Agenda item

11/01194/FUL - 28 Belfairs Drive, Leigh-on-Sea (Belfairs Ward)


Proposal: Demolish existing bungalow, erect two dwellinghouses, layout parking to front and amenity space to rear

Applicant: Mr Ali

Agent: Mr Tim Knight of Knight Gratrix Architects


Ms Flemming, a local resident, spoke as an objector to the application.  Mr Ali, the applicant, responded.




That planning permission be REFUSED for the following reason:


01 The proposed development by reason of its mass, height, width, depth and overall scale results in a bulky, cramped and incongruous form of development materially out of keeping with its context and harmful to the character and appearance of its surroundings.  This would be unacceptable and contrary 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).


Positive and Proactive Statement


The Local Planning Authority has acted positively and proactively in determining this application by identifying matters of concern with the proposal and determining the application within a timely manner, clearly setting out the reason(s) for refusal, allowing the Applicant the opportunity to consider the harm caused and whether or not it can be remedied by a revision to the proposal.  The detailed analysis is set out in a report prepared by officers. In the circumstances the proposal is not considered to be sustainable development.

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