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The Chairman referred to the notices printed on the agenda.
Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence had been received from Councillors V J Bell, M F L Durham CC, M R Edwards, K M H Lagan and Mrs J C Stilts.
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To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the District Planning Committee held on 4 July 2019 (copy enclosed).
RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting of the District Planning Committee held on 4 July 2019 be approved and confirmed.
Disclosure of Interest
To disclose the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, other Pecuniary Interest or Non-Pecuniary Interests relating to items of business on the agenda having regard to paragraphs 6 – 8 of the Code of Conduct for Members.
(Members are reminded that they are also required to disclose any such interest as soon as they become aware should the need arise through the meeting.)
The following non-pecuniary interests were declared in respect of Agenda Item 5 – OUT/MAL/19/00741 – Land at Broad Street Green Road, Maypole Road and Langford Road, Great Totham / Heybridge Essex:
· Councillor Mrs P A Channer as an Essex County Councillor and she advised that Essex County Council had been consulted on various matters relating to this planning application and she highlighted some of these.
· Councillor C Morris as a Heybridge Parish Councillor.
· Councillor J V Keyes as a Great Totham Parish Councillor and Ward Member.
· Councillor R H Siddall as a Ward Member for Great Totham.
At this point in the meeting the Chairman introduced Mr Lee Sencier from Essex County Council.
OUT/MAL/19/00741 - Land at Broad Street Green Road, Maypole Road and Langford Road, Great Totham / Heybridge, Essex PDF 1 MB
To consider the report of the Director of Strategy, Performance and Governance, (copy enclosed, Members’ Update to be circulated)*.
In accordance with Procedure Rule No. 13 (3) Councillor C Morris requested that all votes in relation to this application be recorded. This was duly seconded.
It was noted from the Members’ Update that further consultation responses and letters of representation had been received. In response to the consultation response from the Essex County Council Sustainable Drainage Systems Team proposed conditions 10 and 11 had been updated.
During her presentation of the report, the Principle Planning Officer referred to the recent decision by the Council no to defend the reason for refusal relating to a previous planning application on this site and drew Members’ attention to the additional information submitted as part of this scheme.
At this point the Chairman moved the Officers’ recommendation as set out in the report with amended conditions as set out in the Members’ Update. This was duly seconded.
The Chairman reminded Members that this was a hybrid scheme and drew their attention to page 17 of the report which highlighted the development proposal and the eight parts relating to it.
Following the Officers’ presentation an objector, Mr Salmon, Councillor S Burwood on behalf of Heybridge Parish Council and the Agent, Mr K Coleman addressed the Committee.
Prior to debate by Members, the Chairman referred to page 27 of the report and in particular the changes this application proposed in comparison to the previously refused application.
A lengthy debate ensued during which a number of Members commented on the application and raising a number of questions. During the debate Members were reminded that they had to determine the application before them and not any additional matters. In response to questions raised, the ... view the full minutes text for item 408.