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Planning Minutes 13th February 2013

MINUTES of the Meeting of the Planning Committee?
held at
The 1912 Centre, Cow Lane, Harwich
on
Wednesday, 13 February 2013 @ 6.30pm

Present: Councillors Brown, C Callender, R Callender, Day, Fowler, J Henderson, I Henderson, Thompson, Todd, King, Flavell and Thurlow
In the Chair: Councillor McLeod
Clerk: Mrs Michelle Townsend
Also present: 2 members of the public and no members of the press

Public Question Time:
None

093/12 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Cllr Calver
094/12 DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS’ INTERESTS
Cllr McLeod referred to his position on the Development & Control Committee at TDC
095/12 MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
RESOLVED that the minutes of the Town Planning meeting held on Wednesday 23rd January 2013 (previously circulated) be approved by the Committee and signed by the Chairman as a true record.
096/12 MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
None
097/12 PLANNING APPLICATIONS
The Committee considered a schedule of planning applications for weeks ending 25th January, 1st February and 8th February 2013.
RESOLVED: Recommendations in Appendix ‘A’ be submitted to Tendring District Council.
098/12 MATTERS RECEIVED IN THE POST OR INFORMATION RAISED BY MEMBERS

  • TDC Planning Services Customer Survey – members agreed for the Clerk to reply on HTC’s behalf and to make reference to the lack of heritage and conservation expertise and reduced numbers of officers in Enforcement.
  • ECC Order to Create a New Footpath (The Hangings) – HTC welcomed the creation of this footpath.
  • Bernard Jenkin & Department for Communities and Local Government Reply – Bathside Bay Planning Application – noted.
  • Planning Appeal – Welham – 242 Fronks Road, Dovercourt – members reviewed the application and HTC’s previous comments.
    RESOLVED: HTC’s view remains the same and has no objection to the application.
099/12 DATE OF NEX MEETING
The next Town Planning meeting will be held at the 1912 Centre, Cow Lane, Harwich, on 6th March 2013 at 6.30pm.

The Chairman closed the meeting at 6.50pm

APPENDIX A

HARWICH TOWN COUNCIL:
Recommendations of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 13th February 2013

Week Ending 25th January 2013
None
Week Ending 1st February 2013
None
Week Ending 8th February 2013
13/00109/FUL Single storey rear extension No objection
13/00108/FUL
Sanctuary Group
Replacement windows and doors No objection
13/00132/FUL
Smak Development Ltd
Demolition of existing bungalow and erection of six flats in two storeys, completion of previous scheme adjacent No objection subject to the pedestrian pathway being appropriately completed
13/00136/FUL
Mr & Mrs Wynne
Proposed single storey rear extension to form dining area No objection
12/01429/FUL Block of 8 flats comprising of 6 x 1 bed & 2 x 2 beds Harwich Town Council’s original comments made on 4th Jan 2013 still stand. HTC object on grounds of over development of the site, a development that is inappropriate for the location on the road layout and that we are not convinced that the infrastructure is able to cope with an additional development.