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MINUTES OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING
HELD ON MONDAY 30th JUNE, 2003 AT 7.30 P.M.
IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM, TOWN HALL.
Amendments.

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

Apologies for absence were received from Cllr P Roberts (Deputy Mayor) and Cllr Mrs. V Foster.
 37. MINUTES OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 16TH JUNE, 2003

Members received and considered the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 16th June 2003.

(a)Min 29.a.7 - TEL/MAL/03/00626
Cllr Savage said that the note in italics following the resolution of Minute 29.a.7 should be included on the agenda of the next Planning Committee meeting as he felt the information was incorrect and required further discussion. Some members expressed the view that it was not necessary to discuss the item further however, after further discussion Cllr Mrs. Riesebeck proposed that Minute 29.a.7 be accepted and the section in italics regarding section 17 of the Crime and Disorder act 1998 be referred to the next meeting.

RESOLVED: that (a) the note following the resolution of Minute 29.a.7 regarding Section 17 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 be included on the agenda of the next Planning Committee meeting;

(b) in all other respects the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 16th June 2003 be approved and signed as a true record.
 38. PLANNING APPLICATIONS

Members received and considered planning applications for weeks ended:
a. 20th June, 2003
   1. FUL/MAL/03/00671 MALDON EAST

Full Application
Proposed roof extension to convert bungalow to chalet style dwelling.
6 Downs Road, Maldon
Mr. and Mrs. Hicks

RESOLVED: that the Town Council has no objection to this application.
   2. TCA/MAL/03/00678 TCA/PN/03/0047

Works to Trees
Fell and remove one ash tree.
10 Mill Road, Maldon
S Dedman

Tree Warden Report
The cracks in the footpath and side wall to number 10 can be seen clearly. Although the tree can be seen from Mill Road it is of no great merit.
Recommended: no objection

RESOLVED: that the Town Council has no objection to this application.
FOR INFORMATION
   3. RES/MAL/03/00500 MALDON SOUTH

Reserved Matters
Erection of detached house and attached double garage
Adjacent 13 Queen Street, Maldon, Essex CM9 5DP
S Smith

Further to minute 6.a.2 of the Planning Committee meeting held on 19th May 2003, members recalled the following comments were made regarding the above application: that the Town Council objected to this application as the proposed materials to be used were out of character with the surrounding properties, members felt that slate roof tiles and yellow stock bricks would be more suitable.

A letter had been received from the Maldon District Council stating that the applicants had agreed to use natural slate roof tiles and yellow stock bricks and on that basis considered that the objection to the proposal had been overcome.

RESOLVED: that the information be noted.
b. 27th June 2003
   4. TCA/MAL/03/00700 TCA/PN/03/0048

Works to Trees
Fell and remove one sycamore tree.
3 Downs Road, Maldon
Mr. A Adam

Tree Warden Report
This is a small tree of no particular significance.
Recommended: no objection

RESOLVED: that the Town Council has no objection to this application.
   5. FUL/MAL/03/00697 MALDON EAST

Full Application
Erection of single storey rear extension (amended proposal)
33 Mill Road, Maldon
Mr. and Mrs. Hobbs

RESOLVED: that the Town Council has no objection to this application.
   6. FUL/MAL/03/00701 MALDON WEST

Full Application
Two storey side extension.
1 Dorset Road, Maldon
Mr. and Mrs. J Green

RESOLVED: that the Town Council has no objection to this application.
   7. FUL/MAL/03/00705 MALDON WEST

Full Application
Proposed two storey side extension.
64 Granger Avenue, Maldon
S J Gibson

RESOLVED: that the Town Council has no objection to this application.
   8. FUL/MAL/03/00709 MALDON WEST

Full Application
Proposed first floor side extension.
2B Keeble Park, Maldon
Mr. and Mrs. Eastop

RESOLVED: that the Town Council has no objection to this application.
   9. FUL/MAL/03/00714 MALDON WEST

Full Application
Retention of planning permission ref: MAL/436/86/OUT without compliance with condition no. 1 to allow conversion of garage into office /utility room and store.
3A Falcon Fields, Maldon
D Higgs

RESOLVED: that the Town Council has no objection to this application subject to the garage conversion being used only for residential purposes and not being used for business purposes.
   10. FUL/MAL/03/00704 MALDON NORTH

Full Application
Proposed replacement of windows and doors.
23-25 Church Street, Maldon
Adrian Mulville and Jill Rosenbaun

RESOLVED: that the Town Council has no objection to this application subject to the approval of the Conservation Officer.
   11. FUL/MAL/03/00706 MALDON NORTH

Full Application
Mixed use development of 2 no. A3 (cafι) use and 5 no. A1/A2 (retail/office) use units, and 11 flats, 2 storey rear extension and change of use of first floor to 1 no. flat. New shop front, demolition of side extension and ancillary land and soft landscaping - amended proposal to change of use of the retail units.
Land to the rear of 77 High Street, Maldon
Mr. J Wenlock
AREA COMMITTEE CENTRAL

RESOLVED: that the Town Council stand by their previous objection to application FUL/MAL/02/00615 and they also object to the change of use from retail to cafι due to undue commercial pressure on existing similar premises.
   12. FUL/MAL/03/00710 MALDON NORTH

Full Application
Demolition of existing garage, erection of replacement garage and erection of one detached 4 bedroom House.
2 Spital Road, Maldon
C Borg

RESOLVED: that the Town Council object to this application due to the narrowness of the access and expressed concern regarding heavy plant delivering in close proximity to the Ware Pond, over development of the site and not in keeping with the visual amenities of the Conservation Area.
Amendments
   13. FUL/MAL/03/00519 MALDON EAST

Full Application
External staircase to first floor (retrospective)
Coles, Cross Road, Maldon Essex
C Potter, Coles - The Corner Shop

Amendment - partial enclosure of proposed external staircase.

RESOLVED: that the Town Council noted the amendment to this application.
 39. LIST OF MALDON DISTRICT COUNCIL PLANNING DECISIONS

Members received the list of Maldon District Council Planning Decisions.

RECOMMENDED: that the information be noted.
FOR INFORMATION
 40. ROLE OF PARISH COUNCILS IN HIGHWAY MATTERS

Members received an extract taken from the Notes of the Maldon District Council - Tollesbury Parishes group liaison meeting held on 11th June 2003.

RECOMMENDED: that the information be noted.
 41. QUESTIONS FROM THE PRESS AND PUBLIC

There were no questions from the Press and Public.
   Cllr S Savage
Chairman

The Chairman closed the meeting at 8.37 p.m.

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



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