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Planning Minutes 15th December 2010

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF HARWICH TOWN COUNCIL PLANNING COMMITTEE
HELD ON 15th DECEMBER 2010 at 6.30pm
at 1912 CENTRE, COW LANE, HARWICH

Present: The Deputy Mayor, Councillor B Brown in the Chair
The Mayor, Councillor S Tyrer
Councillors J Brown, L Double, S Henderson, D McLeod, L Payne, D Rutson and J Wares

Clerk to the Council, Mrs S Anderson

Also present: Four members of the public

Mr Rogers requested an update of the Harwich Quayside consultation and was informed by a member that the matter would he discussed at the next full Council Meeting.

Mr Rogers asked why the minutes of the last meeting were not on the Harwich Town Council website. A member confirmed that no minutes are published until approved by Council.

Mr Rogers suggested the councillors’ profiles on the website were out of date. The Clerk will request updated profiles be sent direct to our website provider. Mr Flavell reported that on reading the Tendring District Council website, it stated that Gas House Creek car park is the pivotal car park of the old town (Harwich) but was concerned as this land has been put out for tender. Councillor Payne stated that there will be loss of car parking on Harwich Quay that would have been compensated by using Gas House Creek for that purpose. Councillor Payne went on to report that the Haven Authority had contacted him personally as they will be affected by deliveries into their car parks.

P59/10 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors B Howlett, M Gardner, P Burke, A Morrison and R Callender, G Calver, A Colbourne.

P60/10 DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS’ INTERESTS
Councillors J Brown and D Rutson declared they are members of Tendring District Council’s Development and Control Committee. Councillor Payne declared a personal interest in Planning Application No. 10/01256/FUL as proposer of the Timberfields memorial garden. Councillor Double declared a personal interest in Planning Applications No. 10/01334/FUL.

P61/10 MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
RESOLVED: that the minutes of the meeting held on 24th November 2010 (previously circulated) be approved by the Chairman and signed as a true record.

P62/10 HUTCHISONPORTS PRESENTATION
Councillor J Brown informed members that the presentation by Hutchison Ports has been rescheduled for 20th December 2010 at the Ramsey Memorial Hall, Ramsey at 7.00pm. The Clerk confirmed that a public notice has been placed in the local paper and notices sent to the library, Waddesdon Road office and posted on local notice boards.

P63/10 PLANNING APPLICATIONS
The Committee considered a schedule of planning applications for weeks ending 19th November, 26th November and 3rd December 2010.
RESOLVED: that the recommendations of Appendix ‘A’ are submitted to Tendring District Council.

Councillor Payne updated members on Planning Application 10/01256/FUL which is to place an armillary sphere sundial containing the names of the 1953 Harwich flood victims. Tendring District Council will grant a free licence, once planning permission has been given.

P64/10 TREE PRESERVATIONORDERS
The Council noted receipt of two tree preservation orders from Tendring District Council.
(a) All Saints House, 413 Main Road, Dovercourt
(b) 18 St Georges Avenue, Dovercourt.

P65/10 DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING
The next meeting of the Town Planning Committee will be held on 5th January, 2011 at 6.30pm at the 1912 Centre, Cow Lane, Harwich.

The Chairman closed the meeting at 7.05pm

APPENDIX ‘A’

HARWICH TOWN COUNCIL: RECOMMENDATIONOF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING HELD 15th December 2010

WEEK ENDING 19th December 2010

10/013020/FUL
Sanctuary Group
Don Thompson House Low Road Dovercourt

Refurbishment of the existing care home and the construction of two 2-storey extensions (increasing the capacity from 28 to 60 single bedrooms) together with associated communal space, landscaping and car parking.
NO OBJECTION

WEEK ENDING 26th November 2010

10/01256/FUL
Harwich Town Council – Mrs S Anderson
Timberfields Wellington Road Harwich

Construction of a memorial garden to include an armillary sphere sundial
NO COMMENTS

10/01333/FUL
Velia Water East
Land adjacent Owls Oak Ramsey Road Dovercourt

Construction of service reservoir and access road
NO OBJECTION

10/01334/FUL
ASDA Stores Ltd
Fiveways Supermarket Main Road Harwich

Replacement plant
NO OBJECTION

10/01348/FUL
Mr & Mrs D Gillard
Land adjacent Valen Lower Marine Parade Dovercourt

Erection of dwelling
RECOMMEND REFUSAL ON THE GROUNDS OF ACCESS/EGRESS TO THE PROPERTY

WEEK ENDING 3rd December 2010

10/01401/TCA
Mr Crame4100/*963
42 Kings Quay Street Harwich

Ornamental Cherry – reduce and re-shape by 1.5 metres
NO OBJECTION

10/01385/FUL
Mr & Mrs Steele
22 Canning Street Harwich

Single storey rear extension
NO OBJECTION

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