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Planning Minutes 18th June 14

Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee
held at
The 1912 Centre, Cow Lane, Harwich
on
Wednesday 18th June 2014 at 6.30pm

Present: Councillors Calver, Flavell, Fowler, I Henderson, J Henderson, King,
McLeod, C Powell, F Powell and Thurlow
In the Chair: Councillor Day
Clerk: Mrs Lucy Ballard
Also present: 5 members of the public and 1 member of the press

Public Question Time:

Betty Holbrook referred to application14/00771/FUL in relation to the former Health Clinic and raised concern about the parking provision given that when formally used, the access and egress was particularly difficult.  The Chairman said this would be discussed when the application is considered.

P008/14 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Cllrs Brown, Morrison, Nicholson, Thompson and Todd
P009/14 VICE CHAIR
RESOLVED: To appoint Cllr King to act as Vice-Chair for the Municipal year 2014/15
P010/14 DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS’ INTERESTS
Cllr McLeod – TDC Planning & Development Committee
P011/14 MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
RESOLVED that the minutes of the Town Planning meeting held on Wednesday 28th May 2014 (previously circulated) be approved by the Committee and signed by the Chairman as a true record.
P012/14 MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
None
P013/14 PLANNING APPLICATIONS
The Committee considered a schedule of planning applications for weeks ending 23rd May, 30th May, 6th June and 13th June.
RESOLVED: Recommendations in Appendix ‘A’ be submitted to Tendring District Council.
P014/14 LOCAL PLAN – STATEMENT OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Members discussed the SCI, which details how residents and other stakeholders will be notified, consulted and involved in preparing the Local Plan and major planning applications.
RESOLVED: To request a TDC officer attend the Planning meeting on 9th July to explain what’s involved and the current status of the Local Plan prior.
FURTHER RESOLVED: To respond that HTC are not sufficiently informed to respond to the consultation and will forward comments following a meeting with a TDC officer on 9th July.
P015/14 MATTERS RECEIVED IN THE POST OR INFORMATION RAISED BY

  •  Members noted approval of application 14/00394/FUL – Proposed rear extension, 18 Gordon Road
  • Members noted withdrawal of application 14/00384/FUL – Erection of a traditional cycle shelter in the car park area to the rear of Quayside Court.
P016/14 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
The next Town Planning meeting will be held at the Long Meadows Community Centre, Dovercourt, on Wednesday 9th July 2014 at 6.30pm.

The Chairman closed the meeting at 7.12pm.

  1. HARWICH TOWN COUNCIL:
    Recommendations of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 18th June 2014
WEEK ENDING 23RD MAY 2014
14/00548/FULMr M Pleace
42 Sweden Close Dovercourt
Erection of porch to the front of the property No Objection
14/00628/FULMr S Hatch
258 Fronks Road Dovercourt
New detached garage & driveway for private use No Objection
14/00634/FUL
Mr C Horne
137 Fronks Road Dovercourt
Cart lodge and alterations No Objection
WEEK ENDING 30TH MAY 2014
14/00635/FULMr and Mrs Walter Wones
17 Brooklyn Road Dovercourt
Ground floor rear extension. No Objection
WEEK ENDING 6TH JUNE 2014
14/00704/FULMr Steven Tucker
10 Seafield Road Dovercourt
Proposed outbuilding No Objection
14/00208/FUL
Mr & Mrs D Palmer
AMENDED PLANS
41 Harbour Crescent Harwich
Two storey and single storey rear extension and front porch No Objection
WEEK ENDING 13TH JUNE 2014
14/00711/FULMr Omid Javani
1A Dove Crescent  Cool Cuts Dovercourt
Change of use from surplus A1 shop to needed C3 dwelling house for a redundant hairdressers. Objection on the grounds of loss of amenity in an area of retail
14/00733/OUTSato UK Limited
Sato UK Ltd Valley Road Dovercourt
Outline application for up to 96 units on land off Valley Road, all matters reserved with the exception of access. Recommend refusal on the grounds that HTC believe the site to be designated industrial land in the emerging Local Plan.  Not in-keeping with TDCs existing Local Plan
14/00753/FULMr S Scott
12 Gordon Way Dovercourt
Single storey front extension. No Objection
14/00771/FULMr Glenn Smith – G & K Ground Works Ltd
407 Main Road Harwich
Erection of 24 residential flats with associated parking & amenity space. No Objection – 9 for, 1 against