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Planning Minutes 11th December 2013

Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee
held at
The 1912 Centre, Cow Lane, Harwich
on
Wednesday 11th December 2013 at 6.45pm

Present: Councillors Brown, Calver (from 6.55pm), Day, Flavell, Fowler,
I Henderson, J Henderson, King, McLeod, Morrison (from 6.55pm), Nicholson, C Powell, F Powell and Thompson, Thurlow
In the Chair: Councillor Todd
Clerk: Mrs Lucy Ballard
Also present: 1 member of the public and 1 member of the press

Public Question Time: Dr Rogers raised concern about loss of jobs in the area and asked Council, in relation to item 7 and the Harwich Valley development, what due diligence HTC will take given the promise of the creation of 1500 jobs, if and when an application is submitted. Cllr Flavell stated that Ramsey & Parkeston Parish Council would also consider any application since part of the land in question was within their area, but gave assurances that any application would be given the appropriate scrutiny. Cllr I Henderson added that care should be taken not to overestimate the number of jobs to be created and would urge the developers to be clear on the number and type of jobs to be created.

P65/13 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Cllrs Calver and Morrison apologised for arriving late.
P66/13 DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS’ INTERESTS
Cllr McLeod declared a non-pecuniary interest, referring to his position on the Development & Control Committee at TDC
P67/13 MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
RESOLVED that the minutes of the Town Planning meeting held on Wednesday 20th November 2013 (previously circulated) be approved by the Committee and signed by the Chairman as a true record.
P68/13 MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
Cllr I Henderson thanked HTC for its support with the Horseley Cross application which had resulted in the area being reinstated in the Local Plan.
P69/13 PLANNING APPLICATIONS
The Committee considered a schedule of planning applications for weeks ending 22nd November, 29th November and 6th December 2013, aswell as revisiting an application from week ending 1st November.
RESOLVED: Recommendations in Appendix ‘A’ be submitted to Tendring District Council.
P70/13 MATTERS RECEIVED IN THE POST OR INFORMATION RAISED BY MEMBERS
Members noted an approved application – 13/01198/TCA
P71/13 POND HALL FARM
Members welcomed Carl Minter, Ted Gittens, James Watson and Steven Frith and listened to a presentation on the proposals for the Harwich Valley Development, which provided detail on the proposed makeup (housing, cinema, retail), transport and access considerations, job creation and timeframes for planning applications and commencement of construction works.
P72/13 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
The next Town Planning meeting will be held at the Long Meadows Community Centre, Dovercourt, on 2nd January 2014 at 6.30pm.

The Chairman closed the meeting at 7.34pm.

APPENDIX A

HARWICH TOWN COUNCIL:
Recommendations of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 11th December 2013.

Week Ending 22nd November 2013
13/01321/FUL
Mr Kevin Dace
Proposed two storey rear extension (amendment to planning application no. 13/00843/FUL). Defer comments until amendments are confirmed by TDC – raise concerns with head of Planning and Portfolio Holder for Planning
Week Ending 29th November 2013
13/01332/FUL
Mr & Mrs M Charlesworth
Proposed two storey rear extension No Objection
13/01360/TPO
Mrs Howell
1 No. Eucalyptus – pollard back to original points No Objection
13/01358/TPO
Mrs L Keating
1 No. Thuja – G4 – fell No Objection
Week Ending 6th December 2013
13/01339/FUL Single storey extension to provide playroom. No Objection
Week Ending 1st November 2013
13/01215/FUL
Tempophase Limited – Mr Thomas Vorhand
Change of use of shop with first floor flat and balcony to rear elevation No Objection