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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8AY

Contact: Jean Sharp (01277 312 655) 

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456.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

No apologies had been received.

457.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 393 KB

Minutes:

The Minutes of the Planning and Licensing Committee which took place on 10th June 2020 were approved as a true record.

 

458.

Minutes of the Licensing Sub Committee

No meetings of the Licesning Sub-committee have taken place.

Minutes:

No Licensing sub-committee meetings have taken place.

459.

Application no: 20/00567/FUL - 11 Stocks Lane, Kelvedon Hatch, Brentwood. CM15 0BL pdf icon PDF 381 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

VARIATION OF CONDITION 2 FOR APPLICATION 18/01908/FUL (DEMOLITION OF EXISTING DWELLING AND CONSTRUCTION OF 2 X SEMI-DETACHED DWELLINGS AND 1 X DETACHED DWELLING) TO AMEND DESIGN TO PLOT A AND CHANGES IN SITE LEVELS (RETROSPECTIVE)

 

The application had been referred for the committee’s consideration by Ward Member Cllr Cliff Poppy due to concerns that the building differed from Development Plan documents and supplementary planning documents.

 

Miss Pride summarised the report, gave an update on the development on site and summarised additional representations received.

 

In view of the meeting taking place via the internet, residents Mr and Mrs Ella’s statement was read aloud by the Chair followed by a statement submitted by the applicants, Mr Daly and Mr Dormer.

 

Ward Cllr Poppy spoke in objection to the application.

 

Ward Cllr McCheyne MOVED and Cllr Jakobsson SECONDED that the application should be REFUSED and following a debate Members voted as follows:

 

For:   Cllrs Fryd, Haigh, Jakobsson, Kerslake, Keeble, McCheyne, Morrisey, Mynott, Miss Sanders, Tanner and Mrs Tierney (11)

AGAINST:  Cllr Chilvers (1)

ABSTAIN: None (0)

 

The application was REFUSED against officer recommendation for the following reasons:

 

The Council considers that the revisions to the development are not acceptable as the damp proof course is lower than the adjacent neighbour at No.9 Stocks Lane and the flank wall of the pair of semi-detached dwellings is closer than 1 metre to the common boundary with No.9 Stocks Lane.

 

 

 

 

460.

Application no: 20/00468/FUL - Garth Cottage, Cricketers Lane, Herongate, Brentwood. CM13 3QB pdf icon PDF 320 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

DEMOLISH EXISTING GARAGE AND CONSTRUCT DETACHED DWELLING

 

This application had been referred to the Committee at the request of Councillor Mrs Pearson for the following reason(s):

 

The planning history of the site application had been refused many times

Design, appearance and layout

Impact on the appearance of the area

Effect on the level of daylight and privacy of existing property

Impact on trees and open land

No need for the development

Inappropriate development of a residential garden, overdevelopment

Highway safety and traffic levels

Parking was already an issue; proposal likely to increase on street parking

Lane did not have a pavement at this point

Possibility of damage to listed buildings on the lane from delivery traffic

Harmful asbestos in the garage

 

This application related to the demolition of a single storey garage and the

construction of a detached bungalow.

 

Mrs Dawney summarised the report.  In view of the meeting taking place via the internet the Statement of resident Mrs White objecting to the application was read aloud by the Chair.

 

Ward Cllr Mrs Pearson addressed the committee in objection to the application. 

 

Ward Member Mrs Tierney also spoke in objection to the application and MOVED and Cllr McCheyne SECONDED that the application should be REFUSED.

 

Following debate Members voted as follows:

 

FOR:  Clrs Chilvers, Fryd, Haigh, Jakobsson, Kerslake, Keeble, McCheyne, Morissey, Mynott, Miss Sanders, Tanner, and Mrs Tierney.  (12)

Against:  None (0)

Abstain: None (0)

 

 

The application was REFUSED UNANIMOUSLY against officer’s advice for the following reasons:

 

1.         There is a lack of need for this specific housing in this location and the development would constitute an overdevelopment of the site, in conflict with Local Plan policy CP1 and National Planning Policy Framework 2019

 

2.         The development would be harmful to the setting of the Grade II listed heritage asset namely 'Suffolk House' in conflict with Local Plan policy C16. The harm would be less than substantial but there are no public benefits that would arise to overcome that harm as required in para 196, chapter 16 of the National Planning Policy Framework 2019.

 

 

 

461.

Application no: 20/00531/PNTEL - Masefield Court, Victoria Road, Brentwood. CM14 4EF pdf icon PDF 389 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

INSTALLATION OF 3NO ROOFTOP TRIPODS ACCOMMODATING 12NO ANTENNA APERTURES, 3NO SUPPORT POLES ACCOMMODATING 4NO TRANSMISSION DISHES, PLUS THE INSTALLATION OF 9NO EQUIPMENT CABINETS AND ANCILLARY DEVELOPMENT THERETO.

 

This application was reported to the Planning and Licensing committee in

accordance with the requirements of the Council’s constitution.

