Agenda and draft minutes

Development Management Committee
Wednesday, 15th September, 2021 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre

Contact: Hannah Criddle 

Items
No. Item

23.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Mike Danvers and Bob Davis. Councillor Maggie Hulcoop attended as a substitute for Councillor Bob Davis.

24.

Declarations of Interest

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

Minutes:

Councillors Maggie Hulcoop and James Leppard raised a non-pecuniary interest in item 8 (HW/FUL/21/00320) as Harlow Common Ward Councillors.

 

25.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 7 July 2021 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

26.

Matters Arising

Minutes:

None.

27.

Written Questions

Minutes:

None.

28.

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 or hannah.criddle@harlow.gov.uk) 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.

29.

HW/FUL/21/00181 - 4 Wych Elm, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1QP pdf icon PDF 795 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report and application (HW/FUL/21/00181) on the demolition of the existing building and erection of building ranging between 6 and 15 storeys comprising 82 residential flats (Class C3) and flexible commercial floorspace (Class E), communal amenity space, with associated parking, waste/recycling storage and other associated works.

 

Presentations were heard from three objectors, Councillor Chris Vince and the applicant’s agent.

 

RESOLVED that planning permission is REFUSED for the following reasons:

 

1.    The proposal by reason of the lack of provision for local infrastructure including schools, sustainable transport measures and doctor’s surgeries would be unacceptable in planning terms with inadequate mitigation of the impact of the development.  The proposal would therefore be overdevelopment and would be contrary to policy IN6 of the Harlow Local Development Plan 2020.

 

2.    The proposal by reason of the lack of car parking and servicing  results in overdevelopment which would give rise to parking issues on Wych Elm and the wider area contrary to policies IN2 and IN3 of the Harlow Local Development Plan 2020.

30.

HW/FUL/21/00320 - Three Horseshoes Public House, Three Horseshoes Road, Harlow, Essex, CM19 4HB pdf icon PDF 366 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report and application (HW/FUL/21/00320) on a new timber framed pergola with shingle felt roof, festoon lighting and heat lamps to existing patio area. Repositioning of the existing smoking shelter along with the removal of the drinks shelf to the existing smoking area.

 

Presentations were heard from one objector and Councillor David Carter.

 

RESOLVED that planning permission is GRANTED subject to the conditions in the report.

31.

HW/FUL/21/00330 - Land West of 66 Radburn Close, Radburn Close, Harlow, Essex pdf icon PDF 272 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report and application (HW/FUL/21/00330) on the change of use of public land to private land for extension of the rear garden of 66 Radburn Close.

 

Presentations were heard from one objector and the applicant.

 

RESOLVED that planning permission is GRANTED subject to the conditions in the report.

32.

References from Other Committees

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

Minutes:

None.

33.

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.