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Planning Decisions at TDC – May-June 2015

Planning Decisions at TDC – May-June 2015

Brightlingsea Town Council

 

15/00413/FUL

Approval – Full

19.05.2015

Delegated Decision

Mr Peter Douglas

 

Brightlingsea Town Council are concerned for the next door neighbours and its overdevelopment of the site

 

Rear first floor bedroom extension. 43 Upper Park Road

Brightlingsea

 

 

01        The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

 

Reason – To comply with the requirements of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as amended by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

02        The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans: ‘proposed floor plans and elevations’.

 

Reason – For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

 

03        Notwithstanding the details provided, the ‘plank board’ to be used in the external finish of the development hereby approved shall be cream coloured to match the host dwelling and retained in this approved form, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

 

Reason – In the interests of neighbouring amenities.

 

15/00420/FUL

Approval – Full

19.05.2015

Delegated Decision

Mr A Williams & Ms M Brown

 

Brightlingsea Town Council have no reason to object

Rear two storey and single storey extensions including new windows to passageway. 31 Colne Road

Brightlingsea

 

 

01        The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

 

Reason – To comply with the requirements of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as amended by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

02        The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans: DWG. NO. P01c and Flood Risk Assessment received on 7th April 2015.

 

Reason – For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

 

 

15/00468/FUL

Approval – Full

21.05.2015

Delegated Decision

Mr Paul Hazelton

 

BTC Recommend Approval – no objection

Proposed pitched roof over garage flat roof area. 5 Marennes Crescent

Brightlingsea

 

 

01        The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

 

Reason – To comply with the requirements of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as amended by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

02        The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans:9004 01 Rev’n A.

 

Reason – For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

 

15/00558/TCA

Approval – Full

20.05.2015

Delegated Decision

DR M Smith

 

BTC Recommend Approval

1No. Holly fell 73 Hurst Green

Brightlingsea

 

15/00621/TELLIC

Deemed Consent

19.05.2015

Delegated Decision

Martin Allwork

 

This application was noted

The removal of existing 3 No. antennas and the installation of 3 No. replacement antennas on existing pole mounts off tower legs. Telephone Mast Site 4163

Carters Haulage Yard

Morses Lane

Brightlingsea

 

 

15/00478/FUL

Approval – Full

03.06.2015

Delegated Decision

Mrs Wendy Singleton

 

BTC Recommend Approval

Rear extension with internal alterations to form additional first floor bedroom and bathroom plus extra ground floor living accommodation. 5 Richard Avenue

Brightlingsea

 

 

01        The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

 

Reason – To comply with the requirements of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as amended by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

02        The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans: Dwg. No. RP-5-1053-1.

 

Reason – For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

 

03        Prior to the occupation of the extension hereby approved, the rooflight in the south facing elevation of the extension shall be obscure glazed and shall be retained in this approved form unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

 

Reason – In the interests of residential amenities.

 

15/00479/FUL

Approval – Full

03.06.2015

Delegated Decision

Mr & Mrs Mackintosh

 

BTC Recommend Approval

Proposed porch. 19 Maltings Road

Brightlingsea

 

 

01        The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

 

Reason – To comply with the requirements of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as amended by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

02        The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans: DRAWING NO: 19/MRB/15/2.

 

Reason – For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

 

15/00505/FUL

Approval – Full

02.06.2015

Delegated Decision

Mr P Cross

 

BTC Recommend Approval

Erection of two storey side extension and single storey rear extension. Change of use of third bedroom into bathroom. 6 Chapel Road

Brightlingsea

 

01        The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

 

Reason – To comply with the requirements of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as amended by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

02        The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans, Block Plan 1:500 and drawing no. No 2.

 

Reason – For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

 

15/00515/FUL

Refusal – Full

03.06.2015

Delegated Decision

Mr Robert Drew

 

BTC Recommend Approval

Ground floor rear extension and first floor extension above garage. 55 Lower Park Road

Brightlingsea

 

 

01        The National Planning Policy Framework (“the Framework”) attaches great importance to the design of the built environment and confirms good design is a key aspect of sustainable development, is indivisible from good planning, and should contribute positively to making places better for people. It is important to plan positively for the achievement of high quality and inclusive design for all development, including individual buildings. Paragraph 64 of the Framework states that permission should be refused for development of poor design that fails to take the opportunities available for improving the character and quality of an area and the way it functions.

 

The adopted Tendring District Local Plan (2007) “Saved” Policies QL9, QL10 and QL11 seek to ensure that all new development makes a positive contribution to the quality of the local environment and character, by ensuring that proposals are well designed, relate satisfactorily to their setting and are of a suitable scale, mass and form. “Draft” Policy SD9 of the 2012 Local Plan: Proposed Submission Draft as amended by the Tendring District Local Plan: Pre-Submission Focussed Changes (2014) carries forward the sentiments of these saved policies stating that all new development must make a positive contribution to the quality of the local environment and protect or enhance local character. Furthermore, saved Local Plan Policy HG14 states that, extensions to dwellings over 4m in height should retain appropriate open space between dwellings and the side boundaries to ensure that new development is appropriate in its setting and does not create a cramped appearance. It sets out a guideline minimum separation distance of at least 1 metre.

