.

 

Reason: Required to be imposed pursuant to Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

 

2. The development hereby approved shall be carried out solely in accordance with the approved plans: EX-L001D; EX-P001D; EX-P002D (Existing - First Floor); EX-P002D (Existing -Loft Plan); EX-P003D; EX-E001D; EX-E002D; EX-E003D; EX-S001D; EX-S002D; PR-L001F; PR-P001F; PR-P002F; PR-P003F; PR-P004F; PR-E001F; PR-E002F; PR-E003F; PR-S001F; PR-S002F

 

Reason: To ensure the development is carried out in accordance with the development plan.

 

Design and character related conditions

 

3. The residential units hereby approved shall not be occupied unless and until full details of both hard and soft landscaping works to be carried out at the site have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority under the provisions of this condition. The approved hard landscaping works shall be carried out prior to first occupation of the development and the soft landscaping works within the first planting season following first occupation of the development. The details submitted shall include, but not limited to:-

i. means of enclosure and boundary treatment for the site plus internal boundaries within the site including any gates or boundary fencing; 

ii. hard surfacing materials;

iii. details of the number, size and location of the trees, shrubs and plants to be retained and planted together with a planting specification;

iv. details of measures to enhance biodiversity within the site.

Any trees or shrubs dying, removed, being severely damaged or becoming seriously diseased within five years of planting shall be replaced with trees or shrubs of such size and species as may be agreed with the Local Planning Authority under the provisions of this condition.

 

Reason: In the interests of visual amenity and the amenities of occupiers and to ensure a satisfactory standard of landscaping are implemented pursuant to Policy DM1 of the Development Management Document (2015) and Policy CP4 of the Core Strategy (2007).

 

4. Before the development hereby approved is occupied the materials used on the external surfaces of the development must match those used on the external surfaces of the existing property. This applies unless differences are shown on the drawings hereby approved or are required by other conditions on this permission.

 

Reason: To ensure the development is carried out in accordance with the consent sought, has an acceptable design and complies with policy DM1 of the Development Management Document (2015).

 

Protection of neighbouring occupiers’ residential amenity

 

5. The proposed rooflights to the north and south facing roof slopes shall only be glazed in obscure glass (the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 210.

211.

22/00722/FULH - 2 Silversea Drive, Westcliff on Sea (Blenheim Park Ward) pdf icon PDF 364 KB

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Proposal: Hipped to gable roof extension with dormer to rear to form habitable accommodation in the loftspace, erect part single/part two storey side and rear extension and new porch to front

Applicant: Ms Horseman

Agent: Mr Alan Gloyne of ABG Architecture Ltd.

 

Resolved:-

 

That planning permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

 

01 The development hereby permitted shall begin no later than three years from the date of this decision.

 

Reason:  Required to be imposed pursuant to Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

 

02 The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans: 114-P01; 114-P02C; 114P03C

 

Reason: To ensure that the development is carried out in accordance with the provisions of the Development Plan.

 

03 Before the development hereby approved is occupied the materials used on the external surfaces of the development must match those used on the external surfaces of the existing dwelling. This applies unless differences are shown on submitted plans.

 

Reason:  In the interests of visual amenity and to ensure that the appearance of the building makes a positive contribution to the character and appearance of the area.  This is as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (2021), Core Strategy (2007) policy KP2 and CP4, Development Management Document (2015) policy DM1, and advice contained in the Southend-on-Sea Design and Townscape Guide (2009).

 

04 The flat roof of the single storey extension hereby approved shall not be used as a balcony, roof garden or similar amenity area or for any other purpose unless express planning permission has previously been obtained. The roof can however be used for the purposes of maintenance or to escape in an emergency.

 

Reason: To protect the privacy and environment of people in neighbouring residential properties, in accordance with the Core Strategy (2007) policies KP2 and CP4, the Development Management Document (2015) policies DM1 and DM3 and advice contained within the Southend-on-Sea Design and Townscape Guide (2009)

 

Positive and Proactive Statement

 

The Local Planning Authority has acted positively and proactively in determining this application by assessing the proposal against all material considerations, including planning policies and any representations that may have been received and subsequently determining to grant planning permission in accordance with the presumption in favour of sustainable development, as set out within the National Planning Policy Framework. The detailed analysis is set out in a report on the application prepared by officers.

 

Informatives

 

1. You are advised that as the proposed extension(s) to your property equates to less than 100sqm of new floorspace the development would benefit from a Minor Development Exemption under the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended) and as such no charge would be payable. See www.southend.gov.uk/cil for further details about CIL.

 

2. You should be aware that in cases where damage occurs during construction works to the highway in implementing this permission that Council may seek to recover the cost of repairing public highways and footpaths from any party responsible for damaging them. This  ...  view the full minutes text for item 211.

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22/00825/FULH - 16 Galton Road, Westcliff on Sea (Chalkwell Ward) pdf icon PDF 452 KB

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Proposal: Raise ridge height, form half hipped roof, install dormer to rear and rooflights to front to form habitable accommodation in the loftspace, erect first floor side and rear extension, erect single storey side and rear extension, alter elevations

Applicant: Callum Burgess

Agent: Mr James Collinson of Design Spec Ltd.

 

Resolved:-

 

That planning permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

 

01 The development hereby permitted shall begin no later than three years from the date of the decision.

 

Reason: Required to be imposed pursuant to Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

 

02 The development hereby permitted shall be carried out only in accordance with the following approved plans: 3139/03/43 Sheet 1 of 2 Rev KG, 3139/03/43 Sheet 2 of 2 Rev KG.

 

Reason: To ensure the development is carried out in accordance with the consent sought, has an acceptable design and complies with policy DM1 of the Development Management Document (2015).

 

03 Before the development hereby approved is occupied the materials used on the external surfaces of the development must match those used on the external surfaces of the existing dwelling or be in accordance with those detailed on drawing no 3139/03/43 Sheet 2 of 2 Rev KG.

 

Reason: To ensure the development is carried out in accordance with the consent sought, has an acceptable design and complies with policy DM1 of the Development Management Document (2015).

 

04 The roof of the single storey extension hereby approved shall not be used as balcony, roof garden or similar amenity area or for any other similar purpose unless express planning permission has previously been obtained. The roof can however be used for the purposes of maintenance or to escape in an emergency.

 

Reason: To protect the privacy and environment of people in neighbouring residential properties, in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework (2021), Core Strategy (2007) Policy CP4, Development Management Document (2015) Policy DM1, and the advice contained within the Southend-on-Sea Design and Townscape Guide (2009).

 

05 The upper floor windows in the side elevations of the development hereby approved shall only be glazed in obscure glass (the glass to be obscure to at least Level 4 on the Pilkington Levels of Privacy) and fixed shut, except for any top hung fan light which shall be a minimum of 1.7 metres above internal finished floor level of the rooms or area served by the window(s) prior to the first use or occupation of the development hereby permitted and retained as such thereafter. In the case of multiple or double-glazed units at least one layer of glass in the relevant units shall be glazed in obscure glass to at least Level 4 on the Pilkington scale.

 

Reason: To ensure the development has an acceptable design and protects the amenities of neighbouring occupiers in accordance with policy DM1 of the Development Management Document (2015).

 

Positive and Proactive Statement

 

The Local Planning Authority has acted positively and proactively in determining this application by assessing the proposal against all  ...  view the full minutes text for item 212.

 

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