Maldon District: 160 new homes in Latchingdon, a new bar in Maldon, The Limes restaurant plans refused again, and 6 more planning applications near you

By Ben Shahrabi

30th Dec 2022 | Local News

Take a look at this week's key planning applications in the Maldon District, received or decided on by the Council. (Photo: Ben Shahrabi)
Take a look at this week's key planning applications in the Maldon District, received or decided on by the Council. (Photo: Ben Shahrabi)

See below for this week's key planning applications in the Maldon District, received or decided on by the Council.

Applications received

1. Land north of The Groves, Burnham Road, Latchingdon

Outline planning application (with all matters reserved except for means of access from Steeple Road and Burnham Road) for residential development of up to 160 dwellings, including:

  • Affordable housing
  • 5% bungalows
  • 100 square metes of office hub floorspace
  • 0.21 hectares of land for a children's day nursery and associated parking (Use Class E)
  • Community park
  • Sustainable urban drainage system and associated infrastructure.

2. CVC Chelmer Valve Co Limited Workshop, Scatterbrook Farm, Rectory Lane, Latchingdon CM3 6HB

An application for the erection of a warehouse.

3. The Kings Head Centre, 38 High Street, Maldon

Proposed part change of use of units 16 and 17 from retail use (Class E) to a Deli/Bar and takeaway (Sui Generis).

Applications approved

1. Land at Melita York Road, Burnham-On-Crouch

Provision of a new garden annexe providing required accommodation for a residential carer.

2. Land at Broad Street Green Road And Langford Road And Maypole Road, Great Totham

The temporary display of advertisements comprising of three free-standing non-illuminated flagpole adverts, one double-sided free standing non-illuminated advert and one free-standing non-illuminated single sided advert.

3. 4A Market Hill, Maldon

An application for the change of use to a 'martial arts' centre.

Applications refused

1. Land adjacent Fairway Cottage, Creeksea Lane, Burnham-On-Crouch

Outline planning application (with all matters reserved for future determination) for residential development of land for two dwellings.

Reasons for refusal:

  1. The site is located at a remote location where occupiers of the dwellings would be reliant on the use of private vehicles to gain access to everyday services and facilities. The future occupiers would therefore be dependent on the use of unsustainable modes of transport as a result of the development being in an unsustainable location, contrary to Policies T1, T2, S1 and D1 of the approved Maldon District Local Development Plan and the National Planning Policy Framework.
  2. The proposed development would fail to contribute to or enhance the local environment and fail to recognise the intrinsic character and beauty of the countryside by the introduction of built form and associated changes such as the provision of a more engineered vehicular access. The proposed development has not considered the context within which it will sit and will introduce an incongruous form of development, that results in the urbanisation of the site. This is out of keeping with the site's rural location and will erode the intrinsic character and beauty of the countryside. As such the proposal is contrary to Policies S8, D1 and H4 of the approved Maldon District Local Development Plan and the provisions of the National Planning Policy Framework, especially at section 15.
  3. In the absence of a completed legal agreement pursuant to Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, the necessary financial contribution towards Essex Coast Recreational disturbance Avoidance and Mitigation Strategy has not been secured. As a result, the development would have an adverse impact on the European designated nature conservation sites, contrary to Policies S1, D1, I1, N1 and N2 of the Maldon District Local Development Plan, Policy EN.3 of the Burnham-on-Crouch Neighbourhood Development Plan and the National Planning Policy Framework.
  4. In the absence of sufficient information regarding biodiversity and ecology, such as in the form of a Preliminary Ecological Appraisal, the local planning authority cannot be satisfied that it has sufficient ecological information on designated sites, protected species and priority species and habitats with which to make a decision compliant with its statutory duties, including its biodiversity duty under s40 NERC Act 2006 and prevent wildlife crime under s17 Crime and Disorder Act 1998. Furthermore, no biodiversity enhancement measures are identified.
  5. It cannot be established that the proposal represents sustainable development, and the proposal is contrary to Policies N2, S1 and D1 of the approved Maldon District Local Development Plan, Policy EN.3 of the Burnham-on-Crouch Neighbourhood Development Plan and the provisions of the National Planning Policy Framework.

2. The Limes Guest House, 21 Market Hill, Maldon CM9 4PZ

Retrospective change of use from Tea Rooms to Restaurant, use of patio area and existing outbuilding as a dining facility, including alterations to fenestration, toilet facilities and retention of two external dining pods.

Reason for refusal:

The material change of use of the premises to a restaurant results in demonstrable harm to the amenity of neighbouring residents due to noise and disturbance arising from the outdoor location of the restaurant in close proximity to neighbouring residents and its unneighbourly operating hours to the detriment of their living environment. Furthermore, insufficient information has been submitted to demonstrate that noise and disturbance could be adequately mitigated, and no information has been submitted providing details of an extraction flue to demonstrate odour mitigation. Given the significant adverse impacts identified, the failure to provide appropriate mitigation, together with the poor design and layout of the restaurant, the development fails to comply with Policies D1 and D2 of the Maldon Local Development Plan and the guidance contained within the NPPF.

3. Brook Cottage, 42 Scotts Hill, Southminster CM0 7BG

Construct new drop kerb vehicle crossover on public footpath and new single car parking bay on existing front garden of existing private residential semi-detached property with associated fencing, garden and paving works.

Reason for refusal:

The proposal would be detrimental to highway safety as there would not be space within the site for vehicles to turn and approach the public highway (which is a main/classified road) in a forward gear, contrary to policies T2 and D1 of the Maldon District Local Development Plan and the NPPF.

     

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