DPD Minutes 7th June 2017

Planning & Development Policy Committee

Minutes of the Myland Community Council Planning & Development Policy Committee Meeting held on Wednesday 7th June 2017, 7.15 pm @ 101 Nayland Road, Mile End Road, Colchester, CO4 5EN

Present:        Cllr John Stewart (Chair)

Cllr Jean Dickinson

Cllr John Dickson

Cllr Liz Gray

Cllr Pete Hewitt

Cllr Alison Jay

The Assistant Clerk

There were no members of the public present.

023-17/18     Election of Chairman

Cllr John Stewart     Proposed: Cllr Hewitt     Seconded: Cllr Dickson       (Unanimous)

Cllr John Stewart was elected as Chairman unopposed.

024-17/18     Election of Vice-Chairman

Cllr Pete Hewitt      Proposed: Cllr Stewart   Seconded: Cllr Dickson       (Unanimous)

Cllr Pete Hewitt was elected as Vice-Chairman unopposed.

025-17/18     Apologies – to receive and accept

There were no apologies to receive.

026-17/18    Declarations of Interest – Councillors to declare individually any interests they may have in the items on the agenda.  If a Councillor has a disclosable pecuniary interest in a matter being considered at a meeting, he/she must not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter at the meeting. The Councillor must withdraw from the room where the meeting is being held unless he/she has received a dispensation from the Clerk.

There were no Declarations of Interest.

027-17/18     Have Your Say – Members of the public can comment on any item on the agenda

There were no comments.

028-17/18     Chairman’s Announcements and Correspondence

The Chairman said he had been notified of additions to plans for the Northern Gateway site. He said the additional detail related to invertebrates, bats and reptiles and the link would be passed to Cllr Hewitt and Cllr Richard Beauchamp. He said he was happy with the detail.

029-17/18     Minutes of the meeting held on 3rd May 2017 to be approved as a true record and signed by the Chairman

The minutes of the meeting held on 3rd May 2017 were approved as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

Proposed: Cllr Hewitt                  Seconded: Cllr Dickinson        (3 For; 3 Abstentions)

030-17/18     Update of progress of resolutions made at the last meeting

There were no updates to report.

031-17/18     Monitoring

There was no report.

032-17/18     Planning matters for review

Cllr Gray said she would like to mention a noticeable increased problem with rats which could be seen as a consequence of the extensive building work in the neighbourhood.

033-17/18     Planning, Licensing & Highways Applications/Appeals – To make recommendations, including requests for Section 106 money where applicable, on applications received (Appendix 1)

171023 – 38a Peto Avenue, Colchester CO4 5WJ – Replacement of roof and frames (windows and doors) of a single storey conservatory to the rear of the propertyComment: No objection

Proposed: Cllr Jay                                    Seconded: Cllr Dickinson                    (Unanimous)

171235 – Proposed dropped kerb, crossover, parking and boundary wall changes – Support

Proposed: Cllr Hewitt                   Seconded: Cllr Dickinson                    (Unanimous)

171183 – 156 Bergholt Road, Colchester CO4 5AJ – Proposed single storey extension – Support

Proposed: Cllr Jay                                    Seconded: Cllr Hewitt                         (Unanimous)

171174 – Turner Rise Retail Park, Petrolea Close, Colchester CO4 5TU – Revised proposals for erection of two new units including retail (use class A1) at ground floor level (including mezzanine floors) and provision of a Gym (use class D2) at first floor level, two new food and drink pods (Use Class A1 and/or A3) – Object

“MCC would strongly object to this application. We consider the travel plan poor and that it does not address the reality of the current traffic issues on Turner Rise Retail Park. We are concerned about the pollution that will be caused by the potential increase in stationary traffic and the contribution to the already congested area of Turner Rise and North Station. We are also concerned about the impact on local residents”


Proposed: Cllr Stewart                 Seconded: Cllr Dickinson                    (Unanimous)

171320 – 82 Turner Road, Colchester CO4 5JY – Proposed two storey rear extension – Object

“MCC would object to this application as we consider the proposed work is out of character with the existing building. We also have serious concerns regarding access considering the layout of the site, along with parking and turning.”


Proposed: Cllr Dickinson              Seconded: Cllr Hewitt                         (Unanimous)

171347 – 357 Mill Road, Colchester CO4 5GG – Two storey side extension with alterations – Support

Proposed: Cllr Jay                                    Seconded: Cllr Gray                            (Unanimous)

171307 – 37 Mile End Road, Colchester CO4 5BU – Change of use from A2 usage to student accommodation (resubmission of expired permission 131511) – Object

“This is an unsuitable infill causing over development within the neighbourhood. Local resident amenity will be affected by overlooking and potential noise from the proposed balcony area. Visitor parking space is inadequate. Construction will be unacceptably problematic due to restrictions in Mile End Road.”

Proposed: Cllr Hewitt                   Seconded: Cllr Dickson                       (Unanimous)

171356 – 22 Potter Mews, Colchester CO4 5JG – Loft conversion with rear dormer – Support

Proposed: Cllr Stewart                 Seconded: Cllr Hewitt                         (Unanimous)

034-17/18     To receive copies of Planning/Appeal Decisions (Appendix 1)

Copies of the following Planning/Appeal Decisions were received.

170802 – 12 Stammers Road, Colchester, CO4 5LX – Proposed first floor side extension and garage roof alteration – Permission granted, 4 conditions, 11th May 2017

170886 – 9 Peto Avenue, Colchester, CO4 5WG – Alterations & first floor extension – Permission granted, 3 conditions, 11th May 2017

170908 – 259 Bergholt Road, Colchester CO4 5AT – Conversion of existing single storey double bay garage at the rear of the property into a 1 bed annex – Permission granted, 3 conditions, 18th May 2017

170935 – 48 Apprentice Drive, Colchester CO4 5SE – Proposed loft conversion, rear dormer and rooflights – Permission refused, 30th May 2017

170142 – Cambian Fairview, Boxted Road, Colchester CO4 5HF – Retention of existing compound and addition of extra car park spaces – Withdrawn, 2nd June 2017

035-17/18     Date of next meeting 5th July 2017, 7.15pm @ 101 Nayland Road