Agenda and draft minutes

Development Management Committee
Wednesday, 7th July, 2021 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre

Contact: Hannah Criddle 

Items
No. Item

13.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Jean Clark, Mike Danvers, James Leppard and Sue Livings.

 

Councillor Simon Carter attended as a substitute for Councillor Sue Livings and Councillor Maggie Hulcoop attended as a substitute for Councillor Jean Clark.

14.

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 item 7 (HW/FUL/21/00231) as an Old Harlow Ward Councillor and Harlow North County Councillor.

 

15.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 8 June 2021 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

16.

Matters Arising

Minutes:

None.

17.

Written Questions

Minutes:

None.

18.

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.

 

Minutes:

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

19.

HW/FUL/21/00231 - 20 Roden Close, Harlow, Essex, CM17 0LE pdf icon PDF 455 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report and application (HW/FUL/21/00231) on the demolition of the existing detached bungalow and garage and the erection of one pair of semi-detached dwellings.

 

The Committee also received a supplementary report which contained further information from the Applicant and a proposed amendment to Condition 5. 

 

Councillor Michael Garnett (seconded by Councillor Maggie Hulcoop) proposed an amendment to Condition 5 (as set out in the supplementary agenda). The amendment was carried.

 

Councillor Simon Carter (seconded by Councillor Ash Malik) proposed an additional condition for details on the finished floor levels. The amendment was carried.

 

Councillor Nicky Purse (seconded by Councillor Simon Carter) proposed an amendment to Condition 2. The amendment was carried.

 

RESOLVED that planning permission is GRANTED subject to the conditions in the report, the amendment to Condition 5 as detailed in the supplementary agenda, the following amendment to Condition 2 (materials) and the following additional amendment:

 

2. Prior to the commencement of development, comprehensive details of all the external materials shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  These details shall include, walls, roof, windows, doors, soffits, guttering, mortar mix and the hard landscaping of the front garden.  Where appropriate, a sample panel of a minimum 1m² shall be erected on site to demonstrate the use of materials proposed.  The development shall thereafter be carried out in strict accordance with the approved details.

 

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

 

Additional Condition - NO DEVELOPMENT SHALL TAKE PLACE BEFORE details of the proposed finished floor levels; ridge and eaves heights of the buildings hereby approved have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The submitted levels details shall be measured against a fixed datum and shall show the existing and finished ground levels, eaves and ridge heights of surrounding property. The development shall be carried out as approved.

 

REASON: To ensure that the development would not harm the character and appearance of the street scene in accordance with policy PL1 of the Harlow Local Development Plan 2020.

 

20.

HW/HSE/21/00212 - 18 Whieldon Grange, Harlow, Essex, CM17 9WG pdf icon PDF 206 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report and application (HW/HSE/21/00212) on a first floor side extension over existing garage.

 

The Committee also received a supplementary report which contained further representations received.

 

Councillor Nicky Purse (seconded by Councillor Simon Carter) proposed an additional condition for the working hours. The amendment was carried.

 

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

 

No construction works or any other associated works, including any machinery operations, in connection with the development shall take place outside the hours of 0800-1800 on weekdays and 0800-1300 on Saturdays. No works shall take place on Sundays or bank Holidays.

 

REASON: To minimise disruption to neighbours and obstruction of the highway in light of Policies PL2 and IN2 of the Harlow Local Development Plan, December 2020.

 

 

 

21.

References from Other Committees

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

Minutes:

None.

22.

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.