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Planning Minutes 21st November 2012

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

MINUTES of the Meeting of the PLANNING COMMITTEE

held at The 1912 Centre, Cow Lane, Harwich

on Wednesday 21st November 2012 commencing at 6.30pm

Present: Councillors Brown, Calver, Day, Fowler, Todd, J Henderson, Thompson, King, Double, Flavell, C Callender, R Callender and Thurlow.

In the Chair: Councillor McLeod

Acting Clerk: Mrs Michelle Townsend

Also present: 2 members of the public and no press

Public Question Time: No Questions

P062/12 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies received from Cllrs I Henderson and Gibbins

P063/12 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Cllr McLeod referred to his position on the Development & Control Committee at TDC

Cllr Day declared an interest with regard to application 12/01216/FUL – AJ Woods

Engineering Ltd due to his association with that company.

Cllr Double declared an interest with regard to application 12/01199/FUL – Harwich

& Dovercourt Independent Funeral Service Ltd

P064/12 MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
RESOLVED that the minutes of the Town Planning meeting held on Wednesday 31st October 2012 (previously circulated) be approved by the Committee and signed by the Chairman as a true record.

P065/12 MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
Cllr Calver updated members on an issue raised at the last planning committee regarding the Hangings. Confirmation was given that officers at TDC were aware of the issue of gates in the fence boundaries which lead on to the Hangings and is currently being reviewed by the legal team for consideration. The amount of compensation available is in excess of £50,000. Cllr Flavell questioned why the exact figure was not in the public domain and would contact TDC directly to ask questions.

P066/12 PLANNING APPLICATIONS
The Committee considered a schedule of planning applications for weeks ending

2nd November 2012, 9th November and 16th November 2012.
RESOLVED: Recommendations in Appendix ‘A’ be submitted to Tendring District Council.

P067/12 BATHSIDE BAY PLANNING APPLICATION 10/00201/FUL
Members reviewed correspondence received from Department for Communities and Local Government. Cllr Mcleod informed members of the update received from Martin Fulcher, TDC and informed members that HTC will have the opportunity to make representation at a later date. Cllr McLeod invited councillors to put their views to the office if they felt it was necessary to make representation in the future.

PO68/12 MATTERS RECEIVED IN POST OR INFORMATION RAISED BY MEMBERS
Cllr McLeod welcomed the news that ATS is being demolished as it has been an eyesore for a long time and noted that work was due to start on the old school site on Monday but appears not to have commenced.

P069/12 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
The next Town Planning meeting will be held at the 1912 Centre, Cow Lane, Harwich, on 12th December 2012 at 6.30pm.

The Chairman closed the meeting at 6.59pm

Chairman Date

APPENDIX A

HARWICH TOWN COUNCIL: Recommendations of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 21st November 2012

WEEK ENDING 2ND NOVEMBER

12/01185/ADV
Lloyds Banking Group

12/01199/FUL
Harwich & Dovercourt Independent Funeral Service Ltd

1 fascia sign, 1 projecting or hanging sign & 7 other signs

New shop front

No objection

No objection

WEEK ENDING 9TH NOVEMBER

12/01190/FUL

Trinity House

12/01191/LBC

Trinity House

12/01192/FUL

Trinity House

12/01193/LBC

Trinity House

12/01209/FUL

Mr C Harrison

Conversion of office building to 2 residential units and associated alterations

Proposed internal and external alteration to facilitate the conversion of office building to 2 residential units

Conversion of office building to 2 residential units and associated alterations

Proposed internal and external alteration to facilitate the conversion of office building to 2 residential units

Variation of Condition 2 of 97/00075/FUL to allow the display and sale of antiques

No objection

No objection

No objection

No objection

No objection

WEEK ENDING 16TH NOVEMBER

12/01078/FUL
RNLI

12/01223/FUL

12/01216/FUL
AJ Woods Engineering Ltd

Replacement of the All Weather Lifeboat (AWB) pontoon

Proposed hard standing to front of property, dropped kerb and associated works

New marine co-ordination centre for commercial use

No objection

No objection

No objection on the understanding that any parking related issues arising from the commercial use of the premises are fully investigated and addressed by TDC officers in consultation with the applicant.