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Planning Minutes 10th March 2010

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF HARWICH TOWN COUNCIL PLANNING COMMITTEE
HELD ON 10th MARCH 2010 at 6.30pm
at THE 1912 CENTRE, COW LANE, HARWICH

Present: Councillor B Brown in the Chair
The Mayor, Councillor J Wares, Councillors A Colbourne, R Callender, G Calver, S Henderson, D McLeod, L Payne and D Rutson

Clerk to the Council, Mrs S Anderson

Also present: 1 member of the press and 6 members of the public

P79/09 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors J Brown, Burke, Double, Gardner, Howlett, Morrison and Tyrer.

P80/09 DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS’ INTERESTS
Councillor McLeod declared that he is a member of Tendring District Council’s Development and Control Committee.

P81/09 MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
RESOLVED: that the minutes of the meeting held on 17th February 2010 (previously circulated) be approved by the Chairman and signed as a true record.

P82/09 HARWICH QUAYSIDE LIGHTING
Further to Minute 75/09, a member reported that all the lighting strings had been removed from the Harwich Quayside. A letter received from David Hall of Tendring District Council advised members of costs for the erection of new lighting at Harwich Quay.
RESOLVED: to write to David Hall and advise that Harwich Town Council would wait until further discussions of the street scene at Harwich Quay have transpired.

P83/09 PLANNING APPLICATIONS
The Committee considered a schedule of planning applications for weeks ending 12th February, 19th February and 26th February 2010.
RESOLVED: that the recommendations of Appendix ‘A’ are submitted to Tendring District Council.

P84/09 APPLICATION 09/01197/FUL – PERMANENT MOORING OF LV18
A letter was read from Councillor Tyrer expressing her concerns regarding a decision made by Harwich Town Council to approve Planning Application No. 09/00197/FUL for a permanent mooring of former Trinity House manned vessel no. LV18 to provide visitor attraction; with associated scrape of river bed; 6 no.
mooring posts; and access gangway, which was called in at Tendring District Council by members of Harwich Town Council.

A member, who also serves as a Tendring District Councillor, stated that this item was on the agenda as a Part B for a decision to be made as to whether or not the Council wished the LV18 to be moored there. RESOLVED: to write to Councillor Nick Turner, Chairman of Tendring District Council to reiterate the
support of Harwich Town Council for the last manned light ship to be berthed at Ha’Penny Pier. It was noted that Tendring District Councillors present, were advised not to vote.

P85/09 DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING
The next meeting of the Town Planning Committee will be held at 6.30pm on 31st March 2010 at The 1912 Centre, Harwich.

The Chairman closed the meeting at 7.20pm

APPENDIX ‘A’

HARWICH TOWN COUNCIL: RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING HELD 10th MARCH 2010

PLANNING APPLICATIONS REGISTERED BY TENDRING DISTRICT COUNCIL FOR WEEKS ENDING 12th February , 19th February and 26th February 2010

WEEK ENDING 12th February 2010

09/01317/FUL
Mr & Mrs J Sallows
Land Adj. 7 Fronks Avenue Dovercourt Harwich

Erection of detached two-storey dwelling.
NO OBJECTION

10/00071/FUL
MHA Care Group Alexandra House 12 Marine Parade Dovercourt

Erection of a 3-storey residential care home (47 bedrooms). Demolition of end block of existing care home on site. Refurbishment of existing care home (20 bedsits/bedrooms). (Variation to Planning Permission no. 09/00034/FUL to reflect revisions as described within List of Minor Amendments Ref VS/CAB/4416 dated 22 January 2010).
NO OBJECTION

10/00117/FUL
Mr & Mrs Graham Nye
81 Parkeston Road Dovercourt Harwich

Erection of single-storey rear extension to form annexe.
NO OBJECTION

WEEK ENDING 19th February 2010

10/00046/FUL
Mr Paulo Reis
Land to rear of Lyndhurst Oakland Road

Erection of storage building (following demolition of existing garage).
NO OBJECTION

WEEK ENDING 26th February 2010

10/00074/FUL
Mr B Newson – Ernest Newson & Son Holdings Ltd
212 – 214 High Street Harwich

New shop front (retention of).
Question to TDC: Does Tendring District Council feel this is a suitable alteration to retain the new shop front as the property is in a Conservation Area, also the effect this change has on the character and appearance of the area.

10/00159/FUL
Mr & Mrs Lee Carmichael
101 Fronks Road Dovercourt Harwich

Erection of front porch, detached outbuilding in rear garden and vehicular access.
NO OBJECTION

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