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MINUTES OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING
HELD ON TUESDAY 25th June, 2002 AT 7.30 P.M.
IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM, TOWN HALL.
Amendments.

PRESENT: Chairman: Cllr W Prior
Vice Chairman: Cllr Mrs. M Curtis
Councillors: E Bannister, Mrs. V Foster, Mrs. S Riesebeck, K Smith and S Thain.
In Attendance: The Town Clerk, Planning Committee Clerk.
26. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies for absence were received from Cllrs. Mrs. E. Downes and A Josselyn.
27. MINUTES OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 10TH JUNE 2002

The minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 10th June 2002 were confirmed and signed as a true record.
28. PLANNING APPLICATIONS

Members received and considered planning applications for weeks ended:
  a. 14th June, 2002

1. FUL/MAL/02/00619 MALDON EAST
Proposed conversion of existing agricultural building to offices and alterations.
South House Farm, Mundon Road, Maldon
Mr. B Lane Esq.

Cllr K Smith declared an interest in the above application and took no part in the discussion.

RESOLVED: that the Town Council has no objection to this application.
2. FUL/MAL/02/00615 MALDON NORTH WEST

Mixed use development of 7 retail units and 11 flats, 2 storey rear extension and change of use of first floor to one flat. New shopfront, demolition of side extension and ancillary hard and soft landscaping.

Land r/o 77 High Street, Maldon
Mr. J Wenlock

CENTRAL AREA COMMITTEE

RESOLVED: that the Town Council objects to this application as the application fails to describe the four storey building, insufficient parking, not in keeping with the surrounding area and members object to the height of the frontage onto Butt Lane.
3. FUL/MAL/02/00618 MALDON NORTH WEST

Change of use to car and van sales and retention of existing office.
Save Service Station, The Causeway, Maldon
Value Vans

RESOLVED: that the Town Council has no objection to this application.
4. ADV/MAL/02/00628 MALDON SOUTH

Install internally illuminated fascia and projecting box sign.
70c High Street, Maldon
Shoe Zone Ltd

RESOLVED: that the Town Council has no objection to this application subject to the approval of the District Council Officer.
5. FUL/MAL/02/00630 MALDON SOUTH

Proposed conservatory and cloakroom.
103 Washington Road, Maldon
D Harrop

RESOLVED: that the Town Council has no objection to this application.
  b. 21st June, 2002

6. FUL/MAL/02/00648 MALDON NORTH WEST

Two storey rear extension.
37 Norfolk Close, Maldon Essex
Mr. and Mrs. A Bell
RESOLVED: that the Town Council has no objection to this application.
7. FUL/MAL/02/00649 MALDON NORTH WEST

Proposed two storey extensions to east and west elevations.
Knowles Farm, Wycke Hill, Maldon
A Bates Esq

RESOLVED: that the Town Council has no objection to this application.
29. ORBIT - TRANSPORT SOLUTIONS AROUND LONDON: CONSULTATION ON THE PROVISIONAL STRATEGY

Members received correspondence from David Hardcastle, Project Director, Orbit, regarding a newsletter and questionnaire and it was

RECOMMENDED: that Cllr Prior read the newsletter and complete the questionnaire on behalf of the Town Council.
30. BLACKWATER ESTUARY SILTATION STEERING GROUP

Members received (a) the minutes of the Blackwater Estuary Siltation Steering Group meeting held on the 29th June 2002;

(b) the following report from Cllr Bannister regarding his attendance at a meeting of the Group on 18th June 2002.

Cllr Bannister reported that Essex and Suffolk Water had indicated that they wished to undertake a larger scale dredge later this year in areas opposite The Downs playing field and at a point opposite Hythe Quay. English Nature as consultees had lodged an objection to a deeper dredge as they felt it would cause a slip of the saltings.

Cllr Thain said that the problem of water leaking from the lock gates at Heybridge Basin was still ongoing and when this has been rectified by the Canal Company less water which is supplied by Essex and Suffolk Water will be wasted.

RECOMMENDED: that the information be noted.
31. TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDERS

Members noted that the revocation of the Traffic Regulation Order with regard to Wantz Road and the removal of the pedestrian crossing adjacent to Iceland, High Street had been confirmed by the Maldon District Council Central Area Committee meeting held on 5th June 2002.

It was not known when the two way system would become operational and the pedestrian crossing removed.

Cllr Prior informed members that he had been making enquiries as to whether any recent traffic surveys had been undertaken with regard to the present systems WITHIN THE TOWN and the reasoning behind the proposed changes to the PRESENT SYSTEM but there was no evidence of such a survey having been carried out RECENTLY.



Discussion ensued and Cllr Thain proposed and Cllr Mrs. Foster seconded that the Town Council write to the District Council and Essex County Council on behalf of the residents insisting that traffic calming measures be installed by way of chicanes in Wantz Road and in the vicinity of the Ship and Anchor Public House, Mill Road prior to the revocation works being undertaken. Cllr Thain also felt that the 'give way to buses' signage in Mill Road was not adequate. Cllr Prior requested that traffic surveys be included on the agenda for a future Planning Committee meeting.

RECOMMENDED: that (a) letters be forwarded to the District Council and Essex County Council (i) on behalf of the residents insisting that traffic calming measures be installed by way of chicanes in Wantz Road and in the location of the Ship and Anchor Public House, Mill Road prior to the revocation works being undertaken;

(ii) they be asked to provide additional 'give way to buses' signage in Mill Road.

(b) an agenda item regarding traffic surveys be included on a future Planning Committee agenda.
Cllr W Prior

The Chairman closed the meeting at 8. 00 p.m.

Signed……………………………………………Date…………………………………..



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