Democracy - Agenda and draft minutes

Agenda and draft minutes

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

Contact: Zoe Borman (01277 312 736) 

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Apologies for Absence


Apologies had been received from Cllr Cloke and Cllr Jacobsson was substitute.


Vice Chair, Cllr Bridge acting as Chair, MOVED and Cllr Tanner SECONDED that Cllr Heard act as Vice Chair for the duration of the meeting.  This was AGREED.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 375 KB


The Minutes of the Planning and Licensing Committee held on 23rd November 2021 were approved as a true record.



Minutes of the Licensing Sub Committee 3.11.21 pdf icon PDF 206 KB


The Minutes of the Licensing Sub-Committee held on 3rd November 2021 were agreed as a true record.



Minutes of the Licensing Sub-Committee 10.11.21 pdf icon PDF 379 KB


The Minutes of the Licensing Sub-Committee held on 10th November 2021 were agreed as a true record.



Minutes of the Licensing Sub-Committee 22.11.21 pdf icon PDF 364 KB


The Minutes of the Licensing Sub-Committee held on 22nd November 2021 were agreed as a true record.



Chestnuts, Hutton, Brentwood, Essex CM13 2PA Proposed 2 storey front, side and rear extentions. Fenestration and roof alterations pdf icon PDF 314 KB

Additional documents:


This application was deferred to the next meeting of the Planning and Licensing Committee following a request by the applicant.



Land at Wates Way 20/01221/FUL pdf icon PDF 502 KB

To follow

Additional documents:


Planning permission is sought for the demolition of all buildings and structures and the construction of x1 part two/part three storey ‘L – Shaped’ building comprising Class E (Use class for ‘Commercial, Business and Service’) foodstore and 46 (1 and 2 bed) Class C3 residential dwellings including x16 affordable units on the site of this vacant Class B1 (c) light industrial site. The development would retain the access/egress from Ongar Road for the foodstore. The existing access/egress from Burland Road would be retained for the residential dwellings. 129 car parking spaces service the foodstore. 26 car parking spaces and cycle store service the residential dwellings. Associated landscaping, replacement substation and associated engineering works are also included.


Mrs Caroline Corrigan presented the report and advised that at the request of the Highway Authority the wording of the reasons for refusal had been amended:


Reason 1: The proposed signalised junction including the new access to the site at the Junction of Ongar Road and opposite North Road, would result in an unacceptable impact on the free flow of traffic along Ongar Road and at Wilsons Corner, reducing the efficiency of the Highway network particularly at peak times, including weekend peak times, leading to prolonged vehicular delays and traffic.

Reason 2: The increase in prolonged traffic delays would exacerbate an area of poor air quality to the detriment of the health of pedestrians and nearby residents

Reasons 3: The proposed signal junction and its infrastructure would lead to vehicle and pedestrian conflict in a congested area

Reason 4: It has not been satisfactorily demonstrated that the proposed junction can be delivered due to the presence of statutory undertakers’ equipment.


A statement received from Jenny Downs/Steven Savill in objection of the application, which was read by the Chair, which stated:-


“We have grave concerns regarding the short notification period and indeed the actual notifications of this application. We received advice via email on 8th December 2021 with a letter dated 16th November 2021, advising that representations should be made by 10th December 2021.  However, important documents were not uploaded until 10th December 2021 and time is required to locate, absorb and consult on this new information. The supplementary document alone amounted to 54 pages.


Now that the Highways Authority comment has been published, we would like to support their findings. Our gravest concern is that the proposed traffic management will render the local traffic as unmanageable. Brentwood North currently has significant issues during along this stretch of Ongar Road during peak times.


The Highways Authority continues to object to this proposal on the basis of its potential impact on pedestrian safety. The site is located on a busy pedestrian route, used by many to access the town centre and as a route to get to the schools located in Sawyer Hall Lane. It is not acceptable that the safety of these members of the community could be compromised by this scheme.


The potential increase in standing traffic will impact air quality in the area  ...  view the full minutes text for item 252.


Planning Appeal Update (July - November 2021) pdf icon PDF 345 KB


This report summarised recent planning appeal decisions between July and November 2021. This is part of regular updates provided to Planning & Licensing Committee, the last provided in July 2021


Cllr Barber asked if for future updates a table or chart could be inserted at the end of the report showing comparison data, such as those decisions that had been refused by the committee versus those refused by delegation and how this compares with other authorities.


Members noted the report.


Urgent Business


There were no items of urgent business.



                                                            The meeting concluded at 19.53