Agenda and draft minutes

Development Management Committee
Tuesday, 8th June, 2021 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre

Contact: Hannah Criddle 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Ash Malik. Councillor Clive Souter was in attendance as his substitute.

2.

Declarations of Interest

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

Minutes:

Councillor Clive Souter declared non-pecuniary interests in items 8 and 9 (HW/FUL/20/00215 and HW/HSE/21/00075) as an Essex County Councillor for Harlow West.

 

Councillor Michael Garnett declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 7 (HW/FUL/20/00569) as the applicant was Essex County Council.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 189 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 14 April 2021 be agreed and signed as a correct record by the Chair.

4.

Matters Arising

Minutes:

None.

5.

Written Questions

Minutes:

None.

6.

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), or via email (hannah.criddle@harlow.gov.uk), 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 be noted.

7.

HW/FUL/20/00569 - Purford Green Development Site pdf icon PDF 590 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report and application (HW/FUL/20/00569) for the demolition of existing building and redevelopment to provide 35 dwellings incorporating parking, open space, landscaping and associated infrastructure.

 

The Committee also received a supplementary report which contained additional representations and amended conditions.

 

Presentations were heard from an objector, Councillor Dan Swords, and the agent.

 

RESOLVED that planning permission is GRANTED subject to a Section 106 agreement and the conditions in the report, as amended by the change to the heads of terms of the legal agreement and conditions in the supplementary report.

8.

HW/FUL/20/00215 - Staple Tye Petrol Service Station, Southern Way pdf icon PDF 441 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report and application (HW/FUL/20/00215) for replacing four existing parking spaces by two electric vehicle (EV) charging bays. Installation of associated electrical cabinets, substation and metering and switched gear enclosure.

 

Presentations were heard from two objectors.

 

RESOLVED that planning permission is REFUSED for the following reason: The proposal by reason of height and design would result in a detrimental impact on the visual amenity of neighbouring residents contrary to policy PL2 of the Harlow Local Development Plan 2020.

9.

HW/HSE/21/00075 - 113 Copse Hill pdf icon PDF 399 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report and application (HW/HSE/21/00075), a single storey infill front extension, single storey rear extension, two storey side extension and alteration to existing fenestration.

 

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

 

                     i)        Acceptable construction hours are between 8.00 and 18.30 on Mondays to Fridays and 8.00 and 13.00 on Saturdays. No construction work should take place or plant operated outside these hours.

 

REASON: In the interest of neighbouring amenity and to accord with policy PL2 of the Harlow Local Development Plan 2020.

10.

HW/FUL/21/00148 - Harlow Leisurezone, Second Avenue pdf icon PDF 393 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report and application (HW/FUL/21/00148) for the change of use of science education area to accommodation for religious teachings (use Class F).

 

The Committee also received a supplementary report which contained five additional objections from the public.

 

Representations were heard from an objector and Councillor Tony Edwards.

 

RESOLVED that planning permission is REFUSED for the following reason: The proposed development by reason of discrimination would result in a detrimental impact on Harlow residents and users of the leisure centre. The proposal would therefore be contrary to policies PL1 and L2 of the Harlow Local Plan 2020.

11.

References from Other Committees

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

Minutes:

None.

12.

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.