DPD Minutes 23rd April 2014

Planning & Development Policy Committee

Minutes of the Myland Community Council Planning & Development Policy Committee Meeting held on Wednesday 23rd April 2014, 7.15 pm @ Myland Community Council Office, 101 Nayland Road, Colchester, CO4 5EN

Present:        Cllr Liz Gray (Chair)

Cllr Jean Dickinson

Cllr John Dickson

Cllr Pete Hewitt

Cllr Robert Johnstone

There was one member of the public present.

001-13/14     Apologies

Cllr John Stewart and Cllr John Sutcliffe

002-13/14     Declarations of Interest

Cllr Liz Gray and Cllr Robert Johnstone declared a non-pecuniary interest item 007-13/14 in regards to planning application 143687 – 50 Prior Way, Colchester, CO4 5DH – Erection of single storey porch to bungalow, as they were acquainted with the owner.

003-13/14     Have Your Say

There were none.

004-13/14     Chairman’s Announcements and Correspondence

The Chairman thanked Cllr Hewitt for stepping in to the Chairman’s role for the duration of her absence.

005-13/14     Minutes of the meeting held on 2nd April 2014 to be approved as a true record and signed by the Chairman 

The minutes of the meeting held on 2nd April 2014 were approved as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

Proposed: Cllr Dickinson              Seconded: Cllr Dickson           (4 For; 1 Abstention)

006-13/14     Monitoring

There was no report.

007-13/14     Planning & Licensing Applications – To make recommendations, including requests for Section 106 money where applicable, on applications received

142935 – 1 Libius Drive, Highwoods, Colchester, CO4 9FX – Removal of existing decking. Prepare base for new Conservatory and paving area. Remove drive way wall, and erect gate at start of drive way. Build conservatory and paving. – Support

Proposed: Cllr Dickinson              Seconded: Cllr Gray                            (Unanimous)

143687 – 50 Prior Way, Colchester, CO4 5DH – Erection of single storey porch to bungalow. – Support

Proposed: Cllr Sutcliffe                Seconded: Cllr Hewitt                         (Unanimous)

143717 – 91 Apprentice Drive, Colchester, CO4 5SE – Variation of Condition 5 & 19 (parking)attached to planning permission O/COL/03/1019 -To convert garage. – Support

Proposed: Cllr Hewitt                  Seconded: Cllr Dickinson                    (Unanimous)

143671 – St Michaels Church, Mile End Road, Colchester – 2 x non illuminated wooden noticeboards to replace existing. – Support

Proposed: Cllr Hewitt                  Seconded: Cllr Dickson                       (Unanimous)

144583 – Colchester North Railway Station, North Station Road, Colchester CO1 1XD – Variation of Condition 10 of application no. COL/92/1297 to allow Three Crowns Road to be utilised on a temporary basis between Monday 28th April 2014 and Friday 13th June 2014 for the delivery of materials to allow essential improvements at Colchester Station to take place. – Object

MCC object on the following grounds;

  • The potential for noise pollutions due to the proposed hours of movement (10:00pm until 5:00am). There is also concern with these hours due to the street lights being switched off from 12:00am.
  • The potential of damage being caused as has happened previously when the road was used for access.
  • Loss of amenities for the residents of Three Crowns Road
  • Lack of space for articulated or large vehicles to manoeuvre due to residents parking.
  • The potential need to close Bergholt Road if attempted with the presence of Police and stewards otherwise it is not safe.

Has an alternative options been considered? Such as using the railway and trains to deliver the materials?

If permission is granted MCC would like to see a condition that in the event of damage being done to resident’s property and Three Crowns road is restored to a better standard than it was originally. And that for the duration of the works the residents are given free parking in the Railway stations car park.

Proposed: Cllr Sutcliffe                Seconded: Cllr Johnstone                    (Unanimous)

008-13/14     To receive copies of Planning/Appeal Decisions

140536 – 21 Bedford Road, Colchester CO4 5LS – Single storey side extension incorporating covered way. – Permission Granted, 3 conditions, 4th April 2014

140045 – Land Adjacent to 80 Turner Road, Colchester, CO4 5JY – Erection of a 3 bedroom chalet style bungalow using existing access. – Permission Refused, 1 reason, 10th April 2014

140594 – 253 Mile End Road, Colchester, CO4 5DZ – Rear extension, part single storey, part two storey. – Permission Granted, 2 Conditions, 14th April 2014

140555 – Land adj to, Axial Way, Colchester – Fascia signs, car park signs and pylon signs – Split Decision, 5 Conditions, 15th April 2014

009-13/14     Date of next meeting – 7th May 2014, 7.15pm @ Myland Community Council Office, 101 Nayland Road, Colchester.

The meeting closed at 7.46pm