Agenda and draft minutes

Development Management Committee
Wednesday, 11th January, 2023 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre

Contact: Hannah Criddle 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence and Substitutions


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Michael Garnett and Stacy Seales.


Councillor Sue Livings sat as Chair for Councillor Michael Garnett and Councillor Clive Souter attended as his substitute.


Declarations of Interest

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


Councillor Sue Livings declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda items 8 (HW/HSE/22/00414) as a Ward Councillor for Old Harlow.


Councillor Clive Souter declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda items 8 (HW/HSE/22/00414) as a Essex County Councillor for Harlow West.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 181 KB


RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 7 December 2022 are 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 was noted.



HW/OUT/22/00286 - Redevelopment Of Harlow Bus Station And Adjacent Land, Terminus Street pdf icon PDF 572 KB

Additional documents:


The Committee received a report and application (HW/OUT/00286) outlining planning permission with all matters reserved other than access for the redevelopment of Harlow Bus Station, including a Transport Hub and Interchange which will consist of a transport hub building incorporating flexible spaces and amenities for passengers and staff, a cycle hub, 16 bus stands (incl. 1 Community Transport Bay and 1 Coach Bay) along with public realm improvements and landscaping.


The Committee also received a supplementary report which proposed an amendment to the officer’s report.


Representations were heard from Councillor Dan Swords


RESOLVED that the application be APPROVED subject to the conditions in the original report and the proposed amendment as set out in the supplementary report.




HW/HSE/22/00414 - Flat 3, Hillsborough House, 9 Churchgate Street pdf icon PDF 454 KB

Additional documents:


The Committee received a report and application (HW/HSE/22/00414) for the construction of a single storey rear extension to replace the existing conservatory.


Councillor Sue Livings asked the Committee that the application be deferred at this time which was seconded by Councillor Nicky Purse and Clive Souter.


RESOLVED that planning permission is DEFERRED.


The Deferment is to allow officers to make changes to the application and liase with the applicant.  



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.