13/01301/FULApproval – Full

23.01.2014

Delegated Decision

Ms Louise Wylie 

BTC recommended approval

Change of use from a hair/beauty salon to a cafe/tea room.Sugar Hair & Beauty48 Victoria Place

Brightlingsea

 

01        Within two months of the date of this planning permission full details of the following items shall have been submitted to, and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority:

(a)  an extraction system, suitably attenuated and isolated to prevent noise nuisance and equipped with filters to reduce cooking fumes, odours and droplet nuisance to an acceptable level;

(b)  sound insulation measures to provide reasonable resistance to the spread of airborne and impact sound to neighbouring properties.

These measures shall be implemented in accordance with the approved details within three months of the date of the planning permission and shall be retained thereafter.

Reason – To avoid noise, odour and droplet nuisance in the interest of the amenity enjoyed by residents of neighbouring properties and since the application does not include the necessary details for consideration. The application also lies within the Brightlingsea Conservation Area where the visual impact of any ventilation equipment will need to be carefully considered.

 

02        The development hereby permitted shall not be carried out except in complete accordance with the details shown on the submitted plan ground floor plan.

 

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

 

13/01324/FULApproval – Full

20.01.2014

Delegated Decision

Chelmsford DBF 

BTC recommended approval

Construction of two four bedroom houses with attached garages, hardstandings, new entrance drive and alterations to existing crossover.Land adjacent to The VicarageRichard Avenue

Brightlingsea

 

01        The works hereby permitted shall begin before the expiration of three years from the date of this consent.

Reason – To comply with the requirements of Section 18(1) of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, as amended by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

02        The development hereby permitted shall not be carried out except in complete accordance with the details shown on the submitted plans, number(s) P1642/8, P1642/9, P1642/10B, P1642/11, 145/063/01 and OS 732-13.2 Tree Protection Plan.

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

 

03        No development shall take place until a Construction Method Statement has been submitted to, and approved in writing by, the Local Planning Authority. The approved Statement shall be adhered to throughout the construction period. The Statement shall provide for:

i. the parking of vehicles of site operatives and visitors

ii. loading and unloading of plant and materials

iii. storage of plant and materials used in constructing the development

iv. wheel and underbody washing facilities and

v. HGV traffic routing plan

 

Reason – To ensure that on-street parking of these vehicles in the adjoining streets does not occur, in the interests of highway safety.

 

04        No unbound materials shall be used in the surface treatment of either of the approved vehicular access points within 6m of the highway boundary.

Reason – To ensure that loose materials are not brought out onto the highway, in the interests of highway safety.

 

05        Prior to commencement of the approved development, details of the provision for the storage of bicycles, of a design which shall be submitted to and approved in writing with the Local Planning Authority, shall be provided within the site and shall be maintained free from obstruction at all times for that sole purpose.

Reason – To promote the use of sustainable means of transport.

 

06        Prior to occupation of the proposed development, the Developer shall be responsible for the provision and implementation of a Residential Travel Information Pack for sustainable transport, approved by the Local Planning Authority, in consultation with Essex County Council, to include six one day travel vouchers for use with the relevant local public transport operator.

 

Reason – In the interests of reducing the need to travel by car and promoting sustainable development and transport.

 

07        No development shall take place until an ecological management scheme has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The scheme, which shall include a timetable for its implementation, shall include details of a bat sensitive lighting scheme and the measures to enhance the suitability of the site for bat foraging/commuting through the installation of habitats such as bat boxes.  The development shall be carried out and maintained at all times in accordance with the approved scheme.

Reason – To preserve and enhance the biodiversity of the site.

 

08        Prior to the occupation of any of the approved dwellings, the proposed private drive shall be reconstructed in complete and precise accord with the details shown in Drawing No.P1642/9 and shall be provided with a dropped kerb vehicular crossing of the footway/highway verge.

 

Reason – To ensure that all vehicles using the private drive access do so in a controlled manner and to ensure that opposing vehicles may pass clear of the limits of the highway, in the interests of highway safety.

 

09        Prior to occupation of the approved dwellings, a (communal) bin/refuse collection point shall be provided adjacent to the highway boundary and additionally clear of all visibility splays at accesses.

 

Reason – To minimise the length of time a refuse vehicle is required to wait within and cause obstruction of the highway, in the interests of highway safety.

 

10        Prior to commencement of the approved development, a vehicular turning facility for motor cars for each dwelling of a design which shall be approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority, shall be provided within the site and shall be maintained free from obstruction at all times for that sole purpose.

 

Reason – To ensure that vehicles using the site access may enter and leave the highway in a forward gear, in the interests of highway safety.

 

11        No development shall be commenced until precise details of the manufacturer and types and colours of the window details and roofing materials to be used in construction have been submitted to and agreed, in writing, by the Local Planning Authority.  Such materials as may be agreed shall be those used in the development unless otherwise agreed, in writing, at a later date with the Local Planning Authority.

Reason – As this proposal is publicly visible the prior approval of materials is essential in the interests of visual amenity.

