20/02220/FUL - Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre, Garons Park, Southend on Sea (St Lukes Ward)
Proposal: Replace two existing outdoor tennis courts with four Padel tennis courts, incorporating fencing up to 4m high, external floodlights and erection of canopy roof over three courts (Amended Proposal)
Applicant: Mr Christopher Wilkinson
Agent: Kate Jennings of Whirledge & Nott
That PLANNING PERMISSION be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:
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 approved plans: Location Plan, 1902-10-001-GA rev C, Site plan v1, 2533 TP-001, 1902-10-004 rev D, 1902-10-005 rev C.
Reason: To ensure that the development is carried out in accordance with the development plan.
03 The courts shall not be artificially illuminated between the hours of 22:00 and 08:00 on any day.
Reason: To ensure the lighting does not cause demonstrable harm to the Green Belt or the amenities of nearby residents, in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework (2019), Core Strategy (2007) Policies KP2 and CP4, the Development Management Document (2015) Policies DM1 and DM3 and advice contained within the Design and Townscape Guide (2009).
04 The external floodlighting hereby permitted shall be installed in accordance with the details and specifications shown on the approved drawings and the details of the external lighting contained within the Relux report dated 18.12.20 before it is brought into use and shall be permanently maintained as such in perpetuity thereafter.
Reason: To ensure the lighting does not cause demonstrable harm to the openness of the Green Belt, or the amenities of nearby residents, in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework, Core Strategy (2007) Policies KP2 and CP4, the Development Management Document (2015) Policies DM1 and DM3 and advice contained within the Design and Townscape Guide (2009).
05 The tennis courts shall not be open for use outside the following hours: 08:00 to 22:00 hours on any day.
Reason: To protect residential amenity and general environmental quality in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework (2019), Core Strategy (2007) Policies KP2 and CP4, and the Development Management Document (2015) Policies DM1 and DM3 and advice contained within the Design and Townscape Guide (2009).
06 The development to which this planning permission relates shall not be implemented if any part of the development for which planning permission was granted by the Local Planning Authority on 25/09/2019 under planning permission reference 19/01029/FUL is commenced. Once the permission hereby granted is implemented, the previous permission with reference 19/01029/FUL shall not be implemented.
Reason: In the interests of maintaining the openness of the green belt, further to the National Planning Policy Framework (2019) and Policies KP1, KP2 and CP4 of the Southend-on-Sea Core Strategy (2007).
1. 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.
2. Community Infrastructure Levy Liability Notice: You are advised that in this instance the chargeable amount for the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) has been calculated as zero under the CIL Regulations 2010 (as amended) due to the specific nature of the use. However, should the nature of the use change then you are advised to contact the Planning and Building Control Group to discuss the requirement for planning permission and CIL liability.
3. 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 borough.
- Report, item 961. PDF 600 KB
- Location plan, item 961. PDF 168 KB
- plans and elevations, item 961. PDF 1 MB
- photos from agent, item 961. PDF 450 KB
- additional pic, item 961. PDF 123 KB