Draft Minutes Planning & Highways Committee – 2 October 2019

Planning & Highways Committee

Minutes of the Myland Community Council Planning & Highways Committee Meeting held on Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 7.15 pm at Mile End Methodist Church Hall, Nayland Road, Colchester CO4 5ET

 

Present:        Cllr J Stewart (Chair)

                      Cllr Gary Braddy

Cllr Catherine Clouston

Cllr John Dickson

Cllr Pete Hewitt

Cllr Robert Johnstone

Councillor Clare Williams (observer)

 

 

38-19/20      Apologies

There were no apologies to receive.

 

39-19/20      Declarations of Interest – Councillors to declare individually any interests they may have in the items on the agenda.

Cllr Clouston declared a pecuniary interest in Item 44-19/20, application 192202, due to the application site being close to her residence.

 

40-19/20      Have Your Say

Cllr Dickson asked about the applications 183077 and 191581, which had been due to be considered by Colchester Borough Council’s Planning Committee on 26th September 2019. He said these applications related to access to the Chesterwell development through Bartholomew Court off Mile End Road.

The Chairman confirmed that application 183077 for temporary access had been granted, and application 191581 for permanent access had been refused.

 

41-19/20      Chairman’s Announcements and Correspondence

                     The Chairman circulated a letter received from a resident regarding the applications 183077 and 191581.

The Chairman brought to the Committee’s attention the amended Terms of Reference in which authority to spend within the allocated budget had now been delegated to the Committee by the Council.

 

42-19/20      To agree the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 4th September 2019 to be a true record for signature by the Chairman

                      The minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 4th September 2019 were agreed as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

43-19/20      To agree a response to Colchester Borough Council’s consultation on the proposed Colchester Local List selection criteria

                      Cllr Hewitt said he would look at the consultation documents and inform the Committee of his thoughts.

44-18/19      Planning, Licensing & Highways Applications/Appeals – To make recommendations, including requests for Section 106 money where applicable, on applications received

192202 – Chapmans Farm, Nayland Road, Colchester   CO4 5HA – Outline application for demolition of all existing buildings and construction of a maximum of 27 houses on the existing site currently owned by Cants of Colchester

 

Cllr Clouston had declared a pecuniary interest in this application and left the room.

 

It was agreed to object to this application as follows:

 

  • During consideration of the previous application for this site concerns about the density of the proposed development had been expressed. The Committee felt these concerns were still valid and suggested a reduction in the number of proposed properties to 20 would be of benefit.
  • The Committee had concerns about the impact of this proposal on an area recently developed. It noted that the surrounding development had not been built when the previous application for Chapman’s Farm had been considered. It further noted that the Chesterwell streets had been designed for the number of houses on that development, and not to accommodate the traffic from an additional 27 dwellings. It expressed concern about access for emergency vehicles and rubbish/recycling collection vehicles.
  • The Committee was concerned about the loss of trees on the site and noted the Borough Council’s previous policy of 2 for 1 tree replacement. It would ask CBC to ensure existing hedgerows remained protected.

 

Proposed: Cllr Stewart                 Seconded: Cllr Hewitt             (Unanimous)

 

Cllr Clouston rejoined the meeting at this point.

 

192225 – 160 Mile End Road, Colchester   CO4 5DY – Proposed single storey rear extension

 

It was agreed to support this application.

 

Proposed: Cllr Dickson                 Seconded: Cllr Johnstone       (Unanimous)

 

 

192255 – Cartmel, Boxted Road, Colchester   CO4 5HF – Demolition of flat roof single storey extension and conservatory to rear. New single storey extension to rear. Resubmission of 191234

 

It was agreed to support this application.

 

Proposed: Cllr Johnstone             Seconded: Clouston                (Unanimous)

 

 

192028 – 2 Trajan Close, Colchester   CO4 5GE – Application for a lawful development certificate for the existing use of property as a holiday let.

 

It was agreed to support this application.