 

12        The hedgerow/trees as shown hatched blue on drawing number P1642/8, and as identified within the Bat Survey Report dated October 2013, shall be retained in perpetuity and at no time shall be incorporated as part of any private garden area for the properties hereby approved.

 

Reason – To ensure that the hedgerow/trees are retained as an important bat foraging site separate from the garden areas of the approved dwellings in order to preserve and enhance the biodiversity of the site.

 

 

13        Notwithstanding the submitted details, a post and rail fence not exceeding 1m in height shall be erected around the hedgerow/trees located on the western boundary as identified in Condition 12 and shall be retained in the approved form thereafter.

 

Reason – The hedgerow/trees have been identified within the Bat Survey Report dated October 2013 as an important habitat and foraging area for bats and its retention is required to preserve and enhance the biodiversity of the site.

 

13/01325/FULApproval – Full

21.01.2014

Delegated Decision

Chelmsford DBF 

BTC recommended approval, as outlined in the Design and Access Statement and highways reports

Demolition of the Church Hall and construction of a four bedroom vicarage with change of use to residential, hardstandings, entrance drive and alterations to existing crossover.Land Adj to The VicarageRichard 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 not be carried out except in complete accordance with the details shown on the submitted plans, number(s) P1642/4C, P1642/5, P1642/6C, P1642/7D, P1642/11, 145/063/01, OS 732-13.2 Tree Protection Plan and Wall, Window and Door details as set out within the application form.

Reason – For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning and to ensure that the special character and architectural interest and integrity of the Conservation Area is maintained.

 

03        No development shall take place until a Construction Method Statement has been submitted to, and approved in writing by, the Local Planning Authority. The approved Statement shall be adhered to throughout the construction period. The Statement shall provide for:

i. the parking of vehicles of site operatives and visitors

ii. loading and unloading of plant and materials

iii. storage of plant and materials used in constructing the development

iv. wheel and underbody washing facilities and

v. HGV traffic routing plan

 

Reason: To ensure that on-street parking of these vehicles in the adjoining streets does not occur, in the interests of highway safety.

 

04        No unbound materials shall be used in the surface treatment of either of the approved vehicular access points within 6m of the highway boundary.

Reason: To ensure that loose materials are not brought out onto the highway, in the interests of highway safety.

 

05        Prior to commencement of the approved development, details of the provision for the storage of bicycles, of a design which shall be submitted to and approved in writing with the Local Planning Authority, shall be provided within the site and shall be maintained free from obstruction at all times for that sole purpose.

Reason: To promote the use of sustainable means of transport.

 

06        Prior to occupation of the proposed development, the Developer shall be responsible for the provision and implementation of a Residential Travel Information Pack for sustainable transport, approved by the Local Planning Authority, in consultation with Essex County Council, to include six one day travel vouchers for use with the relevant local public transport operator.

Reason – In the interests of reducing the need to travel by car and promoting sustainable development and transport.

 

07        No development shall take place until an ecological management scheme has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The scheme, which shall include a timetable for its implementation, shall include details of a bat sensitive lighting scheme and the measures to enhance the suitability of the site for bat foraging/commuting through the installation of habitats such as bat boxes.  The development be carried out and maintained at all times in accordance with the approved scheme.

Reason – To preserve and enhance the biodiversity of the site.

 

08        Prior to the occupation of any of the approved dwellings, the approved private drive shall be reconstructed in complete and precise accord with the details shown in Drawing No.P1642/4C and shall be provided with a dropped kerb vehicular crossing of the footway/highway verge.

Reason: To ensure that all vehicles using the private drive access do so in a controlled manner and to ensure that opposing vehicles may pass clear of the limits of the highway, in the interests of highway safety.

 

09        Prior to occupation of the approved dwellings, a (communal) bin/refuse collection point shall be provided adjacent to the highway boundary and additionally clear of all visibility splays at accesses.

Reason: To minimise the length of time a refuse vehicle is required to wait within and cause obstruction of the highway, in the interests of highway safety.

 

10        Demolition or construction works shall not take place outside 0700 hours to 1900 hours Mondays to Fridays and 0800 hours to 1300 hours on Saturdays and at no time on Sundays or Public/Bank Holidays.

Reason – In the interests of residential amenity.

 

11        Notwithstanding the submitted details, no development shall be commenced until samples of the external roofing materials to be used have been submitted to and agreed, in writing, by the Local Planning Authority.  Such materials as may be agreed shall be those used in the development.

Reason – To ensure that the special character and architectural interest and integrity of the Conservation Area is protected.

 

12        All new driveways and parking areas shall be made of porous materials, or provision shall be made to direct run-off water from the hard surface to a permeable or porous area or surface within the curtilage of the dwellings.

Reason – In the interests of sustainable development and to ensure that run-off water is avoided to minimise the risk of surface water flooding.

 

13/01390/FULApproval – Full

23.01.2014

Delegated Decision

Mr Brown & Mrs Hanna; Ms Henderson 

BTC recommended approval

Proposed covered area.52 & 54 Colne RoadBrightlingsea

 

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 not be carried out except in complete accordance with the details shown on Drawing No. 52/CRB/BP, 52/CRB/1 and 52/CRB/3.

