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Planning Minutes 7th March 2012

MINUTES of the Meeting of the PLANNING COMMITTEE held at The 1912 Centre, Cow Lane, Harwich on Wednesday 7th March 2012 commencing at 6.30 pm

HARWICH TOWN COUNCIL
Guildhall, Church Street, Harwich, Essex CO12 3DS
Tel: 01255 507211
Present: Councillors Brown, C Callender, Calver, Day, Flavell, Gibbins, I Henderson (from 7.12pm), J Henderson, King, Thompson and Todd

In the Chair: Councillor Thurlow

Clerk: Lucy Ballard

Also present: 7 members of the public and 1 member of the press

Betty Holbrook referred to application 12/00145/FUL (Bernards site) and raised concerns about the insufficient parking allowed in the original application, a problem that has since worsened. She added that pressure was needed to address the derelict site and referred to broken windows imparticular.

P085/11 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies received from Cllrs R Callender, Double and McLeod.

P086/11 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
None.

P087/11 MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
RESOLVED that the minutes of the Town Planning meeting held on 15th February 2012 (previously circulated) be approved by the Committee and signed by the Chairman as a true record.

P088/11 PLANNING APPLICATION 12/00038/TCA
Members discussed the previously deferred application and information obtained from TDC Tree Officer. RESOLVED: to bring to Tree Officer’s attention that it was fault in TDC’s paperwork and as such the timeframe for comments should’ve been extended and it was fortunate that it wasn’t a really important issue.

P089/11 PLANNING APPLICATIONS
The Committee considered a schedule of planning applications for weeks ending
10th February, 17th February, 24th February and 2nd March.
RESOLVED: Recommendations in Appendix ‘A’ be submitted to Tendring District Council.

P090/11 MATTERS RECEIVED IN POST
Members noted a Tree Preservation order for the Land adjacent to West End Lane, Dovercourt.

P091/11 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
The next Town Planning meeting will be held at the 1912 Centre, Cow Lane, Harwich, on 28th March 2012 at 6.30pm.

The Chairman closed the meeting at 7.15pm

APPENDIX A

HARWICH TOWN COUNCIL: Recommendations of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 7th March 2012

WEEK ENDING 10th FEBRUARY

11/01428/FUL
Mr and Mrs Nicholson
Loft conversion.

No Objection

12/00116/TPO
Places For People
1 No. Silver Birch – diseased – fell

No objection but suggest replacement with a healthy specimen of the same species

12/00120/FUL
Mr and Mrs Kevin Cook
1 No. Silver Birch – diseased – fell

No Objection

WEEK ENDING 17TH FEBRUARY

12/00130/FUL
Mr and Mrs W Turner
Two storey extension.

No Objection

WEEK ENDING 24TH FEBRUARY

12/00145/FUL
M Scott Properties Ltd
Redevelopment of former factory site to provide 34 residential units, 3 office units, access, car parking, landscaping and ancillary works (following demolition of existing buildings). Extension of time for a period of three years of planning consent 07/01414/FUL.

No objection to extension but to suggest only granted upon condition that the site is secured and appropriately boarded to screen the site and prevent a negative impact on the community and surroundings; and for TDC to review the S106 Agreement

12/00167/FUL
Mr Richard Mortimer
Single storey extension.

No Objection

12/00177/FUL
Mr Scott Looker
Two storey extension.

No Objection

12/00183/FUL
Mr Julian McQuiggan
Two storey side extension.

No Objection

WEEK ENDING 2ND MARCH

12/00113/FUL
Mrs Sandie Mitchell
Change of use from domestic to residential home for two children with special needs.

No Objection

12/00176/FUL
Mr Jason Davis
One and two storey rear extension

No Objection

12/00205/FUL
Mr S Hatch
Proposed paved drive and front entrance wall.

No Objection

12/00206/FUL
Mr and Mrs R J Miles
Alterations to door and window openings to existing rear elevation (to allow conversion of existing first floor store area to habitable use).

No Objection as in-keeping with neighbouring properties

12/00212/ADV
One Stop Stores Ltd
Installation of LED lighting to fascia sign

No Objection