DPD Minutes 19th March 2014

Planning & Development Policy Committee

Minutes of the Myland Community Council Planning & Development Policy Committee Meeting held on Wednesday 19th March 2014, 7.15 pm @ Myland Community Council Office, 101 Nayland Road, Colchester, CO4 5EN

Present:        Cllr Pete Hewitt (Chair)

Cllr Jean Dickinson

Cllr John Dickson

Cllr John Stewart

Cllr John Sutcliffe

165-13/14     Apologies

Cllr Liz Gray

166-13/14     Declarations of Interest

There were none.

167-13/14     Have Your Say

Mrs White said she had two points she wished to raise. The first was that she resented the segregation of Myland and the way the neighbourhoods had been divided up for the Neighbourhood Plan and that she would be raising this issue again at the MCC meeting on the 26th March 2014.

The second issue she wished to raise was in regards to the information she had previously requested, approximately a month ago, regarding the flooding on Mill Road and the action that had been taken. The Chairman said he had thought the Clerk had made her a copy of the report on the previous Monday, he said he would chase this matter.

Mrs White then asked if she could see the criteria that MCC had used to make the decision on how to divide Myland in to neighbourhoods. Cllr Dickinson explained that there had been no criteria. She explained that it had been divided by the roads and similar houses. She said there was nothing to object to as they had done it as a tool to break down the area so they could get a view on what the people in the community wanted in the different areas and that it had not been a decision making tool. Mrs White asked which Committee had made the decision on sub-neighbourhoods. Cllr Dickinson explained that it had been decided in 2008 by the Planning Committee as part of a report submitted to CBC.

168-13/14     Chairman’s Announcements and Correspondence

The Chairman read out a notice from ECC regarding the Temporary Prohibition of Traffic Order for Defoe Crescent effective as of the 3rd March 2014. He added that there was a note explaining this order would be implemented within a 1 month period of this date.

He went on to read aloud another notice from ECC regarding the Temporary Prohibition of Use for Footpath 69 effective as of the 3rd March 2014 for 6 months.

Finally he read aloud a letter received from CBC regarding the planning application 121272 – Chesterwell to inform MCC that the report is going to Committee on the 20th March 2014. The Chairman raised his concerns regarding the document and some of the wording and said he welcome the opportunity to discuss it with colleagues after the meeting. He also said if necessary he would try and attend the CBC Planning Committee meeting. Cllr Dickinson said she would also try to attend the meeting.

169-13/14     Minutes of the meeting held on 19th February 2014 to be approved as a true record and signed by the Chairman           

The minutes of the meeting held on 19th February 2014 were approved as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

Proposed: Cllr Dickson                 Seconded: Cllr Sutcliffe                      (Unanimous)

170-13/14     Monitoring

There was no report.

171-13/14     Planning & Licensing Applications – To make recommendations, including requests for Section 106 money where applicable, on applications received

140594 – 253 Mile End Road, Colchester, CO4 5DZ – Rear extension, part single storey, part two storey. – Support

Proposed: Cllr Hewitt                  Seconded: Cllr Sutcliffe                       (Unanimous)

140595 – Land at Turner Village Hospital, Turner Road, Colchester – Application for removal or variation of a condition following grant of planning permission. (091169) Resubmission of 132300. – Support

Proposed: Cllr Hewitt                  Seconded: Cllr Dickson           (2 For; 2 Abstentions)

140555 – Land adj to, Axial Way, Colchester – Fascia signs, car park signs and pylon signs. – Comment

MCC are in support of this application however wish to see the removal of the five flag poles along the front of the building as they are unnecessary street clutter and would like to see in their place some soft landscaping as is found in other business parks such as Severalls.

Proposed: Cllr Dickson                 Seconded: Cllr Hewitt                         (Unanimous)

142497 – 13 Spindle Street, Colchester, CO4 5WX – Single storey rear extension. – Support

MCC would like to comment on the poor quality of the plans and the disappointing drawings in this application. It is becoming more frequent, especially in smaller applications.

Proposed: Cllr Sutcliffe                Seconded: Cllr Dickson                       (Unanimous)

142492 – 11 Peto Avenue, Colchester, CO4 5WG – Proposed part conversion of garage into habitable accommodation and other associated works. – Support

MCC would like to comment on the poor quality of the application and the fact that the documentation could have been more informative in order for the committee to make a much more informed decision.

Proposed: Cllr Sutcliffe                Seconded: Cllr Dickson                       (Unanimous)

163-13/14     To receive copies of Planning/Appeal Decisions

140013 – 1 Enid Way, Colchester, CO4 5DL – New two storey side extension to provide extended / reconfigured ground and first floor layouts. – Permission Granted, 3 conditions, 3rd March 2014

140027  – 1 Hale Way, Colchester, CO4 5BD – Erection of single storey rear extension – Permission Granted, 2 conditions, 10th March 2014

164-13/14     Date of next meeting – 2nd April 2014, 7.15pm @ Myland Community Council Office, 101 Nayland Road, Colchester.

The meeting closed at 7.57pm