Agenda and minutes

Development Management Committee
Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre

Contact: Adam Rees 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence and Substitutions


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Bob Davis.


Declarations of Interest

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


Councillors Mike Garnett and Sue Livings both declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 7 (Newhall) as Old Harlow Ward Councillors.


Councillor Jean Clark declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 8 (Wych Elm House) as a Little Parndon and Hare Street Ward Councillor.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 83 KB


RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 27 February 2019 are agreed as a correct record and signed 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 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.



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


HW/FUL/18/00433 - Newhall pdf icon PDF 523 KB

Additional documents:


The Committee received a report and application (HW/FUL/18/00433) on the planning permission for the erection of 163 residential dwellings in Newhall.


Presentations were heard from the agent.


RESOLVED that planning permission is GRANTED subject to the Informative Clauses and Conditions as detailed in the report subject to the amendment to Condition 6 detailed in the supplementary report.


HW/FUL/18/00269 - Wych Elm House pdf icon PDF 405 KB

Additional documents:


The Committee received a report and application (HW/FUL/18/00269) on the planning permission for the demolition of existing buildings and the erection of a 2-10 storey building comprising of 102 residential units and 780 sq. m of ground floor commercial space together with associated works and public realm improvements.


RESOLVED that planning permission is REFUSED for the following reason:


1.    The proposed development is not in compliance with the Local Planning Authority’s current and emerging policies on the provision of affordable housing, as set out by policy H5 of the Adopted Replacement Harlow Local Plan (July 2006) and policy H8 of the Harlow Local Plan Pre-Submission Publication (May 2018).


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.