To consider the attached report.
The Assistant Director (Development Management) presented a report with regard to a proposed side and rear extensionat 25 Shooters Drive, Nazeing.
Members noted that consideration of the application was reserved to the Committee in accordance with Article 10 (District Development Management Committee (Section 1(f)) of the Council’s Constitution, as it had been submitted by, or on behalf of, a spouse or partner of a Councillor of the Authority.
The Assistant Director (Development Management) reported that the application site
comprised a split-level dwelling set within a plot sloping to the south, located on the northern side of Shooters Drive, which was a residential area characterised by detached and semi-detached single and two-storey dwellings set on large plots. Members were advised that a two storey dwelling was situated to the west of the site and that a bungalow was located to the east of the site. The Committee noted that a sub-divided plot of land (previously part of the curtilage of the application site) already benefiting from planning permission for the construction of a three-bedroom house was situated to the north of the site and that, to the south of the site, were single storey dwellings set lower than the application site due to the sloping terrain. The Assistant Director (Development Management) reported that the site was not located within the Green Belt or Conservation Area.
The Committee was advised that the proposed development provided for the erection of side and rear extensions, with the side extension matching the footprint of the existing structure, to accommodate WC, utility room and sunroom facilities. The Assistant Director (Development Management) reported that the south (principal) elevation would incorporate three additional windows to serve bedroom 2 and that the entrance to the existing garage would be replaced by a window to serve a bedroom. Members noted that the proposal sought to replace the existing entrance steps and retaining wall with new steps and retaining wall topped with a glazed balustrade and the replacement of the fixed glazed screen behind the entrance steps. The north elevation of the existing house would replace the existing window serving bedroom 1 with double doors and the east elevation of the existing house remained unchanged.
The Assistant Director (Development Management) indicated that the main issues in the determination of the application were whether the design and appearance of the proposal was acceptable and its impact on the amenities of neighbouring properties. However, it was considered that the proposal was of acceptable design and appearance and would not be detrimental to the character and appearance of the street scene. The Committee was advised that the proposed development would retain adequate amenity space and would not adversely impact neighbour amenities and, as such the application complied with the guidance contained within the National Planning Policy Framework and the relevant Local Plan policies. Members were advised that sine the publication of the agenda for the meeting, Nazeing Parish Council had confirmed that it had no objection to the development proposal.
That planning permission for a proposed side and rear extensionat 25 Shooters Drive, Nazeing be granted, subject to the following conditions:
(1) The development hereby permitted must be begun not later than the expiration of three years beginning with the date of this notice;
(2) Materials to be used for the external finishes of the proposed development shall match those of the existing building, unless otherwise agreed by the Local Planning Authority; and
(3) All construction/demolition works and ancillary operations, including vehicle movement on site which are audible at the boundary of noise sensitive premises, shall only take place between the hours of 07.30 to 18.30 Monday to Friday and 08.00 to 13.00 hours on Saturday, and at no time during Sundays and Public/Bank Holidays unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.