Agenda and minutes

Development Management Committee
Wednesday, 9th November, 2022 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre

Contact: Hannah Criddle 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence and Substitutions




Declarations of Interest

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


Councillor Clark declared a non-pecuniary interest in planning application HW/REMVAR/22/00057 as a ward councillor for Little Parndon and Hare Street.


Councillor Garnett declared a non-pecuniary interest in planning application HW/FUL/22/00218 as an Essex County Council councillor for the Harlow North division.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 83 KB

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RESOLVED that the minutes of the meetings held on 12 and 26 October 2022 be agreed and signed as a correct record 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 446055) 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 be noted.


HW/REMVAR/22/00057 - Land East of East End Farm, Roydon Road pdf icon PDF 577 KB

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The Committee received a report and application HW/REMVAR/22/0057 for a variation to Condition 2 (Approved Drawings) of Appeal Decision APP/N1540/W/21/3267464 to allow for dwellinghouses of larger size.


The proposal related to a previous proposal under ref HW/FUL/20/00093 for the erection of 1 no. detached dwelling and 2 no. semi-detached dwellings.


No representations were heard.


RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED subject to the conditions in the report and the following additional conditions 12 and 13:


12.Prior to the first occupation of the development hereby approved, Electric Vehicle Charging Points for each house shall be installed and made operational and shall be maintained as such for the lifespan of the development.


REASON: To ensure that appropriate parking provision for vehicles are provided, in accordance with policies IN2 and IN3 of the Harlow Local Development Plan, December 2020.


13.A visibility splay of 2.4 by 90 metres shall be provided to the access road serving the development.  The visibility splay shall be maintained in both directions.  There shall be no obstruction to visibility between 0.6 m and 2.0 m above carriageway level.


REASON: To ensure that appropriate and safe access is provided, in accordance with policy IN2 of the Harlow Local Development Plan 2020.


HW/FUL/22/00218 - Arkwrights Garage Site, Arkwrights pdf icon PDF 505 KB

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The Committee received a report and application HW/FUL/22/00218 for the erection of 8no. two-storey terraced homes for the provision of social housing. The proposals consisted of the erection of two separate buildings to allow for the continuation of the access route off Arkwrights that leads to the Community Gardens.


Representations were heard from two objectors and one supporter.


RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED subject to the conditions in the report


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.