Agenda and minutes

Development Management Committee
Wednesday, 17th April, 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre

Contact: Adam Rees 

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 Davis declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 7 (Service Industry Bays, The Stow) as The Stow Ward Councillor. Councillor Garnett declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 7 (Service Industry Bays, The Stow) as The Stow Essex County Council Ward Councillor.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 50 KB


RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 20 March 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/17/00370 - Service Industry Bays, The Stow pdf icon PDF 426 KB

Additional documents:


The Committee received a report and application (HW/FUL/17/00370) on the planning permission for the redevelopment of existing service bays into a mixed use development comprising of 87 no. 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, 11 no. live/work units and 559sqm of B1 use. The proposal also incorporated undercroft car parking, mews courtyard and residential gardens.


Presentations were heard from two objectors and the agent.


RESOLVED that planning permission is REFUSED for the following reason:


1.    The proposed development, by virtue of its density and close proximity to St Andrew’s Methodist Church, constitutes over-development of the application site, and would enclose, result in a loss of light and be overbearing to the Church. The proposal therefore fails to respect and be compatible with the character and appearance of the area, and thus does not strengthen, protect or enhance local character, contrary to policies BE1, BE2, BE3 and RTCS16 of the Adopted Replacement Harlow Local Plan 2006, and the Harlow Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document 2011.


HW/FUL/18/00548 - Plot 17, Harlow Business Park pdf icon PDF 366 KB

Additional documents:


The applicant had withdrawn the application so it was not heard by the Committee.


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.