Agenda and draft minutes

Development Management Committee
Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020 7.30 pm

Venue: Zoom - Online

Contact: Hannah Criddle 

Items
No. Item

52.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Bob Davis.

53.

Declarations of Interest

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

Minutes:

Councillor Mike Garnett declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 7 as an Old Harlow Ward Councillor and Harlow North County Councillor and in agenda item 10 as Harlow North County Councillor.

 

Councillor Michael Hardware declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 8 as Harlow West County Councillor.

 

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

 

Councillor Clive Souter declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 8 as Harlow West County Councillor.

 

Councillor Phil Waite declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 8 as a Toddbrook Ward Councillor.

 

Councillor Nancy Watson declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 10 as a Netteswell Ward Councillor.

 

 

54.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 59 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 19 August 2020 are agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

55.

Matters Arising

Minutes:

None.

56.

Written Questions

Minutes:

None.

57.

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, 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 is noted.

 

58.

HW/REM/20/00085 - Phase 3A Countryside, High Chase, Newhall pdf icon PDF 638 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report and application (HW/REM/20/00085) on the planning permission and approval of some reserved matters (appearance, landscaping, layout and scale) relating to the development of the 3A site to provide 109 residential units (use class C3) and associated car parking and infrastructure works associated with the approved outline applications (HW/PL/04/00302 Phase 2, Newhall).

 

The Committee also received a supplementary report containing information which had been received after the publication of the agenda. The information included additional representations received from the applicant.

 

Presentations were heard from the applicant’s agent.

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

59.

HW/FUL/20/00209 - Land South Of Barn Mead, Partridge Road, Harlow pdf icon PDF 780 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report and application (HW/FUL/20/00209) on the planning permission for the installation of 9 car parking spaces, including 1 no. disabled parking bay and proposed knee-rail fence along the parameter of the existing green.

 

Presentations were heard from two objectors and Councillor Frances Mason.

 

Councillor Maggie Hulcoop (seconded by Councillor Michael Hardware) proposed that planning permission is deferred to allow...

 

RESOLVED that planning permission is DEFERRED.

 

The Deferment is to allow officers to raise the following points with the Applicant with a view to securing alterations to the proposal:

 

(i)      Investigate the provision for disabled parking

(ii)      Consider whether parking can be accommodated on the adjacent green space

(iii)     Undertake full consultation with the Ward and County Cllrs

(iv)    Review the materials being used

 

60.

HW/HSE/20/00175 - 11 Great Leylands, Harlow pdf icon PDF 782 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report and application (HW/HSE/20/00175) on the planning permission for the demolition of an existing outbuilding and erection of a two-storey side and single-storey front extension.

 

The Committee also received a supplementary report containing information which had been received after the publication of the agenda. The information included the “impact on neighbours” section which had been omitted from the original report.

 

Presentations were heard from one objector.

 

RESOLVED that planning permission is REFUSED for the following reasons:

 

The extension is disproportionate in size. It fails to be subservient to the existing property creating the appearance of a terrace which is out of character with the local area, contrary to Policy BE1 of the Adopted Replacement Harlow Local Plan (2006) and the Harlow Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document Adopted October 2011.

 

61.

HW/FUL/20/00151 - 97-126, The Hides, Harlow pdf icon PDF 499 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report and application (HW/FUL/20/00151) on the planning permission for the renovation of the facades and roofs of the existing 3 storey block of 30 no. flats, including new windows, doors, site lighting, surface materials to external walkways, stairs, soffits, external insulations, renders, new soft and hard landscaping, new external boundary walls and metalwork fencing, including amendments to the main landscape space, new 11 car parking spaces off the main street, new signage, access control, bin stores, and other miscellaneous and associated alterations.

 

The Committee also received a supplementary report containing information which had been received after the publication of the agenda. The information included the “conclusion” section which was corrupted in the original report.

 

Presentations were heard from three objectors.

 

Councillor Mike Danvers (seconded by Councillor Clive Souter) proposed that the substantive part of the application be agreed and amendments be made to the application in respect of the green area to the front, the car parking and cycle rack parking and brought back to the Committee.

 

Councillor Michael Garnett (seconded by Councillor Jean Clark) proposed an additional condition for the working hours. The amendment was carried.

 

RESOLVED to delegate powers to the Planning and Building Control Manager to APPROVE the application subject to:

 

(i)            The Applicant agreeing to amending the description of development and to withdraw from the application any proposals for:

 

    the positioning of the fence on the green/public space and the proportion of green space to be fenced off,

    car parking, and

    the cycle rack

 

(ii)           Work with the Applicant to review the proposals for the excluded elements with a view that they would come forward in a separate future application. 

 

(iii)          The addition of the following informative on working hours:  

 

No construction work shall be carried out or plant operated other than between the following hours: 08:00 hours to 18:30 hours on Mondays to Fridays; and between 08:00 hours to 13:00 hours on Saturdays. no construction work shall take place on Sundays, Bank Holidays or Public Holidays.

 

 

 

62.

References from Other Committees

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

Minutes:

None.

63.

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.