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Planning Minutes 17th April 2012

MINUTES of the Meeting of the PLANNING COMMITTEE held at Long Meadows Community Centre, Dovercourt on Tuesday 17th April 2012 commencing at 6.30 pm

HARWICH TOWN COUNCIL
Guildhall, Church Street, Harwich, Essex CO12 3DS
Tel: 01255 507211

Present: Councillors Brown, C Callender, R Callender, Calver, Day, Double, Gibbins (from 6.57pm), I Henderson, J Henderson, King, McLeod, Thompson and Todd

In the Chair: Councillor Thurlow

Clerk: Lucy Ballard

Also present: 2 members of the public and 0 members of the press

Betty Holbrook raised objection to application 12/00302/FUL in relation to the proposals for living arrangements given that local flood assessments state that living accommodation is not permitted on the ground floor.

P099/11 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies received from Cllr Flavell.

P100/11 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Cllr McLeod as member of Development and Control Committee at TDC.

P101/11 MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
RESOLVED that the minutes of the Town Planning meeting held on 28th March 2012 (previously circulated) be approved by the Committee and signed by the Chairman as a true record.

P102/11 UNTIDY SITES IN HARWICH AND DOVERCOURT
Clerk updated members on response received following letter to Planning Portfolio Holder to attend a meeting to discuss untidy sites in Harwich and Dovercourt.
RESOLVED: to formally request Cllr Guglielmi attends a meeting of HTC’s Planning Committee, at the earliest opportunity, to discuss issues pertinent to Harwich and Dovercourt.

P103/11 PLANNING APPLICATIONS
The Committee considered a schedule of planning applications for weeks ending
30th March, 5th April and 13th April.
RESOLVED: Recommendations in Appendix ‘A’ be submitted to Tendring District Council.

P104/11 PLANNING APPEAL BY SILSON PROPERTIES LTD
An appeal in relation to land at Langley Close, Dovercourt, was discussed and it was RESOLVED: to write to TDC to raise concerns over apparent sewerage problems and ask that if they consider this to be in breach of their building regulations that they include this with any representation they make to the Secretary of State.

P105/11 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
The next Town Planning meeting will be held at the 1912 Centre, Cow Lane, Harwich, on 9th May 2012 at 6.30pm.

The Chairman closed the meeting at 7.11pm

APPENDIX A

HARWICH TOWN COUNCIL: Recommendations of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 17th April 2012

WEEK ENDING 30th MARCH

12/00135/FUL
Mr M Vincent and Miss K Stevens

Two storey rear extension.

No Objection

12/00217/FUL
Mr Rob Hymers

First floor rear extension and single storey rear extension.

No Objection

12/00259/FUL
Mr P Dalmon

Change of use from A1 to a sui generis (tattoo studio) and A1 use.

No Objection

12/00299/FUL
Mr and Mrs J Anderson

Detached garage, extension and alterations to dwelling.

No Objection

12/00302/FUL
Ms K McDermott Brown

Change of use of coach house (lawful use unknown) to a single dwelling (C3) to include demolition of one garage to create rear courtyard garden.

Objection on the grounds of overdevelopment and unsuitable development

WEEK ENDING 5TH APRIL

NONE

WEEK ENDING 13th APRIL

NONE