On this week’s ‘yellow list’ of planning applications, there are two proposals recommended for refusal – if no councillor calls them in, they will be officially refused at Wednesday lunchtime.
The first is to subdivide a garden in 16 Morrins Close ,Wakering and build a house there. But it is in flood zone 3 – the zone at most at risk from flooding. For this reason officers recommend refusal – plus there is no on-site parking, and would also cause overshadowing.
The second is more unusual. It is a retrospective application to allow a wooden outbuilding already built within the grounds of St Andrews Church in Rochford. Offices recommend refusal as follows:
The outbuilding is an unattractive addition which would be unduly obtrusive and cause harm to the setting of a designated heritage asset,the Grade II * Listed St Andrews Church particularly given the proposed siting to the north which would detract from the way in whichthe church is viewed and experienced. There is no public benefit that would outweigh the harm. The outbuilding would also not make apositive contribution to the character and appearance of the Rochford Conservation Area