Agenda item

20/00046/FULH - 41 Western Road, Leigh-on-Sea (West Leigh Ward)


Proposal: Erect first floor to convert bungalow into a two storey dwellinghouse and alter elevations (Amended proposal) (part retrospective).

Applicant: Mrs Sarah Phillips

Agent: Mr Andrew Feasey of CPS Architecture + Design




That PLANNING PERMISSION be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:


01        The development hereby permitted shall be retained in accordance with the following approved plans: 18_1089-100, 18_1089-101, 18_1089-102-B, 18_1089-103-A, 18_1089-104-D, 18_1089-105, 18_1089-107, 18_1089-106.


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


02        The first floor north facing (rear) windows shall only be 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 be permanently fixed shut, except for any top hung fan light which shall be a minimum of 1.7 metres above internal finished floor level of the room.  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) Policies KP2 and CP4, Development Management Document (2015) Policies DM1 and DM3 and advice in the Design and Townscape Guide (2009).


03        The development hereby permitted shall be completed in the following materials;


-           Walls; white smooth render (ground floor), dark grey horizontal weatherboarding (first floor);

-           Roof; red roof tiles;

-           Windows & doors; dark grey/black upvc.


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 (2019), Core Strategy (2007) Policies KP2 and CP4, Development Management Document (2015) Policy DM1 and advice contained within the Design and Townscape Guide (2009).




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 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. The Local Planning Authority is willing to discuss the best course of action in respect of any future application for a revised development.

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