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MINUTES OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING
HELD ON MONDAY 1st MARCH, 2004 AT 7.30 P.M.
IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM, TOWN HALL.
Amendments.

PRESENT: Chairman: Cllr S Savage
Vice Chairman: Cllr J Swallow
Councillors: Mrs M Curtis, K Jennings, Cllr I Mackenzie
T Matthams, Mrs S Riesebeck, T Shrimpton
and K Smith (Town Mayor).
In Attendance: The Town Clerk, and Planning Committee Clerk.
 209. APOLOGY FOR ABSENCE

There were no apologies for absence.
 210. MINUTES OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 16TH FEBRUARY, 2004

Members received and considered the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held 16th February 2004.

Minute 201 - Essex Minerals Local Plan Second Review - First Deposit

The Chairman said he had also referred to Danbury Aggregates who transport .4 million tonnes of aggregate per year.

Minute 204 - Temporary Signals, Wantz Road/Mundon Road/Cross Road/Mill Road, Maldon

The Chairman said that the minute was incorrect as Cllr Mrs Riesebeck was referring to traffic lights which had been installed further up Wantz Road to assist with the repairworks. Cllr Mrs Riesebeck replied that the minute as recorded was correct.

RESOLVED: that the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 16th February 2004 were confirmed and signed as a true record.
 211. PLANNING APPLICATIONS

Members received and considered planning applications for weeks ended:
a. 13th February, 2004
   1. FUL/MAL/04/00140 MALDON SOUTH

Full Application
Change of use of land to form enlarged residential plot.
9 Masefield Road, Maldon
M P James

RESOLVED: that the Town Council has no objection to this application.

2. FUL/MAL/04/00143 MALDON NORTH

Full Application
Proposed extension at unit 7 for storage of wheels.
Unit 7 Galliford Road, Maldon
Wolfrace Wheels

RESOLVED: that the Town Council has no objection to this application.

3. FUL/MAL/04/00149 MALDON NORTH

Full Application
Two storey rear extension.
42 Fambridge Road, Maldon
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jones

RESOLVED: that the Town Council has no objection to this application.
b. 20th February, 2004
   4. FUL/MAL/04/00161 MALDON NORTH

Full Application
Replacement windows with UPVC units.
21 North Street, Maldon
Moat Housing Group

RESOLVED: that the Town Council has no objection to this application subject to the approval of the Conservation Officer regarding the use of materials.

5. FUL/MAL/04/00166 MALDON NORTH

Full Application
Erection of single storey side porch extension.
Rosemead 26 Downs Road, Maldon
Mr Bright

Cllr Mackenzie declared a personal interest in the above application.

RESOLVED: that the Town Council has no objection to this application.

6. TPO/MAL/04/00172 MALDON NORTH

Full Application
20-25% crown reduction of London Plane 30% crown reduction of Horse Chesnut.
Cromwell House, Cromwell Hill, Maldon
A F Tullett-Director Centreta Ltd

Tree Warden Report - undertaken by Mrs J Good
These trees form an important part of the towns treescape but in view of the Arboricultural report there should be no objection to the work being undertaken.

Recommended: no objection

It was felt that although this is a large prominent tree the work should be undertaken as the tree has in the past undermined the adjacent brick wall.

RESOLVED: that the Town Council has no objection to this application subject to the approval of the Tree Officer.
c. Applications received Week Ending 27th February 2004
   Circulated at the meeting was a copy of the list of Planning applications received for the week ending 27th February 2004 which will be considered at the next Planning Committee meeting to be held on 15th March 2004.
 212. LIST OF MALDON DISTRICT COUNCIL PLANNING DECISIONS

Members received the list of Maldon District Council Planning Decisions.

RECOMMENDED: that the information be noted.
 213. MALDON DISTRICT REPLACEMENT LOCAL PLAN

PUBLIC LOCAL INQUIRY

Further to minute 190 of the Planning Committee meeting held on 16th February 2004, members received the Maldon District Council responses to the following Town Council objections to the Draft Replacement Local Plan:

a. Reference - MDC/POL/BE24-27 - Telecommunication Development and Satellite Dishes
Reference - MDC/POL/T4 - Cycle Routes
Reference - MDC/POL/PU1A - Provision of Education Facilities
Reference - MDC/POL/T2 - Transport Infrastructure in New Developments

b. Members were informed that, the following responses to the Town Council's objections
to the Draft Replacement Local Plan had been received in the office but too late to be included on the agenda:

Reference - MDC/POL/PU4 - Civic and Community Uses
Reference - MDC/POL/PU - Miscellaneous Issues
Reference - MDC/POL/REC12a - Leisure and Civic Quarter, South East Maldon
Reference - MDC/POL/H4/SITE 5 - Housing Site 5, Princes Road, Maldon
Reference - MDC/POL/PU1 - Protection of Health Care Facilities

It was felt that the above responses, particularly the Leisure and Civic Quarter, South East Maldon and the Housing Site 5, Princes Road, Maldon required more time to read and in view of the fact that the deadline for comments was 12th March 2004 it was suggested that a Special meeting be held at 7pm prior to the Finance and General Purposes Committee meeting.

