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Planning Minutes 16th February 2011

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF HARWICH TOWN COUNCIL PLANNING COMMITTEE
held on Wednesday 16th February 2011 at 7pm
at The 1912 Centre, Cow Lane, Harwich

Present: Deputy Town Mayor Councillor B Brown (Chair)
Councillor S Henderson (Vice Chair)
Town Mayor Councillor S Tyrer
Councillors A Morrison, D McLeod, G Calver, A Colbourne, L Double, L Payne, S Henderson, D Rutson, P Burke and J Wares.

Acting Clerk to the Council Ms L Keeley

Also present: 15 members of the public

There were no questions

The Chairman opened the meeting and Councillor Calver proposed a motion to suspend Standing Orders which was duly seconded to enable public discussion regarding parking in Harwich Town to continue. The proposal was unanimously agreed.

P81/10 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Received from Councillors M Gardner, J Brown and R Callender.

P82/10 DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS’ INTERESTS
Councillor Rutson declared an interest in regard to application 11/00068 and Councillors Rutson and McLeod as members of the Development and Control Committee TDC.

P83/10 MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
It was RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 26th January 2011 (previously circulated) be approved by the Committee and signed by the Chairman as a true record.

P84/10 PLANNING APPLICATIONS
The Committee considered a schedule of planning applications for weeks ending 21st January, 28th January and 4th February 2011.
RESOLVED: Recommendations in Appendix ‘A’ be submitted to Tendring District Council.

P85/10 POUND FARM
Further to minute 77/10, a letter was received from the Interim Head of Planning Services, TDC, dated 7th February 2011. Councillor Tyrer said the situation at the time in question may be explained as a mis-understanding. Responsibility and decision is for Planning Services TDC – Harwich Town Council being consulted as a matter of courtesy.

It was noted that Pound Farm is listed and on the buildings at risk register (initiated by Harwich Town Council) and it was considered appalling that the building has been allowed to get to this state.
RESOLVED: The Acting Clerk to write to the Interim Head of Planning Services concerning this, their responsibility to listed and buildings at risk registered properties and enquire as to the long-term intentions for Pound Farm.
Cfi to the Portfolio Holder for Planning TDC.

P86/10 HARWICH WIND PORT SUMMIT
Further to minute 79/10, letter from Bernard Jenkin MP to Harwich Town Council is for discussion at Full Council meeting to follow.

P87/10 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
The next meeting of the Town Planning Committee will be held on 9th March 2011 at 6.30pm at Esplanade Hall, Wellington Road, Harwich.

The Chairman closed the meeting at 7.30 pm

APPENDIX A

HARWICH TOWN COUNCIL: RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING HELD 16th February 2011

Week Ending 21st January 2011

11/00073/TPO
Mr S Smith
The Harwich School Hall Lane Dovercourt

G1- Scots pine x 4 plant a replacement Scots pine, minimum height 1.5 -2m, for pine recently felled after snow damage. Request guidance on planting location. Remove the damaged limb form northernmost pine to reduce risk of branch failure. Thin the crowns of all four pines by a maximum of 25% of sublateral branches. G3 – Yew x 1 remove damaged branches and stubs. Scots pine x 1 remove split limb. G5 – Pine x 1 fell. Plant replacement Scots pine minimum height 1.5-2m request guidance on planting location. Scots pine x 1- remove damaged branch in upper crown.
NO OBJECTION – Excepting comment for replacement be placed as close to original site at possible.

Week Ending 28th January 2011

10/01407/ADV
ASDA Stores Ltd – Mr Sam Hudson
AMENDED PLANS
Fiveways Supermarket Main Road Harwich

Erection of two fascia signs (one externally illuminated), one totem sign and three ATM signs.
NO OBJECTION

11/00048/FUL
Mr Darrell Howard
83 Fronks Road Dovercourt

Erection of two new dormer windows to side and rear elevations.
NO OBJECTION

11/00092/TPO
Mrs Daphne Tyne
The Lodge Fronks Road Dovercourt

1 No Yew – reduce by 35%. 1 No. Yew – reduce by 25%. Hall Road boundary ; 2 No. Yew – reduce by 30%.
NO OBJECTION

Week Ending 4th February 2011

11/00068/FUL
Mr & Mrs Wink
55 Oakley Road Dovercourt Harwich

Construction of 1 no. detached two storey dwelling with integral garage, construction of new vehicular access and driveway.
NO OBJECTION

11/00083/FUL
HMG Vehicle Services Ltd – Mr Anthony Gould
Land at Junction Oakley Road Main Road Harwich

Change of use to car parking in relation to HMG Vehicle Services Ltd and erection of boundary railings.
NO OBJECTION

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