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

Brightlingsea, Essex on

Thursday 18th April 2019 at 6.30pm

 

Present:

Councillors:

V Chapman (Chairman)

D Dixon (Vice Chairman)

J Chapman, J Howard, D Ingate and J Russell

 

Also Present:

4 members of the public

 

  1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE: None received.

 

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

 

The Minutes of the meeting held on the 4th April 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:

 

Councillor J Chapman declared a personal interest in the following item, wished to speak on it, then will leave the meeting whilst the application is discussed by the committee:

 

Application No: 19/00179/FUL – Proposed detached four bedroom house and associated cart lodge – Folkards Lane, Brightlingsea    AMENDED PLANS

 

The Chairman advised that a further objection had been received for this application, and read out the objection from Attwells Solicitors, which was posted onto TDC’s web-site.

 

Councillor J Chapman stated that (1) she understood that Tendring District Council are recommending approval on this application, it is smaller than the original plan that was received, and they have no planning reason to refuse it; (2) previously an observation was made stating that all applications had been refused, but on checking the Town Clerk realised that 2 have been approved, 2 refused and 2 were neutral; (3) two weeks after the application had come in, she stated that she called the application in, and the others then came on board, but legally she is not allowed to speak on it; (4) there are inaccuracies and errors in the Solicitors letter; (5) disappointed that our reply to the Solicitors letter does not state that she does not sit on Tendring Planning, is not a planning committee member, and had no involvement in this at all; (6) did receive legal advice from TDC’s Monitoring Officer who confirmed that she could not speak on the application, and if the other two would not speak on it also, it could only go to committee if Amy Lang felt it needed to.

 

Councillor J Chapman then left the meeting at 6.38pm, whilst the application was discussed.

 

Members of the public were then given the opportunity to speak.

 

After discussion Councillor Russell recommended approval, seconded by Councillor V Chapman. A vote was taken, which was unanimous.

 

 

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

 

Councillor J Chapman returned to the meeting.

 

Application No: 19/00508/FUL – Variation of Condition 2 of application 18/00991/FUL – To keep host dwelling single storey element – 77 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: 19/00538/TPO – 1 No. Oak – remove overhanging branches over shed – 36 Maltings 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: 19/00577/FUL – Proposed single storey rear extension – 12 Charles 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

 

Councillor J Chapman requested that Attwells Solicitors be advised that she does not sit on the District Council’s Planning Committee. This request was agreed.

 

  1. CLOSE OF MEETING:

 

There being no further business to discuss the Meeting closed at 6.55 p.m.

 

 

Received by Council on: 16th May 2019                                        Approved by Committee on:

 

                  Signed by Chair:                                                                                Signed by Chair:

 

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