Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting – Thursday 14th May 2020 via the Zoom platform

Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting – Thursday 14th May 2020 via the Zoom platform

Present:
Councillor B Burton
Councillor J Cambridge (Vice Chairman of the Committee)
Councillor J Chaplin (Chairman of the Committee)
Councillor R Frost
Councillor C Howell

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 Carter (technical issues), Kent (childcare), Nutter (fire safety issue) and Peacock (unwell). Councillors Coiley and Smith were not present and did not send their respective apologies for absence for approval.

3. Declarations of Interest – There were no declarations of interest.

4. Minutes of the Previous Planning Committee Meeting – 5th March 2020 – The Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 5th March 2020 were received, considered and agreed following the vote. (Signed copy in Minute Book).

5. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting (27th April 2020)– The Committee received and noted the planning applications considered by the Parish Council at its Meeting on the 27th April 2020 in order to meet the deadline for responses.

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

7. The Committee noted Planning Decisions as follows:

a) 20/00175/TCA – Crisp Malting Group Ltd, Mistley Maltings, School Lane – T6-Fell, G4 and T5 – Reduce crown and remove overhanging branches The Committee noted that the LPA has approved this.

b) 20/00141/TCA – Furze Hill Woodland, Shrubland Road – Routine thinning 25-30% – The Committee noted that the LPA has approved this.

c) 19/01830/FUL – Land Adjacent to Lower Park, The Walls – Proposed two dwellings and amended highway access – The Committee noted that the LPA has refused this.

d) 19/01933/LBC – Flat 44, Free Rodwell House, School Lane – Retrospective application for external flue for log burner – The Committee noted that the LPA has approved this.

e) 19/01519/LBC – Mistley Station, High Street – Proposed renewal of the electrical and lighting installation – The Committee noted that the LPA has approved this.

f) 20/00182/FUL – 65 Harwich Road – Proposed single storey rear extension adjacent single garage and new open front porch – The Committee noted that the LPA has approved this.

g) 19/01956/OUT – Land to the East of New Road – Variation of condition 4 (Approved Plan) to amend to approved layout of application 17/0004/OUT (Approved on Appeal APP/P1560/W/17/3176089) – The Committee noted that this has been approved.

h) 18/01995/OUT – Land South of Harwich Road – Outline planning application for the erection of up to 100 dwellings with associated vehicular access, landscaping, open space, car parking and pedestrian links – The Committee noted that this application has been withdrawn by the applicants.

8. Planning Applications/Proposals received from the LPA (Local Planning Authority):

a) 20/00233/FUL – 27 Harwich Road – Proposed dropped kerb – Following the vote, the Committee recommended approval. It would however, wish to ensure that there will be no safety issues as a result of cars parked opposite this dwelling.

b) 20/00440/FUL – 8 Falklands Drive, Manningtree (cross-boundary application) – Proposed single storey Edwardian style conservatory with an authentic looking tiled roof to the rear of the property – Following the vote, the Committee recommended approval.

c) 20/00493/TCA – Kingsbrook, Norman Road – 1 No Lime – Fell – Following the vote, the Committee recommended that the LPA’s Tree and Landscape Officer makes a decision under the LPA’s scheme of delegation.

d) 20/00532/TPO – 7 Rosewood Park – 2 No. Holm Oaks – Pollard – Following the vote, the Committee recommended that the LPA’s Tree and Landscape Officer makes a decision under the LPA’s scheme of delegation.

e) 20/00533/TCA – 31 Oxford Road – 1 No. Eucalyptus – Reduce crown back to previous points and remove limb overhanging the pavement – Following the vote, the Committee recommended that the LPA’s Tree and Landscape Officer makes a decision under the LPA’s scheme of delegation.

9. Planning Applications received from the LPA after Agenda distributed

a) 20/00561/TPO – 9 Rosewood Park – 4 No. Holm Oaks – Pollard trees 1-3, reduce crown of tree 4 by 50 percent – Following the vote, the Committee recommended that the LPA’s Tree and Landscape Officer makes a decision under the LPA’s scheme of delegation.

b) 20/566/TCA – 26 Rosewood Park – 1 No Eucalyptus – Fell. 1 No. Box Tree – Remove overhanging branches – Following the vote, the Committee recommended that the LPA’s Tree and Landscape Officer makes a decision under the LPA’s scheme of delegation.
c) 20/00479/DETAIL – Land North of Stourview Avenue – Reserved Matters – application pursuant to Outline Planning Permission (15/01810/OUT) for new access road, 70 dwellings and

associated works – Following the vote, the Committee recommended refusal on the grounds of this being over development, it would result in the loss of amenity and the natural habitat and the fact that the associated reports and in particular the environmental reports, date back to 2015 and are now too historic for proper consideration.

10. Public Inquiries, Appeals or Enforcement Matters

• APP/P1560/W/19/3238064 – Land South of Harwich Road – Erection of up to 100 dwelling with associated vehicular access, landscaping, open space, car parking and pedestrian links (All matters other than access reserved). (18/01994/OUT) – The Committee noted that this has been approved on appeal.

• APP/P1506/W/19/3220201 – (17/01181/OUT) – Land to The South of Long Road and to West of Clacton Road – Outline Application with all matters reserved, other than strategic access points onto the public highway, for up to 485 dwellings, up to 2 hectares of employment land, with associated public open space and infrastructure – The Committee noted that this has been approved on appeal.

• APP/P/1560/W/19/3238961 – (19/00289/FUL) – Park Lodge, New Road – Erection of 4 cottage style dwellings with enhanced entrance onto New Road, including landscaping access, drive and turning facilities – The Committee noted that this has been refused on appeal.

• APP/P/1560/W/19/3242087 – Land South of Long Road – 17/01537/OUT – Variation of Condition 4 of application 17/01537/OUT to change the description of the condition to “The reserved matters shall be in general conformity with the following indicative drawings: Building Heights Plan – Drawing No: 001A, Illustrative Masterplan – Drawing No: PL17006/04A and Landscape Plan – Drawing 003A” – The Committee noted that this appeal will be deal with by written representations.

• APP/P/1560/W/19/3243894 – Land to the East of New Road – Variation of condition 4 of application 17/00004/OUT (approved at appeal APP/P1560/W/17/3176089) to amend the approved layout. 19/00978/OUT – The Committee noted that this appeal will be determined on the basis of a hearing.

• Section 106 Developer Agreements with the LPA – The Committee discussed S106 Agreements, where it was considered that the Committee need to monitor these carefully to ensure that the LPA is endeavouring to get the best possible benefits for Mistley based on the huge amount of development/over development in the Village, with little or no associated infrastructure in place for the additional dwellings being built.

11. Date of Next Planning Committee Meeting – Thursday 4th June 2020 – 7.30pm – Via the Zoom platform.

There being no further business the Meeting closed at 8.36pm.

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