Agenda item

19/01067/FUL - 3 Eastwoodbury Lane, Southend-on-Sea (St Laurence Ward)


Proposal: Change of use from dwellinghouse (Class C3) to 6 bedroom HMO (Class C4), demolish existing garage to side, erect part single/part two storey side extension, alter elevations, install cycle storage to rear and layout parking to front (Amended Proposal)

Applicant: Estuary Serviced Apartments

Agent: Krystal Architecture Ltd.




That PLANNING PERMISSION be GRANTED subject to  the following conditions:


01 The development hereby permitted shall begin not later than three years of 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 549-001, 549-002-Rev 01, 549-003-Rev 01, 549-004-Rev01, 549-005-Rev02, 549-006


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


03 All new work to the outside of the building must match existing original work in terms of the choice of materials, method of construction and finished appearance.  This applies unless differences are shown on the drawings hereby approved or are required by conditions to this permission. 


Reason: To safeguard the visual amenities of the area, in accordance with policies This is as set out in Core Strategy (2007) policy KP2 and CP4, Development Management Document (2015) Policy DM1 and advice contained within the Southend Design and Townscape Guide (2009).  


04 The development shall not be occupied until 4 car parking spaces and a space for turning of vehicles have been provided at the site and made available for use in accordance with drawing 549-002 Rev 01, together with properly constructed vehicular access to the adjoining highway, all in accordance with the approved plans.  The parking spaces shall be permanently retained thereafter only for the parking of occupiers of and visitors to the development.


Reason: To ensure that adequate car parking is provided and retained to serve the development in accordance with Core Strategy (2007) policy CP3 and Development Management Document (2015)  policy DM15.









05 The new first floor windows on the proposed south (side) and west (rear) elevation shall only be permanently glazed in obscure glass (the glass to be obscure to at least Level 4 on the Pilkington Levels of Privacy, or such equivalent as may be agreed in writing with the local planning authority) and permanently fixed shut, except for any top hung light which shall be a minimum of 1.7 metres above internal floor level, before the occupation of the dwelling hereby approved and shall be retained as such in perpetuity.  In the case of multiple or double glazed units at least one layer of glass in the relevant units shall be glazed in obscure glass to at least Level 4.


Reason:  To protect the privacy and environment of people in neighbouring residential properties, in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework (2019), Core Strategy (2007) policy CP4, Development Management Document (2015) policy DM1, and advice contained within the Design and Townscape Guide (2009).


06 Notwithstanding the details shown on the plans submitted and otherwise hereby approved, no construction works above a ground floor slab level shall take place until and unless full details of both hard and soft landscape works and proposed boundary treatment have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.  These details shall include:


i.          details of the number, size and location of the trees, shrubs and plants to be retained and planted together with a planting specification

ii.          details of any changes to means of enclosure

iii.         details of hard surfacing materials including sustainable drainage of this area

iv.        details of cycle storage


Details for the soft landscape works shall include the number, size and location of the trees, shrubs and plants to be planted together with a planting specification and the initial tree planting and tree staking details.  The hard landscaping shall be implemented in full accordance with the approved details before the development is occupied or brought into use. The soft landscaping shall be completed before the end of the first planting season following first occupation of the development hereby approved.


Reason: In the interests of visual amenity and the amenities of occupiers and to ensure a satisfactory standard of landscaping pursuant to Policy CP4 of the Core Strategy (2007) and policies DM1, DM3 and DM5 of the Development Management Document (2015) and advise contained within the Southend Design and Townscape Guide (2009).


07 The development shall not be occupied or brought into use until the refuse and recycling  storage facilities are provided and made available for use  in full and unless  in accordance with drawing No. 549-003 Rev 01 . The refuse and recycling facilities shall be permanently retained as such thereafter. 


Reason:  To ensure that the development is satisfactorily serviced and that satisfactory waste management is undertaken in the interests of highway safety and visual amenity and to protect the character of the surrounding area, in accordance with Policies KP2 and CP3 of the Core Strategy (2007) and  Policy DM15 of the Development Management Document (2015).


08 Prior to occupation of the HMO hereby approved, appropriate water efficient design measures as set out in Policy DM2 (iv) of the Development Management Document to limit internal water consumption to 105 litres per person  per  day  (lpd)  (110  lpd  when  including  external  water  consumption), to include measures of water efficient fittings, appliances and water recycling systems such as grey water and rainwater harvesting shall be implemented for the whole development and retained in perpetuity.


Reason: To minimise the environmental impact of the development through efficient use of water in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework, Core Strategy (2007) Policy KP2, Development Management Document (2015) Policy DM2 and Design and Townscape Guide (2009).


09 Demolition or construction works associated with this permission shall not take place outside 08:00 hours to 18:00 hours Mondays to Fridays and 08:00 hours to 13:00 hours on Saturdays and at no time Sundays or Bank Holidays.


Reason: In order to protect the amenities of occupiers of the development surrounding occupiers and to protect the character the area in accordance with policies KP2 and CP4 of the Core Strategy (2007) and Policies DM1 and DM3 of the Development Management Document (2015).


10 The building shall only be used as an HMO and for no other purpose.


Reason: In the interests of the amenities of neighbouring occupiers and parking provision in accordance with Policies KP2 and CP5 of the Core Strategy (2007) and Policies DM1, DM3 and DM15 of the Development Management Document (2015).




01 You are advised that as the proposed extension(s) to your property 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 CIL.


02 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.


The Local Planning Authority has acted positively and proactively in determining this application by identifying matters of concern within the application (as originally submitted) and negotiating, with the Applicant, acceptable amendments to the proposal to address those concerns.  As a result, the Local Planning Authority has been able to grant planning permission for an acceptable proposal, 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.



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