DPD Minutes 2nd April 2014

Planning & Development Policy Committee

Minutes of the Myland Community Council Planning & Development Policy Committee Meeting held on Wednesday 2nd April 2014, 7.15 pm @ Myland Community Council Office, 101 Nayland Road, Colchester, CO4 5EN

Present:        Cllr Pete Hewitt (Chair)

Cllr Jean Dickinson

   Cllr John Stewart

Cllr John Sutcliffe

174-13/14     Apologies

Cllr John Dickson

175-13/14     Declarations of Interest

There were none.

176-13/14     Have Your Say

Mrs White said she had received the document that MCC had put together regarding the problems with flooding at Mill Road and had given some copies to some other concerned residents. She said there were a few main points of concern such as the bus shelter and the crossing, which she said was like a crossing a biscuit. She said that people waiting for the bus get splashed. She said that what was said in the letter fits but these were the two items that needed to be mentioned, she asked the Chairman if he had visited the site yet and he said he hadn’t as they had had very little rain recently. Mrs White explained that even without the rain you could see the damage to the path way and the sediment.

Mrs White also raised her concerns about the segregation of the Myland neighbourhoods and said that she noted it said it had been divided by similar houses, however she could not see this other than with new builds. Adding insult to injury she had noticed another Highwoods Sign in the Myland boundaries. CO4 is clearly Myland and she was not prepared to accept the sub-neighbourhoods. She also requested to see the document given to CBC in 2008.

177-13/14     Chairman’s Announcements and Correspondence

The Chairman read out a notice from ECC regarding the 20mph zone order going in at The Myle (Appleton Mews, Chapman Place, Kirk Way, Mortimer Gardens, Roper Close and Scrivener Close) as of the 21st March 2014.

The Chairman also showed a copy of the letter sent to a resident of Mile End Road he’d previously mentioned to the Committee regarding having their foundations surveyed as of their neighbours had applied for an extension. There was some question of the ethics of this but he said he had been told it was common practice.

The Chairman then went on to give an update regarding the report on the Chesterwell application that had been brought up at the previous meeting. He said the item on the agenda had been to alert the committee about this report and then himself and Cllr Dickinson had met informally after to discuss what they felt the next course of action should be in regards to this paper. They had put together a comment to take to the CBC planning meeting on the following evening and the Chairman said that comment and his document on this would be attached to these minutes (see attachment 1). He also gave Mrs White a copy of this. The Chairman said he would also be emailing a copy to all Planning Committee Cllrs.

178-13/14     Minutes of the meeting held on 19th March 2014 to be approved as a true record and signed by the Chairman    

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

Proposed: Cllr Dickson                 Seconded: Cllr Sutcliffe                      (Unanimous)

179-13/14     Monitoring

There was no report.

180-13/14     Planning & Licensing Applications – To make recommendations, including requests for Section 106 money where applicable, on applications received

142887 – 7 Golden Dawn Way, Colchester, CO4 5DF – Proposed ground floor rear extension and internal alterations with additional ground floor window to side elevation. – Support

Proposed: Cllr Sutcliffe                Seconded: Cllr Dickinson                    (Unanimous)

142928 – 3 Braiswick Place, Colchester, CO4 5YF – Cover front and side elevation of property with cedral weatherboarding. – No Comment – application not in Parish boundaries

142920 – Land at Junction 28, A12 Colchester Bypass, Boxted, Colchester – Installation of pumping station with associated cabinet and connection to mains. – Support

MCC would like to say that they’re glad to see this going in and it has been positively noticed.

Proposed: Cllr Dickinson              Seconded: Cllr Hewitt                         (Unanimous)

181-13/14     To receive copies of Planning/Appeal Decisions

140392 – 3 Braiswick, Colchester, CO4 5AU – Single storey rear and side extensions. – Permission Granted, 3 conditions, 2nd April 2014

182-13/14     Date of next meeting – 23rd April 2014, 7.15pm @ Myland Community Council Office, 101 Nayland Road, Colchester.

The meeting closed at 7.35pm

Councillor Liz Gray ……………………………………………………….. Chairman