BRIGHTLINGSEA TOWN COUNCIL

Minutes of the on-line Planning Committee Meeting held on

Thursday 6th May 2021 at 6.30 p.m.

Present:

Councillors:

B Smith (Chairman)

J Chapman (Vice Chairman)

M Judson, G Steady

Also in attendance:

Tracey Pulford (Town Clerk)

Terry Hamilton (Grounds Manager)

Julia Hunt (Brightlingsea Cricket Club) – from 6.36pm onwards

2 Members of the public.

130. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE:  Councillors Carr and Barry.

131. CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 8TH APRIL 2021:

The Minutes of the meeting held on the 8th April 2021 were approved as a true record of the meeting.

132. DECLARATION OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS: 

The Chairman reminded Members to declare interests when necessary.

133. TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS IN RESPECT OF PLANNING APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED TO TENDRING DISTRICT COUNCIL UP TO AND INCLUDING 6TH MAY 2021:

The following applications had been received by Tendring District Council:

Application No: 21/00562/FUL – Proposed single storey rear extension with conversion of loft space and proposed dormer window – 3 Cedar Avenue,  Brightlingsea 

Object   Support   Neutral

Reason for comment:

Makes observations on the application – Brightlingsea Town Council still have concerns with the overall size of the extension, as with the previous application number 20/01539/FUL.

  No comment on the application

  No objection to the application  

Objects to application  

  Supports application

Application No: 21/00591/FUL – Erection of single storey rear extension, roof lantern and velux roof light – 8 Planton Way, Brightlingsea 

  Object Support   Neutral

Reason for comment:

  Makes observations on the application 

  No comment on the application

  No objection to the application  

  Objects to application  

Supports application

Application No: 21/00601/FUL – Residential development of 6 no. dwellings with access from Samsons Road – Land North of Samsons Road, Brightlingsea 

Object   Support   Neutral

Reason for comment:

Makes observations on the application – Brightlingsea Town Council would like to draw attention to the comments made under the previous application number 19/00731/FUL, and cannot see any reason to withdraw these comments.  Brightlingsea Town Council still feel it is overdevelopment of the site.

  No comment on the application

  No objection to the application  

Objects to application  

  Supports application

Councillor Steady declared an interest in the following application, and took no part in any discussion.

Application No: 21/00648/FUL – Erection of single storey rear glazed garden room – 6 Elizabeth Way, Brightlingsea 

  Object Support   Neutral

Reason for comment:

  Makes observations on the application 

  No comment on the application

  No objection to the application  

  Objects to application  

Supports application

Representation was made by a local resident, on the following application.

Application No: 21/00669/FUL – Erection of single storey detached outbuilding to rear – 11 Manor House Way, Brightlingsea 

Object   Support   Neutral

Reason for comment:

Makes observations on the application – Brightlingsea Town Council have concerns over the size of the building, which makes it unusual for a ‘hobby room’, and expressed concern whether this would in fact be used as a hobby room.  Supplementary to that we would expect a hobby room to be heated, which this one is not.  Concern was raised over the entrance size doors being required, and the distance from the property itself.   The building is too close to the boundary including the neighbouring boundary and public footpath.  We also have concerns over the impact on the existing trees, and would ask that TDC’s Tree Officer is involved with this and TPO’s are looked into.

  No comment on the application

  No objection to the application  

Objects to application  

  Supports application

Application No: 21/00673/FUL – Erection of single storey rear extension – 3 Station Road, Brightlingsea 

  Object Support   Neutral

Reason for comment:

  Makes observations on the application 

  No comment on the application

  No objection to the application  

  Objects to application  

Supports application

134. TO RE-CONFIRM THE RECOMMENDATIONS, PREVIOUSLY AGREED BY E-MAIL, ON THE FOLLOWING APPLICATIONS:  

Application No: 21/00394/FUL – Proposed extension to accommodate an accessible entrance, equal access WC and new kitchenette facilities – Church of All Saints, Church Road, Brightlingsea 

