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Planning Minutes 21st September 2011

MINUTES of the Meeting of the PLANNING COMMITTEE
held at The 1912 Centre, Cow Lane, Harwich
on Wednesday 21st September 2011 commencing at 6.30 pm

Present: Councillors Brown, Calver, Flavell, Gibbins, I Henderson, J Henderson, Thompson and Todd
In the Chair: Councillor J Thurlow

Clerk: Mrs L Ballard

Also present: 1 member of the public and no members of the press

There were no questions

P035/11 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies received from Cllrs C Callender, R Callender, Day, Double, King, McLeod and O’Neill.

P036/11 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Cllrs I Henderson and J Henderson declared a personal and prejudicial interest in relation to applications 11/00784/FUL and 11/01009/FUL.

P037/11 MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
RESOLVED that the minutes of the Town Planning meeting held on 31st August 2011 (previously circulated) be approved by the Committee and signed by the Chairman as a true record.

P038/11 PLANNING APPLICATIONS
The Committee considered a schedule of planning applications for weeks ending 26th August, 2nd September and 9th September.
RESOLVED: Recommendations in Appendix ‘A’ be submitted to Tendring District Council.

P039/11 MATTERS RECEIVED IN POST

  • Councillors discussed a previously deferred application (11/00785/LBC) having received further information from TDC – ref Minute P032/11. With 8 votes in favour and 1 abstention, it was RESOLVED: to object on the grounds that the plans, as currently presented, would have a detrimental impact upon listed interior features of a Grade II Listed building.
  • Councillors discussed an application from the Department of Transport for proposed stopping up of highway.
    RESOLVED: no objection.

P040/11 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
The next Town Planning meeting will be held at the 1912 Centre, Cow Lane, Harwich on 12th October 2011 at 6.30pm.

The Chairman closed the meeting at 7.50pm

APPENDIX A

HARWICH TOWN COUNCIL: Recommendations of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 21st September 2011

PLANNING APPLICATIONS REGISTERED BY TENDRING DISTRICT COUNCIL FOR:-

WEEK ENDING 26th AUGUST

11/00699/FUL
Pathways Care Group

Conversion of existing day nursery (Use Cass D1) on ground floor and existing living accommodation on first floor (Use Class C3) to residential care home (Use Class C2) for 9 residents.
No Objection

11/00926/LBC
Mrs N Melba

Re-open inglenook fireplace in kitchen area and install a bread oven.
No Objection

11/00975/FUL
The LPA Receivers of Plot 2 Stanton Europark

Creation of 2 no. three bedroom houses (alteration to scheme approved under 93/00206/OUT and 04/02251/DETAIL).
No Objection

11/01009/FUL
Mr Leeks

Erection of 3 detached houses.
Objection on the grounds of overdevelopment and inappropriate access/egress

WEEK ENDING 2nd SEPTEMBER

11/00950/FUL
Mr & Mrs R Osbourne

Replace dilapidated timber garages and storage buildings with new brick built garage.
No Objection

11/00980/FUL
One Stop Stores Ltd

Shop front alterations – blocking up of existing openings, enlarged windows and a pair of swing doors. Installation of an external ATM machine. Installation of seven security bollards. Installation of an external air conditioning condenser. Erection of protective palisade fence.
Objection on the grounds that the nature of the intended business will result in the increase of traffic moving on an already busy and potentially dangerous junction

11/00981/ADV
One Stop Stores Ltd

1no. illuminated curved fascia sign, 1no. window graphics sign, illuminated ATM signage and 2no. panel signs.
Objection on the grounds that the nature of the intended business will result in the increase of traffic moving on an already busy and potentially dangerous junction

11/01030/ADV
Clear Channel UK Ltd

Erection of one 6.3m x 3.3m non-illuminated advertisement hoarding.
Objection on the grounds that the proposed hoarding is too large for the site and its size will result in an unacceptable distraction to passing vehicles

WEEK ENDING 9th SEPTEMBER

11/00894/FUL
Mr S Hatch

New block paced drive and front boundary wall to Fronks Road.
No Objection

11/01049/FUL
Mr Peter Griggs

New vehicular access with dropped kerb and parking/turning area.
No Objection

11/01053/FUL
Mr & Mrs Welham

Proposed replacement shop window.
No Objection

11/01071/FUL
Mrs P Stockman

1 No. Silver Birch – reduce by 35%. 1No. Silver Birch by 35%.
No Objection

11/00117/FUL
AMENDED PLANS – 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 on the grounds that all existing Village Green should be retained until evidence is provided that proves this is necessary

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