 

The extension retains only 0.5 metres separation to the side boundary of the plot. There is no material planning reason why a separation gap of less than the recommended 1 metre set out in Saved Plan Policy HG14 would be acceptable. The proposed extension would appear cramped to the boundary with No. 57 to the detriment of visual amenity and contrary to saved Policy HG14.

 

Furthermore, the narrow width and contrived step out to the existing garage results in an extension which fails to reflect the design and proportions of the host dwelling to the detriment of visual amenity and the character of the surrounding area, contrary to saved Policies QL9, QL10 and QL11 and draft Policy SD9.

 

For these reasons, the proposal is considered contrary the aims and aspiration of the afore-mentioned policies and paragraphs.

 

15/00590/ADV

Approval – Advertisement Consent

11.06.2015

Delegated Decision

Waves Consultancy – Limited – Mr Jon-pall Bonnett

 

BTC have no reason to object to this application

Provision of 21 Non illuminated fascia signs and 4 non illuminated other signs for hand car wash facility. Fiveways Supermarket

Samsons Road

Brightlingsea

 

 

01        All advertisement consents are subject to five standard conditions specified in Schedule 2 of the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) Regulations 2007 which are as follows: –

 

1. No advertisement is to be displayed without the permission of the owner of the site or any other person with an interest in the site entitled to grant permission.

 

2. No advertisement shall be sited or displayed so as to

(a) endanger persons using any highway, railway, waterway, dock, harbour or aerodrome (civil or military);

(b) obscure, or hinder the ready interpretation of, any traffic sign, railway signal or aid to navigation by water or air; or

(c) hinder the operation of any device used for the purpose of security or surveillance or for measuring the speed of any vehicle.

 

3. Any advertisement displayed, and any site used for the display of advertisements, shall be maintained in a condition that does not impair the visual amenity of the site.

 

4. Any structure or hoarding erected or used principally for the purpose of displaying advertisements shall be maintained in a condition that does not endanger the public.

 

5. Where an advertisement is required under these Regulations to be removed, the site shall be left in a condition that does not endanger the public or impair visual amenity.

 

Additionally all advertisement consents are for a fixed term of 5 years unless this period is varied on the formal decision notice.

 

02        The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans titled; Proposed Freestanding signage plan, Proposed signage plan, Proposed PFS Wall Fascia signs, Proposed Tunnel Roof signs, Proposed Free Standing Sentinel signs, Proposed Tunnel Screens Fascia signs 1, Proposed Tunnel Screen Fascia signs 2, Proposed Cabin Fascia signs and Proposed Elevations Brightlingsea Hand Car Wash.

 

Reason – For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

 

15/00626/FUL

Refusal – Full

12.06.2015

Delegated Decision

Mr & Mrs L Cardy

 

As the material planning condition on which the inspector refused the appeal has now been addressed, BTC recommend approval

 

Erection of two bedroom bungalow Land rear of 32

Albert Road

Brightlingsea

 

 

01        Saved Policy HG3 of the adopted Tendring District Local Plan (2007) sets out the requirements for new residential development within defined settlements stating, inter alia, that residential development will be permitted provided it satisfies scale, design and amenities and can take place without material harm to the character of the local area.

 

Saved Policy HG13 and Draft Policy PEO6 of the Tendring District Local Plan: Proposed Submission Draft 2012 as amended by the Tendring District Local Plan: Pre-Submission Focussed Changes (2014) relate to ‘Backland Residential Development’. These policies require, amongst other things, that proposals for residential development of backland development sites must not be out of character with the area or out of character in its particular setting and must not cause any unreasonable loss of amenity to existing dwellings.

 

Saved Policies QL9, QL10 and QL11 of the adopted Tendring District Local Plan (2007) seek to ensure that new development relates well to its site and surroundings, will not have a materially damaging impact on the amenities of occupiers of nearby properties and the size, scale, design and appearance of new development are in keeping. In addition Draft Policy SD9 states that new development should be compatible with surrounding uses and minimise any adverse impacts. It also states that development will not have a materially damaging impact on the amenities of occupiers of nearby properties.

 

Paragraph 58 of the National Planning Policy Framework (Framework) refers to the desirability that new development should make a positive contribution to local character and distinctiveness.

 

The relatively long rear gardens in Albert Road and low level bungalows in Oysters Reach give a sense of space and openness to the area. In this instance the constraints of the size and location of the plot mean that the proposed development would be built in close proximity to the rear elevations of the bungalows in Oysters Reach. The proximity of the proposed development to other buildings would introduce a cramped appearance to this locality and in doing so would cause significant harm to the sense of spaciousness characterised by the area.

 

Furthermore, the bungalows at Oysters Reach have short rear gardens and the ground levels are 0.9m lower than the appeal site. Consequently, the proposed bungalow would appear as a very prominent mass alongside the shared boundary when viewed from the rear windows and gardens of the two closest bungalows (nos. 26 & 28 Oysters Reach) directly facing the development. The enclosing effect would be particularly adverse to the occupiers of no.26 as their conservatory is the nearest room to the boundary. As such the proposed development would cause unacceptable harm to the living conditions of the occupiers of the neighbouring bungalows of Oysters Reach with regard to outlook.

 

The proposal fundamentally fails to address the key issues of concern which led to the dismissal of the previous scheme at appeal and therefore fails to comply with the above-mentioned local and government policies.