DPD Minutes 20th August 2014

Planning & Development Policy Committee

Minutes of the Myland Community Council Planning & Development Policy Committee Meeting held on Wednesday 20th August 2014, 7.15 pm @ Myland Community Council Office, 101 Nayland Road, Colchester, CO4 5EN

Present:        Cllr John Sutcliffe (Chair)

Cllr Jean Dickinson

Cllr John Dickson

Cllr Pete Hewitt

Cllr John Stewart

There was one member of the public present.

060-14/15     Apologies

There were none.

061-14/15     Declarations of Interest

There were none.

062-14/15     Have Your Say

Mrs White requested a copy of the CBC Local Plan Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report and the MCC response.

052-14/15     Chairman’s Announcements and Correspondence

The Chairman read aloud a letter received from ECC regarding planning application 145086 (CC/COL/34/14) – Land North of Apprentice Drive, New Braiswick Park – New primary School advising revised/additional information had been received and inviting further comment.

The Chairman said the Braiswick School application had been considered at the 2nd July meeting and following much discussion the Committee had supported the application although with reservations regarding the access and egress.  He said he understood the revisions were only minor mainly regarding footways.  The Committee decided it would look at the revisions but would be unlikely to make further comment.  If necessary it would be added to the next agenda.

064-14/15     Minutes of the meeting held on 6th August 2014 to be approved as a true record and signed by the Chairman    

The minutes of the meeting held on 6th August 2014 were approved as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

Proposed: Cllr Dickinson              Seconded: Cllr Stewart           (4 For: 1 Abstention)

065-14/15     Matters arising from the Minutes

There were none.

066-14/15     Monitoring

There was no report.

Cllr Hewitt said there were 86 conditions on the Chesterwell Decision and MCC knew from the Planning Liaison meeting that CBC does not check all conditions are discharged correctly and therefore it was very important MCC included Monitoring on its P&DP agenda.

Cllr Dickinson suggested the Chair write to CBC requesting the officer keep MCC informed of any updates and discharge of conditions on Chesterwell.

Mrs White suggested that should apply to all developments.  Cllr Hewitt agreed.

Cllr Dickson referred to the recent Blue Gates application that had been withdrawn and said a resident had told him they had not been included on the consultee list despite the fact that they lived in Braiswick Lane and would have been affected by the new plans.  Cllr Dickinson said MCC had picked up on the fact that some residents who should have been consulted had not been and advised CBC accordingly.

Cllr Hewitt suggested P&DP members should check the consultee list when dealing with applications and approach any residents they considered may be affected.  Cllr Hewitt also suggested the issue be raised at the Planning Liaison meeting.

067-14/15     Planning & Licensing Applications – To make recommendations, including requests for Section 106 money where applicable, on applications received

145562 – 2 Borges Gardens, Mile End, Colchester, CO4 5EF – Single storey rear and replacement side extension – Support

Proposed: Cllr Hewitt                  Seconded: Cllr Dickinson                    (Unanimous)

145610 – 249 Bergholt Road, Colchester, CO4 5AT – Two storey rear extension – Support

Proposed: Cllr Sutcliffe                Seconded: Cllr Hewitt                         (Unanimous)

145633 – 33 Nayland Road, Colchester, CO4 5EG – Proposed single storey front and single storey rear extensions – Deferred

Proposed: Cllr Dickinson              Seconded: Cllr Sutcliffe           (Unanimous)

068-14/15     To receive copies of Planning/Appeal Decisions

145165 – 353 Mill Road, Colchester, CO4 5GG – Single storey rear extension and new front porch. – Permission Granted, 2 conditions, 12th August 2014

059-14/15     Date of next meeting – 3rd September 2014, 7.15pm @ Myland Community Council Office, 101 Nayland Road, Colchester.

The meeting closed at 7.56pm