PDP Minutes 1st March 2017

Planning & Development Policy Committee

Minutes of the Myland Community Council Planning & Development Policy Committee Meeting held on Wednesday 1st March 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.

163-16/17     Apologies – to receive and accept
There were no apologies to receive.

164-16/17     To consider and possibly resolve to co-opt Cllr Carolyne Hurst on to the Planning & Development Policy Committee
As Cllr Hurst had not attended the meeting, the motion was withdrawn.

165-16/17    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.

Cllr Dickson declared a non-pecuniary interest in planning application 163040 (8 Littlecotes, Colchester) as he lived close to the application site.

166-16/17     Have Your Say – Members of the public can comment on any item on the agenda

There were no comments.

167-16/17     Chairman’s Announcements and Correspondence

The Chairman said MCC had received notification from ECC of the Essex County Council (Colchester Borough) (Permitted Parking and Special Parking Area) (Amendment No. 19) Order 201*, regarding parking restrictions on the new Severalls estate.

The Chairman mentioned planning application 170369, an application to vary condition 4 (Hours of use) and condition 6 (noise levels) of planning permission 131977 (resubmission of planning application 161506) at the Gilberd School, Brinkley Lane, Colchester CO4 9PU. He said although it was outside the parish it was on the periphery and would affect some residents.

168-16/17     Minutes of the meeting held on 1st February 2017 to be approved as a true record and signed by the Chairman

The minutes of the meeting held on 1st February 2017 were approved as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

Proposed: Cllr Hewitt                  Seconded: Cllr Gray                (Unanimous)

169 -16/17    Update of progress of resolutions made at the last meeting

There were no updates.

170-16/17     Monitoring

Cllr Hewitt asked if he could mention the ongoing issue of flooding on Golden Dawn Way. He said he would be walking the watercourses with Mersea Homes and if the Chairman agreed he would use this agenda Item to update the Committee when he had further information.

The Chairman said he would agree with this course of action.

171-16/17     Planning matters for review

The Chairman referred back to the Essex County Council (Colchester Borough) (Permitted Parking and Special Parking Area) (Amendment No. 19) Order 201*. He said this was aimed at preventing commuter and football parking for the benefit of residents.

The Chairman said the application for 88 homes on Axial Way had been approved by CBC’s Planning Committee at their meeting on 16th February 2017. He said CBC had accepted an offer from the developers of a s106 Mitigation Fund to be available to Flakt Woods in the event of a noise complaint being lodged and upheld by Colchester Borough Council (within 10 years of the substantial completion of the development).

Committee members expressed their concerns about the way CBC had dealt with this application.

172-16/17    Planning, Licensing & Highways Applications/Appeals – To make recommendations, including requests for Section 106 money where applicable, on applications received

170275 – Easter Park, Axial Way, Colchester CO 4 5WY – To provide additional car parking facilities for Unit 3 – Support

Proposed: Cllr Dickson                 Seconded: Cllr Dickinson                    (Unanimous)


170299 – 61 Gavin Way, Highwoods, Colchester CO4 9FF – Removal of existing conservatory and replacement with new single storey rear extension – Support

Proposed: Cllr Stewart                 Seconded: Cllr Jay                               (Unanimous)


170254 – 24 Marcus Close, Colchester CO4 5GT – Application for variation of condition 17 of planning permission 98/0146. To enable the garage to be converted to a living area – Support

Proposed: Cllr Dickinson              Seconded: Cllr Hewitt                         (Unanimous)


170358 – Lookers Land Rover, Axial Way, Colchester – 1 x internally illuminated Land Rover pylon 2 x internally illuminated Land Rover Façade signs 1 x internally illuminated retailer letters 1 x internally illuminated individual letters 1 x non-illuminated Welcome sign 1 x non illuminated Approved c – Support

Proposed: Cllr Dickson                 Seconded: Cllr Gray                            (Unanimous)


163040 – 8 Littlecotes, Colchester CO4 5EL – Two storey side extension and a single storey rear extension (AMENDED PLANS RECEIVED 21st February 2017) – Support

Proposed: Cllr Hewitt                   Seconded: Cllr Gray                (5 For; 1 Abstention)

170474 – Unit 1, Turner Rise Retail Park, Petrolea Close, Colchester CO4 5TU – 6no. illuminated flexface signs, 1no. welcome sign non-illuminated – Support

Proposed: Cllr Stewart                 Seconded: Cllr Hewitt                         (Unanimous)

173-16/17     To receive copies of Planning/Appeal Decisions

Copies of the following Planning/Appeal Decisions were received.

163186 – Unit 1, Turner Rise Retail Park, Petrolea Close, Colchester CO4 5TU – External alterations to p[rovide additional fire door on South West elevation – Permission granted, 2 conditions, 2nd February 2017

162607 – Equity House, 2 Bergholt Road, Colchester CO4 5EY – Change of Use of Office Building B1(a) to 67 Self Contained Apartments (C3 Use) and the erection of additional floor and alterations to the building’s external appearance – Permission granted, 21 conditions, 9 February 2017

174-16/17     Date of next meeting – 5th April 2017, 7.15pm @ 101 Nayland Road

The meeting closed at 7.50pm.

The meeting closed at 8.20pm.

List of abbreviations

Cllr – Councillor
NGUAE – North Growth Urban Area Extension
CBC – Colchester Borough Council
NP – Neighbourhood Plan
CIL – Community Infrastructure Levy
NEPP – North Essex Parking Partnership
ECC – Essex County Council
PRoW – Public Right of Way
LHP – Local Highways Panel
S106 – Section 106 of Town & Country Planning Act ‘90
LP – Local Plan
SPD – Supplementary Planning Document
MCC – Myland Community Council