Agenda and minutes

Development Management Committee
Wednesday, 16th October, 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre. View directions

Contact: Hannah Criddle 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence and Substitutions




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 in agenda items 7 (Wych Elm House) and 8 (60 Hare Street Springs) as Little Parndon and Hare Street Ward Councillor.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 50 KB


RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 18 September 2019 are agreed as a correct record 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 conduct of the meeting is noted.


HW/FUL/19/00241 - Wych Elm House, Wych Elm pdf icon PDF 663 KB

Additional documents:


The Committee received a report and application (HW/FUL/19/00241) on the planning permission for the demolition of existing buildings and the erection of a 2-11 storey building comprising of 122 residential units and 763 sq. m of ground floor commercial floor space together with associated works and public realm improvements.


Presentations were heard from three objectors and the agent for the applicant.


Councillor Bob Davis (seconded by Councillor Michael Garnett) proposed an amendment to the recommendation to ensure that library contributions are allocated to Harlow libraries only. The amendment was carried.


RESOLVED that planning permission is GRANTED subject to the applicant entering into an appropriately worded Section 106 Agreement which includes provisions to ensure that financial contributions for libraries are allocated towards libraries located within the Harlow District only and the Conditions and Informatives as detailed in the report.   


HW/FUL/18/00490 - 60 Hare Street Springs pdf icon PDF 403 KB

Additional documents:


The Committee received a report and application (HW/FUL/00490) on the planning permission for the demolition of a garage and outbuilding and construction of a two storey side and single storey rear extension to an existing temporary accommodation facility to increase capacity from 6 bedrooms to 9 bedrooms.


Presentations were heard from three objectors.


RESOLVED that planning permission is GRANTED 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

Such other business which, in the opinion of the Chair, should be received as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances to be specified in the minutes.