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UTT/19/1789/FUL - Land At Pound Hill, Little Dunmow

Meeting: 17/03/2021 - Planning Committee (Item 5)

5 UTT/19/1789/FUL - Land At Pound Hill, LITTLE DUNMOW pdf icon PDF 615 KB

To consider application UTT/19/1789/FUL.


The Senior Planning Officer said that the application was for residential development comprising 14 dwellings (use class C3), vehicular access, public open space, sustainable drainage systems and all other associated hard/soft landscaping and infrastructure.


The development would include 4 detached dwellings (one of which would be affordable), 8 semi-detached dwellings and 2  horizontally divided flats in a detached dwelling (both of which would be affordable). 


A landscaped area would be laid out around the proposed attenuation basin

at the western end of the development which would also serve as a public open

space feature whereby the provision of open space and its management would

form part of any S106 agreement.


There would be residential parking for each dwelling except for the ground

floor flat for Plot 13 which had been amended to be a 2 bedroomed accessible flat rather than the 1 bedroomed flat that was originally proposed.  There would be 9 visitor parking spaces.  


The application was recommended for approval with conditions with S106 Agreement.


In response to Members’ questions, Officers clarified the following:-

  • There was a condition within the application in relation to electrical charging points.
  • Trees had been added to soften the site frontage and a structured tree belt onto the southern boundary.
  • It was confirmed that the outline planning application had not lapsed and a developer could not revert to the 18 houses in the outline planning application without coming back to the Committee.
  • The Parish Council’s five concerns had all been addressed and they had withdrawn their objections.  This had been confirmed by Councillor Criscione but Members would have preferred something in writing from the Parish Council.
  • The open space was around the attenuation basin and related to the visual impact rather than providing extra public space. 


Councillor Coote said that more open space should be looked at with future developments as the residents were likely to be families with children.


Councillor Lemon proposed that the application be approved with conditions with S106 Agreement.


The Chair seconded the motion.


RESOLVED to approve the application with conditions with S106 Agreement.


 J Bean (agent) spoke in favour of the application.


The meeting adjourned at 1:18pm and reconvened at 1:25pm