Agenda and minutes

Development Management Committee
Wednesday, 13th November, 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre. View directions

Contact: Hannah Criddle 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence and Substitutions


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Bob Davis. Councillor Tony Edwards substituted for Councillor Bob Davis.


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 item 7 as she is a patient at Addison House.


Councillors Tony Edwards and Phil Waite both declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 7 as Toddbrook Ward Councillors.


Councillors Mike Garnett, Michael Hardware and Clive Souter all declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 7 as Essex County Council Councillors.



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RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 16 October 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/19/00291 - 15 - 29 West Gate pdf icon PDF 783 KB

Additional documents:


The Committee received a report and application (HW/FUL/19/00291) on the planning permission for the demolition of existing building and redevelopment of the site to provide a mixed use development within a part 8 and part 12 storey building comprising 163 residential units, circa 390sqm of flexible commercial (Use Class A1-A5) floorspace, and ancillary communal amenity, car parking and cycle storage.


The Committee also received two supplementary reports containing information which had been received after the publication of the agenda. The information included clarification on parking figures, recommended amendments to Conditions 2, 4, 12, and 17, and that, in addition to the requirements set out in the report, the legal agreement secure the provision of 5% affordable housing and a Sustainable Transport Corridor contribution with a clawback mechanism. 


Presentations were heard from the applicant’s agent.


Councillor Michael Hardware (seconded by Councillor Mike Garnett) proposed that, within the legal agreement, the affordable housing units are offered to Harlow residents or those with links to Harlow in the first instance. The amendment was carried.


RESOLVED that planning permission is GRANTED subject to the applicant entering into an appropriately worded Section 106 Legal Agreement and the Conditions and Informatives as detailed in the Committee Report but updated by the supplementary committee updates (12 November 2019 and 13 November 2019). 


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.