BRIGHTLINGSEA TOWN COUNCIL

Minutes of the on-line Planning Committee Meeting held on

Thursday 11th June 2020 at 7.30 p.m.

Present:

Councillors:

B Smith (Chairman)

J Chapman (Vice Chairman)

M Barry, J Carr, J Howard, M Judson and G Steady

Tracey Pulford (Town Clerk)

3 Members of the public

007. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE:  None received.

008. CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 28TH MAY 2020:

The Minutes of the meeting held on the 28th May 2020 were approved as a true record of the meeting.

009. DECLARATION OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS:

None received.

010. TO MAKE RECOMMENDAIONS IN RESPECT OF PLANNING APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED TO TENDRING DISTRICT COUNCIL UP TO AND INCLUDING 11TH JUNE 2020:

The following applications had been received by Tendring District Council:

Application No: 20/00453/FUL – Proposed loft conversion – 60 Seaview 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: 20/00473/OUT – One detached dwelling – Land adjacent 25 Dover Road, Brightlingsea

  Object   Support Neutral

Reason for comment:

Makes observations on the application This has been classed as amenity land for many years.  Brightlingsea Town Council reserves its comments until the detailed planning application is received.

  No comment on the application

  No objection to the application

  Objects to application

  Supports application

Application No: 20/00523/FUL – Proposed alterations and erection of a single storey rear extension in association with the use of the property as a single dwelling house – 26 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: 20/00548/OUT – Erection of 3 detached dwellings with associated garages and parking – Land East of Stoney Acres, Robinson Road, Brightlingsea

  Object   Support Neutral

Reason for comment:

Makes observations on the application – If Tendring District Council are minded to approve this application, Brightlingsea Town Council would request that the S106 contributions are allocated to the Town Centre

  No comment on the application

  No objection to the application

  Objects to application

  Supports application

011. PLANNING APPLICATION NUMBER 19/00188/FUL – LOWER FARM, EAST END GREEN, BRIGHTLINGSEA:

The Chairman briefed members that this application was previously discussed and supported on the 21st March 2019, however the application is yet to be determined by Tendring District Council.  He stated that a local resident of Brightlingsea has brought to our attention that we should reconsider our support for this application.  He also stated that the authority of the Council to revisit this application has been confirmed by a TDC Officer in a conversation with the Town Clerk.

The Chairman then formally asked the committee if they wished to re-discuss this application.  Agreed.

Correspondence from four local residents, concerning this application, had been circulated to all members.

A copy of a video from Honace, which provided an overview of the scheme, was played to all members.

The Chairman then asked members of the public – Susie Jenkins and Claire Ruse to speak to the application and to raise their concerns.  Questions were asked by members, and much discussion took place.

It was then agreed that the Town Council would change its previous comment, to a neutral position, however the Town Council would like to liaise with the owners in a structured way, to monitor and address some of the following points:-

  • Going against apparent good practice with regard to energy use and supply with provision of, for example, wood burners but without provision of solar panels.
  • Lack of parking
  • Sustainability of energy supplies.
  • Development of Cycle Paths linking town and development.

Should the TDC Planning Committee be minded to grant approval BTC insist that the legal agreement relating to conditions is strictly adhered to particularly in relation to the requirement that no more than 60% of residential development can be occupied prior to the building of 50 lodges.

A vote was taken: For – 4; Against: 3.  Carried.

012. UPDATE ON LOCAL PLAN:

Councillor Chapman gave an update on the Local Plan, and stated that any amendments are still to be agreed by full Council at Tendring.  Section 1 of the plan was found to be sound, and it was the largest examination of any combined plan, comprising of three councils.  The inspector has upheld that Tendring only needs to build 550 houses per annum, not the 784 that the Government said should be built.  She said that £34m is coming into the rapid system for the Community Garden section, which is on the boarder of Tendring and Colchester and for the local plan to go ahead, all three councils have to agree.  Following representation from land owners, the section on Brightlingsea includes other sites that have been included onto the map, and these sites have been looked at.  The reason they are included is that Tendring District Council have to be open and transparent, and show that there are other viable sites.  However, these sites are not being supported by the Council.  A consultation is also being undertaken on a review of all holiday parks, by trying to bring them into line with the same or similar closing periods.  A discussion took place.

013. CLOSE OF MEETING:

There being no further business to discuss the Meeting closed at 9.36 p.m.    

Received by Council on:   Approved by Committee on: 

Signed by Chair: Signed by Chair:

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