 

The application had been deferred from the June committee at the applicant’s request to allow time for revision/further information. This request had been agreed subject to an extension of time. The additional information was considered below.

 

The application related to a permitted development proposal including antennas, other apparatus, supporting infrastructure and associated equipment cabinets by a telecommunications code system operator (in this case Mobile Broadband Network Limited, i.e. EE and Three [H3G]).

Masefield Court is a 13 storey flat block dating from 1963/4, with two ‘penthouse’ flats on a reduced footprint at the top. This top floor is set in from all side elevations, most notably from the east elevation, and is of reduced storey height. The main body of the building rises 41m from ground level to the top of the perimeter parapet with the penthouse roof a further 1.5 metres higher and a small further element (the lift overrun) set further in from the edges adding a further 1 metre in height. Most of the development relates to (main) roof mounted telecommunications equipment and support structures.

 

Mr Ovenden summarised the report.  In view of the application being heard via the internet, a statement from the applicant, Mr Allen, was read aloud by the Chair.

 

Ward Cllrs Naylor and Sarah Cloke spoke in objection to the application. 

 

Following a full discussion Cllr Chilvers MOVED and Cllr Sanders SECONDED that the application be REFUSED and Members voted as follows:

 

FOR:  Cllrs Chilvers, Fryd, Haigh, Jakobsson, Kerslake,  Keeble, McCheyne, Morrissey, Mynott, Miss Sanders, Tanner and Mrs Tierney. (12)

AGAINST: None (0)

ABSTAIN: None (0)

 

The application was REFUSED UNANIMOUSLY in accordance with the Planning Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

462.

Application no: 20/00740/PNTEL - Water Tower, Eagle Way, Great Warley, Brentwood, Essex. pdf icon PDF 378 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

UPGRADE OF EXISTING TELECOMMUNICATIONS BASE STATION,

REPLACEMENT OF 6NO ANTENNAS, INTERNAL UPGRADE OF EXISTING EQUIPMENT CABIN AND ASSOCIATED ANCILLARY WORKS THERETO.

 

This application was reported to the Planning and Licensing committee in

accordance with the requirements of the Council’s constitution.

 

The proposal related to a permitted development upgrading of an existing

telecommunications base station which included the removal and replacement of six antennas, internal upgrade of existing equipment cabinets and associated ancillary works thereto by a telecommunications code system operator (in this case Mobile Broadband Network Limited, i.e. EE and Three [H3G]).

 

Additional and amended plans were circulated prior to Committee and plans 215/E and 265/E (appended) were presented by the case officer.

 

Cllr Mynott commented that he thought this an exemplary application. 

 

Cllr Haigh MOVED and Cllr McCheyne SECONDED that the application be APPROVED.

 

Following debate Members voted as follows:

 

For: Cllrs Chilvers, Fryd, Haigh, Jakobsson, Kerslake, Keeble, McCheyne, Morrissey, Mynott, Miss Sanders, Tanner and Mrs Tierney (12)

AGAINST: None (0)

ABSTAIN: None (0)

 

The application was APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY in accordance with the Planning Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

463.

Statement of Community Involvement Update, Temporary COVID-19 Guidance pdf icon PDF 145 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Local planning authorities are legally required to prepare a Statement of Community Involvement (SCI). The SCI is an important part of the Council’s Local Development Plan and sets out how the Council will engage with the local communities through the planning process. As part of the Local Plan process the Council last updated its SCI in December 2018. National Planning Practice Guidance has recently been updated with temporary guidance on plan-making during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The guidance requires that the Council consider how its SCI needs to be updated in light of COVID-19 restrictions, such as the need for people to stay at home or socially distance. The guidance is temporary and to be kept under review. Updates

are specific to the plan-making process, such as having hard-copy documents on deposit in physical locations and consultation events in physical locations.

 

Mr Drane presented this report.

 

Following a full discussion Cllr Kerslake MOVED and Cllr Sanders SECONDED a motion to APPROVE the recommendation in the report.

 

Members voted as follows:

 

For: Cllrs Chilvers, Fryd, Haigh, Jakobsson, Kerslake, Keeble, McCheyne, Morrissey, Mynott, Miss Sanders, Tanner and Mrs Tierney (12)

AGAINST: None (0)

ABSTAIN: None (0)

 

Members APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY to:

 

Approve the revised Brentwood Borough Statement of Community Involvement enclosed in Appendix A.

 

 

Reasons for Recommendation

 

In accordance with temporary COVID-19 Planning Practice Guidance updates

from the Government, the Council has reviewed its SCI and identified

temporary measures to address inconsistencies between plan-making

consultation measures and national restrictions. To ensure that the SCI

continues to be legally compliant with government guidance while maintaining

active, meaningful and continued involvement with local communities and

stakeholders through the planning process, it is considered necessary to

temporarily update the document.

 

 

 

 

 

464.

Urgent Business

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

 

The meeting ended at 20.50.