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Planning Minutes 31st March 2010

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF HARWICH TOWN COUNCIL PLANNING COMMITTEE
HELD ON 31st 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 J Brown, P Burke, G Calver from 6.45pm, A Colbourne, L Double, B Howlett from 7.10pm, S Tyrer, S Henderson, D McLeod, L Payne and D Rutson

Clerk to the Council, Mrs S Anderson

Also present: 1 member of the press and 3 members of the public

Mrs B Holbrook explained to the Council how the lighting at Harwich Quay originated 10-12 years ago with the help of the Conservation Panel and Tendring District Council, but the design was not as originally planned. Mrs Holbrook welcomed the removal of the lighting at Harwich Quay and hoped the replacement lighting was more in keeping with the original design.

P86/09 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Gardner, Morrison and R Callender.

P87/09 DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS’ INTERESTS
Councillor McLeod declared he is a member of Tendring District Council’s Development and Control Committee. Councillor J Brown declared he is a member of Tendring District Council’s Development and Control Committee and the Harwich International Port Liaison Committee.

P88/09 MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
RESOLVED: that the minutes of the meeting held on 10th March 2010 (previously circulated) be approved by the Chairman and signed as a true record.

P89/09 PLANNING APPLICATIONS
The Committee considered a schedule of planning applications for weeks ending 5th March, 12th March and 19th March 2010.
RESOLVED: that the recommendations of Appendix ‘A’ are submitted to Tendring District Council.

P90/09 HARWICH PARKESTON QUAY HARBOUR REVISION ORDER 2010
The Council noted the Harwich Parkeston Quay Harbour Revision Order 2010 received from Eversheds LLP.

P91/09 FORMER HMS GANGES SITE, SHOTLEY
Application No. B/00/01318/RES for outline planning permission at the former HMS Ganges Site, Shotley was noted.

P85/09 DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING
The next meeting of the Town Planning Committee will be held at 6.30pm on 20th March 2010 at Long Meadows Community Centre, Dovercourt.

The Chairman closed the meeting at 7.20pm

APPENDIX ‘A’

HARWICH TOWN COUNCIL: RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING HELD 31st MARCH 2010

PLANNING APPLICATIONS REGISTERED BY TENDRING DISTRICT COUNCIL FOR WEEKS ENDING 5th March, 12th March and 19th March 2010

WEEK ENDING 5th March 2010

10/00237/TPO
Mr D Fuller
Mill House Paddock Close Dovercourt

2 x Beech – Pollard back to original cuts.
No objection subject to advice sought from the Arboricultural Consultant and Tree Officer at Tendring District Council

10/00194/FUL
Mr & Mrs B Coaker
17 Nightingale Close Dovercourt Harwich

Erection of single-storey front extension.
No objection

10/00201/FUL
Hutchinson Ports (UK) Ltd Bathside Bay Stour Road Harwich

Application under Section 73 of The Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) to vary Conditions 3 (phasing), 45 (Highways), 46 (Highways) and 47 (Highways) and to delete and replace Conditions 41 (Highways), 42 (Highways), 43
(Highways) and 44 (Highways) attached to planning permission 03/00600/FUL.
Harwich Town Council support the replacement conditions as long as there is no change to the original planning permission given for the provision of a container port.

10/00202/FUL
Hutchinson Ports (UK) Limited Bathside Bay Stour Road Harwich

Application for replacement planning permission (in respect of planning permission 03/00600/FUL) subject to a new time limit (to 2021) for the reclamation of Bathside Bay and development to provide an operational container port; comprising:- Engineering and reclamation works including construction of a cofferdam and 1400 metre quay wall; Construction of a concrete block paved container handling and stacking facility with 11 quayside cranes and 44 Rubber Tyre Gantry (RTG) cranes and associated workshop, customs control, Border Inspection Post and mess buildings, substations, fuelling station and mast and crane mounted lighting; Development of a 6.13 ha rail terminal with 3 rail gantry cranes and heavy duty container area linked to existing rail facilities; Associated office buildings, logistics facility, car and HGV parking and driver facilities; Site works, including additional hardstanding, structural landscape and mounding, wetland buffer, internal estate roads and perimeter fencing.
Harwich Town Council support the replacement conditions as long as there is no change to the original planning permission given for the provision of a container port.

10/00203/FUL
Hutchinson Ports (UK) Limited Bathside Bay Stour Road Harwich

Application for replacement planning permission (in respect of planning permission 03/00601/FUL) subject to a new time limit (to 2021) for a small boat harbour (sic) comprising; engineering and reclamation works including construction of a cofferdam wall and breakwater; sheltered moorings for boats and wave wall; slipway and boat storage and tender compounds; public viewing and seating areas; Fisherman’s store and fuel facility; and site works including access road, car parking and lighting, fencing and landscape mounds.
Harwich Town Council support the replacement conditions as long as there is no change to the original planning permission given for the provision of a container port.

10/00204/LBC
Hutchinson Ports (UK) Limited Bathside Bay Stour Road Harwich

Application for replacement listed building consent (in respect of listed building consent 03/00602/LBC) subject to a new time limit (to 2021) for the partial demolition of the long berthing arm attached to the listed Train Ferry Gantry and associated remedial works.
Harwich Town Council support the replacement conditions as long as there is no change to the original planning permission given for the provision of a container port.

WEEK ENDING 12th March 2010

10/00227/FUL
Mr Suki Dulai
1 Midland House High Street Harwich

Change of use from sandwich shop to pizza takeaway (use Class A5).
No objection

10/00228/FUL
Pleass Thomson & Co
10 Marine Parade Dovercourt Harwich

Alterations and extension to dwelling to provide 2no. two bedroom flats and 1no. ground floor Legal Aid office with associated landscaping and parking.
Recommend refusal – inappropriate access/egress onto highway and concerns over the loss of residential amenity.

WEEK ENDING 19th March 2010

10/00260/FUL
Mr Craig Moll
309 Main Road Harwich

Erection of front facing dormer window (to facilitate additional living accommodation within roof space).
No objection

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