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29.

Tribute

Minutes:

The Council held a minute’s silence in tribute to Arkadiusz Jozwik who sadly died at The Stow on 27 August 2016.

 

The Chairman invited the Harlow community to take part in a march, which was leaving from The Stow at 4pm on Saturday, 3 September 2016 to mark this tragic event.

30.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors’ declarations of interest (if any) in relation to any items on the agenda.

Minutes:

None.

31.

M11 Junction 7a pdf icon PDF 17 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Special Council received a report requesting Councillors to consider and agree a formal response to Essex County Council’s consultation on the proposed provision of a new junction (Junction 7A) on the M11 and the route from this junction into Harlow.

 

Councillor Jon Clempner proposed the following motion, seconded by Councillor Andrew Johnson:        

 

“This Council recognises the importance of sustainable growth to support the economic success of Harlow and the evolution of the town and its community.  It also recognises that the provision of appropriate transport infrastructure is vital to support the growth of the town and its hinterland.  To this end, the Council resolves that it supports:

 

(a)       The provision of a new M11 Junction 7A located to the north of Harlow;

 

(b)       Improvements to the capacity of the existing Junction 7 on the M11;

 

(c)       The route from the new junction 7A, as shown at Appendix A, which recognises both the short and long term growth needs, including the ambition for a northern by-pass, on the basis of investment by Essex County Council to enable it to cope with the increased flows of traffic into and out of the town;

 

(d)       The re-allocation of monies currently allocated to improvements to M11 Junction 7 to enable the provision of M11 Junction 7A to be provided, with the caveat that, should M11 Junction7A not go ahead within the Local Plan time frame, the monies would revert to improve M11 Junction 7 improvements;

 

(e)       The scheduling of works being such that work for the provision of M11 Junction 7A are completed before major works of improvement to M11 Junction 7 are commenced.”

 

 

Councillor Joel Charles, seconded by Councillor Mike Garnett proposed the following amendment:

 

“This Council calls on Essex County Council to change its current approach and to:

 

(a)       Locate the proposed new M11 Junction 7A closer to Sheering with a dual carriageway northern by-pass connection to the A414 at Eastwick;

 

(b)       Work with Harlow Council and Hertfordshire County Council to build a business case for the northern by-pass (a) above;

 

(c)        Ensure that a decision and funding for a new M11 Junction 7A and northern by-pass are in place before major works to improve M11 Junction 7A are commenced and in a timescale that doesn’t put the finding for M11 Junction 7 at risk.”

 

The amendment was lost.

 

 

Councillor Jon Clempner’s original motion was put to the Council unamended and the following vote was taken by roll call, to be recorded in the minutes:

 

Name

For

Against

Ian Beckett

?

 

David Carter

?

 

Simon Carter

?

 

Joel Charles

 

?

Nick Churchill

?

 

Jean Clark

 

?

Jon Clempner

?

 

Karen Clempner

?

 

Mike Danvers

 

?

Bob Davis

 

?

Tony Durcan

?

 

Waida Forman

 

?

Mike Garnett

 

?

Tony Hall

?

 

Maggie Hulcoop

?

 

Mark Ingall

?

 

Andrew Johnson

?

 

Eddie Johnson

?

 

Shona Johnson

?

 

Sue Livings

 

?

Dan Long

 

?

Stefan Mullard

?

 

Bill Pryor

 

?

Danny Purton

 

?

Lanie Shears

 

?

Clive Souter

 

?

John Strachan

?

 

Edna Stevens

?

 

Emma Toal

?

 

Rod Truan

?

 

Phil Waite

?

Mark Wilkinson

 

?

 

 

 

Result

19

13

 

 

The motion was carried.

32.

Meeting Housing Need in the Strategic Housing Market Area pdf icon PDF 29 KB

Minutes:

Duty to Co-operate discussions were progressing between the Council and neighbouring Epping Forest, Uttlesford and East Hertfordshire Councils to identify sites within the Strategic Housing Market Area (SHMA) to deliver a quota of houses up to 2033. 

 

Having reached an important stage in these Duty to Co-operate discussions, Special Council received a report requesting Councillors to consider and agree the principles which would underpin our approach to the next stages of these discussions.

 

Councillor Danny Purton, seconded by Councillor Jon Clempner moved the following motion:

 

“This Council:

 

(a)       Accepts the revised projections of 51,010 dwelling requirements for the SHMA;

 

(b)       supports the spatial option of strategic sites to the north and north east of Harlow in the administrative areas of east Hertfordshire and Epping Forest;

 

(c)        Supports the spatial option of strategic sites to the west and south of Harlow only where those sites represent sustainable development and address any transportation of infrastructure issues arising from them for the urban area of Harlow;

 

Additionally, to support the above, Council:

 

(d)       Recognises the need to ensure that all proposed growth sites within Harlow need to be provided with the transport and highways infrastructure necessary to deal with the increased traffic they generate;

 

(e)       Supports improvements to M11 Junction 7 to address existing traffic issues and those arising from growth within and adjacent to Harlow;    

 

(f)        Will seek to ensure the provision of sustainable transportation schemes to include high quality public transport routes both north/south and east/west linking all the development sites with Harlow Town Rail Station and the town centre;

 

(g)       Will seek to ensure the provision on all developments to include a variety and mix of tenures that will address the housing needs of existing as well as new residents in Harlow and encourage its neighbouring Councils to do the same;

 

(h)       Will seek to ensure that the Urban Design features of all developments within Harlow comply with the ‘Garden Town’ concept of Harlow and encourage neighbouring Councils to do the same for developments in their areas;

 

(i)         Seek to ensure that all developments will contribute towards the necessary provision of transportation, infrastructure and associated community facilities.”

 

 

Councillor Stefan Mullard, seconded by Councillor Mike Danvers proposed the following amendment:

 

“Substitute the following for (c) of the above motion:

 

(c)        Harlow Council  has reservations regarding spatial options to strategic sites to the west and south of Harlow.  Harlow Council will only consider such options once transportation and infrastructure issues are addressed and no other more favourable options are forthcoming”.

 

 

As the mover and seconder of the original motion agreed to accept Councillor Mullard’s amendment, the substantive motion read as follows: 

 

“This Council:

 

(a)       Accepts the revised projections of 51,010 dwelling requirements for the SHMA;

 

(b)       supports the spatial option of strategic sites to the north and north east of Harlow in the administrative areas of east Hertfordshire and Epping Forest;

 

(c)        Harlow Council  has reservations regarding spatial options to strategic sites to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 32.

33.

Matters of Urgent Business

Minutes:

None.