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46.

Apologies for Absence and Declarations of Interest

To receive any apologies for absence and declarations of interest.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor Wells.

 

Councillor Davey declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he was familiar with the firm carrying out the work on application UTT/17/2952/LB. Councillor Lodge declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he was familiar with the freeholders of Waltham Hall. Councillors Fairhurst and Freeman declared non-pecuniary interests as members of Saffron Walden Town Council’s Planning Committee.

 

 

47.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 101 KB

To consider the minutes of the previous meeting held on 20 December 2017.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 20 December 2017 were approved and signed by the Chairman as a correct record subject to the agreement that the names of those proposing and seconding votes would be added to the minutes. It was decided that this would become standard procedure for minutes of the Planning Committee only.

 

48.

UTT/17/1087/FUL - Waltham Hall Farm, Bambers Green Road, Takeley pdf icon PDF 255 KB

To consider application UTT/17/1087/FUL.

Minutes:

The applicant sought planning permission for the construction of a bus depot within the site that included the storage and maintenance of buses to be operated and run by National Express Ltd. 

 

Members expressed concern that the development would result in urbanisation within the Countryside Protection Zone, that it would be out of character with adjacent listed buildings and that it would endanger the safety of the local highways network.

 

Councillor Fairhurst proposed to refuse the application. Councillor Lemon seconded this motion.

 

                   RESOLVED to refuse the application for the following reasons:

 

1.    The proposed development would result in the urbanisation in character of the site which would appear out of character with and harmful to the rural area. The proposed use of the site would not be appropriate in the rural area and there are no reason as to why the development, in the form proposed, needs to take place there. As such the proposals are contrary to Uttlesford Local Plan Policies S7 and S8 (adopted 2005) and the NPPF.

2.    The proposed development would represent a form of development which would result in less than substantial harm to the character and setting of adjacent listed buildings. There are insufficient public benefits arising from the scheme to outweigh the level of harm. As such the proposals are contrary to Uttlesford Local Plan Policy ENV2 (adopted 2005) and the NPPF.

3.    The nature and characteristics of the local highway network is inadequate to safely accommodate the number and type of vehicles associated with the proposed use. As such the proposals are contrary to Uttlesford Local Plan Policy GEN1 (adopted 2005).

 

Cllr D Jones, Cllr G Bagnall and J Boughton spoke on this application.

 

49.

UTT/17/1088/LB - Waltham Hall Farm, Bambers Green Road, Takeley pdf icon PDF 178 KB

To consider application UTT/17/1088/LB.

Minutes:

The proposal related to alterations to Network House which included new internal partitions, replacement windows and doors and re-roofing.  It also proposed to demolish existing structures physically attached to a listed building identified as a Nine Bay Barn. New guttering would be required to be fixed to the listed building as a result of the demolition works.

 

Councillor Fairhurst proposed to approve the application. Councillor Lodge seconded this motion.

 

RESOLVED to approve the application subject to the conditions in the report.

 

Cllr G Bagnall and J Boughton spoke on this application.

 

50.

UTT/17/3195/FUL - Quicksie Hill, Arkesden pdf icon PDF 150 KB

To consider application UTT/17/3195/FUL.

Minutes:

The application had been withdrawn before the start of committee and so was not considered at the meeting.                    

 

51.

UTT/17/2952/LB - Police Station, East Street, Saffron Walden pdf icon PDF 172 KB

To consider application UTT/17/2952/LB.

Minutes:

The application is for listed building consent to make various internal and external alterations to the police station.

 

The Planning Officer said the applicants wished to commence the work without delay and the proposed works stood on their own as an application.

 

Councillor Lodge proposed to approve the application. Councillor Davey seconded this motion.

 

RESOLVED to approve the application subject to the conditions in the report.

 

I Abrahams spoke on this application.

 

 

The meeting ended at 3.30pm.