Agenda and minutes
Venue: Committee Room 1 - Civic Suite. View directions
Contact: Tim Row - Principal Democratic Services Officer
Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were received from Councillor M Berry (no substitute), Councillor S Habermel (Substitute: Councillor H Boyd), Councillor D Jarvis (Substitute: Councillor N Folkard) and Councillor I Shead (no substitute).
Declarations of Interest
The following interests were declared at the meeting:
(a) Councillors M Dent and M Sadza - Planning Application Ref: 21/00220/FUL (613 to 619 and Garages to rear of 593 to 647 Southchurch Road, Southend-on Sea) - Both councillors have received correspondence from residents of neighbouring properties with regard to the application and the planning process.
(b) Councillors N Ward (Chair) and C Mulroney - Planning Application Ref: 22/01867/FUL (Peter Boat Car Park, High Street, Leigh-on-Sea) – Both councillors know the owner of the property subject of the planning application.
The supplementary report by the Executive Director (Growth and Housing) will provide additional information (if any) on the items referred to on the Agenda and will be available on the morning of the meeting.
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, since the publication of the reports.
Proposal: Demolish existing garages and erect 4no. two-storey dwellings, erect single storey extension to rear of existing commercial unit at 615-617 Southchurch Road to form self-contained flat, layout hardstanding, parking and refuse stores, together with alterations to vehicular accesses at Ilfracombe Road and Lovelace Gardens
Agent: AWW Sherlock of AWW
Mr M Gregory, a local resident, spoke as an objector to the application. Mr N Mulholland, the agent for the applicant, responded.
That planning permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:
(1) 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.
0100 A Location Plan
0110 B Existing Site Plan
0111 E Proposed Site
0150 B Existing Ground Floor Site Plan
0200 E Proposed Ground Floor Site Plan
0151 Existing First Floor Site Plan
0201 E Proposed First Floor Site Plan
0152 Existing Garage Plans
0153 A Existing Commercial Ground & First Floor Plans
0212 E Proposed Flat Plans
0209 A End House 2 Plans
0210 D Proposed End Terrace House Plans
0211 C Proposed Mews Plans
0160 Existing Site Elevations
0300 A Proposed Site Elevations
0307 C Proposed (New Rear Flat) Elevation
0305 C Proposed House 1 Elevations
0308 Proposed House 2 Elevations
0306 C Mews House Elevations
0400 B Axonometric Drawings
0900 3D Views.
Reason: To ensure that the development is carried out in accordance with the provisions of the Development Plan.
(3) The first-floor rear windows on the mews houses as shown on the approved plans including 0111E shall only be oriel windows as shown on plan 0211C.
Reason: In the interests of neighbour amenities further to the National Planning Policy Framework (2021), Core Strategy (2007) Policies KP2 and CP4, Development Management Document (2015) Policies DM1 and DM3, and the advice contained within the Southend-on-Sea Design and Townscape Guide (2009).
(4) No demolition or development of any kind shall take place at the site unless and until a scheme for the protection of the street tree on Lovelace Gardens identified as T5 on the submitted Arboricultural Assessment in accordance with British Standard BS5837 (Trees in Relation to Construction – Recommendations) has been submitted to and agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The approved scheme of protection measures shall be fully installed before the commencement of works and maintained throughout construction. The development shall be implemented in full accordance with the approved scheme, measures and methods.
Reason: In the interests of visual amenity further to the National Planning Policy Framework (2021), Policies KP2 and CP4 of the Southend-on-Sea Core Strategy (2007), Policies DM1 and DM3 of the Southend-on-Sea Development Management Document (2015) and the advice contained within the Southend-on-Sea Design and Townscape Guide (2009).
(5) Construction hours for the development hereby approved shall be restricted to 8am to 6pm Monday to ... view the full minutes text for item 564.
Proposal: Erection of glass collection station in front car park (part retrospective)
Applicant: East Anglia Pubs
Agent: Stone Me Ltd
That planning permission be REFUSED for the following reasons:
(1) The proposed development, by reason of its functional design and appearance and its position, would detrimentally impact on the openness of the area and be harmful to the character of the Leigh Old Town Conservation Area, including views of the estuary from the High Street. It would also contribute to the overall sense of clutter and level of paraphernalia at the site which also causes harm to the character of the conservation area. Whilst this collective harm identified would be less than substantial, it is nevertheless significant in degree and not outweighed by any public benefits of the proposal. This is unacceptable and contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework (2021), policies KP2 and CP4 of the Core Strategy (2007), policies DM1, DM3, DM5 and DM6 of the Development Management Document (2015) and the advice contained within the Southend-on-Sea Design and Townscape Guide (2009) and the Leigh Old Town Conservation Area Appraisal (2021).
(2) The proposed development would involve the collection, cleaning and general multiple handling of glassware in an open area which would significantly and unnecessarily contribute to noise and disturbance generated on the open parts of the site, especially into later evening hours. This would add harmfully to noise and disturbance for the occupiers of nearby dwellings, particularly those facing the site at Nos 59 and 60 High Street, Leigh-on-Sea, detrimental to their living conditions. This would be unacceptable and contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework (2021), Policies KP2 and CP4 of the Core Strategy (2007), Policies DM1 and DM3 of the Development Management Document (2015) and advice contained within the Southend-on-Sea Design and Townscape Guide (2009).