Agenda and draft minutes

Development Management Committee
Wednesday, 17th March, 2021 7.30 pm

Venue: Zoom - Online. View directions

Contact: Hannah Criddle 

Items
No. Item

139.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

Minutes:

None.

140.

Declarations of Interest

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

Minutes:

Councillor Clive Souter declared a non-pecuniary interest in Items 9 and 10 as an Essex County Councillor for Harlow West and Item 11 as a Sumners and Kingsmoor Ward Councillor.

 

Councillor Jean Clark declared a non-pecuniary interest in Items 9 and 10 as a Little Parndon and Hare Street Ward Councillor.

 

Councillor Mike Garnett declared a non-pecuniary interest in Items 7 and 8 as an Essex County Councillor for Harlow North.

 

Councillor Bob Davis declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 7 as a Mark Hall Ward Councillor.

 

141.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 180 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 16 February 2021 as agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

142.

Matters Arising

Minutes:

None.

143.

Written Questions

Minutes:

None.

144.

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, or have submitted a statement of up to 450 words by 9am the day before 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 or

have submitted a written statement of up to 450 words by

9am the day before the meeting.

 

*           Councillors’ questions and clarifications.

 

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

 

*           Councillors debate and make a decision.

 

All statements should be sent via email to hannah.criddle@harlow.gov.uk

or sent via post to:

 

Governance Support

Harlow Council

Civic Centre

The Water Gardens

Harlow

Essex

CM20 1WG

Minutes:

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

145.

HW/HSE/20/00578- 97 Glebelands pdf icon PDF 227 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report and application (HW/HSE/20/00578) on the planning permission for a single storey rear extension.

 

Councillor Mike Garnett proposed (seconded by Councillor Sue Livings) a condition to ensure that the materials matched the existing materials. The amendment was carried.

 

RESOLVED that planning permission is GRANTED subject to the conditions in the report and the following additional condition:

 

All new external work shall be carried out in materials of such colour or texture and with architectural detailing to match the existing facing work of the building.

 

REASON:  In the interest of visual amenity and to accord with policy PL1 of the Harlow Local Development Plan, December 2020.

146.

HW/REMVAR/20/00593 - Land To The Rear Of 8 The Drive pdf icon PDF 291 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report and application (HW/REMVAR/20/00593) for the variation of condition 2 (approved plans) of planning permission HW/FUL/18/00398 (APP/N1540/W/19/3225381) to allow the increase in roof ridge heights by 1.2m and inclusion of rooflights on the front and rear elevations to accommodate new bedrooms with ensuites in each house (HW/FUL/18/00398).

 

Presentations were heard from one objector and the applicant’s agent.

 

Councillor Mike Garnett proposed (seconded by Councillor Jean Clark) an additional condition on working hours. The amendment was carried.

 

RESOLVED that planning permission is REFUSED for the following reasons:

 

The proposal by reason of increased height and design with two extra bedrooms would result in the overdevelopment of the property to the detriment of the character and appearance of the area.  The proposal would therefore be contrary to policies PL1 and H2 of the Harlow Local Development Plan 2020.

147.

HW/FUL/21/00001 - Sainsbury's Good on line facility pdf icon PDF 271 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report and application (HW/FUL/21/00001) on the erection of a Goods Online (GOL) facility (Use Class B8) with associated loading and servicing area and Click and Collect bays, alteration to layout of car park.

 

The Committee also received a supplementary report containing information which had been received after the publication of the agenda. This included an additional consultee response received. 

 

Presentations were heard from one objector and the applicant.

 

Councillor Mike Garnett proposed (seconded by Councillor Maggie Hulcoop) an additional condition for lighting and CCTV. The amendment was carried.

 

RESOLVED that planning permission is GRANTED subject to the conditions in the report and the following additional condition:

 

Prior to the click and collect and Good on line facility opening, a detailed lighting scheme include locations of CCTV should be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority.  The approved details shall thereby be retained.

 

REASON: To protect the amenities of adjoining residents and the users of the footpath to the residential area to the North of the facility in accordance with policy PL2 of the Harlow Local Development Plan 2020.

 

148.

HW/HSE/21/00003 - 3 East End Cottages pdf icon PDF 207 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report and application (HW/HSE/21/00003) on the excavation of the front garden embankment and erection of masonry retaining walls to form area for the movement and parking of vehicles visiting the existing residential premises.

 

The Committee also received a supplementary report containing information which had been received after the publication of the agenda. This included an additional consultee response received.

 

Presentations were heard from one objector and the applicant’s agent.

 

RESOLVED that planning permission is REFUSED for the following reason:

 

The proposal by reason of the loss of the layby which provides access to 3 and 4  East End Cottages and loss of the front boundary hedge would be detrimental to the character and appearance of the area.  The proposal would therefore be contrary to policies H2, PL1 and PL7 of the Harlow Local Development Plan 2020.

149.

HW/HSE/21/00022 - 16 Burnett Park pdf icon PDF 311 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report and application (HW/HSE/21/00022) on a retrospective application for installation of juliette balconies.

 

Presentations were heard from one objector and the applicant.

 

RESOLVED that planning permission is GRANTED subject to the conditions in the report.

150.

References from Other Committees

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

Minutes:

None.

151.

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.

Minutes:

None.