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									 To: Law & Administration                  From:
                                           Head of Development Control
 Application Number:                       Case Officer: Shelley Birch
 CC/BTE/130/05                             Ext: 51577
 Site: Honywood School, Westfield Drive, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1PZ

 Description: Single storey extension to provide six science laboratories, boiler room
 and disabled WC to replace six demountable classrooms.
 CoProp Ref: Fh 552                         Date: 11th November 2005


Consultations:

BRAINTREE DISTRICT COUNCIL – No objection
COGGESHALL PARISH COUNCIL – No objection
ENVIRONMENT AND COMMERCE – Highways and Transportation – Public
Rights of Way – No objection
ENVIRONMENT AND COMMERCE – Landscape and Ecology – No objection
ENVIRONMENT AND COMMERCE – Built Environment – No objection
Local Member – BRAINTREE – Braintree Eastern – No observations received


Representations:
The application was advertised in accordance with statutory guidelines. No letters
of representation were received.

Appraisal:

      The building would have a footprint of 910m2 and a maximum height of
       5.91m. It would have a mono pitched insulated metal roof sloping down
       towards the east and projecting 1m over the side of the building.

      The school has recently gained specialist science status. The school
       considers the relocatable classrooms at the site do not provide a high
       enough standard of accommodation for a school of this status. The
       replacement classrooms would provide suitable teaching accommodation for
       science students.

      The proposal includes measures to protect the mixed hedging and small
       trees on the development site. The scheme has the approval of ECC
       Arboriculturalists and is in compliance with RSP Policy NR1.

      The proposed extension would match the scale, mass and design principles
       of the existing school building, consistent with the character and
       environment of the locality, thus complying with BDLP Policy RLP90 and
       RSP Policy BE1.
      The development would take into account DDA legislation and incorporate
       level access doors in compliance with BDLP Policy BDP 107.

      The proposal site is located approximately 30m from the nearest residential
       boundary. At that distance it is considered there would be no significant
       adverse impact on neighbouring properties and the development would not
       represent a departure from BDLP Policy RLP 90.




Recommendations:

That pursuant to Regulation 3 of the Town and Country Planning General Regulations
1992, planning permission be granted subject to the following conditions:

1. The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of 3 years
   from the date of permission.
2. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the
   details submitted by way of the application dated 30th September 2005, together
   with drawings numbered 77/50 (January 05), 77/51 (January 05), 77/52 (February
   05), 77/53 (January 05), 77/54 (February 05), 77/55 (February 05), 77/56
   (February 04), 77/1 Revision A (July 05), 77/2 Revision A (July 05) and email
   dated 9th November 2005.
3. No development shall take place beyond the installation of a damp proof
   membrane until full details and materials of the brickwork and roof materials
   to be used have been submitted to and approved in writing by the County
   Planning Authority and the scheme thereafter shall be implemented in
   accordance with the approved details.
4. No development shall take place beyond the installation of a damp proof
   membrane on any building works until a landscape scheme has been
   submitted to and approved in writing by the County Planning Authority. The
   scheme shall detail the areas to be planted together with the species,
   spacing, protection, programme for implementation and maintenance of the
   planted areas. It shall include indications of all existing trees and hedgerows
   on the site, with details of those to be retained, together with measures for
   their protection during the period of the operations. The scheme shall be
   implemented in accordance with the approved details.
5. Any tree or shrub forming part of a planting scheme approved in connection with
   this development that dies, is damaged, diseased or removed within the period of
   the operations or five years after completion of the operations shall be replaced by
   the applicants during the next planting season with a tree or shrub of species and
   size to be agreed with the County Planning Authority.
6. Within three months from the date of the beneficial occupation of the new building,
   all the relocatable classrooms as shown on drawing 77/53 shall be removed from
   the site and the land restored to its former condition.

Reasons:

1. To comply with Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
2. For the avoidance of doubt as to the nature of the development hereby permitted
   and to ensure the development is carried out in accordance with the approved
   plans.
3. To minimise the visual impact on local amenities and to make a positive
   contribution to the built environment in compliance with Structure Plan Policy BE1
   and Braintree District Local Plan Policy RLP 90.
3. To comply with Section 197 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, in the
   interests of visual amenity and in compliance with Structure Plan Policy NR1.
4. In the interest of the amenity of the local area and compliance with Structure Plan
   Policy NR1.
5. In the interests of visual amenity and in compliance with Structure Plan Policy NR1
   and Braintree District Local Plan Policy RLP 90.
6. In the interests of visual amenity and in compliance with Structure Plan Policy NR1
   and Braintree District Local Plan Policy RLP 90.

Reasons for approval:

Subject to the imposition of the attached conditions, the proposal is considered
acceptable having been assessed in the light of all material considerations, including
weighting against the following policies of the development plan:

Policies NR1 (Landscape Conservation) and BE1 (Urban Intensification) of The
Adopted Essex and Southend on Sea Replacement Structure Plan April 2001

Policies BDP 107 (Access for Disabled Persons) and RLP 90 (Layout and Design of
Development) of The Adopted Braintree District Local Plan February 1995.

And there are no other policies or other material considerations which are overriding
or warrant the withholding of permission.

By virtue of the powers delegated to me by the Development and Regulation
Committee I hereby accept and approve the above recommendations


For Head of Development Control                             Date 11 Nov. 05

								
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