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Planning Minutes – 6th April 2021

HARWICH TOWN COUNCIL
Guildhall, Church Street, Harwich, Essex CO12 3DS
Tel: 01255 507211
email: info@harwichtowncouncil.co.uk
MINUTES

of the

TOWN PLANNING COMMITTEE
held
Remotely
on

Tuesday 6th April 2021 at 6.35pm

 

Present: Cllrs Calver, Chant, Davidson, Fay, Ferguson, J Henderson (until 7.15pm), McLeod, Morrison (from 6.41pm), Richardson, Saunders, G Smith and Todd
In the Chair: Councillor I Henderson
Clerk: Ms Lucy Ballard
Also present: 1 member of the public, 0 members of the press and Admin. Assistant Jessica Griffiths

Cllr Fay experienced connection difficulties and disconnected from the meeting at 6.47pm – 6.53pm, 6.59pm – 7.08pm and 7.15pm – 7.21pm.

 

Question Time: None

P101/20 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Cllrs Fowler, Powell and D Smith
P102/20 DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS’ INTERESTS

None

P103/20 MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
RESOLVED: that the minutes of the Town Planning meeting held on 9th March 2021 (previously circulated) be approved by the Committee and signed by the Chairman as a true record.
P104/20 MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

Members noted the following:

• MINP098/20 – Modified comments have been submitted to Planning Inspector in relation to application 19/01464/OUT, under Appeal notification APP/P1560/W/20/3253301

• MIN P099/20 – Meeting was held regarding the former Starlings Site on 22nd March 2021.

P105/20 PLANNING APPLICATIONS
The Committee considered a schedule of planning applications for weeks ending 12th, 19th and 26th March and 2nd April 2021.RESOLVED: To submit comments to Tendring District Council.
P106/20 DETERMINATIONS
Members noted determinations of previously considered planning applications as notified by Tendring District Council:·         Refusal of application 20/00385/OUT Variation of conditions 1 and 19 of approved application 14/01431/OUT to allow up to 80 residential unit occupations prior to completion of associated highway works and improvements including a new roundabout off the A120 as prescribed by condition 19. Land East of Pond Hall Farm, Ramsey Road, Ramsey, Harwich.  Cllr Morrison reported that she and Cllr Richardson spoke at the Planning meeting of the district council and she was impressed with the manner in which the business was handled.

·         Approval of application 20/01198/LBC Removal of two existing 1980s kitchen windows and replace with sash, hard wood windows of same design as other Victorian sash windows on premises. 21A Kings Head Street, Harwich.

·         Lawful Use Certificate Granted of application 21/00118/LUEX Lawful existing use of 16 Maria Street as two separate residential properties. With Proposed use of lower ground floor basement level of property as single-bedroom self-contained residential flat (16a Maria Street). 16 and 16A Maria Street, Harwich.

P107/20 MATTERS RECEIVED IN THE POST OR RAISED BY MEMBERS

• Members noted receipt of the East Suffolk Sustainable Construction Supplementary Planning Document and baseline evidence for the East Suffolk Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule – Initial Consultations and RESOLVED: Not to submit comments by 26th April 2021.

P108/20 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
The next Town Planning meeting is to be held remotely on a date to be agreed at 6.30pm.

The Chairman closed the meeting at 7.23pm

CHAIRMAN                                                                                   DATE

APPENDIX A
HARWICH TOWN COUNCIL:
Recommendations of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 6th April 2021.

WEEK ENDING 12 March 2021
21/00311/HHPNOT

FOR INFORMATION ONLY

10 Willow Way

Dovercourt

Erection of single storey rear extension (depth 4.5 metres and maximum height 3.57 metres)

 

 

 

Noted

WEEK ENDING 19 March 2021

21/00233/LUPROP

Mr Carl Hampton

FOR INFORMATION ONLY

104 Fronks Road

Dovercourt

 

Erection of mobile home consisting of timber framed chalet on concrete base.  

Noted

21/00386/FUL

Mr Marcus Clarke

121 – 123 High Street

Harwich

 

Proposed retention of existing frontage, demolition of rear outbuildings formation of 1no. two-bedroom disabled unit, cycle storage and associated refuse stores to rear, and in addition 6no. one-bedroom self-contained units over first and second floors and 1no. studio self-contained unit at second floor level.  

Harwich Town Council objects to this application on the grounds that it is both an inappropriate and overdevelopment of the site.  It believes that it will have a significant negative impact on the privacy of existing residents in that it overlooks residents in Bay Road and Milton Road.  The council believes that the height of the proposed development is entirely out of keeping with the existing street scene.  It is further believed that there is inadequate parking provided and that this proposal would remove off-street parking from an existing business operating on the site.  This is presently designated as an employment site and the council does not believe that it is appropriate to turn a site at the heart of Dovercourt town centre from an employment site into a residential one particularly as the present use offers evidence that it is viable under its present status.  The proposed bin site would be inappropriate in that it is directly below two of the Juliette balconies within the proposed application and would also have a significant negative impact on the planned use of the adjoining site that is presently out to public consultation through the district council.

WEEK ENDING 26 March 2021
21/00379/FUL

Paul and Angie McKeon

34 Brooklyn Road

Dovercourt

Harwich

Erection of single storey rear extension  

No Objection

 

WEEK ENDING 2 April 2021
21/00454/FUL

Mr Marcus Clarke – Clarkehaus New Homes Ltd

Land to The rear of Lyndhurst

Oakland Road

Dovercourt

Harwich

 

 

Erection of 1no. one-bedroom self-contained dwellinghouse with home office/studio, following demolition of existing garage and partial demolition of existing boundary wall and proposed reduction to double dropped kerb width (to single) to provide off street parking for one vehicle and associated refuse storage and cycle storage facilities  

 

Harwich Town Council opposes this application on the grounds that it is an inappropriate development and an overdevelopment of the site.  It calls into question the suggestion that there is sufficient space for any off-street parking and if there is not, the application fails to meet Essex parking standards.  The applicant states that a development on this location does not require off-street parking but Harwich Town Council does not believe this to be the case.  There is already insufficient parking available to the existing residents of Oakland and Brooklyn Road and these roads cannot accept any additional parking requirement.  It is also doubtful that there is sufficient amenity space.  Whilst possibly not covered by planning policies, we would ask that the planning authority takes into consideration that the site on which this development is intended, has become available by removing all of the off-street parking from the adjacent Lyndhurst House.

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