 

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

 

13/01355/FULRefusal – Full

05.02.2014

Delegated Decision

A & B Storage Limited 

BTC recommended refusal as contrary to policy and could set a precedent

Use of land for long term container and boat storage together with tool and plant storage.Land off Lime Street(R/o 87 & 89 Tower Street)

Brightlingsea

 

01        The site is located outside the Development Boundary for Brightlingsea.  Policy EN1 of the Tendring District Local Plan (2007) and Policy PLA5 of the Tendring District Local Plan Proposed Submission Draft (2012) state that ‘the quality of the district’s landscape and its distinctive local character will be protected and, where possible enhanced.  Any development which would significantly harm landscape character or quality will not be permitted’.

 

Furthermore, the site is situated within the Coastal Protection Belt.  Policy EN3 of the Tendring District Local Plan 2007 and Policy PLA2 of the Tendring District Local Plan Proposed Submission Draft 2012 states that ‘the Council will seek to protect the open character of the undeveloped coastline and avoid development in vulnerable coastal areas by refusing planning permission for developments that do not have a compelling functional or critical operational requirement to be located there.’

 

Lime Street is characterised by plots of enclosed land, many of which appear to be unused or used for informal storage, allotments, or for stabling.  It also provides access to the rear gardens of some of the properties in Tower Street.  It is an area which provides a transition between the residential development in Tower Street and the Countryside beyond.  It is considered that a storage area of the scale proposed would appear incongruous and out of keeping with local character.  There has also been no evidence submitted to demonstrate that there is a compelling functional or critical operational requirement for the proposed used to be located within the Coastal Protection Belt.

 

For the above reasons, the proposal is considered to be contrary to Policies EN1 and EN3 of the Tendring District Local Plan 2007 and Policies PLA5 and PLA2 of the Tendring District Local Plan Proposed Submission Draft 2012.

 

02        The National Planning Policy Framework, at paragraph 17 states that planning should always seek to secure a good standard of amenity for all existing and future occupants of land and buildings.  In addition, Policy QL11 of the Tendring District Local Plan 2007 states that amongst other criteria, ‘development will only be permitted if the development will not have a materially damaging impact on the privacy, daylight or other amenities of occupiers of nearby properties’.   Policy SD9 of the Tendring District Local Plan Proposed Submission Draft 2012 carries forward the sentiments of these saved policies and states that ‘the development will not have a materially damaging impact on the privacy, daylight or other amenities of occupiers of nearby properties’.

 

The site is situated adjacent to the rear boundary of No. 87 & No. 89 Tower Street; these properties have relatively short rear gardens.  It is considered having a storage use as proposed so close to residential properties would result in adverse impact by virtue of the general activity on the site, 7 days a week.

 

03        Policy QL10 of the Tendring District Council Local Plan 2007 states that planning permission will only be granted, if amongst other things, access to the site is practicable and the highway network will be able to safely accommodate the additional traffic the proposal will generate.  This requirement is also set out in Policy SD9 of the Tendring District Council Local Plan Proposed Submission Draft 2012.

 

The proposal fails to include any vehicular turning facilities within the site which will result in vehicles reversing onto Lime Street.  It also has not been demonstrated that adequate vehicle and pedestrian visibility splays can be provided.  For the above reasons, the proposal will result in a detrimental impact on highway safety, contrary to the above policies.

 

13/01391/FULApproval – Full

06.02.2014

Delegated Decision

Nationwide Building Society – The Secretary 

BTC recommended approval

Change of use from A2 (financial and professional services) to A1 (shop/retail).Nationwide Building Society16 High Street

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.

 

13/01456/FULApproval – Full

11.02.2014

Delegated Decision

Mr Richard Verrier – A & B Storage Limited  

BTC is disappointed at the lack of detail information in this plan but can see no planning reason for refusal –however it will request that there be a condition for no Sunday opening unless the operation is for small storage items only

Change of use from walk-in centre to storage facility.160 Tower StreetBrightlingsea

 

01        The use 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 use hereby permitted shall not be carried out except in complete accordance with the details shown on the submitted plans: Side Building floor plan, Main Building Ground Floor Plan, storage cage details, and emails sent 10/01/2014 16:07 and 11/01/2014 13:26 regarding items to be stored.

 

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

 

03        The use of the premises by visiting members of the public shall only take place between the hours of 08.00 – 18.00 hrs on Monday to Friday, 08.00 – 17.00 hrs on Saturdays, and between 10.00 – 16.00 hrs on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

 

Reason – In order to ensure that the residential amenity of neighbours is protected from the comings and goings associated with the permitted commercial use at times when they can expect a reasonable level of quiet.

 

04        There shall be no storage of boats, cars or other motorised vehicles at the site.

 

Reason – In the interests of highway safety and residential amenity.

 

05        There shall be no external storage in the rear courtyard.

 

Reason – In the interests of visual and residential amenity.

 

13/01460/ADVApproval – Advertisement Consent

13.02.2014

Delegated Decision

East of England Co-operative Society 

BTC recommended approval

Proposed shop signage: 3 No. fascia (2 illuminated) and 1 No. non illuminated projecting sign.East of England Co-operative Society25 – 27 Station 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.