Agenda and minutes

Special, Development Management Committee
Wednesday, 6th December, 2017 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre. View directions

Contact: Jo Maskell 

No. Item


Declarations of Interest

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


Councillors Tony Edwards and Phil Waite each declared a non-pecuniary interest as Toddbrook Ward Councillors.


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 Chairman.


*           Councillors debate and make a decision.



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


HW/FUL/17/00097 - Harlow Town Centre pdf icon PDF 2 MB


The Committee received a report on the planning application for the demolition of the existing buildings and comprehensive redevelopment of the site to provide a mixed-use development (including four new buildings ranging from 3 to 16 storeys) comprising of 447 residential units; circa 4,000 sqm of flexible retail floorspace; communal amenity space; a new pedestrian boulevard; car parking; cycle parking; associated hard and soft landscaping; and revised access and servicing arrangements.


Presentations were received from an objector and a representative of the applicant.


RESOLVED that planning permission is GRANTED subject to the applicant entering into an appropriately worded Section 106 Legal Agreement based on the requirements identified within the report, including a clawback mechanism to enable the following planning obligations to be provided in the future:


·         33% of the scheme as affordable housing, in accordance with the Affordable Housing SPD;


·         £146,056 contribution towards the provision of Early Years and Childcare places;


·         £432,471 for provision towards local secondary school places;


·         £177,100 towards healthcare services;


and also subject to the Conditions and Informative Clauses as detailed in the report.


Matters of Urgent Business

To deal with any matters of an urgent nature.


This being Sarah Bradford’s last meeting before taking up a position elsewhere within the Council, the Committee thanked her for her contribution to its work and wished her well for the future.