Agenda item

20/00800/FUL - 2 Coptfold Close, Southend-on-Sea (Southchurch Ward)


Proposal: Convert dwellinghouse into two self-contained flats, erect part single/two storey side extension, erect part single/part two storey rear extension, alter elevations, layout parking to front

Applicant: Mr A Bysouth

Agent: Mr Paul Seager of APS Design Associates Ltd




That PLANNING PERMISSION be REFUSED for the following reasons:


01        The development would result in the loss of a family-sized dwelling, a type of unit for which there is a particular identified need, to the detriment of the Borough’s housing supply. No benefits which outweigh this harm have been advanced. This application is therefore is unacceptable and contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework (2019), Policies KP1, KP2, CP4 and CP8 of the Southend-on-Sea Core Strategy (2007), and Policy DM3 of the Southend-on-Sea Development Management Document (2015).


02        The proposed development, by reason of its failure to include adequate private amenity space would provide substandard living conditions for the future occupiers of the proposed first floor flat, to the detriment of their amenity. This is unacceptable and contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework (2019), Policies KP2 and CP4 of the Core Strategy (2007), Policies DM1, DM3 and DM8 (as amended by the Technical Housing Standards Policy Transition Statement (2015)) of the Development Management Document (2015) and the advice contained within the Design and Townscape Guide (2009).

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