Issued: January 23, 2018
Council opposes house plans
Plans for a detached house next to 9 Church Lane, North Weald, are being opposed by North Weald Bassett Parish Council.
Councillors say the two-storey, three-bedroom house next to 9 Church Lane would be an overdevelopment with insufficient parking.
Other objections include concerns over sewage disposal as the application stated it was 'unknown' how foul sewage would be disposed of.
Monday's planning committee meeting was told that Essex County Council standards state properties of two or more bedrooms require two spaces per dwelling.
Councillor Terry Blanks said he was "amazed" such an application should have got this far.
He added: "Clearly it has not been looked at by Epping Forest District Council. If it has, they were blinkered or blind at the time."
He added there was insufficient amenity space.
Mr Blanks said the application was "totally inadequate" and should have been rejected by district council planning officers who should have told the applicant "go away and start again".
Two residents who spoke at the meeting complained about insufficient parking while one disputed the site boundary as shown on the application.