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Planning Minutes 30th July 2014

TOWN PLANNING COMMITTEE
held at
The 1912 Centre, Cow Lane, Harwich
on
Wednesday 30th July 2014 at 6.30pm

Present: Councillors Brown, Calver, Flavell, Fowler, I Henderson, J Henderson, King, McLeod, C Powell, F Powell, Morrison, Thompson and Todd
In the Chair: Councillor Day
Clerk: Mrs Lucy Ballard
Also present: 3 members of the public and 1 member of the press

Public Question Time:

Dr Rogers asked if the 1912 Centre had a loop system.  He felt it would assist those who are hearing impaired.  He stressed he would like it noted for the future.

P025/14 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Cllr Thurlow
P026/14 DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS’ INTERESTS

  • Cllr McLeod – TDC Planning & Development Committee
  • Cllr Calver – In relation to planning application 14/00911/LBC.  He sits on the Executive Committee of the Harwich Society
P027/14 MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
RESOLVED that the minutes of the Town Planning meeting held on Wednesday 9th July 2014 (previously circulated) be approved by the Committee and signed by the Chairman as a true record.
P028/14 MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

  • MIN P22/14 – 14/00789/ADV – Projecting Sign, The Goodlife Guesthouse.  Members noted the application had been withdrawn on 7th July.Cllr Flavell said the sign is still there and illuminated at night and very brightly.  Cllr McLeod confirmed it’s pending a revised application.  It was felt that enforcement action should be taken.

RESOLVED: Ask TDC to investigate enforcement action.

P029/14 PLANNING APPLICATIONS
The Committee considered a schedule of planning applications for weeks ending 11th July, 18th July and 25th July.
RESOLVED: Recommendations in Appendix ‘A’ be submitted to Tendring District Council.
P030/14 MATTERS RECEIVED IN THE POST OR INFORMATION RAISED BY

  • Members noted amended plans for application 14/00704/FUL – Proposed Outbuilding, 10 Seafield Road, Dovercourt and decided not to submit further comments.
  • Members noted the withdrawal of appliction14/00733/OUT – SATO UK Ltd.  The Clerk reported that both the Environment Agency and Natural England had raised concerns with the application, but all agreed that this was not necessarily the reasons behind the withdrawal.
P031/14 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
The next Town Planning meeting will be held at the 1912 Centre, Cow Lane, Harwich on Wednesday 20th August 2014 at 6.30pm.

The Chairman closed the meeting at 6.45pm

  1. HARWICH TOWN COUNCIL:
    Recommendations of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 30th July 2014
WEEK ENDING 11TH JULY 2014
CC/TEN/40/14
Essex County Council C/o Spring Meadow Primary School
Spring Meadow Primary School
Pound Farm Lane, Dovercourt
Change of use of the existing Caretaker’s house from residential (C3) to education (C1).  The construction of a single storey extension to the existing building. No Objection
WEEK ENDING 18TH JULY 2014
14/00794/FULMr Alan Baxter – 4th Dovercourt Sea Scout Group
New Scout Headquarters Barrack Lane Harwich
Erection of a 6.73m x 2.82m x 1.98m garage, plus a 3.50m x 6.73 fenced compound with hedging on the outside. No Objection
14/00911/LBCMr Colin Farnell – Chairman Harwich Society
The Redoubt Main Road Harwich
Proposed access for disabled persons to lower level of fort by installation of stairlift to staircase no. 2 (Jones stairs). No Objection
14/00964/ADVASDA Store Ltd
Asda Supermarket Main Road Harwich
Erection of 4 Fascia Signs & 2 other signs. No Objection