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Planning Minutes 16th March 2011

MINUTES OF THE EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF HARWICH TOWN COUNCIL PLANNING COMMITTEE
held on WEDNESDAY 16th MARCH 2011 at 6pm at Esplanade Hall, Harwich

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

Acting Clerk to the Council Ms L Keeley

Also present: 1 member of the public

Mr Derek Reedman referred to Planning Application 11/00117/FUL at 606 Main Road Dovercourt Harwich and said that he is opposed to loss of common land.

Mr Reedman said the new junction may cause mayhem with increased traffic flow from proposed housing development at the site of the ex-White Horse Public House and Pound Farm, bearing in mind there are 4 schools in the vicinity. Vehicular movement is estimated to be 6000 per day should a superstore be built at the redundant industrial site near to 606 Main
Road when he hopes access will be made to the north (A120).

Mr Reedman said he not anti development but is concerned for over development and quoted from the Tendring District Council (TDC) Planning Policy “All new development should make a positive contribution to the quality of the environment and protect and enhance the local character”.

P88/10 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Received from Councillors D McLeod and J Brown.

P89/10 DECLARATIONS OF MEM
BERS’ INTERESTS
Councillor Rutson as member of the Planning Committee TDC.

P90/10 MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
It was RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 16th February 2011 (previously circulated) be approved by the Committee and signed by the Chairman as a true record.

P91/10 PLANNING APPLICATIONS
The Committee considered a schedule of planning applications for weeks ending 11th February, 18th February and 25th February 2011. RESOLVED: Recommendations in Appendix ‘A’ be submitted to Tendring District Council.

P92/10 POUND FARM
Further to minute 85/10, contents of letter from the Executive Manager, Planning, Management and Control, TDC, dated 3rd March, were noted by members.

P93/10 UNTIDY SITE – LAND ADJACENT 1 ORWELL TERRACE
Further to minute 06/10, a letter from the Enforcement Officer, TDC, dated 25th February, was relayed to members informing them that the breach of planning control has ceased. The owner has cleared the rubbish and overgrowth from the land and the site is no longer considered actionable under Section 215 Town and & Country Planning Act which deals with untidy land.

P94/10 FORMAL VARIATIONORDER – ST NICHOLAS CHURCH HARWICH
The Committee noted a Formal Variation Order 77/00020/TPO (14th February 2011) from Interim Head of Planning TDC to remove T2 False Acacia.

P95/10 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
The next meeting of the Town Planning Committee will be held on 30th March 2011 at 6.30pm at Samuel Pepys Meeting Room, Trinity House, The Quay, Harwich.

The Chairman closed the meeting at 6.50 pm

APPENDIX A

HARWICH TOWN COUNCIL: Recommendations of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 30th March 2011

PLANNING APPLICATIONS REGISTERED BY TENDRING DISTRICT COUNCIL FOR:-

WEEK ENDING 11th February
NONE RECEIVED

WEEK ENDING 18th February

10/01450/FUL
Mr Anil Thobani
729 – 731 Main Road Harwich

Two storey and first floor front, side and rear extensions to provide one flat at first floor, enlarged shop at ground floor, and one flat at the rear at first floor.
NO OBJECTION

11/00117/FUL
Scott Properties – Mr Martin Scott
606 Main Road Harwich

Proposed new three arm mini roundabout junction on Main Road just to the south west of existing mini roundabout at the junction with Laurel Avenue, thereby creating a ‘double mini roundabout’, (including change of use from Village Green to highway and vice versa).
OBJECTION – Harwich Town Council objects on the grounds that interference with protected land should not be interfered with until such time there is evidence that the junction needs altering.

11/00118/FUL
Barat Enterprises Ltd
119 High Street Harwich

Conversion from short stay holiday lets into four flats on first and second floors and alterations to existing ground floor restaurant/bar.
NO OBJECTION

11/00146/FUL
Mr M Nicholson
14 St Georges Avenue Dovercourt

Erection of large dormer window to north elevation and small dormer window to south elevation.
NO OBJECTION

WEEK ENDING 25th February

11/00121/FUL
Barat Enterprises Ltd
Site rear of 119 High Street Harwich

Erection of building containing ten flats (following demolition of existing outbuildings).
OBJECTION – Harwich Town Council objects due to overdevelopment of the site and no car parking which will put greater stress on street parking in the vicinity. Harwich Town Council members request the above-mentioned objections be referred to TDC Planning Committee.

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