Agenda item

19/01593/FUL - 10 Cromer Road, Southend-on-Sea (Kursaal Ward)


Proposal: Change of use from 6 bedroom House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) (Class C4) to 7 bedroom House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) (Sui Generis) (Part Retrospective).

Applicant: Mr Martin Saunders

Agent: Mr Wilton Ndoro of Krystal Architecture Ltd


Councillor Dent withdrew from the meeting




That PLANNING PERMISSION be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:


01        The development hereby permitted shall begin no later than 3 (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: 562-200- Rev 02, 562-201 Rev 02  & 562 202 Rev 01. 


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


03        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), including measures of water efficient fittings, appliances and water recycling systems shall be installed and made available for use prior to the first occupation of the development hereby approved 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 the guidance within the Design and Townscape Guide (2009).


04        Notwithstanding the details shown on the drawings submitted and otherwise hereby approved, prior to the first occupation of the development hereby approved, full details of refuse and bicycle storage facilities for the development hereby approved shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  Prior to first occupation of the development, refuse and bicycle storage facilities shall be  provided  at  the  site  in  accordance  with  the  approved  details  and retained in perpetuity thereafter. 


Reason:  In  the  interests  of  residential  amenity  for  future  occupants,  to ensure the  provision  of adequate  cycle parking  and in the interests of visual  amenity  as  set  out  in  the  National  Planning  Policy Framework (2019), Core Strategy (2007) policies KP2  and  CP4 and Policies DM1, DM8 and DM15 of the Development Management Document (2015) and the guidance within the Design and Townscape Guide (2009).


05        Prior to the occupation of the development hereby approved, 2 car parking spaces for No.10 Cromer Road shall be provided and made available for use in accordance with details shown on approved plan 562-200- Rev 02. The car parking spaces shall be kept available only for the parking of motor vehicles of occupiers of No.10 Cromer Road and their visitors and shall be permanently retained as such thereafter.


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


06        The building shall not be adapted or altered to form more than 7 bedrooms at any time without the receipt of express planning permission from the Local Planning Authority.


Reason: To clarify the terms of the permission and enable the suitable consideration of any intensification of the use of the site.


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        You are advised that as the proposed extension(s) or change of use to your property equates to less than 100sqm of new floorspace, and does not involve the creation of a new dwelling (Class C3), 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.

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