Minutes Planning Committee 7th February 2019

Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on Thursday 7th February 2019 in the Village Hall, Shrubland Road at 7.30pm

Present: Councillors: Birch, Burton, Carter, Chaplin, Fairhall, Peacock and Rayner (Councillor Rayner – Chairman of the Committee)

In Attendance:
Mrs Susan Clements – Parish Clerk
No members of the Press or 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 Howell and Kent.

3. Declarations of Interest – Councillor Birch made a non-pecuniary interest in the proposal under 7. a) Mistley Cricket Club as he is a Trustee of the Cricket Club. As such, he took no part in the vote relating to this application, where he abstained.

4. Minutes of the Previous Planning Committee Meeting – The Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 17th January 2019 were received, considered and agreed following the vote. (Signed copy in Minute Book).

5. Matters Arising/Updates from Previous Minutes – There were no matters arising or updates.

6. Planning Decisions – These were noted by the Committee.

a) 18/0/1942-FUL – 42 Harwich Road – Single storey side extension – Approved by the LPA. (Local Planning Authority).

b) 18/01766/FUL – 1 Harwich Road – Conversion of existing garage to create a new two bedroom residential unit – Approved by the LPA.

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

a) 18/02073-FUL – Mistley Cricket Club – Proposed temporary safety netting along the side – Following the vote, the Committee agreed to support this application, which although it is in the conservation area, the practical rationale around the temporary fencing is considered necessary.

b) 18/01767/OUT – Land East of New Road – Variation of Condition 4 approved plans 0664-FO1 rev D, and 1628 URB XXXX, GA 90 001 Rev H) of APP/P1560/W/17/3176090, to provide a re-worked layout to provide wider roads to improve emergency access and to incorporate a mix of housing types including detached dwellings, semi-detached properties and apartments –

Following the vote, the Committee strongly objected to the proposed variation of Condition 4 as it considers that there are no significant changes or improvements to the proposal. The Committee would wish to reiterate its previous objections, including material considerations and the reasons why this application should be refused.

c) 19/00127/TCA – Acacias, 19 New Road – 1 No. Pear Tree – Remove – Following the vote, the Committee made no comment and considered that the LPA’s Tree Officer should make his recommendations on this proposal.

d) 19/00130/TPO – 19 Rosewood Park – 1 No. Holm Oak – reduce by 50%, 1 No. English Oak – raise crown and trim back upper branches by 50%. 1 No. Holly – Reduce by 50% – Following the vote, the Committee made no comment and considered that the LPA’s Tree Officer should make his recommendations on this proposal. The Committee wished to reiterate that the Holm Oaks in this area should be protected and preserved and any work which is carried out should be undertaken in a sensitive and appropriate manner by a qualified contractor.

8. Planning Applications received after the agenda was issued

a) APP/P1560/W/19/3220201 – 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 the erection of up to 485 dwellings, up to 2 hectares of employment land (A2/A3/B1/B2; B8; D1 uses), with associated public open space and infrastructure – The Committee noted that an Appeal has been made to the Secretary of State against the decision of the LPA and that this Appeal will be determined by an inquiry. Following the vote, the Committee did not wish to modify or withdraw its previous representation as statutory consultee to the LPA.

b) 19/00175/TCA – Oxford House, 36 Oxford Road – 1 No. Lawsons Cypress, reduce by 3m. 2 No. Sycamores – Remove – Following the vote, the Committee made no comment and considered that the LPA’s Tree Officer should make his recommendations on this proposal.

c) 19/00171/TPO – 1 Rosewood Park – 1 No. Holm Oaks – reduce back to previous cutting points – Following the vote, the Committee made no comment and considered that the LPA’s Tree Officer should make his recommendations on this proposal. The Committee wished to reiterate that the Holm Oaks in this area should be protected and preserved and any work which is carried out should be undertaken in a sensitive and appropriate manner by a qualified contractor.

9. Date of Next Planning Committee Meeting – Thursday 28th February 2019 – 7.30pm – Village Hall, Mistley

There being no further business the Chairman closed the meeting at 8pm.