DPD Minutes 18th May 2016

Planning & Development Policy Committee

Minutes of the Myland Community Council Planning & Development Policy Committee Meeting held on Wednesday 18th May 2016, 7.15 pm @ 101 Nayland Road, Mile End Road, Colchester, CO4 5EN

Present:        Cllr John Stewart (Chair)

Cllr Jean Dickinson

Cllr Pete Hewitt

Cllr Peter Pipik

The Assistant Clerk

There were two members of the public present.

36-16/17       Apologies

Apologies were accepted from Cllrs Dickson and Gray.

37-16/17       Declarations of Interest

There were none.

38-16/17       Have Your Say

Mrs White asked if application 160920 could be dealt with after the other applications as another resident was hoping to attend the meeting to speak about this application but would not arrive until 7.30pm.

Cllr Stewart said he would be happy to accommodate this request.

39-16/17       Chairman’s Announcements and Correspondence

There were no announcements and no correspondence.

40-16/17       Minutes of the meeting held on 4th May 2016 to be approved as a true record and signed by the Chairman

The minutes of the meeting held on 4th May 2016 were approved as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

Proposed: Cllr Hewitt                  Seconded: Cllr Dickinson                    (Unanimous)

41-16/17       Update of progress of resolutions made at the last meeting

There were no updates.

42-16/17       Monitoring

There was no monitoring report.

43-16/17       Planning matters for review

There were no matters for review.

44-16/17       Planning, Licensing & Highways Applications/Appeals – To make recommendations, including requests for Section 106 money where applicable, on applications received (Appendix 1)

161051 – 30 Bedford Road, Colchester CO4 5WJApplication for removal or variation of condition 8 following grant of planning permission 97/0939 – Comment

MCC would wish to make no comment on this application.

Proposed: Cllr Dickinson                          Seconded: Cllr Hewitt             (Unanimous)

160839 – 3 Romulus Close, Colchester, CO4 5LN – Installation of a new bay window – Support

Proposed: Cllr Stewart                             Seconded: Cllr Hewitt             (Unanimous)

161134 – 56 Peto Avenue, Colchester, CO4 5WJ – Proposed two storey side extension – Comment

MCC would comment that they are concerned about the proximity of the roundabout during the construction period, and would also like the extent of light loss to 54a Peto Avenue to be considered.

Proposed: Cllr Hewitt                               Seconded: Cllr Dickinson        (Unanimous)

160920– 248 Mill Road, Colchester CO4 5JE – Demolition of existing house, garage and outbuilding, erection of two semi-detached and one detached two storey houses – Comment

Despite repeated requests meaningful plans relating to height and layout have not been supplied. MCC has had to rely on a visual site visit made on 13th May 2016. In previous applications for this site MCC has objected on the grounds of parking provision and road safety. As it presently stands, Thomas Wakley Close is very condensed and visitor parking would be almost impossible without causing severe congestion and obstructing existing driveways. We do not believe this application addresses previous concerns from ECC Highways. The current house is in a prominent position and is substantial and blends well with neighbouring properties on Mill Road especially with regard to brickwork. We see no reason to demolish this house and to do so would not be in accordance with the Myland & Braiswick Neighbourhood Plan. We feel that the roof heights of the proposed build (as far as we can tell in absence of drawings) would still affect the privacy and light to adjoining homes. This is important in view of the requirements regarding the current Rosewood Development (Severalls Phase 1). We feel the plans represent over-development of the site and although listed as a Mill Road development most of this build will affect the residents of Thomas Wakley Close.

45-16/17       To receive copies of Planning/Appeal Decisions

Copies of the following Planning Decisions were received:

160287 – 81 Apprentice Drive, Colchester, CO4 5SE – Application for removal or variation of condition 19 of planning permission O/COL/03/1019 – Permission granted, 3 conditions, 11th May 2016

160290 – 83 Apprentice Drive, Colchester, CO4 5SE – Application for removal or variation of condition 19 of planning permission O/COL/03/1019 – Permission granted, 3 conditions, 11th May 2016

160465 – 210 Bergholt Road, Colchester, CO4 5AS – Proposed new one bedroom bungalow to rear of property – Permission refused, 16th May 2016

46-16/17       Date of next meeting – 1st June 2016 at 7.15pm @ 101 Nayland Road

The Chairman said he would like to thank all his colleagues on the Committee and the Assistant Clerk for their hard work and support over the past year.

The meeting closed at 7.56pm.