  Object Support   Neutral

Reason for comment:

  Makes observations on the application 

  No comment on the application

  No objection to the application  

  Objects to application  

Supports application

Application No: 21/00481/FUL – Erection of single storey side extension and creation of porch and garage extensions – 3 Manor House Way, Brightlingsea 

  Object Support   Neutral

Reason for comment:

  Makes observations on the application 

  No comment on the application

  No objection to the application  

  Objects to application  

Supports application

Application No: 21/00517/FUL – Proposed construction of 2 no. front dormers, material changes to rear conservatory of previously agreed split decision application 18/01402/FUL – 40 Maltings Road, Brightlingsea 

  Object Support   Neutral

Reason for comment:

  Makes observations on the application 

  No comment on the application

  No objection to the application  

  Objects to application  

Supports application

Application No: 21/00520/FUL – Proposed first floor side extension above existing porch to form en-suite – 4 Hall Cut, Brightlingsea 

  Object Support   Neutral

Reason for comment:

  Makes observations on the application 

  No comment on the application

  No objection to the application  

  Objects to application  

Supports application

135. TO NOTE THE FOLLOWING APPLICATION WHICH IS ‘FOR INFORMATION ONLY’:

The following application was noted:-

Application No: 21/00480/CMTR – Details pursuant to Condition 9: Construction Management Plan.  Related to application CC/TEN/114/20.  Demolition of the existing caretakers house and modular store.  The erection of two-storey standalone building comprising 12 classrooms and associated ancillary accommodation to accommodate an additional 300 pupils.  The construction of an external corridor to the existing school, entrance canopy and associated refurbishment works to create a 1500 place secondary school with sixth form – The Colne Community School, Church Road, Brightlingsea 

136. TO RECEIVE A PRESENTATION FROM THE BRIGHTLINGSEA CRICKET CLUB ON THEIR DEVELOPMENT PLANS:  

Julia Hunt of the Brightlingsea Cricket Club gave a presentation on the proposed development plans.  She gave background information and history on the club, including: 

  • Brightlingsea Cricket Club has been established for 160 years and has been using  the Recreation Ground for that time.
  • The club has been in its current position on the Rec since the 1970’s, and is showing its age, and is rotting.
  • They have a club house, square/strip and the nets which are owned by the Cricket Club.
  • Pre Covid they used the changing rooms from the Town Council, and also the toilet facilities.
  • Used to have a lease, but this expired some 15 years ago.  Have no security of tenure, so cannot apply for grants etc.
  • Had a crowd funding bid, to help cover the costs of the net refurbishment, which  raised over £11,000.
  • Overall project on the nets would cost around £16,000, which has a large VAT implication.
  • During the time the club has been closed, they have decorated the toilets, repaired the building which the Town Council owns, replaced the toilets and the hot water boilers.  
  • They are looking to sort out the nets after this season.
  • There are no facilities on the Recreation Ground for disabled people, which are disabled compliant.  Also no changing facilities for women.
  • Recently become a disability hub for cricket.
  • The proposal is to build a new club house in another location, along the hedge by the Bowling Club.  

Drawings were shown to members, and discussion took place.

Councillor Steady declared an interest in the Cricket Club as he is a past member.  He then suggested that he, as Councillor Contact and Coordinator for Open Spaces, and the Grounds Manager, Terry Hamilton, meet with the Cricket Club in the near future to go through the finer details.  This was agreed.  It was also agreed that a new lease would be arranged, giving security of tenure.

Councillor Smith thanked Julia for attending the meeting, and advised that their plans would be circulated to those members who were not present at this meeting.

  

137. CLOSE OF MEETING:  

There being no further business to discuss the Meeting closed at 7.28 p.m. 

   

Received by Council on:     Approved by Committee on:    

Signed by Chair: Signed by Chair:

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