Minutes of the Planning Committee held at the Parish Hall, Victoria Place,

Brightlingsea, Essex on

Thursday 14th August 2019 at 7.30 p.m.

 

Present:

Councillors:

B Smith (Chairman)

I Block, J Carr and G Chasney

 

Substitute Members:

Councillor M Barry for J Chapman

Councillor C MacGregor for J Howard

 

Also Present:

Tracey Pulford – Town Clerk

 

Before the meeting started, Councillor Smith briefed members on the committee, and stated that any decisions made on planning applications cannot be altered at full council, as there are time restraints for comments to be received by Tendring District Council. He added that the discussion items in the second part of the meeting would always have to be passed to Full Council for agreement.

 

  1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE: Councillors Chapman, Howard and Judson

 

  1. 017. CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 4TH JULY 2019:

 

The Minutes of the meeting held on the 4th July 2019 were approved as a true record of the meeting.

 

  1. DECLARATION OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS:

 

None received.

 

  1. PLANNING APPLICATIONS:

 

The following applications had been received by Tendring District Council:

 

To reconfirm the recommendations for the following application:

Application No: 19/01056/FUL – Single Storey Rear Extension – 74 Seaview Road, Brightlingsea

Object             ✓Support           Neutral

 

Reason for comment:

Makes observations on the application

No comment on the application

No objection to the application

Objects to application

✓Supports application

 

Application No: 19/01017/FUL – Move existing fence 2.5m from pavement – 117 Church Road, Brightlingsea

✓Object                        Support            Neutral

 

Reason for comment:

✓Makes observations on the application – Brightlingsea Town Council cannot support the application insofar as the fence impact in terms of visual amenity and breaks the covenant. Additionally it would set a precedent if allowed.

No comment on the application

No objection to the application

✓Objects to application

Supports application

 

 

Application No: 19/01131/FUL – Platform with stepped access and hand rails – 82 Church Road, Brightlingsea

Object             ✓Support           Neutral

 

Reason for comment:

Makes observations on the application

No comment on the application

No objection to the application

Objects to application

✓Supports application

 

FOR INFORMATION ONLY:

Application No: 19/00945/HHPNOT – Proposed rear conservatory 3.2m deep and 3.3m high – 86 Chapel Road, Brightlingsea

This application was noted.

 

FOR INFORMATION ONLY:

Application No: 19/01014/TELLIC – Installation of high speed broadband cabinet – Outside Kiln Farm, Mill Street, Brightlingsea

This application was noted.

 

FOR INFORMATION ONLY:

Application No: 19/01159/TELLIC – Installation electronic communications apparatus / development ancillary to radio equipment housing – Brightlingsea Lower Park TPS, Lower Park Road, Brightlingsea

This application was noted.

 

  1. TO DICSUSS THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

 

  1. Additional Recycling Sites

 

A copy of the list of recycling points in Tendring had been circulated to all members. After discussion it was agreed that:-

 

  • The following statement would be put on the Councils website: “The Town Council is looking for additional recycling points in the Town and should anyone have any suggestions, subject to agreement of ownership of the land, and the requirement of a concrete base etc., please contact the Parish Hall with your ideas.”
  • The Town Council writes to:- (1) Organisations in the town to see if anyone could accommodate a recycling point; (2) The Fire Station, to see if they would be prepared to have recycling facility situated on their land; (3) Tendring District Council to reinstate the recycling bins which were removed from the Western Promenade area.

 

  1. Environmental Policy

 

Councillor Smith briefed members and after discussion it was agreed that the Planning Committee would produce a draft Environmental Policy document, based on the copy from Chesham Town Council and others. This document would be circulated to all councillors, for approval.

 

  1. The Hard – recent proposals

 

A copy of the proposal from Councillor John Carr had been circulated to all members. After discussion it was agreed that the volunteer committee would put the project out to consultation with stakeholders and the council would continue to be updated on the progress of this project.

 

  1. Charges/Superchargers for Electric Cars

 

Councillor Smith briefed members on chargers for electric cars, and stated that nearest charging point to Brightlingsea was St Osyth. A discussion took place. It was then agreed that:-

 

  • The Town Council would write to:- (1) Orstead about possible funding; (2) The Co-Op to ask (a) are they going to install a charging point; (b) if so, when; (c) what type of charger;

(3) Essex County Council to see if they would be prepared to install a charger in Brightlingsea; (4) The Finance committee looks at possible funding from the Town Council budgets and other grants.

 

  1. Neighbourhood Planning

 

Councillor Smith briefed members on Neighbourhood Plan Legislation, and a copy of the newly adopted plan for Wivenhoe was made available for members. After discussion it was agreed that the first plan of action would be to update the Town Plan from 2011 in a way that the information could be used at some future date should the Town Council decide to proceed with a neighbourhood plan.

 

  1. SuFuse Project/Committee Decision

 

Councillor Smith read out the e-mail from SuFuse with the Committee Decision. This decision was noted.

 

  1. O.B.

 

The Town Clerk advised members that the next meeting is scheduled for Thursday 29th August, which is the date of the consecration of the extension to All Saints’ Churchyard. It was therefore agreed to move the date of the next planning meeting to Wednesday 28th August at 7.30pm.

 

  1. CLOSE OF MEETING:

 

There being no further business to discuss the Meeting closed at 9.08 p.m.

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