Agenda and draft minutes

Development Management Committee
Wednesday, 7th December, 2022 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre

Contact: Hannah Criddle 

Items
No. Item

68.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Jean Clark, Bob Davis, Sue Livings and Nancy Watson.

 

Councillor Tony Edwards attended as a substitute for Councillor Bob Davis and Councillor Clive Souter attended as a substitute for Councillor Sue Livings.

69.

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 agenda items 7 (HW/REMVAR/22/00361) and 8 (HW/S106/22/00394) as an Essex County Councillor for Harlow West.

 

Councillor Tony Edwards declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda items 7 (HW/REMVAR/22/00361) and 8 (HW/S106/22/00394) as a Ward Councillor for Toddbrook.  

 

Councillor Michael Garnett declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 9 (HW/FUL/22/00297) as a Ward Councillor for Old Harlow.

70.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 9 November 2022 are agreed and signed as a correct record by the Chair.

 

71.

Matters Arising

Minutes:

None.

72.

Written Questions

Minutes:

None.

73.

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.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the procedure be noted.

 

74.

HW/REMVAR/22/00361 - Harlow Quarter Block D 15 - 29 West Gate, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1JP pdf icon PDF 470 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report and application (HW/REMVAR/22/00361) on the Variation of Condition 18 (Approved Plans) of planning application

HW/FUL/19/00291 (under Section 73 of the Planning Acts), to reduce and reconfigure permitted ground floor commercial space to accommodate communal residential amenity space.

 

RESOLVED that the amendment to Condition 18 be APPROVED subject to the conditions in the report.

 

75.

HW/S106/22/00394 - Harlow Quarter Block D 15 - 29 West Gate, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1JP pdf icon PDF 537 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report and application (HW/S106/22/00394) for a deed of variation request to change from 'Discount Market Sale’ to 'Discount

Market Rent' housing provision, or commuted payments in lieu of provision, in S106

Planning Agreement linked with planning permission HW/FUL/19/00291

 

RESOLVED that the variation of the planning agreement be APPROVED.

 

76.

HW/FUL/22/00297 - 35-39 , London Road, Harlow, Essex, CM17 0DA pdf icon PDF 791 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report and application (HW/FUL/22/00297) for the demolition of the existing building and the erection of 31 Retirement Living apartments for older people (comprising 20 no. 1-bed and 11. no 2-beds) including communal facilities, access, car parking and landscaping (revised description).

 

Representations were heard from the applicant’s agent.

 

RESOLVED that the application be REFUSED.

 

77.

References from Other Committees

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

Minutes:

None.

78.

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.