Agenda and minutes

Development Management Committee
Wednesday, 13th December, 2017 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre. View directions

Contact: Jo Maskell 

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Declarations of Interest

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


Councillor Jean Clark declared a non-pecuniary interest as a Little Parndon & Hare Street Ward Councillor.


Councillor Simon Carter declared a non-pecuniary interest as Chair of the Harlow Area Access Group.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 24 KB

To agree the minutes of the meeting held on 3 October 2017 (attached) and the minutes of the special meeting held on 6 December 2017 (to follow).  

Additional documents:


RESOLVED that the minutes of the meetings held on 3 October 2017 and 6 December 2017 are agreed as correct records and signed by the Chair.


Matters Arising




Written Questions




Procedure for Consideration of Planning Applications

At the discretion of the Chair, the following procedure will apply to the consideration of planning items:-


*           Planning Officer presents reports.


*           Comments invited from members of the public who have registered with the Governance Support Section (01279 446057) at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting, as follows:


-           3 (maximum) against an application.      

                        -           3 (maximum) for an application.

                        -           each speaker is limited to 3 minutes (maximum).


*           Comments invited from the applicant/agent for a maximum of 3 minutes (who has also given at least 24 hours notice to the Governance Support Section) of their wish to speak.


*           Councillors’ questions and clarifications.


*           Officers respond to the technical planning questions raised as directed by the Chair.


*           Councillors debate and make a decision.



RESOLVED that the procedure for the consideration of planning applications is noted.


HW/OUTAM/17/00372 - New Frontiers Science Park pdf icon PDF 2 MB


The Committee received a report on the outline planning application for up to 115,200sqm (GIA) of offices, research and development laboratories (Class B1), ancillary facilities, new accesses, landscaping, parking and ancillary works.


Presentations were received from the applicant’s agent and a representative of Harlow Civic Society in favour of the application.


As this was an outline application, members of the Committee were asked to consider the general principles of the scheme, as a further submission would be required for consideration of the ‘reserved matters’.


RESOLVED that planning permission is GRANTED subject to the applicant entering into a suitably worded Section 106 Legal Agreement (based on the obligations identified within the report) and also subject to the Conditions and Informative Clauses as detailed in the report.


References from Other Committees

Any references received after the publication of this agenda will be circulated separately.




Matters of Urgent Business

To deal with any matters of an urgent nature.