Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre

Contact: Adam Rees 

Items
No. Item

48.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Michael Garnett and Maggie Hulcoop.

 

Councillor Simon Carter substituted for Councillor Michael Garnett.

49.

Declarations of Interest

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

Minutes:

Councillor Sue Livings declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 7 (Gilden Way) as an Old Harlow Ward Councillor.

 

Councillor Jean Clark declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 8 (Edinburgh Gate) as she lives near the site.

 

Councillors Tony Edwards and Phil Waite both declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 9 (Northbrooks House) as Toddbrook Ward Councillors.

 

Councillor Michael Hardware declared a pecuniary interest in agenda item 9 (Northbrooks House) as the applicant is a Client. He said he would leave the room for the consideration of the item.

 

50.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 186 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 12 December 2018 are agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

51.

Matters Arising

Minutes:

None.

52.

Written Questions

Minutes:

None.

53.

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 446055) 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.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the procedure for the conduct of the meeting is noted.

54.

HW/FUL/18/00359: Gilden Park, Gilden Way pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report and application (HW/FUL/18/00359) on the planning permission for a residential development comprising the erection of 592 dwellings with associated access roads, play areas, open space, landscaping and drainage infrastructure as part of the wider development of land north of Gilden Way replacing the approved development of 449 dwellings.

 

The Committee also received a supplementary report containing information which had been received after the publication of the agenda. The information included a further 15 representations from members of the public.

 

Presentations were heard  from the applicant’s agent (in support of the application) and two objectors including Ward Councillor Joel Charles. 

 

RESOLVED that planning permission is GRANTED subject to the applicant entering into an appropriately worded Legal Agreement and the Conditions and Informative Clauses as detailed in the report.

55.

HW/FUL/18/00144: Edinburgh Gate Car Park, Edinburgh Gate pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report and application (HW/FUL/18/00144) on the planning application for the redevelopment of the existing car park associated with the former Pearson House for the erection of two blocks of between 2-11 storeys in height comprising of 361 dwellings including ground and first floor car parking together with associated development including podium and ground floor amenity space, landscaping, surface car parking, new pedestrian links, cycle and refuse stores.

 

The Committee also received a supplementary report containing information which had been received after the publication of the agenda. The information includes a consultation response from the owner of Harlow Exchange/Mill Court in support of the application.

 

Presentations were received from an objector, supporter and the applicant (in support of the application).

 

RESOLVED that planning permission is GRANTED subject to applicant entering into an appropriately worded Legal Agreement and the Conditions and Informative Clauses as detailed in the report.

56.

HW/FUL/18/00309: Northbrooks House, Northbrooks pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

Councillor Hardware left the room for the consideration of this item.

 

The Committee received a report and application (Ref HW/FUL/18/00309) on the planning application for the demolition of Northbrooks House, community hall and garage block and the construction of 47 new dwellings including private and affordable homes, car parking and amenity space.

 

Presentations were heard from the applicant’s agent (in support of the application).

 

RESOLVED that planning permission is GRANTED subject to the applicant entering into an appropriately worded Legal Agreement and the Conditions and Informative Clauses detailed in the report but with a condition to require a substantial replacement tree (or trees) to replace the Cedar of Lebanon tree within the site. Condition 8 has therefore been amended, and Informative 11 added, as follows:

 

Condition 8: Notwithstanding the approved plans, prior to construction works above ground level a detailed landscape scheme shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The scheme shall include details of all hard and soft landscaping; details of boundary treatments; details of log piles and bird and bat boxes which shall be installed on site and wildlife friendly planting. The Cedar of Lebanon tree (shown as T6 within the Arboricultural Impact Assessment) shall be replaced with a tree (or trees) which is (are) substantial in size. A specification of all materials shall be supplied within a detailed method statement which shall include site preparation, planting techniques, aftercare and a programme of maintenance for a period of 5 years following completion of the scheme. The scheme shall be implemented in accordance with the approved details during the next planting season following completion of the development.

 

REASON: To provide satisfactory landscaping in the interests of the character and appearance of the area and to promote habitats for wildlife in accordance with policies NE12 and NE20 of the Adopted Replacement Harlow Local Plan.

 

Informative 11: To satisfy the requirement for replacement of the Cedar of Lebanon tree, as specified in Condition 8, it is recommended that the Metasequoia (shown as T2 on Softscape Plan HTA-L_DR_1902 Rev A) is a semi-mature tree with a stem girth of 25-30cm and the Pine (shown as T7 on Softscape Plan HTA-L_DR_1902 Rev A) is an extra-heavy standard tree of 18-20cm.

 

57.

References from Other Committees

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

Minutes:

None.

58.

Matters of Urgent Business

To deal with any matters of an urgent nature.

Minutes:

None.