Agenda item

22/02471/AMDT - 15 Leslie Close, Eastwood, Leigh on Sea (Eastwood Park Ward)


Proposal: Application to vary conditions 02 (Approved Plans) and 03 (Materials) replace plan number CAD/PP/21499/002 Revision C with CAD/PP/21499/002 Revision E (Minor Material Amendment of Planning Permission 21/02453/FULH allowed on appeal dated 17/06/2021) – (Retrospective)

Applicant: Mr Tony Wilkins

Agent: Mr Carl Brampton of Contour Architectural Designs Ltd


Ms Oram, a local resident, spoke as an objector to the application.




(a) That planning permission be REFUSED for the following reason:


01  The black vertical cladding at first-floor level rising up to the apex of the gables and to the rear dormer, by reason of its material and detailed design, is significantly out of keeping and at odds with the traditional design and materials of the original application property and the existing bungalows in the immediate streetscene, appearing unduly prominent and incongruous to the significant detriment of the character and appearance of the dwelling, the streetscene, the rear garden scene and the wider surrounding area. The development is therefore unacceptable and contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework (2021), Policies KP2 and CP4 of the Core Strategy (2007), Development Management Document (2015) Policies DM1 and DM3 and the guidance contained within the National Design Guide (2021) and the Southend-on-Sea Design and Townscape Guide (2009). 



(b)  That ENFORCEMENT ACTION be AUTHORISED to require from anyone with an interest in the land (the site) to either:


(i) Build the development in full accordance with approved plan numbers CAD/PP/21499/001 and CAD/PP/21499/002 Revision C pursuant to planning permission reference 21/02453/FULH which was allowed on appeal 17 June 2022 and to include the external materials white render, white uPVC windows and grey roof tiles and to include the first-floor windows in the rear face of the rear dormer replacing the unauthorised doors; or


(ii) Remove the unauthorised external black vertical cladding material in its entirety and replace with the approved white render, including at first floor level rising up to the apex of the gables and to the rear dormer and remove the first-floor doors in the rear face of the rear dormer and replace with the approved windows;


(c) Remove from site all materials resulting from compliance with (i) or (ii) above.


The authorised enforcement action to include (if/as necessary) the service of an Enforcement Notice under Section 172 of the Act and the pursuance of proceedings whether by prosecution or injunction to secure compliance with the requirements of the Enforcement Notice.


When serving an Enforcement Notice the Local Planning Authority must ensure a reasonable time for compliance. In this case a compliance period of three (3) months is considered reasonable to build the development in accordance with the approved plan numbers and remove the unauthorised development.


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. The Local Planning Authority is willing to discuss the best course of action via the pre-application service available at




1. You are advised that as the development equates to less than 100sqm of new floorspace 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 for further details about the Levy.





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