Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting 7th November 2019

Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting – Thursday 7th November 2019 in the Village Hall, Shrubland Road at 7.30pm

Present:
Councillor B Burton
Councillor J Chaplin (Chairman of the Council)
Councillor J Cambridge (Vice Chairman of Committee)
Councillor G Carter
Councillor P Nutter
Councillor I Peacock

In Attendance:
Mrs S Clements – Parish Clerk
No Members of the Public were present

1. Public Voice – No Members of the Public were present.

2. Welcome and Apologies for Absence – Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Frost, Howell and Kent.

3. Declarations of Interest – Councillor Cambridge declared a non-pecuniary interest in 6. b), as he is the agent for the applicants.

4. Minutes of the Previous Planning Committee Meeting – The Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 3rd October 2019 were received, considered and agreed following the vote. (Signed copy in Minute Book).

5. Matters Arising/Updates from Previous Minutes – There were no new updates.

6. The Committee noted Planning Decisions as follows:
a) 19/01339/TCA – 20 Rosewood Park – 2 No. Silver Birch – reduce height by one third – The Committee noted that the LPA has approved this application.
b) 19/01160/FUL – 5 Middlefield Road – Proposed ground floor front extension and alterations to outbuilding – The Committee noted that the LPA has approved this application.
c) 19/01122/FUL – Mistley Clinic, New Road – Proposed change of use from a clinic to a B1 office, including extensions and alterations to the building fabric – The Committee noted that the LPA has approved this application.
d) 19/00978/OUT – Land to the East of New Road – Variation of condition 4 of application numbered 17/0004/OUT – (approved at appeal APP/P1560/W/17/3176089) to amend the approved layout – The Committee noted that the LPA has refused this application.

7. Planning Applications/Proposals received from the LPA (Local Planning Authority):
a) 19/01483/TCA – 2 Mayflower Mews, New Road – 1 No. Hazel – cut back – Following the vote, the Committee agreed that this proposal should be referred to the LPA’s Tree Officer for a delegated Officer decision.
b) 19/01470/FUL – The Old School House, Clacton Road, Horsley Cross – Proposed two storey and single storey side extensions, single storey rear extension and detached garage – Whilst the Committee are not against the idea of a two-storey extension, the current proposals would mean the existing dwelling would be dwarfed by the proposal, as well as having a detrimental affect’ on the streetscene, causing more of a terracing affect due to the massing at first floor level. This will not be helped by the proximity of the property to the main road. Further, the aesthetics on the streetscene are at best bland, and therefore, the finishes should be revisited to show a juxtaposition between old and new.
In summary, the Committee request that a reduction in area of half of the first floor extension is made with improved aesthetics to the streetscene elevation.
This would be more acceptable and something that the Committee would support.
c) 19/01499/FUL – 102 Harwich Road – Proposed single storey rear extension and alterations – Following the vote, the Committee recommended approval.

8. Planning Applications received from the LPA after Agenda distributed
a) 19/01639/TCA – 1 Mayflower Mews, New Road – T1 & T2 reduce by 4m. T3 reduce by 5 m. T4 reduce by 5m. T5 reduce by 2m. T6 reduce by 2m. T7 reduce by 4m – Following the vote, the Committee agreed that this proposal should be referred to the LPA’s Tree Officer for a delegated Officer decision.
b) 19/01649/TCA – 74 California Road – 1 Willow Tree – reduce by 1.5m below previous pollard – Following the vote, the Committee recommended that this proposal should be approved.
c) 19/01651/TPO – 11 Rosewood Park – T1 Holm Oak – Repollard to previous points. T2 Holm Oak – Repollard to previous points – Following the vote, the Committee agreed that this proposal should be referred to the LPA’s Tree Officer for a delegated Officer decision.
d) 19/01465/FUL – 18 Kiln Lane – Proposed replacement of all existing wooden window frames and glass with UPVC on a like for like basis – 18 Kiln Lane – Following the vote, the Committee recommended that this proposal should be referred to the LPA’s Heritage and Conservation Officer for a delegated Officer decision.
e) 19/01630/FUL – 16 Barley Close – Erection of a single storey rear extension – Following the vote, the Committee recommended approval.

9. Public Inquiries, Appeals or Enforcement Matters
a) APP/P1560/W/19/3238064 – Land south of Harwich Road – Hopkins Homes Ltd – Outline planning application for the erection of up to 100 dwellings with associated vehicular access, landscaping, open space, car parking and pedestrian links. Application Reference – 18/01994/OUT – The Committee noted the Appeal under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and the Appeal under Section 78 made to the Secretary of State against the decision of the LPA. The Appeal will be determined by the basis on an inquiry. Following the vote, the Committee agreed not to modify or withdrawn its previous comments/observations and representations, but to reaffirm these.
b) APP/P1560/W/19/3220301 – Land south of Long Road and West of Clacton Road – (17/01181/OUT) – 485 dwellings etc. The Committee agreed following the vote, to reaffirm its previous representations.
c) APP/P1560/W/19/3238961 – Park Lodge, New Road – Erection of four dwellings. (19/00289/FUL) – The Committee noted that this appeal will be by written representation. Following the vote, the Committee agreed to reaffirm its previous comments/observations.

10. Terms of Reference – Following the vote, the Committee agreed the change of its quorum to one third.

11. Date of Next Planning Committee Meeting – Thursday 5th December 2019 – 7.30pm – Village Hall, Mistley.

There being no further business the Chairman closed the meeting at 8.30pm.