RECOMMENDED: that (a) the information be noted;
(b) the above Maldon District Council responses to the Town Councils comments regarding the Draft Replacement Local Plan be considered at a Special meeting to be held at 7pm prior to the Finance and General Purposes Committee meeting.
 214. ROAD SAFETY WORKING PARTY

Members received the notes of the Road Safety Working Party meeting held on 16th February 2004.

Note 3.b. - Accident Statistics and Traffic Calming - Top End of High Street and Junction at Butt Lane
The Chairman referred to the second paragraph which made reference to a man up a ladder and said that since the meeting there had been a change in legislation affecting working height; the previous working height of 2 metres had been removed.

Note 3.c. Recommendation (i)
It was (amended at the Planning Committee meeting held on 15th March 2004 - min 224 refers) reported that the damaged bus sign in the location of the White Horse Public House had been repaired.

Note 3.c. Recommendation (ii)
Discussion ensued regarding the suggestion that there should be a 'no left turn' into Butt Lane from the High Street and in this respect it was felt that this should apply only to lorries over 3.5 tonnes.

Note 6
The Chairman reported that since the meeting he had ascertained that it was the second hump in White Horse Lane that leads to Edwards Walk.

Note 11.b.
Cllr Mrs Riesebeck reported that the burned dog foul bins along Footpath 1 - Fambridge Road to Safeway Store had been replaced with the addition of an extra bin.

RECOMMENDED: that (a) note 3(c)(ii) be amended to read 'if all else fails there should be a 'No Left Turn' into Butt Lane from the High Street for Lorries over 3.5 tonnes apart from access;

(b) in all other respects the notes be approved and adopted.
 215. PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT LICENCE - SPORTSMAN SNOOKER CLUB

Further to minute 193 of the Planning Committee meeting held on 2nd February 2004,

members received a response from the Licensing Officer, Maldon District Council regarding the above which stated that the application for a Public Entertainment Licence for the premises had been refused and that the applicant could appeal within 21 days of the hearing date to the Magistrates Court.

Cllr Mackenzie informed members that he had attended the hearing regarding the above application as a resident of Market Hill and reported that it had been refused on public order. He felt that it was a well conducted meeting and that the Police who were legally represented, had done an excellent job in their presentation. He also felt that the applicant had been given a fair chance if he had had a good case the application would have been granted.

Members felt that, if in the future there is a situation where the Town Council wishes to attend a hearing, a legal representative should be appointed.

RECOMMENDED: that the information be noted.
 216. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

Members were informed that the Maldon District Council had prepared a Planning and Development Services leaflet; a copy was circulated at the meeting.

RECOMMENDED: that the information be noted.
 217. TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990

APPEAL BY MISS J S NASH
SITE AT LAND AT DYERS ROAD, MALDON, ESSEX
APPLICATION NUMBER: OUT/MAL/03/00432

Members received the Appeal Decision regarding the appeal by Miss J S Nash, in respect of the site at land at Dyers Road, Maldon from which it was noted that the appeal had been allowed and planning permission granted. Members recalled that the Town Council had objected to this application.

The Chairman suggested that members keep the above paperwork for reference when a full planning application is received.

RECOMMENDED: that the information be noted.
 218. TRANSFER OF JUSTICES LICENCE

Notification had been received that the following had applied for a transfer of Justices Licence:


a. Mr R H Wheeler of Granger Avenue, Maldon in respect of Wheelers Fish Restaurant, 13 and 13a High Street, Maldon;

b. Mr C L Beales of Glentress Close, Colchester and Mr C Chaplin of Church Road, Layer de la Haye in respect of Colchester and East Essex Co-operative Society Limited - Off Licence Transfers Coles the Corner Shop, Cross Road, Maldon;

c. Mr R J Ashcroft of Griffins Close, Braintree and Mr A J Bradley (continuing License) in respect of Tesco Store, Fullbridge, Maldon.

d. Mr R J Greening of Highgrove Mews, Grays and Mr M Kent (continuing License) in respect of Safeway Store, Limebrooke Way, Wycke Hill, Maldon.

Cllr Mrs Riesebeck declared a prejudicial interest in note 218.d. RECOMMENDED: that the information be noted.
 219. PROPOSED PREZZO - 69/71 HIGH STREET, MALDON, ESSEX

APPLICACATION FOR A PROVISIONAL ON LICENCE TO BE DECLARED FINAL

Further to minute 184.b of the Planning Committee meeting held on 19th January 2004, members received further correspondence regarding the above.

RECOMMENDED: that the information be noted.
 220. PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT LICENCE

Notification had been received that Farleigh at St Clares Hospice, The Bentalls Complex, Colchester Road, Heybridge were to apply for a Public Entertainment Licence for live bands, music and dancing.

RECOMMENDED: that the information be noted.
   Cllr S. Savage
Chairman

The Chairman closed the meeting at 8.24p.m.

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



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