DPD Minutes 7th May 2014

Planning & Development Policy Committee

Minutes of the Myland Community Council Planning & Development Policy Committee Meeting held on Wednesday 7th May 2014, 7.15 pm @ Myland Community Council Office, 101 Nayland Road, Colchester, CO4 5EN

Present:        Cllr Liz Gray (Chair)

Cllr Jean Dickinson

Cllr Pete Hewitt

Cllr John Stewart

Cllr John Sutcliffe

There were three members of the public present.

010-14/15     Apologies

Cllr John Dickson

011-14/15     Declarations of Interest

There were none.

012-14/15     Have Your Say

Mr Kevin Hurley of 4 Fieldview Close expressed his objection of the planning application 144654 – 5 Fieldview Close, his neighbour, due to a number of concerns. He read aloud the comments made by his wife Mrs Jane Hurley. He said that there were a number of issues with the proposed extension such as the drawings showed no side elevations, measurements or dimensions making it very difficult to see how tall the extension was and how close it would be to their garage. He said there was potential for their conservatory to be overlooked. He raised concerns regarding drainage and sewage as well as the potential for the building dust to have an impact of his wives health as she was already unwell. This also raised another concern due to the fact that emergency vehicles often had to use their drive to assist Mrs Hurley and they were concern this would be affected by the building work.

Mrs White asked the Chairman to explain the role of the Monitor and their function. The Chairman explained that the monitors, which were herself and Cllr Sutcliffe, were purely there to review and monitor major developments, to ensure they were progressing as planned and to liaise with the builders, developers and the residents to ensure all was running smoothly throughout the time it takes to complete the development. Mrs White asked if there had been a report on Severalls Phase 1 and the road the names. The Chairman said there had not been a current one and they didn’t report on road names but any previous reports could be found in previous minutes and that if Mrs White should wish to see them they could be found for her.

013-14/15     Chairman’s Announcements and Correspondence

The Chairman referred to a previous planning application from the Railway Station to use Three Crown Roads as access for works vehicles, she said she had read recently that Romford had spent a great deal of money to develop a place where they could get large works vehicles and railway tracks on to the trains to be transported to where they would be carrying out work.

014-14/15     Minutes of the meeting held on 23rd April 2014 to be approved as a true record and signed by the Chairman

The minutes of the meeting held on 23rd April 2014 were approved as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

Proposed: Cllr Hewitt                  Seconded: Cllr Dickinson        (3 For; 2 Abstention)

015-14/15     Monitoring

There was no report.

016-14/15     Planning & Licensing Applications – To make recommendations, including requests for Section 106 money where applicable, on applications received

144654 – 5 Fieldview Close, Colchester CO4 5HD – Extension to domestic residence – Resubmission of application no. 132128. – Object

MCC object to this application as the changes that have been made do not remedy the reasons given for the original objection from CBC. There is also still some concern regarding the loss of amenities to the property as it would take away a lot of their outside space.

Proposed: Cllr Sutcliffe                Seconded: Cllr Hewitt                         (Unanimous)

143746 – Colchester General Hospital, Turner Road, Colchester, CO4 5JL – Variation of Condition 2 of Application No. 120690 – accordance with details shown on submitted plans – i.e. elevations. – Support

Proposed: Cllr Dickinson              Seconded: Cllr Hewitt                         (Unanimous)

144721 – 11 Peto Avenue, Colchester, CO4 5WG – Application for removal of a condition 08 granted under COL/91/0887 (from garage to habitable accommodation). – Support

Proposed: Cllr Hewitt                  Seconded: Cllr Gray                            (Unanimous)

017-14/15     To receive copies of Planning/Appeal Decisions

140525 – 28 Flame Way, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5XA – Erection of a pvcu conservatory at the rear of the property. – Permission Granted, 2 conditions, 29th April 2014

142497 – 13 Spindle Street, Colchester, CO4 5WX – Single storey rear extension. – Permission Granted, 2 conditions, 1st May 2014

018-14/15     Date of next meeting – 21st May 2014, 7.15pm @ Myland Community Council Office, 101 Nayland Road, Colchester.

The meeting closed at 7.56pm