 

Proposed: Cllr Clouston               Seconded: Cllr Hewitt             (Unanimous)

 

 

192298 – 17 Lufkin Road, Colchester   CO4 5JN – Outline Application with all matters reserved for one bungalow.

 

It was agreed to object to this application as follows:

 

  • The application is contrary to CBC’s own guidance on backland and infill development (Supplementary Planning Document, Backland and Infill Development, adopted 2009)
  • MCC note the concerns raised in Natural England’s comments. The proposed development is adjacent to an area of ancient woodland and we would ask CBC to consider this in making their decision.
  • MCC have concerns about provision of parking for the proposed property, especially as the existing dwelling on the application site appears to be a House of Multiple Occupation.

 

Proposed: Cllr Clouston               Seconded: Cllr Hewitt             (Unanimous)

 

192327 – ASDA Stores Ltd, Asda Supermarket, Petrolea Close, Colchester   CO4 5TU – 3 x fascia signs and 4 x panel signs on retail pod 1

 

It was agreed to support this application, with the comment that all Parent & Child parking bays lost would be resited.

 

Proposed: Cllr Johnstone             Seconded: Cllr Stewart           (Unanimous)

 

 

192326 – ASDA Stores Ltd, Asda Supermarket, Petrolea Close, Colchester   CO4 5TU – Erection of 2no retail pods and advert application for 1x retail pod

 

It was agreed to support this application, with the comment that all Parent & Child parking bays lost would be resited.

 

Proposed: Cllr Johnstone             Seconded: Cllr Stewart           (Unanimous)

 

192285 – 32 Birchwood Drive, Colchester   CO4 6AW – Garage door on car port (Retrospective)

 

It was agreed to support this application.

 

Proposed: Cllr Clouston               Seconded: Cllr Hewitt             (Unanimous)

 

 

192313 – Zeelandia, Easter Park, Unit 10, Axial Way, Colchester   CO4 5WY – 8m high flagpole with flag and 2no replacement building signs

 

It was agreed to comment as follows:

 

MCC would have no objection to the two replacement building signs.

 

The Council would object to the installation of the flagpole as they can see no business requirement for this. It would also be out of keeping with the current street scene.

 

Proposed: Cllr Stewart                 Seconded: Cllr Hewitt             (Unanimous)

 

192346 -Development at, Severalls Hospital, Boxted Road, Colchester   CO4 5HG –  Retrospective application: 2 x Freestanding panel board towards site’s access off of Boxted Rd. 6 x Flags: located adjacent to Boxted Road (x4), and Via Urbis Romanae (x 2). 3 x PVC Banners adjacent to Boxted Road.

 

It was agreed to support this application.

 

Proposed: Cllr Stewart                 Seconded: Cllr Braddy             (Unanimous)

 

 

192426 – 52 Turner Road, Colchester   CO4 5LA – Outline Application, All Matters Reserved: Proposed detached dwelling

 

It was agreed to object to this application:

 

  • The application is contrary to CBC’s own guidance on backland and infill development (Supplementary Planning Document, Backland and Infill Development, adopted 2009)

 

The Essex County Council (Colchester Borough) (Permitted Parking and Special Parking Area) (Amendment No.35) Order 201* Puffin Crossing – A134 Northern Approach Road, Myland

This was noted.

45-18/19      To receive copies of Planning/Appeal Decisions

 

191793 – 37 Mile End Road, Colchester   CO4 5BU – Demolition of existing buildings and creation of 8 apartments – Permission refused, 9th September 2019

 

191834 – 62 Gratian Close, Colchester   CO4 9EZ – Erection of single storey rear conservatory extension – Permission granted, 3 conditions, 17th September 2019

 

192041 -7 Gratian Close, Colchester   CO4 9EX –  Proposed two storey rear extension – Permission granted, 4 conditions, 27th September 2019

 

46-18/19      To note the time, date and place of next meeting – Wednesday 6th November 2019, 7.30pm at 101 Nayland Road, Colchester CO4 5EN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signed___________________________________________________________(Chairman)