Agenda item

17/00562/BC3M - Multi-Storey Car Park, Victoria Avenue, Southend on Sea (Victoria Ward)


Proposal:  Demolish existing car park and erect multi storey car park

Applicant:  Alan Richards

Agent:  Michelle Fishlock


Resolved:  That planning permission is 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 following approved plans: 1440/P/101B; 1440/P/102 A; 1440/P/103 A; 1440/P/104 B; 1440/P/105 B and 1440/P/106.


Reason:  To ensure that the development is carried out in accordance with the provisions of the Development Plan.


03  No development shall take place until details and samples of the materials to be used on all the external elevations, including walls, cladding (details of materials/colour and finish and a cross section at a scale of not more than 1:20 to show how it will be fitted to the building), windows, doors, louvers/grilles, pcc bars and panels,  paving, screen/boundary walls and fences, driveway, forecourt or parking area;  have been submitted to and approved by the local planning authority.  The development shall only be carried out in accordance with the approved details.


Reason:  In the interests of visual amenity and to ensure that the appearance of the building makes a positive contribution to the character and appearance of the area.  This is as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (2012), Southend Core Strategy (2007) policy KP2 and CP4, Development Management Document (2015) policy DM1, and SPD1 (Design and Townscape Guide). 


04 The proposed highways works, including the formation of new vehicular access onto the service road at the rear of the application and the formation of new pavement shall be carried out in full prior to the first use of the car park herby approved in accordance with the details shown in plan no. 1440/P/106.


Reason: In the interests of highways management and safety in accordance with (Southend Core Strategy (2007) policies KP2, CP3, CP4; (Development Management Document (2015) policy DM15 and the Design and Townscape Guide (2009).


05  No site clearance, preparatory work or development shall take place until a scheme for the protection of the retained trees (the tree protection plan) and the appropriate working methods in accordance with Clause 7 of British Standard BS5837 - Trees in Relation to Construction – Recommendations, has been submitted to and agreed in writing by the local planning authority. The tree protection measures and working methods shall be implemented in full as set out in the approved tree protection plan.


Reason: To protect the health of the trees, in the interests of visual amenity and to ensure a satisfactory standard of landscaping, pursuant to DPD1 (Core Strategy) policies KP2 and CP4, DPD2 (Development Management) policies DM1, DM3 and the advice contained in the Design and Townscape Guide.


06  Demolition or construction works shall not take place outside 8:00 hours to 18:00 hours Mondays to Fridays and 8:00 hours to 13:00 hours on Saturdays and at no time on Sundays or Bank Holidays. 


Reason:  To protect residential amenity and general environmental quality in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), DPD1 (Core Strategy) 2007 policy KP2 and CP4, and Development Management DPD policies DM1. 


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.




01  Please note that the development the subject of this application is liable for a charge under the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended). A Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Liability Notice will be issued as soon as practicable following this decision notice. This contains details including the chargeable amount, when this is payable and when and how exemption or relief on the charge can be sought. You are advised that a CIL Commencement Notice (CIL Form 6) must be received by the Council at least one day before commencement of development. Receipt of this notice will be acknowledged by the Council. Please ensure that you have received both a CIL Liability Notice and acknowledgement of your CIL Commencement Notice before development is commenced. Most claims for CIL relief or exemption must be sought from and approved by the Council prior to commencement of the development. Charges and surcharges may apply, and exemption or relief could be withdrawn if you fail to meet statutory requirements relating to CIL. Further details on CIL matters can be found on the Council's website at


02  It is noted that a the time when both the Civic Centre East public car park and the redeveloped of exiting Library car park will be operate together, the Council will have to manage staff permit allocation to ensure the number of permits issued would not be increased to an extent that would unacceptably increase trips.


03  It is noted that advertisement consent would potentially be required for the proposed signage.


04  Consideration should be given to include the payment of parking charges in cash, in addition to a cashless payment provision.

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